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<p>This Agreement is made between Beach Life Vacation Rentals, LLC (BLVR) on its own and on behalf of and as agent to Owner and Guest(s)</p> <p><strong>1. Guest Requirement:</strong> Guests booking the reservation must be a minimum of 25 years old and occupy the property.</p> <p><strong>2. Booking Deposits:</strong> We require a deposit of 35% of the rental fee at the time of booking. We accept Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX, or personal check for deposits. A credit card must be on file to secure your reservation. Reservations made within 30 days of arrival require payment in full at booking. All payments are to be paid in USD</p> <p><strong>3. Damage Waiver:</strong> As a part of your stay, reservations include a Damage Waiver that covers accidental damage to your rental property. The waiver will pay a benefit up to $3,000.00. Any damages that exceed $3,000.00 and are not covered will be charged to the credit card on file</p> <p><strong>4. Admin Fee:</strong> Each reservation requires an administrative booking fee.</p> <p><strong>5. VRBO Bookings:</strong> Reservations through the VRBO website are subject to a non-refundable connection fee based on the total reservation amount. Once you book your reservation through VRBO you will deal directly with BLVR for any questions, future changes and payments.</p> <p><strong>6. Processing Fee(s):</strong> All reservations include a processing fee. We will waive the fees on your final payment if you opt to pay your final payment via check. All payments are to be paid in USD</p> <p><strong>7. Sales Tax:</strong> Charges are subject to Florida State Sales Tax and Manatee County Tourist Tax 12% (7% FL State Tax and 5% Local tax)</p> <p><strong>8. Final Payment:</strong> All balances are due 30 days PRIOR to arrival. Reservations booked with arrivals 30 days or less – payment is due in full at booking. All payments are to be paid in USD</p> <p><strong>9. Access to Rental Property:</strong> We will provide your access code and check in details the week of your arrival.</p> <p><strong>10. Occupancy and Parking:</strong> Please note that your rental unit has a maximum occupancy and if the occupancy of the rental exceeds our limitations it may result in immediate eviction and forfeit of all unused rent funds. There is a maximum # of vehicles allowed and overnight parking on the street is strictly prohibited. Please check with your agent if you need additional parking. There is a “free” Trolley service on the island, and we encourage you to use the trolley for your convenience and to reduce traffic on the island during busy seasons.</p> <p><strong>11. Gatherings:</strong> Large gatherings and or parties are not permitted on the premises.</p> <p><strong>12. Amenities:</strong> The property reflects the tastes of the owners. We do our best to accurately describe each unit but cannot be held responsible if guests are dissatisfied with the accommodation. Some property’s may provide bikes, kayaks, or other recreational equipment; guests use will be at their own risk if it is an included amenity; and in no event shall the guest hold BLVR or the Owner responsible for injuries or damages incurred. The guest will be responsible for any damage to equipment and bodily harm.</p> <p><strong>13. Internet Service:</strong> Wireless Wi-Fi internet is included, but we do not have control of service interruptions, and outages by the provider. We will work with the provider to get your service restored as soon as possible. NO refunds will be given if you are without service beyond our control.</p> <p><strong>14. Telephone Charges:</strong> We offer landline telephone access to free local and US long-distance service.</p> <p><strong>15. Smoking:</strong> Smoking is prohibited in all properties. Any signs of residual smoke inside, guests will incur additional cleaning and purifying charges</p> <p><strong>16. Cleaning:</strong> The cleaning staff follows strict cleaning and disinfecting policies for the safety and well-being of our community, residents, and travelers alike.</p> <p><strong>17. Departure Clean:</strong> If a property requires more than the standard cleaning or there is more than departure day laundry’ including bed linens, and one day’s bath linens, an extra fee will be charged to your card on file; starting at $50 per additional load of laundry and any additional time needed.</p> <p><strong>18. Cancellations:</strong> If cancelled 60 days or more before check-in 100% refund. For cancellations 59 days or less before check in all fees collected will NOT be returned upon cancellation unless the rental unit is re-rented for the entire period. If the unit is re-rented all fees collected will be refunded minus $150 service fee. No credit is given in case of early departure, no-shows, inclement weather, acts of God and or mother nature. No subletting or assignment by the guest. We also offer travel insurance to protect your trip.</p> <p><strong>19. Hurricane Policy:</strong> June through November is hurricane season. We are not required to rebate rent in the event of a voluntary evacuation. We will refund unoccupied rent in the event of a government ordered Mandatory evacuation.</p> <p><strong>20. Keys and Remote Controls:</strong> There is a $50.00 Recovery Fee charged for each key or pass not left in the unit on day of departure and a $100 fee for any garage door remote control not left in the unit on departure.</p> <p><strong>21. Pets:</strong> If you reserved a pet friendly property and you are bringing an approved pet we must be notified at time of reservation and a taxable $150 pet fee will apply. If a pet is in a property where it is not allowed, this will cause forfeiture of all payments and you will be asked to vacate the property immediately. We will attempt to relocate you to a pet friendly unit. You will be responsible for all costs with returning the rental property to its original condition and any additional charges for relocation and pet fees. Pets are not allowed on any beaches on Anna Maria Island although there is a Dog Park in Holmes Beach, and there is a dog friendly beach on the Palma Sola Causeway just 5 minutes off the island. Always keep your pet on a leash and pick up and dispose of your pet’s waste properly.</p> <p><strong>22. Vehicles:</strong> RV’s, boats, trucks, trailers etc. are NOT PERMITTED; parking is limited.</p> <p><strong>23. Items left in Unit:</strong> If you leave behind personal belongings and request items to be mailed – it will be at the expense of the guest for all charges.</p> <p><strong>24. Return Visitors:</strong> Guests will have “first right of refusal” for the same property and for the same dates (unless owner occupied) the following year. You MUST notify us 7 days after your arrival!</p> <p><strong>25. Noise Policy:</strong> The home that you are renting is most likely next door to a permanent resident of the island. Please respect their privacy and consider their right to quiet throughout your stay. Please be aware there is a 10:00 PM Noise Ordnance that is strictly enforced. Excessive noise at any time of day is not tolerated by the local officials. Outdoor lights must also be extinguished by 10:00 PM other than those illuminating walkways to the entrance of the property. Underage drinking is prohibited at all our rentals.</p> <p><strong>26. Safety:</strong> All vacation rentals meet safety standards and ordinances and are equipped with CO2/Smoke Detectors as required by law. We offer an ADA Compliant 177Cd Strobe smoke detector for the hearing impaired upon request.</p> <p><strong>27. Emergencies:</strong> For all after-hours emergencies please call 941-274-1100. This phone is only monitored after normal business hours (9:00pm to 9:00am) and is strictly for emergency calls. Please call our normal business number (941-795-7820) and leave a message for all non-emergency issues.</p> <p><strong>28. Wildlife:</strong> Do not disturb or invade the nesting places of our island shorebirds. Do not remove more than 2 of any living species from the water except legal fish to eat. Turtle Season is May 1st to October 31st. Please do not touch turtles or disturb their nests. Artificial lights that can be seen from the nesting beaches can disorient hatchlings and turn them towards the roads and traffic instead of following the natural moonlight to the water. Please turn off any lights that can be seen from the beaches and do not leave trash, chairs, or any obstacles on the beach overnight as this may cause the mother turtles to return to the sea without laying her eggs. Fill all holes that you have created and yes, you must take down those wonderful sandcastles you have built! If you would like more information, please visit http://islandturtlewatch.com/</p> <p><strong>29. Pools and Spas:</strong> Most pools are heated to 82 degrees in the cooler months (November through April) We are not responsible for pool or spa malfunctions. No credit, discount and/or rate adjustment can be granted for circumstances beyond our control. There will be days when the weather conditions will not allow pool heaters to accommodate swimming, and temperature recovery times will vary. Pool heaters will not operate and automatically shut down if outside temperatures get too cold. Guests should not expect hot tub like temperatures for pools or spas.</p> <p><strong>30. Maintenance:</strong> In the event of equipment malfunction we will expedite repairs as quickly as possible. Maintenance items should be reported as soon as possible. Should a repair service make a call to a property and find the equipment is not in working order due to guest misuse, oversight or neglect, the fee for the service will be charged to the guest. If a service call was initiated by the guest and the equipment is operating properly, the guest will be charged for the service call. No rent adjustments can be made for circumstances beyond our control or for malfunction or loss of use of equipment or amenities. Guests agree to allow access to the property to make necessary repairs or improvements.</p> <p><strong>31. Substitution of Accommodations:</strong> In the event a unit is unavailable due to a disaster beyond our control, we reserve the right to substitute a property. We shall not be liable should a unit not be available, whereby monies paid shall be refunded.</p> <p><strong>32. Properties For Sale:</strong> If the property is for sale, it may be necessary to show the property during your stay. You will be given 24-hour notice and every attempt to schedule the showing at a convenient time for the guest will be made.</p> <p><strong>33. Indemnity:</strong> Guest expressly indemnifies BLVR and the Owner from any, and all liability, loss, damage and expense, including attorney fees and disbursements arising from any injury to persons or property on or about the rental property during the course of your stay and will defend and indemnify them against any suit or claim resulting therefrom. You are also responsible for any damage to the property, or its contents, as well as the lawn, plants and plantings on or about the property from any cause whatsoever except acts of God, and your credit card will be charged for the cost to repair or replace such damaged property. As used in this Agreement, the term “Guest” means the person signing this agreement and listed as a Guest on this Agreement as well, any person staying at the rental property or invited thereon by a Guest.</p> <p><strong>34. Waiver:</strong> To the fullest extent permitted by the Law of the State of Florida, the Guest and any invitees to the rental property expressly waive any right to bring an action, claim or lawsuit against BLVR or the Owner resulting from any bodily or other injury sustained by Guest, Guest’s family members, children, visitors or invitees as a result of any cause whatsoever, and Guest, its family, children, visitors or invitees assume the risks associated with the use of the property including but not limited to the pool, the stairs, the dock, and the canal, the parking area, and any equipment on the property. The guest agrees to reimburse owner for any fine or penalty which may be imposed upon owner by reason of any violation upon the premises.</p> <p><strong>35. Damages:</strong> In no event, shall BLVR or the Owner be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, whether foreseeable and however arising, including, without limitation, monetary damages, lost income or lost revenue, whether based in contract, equity, tort, statute, strict liability or any other theory. Notwithstanding, any damages payable by BLVR or Owner are expressly limited to the amount paid by the guest under this agreement.</p> <p><strong>36. Violations:</strong> Any violation of this Agreement by the Guest(s) shall also subject Guest(s)’reservation to being cancelled at any time up to including after or during occupancy. At the expiration of the rental term or such earlier termination thereof by BLVR in writing, Guests agree to vacate the premises. Any continuation of residency in the premises beyond the expiration of this agreement or its earlier termination shall be deemed trespassing and subject the Guest to such civil and criminal remedies that exist in the law. This Agreement is enforceable by BLVR or Owner.</p> <p><strong>37. Legal Action:</strong> This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the Laws of the State of Florida and any disputes or legal action hereunder must be brought in the Courts of the State of Florida in Manatee County; Guests and all parties to this Agreement hereby subject themselves, accept and consent to the jurisdiction of the State of Florida and service of process by mail for purposes of any suit or legal action arising from this Agreement, the rental of the property or any related matter or thing whatsoever.</p>