Bookings between the owners of the property
(hereafter called "The Owners") and the person making the
booking (hereafter called "The Client") are valid
a) The booking form has been
completed, signed and received by the
Owners. b) The appropriate deposit has been
paid. c) The booking has been confirmed in
writing to the Client by letter, email or countersigned copy of
the booking form.
The person who signs the Booking Form
certifies that he or she is authorised to agree the Booking Terms
and Conditions on behalf of all persons included on the Booking Form,
including any persons who may be substituted or added at a later
date. The signatory must be a member of the party occupying
the property and must be 21 years or over. Bookings cannot
be accepted from parties of young people who are under 21 years of
A £250 or $350 deposit must accompany
bookings of up to 14 nights (£375 or $525 on 21 night
stays, £500 or $700 on 28 night stays). This deposit is non-returnable. The balance,
including the Security Deposit, must be paid ten weeks prior to the commencement of the
vacation. If your payment is rejected by our
bank for whatever reason, we will make an additional charge of
$30 for each rejected payment to cover the bank charges and administration costs.
The Security Deposit will be returned to the Client, normally within 14 days after the
completion of the vacation, as long as any key(s) are returned and
no damage or loss is reported. The Security Deposit, apart from
covering loss or damage may also be used to cover
"excessive" use of electricity (e.g. running the air
conditioning on full with external doors left open), or
"excessive" cleaning requirements, due to the house
being left in a very dirty state.
If the Client wishes to cancel the booking he
should advise the Owners immediately by telephone followed by
confirmation in writing or by e-mail. Upon receipt of such
notification the Owners will (without obligation to the Client)
use best endeavours to obtain a replacement booking and, if
such replacement is obtained will refund to the Client any monies
paid less the deposit. If the Owners are not able to re-let
they shall be entitled to retain all payments already made and if
not already paid, the balance of the rental charges
More than 10 Weeks before departure:
56 - 70 Days Notice:
75% of Rental
Less than 56 Days Notice:
100% of Rental Charge
Should you need to alter your booking, we will try to
accommodate your needs. However, if the changes requested are not
possible and you need to cancel the booking, the above charges
In the unlikely event that circumstances
beyond the Owners' control necessitate the cancellation of the
rental arrangement, The Owner reserves the right to cancel any
bookings at any time and will only be liable to refund monies
already paid by the Client. However the Owners will, if possible,
offer alternative accommodation of a similar high standard which
may be accepted or rejected by the Client.
The property is available for occupancy after
on the day of
arrival and must be vacated by on the day of
departure. Early check-ins or late check-outs may be accommodated
and must be agreed with the Owners in advance.
The Client agrees not to sublet
or share the property. Only persons named on the booking form are
allowed to use the villa and its facilities. Please ensure that we are notified of any
changes to the original booking, as unauthorised persons staying
or using the facilities at the villa will cause the whole party to be excluded from the
property without refund.
The Client agrees to pay for any breakages,
losses or damage caused to the property and/or its contents during
their stay. We fully understand that
accidents may happen in the home but we also ask you to understand
that if they do then you will be responsible for the cost
associated with the repair/clean-up of any accident.
The Client agrees to take good care of the
property and leave it in a clean and tidy condition at
the end of the vacation. The Cleaning staff only have time to
clean the bathrooms, wash linens, vacuum and dust. The fee for
that is included with the rental. Guests are expected to leave the
home as they find it. Reasonable soiled linens and normal wear and
tear is accepted. Please also ensure that blinds are not damaged
and the carpets are not stained. You also need to put garbage out
for collection and return the trash bin to the garage on the same
day it has been collected, details of collection are provided in the
guest "Welcome Book".
Please clean the Barbeque/BBQ
after use. A $35 charge will be made from the security deposit
to cover professional cleaning if the Barbeque/BBQ is left dirty.
The Client agrees not to act in any way which
would cause disturbance to those resident in the neighbouring
properties. Florida State law demands "reasonable
quiet" after 10pm.
The Client agrees to permit the Owners or
owners agents access to the property to carry out maintenance if
No liability is accepted by the Owners for
loss of mains services or failure of appliances. Nor for the
consequences of the actions or omissions of persons who may
control supply of mains services, nor any actions taken in the
vicinity of the property by any authority over which there is no
control by the Owners.
The Owners do not accept any liability for
injury, damage, loss or delay by any reason or for any claim
made as a result of this booking and/or the subsequent vacation. The Client
is responsible for taking out adequate
insurance policies to cover all risks. This waiver is also
applicable to people visiting the property as guests of the
The Owners do not accept any liability for
injury, damage or loss caused, or for any such claim by a
third party as a consequence of actions by the Clients and other
people occupying the property during the period of the
If there is anything in the home that needs
attention then please let the Owners agent know
immediately. Under no circumstances attempt to effect a repair
yourself. Occupants will be fully accountable for any damage
caused whilst tampering with any equipment or fixtures and
fittings relating to the property.
The Owners and the owners agents do not
accept liability for any accident, injury or death, howsoever caused, as a result of
the use of the, swimming pool, spa and pool/spa area. Guests should
always observe the safety rules and notices provided, and are specifically requested NOT
to allow children to use the pool, spa or pool/spa area
unsupervised. No liability is accepted for accidents resulting
from, or relating to, use of the Bar-Be-Que. Children (under 21)
are not allowed to use the Bar-Be-Que.
If you encounter any problems whatsoever with
the pool and its equipment, please report it to the Owners agent immediately.
Under no circumstances attempt to rectify the
problem yourself. Occupants will be fully accountable for any
damage caused whilst tampering with the pool
For safety there is a pool fence inserted
in the pool deck, which can easily be removed when the pool is
in use. This fence must be reinserted into the decking when the
pool is not in use, as it restricts unsupervised access to the
pool and spa.
Pool heat is available on request and will
incur an additional charge for a minimum period of 7 days. This
will be switched on for the days ordered on the Booking Form, or if not
booked, by agreement with the Owners agent. The
Owner is not responsible for warmer than expected weather, and
heating still has to be paid for. A pool blanket is provided to
retain pool heat, which must be in place during the colder months
(October-March) when the pool is not in use.
No Smoking policy
- Please note, for the comfort of all our
guests, the Owners do not allow
smoking within the villa. However, smoking is permitted
outside around the pool area. Evidence of smoking in the house,
will necessitate an extra special clean which will be paid for
from the Security Deposit.
Pets are not permitted to
accompany you during your stay in the villa.
The Owners agent has the authority to exclude any party bringing
pets to the villa and additional cleaning will be paid for from the Security Deposit.
No items must
be removed from the villa, this includes linens and towels. Any
breakage or damage to inventory items must be reported to the
For your convenience a Guest
"Welcome Book" is
located in our villa providing additional information and safety
instructions on our property and equipment. Please take time on
your arrival to review its content and specifically the safety
and emergency evacuation instructions.