Your holiday contract
When you make a booking with us, you pledge that you have the authority to agree to the terms set out in these booking conditions, both individually and on behalf of your party. You must be at least 21 years old to make a booking with us.
A binding contract is made with us on the earliest of either:
- You tell us that you would like to accept our written or verbal quotation and you pay us a deposit (see below under “Paying for your booking”) or when you make full payment of the cost of your holiday, if you are booking within 8 weeks of departure or choose to do so at the time of booking;
- We issue you with a booking confirmation that will confirm the details of your booking and will send it to you via email. Please note we accept no liability for any item/arrangement not confirmed by us in writing and sent to you by email.
These Booking Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by Portuguese law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or booking, will be dealt with by the Courts of Portugal.
Your holiday price
Included in the accommodation price:
- Rental of the accommodation for the booked period;
- Maid service from 1 time per week;
- Change of towels twice a week (once mid-week and once on the end of one week) and linen once a week (on the end of a week);
- Costs of water, electricity, gas, swimming pool, and garden maintenance.
Please note that winter rentals and long-term lets may be subject to additional charges and the rates may not include maid service or the cost for the electricity, gas or water supplies.
Not included but available against extra payment:
- Air conditioning (when applicable);
- Central heating (when applicable);
- Pool heating (when applicable);
- Internet access (when applicable);
- Cots (0 – 2 years old);
- High chairs;
- Airport Transfers (consult us for a quote);
All prices include VAT.
Tourist Tax: According to the new rules of AMAL – Algarve Intermunicipal Community, at the date of your reservation you may be subject to the payment of a touristic tax of € 1.50 per night/per person (children under 12 years of age do not pay), during the first 7 days of your stay.
We reserve the right to amend the price of unsold accommodation at any time and to correct errors in the prices of confirmed bookings. Government action such as increases in a VAT or any other Government imposed increases will result in surcharges being added to your final holiday cost.
- The villa availability is on the request until our confirmation. We make a provisional booking for 2 days and we only consider it confirmed after your deposit, so we recommend booking your flights after our confirmation.
- The minimum stay :
April – October: 7 days or higher. Exception July and August: Multiples of 7 (7, 14, 21 days).
November – March: on request.
- The number of persons per villa, on the arrival day, cannot exceed the number booked and paid.
- Checkin at 04:00 pm and checkout at 10:00 am. Please note that we cannot confirm early check-in or late checkout, in this two situations we can provide luggage storage.
- Some information can be requested before your arrival: the copies of your parties identification, that must be sent per email and we request as your flight details and arrival time at least 2 days prior to the arrival day.
- A safety deposit will be required at the check-in. It can be paid by bank transfer or cash and the amount to be charged is 150,00€ per person or per number of beds. After house inspection it will be refunded to you within one week of your checkout date (IBAN + Swift required), less any deductions if applicable.
- Warnings behavior: noise complaints, vandalism, a reckless attitude towards the property and its content and other situations; the client is warned. After the second warning, the penalty fee due to wrongful behavior is the complete deduction of the safe deposit and the company Gabi Miguel Lda reserves the right to terminate the client’s rental agreement.
- We will not be held accountable for personnel missing or stolen objects during the stay. All objects belonging to the property are the client’s responsibility. In case of missing or broken objects, the client can be responsible and Gabi Miguel has the right to charge the total amount of the items using the safe deposit or, if the amount is higher than that, the client will be requested to pay the missing amount.
- Not allowed: Pets (except with our express permission) and Parties or Events.
Paying for your booking
The following payment options are available in order to confirm your booking with us:
- Option A
30% of the total booking price (non-refundable) is required to confirm your booking ;
The balance payment (70% of the total confirmed booking price) is due 8 weeks prior to your holiday arrival date;
- Option B: Payment of the total amount (non-refundable) at the moment of the booking. With this option, you have a discount of 2% on your holidays.
- Option A
Please note that if you are booking within 8 weeks of the departure date, we will require the full payment of the cost of your holiday.
If we do not receive the balance in full and on time, as set out on this clause, we reserve the right to treat your booking as canceled by you (refer to the “If you cancel your booking” clause).
All payments must be made in Euros.
The accommodation has a maximum occupancy capacity.
Generally the capacity is calculated by number of bedrooms times two (ex.: V2 = 4 Persons; V3 = 6 Persons; V4 = 8 Persons; V5 = 10 Persons).
Your accommodation is exclusively reserved for the people named on the booking form and no other persons are permitted to stay at the accommodation unless this has been agreed with us in writing, and the additional charge payment has been made (if applicable). Unauthorized guests will be asked to vacate the accommodation.
You should, on departure, leave the accommodation in a reasonably clean and tidy condition so that we can efficiently prepare it for our next guests. If additional cleaning is necessary, a charge will be made locally or an invoice will be done to you at the resort.
Transfer of bookings
If any member of your party is, for any reason, prevented from traveling, the lead party person may transfer their place to someone else (provided they meet all the conditions applicable to the holiday booked). We require prior notification of these changes no less than 14 days before your holiday arrival date.
If you change your booking
If you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, once your booking has been confirmed (for example your chosen departure date or accommodation) we will do our utmost to accommodate these changes, however, it may not always be possible. Any requested changes may be subject to additional costs. The exact amount of that cost will be notified to you before you choose to proceed with any changes.
Where we are unable to assist you and you do not wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as a cancellation by you. Please refer to the applicable cancellation terms.
If you cancel your booking
You may cancel your travel arrangements at any time, however, we require that a written notification from the lead party person is sent to us by email, fax or post. Our contact details are stated on your booking confirmation.
In case we act as an agent to the suppliers (eg. the accommodation providers, car hire companies, the tour operators, etc.) with whom you book, each supplier’s terms and conditions will apply to your booking and copies are available upon request.
Booking confirmation payment – 30% (A) to 100%(B) (non-refundable)
Since we incur costs in canceling your booking arrangements, please be advised that the cancellation charge will be a percentage of the total invoice as shown below:
- Until 61 days of Departure Date – Cancelation without Costs;
- 60 – 0 days of Departure Date – 100% ofv the cost of your Holiday.
Please note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurance company.
If we change or cancel your booking
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel or make any changes to your booking arrangements, we will endeavor to give you as much notice as possible. Occasionally, we may have to make changes, correct errors on our website and other details, both before and after bookings have been confirmed. In the event of minor alterations, we will do our best to notify you before you travel. If a significant change or cancellation has to be made to your holiday arrangements we will notify you as soon as possible.
You may then:
- Accept the changed arrangements;
- Take an alternative holiday subject to availability. If the alternative is of a lower price than that originally booked the difference (if already paid by you) will be refunded. If the alternative is more expensive you will have to pay the difference;
- Cancel your booking entirely, in which case we will refund you all monies paid to us.
Please note: Significant changes include a change of resort; change of accommodation to that of a lower category. Please note in our opinion an accommodation change in certain circumstances does not constitute a significant change.
Arrival outside of our opening hours
When arriving outside of our normal opening hours:
Winter: ( November – March )
Mon – Fri: 09:30h – 18:00h
Summer: ( April – October )
Mon – Fri: 09:30h – 18:00h
Sat: 09:30h – 13:00h
A service fee for client’s reception will be charged on arrival at check-in. The Gabi Miguel Lda grants a period of 1-hour tolerance after office hours.
Service fee: 50€
We strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance.
If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any accidents or losses howsoever arising, in respect of which insurance cover, would otherwise have been available.
You must advise us at the time of booking of any special requests. Although we will do our best to accommodate our client’s requests, we regret that we cannot guarantee they will always be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part.
Traveling with pets
When booking your holiday accommodation with us, please advise us of any pets traveling with you, so we can find the best solution (animal-friendly accommodation) for you and your pet. Please note that when traveling with pets a safety deposit of 200€ per animal is required and an extra cleaning fee of 50€ is charged.
Disability and medical problems
If you or any member of your party, have a medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday, please advise us beforehand, so that we may check if the booking arrangements are suitable. In any event, you must give us full disability or medical condition details, in writing at the time of booking.
In the event that you or any member of your party behaves in a way that causes distress, annoyance or injury to others, damage to property or does not respect or conform to local laws and customs, we reserve the right to terminate your holiday forthwith. In such an event, we will have no liability or financial responsibility for you, and you will have to meet any costs or expenses incurred as well as face any legal consequences, as a result of your behavior.
Please note that any and all behavior resulting in damages in or to the property with malicious intent or deliberate negligence is considered an act of vandalism. Punishable by local law and persuadable with legal action. Also resulting in termination of your holiday vacation plus all costs related to damages resulting of such act will be changed locally.
Local activities, facilities, and excursions
Some facilities, activities, and excursions could involve an element of risk. These activities, facilities, and excursions are neither run nor controlled by us. If you wish to participate, purchase or make use of any optional activities, the contract for the provision of that activity, facility or excursion will be between you and that provider. Usually, these locally paid for activities, facilities, and excursions, will be subject to local law and jurisdiction.
The discretion to partake in any such activities, facilities, or excursions is entirely at your own risk. You are responsible for taking sensible precautions for your own safety and for the safety of any children or family members for whom you are responsible. Please liaise with the supplier of the facility, activity or excursion for the Terms and Conditions of your activity, facility or excursion which will govern your contract.
We cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where we are prevented from fulfilling our contractual obligations as a result of force majeure. 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, but are not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control.
If you have a complaint
In the unlikely event, you should have a problem during your holiday, you must notify us immediately, either through our representative or directly to our office, so that we are able to rectify the reported issue. Once we are notified of the problem, we will investigate it immediately and will inform you of the time allowance required to rectify it.
We will not accept any complaints made after your departure, as it deprives us of the opportunity to investigate and rectify them in a timely manner. Failure to report your complaint locally will affect your rights under this contract.
When we act as an agent, our responsibilities are limited to making your booking in accordance with your request. We cannot accept any liability for the accommodation itself, for any information concerning the accommodation which we pass on to you in good faith, for the performance of your contract by the accommodation provider, or for the acts or omissions of the accommodation provider, its employees, agents or suppliers or any other person or party in any way connected with the service.
Claims for compensation will only be considered where it is proven that any reported problem had a prolonged or major impact on the enjoyment of the holiday booked. Our liability in all cases shall be limited to the cost of your travel arrangements.
Whilst reasonable care is taken to ensure that the information contained on our website is accurate, we cannot guarantee its accuracy at all times, as errors and omissions may occur.
Updates to this Terms & Conditions
We reserve the right to update our Terms & Conditions from time to time. The Terms & Conditions’ updates will be posted on this page, with a clear indication of its revision date.