Terms & Policies

Terms and Conditions

Payment Terms: All reservations for 27 nights or less will require an initial payment of $300.00 at time of booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. For reservations of 28 nights or longer initial payment of $500.00 is due at time of booking. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. Reservations greater than $10,000.00 require a 10% initial down payment. Please make checks payable to: Select Vacation Properties and mail to 2449 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957. Please include your reservation number on all checks and correspondence. If payment is not received by the due date SVP may cancel the reservation and forfeit any monies paid. Refunds or adjustments cannot be made for late arrival or early departure.

Check-In: The check-in process begins at 4 p.m. but is not guaranteed. We are happy to accommodate early arrivals whenever possible, however please refrain from making your travel plans around an early check in. Please check in at our office, 2449 Periwinkle Way, The Baileys Center, Sanibel , FL 33957. Should you arrive after 5 PM, your keys, directions to your property and check-in package will be placed in our lockbox, located to the left of our office door. The combination is 7 – 1 – 1.

Check-Out: Checkout will be promptly at 10 a.m. If you would like a late check out or wish to extend your stay, please contact our office at least 24 hours prior to your check-out date and time. Late check-out cannot be guaranteed and is available only as circumstances allow. If your present accommodations are available, we would be happy to provide a rate quote.

Security/Damage: Prior to your arrival SVP requires a major credit card to be held in lieu of a security deposit. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, the cardholder is authorizing SVP to charge their credit card for any unpaid balances, damages to the rental property not resulting from normal wear and tear, excessive cleaning charges, or long distance phone charges and service fees.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations are to be made in writing and are subject to an administrative fee of $100.00. For stays less than 28 nights, if cancellation occurs within 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival date SVP will retain all prepaid funds unless the originally reserved property is re-rented for the same dates at the same rental rate. For stays 28 nights or longer, if cancellation occurs within 90 days prior to your scheduled arrival date SVP will retain all prepaid funds unless the originally reserved property is re-rented for the same dates at the same rental rate. We strongly recommend purchasing our optional travel insurance.

Unforeseen Circumstances: There are many things that we can control but two that we cannot are weather and construction. No refunds or discounts will be given for cancellation or interruption that occurs due to inclement weather. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance (restrictions apply). Because tourism is the largest industry on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, there is often construction going on. Should you find yourself near construction, please exercise patience and understanding. In the event it becomes intolerable, we will do our best to talk to the contractors, however SVP cannot guarantee any refunds or moves.

Confirmation: Reservations are not considered confirmed until a representative from SVP has confirmed the booking. Should it be necessary, SVP reserves the right to adjust, change or cancel any reservation at any time.

Substitution of Accommodations: Occasionally, it may be necessary to provide an alternate property in lieu of the originally booked property. Select Vacation Properties has the exclusive right to determine when a substitution is to be made, and what constitutes a comparable property. In the event a substitution is deemed necessary by SVP, its employees or assigns, we reserve the right to substitute accommodations and make rate adjustments at our sole discretion.

Parking: Parking at all rental properties is for automobiles only. Motor homes, boat trailers, jet skis, pick up trucks, etc are not permitted unless otherwise stated specifically in writing.

Care and Maintenance: It is the tenant’s responsibility to keep the rental premises clean during the specified rental period, and to be responsible for any damage caused by abuse or neglect. All maintenance items should be reported to SVP as soon as they are found to exist. Failure to notify us of a problem or defect in a timely manner releases SVP from future claims from unreported issues. SVP will make every reasonable effort during the normal course of business to correct or repair items of maintenance in a timely manner, but makes no warranties for such.

Pets/Service Animals: Pets are not permitted in any rental property unless otherwise specifically stated in writing. If you would like to bring a pet, SVP will make every reasonable effort to accommodate you in a pet-friendly property, but cannot guarantee the availability of these units. In all properties where pets are accepted, a non-refundable pet fee will be charged to your reservation. With regard to ADA compliant service animals, it should be noted that vacation rentals are considered private property and are exempt from the same rules and regulations that commercial properties must follow with regard to allowing ADA compliant service animals. It should be noted that as of 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals by the ADA. With that being said, we understand the difficulties of those with special needs when it comes to travel, and we will make every effort to accommodate you and your service animal, or refer you to other properties, agencies or services who can in the unlikely event we cannot. Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals. If you plan to travel with a comfort animal, we will make every reasonable effort during the normal course of business to pair you with a property where your animal is accommodated, and a non-refundable fee will be charged to your reservation. It is important to note that the non-refundable pet fee is NOT a damage deposit. All damage caused by any animal, whether ADA service animal, pet or therapy animal is an additional charge, and will be billed to the credit card on file.

Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking as a consideration to our owners and our guest. Some properties may allow smoking in designation public outdoor or common areas. This is subject to change. Please speak to a SVP representative for the current smoking regulations for your specific property at the time of your rental.

Furnishings: All rental properties are individually owned and decorated according to the owner’s taste. The property décor may be changed from time to time by the owner or due to owner exchanges. While we make every reasonable effort during the normal course of business to keep our photos and descriptions current, these can change without notice. In cases where properties are booked months in advance, the property representations at the time the reservation is made may not reflect the condition of the unit at the time the rental commences.

Guest Behavior: The undersigned, is responsible for the behavior of all members of the party/group during the term of the stay. Behavior should not be excessive, noisy, disruptive, and should be consistent with the rules and regulations of the association (if any). Offensive or illegal behavior will not be tolerated, and no refunds or compensation will be given in these circumstances, and we reserve the right to decline future reservations.

Force Majeure: Select Vacation Properties shall not be liable for damages for any closure, delay or default, if such closure, delay or default is caused by conditions beyond our control, including, but not limited to, weather conditions, acts of God, force majeure, strikes, civil commotions, embargoes, and wars or other hostilities, whether actual, threatened or reported, and/or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Select Vacation Properties, its employees, principals, successors or assigns.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance through CSA Travel Protection is made available by Select Vacation Properties as a convenience to our guests. Select Vacation Properties is not affiliated with CSA Travel Protection, and we do not underwrite insurance either individually or with third party vendors, nor do we guarantee the accuracy or quality of their services. Although we may promote and/or recommend the services offered by CSA, this is just one of many travel insurance companies in the marketplace, and guests are encouraged to research other options to find the coverage which best fits their individual needs. All guests are ultimately responsible for understanding the services they purchase, and are solely responsible for understanding the exclusions, limitations and coverages.

Amenities: Amenities vary at each property and these are considered complimentary and are not guaranteed. The rent paid is consideration only for the use of the property during the rentals period, and does not include or guarantee the existence or use of additional items of personal property or amenities. All representations or references to items of personal property located in the rental property should be considered as a list of what is typical, not what is specifically existing or guaranteed. Please contact SVP regarding specific amenities you may desire. It is not guaranteed that pools are heated, however if they are heated the association determines the pool temperature as well as the dates that heat is available. For residences with private pools, the tenant is responsible for electric bill charges of $400 per month. Upon arrival, the pool temperature is set to a value intended to keep the monthly electric bill at or below this threshold. Increasing the pool temperature will be construed as consent to pay any charges over $400 per month.

Entry of Premises: SVP maintains the right for any authorized employee or repairperson to enter the premises for any purpose related to the repair, improvement, care, and management of the premises.

Student Groups: Any guest under 21 years old must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. Reservations obtained under false pretenses will be subject to forfeiture of all amounts paid and the party will be not permitted to occupy any unit in our Rental Management Program.

Causeway Tolls: There is a $6.00 round trip charge to access Sanibel and Captiva Islands, SVP does not reimburse for toll charges.

Liability Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement: In full consideration of, and in exchange for the right to occupy the property during the specified rental period, the guest agrees to release, waive, discharge and hold harmless Select Vacation Properties, their principals, officers, agents, or employees from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of, or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the undersigned, or any family member or guest of the undersigned, or to any property belonging to the aforementioned, while staying in the property, or on or upon the premises or common areas, or otherwise and regardless of whether such liability arises in tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise, to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Furthermore, execution of this agreement is acknowledgement that the undersigned voluntarily assumes full responsibility for any risks of loss, property damage, or personal injury, including death, that may be sustained as a result of being engaged in any activities during the rental period, whether occurring on the subject property or not.

It is the expressed intent that this agreement shall bind the members of my family, spouse, guests, heirs, assigns or personal representatives. The undersigned also agrees that agree that this Liability Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida and that any mediation, suit, or other proceeding must be filed or entered into only in Florida and the federal or state courts of Florida. Any portion of this document deemed unlawful or unenforceable is severable and shall be stricken without any effect on the enforceability of the remaining provisions.

BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, the undersigned acknowledges and states that the foregoing Wavier of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement, is understood. and signed voluntarily; and no oral representations, statements, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made. Furthermore, the undersigned is at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent; and this agreement is executed for full, adequate and complete consideration.

Emergencies: Select Vacation Properties is available after normal business hours for property related emergencies. Please call our office and our answering service will be happy to assist. For medical emergencies, please dial 911.

Mail: If you wish to receive mail during your vacation please have it sent to you in care of SVP at 2449 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957. Please refrain from having mail sent directly to your rental property.