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Suggestion on how to find vacation villa in Lake Como other than VRBO?

Old Oct 11th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Suggestion on how to find vacation villa in Lake Como other than VRBO?

I'm looking for a family vacation villa rental in Lake Como area. Have used VRBO but would like to see additional possibilities that were successfully used by this astute group of travelers.
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Old Oct 11th, 2013, 09:31 AM
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Simply Google "vacation rental Lake Como," and be sure you have plenty of time on your hands.

The truth is, most owners use VRBO because of the high-volume of web traffic, even if a villa owner has invested in his own website. Some villa owners use their own website to attract business, and they do not list their property with one of the popular sites. This type of villa owner tends to be renting a luxury property, and some luxury properties are managed my high-end real estate agents.
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Old Oct 11th, 2013, 09:43 AM
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Go to tripadvisor and read the reviews:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationR...n_Rentals.html
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Old Oct 11th, 2013, 12:54 PM
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I haven't done this, but Conde Nast Traveler says this lady is an expert in Lake Como villas http://www.cntraveler.com/travel-tip...ndrea-grisdale

now they are not cheap
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Old Oct 11th, 2013, 03:52 PM
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I like these people:

http://www.summerinitaly.com/eng/rent/area9!italy_.htm
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Old Oct 11th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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You might also try www.homelidays.com
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Old Oct 12th, 2013, 08:16 AM
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http://www.lakecomonline.com/lakecom...ion/houses.asp
http://www.homeaway.it/Italia/Lombar...Como/r4214.htm
http://www.interhome.it/italia/lago-di-como-lombardia/
http://www.lakecomo-holidayrentals.com/index.php
http://www.mediavacanze.com/IT/casa-...23/affitti.php
http://www.casevacanza.it/casa-vacanze-lago-como
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Several of the above URLs are owned and managed by the same person. There's tons of redundancy in this game, because customers always "search," hoping to find something new.

Many vacation rentals are owned by the same person(s), and these same people own and manage these websites. Investing often means multiple properties in a popular area, and multiple websites make it look like "more" interest.
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I have tried several but the best IME is Vacanza Bella. Daniel is great, We first used his service in the 1980's and was never disappointed.
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