BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1.1 All bookings accepted by us are subject to these terms and conditions.
1.2 Reference to Sunshine Villa Florida refers to the owners: J Skipp, J A Skipp, C Hale & J Hale, and/or the home management agents Mid Florida Villas. The client is you, the renter or that person who pays the refundable security deposit.
2 Booking procedure and payment terms
2.1 Clients should complete the booking form and forward it with a £sterling or US$ cheque for the booking deposit made payable to J Skipp for £200 or $370. Payments can also be made via Pay Pal ® to email : firstname.lastname@example.org , you should add 3% to cover fees charged by PayPal. Payments for bookings with imminent occupation must be made by credit card through our management agents, Mid Florida Villas, and a 3% charge will be added to cover the credit card company fees.
2.2 Any provisional booking will be held for seven days pending receipt of the signed booking form and deposit in respect of the accommodation. A booking will be considered firm when the deposit has been cleared to our bank account and we have confirmed the booking in writing to the client.
2.3 The full rent is due 8 weeks before the date you arrive at the home. Optional items are listed on the booking form and the charge for these services is payable with the rental unless otherwise stated. No reminder will be issued. Bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival are payable in full at the time of booking, together with a £200/$370 security deposit. The booking deposit will become the refundable security deposit, and will be returned to the client within 2 weeks of vacating the property in good order, see clause 4.10
2.4 You may change your booking where practicable, -in which case we will make every effort to accommodate any requests. There is a £20 / $37 administration fee per week for this service.
3.1 The client may cancel the holiday booked at any time after it has been confirmed. Cancellation must be in writing.
3.2 We reserve the right to cancel the holiday if payment has not been received in accordance with clause 2.1 & 2.3 above.
3.3 The following cancellation charges will apply to all rentals cancelled in accordance with clauses 3.1 and 3.2 above.
More than 60 days prior to departure - loss of rental deposit
30 to 60 days - 50% of total rental
Within 30 days - 100% of total rental
In the unlikely event that circumstances beyond Sunshine Villa
4.1 The accommodation provided is only for the use of persons named by the client on the booking form, subletting, sharing or assigning are prohibited.
The property will be available to clients from 5p.m.
4.3 An adult must accompany persons under the age of 21.
4.4 We will not be liable for any loss or injury resulting from the use of the property, its contents, games room or pool.
4.5 Swimming pools are dangerous and ours is not to be used by children without responsible adult constant supervision.
The home is in a largely residential area and improper or disruptive behaviour
will not be acceptable. Sunshine Villa
The fences fitted securing the pool area are fitted under State Safety Regulations
and are for your children's safety and security. Children must have responsible
adult constant supervision when the fence is removed.
4.7 The fences fitted securing the pool area are fitted under State Safety Regulations and are for your children's safety and security. Children must have responsible adult constant supervision when the fence is removed.
4.8 All electric, air conditioning/heating, TV, towels, linens, utensils and kitchenware are included as described in our brochure/website, except for optional items such as heating the pool or safe rental etc as described on the booking form. We reserve the right to modify the contents of the home at any time as necessary and replace contents damaged or removed by guests, at our discretion. The photographs and descriptions are accurate at the time of publication.
4.9 The villa now includes a baby's microwave sterilizer, baby-gym mat, stroller (pushchair), Greco travel-cot and a high-chair. These items are included without charge but the renter undertakes to use them only as per the manufacturers instructions, to thoroughly assert their safety before use and to do so entirely at the renters own risk. The renter must set them up and pack them away at the end of the vacation in accordance with the manufacturers instructions, failure to do so will require a specific visit by the management company which will be charged against your security deposit.
4.10 The home is prepared and inspected prior to your arrival but should you find any damage or breakage upon your arrival you must report it immediately to the managing agents as in clause 6.1. Damage or breakage occurring during your rental will be deducted from your Security Deposit as described on the booking form.
5 Pool Heating.
If pool heating is paid for, the electric heat pump will be turned on the
day before your arrival. The pump and heater will run from 9am to 6pm (approx.)
each day. The thermostat will be set to 85F and under normal circumstances
and proper use this water temperature can be expected, however, under cold
weather conditions the heat pump cannot raise the water temperature more than
about 10-15degrees above the air temperature, and it may take longer than
usual to reach this temperature. The renter accepts this limitation and that
we are not liable should cold weather make it impossible to raise the water
temperature to the thermostat setting. Should cold weather make it impossible
for the pool to heat satisfactorily, the renter is at liberty to request that
the heating be turned off by contacting Mid Florida Villas during office hours,
and pool heat charges will cease from when the heating is turned off, subject
to a minimum of 3 days charge.
5.1 If pool heating is paid for, the electric heat pump will be turned on the day before your arrival. The pump and heater will run from 9am to 6pm (approx.) each day. The thermostat will be set to 85F and under normal circumstances and proper use this water temperature can be expected, however, under cold weather conditions the heat pump cannot raise the water temperature more than about 10-15degrees above the air temperature, and it may take longer than usual to reach this temperature. The renter accepts this limitation and that we are not liable should cold weather make it impossible to raise the water temperature to the thermostat setting. Should cold weather make it impossible for the pool to heat satisfactorily, the renter is at liberty to request that the heating be turned off by contacting Mid Florida Villas during office hours, and pool heat charges will cease from when the heating is turned off, subject to a minimum of 3 days charge.
In the unlikely event that the client has any reason for complaint or
dissatisfaction, they must contact Sunshine Villa
7.1 For the comfort and safety of clients and guests, smoking is not permitted in the home. Smokers may do so in the pool/patio area. You will forfeit your full security deposit to pay for additional cleaning & deodorising costs if you or any of your party choose to ignore this condition of booking. This condition is strictly enforced.
8 Animals and Pets
8.1 Animals and Pets are NOT permitted in the Home. This condition is strictly enforced.
9 No Daily Maid Service
9.1 While linens and bath towels are included in the home, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate and you must keep towels and linens clean using the laundry facilities. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from our home.
10 Hurricane or Storm Policy
a. The National Weather Service orders mandatory evacuation in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
b. A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest.
day that the National Weather Service orders a mandatory evacuation order in a
"Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
a. Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered,
b. Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten their stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and
c. Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.
A charcoal BBQ is
provided free to use which must be used only by responsible adults over 21
competent with the safe use of BBQ's. It must not be lit within the screened
area and must be used only outside in the open. It must be put away safe when
BBQ cleaning is not included in the rental charge. Should you choose to use the BBQ, it must be cleaned thoroughly and hygienically by you before departure and stowed away in the appropriate place in the garage. BBQ components (except utensils) must not be cleaned in the dishwasher. Failure to clean the BBQ will force us to engage a cleaning service specifically for this purpose which will result in the $85 charge being deducted from your deposit. In using the BBQ the client accepts full responsibility for the BBQ and consequences of its use, and agrees without reservation to these terms.
12 Force Majeure
11.1 We can accept no responsibility for, and shall not be liable in respect of loss or changes caused by force Majeure e.g. Strikes, Fire, Flood, Closure of Airports, Weather Conditions, War, Riots, Terrorist Activity, theft, malicious mischief or any other event beyond our control.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT YOU HAVE VACATION/ HOLIDAY/TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER CANCELLATION OR OTHER LOSS OR ACCIDENT WHICH MAY OCCUR DURING YOUR VACATION.