Short-term rental usage agreement

This Short Term Rental Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between (“The Host”) and (“Guest”) as of the date last set forth on the signature page of this Agreement. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:

1. Rental Unit. 
The rental unit is located at: On Reservation

2. Ownership. 
The Rental Unit is privately owned by an independent third-party (the “Owner”) for which The Host is acting as agent.

3. Rental Party
The rental party shall consist of the Guest and the following persons: (the “Rental Party total number on the reservation”). Members of the Rental Party are the sole responsibility of the Guest.

4. Maximum Occupancy
The maximum number of guests in the Rental Unit is limited to the number stated in the listing and what was reserved for on the reservation. An additional charge of $100 per person per night after the number of guests that was originally reserved for will be applied.

5. Visitors
Only members of the Rental Party are permitted to stay in the Rental Unit. Anyone else the Guest allows in the Rental Unit (a “Visitor”) is the sole responsibility of the Guest and is strictly forbidden unless approved by The Host. Undocumented guest will result in a fine of $100 per person per night and forfeiture of security deposit.

6. Term of the Agreement
The rental period begins at 4 PM and ends at 11 AM (collectively, the “Rental Period”).

7. Late Checkout Fee
Unless permission is specifically granted by The Host, Guests who fail to checkout by the will be charged at a rate of $150 per hour beyond the Checkout Time.

8. Minimum Stay
This Rental Unit requires a 1 night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods or if otherwise specified by The Host.

9. Rental Rules
At all times throughout the Rental Period, the Guest shall cause the Rental Party and any Visitors to abide by the rental rules attached as Exhibit A (“the Rental Rules”).

10. Access
 Guest shall allow The Host access to the Rental Unit for purposes of repair and inspection. The Host shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.

11. Damage
Guest shall report any damage or issues with the Rental Unit to The Host upon arrival or occurrence. Guests shall be responsible for any damage to or loss from the Rental Unit which occurs during the Rental Period, howsoever caused.

12. Rental Rate and Fees
1. Rental Rate: Payment in full of the fees shall be due upon booking.
2. Security Deposit: At the discretion of The Host, a security deposit may be required on the Booking Date. Where applicable, such deposit is for security purposes and shall be refunded within two days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:

  1. Damage to the Rental Unit or contents thereof;
  2. Debris or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
  3. Any other cost incurred by the Host as a result of the Guest’s stay or broken violation or rules.

13. Cancellation Policy:
Unless otherwise specified during booking, if Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, payment will be refunded as follows:

  1. 50% if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date
  2. 0% if cancelled within 90 days of the Check-in Date

14. Use of Common Areas
Unless permission is specifically granted by The Host, Use of the Rental Unit DOES NOT include the use of any fitness or recreational facilities, swimming pools, or other common areas associated with the Rental Unit whether indoors or outdoors (the “Common Areas”). Any and all references to the Rental Unit throughout this Agreement does not include the Common Areas unless otherwise specified by The Host.

15. Use And Maintenance Of The Rental Unit
The Guest agrees to use the Rental Unit only for the purpose for which it is rented herein and in accordance with this Agreement. The Guest further covenants and agrees to maintain the Rental Unit in a clean, orderly, safe, and sanitary condition, free of trash, junk, pet excrement, refuse, nuisances, or conditions that threaten or tend to threaten the health or safety of anyone, and in a manner or condition which is aesthetically pleasing. The Guest shall not permit any use of the Rental Unit which is inconsistent with or contrary to this Agreement, or which is
contrary to applicable laws, rules, and/or regulations (“Applicable Laws”). No business/illegal activities may be conducted from the Rental Unit.

16. Insurance
The Guest expressly recognizes that any insurance for property damage or loss which may be maintained on the Rental Unit does not cover the personal property of the Guest, and that the Guest is responsible for purchasing their own insurance for if such coverage is desired.

17. Indemnification and Assumption of Risk
The Guest expressly assumes the risk of harm to themselves, their property, the Rental Party, and any Visitors arising from their use of the Rental Unit and the Common Areas. Guest shall indemnify and hold harmless The Host, the Owner, and any of The Host’s affiliates, employees, agents, representatives, subcontractors, successors, or assigns from and against any liabilities
or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from, related to, or in connection with the Guest’s use of the Rental Unit and/or Common Spaces, including, but not limited to, any
claim for liability for personal injury or damage or loss of property which is made, incurred or sustained by the Guest, Rental Party, or any Visitors to the Rental Unit
during the Rental Period.

18. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in  accordance with local laws.

19. Payment
Acceptable payment methods are through the original booking channel or directly with The Host. If you wish to use a credit card, additional information may be requested in a future stage.

20. By my signature below, I hereby give permission to charge my credit card for the amounts agreed upon and are subject to additional fees if rules are broken (smoking inside results in a $500 fine plus forfeiture of security deposit, if it looks like a party was thrown a minimum of $1000 fine will be charged and forfeiture of security deposit plus $100 per head per night over reservation number will be charged). I agree that all rental monies are non-refundable as per cancellation policy above. I have read my rights to purchase travel insurance.




Heron’s Nest Team                                                                                                                                                  
Host Name                                                                                                                              Guest Name, Date


Heron’s Nest Team                                             
Host Name                             Guest Name, Date

Throughout the Rental Period, the Guest shall, and shall ensure that the Rental Party
and any Visitors to the Rental Unit shall:

  1. Maintain the Rental Unit at all times in a good and tidy condition.
  2. Not smoke inside the Rental Unit and throughout the premises of the property ($500 fine plus forfeiture of security deposit).
  3. Not cause or create a nuisance or otherwise interfere with the quiet enjoyment of other occupants of the building in which the Rental Unit is located.
  4. Not bring pets or other animals into the Rental Unit.
  5. Not move or rearrange any furniture or appliances inside of the Rental Unit.
  6. Comply with all Applicable Laws.
  7. Leave the Rental Unit in a fair condition of cleanliness in which they found it.
  8. No parties! Guests will be subject to $1000 fine minimum plus forfeiture of security deposit and $100 per head per night over the reservation number.
  9. All decisions made by The GOATHOTE Team are final. Violation of house rules can lead to eviction with NO refund.
  10. Guests are only allowed on property for allotted time of the reservation as shown on YourPorter, if a guest stays longer than reservation, guests will be subject to $150/hour past 11am check out time.