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Find villa holidays, apartments, cottages and other holiday homes in + for you such as villas in Spain, holiday cottages in Cornwall, villas in Portugal. Discover holiday homes and holiday rentals to book online for your Spain, Europe trip. Holiday rentals available for short and long term stay on. Rent your villa or holiday home in Spain from holiday owners direct. It is tucked away on a beautiful tree-lined and sunlit walkway in the heart of downtown.

We offer all our owners free online booking software that allows them to take credit cards which connects to Paypal to process the payment. The owners have the option of charging an administrative fee that covers the credit card costs and I am sure the holidaymaker is only too happy to pay the extra for peace of mind.

We also guarantee the payment in case of any subsequent problems with Paypal but in the years we have been operating this we have never had a holidaymaker making a chargeback claim with Paypal. Thanks for your comment. Seems like you are taking some positive steps to protect payments. Hopefully other holiday rental portals will adopt such measures.

Validation schemes like the seal of approval scheme run by yourholidaymatters. Some good advice here. The whois tip is especially good because it provides a way to see who owns the website. I would always advocate paying with a credit card.

That way the consumer is protected and can charge back any payment. I would also suggest that consumers check with listing websites what checks they have done before allowing someone to advertise. It has aleways been my opinion that some of these sites, although clearly not involved directly, actually facilitate the fraud because their checks are simply not good enough.

That includes and actually is led by the really big sites; corporate giants that are interested in profit over and above consumer security. Pure Holiday Homes recently launched a scheme where they verify owners and highlight those owners on their website so that they stand out from the rest. This is probably a few years off yet though. Its still a real problem for people who want to rent a holiday home. K market prefer to book their holiday home direct with a bonded agent to prevent just this problem.

I would agree with all the points in this article. We have two rental villas in Northern Cyprus and frequently rent to people from outside the UK, so it would be particularly handy to be able to take credit cards from our perspective, as much as the buyer. Recently, we thought we had the answer, as one of the major holiday rentals websites now gives us the option of offering payment by visa or MasterCard even when the bookings are from our adverts elsewhere.

However, we discovered that the company forced our guests to pay an additional 4. If someone were to set up a reasonably priced system to enable holiday home owners to take credit card, they will be filling a very large gap in the market.

Alex, I agree that there is a gap in the market to be filled with regards to online payments for holiday rentals. Just spent 3 days trying to verify apartment. Owner only been advertising on website 3 weeks, lots of availability, very little detail.

Asked lots of questions and queried address, owner stopped communicating! Wish there was an easy way to verify, we may have missed out on the best apt. An owner should be prepared to answer lots of questions, especially if there is a lot of availability for the property, so I think yo have avoided being scammed This is our first year renting our property and we enter into long correspondence with our renters.

We went to stay in a holiday villa in Sayalonga in Spain in June Beautiful villa and the property managers very friendly but they had placed a gas cylinder underneath the BBQ that was too big for it so after it had been lit for awhile the rubber pipe leading from the cylinder caught alight! Luckily we were quick to act and got the fire out before the cylinder exploded. At the time we had 2 children on the patio near it so the outcome could have been very serious.

All would have been ok except on our return we did not receive out deposit back so we contacted the owner, from here the correspondence from him was extremely rude and blamed us for the accident and he never gave us an apology. I contacted the rental website where we booked and they said complaints needed to be dealt with through the owner!

Which of course was never going to happen. We wrote a review which never got put up or did I receive any response from when we asked what had happened to it. I would pursue an explanation from the owner for the deduction and the rental site for not putting the review up.

I searched and found a place on website removed by admin. I sent an email on their online email facility and waited for a response. I got a response from a private email with my original online email enquiry attached. So I thought this was all legitimate and continued through with payment. I had trouble with Western Union and requested a bank account to transfer into from NZ. I was sent a TSB account but the extra charges put me off.

ALARM bells and tracing emails has resulted in being stitched up. Have you pursued all possible avenues of raising a dispute with the website, as some offer a rental guarantee? Most will simply state they are an advertising portal, and not liable. Many of the leading advertising portals are in the process of launching online bookings and payment which should reduce such scams. We all have to start somewhere! Rent through a site that has an online payment facility — the background check on the owner is quite rigorous.

Hi Fiona, not being on a rental site for long is just one of the signs, when combined with others outlined in the post may warrant further checks. I agree, engaging with owners is a great way to get reassurance. We have recently been a victim of Internet Fraud when trying to book a villa in spain through site removed by admin. We used site removed by admin as we felt sure they were a safe and secure method of enquiring to Villa owners.

We received multiple replies and eventually settled on a Villa owned and managed by name removed by admin. We negotiated the price via one phone call and several emails before agreeing the price. We were then sent bank details to transfer the funds.

One week before going we contacted name removed by admin to enquire about arrival details and this time the number on the emails was dead. We found an alternative number through the web and finally got hold of him.

This time we spoke to the REAL name removed by admin rather than the con artists. I am not hopeful of getting the money back and i find it appalling that site removed by admin do not have good enough online security to stop their accounts being hacked. Being powered by site removed by admin i would have expected a high level of security and them to be able to spot a breach which could potentially cost thousands of holiday makers.

Please be aware of this scam and pay via Paypal or credit card. We followed every other piece of advise by calling and getting contracts but if the con artist is posing as the owner this advice is worthless. The only protection is to pay by a means which covers fraud!

Have you reported this to Action Fraud? You mention that there are also holiday insurance products available that provide more comprehensive protection against rental fraud, but this costs extra. Do you know which companies offer this, as Google has failed me? As always with insurance, check the terms and conditions and that the cover is suitable for your needs. I rented holiday let in Cyprus, last year , and I am still trying to get her to return my money.

This owner lives in Cumbria. Her statements on her web sites are untrue, and it is not till you arrive at the property did we find out how much she lied for instance she advertises that the property as having lifts, when you arrive it only has one lift, and that has been declared unsafe, by the Developer, as she is refusing to pay the service charge, this only a another problem she not inform us of the building site opposite, she had been reported to to her by another person, back in July Any advice on this would be helpful Anne.

Sorry to hear of your experience. There are two sides to every story and often in this situation the small claims court is one option. Hope you resolve the situation amicably. We rent out our condo in Orlando. Despite constant reminders, he has not paid his balance. His last communication said that he was going on a cruise, ending in Orlando and could he pay in resort. I replied, no, as the condo belongs to us.

Are we within our rights to do this? He will arrive at the resort where our condo is situated, and the staff there will have to refuse him entry. We have a phone number for him, but no reply there either. I would keep any evidence you can to support your efforts to communicate with the guest.

What do your terms and conditions say with regards to late payments? Hope everything works out for you. Some really great advice. My brother booked a villa through removed by admin for 7 of us…and it turns out that the guy ran off with our money.

We only discovered this when my brother tried to confirm directions. A responsible intermediary, in my view, would have proactively sought out renters who might have been impacted by the so called technical problem.

Hopefully the Christmas skiing clothes will still fit next Winter. Just back from a holiday from Isle of Wight, a group of 15, we reached the destination and realised that we were the targets of holiday booking fraud, stranded on an island with nowhere to go, one of our friends had transferred the money to the lady. She had talked on phone and looked genuine. Were are lucky that we got another accommodation, but not sure if we will ever get our money back.

Have negotiated to rent a cottage in Tuscany.. After some tooing and frowing we were able to reserve and then the site prompts for credit card details? Just had a call from the agent.. What site are you booking from — is it trusted? Why would they want credit card details and a bank transfer, seems strange. Credit cards offer more security but be wary of handing details over to strangers. But never received any apartment details or refund.

Basically website is fraud, reason of my post is to inform others about this scam website but also asking a question is there anyway I can get my refund. To all holiday makers planing to rent a property in Portugal for next year please be aware that from the 29 November a new national law will come out that prohibits any property to be rented without an official license, registration number and a AL signed installed on the front door.

Any advert online must have this license number and registration number. Hope this helped J. Marques Holiday rental property owner. List your property. This includes essential security and accessibility features. We use this information to improve our website and services. They also enable you to like or share something directly on social media. They also remember your selected currency, language, past searches and other preferences. This means we can improve our website, apps, and communications, and ensure we continue to be interesting and relevant.

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El Capistrano's setting is absolutely idyllic, with beautifully laid out narrow streets, scented with foliage and flowers, attractive little squares, fountains and immaculately maintained gardens. Home - Spain Away.

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Discover holiday homes and holiday rentals to book online for your Spain, Europe trip. Holiday rentals available for short and long term stay on. Soak up the sun in the Costa del Sol and beyond with luxury villas in Spain. Holiday homes in Turkey are often steps away from stunning coastlines and. How to check if the apartment or villa you are booking is genuine and protect can help reassure you that the holiday home is genuine and as advertised. We went to stay in a holiday villa in Sayalonga in Spain in June We are now 3 days from supposedly going away with no Villa and no money.

It's helpful to think of Spain and its islands when you come to seek out that deluxe holiday home. That's because there's a whole load of places that could accumulate 5 stars peppering the Balearics and the Canaries. Check out some favourite retreats below. Holiday rentals in Ibiza have long drawn jetsetters with the promise of something chic.

On an island that's famed for its artsy vibes and happy-go-lucky summertime, the houses here fuse Spanish traditionalism with the edgy and modern. Whitewashed exteriors give way to sculpture-filled lounges, while swimming pools peek out of pine groves to cast their gaze across the azure Balearic Sea.

Mallorca isn't just for s partiers with Magaluf on their mind. As you leave the capital of Palma and head along the coast to that pulsing resort, you'll also pass through Portals Nous, an altogether more refined place to holiday. It's brimming with luxury Spanish homes that stud the high cliffs, boasting sweeping panoramas and proximity to the yacht moorings of the marina just down below.

The diamond-shaped isle of Tenerife hosts loads of opulent villa stays as it cascades down from the ice-tipped caldera of Pico del Teide to the wave-washing waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Modern-build studios often tout panoramic views of the craggy cliffs and tide pools by San Juan de la Rambla, while other villas beckon families to the buzzing resorts that spread from Los Abrigos on the south coast.

You don't have to be an A-lister to enjoy the comfort of a luxury villa in Spain. In fact, with so many options on the menu between the wave-slammed coves of San Sebastian and the glowing sands of Gran Canaria, you can almost certainly find somewhere to suit any sort of trip.

Large groups can filter their search to reveal only the homes that sleep 10 or more. Old casas in the hills and transformed haciendas in Andalusia's historic sierras might even be able to host more than that — upwards of 20 isn't unheard of. The luxury options that can cater to high numbers often come with enlarged pools, big garden spaces and en suite sleeping quarters. A self-catering rental gives you the flexibility to take your holiday at your own pace, which means you might not even need to leave once you've settled in by the poolside.

In fact, pools are one of the most common features of these plush Iberian pads. Choose your preferred language. We speak English and 42 other languages. Please check for travel restrictions. Travel may be permitted only for certain purposes and in particular, touristic travel may not be allowed. Read more. The holiday home with a patio and city views features 6 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, and 6 bathrooms with a shower.

The holiday home offers a terrace. After a day of hiking or cycling, guests can relax in the shared lounge area. Guests at the holiday home can enjoy a continental breakfast. This holiday home has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with microwave, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom with a bidet. The nearest airport is Vigo Airport, 12 km from the holiday home.

Each unit is equipped with a patio , a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with hot tub and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and oven are also provided, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine. The villa offers a hot tub. Offering garden views, Casa La Terraza in Vallehermoso offers accommodation, a garden and a terrace.

Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge, a stovetop and toaster are also featured, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine. Valle Gran Rey is 27 km from the holiday home. The holiday home features river views and is 32 km from Zahara de la Sierra.

The holiday home is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with garden views. This holiday home provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony. Located in Querol, Mas Formigosa provides free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a restaurant, a bar and a garden.

A terrace is available on site and hiking can be enjoyed within close proximity of Mas Formigosa. Both WiFi and private parking are accessible at the villa free of charge.

Each unit features a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a fireplace , a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with hot tub and a hairdryer.

A fridge and stovetop are also available, as well as a coffee machine. Located around 32 km from Granada Cathedral, the holiday home is also 33 km away from Paseo de los Tristes Boulevard.

The property is located 33 km from Carrera del Darro Street. Popular with guests booking villas in Spain. Error: Please enter a valid email address. Error: Sorry. An error has occurred. We've sent you an email so you can complete your subscription.

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They also remember your selected currency, language, past searches and other preferences. This means we can improve our website, apps, and communications, and ensure we continue to be interesting and relevant. These adverts are based on your browsing such as accommodations you have viewed, and prices you have seen. We have more than 70 million property reviews, and they're all from real, verified guests.

The only way to leave a review is to first make a booking. That's how we know our reviews come from real guests who have stayed at the property. When guests stay at the property they check out how quiet the room is, how friendly the staff are and more. After their trip, guests tell us about their stay. We check for naughty words and verify the authenticity of all guest reviews before adding them to our site.

Villas in Spain From the classically elegant to the modern and minimalist; find a villa that you love! Please type your destination. Error: Please enter a destination to start searching. I'm travelling for work.

All villas Villas Apartments. Villas Hotels. Barcelona 25 villas.

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So I thought this was all legitimate and continued through with payment. I had trouble with Western Union and requested a bank account to transfer into from NZ. I was sent a TSB account but the extra charges put me off. ALARM bells and tracing emails has resulted in being stitched up. Have you pursued all possible avenues of raising a dispute with the website, as some offer a rental guarantee?

Most will simply state they are an advertising portal, and not liable. Many of the leading advertising portals are in the process of launching online bookings and payment which should reduce such scams.

We all have to start somewhere! Rent through a site that has an online payment facility — the background check on the owner is quite rigorous. Hi Fiona, not being on a rental site for long is just one of the signs, when combined with others outlined in the post may warrant further checks.

I agree, engaging with owners is a great way to get reassurance. We have recently been a victim of Internet Fraud when trying to book a villa in spain through site removed by admin. We used site removed by admin as we felt sure they were a safe and secure method of enquiring to Villa owners. We received multiple replies and eventually settled on a Villa owned and managed by name removed by admin.

We negotiated the price via one phone call and several emails before agreeing the price. We were then sent bank details to transfer the funds.

One week before going we contacted name removed by admin to enquire about arrival details and this time the number on the emails was dead. We found an alternative number through the web and finally got hold of him. This time we spoke to the REAL name removed by admin rather than the con artists. I am not hopeful of getting the money back and i find it appalling that site removed by admin do not have good enough online security to stop their accounts being hacked.

Being powered by site removed by admin i would have expected a high level of security and them to be able to spot a breach which could potentially cost thousands of holiday makers. Please be aware of this scam and pay via Paypal or credit card. We followed every other piece of advise by calling and getting contracts but if the con artist is posing as the owner this advice is worthless.

The only protection is to pay by a means which covers fraud! Have you reported this to Action Fraud? You mention that there are also holiday insurance products available that provide more comprehensive protection against rental fraud, but this costs extra.

Do you know which companies offer this, as Google has failed me? As always with insurance, check the terms and conditions and that the cover is suitable for your needs. I rented holiday let in Cyprus, last year , and I am still trying to get her to return my money.

This owner lives in Cumbria. Her statements on her web sites are untrue, and it is not till you arrive at the property did we find out how much she lied for instance she advertises that the property as having lifts, when you arrive it only has one lift, and that has been declared unsafe, by the Developer, as she is refusing to pay the service charge, this only a another problem she not inform us of the building site opposite, she had been reported to to her by another person, back in July Any advice on this would be helpful Anne.

Sorry to hear of your experience. There are two sides to every story and often in this situation the small claims court is one option. Hope you resolve the situation amicably. We rent out our condo in Orlando. Despite constant reminders, he has not paid his balance. His last communication said that he was going on a cruise, ending in Orlando and could he pay in resort. I replied, no, as the condo belongs to us.

Are we within our rights to do this? He will arrive at the resort where our condo is situated, and the staff there will have to refuse him entry. We have a phone number for him, but no reply there either. I would keep any evidence you can to support your efforts to communicate with the guest.

What do your terms and conditions say with regards to late payments? Hope everything works out for you. Some really great advice. My brother booked a villa through removed by admin for 7 of us…and it turns out that the guy ran off with our money.

We only discovered this when my brother tried to confirm directions. A responsible intermediary, in my view, would have proactively sought out renters who might have been impacted by the so called technical problem.

Hopefully the Christmas skiing clothes will still fit next Winter. Just back from a holiday from Isle of Wight, a group of 15, we reached the destination and realised that we were the targets of holiday booking fraud, stranded on an island with nowhere to go, one of our friends had transferred the money to the lady.

She had talked on phone and looked genuine. Were are lucky that we got another accommodation, but not sure if we will ever get our money back.

Have negotiated to rent a cottage in Tuscany.. After some tooing and frowing we were able to reserve and then the site prompts for credit card details? Just had a call from the agent.. What site are you booking from — is it trusted? Why would they want credit card details and a bank transfer, seems strange.

Credit cards offer more security but be wary of handing details over to strangers. But never received any apartment details or refund. Basically website is fraud, reason of my post is to inform others about this scam website but also asking a question is there anyway I can get my refund. To all holiday makers planing to rent a property in Portugal for next year please be aware that from the 29 November a new national law will come out that prohibits any property to be rented without an official license, registration number and a AL signed installed on the front door.

Any advert online must have this license number and registration number. Hope this helped J. Marques Holiday rental property owner.

Thanks for the update, although I understand the new rules are still unclear for many owners. Advice for holidaymakers — check if the rental owner is licensed and legal, for owners — seek professional legal advice to ensure compliance with the law.

The site offers fraud insurance, but having read the small print, it only covers you if you paid the deposit less than 7 days ago, and we paid it 11 days ago The property has been listed since , but only one review listed. I have chatted with the owner on a UK landline number. Our dates have been blocked off on the web page calendar, and I have noticed another date has been blocked off since presumably another booking.

If you have concerns contact the listing site to verify the owner. Bear in mind that scams are rare compared to the number of successfull private holiday rentals booked.

I have read with interest the posts on phishing scams. The criminals hacked into the owners email account and were emailing me directly and intercepting my emails to her after I asked about how to pay for the villa. The villa owner knew nothing of the problems and has been using the site for 4 yrs. I have to wait a week.

Looking today at my holiday insurance and the wedding insurance I took out neither of them cover for fraudulent activity so I doubt I can claim via them. Sorry to hear about your experience. I hope you get some form of recompense. Ideally the listing sites should underwrite against fraud. Maybe a future development?

Keep us updated on the outcome as it may help other victims. We found the property in a Miami Beach through a major holiday rental listing website and asked for availability through the messaging system. Once we received a period and offer that suited us, I had also spoken to them on the phone, I was sent a paypal link via e-mail.

Receipt of the payment was confirmed and I signed an acrobat rental document — not on headed paper and in poor English. Further payments of the outstanding balance due 90 and 45 days before the travel. So, I have tried to find out their company reg. Spoke to them again and was advised to email my request. No response. Spoke to the property listing website who told me there was nothing to worry about as I spoke to them in person and they had been a member since Now I wonder, how on earth the property manager in Miami got hold of my private e-mail address in the first place!

I think, they are connected! Certainly not paying the rest of the holiday and will book something else. Upon further inspection, even though the website link opened to look exactly like the Holiday Rental web page, the address was different. I have not given any money fortunately but in the initial stages of booking i did give my home address details as well as telephone number and email, so slightly concerned as to how this could be used.

Well spotted and thanks for mentioning the scamadvisor site. Cutting and pasting some text from a website or classified ad should list any duplicates where you can check if the contact details are the same, anything suspicious.

Copyscape is also useful. Does anyone have recommendation for separate insurance outside of travel insurance to guard against fraud? Hi Iv just returned form a holiday in Tenerife. Its been reported to Action Fraud and my bank. There is a Property Rental Scam sight i found where its been reported before with the same company, but if the sight is still there how will people know!!

Im an experienced booker of holidays and in hindsight i can see the discrepancies in the booking now, but it was last minute, i was stressed before xmas and busy and just thought it was ok!!! Iv got Email evidence, the link to said Villa, crime numbers etc…. Sorry to hear this. Hopefully the site will be removed from the internet soon and the scammers are caught. I booked an apartment in Tenerife that advertised a pool. There were six photos on the website however for the two weeks we were there the pool was closed and empty.

I asked for refund of an appropriate sum from the apartment managers and they have responded by telling me they will report me to British police for attempting extortion. Suggestions welcome. Each advert has a unique reference number which makes it easy to find. Contact owners direct to see if they can verify the listing you should have a record of the advert from your original enquiry. What other sites is the property listed on e. Homeaway, AirBnb? Most owners include any credit fees in the rental rate.

Do you have a booking contract? Great post. Thanks for pointing this out. This could be an issue as the peak booking season for summer holidays is usually January, some months before holidays are taken. If a fraud was identified a few weeks before the holiday, several months after booking and paying, then there could be a problem reclaiming payments sent. I have just booked a 1 night stay in an apartment in Torremolinos through Homeaway. The price seems too good to be true.

There is free cancellation and only part of the payment was upfront. The only language listed for the owner is Spanish. There is no registration number which every other property I looked at seems to have. There was no security deposit. No reviews. All very strange. The property is also listed on Expedia. I have googled the photos to see if I can find a match elsewhere meaning the photos may not be genuine — nothing. I messaged the property owner yesterday and await a response.

Does anyone know how I can check if this is a legitimate booking? If Homeaway says it is ok, is it? Hi I booked and paid for a villa on what I thought was tripadvisor but was a bogus site. I paid with credit card so I thought safer but sent money via transferwise. Thank you for sharing your experience which will hopefully help others, especially about using a 3rd party to send money and not being protected. Email Address hidden. Website optional.

How big is the problem? Holiday booking fraud not only causes victims significant financial losses, it also has a substantial emotional impact. How do holiday booking scams work? The 3 most common tricks fraudsters use are : Hacking into legitimate accommodation owners accounts on listing sites. Posting fake adverts on listing sites such as Airbnb and HomeAway. Set-up bogus accommodation websites using photos and details lifted from genuine websites. Avoid paying by bank transfer or cheque.

Use your credit or debit card. Check the rates of other similar rentals in the area as well. Trust your gut. Properties that look too good to be true usually are. However, messaging the host who has insider knowledge of the area can help reassure you that the holiday home is genuine and as advertised.

Can they recommend any good restaurants or local beaches? What do they suggest for a day out? Genuine rental owners will be happy to oblige and share their knowledge.

Most holiday rental listing sites feature reviews from past guests. Especially when they span a few years. If there are no independent reviews of the rental you need to do further checks.

Can you obtain the contact details for the owner, including the property address and phone number? If booking through a rental listing site such as homeaway. The longer the better. Enjoy the best views of Mojacar Playa from this luxury apartment. The two, super large terraces overlook the warm blue Mediterranean. It is exceptionally well equipped, very comfortably furnished and fitted to the highest standards, new kitchen fitted This is a super holiday apartment in a much sought a Bright, very comfortable and luxurious furnishings.

Feature: finca. Please note: Non-smoking house. This is a completely renovated first floor, two-bed apartment, designed by a Scandinavian interior designer with your holiday stay comfortable and calm in mind. Large dining room. Large kitchen oven, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine, cooking island, pizza oven. Air-conditioning, floor heating. Exit to the swimming Spacious and bright, comfortable and tasteful furnishings.

Luxury 4 bedroom villa with private swimming pool ideal for kids, only 1 mts deep and mts from Burriana Beach. Suitable for 10 people. Air-conditioning, forced-air heating. Spacious and bright in , comfortable and tasteful furnishings.

Object suitable for 12 adults. Spacious, very beautiful and cosy furnishings: entrance hall. September through November are also available for reservations. We allow short stays of 3 to 4 nights from Mondays to Wednesday or Thursdays at very reasonable prices for part of the villa o Spacious and bright, very luxurious and stylish furnishings.

The beach is 3 metres from the house. The main bedroom looks over the whole beach. There are only 6 villas in a row on the seafront. Casa Tres has 3 beds , each with an en suite bathroom The rear garden overlooks the beach and promenade. The Oasis Club pool has a gate to the promenade where one can walk to Puerto Banus in 15 minutes.

Three bed, luxury, two story house. Two bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, one with a shower and one with a bath and shower. Fully furnished, with two leather suite, three and two seater. With satellite television full satellite tv, including sky sports and sky movies and wi-if. Fully airconditioned, upstairs and downstairs and ceiling fans in every bedroom.

Kitchen fully equipped, with oven and hob, The unique design makes this extremely spacious and charming 3 bedroom garden apartment seem like a villa, with a front and a back door which leads to a large private patio with barbecue and our own orange tree! As we use the apartment ourselves you will find it exceptionally well equipped with everything you need to enjoy your home from home holiday. Stunning luxury Hacienda located only 5 minutes from the sea. This real square meters Mexican style property provides 6 large bedrooms including 4 en-suite, for the comfort of up to 14 guests.

The property stands on a large 1 acre private gated garden in a very quiet area away from main roads and railroad tracks. The property also offers a large private pool with two depth to suit children and adults, a ping pong table, a boules court, Object suitable for 14 adults.

Spacious, fully renovated, very beautiful and tasteful furnishings. Large kitchen 4 hot plates, oven, dishwasher, microwave. On the lower ground floor: 1 room with 2 beds 90 cm, length cm , air conditioning and fan. Open kit Object suitable for 18 adults. Spacious, fully renovated, very comfortable and beautiful furnishings:. This property is ideal for your holidays. Casa Caballo has a beautiful terrace, private garden and BBQ. The urbanization also has a community swimming pool, and kids pool.

Located in a residential area, ideal for a relaxing holiday next to the Mediterranean sea. This villa is located in a quiet corner of town although walking distance to beach and town centre. Ireland's largest holiday rental site. All rights reserved. Web Development by Webtrade. Holiday Home Search.

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Discover holiday homes and holiday rentals to book online for your Spain, Europe trip. Holiday rentals available for short and long term stay on. Find villa holidays, apartments, cottages and other holiday homes in + for you such as villas in Spain, holiday cottages in Cornwall, villas in Portugal. Good availability and great rates for holiday rentals in Spain. Granada Cathedral, the holiday home is also 33 km away from Paseo de los Tristes Boulevard.

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available. But there are many other points of interest around Spain listed on HomeAway. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection. To help with bookings, call our support phone number Trip Boards. Login Traveler Login Owner Login. Sign up. Spain vacation rentals. Home Spain. Find spaces that suit your style. Villas View 26, Villas.

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Recently, we thought we had the answer, as one of the major holiday rentals websites now gives us the option of offering payment by visa or MasterCard even when the bookings are from our adverts elsewhere. However, we discovered that the company forced our guests to pay an additional 4. If someone were to set up a reasonably priced system to enable holiday home owners to take credit card, they will be filling a very large gap in the market.

Alex, I agree that there is a gap in the market to be filled with regards to online payments for holiday rentals. Just spent 3 days trying to verify apartment. Owner only been advertising on website 3 weeks, lots of availability, very little detail. Asked lots of questions and queried address, owner stopped communicating! Wish there was an easy way to verify, we may have missed out on the best apt.

An owner should be prepared to answer lots of questions, especially if there is a lot of availability for the property, so I think yo have avoided being scammed This is our first year renting our property and we enter into long correspondence with our renters.

We went to stay in a holiday villa in Sayalonga in Spain in June Beautiful villa and the property managers very friendly but they had placed a gas cylinder underneath the BBQ that was too big for it so after it had been lit for awhile the rubber pipe leading from the cylinder caught alight!

Luckily we were quick to act and got the fire out before the cylinder exploded. At the time we had 2 children on the patio near it so the outcome could have been very serious. All would have been ok except on our return we did not receive out deposit back so we contacted the owner, from here the correspondence from him was extremely rude and blamed us for the accident and he never gave us an apology.

I contacted the rental website where we booked and they said complaints needed to be dealt with through the owner! Which of course was never going to happen. We wrote a review which never got put up or did I receive any response from when we asked what had happened to it. I would pursue an explanation from the owner for the deduction and the rental site for not putting the review up.

I searched and found a place on website removed by admin. I sent an email on their online email facility and waited for a response. I got a response from a private email with my original online email enquiry attached. So I thought this was all legitimate and continued through with payment. I had trouble with Western Union and requested a bank account to transfer into from NZ.

I was sent a TSB account but the extra charges put me off. ALARM bells and tracing emails has resulted in being stitched up. Have you pursued all possible avenues of raising a dispute with the website, as some offer a rental guarantee?

Most will simply state they are an advertising portal, and not liable. Many of the leading advertising portals are in the process of launching online bookings and payment which should reduce such scams. We all have to start somewhere!

Rent through a site that has an online payment facility — the background check on the owner is quite rigorous. Hi Fiona, not being on a rental site for long is just one of the signs, when combined with others outlined in the post may warrant further checks. I agree, engaging with owners is a great way to get reassurance. We have recently been a victim of Internet Fraud when trying to book a villa in spain through site removed by admin.

We used site removed by admin as we felt sure they were a safe and secure method of enquiring to Villa owners. We received multiple replies and eventually settled on a Villa owned and managed by name removed by admin.

We negotiated the price via one phone call and several emails before agreeing the price. We were then sent bank details to transfer the funds. One week before going we contacted name removed by admin to enquire about arrival details and this time the number on the emails was dead. We found an alternative number through the web and finally got hold of him. This time we spoke to the REAL name removed by admin rather than the con artists.

I am not hopeful of getting the money back and i find it appalling that site removed by admin do not have good enough online security to stop their accounts being hacked. Being powered by site removed by admin i would have expected a high level of security and them to be able to spot a breach which could potentially cost thousands of holiday makers.

Please be aware of this scam and pay via Paypal or credit card. We followed every other piece of advise by calling and getting contracts but if the con artist is posing as the owner this advice is worthless. The only protection is to pay by a means which covers fraud!

Have you reported this to Action Fraud? You mention that there are also holiday insurance products available that provide more comprehensive protection against rental fraud, but this costs extra. Do you know which companies offer this, as Google has failed me? As always with insurance, check the terms and conditions and that the cover is suitable for your needs. I rented holiday let in Cyprus, last year , and I am still trying to get her to return my money.

This owner lives in Cumbria. Her statements on her web sites are untrue, and it is not till you arrive at the property did we find out how much she lied for instance she advertises that the property as having lifts, when you arrive it only has one lift, and that has been declared unsafe, by the Developer, as she is refusing to pay the service charge, this only a another problem she not inform us of the building site opposite, she had been reported to to her by another person, back in July Any advice on this would be helpful Anne.

Sorry to hear of your experience. There are two sides to every story and often in this situation the small claims court is one option. Hope you resolve the situation amicably. We rent out our condo in Orlando. Despite constant reminders, he has not paid his balance.

His last communication said that he was going on a cruise, ending in Orlando and could he pay in resort. I replied, no, as the condo belongs to us. Are we within our rights to do this? He will arrive at the resort where our condo is situated, and the staff there will have to refuse him entry.

We have a phone number for him, but no reply there either. I would keep any evidence you can to support your efforts to communicate with the guest.

What do your terms and conditions say with regards to late payments? Hope everything works out for you. Some really great advice.

My brother booked a villa through removed by admin for 7 of us…and it turns out that the guy ran off with our money. We only discovered this when my brother tried to confirm directions. A responsible intermediary, in my view, would have proactively sought out renters who might have been impacted by the so called technical problem.

Hopefully the Christmas skiing clothes will still fit next Winter. Just back from a holiday from Isle of Wight, a group of 15, we reached the destination and realised that we were the targets of holiday booking fraud, stranded on an island with nowhere to go, one of our friends had transferred the money to the lady.

She had talked on phone and looked genuine. Were are lucky that we got another accommodation, but not sure if we will ever get our money back. Have negotiated to rent a cottage in Tuscany.. After some tooing and frowing we were able to reserve and then the site prompts for credit card details?

Just had a call from the agent.. What site are you booking from — is it trusted? Why would they want credit card details and a bank transfer, seems strange. Credit cards offer more security but be wary of handing details over to strangers. But never received any apartment details or refund. Basically website is fraud, reason of my post is to inform others about this scam website but also asking a question is there anyway I can get my refund.

To all holiday makers planing to rent a property in Portugal for next year please be aware that from the 29 November a new national law will come out that prohibits any property to be rented without an official license, registration number and a AL signed installed on the front door.

Any advert online must have this license number and registration number. Hope this helped J. Marques Holiday rental property owner. Thanks for the update, although I understand the new rules are still unclear for many owners. Advice for holidaymakers — check if the rental owner is licensed and legal, for owners — seek professional legal advice to ensure compliance with the law. The site offers fraud insurance, but having read the small print, it only covers you if you paid the deposit less than 7 days ago, and we paid it 11 days ago The property has been listed since , but only one review listed.

I have chatted with the owner on a UK landline number. Our dates have been blocked off on the web page calendar, and I have noticed another date has been blocked off since presumably another booking.

If you have concerns contact the listing site to verify the owner. Bear in mind that scams are rare compared to the number of successfull private holiday rentals booked. I have read with interest the posts on phishing scams. The criminals hacked into the owners email account and were emailing me directly and intercepting my emails to her after I asked about how to pay for the villa.

The villa owner knew nothing of the problems and has been using the site for 4 yrs. I have to wait a week. Looking today at my holiday insurance and the wedding insurance I took out neither of them cover for fraudulent activity so I doubt I can claim via them.

Sorry to hear about your experience. I hope you get some form of recompense. Ideally the listing sites should underwrite against fraud. Maybe a future development? Keep us updated on the outcome as it may help other victims. We found the property in a Miami Beach through a major holiday rental listing website and asked for availability through the messaging system. Once we received a period and offer that suited us, I had also spoken to them on the phone, I was sent a paypal link via e-mail.

Receipt of the payment was confirmed and I signed an acrobat rental document — not on headed paper and in poor English. Further payments of the outstanding balance due 90 and 45 days before the travel.

So, I have tried to find out their company reg. Spoke to them again and was advised to email my request. No response. Spoke to the property listing website who told me there was nothing to worry about as I spoke to them in person and they had been a member since Now I wonder, how on earth the property manager in Miami got hold of my private e-mail address in the first place!

I think, they are connected! Certainly not paying the rest of the holiday and will book something else. Upon further inspection, even though the website link opened to look exactly like the Holiday Rental web page, the address was different. I have not given any money fortunately but in the initial stages of booking i did give my home address details as well as telephone number and email, so slightly concerned as to how this could be used.

Well spotted and thanks for mentioning the scamadvisor site. Cutting and pasting some text from a website or classified ad should list any duplicates where you can check if the contact details are the same, anything suspicious.

Copyscape is also useful. Does anyone have recommendation for separate insurance outside of travel insurance to guard against fraud? Hi Iv just returned form a holiday in Tenerife.

Its been reported to Action Fraud and my bank. There is a Property Rental Scam sight i found where its been reported before with the same company, but if the sight is still there how will people know!! Im an experienced booker of holidays and in hindsight i can see the discrepancies in the booking now, but it was last minute, i was stressed before xmas and busy and just thought it was ok!!!

Iv got Email evidence, the link to said Villa, crime numbers etc…. Sorry to hear this. Hopefully the site will be removed from the internet soon and the scammers are caught. I booked an apartment in Tenerife that advertised a pool. There were six photos on the website however for the two weeks we were there the pool was closed and empty. I asked for refund of an appropriate sum from the apartment managers and they have responded by telling me they will report me to British police for attempting extortion.

Suggestions welcome. Each advert has a unique reference number which makes it easy to find. Contact owners direct to see if they can verify the listing you should have a record of the advert from your original enquiry. What other sites is the property listed on e. Homeaway, AirBnb? Most owners include any credit fees in the rental rate. Do you have a booking contract? Great post. Thanks for pointing this out.

This could be an issue as the peak booking season for summer holidays is usually January, some months before holidays are taken. If a fraud was identified a few weeks before the holiday, several months after booking and paying, then there could be a problem reclaiming payments sent. I have just booked a 1 night stay in an apartment in Torremolinos through Homeaway.

The price seems too good to be true. There is free cancellation and only part of the payment was upfront. The only language listed for the owner is Spanish. There is no registration number which every other property I looked at seems to have. There was no security deposit. No reviews. All very strange. The property is also listed on Expedia. I have googled the photos to see if I can find a match elsewhere meaning the photos may not be genuine — nothing.

I messaged the property owner yesterday and await a response. Does anyone know how I can check if this is a legitimate booking? If Homeaway says it is ok, is it? Hi I booked and paid for a villa on what I thought was tripadvisor but was a bogus site. I paid with credit card so I thought safer but sent money via transferwise.

Thank you for sharing your experience which will hopefully help others, especially about using a 3rd party to send money and not being protected.

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Find villa holidays, apartments, cottages and other holiday homes in + for you such as villas in Spain, holiday cottages in Cornwall, villas in Portugal. SpainAway is an Independent Travel Management Company, which prides itself on the quality of its holiday accommodation. We specialise in villas and. How to check if the apartment or villa you are booking is genuine and protect can help reassure you that the holiday home is genuine and as advertised. We went to stay in a holiday villa in Sayalonga in Spain in June We are now 3 days from supposedly going away with no Villa and no money.

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How does it work? Sign in and leave a review. Check-in date Check-out date. Spacious, fully renovated, very comfortable and beautiful furnishings:. This property is ideal for your holidays. Casa Caballo has a beautiful terrace, private garden and BBQ. The urbanization also has a community swimming pool, and kids pool. Located in a residential area, ideal for a relaxing holiday next to the Mediterranean sea. This villa is located in a quiet corner of town although walking distance to beach and town centre.

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Enjoy the best views of Mojacar Playa from this luxury apartment. The two, super large terraces overlook the warm blue Mediterranean. It is exceptionally well equipped, very comfortably furnished and fitted to the highest standards, new kitchen fitted This is a super holiday apartment in a much sought a Bright, very comfortable and luxurious furnishings.

Feature: finca. Please note: Non-smoking house. This is a completely renovated first floor, two-bed apartment, designed by a Scandinavian interior designer with your holiday stay comfortable and calm in mind. Large dining room. Large kitchen oven, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine, cooking island, pizza oven.

Air-conditioning, floor heating. Exit to the swimming Spacious and bright, comfortable and tasteful furnishings. Luxury 4 bedroom villa with private swimming pool ideal for kids, only 1 mts deep and mts from Burriana Beach. Suitable for 10 people. Air-conditioning, forced-air heating. Spacious and bright in , comfortable and tasteful furnishings.

Object suitable for 12 adults. Spacious, very beautiful and cosy furnishings: entrance hall. September through November are also available for reservations. We allow short stays of 3 to 4 nights from Mondays to Wednesday or Thursdays at very reasonable prices for part of the villa o Spacious and bright, very luxurious and stylish furnishings.

The beach is 3 metres from the house. The main bedroom looks over the whole beach. There are only 6 villas in a row on the seafront. Casa Tres has 3 beds , each with an en suite bathroom The rear garden overlooks the beach and promenade. The Oasis Club pool has a gate to the promenade where one can walk to Puerto Banus in 15 minutes.

Three bed, luxury, two story house. Two bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, one with a shower and one with a bath and shower.

Fully furnished, with two leather suite, three and two seater. With satellite television full satellite tv, including sky sports and sky movies and wi-if. Fully airconditioned, upstairs and downstairs and ceiling fans in every bedroom. Kitchen fully equipped, with oven and hob, The unique design makes this extremely spacious and charming 3 bedroom garden apartment seem like a villa, with a front and a back door which leads to a large private patio with barbecue and our own orange tree!

As we use the apartment ourselves you will find it exceptionally well equipped with everything you need to enjoy your home from home holiday. Stunning luxury Hacienda located only 5 minutes from the sea. This real square meters Mexican style property provides 6 large bedrooms including 4 en-suite, for the comfort of up to 14 guests. The property stands on a large 1 acre private gated garden in a very quiet area away from main roads and railroad tracks.

The property also offers a large private pool with two depth to suit children and adults, a ping pong table, a boules court, Object suitable for 14 adults.

Spacious, fully renovated, very beautiful and tasteful furnishings. Large kitchen 4 hot plates, oven, dishwasher, microwave. On the lower ground floor: 1 room with 2 beds 90 cm, length cm , air conditioning and fan. Open kit Object suitable for 18 adults. Spacious, fully renovated, very comfortable and beautiful furnishings:. This property is ideal for your holidays. Casa Caballo has a beautiful terrace, private garden and BBQ. The urbanization also has a community swimming pool, and kids pool.

Located in a residential area, ideal for a relaxing holiday next to the Mediterranean sea. This villa is located in a quiet corner of town although walking distance to beach and town centre. Ireland's largest holiday rental site. All rights reserved. Web Development by Webtrade. Holiday Home Search. Perhaps the best known area of Nerja is El Capistrano Village.

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Good availability and great rates for holiday rentals in Spain. Granada Cathedral, the holiday home is also 33 km away from Paseo de los Tristes Boulevard. Discover holiday homes and holiday rentals to book online for your Spain, Europe trip. Holiday rentals available for short and long term stay on. Book your Spain vacation rentals online. Explore a large selection of vacation rentals, including Villas, Houses & more: over Average home rating for Spain.

A fridge and stovetop are also available, as well as a coffee machine. Located around 32 km from Granada Cathedral, the holiday home is also 33 km away from Paseo de los Tristes Boulevard. The property is located 33 km from Carrera del Darro Street. Popular with guests booking villas in Spain.

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Stunning luxury Hacienda located only 5 minutes from the sea. This real square meters Mexican style property provides 6 large bedrooms including 4 en-suite, for the comfort of up to 14 guests. The property stands on a large 1 acre private gated garden in a very quiet area away from main roads and railroad tracks. The property also offers a large private pool with two depth to suit children and adults, a ping pong table, a boules court, Object suitable for 14 adults.

Spacious, fully renovated, very beautiful and tasteful furnishings. Large kitchen 4 hot plates, oven, dishwasher, microwave. On the lower ground floor: 1 room with 2 beds 90 cm, length cm , air conditioning and fan. Open kit Object suitable for 18 adults. Spacious, fully renovated, very comfortable and beautiful furnishings:.

This property is ideal for your holidays. Casa Caballo has a beautiful terrace, private garden and BBQ. The urbanization also has a community swimming pool, and kids pool. Located in a residential area, ideal for a relaxing holiday next to the Mediterranean sea.

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Exit to the terrace. Kitchen oven, dishwasher, 5 induction hot plates, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine. Four bedroomed luxury villa with private swimming pool. Bedroom 4 overflow bedroom downstairs with air conditioning 1 Double and 2 Single Beds. Garage conversion Main Bathroom upstairs with bath and shower. WC downstairs Kitchen with American serve-over bar. Dining area and lounge area with ai Tasteful and cosy furnishings: dining room.

Open kitchen 5 hot plates, oven, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine. On the lower ground floor: living room with satellite TV. Kitchenette in the entrance oven, dishwasher, 4 ceramic glass hob hotplates, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine. Upper floor: 1 room with 1 bed and 1 french bed. Small patio. Terrace furniture, balcony furnitu Exit to the terrace, to the swimming pool.

Open kitchen oven, dishwasher, microwave, freezer. Glorious Mojacar where the sun goes for the winter! Enjoy the best views of Mojacar Playa from this luxury apartment. The two, super large terraces overlook the warm blue Mediterranean. It is exceptionally well equipped, very comfortably furnished and fitted to the highest standards, new kitchen fitted This is a super holiday apartment in a much sought a Bright, very comfortable and luxurious furnishings. Feature: finca.

Please note: Non-smoking house. This is a completely renovated first floor, two-bed apartment, designed by a Scandinavian interior designer with your holiday stay comfortable and calm in mind. Large dining room.

Large kitchen oven, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine, cooking island, pizza oven. Air-conditioning, floor heating. Exit to the swimming Spacious and bright, comfortable and tasteful furnishings. Luxury 4 bedroom villa with private swimming pool ideal for kids, only 1 mts deep and mts from Burriana Beach. Suitable for 10 people. Air-conditioning, forced-air heating.

Spacious and bright in , comfortable and tasteful furnishings. Object suitable for 12 adults. Spacious, very beautiful and cosy furnishings: entrance hall. September through November are also available for reservations. We allow short stays of 3 to 4 nights from Mondays to Wednesday or Thursdays at very reasonable prices for part of the villa o Spacious and bright, very luxurious and stylish furnishings. The beach is 3 metres from the house. The main bedroom looks over the whole beach.

There are only 6 villas in a row on the seafront. Casa Tres has 3 beds , each with an en suite bathroom The rear garden overlooks the beach and promenade.

The Oasis Club pool has a gate to the promenade where one can walk to Puerto Banus in 15 minutes. Three bed, luxury, two story house. Two bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, one with a shower and one with a bath and shower. Fully furnished, with two leather suite, three and two seater.

With satellite television full satellite tv, including sky sports and sky movies and wi-if. Fully airconditioned, upstairs and downstairs and ceiling fans in every bedroom. Kitchen fully equipped, with oven and hob, The unique design makes this extremely spacious and charming 3 bedroom garden apartment seem like a villa, with a front and a back door which leads to a large private patio with barbecue and our own orange tree! As we use the apartment ourselves you will find it exceptionally well equipped with everything you need to enjoy your home from home holiday.

Stunning luxury Hacienda located only 5 minutes from the sea. This real square meters Mexican style property provides 6 large bedrooms including 4 en-suite, for the comfort of up to 14 guests. The property stands on a large 1 acre private gated garden in a very quiet area away from main roads and railroad tracks. We specialise in villas and apartments on the coast to the east of Malaga, in particular in and around Nerja, including the Capistrano developments.

We ourselves are frequent visitors to Nerja and have stayed in many of the properties that we offer, so we can answer your questions from our own experience.

We also offer the opportunity to undertake some serious walking in the majestic surrounding countryside via our sister website www.

Nerja offers something a little different to the typical Costa del Sol holiday resorts. Perched on cliffs above the Mediterranean with views across the bay, Nerja has the ambience and style of a lively Spanish town and the rustic charm of an traditional fishing village. Perhaps the best known area of Nerja is El Capistrano Village. El Capistrano's setting is absolutely idyllic, with beautifully laid out narrow streets, scented with foliage and flowers, attractive little squares, fountains and immaculately maintained gardens.

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How to check if the apartment or villa you are booking is genuine and protect can help reassure you that the holiday home is genuine and as advertised. We went to stay in a holiday villa in Sayalonga in Spain in June We are now 3 days from supposedly going away with no Villa and no money. Good availability and great rates for holiday rentals in Spain. Granada Cathedral, the holiday home is also 33 km away from Paseo de los Tristes Boulevard. private villas to book online direct from owner in Spain, Europe. Vacation rentals available for short and long term stay on HomeAway. Secure online.

Obviously, late bookings will require payment in full, but use a payment method that offers protection such as credit card. You should never be asked to wire money, provide credit card information or otherwise pay a host directly.

If you are, report it to us immediately. Holiday letting portals are constantly taking steps to reduce villa rental scams by verifying owners, securing communications and pushing for properties to be booked online. However, holidaymakers still get caught out. Great tips. I hope the people who do this are few and far between though.

This could be problem when taking payments for last minute bookings without verifying guests. We offer all our owners free online booking software that allows them to take credit cards which connects to Paypal to process the payment.

The owners have the option of charging an administrative fee that covers the credit card costs and I am sure the holidaymaker is only too happy to pay the extra for peace of mind.

We also guarantee the payment in case of any subsequent problems with Paypal but in the years we have been operating this we have never had a holidaymaker making a chargeback claim with Paypal. Thanks for your comment. Seems like you are taking some positive steps to protect payments. Hopefully other holiday rental portals will adopt such measures.

Validation schemes like the seal of approval scheme run by yourholidaymatters. Some good advice here. The whois tip is especially good because it provides a way to see who owns the website. I would always advocate paying with a credit card. That way the consumer is protected and can charge back any payment.

I would also suggest that consumers check with listing websites what checks they have done before allowing someone to advertise. It has aleways been my opinion that some of these sites, although clearly not involved directly, actually facilitate the fraud because their checks are simply not good enough. That includes and actually is led by the really big sites; corporate giants that are interested in profit over and above consumer security.

Pure Holiday Homes recently launched a scheme where they verify owners and highlight those owners on their website so that they stand out from the rest. This is probably a few years off yet though. Its still a real problem for people who want to rent a holiday home. K market prefer to book their holiday home direct with a bonded agent to prevent just this problem. I would agree with all the points in this article. We have two rental villas in Northern Cyprus and frequently rent to people from outside the UK, so it would be particularly handy to be able to take credit cards from our perspective, as much as the buyer.

Recently, we thought we had the answer, as one of the major holiday rentals websites now gives us the option of offering payment by visa or MasterCard even when the bookings are from our adverts elsewhere. However, we discovered that the company forced our guests to pay an additional 4. If someone were to set up a reasonably priced system to enable holiday home owners to take credit card, they will be filling a very large gap in the market.

Alex, I agree that there is a gap in the market to be filled with regards to online payments for holiday rentals. Just spent 3 days trying to verify apartment. Owner only been advertising on website 3 weeks, lots of availability, very little detail. Asked lots of questions and queried address, owner stopped communicating! Wish there was an easy way to verify, we may have missed out on the best apt. An owner should be prepared to answer lots of questions, especially if there is a lot of availability for the property, so I think yo have avoided being scammed This is our first year renting our property and we enter into long correspondence with our renters.

We went to stay in a holiday villa in Sayalonga in Spain in June Beautiful villa and the property managers very friendly but they had placed a gas cylinder underneath the BBQ that was too big for it so after it had been lit for awhile the rubber pipe leading from the cylinder caught alight!

Luckily we were quick to act and got the fire out before the cylinder exploded. At the time we had 2 children on the patio near it so the outcome could have been very serious. All would have been ok except on our return we did not receive out deposit back so we contacted the owner, from here the correspondence from him was extremely rude and blamed us for the accident and he never gave us an apology. I contacted the rental website where we booked and they said complaints needed to be dealt with through the owner!

Which of course was never going to happen. We wrote a review which never got put up or did I receive any response from when we asked what had happened to it. I would pursue an explanation from the owner for the deduction and the rental site for not putting the review up. I searched and found a place on website removed by admin. I sent an email on their online email facility and waited for a response. I got a response from a private email with my original online email enquiry attached.

So I thought this was all legitimate and continued through with payment. I had trouble with Western Union and requested a bank account to transfer into from NZ. I was sent a TSB account but the extra charges put me off. ALARM bells and tracing emails has resulted in being stitched up. Have you pursued all possible avenues of raising a dispute with the website, as some offer a rental guarantee? Most will simply state they are an advertising portal, and not liable.

Many of the leading advertising portals are in the process of launching online bookings and payment which should reduce such scams. We all have to start somewhere! Rent through a site that has an online payment facility — the background check on the owner is quite rigorous. Hi Fiona, not being on a rental site for long is just one of the signs, when combined with others outlined in the post may warrant further checks.

I agree, engaging with owners is a great way to get reassurance. We have recently been a victim of Internet Fraud when trying to book a villa in spain through site removed by admin. We used site removed by admin as we felt sure they were a safe and secure method of enquiring to Villa owners. We received multiple replies and eventually settled on a Villa owned and managed by name removed by admin.

We negotiated the price via one phone call and several emails before agreeing the price. We were then sent bank details to transfer the funds. One week before going we contacted name removed by admin to enquire about arrival details and this time the number on the emails was dead. We found an alternative number through the web and finally got hold of him.

This time we spoke to the REAL name removed by admin rather than the con artists. I am not hopeful of getting the money back and i find it appalling that site removed by admin do not have good enough online security to stop their accounts being hacked.

Being powered by site removed by admin i would have expected a high level of security and them to be able to spot a breach which could potentially cost thousands of holiday makers. Please be aware of this scam and pay via Paypal or credit card. We followed every other piece of advise by calling and getting contracts but if the con artist is posing as the owner this advice is worthless.

The only protection is to pay by a means which covers fraud! Have you reported this to Action Fraud? You mention that there are also holiday insurance products available that provide more comprehensive protection against rental fraud, but this costs extra. Do you know which companies offer this, as Google has failed me? As always with insurance, check the terms and conditions and that the cover is suitable for your needs. I rented holiday let in Cyprus, last year , and I am still trying to get her to return my money.

This owner lives in Cumbria. Her statements on her web sites are untrue, and it is not till you arrive at the property did we find out how much she lied for instance she advertises that the property as having lifts, when you arrive it only has one lift, and that has been declared unsafe, by the Developer, as she is refusing to pay the service charge, this only a another problem she not inform us of the building site opposite, she had been reported to to her by another person, back in July Any advice on this would be helpful Anne.

Sorry to hear of your experience. There are two sides to every story and often in this situation the small claims court is one option. Hope you resolve the situation amicably. We rent out our condo in Orlando. Despite constant reminders, he has not paid his balance. His last communication said that he was going on a cruise, ending in Orlando and could he pay in resort.

I replied, no, as the condo belongs to us. Are we within our rights to do this? He will arrive at the resort where our condo is situated, and the staff there will have to refuse him entry. We have a phone number for him, but no reply there either. I would keep any evidence you can to support your efforts to communicate with the guest. What do your terms and conditions say with regards to late payments?

Hope everything works out for you. Some really great advice. My brother booked a villa through removed by admin for 7 of us…and it turns out that the guy ran off with our money. We only discovered this when my brother tried to confirm directions. A responsible intermediary, in my view, would have proactively sought out renters who might have been impacted by the so called technical problem.

Hopefully the Christmas skiing clothes will still fit next Winter. Just back from a holiday from Isle of Wight, a group of 15, we reached the destination and realised that we were the targets of holiday booking fraud, stranded on an island with nowhere to go, one of our friends had transferred the money to the lady. She had talked on phone and looked genuine. Were are lucky that we got another accommodation, but not sure if we will ever get our money back. Have negotiated to rent a cottage in Tuscany..

After some tooing and frowing we were able to reserve and then the site prompts for credit card details? Just had a call from the agent.. What site are you booking from — is it trusted? Why would they want credit card details and a bank transfer, seems strange. Credit cards offer more security but be wary of handing details over to strangers. But never received any apartment details or refund. Basically website is fraud, reason of my post is to inform others about this scam website but also asking a question is there anyway I can get my refund.

To all holiday makers planing to rent a property in Portugal for next year please be aware that from the 29 November a new national law will come out that prohibits any property to be rented without an official license, registration number and a AL signed installed on the front door.

Any advert online must have this license number and registration number. Hope this helped J. Marques Holiday rental property owner. Thanks for the update, although I understand the new rules are still unclear for many owners.

Advice for holidaymakers — check if the rental owner is licensed and legal, for owners — seek professional legal advice to ensure compliance with the law. The site offers fraud insurance, but having read the small print, it only covers you if you paid the deposit less than 7 days ago, and we paid it 11 days ago The property has been listed since , but only one review listed.

I have chatted with the owner on a UK landline number. Our dates have been blocked off on the web page calendar, and I have noticed another date has been blocked off since presumably another booking.

If you have concerns contact the listing site to verify the owner. Bear in mind that scams are rare compared to the number of successfull private holiday rentals booked. I have read with interest the posts on phishing scams. The criminals hacked into the owners email account and were emailing me directly and intercepting my emails to her after I asked about how to pay for the villa.

The villa owner knew nothing of the problems and has been using the site for 4 yrs. I have to wait a week. Looking today at my holiday insurance and the wedding insurance I took out neither of them cover for fraudulent activity so I doubt I can claim via them. Sorry to hear about your experience. I hope you get some form of recompense. Ideally the listing sites should underwrite against fraud. Maybe a future development? Keep us updated on the outcome as it may help other victims.

We found the property in a Miami Beach through a major holiday rental listing website and asked for availability through the messaging system. Once we received a period and offer that suited us, I had also spoken to them on the phone, I was sent a paypal link via e-mail.

Receipt of the payment was confirmed and I signed an acrobat rental document — not on headed paper and in poor English. Further payments of the outstanding balance due 90 and 45 days before the travel. So, I have tried to find out their company reg. Spoke to them again and was advised to email my request. No response. Spoke to the property listing website who told me there was nothing to worry about as I spoke to them in person and they had been a member since Now I wonder, how on earth the property manager in Miami got hold of my private e-mail address in the first place!

I think, they are connected! Certainly not paying the rest of the holiday and will book something else. Upon further inspection, even though the website link opened to look exactly like the Holiday Rental web page, the address was different. I have not given any money fortunately but in the initial stages of booking i did give my home address details as well as telephone number and email, so slightly concerned as to how this could be used.

Well spotted and thanks for mentioning the scamadvisor site. Cutting and pasting some text from a website or classified ad should list any duplicates where you can check if the contact details are the same, anything suspicious. Copyscape is also useful. Does anyone have recommendation for separate insurance outside of travel insurance to guard against fraud? Hi Iv just returned form a holiday in Tenerife. Its been reported to Action Fraud and my bank. There is a Property Rental Scam sight i found where its been reported before with the same company, but if the sight is still there how will people know!!

Im an experienced booker of holidays and in hindsight i can see the discrepancies in the booking now, but it was last minute, i was stressed before xmas and busy and just thought it was ok!!! Iv got Email evidence, the link to said Villa, crime numbers etc….

Sorry to hear this. Hopefully the site will be removed from the internet soon and the scammers are caught. I booked an apartment in Tenerife that advertised a pool.

There were six photos on the website however for the two weeks we were there the pool was closed and empty. I asked for refund of an appropriate sum from the apartment managers and they have responded by telling me they will report me to British police for attempting extortion.

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277 m2 | 5 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
Good availability and great rates for holiday rentals in Spain. Granada Cathedral, the holiday home is also 33 km away from Paseo de los Tristes Boulevard. Rent your villa or holiday home in Spain from holiday owners direct. It is tucked away on a beautiful tree-lined and sunlit walkway in the heart of downtown. Where would you like to go? Arrival date. Departure date. Guests. Any, 1+, 2+, 3+​, 4+, 5+, 6+, 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+. Powered By: Homeaway. Spain. France. Portugal.

We have recently been a victim of Internet Fraud when trying to book a villa in spain through site removed by admin.

We used site removed by admin as we felt sure they were a safe and secure method of enquiring to Villa owners. We received multiple replies and eventually settled on a Villa owned and managed by name removed by admin.

We negotiated the price via one phone call and several emails before agreeing the price. We were then sent bank details to transfer the funds. One week before going we contacted name removed by admin to enquire about arrival details and this time the number on the emails was dead. We found an alternative number through the web and finally got hold of him. This time we spoke to the REAL name removed by admin rather than the con artists.

I am not hopeful of getting the money back and i find it appalling that site removed by admin do not have good enough online security to stop their accounts being hacked. Being powered by site removed by admin i would have expected a high level of security and them to be able to spot a breach which could potentially cost thousands of holiday makers.

Please be aware of this scam and pay via Paypal or credit card. We followed every other piece of advise by calling and getting contracts but if the con artist is posing as the owner this advice is worthless. The only protection is to pay by a means which covers fraud!

Have you reported this to Action Fraud? You mention that there are also holiday insurance products available that provide more comprehensive protection against rental fraud, but this costs extra.

Do you know which companies offer this, as Google has failed me? As always with insurance, check the terms and conditions and that the cover is suitable for your needs. I rented holiday let in Cyprus, last year , and I am still trying to get her to return my money. This owner lives in Cumbria. Her statements on her web sites are untrue, and it is not till you arrive at the property did we find out how much she lied for instance she advertises that the property as having lifts, when you arrive it only has one lift, and that has been declared unsafe, by the Developer, as she is refusing to pay the service charge, this only a another problem she not inform us of the building site opposite, she had been reported to to her by another person, back in July Any advice on this would be helpful Anne.

Sorry to hear of your experience. There are two sides to every story and often in this situation the small claims court is one option. Hope you resolve the situation amicably. We rent out our condo in Orlando. Despite constant reminders, he has not paid his balance. His last communication said that he was going on a cruise, ending in Orlando and could he pay in resort. I replied, no, as the condo belongs to us.

Are we within our rights to do this? He will arrive at the resort where our condo is situated, and the staff there will have to refuse him entry. We have a phone number for him, but no reply there either. I would keep any evidence you can to support your efforts to communicate with the guest. What do your terms and conditions say with regards to late payments? Hope everything works out for you. Some really great advice.

My brother booked a villa through removed by admin for 7 of us…and it turns out that the guy ran off with our money. We only discovered this when my brother tried to confirm directions. A responsible intermediary, in my view, would have proactively sought out renters who might have been impacted by the so called technical problem. Hopefully the Christmas skiing clothes will still fit next Winter.

Just back from a holiday from Isle of Wight, a group of 15, we reached the destination and realised that we were the targets of holiday booking fraud, stranded on an island with nowhere to go, one of our friends had transferred the money to the lady. She had talked on phone and looked genuine. Were are lucky that we got another accommodation, but not sure if we will ever get our money back. Have negotiated to rent a cottage in Tuscany.. After some tooing and frowing we were able to reserve and then the site prompts for credit card details?

Just had a call from the agent.. What site are you booking from — is it trusted? Why would they want credit card details and a bank transfer, seems strange. Credit cards offer more security but be wary of handing details over to strangers. But never received any apartment details or refund. Basically website is fraud, reason of my post is to inform others about this scam website but also asking a question is there anyway I can get my refund.

To all holiday makers planing to rent a property in Portugal for next year please be aware that from the 29 November a new national law will come out that prohibits any property to be rented without an official license, registration number and a AL signed installed on the front door.

Any advert online must have this license number and registration number. Hope this helped J. Marques Holiday rental property owner. Thanks for the update, although I understand the new rules are still unclear for many owners. Advice for holidaymakers — check if the rental owner is licensed and legal, for owners — seek professional legal advice to ensure compliance with the law. The site offers fraud insurance, but having read the small print, it only covers you if you paid the deposit less than 7 days ago, and we paid it 11 days ago The property has been listed since , but only one review listed.

I have chatted with the owner on a UK landline number. Our dates have been blocked off on the web page calendar, and I have noticed another date has been blocked off since presumably another booking.

If you have concerns contact the listing site to verify the owner. Bear in mind that scams are rare compared to the number of successfull private holiday rentals booked. I have read with interest the posts on phishing scams. The criminals hacked into the owners email account and were emailing me directly and intercepting my emails to her after I asked about how to pay for the villa.

The villa owner knew nothing of the problems and has been using the site for 4 yrs. I have to wait a week. Looking today at my holiday insurance and the wedding insurance I took out neither of them cover for fraudulent activity so I doubt I can claim via them. Sorry to hear about your experience.

I hope you get some form of recompense. Ideally the listing sites should underwrite against fraud. Maybe a future development? Keep us updated on the outcome as it may help other victims. We found the property in a Miami Beach through a major holiday rental listing website and asked for availability through the messaging system.

Once we received a period and offer that suited us, I had also spoken to them on the phone, I was sent a paypal link via e-mail. Receipt of the payment was confirmed and I signed an acrobat rental document — not on headed paper and in poor English. Further payments of the outstanding balance due 90 and 45 days before the travel.

So, I have tried to find out their company reg. Spoke to them again and was advised to email my request. No response. Spoke to the property listing website who told me there was nothing to worry about as I spoke to them in person and they had been a member since Now I wonder, how on earth the property manager in Miami got hold of my private e-mail address in the first place!

I think, they are connected! Certainly not paying the rest of the holiday and will book something else. Upon further inspection, even though the website link opened to look exactly like the Holiday Rental web page, the address was different. I have not given any money fortunately but in the initial stages of booking i did give my home address details as well as telephone number and email, so slightly concerned as to how this could be used.

Well spotted and thanks for mentioning the scamadvisor site. Cutting and pasting some text from a website or classified ad should list any duplicates where you can check if the contact details are the same, anything suspicious.

Copyscape is also useful. Does anyone have recommendation for separate insurance outside of travel insurance to guard against fraud?

Hi Iv just returned form a holiday in Tenerife. Its been reported to Action Fraud and my bank. There is a Property Rental Scam sight i found where its been reported before with the same company, but if the sight is still there how will people know!! Im an experienced booker of holidays and in hindsight i can see the discrepancies in the booking now, but it was last minute, i was stressed before xmas and busy and just thought it was ok!!!

Iv got Email evidence, the link to said Villa, crime numbers etc…. Sorry to hear this. Hopefully the site will be removed from the internet soon and the scammers are caught. I booked an apartment in Tenerife that advertised a pool. There were six photos on the website however for the two weeks we were there the pool was closed and empty.

I asked for refund of an appropriate sum from the apartment managers and they have responded by telling me they will report me to British police for attempting extortion. Suggestions welcome. Each advert has a unique reference number which makes it easy to find. Contact owners direct to see if they can verify the listing you should have a record of the advert from your original enquiry.

What other sites is the property listed on e. Homeaway, AirBnb? Most owners include any credit fees in the rental rate. Do you have a booking contract? Popular with guests booking villas in Spain. Error: Please enter a valid email address. Error: Sorry. An error has occurred. We've sent you an email so you can complete your subscription. List your property. This includes essential security and accessibility features. We use this information to improve our website and services.

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These adverts are based on your browsing such as accommodations you have viewed, and prices you have seen. We have more than 70 million property reviews, and they're all from real, verified guests.

The only way to leave a review is to first make a booking. That's how we know our reviews come from real guests who have stayed at the property. When guests stay at the property they check out how quiet the room is, how friendly the staff are and more. After their trip, guests tell us about their stay.

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225 m2 | 7 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
How to check if the apartment or villa you are booking is genuine and protect can help reassure you that the holiday home is genuine and as advertised. We went to stay in a holiday villa in Sayalonga in Spain in June We are now 3 days from supposedly going away with no Villa and no money. Find villa holidays, apartments, cottages and other holiday homes in + for you such as villas in Spain, holiday cottages in Cornwall, villas in Portugal. SpainAway is an Independent Travel Management Company, which prides itself on the quality of its holiday accommodation. We specialise in villas and.

Elegant fashion stores and chic cafes thrum in the old Plaza de los Naranjos heart of town — it dates all the way back to the s. Away from that, you can also look for opulent rentals down in Puerto Banus, which is linked to Marbella itself by the long Golden Mile, a strip of happening cocktail bars and beautiful beachfronts.

To infuse that city break to Barcelona with a little style, you can expand your apartment search to include the luxury Spanish villas that pepper the rugged peaks surrounding this bucket-list metropolis.

There are swish pads awaiting in the Collserola Natural Park to the north of town, awash with cutting-edge architecture and gardens graced with pools. If you're keen to bag yourself a luxury villa in Spain that oozes Iberian charm, the town of Nerja on the Costa del Sol could be a great option. Unlike the developed resorts that surround it, this one's managed to retain an authentic Andalusian feel, with old fishing shacks and small beaches all fringing its Balcon de Europa promenade.

It's helpful to think of Spain and its islands when you come to seek out that deluxe holiday home. That's because there's a whole load of places that could accumulate 5 stars peppering the Balearics and the Canaries.

Check out some favourite retreats below. Holiday rentals in Ibiza have long drawn jetsetters with the promise of something chic. On an island that's famed for its artsy vibes and happy-go-lucky summertime, the houses here fuse Spanish traditionalism with the edgy and modern.

Whitewashed exteriors give way to sculpture-filled lounges, while swimming pools peek out of pine groves to cast their gaze across the azure Balearic Sea. Mallorca isn't just for s partiers with Magaluf on their mind. As you leave the capital of Palma and head along the coast to that pulsing resort, you'll also pass through Portals Nous, an altogether more refined place to holiday.

It's brimming with luxury Spanish homes that stud the high cliffs, boasting sweeping panoramas and proximity to the yacht moorings of the marina just down below. The diamond-shaped isle of Tenerife hosts loads of opulent villa stays as it cascades down from the ice-tipped caldera of Pico del Teide to the wave-washing waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Modern-build studios often tout panoramic views of the craggy cliffs and tide pools by San Juan de la Rambla, while other villas beckon families to the buzzing resorts that spread from Los Abrigos on the south coast.

You don't have to be an A-lister to enjoy the comfort of a luxury villa in Spain. I would always advocate paying with a credit card.

That way the consumer is protected and can charge back any payment. I would also suggest that consumers check with listing websites what checks they have done before allowing someone to advertise.

It has aleways been my opinion that some of these sites, although clearly not involved directly, actually facilitate the fraud because their checks are simply not good enough. That includes and actually is led by the really big sites; corporate giants that are interested in profit over and above consumer security. Pure Holiday Homes recently launched a scheme where they verify owners and highlight those owners on their website so that they stand out from the rest.

This is probably a few years off yet though. Its still a real problem for people who want to rent a holiday home. K market prefer to book their holiday home direct with a bonded agent to prevent just this problem. I would agree with all the points in this article. We have two rental villas in Northern Cyprus and frequently rent to people from outside the UK, so it would be particularly handy to be able to take credit cards from our perspective, as much as the buyer.

Recently, we thought we had the answer, as one of the major holiday rentals websites now gives us the option of offering payment by visa or MasterCard even when the bookings are from our adverts elsewhere. However, we discovered that the company forced our guests to pay an additional 4.

If someone were to set up a reasonably priced system to enable holiday home owners to take credit card, they will be filling a very large gap in the market. Alex, I agree that there is a gap in the market to be filled with regards to online payments for holiday rentals. Just spent 3 days trying to verify apartment. Owner only been advertising on website 3 weeks, lots of availability, very little detail. Asked lots of questions and queried address, owner stopped communicating!

Wish there was an easy way to verify, we may have missed out on the best apt. An owner should be prepared to answer lots of questions, especially if there is a lot of availability for the property, so I think yo have avoided being scammed This is our first year renting our property and we enter into long correspondence with our renters.

We went to stay in a holiday villa in Sayalonga in Spain in June Beautiful villa and the property managers very friendly but they had placed a gas cylinder underneath the BBQ that was too big for it so after it had been lit for awhile the rubber pipe leading from the cylinder caught alight!

Luckily we were quick to act and got the fire out before the cylinder exploded. At the time we had 2 children on the patio near it so the outcome could have been very serious. All would have been ok except on our return we did not receive out deposit back so we contacted the owner, from here the correspondence from him was extremely rude and blamed us for the accident and he never gave us an apology.

I contacted the rental website where we booked and they said complaints needed to be dealt with through the owner! Which of course was never going to happen. We wrote a review which never got put up or did I receive any response from when we asked what had happened to it. I would pursue an explanation from the owner for the deduction and the rental site for not putting the review up.

I searched and found a place on website removed by admin. I sent an email on their online email facility and waited for a response. I got a response from a private email with my original online email enquiry attached.

So I thought this was all legitimate and continued through with payment. I had trouble with Western Union and requested a bank account to transfer into from NZ.

I was sent a TSB account but the extra charges put me off. ALARM bells and tracing emails has resulted in being stitched up. Have you pursued all possible avenues of raising a dispute with the website, as some offer a rental guarantee? Most will simply state they are an advertising portal, and not liable. Many of the leading advertising portals are in the process of launching online bookings and payment which should reduce such scams.

We all have to start somewhere! Rent through a site that has an online payment facility — the background check on the owner is quite rigorous. Hi Fiona, not being on a rental site for long is just one of the signs, when combined with others outlined in the post may warrant further checks.

I agree, engaging with owners is a great way to get reassurance. We have recently been a victim of Internet Fraud when trying to book a villa in spain through site removed by admin.

We used site removed by admin as we felt sure they were a safe and secure method of enquiring to Villa owners. We received multiple replies and eventually settled on a Villa owned and managed by name removed by admin. We negotiated the price via one phone call and several emails before agreeing the price. We were then sent bank details to transfer the funds. One week before going we contacted name removed by admin to enquire about arrival details and this time the number on the emails was dead.

We found an alternative number through the web and finally got hold of him. This time we spoke to the REAL name removed by admin rather than the con artists. I am not hopeful of getting the money back and i find it appalling that site removed by admin do not have good enough online security to stop their accounts being hacked. Being powered by site removed by admin i would have expected a high level of security and them to be able to spot a breach which could potentially cost thousands of holiday makers.

Please be aware of this scam and pay via Paypal or credit card. We followed every other piece of advise by calling and getting contracts but if the con artist is posing as the owner this advice is worthless.

The only protection is to pay by a means which covers fraud! Have you reported this to Action Fraud? You mention that there are also holiday insurance products available that provide more comprehensive protection against rental fraud, but this costs extra.

Do you know which companies offer this, as Google has failed me? As always with insurance, check the terms and conditions and that the cover is suitable for your needs. I rented holiday let in Cyprus, last year , and I am still trying to get her to return my money. This owner lives in Cumbria. Her statements on her web sites are untrue, and it is not till you arrive at the property did we find out how much she lied for instance she advertises that the property as having lifts, when you arrive it only has one lift, and that has been declared unsafe, by the Developer, as she is refusing to pay the service charge, this only a another problem she not inform us of the building site opposite, she had been reported to to her by another person, back in July Any advice on this would be helpful Anne.

Sorry to hear of your experience. There are two sides to every story and often in this situation the small claims court is one option. Hope you resolve the situation amicably. We rent out our condo in Orlando. Despite constant reminders, he has not paid his balance.

His last communication said that he was going on a cruise, ending in Orlando and could he pay in resort. I replied, no, as the condo belongs to us. Are we within our rights to do this? He will arrive at the resort where our condo is situated, and the staff there will have to refuse him entry.

We have a phone number for him, but no reply there either. I would keep any evidence you can to support your efforts to communicate with the guest. What do your terms and conditions say with regards to late payments? Hope everything works out for you.

Some really great advice. My brother booked a villa through removed by admin for 7 of us…and it turns out that the guy ran off with our money. We only discovered this when my brother tried to confirm directions. A responsible intermediary, in my view, would have proactively sought out renters who might have been impacted by the so called technical problem. Hopefully the Christmas skiing clothes will still fit next Winter. Just back from a holiday from Isle of Wight, a group of 15, we reached the destination and realised that we were the targets of holiday booking fraud, stranded on an island with nowhere to go, one of our friends had transferred the money to the lady.

She had talked on phone and looked genuine. Were are lucky that we got another accommodation, but not sure if we will ever get our money back. Have negotiated to rent a cottage in Tuscany.. After some tooing and frowing we were able to reserve and then the site prompts for credit card details? Just had a call from the agent.. What site are you booking from — is it trusted? Why would they want credit card details and a bank transfer, seems strange.

Credit cards offer more security but be wary of handing details over to strangers. But never received any apartment details or refund.

Basically website is fraud, reason of my post is to inform others about this scam website but also asking a question is there anyway I can get my refund. To all holiday makers planing to rent a property in Portugal for next year please be aware that from the 29 November a new national law will come out that prohibits any property to be rented without an official license, registration number and a AL signed installed on the front door.

Any advert online must have this license number and registration number. Hope this helped J. Marques Holiday rental property owner. Thanks for the update, although I understand the new rules are still unclear for many owners. Advice for holidaymakers — check if the rental owner is licensed and legal, for owners — seek professional legal advice to ensure compliance with the law. The site offers fraud insurance, but having read the small print, it only covers you if you paid the deposit less than 7 days ago, and we paid it 11 days ago The property has been listed since , but only one review listed.

I have chatted with the owner on a UK landline number. Our dates have been blocked off on the web page calendar, and I have noticed another date has been blocked off since presumably another booking. If you have concerns contact the listing site to verify the owner.

Bear in mind that scams are rare compared to the number of successfull private holiday rentals booked. I have read with interest the posts on phishing scams. The criminals hacked into the owners email account and were emailing me directly and intercepting my emails to her after I asked about how to pay for the villa. The villa owner knew nothing of the problems and has been using the site for 4 yrs. I have to wait a week. Looking today at my holiday insurance and the wedding insurance I took out neither of them cover for fraudulent activity so I doubt I can claim via them.

Sorry to hear about your experience. I hope you get some form of recompense. Ideally the listing sites should underwrite against fraud. Maybe a future development? Keep us updated on the outcome as it may help other victims.

We found the property in a Miami Beach through a major holiday rental listing website and asked for availability through the messaging system. Once we received a period and offer that suited us, I had also spoken to them on the phone, I was sent a paypal link via e-mail.

Receipt of the payment was confirmed and I signed an acrobat rental document — not on headed paper and in poor English. Further payments of the outstanding balance due 90 and 45 days before the travel. So, I have tried to find out their company reg. Spoke to them again and was advised to email my request. No response. Spoke to the property listing website who told me there was nothing to worry about as I spoke to them in person and they had been a member since Now I wonder, how on earth the property manager in Miami got hold of my private e-mail address in the first place!

I think, they are connected! Certainly not paying the rest of the holiday and will book something else. Upon further inspection, even though the website link opened to look exactly like the Holiday Rental web page, the address was different. I have not given any money fortunately but in the initial stages of booking i did give my home address details as well as telephone number and email, so slightly concerned as to how this could be used.

Well spotted and thanks for mentioning the scamadvisor site. Cutting and pasting some text from a website or classified ad should list any duplicates where you can check if the contact details are the same, anything suspicious. Copyscape is also useful. Does anyone have recommendation for separate insurance outside of travel insurance to guard against fraud? Hi Iv just returned form a holiday in Tenerife. Its been reported to Action Fraud and my bank. There is a Property Rental Scam sight i found where its been reported before with the same company, but if the sight is still there how will people know!!

Im an experienced booker of holidays and in hindsight i can see the discrepancies in the booking now, but it was last minute, i was stressed before xmas and busy and just thought it was ok!!! Iv got Email evidence, the link to said Villa, crime numbers etc…. Sorry to hear this. Hopefully the site will be removed from the internet soon and the scammers are caught.

I booked an apartment in Tenerife that advertised a pool. There were six photos on the website however for the two weeks we were there the pool was closed and empty. I asked for refund of an appropriate sum from the apartment managers and they have responded by telling me they will report me to British police for attempting extortion. Suggestions welcome. Each advert has a unique reference number which makes it easy to find.

Contact owners direct to see if they can verify the listing you should have a record of the advert from your original enquiry. What other sites is the property listed on e. Homeaway, AirBnb? Most owners include any credit fees in the rental rate. Do you have a booking contract? Great post. Thanks for pointing this out.

This could be an issue as the peak booking season for summer holidays is usually January, some months before holidays are taken. If a fraud was identified a few weeks before the holiday, several months after booking and paying, then there could be a problem reclaiming payments sent. I have just booked a 1 night stay in an apartment in Torremolinos through Homeaway.

The price seems too good to be true. There is free cancellation and only part of the payment was upfront. The only language listed for the owner is Spanish. There is no registration number which every other property I looked at seems to have. There was no security deposit. No reviews.

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Have negotiated to rent a cottage in Tuscany.. After some tooing and frowing we were able to reserve and then the site prompts for credit card details? Just had a call from the agent.. What site are you booking from — is it trusted? Why would they want credit card details and a bank transfer, seems strange.

Credit cards offer more security but be wary of handing details over to strangers. But never received any apartment details or refund. Basically website is fraud, reason of my post is to inform others about this scam website but also asking a question is there anyway I can get my refund.

To all holiday makers planing to rent a property in Portugal for next year please be aware that from the 29 November a new national law will come out that prohibits any property to be rented without an official license, registration number and a AL signed installed on the front door.

Any advert online must have this license number and registration number. Hope this helped J. Marques Holiday rental property owner. Thanks for the update, although I understand the new rules are still unclear for many owners. Advice for holidaymakers — check if the rental owner is licensed and legal, for owners — seek professional legal advice to ensure compliance with the law. The site offers fraud insurance, but having read the small print, it only covers you if you paid the deposit less than 7 days ago, and we paid it 11 days ago The property has been listed since , but only one review listed.

I have chatted with the owner on a UK landline number. Our dates have been blocked off on the web page calendar, and I have noticed another date has been blocked off since presumably another booking.

If you have concerns contact the listing site to verify the owner. Bear in mind that scams are rare compared to the number of successfull private holiday rentals booked. I have read with interest the posts on phishing scams.

The criminals hacked into the owners email account and were emailing me directly and intercepting my emails to her after I asked about how to pay for the villa. The villa owner knew nothing of the problems and has been using the site for 4 yrs. I have to wait a week. Looking today at my holiday insurance and the wedding insurance I took out neither of them cover for fraudulent activity so I doubt I can claim via them.

Sorry to hear about your experience. I hope you get some form of recompense. Ideally the listing sites should underwrite against fraud.

Maybe a future development? Keep us updated on the outcome as it may help other victims. We found the property in a Miami Beach through a major holiday rental listing website and asked for availability through the messaging system.

Once we received a period and offer that suited us, I had also spoken to them on the phone, I was sent a paypal link via e-mail.

Receipt of the payment was confirmed and I signed an acrobat rental document — not on headed paper and in poor English. Further payments of the outstanding balance due 90 and 45 days before the travel. So, I have tried to find out their company reg. Spoke to them again and was advised to email my request. No response. Spoke to the property listing website who told me there was nothing to worry about as I spoke to them in person and they had been a member since Now I wonder, how on earth the property manager in Miami got hold of my private e-mail address in the first place!

I think, they are connected! Certainly not paying the rest of the holiday and will book something else. Upon further inspection, even though the website link opened to look exactly like the Holiday Rental web page, the address was different. I have not given any money fortunately but in the initial stages of booking i did give my home address details as well as telephone number and email, so slightly concerned as to how this could be used.

Well spotted and thanks for mentioning the scamadvisor site. Cutting and pasting some text from a website or classified ad should list any duplicates where you can check if the contact details are the same, anything suspicious. Copyscape is also useful. Does anyone have recommendation for separate insurance outside of travel insurance to guard against fraud? Hi Iv just returned form a holiday in Tenerife.

Its been reported to Action Fraud and my bank. There is a Property Rental Scam sight i found where its been reported before with the same company, but if the sight is still there how will people know!! Im an experienced booker of holidays and in hindsight i can see the discrepancies in the booking now, but it was last minute, i was stressed before xmas and busy and just thought it was ok!!! Iv got Email evidence, the link to said Villa, crime numbers etc….

Sorry to hear this. Hopefully the site will be removed from the internet soon and the scammers are caught. I booked an apartment in Tenerife that advertised a pool.

There were six photos on the website however for the two weeks we were there the pool was closed and empty. I asked for refund of an appropriate sum from the apartment managers and they have responded by telling me they will report me to British police for attempting extortion.

Suggestions welcome. Each advert has a unique reference number which makes it easy to find. Contact owners direct to see if they can verify the listing you should have a record of the advert from your original enquiry. What other sites is the property listed on e. Homeaway, AirBnb? Most owners include any credit fees in the rental rate. Do you have a booking contract?

Great post. Thanks for pointing this out. This could be an issue as the peak booking season for summer holidays is usually January, some months before holidays are taken. If a fraud was identified a few weeks before the holiday, several months after booking and paying, then there could be a problem reclaiming payments sent.

I have just booked a 1 night stay in an apartment in Torremolinos through Homeaway. The price seems too good to be true. There is free cancellation and only part of the payment was upfront.

The only language listed for the owner is Spanish. There is no registration number which every other property I looked at seems to have. There was no security deposit. No reviews. All very strange. The property is also listed on Expedia. I have googled the photos to see if I can find a match elsewhere meaning the photos may not be genuine — nothing. I messaged the property owner yesterday and await a response.

Does anyone know how I can check if this is a legitimate booking? If Homeaway says it is ok, is it? Hi I booked and paid for a villa on what I thought was tripadvisor but was a bogus site.

I paid with credit card so I thought safer but sent money via transferwise. Thank you for sharing your experience which will hopefully help others, especially about using a 3rd party to send money and not being protected.

Email Address hidden. Website optional. How big is the problem? Holiday booking fraud not only causes victims significant financial losses, it also has a substantial emotional impact.

How do holiday booking scams work? The 3 most common tricks fraudsters use are : Hacking into legitimate accommodation owners accounts on listing sites. Posting fake adverts on listing sites such as Airbnb and HomeAway. Set-up bogus accommodation websites using photos and details lifted from genuine websites.

Avoid paying by bank transfer or cheque. Use your credit or debit card. Check the rates of other similar rentals in the area as well. Trust your gut. Properties that look too good to be true usually are.

However, messaging the host who has insider knowledge of the area can help reassure you that the holiday home is genuine and as advertised. Can they recommend any good restaurants or local beaches? What do they suggest for a day out? Genuine rental owners will be happy to oblige and share their knowledge. Most holiday rental listing sites feature reviews from past guests.

Especially when they span a few years. If there are no independent reviews of the rental you need to do further checks. Can you obtain the contact details for the owner, including the property address and phone number? If booking through a rental listing site such as homeaway.

The longer the better. Once you have details of the owner and property, turn to Google to do some research. By entering the address into Google maps you should be able to verify the address and use Google street view to see the actual holiday let. Do the photos on the advertisements match the images on street view?

Is there a booking contract? The holiday property manager should send you a booking contract to sign when you book. This outlines the terms and conditions of the holiday and should include details of the property address etc. Is the availability calendar updated? A trick scammers use is to advertise the most expensive peak weeks at a discount to catch bargain hunters out.

Try Rapportive for Gmail. Do they match up? If you have concerns, ask for a utility bill for proof of ownership. If the owner has their own website, do a whois lookup by entering the website address in the search box. This shows details of who owns the website. How long has the domain been registered for? Is the property managed by an established villa management company who does the cleaning or meet and greet?

Ask for their details so you can verify the rental. What is the safest way to pay when booking with the owner direct? The level of protection you have depends on how you pay for your holiday. How to get your money back after a scam… If you booked via a listing website such as HomeAway or Airbnb then contact them to see if your payment is protected. If you paid by credit card, you have protection if things go wrong under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act.

However, in many instances, no action will be taken. To summarise: Holiday letting portals are constantly taking steps to reduce villa rental scams by verifying owners, securing communications and pushing for properties to be booked online.

The safest way for travellers to avoid holiday booking scams is… Millions of travellers book holiday villas and apartments every year without any problems. To stay safe…. Always use your credit card to pay for the booking for maximum protection if the booking proves fake.

Follow our tips above and trust your gut. As always, we welcome your comments below which will help other travellers. Phil 16th July Nick 16th December Useful Tips We offer all our owners free online booking software that allows them to take credit cards which connects to Paypal to process the payment.

Phil 22nd December Hi Nick, Thanks for your comment. John 6th February Andy 14th September Paul 11th November Philip 19th November Andrew 13th December Alex Riston 7th July Philip 21st July Laura 26th September Fiona Biggs 3rd May Philip 7th May Carolyn 4th January Philip 18th January Kenny Halliday 30th June Any help and advice to recover any of this money would be greatly appreciated.

Philip 5th July David Spickett 12th May Philip 22nd May Andy Wills 17th June Philip 19th June Anne Phelps 12th August

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How to check if the apartment or villa you are booking is genuine and protect can help reassure you that the holiday home is genuine and as advertised. We went to stay in a holiday villa in Sayalonga in Spain in June We are now 3 days from supposedly going away with no Villa and no money. Rent your villa or holiday home in Spain from holiday owners direct. It is tucked away on a beautiful tree-lined and sunlit walkway in the heart of downtown. Book your Spain vacation rentals online. Explore a large selection of vacation rentals, including Villas, Houses & more: over Average home rating for Spain.

We have a phone number for him, but no reply there either. I would keep any evidence you can to support your efforts to communicate with the guest. What do your terms and conditions say with regards to late payments? Hope everything works out for you. Some really great advice. My brother booked a villa through removed by admin for 7 of us…and it turns out that the guy ran off with our money. We only discovered this when my brother tried to confirm directions. A responsible intermediary, in my view, would have proactively sought out renters who might have been impacted by the so called technical problem.

Hopefully the Christmas skiing clothes will still fit next Winter. Just back from a holiday from Isle of Wight, a group of 15, we reached the destination and realised that we were the targets of holiday booking fraud, stranded on an island with nowhere to go, one of our friends had transferred the money to the lady.

She had talked on phone and looked genuine. Were are lucky that we got another accommodation, but not sure if we will ever get our money back. Have negotiated to rent a cottage in Tuscany.. After some tooing and frowing we were able to reserve and then the site prompts for credit card details? Just had a call from the agent.. What site are you booking from — is it trusted?

Why would they want credit card details and a bank transfer, seems strange. Credit cards offer more security but be wary of handing details over to strangers.

But never received any apartment details or refund. Basically website is fraud, reason of my post is to inform others about this scam website but also asking a question is there anyway I can get my refund.

To all holiday makers planing to rent a property in Portugal for next year please be aware that from the 29 November a new national law will come out that prohibits any property to be rented without an official license, registration number and a AL signed installed on the front door.

Any advert online must have this license number and registration number. Hope this helped J. Marques Holiday rental property owner. Thanks for the update, although I understand the new rules are still unclear for many owners.

Advice for holidaymakers — check if the rental owner is licensed and legal, for owners — seek professional legal advice to ensure compliance with the law. The site offers fraud insurance, but having read the small print, it only covers you if you paid the deposit less than 7 days ago, and we paid it 11 days ago The property has been listed since , but only one review listed. I have chatted with the owner on a UK landline number. Our dates have been blocked off on the web page calendar, and I have noticed another date has been blocked off since presumably another booking.

If you have concerns contact the listing site to verify the owner. Bear in mind that scams are rare compared to the number of successfull private holiday rentals booked. I have read with interest the posts on phishing scams. The criminals hacked into the owners email account and were emailing me directly and intercepting my emails to her after I asked about how to pay for the villa. The villa owner knew nothing of the problems and has been using the site for 4 yrs.

I have to wait a week. Looking today at my holiday insurance and the wedding insurance I took out neither of them cover for fraudulent activity so I doubt I can claim via them.

Sorry to hear about your experience. I hope you get some form of recompense. Ideally the listing sites should underwrite against fraud. Maybe a future development? Keep us updated on the outcome as it may help other victims. We found the property in a Miami Beach through a major holiday rental listing website and asked for availability through the messaging system. Once we received a period and offer that suited us, I had also spoken to them on the phone, I was sent a paypal link via e-mail.

Receipt of the payment was confirmed and I signed an acrobat rental document — not on headed paper and in poor English. Further payments of the outstanding balance due 90 and 45 days before the travel. So, I have tried to find out their company reg. Spoke to them again and was advised to email my request. No response. Spoke to the property listing website who told me there was nothing to worry about as I spoke to them in person and they had been a member since Now I wonder, how on earth the property manager in Miami got hold of my private e-mail address in the first place!

I think, they are connected! Certainly not paying the rest of the holiday and will book something else. Upon further inspection, even though the website link opened to look exactly like the Holiday Rental web page, the address was different. I have not given any money fortunately but in the initial stages of booking i did give my home address details as well as telephone number and email, so slightly concerned as to how this could be used.

Well spotted and thanks for mentioning the scamadvisor site. Cutting and pasting some text from a website or classified ad should list any duplicates where you can check if the contact details are the same, anything suspicious. Copyscape is also useful.

Does anyone have recommendation for separate insurance outside of travel insurance to guard against fraud? Hi Iv just returned form a holiday in Tenerife. Its been reported to Action Fraud and my bank. There is a Property Rental Scam sight i found where its been reported before with the same company, but if the sight is still there how will people know!! Im an experienced booker of holidays and in hindsight i can see the discrepancies in the booking now, but it was last minute, i was stressed before xmas and busy and just thought it was ok!!!

Iv got Email evidence, the link to said Villa, crime numbers etc…. Sorry to hear this. Hopefully the site will be removed from the internet soon and the scammers are caught. I booked an apartment in Tenerife that advertised a pool.

There were six photos on the website however for the two weeks we were there the pool was closed and empty. I asked for refund of an appropriate sum from the apartment managers and they have responded by telling me they will report me to British police for attempting extortion. Suggestions welcome. Each advert has a unique reference number which makes it easy to find. Contact owners direct to see if they can verify the listing you should have a record of the advert from your original enquiry.

What other sites is the property listed on e. Homeaway, AirBnb? Most owners include any credit fees in the rental rate. Do you have a booking contract? Great post. Thanks for pointing this out.

This could be an issue as the peak booking season for summer holidays is usually January, some months before holidays are taken. If a fraud was identified a few weeks before the holiday, several months after booking and paying, then there could be a problem reclaiming payments sent. I have just booked a 1 night stay in an apartment in Torremolinos through Homeaway. The price seems too good to be true. There is free cancellation and only part of the payment was upfront.

The only language listed for the owner is Spanish. There is no registration number which every other property I looked at seems to have. There was no security deposit. No reviews. All very strange. The property is also listed on Expedia.

I have googled the photos to see if I can find a match elsewhere meaning the photos may not be genuine — nothing. I messaged the property owner yesterday and await a response. Does anyone know how I can check if this is a legitimate booking? If Homeaway says it is ok, is it? Hi I booked and paid for a villa on what I thought was tripadvisor but was a bogus site. I paid with credit card so I thought safer but sent money via transferwise. Thank you for sharing your experience which will hopefully help others, especially about using a 3rd party to send money and not being protected.

Email Address hidden. Website optional. How big is the problem? Holiday booking fraud not only causes victims significant financial losses, it also has a substantial emotional impact. How do holiday booking scams work? The 3 most common tricks fraudsters use are : Hacking into legitimate accommodation owners accounts on listing sites. Posting fake adverts on listing sites such as Airbnb and HomeAway.

Set-up bogus accommodation websites using photos and details lifted from genuine websites. Avoid paying by bank transfer or cheque. Use your credit or debit card. The main bedroom looks over the whole beach. There are only 6 villas in a row on the seafront. Casa Tres has 3 beds , each with an en suite bathroom The rear garden overlooks the beach and promenade.

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Thanks for your comment. Seems like you are taking some positive steps to protect payments. Hopefully other holiday rental portals will adopt such measures. Validation schemes like the seal of approval scheme run by yourholidaymatters. Some good advice here. The whois tip is especially good because it provides a way to see who owns the website. I would always advocate paying with a credit card.

That way the consumer is protected and can charge back any payment. I would also suggest that consumers check with listing websites what checks they have done before allowing someone to advertise.

It has aleways been my opinion that some of these sites, although clearly not involved directly, actually facilitate the fraud because their checks are simply not good enough. That includes and actually is led by the really big sites; corporate giants that are interested in profit over and above consumer security. Pure Holiday Homes recently launched a scheme where they verify owners and highlight those owners on their website so that they stand out from the rest.

This is probably a few years off yet though. Its still a real problem for people who want to rent a holiday home. K market prefer to book their holiday home direct with a bonded agent to prevent just this problem. I would agree with all the points in this article. We have two rental villas in Northern Cyprus and frequently rent to people from outside the UK, so it would be particularly handy to be able to take credit cards from our perspective, as much as the buyer.

Recently, we thought we had the answer, as one of the major holiday rentals websites now gives us the option of offering payment by visa or MasterCard even when the bookings are from our adverts elsewhere. However, we discovered that the company forced our guests to pay an additional 4. If someone were to set up a reasonably priced system to enable holiday home owners to take credit card, they will be filling a very large gap in the market. Alex, I agree that there is a gap in the market to be filled with regards to online payments for holiday rentals.

Just spent 3 days trying to verify apartment. Owner only been advertising on website 3 weeks, lots of availability, very little detail. Asked lots of questions and queried address, owner stopped communicating!

Wish there was an easy way to verify, we may have missed out on the best apt. An owner should be prepared to answer lots of questions, especially if there is a lot of availability for the property, so I think yo have avoided being scammed This is our first year renting our property and we enter into long correspondence with our renters.

We went to stay in a holiday villa in Sayalonga in Spain in June Beautiful villa and the property managers very friendly but they had placed a gas cylinder underneath the BBQ that was too big for it so after it had been lit for awhile the rubber pipe leading from the cylinder caught alight!

Luckily we were quick to act and got the fire out before the cylinder exploded. At the time we had 2 children on the patio near it so the outcome could have been very serious. All would have been ok except on our return we did not receive out deposit back so we contacted the owner, from here the correspondence from him was extremely rude and blamed us for the accident and he never gave us an apology.

I contacted the rental website where we booked and they said complaints needed to be dealt with through the owner! Which of course was never going to happen. We wrote a review which never got put up or did I receive any response from when we asked what had happened to it.

I would pursue an explanation from the owner for the deduction and the rental site for not putting the review up. I searched and found a place on website removed by admin. I sent an email on their online email facility and waited for a response.

I got a response from a private email with my original online email enquiry attached. So I thought this was all legitimate and continued through with payment.

I had trouble with Western Union and requested a bank account to transfer into from NZ. I was sent a TSB account but the extra charges put me off. ALARM bells and tracing emails has resulted in being stitched up. Have you pursued all possible avenues of raising a dispute with the website, as some offer a rental guarantee? Most will simply state they are an advertising portal, and not liable. Many of the leading advertising portals are in the process of launching online bookings and payment which should reduce such scams.

We all have to start somewhere! Rent through a site that has an online payment facility — the background check on the owner is quite rigorous. Hi Fiona, not being on a rental site for long is just one of the signs, when combined with others outlined in the post may warrant further checks.

I agree, engaging with owners is a great way to get reassurance. We have recently been a victim of Internet Fraud when trying to book a villa in spain through site removed by admin. We used site removed by admin as we felt sure they were a safe and secure method of enquiring to Villa owners. We received multiple replies and eventually settled on a Villa owned and managed by name removed by admin. We negotiated the price via one phone call and several emails before agreeing the price.

We were then sent bank details to transfer the funds. One week before going we contacted name removed by admin to enquire about arrival details and this time the number on the emails was dead.

We found an alternative number through the web and finally got hold of him. This time we spoke to the REAL name removed by admin rather than the con artists. I am not hopeful of getting the money back and i find it appalling that site removed by admin do not have good enough online security to stop their accounts being hacked.

Being powered by site removed by admin i would have expected a high level of security and them to be able to spot a breach which could potentially cost thousands of holiday makers. Please be aware of this scam and pay via Paypal or credit card. We followed every other piece of advise by calling and getting contracts but if the con artist is posing as the owner this advice is worthless.

The only protection is to pay by a means which covers fraud! Have you reported this to Action Fraud? You mention that there are also holiday insurance products available that provide more comprehensive protection against rental fraud, but this costs extra. Do you know which companies offer this, as Google has failed me? As always with insurance, check the terms and conditions and that the cover is suitable for your needs.

I rented holiday let in Cyprus, last year , and I am still trying to get her to return my money. This owner lives in Cumbria. Her statements on her web sites are untrue, and it is not till you arrive at the property did we find out how much she lied for instance she advertises that the property as having lifts, when you arrive it only has one lift, and that has been declared unsafe, by the Developer, as she is refusing to pay the service charge, this only a another problem she not inform us of the building site opposite, she had been reported to to her by another person, back in July Any advice on this would be helpful Anne.

Sorry to hear of your experience. There are two sides to every story and often in this situation the small claims court is one option. Hope you resolve the situation amicably. We rent out our condo in Orlando. Despite constant reminders, he has not paid his balance. His last communication said that he was going on a cruise, ending in Orlando and could he pay in resort.

I replied, no, as the condo belongs to us. Are we within our rights to do this? He will arrive at the resort where our condo is situated, and the staff there will have to refuse him entry. We have a phone number for him, but no reply there either. I would keep any evidence you can to support your efforts to communicate with the guest.

What do your terms and conditions say with regards to late payments? Hope everything works out for you. Some really great advice. My brother booked a villa through removed by admin for 7 of us…and it turns out that the guy ran off with our money. We only discovered this when my brother tried to confirm directions. A responsible intermediary, in my view, would have proactively sought out renters who might have been impacted by the so called technical problem.

Hopefully the Christmas skiing clothes will still fit next Winter. Just back from a holiday from Isle of Wight, a group of 15, we reached the destination and realised that we were the targets of holiday booking fraud, stranded on an island with nowhere to go, one of our friends had transferred the money to the lady.

She had talked on phone and looked genuine. Were are lucky that we got another accommodation, but not sure if we will ever get our money back. Have negotiated to rent a cottage in Tuscany.. After some tooing and frowing we were able to reserve and then the site prompts for credit card details?

Just had a call from the agent.. What site are you booking from — is it trusted? Why would they want credit card details and a bank transfer, seems strange. Credit cards offer more security but be wary of handing details over to strangers.

But never received any apartment details or refund. Basically website is fraud, reason of my post is to inform others about this scam website but also asking a question is there anyway I can get my refund.

To all holiday makers planing to rent a property in Portugal for next year please be aware that from the 29 November a new national law will come out that prohibits any property to be rented without an official license, registration number and a AL signed installed on the front door. Any advert online must have this license number and registration number. Hope this helped J. Marques Holiday rental property owner. Thanks for the update, although I understand the new rules are still unclear for many owners.

Advice for holidaymakers — check if the rental owner is licensed and legal, for owners — seek professional legal advice to ensure compliance with the law.

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