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About this Property
The Grey Dolphin is a very comfortable but big home. In there you can organize your family reunion or staying in a calming home, relishing the beach and nature that Sunset Beach and around offer.
This home counts with appealing rooms that sleep 14 people,
It has four (4) bedrooms upstairs with Jack and Jill bathroom.
Room 1: King bed
Room 2: Twin & Queen.
Room 3: Queen.
Room 4: Twin & Queen.
Living Area: A half bathroom.
With a private downstairs entrance, is Room 5: Bedroom with a queen and a pair of bunk beds. It has a dedicated full Bath ( this room doesn´t have access to the Living area)
This home is very close to the town, where you can rent kayaks and bicycles and walk to the boardwalk and see the sun drowning in the water.
You can check the few stores that are in town, there you can buy souvenirs and ice cream.
Everyone asks us how close the beach from the home is, well is as closest as it can be, the boardwalk that brings you to the beach is next to our home ????.
As you can see in our comforts, we give a long list of things to adore your time inside and outdoor the home, from kitchen supplies to beach chairs and beach toys. You are welcome to use them.
Remember this is a family home so please take care of the stuff. We try to update our home supplies and furnishings very often to offer you always the most first-rate of the peerless.
Unfortunately, for the pet lovers, we do not accept them, not because we don’t appreciate them, but to keep the home tidy for the next visitors. Also, we are smoke-complimentary.
At the end and before every staying, a professional cleaner comes to tidy and disinfect the whole home and stocking the home for the next visitors.
Even though we, the owners, are not in Sunset Beach, we are one call, text, or e-mail away for any assistant you need and if you need assistance, we have local people ready to help.
PARTIAL CHECK-IN IS NOT ACCEPTED DUE TO COVID-19 CLEANING PROCEDURES.
NO PARTIES OR EVENTS!
NO SMOKING. NO FAMILY PETS (please, we are asthmatic).
PLEASE RINSE OFF SAND AT THE RINSE STATION BEFORE ENTERING THE HOME.
PLEASE BRUSH OFF SHOES BEFORE ENTERING THE PORCH FROM THE STREET SIDE OR OCEANSIDE.
TAKE CARE OF THIS HOME AS IT IS YOURS, pass it on.
201 HOME RULES
(a). CHECK-IN. Tenant will be given check-in location and phone number after all charges are paid. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. on the check-in date of your reservation. To accept sufficient time to prepare the unit for your use, we ask that you do not request early occupancy, (NO EARLY CHECK-INS ACCEPTED due to the Covid-19 Cleaning Requirements). It is recommended that Tenant contact the Owner to make appropriate arrangements to ensure keys and directions to the rental unit are made available.
(i) All units shall be included with quality linen & all beds (except for bunk beds) shall be made.
(ii) All units shall be supplied with bathroom towels and kitchen towels.
(iii) TWO KEYS will be furbished on check-in. Tenant will not duplicate keys to the home. There will be a $250 re-keying charge for lost or unreturned keys.
(b). CHECK-OUT Tenant will vacate the premise by 10:00 am on check-out day. An additional day’s rent will be charged for all late check-outs (NO LATE CHECKOUTS ACCEPTED due to the Covid-19 Cleaning Requirements).
(i) Please remove all linen and place them on the bedroom floor.
(ii) Please place all towels on the bathroom/kitchen floor.
(iii) We kindly request that you start a load of TOWELS before leaving.
(iv) We kindly request that you start the dishwasher before leaving.
Tenant is responsible for replacing bed covers on all beds, emptying refrigerator, turning off lights, taking out the trash the nighttime before the pick-up date (a $150 charge shall be applied for failure to abide by this policy), leaving the AC set on 80 degrees in the summer (or heat set to 60 degrees in the winter), securing all doors and windows, leaving the home generally tidy damage-complimentary and in good condition for our cleaning team, leave the keys on the kitchen counter.
HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY HOME. At your leisure, we value your review, and we value your comments, suggestions, and requests.
(c). PERMITTED OCCUPANTS Tenant (aged 25 & older) must take possession and maintain possession of the subject unit for the full rental period. The Tenant shall not permit anyone under the age of 25 to take possession of this unit for any extended period. The Tenant shall not permit the unit to be occupied or used as a residence by more than the max. number of occupants allowed under this lease. Tenant includes; parents, grandparents, children, and extended families (including all children) and friends/visitors, and their family members. IDs must be furbished upon request. NO EXCEPTIONS. THE UNDERSIGNED REPRESENTS (HIM/HER) SELF TO BE AN ADULT 25 YEARS OR OLDER.
(d). LEASE NOT ASSIGNABLE Tenant shall not assign this agreement or sublet the unit in whole or part.
(e). NONDISCRIMINATION Owner shall conduct all rental activities regarding this agreement without respect to the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, or gender identity of any event or prospective event.
(f). PROHIBITED CONDUCT SPECIAL EVENTS & HOME PARTIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED! Absolutely no beer kegs, fireworks, ATVs or RVs, or illegal activities allowed on premises. Violation of this will result in the termination of the lease and immediate eviction without refund unless the unit is re-rented at the same rate as the rented rate. WE TAKE SAFETY, SECURITY, AND GOOD CONDUCT SERIOUSLY.
(g). DAMAGES Tenant is REQUIRED to REPORT ANY BREAKAGE OR DAMAGES TO THE OWNER UPON ENTRY OR OCCURRENCE (whichever comes sooner). Tenant agrees to be responsible for any damages done by Tenant, his family, or visitors. Tenant authorizes Owner to charge his or her security deposit for damages beyond reasonable wear and tear. Failure to give this info can result in a $150.00 charge being imposed.
(h). WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICY Failure to abide by the policy requiring putting out the garbage/recycling bins on the sidewalk's street side may result in a $150.00 Charge Being Imposed.
(i). ACCOMMODATIONS The home is supplied for normal housekeeping and includes in the KITCHEN; an abundance of dinnerware, wine glasses, dinner silverware, preparing silverware, cookware, potholders, bowls and serving dishes, cutting boards, drain pan, hood exhaust with lights & fan, microwave, toaster oven, 4 slice pop up toaster, 12 cups electric drip coffee pot, stainless steel electric teapot, blender, electric hand mixer, electric glass stovetop/oven, dishwasher, dishwasher detergent jell pods under the sink, hand soap dispenser on the sink, kitchen garbage can, kitchen garbage bag dispenser, kitchen garbage bags, take away disposable food containers, and one roll of paper towels.
In the LAUNDRY ROOM; washer/dryer, laundry detergent pods, vacuum, iron, ironing board, 6’ folding table, 6 folding chairs.
In the DINING ROOM; wallboard, infant seat.
On the 500 square foot SEA SIDE PORCH; 2 rockers, 4 Adirondack chairs, seating pads, 4 side tables, breakfast table, 4 chairs, sun outdoor space, fish flag with pole.
On the GROUND FLOORING; an inground charcoal grille, picnic table with benches, foot rinse, hot/cold shower, a guest storage room, with beach cart, toys, boogey boards, umbrella, beach chairs. In all 3 FULL BATHROOMS on the Walls; 2 body wash dispensers, 2 shampoo dispensers, and a disposable hand soap dispenser on the sink, one roll of toilet paper per bathroom.
In all 5 BEDROOMS; all beds have bed pads, bed covers, bedspreads, blankets, pillows, pillow covers, pillowcases, linens.
In the LIVING ROOM; wi-fi, bocce set, spike ball set, football.
(j). MAINTENANCE Owners make every effort to keep each unit and its equipment and luxuries in good working order. Owner shall not be liable for damages and no refunds will be given for such temporary failure, supplied the Owner is seeking to service, repair, or replace said failure in a reasonable manner upon receipt of written notification, via text or e-mail, from the Tenant of same. Difficulties with utilities, services, or niceties included by third-event vendors may take additional time to remedy as the Owner has limited ability to control third-event scheduling.
(k). RIGHT OF ENTRY AND ACCESS TO THE UNIT Owner reserves the right to enter premises or schedule for professional services, with reasonable notice to Tenant, during tenancy including but not limited to inspecting, making repairs, or showing home to purchasers or Tenants.
(l). OUTDOOR FIRES All fires are categorically prohibited. Charcoal grilles are allowed when used in accordance with the Town of Sunset Beach Ordinance. Fireworks or possession of fireworks is not allowed on premises at any time.
(m). GRILLING is not allowed except as designated on in-ground grille. Do not attempt to use moveable outdoor grilles on decks, porches, or near wooded areas as you are responsible for any damages. Please be sure to tidy the grille before you leave so the next guest finds it ready for use.
(n). ADDITIONAL CHARGES Additional costs and charges, allowed, may be charged only pursuant to a written agreement which states the amount of the fee or charge and is made at the time of the specific modification, renewal, extension, or amendment, or at the time the specific modification, renewal, extension, or amendment is requested.
How to get the best deal on your rental
- Many management companies and rental homes provide Cape Fear area area printed travel books which include offers, either offered independently by local companies, or through a partnership between the management company and the merchant itself. These guides can provide a great start to your rental search.
- Can you adjust your vacation week? The off-peak shoulder seasons frequently offer terrific rates on rental properties.
- Are you a military veteran? Plenty of vacation rental companies offer discount rates to veterans and active-duty forces. Be sure to ask property manager to see if your visiting gang is eligible for a reduction.
- Some rental properties are practically catered to specific vacationers, whether it's downtown homes with pier passes, city-center condos with close access to shopping or waterfront homes that feature their own boat launching areas. Be sure to prioritize your proximity to the adventures and landmarks you are most excited about.
- Vacation rental companies and individual home owners typically offer their clients the chance to buy trip insurance coverage. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental rate, provides travellers reimbursement of their trip costs for any nights missed a result of health related emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected motel stay or additional fuel.
General Vacation Rental Tricks & Tips
Some people are shocked to discover how many vacation rentals are available in their area of interest. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of vacation homes available allows them to find an ideal retreat to suit their Cape Fear area gang, from relaxing condominiums to vast event homes with several bedrooms.
Rental homes are often owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Vacation home management companies leverage scale, equipment and expertise to provide easy operational administration on behalf of the property owner..
Seasoned Cape Fear area vacationers have discovered several tips and tricks throughout the years with regards to renting vacation homes, however most novices will be happy to discover that several "techniques" are in plain sight, if you recognize where to look.
Searching for and reserving the right vacation property:
Do you think " @ Ocean Front Guest Friendly Home "An Emerald On The Beach"" is the perfect vacation property for your next vacation? Browse through this checklist to make sure it fits all of your needs.
Start Your Search Early
Cape Fear area rentals book months (and up to a year) in advance. To assure the most desirable selection of properties, we suggest searching and reserving your Cape Fear area getaway 6-Twelve months in advance, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and book your vacation rental home..
Select your Area and Travel Week
Begin by determining which particular area of Cape Fear area you prefer to explore, and the determine dates you'll be vacationing.
Selecting an Correctly-Sized Rental property
Establish who is traveling, and just how many/what kind of bedroom setup you'll need. Be mindful that a lot of rentals list maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living room space. It is important to determine what is suitable for your group. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually accessible online. Otherwise, communicate with the property manager before you book.
Make a Spending Limit
Many vacation rentals are presented with a price range. Determine the cost for your selected stay. It may be at the top end of the range. If several groups or loved ones are sharing the cost, make certain each group knows their responsibilities and has approved a maximum they are willing to contribute. A single individual in your family needs to be in charge of getting contributions and acknowledging responsibility for the whole rental payment at time of reservation.
Make a List of "Wants" and "Necessities"
What amenities is the family trying to find? Do you primarily desire a rental home with a pool, jacuzzi or beach volleyball court? Would you like to be far from the crowds, or near civilization? Are items like beach chairs, gas grills, beach umbrellas, buggies or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental rate? Build a list of priority conveniences to facilitate narrow your search.
Commonly the senior generation has trouble with stairs. If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized devices are required, include that into your search. The majority of vacation home postings will include a list of amenities.
Your Dog Needs a Holiday, Too
Are you or other individuals in the group travelling with a furry companion? Animals are welcome at a number of rental properties, but policies can vary. Be sure to study descriptions and contracts carefully. Additional charges may apply when pets are included. Ask questions *before* you reserve!
Its Time to Search
When the area, time and attendees are decided, search multiple sources to get the best vacation rental selection. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Cape Fear area local rentals" for local vacation rental management companies. In addition to offering distinctive properties, local agencies offer you exceptional service..
Negotiate the Price
When you've spotted your dream rental, check to confirm your trip dates are available.
Although not true for all rental homes, many rental owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable stay, try getting an extra night. Off-peak weeks should be negotiable more frequently than peak-season..
Study the Total Contract
Read through the full agreement and make sure you understand who is liable for:
- Utility bills
- Telephone service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Daily Cleaning (If Available)
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Space
Be sure that your price includes all taxes and fees.
Cancellation policies vary with each property. Many vacation property contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergencies and weather events, It provides peace of mind should catastrophe strike.
Once you feel you've found "the one", start the reservation process. Bear in mind that most rental agreements require a substantial rental down payment and/or security deposit to protect the property owner.
Know Who to Call
Be sure to get the manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental. We recommend storing the contact's information in your cell phone and wallet.
Congratulations on reserving your rental! You're on the way to a fantastic vacation!
During your Stay
- Photograph at your arrival. Take notes of any problems right after you arrive. We also recommend promptly phoning the property manager with a report of any problems, along with your request for any fixes. This can protect against conflicts during check out.
- You could need guidance for a fireplace, Television or hot tub. Contact your property manager. They are there to help. A phone call can save hours of difficulty.
- Don't forget to respect your neighbors. Residents often times live within earshot. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your residence.
- Ask a local. Local people are a great source of tips.
- Enjoy your stay! Make certain to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the home secured when you are away, exactly like you would at home.
When its Time to Leave
- Make sure you've packed all of your things. Sweep every room in the house for left-behind items. Inspect bathrooms, the garage, cabinets, patios, the pool area, and anywhere else your gear might "hide".
- As soon as your things are all out, do a walk-through of the rental to be certain no property damage occurred during your remain. If you can, do this walk-out review with the property owner present. If the property owner is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your trip? Just about all vacation rental management companies and rental websites permit customers to offer comments. If your rental home and/or property manager was outstanding, they will likely appreciate your positive reviews. If anything was disagreeable and they didn't correct it in a acceptable manner, or when the vacation rental was not as described, you will want to make it a point in your comments.
Did they enjoy their rental? If everything was fantastic, next year's family vacation planning will be simple and easy. Maybe the rental home was not ideal, and you will better understand how to improve your search for the next time.