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About this Property
The Grey Dolphin is a very comfortable but roomy home. In there you can organize your family reunion or staying in a peaceful home, savoring the beach and nature that Sunset Beach and around offer.
This home counts with inviting 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 amenities, we give a long list of things to appreciate 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 choice of the most first-rate.
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 supplied with quality linen & all beds (except for bunk beds) shall be made.
(ii) All units shall be included 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 niceties 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.
- Many property management companies and vacation rental homes supply Southport area travel guides which feature promotions, either offered independently by merchants, or via a partnership between the property management company and the merchant itself. These guides may provide a good start to your vacation rental search.
- Flexible about when you might visit? Shoulder seasons offer incredible offers.
- Are you a military veteran? Some management companies provide discounted rates to vets and active-duty forces. Be sure to check with vacation rental company to see if your visiting crew qualifies for a reduced price.
- Is there a certain activity you are mainly getting excited about ? Make sure that you prioritize your proximity to the activities and tours you are most looking forward to.
- Give thought to purchasing trip insurance together with your lease agreement. Trip insurance, which usually add somewhere between 1% - 5% of the base rental rate, provides travellers reimbursement of their rental costs for any days missed as a result of personal health related emergencies or weather, and additionally ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unforeseen hotel stay or extra fuel.
General Rental Home Information
You might be pleasantly surprised to uncover how many vacation rentals are available at your destination. With such a wide selection, renters are sure to find a vacation home which matches their wishes and budget.
Rentals are frequently owner operated or managed by property management companies. Property management companies are popular with property owners mainly because they manage the online marketing and operations..
We've put together a brief guide to assist you in getting most from your vacation property experience.
How to find and book the perfect vacation home:
Before you book " @ Ocean Front Guest Friendly Home "An Emerald On The Beach"", examine our brief checklist of points to consider.
Begin Your Search Early
Southport rentals start booking early. For the best selection, begin your planning and search 6-Twelve months in advance of your trip. A lot of households plan to begin their search during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve gatherings.
Decide on a Village and Time
Agreement can be tough among family members, but once this challenging part is complete everything will quickly slide in place.
Choosing an Correctly-Sized Rental
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Consider that most properties advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room. You'll need to determine what is acceptable for the group. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically available on the internet. Otherwise, email or call the property manager before you book.
Establish Your Budget
The majority of rental properties are advertised with a cost range. Confirm the cost for your selected stay. It could be at the top end of the range. Make certain to get cost-sharing commitments from company before reserving a costly rental home. A single individual in your group must be in charge of gathering payments and agreeing to responsibility for the whole rental payment at time of reservation.
Let's Discuss Amenities
What amenities is your family looking for? Do you just want a rental with a swimming pool, hot tub or beach volleyball court? Does the unit need to be beachfront, in town, or near night life? Are items like beach chairs, gas grills, beach umbrellas, beach carts or coolers available and included with your rental home rate? Make a list of prioritized "necessities and desires" from your group to help filter your search to the most suitable property.
Grandpa and Grandma will appreciate you for not renting a stairs-access-only condominium on the Third floor. Make sure that you remember and ask about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment needs..
Your Puppy Needs a Vacation, Too
Do not forget to include your best friend! While quite a few rentals allow pets or animals, guidelines and costs vary per property. Make certain to read agreements and contracts carefully. Additional fees or deposits may be applied to your contract.
Its Time to Search
Many websites exist to match clients with property owners.. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local rental properties" for local vacation home management companies. Local companies often have a unique assortment of vacation rentals daily and weekly.
Negotiate the Price
When you have spotted your dream rental, double check to make sure your trip dates are available.
Some rental owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If they are unwilling to budge on a peak-season stay, try asking for an additional night. Your greatest chance of a reduced rate will be changing to an off-season week.
Go Through The Contract
You will want to know which services are included:
- Electric bills
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Pool Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Key exchange
- Parking requirements
Get a total that incorporates state taxes, animal and other extra fees.
Ensure you are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to booking. Many rental home agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergencies and weather events, It provides relief should tragedy strike.
After you feel you've identified "the one", begin the booking process. You'll likely be asked to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Know Who to Call
Put the rental manager's contact info into your phone and wallet for easy access to answers during your trip.
Congratulations! All that is left is making the most of your vacation!
During your Stay
- To ensure that no damages are attributed to your stay, create a record of any trouble spots of the rental. We also advise promptly getting in touch with the property manager with a report of any problems, together with your request for any fixes. This may protect against disputes during checkout.
- You could need guidance for a gas fireplace, Television set or hot tub. Call your home manager. They are there to help. A brief phone call helps prevent many hassles.
- Remember to be a good neighbor. Permanent residents more often than not live within earshot. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your home.
- Ask a local. Residents are a great source of recommendations.
- Don't forget to protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the property locked up when you are away, exactly like you would at home.
Check Out Time
- Make sure you've packed all your belongings. Sweep each room in the house for left-behind possessions. Check bath rooms, the garage, cabinets, backyards, the swimming pool area, and anywhere else your gear might "hide".
- Make a point to walk through the rental one final time and check for property damage. If you can, do this walk-out inspection with the property owner present. If the property owner is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your trip? Many rental home management companies and rental search sites allow customers to offer reviews. If the rental and/or property manager was great, they will appreciate your recommendations. If anything was unacceptable and they failed to fix it in a acceptable manner, or when the vacation rental was not as described, you should note that in your critique.
Learn and Improve
Hold a meeting with your traveling companions. Does everybody want to go back? If everything was exceptional, next year's vacation planning will be quick. Maybe the rental wasn't perfect, and you'll better know how to perfect your search for the next trip.