Rental Agreement

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The rights and obligations of the parties to this agreement are defined by law. Your signature on this agreement, payment of money to secure the reservation or taking possession of the rental property is evidence of your acceptance of the agreement, and your intent to use the property for a vacation rental. Belloise Realty, Inc., the management firm, on behalf of the owner of the property, rents the subject property to the tenant, subject to the provisions of the rental agreement.

FINAL PAYMENT: Final payment for your rental is due 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival date via cashier’s check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover. Late checkout, trash left or vacation rental or grounds needing more than reasonable cleaning will result in an additional cleaning charges based. Late checkout charge $36.00 per additional hour.

ACCIDENTAL RENTERS DAMAGE PROTECTION: ARDI (Accidental Renters Damage Protection) is a one-time fee of $69. ARDI (Accidental Rental Damage Protection) provides coverage for accidental damage during your stay. A charge of $69 (provides up to $1500 in accidental damage) is required for most units. If damage is not covered by the policy or if the damage exceeds the amount of coverage guest hereby authorizes Belloise Realty to charge guest credit card for the cost of repairs, replacement, services, telephone charges or extra cleaning for all damage, breakage and/or loss incurred during his/her stay. In the event of damage to the premises, its equipment, furniture, or carpeting, Guest shall be responsible for damage costs exceeding amount covered by damage protection fee, including collection costs and attorney’s fees. Documentation detailing damages and charges will be provided to the guest. Tenant hereby authorizes the Manager to charge the Tenant’s credit card on file for such additional charges.

ACTS NOT PROTECTED
Acts of God
Gross Negligence
Intentional acts of a Covered Guest
Willful Destruction of Property
Normal Wear and Tear
Theft without a valid police report
Covered guest’s personal property
Additional Cleaning Fees
Property damage by any motorized vehicle

KEY PROCEDURES: DAY OF ARRIVAL: Most of our beach rentals have a KEYLESS ENTRY CODE. If your rental is keyless you will be sent a text message just before the check in time of 4:00 PM. For the rentals with keys please call Property Management Office prior to arrival for instructions. (727) 449-2700 or (727) 410-1936 Check in time is: 4:00 PM. Check out time is promptly at 11:00 AM.

WHAT IS SUPPLIED IN YOUR RENTAL: One roll of toilet paper in each bathroom and paper towel roll in the kitchen is provided. Many residences are furnished with but not all: dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. FEW or NO residences are furnished with: Hairdryers, Beach chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, and bicycles, food of any kind, (including condiments), laundry soap, bath soap, dishwashing detergent, cribs, highchairs, or air mattresses. In order to make traveling with children easier for you, we can arrange to have a crib, highchair, or rollaway bed pre-delivered to your vacation residence. Additional rental charges will apply.

PARKING at the premises is limited and is rental specific – call Belloise Realty for details. No boats, jet skis, trailers or RVs are permitted.

CANCELLATION POLICY: There are NO REFUNDS. We understand there can be unforeseen emergencies that could cause a cancellation to a reservation therefore Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Should cancellation be necessary, advance deposits, rents or other fees will not be returned. NO refunds for early departure and/or eviction.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Belloise Realty will not rent to vacationing students or anyone under 25 years of age, unless accompanied by a parent(s). Reservations shall not be made by or for a minor, defined as any person under the age of twenty-five (25). Any reservation made under false pretenses will be subject to eviction and forfeiture of advance payment of rent and deposits.

SLEEPING CAPACITY/DISTURBANCES: Tenant and all other occupants will be required to vacate the premises and forfeit the rental fee and security/damage deposit for any of the following: Occupancy exceeding the sleeping capacity, using the premises for any illegal activity, causing damage to the premises rented or to any of the neighboring properties, or any other acts which interfere with neighbors’ right to quiet enjoyment of their premises.

MANDATORY EVACUATION: Cancellation or early departure due to inclement weather including hurricanes, mandatory evacuations or states of emergency, does not warrant a refund for rent or deposit. Purchase of Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance is highly recommended.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Management strives to comply with all reservation requests for a specific vacation residence, however due to unforeseen mechanical problems, or other unforeseen circumstances, we cannot guarantee a specific rental property. We reserve the right to change assignments without notice should a residence become unavailable.

RENTAL ASSIGNMENTS: Belloise Realty reserves the right to change rental assignments under emergency conditions. Properties are occasionally removed from our rental program on short notice due to change in ownership or other changes made by the owner. Should this occur to a confirmed reservation, every effort will be made to contact you by telephone or e-mail to inform you of the need to change your reservation to another suitable accommodation. Please be assured you will either be moved to a comparable property or upgraded, at Belloise Realty’s discretion, depending on property availability. If this situation occurs, you will be notified immediately, time permitting, and the terms of this Rental Agreement will convey to the new premises and the related owner(s), with the exception of occupancy limits. If no suitable accommodations are available, you will receive a full refund. Belloise Realty is not responsible for errors in its website or brochure, for property changes made by owners, or for any conditions beyond our control upon arrival.

UNITS FOR SALE: In the event that the property which you are renting is on the market for sale, we may find it necessary to show the property during your stay. We will make every effort to schedule the showing at a convenient time so as not to interrupt your vacation.

PROPERTY CONDITION: Please note that we have checked the unit before your arrival. If you have any remarks, please give us written notice within 24 hours after your arrival. This will be your evidence at move out.

PETS: The “no pets” policy must be observed in all of our homes except the few pet friendly homes we manage. Pet friendly homes require payment of an additional pet fee. In most of our properties, pets are not allowed in the premises under any circumstances. If there is discovery or evidence of a pet during your stay or upon your departure, a charge of $1000 will be posted to your credit card. If you are staying in a pet friendly rental, you are completely responsible for any pet damage including cost of pet feces not picked up. Also all dogs must be leashed at all times (per City of Clearwater) when outside and must be supervised by owner.

REPAIRS: From time to time, it may be necessary for us to enter the vacation property during reasonable hours for any purpose connected with the repair, care or management of the property. Every effort is made to keep items in each property in good working order. Please notify the Belloise Realty office (727) 449-2700 of any difficulty you have during your stay so repairs can be made as soon as possible. No rebates or reduction in rent will be made for mechanical failures or malfunctions, interruption of utilities or other maintenance problems such as air conditioners, heaters, dishwashers, washers, dryers, TVs, VCR’s, swimming pools or appliances. Renter will be held responsible for any and all damages that occur during said rental dates.

MOVING FURNITURE: Do not move the furniture. Furnishings are not to be rearranged or removed from the premises for use outside or in other areas of the rental. Moving furniture could result in a fine of $500.00.

HOUSEKEEPING: Your accommodations will have been cleaned before you arrive and after you depart. Guests are responsible for laundry needs during their stay. Please strip beds of sheets when checking out. A load of laundry should be washed and placed in dryer prior to your departure. Please do not overload the washer. All dirty dishes must be placed in dishwasher and dishwasher started. Housekeeping will put dishes back in cabinets. All trash to be placed in trash container outside upon your departure. Please do not leave trash in house or outside the receptacle. All food should be removed from refrigerator and freezer. Please do not leave any sugary items as this attracts ants. Trash is to be placed in wheeled trash containers and moved to street on the appropriate days as stated in your info book at the residence if staying in a home.

NO SMOKING: Smoking inside is strictly prohibited and will result in a $1000.00 fine.

LOST AND FOUND: Belloise Realty is not responsible for lost or misplaced items. However, if notified and/or found within a reasonable time, we will be happy to ship them via UPS Ground Delivery for a $25 fee (unless postage and handling is more). All unclaimed personal items are donated to charity twice a year.

CRIBS, HIGH CHAIRS and PORT-A-CRIBS: In order to make traveling with children easier for you, feel free to contact http://tampabaybabyrentals.com/default.aspx
BOATS, HAULING TRAILERS, MOTOR HOMES: NO motor homes, boats or hauling trailers allowed without owner’s permission. Please call before bringing any of these items as there is limited parking and some trailers are not permitted in accordance with our City Ordinance.
BARBECUE GRILLS: Guests are responsible for charcoal and or propane gas for grill. Please use caution when grilling. Do not grill in screened in porches. Do not place HOT ASHES in any trash container. Do remove ashes only after they are completely COLD.

POOLS AND HOT TUBS: (if applicable) Guests acknowledge that lifeguards are not provided. Guests are responsible for the safety of themselves, their children, and their guests. Pools are for guests use only. Please remember you are in a residential area; please keep the noise level down. We do not wish to receive complaints from the neighbors or the police. Excess noise complaints will be subject to eviction with no refund of monies.

CALL 911 IN CASE OF ANY EMERGENCY. NO POOL ACCESS AFTER 11:00 PM
OWNERS SET SPECIFIC RULES: regarding the maximum number of occupants, pets, smoking, etc. As the vacation rental management we enforce these rules, and may evict renters or their guests when they are exceeded. If pets are not allowed at the vacation rental, that includes pets belonging to your guests. Large gatherings, house parties, etc., are absolutely not allowed unless approved when your booking is made. Sub-letting is not permitted. Any disturbance resulting in neighborhood complaints or police action, or other illegal activities, damage to the vacation rental, or violation of this agreement or of rules and regulations governing the vacation rental, will be considered sufficient cause for immediate termination of your stay, and all monies paid will be forfeited. This agreement does not create a tenancy for the vacation rental; you can be removed from the vacation rental without process of law if you do not depart at the appropriate time.

THE OWNERS, HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, AND AGENT ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE for any injury to any tenants or tenants’ guests, or for loss, theft or damage to any tenants’ or tenants’ guests’ property your belongings whether associated with the rented unit, or the common property areas.

LONG DISTANCE CALLS: Not all vacation rentals have landlines however for those that do you are responsible for all your long-distance charges. You can receive incoming calls except for collect ones, and make outgoing local calls, however you cannot make outgoing long-distance calls except Collect or with a charge card.

YOU AGREE TO NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY if a maintenance problem develops at your vacation rental so we can have it remedied as quickly as possible. Owners and Agent reserve the right to make repairs as necessary, and to enter the vacation rental with reasonable notice, or without notice if you cannot be reached.

Wi-Fi INFORMATION: Wi-Fi information will be sent by email or text message. Guests can also call our office for the Username & Password.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE: Occasionally, vacation residences are listed for sale. We reserve the right to show these properties to potential buyers. Every effort will be made to schedule showings so as not to interrupt your vacation.

RATES: All rates are subject to change.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CHOICE. This vacation rental is individually owned. We have described our vacation rental in detail to the best of our ability, but we cannot make the decision for you and will not be responsible if you are not happy with your choice on arrival. The rent will not be refunded and cannot be transferred to another location.

BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, THE TENANT AGREES TO “HOLD HARMLESS THE FLORIDA VACATION RENTAL COMPANY IN ALL CLAIMS AND LEGAL MATTERS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: DOUBLE BOOKINGS, DEPOSIT MONIES, HURRICANES, FLOODS OR OTHER ACTS OF NATURE, DAMAGED PROPERTIES, FIRE, THEFT, LOST OR STOLEN PROPERTY, PEST INFESTATION AND CHANGES IN ZONING LAWS AFFECTING RENTALS, INJURY OR DEATH. THE TENANT UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS BETWEEN TENANT AND HOMEOWNER [LANDLORD] AND ALL DEPOSIT MONIES BECOME PROPERTY OF LANDLORD.

Belloise Realty – Vacation Rental Division
59 Baymont St.
Clearwater, Florida 33767

(727)449-2700