Rental Contract and Rules
255 Jumping Branch Road,
Lake Cherokee, Tamassee, SC 29686
THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES TO
THIS AGREEMENT ARE DEFINED BY LAW AND INCLUDE UNIQUE PROVISIONS PERMITTING THE
DISBURSEMENT OF RENT PRIOR TO TENANCY AND EXPEDITED EVICTION OF TENANTS. YOUR
SIGNATURE ON THIS AGREEMENT, OR PAYMENT OF MONEY OR TAKING POSSESSION OF THE
PROPERTY AFTER RECEIPT OF THE AGREEMENT, IS EVIDENCE OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE
AGREEMENT AND YOUR INTENT TO USE THIS PROPERTY FOR A VACATION RENTAL.
Renter is responsible for any damage incurred
during his occupancy of the premises. We will not be held responsible for
accidents, injury, or loss of valuables.
Renter's Security Deposit will be refunded,
if the unit is left in satisfactory condition. Refunds will be mailed within
30 days of the Renter's last day at the unit.
INSPECTION OF PROPERTIES: The property shall
be inspected after your departure. If damage does occur in the unit, please
do not feel embarrassed, but report the damage to us immediately. We can
handle the repair while you are here and alleviate any questions of both
parties. If it is discovered that the owner's closet has been broken
into after your departure, you will be charged the full replacement cost for
all items that are missing plus any expenses that are incurred to replace
the missing items.
EVEN THOUGH WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY
FOR ANY ITEMS LEFT IN PROPERTY, we will make every effort to locate lost
items. Upon request, we will mail items found to you. These items will be
shipped COD plus a $10.00 handling fee
- Reservations may be made at any time and will be
honored, provided payment is received as agreed and is deposited.
- Unlike the local real estate
rental companies, we do NOT charge RESERVATION FEES.
- We will not send
a rental agreement. Print this document, sign and
date each page as CONFIRMATION of your agreement, and either (a) copy and mail the original to the address below or (b) scan and email to
the email address below.
- Reservation is booked upon receipt of the signed contract and the lesser
of 50% of the total amount due or $1000. Balance is due 30 days before the arrival date.
- DEPOSIT may be paid by personal check, PayPal or Venmo.
The deposit should be the LESSER
OF 50% of the gross amount due, including tax and security deposit, or
$900. THERE WILL
BE A TWENTY-SEVEN DOLLAR CHARGE FOR ANY RETURNED CHECK. We will
continue to market the property for rent until receipt of your deposit.
Upon our receipt of your initial deposit, your contract with us
is bound. If paying by check, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your
deposit. If for any reason the property has already been rented to
another party when we receive the check, we will promptly return it to you
in this envelope; otherwise, we will use the envelope to return your
security deposit, at the appropriate time.
- BALANCE OF PAYMENT: The balance on the rent,
all taxes and security deposit is due 30 days before arrival date. NO
REMINDERS WILL BE SENT.
- Use of fireplace is not included
as an amenity in this contract. Fireplace use is only with special permission and
there is an extra charge of $30 for usage and cleaning. There is also an extra $400 refundable security deposit.
- Rental Deposits will be refunded in full on
cancellations over 60 days in advance of the initial rental date.
Rental Deposits will be refunded, less 15%, for cancellations 30-60 days prior to check in.
Cancellations less than 30 days in advance will be refunded, less 15%, when/if the unit is re-rented.
- There will be no refund for inclement weather,
unless the home is not available for rent or is inaccessible due to
weather. In the event of such event, the pro-rata share of the
rental charge will be refunded.
- If for any reason we are unable to deliver the
property to you for the rental period contracted (for example, the home is
damaged by a severe storm), we shall refund your money in full.
- Any and all interest earned on deposits and
advance rents paid will accrue to our benefit, and not the Renter.
- OCCUPANCY: The maximum number of people
allowed at 255 Jumping Branch is 10. We rent to FAMILIES AND
RESPONSIBLE ADULTS ONLY. Misrepresentation of the party will result in
immediate termination of the rental agreement, expulsion, and the loss of
rental fee. We reserve the right to refuse occupancy, if we feel the
occupancy could be detrimental to the property.
- Rental Charge is based, in part, on number in
party. Under no circumstances should there be more than 10 overnight
occupants. Violation of this provision may result in termination
of occupancy, without refund.
must abide by the stated capacity of the house. Tents, campers or motor
homes are not permitted.
- ABSOLUTELY NO PETS of any kind are allowed inside or
outside of the rental property. If a pet is discovered on the premises, you will be charged a
non-refundable fee of $125.00 Your security deposit will be forfeited, you
will be asked to remove the pet immediately or vacate the premises with no refund.
- NO SMOKING OR VAPING in the house or anywhere on the property, including
the boat dock and all decks, porches and patios. No cigarette butts
are to be littered on the grounds, anywhere. Smoking on the premises may result in
immediate termination of occupancy with no refund. If you are a smoker,
please do not rent our home.
- Absolutely NO HOUSE PARTIES. Should a house
party occur in the rental unit, occupancy will be terminated with no refund.
- CHECK-IN Time is after 3:00 PM on the first
day, according to your reservation. You may go straight to the house when
you arrive. You do not need to go by any office. If you anticipate arriving
after 8:00 PM Eastern Time, please let us know your ETA by email or phone.
If you wish to arrive early, let us
know via email and we will see if the unit can be made available
- KEYS are located at the rental
house. We will email you where to find the key upon receipt of the
final payment and no less than 30 days prior to your arrival. Keys will not
be given out to anyone other than the person whose name is on the
reservation (or email address below), unless we have been given previous
- LOCK OUTS: If you lock yourself out of the
house, please call or text the phone numbers below and leave a message.
Our local emergency contact is Paul, who lives nearby. Your call will
be returned promptly and arrangements made to pick up the emergency key.
There will be a $50.00 cash fee for opening the unit or providing a
At the beginning of your stay, return the access key to its place so that a lockout cannot occur.
- CONSUMABLES: We
provide a starter supply only of consumable items such as
toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent and soap. We do not furnish charcoal.
- Other than the starter supplies listed above, paper products, cleaning supplies, and toiletries are not provided.
- One set of sheets per bed along with pillows, bedspreads and some blankets
are provided. Please notify us in advance if you plan to bring some of your own bed linens.
- One set of towels (bath towel, hand towel, washcloth and makeup removal cloth)
are provided per person. We recommend that you bring extras.
- GARBAGE SERVICE is not available. Please plan to take your trash to the
nearest dump site each day and on departure. As you plan for your garbage
disposal, keep in mind on Sundays most dump sites are closed. If you
want the cleaning service to take trash, there is a $3 for each normal size
bag. Please let us know if you will need this to be done.
Please be conservative in the use of utilities. When leaving for the day
please turn off the lights and air conditioning.
- MAIL: We are not able to receive mail at the
Our home operates on a Septic Tank System. Do not flush sanitary
products or other foreign matter.
- GRILLS: Clean
grills after each use. If the cleaning service needs to clean the grill,
there is a $10 extra cleaning charge. If the gas grill is out of
gas, purchase a refill and present your receipt for a refund. NEVER use
charcoal in a gas grill. We will reimburse you for half the cost.
- VEHICLES: No mobile sleeping units, such as campers, may be used at cottages
for sleeping, cooking or any purpose other than transportation.
is not permitted on the lawns, gravel or on the paved road.
- LAKE RULES:
All members of your party agree to follow the lake rules, which are in the
notebook in the kitchen.
Canoes and kayaks must travel the lake in a counterclockwise fashion.
- RESPONSIBILITY FOR
GUESTS: You are responsible for the
actions of any family or guests you permit into the development.
While you are renting the house you are responsible for missing items or
damage caused by yourself, your family, or guests. Any resulting charges
will deducted from your deposit or charged to your security deposit. To
avoid charges for prior damage, report any problem the day you check in.
- If you use any of the recreational/sporting
equipment, you agree to use it with care, and repair or replace anything
which you damage, destroy, or lose. For example, if you use the kayaks and one is lost, we ask that you go to
Wal-Mart and replace it with one of like kind.
Respect the right of neighbors not to be disturbed and respect the rules and
standards of the development where the house is located.
- FIREWORKS &
FIREARMS: Fireworks may not be
discharged in or near houses, lawns, or in the street. Firearms are
not permitted. Firearms are permitted on the premises for safety and protection purposes
and must be stored away from children and those inexperienced in the safe handling of these weapons.
Firearms may not be discharged unless there is an extreme emergency where lives are in peril.
- Please be aware that the locked closets are
property of the owner and are not to be entered under any conditions. If
upon arrival you discover any damage to the property, PLEASE NOTIFY US
- During your stay, report any non-emergency
problems to us by
calling, texting, or by email to the contact information below. Problems will be attended to
- MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS: We will do
our best to keep all equipment in good repair. When you check in or
during your stay, if you discover anything not in working order, please
notify us immediately, by email or telephone call.
We will correct it as soon as possible.
- There will be NO REFUNDS or REBATES given due to the
malfunctioning or breakdown of appliances, air conditioning, televisions,
telephones, computer, printer, or any other property equipment
- CHECK OUT time is 10:00 AM SHARP. No one is
to be in the unit or on the unit property after check-out time.
- Each Renter is responsible for cleaning the
rental property before leaving. While the final clean up is provided by the cleaning service, please leave the house as you
would want your guests to leave your home. The cleaning
service will perform a thorough sanitary service that includes cleaning all
bathrooms, floor mopping and vacuuming and cleaning the kitchen, including
refrigerator; however, it is your responsibility to leave the home
in good order for the cleaning service.
- Generally tidy up the home and make sure every thing is in order
as you found it when you arrived.
- Clean all food out of
refrigerator, wash and put away dishes, pots and pans or load and start the dishwasher (cleaning service will empty
- Wash any of our linens you borrow (just get them going
in dryer when you leave, and cleaning service will do the rest).
- Remove trash from house and remove from premises. (Cleaning service can take
away up to 1 double bag of trash; make sure it does not leak).
sure all appliances are turned off, except the refrigerator, before
departing. During air conditioning times, please turn the unit to 80 degrees
upon departure. During heat months, please set heat to the lowest setting
upon departure. In early spring and late fall, please turn the thermostat
off when leaving.
- Turn off all lights except the front porch light and the exterior motion light at the front of the house.
- Close and lock all windows and doors.
- Return all keys to the storage place.
- Take your trash bags to the dump site.
I have read, understand,
and agree to abide by these rules. I understand that violating these rules
may result in eviction with no refund. I understand the cost of
extraordinary cleaning, garbage removal, missing items, and
damages may be deducted from my damage deposit.
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING UNIT
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ADVISE YOU TO READ ALL OF
THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN REGARDING 255 JUMPING BRANCH
AND OUR RULES SO THAT MISUNDERSTANDINGS OR INCONVENIENCES MIGHT BE
PREVENTED. IF THERE ARE ANY CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN THIS DOCUMENT AND
OTHER INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE, THIS DOCUMENT SHALL TAKE
PRECEDENCE. RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM TIME
TO TIME, BUT THE RULES APPLYING TO YOUR RENTAL, SHALL BE THOSE AS WRITTEN AND
IN FORCE AT THE TIME AND DATE OF YOUR EXECUTION OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Property ID: 255 Jumping
Number in Party ____ Number of nights ____
Beginning Date of
Stay _________________ Check-out Date of
|Total House Rent - Base
|Maid Service ($150)-incl. if
if a weekly guest put
|Linen Service ($50- Y/N)
If fireplace is used, add
$30 cleaning fee
SUBTOTAL ALL RENT CHARGES
total of 4 lines above
Sales Tax (Rent/Maid/Linen x
10% of the prior line
TOTAL RENT (A)
$300 Security/Cleaning Deposit (B)
$400 Fireplace Use Deposit (C)
TOTAL CHARGES AND DEPOSITS (D)
add lines A+B+C
Reservation Deposit Due
w/Contract (50% of Line D or $1000, whichever is less)
30 Days Prior to Arrival Date
The reservation for the renter below will be held
for NO MORE THAN 15 AFTER RECEIPT OF THE SIGNED CONTRACT. THE CONTRACT IS
BOUND UPON OUR RECEIPT AND DEPOSIT OF THE RENTERS FIRST PAYMENT. THE
BALANCE IS DUE IN FULL 30 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF THE RENTAL PERIOD.
Group details: # of Persons in group under aged
25 who are not part of family____________
Group Type (circle one): Family Other
# adults age 25 or over _____ # young adults under 25 _____
# teens ______ # children 12 and under ______
Renter certifies with his (her) signature that
all members of their group are as represented above. Incorrect or
inaccurate group information above is a material breach of this contract and may
result in the termination of the rental agreement, immediate removal from the
premises, and forfeiture of any money paid.
We are glad to be able to rent our place to you.
We hope that you will have an enjoyable experience while vacationing at Lake
Cherokee. We hope that our home, with its many amenities provide a real
enhancement to your stay. Please carefully review the regulations above, sign
and return along with the rental deposit due. If you have any questions or need
clarification of anything about your rental, please email us.
Checks should be made payable to
Janice Buchheit and mailed with the contract to the address below
OR payments may be sent via PayPal to 'email@example.com' or via Venmo to 'Janice-Buchheit'
and contract emailed to the email address below.
Call Janice to confirm online payment destination prior to sending.
receipt of final payment, renter will be provided an email with detailed home
information, including directions and key information.
Undersigned, by signature below, understands and
agrees to the terms of this agreement. This agreement is the full
agreement between the parties.
COVID-19 Policy and Liability
In the current pandemic environment, we are taking extra precautions
to sterilize all surfaces areas including countertops, sinks, faucets, door handles, light switches, etc.
Even with our best efforts, we cannot guarantee that our home is completely COVID-free.
We accept no liability for an injury or death of any individual entering these premises if such
injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You and your party
are assuming this risk by entering these premises.
If anyone in your party is exposed or is suspected of
having COVID-19 less than 14 days prior to your arrival, you may cancel your reservation
and receive a full refund.
If anyone should experience a fever greater than 100.4 degrees during your stay at our home,
or within 14 days after leaving, please contact us immediately.
I understand that the owners are not liable for visitor health and cannot be held responsible
should any cases of COVID-19 occur after staying at their home.