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Terms and conditions

Payment Instructions

-One half of your total will be due upon reserving. Your remaining balance will be due 30 days prior to your arrival date.
- If you reserve within 30 days of your arrival date, your reservation is required to be paid in full. 
Payment options are listed below from our most to least preferred:
1.E-check- The e-check option is our most preferred method of payment. This electronic check option provides you with an instant debit from your account.
 
2.Paper Check- This method of payment is only available when providing payment for your remaining balance.(Please review our Initial Payment Policy concerning paper checks.) Please make checks payable to: Harris Properties Management. Mail to: P. O. Box 6716, Gulf Shores, AL 36547. **Please reference your reservation number and the home of which you have reserved in the memo section of your check**
 
3.Credit Card- We accept Visa, Master Card & Discover. Due to their high cost in fees of which we absorb, this is our least preferred payment method. However, we understand the convenience it provides our guests.
 
Policies
 
Rental Rules:
 
The Guest agrees to abide by the Rental Rules listed here and in the home at all times while at the property and shall require all members of the rental party and anyone else the Guest permits on the property to abide by the same at all times while at the property.
 
Damage Waiver/Security Deposit:
We are pleased to announce that we offer Rental Guardian Damage Insurance for the minimal fee of $22.50. For guests that opt out of purchasing coverage, a $1,000.00 dollar deposit is REQUIRED. This deposit will be returned at checkout after property inspection.
 
Access:
 
The Guest shall allow Homeowner/Property Manager and their various service providers access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. This right to access shall be exercised in a reasonable manner.
 
 
 
 
Disclaimer:
 
All of the units are privately owned; the Homeowner and or Property Managers are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners and/or Property Management Company are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
 
Housekeeping:
 
We strive to present you a vacation home that well-kept and in a clean condition. If you arrive and find the home is not in a clean condition please notify us immediately so that we can come and correct the problem.
•There is no daily housekeeping service. The cleaning fee that you have paid is for a cleaning at the end of your stay for the next guest. If you would like a cleaning service during your stay we can arrange that at an additional charge.
•Bed and bath linens are included in the unit. We do not want these to go out onto thedeck or to be used on the beach. We ask that you bring your own beach towels.
 
Age Requirement:
 
We love people of all ages, and we want everyone to enjoy our homes. However, we do require that an adult 25 years or older to reserve the home and be present at the home during your entire stay. We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25. We have noexception to this policy. If you are found to not be in compliance with this policy you will beimmediately evicted from the premises without a refund of any amount.
 
Pet Policy:
 
Some of our properties are pet friendly for dogs.  We require a $75 pet fee for each pet. This fee is not a deposit and will not be returned to you after your stay.  We limit the number of pets to two with a few minor exceptions.  We reserve the right to not allow pets for any reason that we deem acceptable. Pet passes are provided once your reservation is paid in full. Please display your pet pass on your vehicle at all times during your stay. Please note that these passes can be subject for audit by Harris Properties Management personnel.
 
Rules for our pet owners:
 
You are responsible for cleaning up after any pet accidents that your pet has. This must be an immediate and thorough cleaning of the area. In addition to this cleaning you are required to report this incident to us immediately so that we can schedule a thorough disinfecting.
You are not to leave the pet unattended at the property. (Unless they are securely locked in a kennel that you provide.)Pets are at no time and for no reason allowed on furniture or beds.

Pets are at no time and for no reason allowed to be on or in contact with any towels, blankets, sheets, wash cloths or any other such item in the home. You are not welcome to bath your pet in the bath tub or shower.

There should not be excess hair from your pet in the home. You are responsible for cleaning any such hair before you depart.
It is your responsibility to report and pay for any damage caused by your pet. Please remember that your financial obligation if for the full amount that it will cost Harris Properties Management,  Inc. to make the damage like new for the next guest.
Under no circumstance and for no duration of time can your pet be allowed to harass or impose on another guest, be it a guest of Harris Properties Management, Inc., a guest of another management company, or another property owner. If it is deemed by HarrisProperties Management, Inc. that your pet is causing a disturbance you will be asked to find another location to house your pet for the duration of your stay. If you are not able to   control your pet or find alternative accommodations, you will be evicted without compensation.
 
Harris Properties Cancelation Policy:
 
Reservation totals will determine the cancellation policy for each individual reservation:
0-$4,000                                                               30 Days prior to arrival date
$4,000-$8,000                                                  60 Days prior to arrival date
$8,000 & above                                                  120 Days prior to arrival
Extended stay (during off season)               60 Days prior to arrival 

If you need to cancel your stay, please do so at your earliest possible convenience to allow us to re-rent your reserved time.  The terms of a cancellation are as follows:

-      You have 24 hours to cancel your reservation without any penalty.  You will receive a full refund of any payments you have made.
 
If you cancel within the acceptable time frame assigned for your reservation, there will be a refund of your payment minus a $100 cancellation fee.
 
-      We will not accept a cancellation beyond the cut-off date. We understand that emergencies can arise and HIGHLY recommend the purchase of trip insurance for your protection.Contact us today to secure trip insurance for your protection.
 
Hurricane Policy
 
It is the policy of Harris Properties Management, Inc. to not refund money in the event of a hurricane. We understand that this can occur during your stay and HIGHLY recommend the purchase of trip insurance for your protection.
 
If there is a mandatory evacuation, you MUST evacuate. Under no circumstances will you be permitted to stay in the home under such an evacuation. Harris Properties Management, Inc. is not responsible for you or your belongings when you are evacuating the area.
 
Harris Properties Management, Inc. will begin immediately to prepare the homes for the storm and will not be able to discuss any storm related refunds or issues during what will be an extremely busy and stressful time. We appreciate your patience with us in during this process.

What should you do now? The National Weather Service does a fantastic job of spotting, tracking, and informing the public about storm threats. The Service will announce a storms threat days or a week in advance.  When this happens we must be in a wait and see mode. Until the storm is closer to landfall,we will not have a clear understanding about where the storm will hit and what precautions will be needed.