Terms and Conditions

The aim of Anna Maria Vacations is to provide accommodations that are clean and comfortable and fully equipped so that you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. The following terms and conditions are to ensure that our properties are kept in the condition equal to the time you arrived.

DATE OF ARRIVAL / DURATION OF STAY
When making your reservation online you can schedule your arrival date for any day of the week. For short reservations please see our gap filler specials or enter your dates into the system if it tags onto an existing booking then it will allow the reservation to proceed. Please note that short term reservations may not be accepted for peak periods.
For bookings of 3 weeks or more, please see the Discounts / Short Stays.

CONFIRMATION OF RESERVATION
If you elect to have Anna Maria Vacations make the reservation for you the system will automatically send you a confirmation email containing a link to these terms and conditions. Payment of the booking will be the acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Anna Maria Vacations reserves the right to cancel any reservation subject to issuing a full refund.

Payments
With the exception of the initial fee of $250 charged to your card, you have the choice of making your payments by either check, credit card, or wire transfer. A $250 non-refundable fee is charged to your credit card at time of booking. This is a part of the total cost of your reservation. A 25% deposit is payable within 7 days of the receipt of the reservation email. The final balance due must be received by 90 days prior to your arrival. If the optional Traveler’s Insurance is purchased, the payment is due at the time of booking.

If the reservation is made within the 90 days prior to arrival, the full payment is due and payable immediately. All funds should made payable to Anna Maria Vacations. (For UK residents only, accommodations are quoted in US dollars). Any amounts quoted in UK pounds are for guidance purposes. The US dollar rate prevails. Final calculation of exchange rate will be debited or credited to your credit card during your stay or after your departure)

Cancellations
Refunds are subject to Anna Maria Vacation’s ability to re-rent the accommodation.

Trip Cancellation Insurance
We recommend you take out a comprehensive trip cancellation insurance to cover unforeseen eventualities. For details please see Trip Cancellation Insurance on our cancellation page.

All prices are subject to 11.5% sales and resort tax.

Refunds
In the event of cancellation refunds are subject to Anna Maria Vacations’ ability to re-rent the property for the dates you reserved. Cancellations, non-arrivals, late arrivals, early departures or alterations that result in a loss of revenue for Anna Maria Vacations will be charged. It is recommended you take out travel insurance to cover the cost of your rental in case of cancellation.

Occupancy
As listed on the reservation form. Additional persons are only allowed by prior arrangement with the Management. The renter may entertain a maximum of 4 visiting guests. No visiting guest may sleep overnight in the accommodation and if this occurs a 25% per person surcharge of the total cost of the reservation will be charged. The management also reserves the right to terminate the rental agreement immediately without refund.

We do not accept reservations from anyone under 25 years of age. We do not allow persons under 25 to occupy a property unless accompanied by someone over 25 years of age.

Noise Ordinance
The Island does have a noise ordinance that goes into effect after 10 pm, this ordinance pertains to any loud music or loud sounds coming from the property after this hour. If the police or the Management company is called due to the renters disturbing the peace we do reserve the right to terminate the rental agreement immediately.

Events
Anna Maria Vacations manages several properties which are able to host events such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary dinners, reception, etc. This includes a select group of properties only. Please keep in mind that these are privately owned homes and not all owners allow events to be held at the property and not all properties are able to accommodate certain festivities. If you are interested in hosting a function during your vacation, please give us a call directly at 800-737-9855 to discuss the possible properties, requirements as well as the rules and regulations involved. Failure to notify us of an event is subject to a 25% surcharge of the total cost of the reservation and/or termination of the rental agreement.

Accommodations
In the event of circumstances beyond our control, the Management reserves the right to substitute the accommodation for an equal property or upgrade, if necessary. If this were to happen, i.e. a property is for sale and sells prior to your reservation, we would inform you of any change made to your reservation prior to you arriving for your vacation.

Check In /Check out times
Arrivals: On or after 4 pm Departure: by 10 am

Properties for sale
There are instances where the properties are for sale and from time to time it is necessary for realtors to show these properties to potential buyers. If this circumstance arises we require the realtor to give us a 24 hour notice so we may inform you of this interruption. We try very hard to limit this to only one time during a stay, however we do reserve the right to show this property as needed.

Telephone Usage
All local calls are free. Renters must use calling cards for long distance or international calls. You can purchase these at any retail outlet or at the post office. If a calling card is not used then charges for long distance calls are $1.00 per minute or $2.50 per minute for international calls and these will be charged to your credit card. Please note several of our properties do offer free long distance within the United States.

Pets
Under certain circumstances we allow pets. This must be discussed with the management before arrival. In the event that the renter brings a pet without obtaining authorization a 25% surcharge on the total cost of the reservation will be charged and the management also reserves the right to terminate the rental agreement immediately without refund. Some of our properties do not allow pets under any circumstances.

Security Deposit
Renter acknowledges that the damage waiver fee purchased at the time of rental covers damages up to $2500. The renter agrees to be responsible for all damages in excess of this sum which will be determined if necessary by arbitration. The renter agrees that in the event of failure to agree by arbitration, proceedings will be held in the Manatee County Court, or in the case of United Kingdom residents at the Courts in the County of Carmarthenshire. After your departure the accommodation is checked by Housekeeping. The accommodation must be left in reasonable and clean condition or extra cleaning charges may be imposed. In the event that it is found that the accommodation incurred careless damage, requires excessive cleaning, or has missing items, the guest acknowledges and agrees their credit card will be debited to replace said items at the fair market price. Customer agrees to pay reasonable attorney fees and all court costs and expenses to enforce this agreement including appellate proceeds with or without legal proceedings.

Smoking
Our accommodations are SMOKE-FREE. Smoking inside will result in a $200 per week minimum extra cleaning charge. Please enjoy your cigarettes outside your accommodations on balconies, patios or by the pool.

Keys
Renters who lose their keys or lock themselves out after office hours must phone the Island Locksmith on 941-778-1661. The renter is responsible for paying the locksmith call out charge and the replacement key charge. You will be requested to provide the locksmith with a copy of your reservation form proving your occupancy of the accommodation and either a passport or valid drivers license with photograph. We provide two keys per property during your stay. If the keys are not left in the property there will be a $25 key replacement charge.

Entire Agreement
This agreement shall be governed and enforced according to the laws of the State of Florida. The prevailing party in any lawsuit to enforce any provisions of this agreement shall be entitled to an award of attorneys fees, cost of expenses for mediation, arbitration and trial or appellate proceedings. This agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties. It may not be changed orally, but only by agreement in writing signed by the party against who enforcement of any waiver, change, modification, extension or discharge is sought. Renters cannot assign or transfer this agreement.

Rate changes
Rates are subject to change without notice on the website. Confirmed booking rates will never be changed unless directed by the customer ie: additional days added.

On-Line booking and Information

The information provided, though deemed accurate is not guaranteed. It is subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawal without notice.

Indemnification
Anna Maria Vacations shall not be liable to guests or to any party for any damages to property or for the injury to persons on the premises from any cause whatsoever, including defects in the premises or otherwise: guests shall indemnify and hold harmless Anna Maria Vacations from any and against all liabilities, claims, expenses, fees, loss of use of actions of any and any kind arising out of renters or their guests use and occupancy of the premises. The management is not responsible for accidents, injury or loss of personal belongings of any kind.

Furnishings
While our accommodations conform to standard furnishing requirements, Anna Maria Vacations shall not be responsible for providing any additional furnishings or equipment not previously agreed to on the reservation form.

Failure of Equipment/Condition
In the event of failure of equipment to work, please notify us first so repairs can be made. Renter expressly waives and relinquishes any rights or claims against owner or Anna Maria Vacations for any damage that may result to renter from lack of maintenance, cleanliness, repair, defect including owners or Anna Maria Vacations for ordinary negligence. There will be no refund of all or part of the rental amount for any failure of any of the equipment to work.

Anna Maria Vacations, 5702 Marina Drive, Unit 8, Holmes Beach, Fl. 34217