Vacation Rental Agreement
Restrictions: NO PETS!!
CHECK-IN TIME IS 3:00 P.M.
– Keys are NOT available until the
property is ready for occupancy. Owner will work with Guest to make
arrangements for Guest to obtain keys.
CHECK-OUT TIME IS 10:00
A.M. - Owner will work with
Guest to make arrangements for keys to be returned to Owner. Guests that do
not vacate the rental property by 10:00 a.m. may be assessed a fee equal to
the rental rate for one (1) night.
– 50 % of
the total rental fee is required in advance to hold the reservation. The
Vacation Rental Agreement (this document) must be signed by Guest and
returned to owner with the deposit. Owner accepts money orders, cashiers
check, personal checks, and PayPal (www.paypal.com). Payment must be
received within 4 business days of making the reservation to secure the
reservation. Upon receipt of the signed contract and deposit, the owner
will return a signed copy of the contract by mail or fax. The balance of
the rental fee (plus security deposit and cleaning fee) is due in full 10
business days before check-in. (Due 30 days in advance if paying by
personal check). Upon receipt of full payment, confirmation and
directions will be mailed, faxed, or emailed to Guest.
– Damage deposit equal to one (1)
night’s rental is required 10 business days before check-in.
Owner accepts money orders, cashiers check, personal checks, and PayPal (www.paypal.com).
(Due 30 days in advance if paying by personal check.) The
security deposit will be returned within 10 business days of the check-out
date provided the keys are returned to owner per agreement and there is no
breakage or damage to the premises and/or contents, outstanding long
distance telephone charges, or cleaning costs, other than those normally
incurred in connection with the occupancy of the premises. The
security deposit will be returned by check to the address specified by the
Guest at the time of reservation. Each Guest will be financially
responsible for damage done to the property. If there is damage to the
property or its contents, the Guest will be notified of any excessive
cleaning needed or damages made and the amount will be deducted from the
security deposit. If the amount of the damages exceeds the amount of
the security deposit, the Guest agrees to reimburse the owner for the
difference between the security deposit and the amount of damages.
Valuation of the damages will be at the sole discretion of the Owners. Owners agree to assess damages at a
fair and reasonable value based on the cleaning, repairs, or replacements
necessitated by the damage.
– A $20.00 administration fee will
be charged for all cancellations. Cancellations must be made in writing and
received by owners at least 30 days prior to the check-in date. Owner will
refund all deposits minus $20.00 administration fee upon receipt of
cancellation notice. Refunded deposits will be returned by check to the
address specified by the Guest at the time of reservation. If guest
cancels within 30 days of check-in date, all deposits will be forfeited to
the Owner unless the property can be rented to another party for the
same reservation dates and at the same rental rate as agreed upon by Owner
In the unlikely
event that the Owners must request that a reservation be cancelled, at least
90 days notice of the cancellation will be given and all deposits will be
– A $35.00 service charge will be incurred for any returned checks.
- If you have any questions
prior to or during your stay, please contact the Owners at XXX-XXX-XXXX or
– Upon receipt of full payment, confirmation and directions will be mailed,
faxed, or emailed to Guest. Please read the confirmation to confirm
accuracy of dates, mailing address, number of guests. Occupancy is limited
to REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY. Absolutely no overnight visitors are
allowed. In the event this occurs, your security deposit and rent will be
forfeited and you will be asked to vacate the property.
ADDITIONAL GUESTS (More
than the lease states) –
Additional guests and visitors must be pre-approved by Owners in advance.
IF YOU BRING IN EXTRA GUESTS OR VISITORS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL, GUEST WILL
BE ASKED TO VACATE THE PROPERTY. GUEST SECURITY DEPOSIT AND RENT WILL BE
– Keys must be returned to Owner upon check out. Owner will work with Guest
to arrange for the return of the key. Guest is responsible for lost keys.
The property must be re-keyed in the event that keys are lost or misplaced.
Guest will be responsible for the cost of this procedure.
is equipped with basic cable television. Guest is liable for ordering any
pay per view programming. Programming charge plus an additional $10 per
program or event will be deducted from your security deposit.
agrees to make all long distance calls with a calling card. If Guest
charges long distance phone calls to Owner’s phone, Guest will be liable for
said charges plus a charge of $10 per call.
are seasonal and are not to be used from May 1st through
September 30th. Failure to obey this rule will result in loss of
is not obligated to provide firewood for the rental. Firewood MAY be
available at the property. If wood is available, guest may use a reasonable
amount of firewood. If wood is not available at the property, it can be
obtained from local markets at reasonable rates.
Smoking is not permitted inside the property. Outside smoking is permitted,
but please do not litter. Failure to obey this rule will result in loss of
Alcohol and drugs
Illegal drug use is strictly prohibited. Kegs are not permitted at the
property. Failure to obey this rule will result in loss of security
PETS ARE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY WITHOUT EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE
OWNER. If owner determines that pets are present or have been present at
the property, your security deposit and rent will be forfeited and you will
be evicted immediately.
Furnishings / equipment / etc.
no circumstances are furniture, bedding, equipment, utensils, or any other
property supplied with the rental property to be taken out of the property.
Loss or damage to any furnishings will be charged against the security
Certain areas of the property are locked for the Owners’ personal storage
and are not to be accessed by the Guest. These areas include: (1) the small
closet in the master bedroom and (2) the utility closet at the end of the
hall on the lower level. In the
event that the Guest needs to gain access to the utility closet due to an
emergency or unusual circumstance (e.g. breaker switch, turn off water
supply, etc.), Guest should contact Owner at
will provide direction on how to handle the situation. If Guest accesses
the Owner’s closets without Owner permission, the security deposit will be
forfeited, and guest will be evicted immediately.
LINENs / supplies
basic supply of linens is provided for the rental property including towels,
washcloths, bed linens, and dish towels. Linens will not be changed or
replaced during your stay. Startup supplies (including soap, toilet tissue,
and trash bags) will not be replenished during your stay.
is required to leave the property in the same general condition it was in
when Guest arrived. Dishes should be cleaned and put away. Beds should be
stripped of linens; towels and linens should be left in a pile in front of
the washing machine on the lower level. Guest is responsible for any
damage, abuse, excessive cleanup requirements, or loss caused by any member
of Guest’s party to the property or its contents. Owners will inspect the
property after checkout to ensure the property is left in good order. Owner
will make final determination of the necessity of any charges to Guest.
following items must be complied with prior to check out in order for Guest
to receive his/her security deposit:
pots, pans, silverware, and utensils must be washed, dried and put away (Do
Not Leave in Dishwasher) and the stove/oven must be left in a clean
Refrigerator should be left clean and free of food.
and doors must be left closed and locked with all (3) thermostats set on 80
degrees (summer) or 55 degrees (winter).
temperature must be set at 85 degrees.
trash must be placed in outside garbage can.
Keys must be returned to owner according to owner instructions.
Repairs – Service calls
cannot guarantee against mechanical failure of heating, air conditioning,
hot tub, TVs, or other appliances. Also, owner cannot guarantee against
temporary outages of electrical service, cable service, water service, phone
service, or other services. In the case of a failure or outage, owner will
make every reasonable effort to have repairs performed or service restored
as quickly and efficiently as possible. No refunds or rent reductions will
be made due to failure of appliances or services. All problems or service
requests should be reported to the owner immediately using the contact
information on the first page of this contract.
Acts of god / 3rd party disturbances
Owners shall not be liable for events beyond their control which may
interfere with Guest occupancy including, but not limited to, Acts of God,
inclement weather, or activities of 3rd parties (e.g. neighbors,
etc.). No refunds or rent reductions will be made under these
parties are not allowed! Guest understands that owner will rent to
families and groups of responsible adults over the age of 21. Guest
agrees that more than the number of people stated on the lease shall not
occupy the premises. Occupancy and use of premises shall not be such
as to disturb or offend neighbors. Guest agrees to keep all music and
noise to a reasonable volume that will not disturb the neighbors. The use
of firearms or fireworks is strictly prohibited. Failure to adhere to
this policy will result in immediate eviction, forfeiture of total rent and
security deposit, and additional charge to adequately compensate for
No trespassing on neighboring property
agrees not to trespass on neighboring residential property or docks. This
includes the land directly in front of the dock (follow path from cabin to
dock). Failure to obey this rule may result in immediate eviction and
forfeiture of total rent and security deposit.
Right of Entry
agrees that the Owner reserves the right to enter the rental property at
anytime to investigate disturbances, check occupancy, check for damage,
perform repairs/improvements or for any reason as Owner deems appropriate.
material breach of this Agreement by Guest which, in the sole determination
of the Owner, results in damage to the property, personal injury to Guest or
others, a breach of the peace, a nuisance to others, or a violation of
criminal law or local code, shall be grounds for termination of Guest
tenancy. Violation of any of the rules contained herein will result in
immediate eviction and forfeiture of rent and security deposit. Any
reservation made under false pretenses will also result in immediate
eviction and forfeiture of rent and security deposit.
indemnification and hold harmless
agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Owner for any liabilities, theft,
damage, cost, or expense whatsoever arising from or related to any claim or
litigation which may arise out of or in connection with Guest use and
occupancy of the property including, but not limited to, any claim or
liability for personal injury or damage or theft of property which is made,
incurred, or sustained by Guest. The term “Owner” as used in this
Agreement shall include heirs, successors in interest, assigns, employees,
agents, and representatives where the context requires or permits. The
term “Guest”, “You”, and “Your” as used in this Agreement shall include
Guest, heirs, successors, assigns, guests, invitees, representatives, and
other persons on the rental property during Guest occupancy (without regard
to whether such persons have authority under this Agreement to be upon the
rental property), where the context requires or permits.
Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws
of the State of Georgia, and shall be treated as thou it were executed in
the County of Dawson, State of Georgia. Any action relating to this
Agreement shall be instituted and prosecuted only in the Dawson County
Superior Court, Georgia. Guest specifically consents to such
jurisdiction and to extraterritorial service of process.
Owner reserves the right to refuse service to
Applicant for rental must be a minimum age
of 30 and occupy the home for the entire length of stay. Individuals
under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. We will
accept families, married couples, and responsible adults. Property is
leased without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or
Guest violates any of the conditions of this Agreement, Owner may terminate
this Agreement and enter property. Upon notice of termination of this
Agreement, Guest shall vacate the property immediately and forfeit all rents
and security deposits.
PLEASE READ, SIGN, AND RETURN ENTIRE DOCUMENT WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURES
WITHIN 4 BUSINESS DAYS.
this, I hereby certify that I have read and fully agree to all of the
policies contained in this agreement.