Rental Terms & Conditions

  • Fees and Payments
    Cleaning fees apply to all reservations. 
    12% tax is applicable to all reservations.
    Fully refundable damage deposits ranging from $300-$500 are required on all reservations.
    We accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card for deposits only.

    Damage deposits will be refunded after the cleaning and inspection of the property.  For damage or excess cleaning; the charges will be deducted from the deposit.  Please allow 45 days for refund. 

    Rental balances must be received by the due date stated on the rental lease.  Payments may be made by cash, personal check, cashiers check, travelers check, money order, or wire transfer.

    All balances are due 30-90 days prior to your arrival date depending on the length of your reservation.

    Please make checks payable to Gulf-Bay Realty.  Balance for final payment is non-refundable.

    Our address is 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217.

  • Check in, Check out, and Keys

    Check in time is 4 pm.  Check out time is 10 am. 

    Unless prior permission is granted, early and late checkout will incur additional charges.

    Please follow checkout procedures, excess cleaning will incur an additional charge.

    All lockouts outside of normal business hours are a charge of $35.

    Keys should be collected from our office located at 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
    If you arrive outside of normal business hours, please collect your keys from the key box located at the front entrance of our office.  Upon departure please drop you keys in the key box.

  • Cancellations

    Cancellations must be made prior to your rental balance due date.  $150 cancellation fee applies to all cancelled reservations. Cancellations made after your due date will forfeit rental balance unless unit is re-booked.

    Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds due to weather, hurricanes, red tide, or any other acts of nature unless a mandatory evacuation of the Anna Maria Island is required. If a mandatory evacuation is required we will be happy to rebook or refund those days.

  • House Parties, Family Reunions and Gatherings

    House parties, family reunions, weddings and other large gatherings are prohibited, unless arrangements have been made with our office.  Please note the maximum occupancy on the property.  Overcrowding will result in immediate eviction without a refund. 

  • Minimum Age Requirement

    You must be 25 years of age to rent a home with our company.

  • Trash Pick-Up Policy

    Each city on Anna Maria Island has a set trash schedule.  There is trash collection twice a week.  It is very important that trash is set out on both collection days.  Please refer to your check in letter as to when the trash will be collected. 

  • Fines & Penalties

    Guests will be responsible for any and all fines, penalties, or citations assessed, either at the time of incident or after departure, to them individually, to the property, or to Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. during their dates of occupancy including but not limited to noise, parking and trash violations. 

  • Pets & Smoking

    All units are NON SMOKING!!!

    Any signs of smoking indoors will forfeit security deposit, and may incur additional charges.  We do have pet friendly rental properties, please contact our office for additional information.  A minimum of $150 is required on all pet friendly properties depending on number of size/number of pets.  Any pets in the properties without prior permission will result in immediate eviction and loss of security deposit. 

  • Amenities

    All of our properties include the basic amenities: A/C, cable TV, linens, full kitchen.

    Other amenities vary by property, please ask if you have specific requirements.

    Some amenities will change periodically, we cannot be held liable for changes made to properties or mistakes on the website.

    Discounts are not available due to inoperable equipment. we do our best to repair any issues immediately.

  • Liability

    Guest agrees to hold Landlord and Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. harmless from all liabilities and costs of defense, including attorney’s fees arising out of tenants use of the leased property, and all claims, damages, and liability incurred to invitees, family, or friends of the Guest.

  • Heated Pools

    All of our pools are set to approximately 83 degrees and are included in the rental fee, unless otherwise noted.  We will make every effort to ensure that your pool stays in the set range, however, we cannot be held responsible for extreme weather or inoperable equipment.    

  • Homes For Sale

    Due to the real estate market, some of our rental properties are for sale, and may require showing with a 24 hour notice.  We will make every effort to limit interruptions during your stay.

  • Lost and Found

    We will make every effort to locate and return any items left behind, however we are not responsible for these items so please check the home thoroughly prior to your departure.

Rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

For more information contact us toll free at (800) 771-6043. We will do our best to find you
your dream home or vacation rental at the lowest rates available.