Terms and Conditions


  1. The tenant agrees to rent the property known as “Driftwood” at Beachwalk Isles, Fort Myers, Florida from Mike Galloway (the Owner). This occupancy will be in the form of a vacation rental only and will not constitute a permanent or primary residence.

  2. Occupancy shall begin no earlier than 4.00 pm and departures will be no later than 11.00 a.m. It may be possible to arrange a later check-out time but this cannot be confirmed until two days before departure. The tenant acknowledges the need to leave on the date of their departure by no later than 11.00 a.m. Further, in the event that the tenant breaches the agreement and stays past the agreed departure date or time, then they will be held liable for any expenses caused to a tenant waiting to occupy and for any expenses incurred by the owner as a result (direct or indirect) of their delayed departure.

  3. The maximum occupancy of “Driftwood” is 6 people. In addition, one extra infant can be accommodated, providing an extra bed (at additional cost) is rented at the time of booking.

  4. The tenant must be aged 25 or over to enter into this agreement.

  5. You will be required to register with our local management company within 24 hours of arrival (in order for us to comply with Florida Statute to keep guest records) and, upon check-in, you will be required to leave a credit card imprint as a security deposit. No money will be taken from this card except to cover the cost of repairs for any damage or loss caused during your stay. In the event that any damage or loss is reported or detected, the management company will write to advise you of this and the cost of any repairs.

  6. A deposit of £150 ($250 or 250 Euros) is required for each week or part-week rented. Payment of the deposit should be made within 7 days of the provisional booking in order to confirm the booking. The balance is required 8 weeks prior to the occupancy commencing.

  7. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 8 weeks prior to the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations will result in the forfeiture of the deposit . Payment is due in full for all ‘no-shows’ and rentals cancelled within 8 weeks of the proposed occupancy. Tenants are strongly advised to take out relevant insurance to protect themselves in case of cancellation.

  8. There shall be no pets allowed on the premises and “Driftwood” is strictly a no-smoking home. If residents do smoke in the home they will be responsible for the cost of ridding the home of smoke and ash residues that have permeated the furnishings.

  9. The management company must be notified immediately of any fault with the property or surrounds. Once notified, all reasonable efforts will be made to correct the problem with all expediency or, where the home is not habitable, to find alternative accommodation of similar standard. No claims for compensation of any kind will be considered unless this procedure is followed. In the unlikely event that a problem cannot be satisfactorily resolved the tenant should obtain an incident report number from the management company which will serve as proof of a complaint being lodged. Without an incident report number, neither the owner nor the management company will enter into any further correspondence concerning a complaint. The maximum compensation payable for loss of use of the premises will be the rental cost for the duration of the stay.

  10. Additional items such as cots, high chairs, rollaway beds can be hired from the management company at check-in or by prior arrangement. Cleaning is done between lets but extra cleans can be arranged during your stay for an additional charge if required.

  11. Tenants are expected to behave with consideration in observing the privacy of neighbours (many of whom are permanent residents), and to take reasonable precautions in relation to potential hazards such as the swimming pool by observing basic health and safety rules during their stay at Driftwood.

  12. If any clause in these terms and conditions is contrary to law, the remainder shall remain in full force. The laws of England shall apply to all terms under this agreement.

Mike Galloway (August 2006)


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