Before booking a stay at a luxurious vacation villa, take the time to see how close it is to public transit. If a rental car will be used, this is not a problem. If not, and there is no public transit, the only place that tourists will see is the home that they are renting.
Take the time to do a quick search on Google to figure out where exactly the building is, and what it is located next to. A romantic getaway can quickly be spoiled by a noisy, crowded bar that is next door, or underneath, of a rental apartment. Some places for rent are all grouped together, creating a party zone away from home. While this may be ideal for the college student that wants to meet new people and party the week away, it may also be less than ideal for a family that would like a family oriented vacation, or a couple that would like a romantic weekend together.
It may seem like a given that every apartment will have a refrigerator and a stove, and possibly a microwave, but this is not the case in all parts of the world. Some tourists may arrive at their destination to discover that they have a mini refrigerator that is barely large enough to hold a gallon of milk while others may not have a stove or microwave. Tourists can save themselves the hassle by asking these questions and carefully reading the description of vacation villas before putting down a deposit.
A pool is one of the most relaxing things, but most places do not have one. If the children instantly think of going swimming when they are away, this may be important. Take the time to ask about whether or not the place for rent has a pool, and, if not, where the nearest pool is. Most small apartments do not have a pool where as many luxury vacation villas do.
Nearby Points of Interest and Stores
What exactly a tourist is interested in depends on who is travelling and how long they plan on staying. For example, a family may want to inquire about how close a grocery store is if they plan to stay for a month. Families may also want to look to see how close the rental is to things like the beach and amusement parks. Individuals that want to enjoy the club scene will want to look at how far it is to the nearest nightclub, and so on.