Luxury villas give you pretty much all the benefits of a hotel room without the drawbacks. One thing with luxury villas, however, is that you’ll have to do more work before you rent one. There are plenty of things that can go wrong when renting a villa, and if this is your first time renting one, you need to ask yourself and anyone you’re thinking of renting the villa some important questions.
Where is the Villa located?
You need to know as much as possible about the area where a villa is located before you rent one. You should know if it’s close to the beach or the city center, and how active the area gets. This last detail will be very important if you’re traveling with your family or just want some privacy. You should also ask what type of amenities there are around the area and if they are easily accessible. Ideally, you should go with a villa that is close to an international airport and can be accessed easily by car or taxi.
What Services Are Included?
Another very important thing to look at when renting a private luxury villa is what services will be included. The number of services offered can vary greatly depending on who you rent from.
Most luxury villas will have concierge services, housekeeping, and a personal chef. Other services you might come across include babysitting, tour guides, massage therapy, private transportation, and personal trainers. It’s up to you to see which type of service would be the best for you based on your lifestyle.
How Much Control Do I Have on the Menu?
You should also know if you’ll have full control over what you’ll be eating or will have to choose from a limited selection of dishes. This will be very important if you or your children are picky eaters or if you have any dietary restrictions. If you have any food restrictions whether because of religion, personal convictions, or health issues, it’s very important to ask if they’ll be able to accommodate you before you agree to anything.
Some services will allow you to make a list of things that you’d like to have in your pantry once you get there. If they offer a chef service, they should at least give you a questionnaire with your dietary preferences so the chef can create a menu that you’ll like.
What Can I do in the Villa?
If you’d love to entertain during your stay, you should ask the villa owner if it’s permitted first. Some services will also assist you if you want to host a wedding, party, or corporate event at the villa. So, ask if they offer services like event planning, entertainment, and catering as well.
These are all things you’ll need to clarify before you book a villa. Make sure that you go with a reputable owner and find out as much as you can about the villa before you sign anything.