TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Rates are quoted on a per night, per week or per month basis as noted. Unless specified, check-in time is after 3:00 p.m., and checkout by 10:00 a.m. on the day of departure. Most rates quoted are for a specified number of people (4 for 2-bedroom, 6 for 3-bedroom). Charges vary and are subject to change without notice. All properties represented by Lucky Bird Vacations come fully equipped with television(s), linens, dishes and utensils and an initial supply of soap and paper goods. Other amenities vary per property.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES (NOT included in rate):
Rates do NOT include daily maid service (unless noted), gratuities, out-of-country (except Canada) long-distance phone charges, car rental, food, liquor, laundry, personal items, excessive cleaning upon departure (i.e. upholstery or rug shampooing, etc.).
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS:
Payment of the applicable 50% Rental Deposit amount together with a completed Guest Reservation Application and copy of Primary Guest Photo ID confirming Primary Guest is 21 years of age or older must be received and approved by Lucky Bird Vacations before a confirmation will be issued. No grace period will apply. Final payment, consisting of the remaining balance, must be received by Lucky Bird Vacations at least thirty (30) days prior to guest arrival (or immediately if booked less than thirty (30) days in advance of guest arrival). Failure to make final payments on a timely basis will make reservation subject to automatic cancellation.
CONDITION OF RENTAL:
The property shall be in the same condition upon departure as at check-in. Normal wear and tear excepted. Owner or its agents may enter the property at reasonable times to make repairs or provide maid service. Guest may cook in areas specifically designated for cooking. Guest must immediately notify Owner or agent of fire or other damage to property. Guest shall be liable for all acts of the family, invitees, employees, or other persons invited onto the property. Guest may not sublet or assign this rental agreement. Guest shall be responsible to return all keys and gate or garage door openers upon departure. Guest shall abide by the House Rules of the Owner, Property Manager, Condominium Association and/or the Booking Agent as provided to Guest. Guests shall not bring any pets onto the property. Guest will not smoke indoors. Guest will rinse feet of sand prior to entering the unit. No parties shall be allowed without prior consent. Additional charges may apply. No catering or outside music permitted without prior consent, additional charges may apply. Guest shall not permit any use of pool or Jacuzzi by unsupervised children or other guests, and shall keep gates closed. Guest and other invitees shall use the pool and Jacuzzi at their own risk. Guest understands that there are certain inherent risks to person and property located adjacent to the ocean or to a golf course, including the possibility of drowning or being struck by a golf ball. Guest acknowledges that the owner would not rent the property unless the Guest accepted this condition.
NO PETS ALLOWED
Security Deposit Waiver:
Lucky Bird Vacations Security Deposit Waiver Fee ($65 non refundable fee ages 25+ or an added $125 non refundable fee ages 21-24). Tenant/Guest is liable for the repair of intentional, negligent, or wonton damage .The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $1,300. Tenant/Guest is liable for the repair of intentional, negligent, or wonton damage. Please report any damages that may occur during your stay before check-out. If damages exceed the maximum benefit of $1300 THE CREDIT CARD SUPPLIED AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION WILL BE HELD FOR BACKUP SECURITY PURPOSES ONLY.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
Under no circumstances shall Lucky Bird Vacations be responsible for any loss, expense, damages, claims or injury direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise whatsoever, howsoever caused or incurred whether arising in contract or otherwise in law or equity as a result of rendering of the services or accommodations as described or substituted and including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing as a result of any delay(s), substitution(s), rescheduling(s) or change(s) in the provision of services or land accommodations by Lucky Bird Vacations or by reason of military actions, revolution or acts of God, government agencies, or unforeseen circumstances or events, by any agents, owners, employees, subcontractors, servants or services as substituted; Lucky Bird Vacations, at all times will act in good faith and use its best efforts to substitute with accommodations or services of a type as comparable as possible to those contracted. Lucky Bird Vacations will not be liable under any circumstances, including substitutions, to refund any unused portion of booked accommodations or services. Some activities in which guests engage are especially dangerous and include scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, boating, golfing, swimming, boogie boarding, surfing, hiking, biking and mountain climbing. This list is not all-inclusive, but indicates some of the hazards of vacationing on the Gulf Coast. Guests may also encounter the following risks: slippery floors and stairs, especially when wet, lanais with spaces between rails (dangerous for little children), precipitous drop-offs on ocean floor, unfenced pools, faulty electrical or plumbing systems, gas BBQ grills, clean/clear sliding glass doors, and dangerous stairs or pathways, Therefore, each guest agrees that he/she is voluntarily participating in any and all activities, risks, and use of the accommodations, and hereby assumes all risk of injury, illness, damage or loss to person and property that might result, including, without limitation, any loss or theft of personal property. By booking this villa, you acknowledge that in all events and circumstances, Lucky Bird Vacations, its officers and employees shall not be liable. Lucky Bird Vacations reserves the right to cancel or rescind any rental agreement if it is found that the Guests are conducting unlawful activities, not abiding by the Home Owners Association House Rules, disturbing others by playing loud music, percussion, audio or instruments, or cause any loud or offensive noises, have made any misrepresentations about the nature or size of the group or use of the group or the use of the property or any other misrepresentations or any other way in breach of the rental agreement.
NOTICE OF ABSENCE:
You must tell us in advance if you will be absent from the property for 5 days or more. If you do not give us this notice, you will have to pay for any damage that may result from your absence.
HOLDOVER, ABANDONED POSSESSIONS AND SERVICE OF NOTICES:
If you stay in the unit, without written permission, after the Rental Agreement has ended, you will be a holdover tenant and may be liable for twice rent under the Rental Agreement on a prorated daily basis for each day you are a holdover tenant. If you leave any personal property, which we determine to be of value, we must contact you by mailing a notice. After 20 days, if you do not respond, we may advertise the items for sale or donate them to a charitable organization. If we have to give any notice to you, we can serve it to any occupant. By serving one of you, we have given notice to all of you. If we cannot deliver a notice to you, we may post the notice in a conspicuous place in or on the unit.
You understand that our insurance does not cover your belongings or damage that you cause. You agree that we are not responsible for any loss or damage during the term of the rental agreement. You agree to carry insurance covering all of your personal property located in the unit or bear full responsibility for its damage including damage from fire, water, theft, or any cause.
CHANGES TO A BOOKING:
An additional $100.00 administrative fee will be charged by Lucky Bird Vacations for any change to a booking after a Confirmation has been issued. Acceptance of any change is subject to approval by Lucky Bird Vacations.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS:
Cancellation of booking at any time after Confirmation has been issued may result in a $100 dollar cancellation fee. Cancellation within the 30-day period prior to check-in may result in forfeiture of the entire rental amount. Refund of monies paid for rental and services will be made under the following circumstance: If, on the day that the rental is scheduled to begin, the property is unfit for habitation and no equivalent substitute can be obtained, or the property is not reachable by the usual means of transportation, or access to the property by visitors has been prohibited by authorities; To protect against cancellations caused by certain unforeseen events, such as illness, death, natural disasters, etc., we recommend that guests purchase trip cancellation and Interruption Protection insurance to assure refund of deposits paid and reimbursement of other vacation payments.
Lucky Bird Vacations has partnered with Red Sky Travel Insurance to provide Sun Trip Preserver® coverage for our guests. Sun Trip Preserver provides cancellation and interruption services as well as emergency assistance and travel services. Protect yourself in the event of hurricane evacuations and family emergencies such as illness or death in the family. The travel insurance is optional and the cost is 6.95% of your total reservation stay.To learn more about Sun Trip Preserver or to file a claim, please visit http://www.trippreserver.com
CATASTROPHIC EVENTS & EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS:
If a catastrophe (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, etc.) or any situation simply beyond our control impairs the vacation rental, Lucky Bird Vacations is not responsible for finding alternate lodging for the renter or for the renter's financial losses related to transportation or alternate lodging. There will be NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS. Whether you own property, run a business, or rent a condo on the Gulf Coast, the threat of a hurricane, flood, or tsunami is always present during certain months of the year, and we all assume this risk. Therefore, we suggest you consider Red Sky Travel Insurance to secure your vacation investment and eliminate your financial risk. There will be no refunds of any kind for evacuations.