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Viva Pura Vida: Brand new Beach House
Viva Pura Vida: Brand new Beach House
12 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2.5 baths
12 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2.5 baths

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Our street has direct beach access by a short 500ft walk, vehicle or golf cart right onto the beach! This is our home away from home, so we have paid close attention to every detail. We have lots of 'extras' to make your stay easy and carefree!

The space

Viva Pura Vida

Fully furnished with every detail. If you love to cook; we got it. If you love to grill or smoke meats; we got it. If you love to play games-cornhole/bean bags, horseshoes, Bocci ball, etc; we got it. If you want to relax and just enjoy your time away from it all; this is the place! Great for families and large groups!

Highlights of the home:
• Sleeps 12 in beds, 2 on couch (for additional fee, $25 per person, per night)
• 500 ft from the beach with direct access
• Extra-large quiet balcony which faces East and South
• Plush furnishings
• Games - cornhole/bean bags, horseshoes, Bocci ball, etc;
• Fully enclosed outdoor shower
• 6 Beach chairs (must be washed and stored in the garage)
• Direct TV and WIFI throughout
• Wood grain porcelain tile and granite counter-tops
• New built in charcoal grill. 24X12. Just be sure to bring your own charcoal!
• Smoke detector system
• Full size Washer/Dryer
• Blow dryers in all 3 bathrooms
• Iron/ironing board
• Pack-n-Play available for minimal fee. Please request in advance!
• New stainless steel appliances, including French door refrigerator, dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, Fully equipped kitchen for max guests – Calphalon cookware and cooking utensils, cookie sheets, baking dishes, set of kitchen knives and cutting boards, silverware, dishes and glasses, coffee mugs, toaster, wine, margarita and daiquiri glasses, waffle maker, coffee Pot (regular drip), blender, KitchenAid mixer, electric griddle
• Non-breakable dinnerware for children
• Electric smoker for meats and veggies
• Linens included: 2 towels per guest, sheets, pillows, quilts, 4 kitchen towels, washcloths (6 per bathroom), hand towels (2 per bathroom) beach towels
• Extras Provided: Trash bags, 2 rolls of paper towels per stay, 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom per stay, Dish soap, dishwasher fluid, hand soap, enough laundry detergent to wash the linens, some Ziploc bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, etc.


*Bunk room includes one twin over twin bunk and one extra long twin over an extra long twin.

Getting around

Easy walk, golf cart or by car/truck. You can also take golf carts The Stingaree Restaurant and Downunder without getting on any major roads or HWY 87.

You need to bring:
Personal soaps i.e. shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap, etc.
Laundry detergent if you plan on doing your own laundry
Beach canopy or umbrella
Sunscreen
Charcoal and lighter
Insect Repellent
Flashlights
Anything and everything is available at The Big Store if you forget something! Like they say: "If we don't have it, you don't need it!"

Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am
Early check-in is based on availability, please inquire a couple days in advance. May be subject to an additional fee.

OCCUPANCY: Max guests for rates listed is 12 in beds. Exceptions can be made for the couch for up to 2 additional guests (max of 14) and must be approved with owner. $25 per additional guest per night. No exceptions.

Other things to note

EVENT REQUIREMENTS:

ANY GATHERING SUCH AS A DAY PARTY, BBQ, PROM PARTY, BIRTHDAY PARTY, WEDDING, OR REUNION THAT EXCEEDS THE MAX OCCUPANCY FOR THE HOME (LISTED ABOVE) IS CONSIDERED AN EVENT AND REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:
- RENTER TO SIGN AN EVENT AGREEMENT, SEPARATE FROM THE RENTAL AGREEMENT
- FURNISH A CONTRACT FOR ADDITONAL RESTROOMS
- PAY AN EVENT FEE (SEE BELOW).

THE HOUSE USES A SEPTIC SYSTEM AND HAS A MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY AND THEREFORE WHEN EXCEEDED, ADDITIONAL RESTROOMS ARE REQUIRED. IF YOU VIOLATE THIS POLICY, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ENTIRE DEPOSIT AND PAY FOR ANY DAMAGES TO THE SEPTIC SYSTEM.

***ALL events, including prom/youth weekends require a nonrefundable event booking fee of $500 due at the time of booking. This fee covers trash pick-up, insurance, extra cleaning, and additional administration.

The maximum guests allowed for any event is 30, which includes day and overnight guests.

For any event planned outdoors which exceeds the max occupancy, a contract for a back-up plan in case of rain (i.e. tent, restaurant reservation, etc.) is required in order to complete the booking.

PROM/YOUTH Weekend Reservations require one chaperone for every four minors (anyone that does not meet our minimum renting age of 25). Each chaperone is required to provide a copy of their driver’s license along with a signed Event Agreement. All chaperones must be onsite with the minors at all times. If this policy is violated, the rental agreement is immediately terminated and you will be escorted off premises. There will be no refunds and each chaperone will be fined.

Please note that parking is limited to six vehicles, which reduces the entertainment space underneath the house. Street parking is monitored, as well as limited, so in consideration of our neighbors, we suggest buses or shuttle services from nearby towns. There are no large parking lots on the peninsula.

Please note that the home is not equipped to accommodate large parties indoors, so consider other arrangements in case of rain.

WEATHER: We do not offer travel insurance. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately in case of unforeseen circumstances, and we highly recommend it. Access America - (URL HIDDEN)
Storms: If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
• The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
• A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest
The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
• Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
• Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted;
• Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.

Bolivar Peninsula requires a $10 permit to park your vehicle on the beach. It is a one time fee and is good for the entire year. You can purchase permits at the Big Store, The Valero or from the local issuing authority when they are driving along the beach.

Amenities
Pets allowed
Kitchen
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Prices
Cleaning Fee $414 NZD
Security Deposit $753 NZD
Weekend Price $790 NZD / night
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
4 single beds
Common spaces
2 sofas
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

RENTAL AGREEMENT: 987 ½ S. Stingaree Crystal Beach, TX 77650
“VIVA LA PURA VIDA”
The accommodation offered to RENTERS is a beach front cottage located at
987 1/2 S. Stingaree Crystal Beach, TX 77650.

This rental property is offered by Faith Marasco-Ocean Property Corporation and Design

We are an independent operation not affiliated with any other rental companies. We are not a hotel accommodation. Each house is a private residence offered for short-term rental.

Rates posted on the Internet and Rate Schedule are based on “Maximum Occupancy” per Residence. Maximum Occupancy & Violation Penalties- Maximum Occupancy of each unit is very serious and therefore strictly enforced. Renters who exceed Maximum Occupancy will be charged a $200 fine per additional person to the credit card on file, along with termination of the rental.

The House can accommodate up to 12 in beds with a charge of $25 per additional guest, unless agreed to in writing prior to arrival. There is one additional pull out couch in the living room

**Tours of the home are only available for confirmed reservations with events.
EVENT REQUIREMENTS:

ANY GATHERING SUCH AS A DAY PARTY, BBQ, PROM PARTY-INCLUDES ANY GRADUATION, MONDAY SENIOR DAY, BIRTHDAY PARTY, WEDDING, OR REUNION IS CONSIDERED AN EVENT AND REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:
-RENTER TO SIGN AN EVENT AGREEMENT, SEPARATE FROM THE RENTAL AGREEMENT
-FURNISH A CONTRACT FOR ADDITIONAL RESTROOMS IF THE EVENTS EXCEEDS THE MAX OCCUPANCY FOR THE HOME (14)
-PAY AN EVENT FEE (SEE BELOW).

THE HOUSE USES A SEPTIC SYSTEM AND HAS A MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY AND THEREFORE WHEN EXCEEDED, ADDITIONAL RESTROOMS ARE REQUIRED. IF YOU VIOLATE THIS POLICY, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ENTIRE DEPOSIT AND PAY FOR ANY DAMAGES TO THE SEPTIC SYSTEM.

-ALL events require a nonrefundable event booking fee of $500 due at the time of booking.
-Prom parties require a nonrefundable event fee of $200 due at the time of booking.

--EVENT FEE COVERS ADDITIONAL TRASH PICK UP, INSURANCE, EXTRA CLEANING AND ADMINISTRATION.


The maximum guests allowed for any event is 30 total (day and overnight guests).

For any event planned outdoors which exceeds the max occupancy, a contract for a back-up plan in case of rain (i.e. tent, restaurant reservation, etc.) is required in order to complete the booking.

PROM, GRADUATION, SENIOR DAY OUT: Reservations require one chaperone for every four minors (anyone that does not meet our minimum renting age of 25). Each chaperone is required to provide a copy of their driver’s license along with a signed event agreement. All chaperones must be onsite with the minors at all times. If this policy is violated, the rental agreement is immediately terminated and you will be escorted off premises. There will be no refunds and each chaperone will be fined.


Please note that parking is limited to six vehicles, which reduces the entertainment space underneath the house. Street parking is monitored, as well as limited, so in consideration of our neighbors, we suggest buses or shuttle services from nearby towns. There are no large parking lots on the peninsula.

Please note that the home is not equipped to accommodate large parties indoors, so consider other arrangements in case of rain.


RENTING AGE: Minimum 25


Early check-in and late check-out is not available during busy season (May through August) as our homes book reservations back to back and we want to allow the cleaning company ample time to make the home perfect for our guests. Early check-in and late check-out is based on availability during the off-season. Please inquire a day in advance. May be subject to an additional fee.The house is beachfront which experiences various types of weather depending on season, rainfall, etc. The house is priced accordingly with current view in mind, as well as other factors such as bedding accommodations.

WIFI is in common area but can be intermittent with weather and NOT guaranteed. You will be provided with the security/access code. WIFI is provided at no additional charge in our unit with a secure password, which is given in the check in/check out information.

By issuing payment (E-Check, Credit Card, bank pay, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)), Renter acknowledges he or she has read the “Rental Policies” and agrees to be bound to its Terms and Conditions. Reservations made on the Internet will be confirmed by email and added to the rental calendar by Rental Operators.
If the reservation is canceled, a $50 administrative fee applies
Reservation Payments:
Management has the right to cancel the reservation and renter will forfeit their entire deposit and reservation if final payment is not made. There are no reductions in rates unless agreed to by the owner. If a change of date is requested, it is subject to availability and not guaranteed. If alternative payment deadlines are requested, they must be agreed to in writing.

Airbnb: Please refer their payment page for payments and instructions.

PETS require a non-refundable pet fee. ($25 per pet per day, or $100 per pet per week). This must be paid at time of reservation unless agreed to in writing. If a pet is brought without paying the fee, or written permission, you will forfeit your entire deposit. THE PET FEE IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY ADDED INTO THE ORIGINAL QUOTE. ONCE THE PET(S) ARE APPROVED, WE WILL SEND YOU A SPECIAL REQUEST.

PET WASTE DISPOSAL: Pet policy is that you must pick up after pets and all pets must be on a leash at ALL times. Failure to pick up after a pet or not on a leash will result in a fine.

WEATHER: We do not offer travel insurance. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately in case of unforeseen circumstances, and we highly recommend it. Access America - (URL HIDDEN)
Storms: If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
• The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
• A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest
The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
• Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
• Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted;
• Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations made within 30 DAYS PRIOR to the Arrival Date Lee moved up to causes forfeiture of Renters deposits, payments and reservation. In the event the Residence is re-rented for the entire reservation dates, Management will return 100% of the forfeited Rental amount and a $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged. In the event the Residence is re-rented for a portion of the reservation dates, Management will return a portion of the forfeited Rental amount and a $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged.
Cancellation notices must be in writing, email, or fax. As an option to Cancellation, please consider a “Change of Date”.
REFER TO THE AIRBNB CANCELLATION POLICY.

CHECK IN TIME is 4:00 p.m. Central Time-unless agreed to in writing prior to check in from the owners

CHECKOUT TIME is 11:00 a.m. Central Time-unless agreed to in writing prior to check out from the owners. Late Check/Outs will be charged the greater of $500.00 or rental loss unless late check out is agreed upon with owners prior to arrival in writing.

CHECKOUT: All garbage must be sacked and tied in trash bags that are provided, and placed in the trash bins on the street. Dishes must be in the dishwasher and clean cycle started. The charge for leaving dirty dishes or loose garbage in the house is $100.00. Please see linen rules below.

VEHICLES/TRAILERS/RVs: No mobile sleeping units, such as RV campers, may be used for cooking, sleeping, or any other purpose other than transportation. Trailers may NOT be parked anywhere on property without prior approval. If you park an RV on the property unauthorized and the constable issues a citation, you will be solely responsible.

PARKING: There is parking under the cottage. DO NOT PARK on the neighbor’s property. If you park on the street, it is at your own risk. Vehicle owner’s park at their own risk, and owner assumes no responsibility or liability for damage or loss of the Renters vehicle(s) and or contents therein. If you park on the neighbors property and the constable issues a citation, you will be solely responsible

SUBLET: Renter may not sublet residence under any circumstances.

FIRE & CASUALTY: If residence becomes uninhabitable by reason of fire, explosion or by other casualty, Management may terminate rental agreement in order to repair damages.

RIGHT OF ACCESS: Management shall have the right of access to rental for repair and maintenance during reasonable hours with given notice to the owners and renters. In the event of an emergency, Management may enter at any time to protect life and prevent damage to the property.

USE: Rental shall be used so as to comply with state, county and municipal laws and ordinances. Renter shall not use rental or permit it to be used for any disorderly or unlawful purpose or in any manner so as to interfere with other resident’s quiet enjoyment of their residence. Any misuse described above shall result in termination of Rental Agreement and no refund of any payments will be issued. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE ANY CONTRACT WITHOUT REFUND IF THESE GUIDELINES ARE NOT FOLLOWED.

BALCONIES: DO NOT sit, stand or jump up the balconies and railings on the front, back and side of the beach house. Please make every effort to keep walkways and the entrance area to our house neat and orderly. All beach accessories that are brought unto the property such as: Ice chests, chairs, games, umbrellas, boxes etc. may not be left. Owners are not liable for any items on balcony or walkway.

PERSONAL BARBECUE GRILLS, SMOKERS, FIRE-PITS AND FRYERS Are prohibited anywhere on property: Any use of personal grills or outdoor fryers is in violation of fire code and subject to a fine. You will lose your deposit and pay for any damages.


WE PROVIDE A CHARCOAL GRILL: The grill must be used on the ground floor and cannot be taken up on any of the balconies. If you take the grill up on the balconies and there any damages, you will forfeit your entire deposit and pay for the damages.


PROPERTY LOSS: Management shall not be liable for damage to renter’s property of any type, for any reason or cause whatsoever.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: If a Renter has a guest visiting during the day the guest must be accompanied while on property by signer of this document at all times.

INDEMNIFICATION: Renter releases management from liability for and agrees to indemnify Management against losses, incurred by Management as a result of
(a) Renter’s failure to fulfill any condition of this agreement;
any damage or injury happening in or about rental or premises to renter’s invitees or, Licensees or such person’s property;
(c) Renter’s Failure to comply with any requirements imposed by any governmental authority; and
(d) any judgment, lien, or other encumbrances filed against renter as a result of renter’s action.

FAILURE OF MANAGEMENT TO ACT: Failure of Management to insist upon compliance with the terms of this agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any violation.

RESPONSIBLE PARTY: The name on this agreement is responsible for payment and the actions of all occupants.

RENTING AGE: Minimum 25

SMOKING: Smoking not permitted inside the house AT ANYTIME. However, smoking is permitted in the outside areas and proper disposal is required (all butts must be put in the trash or sand cans). Failure to comply will result in termination of this agreement, violation charge of $500.00, and ZERO refund will be issued.

REFUNDS: There will be no refunds for weather, except mandatory evacuations. In the event of mandatory evacuation, the pro-rata share of the rental charge will be refunded. There will be no refund or rebates given due to the malfunctioning or breakdown of appliances, air conditioning, or any other property equipment or services. If for any reason, we are unable to deliver the property to you for the rental period contracted (I. e. the home is damaged by act of God) we shall refund your money in full.

REPAIRS: When you check in or during your stay, if you discover anything not in working order, please notify us immediately. We will correct it as soon as possible.

GARBAGE: Fines enforced for trash left inside the house or outside. All trash must be put in the trash cans at the roadside before departure. If the trash is not in the trash cans, a fine of $100 accessed.

LINENS: Linens include: Pillows, and all bedding for 7 beds (14 people), 1 towel per guest, 2 hand towels per bathroom, 6 wash clothes per bathroom, 2 kitchen towels per rental. 1 roll of toilet tissue provided per bathroom, 1 roll of paper towels, trash bags.

LOCKED CLOSETS: The locked closet is the property of owners. It is not to be entered under any conditions. If upon arrival you discover any damage to the property or owner’s locked closet, notify the owners immediately.

SECURING THE HOUSE AND GARAGE AT DEPARTURE: Close all blinds. Make sure all windows and doors to the house are locked. You must close the garage door and engage security lock for the garage door and roll up bar door. Make sure resort door to garage is locked.

DAMAGE DEPOSITS: The property shall be inspected after your departure. If damage does occur in the unit, please report immediately. Any damages unreported but discovered during departure inspection will be charged to Renter. We reserve the right to refuse service.
(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN): $59 Property Damage Insurance (non refundable)
AirBnb: Please refer to their payments page. They may put a hold will be put on your card and will be released 48 hours after check out if there is no damage. Damage reports must be filed up to 14 days following departure.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement and any attached addendum constitute the entire agreement between the parties and no oral statements shall be binding. It is the intention of the parties herein that if any of this rental agreement is invalid, for any reason, such invalidity shall not void the rental agreement.

EMERGENCIES: If it is a medical or criminal emergency please call 911. For security call: Non-Emergency please call: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

38 Reviews

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Andrea User Profile
November 2017
Loved the place, it was very spacious and cozy and great for the kids and adults! Thank you so much. :)
Faith User Profile
Response from Faith:
Thank you! We are looking forward to having you come back!
November 2017

Speed User Profile
October 2017
This house is amazing. It has everything. I will stay here again

Marcellous User Profile
October 2017
You're an idiot if you do not book this home. My wife book the beach house for the weekend for an all girls weekend. The home was absolutely beautiful, warm and decorated with contemporary, yet warm character. My wife hosted an all girls weekend filled with karaoke and costume parties. There were 10 people and everyone loved the home and made fantastic memories. We will, absolutely, book again and soon.

Casey User Profile
October 2017
Faith was an absolutely amazing host. She responds quickly to inquiries and is very friendly. The house over-exceeded my expectations. The decor and amenities were perfect for a weekend at the beach. We were able to walk to the beach and were close to both convenience stores and restaurants. We would definitely book again with Faith.

Danna User Profile
October 2017
Gorgeous home!! We loved all the home decor and spaciousness. Faith was very prompt and efficient with communicating with us and we would definitely recommend their home to others

Tiffany User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful home just a short walk to the beach. Very happy with our experience.

Daniela User Profile
July 2017
Very clean and neat, just as described!!

Houston, Texas, United StatesJoined in March 2014
Faith User Profile

Loves to travel!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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