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About this Property
The Grey Dolphin is a very appealing but roomy home. In there you can organize your family reunion or staying in a peaceful home, appreciating 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 luxuries, 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 best of the most impressive.
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 included 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 decorated 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 appreciate 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 comforts in good working order. Owner shall not be liable for damages and no refunds will be given for such temporary failure, included 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 supplied 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.
How to Save Money on Your Rental
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- Many vacation rental companies and owners offer savings for active duty and veteran members of the Military, or returning vacationers to the same rental home. Make sure to confirm with property management company to see if your vacationing gang is eligible for a price reduction.
- Is there a specific experience you are mainly getting excited about ? Make sure that you prioritize your proximity to the activities and attractions you are most looking forward to.
- Think about obtaining trip insurance with your rental agreement. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base rental price, provides vacationers reimbursement of their travel expenses for any nights missed a result of health-related emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unexpected hotel stay or additional fuel. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .
How to Book a Rental Home
You may be surprised to uncover just how many rental properties are available at your destination. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of vacation rentals available makes it possible to find an ideal retreat to suit their Wilmington, NC gang, from relaxed condominiums to gigantic event homes with several bedrooms.
Rentals are frequently owner operated or managed by property management companies. Owners often choose management companies to assist with marketing, house cleaning and maintenance.
Seasoned Wilmington, NC vacationers have identified a few tips and tricks throughout the years when it comes to renting rental homes, however most novices will be delighted to discover that many of these "tips" are in plain sight, if you understand how to search.
How to find and book the perfect vacation rental:
Do you believe " @ Ocean Front Guest Friendly Home "An Emerald On The Beach"" is the perfect vacation property for your next getaway? Read through this guide to ensure it fits all of your preferences.
The Earlier You Start, The Better The Choices
Wilmington, NC rentals start booking very early. To assure the best selection of rental homes, we recommend searching and booking your Wilmington, NC rental home 6-Twelve months before your travel dates, whenever feasible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and reserve your vacation rental home..
Find your Area and Decide Dates
Consensus can often be complicated among family members, but the moment this difficult part is complete everything will start to fall in place.
Pick a Size
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Bear in mind that many properties advertise maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living room. You will need to figure out what is acceptable for the group. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually accessible online. If not, get in touch with the property owner before you reserve the home.
Stay on a Budget
Does the chosen rental home fit your budget during that choice Summer week? If several individuals or relatives are sharing the cost, always make sure that each group knows their obligations and has agreed to a maximum they are prepared to pay. Most rental contracts call for a single individual to be in charge of the full reservation.
Let's Discuss Amenities
What home features is the group interested in? Is a screened-in deck a requirement? Are you more enthusiastic about wildlife or nightlife? Are items like beach chairs, gas grills, beach umbrellas, carts or coolers at your disposal and included in your rental charge? Make a list of prioritized "needs and wants" from your company to help filter your search to the most appropriate home.
Suitable access can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. Make sure you remember and inquire about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment requirements..
Have You Considered Furry Family Members?
Are you or other people in the group travelling with a dog or cat? Even though a number of rental homes allow animal friends, rules and charges vary per property. A number of constraints could eliminate a potential rental home. Make certain to study agreements and contracts carefully. Extra fees may apply when pets are included. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
Where to Search
Many internet resources exist to match vacationers with property owners.. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Wilmington, NC local vacation rentals" for local rental management companies. In addition to having exceptional properties, local agencies provide superb service..
Negotiate the Price
Re-read the description to make certain that the property has everything you need. If something is missing, the home management company may know of similar properties that suit your wishes and budget..
Some rental owners will negotiate rates, and some won't. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Off-peak weeks will be negotiable more frequently than peak-season..
Study the Total Contract
Read the entire contract and be certain you fully understand who is liable for:
- WIFI Access
- Telephone service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning Service
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Fees
In addition to the regular charge, visitors will need to pay local taxes when booking " @ Ocean Front Guest Friendly Home "An Emerald On The Beach"", along with various other additional fees which may be required depending on their situation, including a pet fee, early check-in or later check-out fee, or a pool heater fee for private pool usage during the autumn or spring months.
If you'd like to Cancel
Make sure you be aware of the cancellation policy before booking. You'll likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which frequently costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the standard rental cost, provides travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental costs) for any days missed a result of personal health care emergencies or weather, in addition to hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unforeseen hotel stay or extra gas.
Complete the Reservation
When everything seems right, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. Do not forget that most rental contracts require a substantial rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the property owner.
Know Who to Call
Make sure you get the manager's contact number and entry/exit procedures for your rental. We recommend keeping the contact's information in your smart phone and wallet.
Good luck on booking your vacation rental! You're on the way to a phenomenal vacation!
During your Stay
- Photograph on your arrival. Record the overall condition of the rental home immediately upon arrival. If you find damages, or if fixes are needed call the rental manager without delay. This can prevent conflicts during check out.
- Ask questions. If there is any ambiguity about vehicle parking, policies of the property, house access, pool operations, etc... we advise you ask the rental home manager immediately. A phone call can save hours of difficulties.
- Remember to respect your neighbors. 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 vacationers next to your home.
- Ask a local. Local people are a great source of suggestions.
- Enjoy your stay! Don't forget to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation rental secured while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.
- Make sure you've packed all your belongings. Sweep each room in the house for left-behind items. Inspect bathrooms, the garage, kitchen cabinets, backyards, the swimming pool area, and anywhere else your personal property might "hide".
- Once your things are all out, begin a walk-through of the property to confirm no damage occurred during your stay. Whenever possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property owner present. If the property manager is not available, ensure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you enjoy your stay? Just about all property management companies and rental home sites permit travellers to give comments. If the property and/or property manager was great, they'll appreciate your positive reviews. If something went wrong, we advise being kind but genuine in regards to your stay. The best owners and managers will work hard to solve the issue.
Hold a vacation recap meeting with your family. Did everyone have a good time? If everything was outstanding, next year's family vacation planning will be relatively easy. Maybe the rental wasn't perfect, and you will better recognize how to refine your search next time.