Most properties in the countryside rent on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday. That said some villas and country apartments are willing to bend this Saturday to Saturday rule in low season. This weekly rental rule does not usually apply to apartments in cities and Relais/Inns, where it is possible to rent for less than a week, with a three night minimum stay.
Although we specialize in Villa and apartment rentals, we also offer our clients shorter stay options to complete their Italian Vacation. This addition of a Relais/Inns category has grown from the many requests from our clients seeking unique places to stay for a few days before and/or after their stay at a villa or apartment.
We opted to use the term Relais/Inns for the type of accommodation we have chosen to represent in addition to the villas and apartments we work with. In our travels and contacts throughout Italy, we have found some lovely properties that aren’t villas or apartments, but don’t exactly fall into the hotel or B&B category either.
What we call Relais/Inns are more like small boutique hotels in unique and/or historic settings. They don’t have kitchen facilities, but generally include breakfast and sometimes have small restaurants serving local dishes. We believe the properties we have chosen to include under our Relais/Inns category offer our clients a special, off the beaten track experience not found in a hotel.
Due to exchange rate changes, the prices on our website are posted in Euro. The US Dollar equivalent will be calculated based on the currency exchange rate at the time of payment using www.xe.com rates.
If you are booking more than 10 weeks before the start of the rental, a deposit of 50% of the contract amount is due with the Booking Contract. The remaining 50% of the contract amount is due 10 weeks before the rental. If you are booking within 10 weeks of the start of the rental, the full amount of the contract is due at booking.
The Rental Amount may be paid by check or bank wire.
myItalianVacation does not charge a booking fee.
Extra charges vary by property. These locally paid extra fees may include final cleaning, maid service, heating or optional extra services (e.g. maid service or a cook). Any extra charges are listed on the website under the property description. Extra charges are also listed on the booking contract to avoid any surprises.
Most properties require a locally paid security deposit. This amount varies from property to property and must be paid in cash (Euro) at the time of check-in. Your security deposit will be returned to you when you check out after checking the conditions of the property and deducting any outstanding fees (e.g. heating, final cleaning, maid service, etc.).
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After receiving the final balance, which is due 10 weeks before the rental period, we will send you a voucher which includes arrival instructions, directions to the property and local contact information.
Check-in/out times vary from property to property, but, generally, check-in is between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on the day you arrive. Check-out is by 10:00 AM on the day you depart. Most properties are cleaned and prepared for arriving guests between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, so it may not be possible for you to check-in early
The voucher includes contact information for the owner local agent and/or owner. If there are any problems with the property, please contact the local representative immediately. If you need additional assistance, contact us. We also include a list of numbers that may be useful for problems not related to the rental property.
Yes, we are happy to help travel agents arrange their clients’ accommodation.
We don’t have a printed catalog. Instead we offer an online catalog, which enables us to give our clients the most up to date and accurate information regarding the properties we represent. We are continually updating our site and adding new properties, so visit us often to see what’s new.