Vacation Rental Information
For 12 years, we, at As You Like It, have been helping our clients select vacation rentals that suit their individual needs. Most of our properties are privately owned and let out as vacation rentals. We work with colleagues overseas who help us make recommendations to our clients about particular properties. We travel frequently to inspect our accommodations and to make sure they continue to be of a high standard.
We have “self-catering” accommodations in the countryside in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as flats in London and apartments in Paris, Dublin and Edinburgh. We are also beginning to handle some select properties in France, Italy and South Africa.
All of our apartments rent for a minimum of one week. In the larger cities properties are generally available for arrival any day Sunday through Saturday and additional days can be booked on a pro-rated basis. In the countryside many, though not all, properties are only available from Friday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday. Those properties which do not have designated weekly booking periods are often available for additional days on a pro-rated basis.
Once you decide to book with us, we get the final approval from the property manager. Then we send you a confirmation in writing along with our Booking Form. We request a 50% deposit within 10 days and the balance is due 70 days before the rental commences. Shortly after we receive your final payment, we send you a voucher with the exact address, telephone number, key collection, check-in information, and name of a local contact person.
Payment must be by check—we do not accept credit cards. All bookings are final and we do not accept cancellations. For this reason, we strongly advise you to purchase trip cancellation insurance which covers unexpected changes in plans.
Usually the rental prices include heat, electricity, towels, linen, taxes and As You Like It fees unless otherwise specified in our written correspondence with you. Telephone charges, of course, are extra. All properties are cleaned before and after each rental period. Most accommodations require a refundable breakage/damage deposit which can range from $200 to $600 - depending upon the property.