HOUSE RULES
We very much love and take great pride in Westview Cottage and we simply ask that you care for the property as if it were your own. We are in a fairly secluded area, but the county does have quiet time for all properties from 10:00pm until 7:00am. All though we personally love pets, we unfortunately can not allow them due to health risks of future guests. We do NOT allow smoking anywhere within the home or the area around the house. PLEASE consider the others that will enjoy this home next! The entire property and house is open for your use except for the locked "owners closets" and "owners shed". Most importantly, we just want you to have a great time and make lots of memories!

SPECIAL TRAVEL NOTES and a SPECIAL NOTE IF YOU ARE PULLING A BOAT
Westview Cottage is located near the end of a one mile long SINGLE LANE drive. Please drive carefully and go slowly. Meeting other vehicles and wildlife are a good possibility. There is enough parking on the driveway for 5 vehicles. There is parking on the lane above the drive for two additional vehicles. SPECIAL NOTE: If you are pulling a boat trailer or trailer of any type you will want to park it at the nearby Hurricane marina (where there is plenty of trailer parking) BEFORE turning onto Hurricane lane where Westview Cottage is located. Turning a trailer around on Hurricane Lane is VERY difficult!
Rental Agreement
These Terms and Conditions clarify The Owner's obligations to The Renter, The Renter's obligations to The Owner, and in the very unlikely event of any disputes, will be used as the basis for any resolution. Please read them carefully before confirming your booking.
Check-In is at 2:00 P.M. CDT or later / Check-Out is at 11:00 A.M.
For Low Season Weekend and Mid-Week Rentals an earlier Check-In and later Check-out may be possible. Owner approval is required in advance.
Acceptance of these Terms & Conditions binds a contract between the following two parties:
The Rental Applicant (The Renter) and The Property Owner (The Owner)

1. Party Members
All persons listed on the Rental Agreement or added subsequently by The Renter will be bound by the terms of this agreement. The Rental Applicant is considered to be the Lead Renter and will assume full responsibility for all members of the Rental Group throughout the rental period. Information or instructions relating to this rental will be communicated to the Rental Applicant only and not to any third-party member of the Rental Group.

2. Payments
A reservation will be confirmed by The Owner once the application has been approved and initial or full payment has been processed. For reservations made 30 days or more before the rental commences, an initial rental deposit payment of 50% of the rental fee will be due at the time of booking. If a reservation is made less than 30 days before the rental commences, the full rental fee must be paid at the time of booking. In the event of a reservation not being accepted by The Owner, all fees paid will be refunded immediately. No reservation may commence without full payment being cleared. Once a reservation is received and accepted by The Owner, The Renter is liable for payment of the balance of the rental fee 30 days before occupation of the property. Non-payment by the due date will be treated as a cancellation and the deposit will be forfeited.

3. Cancellation Policy & Changing a Booking
Once a reservation has been accepted and confirmed, a cancellation can only be made in accordance with the terms below:
- If the period of rental can be re-booked, a refund for the period re-rented or the part thereof, less a cancellation fee of $100 will be issued.
- If any part of the rental period cannot be re-booked, the Renter will forfeit all monies paid for that period.

4. Occupancy of the Property
The stated and agreed occupancy figure includes all persons irrespective of age, day and overnight guests. Exceeding the number of stated and agreed persons will result in immediate eviction without refund, or a $100 per guest per night charge at the discretion of The Owner.

5. Condition of the Property and Refundable Security Deposit
The Property will have been inspected prior to occupation and therefore The Renter undertakes to:
- Notify The Owner immediately with regard to any damage and/or maintenance issues that require attention.
- Keep the Property and all furniture, fixtures, fittings, chattels and effects in or about the Property in the same state of repair and condition as found at the commencement of the Rental.
- The Renter shall follow the departure instructions provided by The Owner. Failure to do so to the satisfaction of The Owner will result in a damage/cleaning charge being levied. To avoid an extra cleaning charge we simply ask that you please wash the dishes, take out all trash and
place in the outside recepticles provide, and leave the property in a neat and orderly condition.
- A Refunable Security Deposit of $500 will be charged at the time of booking. If everything is in good condition after departure inspection, this amount will be promptly refunded to your credit card.

6. Use of Telephone and Internet Services
A telephone is provided as part of the rental, The Renter must charge all long- distance telephone calls to either a credit/phone card or call collect, unless advised otherwise. Internet services are provided. It is The Renter's responsibility to check for restrictions on an internet device before commencing any download.

7. Pet Policy
We unfortunatly do not allow pets of any kind mainly due to the allergy issues of future guests. We ask that you please adhere to this pet policy. Any evidence of pet occupation will result in a forfeit of the damage deposit in its entirety. The Owner accepts no responsibility for any allergic reaction or other conditions arising from occupancy of the property. The designation of “No Pets” does not indicate there have not been pets at the property at some time.

8. Smoking
Smoking is strickly NOT permitted in or around the immediate vicinity of the property.

9. Property Access During Winter Months
Westview Cottage is offered for rental during the winter months and has road access but does not receive a snow clearance service. In the unlikely event that a Renter is unable to leave a
property on the planned departure date, the Renter will not be liable for any additional
accommodation charges. Conversely, should winter conditions prevent a Renter from reaching Westview Cottage, the Renter will receive a refund of the rental fee for the day(s) the property was inaccessible. Renters are reminded to ensure that they and their vehicles are suitably
prepared and equipped for driving in the wintry conditions likely to be encountered during their visit to the Property.

10. Equipment and Facilities Provided
Equipment and facilities are provided at the discretion of The Owner and whilst every attempt is made to ensure that such equipment is in working order for the duration of the rental period, should a breakdown or some other situation occur that renders non-essential elements unusable, the Owner does not take responsibility for replacing or refunding The Renter for the lack of use of these equipment or facilities. The equipment and facilities referred to include (but are not exclusive to) such items as televisions, audio systems, DVD players, arcade games or gaming systems, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, etc.
The Renter must report any inoperative or defective equipment to The Owner promptly! The Owner will make every reasonable effort to have repairs made as soon as possible; however, there are limited
service contractors in Center Hill area. While every attempt will be made to ensure that all the
advertised equipment and appliances are in working order at the commencement of a rental period, no reduction of rent; rebate; or refund will be issued for a mechanical failure of air conditioning, dishwasher, washer, dryer, TV or other appliances.

11. Refunds
If a breakdown should occur to fundamental elements such as water systems, plumbing and electrical systems, and major appliances such as stove or refrigerator, every effort will be made to repair or replace, or an appropriate refund will be made for the inconvenience caused. This does not apply to system breakdown caused by misuse, such as plumbing blockages caused by inappropriate use of sanitary facilities.
The Owner is not liable, nor will provide a refund, for any stoppage of electrical services caused by extreme weather or other circumstances beyond his control. Similarly, there will be no refunds for
inclement weather, changes in water levels, conditions at neighboring properties, or any nuisance afforded by the natural elements of the location such as flying insects or the animal population.

12. Other Conditions of Booking
The Renter shall abide by these Terms and Conditions of Rental and any other instructions contained in the individual Cottage Guide and any additional information and instructions as shall be supplied in the Property or by The Owner.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY : The Renter represents, warrants, acknowledges and agrees with The Owner that he/she will use the Property and its facilities in accordance with The Terms and Conditions above and the Information provided and that he/she does so at his/her own risk and that he/she indemnifies and saves The Owner harmless from any personal injury, sickness or death, loss or damage, however caused, to person or property of The Renter, his/her family, or guests, before during or after the time of occupancy. Further, he/she accepts full responsibility for the use of the Property and any recreational equipment such as boats and motors, etc. and agree to pay for any damage of said equipment, other than for normal wear and tear.