Gypsy River Booking Policy
If you use the Book Now Button you will be required to make your payment in full now. Your booking will be immediately confirmed and held for you.
If you contact us by email, we will hold your booking for up to one week, and confirm it by return email once we have received your 50% deposit.
Deposits can be by cheque or Direct Credit. Our Banking details are:
Mas des Saules
020 688 0145303 00
Please include your Surname and the word Gypsy River in your reference. An email advising a deposit has been paid is also appreciated.
We like to avoid bank fees, so payment of the balance by Direct Credit just before your stay, or by cheque or cash on arrival is much appreciated.
We accept that our guest’s plans do change, often unavoidably.
- If you advise your cancellation more than 1 week before arrival we will refund your payments in full
- If your cancellation is made within 7 days of arrival you will be charged 50% of the total booking price
- If your cancellation is made within 24 hours of arrival, you will be charged 100% of the total booking price
If we manage to resell your accommodation, a full refund will be made.
- Our campsite and river are special places. Guests are expected to rinse and recycle all rubbish into the appropriate bins and take care of the establishing trees and shrubs.
- We have put in place what we believe is all the equipment needed for a safe family holiday. Appropriate supervision of its use is the clients responsibility. Please advise us of any deficiencies or required improvements at your first opportunity.
- “Mas des Saules” is a working farm. Although guests are most welcome to walk on the farm, they need to be aware of electric fences, be cautious with our young cattle, and leave all gates as they find them.
- Dogs are only allowed at the campsite with the prior permission of the owners.
- No firearms or air rifles are permitted.
- Use of tea light candles is to be limited to the lamps provided in each hut. A fully maintained fire extinguisher is available in the Cook House and a hose is provided at the tap.
- To ensure full safety, when cooking is completed, turn off the gas supply at the wall by the cookhouse gas rings and at the barbecue gas bottle. The fridge and water heater should be left on.
- Careful use of the open fire and bush bath is requested. During dry summers, fire restrictions may be in force, banning open fires and limiting fires to the gas barbecue and gas heating of the bush bath. These conditions must be adhered to.
- Kayaks and approved children’s lifejackets are provided. Clients are responsible to ensure kayaking, swimming and all other river activities are properly undertaken and supervised.
- Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets must not be left unattended on the river bank. Return to the camp site each evening. Please carry the kayaks and do not drag along the ground.
- Trout fishing requires a licence obtainable from sporting stores.
- The Ruamahanga River rises in the Tararua Ranges. At time water levels may rise reasonably quickly, even though it may be a sunny day in the valley. Campers need to be alert to changing levels and flows.
- The owners monitor rainfall and river levels through the Regional Council’s web site and receive flood warnings and predictions on an ongoing basis. They will advise campers of any such pending events and if necessary ensure that a cautionary and timely retreat is made until the danger is past.
- Bookings are accepted on the basis that clients use of the site may be affected or restricted by such natural events as rainfall, flooding and drought induced fire restrictions. The owners accept no liability for these or similar events that are beyond their control and no associated payment by way of compensation or refund will be made in recognition of these events.