These are the terms and conditions for:
Trading name: ‘Self Catered-Saint Martin’
Business name: ‘SC Rentals Ltd’
UK company Number: 8511100
Registered in the United Kingdom at:
Reen Cross Barn
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 after 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 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 guests 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) A non-refundable deposit of 25% of 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.
b) 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.
c) Confirmation of your booking and of receipt of deposit will be sent via email unless otherwise requested.
d) Full payment is due 10 weeks prior to your arrival date as stated on your invoice.
e) If full payment is not received 10 weeks prior arrival date, we will send a ‘Notice of Payment being due’.
f) 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.
g) 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 anytime. )
h) It’s the norm to charge a damage deposit on self-catered bookings (which normally are collected before arrival in resort) 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 the security deposit depends on the chalet / apartment booked:
The amount depends on the size and standard of the property. You will find a list below.
We will collect the damage deposit ideally prior arrival in resort and release it once we checked the property after your departure.
€2000 | £1800
Chalet Le Cœur Blanc, Chalet Astilla
€1500 | £1350
Chalet Riondaz, Chalet L’Étable, Chalet Polaris
€1000 | £900
Chalet Saint Pères, Chalet Fruitière – Astragle, Chalet Prestige N5
€800 | £720
Chalet Fruitière – Camarine, Chalet Ann, Chalets Prestige N1, N2, N3, N4
€500 | £470
Chalet Fruitière – Bernardie, Chalet Alice Velut – Perce Neige
€300 | £280
Chalet Alice Velut – Azalee, Iris, Marguerite, Violette
Please contact us if you cannot find your chalet on this list, a damage deposit may still be collected.
We reserve the right to change the amount of the damage deposit required. If this is the case you will of course be informed before arrival.
In the event of any cancellation, the renter must contact us by telephone and send through written confirmation of their request. A cancellation confirmation will then be sent by ‘SC Rentals Ltd’.
The date of cancellation will take effect from the date of the phone call.
Booking deposits are non-refundable in all circumstances. For all bookings cancelled 10 weeks or more prior to arrival, the booking deposit is retained and the balance refunded (if applicable).
If a cancellation is made less than 10 weeks prior to the arrival date, 100% of the balance is retained and no refund is applicable.
Bookings cannot be transferred to any other third party.
4. WINTER SPORTS TRAVEL INSURANCE
It is a condition of booking with us that you and your party obtain suitable winter sports travel insurance, from a reputable provider, which must at least include the following:
– Emergency Medical Expenses including amongst other costs; mountain rescue, ambulance charges and repatriation
– Cancellation of your trip or Curtailment
– Personal Liability to include, amongst other liabilities; damage caused by your negligence and that of your party to the property in which you are staying and may not include a clause which restricts actions being taken by a travelling companion other than family, and must include contractual liability of the party leader for the actions of your party
– Travel and transfer delays which must include amongst other costs; additional costs incurred in the event of a delay
– The policy must include the activities you are likely to do and in particular off piste skiing with or without a guide (it is possible to ski off piste inadvertently)
– The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and may not have a clause allowing the insurer to cancel except in unusual circumstances e.g. fraud and misrepresentation, nor may it hold requirements that we must pay you (a refund or completion) in the event that we are unable to provide your trip due to circumstances outside our control. These booking conditions contain an exclusion in respect of ‘Force Majeure’ and accordingly to reiterate it is your responsibility to obtain insurance for these risks
– There are other sections to winter sports travel Insurance such as baggage, legal expenses, personal accident and so on
In the event that you fail to obtain suitable winter sports travel insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.
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 companies 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.
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 all the kitchen contents clean and put back in the cupboards, empty the dishwasher or drying rack before your departure
– return furniture and other items to their original position
A surcharge of 50-150 euros 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 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 weeks clients will be charged accordingly and before the groups 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.
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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.