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Homestead Terms

The terms and conditions for holiday letting, as agreed by both parties, are as follows. Failure to abide by these Terms and Conditions permits Yarra Yering, their servants and contractors to refuse access to the property amend the booking or apply additional changes, and/or terminate the booking and occupancy. 

Rates

Rates are based on exclusive access for up to 10 Guests. Families are welcome. Guests are considered infants, children and adults.

Off Peak Rates
Weeknights (Sunday – Thursday nights): $800 per night
Weekends (Friday – Saturday nights): $1200 per night
Week (7 consecutive nights): 10% Discount

Peak Rates
Weeknights (Sunday – Thursday nights): $1000 per night
Weekends (Friday – Saturday nights): $1500 per night
Week (7 consecutive nights): 10% Siscount

Minimum Stays

The Homestead has a minimum two night stay. On long weekends there is a minimum three night stay.

Payment and Booking Conditions

Full payment is required upon booking. Bookings are processed online via our secure payment gateway. We accept payment from Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Eftpos and PayPal. 

Any changes to a booking’s guest numbers, composition or planned usage of the property must be approved prior to arrival. 

No refund will be given for a late arrival or an early or unscheduled departure. 

Cancellations

Cancellations made in writing with more than 14 days’ notice from the booking arrival date will receive a full refund less an $100 administration fee. 

Cancellations made in writing with less than 14 days’ notice will only receive a refund if the Homestead can be re-let at that time, less the $100 administration fee. If a re-let cannot be secured, the booking and administration fees are non-refundable. 

The refund will be processed within 72 hours of cancellation confirmation. It can take anywhere from 1 to 15 business days for your refund to appear in your account, depending on your region and how you paid.

If the Guest/s fails to arrive on the due date without prior notification the full booking fee will be charged. 

Acceptance of bookings, cancellations and terminations are at the absolute discretion of Yarra Yering. 

Accommodation

The Homestead is let for holiday purposes only. 

The Guest bedroom and bathroom configuration is:
• 1 x Queen sized beds with ensuite including washbasin, shower and toilet.
• 3 x Queen sized beds
• 1 x Bunk room with two King Single sized beds
• 1 x main bathroom including washbasin, separate shower, bath and toilet

Guests are not permitted to sleep in common areas.

Port-a-cot and high chair: A port-a-cot and high chair for one infant is available upon request. No additional charge. 

Linen and towels: All linen, extra pillows and blankets, bathroom towels and swimming pool towels are provided. Port-a-cot sheets and blanket are supplied when requesting use of our port-a-cot.  

Check in: From 3.30pm

Check out: By 10.30am

Please confirm your arrival time where possible so that the property can be prepared for you. 

Guest access: Self check-in with the key located in a key safe accessed via supplied code. 

Parking: Dedicated private undercover parking for two cars. Additional open air spaces for up to four vehicles by the house. Multiple extra vehicle spaces available at the nearby winery carpark. 

Cleaning

The Guest/s are required to take proper and reasonable care of the Homestead, its contents and grounds. They must be left in the same clean, tidy and workable condition at the end of their stay. The Homestead must be kept in a clean and tidy condition throughout the stay. 

The Homestead will be cleaned once vacated, however this does not include the handwashing, drying and storing of kitchenware, cleaning the BBQ and turning off the gas bottle, cleaning of any spills throughout the residence, repositioning furniture, removal of any rubbish that is not already placed in a properly filled bin. 

An additional cleaning fee of $100 applies if the kitchen or BBQ areas are left uncleaned. For all other extra cleaning the Guest/s will be charged an additional fee at the discretion of Yarra Yering based on the cleaning required.

Late check out

The Guest/s agree to leave the Homestead no later than the checkout time specified in the booking confirmation, or another time as mutually agreed upon between the Guest and Yarra Yering. If Guest/s stay past the agreed upon checkout time without Yarra Yering’s approval, they will be asked to leave and an additional late checkout fee may apply. If late checkout impacts cleaning and upcoming bookings, Yarra Yering has the right to keep the security deposit and request additional payments to cover costs. 

Security and Safety

Please ensure that all external doors and windows are locked when not at the property and upon check-out. Place the keys in the lock box and ensure it is locked. 

All lights, fans, heating and cooling, taps, gas bottles and appliances must be switched off when not at the Homestead. 

In the event of lost keys the Guest/s is responsible for locksmith fees and the cost of cutting replacement keys. 

Working Vineyard Notice

The Homestead is located in close proximity to Yarra Yering’s working vineyard and winery. At certain times of the year, particularly during vintage around February to March, there may be extra noise, lights and movement from machinery and people working nearby from early morning through until late at night. We apologise for any disruption to your stay. 

Policies

Smoking policy

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Yarra Yering property. If this policy has been breached, Guest/s will be charged an additional cleaning fee at the discretion of Yarra Yering based on the cleaning required. 

Loss or damage of any property due to the Guest/s smoking anywhere on the Yarra Yering property will be prosecuted through appropriate channels. 

Pets policy

Unfortunately no pets are permitted due to the Homestead’s close proximity to the vineyard and the biosecurity risk. If pets are found to be on the property Guest/s will be asked to checkout. An additional cleaning fee may be charged at the discretion of Yarra Yering based on the cleaning required.

Vineyard policy

Entering the vineyard is not permitted due to pest and disease security. 

Glass policy

For the safety of everyone, glass is not permitted in the fenced pool area or beyond the Homestead grounds. Please clean up any breakages and notify Yarra Yering promptly if additional cleaning is required. An additional cleaning fee will be charged at the discretion of Yarra Yering based on the cleaning required.

Functions, Parties or Gatherings policy

Functions, parties or gatherings are not permitted unless otherwise agreed in writing prior to arrival. 

The Guest/s are limited to a maximum of two people being invited to enter the Homestead and its grounds. The maximum number of people at the property must not exceed twelve people. Invited people must not stay overnight. 

Conduct and noise policy

The Guest/s are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that promotes responsible consumption of alcohol, safety, security, comfort and convenience of all persons in the Homestead and surrounding properties. Any conduct contrary to this will allow Yarra Yering to terminate the occupancy immediately. 

The Guest/s must comply with Yarra Ranges Council noise regulations which prohibit noise from their prescribed items such as music after 10pm Sunday to Thursday, and after 11pm on Friday to Saturday and on public holidays. 

Fire danger policy

In the event of code red days, high fire danger or extreme weather conditions, we reserve the right, at our own judgement, to cancel a booking and issue a refund. We are not responsible for any expenses incurred or losses suffered by the Guest/s as a result of this decision. 

Loss, Damage or Theft

Yarra Yering accepts no liability for any injury, debt, damage, loss, delay, expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by Yarra Yering, employees or contractors. No responsibility is taken for any Guest/s personal property. The Guest/s are strongly recommended to obtain their own insurance.

Maintenance

In order to maintain the high standards of the property, Yarra Yering schedules regular maintenance. Yarra Yering will attempt to schedule maintenance outside of your stay at the property, however occasionally this will be unavoidable. 

Agreement

Nothing in this agreement shall compromise Yarra Yering’s right to issue legal proceedings in Victoria or elsewhere at their discretion seeking damages and/or punitive relief for any express or implied breaches of this agreement and/or any claim that may arise by reason of negligence and/or wilful damage of the Guest/s and/or invitees whatsoever. This agreement shall constitute the whole agreement between the parties and any express and/or implied warranties imposed upon Yarra Yering or their servants and contractors by legislation or law to the extent that it is possible are expressly excluded. 

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