Blessing by the Sea

34 Amber Cove

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Terms and Conditions

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Please print these Terms and Conditions for your records.
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. During high season, some units may not be ready by 4 p.m., your patience is appreciated.
UNIT ADDRESS:
Blessing by the Sea is located at: 34 Amber Cove Miramar Beach, FL 32550.
Blessing by the Sea resides in Emerald Shores, a gated beach access/ownership community. This is not a gulf view home and does require a short walk to the beach. This is a NON-SMOKING home.
ACCIDENTAL RENTAL DAMAGE INSURANCE

Accidental damage protection is included for any damages or accidents, subject to exclusions and limitations that occur to the premises during your rental period up to $3,000. Any damage or accident that is not covered under the policy will be the responsibility of the leaseholder.
Any damage noticed upon arrival should be reported to the OWNER immediately. If damage is not reported, your credit card may be charged for the cost of the repair. All general maintenance should also be reported so the unit can be kept in good repair. In order not to be charged additional fees, 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 turned on to wash.
e) There was no exceeding the maximum occupancy of the unit.
f) There was no smoking or evidence of smoking in a designated non-smoking unit.
g) Unit is left in neat condition.

PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE CHECK OUT PROCEDURES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
PAYMENT TERMS:
Fifty percent of payment is due upon booking. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival date. Remaining balances not recieved 60 days prior to the arrival date will be considered a cancellation. (See Cancellation Policy)
AGE REQUIREMENTS:
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. If you lie about your age, you will be asked to leave the premise and will not receive any money back. This is a strict policy. We DO NOT rent to college and/or teenage groups. VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION SUBJECTS TENANT TO SIGNIFICANT PENALTIES WHICH ARE NECESSARY TO PROTECT OWNER BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT THIS LEASE IS A SHORT TERM SUMMER VACATION RENTAL.
CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations that are made more than (60) days prior to the Check-in date will forfeit a cancellation charge of $1000.00 unless the property is re-booked for the week. Cancellations received within (30) days of the Check-in date will forfeit the full payment. Cancellations, late arrivals, early departure, or no shows, do not warrant refunds (see Trip Insurance). Guests with an unpaid balance after the full-payment date will automatically forfeit all funds and the lease will no longer be valid or guaranteed for the leased period. Owners will then have the right to open up the online booking calendar and attempt to re-rent the unit.

CHECK-IN TIME:
Check-In time is 4:00 pm CST. Occasionally the cleaning staff may need additional time in order to ready the home for your stay. We ask for your patience and suggest you have alternate plans available in the event additional time is needed. Please do not interrupt or delay the cleaning staff if they are at the home. Restrooms are accessible at the pool, at the beach pavilion and at the front office located on the bottom floor of Leeward Keys. Let us know immediately if the unit has not been properly cleaned.

CHECK-OUT TIME:
Check-out time is at 10:00 am CST. A $100 per hour fine will be assessed for Guests remaining after 10:00 am CST on the day of Check-out.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY:
The maximum number of persons permitted is limited to TWENTY (20). No exceptions shall be permitted without prior owner approval and additional fees may apply. (see Falsified Reservations below)
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 TENANT ALLOWS THE PREMISES TO BE OCCUPIED BY MORE THAN LIMIT, TENANT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED ($100.00) DOLLARS PER PERSON IN EXCESS OF THE LIMIT PER DAY FOR EACH DAY THE TENANT ALLOWS THE PREMISES TO BE OCCUPIED BY MORE THAN LIMIT OF PERSONS.

CLEANING:
No daily maid service is provided. A one-time set-up of linens, bath towels, garbage liners, dish soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, and toilet paper is included as the "cleaning fee." Vacuum cleaner, broom, and dust pans are in the home should you need them during your stay. We do not permit towels or linens to be removed from the home at any time during your stay. Missing towels and/or linens will be charged to your credit card. We suggest bringing your own beach towels.
SYSTEM OR AMENITY FAILURE:
In case of failure of a system or amenity during your stay, including but not limited to, water, sewer, heating, air-conditioning, electrical, mechanical, ventilating, structural systems, major appliances, or entertainment equipment, Owners shall repair them in a workmanlike manner. You agree to permit access to the unit to make repairs. Owners shall not be liable to TENANT in damages, and NO REBATE OR REFUND will be given for such temporary failure, provided Owners are making reasonable efforts to repair the system or amenity in a reasonable manner after having received notice from TENANT that repairs are needed. Absolutely no REBATE OR REFUND will be provided for a failure or the restricted access to an amenity outside of the unit (i.e. Pool, tennis courts, tram, beach service, etc.). Please call owners immediately 770-527-4350.

AMENTITIES OFFERED:
Everything will be done to make sure what is offered in any advertising will be in the property as described. There may be times when the exact amenities are not in the property. Every attempt is made to keep the inventory as advertised. A difference in amenities does not entitle TENANT to any refund of rents paid. Amenities may be added or removed from time to time and at the owners/managers discretion. Example: We may have advertised 4 DVD players; one may be out for service. This does not warrant any refund.

ACTS OF GOD:
Owners shall not be liable for events beyond our control which interfere with TENANTS scheduled occupancy, including, but not limited to, Acts of God, acts of governmental agencies, fire, strikes, war, tornado, ice storm, environmental issues, severe weather, inclement weather, bridge closures, loss of electricity, or loss of water. NO REBATE OR REFUND shall be given in these circumstances. We recommend you purchase Travel Insurance for your reservation.
TRIP INSURANCE:
[TRIP INSURANCE is available at this website and we recommend you purchase it.]
Purchasing travel insurance is a cost effective way to insure the investment in your vacation. We do not purchase travel insurance for our guests, this is your option and responsibility. We highly recommend purchasing a trip insurance policy from a travel insurance carrier should an unforeseen incident occur that requires your trip to be delayed, disrupted or canceled. Many events can disrupt your travel plans, including events that can make the accommodations uninhabitable (fire, flood, wind, etc). These events include, but are not limited to, natural disasters (earthquake, hurricane, tropical storms, etc), travel problems (flight cancellations, etc), and medical/personal issues (illness, death in the family, jury duty, etc). As a result, we have a norefund policy within 60 days of your Check-In date.
Severe Weather: Hurricane Policy and Tropical Storm Policy
We do not offer any refunds for Hurricanes or Tropical Storms. We highly recommend getting Trip Insurance. 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.

Travel Insurance provided by TRAVEL GUARD:
Every year, snowstorms, hurricanes and other unexpected weather events cause travelers to delay, interrupt or even cancel their trips completely. A travel insurance plan can help cover your vacation investment. Specific coverage questions should be directed to Travel Guard (1.877.246.5376 or www.travelguard.com/astp). Please refer to product number 008573/008574 P1 & account # 97908.

Coverage is offered by Travel Guard Group, Inc., and limitations will apply. Please visit www.travelguard.com/disclaimer for full disclaimer.
SEVERE WEATHER:
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.
TRAVEL INSURANCE AND HURRICANES: WHAT’S COVERED?
Travel insurance may cover a traveler’s vacation investment if severe weather conditions directly affect their travel arrangements or accom­mo­dations. For example, if a traveler is forced to cancel a trip due to a hurricane, travel insurance with trip cancellation can provide a reimbursement for nonrefundable expenses, up to the limit of coverage purchased.
If severe weather forces the evacuation of the traveler’s unit, the travel insurance may provide reimbursement for nonrefundable expenses, and additional travel expenses. For losses to be covered, travel insurance must be purchased before a hurricane is forecasted or predicted. Once a storm is named, losses resulting from a hurricane that has been forecasted or predicted on or before the effective date of coverage are excluded.
All claims will be evaluated on their own merits at the time of adjudication.
Travel Insurance is available on this site and we highly recommend you purchase it.
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 your unit or on the premises, you will be asked to vacate immediately.
PARKING:
All parking must be in the space provided. Maximum parking for this home is 5 cars. Neighborhood parking rules are strictly enforced. Commercial vehicles, boats, trailers, RV’s, jet ski’s, wave runners, skateboards, motorcycles or similar vehicles or equipment are not permitted in the development.
COMMUNITY RULES:
Guest agree to abide by rules of the community. These may be posted in the unit or at the community pool or office. These rules may change from time to time.
EMERALD SHORES NEIGHBORHOOD RULES:

ResortQuest manages and maintains the Emerald Shores neighborhood, a residential family-oriented community. Short-term rental stays are a privilege extended by the Emerald Shores community and we ask that you give your temporary neighbors due consideration as you enjoy your stay with us.
As a guest of Emerald Shores, I (and my party) understand and agree to comply with Emerald Shores Neighborhood Rules.
~ Walking on Dunes is strictly prohibited at all times. A community walkover is provided at the beach pavilion (requires code). All beach rules are to be followed and all beach surf flags are to be observed and strictly obeyed.
~ Parking is only allowed in the driveway. Parking is restricted to the number of cars that can park in those areas. Parking in the cul-de-sac, on the roadway or on any grassy area is strictly prohibited. Doing so may result in damage (sprinkler systems, vegetation) for which neighborhood fines may be imposed. Vehicles that are illegally parked are in direct violation of the fire code and violators will be towed at the owner’s expense.
~ Commercial vehicles, boats, trailers, R.V.’s, jet skis, wave runners, skateboards, and all similar vehicles are prohibited.
~ Pool rules must be followed. Babies are not permitted in the pool at any time without swim diapers. Children are not permitted in the pool area at any time unless accompanied by an adult. Positively no glass containers or bottles are allowed at the pool. No pets are allowed at the pool. There is no Lifeguard on duty.
~ Do not leave anything hanging on the balconies or in the yard (towels, beach toys, rafts, etc.) Use the driveway or porch for beach toys.
~ Loud music systems and other disruptive noises are not permitted.
~ Maximum Occupancy for the home is not to be exceeded. Quiet time begins at 10:00pm.
~ All trash should be placed in plastic trash bags, securely tied and placed in the outdoor trash receptacles provided. Trash pick-up is on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Do not transport the trash containers to the street or the driveway, they will pick-up and return the trash containers to the home.
RATES:
Published rates are subject to change without notice.
All rates are subject to Florida taxes.
Rates include a one-time setup of linens, garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry soap, and cleaning service at the time of departure.
There is NO DAILY MAID SERVICE. Bring your own beach towels.
UTILITIES:
The landlord will provide water, heat, electric, trash removal and wifi.
RESTRICTIONS:
No trailers, boats, jet skis.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Three king, 2 sets of bunk beds, 1 set of bunk beds, 1 futon & 2 sleeper sofas. GUEST supplies linens for beach use. Owner will provide 2 commercial beach rental chairs and an umbrella (March 1-October 31, 2016) during your stay FREE of charge along with 3 of the owners beach chairs (as long as renters do not break them), a soft cooler and wagon.
FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS;
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.
CHECK OUT PROCEDURES:
Thank you for staying at 'Blessing by the Sea'. We hope to see you back next year! We do have to ask that you abide by our Check-Out Procedures so we can prepare the unit for the next arriving guests as they arrive only hours after you leave. If you leave the unit in great shape, the next family can have access to the unit on time. We appreciate your cooperation in following these procedures.

Most of our guests follow all of these rules, but for the few that do not comply, this is notice that a $100.00 fee per incident or per hour, which ever applies, will be charged to your credit card.

1. Check-out time is by 10:00 am CST. Our cleaners arrive at 10:00 am to start cleaning the unit. If you plan on an earlier departure, please text or email the day before departure so we can alert our cleaning crew.
2. Place all trash in plastic trash bags in outside receptacle by 9:00am on Saturday. Please do not leave any food or drinks in refridgerators.
3. Wash all soiled towels and put away. Each bathroom should have 6 bath towels, 4 hand towels & 8 washcloths.
4. Remove all sheets and pillow cases from beds. Leave them in the room that they belong in. Please start the last load of towels.
5. Do NOT remove comforters, bedspreads, or blankets from the rooms, or remove pillow shams from the pillows.
6. All soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and turned on to wash.
7. Wipe down kitchen counters.
8. Outdoor furniture is in original position. Outdoor grill is cleaned if used ($35 cleaning fee).
9. Remote controls for each room are placed by the tv/dvd ($50 fee for missing remote).
10. Close all doors. Set A/C to 76 Fo on departure.
11. Check the house thoroughly for any personal belongings. (Remember to check couch cushions, under beds & in nightstand or dresser drawers.
12. If renting during "peak renter season" return armbands the day before your departure no later than 4pm.
13. Lock all doors behind you.
Please leave the home neat and orderly to avoid additional charges. If the cleaning crew finds that the home has been left excessively dirty you will be billed for the additional cleaning time at a rate of $100 per hour.
Please leave the house in as good as shape as possible. The cleaner we find it, the faster we can turn it over to the next guest. We really appreciate your help!

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