If you wish to book a rental car, you can do so when making a reservation for the cottage of your choice. We have advantageous all inclusive* tariffs for our guests with Europcar, Auto Europa/Sicily by Car, our rental car partners for several years. These large and trustworthy companies have rental desks at most Italian airports and in many towns. You'll find all the Terms & Conditions below the list of available cars on this page. After full payment (i.e. 8 weeks before arrival) we will send the car hire voucher.

(* our tariffs include damage and theft excess waivers, Daily Road Fee and all taxes)

Extra's (babyseats, GPS unit) can be requested in the 'additional remarks' field at the end of the booking process.

Category B Category B

Fiat Panda 1.2 5 pax
Peugeot 107 2dr
or similar

airco: yes
automatic: no
   
Per day (3-5 days) : € 46,00
Per week (6-7 days) : € 285,00
Extra day: € 42,00
   
Category C Category C

Fiat Punto 1.3 5d 5pax
Nissan Micra 1.5 5d 5pax
Renault Clio 1.3 5d 5pax
or similar

airco: yes
automatic: no
   
Per day (3-5 days) : € 48,00
Per week (6-7 days) : € 305,00
Extra day: € 43,00
   
Category D Category D

Fiat Idea 5d 5pax
Fiat Grande Punto 5d 5pax
Volkswagen Golf 5d 5pax
Renault Megane 5d 5pax
or similar

airco: yes
automatic: no
   
Per day (3-5 days) : € 58,00
Per week (6-7 days) : € 365,00
Extra day: € 52,00
   
Category F Category F

Lancia Delta 1.6D 5d 5pax
Fiat Croma 1.5D 5d 5pax
Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci

airco: yes
automatic: no
   
Per day (3-5 days) : € 73,00
Per week (6-7 days) : € 465,00
Extra day: € 62,00
   
Category S (Station Wagon) Category S (Station Wagon)

Peugeot 308 Estate 5d 5px
Opel Astra Estate 5d 5px

airco: no
automatic: no
   
Per day (3-5 days) : € 78,00
Per week (6-7 days) : € 445,00
Extra day: € 62,00
   
Category E1 Category E1

Renault Megane Cabrio 1.6 2d 4pax
Peugeot 308 Convertible
or similar

airco: yes
automatic: no
   
Per day (3-5 days) : € 95,00
Per week (6-7 days) : € 585,00
Extra day: € 82,00
   
Category U Category U

Fiat Ulysse 7 pax

airco: yes
automatic: no
   
Per day (3-5 days) : € 155,00
Per week (6-7 days) : € 810,00
Extra day: € 116,00
   

CAR RENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Minimum renting period is 3 days
  • Rentals days not used will not be reimbursed

Tariffs INCLUDE:

  • Unlimited mileage
  • T.L.W. (Theft Loss Waiver)
  • C.D.W. (Collision Damage Waiver)
  • 3rd Party Property
  • Fire insurance
  • 14% Airport Tax
  • V.A.T. 20%
  • Refundable Excess*

* You will be reimbursed for any excess paid to the rental company for accidental damage. This possible refund is NOT an insurance but a service from SicilyCottages. Damage to the underside of the vehicle, the tires, the interior or windscreens, or for any damage incurred whilst the driver was not observing the highway code is not covered.

Exclusions:

  • When damage is caused to windows/windscreen, interior, wheels, tyres, underside, clutch, gearbox or roof of vehicle.
  • When any rental vehicle has been driven off-road, on unpaved roads, in unauthorized countries or areas.
  • When the driver is not named and authorized on the rental agreement.
  • When the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • When any fraudulent, dishonest, or criminal act has been committed by the driver and/or passengers.
  • When the damage is caused by the driver due to: gross negligence or intent, adding wrong fuel, traffic violations, burned clutch, using the hand brake incorrectly.
  • When the vehicle is stolen due to the loss of keys.
  • When parts of the vehicle are stolen as well as personal belongings from the interior.
  • Also excluded from any refund are towing fees, extra costs for overnight accomodation, public transportation, taxis and adminstrative fees of car rental suppliers.

Extras purchasable locally:

  • Second driver: €5,57 per day
  • Insurance coverage for personal injuries to drivers or passengers. Optional coverage (PIA) is available locally for an additional fee. €6,00 + VAT / per day
  • Accessories

Deposit:

You will be required at time of pick up by the local supplier to leave a security deposit for the vehicle. This takes the form of an amount (minimum: excess+fuel+vat) being blocked on an international credit card in the name of the primary driver (cash deposits , maestro, switch, visa electron and all debit cards are not accepted). The blocked amount will be returned in full at the end of the rental provided the vehicle is returned in the same condition as rented.

Accident Procedure:

In the event of an accident, damage to or theft of vehicle or upon discovering new damage to the rental vehicle, it is important that the details are reported to the supplier within 24 hours.
An accident report form must be completed, by the end of the rental period, with the supplier. Local police should be notified in the case of accidents, theft and new damages and a signed police report obtained. In case of a third party not being present or having committed a hit & run a report can also be filed at the local police station.
All third party details should be collected - the supplier informed - and details forwarded to SicilyCottages.
The rental car supplier must authorize any repair or replacement of the vehicle prior to said repair/replacement. Retain copies of all of the rental documentation.
Should these procedures not be followed - your claim may be invalidated.


* In the event of damage and or loss of the vehicle an administration fee of €35 + VAT will be charged in addition to any excess that may apply.

Procedure for Reclaiming Excess:

In order to start the process of claiming back your excess charges please contact SicilyCottages. lease provide as much detail as possible. We will require your rental documentation - signed rental agreement, final invoice, check out/check in form, accident/damage report, repair estimate/repair bill, police report, credit card statement showing the supplier charges, and any photographs and names and details of involved parties. Please note, the more information and documentation with which we are provided, the quicker we can process. When we must request more information or missing documentsfrom the suppliers, this can delay the process by up to 8 weeks.

As soon as a determination has been made - we will contact you per email so that you have everything in writing for reference. The "excess refund" will not apply if the vehicle is not returned to a car hire company employee within the designated office operating hours.

Accessories

Luggage racks, ski racks, baby seats and snow chains are available in all our locations and should be requested at the time of booking. An additional charge of €39,00 + VAT should be paid directly in loco at the time of rental. GPS unit cost € 61,50 per week.

No Show

A supplement of €100,00 + VAT will be charged in the case of no show.

Age and Driving License

For car groups A1/B/C/D/E1/F, the driver must be at least 21 years old and possess a valid drivers licence, that has been held for more than 3 years prior to hiring the car. Drivers age 21-22 will incur a young driver surcharge locally. Maximum driver age 80.

Fuel and Refuelling Charge

All of our cars, vans and scooters are delivered with a full tank of fuel (petrol or diesel). In the case that the vehicle is not returned with a full tank of fuel, a charge of €11,00 + VAT will be applied in addition to the cost of the missing fuel.

Fines:

In case of traffic violations, the local supplier will charge the customer credit card an administration fee of €60 per fine. The local authorities will then contact the renter directly for payment of the fine.

One way rentals

If the pick and drop off destinations are different and within mainland Italy and/or Sicily an additional €26,00 + VAT 20% will be charged. This can be paid in cash or by credit card at the desk.

Out of Hours

In the majority of our rental locations pick-up and drop-offs outside normal office hours is allowed. From 24:00 hrs a supplement of €80,00 + VAT applies. "Out of hours" and "on request" operations must be confirmed in advance.

Late returns

For vehicle drop-offs, a maximum tolerance of 59 minutes is allowed (with the exception of our special formulas such as weekend and long-term rentals) after which, an extra days rental will be charged (at our local rate in operation at the time).

Loss of documents, licence plates and keys

  • In case of loss and/or damage to car and rental documents the client will be charged a fine of €50,00 + VAT.
  • In case of loss and/or damage to car keys the client will be charged a fine of €200 + VAT.
  • In case of loss and/or damage to one or both car licence plates car the client will be charged a fine of €360,00 + VAT.

Extra drivers

For each additional driver, a supplement of €4,60 + VAT per day is required, to be paid in loco.

Oil and Maintenance

Expenses for engine oil will be reimbursed upon presentation of a receipt made out to Sicily by Car S.p.A. No other types of expenses will be reimbursed without prior authorisation from our staff.

Type of vehicle

Although Auto Europa endeavours to deliver the vehicle requested by the client, the make and model cannot always be guaranteed. In the case that a requested model is not available, another vehicle of the same or of a superior category will be delivered.

Fines

All fines and charges relating to breaches of the highway code relating to a rental period will be charged directly to the renter.

Complaints

Any complaints must be received by our main office within 60 days of the closure of the rental agreement. N.B.: Rates and conditions subject to change without prior notice. The company reserves the right to refuse rentals for whatever reason.