Holiday Help - book the perfect dream holiday!

New to renting a holiday property? Use our guidelines and useful tips to help you book the perfect holiday.

Finding a Property

Use our search facility to find your dream holiday by either:

  1. Searching for a golf resort or place which will give you a list of properties for rental and a link to golf courses in the area or
  2. Search for a favourite golf course which will give you a list of properties within close proximity

You can also select optional criteria including availability dates and accommodation requirements to find a selection of properties that you are interested in. Full details on specific properties, and forms for contacting the owners are listed within the property advert themselves, found by clicking on the thumbnail picture or title listed in the search results pages.

TIP: Make a shortlist of properties!

Contacting the Owner

At the bottom of the property page, you will find the contact details of the owner, or in some cases their representative. We encourage you to complete the online form, which will immediately send an email to the owner. The form also provides you with the opportunity to make any additional requests. Most owners respond quickly however if you have not been contacted by the owner within 48 hrs, then we do suggest you telephone them.

TIP: Check availability and change over day before you contact the owners and ensure your contact details are correct!

Making a Booking

Information regarding booking is provided on each individual property page. It is normal practice to request between 10% - 50% booking deposit, with the balance being paid approximately 8 weeks prior to arrival. Payment is normally paid by cheque or bank transfer although owners are now starting to use PayPal as a means of taking monies. Most property owners do request a breakage deposit, which is normally refunded on your return, less the cost of any breakages. Some owners also charge extras for air-conditioning, welcome pack, heating, phone etc. so do check carefully. Please also confirm cancellation charges with the individual owner - deposits are often non-refundable and they may have a sliding scale of charges for last minute cancellations after the balance has been paid. You should be sent a rental contract by the owner, which ensures that both parties are happy and clear on what is expected. This will usually include arrival and departure dates and times, payment schedules, cancellation terms and conditions as well as any other specific policies.

TIP: Confirm all the terms of the booking in writing

Any Problems

Owners normally leave instructions at the property for contacting either themselves or their local representative. If you find that you have a problem or an item of equipment breaks down, please call them straight away. Either they or their representative will have the local knowledge to try and put things right. It is essential to air any difficulties on the spot as this gives the owner the chance to ensure your holiday is not spoilt.

TIP: Report a complaint straight away rather than waiting until after you return home.

Before you leave for your holiday destination!

Do ensure you have the following information before you leave:

  • address of the property
  • driving instructions from the airport / ferry / train station
  • details of how you are to pick the key up or the name and telephone number of the person you are meeting in case you need to contact them
  • emergency telephone number
  • where do you take the key when you leave

Enjoy your Holiday!

We ourselves have experienced wonderful self-catering holidays renting properties all over the world and we hope you will use our site to book your next holiday! So, from Golf Rentals Direct, have a fabulous holiday and remember to look us up on your return!!

 

What are the benefits of booking a rental property? Your perfect holiday is only a click away!

Being in control:

Control to not only choose your location but the actual property you will be staying at. Each property advertised provides a detailed description of all its amenities and up to 12 photos of the property. With such a wide range of properties available, you set your own wish list. Whether you want your own private pool or to enjoy a family evening around the BBQ – the choice is yours. From luxuries such as a private pool to everyday comforts such as satellite TV or internet access – we'll have the perfect property to match your needs. Tailor your itinerary to suit you and your family or friends. Many owners are happy to take mid week arrivals so you can make use of cheaper flights if you are venturing abroad

Good value for money:

Private holiday rentals offer an effective solution for your holiday and you can save up to 50% in comparison to staying at a hotel. The rates are usually per week, so the price per person is often very low in comparison to a package holiday.  

Home from Home:

Remember you are staying in a family home with all the mod cons. Choose a property to suite your requirements yet within your budget - no more sharing with the children! What's more relaxing than getting up in the morning to the sun shining, dressing gown on with breakfast on your terrace or balcony!  Eat what you like when you like! Many of the properties provide entertainment for adults and children including games, books, DVDs, PC, Wii, PS2, Xbox, etc

Great for large parties:

Looking for a family reunion or two families holidaying together? Private holiday rentals offer plenty of space and privacy for the whole party to get together whatever the occasion. The larger the party, often the lower the cost per head – so providing more value for money.

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