Vera Villas Management (“Vera Villas”) acts as an intermediary for Property Owner (“Owner”) and their representatives (“Owner Representative”). Each time a Guest confirms a booking of a Property through Vera Villas, a Rental Contract is entered into between Vera Villas and the guest in whose name the booking is made (the “Guest”) for the agreed period (“Rental Period”). Each time a Guest books a Property through Vera Villas, the Guest is deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions and furthermore is deemed to have agreed for personal data to be processed by Vera Villas with regards to the Rental Contract. The Rental Contract is not effective until Vera Villas has confirmed the Guest’s booking in writing.
When the Guest makes a booking request, the Guest must make the appropriate deposit payment to Vera Villas within 1 working day of availability confirmation. If the required deposit payment is not received within the 1 working day period, Vera Villas reserves the right to void the Guest’s booking request. The following deposit payment applicable to most villas (see individual villa terms for full details) must be received by Vera Villas:
The cost of electricity, mains water, cleaning and garden supplies, and local taxes are included in rental rates. There are generally no additional costs, surcharges, taxes, staff salaries, or management fees above the price quoted unless otherwise stated in the property description, the Guest booking confirmation or reservation voucher. If the information in any of these is inconsistent, the most recently issued terms will prevail.
Gratuities for household staff are encouraged and normal, but are left entirely to the Guest’s discretion.
Confirmation details, the Property address, contact details of the Vera Villas, transfer arrangements and directions to the Property will be sent to the Guest in a reservation voucher when prepayment is received. This voucher, along with the Guest’s passport, need to be presented upon arrival.
Standard check-out and check-in times are 11:00 noon and 2:00pm respectively, unless stated otherwise. Please do notify Vera Villas of a change in a Guest’s schedule for Vera Villas to be able to accommodate a change where possible.
A security deposit may be payable directly to the Vera Villas immediately upon arrival at the Property. The standard security deposit required for each Property is stated in the Property description; however, the Vera Villas has the right to impose different requirements on a case by case basis.
Access to the Property may be refused if security deposit is not paid in full. When a security deposit is required to be paid in cash, or when a non-standard security deposit applies, Vera Villas will inform the Guest in advance of the amount payable and any other conditions.
The security deposit will normally be refunded at the end of the rental period,
A Property is typically someone’s home. Please treat the Property rented accordingly, and leave the Property and all its contents in good order and in an acceptably clean condition.
Any damage or losses caused during the Rental Period, as well as any special cleaning requirements will be the Guest’s responsibility and may be charged to the Guest’s account and deducted from the Guest’s security deposit. In cases of excessive or unacceptable loss or damage at any time during the Rental Period, Vera Villas may require the Guest and their party, including visitors to vacate the Property immediately, without compensation or refund.
The Property and its facilities are available for the Guest’s full enjoyment during the Rental Period. However the Vera Villas, Vera Villas’s Representative, or other staff and contractors may need access to the Property from time to time (e.g. for maintenance purposes to the house, garden, swimming pool, utilities and services, or for the purposes of providing additional services requested by the Guest, etc.). The Guest is required to give them reasonable access to the Property for these purposes.
The number of persons (adults and children) staying at the Property must not exceed the maximum number of sleeping places indicated in the booking confirmation and reservation voucher, unless specifically authorized in writing. Entry or access to the Property may be refused or limited where the number of guests exceeds the stated requirement. No pets are allowed unless agreed in writing in advance.
All bookings are assumed to be for normal holiday purposes only, and the Guest agrees that the use of the Property will be limited to this purpose unless otherwise confirmed in writing.
If the Guest is planning to hold an event, such as a wedding or party, which involves having a larger number of people at the Property, or if the Guest is planning to use the Property for a purpose other than holiday, please communicate this to Vera Villas at the time of booking, as special approval or arrangements may be required. Depending on the nature of the event, a surcharge and/or additional security deposit may be required, which will be agreed and confirmed in writing prior to confirming the reservation. Note that some Properties are in residential areas or estates, and some are subject to rules and regulations regarding their use. Therefore, it may not always be possible to grant permission for certain uses or activities due to these or other reasons beyond the control of Vera Villas.
If Vera Villas has confirmed a booking which includes an event at the Guest’s chosen Property, in certain circumstances the Guest must then obtain permits from the police and the local community before the event can proceed. The Guest acknowledges and agrees that Vera Villas cannot control the issue of these permits. If the police and/or the local community refuse to issue a permit for an event at the Property, Vera Villas will refund any event fee paid by the Guest to the Vera Villas, however Vera Villas will be liable for any further refund or payment to the Guest.
Properties are generally located in quiet residential neighborhoods. The Guest is asked to respect this, and ensure that all guests and visitors to the Property behave appropriately. Illegal or immoral activities including gambling, prostitution, prohibited drugs, possession or use of pyrotechnics or dangerous goods, and possession or use of firearms and other weapons are all strictly prohibited. Smoking is generally prohibited unless stated otherwise in the booking confirmation or reservation voucher.
The Guest is responsible for the behavior of the guests staying at the Property, as well as visitors to the Property during the Rental Period. Should any guest(s) or visitor(s) not behave in a suitable manner, the Vera Villas may, in their absolute discretion, require the Guest, their party and/or visitor(s) to leave the premises and/or vacate the Property immediately, without compensation or refund
In the interests of safety, due care should be taken at the Property at all times, especially with children. Suitable supervision should be given around pools, beaches and roads, and when using all Property’s facilities.
Any Guest valuables or property left or used at the Property are at the Guest’s own risk. Neither Vera Villas, the Vera Villas nor the Vera Villas’s Representative accepts any responsibility for loss of or damage to Guest property. The Guest is responsible for the Property during the Rental Period, and must ensure that all windows and doors are locked securely when not on the premises. Any act or omission by the Guest, their party and/or visitors which may negate or prejudice the Property’s insurance policy and/or results in loss or damage is the Guest’s responsibility.
Once the Guest’s booking is confirmed, the price of the Guest’s reservation is fully guaranteed, even if Vera Villas changes the price on its website after the Guest’s booking has been confirmed. In return for this commitment, no refunds will be made for any exchange rate fluctuations that would otherwise reduce the rental cost.
Vera Villas reserves the right to impose any taxes or other charges which may be implemented by any government or other regulatory body, which were unknown at the time of publishing. Vera Villas will tell the Guest promptly in the unlikely event that it becomes aware that any taxes or charges will apply to the Guest’s booking.
In the event that the Guest cancels a confirmed booking, the following cancellation fees will generally apply:
Vera Villas will do its best to accommodate any reasonable amendments, but the Guest should be aware that some changes may not be possible. Charges may also apply. Note: a shortening of stay for any reason is considered as a cancellation.
In the unlikely event that Vera Villas is unable for any reason (including the sale of a property and force majeure) to provide the Guest with the Property booked by the Guest, Vera Villas reserves the right to transfer the Guest and their party to an alternative Property of similar type and value, in consultation with the Guest. If the price of the substituted Property is less than the original booking, the difference will be reimbursed to the Guest. If the price of the substituted Property is higher than the original booking, the difference may be charged to the Guest. If, however, after considerable effort by Vera Villas, no alternative of similar type and value is available and / or no agreement can be reached between the Guest and Vera Villas, then either Vera Villas or the Guest may opt to cancel the booking and this Rental Contract. In that event, Vera Villas will refund the Guest all monies paid, without further compensation.
Every attempt will be made for the Guest to have an enjoyable stay. If the Guest should have a problem during the Rental Period, please inform Vera Villas who will endeavor to put things right. In order for the Guest’s complaint to be addressed, the Guest must communicate any problem whilst on location. If no complaint is reported during the Rental Period, Vera Villas will assume that the Property was to the Guest’s satisfaction and no complaint will be entertained.
Self-catering accommodations require that the Guest supply all provisions and consumables necessary for daily living. The staff at the Property may accommodate any reasonable requests to purchase provisions on the Guest’s behalf, and this will be charged to the Guest’s account.
The descriptions, assessments and/or ratings of Properties and surrounding locations that Vera Villas publishes or gives to the Guest are provided in good faith and in the belief that they are accurate based on the latest information received. However, Vera Villas cannot be held responsible for any last minute modifications to the Properties or inaccuracies. Where Vera Villas publishes or refers to descriptions, assessments and/or ratings of the Property either by Vera Villas or by third parties, these ratings are for information purposes only and Vera Villas will not be held responsible for any reliance placed on these ratings.
Vera Villas, does not accept any responsibility or liability for:
In no case will Vera Villas, Vera Villas individually or collectively be liable to make any payment or give any refund or compensation of any amount over and above the total rental amount paid.
If any of the conditions of this Rental Contract are or become or are deemed to be invalid, or if there is any omission from any terms and conditions, the remaining terms and conditions will remain valid and enforceable and cannot be contested.