Terms and Conditions


1. General

‘Owners’ means BARON GROUP LTD. Applicants’ means clients applying to rent a property. Tenants’ means Applicants when they have taken up residence. ‘Owners Booking Form’ means the Booking Form (hard copy or electronic) specified by the Owners to be used by all Applicants.

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2. Reservation

Applicants can reserve property by e-mail, or online on our website www.baronholidayhomes.com, but the Owners accept no liability whatsoever for such reservations. Applicants should note that no contract for any property exists between them and the Owners until the Applicants have received the written confirmation by Owners.

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3. Booking Procedure

  1. The offer by the Applicants: Bookings may be accepted online or in writing when all questions have been answered satisfactorily. Unless otherwise agreed, for bookings made more than 4 weeks prior to the tenancy commencement date a deposit of 25% of the rent must be delivered with the booking. If a booking is made less than 4 weeks before the commencement date the full rent together with any additional charges must be paid at the time of delivery of the booking.
  2. Acceptance by the Owners: Following receipt by the Owners’ Booking Form as above, the Owners will accept or reject the Applicant’s offer and, in the event of acceptance, will notify confirmation of such acceptance to the Applicants, whereupon a contract will exist between the Owners and the Applicants which will be subject to these conditions. Should the property booked become unavailable in circumstances beyond our control; the Owners reserve the right to provide accommodation of a similar standard on the Island without liability to them.

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4. Final Payment

Once the Owners booking confirmation is forwarded, the Applicants are liable for the payment of the rent, or balance thereof, together with any additional charges, not later than 4 weeks before the start date of the tenancy. Non-payment by the due date will be treated as a cancellation and the Owners may re-let the property without reference to the Applicants who remain liable for payment of the full amount on the same basis as in the event of cancellation (see 5 below).

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5. Cancellation

Any request to cancel a booking must be sent or delivered to the Owners in writing, and signed by the Applicant. Our cancellation policy is as follows and is based on the date we receive the notice at our offices.

We strongly recommend to have a Travel Insurance policy in place, in order to be covered for anything that might happen until the date of your holiday.

Notice given Cancellation charge
Less than 180 days to arrival date Loss of deposit
Before 180 days to arrival date Refund of Deposit
 Less than 30 days to arrival date 100% of Cost is not Refundable

Baron Holiday Homes, in case of such cancellation,  will offer the property for re letting right away and will use whatever means they consider reasonable to re-let the property for the period booked. If Baron Holiday Homes are successful, the guest will be refunded the cost of the amount paid for the period booked, less an administration fee of 10% of the payment amount.

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6. Price Changes

The Owners reserve the right to amend prices quoted in any printed brochures due to errors or omissions.

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7. Method of Payment

Payment may be made by cheque, Credit Card or Bank Transfer, or through our online system on our website. Cheques should be made payable to Baron Group Ltd. In no circumstances are post-dated cheques acceptable. Any charges raised against the Owners by their bank for handling dishonored cheques will be passed on to the Applicant. Credit Card payment can be made online or by calling one of the Baron Group representatives during office hours.

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8. Booking Form

The Applicant acknowledges responsibility for all the details given on the booking form or, in case of an email, for all details written therein on behalf of all persons who will occupy the property for the period for which it has been booked and that all those persons are aware of the Booking Conditions. The Applicant shall be a member of the party occupying the property and be over the age of 18 years, and is/are required to acknowledge the following:

  1. The property details state the maximum number of persons permitted to occupy the property and grounds and the applicant commits himself to the number of persons staying at the property or at any time using the property’s facilities under this booking Any breach of this provision will constitute a breach of contract whereupon the Owners may use credit card (as per security letter) to charge extra any amount he deems right or, at his sole discretion, may even terminate the booking forthwith in which event all monies paid by the Applicant will be forfeited.
  2. One Folding Bed, One Cot and a Highchair are available on request, normally free of charge unless otherwise advised by us. Please book these in advance to get a written confirmation as the availability is on a first come first serve basis. Any further additional items also need to be confirmed in writing and the following extra charges apply:
    Folding bed x 1 €10 per night
    Baby Cot x 1 €5 per night
    High Chair x 1 €3 per night
  3. The Owners reserve the right to refuse admittance to any party if in the Owner’s absolute opinion the Applicant or any person of the group is unsuitable for the property due to age, ill health, disability, inexperience or any other good and proper reason not otherwise being a breach of these conditions. In such an event, all sums paid by the Applicant shall be repaid in full and the Contract shall be discharged without further liability on either party.
  4. The Owners reserve the right to re-possess the property at any time where damage has been caused by the Applicant or any member of the group or in the Owner’s absolute opinion is likely to be caused by the Applicant or any member of the group or other person visiting the property at the invitation of any such person. In such an event, the Owners shall not be liable to make any refund whatsoever.

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9. Eligibility

Bookings will not be made from applicants under the age of 18 years.

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10. The Tenancy

This agreement is made on the basis that the property is to be occupied by the Tenant on short let for a holiday and the Tenant acknowledges that the tenancy granted by this agreement is not an assured tenancy and that no statutory periodic tenancy will arise when it ends.

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11. Tenants’ Obligations

The Tenants agree:

  1. To pay for any losses or damages to the property including contents excluding reasonable wear and tear.
  2. To take good care of the property and leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the tenancy. A fixed charge of €100 applies if property is left in a very untidy state and complete disorder.
  3. To permit the Owners and any Agents or Licensees reasonable access to the property.
  4. Not to part with possession of the Property or share it except with members of the party.
  5. Not to cause any annoyance or become a nuisance to occupants of adjoining premises.
  6. Loud music or noise is strictly not permitted at any time during tenancy and the property is not to be used for parties or similar events. Any breach of this provision will constitute a breach of contract whereupon the Owners may terminate the booking forthwith in which case all monies paid by the Applicant will be forfeited.

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12. Risk

  1. The use of the property or any amenity that may be provided by the Owners are entirely at the Tenant’s risk and no responsibility will be accepted by the owners for any loss, damage or injury to persons who make use of them or any belongings of the persons who use them.
  2. All cars and other vehicles are parked entirely at the Tenant’s risk. The Owners can take no responsibility for any loss or damage to any car, vehicle or any contents thereof. Common areas at most of our properties are monitored by a 24 hour security cameras for your own safety.
  3. Whilst the Owners will endeavour to return any baggage or personal property left behind after the holiday (subject to a charge which may be deducted from the Security Deposit) they can take no responsibility in respect thereof.
  4. The Tenant must be entirely responsible for the safety of any children staying in the property as part of the group or at their invitation.
  5. The owners can take no responsibility for any loss or injury to any pet that uses the property. Whilst swimming pools are cleaned once a week with certified materials, the use of swimming pools is entirely at the Tenant’s risk. In particular all children should be properly supervised at all times by the Tenant.

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13. Duration and Times of Letting

Properties are accessible no earlier than 15.00 on the day of arrival and must be vacated not later than 11.00am on the day of departure unless otherwise agreed in writing. The period booked cannot be extended unless approval in writing is given by the Owners, in which case the owner reserves the right to charge a minimum amount of the same value of one night paid by tenant for the late departure. Tenants will be liable for any costs incurred due to any unauthorized overstay beyond the time mentioned above.

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14. Non-availability of Property

If for any reason beyond the Owners control the property is not available on the date booked (owing to fire damage for example) or the property becomes unsuitable for holiday letting, all rent and charges paid in advance by the Applicant will be refunded in full but the Applicant shall have no further claim against the Owners.

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15. Complaints

All complaints should be notified to the Owners immediately as they arise, so that the matter can be investigated in good time and, if necessary, remedial action taken. In no circumstances will compensation be paid in respect of complaints raised after the tenancy has ended when the Tenant has not drawn the matter to the Owner’s attention, or has denied the Owners the opportunity of investigating the complaint in order to put the matter right during the tenancy.

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16. Pets

Pets are not allowed unless with the specific written authorization from the Owners. If authorized, the tenant must bring his/her pet basket with him/her. Pets are allowed on the clear understanding that in no circumstances may they lie on the bedding or chairs. Pets must not be left unattended in properties, or elsewhere. In the interest of visitors’ safety, we are sorry we are unable to accept the following types of dog: American Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Fila Brasilleiro and Dogo Argentine even where these types of dog are muzzled. All pet litter must be removed by tenant and we reserve the right to charge if any litter is found inside the property.

In the event that pets are allowed Owner reserves the right to increase the amount of Security Deposit in Clause 18 of same Booking Conditions from €200 (two hundred Euro) to €500 (five hundred Euro).

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17. Inventory

An inventory is available with each property. Any discrepancy with the inventory must be reported to the Owner’s within 24 hours of arrival, otherwise it will be assumed that the inventory is correct.

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18. Security Deposit

Applicants/Tenants are required to give their indemnity for loss or damages, by completing our Security Letter Form (attached hereunder) on arrival at property, which pre-authorize the sum of €200 from credit card. A receipt from EPOS machine will be given for this amount by our representative. The amount of €200 will remain secured according to international credit card regulations which have a time frame of 14 days from transaction date. For clients staying for a period of two weeks or more Baron Group reserves the right to renew the preauthorization on the 14th day of stay if necessary. However should the need arise this amount can only be charged 2 working days from the departure date. Alternatively you will be required to lodge a Security Deposit of Є300 on arrival, in cash, to cover any damage to the Owners’ property attributable to you that may arise; this sum will be refunded only after 24 hours from your departure after we have fully checked the property.

This sum will be held to cover additional cleaning charges of €100 (one hundred Euro) as per Clause 11b and also any other accidental losses, or damage; which may arise if the property is left in an unsatisfactory condition. Charges for replacement items, and/or extra services may be deducted from this security deposit. The owner will replace any breakages with items of similar standard and the tenant is not allowed to replace items himself.

Should the amount due exceed the amount of €200 secured on credit card the extra amount will be charged to same credit card. In the case of a cash security deposit, the client will be asked to pay this within 48 hours of notice.

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19. After Hours Arrival Fee

It is our commitment to meet all our clients on their arrival to Gozo and show them the way to property where we will explain all facilities, and forward helpful tips re the area to make sure you start your holidays stress free. However clients that are arriving after normal hours will need to choose from the following 2 options to access the house;

  1. Make use of our Direct Transfers service from Airport and our driver will have key to house. (We can have car hire ready for you at property)
  2. We can send you directions from ferry to house and leave key hidden in front of main door, however should you need assistance finding the accommodation the charges will apply as per below;
    From 23:00 hours to 07:00am €50 (fifty Euro)

20. Access

The Owners representatives/maintenance staff shall be allowed access to the properties at any reasonable time during the tenancy.

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21. Breach of Contract

If there shall be a breach of any of these conditions the Owners reserve the right to re-enter the property and terminate the tenancy without prejudice to any other rights and remedies available to the Owners.

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22. Discrepancies

In the event of a discrepancy between these Booking Conditions and any other contents of any brochure, these conditions shall prevail.

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23. Malta Eco Tax

Effective for guest staying from 1st June 2016, payable by all tourists from the age of 18 and over. €0.50c per person for each night spent on the Maltese Islands for types of accommodation, such as hotels, guest houses, hostels, resorts, timeshare & host families, among others. Capped at a maximum of €5 for each continuous stay. This is paid locally and collected at check in by one of our staff.