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Rental Information

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It is Boardwalk Realty's highest goal to maintain a family atmosphere for the quiet enjoyment of our guests and neighbors. Only responsible adults over the age of 25 may register.   No sororities, fraternities, school or civic groups are allowed.  Absolutely NO HOUSE PARTIES or weddings will be allowed. Violations of the above are grounds for immediate eviction and forfeiture of rent and deposit.  Identification must be furnished upon request. 

 

OFFICE HOURS

Our office hours are Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:00 Central Time; we are closed on Sundays and will make arrangements with you in advance for arrivals & departures on those days. Office hours are subject to slight change during off season.

bulletCheck In - is after 2:00 pm the date of your arrival.
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Check Out - is by 10:00 am the date of your departure.

 

RATES

The rates published are the rates set by the owners of each of the individual houses. Boardwalk Realty acts solely as an agent of the owner and cannot negotiate prices.  All reservations are subject to 11% lodging tax, $30 non-refundable reservation fee and $55-$150 (based on house size and linens) non-refundable cleaning fee.  Summer rentals are weekly only from Saturday to Saturday. The majority of homes will rent for a minimum of 3 nights the remainder of the year, however some property owners may require weekly rentals for high demand periods like holidays and spring break.

bulletSpring - March 22th - May 23th
bulletSummer - May 24th - August 8th
bulletSummer Specials Available - August 9th - September 5th
bulletFall - September 6th - November 28th 
bulletWinter - November 29th - Dec 31st
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Snowbird Program homes rent on a monthly basis from October to March        

RESERVATIONS   

 

During the summer season, our vacation rentals rent from Saturday to Saturday only. During fall, winter and spring some units are available for periods less than one week.   Reservations may be made by phone (Toll Free 1-877-861-3992) or in person at our office. All homes require a reservation deposit, ranging from $200.00 to $500.00 that is due within 10 days of making your reservation. If your deposit is not received within 10 days, your reservation will be cancelled with out notice. A rental confirmation will be mailed to you upon receipt of your deposit.  Because you are responsible for the accuracy of your dates and unit, please carefully check your confirmation and call 1-877-861-3992 immediately if any corrections are necessary.  

 

DAMAGE DEPOSIT

Your reservation deposit automatically converts to a damage deposit at check-in. If a deposit is not received within 10 days, the reservation will be canceled without notice. This deposit is placed in an escrow account and DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RENT. Our check for your full deposit will be mailed to you approximately 21 days after your departure, provided there is no damage, the unit is left tidy, the kitchen is clean and all dishes have been cleaned and neatly put away, all trash is removed and placed in the proper outside container. Excessive cleaning after departure will be considered damage.    

ADVANCE RENTAL PAYMENT

Many Summer season rentals require an advance rental payment equal to 1/2 of the rent be made at least 60 days prior to arrival. The remaining balance is due at check in.  If reservations are made in a unit requiring advance payment with less than 60 days to arrival, payment equal to 1/2 of the rent must be made at the time of reservation. 

DAMAGES

We ask our guests to report any breakage or damage to 861-3992 upon occurrence and to  settle the matter before departure.  Inspection crews carefully check properties and you will be held responsible for damage beyond normal wear and tear.

RENTAL UNIT CAPACITY

The total number of persons allowed in the property at any one time is restricted to the stated limit for each property.  Surpassing the stated limit will result in the forfeiture of deposit and rent, and you will be asked to vacate the premises.  In addition, the number of vehicles parked at  rental unit should not be excessive.

TENTATIVE RESERVATIONS

During your vacation you may make reservations for next year, subject to rate change and availability. A credit card on file is required to hold advance reservations.

 

CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES

Cancellations and/or changes must be received in writing and may be sent by mail, email or fax.

For rentals occurring during summer season, if it is necessary to cancel reservations or change unit/dates a full refund will be made, less $30 for expenses, if the reservation is cancelled/changed more than 60 days prior to the arrival date.  If the cancellation/change  is made with less than 60 days prior to the rental a full refund will be made, less $30, provided we can re-rent the house for the same time period and rate. If the unit cannot be re-rented the deposit and any required advance rental payment will be forfeited to the unit owner. 

For rentals occurring during winter, spring & fall season, if it is necessary to cancel reservations or change unit/dates a full refund will be made, less $30 for expenses, if cancelled/changed more than 30 days prior to the arrival date. If the cancellation/change is made less than 30 days prior to the rental a full refund will be made, less $30, provided we can re-rent the house for the same time period and rate. If the unit cannot be re-rented the deposit will be forfeited to the unit owner.

Cancellations, late arrivals or early departures due to inclement weather do not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. There are no exceptions to the cancellation/change policy due to personal circumstances.  Please note that no refunds or discounts are given for power outages or mechanical failures of household appliances or utilities featured. Boardwalk Realty will make every effort in repairing or replacing such items.  

Hurricane Policy

If we are put under a hurricane warning and authorities issue a Mandatory Evacuation order for Dauphin Island, we will prorate your rent and credit you for the number of nights you could not occupy the unit. The money will be refunded along with your security deposit as soon as it is possible considering the conditions. In the case of a Voluntary Evacuation it will be your discretion to leave. No refunds will be given in the case of a voluntary evacuation.  

PAYMENT

Full payment of the rent, taxes and applicable fees is due upon arrival.  For rental payment we accept cash, personal checks, traveler's checks, certified checks, MasterCard and Visa.  In addition, we now accept American Express and Discover cards, however, a 3% convenience fee will be added to any American Express or Discover charge. In the event you expect a late arrival, your reservation should be paid in advance.

DEPARTURE

Upon departure, please dispose of all trash in proper outside containers, leave kitchen items clean and returned to their proper place, lock all doors and windows, remake the beds and generally leave the unit tidy then please return the keys to our office.   

MANAGEMENT

All rental houses are privately owned and are managed by Boardwalk. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and will not be responsible for accidents or injury to guests or for loss of money or valuables of any kind. Rates, descriptions and availability are subject to change without notice.  

FURNISHINGS

All properties are privately owned. Decor, style, colors and inventories will vary. Furnishings are subject to change without notice.

bulletOur units include air conditioning, dishes, cups, and flatware for the number of occupants allowed, basic cookware, telephone (local, collect and credit card calls only), simple pillows, bedspreads, cable TV, coffee pot, and toaster. The unit owner may furnish other amenities. Please do not move furnishings or kitchen items to another unit.
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Our units  DO NOT INCLUDE sheets, towels, toilet paper, soap or grills.  

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Internet - Internet service is available at many of our homes, however internet service on the Island can be intermittent and can not be guaranteed. If internet service is vital to your stay, we recommend bringing a portable cellular connection device or portable hot spot. We also offer a hot spot at our office.

 

 

PETS

 

Though we are all pet lovers, no pets are allowed in the rentals we manage. The only exceptions are those houses with �Pet Friendly � in their description.

Additional charges and requirements apply to pet friendly reservations. Pets must be reported at time reservation is made, including the total number of pets, breed of pet and weight of pet. All pets must be on a flea prevention program, current on all vaccinations and local leash law must be followed.  Non-refundable pet fees vary by rental unit. 

 

SMOKING

No smoking is allowed inside any Boardwalk vacation rental property.  Evidence of smoking in any property will result in forfeiture of deposit.  Additional fees may be charged as a result of any damage caused due to smoking.  

MAINTENANCE

We make every effort to keep each unit and its equipment in good working order. In the case of a breakdown, we will strive to repair it as soon as possible after we are notified of the problem. Notification should be made as soon as possible. No refund or adjustment will be made for mechanical failures.

KEYS

A maximum of two keys will be provided. They are picked up at our office at check-in and returned there upon departure. If you become locked out of your unit after office hours, a $15.00 service charge will be deducted from your deposit. There is a $5 charge for lost keys.

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LOCATIONS

Within the description of each house there is a description of the location of the houses. Here they are and their meanings: 

bulletOn the Beach � these houses are located directly on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico.
bullet Beach Side � these houses are located on the beach side or south side of Bienville Boulevard. The West End of the Island is no more than a � of a mile wide and is divided by Bienville Boulevard. The house can be as little as 100 feet from the beach but up to 500 feet from the beach. Regardless of the distance renters still have access to the Gulf beach.
bulletOn the Bay � these houses are located on the Bay or Mississippi Sound. Most have a small beach and the water is calmer and shallower as compared to the Gulf of Mexico. Regardless renters still have access to the Gulf beach.
bullet Bayside - these houses are located on the bay side or north side of Bienville Boulevard. The West End of the Island is no more than a � of a mile wide and is divided by Bienville Boulevard. The house can be as little as 100 feet from the bay but up to 500 feet from the Bay. Regardless of the distance renters still have access to the Gulf beach.
bulletOn Lagoon or Canal - these houses are located on the Bay or Mississippi Sound. They have a sea wall and sometimes a dock. The water is calmer and shallower as compared to the Gulf of Mexico. Regardless renters still have access to the Gulf beach.