Vacationers have more options than ever to choose where and with whom to book a vacation rental property. Often times you may search for the name of a villa in Google and have a plethora of sites listing the same property. That can leave many guests confused as to where they can find the best deal and who will offer the best service for the booking process and their stay! Here are a few reasons why booking with the source booking agency (meaning the specialists who hold the villa calendar) can provide for the best experience from booking to an unforgettable vacation.
He who holds the calendar holds the power: TC Villas holds the calendar and has direct contact with the owner. Moreover, each of our team of 3 villa specialists (Dan, Shandon and Dani) have seen every one of our properties and spent lots of time on this island. We offer villas on this one island only and pride ourselves in preparing guests for an unforgettable vacation with first hand knowledge!
What does it mean to hold the calendar though? That means the agency or company that books the property directly for the owner of the property (who may not wish to answer emails and phone calls 24/7) is the point of contact for everyone else who wishes to book. Should you wish to book with another agency, that agency will field your questions and eventually send you dates to be held and paid to the company that holds the calendar.
Some benefits of booking directly with the calendar holding company:
-The company that holds the calendar is more likely to have actually seen the property. Many guests are surprised to find out that a majority of agents who book villas may have not ever seen the property or even visited that particular island!
-That company has direct contact with the owner. Other companies that book the villa would have to go through them to get refunds, file complaints, or ask for pricing reductions.
The dreaded F-Word: Fees and how to avoid them:
Unfortunately fees are becoming ubiquitous in the vacation rental industry. Guests can pay more-sometimes hundreds more- by booking on Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO or other sites. Many times guests will pay those fees not knowing that if they booked directly with us, they could skip them all together! I generally use sites like Airbnb or VRBO to find a property, then do a bit of extra research to find the calendar holding company and reach out to them directly to avoid such fees. It can save you big time!
You can find our villas at TC Villas. Contact TC Villas at email@example.com or by phone from 9-5 EST at 1.877.467.4858 to book your perfect beachfront vacation rental villa in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands!