Terms & Conditions

Rental Terms & Conditions


Terms and Conditions

1. Your booking is provisionally held for you until confirmed by e-mail and your deposit (or full payment if less than one calendar month to arrival) has been received. 

2. We reserve the right to refuse any booking we consider to be unsuitable for our property. 

3. Prices are as quoted, but we reserve the right to correct any errors. 

4. Confirmation of availability to you and payment by you of 20% of the rental ensures immediate reservation, and is taken to indicate your acceptance of our terms and conditions. Balance of rental is due at the latest one calendar month before your arrival, - we will send you a reminder several days beforehand.

5. A damage bond of €100 (or £100) will become due at the same time as the final balance.  The owner undertakes not to charge the renter for general wear and tear or normal small breakages.  The damage bond is returned to the renter by internet bank transfer within 48 hours of the renter's departure.  

6. Period of rental commences at 15h00 on day of arrival, and ends at 11h00 on day of departure to allow us to prepare the property to the highest possible standard.  Alterations to arrival and departure times may be possible upon the renter's request and are subject to confirmation.  

7. The reservation deposit forms part of the total rental rate agreed.

8. The balance is payable by one calendar month prior to your arrival date. If you are booking within one calendar month  of your arrival date, the full amount is payable immediately upon booking 

9. We strongly advise that you take out your own holiday cancellation insurance when booking. We will provide you with any documentation needed for your insurers should it be necessary to cancel.

Cancellation charges are as follows :-

  • Greater than 60 days before rental commencement - Your deposit will be refunded to you.
  • Between 60 and 30 days before rental commencement - Your deposit is forfeit but we will attempt to re-let the period, or part of it, and return your deposit.
  • Less than 30 days before rental commencement - if we are able to re-let the period, or part of it, we will return to you the monies paid pro-rata.

10. Rental prices include bedlinen, towels, beach towels utilities, basic supplies for the kitchen & bathroom, and cleaning before and after your stay.

11. Smoking is only permitted on balconies.

12. We regret that pets are not accepted on the premises 

13. Please report failures, breakages or damages as soon as possible and we will do our very best to resolve these in order that your enjoyment is not affected, and in time for our next guests. 

14. Your booking is only for the number of people accommodated. The maximum number of occupants of the Beach Hut apartment is 2 and of  Seashell Studio is 2 adults and 1 child under the age of 12.  This occupancy level is to ensure the comfort of our guests. Exceeding the occupancy stated can result in the termination of your holiday. 

15. We don't accept children under the age of 12 at the Beach Hut apartment, due to the low balcony wall.  Although one child under the age of 12 is welcome in Seashell Studio, we regret that unaccompanied guests under the age of 18 are not permitted.

16. The owners shall not be liable to you or any member of your party for any loss or damage to you, your property or vehicle however caused. We strongly advise holiday insurance which covers you for all accidents. We cannot be held responsible for weather conditions, cancelled or delayed flights, or local facilities unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control.

Where you are unable to arrive at the property during the period that it is booked, we are not liable for the return of any rental amount paid although we are happy to write to insurance companies.  In certain circumstances we may be able to relet the period, in which case we will return part of the monies paid less any charges incurred by us.  We recommend that your holiday is fully insured by you.

17. The owners reserve the right to terminate your stay in the unlikely event that you or members of your party are believed to be causing a nuisance to neighbours or are not treating the property with due respect.  The person making the booking is responsible for the reasonable and decent behaviour of the party members. In the event that any of the party does not behave in a reasonable and decent manner then the Owners at their sole discretion may require some or all of the party to vacate the property immediately. In this event no refund will be made for the unused portion of the holiday.

18. The owners respect your privacy whilst staying in either apartment but reserve the right to enter the property should this be necessary to carry out urgent repairs.  This will be done by prior arrangement with you, except in the case of an emergency.


Please note :

By paying the booking deposit (or entire rental in case of a late booking) the renter confirms that they have read and agreed with these terms and conditions.

  • Free use of beach boat & pools
  • Airconditioning/heating
  • Really well-equipped kitchenettes
  • Kitchen & bathroom basics provided free
  • 100% cotton bedding & towels
  • Beach towels loaned free
  • Picnic bags, beach umbrellas, shopping trollies
  • Free car parking directly outside
  • Tealights & candle lanterns provided
  • No charge for final clean
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The icing on the cake is the perfectly glorious view over the Ria Formosa. we have been able to enjoy breakfast every morning (bar 2)on the balcony, watching the fishermen coming and going in their b ... — M & S Devon UK, 22 Nov 2012
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