Beware the Scam Villa Rentals

Sadly we have already had several clients calling our office who have been the victim of scam villa rental websites. Even the well known rental portals are not exempt from offering villas that do not exist.

Did you know:-

When you add a villa to rent on to one of the worldwide rental portals such as Home Away or Airbnb there is no check that you are actually the owner or that you have the right to rent the villa. 

Each year in the South of France we see fake websites set up offering amazing villas at exceptional prices and the best advice is that if it looks too good to be true then it probably is. 

So how can you be safe? 

Do your research. Book using one of the local agencies where you can check that they actually exist. Pick one that speaks your native langauge so that you can ask all those relevant questions. Ask to see testimonials from satisfied clients. Check the terms and conditions. Pay using your credit card through a secure server (such as WorldPay) where if there are any issues you have added insurance. 

Cote d'Azur Villas have over 13 years of experience and offer over 250 villas to rent in the South of France and Provence. We work and live in the region and we visit all of our villas personally. We're here from the time you make your first enquiry to the time you leave and go home having had a wonderful holiday. 

Don't be the victim of a scam, call our rental team today - be safe and secure this summer.