Booking a Property is very different from booking a regular hotel room, especially with regard to payments and cancellations. Please do not just accept these terms and conditions (as we all typically do!) – do please read the following conditions carefully.
Home Stay SL acts as a Wholesaler for Property owners (“Owner”) and their representatives (“Owner Representative”). Each time a Guest confirms a booking of a Property through Home Stay SL, a Rental Contract is entered into between Home Stay SL and the guest in whose name the booking is made (the “Guest”) for the agreed period (“Rental Period”). Each time a Guest books a Property through Home Stay SL, the Guest is deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions and furthermore is deemed to have agreed for personal data to be processed by Home Stay SL with regards to the Rental Contract. The Rental Contract is not effective until Home Stay SL has confirmed the Guest’s booking in writing.
When the Guest makes a booking request, the Guest must make the appropriate deposit payment to Home Stay SL within 48 working hours of availability confirmation. If the required deposit payment is not received within the 48 working hours period, Home Stay SL reserves the right to void the Guest’s booking request.
For rentals beginning more than 60 days after the date of the booking request – a deposit of 50% of the total rental amount is payable.
For rentals beginning 60 days or less after the date of the booking request – the total rental amount is payable.
Where a 50% deposit applies to the booking, the Guest must pay the remaining 50% balance not less than 60 days before the scheduled arrival date.
The cost of electricity, mains water, cleaning and garden supplies, and local taxes are included in rental rates. There are generally no additional costs, surcharges, taxes, staff salaries, or management fees above the price quoted unless otherwise stated in the property description, the Guest booking confirmation or reservation voucher. If the information in any of these is inconsistent, the most recently issued terms will prevail.
Typically provisioning costs will be the Guest’s responsibility. Gratuities for household staff are encouraged and normal, but are left entirely to the Guest’s discretion.
Confirmation details, the Property address, contact details of the Owner or Owner’s Representative, transfer arrangements and directions to the Property will be sent to the Guest when full payment is received. The Guest’s passport, need to be presented upon arrival.
Arrival / Departure times
Typical check-out and check-in times are 12:00 noon and 3:00pm respectively unless stated otherwise. Home Stay SL will work with the Owner or Owner’s Representative to try to accommodate the Guest’s actual arrival and departure times, subject to availability. Please do advise Home Stay SL of any changes to the Guest’s schedule so every effort can be made to accommodate them.
A security deposit may be payable by the time of the booking. The standard security deposit may vary for each Property. Access to the Property may be refused if security deposit is not paid.
The security deposit will be refunded at the end of the rental period, after the inspection of the property.
Damage or Losses
A Property is typically someone’s home. Please treat the Property rented accordingly, and leave the Property and all its contents in good order and in an acceptably clean condition.
Any damage or losses caused during the Rental Period, as well as any special cleaning requirements will be the Guest’s responsibility and may be charged from the Guest’s security deposit. In cases of excessive or unacceptable loss or damage at any time during the Rental Period, Home Stay SL may require the Guest and their party, including visitors to vacate the Property immediately, without compensation or refund.
The Property and its facilities are available for the Guest’s full enjoyment during the Rental Period. However the Owner, Owner’s Representative, or other staff and contractors may need access to the Property from time to time (e.g. for maintenance purposes to the house, garden, swimming pool, utilities and services, or for the purposes of providing additional services requested by the Guest, etc.). The Guest is required to give them reasonable access to the Property for these purposes.
Number of Guests
The number of persons (adults and children) staying at the Property must not exceed the maximum number of sleeping places indicated in the booking confirmation and reservation, unless specifically authorized in writing. Exceeding this number may invalidate any insurance policy on the Property. Entry or access to the Property may be refused or limited where the number of guests exceeds the stated requirement. No pets are allowed unless agreed in writing in advance.
Use of Property
All bookings are assumed to be for normal holiday purposes only, and the Guest agrees that the use of the Property will be limited to this purpose unless otherwise confirmed in writing.
If the Guest is planning to hold an event, such as a wedding or party, which involves having a larger number of people at the Property, or if the Guest is planning to use the Property for a purpose other than holiday, please communicate this to Home Stay SL at the time of booking, as special approval or arrangements may be required. Depending on the nature of the event, a surcharge and/or additional security deposit may be required, which will be agreed and confirmed in writing prior to confirming the reservation. Note that some Properties are in residential areas or estates, and some are subject to rules and regulations regarding their use. Therefore, it may not always be possible to grant permission for certain uses or activities due to these or other reasons beyond the control of Home Stay SL and the Owner.
If Home Stay SL has confirmed a booking which includes an event at the Guest’s chosen Property, in certain circumstances the Guest must then obtain permits from the police and the local community before the event can proceed. The Guest acknowledges and agrees that Home Stay SL, the Owner and the Owner’s Representative cannot control the issue of these permits. If the police and/or the local community refuse to issue a permit for an event at the Property, the Owner or the Owner’s Representative will refund any event fee paid by the Guest to the Owner, however neither EH, the Owner nor the Owner’s Representative will be liable for any further refund or payment to the Guest.
Conduct and Due Care
Properties are generally located in quiet residential neighborhoods. The Guest is asked to respect this, and ensure that all guests and visitors to the Property behave appropriately. Illegal or immoral activities including gambling, prostitution, prohibited drugs, possession or use of pyrotechnics or dangerous goods, and possession or use of firearms and other weapons are all strictly prohibited. Smoking is generally prohibited unless stated otherwise in the booking confirmation.
The Guest is responsible for the behavior of the guests staying at the Property, as well as visitors to the Property during the Rental Period. Should any guest(s) or visitor(s) not behave in a suitable manner, the Owner or Owner’s Representative may, in their absolute discretion, require the Guest, their party and/or visitor(s) to leave the premises and/or vacate the Property immediately, without compensation or refund
In the interests of safety, due care should be taken at the Property at all times, especially with children. Suitable supervision should be given around pools, beaches and roads, and when using all Property’s facilities.
Valuables and Security
Any Guest valuables or property left or used at the Property are at the Guest’s own risk. Neither Home Stay SL, the Owner nor the Owner’s Representative accepts any responsibility for loss of or damage to Guest property. The Guest is responsible for the Property during the Rental Period, and must ensure that all windows and doors are locked securely when not on the premises. Any act or omission by the Guest, their party and/or visitors which may negate or prejudice the Property’s insurance policy and/or results in loss or damage is the Guest’s responsibility.
Once the Guest’s booking is confirmed, the price of the Guest’s reservation is fully guaranteed, even if Home Stay SL changes the price on its website after the Guest’s booking has been confirmed. In return for this commitment, no refunds will be made for any exchange rate fluctuations that would otherwise reduce the rental cost.
Home Stay SL reserves the right to impose any taxes or other charges which may be implemented by any government or other regulatory body, which were unknown at the time of publishing. Home Stay SL will tell the Guest promptly in the unlikely event that it becomes aware that any taxes or charges will apply to the Guest’s booking.
The following cancellation fees will generally apply:
20% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made more than 60 days before the start of the rental period
50% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made between 30 and 60 days before the start of the rental period
100% of the total rental amount will be forfeited if the cancellation is made between 1 and 29 days before the start of the rental period.
For no-show: 100% of total rental amount will be forfeited
Every attempt will be made for the Guest to have an enjoyable stay. If the Guest should have a problem during the Rental Period, please inform Home Stay SL who will endeavor to put things right. In order for the Guest’s complaint to be addressed, the Guest must communicate any problem whilst on location. If no complaint is reported during the Rental Period, Home Stay SL will assume that the Property was to the Guest’s satisfaction and no complaint will be entertained.
Self-catering accommodations require that the Guest supply all provisions and consumables necessary for daily living. The staff at the Property may accommodate any reasonable requests to purchase provisions on the Guest’s behalf, and this will be charged to the Guest’s account.
Home Stay SL’s Responsibility
The descriptions, assessments and/or ratings of Properties and surrounding locations that Home Stay SL publishes or gives to the Guest are provided in good faith and in the belief that they are accurate based on the latest information received. However, Home Stay SL cannot be held responsible for any last minute modifications to the Properties or inaccuracies. Where Home Stay SL publishes or refers to descriptions, assessments and/or ratings of the Property either by Home Stay SL or by third parties, these ratings are for information purposes only and Home Stay SL will not be held responsible for any reliance placed on these ratings.
Home Stay SL, does not accept any responsibility or liability for:
any physical injury, sickness, death, loss, damage, inconvenience or additional expenses incurred by the Guest, their party or visitors regardless of the cause;
any vehicle or the contents of any vehicle used, hired or engaged by the Guest or their party during the Rental Period;
Inability of the Guest or any member of the Guest’s party to enter the location of the Property or stay at the Property for all or part of the Rental Period as a result of failure to obtain appropriate travel or visa documentation, cancellation or amendments to travel arrangements or the missing of flights or travel connections; and/or
strife, strike, demonstration, terrorist activity (threatened or actual), natural disaster, fire, sickness, weather conditions, action at an airport or port by any government or public authority, technical problems relating to transport and airport regulations caused by technical, mechanical or electrical breakdowns, or any technical, structural, electrical, plumbing or other problems or difficulties with the Property which make it unsafe or unusable, or any other circumstances which amount to ‘force majeure’ or Acts of God, or other events beyond the Owner’s control.
In no case will Home Stay SL, the Owner or the Owner’s Representative individually or collectively be liable to make any payment or give any refund or compensation of any amount over and above the total rental amount paid.
This agreement will be governed by the laws of Spain. In the event of controversy arising from the booking and Property rental that cannot be resolved amicably between the parties, both parties agree to exclusively refer the matter to the Spanish International Arbitration Centre to be resolved finally by arbitration in the Spanish language.
By making its booking request, the Guest agrees that these terms and conditions have been read, understood and have been accepted and agreed to by the Guest without reservation and without exception.
If any of the conditions of this Rental Contract are or become or are deemed to be invalid, or if there is any omission from any terms and conditions, the remaining terms and conditions will remain valid and enforceable and cannot be contested.