Q: How do I reserve a rental?
A: A security deposit must be received to guarantee a reservation.
Q: How much is the deposit?
A: The deposit is $300
- $1,000 depending upon
which property is reserved.
Q: What happens next?
A: After we receive your deposit, you will be a sent
a deposit receipt, confirmation, and rental agreement to sign and return.
Q: When is the rent due?
A: Rent must be paid in full prior to occupancy.
Q: How do I pay my vacation rent?
A: Total rents + 11.5% tax must be paid in
full upon arrival. You may pay with Travelers Checks, Money Orders,
Cashier's or other Official Bank Checks, or Cash.
Q: Is there any tax?
A: Yes. There is a 11.5% Resort Tax, which is added to
rent unless your stay is MORE than 6 months.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: No. This is just one more way we can keep
the rental rates lower.
Q: When do you accept personal checks?
A: Personal checks are NOT ACCEPTED
UPON ARRIVAL. Your reservation deposit and rent may be paid by personal
check only if it is received at least 14 days in advance, and the check
clears your bank prior to your arrival.
Q: I'm arriving from Europe late at night! How can I pay my rent in
A: The best and least expensive
method is to send completed traveler's checks with an international
express delivery service. We'll give you exact instructions.
Q: Do I pay extra for utilities?
A: No. Utilities, local telephone service
and cable TV are included in rent.
Q. Is the house air conditioned?
A. YES! But to properly function
when in use, please close ALL windows and doors.
Q: Must I bring linens?
A: All bed and bath linens are supplied.
Q: What about beach towels?
towels are NOT furnished. Please bring your own or purchase here.
Q. Is the furniture 'beach proof'?
A. No! Please do not sit on
furniture in wet bathing suits or bring sand into the house.
Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: Very few properties allow pets.
See chart of
Q: Is there a pet charge?
A: There is a $200 NON-REFUNDABLE pet charge.
Q: Where is the beach?
A: All of our vacation rentals are near the beach -
"A short walk" means about 10 minutes. "2 blocks"
means a walk of about 5 minutes. See chart of
Q: What does "beach across street" mean?
A: There is a street in
front of the rental property, and often a house across the street, which
directly faces the sand.
Q: Does my rental have a phone?
A: Yes. All local calls are free. Long
distance calls require a credit card or telephone calling card.
Q: What is the rental telephone number?
A: The rental phone number is provided on the
deposit receipt and confirmation form.
Q: How do I get keys if I arrive late?
A: If you
arrive after business hours, AND your total rentals are PAID in advance,
the keys and a personal packet of local literature will be waiting for you on our
Q: How many people can occupy each rental?
A: The number of people that the
rental will sleep is listed on the chart of
rentals. You might be able to
bring an additional infant.
Q: How can I rent a baby crib?
A: There are rental companies on the Island
which rent all kinds of equipment, including baby cribs.
Q: Are bicycles available?
A: Bicycles may also be rented by the
Q: Is there a good market on the Island?
A: Yes! We have a Publix
Market on the Island with a bakery and fresh seafood section. It is a
Q: How can I receive U.S. mail?
A: The Anna Maria Post Office will receive
general delivery for you, or you may rent a post office box.
Q. What chores should I do when departing the house?
A. The owners have sought to
offer you a clean and well maintained property. Please leave the home and
furnishings in an orderly condition.
Q: Do I have to clean the house when I leave?
A: Excessive cleaning
to remove debris, food, stains on furniture or carpet, is not included and
may be deducted from your security deposit.
Q: Do I have to wash the dishes when I leave?
A: Yes, please.
Q: What do I do with trash?
A. Deposit in trash container provided and set
curbside for Monday and Thursday early morning pickup.
Q: Is maid service available?
A: Yes, for an extra fee. Arrangements should
be made in advance.
Q: When will my security deposit be returned?
A: As soon as possible after
you leave, and the property is checked for damage; however, by Florida
Law, within a maximum of 30 days.
Q: Can you send me some individual photos of property?
A: Sorry, individual
photos are not available, but you can view most of the property on our web site.
See chart of
Q: What time is check in?
A: 3:00 p.m.
Q: Can I check in early?
A: Occasionally. Only if the property was not just
previously occupied, and only under special circumstances. Ask the rental
manager. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Q: What time is check out?
A: 10:00 a.m.
Q: What do I do with keys when I leave?
A: Take them to the office key
drop, unless otherwise instructed.
Q: Will I be reimbursed if there is a storm?
A: No, Sorry. We have no
control over Florida subtropical weather. But you will be instructed on
storm procedures when you are here.
Q: What happens if I must cancel my reservation?
A: If you must cancel your
reservation, or any portion of your rental period, your Security Deposit
is non-refundable UNLESS THE PROPERTY IS RE-RENTED for the same time