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Catered Ski Chalet in St Anton

Oakton, Virginia
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Catered Ski Chalet in St Anton

We found a great "catered ski chalet" in St Anton, named Chalet Ferwall through the site Chaletfinder.co.uk Don't know if it'sa Dutch or British company. We are asked for an international money order for the deposit, but are wary of a rather unknown company. Does anyone know of this company or has rented chalets for 8 with 4 bedrooms in Austria? Thanks, Susan

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1. Re: Catered Ski Chalet in St Anton

Chaletfinder.co.uk is just an intermediary booking company

Firstly you should note the first statement in their description

"Chalet Ferwall of CateredSkichalets.com is in a superb location with skiing ......................" so if you go to this website you will note they accept Visa

http://www.cateredskichalets.com/

cateredskichalets.com/chalets/view/ferwall

That is the english pages of dutch company www.skichalets.nl

As a general thing you should note that paying by bank transfer for Hotels/accommodation directly with owners is more the norm than exception in Austria.

Most transactions here are made by Bank transfer. Smaller family run businesses often don't accept Credit Cards. Some have "EC" card machines where you can use your "Debit card" with a PIN (from your "checking" account.

I've stayed in numerous 4* Hotel Garni in ski resorts where I have paid the deposit by bank transfer and had to pay the balance on check out in cash (no machines at all)

Certainly unusual for more of a company wanting "bank transfer"

I would contact the Dutch company directly and ask about booking.

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2. Re: Catered Ski Chalet in St Anton

Thanks so very much! We will investigate the possibility of using the site that shows the Visa logo at the top. When we lived in Germany we used our EC card, but now we no longer have that bank account and must use credit cards or, these rather scary and costly bank transfers ($25 isn't that much, but...)

Again, thank you for your insight. We look forward to our ski trip next year.

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