Rental Policy

It is the responsibility of all Guests and members of the Rental Party to be familiar with all policies pertaining to their Rental Property prior to beginning their vacation. For legal and accounting purposes, the Guest in whose name the Reservation is made needs to be the same person whose signature appears on the Rental Contract AND said Guest is the same person occupying the Rental Property.  Any discussion regarding any aspect of the Rental Agreement and/or any issues that may arise during a stay or post-stay will be between Owner and Guest only, and not between Owner and any other members of the Rental Party. Guest must be a responsible adult over the age of 21 with no exceptions allowed. All policies will be strictly enforced. 

RENTAL AGREEMENT

This vacation rental short term lease agreement (“Agreement“) is made by and between Florida Kosher Villas LLC at 1021 Northeast 178 Terrace, North Miami Beach, Florida 33162 (who for the purpose of this Rental Agreement shall be referred to as “Owner” as they are acting as representatives of the legal owner of the Property) and the “Guest” whose name and permanent address are listed below. For the purpose of this rental Agreement, “Guest” along with anyone else in agreed upon Rental Party shall collectively be referred to as either “Guest” or “Rental Party,” as of the date last written on the signature page of this agreement.  “Owner” and “Guest” may be referred to individually as “party” and collectively as “parties.” For good and valuable consideration, this efficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:

 

  1. Property. The Property is described as a private villa as specified below.  The Property is managed by Owner. The Property is fully furnished by Owner and equipped for light housekeeping.  The following amenities are included in the Property: Glatt Kosher (chezkas kashrus) kitchen with all major appliances, dishes, tableware, and cutlery, and linens and towels.  In addition a starter supply of household cleaning and hygiene products may be in the Property for use.  Guest is responsible for purchasing any additional supplies and all food and beverages.
  2. Rental Party. All persons in the Rental Party will be bound by the terms of this Agreement.  Only the number of persons listed on this Agreement may stay in the Property.
  3. Maximum Occupancy. According to Florida law, occupancy is limited to one person per bed, including children.  Overage on the number of Guests may result in a fine equal to two times the nightly rate and/or immediate eviction from Rental Party with forfeiture of all monies paid. If, prior to Arrival Date, the number of people in your Rental Party changes to a number larger than that which your villa can hold, please contact our office to arrange for alternate housing if available, so everyone can be accommodated without any issue.
  4. Visitors. A visitor is an occupant of the Property who is not staying overnight. If the Property is not filled to maximum capacity and Guest would like his visitor(s) to stay overnight, he may do so only with prior consent of Owner. NO visitor will be allowed to use any indoor and/or outdoor facilities, including but not limited to pool, hot tub, and/or kitchen facilities, when Guest is not on the Property.
  5. Large Gatherings and Excessive Noise. Rental Property is not meant for parties or large gatherings other than for the number of people in Rental Party. If there is any excessive noise or loud music, illegal activity, or other disturbance caused, Guest will be asked to vacate the premises immediately with forfeiture of all monies paid.  If Guest would like to plan a large event in the Rental Property, please contact Owner well in advance, so that specific terms of agreement may be reached prior to the Arrival Date.
  6. Rental Period & Check-in. The terms of this lease will be from Arrival Date to Departure Date as specified below.  The Property will be ready for Guest’s occupancy beginning at 4pm on the Arrival Date and the Property must be vacated by no later than 11am SHARP on the Departure Date, unless otherwise agreed in writing by Owner.  If Guest or any member of the Rental Party (including visitors) remains on the Property beyond the contracted Departure Date and Time, Guest will be responsible to pay fees as stated in Paragraph 9 below for the period of time between check-out time on Departure Date and the actual date and time Guest and all members of the Rental Property vacate the Property.
  7. Minimum Stay. Advance bookings made within 30 days of Arrival Date require a Minimum Stay of 3 nights for peak season and 2 nights for off peak season.  Advance bookings made more than 30 days in advance require a 5 night Minimum Stay for peak season and 3 nights for off peak season.
  8. Early Check-in. Early check-in, if available, can be guaranteed for a flat rate of $100 – $150 (depending on size of Rental Property) and would enable Guest to take possession of Rental Property by 10:00am on Arrival Date.  Please check with our office one day prior to Arrival Date to check for availability.
  9. Late Check-out. Guaranteed late check-out can be arranged for a fee, based upon availability and subject to Owner agreement. Fee ranges anywhere from $100 for the first 2 hours up to two thirds of one night’s posted online rental rate and must be paid one day prior to departure by Guest. Late check-out that was not prearranged will be subject to a charge of $100 beginning at 11:01 am on check-out date, per hour beginning at one minute past each hour, up to two and a half times one night’s posted online rental rate and will be charged without notice to Guest’s credit card.
  10. Access Codes. Owner will provide Guest with the combination lock code that will unlock the front door to the Property and any other permitted points of entry or permitted secured areas within the Property boundary.  Guest is not allowed to change the combination lock code.  Any Guest who has been found to have altered the combination lock code at any point either during their stay or upon departure will be subject to a $200 fee, to be charged without notice to Guest’s credit card.  Any attempt to access a non-permitted or secured area is just cause for immediate termination of this Agreement and forfeiture of all rent paid.  In addition Guest will be liable for any missing items or damage occurring as a result.
  11. Rental Rules & Restrictions. Guest agrees to abide by all Rules and Restrictions as set forth in this Rental Agreement.  If any person in the Rental Party fails to follow any of the Rules or Restrictions, the Rental Party may be asked to vacate the Property and Guest will forfeit all rent paid.
  12. Reservation Deposit and Payment. Guest agrees to pay the rent and fees described in the Signature section below. A deposit in the amount of 50% of the Total Amount Due is due and payable upon return of this signed Agreement in order to secure Guest’s reservation.  The Reservation Deposit is refundable as set forth in paragraph 14 and will be applied toward the rental rate.  Payment in full, less the Reservation Deposit, will be due no later than 45 days prior to Arrival Date.
  13. Security Deposit. Owner reserves the right, at his discretion, to charge an additional security deposit in the amount of $1500 when confirming a reservation. This deposit will be refunded by check or electronic payment 72 hours after Guest’s departure and an inspection of the Property by Owner is performed, less any deductions for negligent damage to the Property or furnishings, excessive mess requiring additional cleaning, or other costs incurred outside the normal course due to Guest’s stay.
  14. Cancellation. Cancellations and rescheduling of any reservation may be made up to 45 days prior to Arrival Date, with the option of crediting any fees paid toward a future reservation or having a full refund issued.  Cancellations or rescheduling of any reservation made with less than 45 days’ notice will result in 100% loss of all rental rate paid, with the cleaning and accidental damage waiver to be refunded back in the form of original payment.  If Owner is are able to replace Guest’s reservation with another booking for any or all of your original reservation dates, a credit will be issued for the nights rented less a processing fee equivalent to $175.  If the replacement booking is done at a lower nightly rate, this will be reflected in the amount of credit due you.  As we do not offer any refunds or credits due to inclement weather or health related issues, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase Trip Insurance.
  15. Payment. We accept payment via Chase “Quick Pay,” direct deposit into our account at any Chase branch nationwide, ACH and/or wire transfer into our bank account, check, cash drop-off, or credit card. Please note that credit card payments are subject to a 3% convenience fee and any additional fees incurred as a result of wiring funds and/or international payments are the guests’ responsibility.
  16. Cleaning. A minimum cleaning fee in the amount of $150 will be charged to Guest for each property rented. This service ensures that upon arrival there will be have freshly laundered linens and towels, spotless and sanitized bathrooms and kitchen area, vacuumed and mopped floors, dusted furniture, and all outdoor areas including hot tub and pool serviced and cleaned.  Daily housekeeping services are not included in the rental rate.  Housekeeping service may be arranged if requested in advance with a minimum 2 hour/day timeframe for any day.  Payment for said service will be handled directly by Guest to housekeeping service.  Throughout the rental period, Guest will be responsible for keeping the Property clean and in good condition. Any home that is left in such condition that warrants more than the 5 hours allotted for turnover will be subject to an extra fee beginning at $45/hour to be charged without notice to Guest’s credit card.  While the aforementioned fee covers the post-stay turnover cleaning service, we respectfully ask that home is left in basic good condition by ensuring that all trash is in sealed garbage bags and removed to the outside bins.  In addition, please dispose of any unwanted food items, both perishable and non-perishable.  Any unopened items will be donated to worthy charitable causes.
  17. Inspection upon Arrival. Upon arrival, Guest is responsible to check that the Property is in satisfactory and working condition. Any unsafe or dangerous condition or other concerns regarding the Rental Property MUST be reported to Owner immediately and no later than by end of first day of Arrival Date for any concern that Guest would like to be addressed by Owner. NO refunds or considerations will be given once Guest has vacated the Property for any issues that had arisen unless they are reported in writing during Guest’s stay. For any issues or concerns please contact Owner immediately at (305) 650-8830 AND send an email to floridakoshervillas@gmail.com. If a call comes in after normal business hours, Owner will respond once the office has reopened the next morning. For any URGENT MATTER please call (305) 650-8830 and press extension 222. If Guest is experiencing a medical emergency please call Hatzalah at (305) 919-4900 and then dial 911.
  18. Inspection Prior to Departure. The Property should be left in the same condition as it was found by Guest on the Arrival Date and in good repair.  Guest is responsible to inspect the Property for any forgotten personal belongings.  Owner will ship left items if requested at a charge of $10 above any shipping costs provided that Guest notifies Owner within 48 hours of Guest’s Departure Date.  Any items unclaimed after 48 hours of Guest’s Departure Date will be declared “Hefker” and will be discarded or donated to worthy charitable causes.
  19. Accidental Damage Waiver. Every reservation requires a “Vacation Rental Damage Plan.”  The cost of this plan is $15 per night however Owner reserves the right to increase rate depending on occupancy level, amount to be determined prior to signing of Rental Agreement.  The Vacation Rental Damage Plan covers unintentional damages to the Rental Property that might occur during a Guest’s stay provided that any incident of damage has been reported in writing to Owner prior to Guest’s departure.  The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $3000.  Any damages that exceed $3000 will be charged to the credit card on file.  Additional terms and conditions may apply.  In signing this Rental Agreement and submitting full payment for a reservation, Guest authorizes SIMPLY STAY INSURANCE SERVICES to pay directly to Florida Kosher Villas LLC any amount payable under the terms of the Vacation Rental Damage Plan. In addition, in signing this Rental Agreement Guest acknowledges the right of Florida Kosher Villas LLC to charge Guest’s credit card without notice for any and all uncovered or non-reimbursable damages caused by any member of the Rental Party, as well as any Visitors, for the period covered in the Rental Agreement.  Examples of such are, but not limited to: undue cleaning, eviction, service calls, fines, repairs or replacements plus any applicable taxes.
  20. Parking.  Parking is limited to the driveway and the swale (grassy area between the sidewalk and the street) of the Property. Guest may only park in designated parking area.  Any illegally parked cars such as those parked on the street or anywhere on the lawn of the Property may be subject to towing and/or other fines.  Please note: Florida law prohibits parking on the street as well as double parking.
  21. Security and Safety. Always lock doors and windows whenever leaving your villa.  Owner does not assume any responsibility for any property loss or any injuries resulting from your failure to exercise due caution.  Children must be supervised at all times, both inside as well as outside the Property.
  22. Furnishings. Our homes are all owned by different individuals. NO furnishings, bedding, kitchen equipment, utensils, or any other personal property are allowed to be removed from the premises, even temporarily to a second Property that might be rented simultaneously by Guest.  Loss of any items within the Property or damage to the Property or furnishings in excess of normal wear and tear will be charged to Guest.  The Property will be inspected by Owner after Guest’s departure.  All contents of the Property are the property of Owner.  If an item should break, Guest must notify Owner immediately.  Guest is not permitted to alter the wiring of any television, computer, or gaming equipment. Guest is NOT PERMITTED to contact the legal owner of the Property with any issues that may arise or he forfeits the right for manager, acting as Owner, to assist with any future issues.
  23. Linens and Towels. Each villa has been outfitted with an extra set of linens and at least two bath towels per person. Please do not bring any linens or towels to the outside areas of the Property (other than towels for pool or Hot Tub use) or to a park or beach area.  If you are planning on taking day trips to parks or water activities please make sure to bring along appropriate towels and sheets from home.
  24. Plumbing. As our Rental Properties are situated in a neighborhood with septic as opposed to sewer systems, anything other than septic tank- safe toilet paper is prohibited from being flushed down the toilets. Flushable wipes, sanitary items, tissues, and paper towels, are just a few examples of items that will cause the plumbing system to fail. Grease flushed down the toilet will also result in a backup. In the event of any backup due to non-compliance, Guest’s credit card will be charged without notice for all plumbing repairs necessary. In addition, this may cause an inconvenience that will be beyond our control if said backup occurs during hours that plumbing services are unattainable.
  25. Smoking, Illegal Substances, and Use of Incense. The aforementioned items are strictly prohibited both inside as well as anywhere within the Rental Property boundaries.  Any evidence of such use will be subject to a fine in the amount of $500 to be charged without notice to Guest’s credit card.  In addition, under such occurrence Owner has the right to evict Guest at his discretion and Guest will forfeit all rent monies paid.
  26. Pets. Under no circumstances are pets of any sort allowed anywhere on or inside the Rental Property. Unauthorized occupancy of pets, even for a short period of time, will result in immediate eviction and loss of all monies paid.  If discovery of pets is made after Guest’s departure, a penalty of $45/day for each day of Rental Stay plus any additional cleaning fees necessary to remove any smell or evidence will be charged without notice to Guest’s credit card.
  27. Cable TV and Internet. All properties are privately owned and have different subscription packages for cable and internet.  Owner does not guarantee any specific programs, events, or quality of reception.  Guest must use his own credit card for any Pay-per-view programs.  If Owner is left with the charge, an additional service fee of $15 above the cost of the program charge will be assessed for each program accessed without prepayment by Guest.
  28. Hot Tub and Pool Use. Use of the Hot Tub and Pool is strictly at your own risk and liability.  Our pool cleaners sanitize and balance the chemicals once a week.  If additional maintenance is necessary, Owner will arrange for additional service at no charge unless the need is deemed to have been caused by negligent use on the part of Guest, in which case an additional charge of $45 per service visit will be charged without notice to Guest’s credit card.  In the event of a malfunction of Hot Tub or Pool resulting in no access to Guest that is not due to negligence but rather due to factors beyond our control, Guest will receive a $25 per night refund.
  • Adults must always accompany children when in pool areas and/or anywhere on the outside of the Property.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in Hot Tub, according to Red Cross safety rules.
  • Please allow sufficient break time between using the Hot Tub and entering the Pool, as the difference in temperature can cause cardiac arrest.
  • Use only non-breakable drink containers in the Pool and Hot Tub areas to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Do not add any bath oils or aromatherapy to Hot Tub as it will damage the unit – and you will be charged a minimum $250 fee.
  • Please ensure that all members of the Rental Party observe and obey all posted safety precautions.
  • Hot Tub cover must be put back over tub immediately after each use as water levels drop significantly from evaporation due to Florida sun and rays. A $300 charge will be assessed for any cover found damaged due to Guest’s negligence.
  • If water level is low, please add more water or contact Owner immediately. Low water can cause irreparable damage to Hot Tub, resulting in additional charges to Guest if not reported.
  • If water in Pool or Hot Tub seems overly dirty or cloudy, please call Owner immediately for service.
  1. Mechanical Failures. Owner attempts to properly maintain the Property.  While all electrical and mechanical equipment within the Property are in good working order, Owner cannot guarantee against mechanical failure of electrical service, plumbing, water supply, heating, air conditioning, audio visual equipment, internet access, cable service, or appliances.  Guest agrees to report any inoperative equipment or other maintenance problem to Owner immediately.  Owner will make every reasonable effort to have repairs done quickly and efficiently.  Guest will allow Owner or a person permitted by Owner access to the Property for purposes of repair and inspection.  Owner is not responsible for any inconvenience that may occur and no refunds or rent reductions will be made due to failure of such items.
  2. Acts of G-d. If due to a storm or severe weather a mandatory evacuation order is issued by Florida state or local authorities resulting in Guest being forced to vacate the Property, Guest shall not be entitled to any refund. Owner will not be liable or deemed in default under this Agreement for any failure to perform or delay in performing any of its obligations due to or arising out of any act not within its control, including without limitation, acts of G-d.
  3. Power Outages. In the event of power outages, no refunds or replacement stays will be offered by Owner to Guest. In the event of an extended power outage, Owner will do everything possible to provide assistance to Guest so as not to cause loss of perishable food items or any other additional inconveniences, while not being liable for such.
  4. Cancellation due to extreme factors. No refund will be granted to Guest if cancellation is due to road conditions, weather, power outages, flight cancellations, or any other reason precluding Guest from arriving to Rental Property. However if Rental Property is uninhabitable due to reasons such as those set forth above, Guest may rebook their stay at same Rental Property during off peak season, subject to availability, within one year from original Arrival Date.
  5. Limitation on Liability. Owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur to any member of the Rental Party or their visitors while in the Property or on the Property.  Owner is not responsible for loss of personal belongings or valuables belonging to any member of the Rental Party or any of Guest’s visitors.  Guest agrees to assume the risk of any harm arising from use of the Property.  Under no circumstances and under no legal theory or tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise, shall owner be liable to guest or any other person for any damage whatsoever including damage arising out of or relating to this agreement or guest’s rental of the property or use of the property.  Even if owner shall have been informed of the possibility of such damage, owner will not be liable whatsoever.
  6. Indemnification. Guest acknowledges that the use of the Property by the Rental Party and Guest’s visitors is entirely at their own risk.  Guest will indemnify and hold harmless Owner from any and all expenses, costs, damages, suits, actions, or liabilities whatsoever arising from or related to loss of or damage to personal property, injury, or death resulting from use or occupancy of the Property or failure of any member of Rental Party or Guest’s visitors to observe the rules and restrictions set forth in this Agreement.
  7. Access. Guest acknowledges and agrees that Owner has right of entry to the Property at any time in the event Owner deems it warranted.  Examples are but not limited to: checking for the need of or making repairs or improvements to Property, checking for damage sustained during Guest’s stay, responding to reported levels of noise causing disturbance to neighbors, verifying Rental Party occupancy level, or showing Rental Property to prospective Guests or prospective purchasers. Owner shall give Guest at least one hour prior notice of entry.  If Guest is unreachable, Owner has right of entry without notice.
  8. Violation of Agreement. If Guest or any member of the Rental Party violates any of the terms of this Agreement, including but not limited to maximum occupancy, visitors, and rental Rules and Restrictions, Owner may evict Guest and the Rental Party from the Property and Guest will forfeit all rent and security deposit paid.
  9. Governing Law. This Agreement and all transactions contemplated by this Agreement will be governed by, and constructed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida (not including its conflicts of laws and provisions). Any dispute arising from this Agreement shall be resolved through mediation.  If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, then the dispute will be resolved through binding arbitration conducted with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.
  10. Amendments. This Agreement may be amended or modified only by a written agreement signed by both Owner and Guest.
  11. No Waiver. Neither Owner nor Guest shall be deemed to have waived any provision of this Agreement or the exercise of any rights held under this Agreement unless such waiver is made expressly and in writing.
  12. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall not be affected and shall continue to be valid and enforceable as though the invalid or unenforceable parts had not been included in this Agreement.
  13. Notices. Any notice or communication under this Agreement must be in writing and sent via one of the following options: email, “Whatsapp” messaging service, and/or hand delivery of Notice.  Text messaging and voicemail messages will NOT constitute proper Notice for the purpose of this Agreement. All communication MUST BE acknowledged with reply from Owner in order for it to be considered valid.
  14. Successors and Assigns. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon Owner, its successors and assigns, and upon Guest and its permitted successors and assigns.
  15. Entire Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire understanding and agreement between the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all other negotiations, understandings, and representations (if any) made by and between the Parties.