Arbutus House Rules | talsmavacationrental

                                                                                                   House Rules for ARBUTUS

   At time of Booking a Rental Agreement must be filled out, signed and dated and sent to owner with copy of Drivers License and Deposit within 7 days.


  1. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 3:30 P.M. local time, AND CHECK-OUT IS 9:30 A.M., local time.  NO Early Check-ins.

  2. This is a NON-SMOKING unit.

  3. PETS are not permitted in rental house or on property grounds under any conditions.

  4. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 26 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.  This property will not be rented for reunions, weddings, bachelor, bachelorette parties, etc..

  5. DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT- A damage/reservation deposit of $300 is required. This must be received within seven (7) days of booking the reservation. The reservation deposit automatically converts to a damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, the damage deposit is fully refundable within (14) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met:

    1. No damage or excessive wear and tear is done to unit or its contents.

    2. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.

    3.  All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in garbage totes. Please make use of the can/bottle cart at the door so that the trash is not filled with these items. There is recycling service in Lake City, ask for details.

    4.  Soiled dishes are cleaned and put away. Hand -wash all pots and pans. Dish Washer must be empty.

    5. A load of towels is started.

    6. All keys are on the kitchen table, windows closed & unit locked when left.

    7. All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.

    8. No linens or towels are lost or damaged.

    9. No early check-in or late check-out.

    10. The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner), or local law enforcement.

  6. PAYMENT – 100% of rental fee is required 60 days before arrival. This advance payment will be applied toward the home rent. 

  7. NEIGHBORS – Being considerate and respectful of our neighbors’ peace and property is a must. Quiet time is from 10pm-8am, local time. Absolutely NO fireworks are allowed on the property. Parking is limited to the property’s driveway.  NO parking is allowed on the road.

  8. EVICTIONS - The owner reserves the right to evict paying guests (without refund of rental fees) should it be necessary for the integrity of property and /or neighborhood.

  9. CANCELLATIONS - Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will forfeit reservation deposit. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and damage/reservation deposit.  If the property is re-rented for the same time period of cancellation, the full advance payment and/or deposit will be returned.  Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. 

 10) MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests is limited to fifteen (15) persons.   Five (5) vehicles maximum may be             on the property, parked in the designated parking area


12)  LIABILITY – The owner is not liable for any injuries, death or loss of personal property during the renter’s and/or guests’ rental             stay in the home or on the property, including docks, boats and boat lifts.  Guests will indemnify owner if any lawsuits arise from           their stay.

13) The Owner works very hard to keep and maintain all aspects of the rental home in great running order.  However, some things              are beyond their control (such as, but not limited to: power outages, wifi/cable disruption, sudden malfunction of appliances, A/C,        etc).  In these instances, the owner is not obligated to any returning rental fees or refunds, but will do their best to rectify any                problem within their ability.

14)  INCLUSIVE FEES - Rates include a one-time linen and towel setup

15)  NO MAID SERVICE - Linens and bath towels are included in the unit.  Please bring your own beach towels! We do not permit                   towels or linens to be taken from the house for beach use.

16)  RATE CHANGES - Rates subject to change without notice, unless rate has been locked in with a $300 deposit.

17)  FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS - Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment,                 deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check-in.

18)  WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS - Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.

19)  The OWNER/MANAGEMENT reserves the right to terminate the signed agreement should there be a breach made by the signing renter.                                                                                                           


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