Terms and Conditions

This Rental Agreement is a legally binding agreement between the Guests, Tradewinds Vacation Rentals, and the Home Owner. By making a reservation with us, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions as stated below.
 
AGE REQUIREMENT
You must be 25 years of age or older to rent a vacation property.  That person must be present to show proof of Driver's License or other acceptable identification at check-in and remain as a guest at that property during the rental period stay.  We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25 during Spring Breaks. Tradewinds Vacation Rentals reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. 
 
RESERVATION REQUIREMENTS
A deposit by credit card of 50% of the total rental fee is required when booking a reservation. You will receive an email confirmation of the payment and details of the reservation. The remaining balance is due no later than 20 days prior to your check-in date. By accepting the terms of this rental agreement, you authorize Tradewinds to automatically charge your credit card on file for your remaining balance unless you make other payment arrangements. We accept Visa, MasterCard credit cards and Discover. You also authorize Tradewinds to automatically charge your credit card on file for any additional charges or fees described in this agreement. Reservations placed within 20 days of check-in date will require payment in full at the time of booking the reservation and must be paid with credit/debit cards only. We only accept checks on reservations made more than 30 days before the check-in date to allow for time for processing. If paying by check, payment must be received no later than 5 days after booking your reservation or the reservation will be canceled. Please reference reservation dates and confirmation number when sending checks. 
 
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY
The maximum number of people allowed in each home is stated on your reservation confirmation. It also states how many adults and children are in your group. Please make sure this is accurate. The occupancy limits are set by the homeowners and are strictly enforced. Any child two years old and above is considered an occupant & must be included in the occupancy total. IF YOU ARE FOUND TO EXCEED THE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY LIMIT OF YOUR HOME, IT WILL BE CONSIDERED A BREACH OF CONTRACT AND WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EVICTION, LOSS OF YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT, AND NO REFUNDS OR REBATES. We reserve the right to come to the rental house and check the number of people using the facilities.
 
CANCELATION POLICY
Should the need arise to cancel your reservation prior to 30 days of your arrival, regardless of the reason, you will receive a full refund of your DEPOSIT less a 10% Cancelation Fee. Cancelations made less than 30 days of your arrival, regardless of the reason, you will receive a 50% refund of your DEPOSIT.  Cancelations within 20 days of your reservation arrival date will receive No Refunds. There are no refunds for late arrivals or early departures. Tradewinds offers CSA Travel Protection Insurance for your vacation investment.   
 
SECURITY DEPOSIT  or VACATION RENTAL DAMAGE PROTECTION when booking on the Tradewinds Vacation Rentals site.  www.goingtoporta.com
                       
Security Deposit refundable 10 days after departure of $500.00   OR   Vacation Rental Damage Protection from CSA.
  
As a part of your stay, you may purchase a Vacation Rental Damage Protection plan designed to cover unintentional damages to the rental unit interior that occur during your stay provided they are disclosed to management prior to check-out. If purchased, the policy will pay a maximum benefit of the policy limits.  Any damages that exceed the policy limits or are not covered under the plan will be charged to the credit card on file. If, during your stay at one of our rental properties, an insured person causes any damage to real or personal property of the unit as a result of inadvertent acts or omissions, the Insurer will reimburse the Insured for the cost of repair or replacement of such property up to a maximum benefit of the policy limits. Certain terms and conditions apply. Full details of the Vacation Rental Damage coverage are contained in the Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy www.vacationrentalinsurance.com/g20vrd. The Vacation Rental Damage plan can be purchased up to, and including at, check-in. By submitting payment for this plan, you authorize and request CSA Travel Protection and Insurance Services to pay directly Tradewinds Vacation Rentals any amount payable under the terms and conditions of the Vacation Rental Damage. Please contact Tradewinds Vacation Rentals directly if you do not wish to participate in this assignment. If you do not wish to purchase the Vacation Rental Damage Protection, a $500.00 damage deposit will be required.
 
IF VRBO “Book It Now” is utilized, renter purchased VACATION RENTAL DAMAGE PROTECTION through VRBO, VRBO rates and limits apply.  Or the Security Deposit that VRBO requires will apply.
 
HURRICANE POLICY
There are no refunds due to inclement weather including hurricanes. We will only refund if there is a mandatory evacuation by the National Weather Service for Port Aransas and only for the dates of the evacuation. Please review the CSA Travel Protection Insurance. 
 
CSA TRAVEL INSURANCE
This insurance removes the worry about the possible financial loss of your vacation investment if something unexpected occurs. Please review the CSA Travel Protection Insurance.
 
PET POLICY = Dog Policy
Pet (dog) friendly homes are listed as so on the property information page. In those homes, the following terms and conditions apply: A $50.00 non-refundable pet fee is charged per stay per pet.. Dogs must be completely housebroken, well behaved, and pest free. Dogs are not allowed on furniture or beds. Guests will be charged no less than a $50 cleaning fee for removing dog hair and other dog-related material from furniture in addition to the Pet fee. Guests may not use any home provided linens or towels on the dogs.  Dogs shall not be left uncrated while alone on premises. Guests agree to pay for any damages caused by pets. Guests must agree to pick up all outdoor dog waste. Failure to comply with dog clean-up policy on the premises may result in additional cleaning fees that will be charged to the guest's credit card. Guests agree to be in full control of their pets at all times and take full responsibility for their pets well being. Port Aransas leash laws must be followed. If any of these Pet Policies are not followed, Guests are in violation of this Agreement. Guests agree that by signing this Agreement, they are authorizing Tradewinds to charge Guest's credit card on file for any damages sustained as a result of pets. BRINGING A PET TO A HOME THAT DOES NOT ALLOW PETS WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EVICTION AND NO REFUND.
 
DAMAGE AND MAINTENANCE
Each home is privately owned, furnished, and equipped by the homeowner. Guests agree to take responsibility for treating the home with care. Do not remove furnishings or kitchen items and do not move furniture around. Rearranging or moving of furniture is prohibited and may result in additional fees due to extra housekeeping services. Guests agree to properly use and operate all furnishings, appliances, home entertainment items, BBQ's, etc. during stay. Guests will be charged for any damage or destruction of property caused by the guest, or for extra cleaning required. Please report any problems - you will not be charge for routine maintenance and normal wear and tear. Certain areas in each rental property are locked for the owner's personal storage and guests may not access these areas. 
 
CABLE/ SATELLITE TV/ INTERNET
All of our properties have cable or satellite TV and Internet, however properties are individually owned, and we cannot guarantee TV channel availability. Rental properties do not necessarily offer premium packages, i.e., Movie Channels, Sports Channels, Pay-Per-View, etc.Occasionally there are interruptions in cable or satellite service due to unforeseen circumstances.  We do not guarantee the availability of cable or satellite service or Internet. No refunds will be offered if cable service is down or DVD players do not work, but we will make every effort to correct the problem in a timely manner. 
 
CONDUCT
Rental homes are located in neighborhoods. Occupancy and use of premises should not disturb or offend neighbors or residents by means of parties, excessive noise, obnoxious behavior, excessive speeding through neighborhoods, discharge of fireworks, or any other noise-inducing mechanisms. Tradewinds reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and evict Guests with no refund or rebate who engage in these behaviors.  Port Aransas has a 10:00 PM City Ordinance for excessive noise and disturbance.
 
BBQ GRILLS
Guests who use the BBQ grills are responsible for cleaning them after their use. Guests may be charged up to $100 for cleaning of the grill. 
 
CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00 PM
Check in is 4:00 PM. There are NO EARLY CHECK INS FROM MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THRU LABOR DAY WEEKEND - NO EXCEPTIONS. Sometimes during the off season, homes are available for an early check in, but this is not guaranteed.  If you are interested in an early check in, contact us the day before your arrive.  There is no early check in available if other guests are checking out the same morning. On those days we will make every effort to make sure the home is ready by 3:00, but sometimes cleaning takes longer than expected which could cause delays in check in. Please allow the cleaning crew to finish their job before you enter the house.
 
CHECK-OUT TIME IS 11:00 AM
THERE ARE NO LATE CHECK OUTS FROM MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THRU LABOR DAY WEEKEND - NO EXCEPTIONS. The cleaning crew must have adequate time to prepare the property for the next guest. Guests that do not vacate the rental property and return the keys by 11:00 AM will be charged a MINIMUM $100 late check out fee that will be charged to your credit card. This amount will increase by $25 for every 30 minutes beyond 11:00 AM. During our off season, you may arrange for a late check out if it is available; however there may be additional fees for this. You can contact us the day before your check out to see if a late check out is available. 
 
LOST KEYS
There is a $50 fee for all lost keys. If guests lock themselves out of a house, there is a $25 service call fee to provide access to the house - so please don't lock yourself out or lose your keys! If it is after business hours there is $50 lock-out fee. 
 
ITEMS LEFT BEHIND
Tradewinds Vacation Rentals is not responsible for any items Guests leave behind. We will collect all items we find that are left behind and upon request, we will return these items for a $25 handling fee plus shipping costs. 
 
SMOKING
All of our homes are NONSMOKING. If you smoke, please do so outside, away from the house and dispose of your cigarette butts appropriately.  Pick up your butts.  If there is smoke odor or damage in the house, you will be fined $500.00. NO EXCEPTIONS. 
 
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
All guests agree to indemnify, save and hold harmless the property homeowners and Tradewinds Vacation Rentals and employees for any loss, injury,  liability, damage, or cost that may incur during occupancy on or around the property.  Guests assume the risk of injury or other losses relating to any recreational activities and will hold the home owners and Tradewinds Vacation Rentals and employees harmless with respect to this. Any disputes arising out of this agreement will lie exclusively in Nueces County, Texas.  Guests agree to pay all legal fees incurred by Tradewinds Vacation Rentals and homeowners.  Tradewinds Vacation Rentals have the express right to enter the rented property at any time, with or without the guests consent to inspect property or perform routine maintenance.