We are delighted that you'll be staying at Paris Perfect and we hope this will be the first of many visits! Our goal is to offer our guests a real French living experience and a wonderful Paris vacation from beginning to end.
The following terms and conditions show our commitments to each other and form your contract with us. (These are the exact terms you agree to when you initial your rental agreement with us). Your agreement is with WVP Ltd, and permits you to occupy the Apartment for the vacation period shown in your confirmation invoice and email together with the use of its contents.
All guests pay the nightly rental plus the Accidental Damage Waiver. The nightly rental rate for each property includes the cost of the following:
- The amenities listed for each apartment that may include free phone calls to most landlines throughout the world, free high-speed internet, and cable television.
- Welcome basket of amenities upon arrival
- Paris Guide with apartment details and loads of information about Paris and your neighborhood, from local shops to our favourite restaurants and tours.
- Personally welcomed at your apartment by friendly, English-speaking greeters who take time to show you how everything works and will happily share their knowledge and advice about Paris. They can also assist you with storing your luggage, printing boarding passes, and receiving deliveries.
- Access to a local partner which manages the apartments in Paris with full-time employees, a local Paris office and welcome center in the 7th arrondissement that is open 7 days a week. Guests are assured of the highest standards of cleaning and maintenance and love knowing that helpful staff is nearby to solve any problems or fulfil any requests
- Luxury cotton towels, high thread count sheets, bath soaps and hand lotion
- Starter supplies of dishwasher and laundry soaps, garbage bags and paper towels
- Prices include taxes, commissions and utilities (as specified)
Additional charges apply for malicious or deliberate damage to the apartment and/or its furnishings, or for personal phone usage that does not fall within the free parameters.
BOOKING YOUR STAY
We accept payment by MasterCard, Visa and American Express using a secure online payment system. We are unable to accept payment by Diners Club or Discover Card. You may also pay via wire transfer (in Euros). Please note that rental prices are quoted in Euros and will be converted into US dollars at the time of payment. You can see updated currency conversions at https://www.bankofamerica.com/foreigncurrency/index.action
Our prices are reviewed throughout the year. However, once your booking is confirmed and your deposit paid your price is protected and will not be changed.
If your arrival date is more than three months away:
- 50% of the full rental payment is due now in order to secure your booking.
- The remaining 50% is due three months before arrival.
- We'll send you a payment reminder a few weeks before it's due. Please note that if the balance has not been paid by due date and we've sent three reminders, we will assume you have cancelled your booking and cancellation terms will apply.
If your rental begins in the next 90 days:
- The full payment is due now.
Your rental is not confirmed until you accept the terms and conditions, and your card has been charged (or you email us a copy of wire). Once you have booked and paid a deposit, a contract will exist between us.
Making your reservation by telephone, on the website, or by email, means you are deemed to have read and accepted these terms and conditions and the general information pages contained on our website.
Paris Guide and Essential Apartment Information
On receipt of the initial payment, we will confirm your reservation and send a link to download our popular Paris Guide and Vital Apartment Information.
Visa and Passport
It is your responsibility to ensure that all members of your party, including any children, have a valid passport and visa (where appropriate). Please note that all passports must be valid for a minimum of six months at entry.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
Check in and Out
Standard check-in time is 3.30 p.m. However, we know what it's like to arrive in Paris after an all-night flight so we try to be as accommodating as possible. If the apartment is ready, your greeter will meet you at your apartment. (Please note that you must provide your arrival details in order to schedule your greeting. You also need to call from the airport after collecting your luggage to confirm that you are on your way to the apartment).
The cleaners do need sufficient time to prepare the apartments for all guests, and s we cannot promise that the apartment will be ready prior to the 3:30 pm check-in time.
Arrivals after 7:00 p.m. need to be arranged in advance and are subject to a €75 late arrival fee. Staff is not available to greet guests after 10.00 p.m.
The check-out time is 10:00 a.m. on your departure date. Should you need to store your luggage past this time it can be arranged with your greeter.
Accidental Damage Waiver
At Paris Perfect we pride ourselves on offering fine apartments filled with nice furnishings, antiques, fine linens and top-of-the-line appliances. We want you to feel at home and enjoy every moment of your stay in Paris without having to worry about any "What ifs?" should something happen. Because accidents happen, our goal is to ease your mind and minimize or eliminate your costs if they do. In order to make your stay as worry free as possible all guests are required to purchase a non-refundable Accidental Damage Waiver that covers you for accidental damage and/or breakages up to US$1,500 per stay. The price is €39 for apartments with a nightly rate up to €300 and €49 for all other apartments.
The Accidental Damage Waiver covers incidents such as:
- Knocked over antiques and lamps
- Broken kitchenware, crystal and porcelain
- Accidental spills on furniture and rugs
- Stains on bedspreads and linens
- Marks and scuffs on walls or furniture
- Damage or costs to repair electrical appliances that break through no fault of your own
The Accidental Damage Waiver does not cover:
- Costs incurred due to negligence or irresponsible conduct
- Extensive cleaning
- Costs to replace property keys - covered by Key & Cleaning Deposit
- Costs for accidental damages in excess of the maximum US $1,500 coverage limit
- Damage or loss that is not disclosed prior to check out
- Theft, loss or damage of any property owned or brought onto the premises by a covered guest
Please note: The non-refundable waiver does not negate your responsibility as a Tenant to be respectful of owner's property and leave the apartment neat and tidy on departure. To avoid erroneous blame, guests must notify their greeter by email or telephone if anything is amiss when you arrive at the apartment. Damages not reported or that are the result of negligence/intentional acts are not covered under this plan. If there are costs or damages that are not covered by the Accidental Damage Waiver, we will reduce them by the amount of the otherwise refundable Key & Cleaning Deposit.
Key & Cleaning Deposit
Although you never expect it to happen to you, keys can sometimes go missing. Please keep a close eye on your keys! Replacing keys and locks is very expensive in Paris. Many apartments have special building keys and complex security locks that need to be replaced for insurance purposes when keys are lost. To cover the costs of key replacement, you will be charged a refundable Key & Cleaning Deposit. This Deposit also covers some costs not covered by the Accidental Damage Waiver.
The way in which the Key & Cleaning Deposit is collected varies depending on the apartment you have booked.
- Key & Cleaning Deposit paid upon arrival in Paris
For the majority of our apartments, your greeter will swipe your credit card when you arrive in Paris and obtain a pre-authorization, similar to auto rentals and most hotels. The amount is typically €300 but can vary between apartments; please refer to your booking confirmation email for further information. After you depart, your apartment will be checked to confirm it was left tidy, no malicious damage or loss of items such as keys. If all is well, your card will not be charged. In the unlikely event of loss, malicious damage or extraordinary cleaning, your card will be charged for the amount to cover the costs.
- Key & Cleaning Deposit paid prior to arriving in Paris (via secure message board)
For some apartments, we require that you authorize the Key & Cleaning Deposit prior to making final payment for your accommodation. As above, your apartment will be checked upon departure to confirm it was left tidy and with no loss of items such as keys. If all is well, your card deposit will not be charged. In the unlikely event of loss, damage or extraordinary cleaning, your card will be charged for the amount to cover the costs.
INSURANCE AND CANCELLATION
It is hard to believe it will happen to you, but the best laid plans can sometimes go awry. To protect yourself, we strongly encourage you to take out adequate insurance in the event that you need to cancel or have problems while travelling. We recommend Travelex: they offer a comprehensive travel insurance that covers most eventualities. Please click on the relevant link to contact them: US Citizen and Non US Citizen.
In the event that you decide not to take out Travel Insurance you agree to indemnify us against any charges that might otherwise be covered by your insurance. You further agree that we are not responsible for any costs of cancellation by you.
Our cancellation terms are firm and we are not able to make exceptions:
- Cancelling more than 120 days before arrival date: Payments made are fully refundable, minus €195 administration fee and 4% fee charged by bank to process the refund.
- Cancelling between 120-91 days before arrival date: 35% of the total rent will be retained.
- Cancelling less than 90 days before arrival date: Rent payment is not refundable. Please protect yourself and take out travel insurance.
Refunds will be processed in US Dollars and refunded to your credit card or bank account.
We reserve the right to cancel or amend a booking
In the history of our company we have rarely been forced to cancel a reservation. In the few cases where it was necessary, it has been to protect guests due to damage caused by flooding, major construction on building or environs, etc. We reserve the right to cancel or alter arrangements made for you whether before or during the vacation period provided that such cancellation or alteration is necessary (a) due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control or (b) to perform or complete essential remedial or refurbishment works. Should this happen, our policy is the following:
- We would offer a property of equal or greater value in exchange. If the property is of greater value, you will be upgraded at no extra cost. If this is unacceptable, you will be given a 100% refund.
- If the only apartment available is of lesser value, you will be refunded the difference as soon as possible. If you decide not to occupy the alternative apartment, you will be given a 100% refund.
- If you decide to stay in the alternative apartment, this indicates full acceptance of our offer.
- If we have no availability in our apartments we will refund your payments immediately and do our best to help you find another one. Please note that this has not happened in the history of our company.
We do our best to notify guests about works in the lobby or common parts of a building, but, unfortunately, we are not always informed ahead of time and cannot be held responsible for building work beyond our control. Understandably, our commitment is to the apartment and we do our best to provide impeccably clean Properties that are well maintained and match the descriptions advertised.
YOUR STAY WITH US
We remodel our apartments with care and quality furnishings. Thank you for treating the apartment as if it were your own home.
Your apartment will be clean and tidy when you arrive and you are expected to leave the apartment in a similar tidy condition when you leave. This includes disposing of trash and doing the dishes. We thank you in advance for this courtesy. If upon arrival you spot an issue of cleanliness or damage, please inform your greeter immediately so they can take care of the situation.
For stays of 2 weeks or longer, cleaning will take place weekly after one week.
You agree that you will not use the Apartment for any dangerous, offensive, noisy, illegal or immoral activities or carry on there any act that might be a nuisance or annoyance to your neighbours.
You will be responsible for all payments and for any malicious damage whether caused by you or a member of your party and shall make your party fully aware of these Terms and Conditions. Instructions specific to the Apartment will be discussed with you at the time of arrival.
Children's Supervision and Parental Responsibility
Please remember that it is your responsibility to make sure that children are adequately supervised and do not cause any damage and to respect the peace and quiet of the building. These are old buildings and noise can reverberate! Please don't allow children to play loud games in the apartment or to shout, especially at night or early in the morning.
Some of our apartments have strict age restrictions and these are in place for various good reasons (age restrictions are stated in our official apartment descriptions). Please be aware that a disregard for age restrictions may result in refusal to check you into the property or a requirement for an additional security deposit (depending on our arrangement with the apartment owner).
Phone and Internet
Most of our apartments offer free telephone calls to landlines and cells in the United States and Canada (except Alaska). Free calls to landlines only in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries. Please refer to the "Overview" page of a particular apartment for more details.
Most apartments offer high-speed internet access free of charge. It is possible that the system may not be compatible with your computer. It is a good idea to carry a standard Ethernet cable in case your computer is unable to connect with the wireless signal. If your computer needs to be reconfigured, we can provide the name of a computer tech person who can set up the connection at your own expense. Please refer to the "Overview" page of a particular apartment for more details.
Paris city codes prohibit making alterations to the beautiful historic buildings where many of our apartments are located. As a result, we're not permitted to install fixed air conditioners in most apartments. Instead, we provide fans or where possible, mobile cooling units. The mobile cooling units are the most powerful units available, but please note they are less potent than full central air conditioning systems. However, they do provide sufficient cooling in most cases. Also note that these units must vent to the outside and are positioned at windows, which generally have a fitting to hold the extraction tube or may require opening the window. They also must be switched off between 10:00pm and 8:00am to comply with building noise regulations.
Please alert us of any problem as soon as it is identified and every effort will be used to rectify the problem as quickly as possible. If we are not informed of a problem we cannot resolve it for you.
While we cannot be held responsible for breakdowns of mechanical equipment in common areas of the building or failure of public utilities, we will do our absolute best to resolve the problem in every way possible.
Right of Entry
We reserve right to enter the Apartment at any reasonable time for reasonable cause. This includes the need to undertake unforeseen (internal and external) remedial repairs. Authorized contractors may enter the property for repairs/cleanings as required.
We will give you reasonable notice of such requirements and will do our best to restrict the hours of access from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. wherever reasonably possible.
Number of People in the Party
The number of people sleeping in the apartment must not exceed the maximum number of guests as stated in our official property description. We are contractually bound to adhere to the occupation limits as set by property owners and/or in line with the legal limits imposed by the local authorities. Over occupancy can result in a request to evacuate the apartment immediately with no refund.
We understand that you may wish to entertain while staying in your vacation rental. Should you wish to do so please ask us for details of the maximum number of visitors. Should your party exceed this limit we would be pleased to recommend alternative venues.
No smoking, No pets
Our properties are smoke and pet free, this includes balconies and terrace areas. We appreciate that you and the people in your party agree to and will respect this policy.
Our apartment doors are steel-reinforced and have the best locks in France, providing you with excellent security. The keys are expensive to replace! Please, please don't lose your keys. If you lose them, we are usually required to change the locks for your security and the cost will run into hundreds of euros. Should you lose your keys, you will be charged to replace them.
Personal Liability Security and Valuables
Any lost property found after your departure from the Apartment will be returned to the office of our local partner and retained for a period of 6 months. Our apartments are equipped with safes to store your valuables and all measures have been taken to ensure that the rental property is secure. We install the best locks and the greeter will explain how to dead bolt your front door, and lock windows when you arrive. It is your responsibility to make sure proper precaution is taken against theft and burglary including: dead-bolting the door and latching all windows (or correctly latching the shutters) whenever you are out. You are liable for any costs associated with a failure to follow these requirements.
Please make sure your personal or travellers' insurance will cover you in the unfortunate event that you injure yourself in the property or if you become ill during your stay.
In the unlikely event of theft or damage to person or personal belongings, fire, terrorist attack, civic unrest or other force majeure event neither the Rental Agency nor the Apartment Owner are responsible for direct or indirect harm suffered.
In the event of any dispute, this Contract will be construed as a whole and interpreted in accordance with its fair meaning. This contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Bermuda law and will fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Bermuda courts.
The parties agree that this Contract constitutes the entire agreement between them. A facsimile of this Contract or an Attachment thereto is valid as an original copy.
The clauses of this contract shall operate on the basis that the terms and conditions and provisions contained within them shall be severable so as to have effect as separate and distinct rights, provisions and obligations independently of the others. In all cases where any part of these terms and conditions is an unenforceable provision it shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of these terms and conditions which remain in force.
Limitation of Liability
You agree that WVP Ltd / Owner's liability for all claims, of any kind, arising out of this rental engagement shall be limited to the total fees paid by You on this engagement. In no event shall WVP Ltd be liable for any special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, any damage that is not reasonably foreseeable or any damages whatsoever resulting from the cancellation of a reservation.
Nothing in this clause shall be construed as excluding any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under the laws of Bermuda except in so far as it is competently varied or excluded and these conditions shall be read and construed accordingly.
Protecting Your Personal Information
Protecting the privacy of our clientele is an obligation that we take very seriously. We are committed to protecting all of your personal information.
- We do not rent, sell or distribute any part of your information collected to any third party organization.
- All credit card information is kept confidential and safeguarded by our secure server.
- When you reserve, we include you in our Paris Perfect newsletter so you can receive updates on Paris and future offers. At any point, you can select the link at the bottom of every email to unsubscribe, or email: [email protected]