Terms and Conditions
- House Parties:
House Parties are prohibited at all times. Should a house party occupy a rental home, the rental will terminate
immediately without a refund. The Signor of the Agreement shall be held liable for all damages to the property, accidental or otherwise, for its’ contents or surrounds and will not receive the benefits of the Accidental Damage & Protection Fee. No commercial use of this property is permitted. We perform random security checks of our properties, and if we receive complaints from neighbors, or if it is observed by a video that over-occupancy has occurred, the rental will be immediately terminated.
PLEASE REMOVE SHOES BEFORE ENTERING THE HOUSE and rinse the sand off before coming inside.
This property is thoroughly cleaned and inspected in between guest reservations. Excessively littered and/or dirty conditions at check-out will result in extended housekeeping hours, and extra time will be charged to the credit card on file. Should it be necessary to clean the carpets, remove stains, touch up paint, repair finishes, or replace furnishings, textiles, or housewares -you will be charged for labor, materials, and merchandise.
Please follow the departure checklist and help us provide a seamless transition between guest departure and arrival.
Extra cleaning time required by our housekeepers and guests that chose not to follow the departure checklist will be charged accordingly. Please clean up all spills and splatters from stovetops, walls, floors, and ovens. During COVID-19, our housekeepers are following CDC guidelines and CAL-OSHA Industry Guidance for Short Term Rentals.
- Maintenance & Repair:
Just like your own home, our homes can experience unanticipated breakdowns. All efforts will be made to ensure that all equipment and appliances are in working order and that any problems are resolved as quickly as possible. Although repairs will be done as quickly as possible, no refunds or transfers to other units will be arranged. No maintenance work or repairs will be performed after 5:00 pm unless it is an emergency.
- No Smoking or Vaping:
Smoking and/or vaping is not allowed in, about, or anywhere on the Premises. If smoking or vaping does occur on the Premises, the Occupant is responsible for all damage caused by smoking including, but not limited to, stains, burns, odors, and removal of debris. If cigarette butts are found outside or inside the house, you will be charged a
$1000 extra cleaning fee.
- No Pets:
Pets are not allowed without the prior consent of the owner and/or management company.
If an unauthorized pet is on the Premises the Occupant is responsible for all damage caused by the pet. The presence of undeclared or unauthorized pets in the home will result in an additional fee, as well as possible eviction and forfeiture of pre-paid rents. Pets are strictly forbiC1C1en on any of the furniture in the home. Their claws can do extensive damage to furniture, floors, and doors. Dogs are not allowed to be left inside the house unattended and not allowed to scratch at any doors.
Beachnest will provide Occupant access to the Premises.
- Trash, Compost, and Recycling:
Garbage and recycling must be concealed in closed containers and not allowed to accumulate (County Code Section 7.20.005). Garbage and recycling that is not picked up by weekly pick-up service, due to containers not being brought to the curb, maybe the responsibility of the Occupant, and deductions from the security deposit may be incurred. The occupant is responsible for hauling away any garbage or recycling that is not concealed in containers.
- Heating and Cooling:
The central heating for the house is controlled using the wall thermostat. Please turn all thermostats to “off” when not using the heaters on the Premises. Like most homes in this area, the Premises relies on the sea breeze to cool the Premises. There is no air conditioning provided.
- Drought Conditions in Santa Cruz County:
Santa Cruz County is in a severe drought and under water restrictions. Please be mindful that the homeowner of the property you are renting is liable for water usage that is over the allocated usage. Please do not leave the water running indoors or outdoors, and please be mindful of water usage during your stay.
The Premises is set up as a furnished vacation rental property.
Beachnest cannot guarantee the provision of soap, shampoo, or other personal items. A starter supply of toilet paper, tissue, and paper towels will be provided, but there is no guarantee that a large enough supply will last throughout a given stay. Additional supplies can be purchased at one of the many markets nearby.
- Shoes and Sand:
When returning from the beach, please wash the sand from your feet with the outdoor shower or hose. Occupant and Authorized Guests are asked to leave their shoes in the entry.
There is no house phone on site for incoming and outgoing calls. Please rely on personal cellular phones to make and receive calls.
- Prohibition of Illegal Activities:
If Occupant or Authorized Guests are found at any time breaking the law through illegal activities taking place at the Premises, they will be asked to vacate immediately, and all monies paid will be forfeited. Fireworks are not permitted at any time of year in Santa Cruz County.
Occupant shall not make any alterations in or about the Premises including, but not limited to, moving furniture, painting, wallpapering, adding or changing locks, installing antenna or satellite dish(es), placing signs, displays or exhibits, or using screws, fastening devices, large nails or adhesive materials. The furnishings are not to be moved or rearranged and are subject to change without notice. Any locked closets or areas are reserved for the storage of the owner’s private property and are not to be entered, or damaged.
Accidental Damage and Protection Policy:
Occupant agrees to pay Management Company an “Accidental Damage Protection; which includes Safely Stay Insurance up to $10,000 of coverage for contents damage and up to $100,000 coverage for property damage and bodily injury. Occupant gives permission to SafelyStay, Inc., to verify identity, and check criminal databases in order to confirm this reservation. SafelyStay will send Occupant a form to be completed by email prior to Occupant’s check-in date. Complete terms regarding the Trust and Safety coverage can be found at www.safelystay.com/beachnest. The Trust and Safety Fee is refundable only if the reservation is canceled in writing at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the arrival date. Any deductible or minimum claim amount will be the responsibility of the Guest, and SafelyStay will process using the form of payment on file for the Guest.
Condition of Premises:
Occupant shall, on arrival, examine the Premises, all furniture, furnishing, appliances, fixtures, and landscaping, if any, and shall immediately report to Beachnest, in writing, if any are not in operating condition or are in disrepair. Reporting repairs does not give Occupant the right to cancel this Agreement or receive a refund of any payments made.
Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy:
Cancellations and reschedules may be made up to 45 days before the first day of the Occupant’s reservation. The occupant can credit the full down payment toward another reservation, or we will refund all monies paid less than the $50.00 booking fee, and a $75.00 Cancellation fee still applies. Should Occupant wish to cancel a reservation under this Agreement, a notice of cancellation must be in writing (email or fax is acceptable) and received within forty-five (45) days prior to the Arrival Date – Beachnest Vacation Rentals will refund all monies paid less than
$50.00 booking fee and a $75.00 Cancellation Fee.
If cancellation occurs within 45 days of the check-in date, and if the cancellation is not covered by Travel Insurance, the Guest will be held responsible for the entire balance of the rental for the time reserved. Beachnest Property Management & Vacation Rentals is not responsible or liable for monies lost due to cancellation.
We strongly encourage all guests to purchase travel insurance in the event of an unforeseen cancellation. Please visit: www.insuremytrip.com or Rental Guardian, or CSA Travel Protection
In the unlikely event that Beachnest or the Property Owner makes any changes to confirmed reservations, Beachnest will advise you at the earliest possible date and attempt to locate another unit for your stay. Beachnest will also make all reasonable attempts to find Occupant alternate accommodations. Beachnest nor Owner will not be liable for any of Occupant’s damages, other than the return of all payments made by Occupant, arising from such cancellation.
Entry by Owner or Agents:
Owners and/or their agents, may enter the Premises tor a variety of reasons, including but not limited to maintenance, checking of supplies, retrieval of personal belongings, cleaning, landscaping, and furnishing, to verify that the Occupant has complied with the terms of this Agreement, or other reasons. Other than entry for emergencies, the Occupant will be provided with 24-hour written notice as well as contact by cell phone and/or email.
The occupant will be in breach of contract and consequently required to vacate the Premises immediately, forfeiting all rental payments if any of the following occur: (a) fireworks are set off (b) campfires are set up on the property or firepits brought to the property without consent (c) occupancy exceeds the sleeping capacity stated on this Agreement or any addendums thereto (d) smoking is evident in or around the unit (e) using the Premises for any illegal activity including, but not limited to, the possession, serving or consumption of alcoholic beverages by or to persons less than 21 years of age; (f) causing damage to the Premise or to any neighboring properties (g) tents, campers or motor homes are set up at the rental property (h) unit is used as a place of commerce (i) house parties occur (i) more than the maximum number of vehicles is parked on the premises 0) having pets on or in the Premises without previous written consent and knowledge of the Owner or Beachnest; (k) any other acts which interfere with neighbors’ right to quiet enjoyment of their property including any loud noises from 10 pm to 8 am. Any breach of the foregoing conditions shall be considered a material breach of this Agreement.
No Assignment or Subletting:
Occupant shall not assign any interest in this Agreement or sublet any part of the Premises. If Occupant assigns this Agreement or sublets any part of the Premises, Occupant shall be deemed in breach of this Agreement, and Occupant, Authorized Guests, assignee(s), sublessee(s) and all others in possession may be required to immediately leave the Premises, or be removed from it.
Liability of Person and Property:
- Indemnification. Occupant agrees to indemnify defend and hold harmless Owner and Beachnest from all claims, disputes, litigation, judgments, costs, and attorney fees resulting from loss, damage, or injury arising out of or relating to the Premises or the occupancy under this Agreement.
- Personal Property. Occupant’s or Authorized Guests’ personal property, including vehicles, are not insured by Owner or, if applicable, any HOA, against loss or damage due to fire, theft, vandalism, rain, water, criminal or negligent acts of others, or any other cause. The owner does not insure against personal injury to Occupants, guests, or licensees due to any reason other than the condition of the Premises.
- Inconvenience. Owners or Beachnest are not liable for any inconvenience arising from any temporary defects or stoppage in the supply of water, gas or electricity, or cable TV or internet. Nor are they liable for any loss or damage caused by the use of Premise’s equipment or appliances, street construction, neighborhood conditions, adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, or acts of God.
Joint and Individual Obligations:
If there is more than one Occupant, each once shall be individually and completely responsible for the performance of all obligations under this Agreement, jointly and individually with every other Occupant. Occupant also agrees that they are responsible and liable for the acts of Authorized Guests or any other parties on the Premises.
Time is of the essence. All prior agreements between Owner and Occupant are incorporated in this Agreement, which constitutes the entire contract. It is intended as a final expression of the parties‘ agreement, and may not be contradicted by evidence of any prior agreement or contemporaneous oral agreement. The parties further intend that this Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of its terms and that no extrinsic evidence whatsoever may be introduced in any judicial or another proceeding, if any, involving this Agreement. Any provision of this Agreement that is held to be invalid shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision in this Agreement. The waiver of any breach shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of the same or any subsequent breach. This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California.
California shall have personal jurisdiction over the parties and the county in which the Premises is located shall be the forum for any legal action brought in relation to this Agreement.
Charge backs and Attorney Fees:
In any action concerning the rights, duties, or liabilities of the parties to this Agreement, their principals, agents’ successors, or assignees the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees and costs. If the Occupant initiates an unwarranted or fraudulent chargeback proceeding in which the credit card company rules in
favor of Beachnest, the occupant will impose an additional $1000.00 chargeback fee.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE DEPARTURE CHECKLIST provided in your guest communication. The Premises will be inspected and cleaned before the Arrival Date and after the Departure Date. The occupant is to leave the Premises in the same general condition that it was received on the Arrival Date.
Beachnest understands that some guests would prefer to have some assistance in the closing and pick-up of the Premises. If any help is needed, please call Beachnest, and we will be happy to help. Additional fees may apply.
Housekeeping: Failure to leave the Unit in a neat or orderly fashion, leaving the house in filthy condition, or neglecting to follow the instructions listed under Departure will result in a $50/hour cleaning fee.
Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste: Please categorize waste in the correct containers, or a $50/hour fee will be added to your bill as the weekly service will not pick up. If containers are not rolled to the curb during the weekly trash pick up, a $50/hour service fee and dump fees will be added to your bill.
Smoking: If smoking or vaping occurred inside the unit, the minimum fee will be $300 to clean the Unit. Professional carpet & upholstery cleaning fees will also apply.
Hot Tub: If the hot tub is misused resulting in a sanitary drain and fill, there will be a $150 cleaning charge.
Lost & Found: Upon request, we will attempt to locate a lost item and mail it to you. A handling fee of $25, plus the cost of postage, and insurance, if requested, will be charged. Items left in homes and not claimed after 30 days will be donated to a local charity.
Pets: If unauthorized pets are found in the home, even if just visiting, there will be a $50 undeclared pet fee per dog per day added to your bill. Additional professional carpet & upholstery cleaning fees will also apply.
Occupancy: Only the Occupant and Authorized Guests are permitted to occupy the Premises. Occupant hereby agrees that if unauthorized usage occurs during your reservation, a $500 per person per day fee will be added to your bill.
Water Usage during the Drought: We have the capability to monitor water usage at the property, and if found that significant water usage over 75 gallons per person per day occurred during your stay, a $500.00 over water usage allotment will be added to your bill.
Owner’s Furnishings: Please do not rearrange the owner’s furnishings. If the furniture is rearranged and not put back in its original location, a $100 per hour handling fee will be added to your bill.
Appreciation: Thank you for choosing Beachnest Vacation Rentals and we look forward to hosting your stay!