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Terms and Conditions

 

 

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Booking Form and Terms and Conditions carefully as they are legally binding and constitute the terms and conditions of your agreement with the chalet owner (“the Owner”).

1. The Booking

The Booking Form, to be signed for each booking, contains all the provisions of your booking with the chalet provider . They apply equally to you, the Group Leader, as to all guests staying in the property and visitors you invite to the Property, including staff, friends, and service providers (Occupants).
Your booking concerns a lodging in a furnished property with services and such other third party supplier(s) as may be requested.
All bookings are governed by a standard check-in time to the property on the day of arrival at 4pm and a check-out at 10am on the day of departure. Early arrivals and late departures will be accommodated where possible only if there is no back-to-back booking in the property on that day and must be agreed in writing prior to arrival.
Unless otherwise agreed, if you do not comply with the check-out time, we reserve the right to withhold your security deposit and charge an amount to it equal to one day of extra rental pro-rata.

2. Deposits and Confirmation

Any booking will be valid and confirmed only upon receipt of:

    • (i) a properly completed and signed Booking Form. The signatory must be over 18 years of age and a resident at the chalet during the rental;

AND

    • (ii) if the Booking is made more than 12 weeks prior to arrival, the deposit payment of 50%.

OR

  • (iii) if the Booking is made less than 12 weeks prior to arrival, payment of 100% of the booking price.
Your receipt of the provisional Booking Form constitutes the Owner’s provisional offer to book the chalet. If we do not receive the duly completed and signed booking form within 24 hours, and relevant payment within three working days of receipt of the booking contract, our provisional offer will expire and it may cancel your provisional booking. In this instance, the Owner may offer the chalet to a new party.
The Owner reserves the right to cancel a booking until such time that the above conditions are met.
Receipt by the Owner of the deposit payment confirms the booking and you hereby agree to these Booking documents which are legally binding.
When the signed Booking Form and payment has been received, we will send a receipt for the booking payment and the contract then exists between you and the owner, and this contract in all circumstances is governed by these booking conditions.
In respect of all bookings, a refundable damage deposit is required by the owner, the amount of which will be confirmed on booking, against any breakage, damage, or deterioration to the Property or any adjacent property (please see SECURITY AND SERVICES DEPOSIT paragraph 5 below ) caused during the rental period.

3. Balance Payment

Full payment of the balance as shown on your Booking Form is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival. If the payment is not received at this point, the Owner reserves the right to cancel your booking and levy cancellation charges as detailed below.

4. Payment Methods

When due, deposit and balance payments should be made by bank transfer.
For all bookings, the booking price is fixed Swiss Francs.

5. Security and Service Deposit

In the case of all  bookings, you will be asked to pay a security deposit to cover any damage caused to the Property. You will be liable for any breakages, damage, or deterioration to the Property or adjacent properties during your stay caused by you or any member of the party, your employees, or visitors to the property. These costs will be deducted from the security deposit. If the damages are greater than that of the deposit, you will be responsible for these costs. We recommend that you ensure that your insurance policy covers accidental damage to the Property and its contents.
The security deposit amount is set for each property and will be confirmed at the time of booking. The deposit is payable to the chalet manager on arrival and is refundable on departure.
You agree to accept full responsibility for the damages caused and the costs incurred unless otherwise agreed in writing. Repayment may be delayed if the costs of any repair have to be determined.

6. Changes and Cancellation by the occupant

If you wish to make any changes to your confirmed booking, you must notify Boutique Ski  ltd in writing as soon as possible. Boutique Ski ltd shall make every attempt to meet your request, but cannot guarantee compliance with such requests. Modifications to the booking form are only valid if they are made in writing, and if they are signed by you and us, or when we have inputted amendments into the booking form.
You hereby agree to indemnify the Owner for any reasonable expenses incurred in making an amendment.
Should you wish to cancel your booking for whatever reason, this should also be made in writing and charges will be levied as follows:

  • Up to 49 days before the rental period: 25% of the rental price
  • Up to 35 days before the rental period: 40% of the rental price
  • Up to 21 days before the rental period: 60% of the rental price
  • Up to 14 days before the rental period: 90% of the rental price
  • Less than 14 days before the rental period: 100% of the rental price

The owner can thereafter let the property to someone else and if the property is then rented will refund the cancellation payment

We strongly advise that every client take out suitable holiday insurance for the duration of their stay, including cancellation insurance to limit your cancellation risk.

7. Changes and Cancellation by the Owner

In the unlikely event that any alteration is made by the Owner which is deemed to be significant (for example, a change of booking date), you have the right to cancel the holiday and receive a full refund of monies already paid.
The Owner shall not be liable for any refund should we be forced to cancel or change your holiday due to circumstances amounting to Force Majeure. Such circumstances shall include, but are not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorism, industrial disruption, natural disasters, fire, technical problems, adverse weather, governmental action, government travel restrictions due to health reasons and similar events beyond our control.
In the exceptional circumstance that the property is sold and no longer available for rent, you will notified as soon as possible and all monies paid will be refunded.
The Owner will be entitled to cancel your booking, with no refund or compensation if:

  • – You do not comply with the payment schedule (for example, payment of the balance amount, security deposit, or services deposit if applicable)
  • – You, the occupants, or your visitors break the terms of the Booking Form
  • – The group size exceeds the agreed number of guests on the Booking Form
  • – You have given misleading or false information, for example identity of occupants, nature of the party, failure to mention critical facts.

8. Amendment of Booking Documents

Any and all modifications or amendments of the Booking Documents, also amendments with respect to ancillary points, are only valid if they are made in writing, and if they are signed by all parties.
Any handwritten amendments or additions to the booking form will only be valid if they are countersigned or initialled by Dentdelion Sarl before the booking period.

9. Pricing

All prices published on our website are for guidance only. In exceptional circumstances, changes and errors occasionally occur. We reserve the right to alter or correct errors in any quoted or published prices at any time prior to the Booking being confirmed.

10. Property and Service Description

Boutique Ski ltd endeavours to ensure all information on the website regarding the property description, services offered, and prices displayed are accurate. In some circumstances, changes and errors occur and Dentdelion Sarl reserves the right at any time to correct prices or inaccuracies in these circumstances.
The Properties are not hotels and, as such, are not generally classified by the tourist authorities or international rating agencies. All luxury properties may not contain the same facilities or standards if judged by objective criteria.

11. Special Requests

If you have any special request for auxiliary services, you must inform Boutique Ski at the time of booking and clearly note it on your Booking Form. Boutique Ski use all reasonable endeavour to arrange such requests. Boutique Ski ltd cannot guarantee the execution of every request and shall not be liable for the non-execution of special requests. The contract for the provision of locally provided services is between you and the provider and Boutique Ski is not an agent for the provision of those services.

12. Use of Property

You shall use the Property only for the purpose for which it has been rented to you (personal lodging). It is forbidden to use the premises for any kind of commercial use during the rental (photo shoots, seminars, large parties etc.) unless expressly agreed in writing by Dentdelion Sarl or the Owner or to take and/or use photographs of the Property for any commercial purpose. You shall not sublet the Property in any circumstance whatsoever.

13. Rules and Safety Precautions

Safety: The Properties are private homes and not hotels. There are no legal notices for precaution as you may find in hotels. Boutique Ski ltd and the Owner will not be liable for any accidents/injuries to you, the Occupants, or your guests while staying at the Property.
Children: Boutique Ski ltd will endeavour to inform you of the suitability of the Property for children. However, please note that the Property may not have the same levels of safety measures that you may have in your home and the supervision of your children is your sole responsibility. In
The Property may contain a list pertaining to Rules and Security Precautions concerning the use of the Property or its facilities. Please read these Rules and Safety Precautions carefully if they are provided since they are an integral part of this agreement. You, the other Occupant,  and your guests shall strictly adhere to these Rules and Safety Precautions.

14. Wellness Area, Swimming Pool etc.

General: At all times, you and your guests are to consider your own safety and the safety of others when using the wellness area. Use of the wellness area is at your and your guests’ own risk. You and your guests are to comply with the Rules and Security Precautions pertaining to the wellness area as communicated to you by the Owner. Facilities are to be used for the designed purpose and in compliance with the instructions given by the Owner. Without prejudice to the generality of the above, the following are strictly prohibited in the wellness area:

  • (i) running;
  • (ii) diving or jumping into the swimming pool or hot tub;
  • (iii) drinking of any alcohol or using the wellness area when under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • (iv) leaving children unsupervised in the wellness area.
Children: The direct, visual, and active supervision of children present in the wellness area by an adult is essential and under your sole responsibility. The swimming pool, hot tub etc. located in the Property do not comprise an alarm system, safety nets, or other safety measures designed to prevent the risk of drowning. To ensure the safety of children, the following precautions must be taken, in particular:

  • (i) never leave young children alone near the swimming pool or hot tub;
  • (ii) never leave a child alone in the water, even if they know how to swim, or in a hamman, steam room, sauna etc. They must always be under the supervision of an adult capable of saving them in the event of an accident;
  • (iii) never leave toys or other items floating on the water; they may encourage children to approach the water; and
  • (iv) always fit inflatable armbands or floating costumes on young children.
Please note the swimming pools in HM properties may be shallower than 1.4m and there are no lifeguards on duty at any of the HM properties and as a private facility, the safety equipment may be less than you are used to. Sometimes cleaning of the swimming pools and hot tubs will be necessary, we will try do this at appropriate times in order to minimise disruption, but in some cases this may be unavoidable.
The swimming pools in Dentdelion Sarl/Bramble Ski properties may be shallower than 1.4m and there are no lifeguards on duty at any of the Dentdelion Sarl/Bramble Ski Properties and as a private facility, the safety equipment may be less than you are used to. Sometimes cleaning of the swimming pools and hot tubs will be necessary, we will try do this at appropriate times in order to minimise disruption, but in some cases this may be unavoidable.
Excessive use of hot tubs can cause skin irritations which Dentdelion Sarl cannot be responsible for.
If you fail to comply with Rules and Security Precautions set out in these Booking Documents, the Owner shall be entitled to prohibit the use of the wellness area for the duration of your stay.

15. Security

The occupants must occupy the Property conscientiously and avoid any carelessness or negligence. In particular, he must not leave the Property unlocked without supervision to avoid any intrusion. In general, occupants must use the house and the furnishing therein as they should normally be used.
If there is an alarm in the Property, please ensure that it is switched on whenever you leave the Property and at night before going to bed. Please note that the failure to do so could determine whether or not the property’s insurance will cover any losses in case of burglary.

16. Animals

No animals are allowed in the Properties without prior written consent of the Owner. An increased damage deposit of and a one-off cleaning charge will be required as part of this consent. If during the stay, damage is caused by the animal, we reserve the right to ban the animal from the property. If you are found to have an animal in the Property without prior consent in writing from the Owner, the Owner will have the right to evict all occupants from the property without refund.

17. Smoking

Smoking is strictly prohibited in all Properties. The Owner reserves the right to remove any group breaking this condition from the property without refund. In the event that smoking has occurred within the property, an additional cleaning charge of CHF 500 will be payable to the Owner immediately.

18. Property Capacity and Visitors

Each property has a maximum capacity which is outlined on the website and in the Booking Form. No Property can exceed the maximum capacity unless agreed in writing prior to arrival.
Only persons confirmed on the booking form may occupy and use the facilities of the Property unless agreed in writing prior to arrival. There are to be no parties or any additional people invited to stay overnight without the prior written consent of the Owner.
Should the number of guests exceed the maximum capacity of the chalet, the Owner reserves the right to refuse you entry to the property or terminate your occupancy of the chalet with no monies refunded.

19. Keys

Upon arrival at the property, you will be issued with a number of keys for the property. If the same number of keys is not returned to the chalet manager at the end of your stay a charge to replace these keys or to change the locks will be payable to the Owner. This may be deducted from the Security Deposit.

20. Skiing

It is the responsibility of you and your group to judge the suitability of the terrain you ski. If you, or any member of you party, ski on terrain on the recommendation of Boutique Ski ltd or the Owner we will not be liable for any injuries, howsoever caused.

21. Resort Vehicles

Any transport offered in third party vehicles during your stay is accepted at your own risk.

22. Behaviour

If in the opinion of the management of Boutique Ski ltd or the Owner we think that you or a member of your group behaves in a manner which is illegal, which causes or is likely to cause a danger, excessive disturbance (i.e. to neighbours), damage to the chalet, or acts in breach of any provision of the Booking terms and conditions, your rental may be terminated immediately and you shall be asked to leave. In this event, you shall not receive any refund and you shall be fully liable for any expenses incurred as a result of your behaviour or the behaviour of the persons in your group.
No outdoor footwear is to be worn inside the property. Any damage caused to the floors as a result of wearing outdoor footwear or shoes with heels will be charged to you.

23. Third Party Services

Dentdelion Sarl may arrange services from third party suppliers; including ski instruction, ski passes, airport transfers, childcare, babysitting. and any other third party services.
Any booking Dentdelion Sarl arranges for you with a third party will be subject to that party’s terms and conditions of business.
You will be liable to pay the costs of any third party service. All costs must be settled prior to the end of your booking. Dentdelion Sarl will not be responsible for any outstanding costs due to the supplier and reserves the right to deduct any owed costs from the security deposit plus the cost of any taxes and credit card fees due.
We do endeavour to ensure that all of our partners provide their services to the highest possible standards.

24. Complaints and Problems

Boutique Ski ltd shall make every effort to ensure that you have a trouble-free stay at the Property. Boutique Ski ltd shall do its best to sort out problems as soon as reasonably possible once they have been informed of such. If you have reason to be dissatisfied with the Property or the service of a supplier, please contact Boutique Ski ltd, the chalet manager and the relevant services supplier during your stay.

25. Your Responsibilites

You will indemnify the Owner for all losses and/or damage arising from any act or default on your part or the part of any member of your party. You will ensure that you have in your possession all necessary and valid travel documents.
You accept that you ski and enjoy other winter sports at your own risk within the restrictions imposed by the resort or other authorities. We are not responsible for your actions and these restrictions.
You will be financially responsible for any losses at the property or damages to the property due to theft if you, your guests, or your employees leave the property unsecured.

26. Insurance

The Owner is responsible for any injury or death, damage or loss of property, if proven to be as a result of our direct negligence but not for any other accident, injury, or death, loss or damage that might occur.

27. Liability

Your contract for the rental of the Property is with the Owner. To the extent that Boutique Ski ltd is only an agent, it shall have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or injury suffered by you. The Owner and any independent service providers will not be liable towards you, the Occupants or your guests for:

    • (i) events that are not directly caused by their negligence;
    • (ii) losses incurred due to your negligence or that of one of the Occupants or your guests (e.g. not keeping valuables in the safe, not switching on the alarm, failure to comply with security measures recommended etc.);

Or

  • (iii) accidents or injuries caused by you or one of your guest’s negligence or lack of caution.
You will indemnify Boutique Ski ltd/the Owner for all losses and/or damage arising from any act or default on your part or the part of any member of your party.
You accept that you ski and enjoy other winter sports at your own risk within the restrictions imposed by the resort or other authorities. We are not responsible for your actions and these restrictions. It is the responsibility of you and your group to judge the suitability of the terrain you ski.

28. Passport and Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to comply with the local laws relating to visas and authorisations for the country in which the Property is situated.
Please contact your local office for foreign travel and passports to enquire about passport, visa, and health requirements for the country in which the Property is situated.

29. Data Protection

Please note that the personal information of all Occupants (name, address, age, telephone number, email) shall be conserved in a confidential manner by Boutique Ski ltd for further reservations and to keep the Occupants informed of special offers (if requested).

30. Confidentiality

The terms of this booking form are confidential and shall not be disclosed to third parties. We will respect the confidentiality of occupants and visitors to the chalet. For any special circumstances involving sensitive identities, you should make this explicit at the time of booking.

31. Breach of Agreement

If, after the conclusion of this agreement, you do not make the required payments or you violate any other provision of the Booking Documents, the Owner  reserves their right to immediately terminate this agreement and refuse you access to the Property. In this event, no refund or compensation shall be due to you from either the Owner or Boutique Ski ltd. The latter reserve their rights for any damages or loss of profit caused to them directly or indirectly from your breach of this agreement.

32. Entire Agreement

The Booking Documents, the list of rules and safety precautions of the Property, and all applicable laws, constitute the entire understanding and agreement between you and the Owner for the short-term rental of the property and any independent service providers for the services.
Boutique ski ltd and the Owner reserve the right to alter these terms and conditions from time to time and will notify you of any changes as soon as reasonably possible. The amended terms and conditions will apply to any booking that commences after the date of such notification.

33. Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution

These terms and conditions are to be construed, and any dispute between the parties determined, under the laws of England.