1. Rental Prices are quoted in Euros.
2. Payment is in advance by bank transfer or credit / debit card. Payments by credit card may incur an extra 2% handling charge if you reside outside of the EU. A deposit of between 15% and 25% (dependent on the type of property you have chosen) is required on confirmation of a booking. The remaining balance is required 8 weeks before the start of the rental. The rental payment is payable in full if booking within 8 weeks of the start of the rental.
3. Rentals are per property per week or per night as appropriate.
4. Arrival and departure dates refer to the inclusive number of nights. Arrival time is from 16.00 and departure time is by 10.00.
5. Cancellation Charges apply as follows: More than 56 days before the start of the rental: loss of deposit. Less than 56 days before the start of the rental: loss of full payment. We will use our best endeavors to re-let the property on the best possible terms. If we are successful, a refund will be made to you minus an administration fee of €50.00 if you have paid the deposit only. If you paid the full rental you will receive the rental we were able to achieve on re-letting minus a fee of €75.00.
We also require a separate Security Deposit of €300 to cover damage, loss or breakages. You will receive a request to pay this via Paypal and it will be returned via Paypal shortly after your holiday, provided the property is left in the same condition that you found it on arrival.
6. Services included in the rental include water, gas for hot water, electricity and pool cleaning. Towels and bed linen are changed at the end of each week and the house is cleaned at the end of each week. Additional maid service can be arranged on request as can laundry of pool and beach towels. Our winter and out of season rental rates are excellent value but they do not include central heating. We find that people’s requirements vary and so do the monthly temperatures. We read the gas meter at the beginning and end of your stay and you pay for exactly what you have used.
7. Additional services include extra beds at €10.00 per night and €70.00 per week. One cot and one high chair will be supplied free of charge upon request, in advance. Each cot will be supplied with a base sheet, please bring all additional linen required. Additional cots are €5.00 per night and €30.00 per week. Additional high chairs are €2.00 per night and €10.00 per week. All these items are subject to availability. A food pack is available on request. The cost for this is €25.00 for four people (€6.25 per person). All these additional services are payable in cash on arrival.
8. Travel Insurance. It is advisable to obtain comprehensive travel insurance immediately on booking.
9. Cancellation by us. We reserve the right to modify or withdraw any booking due to circumstances beyond our control, for example where fire, flood, theft damage or any other occurrence renders the property uninhabitable or incapable of providing the facilities or services we offered. In such an event a comparable substitute property will be offered or a full and immediate refund of monies paid.
10. Complaint. In the unlikely event that you feel cause for complaint during the rental you should inform us immediately and we will do our best to rectify matters. Telephone or come to the address where you picked up the keys. Please be aware that notifying a complaint after the completion of the rental may compromise our ability to consider it.
11. All information in our promotional media of any kind forms part of these Booking Conditions, including the maximum number and any minimum age of people who can be accommodated and any other conditions stipulated in property descriptions. Distances and measurements are approximate. Facilities are as agreed with the property owners and are offered in good faith. No responsibility can be accepted for the climate, the natural or built environment, local conditions, traditions or practices, interruption to or breakdown of any public service and any consequential effect thereof.
12. If you are Resident in the UK you should carry the European Health Insurance Card (contact: www.nhs.uk or 0845 4647 or outside the UK 044 207 2104850) as this confirms your entitlement to medical benefits in kind during your stay in Portugal. The form is available from UK Post Offices. Similar benefits may be available to residents of other countries.
13. This website has illustrations and suggestions of locally available activities like horse riding, diving, golf, sailing and surfing. It is your responsibility to make sure the suppliers have the correct insurance, facilities and trained staff for your needs.
14. Internet and WiFi. Internet access and Wi-Fi is available when stated in the relevant accommodation description. Please note there may be restrictions with the availability and speed of the service transmitted by the local provider and technical issues may cause temporary withdrawal of internet facilities. We are unable to accept responsibility for any down time or consequences of using this service and refund/compensation cannot be offered due to circumstances beyond our control.
15. Car hire
Generally, a representative will meet you in arrivals and will take you to your car which will be waiting for you in the airport carpark. At peak times and if you have booked your car hire close to your arrival date it might be necessary to collect your car from one of the car hire desks in the airport.
Cars are collected at the airport on arrival and returned at the end of your holiday (unless you have included transfers).
The car hire prices quoted generally include unlimited mileage, a free second driver and all taxes.
Some car rental companies may offer additional insurance cover which is optional and payable locally and subject to local tax.
The lead driver will be required to provide a credit card in their name to cover any petrol supplied and to cover any excess on the car insurance.
All car rentals are based on a 24-hour period from the time that you collect your car, any late return will be charged locally. Please check carefully that your rental period coincides with your requirements and flight times. A charge may also be incurred for late night collections depending on the car hire company’s office hours.
Car hire is provided through car hire companies we recommend because they offer excellent customer service and great value, however we are not liable for the service they provide and should we receive negative feedback about their service we would stop recommending them.
For your own safety and convenience, we recommend you book a larger car rather than a smaller car for your holiday to allow for luggage space. Depending on the number of passengers and luggage in your party, additional transport may be required to transfer to and from the airport.
All clients intending to drive will need to produce a full British driving licence which has been held for at least one year, however certain locations/car types require a minimum two years. All designated drivers must take their licenses with them.
Some car hire companies may also impose a local charge for additional/ young drivers (under 25 years old).
Child seats can be fitted to the majority of hire cars that are offered and must be requested at the time of booking (please indicate the age of your child at this time).
All car categories are subject to availability. In the event of a specific car type not being provided by the car hire company an alternative vehicle may be offered.
Car rental companies will offer products/ extras at the counter when collecting the rental vehicle, these products/extras are ‘optional’ and paid directly to the car rental company.
Cancellations & Changes to Car Orders
Cars can be cancelled as follows:-
- up to 24 hours before arrival, we will refund all cost except booking fees.
- from 24 hours before arrival, we will refund the difference between what you have paid and our minimum car hire charge for the car booked.
Any change resulting in cancellation of part of the car hire:-
- before arrival, we will refund the difference in the initial and new hire costs and charge an additional booking fee.
- after arrival for cars initially hired for 7 days or less, we will give no refund.
- after arrival, on cars hired for 8 days or more, we will refund for the cancelled period minus two days, as long as you have given at least 24 hours notice that you are returning the car early, e.g. you paid for 14 days, you tell our representatives on day 7 that you will return the car on day 8, we will refund four days car hire, you will have paid for a 10-day car hire.
If you wish to extend the car hire period, subject to availability of the car:-
- before arrival, we charge an additional booking fee as well as the cost of the additional days car hire
- after arrival, our representatives in Portugal need a minimum of 48 hours notice to arrange this for you, we charge an additional booking fee as well as the cost of the additional days car hire.
We hope these Terms and Conditions are completely clear, if you have any questions – please contact us.