Frequently Asked Questions
ONLINE CHECK IN
This is a mandatory step for all guest staying at our properties. Follow this link to complete your Online Check-in.
SECURITY BOND & PRE-AUTHORISATIONS
Your security deposit is property and booking channel dependant (bonds vary between $500 – $5000). Your bond will be processed on the day of your arrival/check-in as a pre-authorisation** on the card you nominated in your online check-in. (we do not accept bank transfers or cash for bond payments unless by special arrangement).
**Pre-authorisation is a temporary transaction where a set amount of funds from your credit card are put on hold (frozen) as per the terms and conditions of the issuing bank. The pre-authorisation will then release (usually 7-10 working days after processing), unless a bond claim is being made against it, where the pre-authorisation is authenticated and charged (in full) to the card.
WHAT TIME IS CHECK IN?
Check in can vary between 2pm and 4pm on the day of your arrival.
We strive to have all properties ready for this time, however, due to circumstances mostly out of our control this can not always be guaranteed.
We thank you for your patience and understanding in advance.
If your property is ready earlier than this; we will contact you on the morning of your arrival.
WHAT TIME IS CHECK OUT?
Check out is strictly 10:00am.
We know how hard it is to leave! But we usually have guests starting their holiday the same day you are finishing your so our housekeepers need every minute possible to do their job. Come in and see us during your stay and we will let you know if a later check out is possible.
N.B. Late check during any Holiday Periods are NOT possible.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
NO – PETS ARE STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED.
If you do bring an unauthorised pet into the property you will be evicted and forfeit the right to any refund.
If you do need to bring your furry friend, we do have a limited range of pet-friendly properties available by application. For these properties, we ask that your pet remains outside and that you leave no trace behind. Excess cleaning or damages will be charged against your security bond.
Where can I walk my dog? Please check the Great Lakes Council Website for the most current information.
WHAT TO PACK
- Due to COVID we advise you should bring all consumable (kitchen, bathroom and laundry) items needed for your stay.
- Linen – please check you property/documentation to confirm in you have booked a BYO Linen property (description below).
BYO LINEN PROPERTIES & LINEN HIRE
BYO linen properties provide the matress protector, pillow(s), doona and doona cover only.
You need to bring your;
- Top and bottom sheets;
- Pillow slips;
- Hand towels, bath towels/mats;
- Tea towels;
N.B. Excess cleaning will be charged if beds are used without linen to sanitise for the next guests.
Alternatively, there is a local linen hire service who can provide linen packs.
- King, Queen and Double linen packs – $35 per bed
- Includes x2 flat sheets, x2 pillow slips, x2 bath towels, x2 hand towels, x1 bath mat, x2 tea towels.
- Single pack – $25 per bed.
- Includes x2 flat sheets, x1 pillow slips, x1 bath towels, x1 hand towels, x1 bath mat
Vodafone & Virgin reception is minimal in the area, Optus is slightly better with Telstra being the best carrier. Some properties have a house phone for incoming calls. Internet services (again limited) are available in some of our holiday houses and through local businesses in the Pacific Palms area (please ask us for assistance).
Your rebooking must be made with our office during your stay. You have first option to rebook this property for the same dates next year, but once you vacate the premises this option will no longer be available. Your rebooking will be accepted if your previous occupancy has been satisfactory (according to our Terms & Conditions).
Any items found at a property are kept for a maximum of 30 days only. We donated any unclaimed items to local charity/organisations.