TERMS & CONDITIONS


Identification: For the purpose of this document, the document will be referred to as a confirmation from this point forward. The guest, renter or tenant is referred to as guest from this point forward. Vacation home or condominium shall be referred to as rental property from this point forward. The homeowner will be referred to as property owner from this point forward.

Payment Terms: Final payment must be made by wire transfer, check or credit card. Administrative fees must be paid by guest. Final payments are due the very latest 30 days prior to arrival. Any final payment that is not received by the due date may result in cancellation of the reservation.

Check-In: The check-in process begins at 4 p.m., but cannot be guaranteed. In some cases check-in may be delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. Rate adjustments cannot be made for late check-in or early departure. Early check-ins without prior permission from Island Dreams will and cannot be accommodated.

Checkout: Checkout will be promptly at 10 a.m. Any guest that fails to check out by 10 a.m. will be assessed a half day’s rent between 10:01 a.m. and 12 p.m.; a full day’s rent will be assessed if guest vacates after 12 p.m. Our cleaners are scheduled to arrive at the home at 10a.m..

Cancellation/Refund: Cancellation more than 150 days prior to arrival will receive a deposit refund less a $200 cancellation fee. Cancellation less than 150 days prior to arrival will forfeit the deposit. Cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival will forfeit all monies on account. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. No refund for weather or medical reasons. We encourage all guests to purchase travel insurance. Refunds will be issued in the form of a US currency check.

Confirmation: Reservations are not considered confirmed until a member of Island Dreams Realty management has approved the booking. Island Dreams Realty reserves the right to audit, adjust, or cancel any confirmed reservation for inaccuracy or misquoted information at no penalty to Island Dreams Realty. Confirmation of rental property can only be established when a deposit is made. All payment and cancellation policies are placed in effect at that time. Once a reservation is confirmed, the rental property will be assigned.

Substitution of Accommodations: Island Dreams Realty reserves the right to move, relocate, reassign or change the rental property noted on the front of this confirmation for reason of emergency. that include but are not limited to instances such as broken air conditioning, flooding, plumbing etc.. Island Dreams Realty will make every effort to rebook the guest in a like and kind or upgraded rental property. Under no circumstances does this confirmation guarantee the rental property selection or assignment.

Maximum Occupants: The maximum number of guests is set by the property owner and/or association and includes small children and infants. The maximum occupancy for your rental property is noted on the confirmation. Exceeding these limits shall result in forfeiture of payments/deposits and will incur an extra charge per person to the guest. Reservations obtained under false pretenses will, under Island Dreams Realty's sole discretion, cause forfeiture of all payments and the guests will be asked to vacate the rental property immediately.

House Parties: Island Dreams Realty does not allow house parties in any rental property. Guests are not allowed to organize graduations, proms, gatherings, reunions, weddings, receptions or any other function similar in nature. Only the guests listed in the reservation are permitted on the property, including in the pool (if applicable) and grounds.

Association Rules: All accommodations are confirmed with the understanding that all guests will abide by the rules and regulations prescribed by individual owners, condominium or homeowner associations as required for each rental property.

No Smoking: All Island Dreams Realty rental properties are considered non- smoking. Smoking is permitted outside only. Any guest that smokes inside a rental property will be asked to leave immediately and all charges to restore the rental property back to its original condition will be charged to the guest.

Acts of Nature: Island Dreams Realty cannot be held liable for any acts of nature or occurrences beyond our control. No rate adjustments will be made.

Quiet Use and Enjoyment: Island Dreams Realty does not guarantee quiet use or enjoyment of rental properties due to noise from other persons, neighboring properties, construction, maintenance, etc. Island Dreams Realty cannot grant rate adjustments resulting from circumstances outside of the rental property. Island Dreams Realty expects guest to respect the local ordinances as well as keep a respectful volume after 10am.

Pets: Pets are not permitted in most rental properties unless specifically authorized. In the event that a rental property does accept a pet, Island Dreams Realty must be notified when making the reservation and a non-refundable pet fee is applied to the reservation. In the event that a guest has a pet in a rental property without prior authorization will result in forfeiture of all payments, the guests will be asked to remove the animal and/or vacate the rental property immediately. The guest will be charged for any costs with regard to returning the rental property to its original condition.

Furnishings: All rental properties are individually owned and decorated. Items such as furnishings, appliances, equipment, style, quality, colors, etc. are provided solely by the owner. Island Dreams Realty does not accept liability for the aesthetic or functional perception of the rental properties contents and no rate adjustment can be made.

Amenities: Amenities vary at each rental property. Please contact Island Dreams Realty for specific needs you may have regarding rental property amenities. Island Dreams Realty is not liable for malfunction or closure of rental property amenities and no credits and/or discounts can be granted for circumstances beyond our control.

Units for Sale: In the event that the rental property, which a guest is renting, is listed for sale, we may find the need to show the property during a guest’s stay. We will make every attempt to schedule the showing at a convenient time so as not to disturb your vacation. By acceptance of this confirmation guest agrees to allow showings of rental property.

Entry of Premises: Guest agrees to allow Island Dreams Realty employees, vendors, contractors or subcontractors access to the rental property for any reason such as but not limited to repairs, improvements, care for or manage the property. We will make every effort to properly notify guest.

Agency Disclosure: Island Dreams Realty serves as agent and representative of all owners of condominium units and private dwellings in its rental program and is acting at all times in and for the best interest of the owner.

Pest Control: Rental properties are treated for pest control by a contracted pest control company. Island Dreams Realty will make every effort to address pest control concerns, but is not responsible for rebates due to the presence of pests or in the event of untimely service by pest control companies. Anna Maria Island / Bradenton is a tropical climate and some pests are inherent to the region and climate making them resilient against professional treatment.

Hurricane Policy: If you are travelling between June and November, please note that this is hurricane season. Island Dreams Realty and Owners are not required to rebate rent in the event of a voluntary or mandatory evacuation.

Student Groups: Any guest under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. Reservations obtained under false pretenses will cause forfeiture of all payments and guests will be asked to vacate the rental property immediately.

Accuracy of Information: To the best of Island Dreams Realty knowledge the information contained on this confirmation and our websites is accurate but not guaranteed. Descriptions, rates and property amenities listed on this confirmation are subject to change without notice. Omissions, additions or errors as well as changes in property bedding, furnishings, equipment, etc., shall not be the responsibility of Island Dreams Realty, owner, or agent. Guests are required to check with Island Dreams Realty about specific items of importance to them.

Maid Service/Special Requests: Linens and bath towels are included in each rental property and have been inventoried prior to your arrival. We cannot guarantee your rental property will supply beach equipment. Your rental property is cleaned prior to your arrival and upon your departure, but does not include daily maid service.

Telephone Charges: There is no charge for local telephone calls. Long distance calling within the USA and Canada is also included. For any other international calls we require that you purchase a calling card at a gas station or convenience store. Another suggestion is to utilize a voice-over-IP (VoiP) service such as Skype while using the homes free wifi internet.

Hold Harmless & Indemnity: Guest holds harmless and indemnifies Island Dreams Realty from and against any and all liability, loss, damage, and expense, including reasonable attorney fees and disbursements arising from injury to persons or damage to rental property; occasioned by the failure of the property owner to comply with any provision of law or this agreement; occasioned by any act or omission of the property owner or any person residing in or renting owner’s property; occasioned by any act of omission of the property owner, or property owner’s agents, servants, or contractors; or, occasioned by any act of omission, with the exception of such acts or commissions constituting gross negligence or willful misconduct of Island Dreams Realty and its agents, servants, or contractors when acting as agent for the property owner as provided herein. Special risks may be involved when using pools and/or hot tubs and guest assumes all responsibility for himself/herself and their guests and for the consequences of those at risk. Guest agrees to waive any claim
whatsoever and hold harmless Island Dreams Realty and the property owner for accidents and claims resulting from accidents and or injury arising from use of the rental property and any of its equipment, porches, decks, stairs, parking area, elevators etc.

Vehicles: Recreational vehicles (RV’s), boats, motor homes, trucks, trailers etc. are not permitted. Please contact Island Dreams about parking spaces allotted at each unit. Parking on the street is not permitted.

Pools and Spas: Not all pools are heated. Pools that are heated are kept at between 82-84 degrees Fahrenheit. Homes that have the capability of higher water temperature require an additional fee per week. Please contact Island Dreams Realty to add this optional amenity to your rental contract. Island Dreams Realty is not responsible for pool or spa malfunctions, but we will make every effort to ensure the owners’ pools are maintained and working properly. No credit, discount and/or rate adjustment can be granted for items mentioned above or 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. During the winter months pool temperatures are likely to remain around 75 degrees. If several cold days occur, water temperatures will drop and may stay cooler longer. Pool heaters will not operate and will automatically shut down if outside temperatures get too cold (below 60). There will be days when the weather conditions will not allow pool heaters to accommodate swimming and temperature recovery times will vary. While we take every precaution to ensure that pools are heated as specified, weather conditions may affect the temperature of the pool and spa. Outdoor spas are not hot tubs. Spa temperatures are set at the same temperature as the pool. Because there are no lifeguards or other attendants at the swimming pools, guests are expressly responsible for the safety of themselves, members of their families, and guests using swimming facilities or other recreations facilities, and in so using or permitting to be used, specifically waive any and all liability claims, expressed or implied, against the Condominium Association or Home Owner. No guest shall permit any juvenile or non-swimming member of his family or guest to play in or around any swimming facility without providing an attendant who is able to swim and can protect such juvenile in case of difficulty in the water. Private homes with pools have weekly maintenance carried out by a qualified and licensed pool company. Due to the tropical nature of our Island it is not unusual to find unexpected debris in the pool falling from trees & surrounding vegetation, especially when there is a breeze or rain showers . If you wish to arrange for additional pool service, this can be scheduled with the pool company for a $40 cash payment due from guest at time additional pool service is completed. Island Dreams Realty is not responsible for pool/spa closures or malfunctions. No credit, discount and/or rate adjustments can be granted for circumstances beyond our control.

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.

Damage Waiver: In lieu of a normal security deposit a non-refundable damage waiver charge will be applied to each reservation, which will cover up to $500 in reported damages. We understand that minor unintentional and incidental damages can occur during your stay and we kindly ask for such damages to be reported for us to guarantee your continued enjoyment thereof and that of future guests. Guest will be held responsible for all intentional or reckless damages, as well as theft or damages in excess of $500. Guest authorizes Island Dreams Realty LLC to charge any expenses related to damages of such nature to the credit card on file.