The sending of the on-line booking form confirms your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out below and as may from time to time be changed and shall be binding on all persons stated on the booking form. Each booking will be confirmed by the owner, as soon as possible after receiving the booking form and deposit and only on receipt of this confirmation by you will the booking be treated as confirmed. Once the owners have confirmed the booking to you and you have paid a deposit, the named person on the booking form will be responsible for the total rental price of the property, as agreed on the confirmation. The remaining balance of the agreed rental cost must be paid 12 weeks prior to your departure. If the full balance of the rental cost is not paid as in accordance with these booking conditions, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and cancellation penalties will apply.
The sending of the booking form confirms your acceptance to pay for any damage of any kind caused by your occupancy of the property. The cost of repairs and/or replacements will be deducted from your security deposit prior to the return of the balance. The security deposit will be fully refundable 2-3 weeks after your departure from the property, providing there are no claims against it. In the event of any excess damage of any kind, excessive cleaning costs by our agents or excessive use of electricity (caused by leaving external doors open with the air conditioning on) the named person on the booking form will be held responsible for all additional costs which exceed the security deposit.
Providing the owners receive written notice of cancellation not less than 12 weeks prior to the actual booking date, the signatory will not be liable to pay the full balance. It is the responsibility of the signatory to ensure that the signed cancellation letter reaches the owner. Email cancellations are acceptable once receipt is confirmed by owner. The reservation deposit will be forfeited. If the cancellation is received after 12 weeks prior to the start of the holiday the signatory is liable to pay the full balance of the final invoice. If the owner is successful in re letting the property for all or part of the reservation period, the full balance or the part balance of the final invoice will be refunded. The owners reserve the right to cancel any bookings providing written notice is given and any balance paid refunded. In the unlikely event that circumstances beyond our control, necessitate cancellation of the booking, we will refund any monies paid to the party leader. (Without interest, compensation or consequential loss of any kind).
All persons stated on the booking form are responsible for the care of the property and are expected to take reasonable care of it including the locking of all doors, topping up of pool water (as required) and ensuring the security alarm is activated whenever the property is unoccupied. At the end of the rental period, all utensils, carpets, furnishings, walls, fittings must be left clean and tidy. It is the guest’s responsibility to notify the management company immediately of any sudden equipment failure so that reasonable action can be take to rectify the situation.
The maximum capacity that our villa is licensed for is 8. Everyone occupying the property must be listed on the booking form, including small children. This is Florida state law and must be adhered to. The accommodations cannot be shared or sub-let and only the persons shown on the booking form are permitted to stay in the property. No pets are permitted. Persons under 21 years of age are not acceptable unless accompanied by parents or responsible adults. The property is fully licensed for short-term rentals in Florida. The owners reserve the right to refuse admittance if this condition is not met. Failure to comply will render the booking void and no compensation will be paid.
For the safety and comfort of all our guests smoking is not permitted within the property. No pets are allowed.
The owners and the management company of the property accept no responsibility whatsoever for death, personal injury, accidents, loss or damage to persons or personal belongings however caused. The use of all accommodations and amenities including the pool is entirely at the user’s own risk. Children must be supervised by responsible adults at all times when using the pool. Glass or crockery is not permitted within the pool area. The owners or management company cannot accept any liability for any loss of rental time due to travel problem, flight delays or cancellations, industrial disputes or any events outside our control, including any form of Force Majeure. The owners and the Management Company cannot accept responsibility for the sudden failure of villa equipment but will take immediate reasonable action to rectify any such failure upon notification by the guests. If the pool heater cannot reach optimum temperature due to adverse cold weather conditions the owners or the management company cannot accept liability.
Arrival and Departure
The villa will be available for occupancy from 4.00pm on the date of arrival and must be vacated by 10.00am (prompt) on the day of departure.
It is a condition of the booking that all members of the Party are covered by travel insurance which carries adequate protection against delays and cancellations, and has adequate medical insurance for the USA, and for your luggage and personal belongings.
The owner or the management company accept no responsibility whatsoever and no compensation or any other payment will be made if any cancellation or change to the terms of the booking becomes necessary due to war or threat of war, riots, civil commotion, terrorist activities, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, flood, adverse weather conditions, building or construction in progress within the community, technical problems with transportation, closure or congestion of airports, alterations or cancellation of schedules by carriers, or any other events beyond our control.
The owners or their management company shall be allowed access at any reasonable time during your stay
This conduct is subject to and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and all parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States.
Code of Conduct
Highlands Reserve is a residential community. The actions of all members of your party should not interfere with the enjoyment of either other holidaymakers or the residents of Highlands Reserve. Please do not use the swimming pool, play loud music or engage in any activity which may cause inconvenience to your neighbors after 10.30pm or before 07.30am. In the event that any member of your party behaves in a way that is likely to cause distress, danger or annoyance to any other holidaymakers, residents of Highlands Reserve or damage to any property, the owners or their management company reserve the right to terminate your rental agreement immediately and forthwith. The owners or their management company will not be liable for any costs you will incur, nor shall we pay any compensation, nor make any refunds due to this action.