Vacation Rental Agreement

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 our property is wonderful and meets all of your expectations. Please let us know if you have any issues during your stay and we will get it resolved. If you have any questions, please email or call us.

Rental Agreement: This Agreement (agreement) constitutes a contract between the Guest (you, your) and Owner (us, we, our) of Destiny Hideaway (property). 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.

Confirmation of Reservation: Your reservation is confirmed when we receive your electronically signed rental agreement and an advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate. The name on this agreement must be an adult who is at least 25 years old, and will be the responsible party for the reservation and all rental obligations.

Payment: An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required at the time of booking. The advance payment will be applied toward the rent. Please make payments via credit card or bank transfer. The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The balance of rent is due 60 days before your arrival date. Reservations made less than 60 days prior to arrival require full payment at the time of booking.

Security Deposit: A security deposit is required at our discretion. If damage exceeds the security deposit, you agree to pay any and all damage charges above the security deposit with the credit card on file. The property is inspected before and after every tenancy. While you are here, we ask your cooperation in reporting any damage. The security deposit, less any charges incurred where applicable, will be refunded after your departure. Your security deposit will be fully refunded after your departure, providing the following provisions were met: (1) no smoking; (2) no pets; (3) all check-out procedures were followed; (4) no damage to the property or its contents beyond normal wear and tear; (5) the number of guests did not exceed the agreed upon number of occupants; and (6) all amenity wristbands were returned.

Cancellation: Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to your arrival will receive a 100% refund of any advance payments. Cancellations made between 30 and 60 days of the check-in date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made within 30 days of check-in are not eligible for a refund.

Severe Weather/Hurricanes/Tropical Storms: There are no refunds for severe weather including hurricanes, hurricane evacuations, and tropical storms. It is highly recommended, but not required, that you purchase travel insurance. It is up to you to purchase the insurance; it is not our responsibility.

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.

Accidental Damage Protection: 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 $3000. Any damage or accident that is not covered under the policy will be the responsibility of the leaseholder.

The purchase of the insurance still requires you to follow the check-out list outlined in the check-out details, and you must follow all terms and conditions.

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.

Minimum Stay: A minimum stay of 3 nights is required except for the period of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day, during which time a Saturday-Saturday (7 night) stay is required.

Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is 8. 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.

Property Furnishings: You agree to return all furniture items in a similar good condition as it was prior to the beginning of the lease term.

Golf Cart: A golf cart is provided for your use during your stay at the property. Only licensed drivers at least 16 years of age may drive the golf cart. Under no circumstances should children drive the golf cart. If an underage driver is caught driving the golf cart, you will lose golf cart access for the remainder of the stay. Use the golf cart at your own risk. You will be responsible for all damage to the golf cart. Do not allow anyone other than a listed guest to drive the golf cart. You agree to indemnify and hold owner harmless for any damage you may do to yourself, others, or any property while using the golf cart. When not in use, please store the golf cart in the garage. Upon checkout, leave the key to the golf cart in the ignition in the off position. There will be a $100 fee for any lost golf cart keys.

Destiny East Amenities: Destiny East has common area amenities including two pools, a hot tub, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, a fitness center, a playground, and a grill/cabana area. All guests must wear a wristband to use these amenities. Use these amenities at your own risk. You agree to indemnify and hold owner harmless for any damage you may cause to the amenities or property.

Community Rules: You agree to abide by all rules governing Destiny East. The rules will be emailed to you separately and are also posted inside the property. These rules and regulations are intended to ensure the safe enjoyment of the amenities, roads and homes by owners and guests; protect the value of our community; and ensure fair and objective treatment for everyone living in or visiting our community. You agree to read and abide by these rules and understand there are fees associated with violating these rules. You are responsible for any fines assessed for violations incurred by your and/or your guests.

Getting Here: The confirmation email will state the timeframe in which we will send you details about the property, including: how to access the property, check-out procedures, community rules, and names/phone numbers of emergency contacts.

Arrival Inspections + Damages: Please complete an arrival inspection on your day of arrival and report any broken items, damage or issues to us immediately. Any damages that occur during your stay must be reported immediately to us. In the event that damage occurs to the property, whether reported by you or found after departure, the cost of repair and/or replacement will be held from the deposit. If the amount of repair and/or replacement exceeds the deposit amount, you will be responsible for any additional costs. Additional costs for repair or replacement will be charged to the credit card on file.

Arrival and Check-in: Check-in is 4 PM local time on your scheduled arrival date. Check-in before 4 PM is not guaranteed. Once we receive full payment and a signed rental agreement, we will send you detailed check-in instructions.

Departure and Check-out: Check-out is 10 AM local time on your scheduled departure date. Check-out is strictly at 10:00 AM. We will provide you with check-out procedures in advance of your arrival.

Cleaning Fee: A cleaning fee of $350 is required per stay.

Utilities: The cost of normal utilities usage is included with your stay.

Maintenance / Repairs: Even the best or newest equipment occasionally malfunctions and cannot be guaranteed 100% of the time. We have an excellent maintenance team who corrects problems as soon as possible. Authorized personnel may enter the premises during business hours for purposes connected with repairs, care, or maintenance of the premises. Expect lawn care personnel on property once a week.

Parking: Parking is limited to 3 cars. You must park in designated parking areas only. Overnight (1 am - 5 am) parking in the street is prohibited. Do not block the sidewalk between 10 am and dark or park on the grass at any time.

Quiet Hours: Guests should not create excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors. Code-enforced neighborhood quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

No Pets: Our home does not allow pets. If a pet is found on the property during your stay, we have a right to ask you to vacate the property immediately with no refund of any kind. Upon departure, if the cleaning company detects any evidence of a pet, you will forfeit your deposit and additional fees may apply.

No Smoking or Open Flame: No smoking is allowed inside the property. No candles or open flame of any kind are allowed inside the property. Upon departure, if the cleaning company detects any evidence of smoking and/or open flames, you will forfeit your deposit and additional fees may apply.

No Daily Housekeeping: 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.

Conditions Beyond Our Control: We are not liable for events beyond our control which interfere with your scheduled occupancy, including, but not limited to: acts of God, acts of governmental agencies, fire, strikes, war, tornado, hurricanes, tropical storms, ice storm, severe weather, inclement weather, ferry boat cancellation, loss of electricity, or loss of water. There will be no refund in these circumstances. We recommend you purchase travel insurance prior to arrival.

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. We are not liable for any damage or injury you cause to yourself or a 3rd party while engaging in criminal activity.

Indemnification: We 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.

Governing Law: This agreement shall be governed, construed, and interpreted under the Laws of the State chosen by us.

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 provides 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. In addition, you will not be refunded any money paid in advance. We have a right to report the fraud to appropriate authorities.

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 policies. The credit card supplied at the time of reservation will be held for security purposes only.

We look forward to your visit!

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