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- Rental Terms
GumbetWhat was once a small, traditional fishing village on the Aegean Sea is a sort of seaside extension of the town of Bodrum and has become a major tourist attraction and a resort in its own right. The old town of Gumbet has virtually disappeared under the influx of the younger and more adventurous travellers who come to Gumbet for the beautiful beaches and superb location on the shores of the blue Aegean. In the last 50 years or so, the sleepy village with a population of about 1,000 has turned into one of the liveliest spot in south-western Turkey.
Gumbets main beach is one of the longest on the coast, stretching more than a kilometre along the horseshoe bay. For just sunbathing and relaxing, you can hardly find a more comfortable spot than the beaches in this area, as most of the hotels and businesses along the beach offer free sun-beds on a first-come, first-served basis. There is also plenty of shade if you want it, and drinks from the multitude of bars and restaurants lining the beach.
If you want to venture away from the centre of activity, there is a great choice of delightful possibilities. Day trips to the local islands on boats captained by friendly, knowledgeable locals will take you to secluded coves for snorkelling and scuba diving, or to visit some of the lesser-known and fascinating historic sites, of which the area has many.
The fun part of course, is Gumbet's night life which is second to none. There are several air-conditioned and sound proofed discos and a multitude of pubs and bars boasting the cheapest beer, to be found on the peninsula. Because the beach is generally within easy walking distance from most accomodations and the central area, Gumbet is also a favourite spot for families with children. It's a place for the young and young at heart.
RENTAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
After you receive the booking confirmation you will be asked to pay an initial deposit of 50% of the total cost of the rental. This payment should be made promptly, within five days of reserving the property, unless otherwise arranged.
The balance of the holiday cost must be paid at least 8 weeks prior to arrival. This allows us time to make the necessary arrangements. If you arrange your holiday within 10 weeks of arrival then full payment is due at the time of booking. The security deposit must be paid with the balance payment. If paying by credit card, the security deposit will be taken as a credit card slip. V.A.T not included in the prices
Electric and water
Full payment or payment of the deposit itself indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions, which form a contract between you and SPM Tur. Emlak Paz. Ltd. Şti.
If you cancel your holiday
To cancel the entire holiday, the Party Leader must write to our Reservations department, by recorded delivery at the address on your booking confirmation. Cancellation takes effect on the date we receive your letter. If you cancel after we confirm your booking, you must compensate us for losses, as we incur costs from the moment you make the booking. The closer your cancellation is to the departure date, the less likely we are to recover the costs. Our cancellation charges therefore increase as the departure date approaches, as shown below.
If you have to cancel for a reason covered by your insurance policy, you should be able to recover the cancellation charges. Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned. When only some members cancel in a group that has booked a holiday together, the charge will be based on the price of their holiday only. Remaining passengers in the group must pay any increased costs for the holiday.
The following cancellation charges apply:
70 - 43 days prior to departure 30% of the cost of your holiday or loss of deposit whichever is greater.
42 - 29 days prior to departure 50% of the cost of your holiday or loss of deposit whichever is greater.
28 - 22 days prior to departure 70% of the cost of your holiday
21 - 15 days prior to departure 90% of the cost of your holiday
14 - 0 days prior to departure 100% of the cost of your holiday
Your accommodation is available from 04:00 pm on day of arrival and must be vacated by 10:00 am on day of departure. This time is needed to prepare the accommodation properly for incoming guests. If, due to unauthorised late check out we have to accomodate incoming guests elsewhere, the costs incurred will be taken from your security deposit. However if circumstances permit, we can sometimes be flexible on check in/check out times, but this must be pre-arranged. Please inform us of your flight numbers and arrival and departure times.
At no time must any more persons occupy a property than agreed at the time of booking, except with prior written agreement. Property owners, their agents or SPM Tur. Emlak Paz. Ltd. Şti.reserve the right to refuse admittance if this condition is not observed.
Immediately upon arrival at your holiday home please familiarize yourself with the layout of the property and identify any potential hazards e.g. unexpected steps, slippery surfaces etc. Please also read fully the Welcome book provided for the house.
Holiday, personal and travel insurance is essential for your own protection and we strongly recommend that you and all members of your party be suitably insured. Insurance is not included with villa rentals. The owners and Smile Property Management acting as their agents cannot be held responsible for personal injury or accident however caused and therefore advise guests to have full holiday insurance.
Payments should be made in accordance with the instructions sent with our confirmation. Where a property is held with a deposit rather than full payment then the balance must be received at least 8 weeks before arrival. If full payment is not received by that time we will re-advertise the property and you will lose your deposit.
We trust you to report to us any breakages or damage and request that the property is left in a clean and tidy state. You will be required to pay for any repairs, replacements or extra cleaning as necessary.
We have carefully selected and inspected all the properties that we advertise and we endeavour to maintain high standards. However, inevitably, items break or require maintenance, therefore please be aware that you may encounter maintenance staff during your stay. Please also remember that these are private homes-please leave the villa in a reasonably clean and tidy condition. We reserve the right to charge for extra cleaning if necessary. This will be deducted from your security deposit..
If you have a problem during your holiday, immediately inform SPM Tur. Emlak Paz. Ltd. Şti.who will then endeavour to put things right. You can find the emergency telephone number in the Welcome book provided. If you fail to do this we cannot accept responsibility, as we have not had the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem. Problems affecting your stay will always be treated the same day although there may be times, such as weekends and public holidays, when repairs may take longer.
Call out charges: We are contactable 24 hours a day on our emergency help line number, should you require our help, however should we be called out to the property as a result of your own negligence, the home owner may see fit to charge you a call out fee.
Most are usually maintained and in commission from May to October (although some are maintained year round) Sometimes pool equipment breaks or needs maintenance. We cannot be held responsible if a pool is not in commission due to circumstances beyond our control though every effort will be made to solve any problem as quickly as possible. Use of swimming pool is at guests own risk and we specifically request the supervision of children at all times whilst in the pool area.
You are responsible for the keys whilst they are in your possession and for their safe return to Smile Property Management. Our Welcome book may include certain instructions relating to your property and the safe use of equipment etc. which must be followed.
The majority of our guests are civilized, have a great holiday and leave the properties reasonably clean and tidy. Unfortunately there will always be a minority who will abuse hospitality. Of course we understand accidental damage may occur, however, we are also concerned with properties which require excessive cleaning after stays. With this in mind we require a modest security deposit at all properties. Assuming the property has been left in a reasonably tidy condition, and there are no breakages, your deposit will be returned to you between 7-10 days after your holiday.
No pets are allowed in the properties unless stated.
We reserve the right to provide alternative accommodation if due to circumstances beyond our control, a property is unavailable for occupancy. In these circumstances the alternative accommodation will be comparable to the property contracted. In certain circumstances when we are unable to offer alternative accommodation, and at our own discretion, we may pay for emergency accommodation, the total cost of which will not be more than the cost of the contracted accommodation.
All our houses are prepared with every care, but remember they are private houses and not hotels. They are taken at guests own risk and the villa owners or Smile Property Management are not liable for damages or injury to person or any property belonging to any person. In consideration of the fact that we act only as booking agents, no liability is accepted whatsoever for any aspect of the arrangements and, in particular, for any loss, personal injury or death however incurred. Although all reasonable endeavours are made to ensure the accuracy of information provided and the quality and facilities of the villas, we cannot accept any liability whatsoever for problems that occur while guests occupy the villa of their choice. All information has been provided in good faith and no liability is accepted for any misrepresentation of villa material or accommodation. Disputes are referred to Turkish law.
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All information contained on our websites has been compiled from up to date details and we have taken care to ensure its accuracy. There may however be occasions when an advertised facility is either modified or unavailable. Such situations may be dictated by local circumstances, necessity for maintenance, local construction work, water shortages, adverse weather, fuel shortages, power cuts or other circumstances beyond our control. If we are advised of this, we will of course inform you as soon as possible, but we cannot be held liable in such circumstances