You may wonder why there are 2 buttons for your contact with the owner.
"Send Message" is used in any general case where the guests want to send a message to the owner. They may ask a generic question, without specific dates or price. Every rental can receive a generic message. Any communication or payment to the owner via bank transfer, is not via our platform, so we cannot guarantee the amount of the deposit, even though we can guarantee the reliability of the owners we advertise.
"Request to Book" concerns a potential booking request, for specific dates and number of persons. Only if the owner provides detailed pricing, this button is activated. The owner may also change the price and offer a discount of this initial price, after your communication. Also, if the guests want, after the communication with the owner, they can proceed with a pre-payment of the initial deposit (usually 30% of the total booking price), via our online payment platform (with Credit Card or Paypal). For their security, this downpayment, is transferred to the owner right after the check-in (without any extra service fee) and this amount is guaranteed by our portal.
"Book Now" is an extra 3nd button where some owners give the option of Instant Booking, without any previous communication, if guests want. If the guests have found the perfect villa for their holidays, they can proceed to a direct booking and secure their reservation immediately. They pay 30% of the booking price in order to secure their reservation and this amount is also guaranteed by our portal.