Rental Policies

We value our customers and wish to express our appreciation for your business. We generally have guests who care for our properties as well or better than they would their own home.

Information published on our site though deemed accurate is not guaranteed, it is subject to errors, omissions, change of price, or withdrawal without notice

  • If there is a problem with the unit, guest are expected to call us  and email us at the beginning of the stay with any and all issues they may have so that we have he opportunity to assist
  • While we try to avoid it as much as possible, Maintenance for various issues may have to come to the condo during your stay.  We will try very hard when possible to work around a guest schedule.

We supply:

  • A starter supply of bathroom tissue, soap, and paper towels is provided. Guest will need to provide their own additional paper products and household supply items during their stay. Laundry detergent supply is the responsibility of the guest.
  • Hair Dryers are not supplied in our units
  • Bed linens and towels are provided. After the supply is used by the guest they would need to be washed by the guest for the duration of the stay.  Guests are to bring beach towels.
  • Wireless Internet/ TV access is provided via cable   the functioning of the internet access is dependent upon the cable or phone companies, we will do our best to help but in most cases if the internet is not working we would have to have the guest call the cable company as they need the numbers from the modem in the unit.
  • Condo complexes are not the same as hotels, there is not a front desk that can provide assistance to guest.  However we are 5 minutes away and happy to help

Family Oriented Vacation Accommodations

Beach Retreat, Maravilla and Gulfview Condominium Complexes and our other properties are family oriented vacation accommodations. We do not rent to vacationing students or young adults under the age of 25. Guests are urged to remember that the fun of your group should not prevent others at the complex from having a good time. Be respectful of others.

Smoking is prohibited in all condos. If evidence of smoking inside the condo is found, the guest will be charged a minimum of $250. If you smoke on the balcony you must provide and empty your own ash tray, not use the balcony floor to put out cigarettes, not throw cigarette butts off of the balcony($500 county fine if caught and eviction). Please remember that smoke smell can carry into the units from the balcony so always keep the door closed.

Reservations made under false pretenses will be subject to forfeiture of deposit and rental fees and eviction.

Repairs and Complaints

If repair or replacement of condo contents is warranted we may have to have a repair company come out during your stay to the condo.  Access will need to be available to Beach Condos In Destin employees and any repair company needed between the hours of 9 am-7pm and after hours for any emergency repairs that may be needed.  Guest are expected to be kind about these rare inconveniences and work with us to obtain a solution. We do try our best to avoid problems but they do occur and we will need your assistance and patience.  If you find any problems with your condo you must call us as soon as you do

Reservation/Security Fee

A  $500 non refundable advance is required for all condos and is paid towards the total to book the condo. This amount is either paid by a credit card number or in some cases we will allow checks for long time repeat guest.. This amount is not a security deposit and will not be returned to you, It is part of the total for your stay.

a Damage Fee of $25-$60 will be charged to each reservation and  covers unintentional damages to the rental unit interior that occur during your stay, provided they are disclosed to management prior to check-out. The fee will go towards paying for guest damages up to $1,000.00. Any damages that exceed $1,000.00 will be charged to  a credit card number we must have from you on file. The fee does not include fees that would be charged for  loss of keys, theft, failure to remove garbage from the property,Smoking in the condo, leaving items behind  or leaving the house excessively dirty. These fees will be charged to the payment method on file.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations are subject to a $100 processing fee. Reservations must be canceled 60 days prior to arrival for daily or weekly reservations or the advance on the rental will be forfeited. Monthly reservations must be canceled 120 days prior to arrival or the advance on the rental will be forfeited. Cancellations under the 30 days prior to arrival will result in a forfeiture of  all rental funds unless we are able to rebook your stay. Cancellations or early departure or non arrival does not warrant refund of rent or deposit. No refunds for early departures or late cancellations. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Beach Condos In Destin is proud to offer our guests one of the best vacation rental protection policies in the industry.  Rental Guardians Royal Adventure Travel Protection can can cover you and your vacation investment if and when the unexpected happens.

The policy costs 7.0-9.0% of your total room reservation and we recommend you purchase the insurance at the time of booking to ensure the best coverage.  In addition to protecting your vacation investment, Rental Guardian  For highlights or complete details, click below to download more information. This will provide up to a 100% refund to your trip stay with us, minus the cost of the initial Premium.

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If you have more specific questions on the coverage or other policy information, the Royal Adventure Travel Protection staff can answer those questions Monday through Friday directly at 1-888-933-1113.

 

Rental Payment Policy

Payment is accepted by check, Discover, Mastercard or Visa.  Cleaning fees are dependent upon the size of the condo. Florida and Walton County requires 11.-12% tax on all rentals of less than 6 months and 1 day.

Check-in/Check-out

Check in time is 3 pm to 5 pm due to occasional limitation of cleaning staff. You will be provided with Check-In Instructions by e-mail and there is not a problem with late check in times.

Check out time is 10 am. Please adhere to the check out time as we have cleaning staff time constraints.

There is a $50 fee for failure to return keys.

Management company, Owners are not liable for any items left behind by the client. Please double check the condo prior to leaving.  Do not neglect to check drawers and under beds.  We will try our best to return any items found at the cost of packing and shipping to the client. We will have to charge for shipping plus $25 for man hours to retrieve, package and ship your items.

Occupancy Limits

Occupancy limits are established for each condo and noted on the web site. If the occupancy limits are exceeded, then guests will be asked to check out and full deposit and rental fee will be forfeited. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Parking Limits

Parking passes are provided with each condo. Beach Retreat and Maravilla are secured parking complexes with gated access. Codes will be provided when the rental funds are received. Parking passes must be returned to the condos before departure. RV’s, boats, trailers are not permitted due to space limitations and condo association rules and regulations.

Pet Rules

We are pet friendly in most of our units. Our guests are required to have their pets well groomed, and well trained before bringing their pets to our accommodations. Pet areas are established at each complex. Feces must be bagged and disposed of in outside dumpsters. Condo Association rules require $100 fees for failure to properly dispose of feces. Walk dogs in the established pet areas and always be prepared with a bag in hand ready to manage droppings to prevent fines. Condo management personnel will expect you to be carrying a bag when you are out walking with your dog. Dogs are not to create a nuisance situation for other guest. We ask that you be prepared to provide a copy of the most recent vet check up documents proving the size/weight of your dog.

The person making the reservation is responsible for instructing all members of their group on this requirement.

We have had very few problems over the past 7 years of renting pet friendly but there is always a first time. Here is a list of the rules for our pet friendly condos.

  • No more than two pets per condo, unless otherwise approved
  • Weight limits may apply to all condos and houses.  No aggressive dog breeds are allowed and there are restrictions against certain breeds.
  • Dogs must be up to date on shots/flea preventative
  • Dogs must be bathed and groomed prior to arrival
  • Dogs must remain on a leash at all times when outside the condo, no exceptions
  • Dogs are not allowed to be unattended on the Balcony of the condo
  • Dogs are only to be walked in the designated area
  • Pet feces is to be picked up and disposed of properly.
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach
  • Pets are not allowed around the pool area of any condo due to condo and health department restrictions
  • Excessive barking will not be permitted
  • Avoid Nuisance behaviors
  • Our guest Human and pet alike must make every effort to respect and value the enjoyment of other guest while you are here

Vacuums are provided to vacuum pet hair from the rugs and floors. Pets must be kept off of furniture and beds.

Responsible Party Not Transferable

The rental agreement made between Beach Condos in Destin and the party (parties) named on the lease is not transferable to friends and/or family. It is the responsibility of the named party in the agreement to be sure that all rules and regulations in the agreement and of the condo association are followed during the stay. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations can result in fines or eviction without refund.

Swimming Pool and Beach

Tents and canopies are not allowed on the beach. Pool rules are posted at each pool. Guest swim at own risk.

Items Left Behind

Beach Condos In Destin is not responsible for items left behind.  Please do your very best not to leave items behind in the condo.  It always takes over 1-2 hours of time to find, pack, address and take to the post office to ship items back.  If we have to ship a item back to you, we will charge $25 plus the cost of packing, shipping and insurance to ship the item. Please try not to leave any items behind.

 

Doors:

Do not leave the balcony door open this creates a wind tunnel which will cause the front door to slam shut which can hurt guest if standing in the way. It can also cause the air conditioner to freeze up

Housekeeping Responsibilities

To prevent damage to the condo please follow the following rules:

  • Shake out sand from clothing and towels before washing and drying. Sand will damage the washer and dryer.
  • Do not leave the doors open while the air conditioner is running. It will freeze up and stop working requiring a service call. This is also a safety concern
  • Do not wash colored beach towels or clothing with the condo linens
  • If something is spilled on sheets or linens during your stay please wash to avoid stain setting in, if the stain does not come out call us before drying the items.  Drying a stain will set it in.
  • Trash must be disposed of in the proper dumpsters or trash chutes. Do not leave garbage in the condo upon departure.
  • Never leave trash bags outside the condo door. Fines of $100 per occurrence are applicable for failure to properly dispose of trash.
  • The dishwasher and garbage disposal are to be run prior to departure. Do not leave dirty dishes, pots, pans upon departure.
  • Beach Condos in Destin reserves the right to charge guest for additional housekeeping service due to guest’s lack of care or respect for privately owned properties.

    Future Contact

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