All of our Florida vacation homes are privately owned and located in
good quality residential areas. Clients who choose to rent one of
our homes are embarking on a self-catering Florida vacation and
should understand that they will not be staying in a hotel style
environment. Adjoining homes will in most cases be occupied by full
time residents and we ask that you respect their privacy.
The style, content and design of each property will vary but in all
cases will be in good condition, clean and well equipped for your
vacation. All homes contain the following as a minimum:
Air-conditioning, Fully equipped kitchen, Washing Machine and
Clothes Dryer, Cable TV, Telephone with free local calls,
Villa layout: Three Bedroom Home: Master En-Suite with either a King
or Queen Size Bed, Second Bedroom with a Queen or Double Bed, Third
Bedroom with Two Twin Beds. Second adjacent Bathroom. Living Room,
Dining Area, Kitchen with Breakfast Area.
Four Bedroom Home: Additional Bedroom with Two Twin Beds, extra
seating and a third Bathroom in some Villas.
Pool Area: Normally a 12ft x 26ft or 28ft irregular shaped pool and
patio area. Three Bedroom homes have two sun loungers and six chairs
with a patio table. Four Bedroom homes have two extra sun loungers
In addition to the above our Executive homes have: A larger home
with Lake or Preserve Views, Play Station 2 in the Family Room
(Games and DVD's can be hired from your local Blockbuster).
Television in the Master Bedroom(s) . Three bed homes have Four
Sunloungers in the pool area.
Five Bedroom Home: Two Master En-Suite Bedrooms with Television,
Third Bedroom with Queen Size Bed, Two bedrooms with Two Twin Beds,
Third Bathroom, Powder Room, Family Room, Dining Area, Kitchen with
Breakfast Area. Six Sun Loungers. Our five bedroom homes may be
built on two levels.
A holiday is an occasion for relaxing and we do not subscribe to the
pack them in mentality of some tour operators. The maximum
occupation allowed is: 3 Bed - Six Persons, 4 Bed - Eight Persons, 5
Bed - Ten Persons, plus one extra Child under the age of ten. None
of our homes have sleeper sofas but a Cot or Rollaway Bed can be
provided at extra cost.
As previously mentioned the few spoil things for the many and we
have to protect our homeowners investment. We are required under
Florida Statute to keep guest records and upon check-in you will
also be asked to give a credit card imprint, however no money will
be taken from this card. Late check-ins are required to return to
our local office the following morning to complete registration
procedures. If any damage is detected upon departure we will write
and advise you of this, plus the cost of repairs.
Arrival and Departure.
Obviously we need time to clean your home thoroughly and this can
take some time. Check-in time at your home is not before 4.00pm and
we ask you to leave by 11.00am on the morning of departure. During
off-peak periods we may be able to arrange a later check-out time
but cannot confirm this until two days before departure.
Pools are cleaned weekly and no responsibility can be accepted for
dust or dirt entering pools between cleans. Some of our pools do
have automatic cleaning systems and a net and brush are provided for
Pool heating is of a domestic nature and to an extent dependent upon
the ambient air temperature, therefore it is impossible for us to
guarantee pool temperatures. All pools have some form of heating and
there is no charge for solar heating. Gas and electric heating can
be turned on at an extra cost by contacting our local office, or by
All of our homes are designated NO SMOKING and residents who do
smoke run the risk of paying heavy cleaning bills to get rid of
smoke and ash that has permeated the furnishings.
Equipment Failure & Insect Problems.
We cannot be held responsible for any equipment failure in the home,
provided that we arrange repairs in a timely manner. If repairs
cannot be effected to major household services such as power or
water supply and air-conditioning within a reasonable amount of time
we reserve the right to move you to another property within the same
geographical area. If this is not possible our total liability shall
not exceed the amount of one full week rental payment.
Florida is semi-tropical and insects are a fact of life. All our
homes are treated regularly with insecticides and the residue of
these treatments may leave some dead insects on the floor between
cleans. This is not a sign of a house being infested but rather that
the treatment is working.
Claims for Compensation.
Any fault with the property or surrounds must be reported to our
local office immediately and we must be given the opportunity to
correct the problem directly. No claims for compensation of any kind
will be entertained if this procedure is not followed. In the
unlikely event that a problem cannot be satisfactorily resolved the
client must obtain an incident report number which will serve as
proof of a complaint being lodged.
Without an incident report number we will not enter into further
correspondence concerning a claim. In the event that agreement
concerning compensation cannot be reached the laws pertaining to the
State of Florida shall prevail.
All of our properties are independently owned and whilst it is not
our policy to change the address of a home once a booking is
confirmed this may occur through circumstances beyond our control.
In this event we will offer you a like or better model home within
the same geographical area.
Payment & Cancellation.
An initial deposit of $250.00 is payable upon reserving a home and
the balance is due upon the date of occupation. The final balance
shown on your invoice will be deducted from the credit card used at
the time of booking. If you wish to use an alternative card please
email us at gary@univacus with new credit card details at least
ten days prior to the date of occupation.
Cancellation of your reservation can be made up to 30 days prior to
the date of occupation without further cost and we will refund 50%
of your deposit. Payment is due in full for all 'no shows' and
cancellations made within 30 days of occupation of the property. You
are strongly urged to take out travel insurance to protect you
against unforseen circumstances that could result in you cancelling
Cancellation procedure: If you are forced to cancel your vacation
please email us at gary@univac we will then email you back with
a cancellation number. This ensures that all relevant parties are
aware of the cancellation. Unless a cancellation number is issued we
do not consider the cancellation in effect and final payment will be
Cots, High Chairs, Rollaway Beds, BBQ's can be hired upon check-in
or by prior arrangement. Maid service is not included but local
cleaning during you stay can be arranged locally if required.
Credit Cards Accepted