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Pricing Notes

All rates quoted above are for the whole villa for 1 week

To avoid gaps in the calendar - apart from during the winter rates period where we can be more flexible - we only accept bookings of full weeks and the change over day is Saturday

Again apart from during the winter rates period the cost is the same regardless of occupancy up to a maximum of 10 people

Winter rates are explained below

Additional charges

  • Pool heating is available if wanted at the additional charge of £175.00/week from June-September inclusive  or £350.00/week from November-March inclusive with a Spring/Autumn rate of £280.00/week in April, May and October. Where a booking carries between pricing bands the price will be calculated pro-rata

  • Pool pre-heat-If paying to have the pool heated for your stay you may wish to also pay for a pre-heat if Vila Margarida is not rented the week ahead of your visit. The price for this is £150.00 and this should ensure that the pool is warm for your arrival. We would only recommend this during cooler months when otherwise the pool may not reach temperature until half way through  your week's holiday

  • All guests are required to pay a £400.00 per booking security deposit at least 2 weeks before the start of their stay which is then fully refunded 4 days after the end of the holiday except in the case of significant damage, loss or excessive cleaning costs . Retention of all or part of the security deposit is very rare

  • Cleaning fee. There is a cleaning fee of £15/guest/week (or part thereof) chargeable on all bookings. This fee is payable for all guests including children. 

The charges above are all payable before arrival

Winter rates

In order to maintain low and competitive winter rates for smaller groups the winter rates quoted above are for 2 people

Additional guests over 2 people (and to a maximum of 10) are charged at £100/additional guest/week or part of week

For the same reasons winter rates DO NOT include electricity costs which are charged at the current unit rate including IVA x number of units of electricity used during your stay UNLESS pool heating is taken on a winter booking where all electricity usage is included in that pool heating fee

This aims to be fair to both occupant and owner and allows the occupant to use electricity for heating freely, but at their own cost

Usage will depend on the weather during your stay and your own personal preferences room temperature wise, but as an example in December 2020/January 2021 (an unusually cold winter) a couple used €110/week (without pool heating) Please note that electricity prices in Portugal in common with most places have risen steeply in 2021/2022

For stays of longer than 3 weeks in winter time we may be able to offer a discount-please ask if you would like a quote

We are able to provide:

  • Cot hire at £25/week (including bedding) -a baby or even 2 babies are allowed to stay at Vila Margarida in addition to the 10 person maximum occupancy

  • High chair hire at £10/week

  • Folding bed hire £75/week. There are beds for 10 people and 10 is the maximum occupancy at Vila Margarida, but occasionally the group dynamics mean that an additional folding bed may be required eg a child may need to sleep on a folding bed in the same bedroom as parents, leaving a double bed or twin bedded room only partially occupied


Timing Your Arrival and Departure

Please remember that your booking commences at 15.00 on the first day of your stay and ends at 09.00 on the last day.

Whilst we try to be flexible when at all possible we are very lucky that Vila Margarida is extremely popular and we usually have bookings running back to back with Saturday change-over throughout the season (March-November)

This means that on the vast majority of occasions we will need your whole party to leave Vila Margarida by 09.00 on the last day so that the maids have time to clean the villa and pool area thoroughly and change all the linen and beds. This does of course take several hours.

Likewise on arrival day the maids will normally need until 15.00 to have Vila Margarida prepared for your arrival

We can usually store luggage for a couple of hours on arrival or departure whilst Vila Margarida is being cleaned if you don't have a hire car to leave it in, but we do always need luggage collected by 11.00 on departure day and we cannot accept luggage from arriving guests before midday.

There is only one place that luggage can be left out of the maids' way and we cannot risk having arrival and departing guests luggage there at the same time for obvious reasons.

Please bear this in mind when booking flights, transfers etc.

In a private villa it is impossible to offer full day luggage storage or late check out in the same way that is often possible at a hotel

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