General terms to book our villas in Sicily
You can initiate a booking by telephoning us or sending an enquiry online clicking on the voice “Contact us” which you will find in each detailled description on our website. We will then send you a completed booking form which must be signed by the party leader and returned to us. For all bookings, the party leader must be at least 18 and must be authorised to make the booking on the basis of these Booking Conditions by all persons named on the booking. All correspondence will be sent to the party leader.
Once we have received your completed booking form and the advance of 20 or 30% of the price of the location according to the villa, we will confirm your holiday by sending a receipt by email
In order to confirm your location, a deposit of 20 or 30% of the total cost of the booking according to the villa must be paid at the booking time by bank transfer. The balance will be paid two weeks before the arrival day by bank transfer.
3. Your contract
A binding contract between us comes into existence when we despatch your confirmation invoice to the party leader.
We both agree that Italian Law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (except as set out below). We both also agree that any dispute, claim or other matter of any description (and whether or not involving any personal injury) which arises between us must be dealt with by the Courts of Italy only.
4. The cost of your holiday
Prices on our website are quotes in Euros. Once the price of your chosen services has been confirmed at the time of booking, it is guaranteed and will not be increased (unless an obvious mistake was made at the time of booking which we correct as soon as we become aware of it – in this very unusual situation, you will be given the choice of cancelling the booking and receiving a full refund of all money you have paid or paying the correct price).
5. Cancellation by you
Should you need to cancel your booking after confirmation, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when it is received in writing by us at our office. As we incur costs from the time we confirm your booking and may be unable to re-sell your holiday , the following cancellation charges will be payable. Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total invoice cost excluding insurance premiums and any amendment / cancellation charges which have already been incurred. Insurance premiums and amendment / cancellation charges are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling.
Up to 60 days Deposit only
60-45 days 60%
45-30 days 80%
less than 30 days: 100%
It is a condition of booking that you take out adequate travel insurance. As a minimum this should include cover for medical expenses, personal accident and repatriation in the event of illness or accident, loss or damage to/of personal possessions or money, cancellation charges and third party liability cover. Your signature on the booking form will be treated as confirmation that every member of your party has such insurance. We reserve the right to ask for further evidence that you have purchased comprehensive insurance cover.
Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is adequate for your particular needs.
7. Force Majeure
Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss as a result of “force majeure”. In these booking conditions, “force majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity or actual threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, epidemic, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control.
8. Our Liability
(1). We promise to use reasonable skill and care in making your booking and selecting the hotels and any other suppliers we work with. We have no responsibility for the hotels themselves or for any services provided by suppliers or for the acts or omissions of any supplier or any of their employees, agents, suppliers or subcontractors. Please note it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used by us in our selection of hotels or other suppliers if you wish to make a claim against us.
Please also note; sub clauses 10(2)-(6) below are subject to sub clause 10(1) above.
(2). We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (for example loss of enjoyment), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which does not result from any failure on our part to use reasonable skill and care in selecting the hotels and any other suppliers we work with as referred to above. By way of example and not by way of limitation, we will not be responsible any claim which results from any of the following: –
(a) the fault of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or
(b) the fault of a third party not connected with the provision of the contracted services which we could not have predicted or avoided or
(c) an event or circumstance which we or the hotel owner / supplier of the service(s) in question could not have predicted or avoided even after taking all reasonable care (see clause 9)
(d) the fault of anyone who is not carrying out work for us (generally or in particular) at the time.
In addition, we will not be responsible where you do not enjoy your stay or suffer any problems because of a reason you did not tell us about when you booked your arrangements or where any problems you suffer did not result from any breach of our contract or other fault of ourselves or, where we were responsible for them, our suppliers or agents or where any losses, expenses, costs or other sum you have suffered relate to any business.
(3). We limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any and all claims or parts of claims which do not involve personal injury, illness or death. Except where loss of and/or damage to luggage or personal possessions is concerned or a lower limitation of liability applies to your claim, the maximum amount we will have to pay you for such non personal injury claims if we are found liable to you on any basis is the whole price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from the contracted services.
9. Complaints and problems
In the unlikely event that you have any reason to complain or experience any problems with your holiday whilst away, you must immediately inform our representative (if available) and the hotel manager / supplier of the service(s) in question. Any verbal notification must be put in writing, and given to our representative and the hotel manager / supplier as soon as possible. Until we know about a problem or complaint, we cannot begin to resolve it. Most problems can be dealt with quickly. If you remain dissatisfied, however, you must write to us within 28 days of your return home giving your booking reference and full details of your complaint. We regret we cannot accept liability if you fail to notify the complaint or claim entirely in accordance with this clause.
When you book with us, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss must be paid direct at the time to the hotel owner or manager or other supplier. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us (together with our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. We reserve the right to invoice you or charge your credit card the total amount of the security deposit pledged by you in the “credit card guarantee” section of the order form in respect of the cost of any damage or bills incurred by you that remain unpaid at the time of your departure from the accommodation concerned. Should the bills or damages exceed the total amount of the security deposit, we reserve the right to pursue you to the full extent of any claim made against us. You agree to reimburse us in full for all losses, damages or expenses (including legal expenses) we incur as a result of or arising out of any such claim, and also the costs of pursuing you. We and/ or the hotel managers and suppliers also reserve the right to pursue you for the cost of any damage or unpaid bills not covered by your credit card provider
We expect all clients to have consideration for other people. If in our reasonable opinion or in the reasonable opinion of any other person in authority (for example a hotel supplier), you or any member of your party behaves in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to any third party or damage to hotel or other property, we are entitled, without prior notice, to terminate the holiday of the person(s) concerned. In this situation, the person(s) concerned will be required to leave the accommodation or other service. We will have no further responsibility toward such person(s). No refunds will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination. Please note animals and/or pets are not allowed on the holidays and/or at the hotel we feature without prior written permission from us.
11. Swimming Pools
Swimming pools by their very nature carry their own inherent risks. You must ensure that you and all members of your party take great care when using or being near any swimming pool(s) at the hotel where you are staying. You should for example make sure you and all members of your party are aware of the depth(s) and layout of the pool prior to use and that all persons walk rather than run around or near the pool. Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
12. Passports, visas and health requirements
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If you or any member of your party is not a British citizen or holds a non British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) to or through which you are intending to travel. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.
13. Website Accuracy
Please note, the information and prices shown on our website may have changed by the time you come to book your holiday. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information and prices at the time of printing, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen holiday (including the price) with us at the time of booking.
The website is our sole responsibility. They are not issued on behalf of and do not commit any independent organisation/carriers whose services are featured in it.