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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Reliable Reviews!

Do your research!

We always recommend that you thoroughly check-out the apartment/house before renting.

-If possible send a friend or relative to visit and send you photos; have them ask any questions you may have.

-All vacation owners should have a list of references, please ask them!

-Make a check-list.

-Call the owners!

Below is a reliable article:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maureenfarrell/2011/01/20/homeaway-and-vacation-rental-by-owners-confusing-review-policy/


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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Vacation Apartment Journeys -

Have you rented a privately owned vacation apartment in Israel? 
 We would like to hear your experience! 

Reply with your comments here & stay tuned to our next interesting posts!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Winter season is almost here! Reserve your vacation apartment in Herzelia & enjoy the great weather! 
Visit us at the link below!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Introducing our new Welcome Grocery Package!

Following the requests of many of our guests (who arrived tired and hungry after their flight) we are now offering a variety of welcome grocery packages!

  • These packages will be fresh and placed in the apartment for your arrival. 

  • Please inquire about our basic, deluxe and health packages. 

  • We are now offering 20% discount on our welcome packages to the first guests who order!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A short-term vacation apartment rental from a private Owner in Israel is a gamble -

Watching the fast growing privately owned vacation apartments market in Israel, characterized by thousands of furnished apartments advertised on the Internet, made it very clear; vacation apartments rentals from a private Owner is a real Gamble.

No one knows what the exact odds are, but it's better to steer clear of them and acknowledge that it is very volatile. 

You may have heard friends or relatives who have rented an apartment from a private Owner and were satisfied, but the numbers of stories about those who were disappointed and frustrated from this experience are significantly higher.

Even disregarding the extensive vacation apartment’s scams, which are already widespread, the chances that something would go wrong are very high while the “penalty” or the “price” for you as a tourist or a guest, during your family vacation, is almost unbearable.

As privately owned apartments do not have maintenance or service on premises, everyday problems that occur during your stay (i.e. AC not working, toilet clog & hot water issues..) take long time to resolve.

Taking all these in consideration, you pay your money, you take your chances. Consider renting vacation apartments from a company instead.


We would love to hear your comments/experiences.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Travel Website Scams, what to look out for.

There are many signs to watch out for when researching and choosing 
a vacation rental apartment.

  • Many travel websites advertise at VERY low rates. Whether it's a hotel or a 1 room rental, you should call to double check and make sure the listing is official. There are many online scams these days and you shouldn't put your family vacation at risk by renting an apartment from an unreliable source.
  • As opposed to private companies, some privately owned apartments or room rentals might not offer reliable services. Always double check the exact services offered so you can know what to expect in advance.
You as a renter should consider the differences between 
private companies and privately owned apartments: 
Private Companies:
- offer services such as gym & pool access
- full staff of service representatives
- 24 hour doorman
- cleaning staff
- are the owners available to ask questions 24/7 via e-mail or telephone 

Privately owned apartments:
- will there be a team of service representatives available in case there is an apartment issue?
- are you guaranteed the same apartment as you inquired about?
- are services such as a pool or gym provided?

As a renter, you should feel comfortable when making a decision to rent a vacation apartment. Schedule a friend or family member to visit the apartment for you in advance. Ask questions, e-mail the owners, or call.  

Enjoy your vacation!