Please remember that when we put you on the calendar we start turning other prospective renters away from the time you have reserved. Ultimately we can not absorb your losses if you cancel regardless of your reason. When that happens we both lose. Lastly, let me just say we try to be as fair as possible in our dealings with you but have in the past absorbed many losses so unfortunately we have to have these policies to protect ourselves and we will adhere to them.
Payment requests are due within seven days of being sent. Not receiving an email request for payment will not be an acceptable excuse for non-payment. You are responsible for remembering your payment due dates. The email requests sent out are solely a courtesy reminder.
If payments are not made you agree that your weeks reserved may be released for other renters to rent and and you will only be refunded for the weeks that are re-rented, minus a $100 cancellation fee. The remainder of the funds you had paid are forfeit.
If you are interested in renting more than 3 weeks contact me first for an agreeable payment schedule
6. Posted occupancy is interpreted strictly. In the case that we believe you have an undeclared pet or person there will be and additional rental fee and you agree to pay the next higher rate or an additional fee that we consider reasonable which will be retained from the security deposit. In addition, if you received a lesser than posted rate or in the case of a non-posted daily rate. That discounted rate or agreement will be void at our discretion and you agree to pay the next higher rate or an additional fee that we consider reasonable. Reasonable per person over maximum capacity fees are as follows:
8. As far as rescheduling your vacation to another week and using funds you have already paid for your original reservation. Your previously paid funds are not refundable unless the time you rented is re-rented to another party, excepting security deposits which normally are refundable. (a)
9. In the case of any payments that are overdue: Your reservation will be considered and handled as a tenant cancellation.
10. You may cancel your reservation without penalty and receive a full refund for 48 hours. After that, in case of cancellations for any reason, funds that you have paid to reserve/rent a rental are not refundable unless the time you rented is re-rented to another party excepting security deposits which normally are refundable. (b)
11. Any amounts paid by you for rent, other, taxes or security deposit are applied in that order without exception regardless of what you think may or may not have been said.
12. Any refund at any time shall be minus any fees or losses we have incurred including any fees from Paypal or other institutions.
14. No other clause in these policies shall relieve the renters of further responsibility for damages or losses incurred costing in excess of the security deposit retained. You agree to pay all our legal fees and associated expenses related to collecting money from you for additional rents, fees , fines, cleaning expense, damages and losses of any type.
15. The tenant shall cause no damage, nuisance, disturbance or unsanitary condition of any kind and will maintain the unit/premises (herein after referred to as premises alone) in the clean orderly state in which the tenant received them. The tenant will not dispose of any waste or rubbish onto any portion of the premises except in proper receptacles designated for that purpose. Tenant shall not leave food inside or outside in such a way that it may attract insects or animals. The tenant shall be respectful and considerate of other guests or occupants on the premises. Tenant shall follow all reasonable requests, rules and instructions the landlord sets forth. If the landlord in his sole authority determines that the tenant is in breach of this clause or the spirit of this clause the tenant will be asked to and agrees leave and vacate the premises immediately. The rent the tenant has paid already shall be non- refundable except for time that is re-rented to others.
16. Damage, losses including utilities or especially if there is a need for excessive cleaning will be hereafter referred to collectively as damages. Our cleaning rate is $25/hour. *For those damages that owners choose to do themselves the hourly rate for repairs you will pay is $40/hour.*
Special note on dog hair in the bedding: We love dogs but dog hair in the beding is above and beyond routine normal cleaning because it can be very tedious and time consuming to get out of bedding. We will handle dog hair in the bedding in a manner that is easiest for us. For example: if our best guess is that picking the hairs out of a blanket may be near the cost of a new blanket then we will purchase a new blanket and deduct the cost of it from your security deposit. You are welcome to the sheets, blankets or comforter (sets) if you notify us in a timely manner and we will mail it to you for the cost of packaging and shipping plus a handling fee if appropriate. If we are not notified in a timely manner the items will be disposed of.
All or a portion of the normally refundable security deposit may be retained in the case of there being damage to the premises and you agree to pay any additional sums that your security deposit does not cover. You agree that in this matter that we are not subject to negotiation, dickering or arbitration. You agree to leave this assessment of damages and costs of said damages to our judgement solely and accept our assessment as absolute fact. Once you have been notified that there are damages of any kind you agree that you will pay said damages within 30 days. There shall be a 30 day grace period for payment of the debt. After 30 days interest on the debt will accrue at the highest rate allowable by law until fully paid off. You agree that such damages, legal expenses and any other additional expenses of any kind that we may incur including expenses related to collecting said monies from you will be paid promptly by yourself without delay. These miscellaneous expenses, legal and other will be added to the existing debt amount 30 days after they are incurred and interest will continue to accrue on the newly revised debt amount.
You further agree that you have no legal remedy or recourse to anything stated in this clause.
17. Changes to any of the above clauses are subject to specific written contract signed by both parties.
18. You agree that ignorance of these posted policies is no excuse and does not diminish your responsibility and liability.
19. In the case of there being confusion or ambiguity as to the interpretation of any of the terms herein. Our interpretation of the terms will prevail.
20. In the event that we do show leniency by not enforcing a clause(s) here within, our action(s) shall in no event obligate us to repeat said or similar action(s) or invalidate the clause(s) or any other clause(s) in these terms. You the tenant remain bound by and are subject to these terms.
21. Unenforceability or invalidity of any sentence, part or the entirety of one or more clauses in this Agreement shall not have any impact on the enforceability or validity of any other clause in this Agreement. If it is possible, any unenforceable or invalid clause in this Agreement shall be modified to reflect the original intention. If it cannot be modified to show the original intention, any unenforceable or invalid clause in this Agreement shall be regarded as removed to the extent of its unenforceability and invalidity and be stricken while the remainder of this Agreement shall continue to be in full effect.
22. Television and internet are not essential services, are generally beyond our control and they're availability or working order are not guaranteed.
23. By reserving/renting you agree to these terms individually and in their entirety.
24. These terms are subject to change without notice.
(a) In the rare instance that we might deviate from our policy above and consider your request we look at things like how long have you had the time tied up, how soon is the week you want to give up, what is the likelihood of our being able to re-rent the time spot, given sufficient notification is it an easily rented time like July or August, have you paid a deposit or have you paid in full, have you been informed of or read the policies, how many nights have you rented, does the time span a weekend etc. etc.. We are under no obligation to do so but if we do decide to waive the clause and allow you to reschedule using part of the funds you have already paid which happens at our discretion on a case by case basis. We will play it by ear and follow the guidelines outlined below:
(b) In the rare instance that we might deviate from our policy above and consider your request for cancellation and refund we look at things like how long have you had the time tied up, how soon is the week you want to cancel, what is the likelihood of our being able to re-rent the time spot, given sufficient notification is it an easily rented time like during July or August, have you paid a deposit or have you paid in full, have you been informed of or read the policies, how many nights have you rented, does the time span a weekend etc. etc.. We are under no obligation to do so but if we do decide to waive clause #7 and give you a refund which happens at our discretion on a case by case basis. We will play it by ear and follow the guidelines outlined below: