1. Smoking is allowed outside only.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth via email confirmation may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3. This home is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses
6. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the house. If you would like to hire in housekeeping and we can refer you to one.
7. The house is on a well and septic systems. The mineral content in the water is high. During a drought, the well water may have an odor. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages.
8. Storms: If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless: • The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or • A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest. • The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund: Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered; any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.
9. Fresh water is a precious commodity as the house is served by a well. There is a whole–house water softener system. Bags of salt are provided near the unit located in the garage, and guests should monitor it, adding as needed. Reverse-osmosis drinking water is dispensed from the small spigot in the kitchen. The hot water is a circulating system to provide quick hot water.
10. On barrier islands such as Siesta Key, weather is very dynamic and can be sudden. If you leave the house, even briefly, close all doors and windows. Please be sure the doors and windows are closed and locked when a storm blows up.
11. Indoor furniture is not to be moved, excepting the side chairs. Bringing rental furniture (except cribs) into the house is prohibited.
12. The house is a non-smoking environment. Smoking outdoors is allowed as long as cigarette butts, etc. are disposed of. Please do not throw cigarette butts on the grounds, lagoon or beach. Discharging fireworks, sparklers, or firearms, is prohibited.
13. The house has a septic system, not sewer. The system serves well if we don’t give it “indigestion” by flushing inorganic items other than toilet paper, or by pouring grease into the sinks. Hygiene products such as wipes and tampons labeled “flushable” are not “digestible” by septic tanks. DON’T FLUSH THEM; dispose of them in the wastebasket. Do not use chlorine bleach in the laundry or elsewhere in the house.
14. The grill in the back yard is the only grill permitted. Cooking on the lanais is prohibited.
15. If you use the self-clean function of the oven, please remove theracks first. The extreme heat ruins their finish.
16. When using the kayaks, lift it to the dock or seawall (no dragging, please), then use a carpet scrap draped over the dock or seawall to protect the kayak during launch and recovery. Rinse the kayak with fresh water after use. The code to the lock is and the paddles & life vest are in the storage room.
17. The auto gate code and the people gate code changes from month to month. Inquire at the Fisherman’s Haven office.
18. The bikes are for your use. PLEASE SUPPLY YOUR OWN HELMETS.
19. Each bed has a total of three sets of sheets, which are found on the bed and/or in the linen or bedroom closet serving that bed. Please help us keep our linens fresh and inviting by treating stains as they occur, then washing in cool water and keeping them out of the dryer until the stain is gone. 20. Pillows covered with shams are placed on beds so that guests may read or watch TV in comfort. Should they need washing, use cool water and dry them on the wooden rack.
21. Each bathroom has at least three sets of towels for two people. Since the upstairs guest bath may be serving extra guests, we’ve moved some bath towels from the downstairs hall bath to that closet. A few colorful beach towels, as well as odd towels for outdoors are in the laundry closet.
22. Blankets are found in the appropriate closets. Pillows are either natural feather or synthetic. Swap pillows from bed to bed to find your preference. 23. Please treat stains as they occur on carpet, rugs or upholstery. You’ll find a “Capture Spot and Stain Remover” in the laundry closet. Follow the instructions on the container.
24. Store beach and fishing gear in the storage room at back of house. Do NOT carry beach or fishing gear through the house!
25. Garbage pickup day is Wednesday around 7AM. With the lid securely closed, put the garbage containers at curbside the night before. Newspapers go in one bin, and cans and bottles in the other bin. Cardboard boxes will be taken if they are collapsed and nested. No plastic bags are taken for recycling.
26. Warning: Death or injury may occur from sitting on, climbing on, or leaning over the deck railings!
Life at the beach is beautiful for people, but very hard on systems and equipment. If you have a problem with these, please report the problem by calling or texting Orlando Castillo at 813-927-1156. We will do our best to take care of the problem as quickly as possible.