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car hire with Alamo

To ensure that everyone has the freedom to explore and enjoy Florida, car hire is included in every holiday package. Or you could choose to add on a coach transfer. Due to their location, however, for some properties car hire is either recommended or essential. Please refer to the logos on individual property descriptions which will advise you whether we view car hire as being essential, recommended or optional.

The following shows some of the car hire options available from our rental partners Alamo from November 2011:

Car A - Economy (2 door) - Chevrolet Aveo or similar

  • Seats: 4
  • Luggage: 2 Small
  • Doors: 2
  • Gears: Auto
  • Air Con: Yes

min driver's age: 21

Car A - Economy (2 door) - Chevrolet Aveo or similar

Car B - Compact (4 door) - Nissan Versa or similar

  • Seats: 5
  • Luggage: 1 Large and 1 Small
  • Doors: 4
  • Gears: Auto
  • Air Con: Yes

min driver's age: 21

Car C - Compact - Chevrolet Cobalt or similar

Car C - Intermediate (4 door) - Toyota Corolla or similar

  • Seats: 5
  • Luggage: 1 Large & 2 Small
  • Doors: 4
  • Gears: Auto
  • Air Con: Yes

min driver's age: 21

Car D - Intermediate - Pontiac G6 or similar

Car D - Full size (4 door) - Chevrolet Impala or similar

  • Seats: 5
  • Luggage: 2 Large & 3 Small
  • Doors: 4
  • Gears: Auto
  • Air Con: Yes

min driver's age: 21

Car E - Full size - Chevrolet Impala or similar

Car E - Premium (4 door) - Buick Regal or similar

  • Seats: 5
  • Luggage: 3 Large & 2 Small
  • Doors: 4
  • Gears: Auto
  • Air Con: Yes

min driver's age: 21

Car F - Premium - Buick Lucerne or similar

Car F - Convertible - Ford Mustang or similar

  • Seats: 4
  • Luggage: 2 Small
  • Doors: 2
  • Gears: Auto
  • Air Con: Yes

min driver's age: 21

Car G - Convertible - Chrysler PT Cruiser or similar

Car G - SUV Intermediate - Ford Escape or similar

  • Seats: 5
  • Luggage: 2 Large & 1 Small
  • Doors: 4
  • Gears: Auto
  • Air Con: Yes

min driver's age: 21

Car H - 4X4 - Chevrolet Trailblazer or similar

Car H - Mini-van (7 seater) - Dodge Caravan or similar

  • Seats: 7
  • Luggage: 3 Large & 1 Small
  • Doors: 4
  • Gears: Auto
  • Air Con: Yes

min driver's age: 21 (Luggage limited when all seats are occupied)

Car I - Small van - Chevrolet Uplander or similar

Car I - Mini-van (8 seater) - Toyota Sienna or similar

  • Seats: 8
  • Luggage: 2 Large & 2 Small
  • Doors: 4
  • Gears: Auto
  • Air Con: Yes

min driver's age: 21 (Luggage limited when all seats are occupied)

Car I - Small van - Chevrolet Uplander or similar
 

Car J - Large van (15 seater) - Chevrolet Express or similar

  • Seats: 15
  • Luggage: 4 Small
  • Doors: 4
  • Gears: Auto
  • Air Con: Yes

      min driver's age: 21 (Luggage limited when all seats are occupied)

      Car J - Large van - Chevrolet Express or similar

Conditions of hire

All drivers must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driving license from their country of residence. An international driving permit is not acceptable. Drivers aged between 21-25 years must pay a surcharge of $25 per day. Child seats are a legal requirement in the USA for children under 5 year, these are at a supplement of approx. $7 per day. All surcharges are payable locally when the car is picked up.

The above car models are intended as a guide only and similar models may be substituted.

Parties of over 12 people, including infants, should hire 2 or more vehicles as required.


Passengers/Luggage

The details above give an indication of the capacity of each car type but do not necessarily mean that the equivalent number of passengers and baggage can be carried with comfort. If you are looking for greater passenger comfort or extra luggage room you may wish to hire a larger vehicle or more than one vehicle. Why not make your holiday extra special by choosing a Premium or Convertible car?


Insurance

It is compulsory to have adequate insurance protection to drive hire cars in Florida and as such we have got together with Alamo to offer two packages that you can pre-purchase in the UK. Please see the table below for the protection checklist.


Alamo Fully Inclusive

This includes Collision Damage Waiver, unlimited mileage, $1million liability cover, all taxes and airport charges.


Alamo Gold Insurance

This includes the same level of cover as Fully Inclusive insurance, PLUS allows an unlimited number of drivers and a full tank of fuel. Gold is available for a small supplement and represents great value – meaning you can share the driving and don't have to worry about finding somewhere to fill up with fuel before returning the car.

Protection List Car Only
Fully Inclusive
Gold
Unlimited mileage
Third Party Limited (state min.)
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)  
Extended Protection to $1 million liability coverage (EP)  
State / Local Surcharges  
State / Local Taxes  
Airport Operating Fee  
Tank of fuel    
Unlimited additional drivers    
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