Booking of villa was very easy, made that directly from owner and he was very helpful in any matters. He gave us very good instructions before we even arrived to. Book directly with verified owners. Choose from holiday apartments, villas and country homes in Alcudia. From only € 46 per night. Watchdog now, please take great care when booking with owners direct, as their account has been hijacked and criminals are getting customers payments.
I booked through owners direct BUT i spoke directly with the lady whose apartment i was booking , so we could not get hacked , however every now and then i get emails from her account that look fishy so i ring her up and forewarn her and she gets her granddaughter to sort it out , makes you wonder? I've already booked for but I was dabbling with the idea of a diy package for the following year.
I feel for people who work so hard all year to take their family on holiday only to lose their hard earned pay. Great care should always be taken and any bank account details should be double checked. If possible, payment by credit card should be the preferred option. Bank transfers to a foreign account should be treated with suspicion.
This is a worldwide problem not just affecting Europe , it is rife in the Caribbean and Florida. Sadly it's a known scam and has effected quite a lot of people, it is not always possible to call the owner to verify as many only communicate via email.
Also most owners insist on direct bank transfer in advance, we booked a property this year through home away and I did have a few concerns about the process as there are almost no safeguards in place if it goes wrong. If what the OP says is true - that Owner's Direct will be implementing a secure form of payment, then that's good news - a little late, but better than never.
Their competition has had that advantage for some time now. I am not familiar with HomeAway's processes, but presumed they were just like AirBnb and the major competitors - pretty hard to get scammed, because the money is held in escrow until you are satisfied with the accommodation or more accurately, don't file a complaint after arrival.
If there's a problem, you can always get your money back, and the scammer gets nothing. If that ever happened, AirBnb offers to book another accommodation straight away while it gets sorted. But since a scammer can't get their money anyway, there's zero motivation to attempt it in the first place. Malllorcat is right - airbnb and homeaway plus another provider were namechecked as being harder to scam than the present owners direct set up. It's incredible that hitherto, OD has simply said "shame but what can we do?
I felt so awful for those poor people losing thousands to hackers. I went off direct with owner bookings a while ago but at least there are some who are acting to keep fraud in check. Been a bit busy so just noticed this tread , I suppose I'd better come clean I've got properties on owners direct so have a vested interest , I think it was in May when I and I'm guessing all OD,s customers were told of emails being hacked and we were asked to change passwords and other details , then again in August as the problem had not been sorted , I'm also on home away and it works on the same email system that connects client to owner , I can't defend the system but it's the only one we have and until someone comes up with a better idea we have to use it , it was said be careful about sending to bank accounts abroad but if you rented one of mine you would have to send it to Spain , most owners put contact numbers and I've found most will talk to you if you have any payment concerns.
Both are very popular the latter popular with Germans , both generate a lot of bookings, and both have excellent protections for both the property owner AND the holidaymaker. Sadly Mallorcat both of those sights still use the email contact system and that's what had been hacked , if fact everything uses it now even this site, until someone comes up with a better system or a way of improving site security there will always be probs , if there is a chance of money being made someone will always try and beat the system sadly.
Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Alcudia forums. The house, surrounded by several terraces where you can sit and read a book or enjoy a coffee with field views, has m2 and two floors.
When you enter, a beautiful hall leads to a spacious and plain air-conditioned living room, the perfect place to join with the family or friends and chat or watch the satellite TV channels. The dining room is air-conditioned and open to the kitchen with a gas top and a highchair if needed , and it preserves the traditional Mallorcan style. It can be accessed from the outside or from the living area, climbing some steps, and it offers a large table. The laundry room comes with a washer, and iron and an ironing board.
There are five bedrooms with a closet and two twin beds each. The other three bedrooms are upstairs. One has access to the sunny terrace. Then, there are three more bathrooms. One is downstairs featuring a bath, another is upstairs with a shower, and finally, the last bathroom is outside featuring a shower too. This villa is in a quiet but well connected location, just 2. The village offers all needed services for a great vacation.
The area is also perfect for hiking and cycling. We recommend you visit the lovely towns of Arta and Capdepera, or the little city of Manacor with a great selection of shops and much more.
Pets are not allowed. The holding of events is forbidden. Consult the advertiser for possible charges. Holiday Apartment Pollenca : Apartment. This is a cosy and welcoming apartment right in the centre of Pollensa for up to 2 people. It is a 40 m2 apartment on a first floor with a room with a double bed and a bathroom with shower. There is a really nice iron and glass table and chairs for 4 people. The cosy kitchen has everything you might need during your holiday: microwave, toaster, coffee machine, vitro ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge with freezer, etc.
You will find as well washing machine, iron and ironing board. Please mind that pets are not allowed. Pollensa is one of the most beautiful villages in northern Mallorca. It was one of the favourite places for painters and artists to settle in the island. Pollensa invites you enjoying summer nights with its history, narrow streets and old traditions, there are also concerts around town, art exhibitions, bars, shops and restaurants in the main square with open air terraces that are always bustling.
You have to climb up steps to get there but the views are really worth it. All those are fine grained sand beaches with crystal clear waters and not really deep waters, what make them perfect for children.
You can also join many sports and activities such as sailing, kayaking, diving or fishing. There is also the marina, where you will see all the luxury yachts and the colourful and tiny fishing boats from the locals. In the sea promenade you can delight yourself with the wonderful views from the bay while having a drink in one of the many cafes or restaurants you can find there.
On Sundays there is market in Pollensa and on Wednesdays in Port de Pollensa, where you can get to know the locals. Luxurious Villa Manacor : Villa. Welcome to this spectacularly luxurious villa with a private pool on the outskirts of Manacor.
This wonderful finca offers a lot of peace and joy thanks to the spacious, spectacular and green garden surrounding the magnificent pool. Furthermore, your pool is a very comfortable 10 x 4 metres and the depth ranges from 1. Its ideal for a cool dip before basking in the sun on one of the 20 sun loungers and Bali beds. All of that in addition to the surrounding views of the rural landscape.
You can also quickly cool down under the spray of the exterior shower if you prefer to hold on a while before the next dip after the great banquet at the porch, cooked on the barbecue.
The finca offers total privacy despite it accommodates 3 houses inside. The path starting leads to each of them, but you will still enjoy your private space since the plot has more than The house has 2 floors, offering a great air-conditioning open concept space where the kitchen, the dining and the living come all together.
The living area invites to relax on any of its comfortable sofas, watching satellite TV or your favourite DVD movies. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, ceramic top, and all needed utensils to cook your best dishes. You will find a washing machine, a tumble dryer, an iron and an ironing board in the laundry room. A toilet room completes this floor. Three of them still are on the main floor, the three with an en-suite bathroom, one with a shower and the others with a jetted tub and independent shower.
The rest of the bedrooms, that is 4 bedrooms, are on the first floor and they all offer an en-suite bathroom with a shower. If you are travelling with babies, we can prepare up to 4 cots and 4 highchairs. The house is equipped with oil central heating for holidays in the winter season.
This finca is only 3. About 15 km away you reach the beaches of Portocristo, Cala Magraner or Calas de Mallorca, among many others, where you can spend a fantastic beach day. And of course, do not leave without coming to know the impressive and ancient Caves of Drach in Portocristo.
Palma Atico Palma de Mallorca : Apartment. Fully furnished private home in an typical living area of Palma de Mallorca. Very nice large terrace turning south-west. At distance you have a sence the Mediterranean sea. This spacious detached villa has 3 bedrooms, 1 with en-suite, 1 guest bathroom, 1 guest toilet. The golf villa is in a gated community with security cameras on site.
There is also a large community pool on the complex. The villa is just 5 minutes drive from the beaches, bars, restaurants, shops and hospitals. Town house located at the main street in Sa Pobla for 6 people. Exclussive property refurbished with a private roof terrace with barbacue and jacuzzi. Perfect to discover Mallorca during all year round. Sa Pobla is really popular for its tapas and fiestas.
Can't find what you are looking for?