Forms of Payment:
Long and Foster Real Estate Agency, Inc. accepts money orders and cash.
Personal checks are also accepted provided they are
received thirty (30) days prior to your check-in
date. WE ARE ALSO NOW ACCEPTING MASTER CARD, VISA,
AMERICAN EXPRESS, and DEBIT CARDS.
Payment Schedule: An
initial payment of 50% of the rental amount plus any
applicable fees and insurance premiums is due upon
booking if paying by credit card or within 7 days if
paying by any other acceptable form of payment.
All balances are due thirty (30) days prior to occupancy
regardless of payment method. Reservations booked
less than thirty (30) days prior to check-in must be
paid in full within seven (7) days. We cannot
accept personal checks for any payment due less than
thirty (30) days prior to check-in. NO MONIES WILL
BE ACCEPTED AT CHECK-IN.
Processing Fee: A
$55 non-refundable processing fee is required on all
Tenants are responsible for all incidental charges such
as unauthorized long distance telephone or internet
charges, excess water and sewer charges (full season
rentals only), returned check fees and any costs not
covered by the required Accidental Rental Damage
Insurance. Incidental charges may be paid by
credit card or check.
Accidental Rental Damage
Insurance (ARDI): A minimum $45 non-refundable
Accidental Rental Damage Insurance premium is required
on all vacation rental leases (not including full season
rentals) in lieu of a security deposit. This
coverage provides up to $1500 in protection against
accidental damage to your rental unit and is issued by
Travel Guard. For details, click
No Refunds or Rebates of Rent
will be given on any lease in the event of an
earthquake, hurricane, flood, natural disaster or other
act of God or in the event of an act of war, terrorist
act, civil unrest or any other circumstance deemed
beyond the control of an owner or the agency.
For your protection, Long and Foster Real Estate Agency, Inc. offers an
optional All Seasons Travel Plan issued byTravel Guard
which may be purchased at the time of booking a
reservation. The cost of such coverage is 7% of
the value of the lease which includes the entire rental
amount plus all non-refundable fees. For details,
The rental properties we represent are privately owned
and maintained and, therefore, reflect the taste of each
individual owner. We strongly urge that
prospective tenants personally visit a property before
entering into a legally binding commitment to rent it.
Prospective tenants who elect to waive a personal
inspection of a rental property prior to renting it
agree to accept the property in “as is” condition and
waive any and all claims regarding condition or alleged
deficiencies of the property. The Agency and its
agents make no warranty as to the condition or
description of properties we represent and no refunds of
rent or fees will be given.
Check-in time is 1 PM and
check-out time is 10 AM unless specified
otherwise in your lease. Any deviation from this
schedule must be approved in writing by the owner.
If you expect to arrive after office hours, please call
our office to make arrangements for a late check-in.
Check-ins will only be permitted if the Tenant is paid
All rental properties are equipped and
furnished to the owner’s taste and set up for
light housekeeping. Mattress pads, pillows,
blankets, and bedspreads are provided. Tenants
must provide paper goods, cleaning products, bed linens,
bath towels, and beach tags unless specifically listed
in the list of amenities provided and made a part of the
lease for each property.
Tenants are required to leave properties “cleaning
ready” upon departure in accordance with a written list
of tasks provided to each tenant at check-in.
Failure to leave a property “cleaning ready” may result
in an additional charge to the Tenant.
Tenants are expected to depart rented properties in a
timely manner in accordance with the check-out time
indicated in the lease agreement and to leave a property
in good order and to replace or pay for repair of all
missing items, breakage or damage to the property or
furnishings. Tenants are responsible to pay for
damages that exceed the limits of or are not covered by
the required Accidental Rental Damage Insurance.
Tenants are responsible for observing all local rules
and regulations regarding trash and recycling.
While these rules and regulations vary, tenants are
provided with information regarding trash and recycling
pick-up and handling at check-in and are expected to
comply with them. Any fines for failure to comply
or costs of private hauling to remove trash and
recycling from rented properties as a result of
negligence or non-compliance are the responsibility of
Owners are required to comply with all local rental
licensing and fire inspection ordinances and are
required to display both evidence of a current rental
registration and occupancy placard in their rental
Owners are also required to provide all of the
amenities, including bedding conforming to the sizes
listed in the amenities section of the rental contract.
Occupancy limits for all rental properties are
established by local municipalities in accordance with
their individual rental ordinances. The occupancy
limit for every rental property appears in every lease
and on a placard required to be displayed in each rental
unit. These occupancy limits are strictly
Maintenance and repairs:
Rental properties are owned and maintained
by individual owners who make every effort to keep
appliances and mechanical systems in good working order.
In the event of a breakdown or malfunction of an
appliance or mechanical system, tenants are asked to
contact the Agency’s Guest Services Department to report
a problem. The Agency will make every reasonable
effort to effect repairs or replacement as deemed
necessary, but cannot guarantee repair or replacement
due to the occasional unavailability of service
personnel or parts. Replacements are not provided
and there are no rebates or discounts of rent as a
result of breakdowns or malfunctions.
Subletting and Visitation:
No subletting of any rented premises is permitted.
Tenants agree to allow visitation of rented properties
by prospective purchasers or renters. Avalon Real
Estate Agency will provide advance notice of such
visitations whenever possible and all visitations will
be scheduled at reasonable hours.
Pets are not permitted
in any rental property without the prior express written
consent of the property owner. Additional fees or
deposits may apply if permission to include a pet as
part of a lease agreement is granted by an owner.
Many rental property owners prohibit smoking in or
around their rental unit. Tenants are expected to
respect the owners wishes and refrain from smoking in a
smoking restricted premises. If evidence of smoking is
detected in a property designated as non-smoking, the
cost of an entire house cleaning and an additional $250
deodorizing fee will be charged to the tenant.
Weddings, Receptions and Large
Parties are not permitted in any rental property
unless they are pre-approved by the Owner and Avalon
Real Estate Agency at the time of reservation. An
additional fee may be charged by the owner for these