26 Topaz Cove
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Vacation Rental Agreement Terms and Conditions
Please retain for your records

This rental agreement is between you (the "guest" or "tenant") and (Emma's Estate) Sean and Emilie Aplin.

Sean Aplin: 850-225-3599; Primary contact.
Emilie Aplin: 850-496-7955; Secondary contact.
email: emmasestate@gmail.com

This is your short-term vacation rental agreement. This agreement outlines everything you need to know about our rental policies for our property. Our goal is to ensure that your stay at Emma's Estate is wonderful and meets all of your expectations. Please let us know if you have a technology or equipment issue during your stay and we will work to get it resolved as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Rental Agreement: This Agreement (agreement) constitutes a contract between the Guest (you, your) and the Owners (us, we, our) of Emma's Estate (property, house, unit, home). By signing this agreement, you and your guests are agreeing to all terms and conditions listed in the rental agreement. Your vacation rental is a transient rental under state law. This means that your tenancy is temporary for the stated time period only. At no time is the property to be sublet or assigned to another individual. Please do not make any repairs, alterations, or improvements in or about the property.

Location/Property: The home is located at 26 Topaz Cove, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 in the Emerald Shores community. Emerald Shores is a gated community with private beach access/ownership. The home does not have a gulf view, and a short walk is necessary in order to reach the beach. Emma's Estate is a non-smoking, dog friendly property. Two housebroken small dogs (up to 35 lbs.) are permitted with payment of a non-refundable pet fee per dog.

Age Requirements
We will NOT rent to anyone under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent 25 years of age or older who remains on the property during the entirety of the reservation without prior written permission. No chaperoned groups. One adult (25 or older) must be present for every 4 children. VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION SUBJECTS GUEST TO SIGNIFICANT PENALTIES WHICH ARE NECESSARY TO PROTECT OWNERS BECAUSE THIS LEASE IS A SHORT TERM VACATION RENTAL. Photos of State-Issued Photo IDs are required for all occupants 25 and older and must be submitted to the OWNERS no less than 72 hours prior to check-in to avoid check-in delays and possible cancellation of the reservation without refund. MISREPRESENTATION OF ANY OCCUPANTS IN ANY WAY IS SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE EVICTION OF ALL OCCUPANTS WITHOUT REFUND (See Falsified Reservations Policy below).

Security Deposit: No Security Deposit is charged; however, your credit card information will be held on-file. (See Credit Card Authorization). An Accidental Damage Protection fee of $95 per week is required. (See Accidental Damage Protection)

Payment Terms: An advance payment equal to 50% of the total reservation price is required at the time of booking. Please make payments via credit card. The remaining balance is due 21 days before your arrival date. Remaining balances not received 21 days prior to the arrival date will be considered a cancellation. (See Cancellation Policy) Reservations made less than 21 days prior to arrival require full payment at the time of booking.

Credit Card Authorization: Guest understands and consents to the use of the credit card provided without original signature on the charge slip, that a photocopy or fax of this agreement will serve as an original, and that this Credit Card Authorization cannot be revoked and will not terminate until 90 days after the Check-out date. Guest agrees not to cancel the credit card on file during the authorization period unless the card is lost or stolen. In the event of a lost, stolen, or otherwise cancelled credit card, Guest agrees to supply the Owners an alternate credit card for payment purposes. Charges may include, but are not limited to: damages beyond normal wear and tear; missing items, unreturned keys, fines incurred due to failure to adhere to house rules/Check-Out Policy, or neighborhood fines.

Arrival Inspections + Damages: Any damage noticed upon arrival should be reported to us immediately. We ask that you also report any general maintenance needs so that the house can be kept in good repair. If damage is not reported, your credit card may be charged for the cost of the repair or replacement. In lieu of a security deposit, we will keep your credit card on file. You are responsible for any and all damages that occur to the property or its contents by you or any other member of your group, individually or collectively, while you are the registered occupant of the property. We will capture an amount from your credit card to cover the estimated cost of the repairs or to replace missing items. The amount captured will be an estimate and may be more than the actual cost of repairs or clean-up. We will provide a statement of the damages and the cost of the repairs after they have been completed. If there is a refund due it will be returned to the credit card on file after all repairs have been made. If the cleaning team detects any evidence of smoking, you will be charged $500.00.

PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES. The following provisions should be met:

  1. -No damage is done to the home or the contents including linens.
  2. -No items are removed from the home or are missing upon the inventory check. All towels, pillows and linens are to remain inside the home.
  3. -All home and neighborhood rules are followed.
  4. -No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets, or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
  5. -All garbage, debris, and discards are placed in their proper containers and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned. Home is left in a neat condition.
  6. -Outdoor grill is clean upon departure (See Gas grill/Propane Policy below).
  7. -Reservations are not cancelled (see Cancellation Policy below)
  8. -No unauthorized pets. OCCUPANCY IS NOT EXCEEDED.
  9. -Furniture is not moved. Absolutely NO indoor furniture should be placed outdoors!
  10. -NO SMOKING on premises. All use of tobacco products will be away from the home and smoking materials disposed of properly.
  11. All Check-Out procedures are followed.

No Smoking or Open Flame: No smoking is allowed inside home or on the balconies or porches. No candles or open flame of any kind are allowed inside the property or on the balconies or porches. The only exception to the use of open flame is exclusively for the purposes of igniting the gas grill on the back porch should the auto-ignite feature fail. Upon departure, if the cleaning team detects any evidence of smoking and/or open flames, additional fees may apply.

Cancellation: Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to your arrival will receive a refund of any advance payments less a $250 cancellation fee plus any and all payment processing fees.

Cancellations made within 60 days of the check-in date will receive no refund, and you will forfeit all payments made.

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 (21 days prior to check-in) 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.

Arrival and Check-in: Check-in is 4:00 PM CST on your scheduled arrival date. There may be times when the cleaning staff need additional time to make the home ready for your stay. We ask for your understanding and recommend that you have alternate plans in the event that cleaning staff need additional time. Please do not interrupt the cleaning team if they are in the home when you arrive. There are restrooms available at the pools, pavilion, and Emerald Shores office on the bottom floor of Leeward Key. If you find that the home has not been properly cleaned, we ask that you let us know immediately.

Departure and Check-out: Check-out is 9:00 AM CST on your scheduled departure date. Check-out is strictly at 9:00 AM. Guests remaining at the property after 9:00 AM CST on the day of check-out are subject to a $100 per hour fine charged at the beginning of each hour delayed. Timely check-out is necessary for cleaners to prepare the home for guests who will arrive hours after you leave. If check-out procedures are not followed, you may be subject to additional fees. (See Check-Out Procedures section)

Parking: The driveway has space for 4 vehicles. You must park in the driveway or the temporary overflow parking located by either of the community pools. Prior to your stay, you will be granted access to parking passes in a Google Drive folder as part of the Access email along with other important information for your trip. Please print a parking pass for each vehicle and display it on the dashboard throughout your stay. Absolutely no parking on the street, grass, or any other undesignated area. Emerald Shores parking rules are strictly enforced.

Pet Policy: Up to two housebroken, small (up to 35 lbs.) dogs with payment of non-refundable $150 pet fee per dog per week. The property does not have an enclosed yard. Dogs must be on a leash and walked outside to do their business. Guests agree to pick up pet waste and dispose of it in the stations located throughout the neighborhood. NO pet pads or other items designed for indoor collection of pet waste are allowed in the home or on the porches or balconies.

Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is 15. No exceptions. If you are found in breach of this contract, you will be evicted and no money will be refunded. Only people who have registered with us as a guest may stay overnight on the property.


Housekeeping Services and House Amenities: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included with the property, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. A one-time set-up of linens, bath towels, dish soap, paper towels, bath soap, toilet paper, laundry soap, and trash liners is provided. Please plan to bring your own tooth paste, additional paper products, beach towels, etc. We provide brooms, dust pans, a vacuum cleaner, and toilet plungers should you need them during your stay. Do not remove towels, linens, or pillows from the home at any time. Replacement costs for missing or damaged towels, pillows, and linens will be charged to your credit card. We do not provide beach towels and recommend that you bring your own or plan to purchase beach towels upon arrival.

Trash Policy: Trash pickup is on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (or Tuesdays and Saturdays during the Off Season). Grounds crew manually remove bags of trash from the cans. There is no garbage truck or lift mechanism to dump the cans. In order for the trash to be removed, ALL ITEMS MUST BE BAGGED in large trash bags (13 gallon or larger). GUESTS agree not to throw loose items or small bags in the outdoor trash cans, and agree to place all such items in large bags for the grounds crew to pick up. If the Trash Policy is not followed, GUESTS agree to a $250 fee per trash can to cover bagging of loose trash, trash can cleaning, and sanitization. GUESTS also agree to a $30 fee to cover a special trash pickup to have the grounds crew pickup outside of the regular trash schedule. This is in addition to any fees incurred for failure to follow Check-Out Procedures. (See Check-Out Procedures below).

Gas grill/Propane: There is a private gas grill on the property. GUEST agrees to clean the grill after use. Cleaning includes emptying and cleaning the grease drip cup, removing, cleaning, and replacing the grease catch pan, removing, cleaning, and replacing the grill grates, and wiping out all grease and debris from the interior of the grill pit. Failure to properly clean the grill will result in a $100 grill cleaning fee in addition to any other fees incurred (See Check-Out Procedures below).

We do our best to provide at least some propane; however, we cannot guarantee that it will be available for your stay. We ask that you report any empty propane tanks so that we can schedule delivery of full tanks. The service we use only delivers to Miramar Beach on Wednesday, so we need to know about empty tanks by midday on Monday to be able to get on the delivery schedule. Guests may also choose to get their own tanks from nearby merchants who provide them.

Rates: Published rates are subject to change at any time without notice. All rates are subject to Florida taxes.

Minimum Stay: Rentals are a 7-night minimum and are done on a weekly schedule, generally Saturday-Saturday.

Short-Term Rental: It is expressly understood and agreed that this is a short-term vacation rental and is not a lease or other long term residential tenancy agreement. This Agreement is only for the use of the Property for the stated Term. It creates no property rights in You, the Guest, and no rights to renewal or for recurring usage.

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 have them repaired as quickly as possible. You agree to permit access to the unit to make repairs. Repair personnel shall not be liable to GUEST 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 GUEST 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.).

Amenities Offered: Every effort will be made 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 GUEST to any refund of rents paid. Amenities may be added or removed from time to time at the OWNERS' discretion.

Beach Furnishings: The Owners offer their Guests the use of 4 resort-style beach chairs and 1 beach umbrella with table as part of the Guests' stay. The Owners take great pride in these beach furnishings and ask that the Guests follow all of the rules outlined below when using them.

  • Guests are to transport the beach furnishings to and from the beach responsibly using the provided hand trucks or beach cart or an appropriate transportation vehicle such as an automobile or golf cart.
  • Guests are NOT to leave the beach furnishings on the beach overnight for any reason.
  • Guests are NOT to leave the beach furnishings unattended for more than a few minutes.
  • Guests are NOT to sublet or lease the beach furnishings for any reason.
  • Guests are to follow all beach rules when setting up the beach furnishings.
  • Guests are NOT to place the beach furnishings in the water for any reason.
  • Guests are NOT to leave the beach furnishings out in the rain for any reason.
  • Upon returning from the beach, Guests are to sweep all sand from the beach furnishings in the driveway and store them upright under the covered portion of the front porch against the wall. If the beach furnishings are wet, Guests are to open them and allow them to fully dry before folding them for storage.
  • The umbrella is NOT to be stored in the blue tote bag. When not in use or transport, the umbrella is to be stored upright in the corner of the covered portion of the front porch. The bottom pole of the umbrella, the sand augur, and the table cuff can be left inside the tote when stored.
  • Loss of any beach furnishings or damage done to any beach furnishings due to not following the rules outlined above is NOT covered by the Accidental Damage Protection fee and is entirely the financial responsibility of the Guest.

Acts Of God/Conditions Beyond Our Control: OWNERS shall not be liable for events beyond our control which interfere with GUESTS' scheduled occupancy, including, but not limited to, Acts of God, acts of governmental agencies, pandemics or other public health events, 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.

Severe Weather/Hurricanes/Tropical Storms: All transient occupants must evacuate from the short-term vacation rental upon posting of any emergency evacuation order issued by local, state, or federal authorities. More details can be found in the Guest Welcome Book online or inside the house, or at the Walton County Website(click or tap here).

There are no refunds for severe weather including hurricanes, hurricane evacuations, and tropical storms. It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance. It is up to you to purchase the insurance, it is not our responsibility.

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 no refund policy within 60 days of your Check-In date.


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.


Items Left Behind: OWNERS are not responsible for any personal items GUESTS leave behind. Please take all personal items with you upon departure.

Mail Delivery/Packages: If you need to have something delivered during your stay, we ask that you use a parcel service that delivers to the front door. We do not have someone on-site to check the locked community mailbox. A mailbox key can be made available to guests who book multiple sequential weeks.

Accidental Damage Protection: Accidental Damage Protection is included for any accidental damages, subject to exclusions and limitations, that occur to the premises during your rental period up to $1,500. Any damage or accident that is not covered under the policy will be the responsibility of the GUEST.

The purchase of the damage protection still requires you to follow the check-out list outlined in the Check-Out Policy, and you must follow all terms and conditions.

All reservations require guests to pay a non-refundable $95.00 per week Accidental Damage Protection fee. GUESTS of OWNERS who have paid the non-refundable fee prior to checking in to a property will not be obligated to pay the first $1,500 in accidental damages, subject to the conditions and limitations set forth below. This accidental damage protection is not insurance. It is a non-refundable, one-time charge per week that covers accidental damage reported by the guest prior to check-out for guests who have complied with the Agreement. In exchange for the payment of the Accidental Damage Protection fee and the execution of this Agreement, which incorporates the terms of this limited waive clause, OWNERS hereby waive the right to charge the guest for any reported accidental damages to the Property that result from the guests’ accidental or inadvertent acts or omissions during the duration of their stay for damages up to but not exceeding $1,500.

Guests are responsible for any damages or losses in excess of the Damage Limit Amount of $1,500, as well as any damages or losses excluded from the terms herein.

Conditions and Limitations
The Accidental Damage Protection Policy has certain conditions, limitations and exclusions. This Accidental Damage Protection fee will not waive the guest’s liability for:
1. Intentional acts or omissions, abuse or neglect by a guest or a guest’s invitee.
2. Negligence or gross negligence. This includes any damages to the property caused by acts or omissions that could have been foreseen by a reasonable person including damages resulting in any additional cleaning and/or maintenance costs.
3. Any damage which the guest does not report immediately to the OWNERS prior to checking out of property.
4. Theft that results from guest’s failure to lock or secure the premises or property
5. Damages, additional cleaning costs or additional maintenance costs caused by an animal allowed on or in the property by guest or guest's invitee, including any service or emotional support animals (if not approved and paid for with the pet fee - See Pet Policy).
6. Damages resulting from unauthorized smoking on or in a property by guest or guest’s invitee.
7. Loss or Damage in excess of the Damage Limit Amount.
8. Loss or Damage to any personal property of guest or guest’s invitee.
9. Loss or Damage to beach furnishings due to not following the usage rules outlined in the Beach Furnishings section.

The protection policy applies only to the direct physical loss or damage to covered property. It does not cover loss of use of such property. GUEST agrees to pay OWNERS for any loss of income that may result from loss of use of the property due to damages by GUEST or GUEST's invitees. This waiver is not intended in any way to provide reimbursement or coverage for the following items, which shall remain the responsibility of the owner of the property:
1. Damages that constitute normal wear and tear.
2. Damages resulting from acts of God, including but not limited to acts resulting in fire, flood or other natural disasters.
3. Damages or losses to property which are unrelated to the actions of the guest.
4. Theft that occurs despite the guests’ reasonable efforts to secure the property and related items.

When a guest provides notice to OWNERS prior to check-out of accidental or inadvertent damage to the property, OWNERS will investigate the damage to determine whether the damage appears to have been caused by accidental or inadvertent actions, and to determine the nature and extent of the damages and the necessity for and costs of the repairs or replacements. Such determination shall be made in the sole and absolute discretion of OWNERS provided there is some reasonable basis for making such a determination. OWNERS have ultimate claim administration authority.

Insurance: You are expressly excluded from any insurance policy held by us. You understand that it is suggested that you carry renter's insurance to cover your personal belongings.

Cleaning Fee: All reservations require a $425 cleaning/management fee. If the cleaners find that the home has been left excessively dirty you may be subject to additional fees.

Utilities: The cost of normal utilities usage is included with your stay. However, you are responsible for pay-per view movies. It is the sole responsibility of GUESTS to log out of any personal accounts used on the Roku TVs or other devices in the home. OWNERS are not responsible for any charges or activity on accounts that are left logged in to any devices on the property.
Surveillance Equipment: CCTV cameras or other devices may be employed at the home. OWNERS agree to disclose all such equipment and each device's location in or around the property to GUESTS at the time of booking or installation of the equipment. Surveillance equipment will only be used on the exterior of the home and/or for noise monitoring and for no other purpose. Noise monitoring devices will be used only to measure decibel levels and/or occupancy in or around the home and will not be used for any other purpose. No cameras, listening devices, or surveillance devices of any other kind will be used on the inside of the home for any purpose.
GUESTS may not use surveillance equipment to monitor the OWNERS or any other GUEST or any other person present in the home without the consent of that person. GUESTS may not disable any OWNER surveillance equipment in or around the property for any reason.
Surveillance equipment is considered to be any device that captures and/or transmits video, audio, and/or still images. This includes but is not limited to dedicated cameras of any kind that can transmit video/audio/images, baby monitors, audio recording/listening devices, and smartphones.
Maintenance / Repairs: Even the best or newest equipment occasionally malfunctions and cannot be guaranteed 100% of the time. Authorized personnel may enter the premises during business hours for purposes connected with repairs, care, or maintenance of the premises, and outside of business hours in the event of an emergency. Expect lawn care personnel on property once a week.

The home is treated for pests on a quarterly schedule with additional treatments as needed. GUESTS are to report any observed pest activity to OWNERS immediately. OWNERS will schedule treatments as soon as possible after receiving GUEST notification of need. GUESTS are expected to behave in a way that minimizes risk of pests in the home. This includes cleaning up after meals and properly securing the home by keeping doors closed and screens in windows. Do not leave doors open or leave opened food or dirty dishes around the home. Remove trash from the home regularly. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to keep the property pest-free.

Community Rules: You agree to abide by all rules governing the community where the property is located. The rules are posted inside the property, included in the Google Drive link provided in your Access email, and/or at the community office. These rules are subject to change at any time. (See section with Emerald Shores Neighborhood Rules)

Criminal Activity: You agree to not engage in any criminal conduct on the property, including but not limited to the following: usage of illegal drugs, committing a felony, violating any law or ordinance, disturbing the peace, engaging in conduct for unlawful purposes, or any unlawful use of the internet or WiFi. We are not liable for any damage or injury you cause to yourself or a 3rd party while engaging in criminal activity.

Governing Law: This agreement shall be governed, construed, and interpreted under the Laws of Florida.

Severability: If any part of this agreement is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the rest of this agreement.

Falsified Reservations: If you provide false information concerning your identity or other aspects of the reservation, you will automatically forfeit the reservation and will not be granted access to the property or will be evicted if you and your party are already on the property. In addition, you will not be issued any refunds. We have a right to report the fraud to appropriate authorities.

Additional Terms and Conditions: Guests agree to observe all terms and conditions of this lease with regard to maintaining the premises in good order and appearance and will behave in a way that is inoffensive to neighbors.

OWNERS reserve the right to cancel and/or prohibit reservations providing all payments are returned to Guest within 10 days of notification.

OWNERS, Emerald Shores HOA, cleaners, and repair personnel will NOT be liable for lost or stolen items of any kind. Guests agree to take measures to safeguard all valuables and personal items.

Anyone using the pool does so at their own risk and sole responsibility. All children must be supervised by an adult at all times while in the pool area or at the beach. OWNERS assume no responsibility for accidents or injury in connection with such use. Anyone using the pool agrees with OWNERS, for and in consideration of the use of the pool or beach area, to make no claim against the owners, for or on account of any loss of life, personal injury, or damage to or loss of personal property.

Any use of this property other than standard lodging must be authorized by OWNERS. This includes parties and receptions or other gatherings.

Written exceptions: Any exceptions to the policies contained in this agreement must be approved in advance and in writing.

GUEST agrees to indemnify and save OWNERS harmless from all liability, loss or damage arising from any nuisance or harm made or suffered on the leased premises by the GUEST or those invited by GUEST or from any carelessness, neglect, or improper conduct of any persons entering, occupying or visiting leased premises.

Waiver of Jury Trial: By entering into this agreement, the parties knowingly and voluntarily waive the right to a Jury Trial as to any claims a party may have against the other which arises out of this agreement or the course of dealings between the parties.

EMERALD SHORES NEIGHBORHOOD RULES: VACASA 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.

Guest wristbands are required for all neighborhood amenities and can be purchased at the Emerald Shores pavilion furing La Docle Vita's (LDV) normal business hours, 10am to 4pm. Please present the Access Email sent to you upon final payment or your Rental Agreement to the attendant to purchase your wristbands. Only cash is accepted for the wristbands. Wristbands for the entire household cost 30$ total and are good for the entire week. You are welcome to keep them as a souvenir, discard them, or return them to the attendant before you depart.

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, RVs, motorcycles, jet skis, wave runners, skateboards, and all similar vehicles are prohibited.
  • Charcoal grills are NOT allowed.
  • 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. 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 large (13 gallon or greater) 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.

Check-Out Policy and Procedures: We know you are on vacation, and we appreciate your choosing to stay at Emma's Estate. We require that you abide by our Check-Out Policy so cleaning and maintenance personnel can prepare the house for the next arriving guest as they arrive only hours after you leave. If you leave the house in great shape, the next family can have access to the unit on time. We appreciate your cooperation in following these procedures.

Adherence to the Check-Out Procedures below will best ensure no additional charges are necessary. Most of our guests follow all of these rules and incur no unexpected expenses. For the few that do not comply, this is notice that a $100.00 fee per incident or per hour (whichever applies), billed at the start of each hour, will be charged to your credit card in addition to any item-specific fees as listed below.

  1. Check-out time is by 9:00 AM CST. Our cleaners arrive at 9:00 AM to start cleaning the property. 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 13 gallon or larger plastic trash bags in outside receptacles by 9:00 AM on Saturday. Failure to properly bag trash during your stay will result in a $250 per trash can fee + $30 special trash pickup fee because someone will have to come in behind you, bag all of your loose trash, then wash and sanitize the trash cans. (See Trash Policy above).
  3. Leave used beds unmade and towels haning up.
  4. Do NOT remove comforters, bedspreads, or blankets from the rooms, or remove pillow shams from the pillows.
  5. Remove all items from the refrigerator and freezer.
  6. Clean all soiled dishes.
  7. Wipe down kitchen counters and sweep floors.
  8. Outdoor furniture is in its original position. Outdoor grill is cleaned if used and grill cover is in place ($100 fee if cleaning procedures are not followed appropriately).
  9. Clean sand from beach items and leave them as instructed in a neat and orderly fashion in their designated area.
  10. Remote controls for each room are placed by the TV. Ceiling fan remotes placed in caddy near light switch ($50 fee per missing remote).
  11. Check the house thoroughly for any personal belongings.
  12. Turn off all lights. Close and lock all windows and doors behind you.

Please follow the Check-Out Procedures and leave the house neat and in an orderly fashion. Failure to do so may result in additional charges. If the cleaning team finds that the Check-Out Policy has not been followed or that the home is excessively messy, you may be charged additional fees. We ask that you leave the house in as good a condition as possible. The cleaner you leave it, the quicker it can be ready for the next guests. We appreciate your help with this!

Guest assures the Owners that any guest 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 guest and/or the guest's invitees.

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.

Indemnification: OWNERS shall not be liable for any damage or injury suffered by you, your family, guests, invitees, agents or employees or to any person entering the property. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from any and all claims or assertions of every kind and nature.

The Policies and Procedures above are meant to protect GUESTS and OWNERS alike. All Guests, as well as Owners are required to conform to all Policies and Procedures. Violators are subject to eviction according to Florida Statute 509.141.

Acknowledgement: You have read and agreed to the terms and conditions of this agreement including the vacation rental property rules, community rules, and weather/pet/smoking/cancellation/check-out policies. The credit card supplied at the time of reservation will be held for security purposes only.

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