Terms and Conditions 

Terms And Conditions Coast Guard Boathouse on Belfast Lough

Bookings are subject to the following terms and conditions as agreed to at the time of booking.


·         A contract between the owners of the Coastguard Boat House and the Guest(s) is in place once  payment is made and booking is accepted your booking.  Coastguard Boat House will issue a confirmation of booking for the holiday dates shown in the rental agreement (via email). The contract binds you & all the members of your party (guests). It is your responsibility to ensure that all members of your party accept the terms of the contract set out in these terms & conditions of booking. Failure to disclose all relevant information or comply with these terms may lead to termination of the contract & loss of the booking immediately. No refund is offered for Guests who do not follows terms and conditions as outlined.

·         Depending on how you book a deposit is always required.  For special offer prices this is non refundable unless the Coastguard Boat House needs to cancel the booking.  Advance bookings (two months or more) require non-refundable deposit of 25% of the holiday price is payable at the time of booking. Bookings made less than six weeks before your arrival date must be accompanied by the full amount of the holiday charge and the £75.00 refundable damage deposit.

·         The balance must be paid so as to arrive no later than six weeks before the commencement of your holiday. If the balance is not received by the due date then your holiday will be treated as a cancellation and the client will remain liable to pay the balance of the rent.

·         All cancellations must be immediately notified by telephone and then in writing. If you cancel your holiday more than 6 weeks before it is due to start then your deposit will be forfeit. If you cancel less than 6 weeks prior to the holiday then the full balance remains due and is not refundable.

·         We strongly advise that you take out comprehensive travel insurance. If you choose not to then you accept responsibility for any loss that you may incur due to your cancellation.

·         Your booking will not be cancelled by the owner except in exceptional circumstances beyond our control. Notification will be given of the cancellation as soon as possible and we will promptly refund all payments made for your holiday. Our liability for cancellation will be limited to payments made to us.

·         The number of persons using the accommodation at any time must not exceed four adults and one child.  Only those people listed on the booking form can occupy the Boat House.  We reserve the right to terminate the booking without notice and without refund in case of a breach of this condition. The Coastguard Boat House has a no party policy.  This means no more than five people can be present in the Boat House at any time; or on the Slipway.

·         Bookings cannot be accepted from persons under eighteen years of age.

·         We (the owner) reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason.

·         We or our representative reserve the right to enter the apartment at any time to undertake essential maintenance or for inspection purposes.

·         Tenancies normally commence at 4.00pm  unless otherwise agreed and guests are required to vacate the apartment by midday on the day of departure. This allows the accommodation to be thoroughly cleaned and prepared for incoming guests. Before departure guest(s) should empty the bins, wash all dishes and empty the fridge. 

·         Smoking anywhere on the premises will result in immediate termination of occupancy and forfeiture of all payments. This must be strictly adhered to and any damage or extra cleaning caused by smoking will be at the expense of you

·         Dogs are welcome at the Boat House but advance notice must be advised. We do not accept dogs under a year old and we have a limit of two dogs per booking. An additional charge of £15.00 to cover additional cleaning is made per animal.  Dogs are not permitted in the bedroom or bathroom (and not on any of the beds/sofa beds.) Owners are asked to ensure that they bring their own dog bed(s). The owners provide feeding/water bowls; dog towels and blankets. An additional lead is also made available for owners to borrow. Dogs must be on a lead at any times outside the Boat House and must not be left tied outside the Boat House at any time without the owners being with the animals.  If the owners consider an animal to be in distress (excessive barking) , they will contact the owners who must return to check on their animal. If the owners cannot be contacted then the Boat House owners have the right to check on the animal to ensure it is not coming to any harm.

·         Damage deposit – In making a booking you accept responsibility for any theft, breakage or damage caused by you or any member of your party and agree to indemnify us in full for any loss that we may incur as a result.
The security deposit will be returned within one days of the end of your holiday less the cost of damage/breakages.  We do not charge for damage to a cup/glass/plate/bowl but will charge if the damage is estimated to be over £3.00.

·         Damage to property – Please treat the facilities & accommodation with due care so that other guests may continue to enjoy them. In the event that you notice damage in your accommodation please let us know immediately so that we can take the appropriate action. If there have been any breakages during your stay, we would be grateful if you could replace them or advise us before you leave. The accommodation will be inspected at the end of the holiday & you may be charged for any loss or damage found (see above.)

·         Guest should remember to always to lock the doors and close the windows when they leaving the property unoccupied.

·         The owner reserves the right to make a charge to cover additional cleaning costs if the client leaves the property in an unacceptable condition.

·         Please note that in the event that any keys issued are not returned at the end of your stay, then the cost of replacement will be charged to you (£20.)

·         The client may in no circumstance re-let or sublet the property, even free of charge.

·         The internet connection is available (at no extra cost) subject to technical availability.

·         The owner shall not be liable for any temporary defect or malfunction of any equipment, machinery or appliance in the building, grounds or pool.

·         All inventory must remain in the property it was in at arrival and not be taken to another property.

·         Children under 18 must be supervised by their parents/guardians at all times.

·         We reserve the right to terminate a holiday without compensation where the unreasonable behaviour of the persons named on the booking (or their guests) may impair the enjoyment, comfort or health of others.

·         Any problem or complaint which the client may have concerning their holiday must be immediately reported directly to us/our representatives and we will endeavour to put matters right. Any complaints not reported to us/the property manager at the time and only reported after the client has returned from holiday will not be considered by the proprietor.

·         We reserve the right to make reasonable amendments or additions to these terms and conditions without notice.

·         This property is privately owned and is our home. We expect all guests to enjoy the facilities and treat the property with the same respect that they would with their own house.

·         Please note that we try to ensure that the window grills are left off the windows so guests can enjoy the view, but sometimes we need to put these on in periods of storm/gale to protect the property and the guests. We will let guests know when this is necessary.


Tel: +44 (0)7768775550

E-MAIL: carolmagill@btinternet.com

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