The Terms and Conditions contained herein, together with those specific to individual accommodation which the Customer has chosen to rent (as described on the website), comprise the contract between the Customer and the “Owner”, as Scent of Sicily (hereafter, SoS) acts as a booking agent on behalf of all the villas and apartments featured within the Scent of Sicily brochures and on the web site https://www.scent-of-sicily.com

The contract will be between the Customer and the Property Owner. These Booking Conditions will apply to that contract. 

When the Customer makes a booking and pays the initial deposit, they confirm that they have the authority to accept, and are accepting, these Terms and Conditions on behalf of the booking party.

Booking conditions specifically related to a property can be included in the price section of each estate. If that is the case those specific conditions overrule the general conditions in case of discrepancies.

Scent of Sicily is a brand of ING Property s.r.l., company located in Marsala (TP), Italy – contrada Ettore Infersa 81/I – registered VAT n. IT02453450815


1. Booking

The customer can book through a phone call, e-mail, or online application on our website or on other websites that host our accommodations.

The customer makes the booking and is therefore obliged by contract and must be at least 18 years of age.

The booking is valid only upon receipt of a deposit equal to 30% of the amount.

The booking will be maintained, however, on hold for 3 days. At the expiration of which, in case of non-receipt of the deposit, it will be cancelled.

The full amount for bookings made is due 30 days before the beginning of the lease. 

The price will be accepted and confirmed through payment. The Price is for the number of Guests confirmed, and it won’t change in case the numbers of the guests will decrease thereafter.

In the event that the payments were not made on a regular basis (both in the timing and amounts) SoS reserves the right to consider the booking cancelled by the customer himself and to withhold the deposit as compensation. The customer will receive written confirmation of payments made and the booking voucher.


2. Security Deposit

A security deposit, the amount of which is indicated in the booking voucher, must be paid upon arrival to the owner / manager of the accommodation.

 The deposit will be refunded upon departure, less any damage or consumption (in excess of that agreed in the booking). Greater compensation for further damage is always legally valid.


3. Arrival / Departure

Upon arrival the customer needs to present the booking voucher and a valid ID (Identity Card, Passport).

The arrival time in the selected accommodation is established between the h. 16:00 to 20:00, Departure is established between h. 8:00 to 10:00. Changes can be agreed to the schedule above, subject to the express acceptance by SoS.

In the event of unforeseen delays the Customer must immediately notify SoS.

SoS reserves, in these cases, the right unilaterally to determine the new time of arrival and apply for reimbursement of any costs due to delays.

In the event that the customer is unable to occupy the accommodation for events of force majeure (eg. war, strikes, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and similar events) no refunds will be due to the customer.

For early departures, not attributable directly or indirectly to accommodations managed by SoS, no refund will be due.


4. Booking Changes and Cancellations

Any change of booking requested by the customer, either as booking period / duration / accommodation or replacement of himself with another customer is subject to the explicit approval of SoS.

SoS will try to satisfy the customer’s requests, provided they meet the contractual conditions.

SoS will charge the customer the extra costs related to the requested amendments, accepted by SoS, and the administrative costs will be € 30.

In the event that SoS has not been able to meet the demands of the customer, the latter will have the option to cancel the booking and will be charged therefore the related penalties for cancelling the booking (see clause 5 below).


5. Cancellation by the Customer

Any request for a cancellation by the customer has to be notified to SoS in writing and via e-mail.

The cancellation request must be notified to SoS during business hours. If the request is sent after the closing time it shall be deemed to have been received on the next working day.

The cancellation will lead to the following penalties that will be expressed as a percentage of the amount on the booking:

Date of the Cancellation’s Notification
(Days before start of booking period)

(% of the total amount of booking)

Up to 31 days 30%
30 – 16 days 50%
15 – 8 days 70%
7 – 0 days  100%


6. Cancellation by SoS

In the event that the accommodation is not available, for reasons beyond the control of SoS, then SoS is committed to: 1. find an accommodation of equal or greater standard than the one originally booked; 2. compensate the customer, by way of a definitive compensation, according to the following scheme:

Date Booking Change
(Days before start of booking period)

(per person, excluding children under the age of 16 years)

Up to 31 days € 10
30 – 16 days € 20
15 – 8 days € 30
7 – 0 days  € 40

If the Customer does not accept the above proposal, SoS will reimburse the Customer the amount paid, and the latter will not be entitled to any additional compensation (excluding cancellations due to Force Majeure Events as stipulated in the following section).


7. Force Majeure

In the event that the cancellation, either by SoS or by the Customer, is due to reasons of force majeure, no refund or penalty shall be payable by SoS. This applies to unforeseeable and uncontrollable events (e.g. war, threat of war, civil unrest, riot, any labour dispute but not limited to strikes and industrial action, terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, acts of God, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or explosion, chemical or biological disaster and adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions, epidemics and pandemics, collapse of building structures or any similar events outside the control of SoS or the owner).

If a Force Majeure event results in an extension of the Customer’s stay, SoS will make every effort to allow the stay at the same facility at the pro-rata rate of the booking.

SoS shall not be in breach any of these booking conditions nor held responsible for any failure or delay in fulfilling its contractual obligations due to force majeure events.

If a Force Majeure event affects the Customer’s stay, they are recommended to contact their insurance company immediately to understand the coverage offered by their policy.


8. Use of Facilities

The use of the structures present in the accommodation (eg. swimming pools, sports facilities, bathrooms or showers, and the like) must be done carefully and by observing ordinary caution. SoS disclaims any liability for any damage caused by the use of facilities.


9. Number of Guests

The accommodation can only play host to the number of people listed in the booking voucher. However it is allowed by agreement with SoS, for there to be an increase in the number of occupants, but it can not, under any circumstances, exceed the number of sleepers indicated by SoS on its advertising channels. SoS may refuse entry or may request the release of the accommodation if the number of occupants has not been brought back to what was agreed.


10. Complaints, Contract Terms and Jurisdiction

Any complaint submitted to SoS 10 days after the end of the lease shall be deemed ineffective and no compensation will be due.

The contract is subject to Italian law, and we will refer to the Italian law for any dispute or for any questions of interpretation. The Italian version of the contract will prevail, in any event, in case of any doubt with any interpretation.

Any claim or disputes shall answer only to the authority of the court of Marsala.

Booking conditions specifically related to a property can be included in the price section of each estate. If that is the case those specific conditions overrule the general conditions in case of discrepancies.

Scent of Sicily is a brand of Scent of Italy ltd. located in UK. Company registration number: 11025032 – Registered address: 2nd Floor, Nucleus House, 2 Lower Mortlake Road – Richmond – Surrey TW9 2JA.