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Terms and Conditions

Please ensure you read and understand the following terms and conditions pertinent to your accommodation rental. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us (hereafter called the Owner) for clarification before you sign the booking form. Whilst we reserve the right to increase or decrease accommodation prices at any time, we will confirm to you the current price at the time of booking. As soon as you have confirmed your booking and paid your deposit or full payment, the cost of the rental is guaranteed against any further increase. This guarantee is offered subject to our terms and conditions and payment being adhered to and providing you do not make further amendments to your holiday arrangements. Your holiday home rental includes Accommodation as booked, including services e.g. electricity and water (excluding pool heating unless otherwise stated).

NOT included in our rental price: a) Flights b) Car Hire c) Holiday Insurance d) Pool Heating.

Bookings are valid after:

1 The booking form has been completed and signed and received by the Owner and 2 The appropriate deposit has been paid and 3 The booking has been confirmed in writing by the Owner to the Guest.

2 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 those 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 for parties of young people under 21 are at the discretion of the owners. Bookings from all male or all female groups are at the discretion of the owners.

A deposit of £150/US$250 must accompany bookings, which is non-refundable. Upon clearance of the payment, the booking is confirmed.

The balance must be paid ten weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday.

We reserve the right to treat the booking as cancelled if we do not receive the balance by the due date. Any cancellation charges detailed elsewhere in this document will then apply. In the event of a cheque not being honoured by the bank on which it is drawn we will make a charge of $18 to cover the bank charges and our administration costs. In addition to the reservation deposit, a security deposit of $300 is required, paid direct to us with the final balance, to cover breakage or damage to the premises and/or contents, any unpaid on site extras such as equipment rental, pool heating, etc, telephone bills, cleaning costs other than those normally incurred in connection with the occupation of the premises, but not including for example, the cleaning of carpets, upholstery etc. This deposit is refundable, subject to deductions to cover the expenses mentioned above within 30 days of vacating the premises.

If the Guest wishes to cancel the booking he should advise the Owner immediately by telephone followed by confirmatory letter. The Owner shall be entitled to retain all payments already made and to recover, if not already paid, the balance of the hiring charge as follows

    1 30 - 60 days notice: 50% of the rental charge

   2 Less than 30 days notice: 100% of the rental charge.

In the unlikely event that circumstances beyond the Owner's 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 Guest. Furthermore, the Owner cannot guarantee that all the facilities described in their brochure or website will be available. The Guest agrees to pay the full cost of any breakages, losses or damage to the property (the Owner's Management Company will be sole arbitrators on cause of damage or loss) and

  1 To take good care of the property and leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the holiday.

  2 To report any damage, loss, problem or concern immediately it is discovered to the Owner's Management Company in Florida.
     Failure to do so will make any subsequent claim invalid.

  3 To permit the Owner or their Agents reasonable access to the property to carry out any maintenance necessary.   4 Not to sublet or share the property except with persons nominated on the Booking Form.

No liability is accepted by the Owner for loss of main services or failure of appliances, nor for the consequences of the actions or omissions of persons who may control supply of mains service, nor any actions taken in the vicinity of the property by any authority over which there is no control by the Owner. The Guest should establish the status of the development prior to booking. The property is available after 4:00 pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10:00 am on the day of departure. Failure to comply with this may result in extra rental charges which the Guest agrees to pay. The Owner does not accept any liability for injury, damage or loss caused by any reason or for any claim made as a result of this booking and/or the subsequent holiday. The Guest is responsible for taking out an adequate insurance policy(ies) to cover all risks. This waiver is also applicable to people visiting the property as guests of the Guest(s). An additional fee will be levied if the Guest requires the pool to be heated during their stay. Guests may use the swimming pool at their own risk. They should always observe the safety rules listed in the information and Safety Book held in the home and observe the pool safety notice displayed in the pool area.

Pool heating will be switched on, on the day ordered and may take some time to heat the pool to optimum temperature. Having ordered pool heating, The Owner is not responsible for the weather and, if it's warmer than expected, pool heating still has to be paid for. The heater is a mechanical device, as with any mechanical device, it can be subject to electrical/mechanical failure. If such an occurrence was to happen, every effort will be made to repair the heater. If the guest has paid for pool heat, then we shall refund only the days you are without pool heat. We cannot and will not refund for anything that has not been paid for.

The State of Florida sets a legal limit at which pool heaters may be set. Anyone found tampering with the pool heater controls will render the remainder of the booking invalid and additional heating costs will be deducted from the security deposit.

The pool is cleaned and chemically balanced every week for your safety and comfort; however on rare occasions it may be necessary to apply extra chemicals to the pool to maintain safe and correct chemical levels. For safety reasons should this occur during your stay it will be necessary for you to be out of the pool for 12-24 hours.

As owners of the property, we, our servants or agents will not be liable for any loss or delay occasioned by any of the following: strikes, riots, political unrest, war or the threat of war, terrorist activities, industrial disputes, fire, flood, technical/weather problems to transport, aircraft, closure of airports or any other event beyond the Owner's control.

Aircraft captains are legally entitled to deny boarding to any passengers who present themselves at the aircraft in an unacceptable state due to the influence of drink or drugs. Any passenger so doing will be deemed as having given notice of his/her cancellation of the booking at that time and the aforementioned cancellation charges will apply.

The maximum occupancy is 10 persons for the villa and is determined by the authorities within strict guidelines for fire safety. Please note that contravention of the above will render your booking void, all monies paid will be forfeited and you will be asked to leave the villa immediately without further compensation. Strictly no pets or smoking are allowed in the villa at any time. Please note that contravention of the above will render your booking void and all monies will be forfeited. The wireless enabled desktop computer is open access and it is the responsibility of parents to monitor pages accessed by persons under the age of 18. It is forbidden to view and/or download offensive material.

Complaints: We sincerely hope you do not have any! .But in the unlikely event that you wish to register a complaint during your holiday, immediately contact the Owner's Management Company and follow this up with a letter. Give a copy to them and send us a copy on your return. Unfortunately we are not always able to control the components of your rented accommodation and it is possible that an advertised facility may be withdrawn or changed due to circumstances beyond our control and for which we cannot accept liability.