Barcelona Apartment Rental

It's always a leap of faith booking a vacation rental. We do lots of research before booking. We look at reviews, we look for recommendations from established sources, and we read the terms and conditions carefully to make sure they're clear and fair. So far, we've always had a great experience, but I never completely relax until we walk into our apartment and close the door.

Today I got a letter from our apartment rental company in Barcelona ( Habitat Apartments) saying that they've changed their terms and want a 30% advance deposit on our credit card (and that they want to charge an additional 4% fee on that deposit). Of course this makes me a bit nervous. I wouldn't have minded paying a deposit if those had been the terms up front, but why the sudden change a few weeks before our arrival? Unfortunately, there's not much to do except to wait and see...

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  1. Catherine on July 16, 2009 at 6:57 a.m.

    Love your site! Thank you so much for the useful information. I have 2 kids of my own, and know how difficult it can be traveling with them. I stayed with a company called Barcelona-Home, and it was perfect for the children. There was a lot of space for the children to play. It was nice renting an apartment over a hotel, as the company gave us a a cradle and a baby chair! We would make food in the kitchen as it is a lot easier than going out to dinner. The kids did not enjoy the jamon as much as my husband and I!