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Sites to search for large villa/home rentals

May 26th, 2019, 06:48 AM
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Sites to search for large villa/home rentals

What sites other than booking.com, airbnb.com, homeaway.com, vrbo.com, rentbyowner.com should I search for weekly rentals in Zurich, Munich and Amsterdam? Thank you.
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May 26th, 2019, 06:58 AM
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Try Interhome, I believe it's a Swiss company but they have branches all over Europe.
https://www.interhome.com/
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May 26th, 2019, 07:44 AM
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Do understand that many listed properties in Amsterdam are illegal.
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May 26th, 2019, 09:18 AM
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Be very careful online, especially with high end vacation rentals. HomeAway and VRBO (essentially the same company) demonstrate in this thread Is there a way to determine if this property is legit? that their listings cannot be trusted. If you do use one of these sites as a source, do not deal directly with the “owner” and look for properties that have a history of reviews.

There also are established local real estate companies in each city that normally handle vacation rentals.
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May 26th, 2019, 10:52 AM
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Would love more specific sites or references. I appreciate the warnings too.
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May 26th, 2019, 02:36 PM
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You might try www.fewo-direkt.de, which is related to HomeAway.

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May 26th, 2019, 08:33 PM
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Hi signmeup,

Due to a housing shortage in Munich, many short-term apartment rentals there are illegal, as in Amsterdam. So I would be very wary using Homeaway or Fewo-Direkt.

There are aparthotels that will have kitchens, etc, that you can look at, using this site from the Munich tourist office:

https://tportal.toubiz.de/muenchende/ukv?lang=en

Have fun as you plan!

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May 26th, 2019, 11:03 PM
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Would love more specific sites or references. I appreciate the warnings too.
In Amsterdam most apartment short stay rentals are illegal. And a crackdown is underway.

Maybe this is something for you in Amsterdam:

https://livezoku.com/
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May 27th, 2019, 05:11 PM
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Thanks. Ok. We will stay in hotels in Amsterdam. Really need places in Zurich and possibly Munich. THanks! Good warnings about Amsterdam.
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