Terms and Conditions
Please print these Terms and Conditions for your records.
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT TIMES
The property will be ready for occupancy at 4:00 PM local time on the beginning date of the lease and must be vacated by 10:00 AM local time on the ending date of the lease. Be aware that if you arrive early, you may have to wait to check in if the property is not ready. Adequate time is required to prepare Coconut Cottage for the next guest's arrival, therefore we must insist on an 10:00 A.M. check-out. A minimum fee of $200 may be charged for late departure (after 10:00 A.M.). There are no refunds for early departures.
DOOR CODE: Our door is on an electronic locking system. You will be given a door code approx. one week prior to your check in date. This code will not open the door until 4 pm on your check in day so please don't arrive early.
You are responsible for any and all damages that occur to the property or it's contents by you or any other member of your group while you are the registered occupant of the property. Any damage noticed upon arrival should be reported to the owner immediately. If damage is not reported, you will be charged for the cost of the repair and / or you will forefit all or part of your security deposit. All general maintenance should also be reported so the unit can be kept in good repair. In order to avoid damage charges, the following must occur:
- a) No damage is done to the unit or its content including the linens.
- b) No items are missing upon the inventory check. (This includes, but is not limited to, transferring items to other units.
- c) All debris, garbage and discards are placed in proper containers.
- d) All soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and dishwasher started prior to check out.
- e) There was no exceeding the maximum occupancy of the unit.
- f) There was no smoking or evidence of smoking inside Coconut Cottage.
- g) Unit is left in neat condition.
- h) There were no pets or evidents of pets inside the home or on the premises.
- i) The blue house towels must not be taken to the beach under any circumstance.
In the event there are extra charges for extra cleaning or damages, the guest will be charged the entire amount of all damage or extra cleaning fees. A detail of all extra charges will be mailed to the guest.
We do not refund rents or deposits lost due to cancelled or shortened stays because of weather. Departures due to inclement weather do no warrant refund of rent or deposit.
Hurricane Policy and Tropical Storm Policy
We do not offer any refunds for Hurricanes or Tropical Storms. We highly recommend getting TRAVEL Insurance for your trip. It is up to the Guest to purchase this coverage for their trip.
Coverage is available for health and weather related problems. Please call them direct or order online to purchase this in your name.
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS:
No Pets are permitted in rental units under any circumstances, NO EXCEPTIONS. If any evidence of a pet(s) is found in the home or on the premises, you will be asked to vacate immediately with no refund of rent and you may be charged a minimum of $300 additional cleaning fee.
This is a 7 night rental (Sunday-Sunday)
There is NO DAILY MAID SERVICE. Guests will need to provide their own paper items and cleaning supplies. An initial set up of trash liners and toiletries is provided. Extra items needed are the responsibility of the guest. (ie Bring your tooth paste, laundry detergent, soap, beach towels, extra toilet paper etc.) Coconut Cottage does have a washer, dryer, iron and ironing board for your use.
The landlord will provide water, heat, satellite TV service, wireless DSL internet, electric and trash removal . Please place your garbage in the can on the ground level. Please note that cell phone service is pretty spotty everywhere on the cape. Please be prepared that you may not be able to make or receive calls. Verizon works best on Cape San Blas.
ITEMS LEFT BEHIND:
Coconut Cottage and owners are not responsible for the loss of personal property left behind, stolen or damaged during your stay. Please check your belongings carefully before leaving. Never leave valuables unattended. If you find you have left something behind, call us and we will try to locate the missing item(s). If the item(s) is located, it will be returned to you COD. Items unclaimed more than 14 days will be disposed of or given to charity
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS:
9 people is our maximum occupancy. This policy is strictly enforced. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. No chaperoned groups VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION SUBJECTS GUEST TO SIGNIFICANT PENALTIES WHICH ARE NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE LESSOR BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT THIS LEASE IS A SHORT TERM SUMMER VACATION RENTAL.
Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance deposit and/or rental money and the party will not be permitted to check-in.
GUEST assures the LESSOR that the tenants will observe all conditions and terms of this lease as to maintaining the premises in good order and appearance and will conduct themselves in a manner inoffensive to neighbors.
GUEST assures the LESSOR that any tenant who violates any of the terms of this Lease shall be immediately denied occupancy and shall remedy any damages or other expenses, which are caused by the tenant and/or the tenant's guest(s).
GUEST agrees that any tenant who is found using drugs or allows others to use drugs on the premises will be immediately denied continued occupancy at these premises.
GUEST and/or their guests shall not disturb, annoy, endanger, or inconvenience neighbors, nor use the premises for any immoral or unlawful purposes, nor violate any law or ordnance, nor commit waste or nuisance on or about the premises.
GUEST agrees that during the term of this lease and such further time as he/she occupies the premises, he/she will keep the leased premises clean and free of trash, garbage, and other waste; and all pipes, wires, glass, plumbing and other equipment and fixtures in the same condition as at the beginning of, or may put in during the term of the lease, reasonable wear and tear and damage by unavoidable fire and casualty only exception.
GUEST agrees to indemnify and save LESSOR harmless from all liability, loss or damage arising from any nuisance or harm made or suffered on the leased premises by the GUEST, tenants, or guests or from any carelessness, neglect, or improper conduct of any persons entering, occupying or visiting the leased premises.
GUEST agrees that he/she shall not paint or make alterations to the property, including changing existing locks or adding new ones, without the LESSOR'S written consent.
Upon not less than 24 hours notice, GUEST shall make available to LESSOR or his agent for the premises of entering to make necessary or convenient repairs and to show the premises to prospective tenants.
In an emergency, LESSOR or his agent may enter the premises at any time without securing prior permission from GUEST.
GUEST may not let, sublet or assign this lease for all or any part of the premises without prior consent of the LESSOR.
If GUEST abandons or vacates the premises, LESSOR may at his option terminate this lease, enter the premises, and remove all property.
In the event that any action shall be commenced by either party arising out of, or concerning this lease or any right or obligation derived there from, the prevailing party shall be entitled to receive attorney's fees as fixed by the Court in addition to all relief at law or equity.
Either party may terminate this lease in the event of a violation of early provision of this lease by the other party in the manner and as provided by law.
The Policies and Procedures above are meant to protect our guests and owners alike. All guests, as well as owners are required to conform to all Policies and Procedures.
GUEST assumes full responsibility for fulfilling the terms of the lease for the period stated and assure the LESSOR full recourse for the payment of any amount outstanding from the total amount due in accord with the terms as stated above including any outstanding or unpaid charges that are the responsibility of the GUEST.
In the event of cancellation of this contract, refund of the advanced rental deposit will be made only to the extent that a tenant call be found to occupy the vacated time reserved under this contract.
PENALTY FOR VIOLATING MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY PROVISION. VIOLATION OF THE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY PROVISION CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS DIRECTLY RELATED TO OVERUSE OF THE SEWER .THEREFORE, IN THE EVENT GUEST ALLOWS THE PREMISES TO BE OCCUPIED BY MORE THAN THE SPECIFICIED MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY FOR THE CABIN, GUEST SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY LESSOR.THE-SUM OF ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS PER PERSON IN EXCESS OF MAXIMUM SPECIFIFIED OCCUPANCY PER DAY FOR EACH DAY THE GUEST ALLOWS THE PREMISES TO BE OCCUPIED BY MORE THAN MAXIMUM SPECIFIED OCCUPANCY FOR THE HOME.
Cancellation or changes of reservations with advance payments. Cancellations that are made more than (60) days prior to the check in date will forfeit a minimum charge of $ 200.00. Cancellations that are made within (60) days of the check in date forfeit the full advance payment. . Any changes made within (30) days of the check in date that result in a shortened stay, change of dates, change of location or unit, may result in loss of entire advance payment. Cancellations and early departures due to inclement weather do not warrant any refund of rent.
CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION:
I understand and consent to the use of the credit card provided without original signature on the charge slip, I understand that by "clicking" that I have read the terms and conditions of this property, I am bound by this agreement and I have signed "electronically, and that this Credit Card Authorization cannot be revoked and will not terminate until 90 days after leased premises are vacated. Charges may include but not limited to: unauthorized long distance telephone and satellite TV charges; damages beyond normal wear and tear; unreturned keys, and parking violations.