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Rental Terms & Conditions

Fees and Payments

A $500 deposit is required to secure your reservation.

A reservation fee and a cleaning fee applies to all reservations.

12% tax is applicable to all reservations.

Rental balances are due 60 days prior to arrival. Balance for final payments may be made in the form of personal check, certified check, wire transfer, or money order. Payments can be made by credit card for an additional 3% surcharge.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Diners Club and Discover.

Please make checks payable to Gulf Bay Realty.

All balances are due 60 days prior to check-in. Reservations made within 60 days of arrival will be paid in full at time of booking.

Balance for final payment is non-refundable.

Our mailing address is PO Box 1531, Holmes Beach, Florida 34218.

Arrivals and Departures

Check in time is 4 pm. Check out time is 10 am.

You will receive an email with a door code, a lock box code or other instructions to gain access to the property you have rented 48 hours prior to your arrival date.

Unless prior permission is granted, early and late checkout are not permitted! Kindly arrive no earlier than 4 pm and depart no later than 10 am.

Please follow checkout procedures, excess cleaning will incur an additional charge.

CSA Travel Protection

Vacation Rental Insurance has been made available with your reservation. Vacation Rental Insurance provides coverage for prepaid, nonrefundable expenses due to certain unforeseeable circumstances that may jeopardize your vacation investment and force you to incur unplanned expenses. We strongly recommend you purchase this valuable protection. Separate terms and conditions apply, read your Description of Coverage/Policy carefully and contact CSA at (866) 999-4018 with coverage questions.

You can review the Description of Coverage/Policy here:

If you reside in NY or HI please contact CSA directly at (866) 999-4018 to purchase any desired insurance polices.


In the event of a cancellation, a written notice is required 60 days prior to arrival. A cancellation fee of $150 will be deducted from your deposit. Rental balances are non refundable. Please note: Deposits are non-refundable for all reservations of 3 weeks or more.

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds due to weather, hurricanes, red tide, or any other acts of nature unless a mandatory evacuation of the Anna Maria Island is required. If a mandatory evacuation is required we will be happy to rebook or refund those days.

House Parties, Family Reunions and Gatherings

House parties, family reunions, weddings and other large gatherings are prohibited, unless arrangements have been made with our office. Please note the maximum occupancy on the property. Overcrowding will result in immediate eviction without a refund.

Minimum Age Requirement

You must be 25 years of age to rent a home with our company.

Trash Pick-Up Policy

Each city on Anna Maria Island has a set trash schedule. There is trash collection twice a week. It is very important that trash is set out on both collection days. Please refer to your check in letter as to when the trash will be collected.

Fines & Penalties

Gulf Bay Vacations does not allow RV's, motor homes or caravans of any size at any of our rental properties without prior consent. If found, your party will be fined and removed from the property. Guests will be responsible for any and all fines, penalties, or citations assessed, either at the time of incident or after departure, to them individually, to the property, or to Gulf Bay Vacations during their dates of occupancy including but not limited to noise, parking and trash violations.

Pets & Smoking

All units are NON SMOKING!!!

Any signs of smoking indoors will forfeit security deposit, and may incur additional charges. We do have pet friendly rental properties, please contact our office for additional information. A minimum of $150 is required on all pet friendly properties depending on number of size/number of pets. Any pets in the properties without prior permission will result in immediate eviction and loss of security deposit.


All of our properties include the basic amenities: A/C, cable TV, linens, full kitchen.

Other amenities vary by property, please ask if you have specific requirements.

Some amenities will change periodically, we cannot be held liable for changes made to properties or mistakes on the website.

Discounts are not available due to inoperable equipment. we do our best to repair any issues immediately.


Guest agrees to hold Landlord and Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc. harmless from all liabilities and costs of defense, including attorney’s fees arising out of tenants use of the leased property, and all claims, damages, and liability incurred to invitees, family, or friends of the Guest.

Heated Pools

All of our pools are set to approximately 83 degrees and are included in the rental fee, unless otherwise noted. We will make every effort to ensure that your pool stays in the set range, however, we cannot be held responsible for extreme weather or inoperable equipment.

Homes For Sale

Due to the real estate market, some of our rental properties are for sale, and may require showing with a 24 hour notice. We will make every effort to limit interruptions during your stay.

Lost and Found

We will make every effort to locate and return any items left behind, however we are not responsible for these items so please check the home thoroughly prior to your departure.

Damage Fee:

As part of our new policy we are now offering damage coverage. This will cover you for up to $250.00 of accidental damages while you are staying in a vacation rental with Gulf Bay Vacations. Any damage above the stated amount will be charged to your credit card on file.

Rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

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