Q. How to go about booking your holiday.
A. Obtain brochures in which you feel the properties have the facilities that you require. Check websites using the keyword “Florida Villa”. Most owners will be happy to advise you on all flights and other travel arrangements, and will usually ‘hold’ a villa for a few days while you secure your flights arrangements. Owners may have a regular contact for flights and they are often people with mounds of experience when it comes to dealing with independent travelers who realize the importance of efficient service. Don’t forget the owner travels to this destination frequently and can offer many useful tips.
On securing the flights and accommodation the customer will be dealt with in a similar, but obviously more personal, way then that of the travel agent and will receive booking confirmation, acknowledgement of monies paid, when the balance is due, etc. If you have a query you can contact the owner at more flexible times than that of a travel agent and you are always dealing with the same person as opposed to just ‘an assistant’. Phone calls to ask if there is an iron, hairdryer, washing machine available are not a nuisance. Help and advice are free and the owners are willing to distribute this as there is nothing like hearing, “it was a wonderful holiday, everything was great, I’ve booked again for next year”.