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How to use this site

If you have not used the FloridaVillasOnly site, or rented from a private Florida home owner before then these questions should help you. However, if you do have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail and we will promptly respond. If your request is of an urgent nature then call +44 (0)1252 687937 and ask to speak with Graham. These are the questions covered

1. What will I find on this site?

2. How do I search for availability on certain dates?

3. Are the calendars always up-to-date?

4. How do I contact the owner?

5. How do I make a booking?

6. What about my other travel arrangements?

7. What searches should I use to find a property?

8. What advice do you have for the 1st time visitor to Florida?

9. What time saving tips do you have?

10. What money saving tips do you have?

What will I find on this site?

You will find Florida rental homes only. Each one is owned by a private individual that has decided to rent out so that they can cover some of the running costs. Each home will have 2 pages of information. The 1st page has most of the relevant details on and the 2nd page has more photos on.

There are also other travel related services such as flights, car rentals, travel insurance and theme park tickets. Everything that is geared up to help you make the most of your holiday/vacation in one of the world's favourite locations.

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How do I search for availability on certain dates?

There are 3 ways you can search for your Florida home.

The 1st is to click on the button that has the number of bedrooms that you require. This will list all the homes in that section regardless of if they have availability of not. TIP: You can use this method of searching if you have flexibility if your travel dates.

The 2nd is to click on the submit button under property search. This will list all of the Florida homes on the site starting with the smallest bedroom size to the largest. TIP: Use this method of you have flexibility in your travel dates AND size of home.

The 3rd method it to enter specific search requirements in the property search area. If you already know the property number you can go directly to it. By entering dates of your arrival and departure, then you can search for only those properties that have availability for the dates that you want. TIP: Use this method of searching if you have specific requirements, particularly time of travel and only those homes with availability will be shown.

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Are the calendars always up-to-date?

Yes they are or they should be! The owner has signed up to use the FloridaVillasOnly system on the basis that they must keep their calendar up-to-date as there is no point in having their home displayed if you have specified certain dates when they are already booked. Having said that owners may be holding dates for other guests until they receive a booking deposit which has not been received yet. If you find an owner who does not have availability, but their calendar says they do then please let us know by sending us an e-mail.

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How do I contact the owner?

When you have found a home that you like, that has availability for the dates that you want, you may have a few questions for the owner. Click on the "Contact Owner" button and this will establish a link with them. You will be asked for your e-mail address as the owner / guest communication is handled in a certain way. Neither party will know who the other person is and no personal details such as phone number and e-mail address are allowed to be exchanged at this stage. When you type in your comment an e-mail is sent directly to the owner and visa versa.

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How do I make a booking?

When both owner and guest are happy to make a booking, then the owner can allow a booking button to be displayed and they will confirm the main booking points with you. You can then book the home on-line and pay your booking deposit by credit card as this is the fastest and most efficient method.

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What about my other travel arrangements?

FloridaVillasOnly has teamed up with Charter Travel as they provide one of the most competitive travel services for Florida. There is a link on this site that can put you in direct touch with them. As well as flights they can provide all of your other travel related services like insurance, car rental and theme part tickets.

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What searches should I use to find a property?

Start with a property search on the number of bedrooms you require as you will probably have a good idea of this. Then put in the dates that you require so that property's only with availability will be displayed.

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What advice do you have for the 1st time visitor to Florida?

We recommend you get the "Brits Guide to Florida" book from Amazon. To make this easier for you we have provided a direct link to purchase it in the useful links section. It is full of do's and don'ts that is invaluable for the 1st time and seasoned traveller to Florida.

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What time saving tips do you have?

You will find many in the book mentioned above. But one of our favourites is when you are waiting for your luggage have the lead driver for the car go and get the keys and then return to help with the luggage. This can save you a 1 hour wait in the queue. Also decide if you want on or off airport car pickup. Orlando international is the worlds largest car rental location.

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What money saving tips do you have?

The "Brits guide to Florida" has many, but most restaurants offer discounts via coupons. These can be found in most of the shopping malls and even in the restaurants themselves. You can save between $200 - $300 by using them.

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