Article 1 - This contract concerns the rental of the cottage (Gîte du Velay, 11B avenue de la Gare - 43140 St Didier en Velay). It is a small house with two bedrooms, 1 sleeping area, 1 shower room with WC, kitchen and living room.


Article 2 - length of stay : The tenant signing this contract concluded for a specified period may under no circumstances claim any right to maintain the premises at the end of the stay.


Article 3 - conclusion of the contract : The reservation becomes effective when the tenant has sent to the owner the deposit indicated on the front and a copy of the contract signed before the date indicated. A second copy is to be kept by the tenant.


The lease concluded between the parties to this deed can in no way benefit even partially to third parties, natural or legal persons, unless written agreement of the owner.

Any breach of this last paragraph could result in the immediate termination of the lease to the fault of the tenant, the proceeds of the lease remains permanently acquired to the owner.


Article 4 - cancellation by the tenant : Any cancellation must be notified to the owner, with acknowledgment of receipt.


a) cancellation before arrival on the premises:

the deposit remains with the owner. The latter may request the balance of the amount of the stay, if the cancellation occurs less than 30 days before the scheduled date of entry into the premises.


If the tenant does not appear within 24 hours of the date of arrival indicated on the contract, this contract becomes void and the owner can dispose of his lodging. The deposit is also acquired to the owner who will ask the balance of the lease.


b) if the stay is shortened, the price of the rent remains acquired to the owner. There will be no refund.


Article 5 - Cancellation by the owner : The landlord pays the tenant the full amount paid in advance.


Article 6 - arrival : The tenant must appear on the day specified in the time slot mentioned on this contract. In case of late or delayed arrival, the tenant must notify the owner.


Article 7 - payment of the balance : The balance of the rent is paid at the entry in the places.

Article 8 - inventory : An inventory is established in common and signed by the tenant and the owner or his representative at the arrival and departure of the house. This inventory is the only reference in case of litigation concerning the inventory.

The state of cleanliness of the cottage at the arrival of the tenant must be noted in the inventory. The cleaning of premises in normal use is the responsibility of the tenant. In the event of abnormal use of the premises, or exceptional soil, the amount of the cleaning fee will be re-invoiced to the tenant.


Article 9 - deposit or guarantee : On arrival of the tenant, a deposit of the amount indicated on the front of this contract is requested by the owner. After the contradictory establishment of the inventory of the places of exit, this deposit is returned, deduction made of the cost of restoration of the places if degradations were noted.

In case of early departure (prior to the time mentioned on this contract) preventing the establishment of the inventory of fixtures the same day of the departure of the tenant, the deposit is returned by the owner within a period not exceeding not a week.


Article 10 - Use of the premises : The tenant will have to ensure the peaceful character of the hiring and to use it according to the destination of the places.


Article 11 - capacity : This contract is established for a maximum capacity of 6 people. If the number of tenants exceeds the capacity, the owner can refuse the additional persons. Any modification or breach of the contract will be considered at the initiative of the customer.


Article 12 - Animals : This contract specifies whether the tenant can stay with a pet. In case of non-respect of this clause by the tenant, the owner can refuse the stay. In this case, no refund will be made.


Article 13 - Insurance : The tenant is responsible for all damages arising from his act. He is required to be insured.


Article 14 - Payment of charges : The charges for water and electricity are included in the rental price, for normal use. In case of abnormal use, the charges may be re-invoiced to the tenant.


Artcile 15 - payment of tourist taxes : tourist taxes are included in the rental price


Article 16 - disputes : Any claim relating to the rental will be treated by the competent Court.


Article 17 - Long-term rental : a discount on the price of the stay will be granted for rentals:

- from four consecutive weeks: 10% discount

- from 8 consecutive weeks: 20% discount