We are looking to book 2 villas for Dec/Jan. We have scoured flipkey and found a villa that we like, and emailed via flipkey. We received a response from a managing agent saying that *that* particular villa was booked out, but *this* villa is available. The second villa is not owned by the same owner.
We googled the villa name and the villa is available on reputable sites (expedia, agoda) etc and on what I assume is the official website for about 3-4 times the price we are being quoted. I assume it is a complex with a number of different villas, as sometimes the pictures aren't the same, but that also rings some alarm bells for me.
The villa is Kubu d'Kubu and the agents websites are BaliVillaHavens.com and HolidayBaliVillas.com.
I have searched TA forums and there are a couple of mentions of the agent and the same name as the sender, but most are saying they've booked and will be staying in the future.