Short Term Rental Agreement

RESERVATIONS


Swedes policy is to only accept reservations from adults 25 years of age or older. Access to rental homes will only be given to the guest making the reservation unless other arrangements are made in advance. Proper identification is required at check-in. Leaving minors alone at any rental home will result in eviction. Violations of the law including but not limited to Loud and Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Mischief, Intoxication offenses, Making Alchohol Available to Minors, Possession of Controlled Substances etc... are reported to law enforcement.

A down payment of fifty percent (50%) of the rental and fees is required at the time a reservation is made. Swedes accepts all major credit cards. The down payment holds the rental exclusively for you and is applied toward rent, taxes, and applicable fees. DOWN PAYMENTS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE AND CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED.

CHECK-IN PROCEDURE

Check-in time on the day of your arrival is between 12 pm and 5 pm. If this does not meet your schedule, please call a rental agent to make other arrangements. If you need to check-in after the first day of your reservation, please notify a rental agent so your reservation is not cancelled. The balance is due at check-in and may be paid with cash, credit card, or cashier’s check. No personal checks are accepted at check-in. Swedes requires that credit card information be left on file to cover any damages or for any applicable fees not covered or addressed at check-in.

CHECK-OUT PROCEDURE

Check-out is at noon. Late Check-out is 4:00 P.M. and is available on a case-by-case basis. Additional cost may apply. Remove all personal items. Discard all grocery and refrigerated items. Discard all trash. Wash any dish or kitchenware item and return to cupboard. Return comforters and pillows to beds. Stack all rented linens near front door. Please do not wash rented linens. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO SWEEP MOP OR OTHERWISE DISINFECT OR SANITIZE ANY HOUSE UPON CHECK-OUT. THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OUR CLEANING STAFF AND IS DONE TO OUR STANDARDS WITH APPROVED PRODUCTS.

TAXES AND FEES

A hotel/motel tax of 6% is charged on all reservations.

If a rental is listed as "pet friendly", a non-refundable pet fee of $125 plus tax will be added per pet. Large or Dangerous breeds are not allowed at any Swedes rental home. Vacation rental homes are individually owned and not considered public places and therefore are not subject to ADA guidelines. Service animals will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis at no charge. Emotional support dogs will be allowed on a case-by-case basis and only in pet-friendly homes at the aforementioned rate.

A processing fee of $80 is charged per reservation. This fee, in-part, covers accidental damage that occurs during your stay. Qualifying damages will be determined by Swedes. Intentional and/or Negligence acts that result in damage are not covered. The tenant of record is ultimately responsible for any damage occurring during their stay.

Linen service is not provided unless otherwise specified. Please contact one of our rental agents for pricing and availability.

RENTAL CAPACITY

All rentals have a maximum capacity. Exceeding the capacity of any home may cause a failure of the septic system. Coastal area septic systems are fragile. Exceeding the capacity of your rental will result in eviction and additional charges.

WEATHER POLICY

Travel Insurance is available for purchase. It must paid-in-full 30 days prior to check-in. Swedes does not offer refunds or discounts in the event of a hurricane or inclement weather. For more information on the travel insurance, contact a rental agent or click here: Redsky-Trip Preserver.

BEACH

Galveston County requires that all vehicles and golf carts must have a permit to park on the beach.The permit costs $10.00, and can be purchased at Swedes or at other local stores.Please stay off the sand dunes, obey all beach rules, and keep our beach clean.

CAMPERS/TRAILERS/RVS

No campers, trailers, or RV’S are allowed on any rental home property. Swedes does have limited availability for RV accommodations.

MISCELLANEOUS

Guests shall allow Swedes and/or the homeowner reasonable access to the rental property for purposes of repair and inspection.

All rental homes are privately owned.Swedes and homeowner are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while guest is at the property.Swedes and homeowner are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of guest.By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of harm arising from their use of the property or others whom they invite to use the property.

Cars should be parked in the driveway and not the yard.

Grilling or use of a BBQ pit is not allowed on any deck or enclosed area. Use of a grill is only allowed on the ground floor of rental homes. Keep open fires a safe distant from all structures.

Please place garbage in the receptacles located at the property. Garbage pick-up is twice per week.

Smoking is prohibited at all Swedes managed properties.

Guests should not create excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors.

Swedes works with its home owners to make every effort to keep each property and the equipment at each property in good working condition. If something is not in good working order, please contact Swedes office and Swedes will make every reasonable effort to correct the situation. We cannot guarantee the working order of satellite tv and/or internet service.Refunds are not given for non-working items or mechanical failures.

Swedes works with its homeowners to present accurate descriptions of properties and pricing.Errors in pricing and descriptions can occur and Swedes reserves the right to correct such errors.Swedes reserves the right to cancel a confirmed reservation with good reason (i.e. sale of property) at any time.Swedes will make every effort to find guest a comparable property. Guest will be responsible for any pricing difference.

Swedes has a 24 hour answering service for emergencies.Please call 409-684-3345.

PRICES AND FURNISHINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CHECK SWEDESREALESTATE.COM FOR AN UPDATED LISTING OF AVAILABLE RENTAL HOMES AND FURNISHINGS. RENTAL AGENTS ARE ON DUTY 9 AM TO 5 PM EVERY DAY TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR VACATION PLANNING AND TO MAKE SURE YOUR STAY ON BOLIVAR PENINSULA IS PERFECT.

TENANT, BY MAKING PAYMENT FOR RENTAL, AGREES TO ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS SHORT-TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT.

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