Now For Some Really (Important but) Boring things:
Sleeping/Occupancy: We have set the maximum number for vacationers
at our home at 12-15. Babies count as people so yes, they do count in
the maximum number. Pets, as nice & well behaved as they
are, do not count because they are not allowed.
Please note: We operate on a trust-based
system, meaning you trust us to provide a clean, family-friendly
vacation home & we trust you to honor our maximum occupancy. If
you choose to exceed the maximum number of people, we will retain your
security deposit. This is because you are not operating on the
same system of trust & we want to insure you do not come back.
in / Check out: Your check-in time is at 2 PM.
Check out is at 10 AM. If we are
not at the home, please leave the key where you found it, in it’s
prearranged spot or returned to the realtor.
Don't forget to put the beach tags with the key or left on the
buffet. We will be
checking the home between stays. Once
checked and confirmed that you’ve left it the way you have found it,
your security/cleaning deposit will be returned.
What we mean by "Clean Up": Please leave our home
the way that you found it, clean & swept, with trash put out, dishes
put away, etc. Just so you know, our rates DO NOT cover cleaning.
If you'd prefer to pay more to cover cleaning, please let us
know. We'd be happy to
arrange a service to come in & clean.
Bed Linens &
Towels: We do not provide
bed linens, beach or bath towels. There are service providers on
the island who do. Please Google this
service for rates & payment information.
Tags: We have left 6 beach tags for your use.
Children 12 & above need to wear tags on
the beach. If one should
break, please exchange it at a beach tag station for a new one.
If you should lose one or all of them, please replace it/them so
that the next vacationer is able to enjoy them.
If a tag should go home with you, we will deduct the cost of the tag
from your deposit so that the next vacationer has it to use on Saturday.
We do provide wireless
internet & will send you the password prior to your vacation.
Trash is collected on Monday and Thursday, generally pretty
early. Please place your
in-house trash outside in the cans by the night before and place the
cans by the curb. Would you
also bring the cans back in after collection?
recycles GLASS, PLASTIC & CANS as well as NEWSPAPERS.
Glass, plastic & cans can be commingled.
Please be kind and have as much of your trash collected (picked
up) before your departure so that the cans are “empty” for the next
person. Thank you for your
participation in saving the ecology!
We are fined if recycling is not done.
Your security or cleaning deposit will reflect that fine or the
cost for sorting your trash if you choose not to participate in
We have attempted to make the home “child-friendly” by adding the
gate at the steps, the living room window protector, etc.. Please watch your
children on the porches so that they do not climb on chairs or tables
near the railings. Falling
onto concrete from 2 feet or 20 hurts.
Puzzles & other items: We have left games, puzzles, a bunch of
videos & other misc. items here for your convenience.
Please do not take these items down to the beach or away from the
Dishwasher: To alleviate frustration here’s how you close the soap
dispenser. Gently push on
the Arrow head after you have slid it over the soap.
It is not very intuitive but it is a quiet dishwasher…
Remote, VCR & DVD: If
you hit the power button & the TV does not turn on, hit the little
TV button. Then it will
work. In order for the DVD
player to run, you need to use the TV remote & put it on AV Input.
For the VCR to run, the TV must be on channel 4.
Floor: The dining/kitchen floor is made out of a Pergo-type
flooring. This is a low
maintenance flooring product and requires little care.
When you do mop the floor, please only use a DAMP mop.
Do not use any cleaning product (like ammonia, etc.) or wax which
will damage the floor. If
water or any another liquid or food should spill onto the floor, please
wipe it up promptly. Not
only will this keep the floor in nice condition but also it will ward
away those little sweet ants that can plague the shore!
Out Menus: Take out menus are located in the drawers of the buffet.
For the comfort of everyone, we prefer that smoking be done outside.
PLEASE place the butts in the trash, not in the garden, or on the
Energy & Water: We’ve added central air for your convenience.
Please don’t turn the air down & open the windows.
Ocean City is very costly. To
help us keep our rental pricing down, please do not leave water on while
it is not being used (i.e. letting the shower warm up).
We have enclosed the outside shower to aid in water reduction.
Feel free to shower there, if you like.
Have a wonderful vacation!