Terms and Conditions
Important information to read before you book. Once a deposit or full payment has been received we acknowledge that you have read and understood our terms and conditions in full.
Perfect Blue Villas is a trading name of Perfect Blue Holidays Ltd registered in the UK, registration number is 7475741 and registered office: 39 High Street Orpoington Kent BR6 0JE. We are bonded with the TTA (Travel Trust Association) and our number is U8921. Further details can be found at www.traveltrust.co.uk. We are also members of ATOL and hold an Angel ATOL Licence – so once your flights are confirmed we will be able to advise you of the airline ATOL details, so you are fully protected. Our contact number is + 44 (0) 208 191 7905.
Our rates are fully inclusive of all taxes and all services as stated relating to the relevant property. Any additional service (air conditioning/crib/extra beds etc. etc.) will be paid to the proprietor upon arrival or prior to your departure.
Villas and apartments:
A deposit of 10% to 40% of the total booking is required to confirm the reservation. Full payment is required 90 – 70 days prior to departure. The deposit amount and final payment will be agreed at the time of the reservation and also will be noted on your invoice.
More than 75 days loss of deposit
Between 74 to 69 days: 50% of total villa cost
Between 68 to 0 days: Full payment.
We act as an agent for numerous villa companies and we are bonded by their terms and conditions and all payments are made to the individual supplier. If you wish to have details please let your travel specialists know. Ensure that you have full holiday insurance prior to confirming your villa holiday. Any VILLA ONLY reservation made after 31 March 2020 will not be covered due to Corona-virus or any related illnesses and you must claim on your own holiday insurance.
All flights are paid in full and if cancelled will incur a full charge – name and departure date changes may be possible and will incur an amendment fee.
TTA protection fully protects any monies paid to Perfect Blue Holidays LTD in the unlikley event that Perfect Blue Holidays LTD should cease trading; it is not an insurance policy against cancellation.
Balearic Island EcoTax
From 2016 an ExoTax is paid in addition to the villa price; this will be calculated and shown on your invoice. The rate is approx. £25 per week, per adult over the age of 15 yrs in a villa.
Balearic Islands Environmental Law
Air Conditioning : In our villas in the Balearic Islands the air conditioning will be on a timer to fall inline with the new environmental law. It will be on during the middle of the day and throughout the night.
There are no official ratings for villas so we have internally devised a point system which we believe to give an indication to the standard of the property. This will not only include the furnishing, comfort and amenities but also the location, views and outside area. If you need further clarification please ask one of our travel specialists before confirming your villa holiday.
Early and late season villa rentals:
On some occasions airlines do not operate direct flights to your destination and it may be necessary to go via another airport. We cannot be held responsible for any villa rentals confirmed when direct flights are not available – we will always do our best to find alternative flights or accommodation for you (additional fee). Please take this into consideration when confirming early and late season villa rentals at the discounted rates.
Travel types and documents:
All travel documents will be sent via email where ever possible and will be despatched 14 days prior to your departure. Once received, if you have any questions please contact your travel specialist on 0208 191 7905. A “package holiday” is deemed as a flight and hotel/villa booked within the same day otherwise it will be considered as a villa only reservation and is not deemed as a “package holiday” nor have the same coverage.
They can be made via a credit or debit card. You can always make a direct payment on line to our bank account (please ask for bank details) or by cheque for reservations outside of 60 days. Once payment has been made by any of the above means you agree to adhere to the “terms and conditions” of Perfect Blue Villas. Any refunds will be made within ten working days.
If payments are made via a deposit cheque and are returned to us as “insufficient funds ” a bank charge is due which will be paid by the customer. The rate will be from £45 and you will be advised once the cheque has been cleared.
As we are members of the TTA (Travel Trust Association www.traveltrust.co.uk) your payments go directly into a holding account which is governed by a Trustee and the payment is made directly to the villa, apartment owner or service supplier. So your money is always protected.
Upon receipt of payment an invoice will be dispatched to you via email within five working days. Please note that we do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any third parties.
Security deposit may be required at certain villas and these will vary and you will be advised with your final documents. Please ask your travel specialist for further details on the villa you have confirmed.
You will require a credit card (not debit, cash or travellers cheques), passport, car hire voucher and full driving licence to hire the car. On most instances insurance for the tyres, windows, under carriage, keys etc will not be covered and you can, if required, pay an additional fee locally for this insurance.
For any drivers over the age of 75 a surcharge will be paid locally and will vary from 5E to 10E per day, depending on collection location. You also will be requested to pay a security hold fee on the card which will vary from 600 Euros to 1500 Euros depending on the type and size of the car, with the average being 1000 Euros. There are no funds debited just a hold on that amount in case the car is not returned.
Many car hire companies will charge for petrol upon arrival and require that you return the car empty – a fee will be from 40 Euros to 100 Euros depending on the size and type of the car.
Covid – 19
You must purchase specialist travel insurance policy available which includes specific cover for Covid-19 related issues and incidents which may affect your travel arrangements [and travelling to a destination subject to a FCDO advisory against travel], You must purchase the travel insurance or a comparable alternative in order to travel on any of our villa holidays/accommodation only. It remains your responsibility to read and understand the insurance policy and ensure that it is suitable and adequate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday. If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any losses suffered by you in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available before, during or after your holiday.
Cancellation – the following clauses are in addition to our standard cancellation terms and charges:
Where you are choosing to travel to a destination subject to the FCDO advisory against non-essential travel, you accept that once your booking has been confirmed, if you decide not to travel due to the FCDO advisory, you will have to pay our standard cancellation charges as shown in our booking conditions – you are not entitled to cancel and receive a full refund in these circumstances, as it is assumed and you confirm that you have made your booking with full knowledge of the FCDO advisory against non-essential travel. Any change in dates from 2020 to 2021 villa or accommodation only or villa holidays will be relevant to the original travel date booked and any cancellation or administration charges etc will be calculated on this date.
Where your chosen destination is exempt from the FCDO advisory against non-essential travel at the time of booking but is subsequently removed from the FCDO exemption list and at that point becomes subject to the FCDO advisory against non-essential travel, you accept that you will not have the right to cancel your booking and receive a full refund. If you choose to no longer travel in these circumstances, you will have to pay our standard. Any refunds given due to a change of villa or destination will be in a travel voucher valid for up to 12 months.
Flexi Villa Guarantee * varies per property – please ask for information.
Circumstances beyond our control, except where we say differently elsewhere in these conditions, we cannot pay any compensation, reimburse expenses, refunds or cover losses for any amount or otherwise accept responsibility if, as a result of circumstance beyond our control, or we, or our supplies cannot supply your holiday, as we, or they, had agreed, or you suffer any loss or damage of any description. When we refer to circumstances beyond our control, we mean any event that we, or the supplier in question, could not foresee or avoid, even after taking reasonable care. Such circumstances will usually include, but not limited to, war, threat of war, ash clouds, airport closures, epidemic, natural or nuclear disaster, terrorist activity, civil unrest, industrial action, bad weather, etc.
Should clients be unable to use their pre-booked accommodation due to local restrictions imposed by the arrival destination we will offer the opportunity to re-book. However, if the restrictions imposed are by your departure government or you are unable to travel due to a local lockdown where you live, or the government advise against travel to your destination you will need to reclaim any unused accommodation costs from your insurance company. We will endeavor to assist wherever possible.
In occurrence with TTA regulations – If you have confirmed a villa holiday (villa/flights/car hire or transfers) you will have the option to re book to an alternative date (a rate increase/decrease may apply), A villa only (villa only) will be covered by your own insurance policy and we will send all the cancellation documents to you as soon as we possibly can.
Alterations by you:
If you need to make any amendments to your confirmed booking we will do our best to assist and make that relevant change at a fee from £15 to cover all administration costs plus any difference in accommodation costs. If you cancel your flights (booked as a flight only or part of a villa package) after you confirm the fee will vary from £100 per person and the cancellation fee will be confirmed at the time of the notification. If you are changing to another property within 70 days of departure additional fees may be incurred and we will advise you of these as all properties are different. Any car hire cancelled after the booking has been confirmed will be charged at £30 per vehicle.
Alterations by Perfect Blue Villas
On the unlikely event, there is an issue with the villa, we will do our utmost to accommodate you in a villa of the same size and amenities. However, during peak season it may be necessary to re allocate you in another resort which will have the same amenities as you have booked. On very rare circumstances such as this we will always upgrade you to a superior and more expensive property. This is following ABTA guidelines.
We offer a variety of villas and cottages, accommodation bookings only to you, we do use numerous overseas agents and suppliers. In the very rare occasions villas or cottages are sold and the new owners do not wish to continue with the contract we will offer you a refund or an alternative villa, however if there is any rate difference this will be paid by the customer.
Flight changes are subject to change by the airline and we do not have any control over this. If you confirm a day departure (0500 hrs to 1800hrs) you will be changed to an alternative flight operating the outward leg between those hours. An evening flight will be from 1801 hrs to 2100 hrs and a night flight from 2101 to 0200 hrs. We will always do our best to amend the flight to the best times possible,
If your flight is cancelled we will re confirm an alternative flight, from the same airport if possible or the closest available at the time. We accept no responsibility for airlines cancelling flights and this is totally out of our control and no refund will be given. If you decide not to accept the alternative flights you will need to contact your own insurance company to claim any funds.
All flights confirmed are non-refundable unless otherwise stated at the time of the reservation.
Any changes to facilities/services within the hotel or villa will be notified to you as soon as possible and if necessary we will do our utmost to find alternative accommodation for you. All prices on our website are shown per day including all taxes and local fees. Any quote errors will be adjusted accordingly and will be invoiced to show the lesser/higher amount.
Passports and Visas:
A full passport valid for travel to all our destinations. You must make sure that your passport is valid for that country including any visas you may require.
We chose our accommodation with care and have a philosophy of “would my mum stay here?” All properties are different and will include all facilities as per the website description. We do suggest that you bring your own pool/beach towels as these will not be provided at all properties. Some of our villas and houses are in more out of the way areas which is why they are so special, so please consider that they may be some distance from the nearest taverna or shop. We will always indicate location in the property description though.
We will specify the number of times the house keeper will come during your stay. Please note that they are there as a light clean service such as make the beds, change the towels, empty the garbage and not to do any washing up, empty the dish washer. If you are seeking a member of staff to assist you for these extras we can arrange this in most of our villas and a member of our travel specialists will be able to assist you further.
On some occasions we may need to gain access to the villa or apartment to fix some issues; we will give you notice and also try and gain access whilst you are out. All of our additional amenities are shown however sometimes these may be withdrawn if the item has been broken and it can not be replaced by the time the next guest checks in and we can not be held responsible for this. We can not be held responsible for any work being carried out at nearby properties – this is something out of our control.
Our location maps will only indicate the approximate position of the villa and not the actual villa in some occasions, this is for security reasons. We do not take any responsibility for any incorrect location maps provided by Google (as a third party).
Some properties will incur a £10 per guest – non refundable – security deposit and this will cover small breakages, such as glassware, crockery etc. In case of any larger issues this will be paid at the end of your holiday to a member of our staff.
Our luxury villas will incur a refundable security deposit of £100 per person and this will be on your final documents and will be refunded once your return home – this will be for houses over £3000 per week – this can be paid via credit card. All others houses under this will be at £10 per guest non refundable.
Once you have confirmed a villa holiday or requested information regarding one you will automatically be added to our email lists. If you do not wish to be added you automatically delete your email address from the email blast.
Safety whilst at one of our properties:
We take every effort to ensure that we adhere to all health and safety regulations as stated by the EU or governing country. We do ask you to take extra care whilst around any swimming pools, Jacuzzis, etc and we request that you do not dive into any swimming pools and enter and exit via either the Roman steps or ladder and not to climb out at any other point in the swimming pool. This is for you own safety. We of course ask you to take care of all children (and adults!) whilst around any water and we suggest you do not drink alcohol prior to using any pool. We cannot be held responsible for any accident or incident that may occur.
Arrival at your villa and any issues whilst in resort:
We will always do our best to have you check in at your villa/apartment/hotel as early as possible. However, the check in time will vary from 1400 hrs to 1700 hrs and the checkout time will vary from 1000 hrs to 1200 hrs. The correct details will appear on your final documentation. If there are no guests checking in to the villa on your departure day we will advise you two days prior if you are able to arrange a late check out. On some instances, there may be an additional fee to pay and you will be advised of this.
When you must be out of the villa during the morning and you have a late departure, we will arrange for you to leave your luggage in our local office. Please note that any transportation cost to the office will be at the guest’s expense.
Once in your villa and if you have any issues please contact the local resort representative you are travelling with immediately so these can be rectified within a 24-hour period. The local resort manager will have the final decision via the tour operator you have booked the villa with; Perfect Blue Villas (Perfect Blue Holidays LTD) act as the booking agent only. We will endeavour to assist you in anyway we can so the situation maybe resolved. You will find all contact numbers for our local office on your departure information. If the issues are not reported in resort we will not be held responsible for any complaint on your return. If you need to contact our UK office please dial (+ 44) 0208 191 7905
Please note that all complaints must be sent via email or recorded/registered mail within 15 working days of arriving back in the UK.
Just arrived at La Taulera, sure I must have died and gone to heaven. This place is bliss, wish I had booked 6 months and not just one, this wonderful.
Thanks for all your help helping me to decide on our villa holiday again this year – Nick and Cathy offer wonderful advice and always very efficient – even returning calls during the evening and on a Sunday too! Thanks again guys
This is our fourth time we have used Nick to book our villa holiday – he makes excellent suggestions and with honesty as well – even taverna suggestions! So looking forward to the holiday in August.
Nick was a joy to deal with -all emails responded to super fast – expert knowledge of all of the villas as well – expert advice.
Being able to make 1 phone call and receive bespoke holidays quotes within an hour is the reason I keep coming back to you – Thanks for all your help.
I wanted a way to incentivise my staff and Perfect Blue Villas curated an amazing trip that did just that, not only did it boost morale, we had an awesome time abroad!