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A-Z for Renters - Practical Information
Only in holiday homes marked “Allergy friendly” can you be 100% sure that there have never been pets in the holiday home. Even if the description of the holiday home states that pets are not allowed, a house-owner or their guests may have had pets in the holiday home. Feriepartner’s staff bear no responsibility for allergic reactions to house dust. We strongly recommend that people with dust allergies should choose houses with wooden or tiled floors.
Arrival and Departure
Your rental agreement states clearly what time on your day of arrival the holiday home is available. The agreement also states the time of departure. Between rentals the holiday home is checked, and any necessary repairs are carried out, so that you take over the house in a satisfactory condition.
The key to the holiday home is picked up and returned in a key safe placed on the address of the holiday home. You can find the code to - and placement of the key safe in “My Feriepartner” 7 days before your arrival date. 3 days before your arrival date you will receive an e-mail with the code to - and placement of the key safe. On the day of your arrival, you will receive a text message with the code to - and placement of the key safe and a hyperlink used for check-in and to register your consumption readings. The day before your departure date you will receive a text message with a hyperlink used for check-out and to register your consumption readings. Please read Utilities Expenses for more information.
Most holiday homes have a barbecue included in their inventory. Feriepartner assume no responsibility for the quality or condition of this barbecue.
Beds/sleeping areas/cupboard space
Bed sizes vary greatly. The width of a double bed varies from approx. 120-180 cm. The length varies from 175-200 cm. The width of single beds varies from 60-90 cm and the length from 175-200 cm. Double beds often consist of one large mattress, but sometimes of two single mattresses. Often there is a protective mattress on top on the grounds of hygiene and appearance. Please lay your own sheet on top of the protective mattress.
Holiday homes generally have quite limited cupboard space. Therefore, you cannot expect to lay/hang all the clothes you have brought in cupboards.
In some holiday homes there are bicycles, which the renter is free to use. But Feriepartner take no responsibility for their quality and standard or any defects.
You can rent bicycles in the area, and Feriepartner are always available, should you need further information.
Damages and complaints must be immediately reported to Feriepartner at the start of the rental period. If this is not possible upon arrival, you must get in touch no later than 48 hours later. Damages/defects/complaints do not necessarily lead to discount or compensation (p. §6 General Terms and Conditions).
During your holiday, there may be construction noise in the immediate surroundings. Feriepartner have no way of knowing when and where building or renovation is taking place, and therefore cannot be held responsible.
All holiday homes are privately owned and decorated in accordance with the owner’s taste and requirements. Therefore, Feriepartner bear no responsibility for the renter’s individual expectations. Unless otherwise specified, all holiday homes are equipped with toilet, hot and cold water, hand shower/shower cabin, stove, coffee maker, vacuum cleaner, and radiators. The beds have duvets (in some cases feather duvets), pillows and possibly a mattress topper. There are cutlery and kitchen utensils for the number of persons allowed in the house. Please phone if you have any questions about décor etc. For your holiday, you must bring the following yourself: bedding, towels, tea towels, dishcloths, tablecloth, and toiletries.
There are not always cleaning agents in the house. Therefore, the renter is requested to bring cleaning agents.
Deposit / consumption
A deposit is required with each rental agreement and is paid with the 2nd instalment. After departure the holiday home is checked. Utility expenses will be offset against the deposit and the balance refunded within 14 days after departure, into the account you have stipulated. A deposit is not required if you have rented a holiday home with “Consumption inclusive”.
All distances have been measured on the internet using Google Earth. We have calculated distances to the best of our ability.
Electric car charging
In the house description on our website under Facilities, it appears whether charging an electric car (also applies to hybrids) at the rented holiday home is allowed or not. If charging of an electric car is permitted, it is stated under Facilities which type of charge is made available and thus permitted.
If the renter acts in breach of the house description by charging his electric car where it is not permitted, the renter is directly liable to Feriepartner and the owner of the holiday home, for the damage and loss that the improper charging may cause.
220 Volts in all holiday homes.
Feriepartner recommend that you keep an eye on your energy consumption during your stay.
When renting one of our holiday homes the final cleaning is always included in the rental price.
All you have to be sure to do before you leave the holiday home, when your stay has ended, is to tidy up the house and the surrounding areas (garden, terrace etc.) and make sure, that all dishes, cutlery, glasses etc. are clean for the next guests. If there is a dishwasher in the holiday home, please fill it and start it before you leave.
Firewood is not included in the rental price, but you can buy firewood in supermarkets etc. If there is any firewood at the holiday home, this is the owner’s private property, and may only be used/purchased, if permission has been granted. In this case, the payment is made directly to the owner and left in the holiday home on departure. It is forbidden to gather firewood in the forest or on the beach, as it may contain salt, which can damage the stove. If there are high winds or storms, it may be that the wood burning stove/fireplace cannot be used, because the wind pressures the smoke back down the chimney.
You can buy a fishing license for inshore fishing on www.fisketegn.dk
Next to the holiday home there is either a rubbish bin or other options for disposal of your waste. You cannot necessarily expect an empty bin upon arrival due to varying intervals of emptying the bins from area to area. The waste must be sorted according to the local rules. You can read more about how to dispose your waste in our digital information folder.
All waste must be sorted and disposed of according to the specified regulations. If the holiday home is left with an overflowing waste container or unsorted waste, Feriepartner reserves the right to charge a fee for disposal of the waste.
All holiday homes have garden furniture for your use, i.e., table and chairs. Parasols, sun loungers and cushions are excluded from this category, and so you cannot expect them to be available in the house.
It is not allowed to accommodate more people in the holiday home than the number specified in the house’s description. Nor is it allowed to pitch tents, or park caravans or camping vans on the holiday home’s plot.
You are recommended to bring your health insurance details when you go on holiday.
Highchair, cot, and pushchair
You can rent cots and highchairs (in some destinations also pushchairs) for free from Feriepartner. You must collect and return any items you have rented at Feriepartner. In some regions, there is a charge for ordering cots, highchairs, and pushchairs.
Hygiene in a hot tub is very important. Feriepartner make sure that between all rental periods the hot tub is thoroughly cleaned to combat bacteria. If you use the hot tub, you must put one chlorine tablet per person in the water. All holiday homes with hot tubs supply chlorine tablets. Only switch on the hot tub when the water is 10-15 cm above the nozzles.
In our digital information folder, you will find a variety of information about the holiday home and the local area.
Feriepartner descriptions frequently include the expression “natural land.” This refers to heather moors, tall grass, uneven ground, wild heath etc. This “natural land” has been left to nature, so you cannot count on being able to use the entire area. Nor can you expect the grass to be cut, so that, for example, children can play ball. It is not allowed to park a caravan or pitch a tent on the land. Please also read the point: “Guests”.
A linen pack contains bedding, a small and a large towel and tea towel.
Pre-ordered linen packs will be delivered to the holiday home by our staff and should be left in the house on departure.
The linen bag can be used for trips to the beach or shopping but must also be left in the house on departure.
Feriepartner hold on, for up to three months after the end of a stay, to lost property. Any articles will be posted at the renter’s own expense.
In certain areas of Denmark military exercises occasionally take place. As far as possible, such activities take place outside holiday periods. You can obtain further information from Feriepartner. Sometimes the exercises are planned at the last minute, so it is impossible to provide accurate information.
The 1st instalment is a prepayment of 25% of the overall rental price. The balance and the deposit must be paid no later than 70 days before the start of the rental period. If booking less than 70 days before the start of the rental period, the full rent must be paid immediately. Together with the rental agreement all guests receive bank details, including IBAN number and SWIFT code for transferring the stated amount. All guests can pay by credit card on the Feriepartner website.
Pets are welcome in many Feriepartner holiday homes, but make sure you first read the description of the holiday home before you book one. In holiday homes where pets are allowed, the pet may only move around on the grounds of the cottage. Pets do not have to be on a leash on the cottage grounds. All other places, including on public roads, the pet must be on a leash unless otherwise provided by public regulations. If you bring pets, it is not allowed under any circumstances to leave the pet alone in the holiday home, just as pets may never stay in the holiday homes furniture, beds, etc. In addition, we ask you to make sure to clean up after you pet in and around the holiday home, including removing animal hair inside and feces outside so that there are no unpleasant surprises for the next guests arriving to the holiday home.
If it can be established that in violation of the house description for the individual holiday home, pets have been brought in a holiday home, or if it can be established that more than the permitted number of pets has been brought, the renter is obliged to pay DKK 5,000 to Feriepartner for non-compliance with the house description, as well as the general rental conditions. The renter is also obliged to pay the amount if it can be ascertained that, pets have stayed in furniture, pool rooms, etc.
Renting a holiday home in the winter months
In the period from 1 October to 31 March, the holiday home is heated to a temperature of approx. 15°C for your arrival. In the pool house, the pool will be between 24 and 28°C.
If it is found that there is smoking inside a non-smoking holiday home, the renter is obliged to pay DKK 5,000 to Feriepartner, for noncompliance with the house description. Whether smoking is allowed in the cottage is stated in the house description for the individual cottage.
In some areas on the Danish coastline, it can be dangerous to go swimming. So, follow these swimming guidelines:
1. Learn to swim and dive correctly
2. Never swim alone
3. Swim only where permitted
4. Only go out to navel-level
5. Dive only where the water is deep enough
6. Swim along the coast
7. Never swim with alcohol or narcotics in your bloodstream
8. Get out of the water, when you start to feel cold
You can get more information about swimming from your local Feriepartner agency.
The pool is checked once a week - usually on a weekday (not before 9:00am). You don't have to stay in the house, as our pool inspector has his own key.
TV, Satellite TV
Only open-air program is available on TV. If there are additional channels it will be displayed in the house description. Many holiday homes have TV and satellite connection. The satellite box has been programmed according to the individual owner’s wishes, so you cannot assume that you will be able to receive all Danish programs. Poor signal or total reception failure may occur (weather conditions). If any problems occur with the TV/satellite reception etc., there is no guarantee that it can be repaired at the weekend or in the evening. In the event of misuse or changes of settings by the renter, Feriepartner reserve the right to charge the renter for repair/new setting. Please make sure you read the instruction manual or call Feriepartner if you are in doubt about how to operate it. Any instructions can be found in our digital information folder.
Power and other consumption meters are read on arrival and departure.
In the text messages you receive upon arrival and departure you can see which types of consumptions must be read and paid for.
If you have not made a note of the figures, Feriepartner will estimate consumption.
Usage of the holiday home
The holiday home may only be used for recreational purposes, and thus not for parties and gatherings without the landlord's prior consent. Feriepartner is obliged and entitled to contact the tenant if there is a reasonable suspicion of a non-recreational purpose for the rental.
Feriepartner draw particular attention to the fact that Danish holiday homes are in natural areas. Naturally, these natural areas are home to ants, flies, and spiders. There is nothing we can do about this. In the event of extreme insect infestation in the holiday home, please contact Feriepartner. We will do our best to help you.
Washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers
In many holiday homes there are washing machines, tumble dryers and/or dishwashers. If and operating problems occur, there is no guarantee that repairs can be carried out at the weekend or in the evening. In the event of misuse by the renter, Feriepartner reserve the right to charge the renter for any repair. Please make sure you read the instruction manual or call Feriepartner if you are in doubt about how to operate it. Any instructions can be found in our digital information folder.
Feriepartner is not held responsible if your arrival at or departure from the holiday home/key collection point is made impossible as a result of snowfall, ice or other weather conditions. This also applies to damages, including personal injuries, which may occur from this.
Young people in groups of 3 or more
Unfortunately, Feriepartner have frequently encountered problems when renting to young people (e.g., damage to equipment or lack of final cleaning). Therefore, it has been necessary to set an age limit of 25 for groups of more than 2 people. Of course, this does not apply to young people, who are on holiday with their parents, or to two young people, who rent a house together. There may be inspection visits!
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If you need any more information, Feriepartner are always happy to help.