Cyprus Villa Rental Checklist
Here's a list of points to help you make sure you get exactly what you are looking for when you rent a villa in Cyprus. If you stick to these points, you'll avoid any potential pitfalls that can affect people renting a villa in Cyprus, or anywhere else for that matter!
Use a reputable letting company or someone who comes recommended. (If you want to see who we recommend click here)
Make sure you have full contact details before you send any money (not just a mobile)
Does the company/person have a professional looking website with full contact details
Be very suspicious of prices that seem extremely low for no good reason
Don't make payment through services like Western Union or Money Gram, as the cash can be "received" anonymously
If possible pay by credit card, and ensure your card has the appropriate protection (call them first to be sure)
Shop around and speak to agents by phone first when looking online, or at least send an email and see how they reply
Ask if you can speak to previous customers of the letting agent, if they have done a good job they should have no problem with this
Do a Google search on the company or individual's name… you may be surprised at what you find
Be sure you understand if the price being quoted is in Cypriate pounds or Stirling (or now Euros!), so you are very clear exactly how much you are going to spend
Make sure you fully understand what time you can enter the villa upon arrival, and what time you need to leave the villa on departure
Make sure you know how to arrive to your exact destination, because the taxi driver may not know from the villa address, and you may be arriving during the night when nobody is available to guide you.
Make sure you know the immediate surrounding area - is it next door to a disco (this may be a plus - it depends on what you want from your vacation), is there construction happening next door, all day, everyday?
Stick to these basic points and you'll enjoy a wonderful Cyprus villa rental experience. If you have any doubt at all then we very strongly recommend you first take a look at our preferred villa rental agency, then see how they stack up against other options.