Our Passion for Perfection
99% of our customers recommend us to their friends.
That says alot. We sweat the details so that you don't have to.
"It is such a gamble to make the perfect choice from half a world away, sight unseen.
The easy answer for us is RentVillas.com. Those folks (who make Italy their second home)
do the screening for us. We look upon them as a kind of insurance policy against choosing a villa
that might be “over marketed” in a classified ad or other web site."
Where it All Began
In the early 1980's, few Americans knew that renting a villa in Europe was a vacation
possibility. But in 1984, Rentvillas.com founder Suzanne Pidduck
took a chance and rented her first villa in Italy. More than living up to expectations,
it was a fantastic, month-long family adventure. Suzanne was so
thrilled with her experience that what began as a family vacation in Europe turned
into the calling of a lifetime: Rentvillas.com was born. Since
its inception, Rentvillas.com (originally Rentals in Italy) has been dedicated to
making renting a villa easy and worry-free for American travelers. As clients returned
home with stories of adventure, Rentvillas.com grew from a small,
part-time operation into a full time business. To assist her growing clientele,
Suzanne assembled an international, multilingual staff with extensive
experience living, traveling, and studying in Europe.
While new technologies like the fax machine, the color copier, and especially the
internet have changed the way Rentvillas.com interacts with you, Suzanne's attention
to detail has remained the foundation of the Rentvillas.com
philosophy. Rather than replacing human interaction, each new step
in technology has been used to enhance the quality of your experience.
Carefully researched property descriptions and photos ensure that you know exactly
what you'll get before you go, while reviews from previous renters
present multiple perspectives and helpful tips. A personal travel
advisor will guide you through the process, from choosing a property to offering
insight and advice about how to get around and what to do in the
area-- ensuring that you get the very most from your trip.
Your Privacy and Security Matter. Seriously.
Rentvillas.com does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. End of story.
What information do we request? When you request assistance in
selecting a property, we will ask for your name, email address, and phone number.
This information enables us to contact you about available properties and to keep
a record of your requests so that we can provide accurate, personal service. Your
email address will automatically be subscribed to our quarterly newsletter, as well
as occasional announcements about new properties and services. If you would rather
not receive mailings from Rentvillas.com, you may unsubscribe at any point by updating
your Newsletter preferences under "Edit Personal Info," or by clicking on the unsubscribe
link that is included in every message we send.
After you have made the decision to rent a property with us, we need to know your
credit card number and expiration date as well as the mailing address where we will
send you your information packet. We will use this information to bill you for products
and services. Order and account information is submitted to our servers via
a secure socket layer (SLL) connection which encrypts all information.
This ensures that nobody gains unauthorized access to your account information.
Rentvillas upholds ethical business practices has been a member
of the Better Business Bureau since 1996.
View our Better Business Bureau Reliability Report.
Rentvillas.com is also a member of the VeriSign Authentic Site Program
and has a Digital ID. The VeriSign Authentic Site Seal verifies that our channel
is secure for e-commerce transactions and ensures that all data exchanged with the
server is encrypted and/or unaltered. Click on the VeriSignAuthentic Site Seal for
details about the Authentic Site Program and the Rentvillas.com Digital ID.