DeBordieu Rental Policies
Our homes and villas are available for rental on a weekly basis in the summer and for a minimum of two nights during the off-season. During the summer, reservations run from Friday to Friday for most houses and Saturday to Saturday for most villas, unless otherwise noted. All reservations require 50% of the total rental cost stated. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. If you are reserving a property within 30 days of the arrival date, the total reservation amount is due.
AFTER 3:00 p.m. We cannot issue passes to enter DeBordieu until 3:00, please plan your travel accordingly.
BEFORE 10:00 a.m.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS
We accept bank checks, Travelers Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Personal checks are accepted up to 30 days before your arrival date. All deposits and payments will be placed in an interest bearing account, with interest accruing to DeBordieu Colony Real Estate, Inc.
Rental rates do not include 10% state/local taxes or optional Travel Insurance.
ITEMS TO BRING
A "starter supply" of soap, bath tissue, and dishwasher detergent is provided for your convenience. Some things you will need to bring are staple kitchen items: salt, pepper, etc., wraps, paper products, soap, laundry and dish detergent, and beach towels.
ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE PROGRAM
(ADP) The ADP is included in all reservations. With ADP you will not be required to pay for accidental damage to the home or personal property of the homeowner contained within the premises up to an aggregate limit of $500. Damages exceeding this limit will be the responsibility of the guest. Guests' credit cards are held on file for this purpose. Exclusions within the ADP specifically limit the guest's coverage and do not release guest from liability for damage due to the following: (a) intentional, willful, reckless, or malicious acts of guest or others on the premises during the tenancy; (b) damage by pets (pets are prohibited); (c) theft from the premises of either the owner's property or property belonging to guest; (d) gross negligence of guest or intentional misuse of furnishings, appliances, equipment or other amenities provided with the home; (e) damage caused while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; (f) damage to real property resulting from operation of any vehicle by guest; (g) damages related to smoking in "No Smoking" homes. The coverage of the ADP, as well as the conclusions contained herein, provided to guest shall extend to all members of guest's party and guests thereof. In order to receive coverage under the ADP, all damages must be reported to the rental office immediately. The ADP fee will be higher for tenancies of 30 consecutive days or more, non-family, or large groups such as weddings, reunions and corporate retreats.
Departure cleaning is provided. However, failure to adhere to the following will result in additional charges (guests' credit cards are held on file for this purpose):
• The home should be left in a neat and orderly fashion, with furniture arranged as it was found.
• All trash bagged and placed in outside containers.
• Kitchen cleared of trash and food, refrigerator emptied.
• Carpet and floors free of excess food, debris and sand.
• Dishes clean and left in the dishwasher.
All reservations include sheets, towels, hand towels, washcloths, dishtowels and bath mats. Your beds will be made and towels set out in the bathrooms. Crib sheets and beach towels are not supplied; please bring your own.
TRAVEL INSURANCEWe include Travel Insurance in every reservation. If you do not wish to accept the Travel Insurance, please initial the Rental Agreement where indicated. We want you to experience all the joy and excitement of your planned and much anticipated vacation to DeBordieu. However, we know that unexpected events: illness...medical emergencies...delayed flights...hurricanes and severe weather can occur when you least expect them. These unfortunate events may cause you to cancel or interrupt your trip, forcing you to lose your vacation investment and incur unexpected expenses. Remember, when you cancel the insurance, you are cancelling it for your entire group. Can you afford to lose the non-refundable cost of your trip if something unexpected happened• Your vacation investment is protected when you buy Travel Protection, which covers you for trip cancellation, delay, and interruption. We highly recommend that you purchase this protection to safeguard against the unexpected. For more information visit: www.vacationrentalinsurance.com. Coverage Questions• Call (866) 298-6846
Late summer and fall is hurricane season. Having a storm threaten your vacation is a possibility. In the event government officials or the DeBordieu General Manager order a mandatory evacuation of the area, due to natural disasters including but not limited to, hurricanes, floods, or tornadoes, guests must vacate the premises immediately. Unless Travel Insurance has been purchased, there will be no reimbursement for a mandatory evacuation.
Our rental homes have been decorated and equipped to satisfy the particular tastes and desires of the owners. All properties are furnished with central heat and air, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with cable, telephone and a fully equipped kitchen. The furnishings are not to be moved or rearranged and are subject to change without notice. Any locked closets are reserved for the storage of the owner's private property and are not to be entered or damaged.
Many of our properties have elevators or dumbwaiters. Elevators should only be used on check-in and check-out days for unloading and loading, or for the use of the elderly or disabled. Under no circumstances should unsupervised children be allowed in an elevator. A release must be signed before keys to the elevator will be issued. NOTE: Although many of our homes have elevators, sizes and capacities vary. Our vacation properties, being private homes, are not represented as American Disabilities Act compliant.
Local calls are free of charge. Long distance calls should be charged to a credit card or be made collect. Guests shall be charged for any long distance charges made to the property along with a $25 fee.
Grill only in open grassy or paved areas away from any building or as provided for under any specific villa or home regulations. For your safety, grilling is not permitted on decks, porches, balconies, pool areas, or on the beach.
Occupancy is strictly limited to the number stated in the unit description. The only exception is an infant sleeping in a crib. Extra rollaway beds or sleeping bags are not allowed. We reserve the right to cancel any reservation made under false pretenses, for groups exceeding the occupancy of the house or other legal reasons.
MAINTENANCE and REPAIRS
Just like your own home, our homes can experience unanticipated breakdowns. All efforts will be made to insure that all equipment and appliances are in working order and that any problems are resolved as quickly as possible. Although repairs will be made as quickly as possible, no refunds or transfers to another unit will be made.
We realize construction noise can be bothersome. We cannot predict when or where construction will be occurring, nor does DeBordieu Colony Real Estate, Inc. have authority to halt or interfere with construction activity. We will attempt to contact the contractor concerning noise, but cannot guarantee the contractor's cooperation. No transfers or refunds will be made.
PROPERTY FOR SALE
If a home or villa is listed for sale, the sales department may need to schedule a showing. Our sales staff will give at least 24 hours notice prior to the showing. If your accommodation is listed for sale, it will be noted on your Deposit Request.
If a home is made unavailable due to damage or change of ownership, we will attempt to locate comparable substitute accommodations. If no suitable substitute can be located, all deposits and payments shall be refunded.
Motorcycles, moped motorized bikes, go-carts and similar motorized vehicles are prohibited within DeBordieu Colony. Campers, trailers, or any other live-in moving vehicle are also prohibited. Motor vehicles are not allowed on the beach.
Guests towing a boat must obtain a temporary boat decal and pay the appropriate seasonal fees. Summer is $200 per week and fall - spring $100 per week. No wake speed zones are strictly enforced in creeks. A full description of boat rules and regulations is available through the security office at 843-527-4931. Jet skis are not permitted.
Guests may bring golf carts, but must provide registration and proof of insurance. Operators must be at least 16 years of age, have a valid driver's license and obey all S.C. traffic regulations. Operation is limited to daylight hours.
Our guests may send and receive faxes, have photocopies made and access our wireless internet free of charge. When receiving faxes, make sure the sender notes your name and property name or number on the transmittal sheet.
ITEMS LEFT IN HOME
Upon request, we will attempt to locate an item and mail it to you. A fee of $15.00, plus the cost of postage, will be charged. Items left in homes and not claimed after thirty days are donated to a local charity.
• Fireworks are prohibited within DeBordieu Colony.
• Discharge of firearms of any kind is prohibited.
• Public walkways are clearly marked. Do not walk through private property.
PETS: Some of our homes/villas are indicated "Pet Friendly" with an additional fee of $250 to bring your pet. If you are not staying in a "Pet Friendly" home/villa and you bring a pet without permission, you will be charged $500 if you violate this restriction.
Houseparties are prohibited. Any group consisting predominately of unrelated people under the age of 25, whether chaperoned or not, is considered a houseparty. Should a houseparty occupy a rental home, the rental will terminate immediately without a refund. The person making the reservation shall be held liable for any damage to the property, its' contents or surroundings.
RESERVATIONS FOR NEXT YEAR
You may tentatively reserve the same home for next year by leaving a deposit during your current stay. You must reserve prior to check-out to keep your priority status. These tentative reservations are subject to owner approval and rate changes. The Reservation Deposit will be $250 per week. This amount is applied to your advanced reservation rental amount.
DeBordieu Club, Inc. is a private club established to provide golf, tennis and social activities for its members. Club facilities include a championship Pete and P.B. Dye golf course, golf clubhouse, a superior tennis complex with eight Har-Tru clay courts, and an oceanfront Beach Club.
DeBordieu rental guests have the unique opportunity of temporarily assuming the club membership held by the owner of the home they are renting with the payment of applicable fees. Use of Club facilities is based on the level of membership held by the owner of the rental property. There are four levels of membership.
• Social Memberships include the use of the pools at the Beach Club and Youth Center, and dining at the Beach Club and
• Tennis Memberships include all the Social privileges as well as use of the Tennis Club upon payment of applicable fees.
• Golf or Sports Memberships offer all the privileges of Social and Tennis Memberships in addition to use of the golf
course upon payment of applicable fees and in accordance with Club rules and regulations.
The Beach Club, Cocktail Lounge, Blue Heron Beach Grill, Gazebo Bar and Turn Room offer seasonal dining with the Clubhouse Grill Room remaining open year-round. Reservations are required at the Beach Club. The two swimming pools are open daily during warm weather months. A parent or adult guardian must accompany children under the age of 10 at all times.
The DeBordieu Tennis Club offers 8 clay and 2 hard courts, 6 of which are lighted for night play, and a full service pro shop with 48 hour stringing service. clinics, programs and lessons are offered for all levels and abilities. Court fees are $20 per hour/singles, $30 per hour/double. Call the Tennis Pro Shop for additional information or to book a court time up to 72 hours in advance. The Tennis Pro Shop?s number is (843) 546-9408.
The DeBordieu Golf Club offers a pro shop and private lessons. Fees are $125 per 18 holes and $70 per 9 holes and include a cart and a basket of practice balls. No tee-time before 12 noon on Saturdays and holidays. For tee-times call (843) 527-6000.
The DeBordieu Club is "cash-free". All charges must be made to a temporary membership account. Your account will be set up and membership cards issued at check-in. After departure, your charges will be billed to your home address and may be paid at that time by personal check or credit card. Your Club Card number will be required for all Club transactions.
DeBordieu Club Dress Codes
DeBordieu Beach Club Smart, casual attire is proper. Blue jeans, shorts, and T-shirts are not permitted.
DeBordieu Tennis Center Cut-offs, bathing suit tops, and tank tops (men) are not permitted. No running/cross training shoes.
DeBordieu Golf Club Shirts with collars and sleeves, slacks or Bermuda shorts (16 inches in length) are considered appropriate attire for men. For women, dresses, skirts, slacks, golf shorts, mid-length shorts, shirts with collars, and blouses are considered appropriate attire. Golf shirts without collars must have sleeves. "Spikeless golf shoes" are required