HOUSE RULES

Furnished Holiday Rental

This is a short term furnished holiday rental and not a tenancy agreement. You agree that the address provided on registration is your permanent residence.

Maximum guests

The property sleeps a maximum of 10 guests, including all adults and children of all ages. There can be no exceptions to this rule. Additional visitors are permitted during the day but not in excessive numbers and they must not stay overnight. No parties or events without prior permission from the owner or manager of the property.

Insurance

Please remember to take out comprehensive travel insurance to cover cancellation, luggage, health, etc.   The property owners take no responsibility for damages or accidents of any nature occurring within the boundaries of the property, its pool or use of any facilities and equipment.  Use of the property and its facilities is entirely at your own risk. You are responsible for any damage to the property.

Pets

A maximum of two dogs are permitted only by prior arrangement.  If you arrive with pets without prior arrangement, you automatically forfeit your rental agreement and full payment. The dogs are not allowed on the furniture or beds and must never be left unattended at the property. The garden is not secure and you must clean up after your dog.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted inside the property, this includes e-cigarettes and vapes.

Security

Please ensure that you set the burglar alarm and lock all of the doors whenever you leave the house. If it is windy please make sure that the parasols are down.

PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS

Arrivals

Saturday between 4pm – 6pm, unless by prior arrangement.  Arlette, the caretaker, will be there to greet you, show you through the property and accept your security deposit, if you have not previously paid it. 

Departures

Saturday prior to 10am, unless by prior arrangement.  Please let Arlette know your departure time in advance so she can be there to wish you farewell, collect the keys and return your security deposit if paid in cash.  Arlette will arrive one hour before your requested departure time, go through the house with you and note any breakages which need to be addressed before the arrival of the new guests. 

What is included

We supply sheets, bedding, towels and pool towels. There are no extra charges for utilities or wifi.

Cleaning

We request that the property be left clean and in good order at the end of your stay.  Included in your rental rates, Arlette will undertake household cleaning for about 4 hours one day per week (usually Wednesday afternoon).  If you would like additional cleaning during your stay, please discuss this directly with Arlette or advise me in advance of your arrival so arrangements can be made. 

Laundry

There are two washing machines, a dryer and an outdoor clothes line, for your use.  At the end of your stay, please strip the beds, gather together the used bathroom, kitchen, and pool linen and leave it in the laundry room for Arlette (there are large bags for your use in the house).  Laundry services are available upon request. 

Rubbish

The rubbish/garbage/trash is not collected.  You must take your rubbish and recyclables to the appropriate bins located in villages and on roadsides. Please do not leave any rubbish at the house at the end of your stay.  

Plumbing

Please do not dispose of anything other than what nature intended and small quantities of toilet paper down the toilets so as not to clog the septic tank. If this happens you will be charged for the work required.

Kitchen

This is a self-catering house. However, you will find supplies of spices, sugar, tea, coffee, toilet paper, cleaning products etc. in the house.  As a courtesy to the people arriving after you, please replace whatever you use.  At the end of your stay, please make sure that all washing up is done, even those items in the dishwasher.  Please clean out the fridge and dispose of any perishables.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool has an electrically-powered cover and is also fenced-in for security. Please ensure your group is all water-safe or, where young children are concerned, they are supervised by a responsible, water-safe adult at all times. The use of the swimming pool is entirely at your own risk. The pool is usually opened and heated from May through September, depending on the weather, and at the owners’ discretion. No glass or breakables are allowed in or near the pool. 

PAYMENT TERMS AND CANCELLATION

If you have booked via an online agent (e.g. VRBO, Booking.com, Airbnb) please refer to the paperwork from them for all of the payment and cancellation terms. Please get in touch if you’re not sure and we will help.

Payment Terms

A 25% deposit is due immediately to confirm your reservation.  The available calendar dates will not be blocked out until the deposit has been received.

The balance payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. Payment is taken only in euros and by card, online.

Cancellation

The initial deposit is refundable if the reservation is cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival.  The balance is not refundable if cancelled within 30 days prior to arrival.  However, we may offer a partial refund if successful at rebooking the cancelled period, or may offer a credit against a later booking, at the owner’s discretion.

Security Deposit

The security deposit of €1000, in cash, is to be given to Arlette, the caretaker, who will see you in on your day of arrival. Or, you can allow us to pre-authorise the security deposit from your card. This will be refunded at the end of your stay less any damages or extensive cleaning that is required. (Please note we do not accept cheques).

Taxe Sejour

We are obliged to collect taxe sejour (city tax) from all of our guests – the rate for 2022 is set at 1,87€ per adult per night. This will need to be paid prior to your arrival.

Changes for 2023

Arrivals and Departures

We are moving to self check-in (4pm onwards) and self check-out (up to 10am) – detailed instructions will be provided prior to arrival. 

Security Cameras

There will be two security cameras installed outside of the property, overlooking the driveway, front door and parking areas.

Security Deposit

In order to facilitate self check-in and out, all security deposits will be pre-authorised against a bank card. No cash or cheques.