11 of 11 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Disadvantages Dishonest Reviews, Homelidays does not support the renter only the owner.
My family recently returned from a stay in Fiumme Freddo Bruzzio, Italy where I rented a villa through Homelidays.com. Upon returning home, I wrote a testimnial about the property and my stay. I felt that my review of the property was fair and honest. I described both the pros and the cons (although mostly cons). The biggest issue and the one I felt was most important to alert future potential renters about was that this property was infested with bed bugs! There were ten of us and we all recieved multiple bites from these disgusting critters (2 of the kids had multiple bites on their faces) ...
20 of 20 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Cheap, comfortable accomodation
Disadvantages Dealing with private owners that may be unreliable
This web site (there is very possibly more like it) is my new way of hunting for holiday accommodation. It is international accommodation to suit almost any budget (apart from dorm room budgets) but at the moment Europe seems to be where most of the accommodation is advertised. The basic idea Private house owners that want to rent their properties to tourists set up an account and can advertise as many properties as they like. So how does this benefit the tourist? Well my girlfriend and I have just got back from over a month traveling through Spain. We did a lot of research on accommodation ...
35 of 38 Ciao users found the following review helpful
As an owner advertising my apartment on the Homelidays website, I want to assure potential renters that there is a stringent code of practise operated by Homelidays prior to your advert being accepted for publishing. I find it upsetting that an owner would mislead a potential rental regarding their property and would image that this really is the exception to the rule. May I take this opportunity to assure renters that I personally demand a high standard and as I (like other fellow) owners use the property myself that I always make sure the advert is a true reflection of the
7 of 8 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Easy to use website
Disadvantages Refuses to publish negative reviews of properties
My wife and I rented an apartment for two weeks in Tropea, Italy through Homelidays.com. The website stated that "98% of renters satisfied with their stay." The apartment we selected had received 100% glowing reviews from previous renters. When we arrived, we discovered the description the owner had given to the website contained major misrepresentations as to location, size and features. The apartment was totally unacceptable for our purposes; we forfeited our deposit and found other accommodations. On our return, I wrote a negative review for the property. Homelidays, however, refused to ...
7 of 10 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Four of us recently (0807) spent 2 nights at Ferme Prevost de Courmiere in Capelle de Hesdin, Norde de Calais, home of Andre and Annie Lombardet. We received an exceptionally warm welcome at their delightful well appointed elderly large and spacious farmhouse and enjoyed a gourmet dinner prepared and hosted by them. We highly recommend Andre and Annie for their professionalism as absolutely excellent hosts. Our memory of our time there will be one of first class dining, hospitality and understated French style.
20 of 25 Ciao users found the following review helpful
I have found this website very very good easy to use, with lots of information for all to see. If I was looking to book I would use this site. I do have a Florida Villa on there, (www.floridaletsadream.com) and the responce, from customer has been excellent, the bookings I have took have all been from Honest poeple, Who have looked after our villa. What more Can I say other than I have also reseived Excellet advice and support from the staff on the site. From a very Happy Owner Marie Bowen www.floridaletsadream.com
2 of 5 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Friendly service and room to do a decent write up about your house.
Disadvantages I haven't experienced any disadvantages at this time.
Being just new to the holiday rental market this year (2009) I had to take a while to decide which sites to advertise on. One of those I did use was homelidays.com and I have to say that so far I am very happy with the results and fully intend to use them next year. I like too the way you can read reviews of guests by holiday home renters who have let to them previously. And I hope that our guests will add a review once they have stayed with us. We have made a huge effort to have our house as good as possible and added many extras to make it a real home away from home for our guests and ...
1 of 4 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Superb search facilities including maps
Disadvantages Arranging payment to the owners
We rented two properties from Homelidays on the west coast of France, in 2008. We had not visited this part of France before but we found the site search tools to be excellent and so we quickly narrowed down candidates and contacted the owners. When we got there we found that both houses and areas matched the descriptions. We found the agent running the first property and the owner who let the second both to be very helpful. The owner of the second property even took our bond in sterling so that we were not left with lots of euros on our last day (more's the pity considering the rate this ...
7 of 22 Ciao users found the following review helpful
What a shame this client's opinion is based upon only one stay......what made him/her choose it in the first place?
0 of 1 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Contact directly with owner
Disadvantages Found none
I love Homelidays. I have been using it since 2007. Sometimes I forgot my membership password from a year to the next and then I have to recover it. I have stayed in many spots around the world and I always rent apartments. I find Homelidays very reliable and never had any problems. The main reason I use this web is because I e-mail directly to the owner and the majority respond the same same day or the next day, It depends of the time difference. In the majority of the rentals they list the name of the owner as well as the phone number in the case you want to speak directly to them. Never had ...