Rental Terms and Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions prior to making your reservation.

Special rates apply to four holiday weeks: Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please add 25% to any posted rates on our website for these weeks.

KEYS: If you arrive after normal business hours, please pick up your rental keys in the "Welcome" basket beside the front door of our office. Keys will be in an envelope with your name on it.

CHECK-IN TIME: 4:00 PM
CHECK-OUT TIME: 10:00 AM

Please call the office if you feel you cannot comply with our prescheduled check in and check out times. While we will do our utmost to accommodate early arrivals and late check outs, we require adequate time to clean the rental properties between tenant arrivals and departures.

DEPOSITS: $500.00 Performance/Damage deposit required for all rentals. This initial payment serves as your deposit and is required to secure your reservation. This deposit is payable by either Visa or MasterCard. The amount of deposit will be deducted from the final payment, and the card number will be retained to compensate the landlord for any excessive cleaning charges or damages. Some units require a higher performance/ damage deposit. Forfeited deposits will not exceed the total cost of rental. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather, no-shows or early departure.

Credit cards are accepted for deposits ONLY; we do not accept credit cards for rent.

PERFORMANCE/DAMAGE DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel insurance is offered through CSA Travel Protection for United States, Canadian and United Kingdom residents only. It is automatically calculated and added to your contract on the day of reservation. Travel insurance will offer protection against loss of deposits in cases of unforeseen illness, accident, jury duty or adverse weather that stops travel. Questions concerning CSA Travel Protection can be obtained by reviewing the certificate of insurance on their website at www.vacationrentalinsurance.com or calling 800-554-9839.

RENTAL PAYMENTS: Final rental payments are due in full, one month prior to occupancy. In the event of cancellation, the entire rental amount owed will be charged to your credit card. Refunds must be obtained from CSA Travel Insurance Plan and are subject to their policies and conditions. To protect against the loss of your rental payment and deposit, travel insurance is strongly recommended.

We cannot disperse unit keys until all rental payments are made in full.

RESERVATION FEE: Each reservation requires a $30.00 non-refundable reservation fee.

TAX: Rentals of less than six months are subject to Florida State Sales Tax of 6.5% and Manatee County Resort Tax of 4%.

AGENCY: Island Vacation Properties, LLC is the authorized agent for the owner/landlord. We reserve the right to make reservation changes due to any unforeseen circumstances. Units placed on the market for sale, may be shown during your stay with prior notice.

LIABILITY: Tenant agrees to hold Landlord harmless from all liabilities and all costs of defense, including attorney's fees arising out of tenant's use or possession of the leased property, and all claims, damages and liability incurred by licensees, invitees, family, friends or business affiliates of Tenant.

OCCUPANCY: Each unit has a maximum capacity, which you were informed of when making your reservation. Overcrowding of units may result in the immediate eviction and loss of deposit and rent. Large gatherings are not permitted on the premises without prior written approval of the rental agent

AMENITIES: Each of our rentals is individually owned and reflect the tastes of the owners. We do our best to accurately describe each unit and its amenities prior to booking, but cannot be held responsible if tenants are dissatisfied with the accommodations. If you have any questions about the unit amenities, please call our office. We will gladly discuss them with you.

SUBSTITUTION OF ACCOMMODATIONS: Where circumstances arise beyond our control (i.e., fire, hurricane, sale of unit, etc.), your confirmed property may be unavailable upon your arrival. Island Vacation Properties reserves the right to substitute your accommodations. We cannot guarantee the confirmed rate in these instances. Although we will do everything possible to create a pleasant vacation experience, neither Island Vacation Properties nor the owner are liable for damages or inconvenience in this rare and unusual situation.

PETS: Units allowing pets require a $100.00 non-refundable pet fee per pet. Any unauthorized pets will result in the forfeit of the performance/damage deposit. Unfortunately, we cannot allow any pets over 25 pounds.

SMOKING: Please smoke outdoors and responsibly discard all smoking debris.

ITEMS LEFT IN UNIT: Neither the landlord nor Island Vacation Properties, LLC, will be held responsible for any personal items left in the units. If you request us to retrieve and mail items left in the unit, you will be responsible for mailing/shipping charges.

LOCKED CLOSETS/GARAGES: Some owners leave personal items locked in closets or garages. These areas are NOT included in the rental.

INOPERABLE EQUIPMENT: Should any mechanical failures occur during your stay, Island Vacation Properties will do their best to make prompt and thorough repairs. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for inconvenience caused by inoperable equipment.

RADON GAS: Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities may present health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time. Levels that exceed Federal and State guidelines have been found in buildings in Florida. Additional information regarding Radon Gas and Radon testing may be obtained from Manatee County Health Unit.

The tenant has read and agreed to the rules and regulations described above. Any contract errors should be reported to Island Vacation Properties, LLC immediately. Please sign on reverse side and return one copy to our office to finalize your reservation. Keep the original and any receipts, if applicable, for your files. Failure to return this contract does NOT release the tenant from the rights and obligations stated above.