Gulf Tide Vacations Rental Policies

Updated 10/20/2020

By booking a reservation with Gulf Tide Vacations, you are agreeing that you have read, understand, and agree to the rental polices listed herein by Gulf Tide Destin, LLC which will be listed as Gulf Tide Vacations going forward.

If you booked this home using VRBO you agree that this rental agreement supersedes any agreement and policy’s listed within this document are enforceable. This includes but not limited to cancelation policy.

Reservations

Reservations may be made up to two years in advance either online or by visiting https://gulftidedestin.com or by calling 1.866.990.GULF.

Reservations must be made by an adult over the age of 25 with a valid credit card and this adult must be staying in the property. A minimum of one person over the age of 25 for every two people staying in the property is required. No chaperoned parties or vacationing students are permitted and will be subject to immediate eviction and forfeiture of rental payment. Reservations made under a false pretense will be subject to eviction and forfeiture of rental payment. Gulf Tide reserves the right to make a substitute accommodation for you if circumstances demand.

Falsified Reservations

Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will result in immediate eviction or denial of access to the property.

Check-In and Check-Out     

Gulf Tide Vacations utilizes a self-check-in and self-check-out process for the convenience of our guests. This can be accessed by visiting https://www.gulftidedestin.com and clicking on guest portal. Use the reservation holders email address and date of arrival to login.

CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 4 P.M. CST AND CHECK-OUT IS 9 A.M. CST. ABSOLUTELY NO Early Check-in or late check-out. A full-day rent charge will be assessed if the guest does not check-out promptly at 9 A.M. Please remember there is absolutely NO parking in the homes driveway or unloading of personal items prior to 4 P.M. During peak seasons, your rental condo/home may not be ready for occupancy until 6:00 p.m

We have our inspectors, pool, yard and other maintenance professionals along with cleaners that need unrestricted access to the home up until that time. Attempted check-in prior to 4 P.M. will result in your responsibility for any damages not yet inspected and any repairs necessary billed at emergency hourly rates and may result in eviction with forfeiture of all payments made.

Rental Payments

An initial rental payment of 25% of the total rental balance is required at time of booking and may be made only by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or a bank issued debit card.

Initial rental payments are applied towards the total rental balance. All initial payments are held in an interest-bearing escrow account where all interest will accrue to Gulf Tide Vacations.

The total rental balance is due in full 60 days prior to check-in and may be made by personal check, or cashier’s check.  The final rental payment is automatically charged on the due date to the same credit card used to make the advanced rental payment. To make a payment using an electronic check, money order, personal check, or an alternate credit card, you must ensure your payment is received by Gulf Tide Vacations before the final payment due date. Failure to remit the final rental payment by the scheduled due date will result in the cancellation of your reservation and the forfeiture of your advanced rental payment as well as any other payments or deposits.

 Reservation Fee

All reservations are charged a one-time nonrefundable reservation processing fee. This fee is not refundable if a reservation is canceled.

Cancellations / Changes

Reservations that are not paid in full within sixty (60) days of the check-in date may be subject to cancellation and all rental payments may be forfeited.

Cancellations made before 60 days of arrival will forfeit the initial payment of 25%. Guest are encouraged to purchase Vacation Trip Protection offered by CSA Generali Travel Insurance.

Travel Insurance

CSA / Generali Travel Insurance is available at an additional charge of 6.95% of the total amount of your reservation. This plan is optional but strongly recommended in order to protect your rental payments should you need to cancel for a covered reason. Generali Travel Insurance must be purchased no later than the due date of your final rental payment. A copy of the description of coverage can be found on our website or requested by calling our office.

Worry Free Cancellation

All payments to Gulf Tide Vacation Rentals are non-refundable at the time of purchase. Travelers can add our Worry-Free Cancellation Option to their reservation for a 20% charge of the total reservation. This option will allow travelers to cancel until 30 days prior to their arrival date, no questions asked, and allow them to receive a full refund minus the 20% purchase fee. Once the stay is within 30 days to the date of arrival, it will no longer be covered by Worry-Free Cancellation and will become non-refundable.

Hurricane / Severe Weather Policy

Guests covered by CSA / Generali Travel Protection may be eligible for a full or partial reimbursement through CSA / Generali should a mandatory evacuation order be issued due to a hurricane or severe weather, subject to the terms defined within CSA / Generali’s Vacation Rental Insurance Description of Coverage. A copy of this description of coverage can be found on our website or provided by Gulf Tide Vacations upon request. We will not issue refunds for cancellations or shortened stays due to actual or anticipated hurricanes or severe weather.

Inclusive Fees 

Rates include a one-time linen/towel setup. Amenity fees are included in the rental rate if your rental requires them.

Cleaning Fees 

A housekeeping fee will be added to all reservations, regardless of the number of nights booked. The fee will vary depending on the size of the property. This is applied for cleaning and laundry services upon departure.

To avoid an extra cleaning charge: wash the dishes and leave the property in a neat and orderly condition. A $75 garbage removal fee will be assessed if g