Terms & Conditions

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS  

Accommodation and services  
All our vacation rentals as Villa's, Houses, Chalets, Studio's and Condominiums are suited for a certain amount of people (see our listings information) also the furnishing is fixed for that amount of people that can stay.  If there is a BBQ and/or pool in your vacation rental, it is totally at the risk of the Lessee(s). Parents with children are completely responsible for their safety. We, Prima Casa Real Estate or the Lessor cannot be held responsible for damages, in any form whatsoever, associated with the use of the swimming pool, patio, pool deck, or BBQ etc etc. Many of our vacation rentals have a washing machine and/or dryer some don't. If you specific expect one please make sure you ask on reservation, we do not want to disappoint you on arrival. That counts also for iron and ironing board, hairdryer, internet connections, audio equipment, warm water (warm water is not standard in Aruba) or whatever you will expect. 

Tariffs  
The rental tariffs are listed in US$ and sometimes also in Arubian florins. Exclusive 6% bookings fee. Tourist Taxes and Environmental levy.

Reservations and payment  
Directly after reservation, the Lessee will receive a rental agreement, which needs to be filled in and returned by fax or email within 24 hours. Depending on the time frame of the reservation and bookings date the Lessee will receive a payment schedule.  If paid by credit card a credit card authorization form needs to be filled in.
The reservation is only complete and verified upon receipt of this advance payment, By the enactment of this payment; the Lessee inherently agrees to the associated General Terms & Conditions of the Lessor. If the advance payment is not received within the stated period, the reservation is annulled. 

25% down payment for reservations made before or between 52 weeks and 25 weeks of the booking date.
50% down payment for reservation made between 24 weeks and 5 weeks of the booking date
100% full payment for reservation made between 4 weeks and 0 days of the booking date.

Upon receipt of the total Rental Fee, the Lessee will receive an e-mail with the confirmation of the reservation and other important data, such as the address of the vacation rental, directions (if desirable pick up at the airport) arrival, departure and minimum stay. 

Arrival is possible at any day of the week. Check-in should occur after 03.00 pm. Earlier check in is possible in some instances and need to be checked 1 day before arrival. Check-out on the day of departure should occur before 11.00 am. Late checkout is possible in some instances. This needs to be checked in advance.  

Cancellation 
Lessee can at any time, due to urgent circumstances cancel, change or transfer his or her reservation. This must be done in writing to Prima Casa Real Estate and as soon as possible. The cancellation costs are as follows: 
* Cancellation up to 25 weeks prior to the Rental Period: 25% of the total Rental Fee 
* Cancellation up to 5 weeks prior to the Rental Period: 50% of the total Rental Fee
* Cancellation within 4 weeks or less of the Rental Period: 100% of the total Rental Fee Changes that result in a shortened stay, or early departure does not warrant any refund or rent or deposit. 
We advise you to arrange for travel insurance that includes a cancellation clause to cover (most of) these costs. 

Care and Contact Person 
One of our employees will pick up Lessee(s) upon arrival at the airport if specifically requested or has received directions to the vacation rental. We are not equipped with vehicles to bring you to your vacation rental. We advise you to arrange a rental car. Ask for the car rental program we are gladly to help you with a good rental, if you not renting a car we ask you to take a taxi.We will guide you to your vacation rental, show you around and instruct you briefly about how certain things work. Prima Casa Real Estate is also the contact person if there are any problems or further questions. On check-out time you vacation rental will be inspected in en out, in order to refund the deposit. We will contact you at least one day before departure for a time and date of such inspection.

Final Cleaning:  
The villa will undergo a final cleaning, paid for by the Lessee, at the end of the rental period or in most cases paid in advance on first payments. The costs for the final cleaning amount can be between $ 75, - and 150 depending on the type of vacation rental and the amount of people that stay in the vacation rental. There could be an extra charge for extra persons. Some vacation rentals also have an in-between cleaning. Paid by Lessor. We will inform you if so. If required by the Lessee, this can be done on a more frequent basis, at his own costs. If your vacation rental has a pool all of them will be cleaning 1 or 2 times a week. Pest control takes place on a monthly basis. These costs are included in the rental fee. All care takers will let themselves in through the side door. 

Damage to the villa or inventory: 
On you check-in day we need to receive a security deposit. This payment needs to be in CASH. We will return this full amount on check-out day if your vacation rental is still in the same condition as received. Some owners have different rules concerning the return of the security deposit. in some cases the security deposit will be returned 2 weeks after check-out date. In the case of damage caused by the Lessee or his/her guests to either the vacation rental or any of its inventory items, the replace or repair costs will be deducted from the deposit. Any outstanding amounts higher than the deposit must be paid for in addition. Any damage should be reported directly to the Prima Casa Real Estate or at least prior to departure. Damages totaling less than $25, if reported immediately, will not be charged. 

Utilities:
All our vacation rentals prices are inclusive utilities (water, electricity, Cable TV, etc) Electricity cost are subject to a daily inclusive amount. At the time of the reservation we will inform you what the daily rate is. This amount should be sufficient by normal use. At check-in time and on check-out time, Prima Casa Real Estate will do the reading meter together with the tenants. If the total KwH is higher than the inclusive daily rate, the extra use will be deducted from the security deposit on departure time.  

Miscellaneous