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Terms and Conditions

Booking

A booking form must be completed and signed where indicated.  The person who signs the form shall be deemed to act as the agent for all persons shown on the form and his/her signature binds all such persons, including the signatory jointly and severally to the booking terms and conditions.

Payment and Cancellations

After your provisional booking via our booking form, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 300 Euro to be paid as soon as possible (preferably within 7 days of your initial enquiry).  This confirms your reservation.

As soon as your deposit has been received we will also send you an email confirming your booking.

If we do not receive your deposit within the specified period, we will consider the place available for re-booking.

Payment of your deposit will be taken as your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and will constitute a contract between yourself and artmade vacations.

Your full balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival at the Repanidi House.  For bookings less than 8 weeks prior to departure, the full amount must be paid upon booking.

Any additional Bank fees are paid by the guest.

Once your deposit has been paid, the terms and conditions apply as set out below:

Discounts

For groups of 5 artists or more, a 15% discount will apply on the rate of single occupancy.

Cancellations

We reserve the right to cancel any course at 8 weeks’ notice, and we will do our best to provide an alternative course or date.  Although highly unlikely, we will advise you as soon as possible.  If our offer of an alternative course or date is not accepted, a total refund of your deposit will be made.

Cancellation Refunds

If we are forced to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances, we will refund the full amount.

If you must cancel 4 – 8 weeks before the course starts, a charge of 40% of the total price, is payable.

If you must cancel 2 - 4 weeks before the course starts, a charge of 60% of the total price, is payable.

If you must cancel 1 - 2 weeks before the course starts, a charge of 90% of the total price, is payable.

100% is payable, if you cancel less than a week prior to the course.        

Painting Course Participants for 6 day course

Prices include all tuition and artist’s materials, excluding sketchbooks.  Please bring your own.

Transport from and to airport/port and transport to and from painting locations.

Breakfast on all days, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, and wine (2 lunches and 3 dinners at local taverns and restaurants).  Drinks in taverns and restaurants are not included.

Accommodation in a first come first serve basis in Repanidi House.

Non-painting Guests

Transport from and to airport/port and transport to and from painting locations.

Breakfast on all days, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, and wine (2 lunches and 3 dinners at local taverns and restaurants).  Drinks in taverns and restaurants are not included.

Accommodation in a first come first serve basis in Repanidi House.

Hospitality

Accommodation will be provided at the Repanidi House for all guests at time of booking.  All prices are inclusive of electricity, hot water and cleaning.  Upon your arrival you will find clean towelling and beds made up with clean linen.  Linens and towels will be changed every two days.

We do our utmost to ensure our guests’ satisfaction and will aim to resolve problems should they arise in order to provide a pleasant holiday experience for all our guests.

The accommodation is only for the use of the persons(s) specified during the booking process and is restricted to the maximum number of guests specified.

All prices are exclusive of any national and international telephone calls and extra services such as airport transfers, guided tours (apart from tours specified as included in courses), etc.

For any loss or damage to the property or fixtures, the cost of repair or replacement will be paid to the owners of the accommodation by the guest(s).

Transportation

The transportation to and from painting locations, excursions, to and from arrival and departure sites   may be carried out through Katerina and George or third parties.  Whilst we ensure your personal safety through the use of suitable vehicles and qualified drivers, we recommend that you do take out travel insurance to provide personal and public liability protection.  The level of insurance provided through us is limited to the standard of insurance provided through the vehicle insurance company for our own vehicles, or the insurance through the hire car company we use.  We do not take responsibility for personal or material damage incurred due to negligent behaviour, including not wearing a seatbelt or leaving items unsecured or unattended in the vehicle.

Αrrival and departure times

Please complete your arrival by 2:00 pm on the first day of your holiday.  If you anticipate an earlier arrival, please let us know and we will do our very best to accommodated your needs.

We will be either at the airport or the dock to pick you up on the arrival day and we will drop you off at the airport or the port on your departure day in a timely manner.  If you wish to travel by your own transportation, state that in an email to us and we will ensure to give you all the necessary details that you need.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend to our guests to takeout holiday cancellation insurance to cover any unforeseen events or illness which may force you to cancel your holiday.   

Health Insurance

We strongly recommend to our guests to takeout health insurance to cover any unforeseen health issues.  We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage you may suffer during the period of your course, due to accident, illness or bodily injury.

Allergies and other health issues

Guests are able to use the studio facilities at their leisure and own risk.  Safety notes on paints and other chemicals must be obeyed, and no responsibility is taken for injury to the person or damage to clothing and other personal items due to improper or negligent use.

Meals will be served outside, weather permitting.  We advise that we are not a professional catering company, but we ensure our guests receive fresh home-cooked meals in a friendly, family environment.  This is part of the service we provide, while adhering to high food safety standards.  Special dietary requirements must be stated at the time of booking.  We cannot cater to special requirements without prior notice.

Painting excursions will be held in grounds that are accessible to all guests, but care must be taken when walking around, as there are uneven surfaces due to the nature of the local area.  We do not take responsibility for personal safety in areas not open to the public.

The garden at Repanidi House has a dining area and outside sitting facilities for guests to sit and relax.  There are nearby country roads for leisure walks and appropriate/reasonable footwear is recommended for this purpose.

Amendments

We may change your course – on occasion it may be necessary to amend the arrangements of your course and we reserve the right to do so at any time.  In this event we will inform you as soon as possible.

Misadventure

We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage you may suffer during the period of your stay with us due to accident, illness or bodily injury, or loss of equipment or belongings, or from any other cause.  We would stress the absolute necessity for you and the other members of your party to effect appropriate insurance cover.

Force Majeure  

Deposit refunds do not apply when your course is cancelled as a result of risk of war or threat of civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions and similar events beyond our control.

Smoking

For the comfort of all guests, smoking indoors is not permitted.  Please note that whilst we provide ashtrays, smoking is only permitted outside.   

Pets

You may bring your pet with you on your artmade vacation. However, you are requested to provide their food and sleeping accommodations and keep them on a leash at all times.  Pets are not allowed on beds or furniture and during courses.