Terms and conditions

  1. CHECK IN/OUT. No early check-ins or late check-outs.  The Agreement does not create a tenancy but is a limited-in-time license between the Homeowner (OWNER(S)) and Guest (LICENSEE(S)).
  2. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY.  The maximum number of overnight guests is limited to the number of persons on the listing. Names/Ages of all overnight Licencees/Guests will be required at the time of booking.
  3. RATE CHANGES.  Rates are subject to change without notice prior to execution of a License agreement.
  4. DAMAGE WAIVER/SECURITY DEPOSIT  It is understood when a non-refundable accidental damage protection fee is collected that it will cover any damages deemed accidental by the agent up to $1500/$3000 depending on the fee charged. Any damages in excess or not covered by the damage protection will be the responsibility of the LICENSEE. Damages must be reported by the Licensee during the stay.  If and when a Security Deposit has been collected, the security deposit will be held by the agent and processed within thirty (30) days after inspection minus any damages provided the property is left undamaged, excessive cleaning is not required and ALL provisions of this Agreement are fully met. Any deductions from the Security Deposit will be confirmed with written estimates, invoices/statements or receipts for costs incurred by OWNER(S)/Owner's Representative. Licensee shall be fully liable for the repair and replacement of any damage to the property inclusive of fixtures, furnishings, appliances, personal property and landscaping, resulting from the use and occupancy by LICENSEE, LICENSEE's Guests, family, invitees agents. Damages that may be claimed by OWNER from LICENSEE are not limited to the amount of the security deposit and shall include all costs and expenses for repair and replacement incurred by OWNER/Owner's Representative. 
    If OWNER(S)/Owner's Representative must take legal action against LICENSEE for damage to the property or for violation of any term or condition of this Agreement, LICENSEE agrees OWNER(S)/Owner's Representative shall be entitled to recover their costs and expenses, including attorney's fees, unless such action results in judgment for the LICENSEE. The Security Deposit is not applied toward the License Fees.  
  5. PAYMENT. Advance payment equal to 50% of the Total License Fees is required one (1) year prior to check in OR at time of booking, depending on which date comes first. The balance is due four (4) months prior to arrival. For reservations made more than one (1) year prior to check in a $2500.00 Reservation Deposit is required. The Deposit is applied toward the License Fee balance. This Agreement may be terminated if payments are not received by the due date. A $45 Service Charge will be incurred for any returned checks.
  6. CANCELLATIONS.  Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay forfeit the Reservation Deposit and received payments unless the home is re-booked for the same time period and at the same rate as the initial booking. If a portion of the rental time is re-booked a pro-rata refund will be made. All refunds, whether in whole or pro-rata will be subject to a $350 Re-booking fee.Cancellations or early departure does not warrant any refund of any License Fee.To protect against cancellations caused by certain unforeseen events, such as illness, death, natural disasters, etc., we recommend that Guests purchase Trip Protection Insurance to assure a refund of deposits paid and reimbursement of other vacation payments.A cancellation by the OWNER(S) is due a full refund of all paid Deposits and Fees within 30 days of the written cancellation notice.
  7. CHANGES. Any date changes to executed Agreements will be charged a $350 Change Fee due to At Home – Annapolis prior to approving the changes and regenerating a revised Agreement. Commissioning Week date changes are not permitted past January 15th of the year of the stay.
  8. We will not license or permit vacationing students or singles under the age of 25 years of age to stay in the residence overnight unless accompanied by the adult guardian or parent who signed/electronically accepted this agreement.
  9. Occupancy and use of the home and common areas shall not be such as to disturb neighboring residents.
  10. Only the persons listed as overnight guests will occupy the Property overnight. The Property shall be used only for a private residence and for no other purpose, unless Licensee has obtained Owner’s/ Owner's Representative prior written permission.
  11. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS.  Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit, and/or License Fee monies. The party will not be permitted to check in.
  12. ALL of our homes are SMOKE FREE homes. Smoking is NOT permitted inside nor near open windows/doors of the home.
  13. PETS are not permitted on the property or in the house unless specified as otherwise in the Folio with a $250/pet nonrefundable fee.If this is a pet friendly home and your pet has been accepted per the Folio: Please note that Pets are not permitted on furniture/bedding nor in Pools or Hot Tubs. Pets should not be left unattended in cabin unless crated. Waste must be picked up and tied securely in trash bags. Please see additional pet rules/regulations in the specific home’s binder/informational email.
  14. PARKING. Parking is restricted to the paved or graveled areas. Damage to grass/irrigation will deducted from the Security Deposit.
  15. Adherence to community/HOA rules is required. (Please note that many communities prohibit on street parking.)
  16. Prior to check in, Licensee shall inspect the Property. By checking in and accepting the property, Licensee is acknowledging the Property to be safe, sanitary and suitable for habitation and all heating, lighting, and plumbing to be free of any prior damages, and visible defects. If there are concerns or issues immediately contact the office with details via phone message/text message or email. No refunds or considerations are given unless were notified of problems during your stay. Licensee agrees that no representations as to the condition of the Property have been made
  17. LICENSEE SHALL NOT MAKE ANY MATERIAL ALTERATION OR IMPROVEMENT TO THE PROPERTY. If any defective condition of the Property comes to Licensee’s attention, it shall be the duty of Licensee to immediately notify OWNER/Owner's Representative of such defective condition in writing or electronically via email or text message. Licensee shall be responsible for any liability or injury resulting to OWNER/Owner's Representative as a result of Licensee’s failure to so notify OWNER/Owner's Representative of such defective condition. Licensee shall surrender the Property in good order and condition, and in the same order in which they were received. It shall be the responsibility of Licensee to report any malfunctions in smoke detectors and/or fire extinguishers to OWNER/Owner's Representative in writing or via email/text message. OWNER/Owner's Representative assumes no responsibility or liability for any non-reported malfunctions to or misuse of smoke detectors by Licensee which results in injury or damage to persons or property or to the Property.  Licensee shall not remove the smoke detector(s) or render them inoperative.
  18. No portable swimming pools, air conditioners, portable heaters, or outside TV, satellite or radio aerials or antennae, or any other apparatus designed to receive electronic signal transmission will be installed without written consent of OWNER/Owner's Representative nor shall Licensee overload the electrical system. Nothing shall be attached to the roof or walls which would, in any manner, cause damage.  Licensee agrees not to violate any law in using the Property and agrees to comply with all health, housing, fire and police regulations, and will not store or permit the storage of any gasoline, kerosene, or other flammable liquids or substances, including hazardous materials of any kind, in/on the Property.
  19. No RV’s, campers or camping tents are permitted on the property.
  20. In addition to any other rules and regulations stated herein or published by the OWNER/Owner's Representative, the Licensee agrees:to not permit any person on the Property with his permission to willfully and want fully destroy, deface, damage, impair, or remove any part of the structure or dwelling unit or the facilities, equipment or appurtenances thereto, nor himself do any such things.In the event, it becomes necessary for OWNER/Owner's Representative to take legal action against Licensee because of violation of any covenant of this Agreement, Licensee will pay OWNER/Owner's Representative a reasonable sum as reimbursement for all fees, including attorneys’ fees, unless legal action shall be terminated by a judgment for the Licensee. Licensee agrees to pay any court costs which may be legally assessed by the Court.
  21. Licensee shall not alter or add any lock, security bolts or chains, or lock cylinder in any door without the written consent of OWNER/Owner's Representative.  OWNER/Owner's Representative may retain a pass key or code and a garage door opener to the Property. Licensee agrees that they have examined all locks throughout the Property and are satisfied that same are suitable and in good working order to afford a reasonable degree of safety and security.
  22. OWNER/Owner's Representative is not an insurer of Licensee’s person or possessions. Licensee may purchase its own insurance for itself and Guests. OWNER/Owner's Representative DOES NOT MAINTAIN ANY INSURANCE ON LICENSEE’S PERSONAL PROPERTY. INSURANCE on Licensee’s personal property is the responsibility of Licensee alone.
  23. Licensee warrants and represents to OWNER/Owner's Representative that Licensee is not, and shall not become, a person or entity with whom Owner is restricted from doing business with under regulations of the Office of Foreign Asset Control ("OFAC") of the Department of Treasury (including, but not limited to, those named on OFAC's Specially Designated and Blocked Persons list) or under any statute, executive order (including, but not limited to, the September 24, 2001, Executive Order Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism), or other governmental action and is not and shall not engage in any dealings or transaction or be otherwise associated with such persons or entities.
  24. If the home is equipped with a fireplace or fire pit: the use of the fireplace/fire pit is subject to the following cautions and conditions:The fireplace/fire pit should not be operated without an adult in the room and awake during the entire time it is in operation.Licensee acknowledges that there is no electronic monitor for any of the possible combustion gases, including carbon monoxide, from the fireplace/fire pit or other appliances in the Property.Licensee shall operate the fireplace/ fire pit in accordance with this Agreement and any manufacturer's instructions at all times.Licensee shall not operate a gas fireplace if the fireplace fails to light properly, the flame goes out during operation, or Licensee sees or smells any change in combustion or the release of smoke or gases. Licensee shall immediately notify the OWNER/Owner's Representative and wait until the fireplace is inspected and repaired before operating it again.
  25. POOL/HOT TUB/DOCK/RELATED EQUIPMENT/RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT. If the Property is so equipped, the use of the swimming pool, hot tub, dock and related equipment & recreational equipment, such as bicycles, kayaks etc., located on the Property is provided solely as an accommodation to the Licensee. If Licensee and/or its guests use the pool/hot tub/dock and/or related equipment and/or recreational equipment, such use is at the sole risk of the Licensee & their guests. Licensee and its guests shall comply with all rules and regulations proscribed by the OWNER/Owner's Representative pertaining to the use of the swimming pool/hot tub/dock and equipment.  Any interruption, modification or discontinuance of such equipment shall not be cause for damages, for the termination of this Agreement, or for the reduction or abatement of the stipulated rent. (Be assured that we will, and have always been, attentive to any malfunction of any & all equipment on the property in a timely manner.)  OWNER/Owner's Representative shall not be liable for any loss of any property by theft or otherwise, nor for injury or death of persons or damage to property caused by any persons, or resulting from the use of the pool/hot tub/dock/water related recreation or related equipment and recreational equipment on the Property. Further, Licensee hereby covenants that no children under the age of 15 shall be permitted in the pool, hot tub or on the dock unattended by an adult.
  26. Licensee understands that there are certain inherent risks to person and property located adjacent to the waterfront, including the possibility of drowning. Licensee acknowledges that the OWNER/Owner's Representative would not rent the property unless the Licensee accepted this condition.
  27. OWNER/Owner's Representative has the right of entry to inspect property, make repairs or to perform periodic service at reasonable times and upon reasonable notice. No notice is required in the event of an emergency.
  28. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE.  Rates include a one-time linen and towel set up, prior to check in. Daily maid service is not included in the License Fee rate. If you are interested in hiring daily maid service, we will be happy to assist you with our recommendations.
  29. CLEANING FEE: A non-refundable cleaning fee is required with all reservations. This fee ensures a cleaning prior to your arrival and at your departure. Licensee(s) are required to follow all check out procedures detailed in property information binder/email, leaving the property in the same general and good habitable condition it was in upon arrival. Also, applicable to the property exterior, grounds, grills, trash cans and hot tubs, etc. Undue and/or unreasonable cleaning upon departure will result in monies retained from the deposit or additional charges.
  30. If Licensee is entertaining more than 25 guests in the home or on the Property, written permission must be obtained from the OWNER/Owner's Representative via email. Only pre-qualified catering firms & vendors will be permitted.
  31. The Agreement is made between the OWNER(S) and LICENSEE.
  32. The signer(s) of this agreement, their guests, family, invitees, agents, employees and any person entering the Property or buildings agree that OWNER/Owner's Representatives shall not be liable for any damage to or injury of Licensee, his family, invitees, employees or other person on the Property or for any damage to goods, or personal property of any kind thereon, arising from any cause whatsoever, and further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless OWNER/Owner's Representatives from all liability in all cases involving Owner’s own negligence (unless an act is a direct result of a wonton and intentional act of Owner) for any and all losses caused by any event or persons, including theft, burglary, assault, vandalism, or other crimes; any damage or injury to self or property resulting from accident, injury or loss due to rain, flood, hurricane, fire, theft and any or all claims or assertions, and further agree to indemnify the OWNER/Owner's Representatives for any cost of repair or replacement exceeding the Security Deposit for property damage caused by the Licensee, their guests, family, invitees, agents, employees and any person entering the Property or buildings.
  33. Licensee hereby acknowledges and agrees that he or she has read and understands the conditions described in this provision and agrees to comply with the terms set forth herein. Licensee(s) agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless OWNER/Owner's Representative from any claims for injury or damages which result from Licensee’s failure to comply with the foregoing.
  34. The Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their personal representatives, successors, and assigns.This agreement shall be interpreted per the laws of the State of Maryland and any litigation hereunder shall take place in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Maryland.