ATWOOD VACATIONS RENTAL INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS
We hope you choose to stay with us and will return year after year. Please note that each home is individually owned and thus maintained, decorated and furnished according to Owners’ tastes. Because each of our homes are different inside and out, if you have specific needs, please bring this to our attention while making reservations, and we will try to accommodate your requests.
Off Season: MONDAY–SATURDAY 9AM-5PM; CLOSED SUNDAY (November - March CLOSED SATURDAY - Appointment Only)
Summer: MONDAY - FRIDAY 9AM–5PM;SATURDAY 9AM-6pm SUNDAY 9AM-5PM (Memorial Day - Labor Day ONLY)
Reservation information is available after-hours or visit our website at atwoodvacations.com.
LICENSE OF PROPERTY
Atwood Vacations is acting solely as Agent for the Owner and will be paid by the Owner. Guest is not a tenant, has not acquired an interest in the Property and is a Licensee of the Owner of the Property for the time period Guest has paid. All monies are placed in an interest bearing account with interest payable to the Agent. Once occupancy of the Property has been taken by Guest, Guest accepts agreement of these terms.
CONFIRMATION, PAYMENTS AND RATES
A deposit to confirm is due at time of booking. REVIEW YOUR CONFIRMATION CAREFULLY FOR ACCURACY AND DATE-SENSITIVE REQUESTS AND OPTIONS. Balances must be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival. Rates and fees for services are subject to change. Guest to be charged for all applicable state sales taxes, state and local accommodation taxes and booking charges.
Bookings made forty (40) days or more prior to arrival date have 10 days from the date of booking to cancel and have your deposit returned. Booking made less than forty (40) days prior to arrival date will have a cancellation grace dependant on number of days prior to thirty days before arrival (bookings less than thirty days before arrival have no cancellation grace). If after this period you are unable to fulfill your obligation to license the Property we must be notified immediately and all payments will be forfeited. If the Property is re-licensed for the same period and same rate, the rental fee, taxes, pet fees (if applicable) will be refunded less a 20% cancellation fee + reservation fees. There are no exceptions. CANCELLATIONS THIRTY DAYS OR LESS BEFORE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL DATE WILL RESULT IN FORFIETURE OF ALL MONIES RECEIVED. Please Note: the trip cancellation insurance premium (if purchased) and processing fee are non-refundable. A Property that is unacceptable to a Guest is considered a cancellation. Atwood Vacations may cancel a reservation if, in its sole opinion, it is in the best interest of the Owner.
Guests of a current rental year have the first choice of the same property for the same week the following year. These “Advance Reservations” require a non-refundable advance reservation fee until the deposit is due (fee does not reduce total amount of reservation price). All reservations are subject to Owner approval and scheduling. Rates will be confirmed prior to deposit requests. Advance reservations may be made any day during your stay as long as they are made prior to your departure time.
Atwood Vacations reserves the right to change the property reserved to a comparably priced unit. If time permits advance notice will be provided.
VACATION INTERRUPTION PROTECTION
Every year, hurricanes and other unexpected weather events cause travelers to delay, interrupt or even cancel their trips completely. A travel insurance plan can help cover your vacation investment. Specific coverage questions should be directed to Travel Guard (1.877.249.5376 or click here). Please refer to product number 109409 P1 and account #64913. Coverage is offered by Travel Guard Group, Inc., and limitations will apply. Please click here to view the details of coverage.
This is only a brief description of the coverage(s) available. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions, and termination provisions. For costs and complete details of the coverage(s) contact Travel Guard. Insurance underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania insurance company, with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10038. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445. 1706 03/29/16
Included in our booking fee is the non–refundable Accidental Damage Waiver. The Accidental Damage Waiver covers any accidental damage caused by you or your Guests that is reported immediately to Atwood Vacations in writing or by phone. Repairs will be made (up to $2000). Damage excluded is anything not considered accidental, including pet damage, malicious or intentional damage or non-compliance with standard occupancy and departure cleaning policies. Atwood Vacations has the right to determine what is considered accidental damage.
Check in time is after 4PM. Every effort will be made to have the Property ready for occupancy by check-in. Keys will be released when the Property has been reported as ready for occupancy or after 4PM. Tenant may not go on, park cars or enter premises until officially checked-in or keys are relinquished to tenant by Agent.
If arriving after business hours you will find your keys and directions to your property rental in our drop box at Atwood provided your reservation is paid in full and we have a signed Guest License Agreement on file for you. NO KEYS WILL BE GIVEN UNLES ENTIRE BALANCE IS PAID IN FULL AND GUEST LICENSE AGREEMENT IS SIGNED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
Check-Out is by 10AM with later check-outs incurring a $25 per hour charge. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR EARLY DEPARTURES.
Properties permitting pets will have a non-refundable fee for the privilege of bringing your pet. This is limited to 2 adult house trained dogs. No dogs are allowed in pools or hot tubs. Guest accepts responsiblity for cost(s) for any damage caused by pet. Violation of the No Pet rule will be grounds for immediate eviction without refund and at least $300 in extermination and cleaning charges.
Standard departure cleaning services are included. You are required to remove all items from refrigerator, remove all trash, place in cans and roll to curb, wash and put away all dishes. Guest agrees not to rearrange furniture or furnishings. Non-compliance with the standard departure cleaning policy may result an additional cleaning fee charge.
Guest is responsible for repair and/or cleaning costs for non-accidental damages to the Property caused during occupancy. Non-compliance of standard departure policies which create extra cleaning can be considered damage and incur extra fees charged to you. Guest authorizes Atwood Vacations to charge their credit card on file for non-accidental damages or excessive cleaning and acknowledges in writing same to Guest.
Most properties have long distance blocks in place but some offer unlimited long-distance calling service. 1-800 calling card access is available and most major cell phone providers cover the beach area. Local calls may be made without limit. All long distance calls must be charged to your calling card or the party you call. You will be responsible for any long-distance charges and a service fee if billed to the property.
Most properties are equipped with televisions and DVD players and cable or satellite. Cable, satellite, and internet reception may sporadically be out of service. Some units have computer equipment and internet access. Unfortunately, we can make no guarantee for the operation of electronics and services and will not provide rebates for the malfunction of such.
You are responsible for the use of grills. You are also responsible for providing your own charcoal and propane for grilling. Grilling is only permitted on concrete surfaces. Do not use grills on decks, porches or near wooded areas. Please be sure you clean the grill and empty the ashes before you leave. We cannot guarantee the condition of grills at each property and cannot provide replacements.
Pool privileges are available to those Guests of properties where pools are located and approved for Guest use with some charging a fee. Most swimming pools are open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Please check the listing or call the office for more specific information. Pool opening/closing schedules are subject to change without notice or refund. If renting a Property with pool or hot tub access, Atwood Vacations and Owner is released from all liability for any injuries or death resulting from Guests use of the pool or hot tub. We will not be held responsible for misuse. Children are not permitted in hot tubs.
REPAIRS AND SERVICE CALLS
We cannot guarantee the Property to be free from pest and cleaning issues or defects and malfunctions. Neither Landlord nor Agent shall be liable to you in damages and no refunds will be given for such failures. Notify Atwood Vacations of necessary repairs needed during your stay and we will make every effort to address.
Limits listed for each Property must be adhered to strictly. Children are counted in total occupancy. WE DO NOT RENT TO A STUDENT, HOUSE-PARTY, PARTY, RECEPTION, ETC. If we determine your group constitutes a house-party and/or causes a disturbance and/or exceeds the property’s occupancy limits, you will be asked to leave with forfeiture of all payments.
Refunds will not be made due to inclement weather or maintenance and housekeeping issues.
LOST AND FOUND
Atwood Vacations cannot be held responsible for any personal items left at the Property or acts of theft or vandalism or any other damages to the Guest’s personal property. There will be a shipping, handling and service charges to return items left.
Mail and faxes should be sent care of Atwood Vacations and we will hold for your pick up. We are unable to take phone messages.
Motor homes and campers are not allowed at our rental properties. A State Park camping area is nearby. Please call 843-869-2156 for more information.
Smoking is prohibited in all of the homes managed by Atwood Vacations. If evidence is found after departure that smoking has taken place a cleaning charged will be incurred.
Fireworks are not permitted to be fired anywhere on Edisto Beach.
Glass containers are not permitted on the beach.
LOST KEYS/LOCK OUTS
A maximum of two keys are available at check-in for each property and must be returned to our office by departure. In the event a Guest is locked out of the property a key may be picked up from the rental office. Our on-call staff will respond after hours by meeting the Guest at the rental office. We reserve the right to charge for this service. There will be a $35 charge for lost or unreturned keys.
Many of the properties have a locked Owner’s closet for storage of personal items. Tampering with such will result in a charge for repairs and missing items. Please respect these private areas.
RIGHT OF ENTRY
Atwood Vacations, Owner or their representatives and agents may enter the Property during the rental period to inspect, repair, or show the Property if for sale.
Atwood Vacations does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, disability, marital status or family status. However, we do not permit parties, house-parties, receptions, students, etc.
Atwood Vacations is not responsible for errors and omissions in any and all printed or electronic materials.
LIMITATIONS OF REMEDIES, DAMAGES AND INDEMNITY
In the event Owner is unable to deliver the Property to Guest under this Agreement for any reason whatsoever, Guest hereby agrees Owner’s sole liability is the full refund of all consideration previously tendered by Guest pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and Guest expressly acknowledges in no event shall Owner be held liable for any consequential or secondary damages, including but not limited to any expenses incurred as a result of moving, for any damage, destruction or loss. Guest also agrees that in the case of a double-booking, loss of management of unit or occupancy by Owner, Guest will be entitled to a full refund of all consideration previously tendered by Guest if Atwood Vacations is unable to re-locate Guest to another Property managed by Agent. The Guest agrees to release and indemnify the Owner and Atwood Vacations from and against liability for injury to the Guest or any member of Guest’s household or Guests of Guest to the Property resulting from any cause whatsoever. Guest understands that in all negotiations regarding subject Property, Atwood Vacations will be representing the best interest of the Owner of the subject property. This agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of South Carolina. By signing this Agreement, you have agreed to all policies and regulations described herein. Non-enforcement of any one stipulation does not void other stipulations of this Agreement.
Construction and remodeling are always under way at Edisto Beach. Atwood Vacations will not be responsible for any inconvenience that construction or renovations cause. Atwood Vacations will not notify upcoming rental guests of construction activity near any rental property. Construction may also alter views from rental properties. No compensation or moves to other properties will be considered