Vacation rental search
Thème : Holiday house rental - Auteur : Jacques (06/21/2017)
The calendars are updated in real-time. In the rates for each listing, the green boxes are the weeks available. You can book immediately without asking for prior availability.
The calendar for each property is updated in real-time. At the top of the left hand column on each page is Vacation rental search function which allows you to select your specific criteria. By inserting the date and the number of weeks that you wish to rent, only those properties available will be displayed. If you are on an advertisement of a house, the link to "Price, availability" will advise you of availability. The rates in the green boxes indicate that the property is available.
No, all bookings are made online through our booking system.
Yes, during the booking process you can order your linen. We in fact recommend this because if you forget to do so, you will be required to notify us by email so we can add the order to your booking.
During the booking process, according to your choice, you are directed to the payment by credit card page or payment by bank transfer instruction page. You will also be sent by email payment instructions that allow you to make your transaction once the booking process has been finalized.
The 30% deposit can be paid by credit card through our partner, Blue Paid secure system, or by bank transfer. The link for payment by credit card and the bank details are displayed during the booking process. You will also be sent a payment instructions email which contains all the necessary information. The balance of the booking is due by bank transfer 6 weeks prior to the beginning of your rental period. You will receive in due time a payment reminder email. (See also "Can I pay by credit card?")
Yes, you can pay the deposit of 30% of the total rental cost by credit card. However, the balance must be paid by bank transfer. In Europe, international bank transfers are subject to the SEPA interbank agreement which means your bank will not charge you fees. If you want to pay the balance by credit card, we can send you an email with a secure payment link upon which we will levy a 2% commission which the credit card company charges us and which we are unable to bear.
Of course. For credit card payments, Provence Villas Selection (PVS) uses the company Blue Paid, authorized by the Banque de France. To avoid fraud and data theft, we do not keep on file any information on your card.
No, we are a Swiss company and Swiss banks don’t accept anymore cheques since a long time.
We are Swiss and our company is based in Switzerland, in Sierre (canton of Valais), and we are subject to Swiss law. Where the payment is sent is independent of the location of the property you are renting.
Your booking is registered as soon as you accept the Tenancy agreement at the bottom of the contract. From that moment, the property is held for you until receipt of your payment. In this way no one else can book the property.
We are a seasonal rental agency and we are under contract with the properties' owners who have entrusted us with the management of their bookings. We have to pay the owners before your arrival.
Our company has been registered since 1999 with the Central Valais Company register in Sion (Switzerland) under number CH-626.005-189.7. You are welcome to check this information with the registry on the internet. You can also read the hundreds of messages our clients have left as feedback over the years, proof that we are a reliable company with thousands of satisfied customers who have booked their holidays with us.
In each advertisement, the additional costs are clearly stated, as well as in the Tenancy agreement (rental contract) that you agree online when you make your booking. These costs are payable directly to the person who welcomes you on your arrival. It is also stated whether the costs are already included in the rental. For the most part, the cleaning at the end of your stay is compulsory and, due to a European directive, it must be included in the rate announced in the advertisement. However, in the majority of cases, it must be paid to the person who welcomes you and not as part of the rental paid to PVS. The final cleaning is deducted in the total rental amount. This is clearly stated in the voucher that you receive before your departure.
Around 6 weeks before your rental period begins, you will be sent a payment reminder email.
Upon receiving payment for the balance of your booking, we will send you a voucher which will include all the information regarding your holiday property (address, name and details of the person who will welcome you, check-in and check-out times, travel directions, Google Maps coordinates, costs to be paid on arrival, your bed linen order, security guarantee, etc.). Do not forget to take this document with you. You will also receive a Tenants Guide which will tell you all you need to know about your arrival and departure, and remind you of the duties and obligations of each of the partners.
The security guarantee is paid directly to the person who welcomes you on arrival. On the advertisement, as well as on the voucher that you receive before your rental period begins, it is stated how the security guarantee can be paid: by cheque (only for French clients), in cash or by a credit card form that we provide owners with. In principle, and unless otherwise advised by the owner on site, the security guarantee is returned to you after the property has been checked prior to departure and there are no damages reported and all additional costs have been paid.