Advanced Property Holds & Vacation Rental Information

2016 Reservations


Twiddy & Company is pleased to offer guests the option of placing an Advance Property Hold on a vacation home for 2016.


Here's how it works...


Current-year guests are given the first opportunity to request the same home and time frame for 2016. The same home and time frame will be held for 2015 guests until 12:00 pm on the Monday following their departure. Current-year guests interested in booking a different home for the comparable 2016 time frame will have from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Monday following the 2015 guests' departure to request an Advance Property Hold.

At 9:00 am on the Tuesday following the 2015 guest departure, homes are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

The cost...


The fee for an Advance Property Hold is currently $50.00. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied to the rental fee, but holds the home off the market until a lease is sent in the fall. At that time, the initial payment is required to secure the reservation.

The bottom line...


Advance Property Holds are not reservations, but tentative holds that are contingent upon two factors: 1) the home must be in Twiddy's 2016 rental program, and 2) the dates must be made available by the homeowner. If there is a conflict with either of these two requirements, the Advance Hold will be void and your money will be refunded. The Advance Hold does not lock in current-year rates. Guests have the option of declining the Advance Property Hold with no refund after the homeowners have set their 2016 rental rates, which will be reflected on the lease agreement sent in the fall. The $50.00 Advance Property Hold Fee will also be reflected in the lease agreement, but it is not applied to the rental fee.

How do we sign up?


Time is of the essence when requesting Advance Property Holds! For 2015 guests interested in the same home and time frame for 2016, it is best to take care of the paperwork and payment while you are still on the Outer Banks. If this is not convenient or applicable, guests should call our office as soon as possible - bearing in mind the designated time frame that the home is being held. For those not renting with Twiddy in 2015, we strongly recommend calling at 9:00 am on the Tuesday morning following the week in which they're interested for 2016. Availability is often limited due to the Advance Property Holds already placed by departing 2015 guests, so it is best to call us first thing that morning with several vacation home choices in mind.

If you would like to request an Advance Property Hold or have any questions, please call our office at (866) 457-1190 for assistance. We are available seven days a week from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and are happy to help!

Comparable 2016 Timeframe


The below shaded weeks indicate comparable 2015/2016 weeks...

Some examples...


2015 guests requesting the same home and time frame in 2016...

The home and time frame guests book in 2015 is held for them until 12:00 pm on the Monday following their departure. To make arrangements, guests may turn in their completed Advance Property Hold Form and $50.00 payment to our office during their stay or at check-out. They may also call our office by 12:00 pm on the Monday following their departure to request an Advance Property Hold. The home is then held off the market and Twiddy would mail an Advance Property Hold form to the guest, which they would then sign and return with a check for $50.00 due within 10 days from date of booking. Upon receipt of the form and payment, the home is held off the market for that guest until a lease is sent in the fall. At that time, the initial payment is required to secure the reservation.

Returning guests requesting a different home for the same time frame in 2016...

Guests interested in a different home for the comparable 2016 time frame should call our office on the Monday following their departure between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm to request an Advance Property Hold. Once it is verified that the home and time frame are available, the home is held off the market and Twiddy will mail an Advance Property Hold form to the guest, which they sign and return with a check for $50.00 within 10 days from the date of booking. Upon receipt of the form and payment, the home is held off the market for that guest until a lease is sent in the fall. At that time, the initial payment is required to secure the reservation.

Guests who did not previously rent with Twiddy, but would like to make 2016 arrangements...

Guests not previously renting with Twiddy may call our office to make 2016 arrangements at 9:00 am on the Tuesday following the 2015 guests' departure. For example, guests interested in placing an Advance Property Hold on the week of June 11-18, 2016 should call our office at 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Once it is verified that the home and time frame are available, the home is held off the market and Twiddy will mail an Advance Property Hold form to the guest, which they sign and return with a check for $50.00 within 10 days from the date of booking. Upon receipt of the form and payment, the home is held off the market for that guest until a lease is sent in the fall. At that time, the initial payment is required to secure the reservation.

If you have any questions regarding Advance Property Holds, or would like to make arrangements for 2016, please call our office for assistance.