These are the terms and conditions for:
Trading name: ‘Self Catered-Saint Martin’
Business name: ‘SC Rentals Ltd’
Registered in the United Kingdom at:
Reen Cross Barn
Registered in France at:
73440 St Martin de Belleville
1. YOUR HOLIDAY CONTRACT
Your contract is with ‘SC Rentals Ltd’ (Trading name: Self Catered-Saint Martin) and below are the booking conditions which apply.
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. A confirmation via email will be sent out once the payment has been received and the booking is confirmed.
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 7 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.
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) Security deposits are charged on all self-catered bookings (and due latest on 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:
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. TRAVEL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE
Full travel and cancellation insurance (covering all winter sports activities) is a condition of your contract with ‘SC Rentals Ltd’. You must take out an insurance policy that covers you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; and other expenses. If you fail to travel with adequate insurance cover we will not be liable for any losses in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.
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)
You agree to be signed-up to our newsletter when staying with ‘SC Rentals Ltd’. You can decide to unsubscribe at any point.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.