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HOUSE RULES & RENTAL AGREEMENT
There is free parking for a max of 3 vehicles in the driveway. Additional parking may be available around town but may be subject to additional fees / restrictions on length of stay. Please do not block any neighboring driveways.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Self-check-in with door keypad. Provided on the day of arrival with instructions.
Young children and babies touch our floors, so please remove your shoes at the door. There is a mudroom / entry way where shoes can be stored. They can also we placed out on the porch.
Our home is over 100 years old and so is our plumbing. Please do NOT flush sanitary products, paper towels, baby wipes, Q-tips,, cotton balls or grease (bacon, oil or butters) in the toilets or down the sinks. When in doubt - PLEASE just throw it out!
Please dispose of all bagged trash in large black containers beside the one-car garage.
We don't want to restrict any fun but given our close proximity to downtown and our neighbors, we kindly request (relatively) quiet hours between 10PM and 7AM
The detached garage, house basement and linen closet are off-limits to guests. These areas are locked and should not be accessed without written approval.
Smoking of any substance (cigars, cigarettes and marijuana) is strictly prohibited inside the home. Guests will be fined and immediately evicted if there is any evidence of smoking inside The Helm House. If smoking occurs outside the home, all traces (e.g., ash, wrappers, or left overs) must be properly disposed of and ash cleaned before check-out. Any remaining debris will occur an additional cleaning charge of $50.
Please be respectful of the washing machine and dryer to include excessive usage. Please remove lint between dryer usage to prevent fires. Remove excess sand/dirt from clothing prior to washing. Never dry items that have come in contact with flammable substances, such as cooking oil, gasoline, paint thinner, alcohol.
We understand that accidents happen however, most stains can be prevented. We ask that you do not wipe of makeup with regular towels and instead use the MakeUp Erasers provided. If we discover excessive staining (dirt, blood, self-tanner, etc.) on comforters, duvets, blankets, sheets, towels or other linens, the renter will be charged the replacement cost per item.
EVENTS / PARTIES
No events, parties or additional overnight guests are allowed. Maximum overnight guests on rental agreement is 7
No animals or pets of any kind are permitted at the Property except as specifically authorized in your reservation. You also agree that we cannot and do not guarantee that no animals have been in the Property prior to your use or that the Property is free of animal or pet allergens, even if the Property listing states that pets are prohibited or includes a similar description
Early check-in or late check-out may be available; additional charges may apply. If you do not vacate by check-out time (or late check-out time as agreed by these policy), you authorize us to charge a late departure fee of up to one night’s rental and we may take action to remove all Occupants and their personal property from the Property.
Minimum age to rent: 30
Children allowed: ages 0-17
All windows and doors must remain closed during inclement weather and must be closed and locked prior to leaving the property. Any damage to interior of home caused from windows being left open during rain will result in additional charges to renter.
DECORATIONS / PHOTOGRAPHY
No balloons, posters, streamers, or signs of any sort are to be attached to the house or displayed outside the house. Commercial photography and filming are prohibited at the Property without our express written permission. Personal photography is allowed.
Owner of the house is not responsible for renter's lost, misplaced, or stolen property.
USE OF PROPERTY
Guest agrees to use the premises only as a temporary residence for him or herself and those listed in the reservation and there are to be no other guests or visitors. Guest assumes responsibility for actions taken by other occupants on the reservation and any person entering the Property. Prior to arrival, guest must complete and sign rental agreement to include: the first and last names of each guest, ages of each person on the reservation. (No exceptions). No additional guests or visitors are allowed at any time. Any violation of these occupancy limits shall allow the Owner to terminate the agreement and remove Guest and all their possessions, and all other persons and their possessions and no compensation shall be given.
Good housekeeping is required of Guest and other occupants. Guest agrees to keep quarters clean and in sanitary condition. The Guest agrees not to permit any deterioration or destruction to occur while they are occupying the property. During their stay, the guests agree to maintain the walls, woodwork, floors, furnishings, fixtures and appliances, windows, screens, doors, fences, plumbing, air-conditioning, and heating, electrical and mechanical systems as well as the general structure and appearance of the property. Guest agrees to follow all Owner policies and regulations. The Security Deposit is to indemnify the Owner against damage and/or loss of value as a result of the Guest's action, mistake, accident or inaction during the term of occupancy. Guest is responsible for damage and/or loss of value to the Property and Guest hereby agrees to reimburse the Owner for such loss immediately upon the presentation of a bill for said damage. Owner will hold Guest solely responsible for all damages to property or for violations against this rental agreement. If anyone removes any property belonging to Owner within the rental, this will constitute immediate revocation of the lease and Guest shall immediately vacate and will not receive any compensation. Owner may seek reimbursement from the Security Deposit and will take further legal action.
UTILITIES, SERVICES AND EXTREME WEATHER
No compensation will be given for any temporary outages of electricity, air-conditioning, heat, water, or WiFi, or any disruptions by extenuating circumstances. No compensation shall be given for such inconveniences. This Policy uses the term “extenuating circumstances" to refer to the following situations that occur after booking, which are unforeseen at the time of booking, and prevent or legally prohibit completion of the reservation. Purchasing travel insurance can protect your travel plans, and most premium insurance packages cover the most potentially expensive contingency benefits.
Changes to government travel requirements. Unexpected changes to visa or passport requirements imposed by a governmental agency that prevent travel to the destination. This doesn’t include lost or expired travel documents or other personal circumstances relating to a guest’s authorization to travel.
Declared emergencies and epidemics. Government declared local or national emergencies, epidemics, pandemics, and public health emergencies. This does not include diseases that are endemic or commonly associated with an area.
Government travel restrictions. Travel restrictions imposed by a governmental agency that prevent or prohibit traveling to, staying at, or returning from the Listing location. This does not include non-binding travel advisories and similar government guidance.
Military actions and other hostilities. Acts of war, hostilities, invasions, civil war, terrorism, explosions, bombings, rebellions, riots, insurrection, civil disorder, and civil unrest.
Natural disasters. Natural disasters, acts of God, large-scale outages of essential utilities, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and other severe and abnormal weather events.
GUESTS AGREE TO
To conduct him/herself and require other persons on the reservation to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb any neighbor's peaceful enjoyment of the neighborhood.
To comply with all laws and ordinances of the municipality where the Property is located, including and not in limitation of the foregoing, noise ordinances, and to indemnify Owner from all loss or damages resulting from Guest’s violation of such ordinances.
To dispose of garbage and other waste in a clean and safe manner.
To not destroy, deface damage, impair, or remove any part of the Property or knowingly permit any person to do so. To use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and other facilities, and appliances.
Not use the premises for any unlawful purpose.
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY PROHIBITED
Use of the Property for any criminal activity is prohibited and may result in fines, prosecution, and/or your immediate removal from the Property. This prohibition extends to use of the Property’s internet service, if any, for criminal activity, including but not limited to unlawful downloads of copyrighted material, including movies, music, software, or other material. We may cooperate with any investigation of alleged criminal activity that occurred at the Property during your stay.
CONDITION OF PROPERTY
The Guest acknowledges that the Property is in good condition. If there is anything about the condition of the Property that is other than in good condition, Guest agrees to report it to Owner upon taking possession of the Property. Guest agrees that failure to report any defects will be legally binding proof that the property is in good condition at the time of occupancy.
Any Guest or intended Guest who provides any credit card information to Currid Coastal Properties, is doing so as a guarantee of payment of all or any portion of the Rental Fees and each such Guest accepts all terms of this Agreement and accepts complete liability for the payment of any Rental Fees (including, without limitation, any costs, fees, expenses, charges or penalties related to the rental, occupancy and/or use of the Rental Property as set forth in this Agreement), as well as any damage (not covered under the accidental damage policy) during any Guest's occupancy and use of the Rental Property. Each Guest providing his or her credit card understands that these Rental Fees will be charged to their credit card and hereby authorizes Agent to charge their credit card for payment of any such Rental Fees.
Guest shall reimburse Owner for reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs for any action taken by Owner to enforce this lease.
CITY, COUNTY AND STATE VIOLATIONS
Guest is responsible for paying all violation fees issued against the Guest or Owner by the City of Boothbay Harbor or State of Maine for non-compliance to city, county or state laws during occupancy. If the Owner is required to appear in court, Guest acknowledges responsibility for Owners legal and court cost and shall pay an additional $350 fee to compensate Owner for his/her time.
All rights given to Owner by this agreement shall be cumulative in addition to any laws that exist or might come into being. Any exercise of any rights by Owner or failure to exercise any rights shall not act as a waiver of those or any other rights. No statement or promise by Owner, its agents, or employees, shall be binding unless it is put in writing and made a specific part of this agreement.
Guest hereby states that he or she has the legal rights to sign for all other residents in the property during the reservation and to commit them to abide by this contract. Guest expressly agrees as an absolute condition to staying in this home that they shall forever jointly and severally indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the owner of this property as well as agents, and representatives of this home against any claim, demand, liability, damage, loss, injury, or cost of any kind whatsoever arising as a result of the Guest or of their guests' use of the premises and any property thereon, including, without limitation, any nuisance, waste, or harm, in whole or part, directly or indirectly caused by or to Guest or their guests. Guest expressly agrees to waive and forever release any all claims or action of any kind whatsoever against the owner of this house and any representatives of this house for any injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with the Guest's or their guests' stay in this house and/or traveling to the property. Furthermore, Guest is responsible for all legal fees of their own and their guests and of the owner of this house or representatives of this house resulting at any time from the Guest's or their guests' use of the premises or negligence by Guest or their guests.
All guests hereby acknowledges that all questions about the rental agreement have been answered, that they and the other residents on the reservation fully understand all the provisions of the agreement and the obligations and responsibilities of each party, as spelled out herein. By making a reservation, they further acknowledge that they agree to fulfill their obligations in every respect or suffer the full legal and financial consequences of their actions or lack of action in violation of this agreement.
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