TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Deposit and Final Payment
Byron Bay Luxury Homes (BBLH) requires 50% of the total tariff as a deposit to secure a reservation.
Reservations are not confirmed until:
- We have received your booking request in full
- Full list of guests and ages are provided
- Your payment has been processed; and
- We have sent you a booking confirmation email
– Final payment will be due 30 days prior to the arrival date.
– Payment of the total tariff will be required at the time of booking for all reservations made within 1 month of arrival.
By paying a deposit for a rental property, you agree undisputedly to these terms and conditions.
– BBLH reserves the right to decline any booking.
We accept Visa, Mastercard (1.75% surcharge), International Visa/ Mastercard (3.75% surcharge) AMEX (1.85% surcharge), International Amex (2.3%)or bank transfer is free of charge.
The surcharge will be added on from Merchant Warrior as an auto charge on their end.
A credit card MUST be provided prior to your stay with BBLH.
A bond pre-authorization (a hold placed on your credit card) will be actioned on the day of check-in. The amount held will be the amount stated on your ‘booking request’ when making the booking.
Please note a minimum of $100 administration fee will be added on top of any bond claims for damage, additional cleaning, and rubbish removal.
Where no credit card can be provided, a $5,000 direct deposit must be deposited and receipted into our trust account prior to arrival.
The fund your bank will hold the funds between 7-10 working days and will be automatically released if there are no problems during your stay. Once released, the funds will become available again and you will not see this transaction appear on your credit card statement.
NO BOND = NO KEYS!
Check-in is available from 2pm to 5pm.
You will need to come to our office to collect your keys.
Please note, the person collecting the keys must be the person named on the booking form (who made and paid for the booking). If an alternative person will be collecting the keys, the Booking Name Person must inform us of this in writing prior to arrival, along with the name and contact phone number of the new person collecting keys.
The person collecting keys must supply BBLH with a Drivers License on check-in.
If you are unable to collect keys from our office by 5pm, please advise us of this at your earliest convenience, so we can arrange for after-hours key collection.
Check-out is by
Additional charges of $200/hour will be incurred for late check-outs.
Prior to checking out, guests are required to:
- place all rubbish in the outside bins (excessive rubbish will incur additional fees);
- wash and stack away all dishes;
- leave all linen on beds;
- place all used towels in the bathroom;
- clean the BBQ and turn the gas off at the bottle (a $50 cleaning fee is payable should the BBQ be left dirty);
- turn off all electrical equipment, air-conditioning units and ceiling fans; and
- secure the property – ensure all windows and doors are closed and locked.
Failure to comply with the above will result in additional charges. Cleaning required above and beyond a standard clean will also incur additional charges, i.e. marks on walls, coffee stains, rewashing of dishes/glasses, glass or odd items in pool etc.
If leaving outside normal office hours, please place keys in the drop box at our office, on the left hand side of the front door.
Any charges applicable for the above will be charged to your credit card.
Smoking inside the property is strictly prohibited. Additional cleaning costs will be charged to guests who do.
At the end of your stay, all rubbish should be placed in the outside bins provided. Any excess rubbish left on the property that does not fit into the binds provided will be subject to a removal fee.
Damages to Property
Guests are responsible for any and all direct damage to the property, along with loss or damage to any items within the property during their stay and should notify us immediately of any issues.
Your bond may be used to cover incidental items such as, but not limited to, consumables, breakages, extra cleaning charges, rubbish removal etc.
If damages/loss are recouped from your bond, we will provide receipts and photographic evidence where applicable
Lost Keys and Remotes
Please ensure you look after your keys, as the following charges will apply:
- Out of hours callout for keys locked inside property – $100
- Replacement of lost keys – up to $1000 (changing of locks may be required)
- Replacement of lost remote – up to $300
BBLH does not allow groups of guests under 25 years of age, schoolies bookings, hens or bucks weekends events / gatherings at any of our properties.
Only listed guests are allowed on the property for the duration of your stay.
Maximum Number of People
The maximum number of people allowed on a property at any one time is the maximum number of guests stated on BBLH website for each property. The names of all occupants must be disclosed to BBLH prior to check-in and any changes to your guest list must be communicated with BBLH. Additional occupants will be asked to leave and additional charges will be deducted from the security bond, unless prior arrangements have been agreed upon.
Noise, Parties and Poor Behavior
There is to be NO parties, functions, or large gatherings at our properties.
If you wish to party, make loud noise, and/or behave poorly, DO NOT make a booking with BBLH. Your booking will be canceled and you will be evicted.
The neighbors are not to be disturbed during your tenancy. Please be aware that you are in a residential area and loud noise (including loud music, talking, swearing, and screaming) is not tolerated at any time of the day. Should the neighbors make a call to security or ‘Quiet Hotline’, a call-out fee will be incurred at your cost (currently $165 fee per call-out + $50 admin. fee). This is not negotiable and the fee will not be refunded.
If a second security call-out is received at the property anytime during the day/night, all guests will be evicted from the property by security without refund of rent or bond.
Properties are for house guests only and should the maximum guest numbers allowed be exceeded without approval or should the police be called to the premises for unruly behavior or excessively loud/late music after 10 pm, your booking will be canceled, you will be evicted from the premises and your accommodation tariff (including the bond) will not be refunded
All properties are strictly to be used as holiday accommodation only.
Any booking discovered to be a Schoolies, Hen’s or Buck’s booking will result in instant eviction with loss of any remaining rental as well as the security bond.
To avoid disturbing neighbors, please refrain from using the pool before 6 am and after 10 pm.
Please ensure that all children are supervised by an adult at all times. If you notice a faulty gate, fence, or lock, please notify us immediately.
Alcohol or glass is strictly prohibited inside the fenced pool area or in the pool
Cancellation and Change to Booking
Please check your dates carefully when booking, as changes to your booking dates will attract a $150 administration fee.
For all bookings – your deposit (less $250 cancellation fee) is refundable until 2 months before arrival. All cancellations within the final 2 months will result in forfeit of your full deposit.
We recommend you consider travel insurance to mitigate any loss you may suffer due to illness, bad weather, or any other event that may lead to the cancellation of your booking.
Please note we cannot offer a refund if you change your mind about the property after arrival.
In the case of any problem or complaint, it is important that you as the guest, inform us at the earliest opportunity so that we have the chance to rectify the situation as quickly and efficiently as possible. After-hours numbers are available upon calling our office.
Any complaint, which cannot be resolved locally, must be notified in writing within three (3) days of the end of service provided. If the guest fails to follow this procedure this may hinder our ability to rectify the complaint and reduce or extinguish any claim made. BBLH will try to rectify any problems as soon as possible and within reason.
The booking is made in good faith and may be subject to change. Refunds cannot be given for events out of the control of the property owner or BBLH. Events include, but are not limited to, sale or withdrawal of the property, weather damage, power blackouts, pool motor break down, landslides, internet issues, insect infestation, floods, plan cancellations, demonstrations, civil unrest, and any other unusual event.
BBLH’s properties are in suburban locations where, from time to time, there may be building/construction on houses within the vicinity of our properties. BBLH takes no responsibility for any issues relating to noise on neighboring properties.
In the event of the premises becoming unavailable before your arrival through unforeseen circumstances, BBLH will inform you immediately and endeavor to obtain suitable alternative premises or offer a full refund.
The description of the property is given in good faith and no responsibility for misinterpretation will be accepted.
Internet is provided at most of our properties as a convenience to our guests, for emails, perusing social media, and web browsing.
Login and password details are in the property Compendium.
Please note that an uninterrupted connection cannot be guaranteed. We recommend that if you have urgent or important business to conduct during your stay, you should bring your mobile internet device for this purpose.
Due to the intermittent/unpredictable nature of technical issues, we cannot offer a refund or discount on your tariff should internet service be unavailable at any time during your stay.
Repairs to Appliances
If a maintenance issue is reported, you may be asked to participate in basic troubleshooting, before a tradesperson attends the premises.
During your stay, we endeavor to have repairs to appliances attended to as soon as possible. If an immediate repair is not possible (due to parts/tradesperson availability) we will use our best endeavors to supply a substitute appliance if possible.
Unfortunately, if immediate repair/replacement is not possible, we cannot offer a refund or discount on your tariff for any unusable appliances.
Cleaning & Linen
All properties are fully self-contained and include linen, towels, and beach towels.
As our properties are not serviced daily, please contact us before your arrival if you will require additional servicing during your stay (additional charges will apply).
Bins are provided for general rubbish. Any excess rubbish left on the property will incur a removal fee.
A starter pack of basic amenities is provided for your arrival, you will need to go and purchase additional items for your stay.
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