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4 Tips on How to Find Affordable Villas to Rent in Skopelos

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4 Tips on How to Find affordable Villas to Rent in Skopelos this summer

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Looking for villas to rent in Skopelos used to be a much simpler task - not anymore

We’ve seen a huge increase in rental properties in Skopelos over the past decade. When we first started out there were approximately 20 villas for rent on Booking Platforms. Admittedly, it was much simpler to choose one property over another for your visit to Skopelos. 

This type of holiday accommodation skyrocketed to over 150 villas in the last 10 years. This doesn’t take into account the various Tour Operators that offer villas to their exclusive clientele.

If you combine the search results with other types of accommodation, the number grows to over 400 rental units. Start searching within more than one platform or individual property websites, and you may quickly give up.

It will be easy to just go with the first Google ad you’ll see and hand over the fate of your holiday to an International platform. This is where you’ll end up paying much more on booking fees and commissions for a villa in Skopelos (or anywhere you may be looking).  

Choosing villas to rent in Skopelos can be easier with the following tactics

There are certain reasons and benefits for choosing a villa vs a hotel for your upcoming holiday in Skopelos. Your experience will be drastically different if you decided to rent a different type of unit instead. 

Here are 4 tips to have in mind when you start the process of finding your villa. They will assist you in saving some of your holiday budget and secure a better nightly rate. 

1. Having Date Flexibility will often Secure a Better rate for your villa rental

Having flexibility with your holiday dates will have a direct impact on pricing too. If your preferred dates are not available, be prepared to arrive a few days earlier or later. Depending on the kind of flexibility you have, this can sometimes be next month too.

Remember that arriving from mid-July through the end of August will mean that you’d pay high season prices. This is true for 99% of rental businesses. 

What is the benefit of having such flexibility with your holidays?

Aside from not losing your chance to visit Skopelos, more often than not, it can get you a better deal.

It works for both you and the villa owner. In most cases,  I will be able to give you a holiday perk if you are willing to adjust your dates.

This way, I can fill in the calendar of my holiday rentals, and you can also get a discount or perk.

Being Flexible with dates - 4 Tips on How to Find Affordable Villas to Rent in Skopelos

2. That last-minute booking spontaneity - is it a myth?

Finding a villa for rent in Skopelos is not an easy task, to begin with. When you decide to book somewhere last minute, it can have both a positive and a negative impact on your precious holiday:

The Pros of last-minute Villa Rental in Skopelos

You may truly stumble upon a treasure. Remember the staggering number of villas for rent in Skopelos?

The Cons of last-minute Villa Rental in Skopelos

You will be relying on pure luck to find a suitable villa for rent in Skopelos. Last-minute deals, often come with drawbacks.

3. Stay away from Online Booking Platforms as much as you can

By now you have noticed how strongly I’ve advised you against using these platforms in other articles too.

You know which ones I’m referring to – we all do! We tend to use them all the time. They’re internationally acclaimed and have a massive database of hotels, houses, apartments, etc. all over the world. They’re convenient and offer you tons of SECURITY!

Don’t be a victim of this Security bait, though. It’s all in their best ‘interest’ because you will get charged a lot more for booking through their ‘safe ecosystem.

You may think that you’re getting a free service and a direct booking with a villa rental owner like us. This, however, could not be further from the truth.

In some cases, the rates you see in these booking platforms may be inflated to make up for the hefty commission fees.

What you need to do is check for the business name in google and see if there is a website where you can book direct and save on those booking fees and commissions. 

4. Sign up to Newsletters before you start your search for villas to rent in Skopelos

A pattern you will notice as you search for your holiday rental is that owners that have been doing this as a profession and have a business behind their properties will have their own site.

Not having a website for your business in the 21st century is similar to not having your own voice, your own identity.

Visit these sites well before your villa journey begins. Look for a button that usually prompts you to “Sign up to our Newsletter” or something similar.

By signing up for a Newsletter service will give you the privilege of being among the first few select individuals to hear about the property’s special offers.

I am always thrilled to receive a new subscriber through our Newsletter sign up. I feel privileged that you are allowing me to occupy some real estate of your inbox.

These Newsletters are usually pretty informative. They consist of not only special offers throughout the year but interesting posts.

Content such as the one you’re reading now.
Valuable information that we have poured our hearts and souls over to share with you. 

Ideas and tips to help you make better decisions when it comes to the most important decisions of your year – that of your holiday in Skopelos

4. Sign up to Newsletters before you start your search for villas to rent in Skopelos

A pattern you will notice as you search for your holiday rental is that owners that have been doing this as a profession and have a business behind their properties will have their own site.

Not having a website for your business in the 21st century is similar to not having your own voice, your own identity.

Visit these sites well before your villa journey begins. Look for a button that usually prompts you to “Sign up to our Newsletter” or something similar.

By signing up for a Newsletter service will give you the privilege of being among the first few select individuals to hear about the property’s special offers.

I am always thrilled to receive a new subscriber through our Newsletter sign up. I feel privileged that you are allowing me to occupy some real estate of your inbox.

These Newsletters are usually pretty informative. They consist of not only special offers throughout the year but interesting posts.

Content such as the one you’re reading now.
Valuable information that we have poured our hearts and souls over to share with you. 

Ideas and tips to help you make better decisions when it comes to the most important decisions of your year – that of your holiday in Skopelos

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Ultimately, you need to start thinking outside the box when it comes to your holiday rental search.

With today’s Booking Platform war and Online Travel Agent competition, it’s easy to follow in a trap and book through them.  They occupy the best real estate of Google and are everywhere you search.

If you follow these tips you will be able to save a good part of your holiday budget. You will also create a trusting relationship with the owner that will be beneficial for the future too.

You still have time to enquire about your next summer holiday in our beautiful Skopelos.

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