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Practical information for gîte holidays

  • Timesarrival no earlier than 4pm. Contact the owner to settle the exact time and place. Departure no later than 10am.
  • Insuranceall those renting accommodation must have “holiday” insurance cover.
  • Capacitythe rental contract is drawn up for a specific number of people. If the number exceeds the stated capacity, the owner reserves the right to refuse the extra people or to claim extra payment.
  • Petsthe owner must be informed if you are bringing pets; your right to rent depends on his/her agreement to it. An anti-rabies vaccination certificate is required.
  • Household linengîtes with 4 or 5 ears of corn provide sheets. Some owners do however offer sheets, towels and household linen which may be included in the rental price or as an extra.
  • Inventorya schedule of condition of the property is made by you and the owner at the beginning and the end of your stay. The gîte contains an inventory of all its equipment.
  • Guaranteeon arrival, you should give the owner the amount of the guarantee stated in the rental contract. This will be returned to you after the inventory and schedule of condition have taken place at the end of your stay.
  • Utility chargesunless otherwise stated, utility charges are included within the limit of 500 litres of water per day, 8kW of electricity per day and 4kg of gas per week. Excess consumption is to be paid directly to the owner on the basis of meter readings and current rates.
  • Cleaningyou are expected to clean the gîte during and at the end of your stay. You may be asked for an extra payment if the cleaning is not satisfactory when you leave. Some gîtes will do cleaning for a fee.
  • Tourist taxsome villages have decided to introduce a tourist tax to develop and improve their tourist facilities (a few euro cents per day and per person). This is not included in the rental price and is to be paid on the spot.