Terms & Conditions

Bungalow Beach Terms & Conditions

We want you and your guests to have a wonderful time during your vacation on Galveston Island. At the same time, Bungalow Beach, its agents, galvestonbungalows.com, staff and representatives, are committed to maintaining a peaceful, family atmosphere for your enjoyment as well as the enjoyment of our neighbors.

Make the most of your vacation by taking the same precautions that you do at home; treat the bungalow as you would your own home, keep your vacation rental home and your vehicles locked at all times and safeguard your keyless entry codes.

Please read the following Terms and Conditions agreement carefully. These are the Terms and Conditions governing the use of our internet website, our vacation rental reservations systems, our rental services and our vacation rental homes, and apply to all guests who book and stay at Bungalow Beach. By accessing and using our vacation rental services, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you disagree with any part of these Terms and Conditions, you must not use our services and systems, or stay at our vacation rental property.

 

THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (AKA the “Rental Agreement”), are governed by the laws of the State of Texas for transient short-term rental of the rental premises of Bungalow Beach LLC (“Owner”), 23500 San Luis Pass Rd., Galveston, Texas 77554 (“Bungalow”).

 

IN CONSIDERATION of the following terms, covenants, agreements, limitations, and conditions the Owner rents to Guest the property as follows:

To be occupied only for the purpose of a transient, single-family, short-term/vacation dwelling unit with rent, taxes, and additional fees to be paid by Guest, which will be charged to the credit card used by Guest to secure the reservation for the Bungalow:

Rental Agreement and reservation confirmation will be issued by Owner upon receipt of the rent and fees, due when the reservation is made. An inventory list of furnishings in the premises and personal property provided therein shall be provided to the Guest upon check-in. Guest shall immediately notify Owner upon occupancy if any of the furnishings or property are missing or damaged. Otherwise, Guest shall be responsible for maintaining and returning said furnishings and property to Owner at the end of the subject Rental Agreement in the same condition it was in upon occupancy, except for normal wear and tear.

 

  1. Payment.(a) No less than fifty percent (50%) of the total rent, taxes, and fees shall be paid and received by Owner in the form of a credit card charge to confirm reservation. No less than forty-five (45) days prior to check-in, any unpaid balance of rent, taxes, and fees shall be paid and received by Owner. Guest authorizes Owner to collect payment with any credit card Owner may have on file for any balances due.

    (b) For Reservations made less than forty-five (45) days of Guest arrival then ALL rent, taxes, and fees shall be paid in full at the time the reservation is made.

    Time is of the essence as to payment pursuant to the Rental Agreement, and any late payments shall, at the sole option of Owner, cause a forfeiture of Guest’s rights pursuant to the Rental Agreement and immediate cancellation of same without further notice to Guest.


  2. Cancellations.
    Reservations may be cancelled by Guest with notice via email to Owner more than forty-five (45) days prior to the date of check-in and any deposit received by Owner shall be refunded to Guest minus a $125 administration fee. If a reservation is cancelled forty-five (45) days or less before check-in, any deposits, rent, and fees paid shall become non-refundable. Any deposit, rent, or fees retained by Owner pursuant to this provision shall be agreed upon liquidated damages, consideration for the execution of the Rental Agreement and in full settlement of all claims.

    DATE CHANGES AND PARTIAL REFUNDS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Any changes to reservations for inclement weather, weather-related events, or act of God will not be refunded. THE PURCHASE OF TRIP INSURANCE IS RECOMMENDED.


  3. Arrival/Departure. 

    Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. or after on the day of arrival by keyless keypad entry using a personal door code that will be sent to Guest prior to arrival.Check-out is no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of departure. Guest’s keypad code is set to allow access only for the dates/times reserved. Guest must remove their personal belongings and vacate the property by 10:00 a.m.

    Guest is requested to leave the property in the same general condition that it was received, including loading and starting the dishwasher, emptying trash into outdoor trash bins provided, ensuring all windows and doors are properly shut and locked, and the A/C or heat is set to a moderate level.


  4. Amenities/Services. 

    The Bungalow is equipped with kitchen conveniences including coffee pot, dishware, pots/pans, and utensils. Food, condiments, spices, beverages and/or dry goods ARE NOT PROVIDED. Owner provides an initial supply of toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, and trash bags. For stays in excess of two (2) nights Guests shall make their own provisions for additional paper/plastic/cleaning products.Linens, including hand towels, bath towels, wash rags, bedding, pillows, kitchen towels, and dish clothes are provided. Linens must not be removed from the house and towels cannot be used for other than personal care. Damaged or missing linens will result in charges. REMOVING LINENS FROM THE PROPERTY (THIS SPECIFICALLY INCLUDES TAKING THEM TO THE BEACH) WILL RESULT IN ADDITIONAL CHARGES. GUESTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN BEACH TOWELS. A washer/dryer is available in the Bungalow for your convenience.

    There is no maid service or linen exchange provided during your stay. To maintain a good level of cleanliness to help deter insects and pests, dispose of garbage in allocated outside bins.


  5. Occupancy. 

    The short term, vacation rental, registered guest must be at least 25 years old and must be an occupant during the entire stay.AT NO TIME SHALL THERE BE MORE THAN TEN (10) GUESTS (INCLUDING CHILDREN), WITH A MAXIMUM OF SIX (6) ADULTS.

    All Guests must be listed on the reservation and the total number of guests allowed includes all adults, teens, children, and infants. The registered Guest must be the designated guardian to all minor children. No K-12, college, or civic groups, chaperoned or not, are permitted.

    Only the registered Guest and their listed guests are allowed on the property and Bungalow Beach common areas. Day guests must be registered and have any required entry or parking passes prominently displayed; in no event shall the number of guests exceed ten (10) persons total.


  6. Guest Responsibilities/Limitations/Restrictions. 

    Guests are responsible for the safety and security of their children. Adult supervision will ensure a pleasant environment for all guests. (Please do not allow the use of chalk on concrete, wood decks or asphalt surfaces.)YOUR BUNGALOW IS NOT CHILDPROOFED. There are two stories of stairs as well as other hazards, no special accommodations have been made for young children. Adults must be responsible for the safety of children, and guests must provide their own portable sleeping accommodations for toddlers and infants.

    PARTIES, WEDDINGS, REUNIONS AND LARGE GATHERINGS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. A $500 charge on Guest credit card will be assessed for violation, and any violation of this prohibition is a material breach of this agreement and may result in immediate eviction with no refunds of rent, tax, deposits, or other monies at the Owner’s sole discretion.

    NO LOUD MUSIC. Additionally, Owner implements quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. Any police inquiries or notices or actions by the City, County or Owner are at the sole risk of and expense of the registered guest and may result in Excess Damage Costs and/or immediate removal of guests from the vacation property, termination of the agreement, and forfeiture of all amounts paid.

    No smoking (including vaping) is allowed inside the home or on the elevated decks, and the smoking and/or vaping of marijuana in or on the property is expressly prohibited regardless of whether the possessor, consumer, or user has been medically prescribed marijuana. Any violation of this prohibition is a material breach of this agreement and may result in immediate eviction with no refunds of rent, tax, deposits, or other monies at the Owner’s sole discretion.

    PETS, INCLUDING SERVICE ANIMALS, ARE NOT PERMITTED.

    Please refrain from moving or rearranging furniture, electronics, or decorations.

    Articles, including but not limited to towels, swimsuits, and watersport gear, shall not be hung over deck or stair railings. Provisions for hanging wet articles are provided adjacent to the outdoor shower area.

    GRILLS, BBQS, FRYERS, OR ANY OTHER OUTDOOR COOKING IS STRICKLY PROHIBITED ON THE ELEVATED DECKS. Outdoor cooking is limited to the BBQ grill provided and those areas on the outdoor, ground floor, concrete area of the house.

    Hazardous or combustible materials (except customary cleaning products and outdoor/ground floor grilling fluids), candle burning, and illegal substances are prohibited.

    Open fires and fireworks are prohibited everywhere on Galveston Island, including the beaches.

    Fishing at our on-site pond is “catch and release” only. Fish must be cleaned where caught. No cleaning of fish or disposal of remains is allowed on Bungalow Beach property.


  7. Vehicles. 

    PARKING IS FOR TWO (2) VEHICLES ONLY. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE PARKED ON THE CONCRETE DRIVEWAY. NO PARKING ON LAWNS, STREETS OR NEIGHBORING DRIVEWAY. Vehicles will be listed at the time of reservation and must be parked in the home’s driveway.MOTOR HOMES, CAMPERS, TRAVEL TRAILERS, RVS AND TENTS ARE PROHIBITED.

    You must be a licensed driver to operate a golf cart. NO UNDERAGED GOLF CART DRIVERS. 4-wheelers, go-carts, dirt bikes, scooters, ATVs, etc. are permitted.


  8. Damage/Damage Protection/Excess Damage Costs. 

    ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE PROTECTION (A/K/A DAMAGE WAIVER) IS INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL PRICE OF THE RENTAL. THE GUEST UNDERSTANDS THAT THE NON-REFUNDABLE DAMAGE WAIVER COVERS UP TO $1,000 IN ACCIDENTAL DAMAGES AND IS NOT DAMAGE INSURANCE, AND DOES NOT COVER THE FOLLOWING: THEFT, INTENTIONAL OR NEGLIGENT DESTRUCTION, DAMAGE DUE TO MISUSE, VANDALISM OR DEFACING OF THE PROPERTY, DAMAGE DUE TO SMOKING, PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM VEHICLE, BOAT OR WATERSPORTS EQUIPMENT, THEFT, ADDITIONAL CLEANING IF THE BUNGALOW IS LEFT EXCEPTIONALLY DIRTY, OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES AND POLICIES OF BUNGALOW BEACH PROPERTY AND THE OWNER. ALL ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE WILL ONLY BE COVERED (UP TO THE $1,000 LIMIT) BY THE DAMAGE WAIVER IF REPORTED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF OCCURRENCE, AND ALWAYS PRIOR TO CHECK-OUT. THE DAMAGE WAIVER PROTECTION IS OFFERED, ADMINISTERED, AND FUNDED BY THE OWNER, AND THE OWNER IS SOLELY AUTHORIZED TO DETERMINE THE NATURE, EXTENT, AND EXPENSE ASSOCIATED WITH ANY DAMAGE. DAMAGE WAIVER PROTECTION DOES NOT NEGATE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR PARTY AS THE PRIMARY RENTER.Excess Damage Costs are the costs of damages that are not covered by the Damage Waiver. Excess Damage Costs that fall outside of or exceed Damage Waiver protection shall be charged to the Guest’s credit card on file. Owner shall make a concerted effort to notify you of any additional charges but reserves the right to collect additional charges without notice.


  9. Systems/Repairs/Construction. 

    Repairs and maintenance problems must be brought to the Owner’s attention immediately. You agree to allow Owner or its representative to enter upon the property for the purpose of inspection, repair and/or replacement. Owner will not be responsible for any unauthorized expenses incurred by Guest and any needless or unauthorized service, repairs, or replacements will be charged as Excess Damage Costs.In case of system failure during the guest stay, including water, sewer, heating, air conditioning, mechanical, ventilation, structural systems, major appliances, Owner shall cause repairs to be made in a timely and diligent manner after receiving notice from Guest that repairs are needed. Guest agrees to permit access to the home to make needed repairs and/or replacement. Owner shall not be liable to Guest for damages and no rebates or refunds will be given for temporary failures. In addition to the above, Owner is not responsible for any interruption or loss of access, data loss, or distortion for electronics, internet, satellite, or cable services, if provided. There will be no refund or rent reduction for direct or indirect damages due to service interruption, loss, or poor quality.

    Area construction, including remodeling projects, property repairs and road work, can take place at any time. Owner shall not be held responsible for any inconvenience to Guests. No refunds or discounts can be given in the event of nearby construction or repair work.


  10. Miscellaneous. 

    (a) Guest agrees to permit Owner or Owner’s representatives to enter the rental premises or any part thereof at any reasonable time for the purpose of examining same, to make necessary repairs, and/or to protect any personal property from damage. Reasonable time for said entry, without further notice to Guest, shall be between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., although the parties may agree to additional hours for Owner’s access. Owner or Owner’s representatives may also enter the rental premises with the consent of Guest, or when necessary, in case of an emergency or when the Guest unreasonably withholds consent or access.(b) Guest acknowledges and agrees that Owner may remove or cause to be removed from the rental premises any Guest or Guests who, while at the rental premises, illegally possesses or deals in controlled substances, violates any of the terms of the Rental Agreement, is intoxicated, profane, lewd or brawling, who indulges in any language or conduct which disturbs the peace and comfort of other guests or neighbors, or which constitutes a nuisance, or which injures the reputation, dignity or standing of the rental premises, or anyone who fails to make payment of rent at the agreed-upon rental rate and fees at the agreed-upon times, or anyone who fails to check-out at the agreed­ upon time unless an extension of time is expressly agreed to by the Owner and the Guest prior to check out. Admission to and removal from the rental premises is not and shall not be based upon race, creed, color, sex, physical disability, or national origin. Any notice to vacate may be given orally or in writing by Owner to Guest, and if in writing shall be as follows: “You are hereby notified that this establishment no longer desires to entertain you as its guest, and you are requested to leave at once. To remain after receipt of this notice is a misdemeanor under the laws of the State of Texas.”

    (c) Any Guest who is in violation of this agreement and is asked to vacate the property SHALL FORFEIT ANY AND ALL PREPAID RENTS, DEPOSITS OR FEES AS LIQUIDATED DAMAGES TO OWNER and as consideration for the execution of this Rental Agreement and in full settlement of all claims, or Owner, at Owner’s option, may proceed at law with any damages claim. Any Guest who remains or attempts to remain in the rental premises after being requested to vacate shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree punishable in accordance with Texas law. If any person is illegally at the subject rental premises, Owner may call upon any law enforcement officer of this State for assistance. If the Guest is arrested, Owner shall employ all reasonable and proper means to care for any personal property which may be left at the rental premises by the guest; however, upon arrest, the Guest shall be deemed to have given up any right of occupancy and to have abandoned such rights.

    (d) Guest agrees that Owner and Owner’s agents shall not be liable for any loss of or damage to any personal property in or on the rental premises or stored in rooms or places provided to Guest in connection therewith, nor shall Owner or Owner’s agents or employees be liable to Guest, Guest’s family, guests, or agents for failure to repair or maintain any part of the rental premises or property contained therein absent gross negligence. Guest further agrees that neither Owner, nor Owner’s agents or employees shall be liable for any damage to the personal property of the Guest, Guest’s family, guests, or agents arising from theft, vandalism, fire, water, rain, acts of God or government, interruption of utilities, acts of others or other third party or external causes whatsoever.

    (e) GUEST IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AND SHALL INDEMNIFY THE OWNER AND OWNER’S AGENTS AND HOLD THEM HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITY, DEMANDS, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, EXPENSES, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY ANY PERSON INCLUDING GUEST, GUEST’S FAMILY, AGENTS, GUESTS OR INVITEES AS A RESULT OF OR ARISING FROM THE GUEST’S SUBJECT OCCUPANCY AND TENANCY, INCLUDING, BUT IN NO WAY LIMITED TO CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE USE OF ANY POOL, HOT TUB, SPA-POOL, WATER AREA OR DOCK, WHICH ARE PART OF THE RENTAL PREMISES AND/OR COMMON AREAS. GUEST SHALL ALSO BE LIABLE AND INDEMNIFY OWNER FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COURT COSTS INCURRED BY OWNER IN ENFORCING ANY OF THE TERMS, COVENANTS, OR CONDITIONS OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT OR WHICH ARE SUSTAINED BY OWNER AS A RESULT OF OR ARISING FROM OR DURING GUEST’S SUBJECT OCCUPANCY AND TENANCY.

    (f) Guest may not assign this Rental Agreement or sublet the Bungalow or any portion thereof.

    (g) If any one or more of the provisions of the Rental Agreement, or the applicability of any such provisions to a specific situation, shall be held invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it or its application valid and enforceable, and the validity and enforceability of all other provisions of this Rental Agreement and all other applications of any such provision shall not be affected thereby.

    (h) The Rental Agreement cannot be amended or modified without the written approval of all parties to the Rental Agreement. There are no prior or oral agreements or understandings other than as stated herein. The Rental Agreement states the full and complete understanding and agreement of the parties hereto related to, or regarding, the rental.

    (i) The Rental Agreement and all questions relating to its validity, interpretation, performance, and enforcement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas.

    (j) The Rental Agreement may be executed in multiple counterparts, one party executing one counterpart and other parties other counterparts. This Escrow Rental shall be effective when all parties have executed at least one counterpart.

 

Bungalow Beach
23500 San Luis Pass Road
Galveston, TX 77554

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