From our Web site FRANCE-VACATION-RENTALS.COM we give you a simple explanation about how to hire a place for your holidays in France, with all the information you should have to handle successfully this operation and enjoy unforgettable vacations. It is very important that you pay really close attention to this section, since even when hiring a place is simple, every detail must be taken into account.
We will explain how to make the reservations from any part of the world and via the Internet, the most popular method to quickly and safely rent a place nowadays, although there are still some real state agencies and rental agencies that only provide this service personally or by telephone. We will focus on the online reservations, due to their proven effectiveness and by the comfort it represents for the travelers, who can make the reservations anywhere and at any given time. Every site has steps so that any user can follow them without any confusion. Anyway, if you are not familiar with the Internet, you may ask for help on the site. Usually, rental agencies for holidays in France combine online customer service with phone customer service, to have a better communication, understand the travelers´ demands and provide the most suitable options.
These are the steps to take in case of renting a place for your next vacations in France:
The first step is to determine the place where you are going to stay in France. It is likely that students and business people, as opposed to conventional tourists, have a given place to stay, even though many times they can choose their destination. Travelers without any particular obligation can choose from a variety of possibilities that France offers. The capital city, Paris, the City of Light, of the art museums, of entertainment and the site of important historical events, is an extraordinary and striking tourist site. However, it is not the only attractive option. France consists of various regions with beautiful landscapes and of particular customs that deserve to be known.
Be it north, south, east or west, we have a striking geography and a great cultural richness, such as: Champagne-Ardennes, Normandy, Brittany, Côte d`Azur, the Alps and Pyrenees areas. The best way to decide where to go on holidays is to learn about the natural characteristics of every region, their culture, entertainment, interest places, amenities and expenses.
Once you have chosen the place, the next step is to surf the different rental sites until you find the one offering the right place and price.
Web sites offering holiday rental properties to spend your holidays in France have simple rental search systems. Pictures of the properties are shown together with descriptions of the location, style, price, capacity and amenities.
After learning about the available offer, you must fill in an online form indicating the place you like the most, as well as the arrival and departure dates. The agency will let you know whether that place is available or not within 48 hours. It is necessary that you indicate other options, since there is a possibility that the place selected is already taken. Some agencies handle this differently. They will ask you about stay dates, region chosen, number of people, type of place desired, amenities and estimated price. With this information, they will make a pre-selection and they will send you descriptions and pictures so that you can select the place you want.
Once you have chosen the place, some agencies offer phone customer service to give you a more detailed description of the characteristics of the place, and dispel all possible doubt. Thus you can have an exceptional stay in France, without any inconveniences as regards rental.
On the Web site you have chosen the place to stay in while on vacations in France, you will have to fill in an initial rental form. Within a few days you will receive a confirmation of the reservation. At that moment, you will have to fill in a final rental form, which is the rental agreement. Furthermore, it is required a 50% deposit of the total price when making the reservation of the place. Usually the payment can be by credit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express), and sometimes by checks and cash –though it is not the usual method of payment, since credit cards represent a warranty for those renting. It must be pointed out that sometimes reservations can be made by phone or even by fax.
Once made the deposit, you will receive a bill in which the total price, the previous deposit, a security deposit (in case of potential damages), tourist taxes and expenses for extra services are indicated.
The total amount of the price must be paid before the reservation date (some agencies demand the payment to be done two months in advance; others accept the payment on the arrival day). Besides the 50% initial deposit and the total rental payment before the reservation date, it is necessary that you pay a security deposit for potential damages, which will be returned by credit card after the stay, with the right discounts in case of any damage. On the other hand, if you do not pay the total bill, you will lose the reservation and the deposit made (the security one).
If the reservation is made with little anticipation, you will be asked to pay the total amount of the payment at that moment.
Usually, once the total price is paid, agencies will send you information about where to pick up the keys and where to return them, the address and the telephone number of the property and of the owner ?or the one in charge of it?, how to get there, nearby places of interest and any worth-mentioning information regarding the place you rent.
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