Villetta Vicentina

Booking notes and conditions Villetta Vicentina 2014.

1)During Peak High Season( July 19th-August 30)and High Season(July 5-19th + August 30-Sept.13th)

the cottage is rented out on a weekly basis only and changeover day is Saturday when you can enter the house after 17 o’ clock. On your departure day please leave the house before 10 am. This is to allow the caretaker sufficient time to prepare the property for the next arrivals.

When arriving before 17 o’ clock, you could use the garden, or have a drink in the local pub while waiting.

Outside july/august changeoverday is flexible, subject to availability.

Outside july/august the cottage can also be rented out on a daily basis(minimum 3 to 4 nights), subject to availability/last minute possibilities, arrival time is flexible, contact owners for this.


2) Payment. You have a definite reservation once you receive our email that your booking is confirmed after receipt of the required rental deposit (30 %) together with dates/weeknumbers.

For reservations made within 8 weeks prior to arrival: 100 % of rental price is required for a reservation, plus caution 100 euro’s(80 british pounds) plus 25 euro’s(20 british pounds) cleaning costs.


3)For reservations made more than 8 weeks prior to arrival date: The remaining 70% of the rental payment, plus a refundable damage deposit of 100 euro’s (80 british pounds) and 25 euro’s (20 pounds) cleaning costs, have to be received at the above accountnumber ultimately 8 weeks prior your first arrival day. When this remaining amount is not received on time, your reservation is cancelled and your deposit will not be refunded.

5) After we have received the full amount of rent including caution and cleaning costs (ultimately 8 weeks prior to your arrival day), you will receive a booking confirmation and details on how to find the property and where to collect the keys on arrival together with the name of our contact address in the Alentejo.

6)After the rental period, the refundable damage deposit will be refunded to your bank account asap after departure inspection when no damage was found to the house or belongings.


Written cancellation up to 8 weeks prior to first arrival day: paid rent,caution and deposit will be refunded, minus 25 euro’ s booking costs.

Written cancelation 8-4 weeks prior to first arrival day: 30% of the rent is required, so the rental deposit will not be refunded, only damage deposit and cleaning costs will be refunded.

Written cancellation 4 weeks or less prior to first arrival day: 100% of the rent is required, no rent will be refunded, only damage deposit and cleaning costs will be refunded.

8) It is not allowed to bring animals.

9) Cleaning will be done by the caretakers in the alentejo. When leaving, tenants have to leave the house in good order, dishes done and plates, cups and pans stowed away in the right places, and make sure to bring their own empty bottles and garbage to the village’s waste deposit containers.


Payment can be made in euro’s or in Uk pounds if required.

The price includes gas, water, electricity, use of internet, use of bedlinen, towels (1 set per week).


We wish you a pleasant stay in our farmer’s cottage in the alentejo

and hope you will enjoy your holiday!

Kind regards,


Yvonne van den Berg and Pete Douma

Any questions, you can always email us in English at