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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 calming home, relishing the beach and nature that Sunset Beach and around offer.
This home counts with peaceful 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 niceties, 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 great of the most ideal.
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 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 amenities 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 precisely 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.
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- Willing to modify your trip week? Off-peak times provide substantive savings.
- A number of property management companies and owners offer discounts for active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Military, or repeat visitors of the same rental home. Make sure to ask property owner to see if your visiting group is eligible for a reduced price.
- Is there a specific activity you are mainly getting excited about ? Make sure that you prioritize your proximity to the adventures and locations you are most excited about.
- Think about purchasing trip insurance with your lease contract. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic stay rate, offers vacationers reimbursement of their travel costs for any missed resulting from personal medical-related emergencies or hurricanes, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel stay or additional gasoline.
How to Book a Vacation Home
First-timers are often times surprised at the range and wide selection of daily, weekly and monthly properties available in the Southport area. With such a wide selection, guests are certain to discover a rental home that suits their desires and price range.
The majority of rentals in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by experienced local rental management companies. Property management companies leverage scale, equipment and practical experience to provide trouble-free operational management on behalf of the homeowner..
Seasoned Southport vacationers have discovered several tips and tricks over the years with regards to renting rental properties, however most novices will be delighted to know that many of these "methods" are in plain sight, if you recognize where they should search.
Searching for and reserving the perfect rental property:
Do you think " @ Ocean Front Guest Friendly Home "An Emerald On The Beach"" is the perfect rental for your next visit? Look over this check list to ensure it fits your needs.
The Earlier You Begin, The Better The Selection
Like many desirable hot spots, In Southport the best vacation homes are booked very early. To assure the very best selection of rental homes, we advise searching and reserving your Southport rental 6-12 months before your travel dates, whenever feasible. Holiday gatherings are a popular time for family groups to plot their Summer family vacations..
Select a Community and Time
Agreement can be tough among family members, but as soon as this challenging part is complete everything will start to fall in place.
How Many Beds?
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Be mindful that many vacation rentals list maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You'll need to determine what is acceptable for your family. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually available on the internet. If not, communicate with the property owner before you reserve the home.
Determine Your Budget
Check to make sure " @ Ocean Front Guest Friendly Home "An Emerald On The Beach"" works with your budget *during your desired week*. If a few individuals or family members are sharing the cost, make sure each person knows their responsibilities and has agreed to a maximum they are prepared to contribute. Most rental agreements require a single individual to be liable for the full reservation.
Its All About Amenities
What amenities is the family looking for? Do you simply desire a vacation home with a pool, hot tub or beach volleyball court? Will the unit need to be beach front, in the downtown area, or in close proximity to wildlife? Are bed sheets offered with the rental agreement, or will you need to take your own? Make a list of "needs and wants" from your party to help filter your search to the most appropriate home.
Oftentimes the elder generation has challenges with stairways. Make certain to remember and inquire about wheelchair access, pool lifts and specialized equipment requirements..
Have You Considered 4-Legged Family Members?
Remember to include your best friend! Animals are welcome at many rental properties, but guidelines differ. Type of animal, size and dog breeds could be limited. Don't forget to read agreements and contracts carefully. Extra charges may apply when animals are included. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
Where to Search
When the area, time and guests are decided, search multiple resources for the best vacation rental selection. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Southport local vacation homes" for local vacation home management companies. Local agencies frequently have an exclusive collection of rental homes daily and weekly.
Negotiate the Price
When you have spotted your dream rental, check to confirm 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 trip, try asking for an extra night. The off-season offers your greatest chance to negotiate a reduced rate.
Study the Contract
You should know which services are included:
- Power bills
- WIFI Access
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking requirements
Get a total that includes state taxes, pet and other extra fees.
Cancellation policies are different with each rental. Many vacation property agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which commonly costs ranges from 1% - 5% of the base rental home rate, can provide travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any nights missed as a result of personal medical emergencies or weather, and additionally hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unforeseen hotel stay or extra gas.
When you feel you've found "the one", begin the booking process. Keep in mind that most rental contracts require a considerable rental deposit and/or security deposit to protect the home owner.
Get Contact Information
Make sure to get the manager's contact number and entry/exit procedures for your rental home. We suggest keeping the contact's details in your smartphone and wallet.
Good job on reserving your vacation rental! You're on the way to a fabulous vacation!
During your Stay
- Take pictures at your arrival. Record the condition of the rental unit right away. We also advise promptly calling the rental home manager with a report of any damages, together with your request for any critical fixes.
- You could need instructions for a fireplace, TV or spa. Get in touch with your rental manager. They are there to help. A quick phone call eliminates many hassles.
- Don't forget to be a good next-door neighbor. Residents will be as friendly to you as you are respectful of them. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your primary residence.
- Ask a local. Natives may point you in the right direction.
- Enjoy your stay! Remember to protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental secured while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.
At the end of your stay
- Tidy up a lttle bit. Even when you're having to pay a housekeeping fee, The vacation rental really needs to be in very good condition. Kitchen sinks stuffed with dishes, surplus sand on the floors and sticky messes should be remedied before you leave.
- Make a point to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damage. Whenever you can, do this walk-out inspection with the property owner present. If the property manager is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you enjoy your rental? Many rental management companies and rental websites allow travellers to offer comments. If the rental home and/or property manager was top-notch, they'll appreciate your recommendations. If something went wrong, we advise being understanding but honest about your rental experience. The best owners and managers will try very hard to rectify the issue.
Learn and Improve
Did they enjoy their vacation? If everything was perfect, next year's vacation planning will be simple. If the property wasn't ideal, and you will better understand how to perfect your search for the next trip.