Decoding Rental Terminology
Published: March 2009
Before you put down a deposit, it's critical to know how to read between the lines in a villa-rental listing. Here are some words to watch for:
The emphasis is on the "-ette." Expect something like a single burner and bar fridge, rather than the fully stocked, eat-in variety.
Unlike a true suite— which has a separate sitting room—a junior suite incorporates the sitting room into the bedroom.
Ask for the total number of bedrooms—couches don't count!
"Steps from the Beach"
Confirm that it's not a thousand steps.
A private pool is what you want. "Access" usually means you'll be sharing it—and it may even be at another location.