Booking: The online Booking Form must be completed and terms accepted (tick box) by the party leader (the Guest) who must be aged 25 years or over. A deposit of 25% of the total rental cost or minimum of £250.00/ $350.00 should be sent to the owner at time of booking or within 2 working days of the date of initial booking confirmation. Failure to pay the deposit within this period will result in your booking being cancelled. The balance of the cost must be paid no later than 8 weeks prior to departure. If the booking is made within 8 weeks of departure, then full payment must be made at the time of booking
Only receipt of the booking deposit or full rental amount can secure your booking.
Security Deposit: A deposit of $350.00 or £250.00 is due at time of final payment.
The Guest is solely responsible for any damages or breakages that may be caused to the villa or contents. All or part of the security deposit may be retained by the Homeowner to cover excess costs. This deposit shall be refunded within 14 days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:
- damage to the property or furnishings or missing items,
- dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning or
- any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.
Payments: if paying by Paypal, there is a 4% surcharge applied to the total cost. International wire payments may also incur an additional fee. Paying by other means such as UK BACS or US/UK cheque do not normally include a surcharge. I have US and UK bank accounts and can accept most payment methods such as US checks (sent to the US) or UK cheque (sent to the UK) .
Paypal is the most efficient payment method, however, all banking fees will be paid by the Guest.
Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the Homeowner may apply the following charges to the reservation;
- Loss of Deposit if cancelled 56 days or more prior to the Check-in Date
- 70% refundable from total cost + loss of deposit if cancelled 56-28 days prior to the Check-in Date
- 50% refundable from total cost + loss of deposit if cancelled 28-21days prior to the Check-in Date
- 25% refundable from total cost + loss of deposit if cancelled 20-14 days prior to the Check-in Date
- 0% refundable from total cost + loss of deposit if cancelled 13 days or less prior to the Check-in Date
In the event of a cancellation, the Homeowner may offer a full refund if an alternative booking can be found.
Term of the Lease. The lease begins at 4 p.m. on the “Check-in Date” and ends at 11am on the “Checkout Date”. For booking of less than 7 days, an additional cleaning fee of $130.00 will be applied to the total rental cost
Maximum Occupancy: Maximum occupancy is limited to 10 (ten) people. People other than those in the guest party set forth in the booking form may not stay overnight in the property. Maximum number of day time guests is limited to twelve.
Villa Use: No weddings, graduations, receptions or similar events allowed on the premises. Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.
Liability; the property is privately owned; the Homeowner or Management Company are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while Guests are on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the Guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
Insurance: Homeowner recommends all Guests to purchase traveler insurance that covers all eventualities for the booking period and duration of their stay.
Management Call-Out & Charges: Emergency call-out due to property damage to any part of the property, including lost keys/lock smith services, blocked toilet, activated alarm due to misuse, etc will incur a minimum fee of $100.00.
Should the barbeque be left in an unclean condition, the managment company will charge an additional $50.00 to clean this up. This $50.00 charge will be payable by the Guest or may be retained from the security deposit.
Force Majeure: The owner or their Management Company do not accept any liability whatsoever and no compensation or other payment will be made for loss, damage or injury caused by Force Majeure (e.g. war, strikes, adverse weather, disasters, transportation or other events beyond the owner’s control).
Smoking Policy: For the comfort and safety of our guests, no smoking is allowed anywhere in the home.
Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed on the premises without the prior permission of the owner
Vehicle Parking: Parking is limited to (2) two vehicles. Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. No commercial vehicles, except those present for business, shall be parked on any part of the property. No trailers, boats, campers, trucks, mobile homes, motorized recreational vehicles or motorcycles may be parked in the property.
Garbage & Trash: The normal black wheelie bin is put out on Sunday night after 6pm for Monday early morning pick up. The yellow lid wheelie bin is put out on Thursday night after 6pm for early Friday morning pick up. Wheelie bins should be facing the correct way or will not be picked up. Trash should be put out only in designated container. Wheelie bins must be put away, out of sight, no later than the evening of the pickup. Bins not put away by the evening of the trash pickup will be moved by the association and a $50 assessment for each incidence may be charged to the guest.
Additional: Failure to abide by the house rules noted above may result in a partial loss or loss of deposit, cancellation of booking or cancellation of future bookings. All bookings are processed at the discretion of the owner and the owner reserves the right to refuse any booking.