Vacation Rental Term and Conditions
Thank you for choosing to vacation with us at HigginsBeachMaine.com.
The following information should be helpful when planning your vacation.
Once a reservation is made consent of our Vacation Rental Agreement will be required in order to confirm your reservation.
The rental period begins at 4 PM on the check-in date and ends at 10 AM on the check-out date. Check out is promptly at 10 AM on check-out date. Due to a tight turn around window, late check out is unavailable during the summer time.
Guests agree to pay the rental fee stated in the Reservation plus state of Maine lodging tax of 9%, and any other applicable fees to use the Property for the Term. Payment of the balance due shall be made as follows:
(a) A reservation deposit of 50% of the rental fee, applicable sales tax and any other applicable fees or deposits is due at the time of booking the Reservation if made prior to 45 days before check in;
(b) The remaining balance, sales tax, and fees, if applicable, is due 45 days prior to the check in date. If the entire rental fee is not paid in full prior to check-in Guest shall not be permitted to move into Property. All payments must be made by check or money order and made payable HigginsBeachMaine.com. Returned checks are subject to a $40 processing fee and potential loss of reservation.
All cancellations by Guest must be made in writing and received and acknowledged by HigginsBeachMaine.com on behalf of the Owner. There is a cancellation fee of 100% of the deposit. If Guest should cancel and HigginsBeachMaine.com is able to re-rent the Property for the Rental Term (hereinafter referred to as a Re-Rental), the cancellation fee shall be reduced. For a Re-Rental of the same amount of Rent as set forth in this Rental Agreement, the deposit amount paid by Guest shall be refunded to Guest less 20% of the total rental amount as a rebooking fee and less any out-of-pocket costs directly associated with the re-rent. For a Re-Rental for an amount of rent less than the Rent, all amounts paid by Guest shall be returned to Guest less the difference between the Rent and the Rent for the Re-Rental, and less 20% of the total rental amount as a rebooking fee and less any out-of-pocket costs directly associated with the re-rent. Any refund to Guest will not be made until after the Check In Time for the Re-Rental and all amounts for the Re-Rental have been paid. This cancellation policy is strictly adhered to so Guest is encouraged to consider purchasing travel insurance that will cover Guest in certain situations as set forth in the policy should Guest need to cancel this Rental Agreement. Once cancelled in writing, Guest cannot take their rental dates back without a new written request to HigginsBeachMaine.com and only if the Property is still shown as available on the calendar for the Property on its listing page.
Guest understands the following: the Owner OR HigginsBeachMaine.com will not be liable to Guests for events beyond Owners control which may interfere with Guests occupancy or ability to Re-Rent, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of governmental agencies, bans, terrorism, fire, strikes, war, criminal acts, inclement weather, mandatory evacuation of area, power outages, pandemics/epidemics, endemics, outbreaks, and construction noise from nearby sites. If you, your family, or guests contract an illness prior to or while on vacation you will let HigginsBeachMaine.com know immediately, but refunds will not be given. If there are quarantine and/or travel restrictions mandated by the Guests state of residency or by the State of Maine that Guest is not willing to comply with and/or will suffer legal ramifications or be in direct opposition of government mandates or agencies, Guest understands the Cancellation Policy will be followed and a Re-Rental must occur to receive a partial refund.
Vacation Rental Damage Protection is included in the Service Fee, which is required on every reservation.
CLEANING, CONDITION OF PROPERTY & LINENS
For the enjoyment of our guest and care of the property, all of our rentals are cleaned between reservations and maintained to a high and consistent standard. Upon check out, Guests are expected to leave the property clean and clear of all personal belongings with all trash removed. The Property shall include bedding such as blankets and pillows. Guests shall bring their own towels and sheets.
PETS & SMOKING
Unfortunately, most properties do not allow Pets. Pets are permitted in or around a property only if specifically allowed in the Reservation.
Breathe easy. All of our properties are smoke-free.
Parking is limited at Higgins Beach, especially during the summer time. Each property has a pre-deteremined amount of parking space. Guests shall park only in driveway or other designated area and not on the lawn. Sorry, no RVs, tents, or tent trailers are permitted on any Property at the beach. Charging electric vehicles at the rental unit is prohibited.
The rental fee includes heat, electricity, water and sewer. Please note that charging electric vehicles at the rental unit is prohibited. Guests agree that any and all charging of electric vehicles will be done at a charging station.
Please contact us with any special requests. We look forward to having you at the beach!