Mykonos receives hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer. Each and every one of them is looking to spend the vacation of a lifetime, which is why a lot of visitors to this lovely island prefer to stay in luxurious villas rather than standard hotel rooms. Mykonos is the favorite place of many Greek and international celebrities, which means that it is full of luxurious villas that anyone can rent while they stay on the island. To put in other words, you don’t have to be rich and famous in order to stay in a villa, you just need to be able to afford it, which is not that hard if you rent the place with your friends and you split the cost.
A lot of people are interested in renting a Mykonos villa in order to make their time on the island as memorable as possible, but they seem to hesitate because they simply don’t know how to do it. They just assume that villas are for celebrities only or that one has to be well connected in order to be able to stay in a villa. The truth however couldn’t be more different. You will be surprised with how easy it is to book Mykonos villas for your holiday. Just keep on reading this guide and you will find out.
The internet is your friend
It goes without saying that the internet is the best tool when it comes to booking a villa on Mykonos or any other place for that matter. Before you start with your search, you should know that it’s best to stay away from hotel booking and short term rental sites like Booking and Air BnB. Renting a villa is not the same as booking a hotel room or an Air BnB. You should just search for something like “rent a villa on Mykonos” and click on sites that belong to property management agencies. Those agencies will basically rent the villa to you. For all intents and purposes, they will be the other party in this transaction.
Browse and ask for details
Once you have found some agencies, the next thing that you need to do is check their sites to see what they have to offer. At this point, it would be good to have a general idea of how many people will be staying at the property and how much each is willing to spend. Once you find a few properties that seem suitable and available (they don’t all have to be listed with the same agency), ask for more details about each of them. You should focus on the villa’s hosting capacity and the cost i.e. what’s included in the daily rate.
Compare and contrast
Once you have all the details about the villas for rent in Mykonos that caught your eye, it’s time to compare them in order to make your final decision. It goes without saying that you should pick the one that will offer better features for the amount of money that you and your friends have set as your spending limit. Other factors affecting your final choice should be location (the closest to a major town or village, the better) and special perks such as VIP transport from the airport to the villa.
Before you pay ensure that you and the agency are clear about the deal.
Before you actually pay the agency that will rent you the villa, you need to e-mail them once again. In this mail you should state the amount of money that you have agreed to and the features that are included in the price. This way you will make sure that you both see eye to eye when it comes to the deal and you will also have evidence in case the agency tries to offer you something other than what you agreed on.