Policies & Procedures

Check-In: 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Check-Out: 10:00 AM Eastern Time

Payment: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, money orders, personal checks, cashiers checks, and certified checks.

Reservation & Confirmation Deposits: You must provide a $300 booking deposit at the time you make your reservation. A confirmation acknowledgement is sent after your booking, followed by a rental agreement and payment schedule. If you need to cancel your vacation for any reason, you can do so within 48 hours of receiving your Rental Agreement without any penalty.

Balance Due 30 Days Prior to Arrival: The balance of your rent, plus applicable fees and taxes is due 30 days prior to your arrival.  If payment is not received by this date, you hereby authorize us to charge your credit card for the balance due.  All rentals are subject to applicable sales tax and local city and county taxes.

Damage Waiver: All properties are inspected after each occupancy. Guests have full financial responsibility for damages due to misuse, negligence or missing items. Your total rental charges include a non-refundable damage fee.  Terms of the damage waiver are available for review upon request.

Keys: Properties that require physical keys typically have them stored onsite in a lockbox. You will be provided with information about the location and access code of the lockbox prior to check-in. There is a $50 re-keying charge for lost keys. If you lock yourself out after hours, locksmith charges will apply.

Minimum Stay: Minimum stay requirements vary and will be quoted at time of reservation.

Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is based on the individual property's ability to comfortably and safely accommodate our guests.  No exceptions will be made. Sleeping limits shown as (for instance) "accommodates 6" indicates the maximum occupancy.

Cancellation Policy: If you have to cancel your reservation or reschedule, please call our office immediately. If you need to cancel your vacation for any reason, you can do so within 48 hours of receiving your Rental Agreement without any penalty.

If a "Mandatory Evacuation" order is issued, we will issue you a credit for a future stay with us equal to the number of nights missed. If you choose to leave in a "Voluntary Evacuation" no refunds will be given but we will try to re-schedule your stay. No refunds are given for early departures due to inclement weather.

Housekeeping: Your home will be thoroughly cleaned before each arrival. If you are not satisfied, please call our office immediately. If you are a late arrival, please notify us by the following morning. If you have not called by this time, we will assume that you found everything in acceptable condition.

Age Requirements: We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25 (legal photo ID required upon request). Any reservation made under false pretenses will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money. Violators will be evicted.

No House Parties, Large Groups, Campers, Trailers, or Motor Homes: If home is booked for these purposes without our knowledge, occupancy will not be allowed and deposit forfeited. If discovered after occupancy, guests will be asked to vacate premises immediately with no refund.

Smoking: Smoking is strictly prohibited inside Non-Smoking rentals. You will incur $500 in additional charges for carpet cleaning and deodorizing if evidence of smoking is found.

Telephones: All long-distance, extended service, and internet dial-up calls must be charged to a calling card, collect, or third party. There is no charge for local phone calls.

Right to Change Rental Assignments: (Substitution): We reserve the right to substitute comparable accommodations without prior notice or liability. We will make every effort to contact you should this happen. When comparable accommodations are not available, guests will have the option of selecting from available properties at the published rate for such properties or receiving a complete refund.

Swimming Pool: NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY. Guests assume all liability for use of pools, spas and similar fixtures.

Linens: An initial linen supply will be provided. The beds will be made. Additional linens can be rented at the time of check-in or during your stay.

Supplies & Appliances (minimum):

  • An initial supply of bed and bath linens.
  • Kitchenware, utensils, dishes and cookware.
  • Air conditioning and heat.
  • At least one TV.
  • Full kitchen including microwave, oven and dishwasher.
  • Washer and dryer

Some homes have grills. Charcoal grills are prohibited on decks, porches and balconies. Please see individual descriptions for amenities of each property. We cannot provide replacements or give refunds for the failure of these items or other small appliances.

Check-Out Time: Check-out time is 10:00 AM (EST). All guests will be charged $100.00 per hour for late check out unless prior approval has been made. Please leave on time so that the home may be prepared for our next guests.

Things to Do Before Check-out: Please leave your home in the general condition as it was found. Additional cleaning fees may be charged for excessive wear:

  • All dishes clean and put away.
  • All food removed from refrigerator.
  • All furnishing placed in original position.
  • All trash in bags and placed in outside trash container.
  • Close windows and lock the doors.
  • Check under beds, in drawers and closets for your personal items. We are not responsible for items left behind.
  • Keys must be returned to rental office at check-out.

HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE RENTALS: Special City regulations apply to rentals within the City limits only. Minimum stay 7 days. No more than 3 unrelated entities in one home (for example 3 couples with children okay; four unrelated individuals are not okay). Questions? Please inquire. We will be forced to evict guests violating City rules.

DISCLAIMER: Every effort has been made to assure accuracy, Nice Companies, LLC; however, cannot assume responsibility for errors or omissions. Rental data, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.


Things to bring:
Remember, this is a self-catered vacation rental. We only stock an initial supply of toilet paper, soap, paper towels, etc. Several grocery stores are available near your rental for purchasing consumables. Or you may want to bring your own:

  • Paper Towels and Napkins
  • Extra Toilet Paper and Garbage Bags
  • Aluminum Foil and Plastic Wrap
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Laundry Detergent
  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Bath Soap and Shampoo
  • Staple Items (Salt, Pepper, Sugar, Etc.)
  • Condiments
  • Extra Linens, If Desired
  • Suntan Lotion and Sunglasses
  • Tackle Box
  • Medicines and Prescriptions
  • Hats
  • Camera
  • Beach Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Beach Chairs and Rafts

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