These are the terms and conditions for:
Trading name: ‘Self Catered-Saint Martin’
Business name: ‘SC Rentals Ltd’
UK company Number: 08511100
Registered in the United Kingdom at:
2a The Leas, Westcliff-on-sea, SS0 7ST
1. YOUR HOLIDAY CONTRACT
a) Your contract is with ‘SC Rentals Ltd’ (Trading name: Self Catered-Saint Martin) and below are the booking conditions which apply.
b) The group leader (hereby referred to as ‘the client’) is responsible, on behalf of all other members of the group, for all matters relating to the booking, thus he/she will be personally liable for all monies outstanding from the remainder of the guests. The ‘group leader’ refers to the person stated as such on the booking confirmation.
c) No contract shall exist between the client (which expression shall include all persons on whose behalf the client books) and ‘SC Rentals Ltd’ until an invoice has been issued and either the deposit or full payment has been received. By paying the deposit or full payment you automatically agree to our terms & conditions.
A confirmation via email will be sent out once the payment has been received and the booking is confirmed.
d) When payment has been made over the telephone a contract will come into existence immediately between you and SC Rentals Ltd upon processing of a credit/debit card payment for Deposit or full payment of your holiday. This will be an oral confirmation of your booking. Written Confirmation will be subsequently sent via email.
e) When you receive your invoice you are responsible to check all the details carefully to ensure they are correct, as this forms the basis of the contract between us. If there are any discrepancies, please bring these to our attention within 5 days of Issue; otherwise, we will assume the details shown are correct.
Special requests are guaranteed only if itemised on the invoice or in subsequent written communication.
f) If at any time, prior to the start of the holiday, there is a change of group leader SC Rentals Ltd must be notified, either by email or telephone, by the original Group Leader.
g) The group leader is responsible for filling out the required booking details (including but not limited to all guest’s names and travel information) within the online booking area latest 3 weeks prior to arrival in resort.
h) Under no circumstances are additional guests allowed to stay in the Self Catered Property other than those specified in the booking area. Failure to comply with this may result in your booking being terminated immediately in resort and you and your party being asked to vacate the relevant Self Catered Property immediately.
No compensation will be paid for this. ‘Self-catered properties’ means the property you are occupying as stated on the booking confirmation.
2. DEPOSIT, PAYMENT, PRICES and SECURITY DEPOSIT
a) We reserve the right to alter any of our advertised accommodation prices. You will be advised of the current price of the accommodation that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.
b) A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total booking price is required on booking to secure your reservation. The booking is not deemed to exist until the funds have reached our bank account and you have received a booking confirmation.
c) Booking enquiries will be sent in EURO and a price may be requested in £ Sterling. Prices in £ Sterling are calculated independently and depend on the current exchange rate.
We cannot be held responsible for additional charges made by your credit card company or bank.
d) Should a booking be requested in writing/email or verbally, without payment of a Deposit, the booking will be deemed ‘not secure’ until the deposit has been received. Thus, SC Rentals Ltd reserves the right to re-book the same week in the same accommodation to another client without notification.
e) Confirmation of your booking and of receipt of deposit will be sent via email unless otherwise requested.
f) Full payment is due 10 weeks prior to your arrival date as stated on your invoice.
g) If full payment is not received 10 weeks prior to the arrival date, we will send a ‘Notice of Payment being due’. This notification will be sent via email to the group leader.
h) If full payment is not received within 7 days of ‘Notice of payment being due’, we have the right to cancel the reservation and you will lose your deposit.
i) The company guarantees the price of the holiday as quoted at the time of booking and reserves the right to increase or decrease the price of any unsold holidays at any time.
j) Security deposits are charged on all self-catered bookings (and due at the time of your balance payment) against breakages and damage to the property and its contents. (“Contents” includes, but is not limited to, fixtures, fittings, furnishings, furniture, floorings, curtains, equipment and effects). Any damages made to the property during your occupation will be invoiced accordingly. If damage/loss exceeds the value of your deposit, you will be liable for the difference. Any damages or breakages whether deliberate or accidental must be notified to us immediately and may be charged to the client at the discretion of ‘SC Rentals Ltd’ and in discussion with the property owner. Once you and your party have departed the property and the itinerary has been checked, we will release the deposit, less any deductions.
The amount of security deposit taken depends on the chalet you have rented.
k) Tourist tax is not included within the price. Tourist tax is collected separately prior to arrival. Prices are per adult (>18 years of age) per night:
- €1.00 for ★★ – accommodation
- €1.65 for ★★★ – accommodation
- €2.64 for ★★★★ – accommodation
You will find your chalet’s star and snowflake rating within the ‘Chalet Facilities’ tab.
In the event of any cancellation, the client must contact us by telephone and send confirmation of their request via email to email@example.com. A cancellation confirmation will then be sent by ‘SC Rentals Ltd’. The date of cancellation will take effect from the date of the cancellation request sent by the client via email.
If the client cancels their booking, the following conditions apply.
- – 71 days or more prior to the holiday start date:
25% of the booking costs shall be invoiced
- – Between 70 and 41 days prior to the holiday start date:
75% of the booking costs shall be invoiced
- – 40 days or less prior to the holiday start date, or in case of a no-show:
100% of booking costs shall be invoiced
- – Bookings cannot be transferred to any other third party.
Should SC Rentals be obliged to cancel the holiday, due to factors caused by third parties or external circumstances, it shall offer, where possible, accommodation of the same (or higher) calibre, without any additional invoicing. If SC Rentals is unable to do so, it undertakes to refund 100% of booking costs.
4. WINTER SPORTS TRAVEL INSURANCE
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are adequately insured. We strongly recommend that you take out insurance, which should include cover against the cost of cancellation by you and assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness.
5. CHANGES TO YOUR HOLIDAY
Your holiday may be booked well in advance of your arrival date and whilst we do everything possible to meet the requirements of your accommodation and the specifications and descriptions given, some changes may occur. The proprietor will do their best to minimise these however if there are any major changes you will be notified, and in exceptional circumstances you may be offered a refund of your full holiday payment.
6. FORCE MAJEURE
‘SC Rentals Ltd’ cannot accept liability for any costs, losses or expenses incurred by you or any member of your party or pay any compensation if we are forced to cancel, curtail or in any way change your holiday or if the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by circumstances amounting to ‘force majeure’. Such circumstances shall include, but are not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, political dispute, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), industrial disruption (actual or threatened), natural disasters (including but not limited to avalanches or volcanic eruptions/ash-clouds), nuclear disaster, epidemics or health risks, fire, technical problems with transport/machinery/equipment, closure or congestion of airports or ports, border closures, adverse weather conditions, governmental action and similar events beyond our control.
7. SC RENTALS LTD. LIABILITY
a) We cannot be held responsible for any delays you incur whilst travelling to resort, even if this shortens your stay with us.
b) All clients undertaking the activities recommended or operated by the company and or our suppliers accept and understand the inherent risks of such activities therefore no claim pertaining to death or injuries sustained in participation of said activities will be entertained nor liability accepted by the company or suppliers.
c) The chalets are equipped with various technologies as described on the website (such as WiFi, DVD-player, stereo, etc.) however we cannot be held liable for any compensation or refund due to any item not working but will make every reasonable effort to restore the facility to working order as quickly as possible.
8. CLIENT LIABILITY
a) It is your responsibility that visas, passports, vaccinations, certificates and other health documents are in order and within the necessary validity period. It is also your responsibility to arrange comprehensive insurance cover for your holiday (as stated in Article 4).
b) The accommodation provided is for the sole use of those persons named on the booking form and online booking portal. Subletting, sharing or assignment is strictly prohibited.
c) It is your responsibility to take reasonable precautions for your own safety and belongings and we cannot accept responsibility for the loss of personal possessions during your travel period.
d) Whilst on company property all clients are expected to act and behave in such a manner as not to affect local residents and other guests within the building or have a negative effect on the reputation of the company. Any client that is in breach of any of our terms and conditions may have their holiday and the company’s responsibility to them terminated immediately and be liable for the cost of any damage so caused.
e) There is a strict no-smoking policy. The apartment is a private home and you are asked to respect the no-smoking rule inside the property.
f) Pets are not allowed in any of our properties unless permission is specifically requested and given at the time of booking. The following pet house rules will apply:
– Pets are not permitted on any of the furniture such as couches/benches etc.
– Pets are not allowed in any of the bedrooms or in the kitchen.
– Pets must be dried and clean before entering the chalet.
– It’s the party leader’s responsibility to ensure the pet/s behave when left alone.
– Pets will not be left unattended for an undue length of time, either indoors or out.
– SC Rentals holds the right to end the holiday if complaints (such as constant barking, etc.) are received from the neighbours/community.
– Pets must not cause damage to premises or furnishings. If damages are caused, the cost of the damage will be deducted from the security deposit.
– Guests must clean up after their pet/s (inside and outside).
– SC-Rentals assume no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises.
g) Please note that no matter how much care is taken it is not possible for us to child-proof our chalets, and that children, their behaviour and their safety, remain the sole responsibility of their parents/guardians at all times.
SC Rentals Ltd can provide high chairs, cots and stair gates for infants and babies. However, SC Rentals Ltd accept no responsibility should an accident or injury occur as a result of the use of such items. Parents assume full responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of their children at all times.
Childcare is not provided by SC Rentals Ltd and must be arranged with our concierge who will recommend a third party professional. Children under 16 must therefore be accompanied at all times in the properties.
9. WEBSITE INFORMATION
The company website information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going live. Information regarding the resort cannot be guaranteed as changes can occur at any time beyond our control.
10. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
The property is available from:
Check-In: 5.00pm | Check-Out: 9.00am
Unless otherwise specified.
A surcharge of 250 euros could be applicable if the apartment is not vacated by the agreed departure time with ‘SC Rentals Ltd’ which will be taken out of the security deposit.
The property will be cleaned for your arrival. If on arrival you find any problem with the cleaning please inform ‘SC Rentals Ltd’ immediately so that we can rectify the problem. The property will be cleaned after your departure however you are required to:
– leave the property tidy
– remove all rubbish and recycling before your departure
– clean the fireplace
– put all linen and towels into one large pile on the ground floor of the property
– leave the kitchen, appliances and all contents clean, put kitchen items back in the cupboards as found, empty the dishwasher or drying rack before your departure
– return furniture and other items to their original position
A surcharge will be applicable if any of the above hasn’t been done.
If the property is found to require additional cleaning above the normal (eg. fabric or wood stains) the proprietor reserves the right to charge an additional fee for these cleaning costs, and in addition the cost of any specialist cleaning if required which will be taken out of the security deposit. If you notice a problem that will require additional cleaning (eg spilt wine, oil etc), please inform ‘SC Rentals Ltd’ immediately to prevent any long-term damage.
12. WHAT’S INCLUDED
– self-catered accommodation (amount of nights and chalet as stipulated in the booking confirmation)
– electricity and water
– end-of-stay clean (see Article 11 about end-of-stay requirements)
– bedding and towels
– services and facilities as stated on the website (see Article 9)
13. PROPERTY FACILITIES
a) In order to maintain and protect our properties, outdoor shoes, ski boots and snowboard boots are not permitted in the properties at any time.
b) All outdoor equipment such as skis, boards, boots, bikes and sledges must be left in the boot room / garage or other designated area. This includes any equipment belonging to the group. On arrival you will be shown the secure storage areas where your equipment can be kept. All maintenance and fitting of equipment must be done in the boot room or outdoor area.
c) Towel rails are strictly for towels only. Please do not hang any wet swimwear or ski clothes on these rails as dyes from the materials may irreparably transfer to the rail. If any towel rail is damaged in such a way the group will be charged for a replacement towel rail.
d) Under no circumstances should wet clothes be hung on radiators or radiator covers. This is a fire hazard and strictly forbidden.
e) Fires and stoves should be managed sensibly and should not be overloaded or obstructed in any way. Clothes should not be dried by the fire or stove. SC Rentals Ltd will not be held responsible for any damage to items as a result of being placed too close to the fire.
f) Where the property has a hot tub or sauna it is to be used at the guest’s own risk. We recommend that children under the age of 12 and pregnant women do not use the hot tub and/or sauna. Under 16 year olds must be accompanied at all times.
Please be aware that the area around the hot tub can become slippery and that ice may form on the deck around it in the winter season. When using the hot tub, drinks must be kept in plastic glasses without exception. Any broken glass in a hot tub will result in the hot tub being permanently closed and any subsequent damage, repair costs or inconvenience to the following week’s clients will be charged accordingly and before the group’s departure. No liquids (including but not limited to shower gels, shampoo, soap etc.) shall be used within the hot tub.
SC Rentals staff reserve the right to close the hot tub at any time if it is being misused, if guests are not observing rules or curfews or if there is any chemical imbalance or breakdown. Compensation will not be payable in such cases and prior notice is not necessary.
In the interest of hygiene, all persons using the hot tub or sauna are required to shower before entering.
When you book accommodation through us, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the stay of any party member(s) whose behaviour is such, in the reasonable opinion of the accommodation provider or us, as to cause or to be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will then apply, and no refund will be given. Furthermore, we shall be under no obligation whatsoever to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation) you may occur as a result of your stay being terminated. If you cause damage to the accommodation in which you are staying, you must fully reimburse the accommodation provider concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must also indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (including all legal costs) made against us by the accommodation provider or any third party as a result.
15. COMPLAINTS AND PROBLEMS
Please inform ‘SC Rentals Ltd’ immediately if you have any complaints or a problem with any functioning of the property so that this can be attended to straight away during your stay. Please do not wait until the end of your stay to tell them about non-functioning equipment or other issues as they may be able to resolve these very quickly and restore the enjoyment of your holiday.
16. WHEN ACTING AS AN AGENT
When making your booking for ski passes, airport transfers, ski school and / or any other third party company we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the supplier (“Supplier/Principal”) directly.
As an agent we accept no responsibility for the acts or omissions of the Supplier/Principal or for the services provided by the Supplier/Principal. The Supplier/Principal’s Terms & Conditions will apply to your booking and we advise you to read these carefully as they do contain important information about your booking. Please ask us for copies of these if you do not have them.
‘SC Rentals Ltd’ does not warrant the standard of performance of any additional services. You take full responsibility for satisfying yourself in advance as to the quality and the provider’s ability to deliver the services and will address any complaints about the extra services with the respective Supplier/Principal directly.
17. TERMS OF CONTRACT
The terms of your booking and any claim relating to it, the provision of services to you by ‘SC Rentals Ltd’ and/or its staff and any other matter arising out of this contract or your holiday will be governed by English Law, and shall fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
These conditions are drawn up in English and translated into other languages. Despite all precautions, in the event of any discrepancy resulting from the translation, the parties agree that the English language version shall prevail.
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