Download the Guest Information, House Rules and Liability Waiver. Each adult must sign and return prior to arrival.
Sometimes guests don’t understand why the house rules are enforced. They are there to keep you safe, maintain our business license and comply with insurance requirements. If you show up early or have unregistered guests, we will notice. It is not the best way to start your vacation. Hopefully you can appreciate the dilemma you create for our business when you don’t comply.
The insurance company requires that each adult sign the license / waiver and that identity to be checked. Florida requires that we know the name of each guest. This also protects against credit card fraud and other nefarious activities; use of vacation rentals for sex and drug trafficking is increasing. Sometimes people will book a reservation for others and not show up themselves; if the unregistered guests break something, collection against an unknown person is difficult. Since we aren’t on-site, its impossible to verify that we have real signatures and the ID helps confirm that the guests are real people who have agreed to the terms. We require a minimum age for our adult guests; this is how we verify that we aren’t hosting a rowdy spring break party. We have a max occupancy of 15 persons and this helps identify groups planning to throw an over-occupancy party. Hotels normally check ID, sign agreements and have cameras. More and more vacation rentals are doing it too when they encounter guest problems that their Online Booking Agent doesn’t resolve for lack of proof. … I could go on.
While you may experience storms, the time trapped inside should be minimal. The rain is rarely continuous so you will get breaks to comb the beach for the shells the storm brings in. The rain should keep things cool and the lower temps may give you more opportunity to be outside than normal. And there is nothing more mesmerizing than a storm on the beach. It’s my favorite time. It’s an experience not to be missed
Be careful with the kayaks. The surge between storms is fun to ride but can pull you out to sea. Stay close to shore
Just because a hurricane is predicted, doesn’t mean your vacation is ruined. If landfall is within 100 miles to the west, you should bug out for big hurricanes for sure. But to the east usually means low tide surge and less severe weather. Watch the weather closely, follow the directions of the Franklin county sheriff and buy the cancel for any reason trip insurance when you book. Roads will likely be closed in the direction of the hurricane, so plan accordingly.