Vacation Rental Policies
Sandpiper Vacation Rentals strives to provide a seamless rental experience. While we want you to get the most out of your time in your Seaside cottages, adhering to our regulations and understanding our rental policies will ensure you get the most out of your gulf coast vacation!
Reservations must be made by someone twenty-five years or older. We do not allow anyone underage to rent our properties. Similarly, underage drinking is not allowed at any of our cottages. Parents must accompany their children under the age of twenty-five at all times. Failure to abide by these regulations will result in immediate eviction no refund of any of your monies paid.
Seaside offers several pavillions along the gulf that allow easy access to the beach. The cottages in Seaside are all walking distance to the beach.
Please make every effort to keep our beaches beautiful. Remove all tents, chairs, and toys from the beach each day. Observe the warning flags posted at every public access for your safety. No glass, bonfires, or vehicles on the beach. It is also unlawful to pick the sea oats and a Walton County Permit is required for pets on the beach.
Seaside Town Rules
No golf carts unless handicap circumstances exists – permit available at town council office, valid license required and handicapped person must be in cart when operating. Do not block the cottage driveways and no parking on roads, sidewalk paths, and private property. This is enforced by ticket or towing vehicle.
Should you have to cancel your trip and you are 30 days or more away from your arrival date, you will receive a full credit for all money paid. This credit can be used up to 1 year from the original booked date. A cash refund up to the rate paid by the new guest less a $100 administration fee is available if the cottage re-rents for your rental period. You may choose the credit or the cash refund in this event. In the event of a mandatory evacuation, you will receive a pro rata credit for the mandatory evacuation days.
Check-In, Check-Out Time
Check-In is 4:00 P.M. or later. Check-Out time is promptly 10:00 A.M. To avoid an extra cleaning charge; please load the dishwasher, take out the trash, and leave the property in a neat and orderly condition.
A housekeeping fee is included in your rental rate.
Method of Payment
When making reservations thirty (30) days or more in advance, method of payment is by check or credit card (MasterCard or Visa) for 1/3 of the rental rate. If you decide to pay by check, $100 charge will be held on your credit card until your check arrives in order to hold your reservation. Your final payment is due thirty (30) days prior to arrival. We will send a reminder regarding your method of payment. Accepted forms of payment are in U.S. funds only.
Please respect Seaside’s quiet hours each evening. Minors must be accompanied after 12 midnight.
Most properties have interior locked closets that are off limits to guests. Violation of this policy will result in additional charges under the Property Damage agreement.
Pet Friendly Property
Sandpiper Vacation Rentals has an inventory of pet friendly properties. Dogs (twenty-five pounds or less) are allowed at designated pet friendly properties only for a fee of $100 per pet. While outside, pets must be on a leash at all times. A person with a pet must collect and properly dispose of all fecal matter. Any reservation made under false pretenses will be subject to forfeiture of any/all payments of rent and deposits, and the party will not be permitted to check in. If the party has already checked in, they will be evicted and subject to additional cleaning expenses.
There are three swimming pools throughout Seaside. The largest pool is located at the corner of Odessa and Forest Streets. The adult pool is at the end of Forest Street and is for those that prefer a quieter atmosphere. The family pool is between the playground and croquet courts and is open to all ages. This pool is heated and covered in the winter/spring seasons. Diving or jumping into the pool or jetted tubs may result in head, neck, or spinal injuries. As the renter, you accept the risk of the pool and specifically agree that no minor will swim in the pool unaccompanied by an adult.
In order to provide our guests with the best vacation possible, we ask that all damages to the property upon arrival are reported to Sandpiper Vacation Rentals. Any damages incurred during your stay at one of our cottages will be billed to the credit card on file after our maintenance/cleaning crews inspect the property upon your departure.
Florida sales tax is seven percent (7%). Walton & Okaloosa county occupancy tax is 4%, for a total tax of 11% (subject to change by state or local government) which is added to all rentals of 180 days or less. Guests are responsible for paying all applicable taxes in full prior to checking in. Taxes will be disbursed to the governing authority upon check-out and are subject to change without notice.
Sandpiper Vacation Rentals may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
Sandpiper Vacation Rentals does not utilize Craigslist for marketing purposes. Any indication that a property managed by Sandpiper Vacation Rentals is on Craiglist is invalid and, as such, any rental secured using a fraudulent Craigslist listing will be deemed invalid.