Terms and Conditions

 

Thank you for choosing to book your holiday accommodation through Winning Holidays. We hope you have an enjoyable holiday and that you will re-visit our area soon. 

To protect all parties involved in the letting of your fully self contained property we ask that you carefully read the following terms and conditions (Please DO NOT REPLY to this email as this is an auto generated email address that is not monitored and therefore WILL NOT BE RESPONDED TO. If you need to contact us via email, please direct it to mail@winningholidays.com.au ): 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Payment Information

For all bookings, 50% of the tariff plus administration fee, is required as a deposit to confirm the booking and is payable at the time of the booking. Balance of all outstanding monies is due seven (7) days prior to your arrival, with the exception of Christmas bookings (from Boxing Day to end of NSW public school holidays), where the balance is due on or before 1st November. Payment may be made by bank cheque, EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, direct deposit. Please note there is a transaction fee on all credit card transactions.

As part of your confirmation, you accept the responsibility of;

  1. ensuring the dwelling keys are secure and returned to Alloggio offices, in the case that you lose the dwelling keys you are liable for their replacement and the replacement of the dwelling locks.  
  2. Further charges for excess cleaning, garbage removal, damage within the dwellings and its lands.

    The charges relating to points a) and b) will be taken from the credit card that secured your booking or by a credit card that you may provide.

    Check in Times and Key Collection

    Check in is from 2pm on the day of your arrival and checkout is at 10am on the date of your departure. Keys will be available for collection from Alloggio Management located at Shop 7 35 Stockton St Nelson Bay after 2pm or as otherwise directed. Our office hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays). Please note that our office is closed on Sundays. If special arrangements are required for collection of keys after hours, on a Sunday or Public Holiday a $20 cash service charge is applicable ($30 on public holidays). This fee is to be paid directly to the security contractor issuing your keys. The payment must be in cash as the Security contractor does not provide card facilities. This fee is subject to revision at any time without notice. Any late departures will incur a $50 fee. A maximum of one sets of keys per stay is provided. Please note that only one remote/fob is provided.

    Guest Registration and Security Deposit

    A Guest registration form is required to be completed for all bookings. This registration is in the form of your confirmed booking.  A pre-authorisation for the applicable security deposit will be made with the minimum payment generally not less than $200, however amounts vary upwards depending on the Property Owners requirements. An increased security deposit may be incurred for group bookings or specific properties at our discretion. Your personal details are retained subject to our Privacy Policy. The security deposit balance will be automatically released to your card generally within 7 day depending on which institution you bank with.

    Cancellations

    If you cancel your accommodation and we can secure a replacement booking for the same period and at the same tariff, your deposit will be refunded less a $100.00 administration fee. If however the Property cannot be relet, your deposit is not refundable. If you shorten your stay, the unused portion of your rental is not refundable. Alloggio Management retain the right to negotiate the tariff or length of stay to obtain a booking on a cancelled booking as we deem necessary. Please note that a change of booking dates attracts the same conditions for cancellations as stated in this section.

    If you cancel any booking made through Stayz, Booking.com or other booking provider you may be required to pay further fees to those providers pursuant to their cancellation policy. Any costs imposed by any other provider are in addition to any costs imposed by Alloggio Management.

    Bad Books Register and Schoolies or “Party” Bookings

    Alloggio Management participate in the Bad Book register. By accepting this booking you hereby agree that if you or any occupant covered by this booking, including any Guests, breach our Terms and Conditions, your Name, Phone Number and Email address along with details of the breach/breaches may be disclosed to the Property Owner and/or other Agents participating in the Bad Book register. Alloggio Management reserves the right to refuse or cancel a booking where a Guest may be registered on Bad Books. Alloggio Management adhere to the Holiday Code of Conduct respecting the local residents of the area. Our policy requires a maximum of adults in a particular dwelling to help reduce noise complaints, excess cars and disruption to the neighbouring properties. If a property accommodates more than eight people then the remaining guest numbers must be for children. Any guest found to be hosting a party or over-crowding the property will be immediately evicted without refund.

    Any booking found to be a "schoolies" booking will be immediately cancelled and evicted without a refund, whether any other terms and conditions are breached or not.

    Linen

    Bed linen and bath towelling are provided in almost all properties (unless specifically excluded in the property listing). Toiletries are not provided so please bring your own. Blankets and/or doonas and pillows are supplied in all properties. Tea, coffee, sugar, washing powders, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, tea towels and other items are generally not supplied in properties.

    Use of the Property & Eviction

    The Property is a residential dwelling within the Port Stephens community. The Property is to be used strictly as a holiday dwelling by the Guests and the number of occupants must not exceed the maximum set by Alloggio Management. Where the Property is a strata or community title property all occupants must abide by the building rules and by-laws. The Property is not to be used for any other purpose or by any greater number of occupants. The use of the Property for a function, party or other like gathering is strictly prohibited. If you use the Property for a function, party or other like gathering:
    (a) Your stay at the Property will be terminated; (b) All Guests and other occupants of the Property will be removed from it by our Security Contractors and local Police (if required); (c) All monies paid will be forfeited. In addition the Guest agrees to pay for the cost of the Security Contractors, Police noise abatement orders and noise pollution fines imposed by Council.

    Number of occupants and vehicles

    Each holiday Property is equipped for a specific number of Guests. No additional mattresses, tents or caravans, or more cars than the Property accommodates are allowed. If a Property is reported to be overcrowded the tenants will be asked to vacate with no refund made. If required, we can arrange cots for young children at an additional charge. 

    Parking of vehicles should only be parked in spaces provided with the Property. Any additional vehicles MUST NOT be parked in any other space, or parked on nature strips outside of the Property.

    All Properties Privately Owned

    The agreement to rent a holiday property is between the Property Owner and the guest. Alloggio Management is a licensed real estate agency acting as the owners agent.  All properties under Alloggio Management are privately owned and are rented on a fully self contained, un-serviced basis. In most cases the Owner of the Property also uses the Property. As a licensed letting and managing Agent for the Property, Alloggio Management are required by law to seek and act on the instructions of the Owner of the Property, even if Alloggio Management may disagree with those instructions (provided those instructions are lawful).

    Property Description

    Alloggio Management describe the premises, position and furnishings to the best of their ability and in good faith. Images of the Property in any brochure or on any website are to be taken as a general indication of the appearance of the Property, for example it is possible that furniture has been replaced or moved. No responsibility or refunds for minor or non-material differences will be accepted.

    Property Tariffs

    Please note that every effort has been made to maintain accuracy of the property tariffs, however Alloggio Management reserves the right to correct changes and adjust prices from time to time as errors may occur.  You will be advised of any adjustments to prices as soon as practicable.  Rules may also apply at different times that dictate the minimum number of days for a particular rate to apply, or that require arrival on a particular day of the week with weekly bookings etc.

    Internet Connection, TV Reception and Foxtel

    The operation of any internet connection during your stay is not guaranteed and may be disrupted or unavailable. The Guest will not hold Alloggio Management or the Owner liable for the availability or disruption in any internet connection. TV and Foxtel reception in parts of Port Stephens can be unreliable in times of high wind or storm. Depending on the location of the Property there may be low signal strength. The Guest will not hold Alloggio Management or the Owner liable for any disruption in TV or Foxtel reception.

    If Foxtel is provided at the Property the extent of available channels will vary from Property to Property depending on the account the Owner has set up with Foxtel. The Guest will not hold Alloggio Management or the Owner liable for any channels that are unavailable.

    Gym Equipment, Pools and Spas

    Use of gymnasium equipment in the Property (if any) by the Guest or any occupant occurs solely at the risk of the person using that equipment. Children must be prevented from using any gym equipment. Use of the swimming pool and/or spa (if any) by the Guest occurs or any occupant must ensure the supervision of children and others.

    Inspections & Repairs

    If Alloggio Management believes that these Terms and Conditions may have been or are being breached, Alloggio Management and/or our Security Contractors may inspect the Property at any time during your stay without notice. Alloggio Management may also effect entry to carry out emergency repairs without notice. At all other times during your stay Alloggio Management will provide 24 hours notice of any inspection that may be required for maintenance or other management reasons.

    Pets

    Pets are welcomed in specific properties only. Owners that do not want pets in their Property, or where strata and community title by-laws ban pets, may require the termination of your stay without compensation if you arrive with a Pet and do not remove it from the Property. Any additional cleaning costs will be charged or deducted from the security deposit.

    Cleaning and Garbage

    Garbage bins are provided with all properties. Please ensure that all garbage is removed from your holiday Property and placed in bins provided. Please read the sign in your holiday Property for garbage collection day. You are required to place the bin on the kerbside for collection with the handle facing the Property. Any excess garbage can be taken to the Port Stephens Waste Transfer Centre, Soldiers Point Road, Salamander Bay.  If you leave excess garbage in the dwelling or on its land you will be required to pay additional cleaning and garbage fees. These fees will be taken from your credit card you provided when booking the property.

    Security and Break Ins

    All Guests are responsible for keeping the Property secure during their stay and will be responsible for any theft or damage to the Owners Property due to neglect in this area. It is important to ensure all windows and doors are closed and locked prior to departing the Property. 

    Discounts

    In the event of minor faults and/or malfunctions of appliances or inclusions, there is no obligation from the Owner or Alloggio Management to compensate or discount.

    Moving Your Booking to Another Property

    At times situations arise beyond our or your control which may require relocating you to another property (eg: storm damage, essential services failures etc). Alloggio Management reserves the right to move guests to alternate accommodation (subject to availability) at their discretion or the direct instruction of the Property Owner. If this is the case, we will notify you as soon as possible and make every reasonable effort to provide similar accommodation. 

    Indemnity

    No liability is accepted for any injury, debt, damage, loss, delay, expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by events beyond the Agent or Owners control. No responsibility is taken for Guests personal Property left on or near the premises. It is strongly recommended that Guests take out personal Property insurance or adequate travel insurance should any unexpected situations arise before or during your travel period.

    Damage and Breakages

    All Guests are responsible for any loss or damage arising from accidental breakages or other damage to the unit or common Property during their stay, including any additional cleaning, removal of excess garbage, repairs or replacement of items in the Property. Please respect the Owner’s Property and do not move furniture around. A fee may be charged should this occur. If your Property is a unit please do not move items from Property to Property, any inventory items that cannot be immediately identified will be charged as a replacement to you. 

    Claims on Security Deposit

    In the event a claim from the security deposit or additional charges are made an administration charge of $75 will also be payable to Alloggio Management.

    Lost Keys

    If keys containing the Property address are lost the Guest will be responsible for the changing of the locks and the cutting of 6 new sets of keys.   Likewise the replacement cost of any lost remotes, tags or fobs will be charged to the Guest. The keys are your responsibility so please take care of them.

    Lock Outs

    Should a Guest lock themselves out of their property during office hours, they may contact Alloggio Management who will make every reasonable endeavour to provide spare keys at no cost. Should a guest lock themselves out of the property outside business hours, a locksmith service will be engaged to affect entry. The Guest will be liable for any and all locksmith costs involved in gaining entry to premises.

    Lost Property

    If requested we will endeavour to recover and return items of value inadvertently left at the Property, but take absolutely no responsibility for their recovery or return. Postage, packaging and the cost of sending out a staff member to search for the item will need to be paid in advance; a minimum cost of $20.00 applies.  Items found and delivered to us by the Property cleaners will be held for claiming for a maximum of 2 weeks and if not claimed will be disposed of.

    Property Refurbishment

    In the case of refurbishment or Owner’s instructions, rental rates may be subject to increase without notice. Should this occur you will be notified and given the opportunity to pay the difference in tariff or receive a full refund of your deposit. We will also offer you alternate accommodation if possible. 

    Unnecessary Call Outs

    Should a tradesperson be sent out upon your request to carry out a repair that was unnecessary, the cost of the callout will be charged to you. Common examples include not correctly operating televisions, ovens and washing machines. 

    Sale of the Property

    When a booking is made, the deposit is accepted for the Owner at that time. If the Property is sold and the Ownership changes before your holiday, we cannot guarantee that the Property will remain available. Some Owners will keep the Property as a holiday rental, in which case your booking may not be affected. However if the Owner decides to move in to the Property or not rent the Property it will no longer be available. If the Property is sold, we will notify you as soon as practicable. We will do our best to organise alternative accommodation. If you choose to cancel altogether there are no cancellation fees and any payments you have made will be returned in full.

    If your holiday Property is listed for sale while you are in residence, you agree to allow the Owner or Agent to conduct inspections with prospective purchasers only at mutually convenient times, by appointment. 

    Re-bookings for the Christmas Holiday Season

    With the high demand of annual Christmas re-bookings, please arrange re-booking, subject to availability, of the same Property during your occupancy if the property. A holding deposit of $140.00 is payable at the time of booking. You only hold the right to rebook the same Property for the corresponding dates in the following year until 5.00pm on the date of your departure. For all Christmas bookings, the balance of the 50% deposit must be paid by 31st May with full payment due by 1st December. The holding deposit is non-refundable if you do not proceed to re-book the property.

    Governing Law & GST

    The Law of NSW governs your use and occupation of the Property during this reservation. All amounts indicated in this section include GST. Alloggio Management acts as the Agent for the Owner, and as such no GST is charged in relation to the supply of accommodation. Accommodation services are provided for and on behalf of the Owner of the Property as residential accommodation with the Agent acting as Letting Agent.  The supply is input taxed in accordance with the ATO’s GST ruling 2000/20 sections 51 to 61.

    Third Party Websites

    If you have booked through a third party website the terms and conditions prescribed on that booking channel will override the conditions set out above. All bookings made through Stayz require full payment at the time of booking.

    Disclaimer:

    Alloggio Management has endeavoured to maintain the accuracy of the content of this site, however from time to time aspects may be out of date. Certain information is provided by property owners and Strata Managers and for that we accept no responsibility for its accuracy. Alloggio Management and its representatives make no warranty express or implied including, but not limited to, the warranties or merchantability, specifically disclaims any other warranties, guarantees or promises, whether or not stated in full in this document.

 

For direct bookings with Alloggio Pty Ltd (trading as Winning Holidays) the credit card used to pay your deposit will be saved (via SecurePay) and used to process any balance payment owing on the date that this balance is due. You will receive a reminder email seven days prior to your card being charged. This saved card is also used as security during your stay (there is no money held or taken from the card and we would contact you if there were any damage or excess cleaning charges resulting from your stay).