Vacation Rental Policy and RatesOur pricing is always a flat nightly rate with the exception of occupancy.
BOOKING A RESERVATION: Any person age 25 or over may book a vacation cabin rental from us. A $200.00 payment toward the total rental fee is required in advance on a valid credit card (not a bank debit card) to hold a reservation and act as additional security. Full payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival date.
Last-minute bookings may also be available. In this case the full rent will be due at the time of booking. The refund policies are the same as for regular bookings.
RENTAL RATES: Each of our North Georgia cabin rentals offers a nightly rate. Rates starting as low as $99.00 a night. Our rates are set up on dynamic pricing. You can review the rate by selecting your dates and generating a quote. Rates very based on location, views, décor and amenities and number of guests that the vacation cabin rental allows. You will find quality time with us in the north Georgia Mountains.
Specials and promotional rates should be requested at the time booking; however, no adjustments can be made once final payment is made.
MINIMUM STAYS / HOLIDAYS: A 2 night minimum stay is standard for all of our vacation cabins except during holidays or last minute deals on select cabins. There are certain times of the year, outlined on each property description, that additional rental nights are required. Our reservation system is designed to help you determine availability when you search by date. You may also call our office to speak with one of our friendly reservation specialist.
OCCUPANCY: All rates on our vacation cabin rentals are based on maximum occupancy. Our property owners are sharing their personal vacation homes, so we appreciate your honesty about the number of guests which creates additional cleaning, a higher rate in utilities and wear on the property.
TAXES: Lodging Taxes are assessed by the State of Georgia and the County in which the property is located. Applicable Taxes will be outlined and itemized on your quote and/ or rental confirmation. If you qualify for any type of tax exemption, an exemption certificate will be required to waive lodging taxes on your reservation.
TAX RATE UPDATE:
Blue Ridge and Fannin County have made some changes to the tax rates.
- Effective November 1, 2020: City of Blue Ridge Excise Tax increases from 5% to 8%
- Effective January 1, 2021: Fannin County Lodging Tax increases from 5% to 6%
Effective July 1, 2021 Georgia Excise Tax $5.00 Nightly
DAMAGE PROTECTION FEE (DPF): Each reservation is charged a non-refundable fee of $60.00 for a Damage Protection Waiver. This waiver is designed to protect you from charges due to accidental damage only. The DPF can provide up to $500.00 to repair accidental damages (beyond normal wear and tear). If any damages surpass $500.00, additional charges will be applied to the credit card on file and written documentation will be sent to the Guest(s) of record. If damages are determined to be caused by the willful misconduct, misuse, or pets; the Damage Protection Waiver will be voided on the grounds of intentional act(s), gross negligence, willful and wanton conduct by Guest(s) or Licensee of Guest(s), or visitor. These occurrences will result in the Guest(s) credit card on file being charged in full for any damages and management fees. The waiver does not cover any additional management fees or fines. ALL ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE MUST BE REPORTED TO THE SCCR OFFICE BEFORE GUEST DEPARTURE TO QUALIFY FOR PROTECTION.
A guest may pay a refundable $500 deposit in addition to cost of rental in lieu of DPF. This money will be held until a post departure inspection can be completed. If there are no charges against this deposit the $500 deposit will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee. $475 will be the total refund if there are no damages, fees or fines.
ONLINE RESERVATIONS will automatically be charged $60.00 DPF. If you wish to take the $500 deposit option please add request to reservation notes. A reservations agent will follow up and adjust the reservation. THIS REQUEST MUST BE MADE AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION.
PET FEE: Many of our cabin owners have designated their cabin pet friendly and are marked accordingly on the property description. Pet friendly properties require a $150 pet fee plus tax. This fee covers up to 1 pet. There is an additional fee of $50.00 for the second pet plus tax with a combined weight of 50 lbs. (many properties have soft wood floors and larger pets can damage the finish) for the entire length of your stay. Should any damage be done by the pet during your stay, it will result in additional fees for the time and repair charges. We do require that all pets are crated if left in the cabin while you are out visiting the Blue Ridge area. We ask that you limit the amount of time that your pet is left unattended. Pets like to experience Blue Ridge too! Accidental pet damage is not covered by the DPF.
ADDITIONAL FEES: There are many systems and inventory items available to make your vacation getaway exciting and comfortable. If you would like to have additional items delivered to your cabin by our staff, simply contact our office to request additional items that may be available. In some cases there can be additional fees for these requested items.
As it pertains to excessive use or wear and tear on a property, misuse or even over sight during departure, we will act in the cabin owner’s best interest to repair and or replace any items that may be damaged or misplaced. These costs will be charged to the guest of record.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE: Check-In time is 4PM |Check-out time is 10 AM
Check in will take place at your cabin unless the cabin requries a key. Keyless entry homes will be provided the entry code and arrival packet via email 24 hours prior to the arrival date. Homes with keys. Keys, directions and arrival package may be picked up at our office located in downtown Blue Ridge (directly across from the Blue Ridge Scenic Rail Road station). Directions to our office are available on our web site: Directions to Southern Comfort Rentals - 240 West Main Street Blue Ridge, GA
Guest will be asked to present ID and sign a check-in form at the time of occupancy to verify length of stay, pricing, occupancy, and acceptance of keys.
Early arrival and late departure may be requested at the time of booking or before arrival. This option is based on availability and may require additional rental payment. Hold overs will be charged on an hourly rate. Complementary early arrivals or late departures cannot be guaranteed due to cleaning time between reservations. This option must be verified.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT.Signature, List of Occupants and State issued ID is required to occupy rented property.
3. HOUSE RULES
This Guest Rental Agreement constitutes a contract between the Guest(s) Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals, LLC (SCCR), as the Manager for the property Owner.Guest(s) hereby understands and agrees that rental agreement is non-negotiable. TheTerms and Conditions herein may change without prior notice.
PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS -A VALID CREDIT CARD MUST BE USED FOR INITIAL PAYMENT:
A $200.00 down payment is required on a credit card to secure reservation and will be credited towards total rental amount.
Guest(s) understands that Manager will only accept reservations from responsible adults 25 years of age or above.
Guest(s) whose name is on the reservation will remain responsible for all other Guest(s), children and/or visitors during entire rental of subject property. Balance must be paid in full thirty (30) days prior to arrival date for standard properties and sixty (60) days prior to arrival date for lake properties.If the balance is not paid by this deadline, the reservation may be canceled by Manager and all monies collectedwill be forfeited by Guest(s). All checks must clear the Manager’s bank account by balance due date specified on Guest(s) reservation. Reference the reservation TRANSACTION ID in the memo section of check when submitting.Please allow ample time for delivery. Preferred payment method of the balance is accepted by: Debit, E-check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.
RESERVATION CHANGES–Once a reservation is confirmed, it may be moved or rescheduled up until thirty (30) days of arrival for standard properties and sixty (60) days prior to arrival date for lake properties.
CANCELLATIONS–All Cancellations must be completed in writing (Email, Fax or Certified Mail).Cancellations are not considered complete until Guest(s) receives confirmation email from Manager. Guest may cancel without penalty up to 48 hours after reservation is made. After 48-hour grace period, the $200.00 down payment is nonrefundable. If Guest(s) cancels less than thirty (30) days prior to arrival date for standard properties and sixty (60) days prior to arrival date for lake properties, the Guest(s) entire payment will be forfeited.
Our Standard Cancellation Policy
After 48-hours from your booking date, if you cancel, your booking deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel the reservation this deposit can be used to book a future reservation. This cancellation option is available if the reservation is cancelled no later than 31 days prior to arrival date.
Note: The reservation may be moved or rescheduled up to 30 Days of arrival for standard homes and 60 Days of arrival for Lake Homes. After this period there are no cancellations or changes to reservations. If the reservation is cancelled within this time, the entire payment will be forfeited.
Qualifications: In the event of an emergency, there are instances we can reschedule, cancel and/or hold payment for up to 90 days of your original arrival date. For reservations that are rescheduled, the guest must reserve the same cabin. If the cabin previously booked does not have availability in the 90-day period a new rental option can be accommodated if approved by SCCR management.
COVID-19 Policy for Cancellations and Rescheduling
SCCR will cancel and hold payment up to 365 days from the original arrival date for new reservations. The reservation date must be arriving on or before the original arrival date for the next year.
In the instance the guest has tested positive for COVID-19 and does not want to reschedule, refunds are given to those guests checking in within the next 30 days with a positive COVID-19 test.
NOTE: Guests can 100% cancel their reservation and forfeit the down payment only if they are cancelling 31 days prior to arrival date for COVID concerns.
FORCE MAJEURE & UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES - In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the reasonable control of SCCR, including, without limitation, acts of God, acts of war or terrorism, restrictive governmental laws or regulations issued by a federal, state or local government constituting a travel ban in the location the guest is traveling from or to, making it materially impossible for SCCR to fulfill certain obligations of this agreement, SCCR shall not be liable for any delays or failures in performance resulting from acts beyond its reasonable control, and this Agreement shall be modified as follows:
For reservations that are set to arrive during the timeframe that is directly affected by the unforeseen event or travel ban, Guest may choose one of three options:
Reschedule. Reservation balance (amount paid) may be moved one time to any other available date at the same property outside the travel ban. If there is a difference in cost a credit will be issued, or additional balance will be added to the reservation and will be due 30 days prior to arrival.
- Credit. SCCR will cancel the reservation at no cost, issue a gift certificate for reservation balance. Gift certificate must be used at the same property.
- Refund. A refund less a $200 cancellation fee will be given.
Important Information about Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals:
- We have taken enhanced health and safety measures. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. View important details.
- Under Georgia Law, there is no liability for injury or death of an individual entering any of our rental homes or offices. You are assuming this inherent risk and responsibility if such injury or death results from contracting COVID-19. Please see below for complete legal statement from the State.
- Please wear a mask. Read more about masking wearing from the CDC.
Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises. O.C.G.A § 51-16-3
SECURITY– The primary credit card or any other type of credit card provided for payment may be used as form of security in-lieu of refundable deposit. The Manager is authorized to charge this credit card for any Guest(s) requests, fines, fees and/or additional services due to guest neglect, misuse and/or damage.
RATES– Published rental rates do not include, taxes, cleaning fees, pet fees, Damage Protection Waiver, reservation fee or any additional requested services. Nightly rates are subject to change without notice based on season and/or occupancy levels.Once Guest(s) has secured a rate, it will not change unless the reservation is modified by the Guest(s).
TAXES – Applicable State and Local taxes will be added to reservation nightly rate, cleaning charge and/or mandatory fees and charges. Optional services or pass through charges collected on behalf of a vendor maybe exempt.
SPECIALS, PROMOTIONS and DISCOUNTS– Manager may offer different types of savings.Any special, promotion or discount must be requested at the time of booking and will not be applied after reservation is confirmed or paid in full.
DAMAGE PROTECTION WAIVER– Each reservation includes a non-refundable Damage Protection Waiver of $60. This optional waiver is designed to protect the Guest(s) and Owner(s) from charges due to accidental damage only.The waiver can provide up to $500.00 to repair accidental damages (beyond normal wear and tear).If any damages surpass $500.00, additional charges will be applied to the credit card on file and written documentation will be sent to the Guest(s) of record.If damages are determined to be caused by the willful misconduct, misuse and/or pets, the Waiver will be voided on the grounds of intentional act(s), gross negligence, willful and wanton conduct by Guest(s) and/or Licensee of Guest(s) and/or visitor(s).These occurrences will result in the Guest(s) credit card on file being charged in full for any damages and management fees.The waiver does not cover any additional management fees and/or fines.ALL ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE MUST BE REPORTED TO SOUTHERN COMFORT CABIN RENTALS OFFICE BEFORE GUEST(S) DEPARTURE TO QUALIFY FOR PROTECTION.
PETS -Dogs are allowed in authorized properties only.There is a $150.00 rate for one (1) dog plus $50.00 for second dog.No more than two (2) pets are allowed in any property.Size/weight restrictions may apply based on property.Pets must not be left unattended at the property unless they are crated. Some properties provide pet friendly crates.We recommend bringing your own crate.Pet waste must be bagged and disposed of in outdoor trash cans. Additional cleaning fee will be added to final invoice if pet waste is not picked up. Guest(s) of record will be financially responsible for pet damage. Evidence of an unauthorized pet will result in a $200.00 fine, if the home is not designated pet friendly an additional cleaning fee up to $300.00 will be added to the fine.
TRAVEL INSURANCE–Upon Guest(s) request, a travel insurance policy may be made available by a third-party insurance vendor.This policy may cover any monies lost based upon the coverage provided.The option to purchase this travel insurance policy must be exercised at the time of reservation and/or prior to final balance being paid. Once travel insurance has been elected, a 10-day free look period will apply and any cancelations of insurance must be made within this 10 day free look period.Travel Insurance Quick Reference Guide
CONFIRMATIONS–Reservation confirmation will be sent via e-mail to Guest(s).Please read the confirmation email for accuracy including occupancy dates, pricing, mailing address, phone/e-mail contact information and any other accommodation requests.Information changes and/or errors should be reported within 24 hours of confirmation.
REFUNDS–All eligible refunds will be issued to the credit card on file.Cash Refunds are not available. Refunds and/or rate adjustments are not made for any inconveniences.No refunds and/or rent reductions will be made due to failure of appliances and/or equipment, early departures, delayed arrivals and/or inclement weather.If applicable, refunds will require an additional Reservation Change Fee. Manager shall have the sole right to select such replacement rental property for bookings.Guest(s) will be refunded any difference in cost or will be responsible for any additional costs above collected balance.
Any credit issued will be for the original amount collected.
AVAILABILITY–If a property becomes unavailable prior to occupancy due to circumstances outside of Manager’s control or prior knowledge due to termination from rental program, major mechanical failure and/or loss of utility (electricity, gas, water), Manager reserves the right to relocate Guest(s) to a different rental property, reschedule, or issue a credit for future use before offering a refund.If there are not any comparable options, a full refund will be given without any penalties.
CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00 PM– Check in will take place at your cabin unless the cabin requires a key. If you have keyless entry, you will receive an onsite check in packet 24 hours prior to your arrival. If your cabin requires a key, you will need to check in at our down town office located at 240 West Main Street Blue Ridge Ga 30513. Manager will use every resource available to have the property ready for guest occupancy at noted check-in time, however, Manager cannot guarantee the exact time of occupancy due to possible interruptions.No concessions, rate reductions and/or refunds will be made for postponed occupancy due to conflicts out of Manager’s control.
CHECK-OUT TIME IS 10:00 AM–Check-out is strictly enforced so that the Manager has adequate time to prepare the rental property for the next scheduled Guest(s).
ALL CHECK-OUT INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.Failure to complete check out instructions will result in additional housekeeping charges.
EARLY ARRIVALS and LATE CHECK OUT– These options may be available upon request and should be pre-arranged.Guest(s) understands that these options are not guaranteed unless purchased in advance.
EXTENSIONS and HOLDOVERS- Guest(s) must contact the office as soon as possible to extend reservation or if Guest(s) has become held over for any reason.The current nightly rate will be added to the reservation for each additional night.Hourly hold overs will be charged $25.00 per hour up to 3:00 PM and after 3:00 PM, the full nightly rate will apply. Guests that do not notify management and are found to be in violation fo the checkout procedure will be subject to additional charges of no less than $25.00 an hour.
OCCUPANCY–A LIST OF ALL OCCUPANTS (overnight Guests and Visitors) MUST BE INCLUDED WITH THIS AGREEMENT PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY.
Advertisednightly and weekly rates are FLAT RATE PRICING.Guest(s) agree that no more than the number of authorized people shall occupy the property. If the rental property is occupied by more than the number indicated on the Confirmation, the violation will result in additional charges. Guest agrees to pay an additional $50.00 per guest per night if additional guests occupy property without confirmed notification on reservation.
A Visitor of the Guest(s) may occupy the property on a temporary basis only.Visitors may not occupy the property beyond 10:00 PM or stay overnight without being registered with the Manager and paying the additional guest charge.
NO HOUSE PARTIES OR EVENTS. If evidence of misuse or violation of this occupancy agreement is discovered at any time, the Guest(s) of record will be charged 4X’s the nightly rental amount or immediately evicted.
Special events are prohibited without prior written authorization by the management company. Price of the event will be determined at the time of authorization. If you violate this agreement there is a fine that will be no less than but not limited to 4x’s the rental amount. This must be authorized no less than 1(one) week prior to your arrival date.
DOOR CODE ACCESS CODESandKEYS– Most properties are equipped with keyless entry. Guest(s) will be issued a door code at check-in and are not required to report back to the office at the time of check-out. For the properties that have keys,Guest(s) will beissued one set of keys at check-in and all keys must be delivered back to Manager’s office at time of check-out unless otherwise arranged between Guest(s) and Manager’s office. The properties are privately owned and Guest(s) are responsible for lost,misplaced and/or stolen keys.The property must be re-keyed in the event that key(s) are lost, misplaced, stolen or not returned for any reason.The Guest(s) will be responsible for the cost of replacing and/or re-keying the subject property. Manager’s office will use a professional locksmith to re-key all exterior doors. Costs vary based on quantity.
REPAIRS – SERVICE CALLS – EMERGENCY MECHANICAL FAILURE–Guest(s) must report any inoperative equipment or needed repairs to the Manager’s office as soon as possible.If the office is closed, Guest(s) may call the after-hours help line provided at check-in for trouble shooting assistance. Non-Emergency maintenance requests will be addressed between during business hours.Manager will make every reasonable effort to have repairs completed quickly and efficiently.Manager reserves the right to move Guest(s) to another rental property if deemed necessary and is subject to availability. Guest(s) understands and agrees that Manager, Manager’s staff and/or Contractor of Manager, may enter the rental property at any reasonable time to make any needed repairs.Guest(s) understands and agrees that Manager cannot guarantee against mechanical systems failure during occupancy.No refunds, concessions and/or rate adjustments will be made for these unforeseen circumstances.
A non-refundable Guest Service Fee is required for all reservations of $10 per day. The Guest Services fee includes but is not limited to: Maintenance trips to cabin and after-hours emergency services.
3. HOUSE RULES
QUIET TIME – Guest agrees to keep noise to a minimum inside and outside the home from 10PM to 8AM. Outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, games and hot tubs included. Sound can travel a long way in mountains and may disturb unseen neighbors. Guest will be allowed one warning before reported to the local authorities.
Homes are equipped with a noise aware system and measures the decibels of sound and notifies SCCR when the noise is above an acceptable level for at least 15 consecutive minutes. Anyone in violation of this will be charged a fine of $100.00 for each occurrence. We understand that you are on vacation and this applies to Quite time hours of 10PM until 8AM
TRASH and LITTER–All trash must be bagged and placed in the trash cans or trash bins made available at the property.If trash cans are full upon arrival, please contact Manager’s office.If Guest(s) fills trash cans beyond capacity during occupancy, it is the Guest(s) responsibility to remove additional trash and dispose at a local reciprocal trash station.
FANNIN COUNTY ADVANCED DISPOSAL SIGHTS
- Advanced Disposal: 10169 Lakewood Hwy, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
- Advanced Disposal: 2989 Old Highway 5, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
- Advanced Disposal: 1226 Deep South Farm Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512
GILMER COUNTY LANDFILL AND WASTE COLLECTION SITES:
These are open Monday - Saturday
- 456 Tower Road, Ellijay, GA 41554 Highway
- 52 East, Cartecay, GA 1738 Highway
- 382 West, Coosawattee, GA
ELLIJAY WASTE COLLECTION:
These locations are open only on Monday/Wednesday/Saturday:
- 8611 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay, Ga.
- 197 White Path Road, Ellijay, Ga.
If litter such as trash remnants, cigarette butts, cans, bottles, etc., are discovered after occupancy, an additional housekeeping fee and/or fine will be assessed and charged to the Guest(s) credit card of record.
FIREARMS, FIREWORKS and ATV’s–These items are strictly prohibited for recreational purposes on the rental property.If any evidence is discovered that Guest(s) have used these items on the rental property, Guest(s) agrees and understands that they will be fined up to $500.00 or more, depending on circumstances, per instance.Guest(s) will also be responsible to pay for and/or repair any damages associated with the use of these items.ATV’s shouldNOTbe stored on the rental property or used on the rental property at any time.
SMOKING –SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED INSIDE ANY PROPERTY!!!Smoking is only permitted outside, and cigarette butts should be disposed of in ashtrays and/or designated areas. There will be a $500.00 minimum fine depending on circumstances, when smoking is discovered inside a cabin.ALL CIGARETTE BUTTS MUST BE FULLY EXTINGUISHED, BAGGED AND PLACED IN THE OUTSIDE TRASH CAN.
CANDLES - Due to the fire risk, we do not permit guests to burn candles at any rental property, not inside or outside of the rental.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND AMENITIES–All properties are privately owned, furnished and equipped by the Owner.As such, Manager cannot make any changes to the furnishings and/or equipment provided by the Owner. Each property is cared for by a team and/or individual housekeeper and is always inspected within at least ten (10) days of arrival and immediately after departure.If Guest(s) requires special appliances and/or equipment, please bring them or make arrangements with the Manager’s staff prior to arrival.Under no circumstances shall furniture, bedding, mattress pads, utensils or any other items supplied with the rental property, to be taken out, transferred from one rental property to another rental property, moved and/or rearranged.In certain areas of each rental property, there may be locked locations used by the Property Owners for personal storage and/or housekeeping supplies.These areas are not included in this rental.Please do not move furnishings or tamper with locked areas.Such behavior will result in a fine starting at $100.00 or more depending on circumstances.
LINENS and ADDITIONAL LINEN SERVICES–A full supply of linens is provided in each property.Bed linens and bath towels are not changed during your stay unless requested and then an additional fee may apply. Bath towels should not be removed from the property or used for the lake, river or cleaning purposes.Stained, misused, or missing linens will be replaced at Guest(s) expense. A linen service and mid-stay cleaning service may be available upon request. Contact the Manager’s office for details.
POOLS – Pool Heat is available between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend unless otherwise listed on the property.
Disclaimer: Pool heat is an amenity provided by the owner between the months of May and October. With the changing weather we cannot guarantee the pool heat temperature when the weather drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit as pool heaters do not operate effectively below this temperature. We do not recommend or offer pool heat between the months of November and April.
We cannot accept liability for the failure of the pool heater not working or maintaining the temperature in the pool. If there is an issue will take steps to attempt to rectify any problems during your stay.
We ask that you follow the safety guidelines posted at the pool. Please be mindful that some of our pool homes do not include a fence.
START UP SUPPLIES - Bath soap, toilet tissue, paper towels and trash bags are provided but are not replenished during stay.
SATELLITE, CABLE TELEVISION and ELECTRONICS–All properties have different subscription packages for cable and/or satellite(s). Manager cannot guarantee any programs, events and/or subscription levels.Guest(s) should not attempt to use Pay Per View services, remove any locked channels or download movies over the internet. Under no circumstances shall Guest(s) disconnect and/or reconnect any electronics.Some properties are equipped with sophisticated electronics and stereo equipment.Please do not tamper with this wiring or modify configuration to add a gaming system or other devices.
Guest(s) will be responsible for technical service calls to reconfigure wiring.
TELEPHONE and INTERNET ACCESS–Most properties are equipped with a telephone line and number. Contact office to verify. Guest(s) agree to make all long-distance calls with a calling card or by calling collect with the assistance of an operator.No long-distance calls can be made from the rental property’s phone. Properties equipped with telephone based internet may experience service interruptions outside of Manager’s control.Manager cannot guarantee the speed or proper operation of this amenity.See property description to determine availability.
GAME ROOMS– These additions are provided in select properties and are designed for everyone’s enjoyment. Please respect the condition of these amenities and do not rough house or play hard around them.Children should always be monitored while using these amenities.Damage due to misuse will result in repair and/or replacement cost at Guest(s) expense.
GRILLS– Properties equipped with outdoor cooking grills will use either propane or charcoal. Propane grills should be turned off after each use.Never use charcoal in a propane grill or move the grill to any other location.Charcoal grills should be cleaned out after each use.See property description to determine availability.
HOT TUBS –ALL TUBS ARE DRAINED AND REFILLED OR BALANCED BEFORE GUEST ARRIVAL.There is a $75.00 convenience charge if Guest(s) requests that the hot tub is drained, cleaned, refilled and/or balanced during occupancy. Guest(s) must observe any posted safety information.The cover must be in place and latched when the hot tub is not in use.In addition to adhering the hot tub cover after each use, also add a capful of shock enhancer in the hot tub after every use to ensure proper sanitation.Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to use the hot tub without constant adult supervision.Temperature of the hot tub shouldNEVERbe elevated above 104 degrees. Pregnant woman and young children should not use the hot tub without first consulting with a physician.Persons with injuries and/or medical conditions should consult a physician prior to using the hot tub.Extreme care should be taken to ensure that hair and clothing does not become entangled in the drain(s).Pets areNEVERallowed in the hot tub.
INDOOR FIREPLACES, EXTERIOR FEATURES and FIREWOOD–Indoor fireplaces and exterior features are available in select properties.See property description to determine availability.
Gas Log Fireplaces–NEVER rearrange or tamper with gas logs. This is a major safety issue and could be hazardous to your health. Tampering with gas logs will result in additional charges and/or fines.Gas fireplaces can be used but are not serviced May (Memorial Day weekend) through September (Labor Day weekend). Tampering with or rearranging gas logs. Guest will be responsible for service fee to have gas company repair.
Firewood Provided for Indoor Fireplaces– Firewood provided by the owner at the cabin is for indoor fireplace ONLY. Guest must provide their own firewood for any outdoor fireplaces or fire pits.
Wood Burning Fireplaces and Outdoor Features– Always remember to always check to make sure that the flue is open andstart with a small fire and build up to desired size.NEVER overload wood burning fireplaces or outdoor features.Never use a gas accelerant. Guest may use a starter log.Always make sure the fire is completely extinguished after each use.
RESPONSIBILITY – Guest(s) shall survey home and become familiar with ALL exits, fire extinguisher locations, amenities, furniture placement and potential dangers. Some properties may be located on bodies of water or waterways and some may have boats and/or private docks for Guest use. Guest(s) understand that inherent risks exist with property located along rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds or other bodies of water, and Guest(s) understands that water recreational activities as well as boat and dock usage is at their OWN RISK. If using a boat, it is the responsibility of Guest(s) to know Georgia boating laws and to abide by same. Guest(s) agree that Owner and Manager shall not be liable for damages arising from injury to persons or property, or loss of life sustained in or about the rental property and improvements thereon, or on the roads, docks, bodies of water or waterways located on or appurtenant thereto by any persons whatsoever.
DOCKS - Some properties may or may not have private docks for Guest(s) use.Guest(s) understand that boat and dock usage is at their OWN RISK and WILL NOT hold Manager and/or Owner responsible for any injury that might occur.The following rules and regulations govern use of the private docks:
Swimming–Swim at your own risk.Always wear a life jacket while in the water.No life guard on duty.Stay away from moving boats at all times.Always use a ladder to get back onto the dock – do not attempt to get onto the dock without use of a ladder.Do not place hands, feet, or any part of body under platforms or docks as there are sharp objects and metal underneath the docks.
Water Safety for Children–Children age 10 and under, must wear a life jacket at all times when on the docks or walkway.NO RUNNINGon the docks and walkways.Children swimming off swim platform must wear a life jacket and be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
Smoking on Docks–Gasoline vapors and accidental leaks/spills can cause injury.For this reason,NO SMOKING AND NO OPEN FIRESare permitted on the docks. This includes any grills.If you have a grill mounted on your boat, it cannot be used while at the dock; you must be in open water.Dispose of ashes and butts properly in an ashtray or trash can.DO NOTthrow lighted butts into the water.Floating fuel or vapors can ignite.NO FIREWORKSof any kind on property or on docks.
Fishing–Cabin renters may also fish from the docks.Keep center walkways free of chairs, fishing poles and tackle boxes so other Guest(s) may safely navigate.Use caution when casting around boats and fuel lines.
Quiet Hours– Quiet hours begin at 10:00 PM and end at 8:00 AM.
Personal Items on Boats– Personal items should be properly stored, and boats covered and locked when not in use.Every effort is made to keep the docks secure but Manager is not responsible for items missing and/or damaged due to theft, wind and/or waves.Ropes, hoses and electrical cords must be coiled on racks or otherwise routed so as not to obstruct walkways.Center walkways MUST be kept clear at all times.Dock boxes are not allowed.
Hazardous Materials– Do not allow waste, fuel, oil and/or chemicals to spill into the water.Any cleaning products used must be biodegradable.
Trash Disposal– Trash receptacles at the docks are for small items only.If you have large bags of trash, take them to the dumpster.Do not leave the trash bags beside the trash cans as they will attract unwanted pests.
INCLEMENT WEATHER–It is the Guest(s) responsibility to monitor the weather and road conditions prior to arrival.Guest(s) may contact the office to inquire about conditions understanding that the Manager cannot predict the weather and/or road conditions throughout the region. Road conditions can change rapidly and/or remain impassible for extended periods of time.
Manager will allow Guest(s) to reschedule prior to seventy-two (72) hours of arrival.If Guest(s) does not reschedule within this time frame, the agreement will not be changed or altered in any manner.
If Guest(s) becomes held over, the full nightly rate will be charged for each additional night. It will become the Guest(s) responsibility to pay for any additional services requested.
Guest(s) arriving during this time and checking in (acceptance of keys/taking occupancy of the property), understands they are proceeding at their own risk and should make the appropriate arrangements. Guest(s) who do not show, turn around and/or depart early, will be voluntarily forfeiting the reservation.
Guest(s) understands that power outages can occur at any time for many different reasons, inclement weather included, and that SCCR is not responsible for outages caused by forces out of Property Manager’s control.
LISTING INFORMATION– Property information and individual listings are believed accurate but cannot be guaranteed.We have made every effort to ensure that all the information on the Manager’s website(s) is current and accurate.The possibility of errors and omissions exists.Our staff will be happy to confirm all data and information or answer any questions.
INTERFERENCE– Neither Owner nor Manager shall be liable for events beyond their control which may interfere with Guest(s) occupancy, including but not limited to acts of nature, governmental agencies, fire, strikes, war, inclement weather and/ or construction noise from nearby sites.Circumstantially NO REBATES, CONCESSIONS OR REFUNDS will be offered.
RIGHT OF ENTRY– Guest(s) agrees that the Manager reserves the right to enter the rental property to conduct an inspection at any time, for any reason.Manager/Broker may also enter premises to show property to qualified prospective purchasers but will not do so without permission granted by current Guest(s).
CONCIERGE and GUEST SERVICES– Manager has established relationships with service providers throughout North Georgia.Cost of additional services can be added to Guest(s) final invoice and charged to Guest(s) credit card for ease of accounting on your vacation.These services can be verbally requested and confirmed and/or elected on Southern Comfort Cabin Rental’s website by Guest(s) before being charged.Once a request for additional services has been made and the Guest(s) reservation has been confirmed and/or additional services have been rendered by Manager’s office, all charges are final and non-refundable.Service providers will be responsible for any liability, refunds and/or gift certificates. Manager will not be held responsible for any misstatements by Guest(s).Manager’s office assumes no responsibility for incorrect dates, times, e-mail addresses and/or any other incorrect information provided to us by Guest(s). Excursions are reserved "as is" on the date and times requested by Guest(s).Manager(s) will not be held responsible forinjuries, death, loss of personal effects and/or late arrival ofGuest(s) to pre-reserved excursions.
PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE BY A REAL ESTATE BROKER– Some properties in the Manager’s rental program are listed for sale.The Real Estate Broker has been informed not to show these properties while occupied by Renter(s) and/or Guest(s) of the Property Owner(s).If for any reason, a Real Estate Broker, under their own free will, shows up unannounced to “show” a property, please instruct them to call the Manager’s office immediately.As a courtesy, Manager’s office may contact Guest(s) to authorize entry or showing of a property that is listed for sale.
AGENCY DISCLOSURE–Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals, serves as the Manager and Representative of all Property Owner(s) in its Rental Program and is acting at all times, in and for the best interests of the Property Owner(s).Partner/Owner is a licensed Georgia Real Estate Broker and also acts as the Principal Broker for SHARP Real Estate Services, LLC.
INDEMNIFICATION and HOLD HARMLESS– Guest(s) agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Owner and Manager(s) for any liabilities, theft, damage, cost and/or expense whatsoever arising from or related to any claim or litigation which may arise out of or in connection with Guest(s) use and occupancy of the rental property.This is including, but not limited to, any claim or liability for personal injury and/or damage and/or theft of property which is made, incurred and/or sustained by Guest(s).The terms “Manager” and “Owner,” as used in this Agreement, shall include their heirs, successors in interest, assigns, employees, Managers and Representatives where the context requires or permits.The terms “Guest(s),” “Licensee of Guest(s),” as used in this Agreement, shall include Guest(s) heirs, successors, assigns, Guest(s), invitees, representatives and any other persons on the rental property during Guest(s) occupancy (without regard to whether such persons have authority under this Agreement to be at the rental property), where the context requires or permits.
VIOLATING COUNTY, CITY ORDINANCES or TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT and EXPEDITED EVICTION– Guests agrees to abide by all county and/ or city ordinances which obligate(s) the occupant to abide by all of the requirements of the (Short-Term Rental) ordinance, and other City ordinances, state and federal law, and that such a violation of any of these rules may result in the immediate termination of the agreement and eviction from the premises, as well as potential liability for payment of fines levied. At any time, the Manager may terminate this Agreement if Guest(s) violates any of the conditions set forth herein.Upon notice of termination of this Agreement, Guest(s) shall vacate the premises immediately and forfeit all rents. A material breach of this Agreement by Guest(s), which is in sole determination of the Manager(s), results in damage to the Premises, personal injury to Guest(s) or others, a breach of the peace, a nuisance to others and/or a violation of criminal law or local code, shall be grounds for termination of Guest(s) tenancy. Violation of any of the rules contained herein will result in IMMEDIATE EVICTION AND FORFEITURE OF RENT.
DENYING PAYMENT, ADDITIONAL FEES and/or FINES– If Manager must obtain legal advice or counsel for matters arising from payment discrepancy involving a Guest(s) or Vendor Payment(s) such as a credit card company, Manager(s) will seek rightful payment and/or collection.If disputes are transferred from Manager’s office to a collection team and/or attorney, Guest(s) of record will become responsible for all charges proved to be their responsibility including cost of collection and/or legal services.
DISPUTES– This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia and shall be treated as though it were executed in the County of Fannin, State of Georgia.Any action relating to this Agreement shall be instituted and prosecuted only in the Fannin County Superior Court, Fannin County, Georgia.Guest(s) specifically consents to such jurisdiction and to extraterritorial service of process.
ACCEPTANCE and CREDIT CARD GUARANTEE – Upon submitting a reservation over the internet or by phone, Guest(s) has entered into a binding contract outlined by the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement.Upon submission, Guest(s) are authorizing “SHARP Real Estate Services, LLC d/b/a Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals” to bill charges relating to the rental and use of property.Guest(s) accepts and understands that all liability and costs associated with damage due to Guest(s) negligence, misuse of property and/ or missing items is Guest(s) responsibility.Additional charges will be billed to the Guest(s) credit card on record or submitted for collections through Fannin County system if payment is declined.All credit card sales are final. Guest(s) understands and agrees to the Cancelation policies and Refund policies outlined herein.
To finalize reservation, confirm and/or fill in the information below. A copy of this signed agreement and any further notices or additional information will be provided in confirmation emails to follow or upon arrival or by request.
THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE SIGNED PRIOR TO GUEST OCCUPANCY. ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING, E-MAIL, FAX or CERTIFIED MAIL. Reservation must be paid in full by 30 days prior to arrival date for standard properties and sixty (60) days prior to arrival date for lake properties. There are no refunds for cancellations after 48 hours of booking confirmation.
Mailing Address: 240 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
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