Conditions of Booking the Villa

In view of the nature and size of this property, the period of rental commences on Friday at 4:00 PM and terminates the following Friday at 10:00 AM, unless other arrangements have been made. This allows our Cleaning Agency sufficient time during change-overs, particularly busy on Saturdays.

A cheque for 20% of the total rental fee is required at the time of booking, made payable to JPO HOBBS. The balance is due 10 weeks prior to arrival. A receipt will be issued once the deposit has been received together with Final Payment Instructions and Arrival Instructions.

Electricity, water, towels and bed linen are provided. (Bring your own pool towels.) Maid service is provided once a week for general household duties and is available with prior arrangement for personal duties. Guests are responsible, however, for leaving the house in the same clean and tidy manner in which they found it upon arrival. The bedrooms and bathrooms, however, will be be made up by our cleaning staff.

A telephone is available for local and incoming calls only. (Please bring your mobile for International calls.) Internet service is available through the phone line.

The renter agrees to look after the property and its contents whilst under his care and on departure agrees to leave it in a clean and tidy manner. A Good Housekeeping Deposit of 500 GB pounds or Euros is payable when the final balance is due. Whilst we accept that from time to time accidents do happen, we would ask our guests to kindly point out to our Agency if any accidental damage does occur during their visit so that such items can either be replaced or repaired in time for the arrival of future guests.

The renter further accepts that from time to time, incidents may occur that are beyond our control, requiring the intervention of a Service Engineer, particularly if there has been thunderstorm activity. (For example, the TV system may be out or a fuse circuit has blown.) We will obviously endeavor to rectify any faults as and when they occur as quickly as possible and we would ask that our guests show patience and tolerance in allowing the said work to be carried out.

Whilst we are very happy to accept pets, animals do incur additional after-departure cleaning and therefore there is a charge of £50 per week per animal to cover these costs. As a Labrador owner, we are extremely happy to accept dogs within the rental agreement, but dog owners must ensure that their animals are always under supervision and that they do not foul on the lawn surrounding the swimming pool. Their business can be done quite easily in the fields beyond or elsewhere. Dog owners must also ensure that their pets do not jump on beds and furniture and that they are not left alone within the house at any time. Our agency will monitor if there is any abuse of these rules and if any damage is caused, cleaning deductions will be taken from the Caution Deposit. Please know that in France, dogs are usually allowed in restaurants, lying happily under the table!!

As with any type of Holiday, guests are advised to protect themselves against any unforseen circumstances, Force Majeure and Cancellation, howsoever caused, by taking out the necessary Travel Insurance. In the event that a guest cancels a booking after monies have been paid, the renter will forfeit his deposit and/or final payment unless a substitute tenant can be found. If a substitute tenant can be found, any payments already made will be refunded less 10% administration fee.

The renter acknowledges that any reservation made is done so "in good faith" and in accordance with the Conditions stated in the Conditions of Booking. The renter further agrees that neither he/she or any member of his/her party will hold the owners responsible for any mishap or accident to persons or property while occupying the house during the tenancy agreement.

Please print our PDF copy of the Conditions of Booking, sign it and then mail the form with deposit payment to:

Peter Hobbs
La Toscane
Vieux Chemin de Cotignac (St Jean)