Contract of Hire: The Hiring contract shall be between the Clients and the Owner of the property. It shall be deemed to be made subject to these Conditions of hire. The Contract of hire is not effective until the Clients receive written confirmation of booking.
Initial payment: Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of the required deposit payment of £100 GBP/ $150 USD per week booked and the signed booking form. However if the booking is made within two months of the holiday commencement date, the full amount of rental and security deposit will be required on booking.
Security deposit: A returnable security deposit of £100 GBP/ $150 USD is required to be paid with the balance of the rental. This is to be held as security against return of keys, inventory damage, excess cleaning costs etc.
Balance payment: The balance of the hire costs will be due 8 weeks before the holiday commencement date. The Owner reserves the right to cancel a holiday where full payment has not been received six weeks prior to the holiday commencement date.
Confirmation of booking: Once a confirmation has been issued, the Client is responsible for the total price of the property rental as shown on the confirmation. Signing of the booking form constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by the Client.
Liability: The Owner cannot accept liability for the acts of our principals over whom we have no control (such as airlines, car hire companies, and rental management companies) The Owner cannot accept any liability whatsoever for any injury sustained by guests or any other visitors to the home or swimming pool or any loss or damage, howsoever caused, to any property brought to the premises. All information concerning the property and facilities is correct at the time of going to press but may be changed without prior warning for safety reasons. It is expressly agreed upon that the Client will not hold responsible the Owner or representatives, for any accident, injury or distress, financial claim or claims of any sort, that may result from any such accident, injury or distress by the tenant, Client or any other person however caused or incurred.
Pool area: AT NO TIME SHOULD CHILDREN BE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN OR AROUND THE POOL/DECK AREA, UNLESS SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT.
Party size: Under no circumstances may more than 6 people occupy the villa.
Clients responsibilities: The Client is responsible for the property and is expected to take reasonable care of it. All equipment, utensils, etc must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period. All towels and Beach towels washed. All beds used stripped and washing started. A charge may be incurred should excessive cleaning be required after departure. This will be deducted from the security deposit.
Damages: All damages and breakages are the responsibility of the Client and associated costs shall be refundable on demand. Where the amount concerned is less than £150 it may be deducted from the security deposit.
Change or cancellation by Owner: Wherever possible all changes will be advised without delay. Should circumstances beyond the control of the Owner require them to cancel a booking, they will, wherever possible offer alternative arrangements. Should these prove to be unacceptable and once instructions have been received by the Owner in writing, the Client will receive a full refund of all monies paid.
Force Majeure: The Owner accepts no responsibility for and shall not be liable in respect of loss or damage or changes caused by Force Majeure events (e.g. strikes, tide, flood, closure of airports, weather conditions) or any other event beyond their control.
Insurance: Clients other than US Nationals are strongly advised to take out adequate travel insurance. There is no reciprocal health insurance in America. NEVER, EVER, TRAVEL WITHOUT INSURANCE. The Owners are not responsible for any deaths, injuries, illness or damage to property including motor vehicles or to that of any guest however caused.
Cancellation: Provided the Owner receives written notice of cancellation not less than 10 weeks before the holiday commencement date, the Client will not be required to pay the full balance. The amount of deposit however, will be forfeited. All cancellations must be notified in writing at the earliest opportunity. In the event of you having to cancel your booking, the following charges will apply:
More than 10 weeks before departure: DEPOSIT ONLY
Less than 8 weeks prior to departure: 100% OF RENTAL
Arrival and departure:
Check in time: 1600 (4 p.m.) on day of arrival
Check out time: 1100 (11 a.m.) on day of departure
Keys and directions: These will be forwarded to you once final payment has been received and cleared. This can be by cheque or online transfer (preferred).
Refundable security deposit: The deposit will be returned to you as soon as we have received information that the villa and pool have been left in a satisfactory condition, and the keys returned to us.