Rental Agreement

This vacation rental agreement is for guests who agree to rent a cabin in Sevierville, TN. If you rent the cabin, you agree to this document and you agree to pay the rent, fees and taxes as shown on the quote at the time of reservation and abide by the stated cancellation policy and the following.

1. We are sharing our family’s home. Please treat it gently, as you would as a guest in a friend’s home. If you use it, clean it. Put things back where you found them. Lock the door when you leave the cabin. Be sure that children respect the property.

2.The person who makes the reservation is responsible for all guests that come in the cabin, their behavior and any damage to the property.

3.Guests should not create excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors. Quiet time is 10:30 pm.

4.The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while guests are on the premises or its facilities. 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.

5. Smoking is NOT allowed in the house. Please only smoke outside with the doors and windows closed. Use the sand ashtrays to dispose of cigarettes. PREVENT FIRES! DO NOT THROW CIGARETTE BUTTS INTO THE GRASS. Thanks for your help in preventing fires.

6. Pet policy: We love fur babies of responsible owners! $50 per pet per booking. We must be informed of the number of pets in the cabin. We monitor the front door, so the number of pets brought in must match the number of pets paid for on the reservation. Have your pet's vaccinations up to date and treat for fleas. Be aware that Tennessee has a lot of ticks, so check yourselves and your pets after going outside. We ask that you crate your pet when you leave it alone in the cabin and bring a blanket to put down on the furniture if your pet sits on it, though we prefer you bring the pet's own bed for it to rest on. All pets must be leashed at all times while outside. Guest is responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. Pets are NOT to be locked in rooms outside of crates because they will scratch the doors and door frames and you will be charged for the damages. Pet must not cause damage to premises or furnishings. If damages are caused, the cost of the damage may be deducted from security deposit. Guest should prevent pets from producing excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors.Homeowner assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises. The Guest shall be solely responsible for the pet while on the property.

7. We have a great driveway that can park up to 3-4 cars and you may also park in the street in front of the cabin.

8. Garbage: Any garbage must be stowed in the proper garbage containers located at the front of the house. Animal precautions are in effect in this area, meaning that trash should never be left outside of the trash container and the lid should be kept closed. If you need trash pick up before your stay is complete, there is a $35 charge or you can take the trash to the dump yourself for free.

9.Hot Tub/jacuzzi tub: Please supervise children at all times while in the hot tub/jetted tubs. Don’t allow them to stand on the sides or jump in. If you want to keep the water clear, have users shower before soaking in the hot tub. Please be sure the water is several inches above the jets before you turn them on. When using the hot tub, remember there is a certain health risk associated with its use. Use at your own risk. Hot tub water temperatures should never exceed 104 degrees Fahrenheit. A temperature of 100 degrees is considered safe for a healthy adult. Special caution is suggested for young children.Excessive drinking during hot tub use can cause drowsiness which could lead to unconsciousness and subsequently result in drowning. Pregnant women beware! Soaking in water above 102 degrees Fahrenheit can cause fetal damage during the first three months of pregnancy. Pregnant women should stick to the 100 ­degree maximum rule. Before entering the hot tub, users should check the water temperature with an accurate thermometer; hot tub thermostats may err in in regulating water temperatures by as much as four degrees. Persons with medical history of heart disease, circulatory problems, diabetes or blood pressure problems should obtain their physician's advice before using hot tubs. Persons taking medications which induce drowsiness, such as tranquilizers, anti­histamines or anti­coagulants, should not use hot tubs. Our housekeepers drain, sanitize, refill and replenish chemicals in all tubs prior to your arrival; therefore, it may not be warm until later that evening. [DO NOT STAND ON THE HOT TUB COVERS. Hot tub covers are for insulation purposes and are not designed to support a person or persons. They will break and you may be charged for replacement.] Remember when not using the hot tub, leave cover on so hot tub will stay warm.

10. Fireplace: The fireplace is a propane gas fireplace, available seasonally. Do not throw any paper or other combustible materials in the fireplace. The fireplace will heat the room very quickly.

11. Check out time is 11AM, Eastern Time. If the cleaning company arrives and you have not yet checked out, they will charge me a $50 fee, which I will take out of your damage deposit. Check in time is 4pm Eastern time. You may call to ask about availability of earlier check in, but if the cleaning company is still working, you’ll need to wait till they are finished to go in.

12. Deck: please supervise young children on the deck. Do not throw anything other than paper airplanes from the deck. Do not allow sidewalk chalk to be used on the deck. All damages will be charged to your damage deposit.

13. Electronics/game room: please put remotes back with the TVs. Please tell all of your guests- young and old that the equipment is to be used properly, but not removed, unplugged or changed in any way.

14. Grill:Clean the grill top and empty the grease after you use it. This helps prevent fires and is courteous to the next guest. This will be checked after your stay and if left dirty, will cost an extra cleaning fee of $20, to be taken out of the damage deposit. CHARCOAL GRILLS ARE NEVER ALLOWED ON THE DECK. This is a fire risk and will result in forfeiture of your damage deposit. You may only have one on the pavement.

15. Maintenance: If you see something that needs attention, or if something breaks during use, please let me know so that I can take care of it. Do not flush feminine products or baby wipes or napkins/paper towels or ANYTHING other than toilet paper down the toilets. Thank you!

16. Pest Control: the cabin is thoroughly cleaned and receives regular professional checks and pest control treatments, inside and out; however, this is Tennessee. We have invasive species of ladybugs and Japanese beetles we call stink bugs. They are difficult to get rid of and you may find a few dead ones. The mattresses all have bed bug proof covers on them and we receive regular inspections with reports by bedbug sniffing dogs. (not kidding, that’s a thing)

17. Bad weather/delays: Refunds will not be given in case of bad weather, road maintenance issues, power outages, equipment malfunction or other things beyond our control such as acts of God. If there is a maintenance issue, let me know and I will get someone to fix it as soon as possible. Extreme winter weather is rare in the area and the roads are well maintained. Use your best judgment during travel to ensure safety. Travel insurance is recommended to help with reimbursement when circumstances necessitate. If you do not purchase trip insurance, you are self insuring. We go by the policies. We do not provide insurance for guests. It must be purchased separately.

18. Do not put baby wipes or paper towels, feminine products, q-tips or anything other than toilet paper down the toilets.

19. If you see something that needs attention, or if something breaks during use, please let me know so that I can take care of it ASAP

who do not vacate at the end of the rental period are subject to eviction.

20. Firearms brought onto the property are subject to Tennessee law. If you bring a firearm to the property, take it home with you. I cannot ship firearms. In this case, the police will be called to retrieve the firearm and it will be in their custody, for obvious safety reasons.

21. Owner and managers reserve the right to use video surveillance on the outside areas only for security reasons.

22. Guest is solely responsible for their own property brought to the cabin. If you leave something behind and want it shipped to you, there will be a $35 trip fee as well as the cost of shipping. Shipped items that are left behind may take up to 30 days to arrive.

23. Power and internet outages: We will report outages as soon as we are aware of them. Refunds are not given for power or internet outages as they are beyond our control.

 

"This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Tennessee. Each of the parties irrevocably consents to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Tennessee, as applicable, for any matter arising out of or relating to this agreement."