Rental Booking Conditions
To confirm the booking a completed, signed booking form showing all names must accompany a non-refundable deposit of between 25-30% immediately (50-55% during the Christmas & New Year Period). The exact amount varies from property to property but will always be between these amounts. The person signing the booking form confirms that he/she has the authority of all other persons included in the holiday to make the booking on their behalf and that he/she has read and accepted the Booking Conditions. The deposit is accepted as part payment towards the cost of the holiday rental. Under no circumstances may the booking be sold on, transferred, or gifted to any other person or persons. In addition to our own requirements in this regard, it must be stressed that many scheduled airline tickets are not transferable and cannot be used by anyone other than the named person on the booking. However some charter flights will allow a name change for a fee.
The balance of the cost of your holiday must be paid no later than 8 weeks before departure, or as otherwise specified by us. If you book within 8 weeks of departure, the total cost of your holiday rental must be paid at the time of booking.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, credit/debit card or by cheque (US$ checks not accepted). The maximum amount payable per credit card transaction is GBP£12,000. Payments above this amount must be paid via bank transfer or cheque. Transactions Outside of UK: A 2.50% charge is applicable on credit card transactions (AMEX 3.2%).
Please note that any payments being made that need to be converted from US$ to GBP£ will be made on the day the invoice is sent to you and will be based on that day's exchange rate at our bank (Natwest Bank). Due to the volatility with the exchange rates this GBP£ rate is only valid for 24hrs.
If we do not receive unconditional payment of the balance by the date due, we reserve the right to cancel your booking; all monies paid are forfeit, except any security deposit made which is refundable.
Should it become necessary for us to make any changes to your holiday arrangements before the date of departure, we will notify the signatory to the booking form. We will then offer either directly or through such signatory the choice of accepting the change, which if available, will be of at least comparable standard. Alternatively a full refund of money paid will be made. Any such refund will be made to such signatory to the booking form within 14 days. Please note that although we will use our best endeavours to find an alternate site for your holiday in the event of the original property not being available, it may not in practice be possible to do so and we do not undertake to provide an alternative. Our financial obligations in these circumstances are limited to a full refund of money paid.
Cancellation: All cancellations must be confirmed to us in writing. Any cancellation by you will result in the loss of any and all monies paid. It must be understood that many of the costs of your holiday such as flights may not be refundable in any circumstances. It is a condition of this contract that you will have adequate holiday insurance cover at the time of booking, which should cover for cancellation.
Any amendments made by you to your booking need to be confirmed to us in writing and may carry an administration charge. We cannot guarantee that any changes made to the length of stay at the property rental will be accepted (without charge) once the booking has been confirmed.
All Passport, Visa and health certificate requirements are your responsibility. We cannot accept responsibility for any irregularities of personal documents.
During occupation of the property you are expected to assume all reasonable responsibility for its safety and security. (For example, ensuring that the property is secure when you go out, supervising young children to avoid domestic hazards etc.) We do not expect that you will have cause to make a complaint but any complaints regarding malfunction of facilities or any deficiencies in the services received by you will be attended to and remedied if possible by ourselves or by our local agent acting on our behalf. You must report any dissatisfaction with, or malfunction of, equipment, services or any aspect of your holiday to our Agent and also by telephone to ourselves in the UK within 24 hours of becoming aware of the problem. This is so that we may seek to solve the problem whilst you are on holiday. You must also confirm any such concern or dissatisfaction in writing within seven days of leaving the property. Failure to comply with these terms will impede our ability to deal with this problem on your behalf. We cannot be responsible for any change of condition or circumstances at the property occurring after the time of booking. Building Works: we regret we cannot always issue information on ever-changing local conditions. If we do find information on building works commencing within the immediate vicinity of your property rental you will be informed. However no refund or partial refund can be offered unless the building works are within the property grounds.
If a party exceeding that stated on the booking form attempts to take up residence in the accommodation we reserve the right to evict the whole party. Any extra guests must be declared and a supplement will have to be paid. We may also terminate the use of the property rental by a guest if;
- The guest or member of the party behaves in a manner which constitutes a nuisance.
- The guest or member of the party behaves in a manner which in the opinion of the local agent for Rent A Barbados Villa (part of Tropical Island Rentals) is likely to cause damage to the property or any of the fixtures or fittings in that property.
- The guest or member of the party behaves in a manner which renders it impossible or unreasonable for Rent A Barbados Villa (part of Tropical Island Rentals) to continue to provide any of the services to the property or to the guest or members of the party.
- The guest or member of the party behaves in any manner which is not consistent with the fit and proper use of the property.
Each property caters for 2 occupants per bedroom and the staff of the property are available to cater to the needs of the occupants only. Additional guests for dinner/drinks are limited to 50% of the maximum occupancy; for example, if your property rental sleeps six people, the
maximum party size that can be accommodated/catered to will be nine.
The client agrees to pay in full for any losses of, or damage to, fixtures, fittings, carpets etc, or any damage to the property. Our local Agent will be the sole arbitrator on cause and effect of such damage or losses. A security deposit is held on a credit card from the person that signed the booking form (or within the travelling group staying at the property) either directly with us or with our local house managers. This is for any unforeseen costs that might occur whilst you are staying at the holiday rental including accidental breakages, telephone/internet costs or damage to the property. The security deposit card details will be held until the local agent has checked the property for any breakages, telephone and other expenses. This will occur within 72 hours of your departure from the property.
To encourage you to take care of our environment by being careful in your use of the air conditioning and other electrically powered things, your rental rate includes electricity up to the normal level of usage for a booking. However, if your usage is excessive (e.g. air con left on all the time or not shutting the doors and windows when you are using it, will push the usage up dramatically) we reserve the right to deduct an amount attributable to this excessive usage from the deposit held by us. Electricity readings are taken before and after every booking.
Changes beyond our control: Some changes are necessary because of reasons beyond our control (including war, civil unrest, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, bad weather conditions and other circumstances which we could not foresee or avoid, even with all due care). In such circumstances we may have to alter, postpone or cancel your holiday rental. We will contact you to discuss alternative arrangements. However we will not pay compensation in these circumstances and are not responsible for any expenses or losses as a result of circumstances beyond our control.
Check-in is from 3pm on the day of arrival and check out is by 12noon on the day of departure. We cannot offer an early check-in or a late check out as guests may be arriving on the same day.