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 a technology or equipment issue 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 you the Guest and us the Owner of the Vacation Rental Property (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. The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The balance of rent is due 30 days before your arrival date. Reservations made less than 30 days prior to arrival require full payment at the time of booking.
Security Deposit: In lieu of a security deposite accidental damage protection is required. If damages exceed the insured coverage amount the credit card on file will be charged. The property is inspected before and after every tenancy. While you are here, we ask your cooperation in reporting any damage.
Cancellation: There is a no refund policy and we strongly recommend our guests purchase the Travel Insurance provided by TRAVEL GUARD (see below).
Severe Weather: There are no refunds for severe weather. 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 2 nights is required. There are some peak months with a 3 night minimum which are indicated on the rental availablity calendar
Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is 6 (babies in cribs not included). 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: We will provide you with a list of furnishings that come with the property. You agree to return all furniture items in a similar good condition, with normal wear and tear expected, as it was prior to the beginning of the lease term.
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: 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 submitted for a claim to the damage insurance company. If the damage is in excess of $3000 the remainder will be charged to the credit card on file.
Arrival and Check-in: Check-in is 3 PM local time on your scheduled arrival date. Check-in before 3 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 11 AM local time on your scheduled departure date. Check-out is strictly at 11:00 AM. We will provide you with check-out procedures in advance of your arrival.
Cleaning Fee: A cleaning fee is required.
Utilities: The cost of normal utilities usage is included with your stay. However, you are responsible for long-distance phone calls.
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.
Community Rules: You agree to abide by all rules governing the community where the property is located. The rules are posted inside the property and/or at the community office. These rules are subject to change at any time.
Parking: Please park in designated parking area for the chalet only. If parking passes are required, they will be located inside the property along with any additional instructions. There is no on street parking.
Pets: We are a pet friendly vacation home and ask that you be respectful of the interior and exterior of the chalet. Please pick up after your pet and dispose of waste in the outside locked trash recepticals. Failure to clean up after your pet would delay the cleaning staff and arrival time for the next guests. If any accidental pet damage would occur and is discovered after your departure, there is a damage insurance plan in place that is provided for your protection up to $3,000 coverage.
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 could be charged for additional cleaning.
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.
System 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, structual systems, major appliances, hot tub or entertainment equipment. We shall promptly repair them. You agree to permit access to the house to make repairs. We shall not be liable to you in damages and NO REFUND will be given for such temporary failure, provided we are repairing the system or amenity in a reasonable manner after having received notice from you that repairs are needed.
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 of Tennessee.
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!