Ten reason to rent your holiday home in Italy with us

If you have heard about us from friends or relatives, you already know that we will deliver more than you expect. If you have never heard of us before, here are 10 reasons why you should rent your villa with us (and recommend us to friends and family when you are back!)

Rent your villa from a company that inspects each and every property. First and foremost, we visit each and every rental property personally.

This a cornerstone. Our descriptions are accurate, honest and detailed because a member of our staff has visited the property in person.

Ever been on vacation to find that the advertised "short walk" was actually a 2-mile walk, or that the "great view of the sea" didn't apply to your balcony but to someone else's?  Well, that won't happen with us. We have seen the place and will tell you just the plain truth.

Read real reviews from real past guests.

A reputable rental agency should have a policy about asking "how it went". Let's face it, a representative can inspect an apartment as often as it takes, but inspecting is a thing, staying there for a week or two is another. Displaying feedback from past guests is a hallmark of dedication to professional excellence and hard work.

No need to tell you, our reviews are authentic. Guests are only invited to leave their feedback after they have completed their stay at one of our properties: there is no other way to submit a review.

We also ask past guest to give a grade to their villa for a variety of aspects, such as, for example, location, views, outdoors... The "scorecard" that we display on the property description page is an invaluable tool to understand what to expect at a property. And, of course, if no scorecard is available it is because we haven't gathered enough feedback yet: remember, we don't make them up!

Enjoy dealing with a local staff made of dedicated professionals.

You are traveling to Italy, and that is where our staff was born and raised. Being locals, we can help you with details about good restaurants, public transportation timetables, events...

In the eventuality that a problem arises with your apartment, we have contacts and resources to sort it out while you enjoy your vacation.

And not only! Over the years, we have helped our guests calling taxies, relaying messages from home, arranging last-minute boat trips, recovering lost luggage, buying the right dishwasher detergent, operating a washing machine, finding a babysitter, hiring a cook to light up a pizza oven, getting back home from the restaurant after too much vino rosso (good things they had their voucher with them and someone could call us... be considerate!), coping with medical emergencies, finding their way when they felt they were lost... imagine having a friend who lives in the area and who is always happy to help you.

Take advantage of the most detailed holiday home descriptions you'll ever find.

Our room-by-room descriptions are as complete and accurate as it gets, with dozens of pictures to show you every aspect of your holiday home. We also include distances from point of interests, reviews and tips from past guests when available, and the exact location of the house shown on satellite maps, for you to see what the surrounding area is like.

During our inspections we take pictures of every room and outdoor area. Our pictures are not "staged": we do not use special lighting or put in equipment and decoration that is not part of what is actually in the house.

We are often told that the villas we represent are better in reality than on our web site. That's the way it should be!

Your credit card is welcome!

Enjoy the convenience of paying for your accommodations in advance, by credit card if you wish - quick and easy.  Everybody will tell you: traveling with a lot of cash in your pocket is not safe, no matter where you go. And there is no way that the sweet Italian old mama who runs your perfect place will be able to swipe your card upon arrival.

We will handle your payments smoothly and professionally, and upon arrival all you will need to bring is a smile, to receive a thousand back.

We answer the phone. And work late.

Email is a great way to be in touch, but at times you might want to speak to someone in person.  All of our representatives speak English (and Italian) and we answer the phone from 9.30 am to 10 pm (Central European Time, GMT +1). Call us toll-free or just be in touch and request to call you back at a convenient time.

We are always there to help. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When you are in Italy enjoying your vacation there is no siesta for us: you will be provided with a dedicated priority phone number where an English-speaking representative is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No need to wait until Monday to get a hold of someone. How's that for service?

We work with property owners directly, on a first name basis.

What does it mean for you? In a nutshell: the best rates -- and the best service. You get a team of dedicated professionals to handle your booking at owner-direct price. It doesn't get better than this!

Your questions are really answered.

We are more than happy to answer any questions you might have about your trip to Italy. If you tried booking elsewhere and all you got for an answer was a link to the booking form -- well, that's not us.

After all, who are you supposed to ask if your rental has a kettle, if beach towels are provided or, for that matter, what's the temperature of the sea in June?

Clear terms mean no surprises.

As a reputable rental agency we have the rental terms permanently displayed on our web site.  The rental fees, cancellation policy, the payment schedule, what's included in the fee, what is not included and must be paid in cash locally are always clearly indicated for each and every property.

We allow no hidden fees. And there are no booking fees or service fees to add to the bill.

Now you know what makes people spread the word about us. The ten points above are only some of the guidelines that inspire our work here at SummerInItaly.com.  Our staff can't wait to make friends with you and help you get one of the best vacations ever.

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