Terms and Conditions of Tenancy at the Black Bach
Bookings cannot exceed the maximum number of persons allowed to sleep on the property, regardless of the number of beds available.
The booking is valid for the group indicated on the booking request at the time the booking was made. If extra persons or any changes are required, the renter must get in touch with the host for approval in advance so as to ensure the booking remains valid. Should the number of occupants exceed the initial booking request, there will be a $25 charge per extra person per night up to the maximum number of persons allowed to sleep on the property.
A minimum deposit is requested at time of booking, and the remaining payment and bond are due 30 days prior to the commencement of the tenancy. A deposit is in part payment of the full amount of rental that is due for renting the Black Bach for an agreed term. The minimum deposit is the equivalent of either three nights accommodation or up to 50% of the total booking. For stays shorter than three nights or if a booking is made by a renter and accepted by the owner within 30 days of the proposed date of commencement of the Term, no deposit will be payable as the full rental is payable prior to the owner providing a Confirmation to the renter.
Confirmation of a booking will be provided to the renter once the deposit or, if applicable, payment in full, have been received by the owner. A confirmation may contain terms and conditions in addition to those included herewith, including, without limitation, rules relating to pets, tents and the number of people permitted to occupy the Black Bach. Any terms and conditions listed on the website also apply.
Should the renter need to alter the booking dates prior to the commencement of the booking, the owner will work with the renter to alter the rental dates subject to the property availability. If a booking is cancelled by the renter and the deposit has been paid, the full deposit shall be forfeited unless the bach is re-let for the entire period of booking at the same rate. Should cancellation occur within 14 days of the tenancy all monies paid
shall be forfeited. Should the renter desire to reduce the number of nights rented during the occupancy of the property or stay fewer nights than actually booked, no refund will be granted. If, due to circumstances beyond the owner’s control, the property becomes unavailable or unfit for use,
the owner will notify the renter as soon as possible and refund the renter's money in full.
A bond might be required prior to the commencement of the tenancy. The bond will be released, within five working days of the property being vacated, provided the property is left neat and tidy in the same condition it was found, with no items needing repair or replacement, and no breach of any terms and conditions. However, if damage or missing items are identified subsequent to renter's departure, the renter is liable for the rectification of the damage or the cost of the missing items. Should anything else be identified as a result of the renter's stay after the renter's departure, the owner will notify the renter as soon as it is brought to his/her attention. The amount of the bond held by the owner shall not limit any liability of the renter. Costs to repair damage or missing items include all costs involved in rectifying the situation.
The renter and all occupants are responsible for the property during their stay, and will take reasonable care of the property. The renter shall immediately advise the owner of any damage or repairs that have occurred at the house. Any cost of repair or replacement will be payable upon demand. Should the renter cause damage to the neighbouring property(ies), the renter will be responsible for the cost of any repairs or replacement of items broken or damaged. The renter agrees that both themselves and their guests at the property will not do anything which would
in any way invalidate the property insurance policy or effect the validity of such an insurance policy.
Checking in and out
The renter can commence use of the bach at 2:00pm on the first day of rental. Early arrivals may be organised if the property is available. The renter shall vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure and shall notify the owner prior to vacating to arrange an inspection time. Late checkouts may be organised, if the property is available.
Keys to the bach will be provided on the day of arrival. Should the keys be lost or not returned upon the renter's departure, a $50 lost key fee will be payable by the renter.
The bach needs to be left in the same state and condition the renter found it prior to occupying the property. Thus, the renter will need to clean it right before they leave, or else, organise for the owner to clean it for them at a charge of $20/hr. A cleaning protocol is provided at the house, which is the standard clean which is required for the house (that includes cleaning of the BBQ if it has been used during the stay).
The renter shall provide sufficient necessities for their stay, i.e. towels, linen, sheets, tea towels etc. However, linen is available to hire on request and there is a small charge of $10 per person, which includes the washing of the linen after the rental has finished. For those renters purchasing the linen service, sheets, pillow cases, duvet cover, towels, dish cloth, tea towel, and bathmat will be provided. Beach towels are also available on request. Please check the quantity of linen supplied when arriving at the house. The renter will be responsible for ensuring that the same quantity remains in the house upon your departure.
The renter shall remove all rubbish from inside the property before vacating and dispose of it in the supplied plastic bins outside the back door or in the containers at the end of the orchard by the metal gate. There is a bucket for household organic waste (except chicken bones), and recycling bins for plastics, cans, bottles and paper/cards. The owner would really appreciate as much recycling as possible.
The renter shall not take animals onto the property, unless agreed in writing with the owner prior to the commencement of the tenancy. If a pet is allowed, this refers to one animal only and the property pet policy applies.
The renter understands that there are to be no caravans or tents on the property unless agreed in writing with the owner prior to the commencement of the tenancy.
The property is only on tank rain water, with no public town supply. Please be mindful of water usage. Boat flushing, fishing equipment, jet ski, kayaks, and other water toy washing is not permitted.
Electric and gas heaters maybe provided during colder seasons and must only be used when the renter is in the house.
The renter agrees that there will be no smoking in the house. If smoking outside kindly dispose of cigarette butts in the rubbish bin. Not on the lawns or the gardens.
Renter’s Chattels and Personal Belongings
The owner accepts no responsibility for any loss, or damage, to any of the renter's or guests’ chattels or personal belongings at the Black Bach during their stay.
Please no shoes inside