Our place is perfect for couples and families alike! Situated on a serene lake, yet a 6 minute walk to the beach, the sound, and the pool. Walking distance to restaurants, stores, and the grocery store as well.
We do welcome pets to our home, but we will need proof that your pet is flea free before they can stay. The proof can be a letter from at veterinarian that states that the pet is on medication for fleas, and is flea free. I am sorry if this is an inconvenience, but we want all guests to have a pleasurable stay in a flea free home.
If it is found that you have a pet that was not registered, and the pet fee was not paid, you will be charged the pet fee, and responsible for any flea's found after your stay (as they can live months before hatching).
"THIS IS A VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT UNDER THE NORTH CAROLINA
VACATION RENTAL ACT. THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES TO
THIS AGREEMENT ARE DEFINED BY LAW AND INCLUDE UNIQUE PROVISIONS
PERMITTING THE DISBURSEMENT OF RENT PRIOR TO TENANCY AND
EXPEDITED EVICTION OF TENANTS. YOUR SIGNATURE ON THIS AGREEMENT,
OR PAYMENT OF MONEY OR TAKING POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY AFTER
RECEIPT OF THE AGREEMENT, IS EVIDENCE OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE
AGREEMENT AND YOUR INTENT TO USE THIS PROPERTY FOR A VACATION
§ 42A-36. Mandatory evacuations. If State or local authorities, acting pursuant to Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the General Statutes, order a mandatory evacuation of an area that includes the residential property subject to a vacation rental, the tenant under the vacation rental agreement, whether in possession of the property or not, shall comply with the evacuation order. Upon compliance, the tenant shall be entitled to a refund from the landlord of the rent, taxes, and any other payments made by the tenant pursuant to the vacation rental agreement as a condition of the tenant's right to occupy the property prorated for each night that the tenant is unable to occupy the property because of the mandatory evacuation order. The tenant shall not be entitled to a refund if: (i) prior to the tenant taking possession of the property, the tenant refused insurance offered by the landlord or real estate broker that would have compensated the tenant for losses or damages resulting from loss of use of the property due to a mandatory evacuation order; or (ii) the tenant purchased insurance offered by the landlord or real estate broker. The insurance offered shall be provided by an insurance company duly authorized by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, and the cost of the insurance shall not exceed eight percent (8%) of the total amount charged for the vacation rental to the tenant less the amount paid by the tenant for a security deposit. (, s. , s. , s. 2; 2012-12, s. 2(h).)
Insurance is available from We highly recommend getting rental insurance, it is very inexpensive, and will cover your trip if there is a hurricane, power outage, or personal emergency.
This Rental Agreement and Contract (the “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement made and entered into as of the Reservation Date agreed upon by and between the undersigned person(s) or company (the “Guest”) and the undersigned owner, manager or agent (“Rental Agent”), pursuant to which the Guest has agreed to rent the residence described below (the “Property”), for the duration of the Rental Term for the Total Rental Fee and other good and valuable consideration as described herein.
Deposits will be held by the processing site. Deposit funds are held only by the processing site, and are not, at any time, held by the Rental Agent. Example of processing site is , FLIPKEY, TRIPADVISOR, or AIRBNB. The deposit or portion thereof may be used by the Rental Agent for actual damages that are caused by the guests as permitted under Article 6 of Chapter 42 of the General Statutes. (, s.1.)
There is a standard cleaning fee of $150.00 whether the renter stays for 1 day or 89. A processing fee may apply as well (sites often charge a processing fee to book , FLIPKEY, TRIPADVISOR, and AIRBNB do charge processing fees), the fees are mandatory, and the owner receives no proceeds from the fees collected. Daily, weekly, and monthly rental rates are posted and are based on the current market value of similar area properties.
Guest agrees that no more than  persons shall be permitted on the Property at any time during the Rental Term, all of whom shall comply with the conditions and restrictions imposed upon Guest under this Agreement.
CONDITION AND USE OF PROPERTY
The Property is provided in “as is” condition. Rental Agent shall use its best efforts to ensure the operation of all amenities in the Property, such as internet access, satellite or cable TV access or hot tubs, fireplaces as applicable. Rental Agent shall not be held responsible for such items failure to work, but will make every effort to correct any issues as reported as quickly as possible. Guest acknowledges that use of amenities such as hot tubs, pools, spas, fireplaces, decks, and the like may be potentially dangerous and involve potential risks if improperly used, particularly with regard to children and such use is at the Guest’s own risk.
Guest shall use the Property for residential purposes only and in a careful manner to prevent any damage or loss to the Property and keep the Property in clean and sanitary condition at all times. Guest and any additional permitted guests shall refrain from loud noise and shall not disturb, annoy, endanger, or inconvenience neighbors, nor shall Guest use the Property for any immoral, offensive or unlawful purposes, nor violate any law, association rules or ordinance, nor commit waste or nuisance on or about the Property.
If Guest should fail to comply with the conditions and obligations of this
Agreement, Guest shall surrender the Property, remove all Guest’s property and belongings and leave the Property in good order and free of damage. No refund of any portion of the Total Rental Fee shall be made and if any legal action is necessary, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement from the other party for all costs incurred.
ASSIGNMENT OR SUBLEASE
Guest shall not assign or sublease the Property or permit the use of any portion of the Property by other persons who are not family members or guests of the Guest and included within the number of and as permitted occupants under this Agreement.
RISK OF LOSS AND INDEMNIFICATION
Guest agrees that all personal property, furnishings, personal affects and other items brought into the Property by Guest or their permitted guests and visitors shall be at the sole risk of Guest with regard to any theft, damage, destruction or other loss and Rental Agent shall not be responsible or liable for any reason whatsoever.
Guest hereby covenants and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Rental Agent and their agents, owners, successors, employees and contractors from and against any costs, damages, liabilities, claims, legal fees and other actions for any damages, costs, attorney’s fees incurred by Guest, permitted guests, visitors or agents, representatives or successors of Guest due to any claims relating to destruction of property or injury to persons or loss of life sustained by Guest or family and visitors of Guest in or about the Property and Guest expressly agrees to save and hold Rental Agent harmless in all such cases.
Guest hereby waives and releases any claims against Rental Agent, the Property owner and their successors, assigns, employees or representatives, officially or otherwise, for any injuries or death that may be sustained by Guest on or near or adjacent to the Property, including any common facilities, activities or amenities.
Guest agrees to use any such facilities or amenities entirely at the Guest’s own initiative, risk and responsibility.
ENTRY AND INSPECTION
Rental Agent reserves the right to enter the Property at reasonable times and with reasonable advance notice for the purposes of inspecting the Property or showing the Property to prospective purchasers, renters or other authorized persons. If Rental Agent has a reasonable belief that there is imminent danger to any person or property, Rental Agent may enter the Property without advance notice.
ADDITIONAL TERMS TO THE RENTAL AGREEMENT
In addition to the standard terms included herein, Guest acknowledges and agrees that the following additional terms and conditions apply to the Guest’s rental of the Property:
The following are the standard House Rules for all Guests:
1. Smoking is NOT allowed in our home, smoking is allowed outside, but butts are to be contained and removed from premises, or cleaning fees will be deducted from the security deposit.
2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3. The house is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its adjacent property. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order.
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6. Pets are allowed only if a pet deposit is made. If there is a pet on the property, the guests are ultimately responsible for picking up after their pets, and removing any feces or repairing any damage caused by their pet. Care should be taken to ensure that pets do not lay on beds or furniture, as it could cause fleas, dirt, and unnecessary wear and tear on furniture. It is recommended to bring a pet bed for them to sleep in.
7. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the home. (
8. Fireplace: There is an electric fireplace in the Great Room with a remote control, it can be used with or without heat.
9. Water and Plumbing: The house is on a not on well and septic system, it is on a system used only for Kinnakeet Shores. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. If it is found that feminine products or any other foreign matter is flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages if this occurs $. Washing Machine and Dryer: When washing and drying, sand must be shaken from the garments outside before washing. Washing garments or clothing with excessive sand may cause damage not only to the washer and dryer, but can cause plumbing and sewage problems as well.
11. Owner Closet: Owner’s locked closets are not included in the rental of the property and are not to be accessed by guests at anytime.
12. Spas and Pool: We do have a contract with a local Hot Tub company to maintain hot tub cleanness and health (Happy Waters ). The
Kinnakeet Pool opening/closing schedules are subject to change without notice or refund. This unit does come with a hot tub and pool access, Tenant releases Agent and Owner from all liability for any injuries or death resulting from Tenant or Tenant’s guests’ use of the pool. Pool and/or hot tub may not be ready at check-in time. Agent does not have or assume any responsibility for supervising the existence, frequency, or adequacy of pool and/or hot tub maintenance. Inadequately maintained hot tubs and pools can cause viral or bacterial illnesses that could be life threatening under various circumstances. Agent does not inspect or test the pools and hot tubs for the presence of health threatening organisms. When Tenant and guests use a pool or hot tub, they assume the risk of illness from an improperly maintained pool or hot tub. Tenant releases Agent from any liability for injury or damages resulting from the use of an improperly or inadequately maintained pool or hot tub. No alcohol, pets, or urinating in pools or
hot tubs. Children under 12 are NOT permitted in hot tubs. PROPER SUPEVISION IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.
If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
• The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and
Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.
This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the rental of the Property, and any changes, amendments or modifications hereof shall be void unless the same are in writing and signed by both the Guest and the Rental Agent. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the
North Carolina. The words “Rental Agent” and “Guest” shall include their respective heirs, successors, representatives. The waiver or failure to enforce any breach or provision of this Agreement shall not be considered a waiver of that or any other provision in any subsequent breach thereof. If any provision herein is held invalid, the remainder of the Agreement shall not be affected. Any notice required to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and sent to the contact information included herein.