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Renting a Villa

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Renting a Villa

I am in the process of renting a Villa in Windsor Palms or Windsor HIlls. What should I do, rent it directly from the owner or do it from a company like Villa direct? I am somewhat scare to do it directly with the owner. What do you guys advise?

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I've done both. If this is your fisrt time villa renting, the increase in cost for using an agent may well be worth it. (I thought villa direct was a listing agency for owners, i could be wrong, or there may be two services with the same name.) I've been renting villas in the US and Caribbean for 15+ years and I still use agencies all the time. Whichever gets me the villa I want. I've rented from UK owners and US owners both in Kissimmee and they both worked well. I used an agency for the last 4 years as they had the properties I wanted and I had little time to deal with an owner. Agencies also have rental agreements that are reasonable andoften on the web available for review. I've run into some home owners with agreements I've refused to sign as it transfered full property and personal liability to me. Read any rental agreement carefully before signing, especially from owners.

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4. Re: Renting a Villa

Not sure what btd is referring to as "wrong".

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BTD - I did check one house in Formosa Gardens rented on both the site you named and thru a rental agency i use regularly and the price was within $100/week of each other on a $2300/week low period. (The agency was the lower price.) I have rented direct from owners in Formosa gardens and seen savings, but that property was priced pretty much the same, though the price was bracketed on /week dates on fabvillas.com and bracketed mostly per month on the agency site.

Villasdirect.com is a worldwide direct from owner site, villadirect.com is a Kissimmee/Orlando based rental agency. With one letter difference in the website, it's an easy mistake. Thank-you for noting it.

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You might want to take a look at All Star Vacation Homes as well. http://www.allstarvactionhomes.com

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If you rent from the owner, you will pay less, cutting out the middle man.

I found a great privately owned property to rent, which I found on www.orlandohomerent.com, and have been to this villa 3 times now, and am going again in November.

Look at the website of the villa, there are some great pictures on the site:-

www.myfloridarental.com

Sandra

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9. Re: Renting a Villa

Take a look this one, we have been there three times, love it, private pool, lake, fishing, gated.

http://www.floridadisneysunsetvilla.com/