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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding renting our family's picture perfect Seaside OR five star vacation home.

  1. What do we need to bring?
  2. This is probably the number one question asked! Be sure to read the Amenities section for a more detailed list of what is provided. But in general, our vacation home is stocked with extra bedding, towels for indoor use only, cooking utensils, DVD movie collection, hair dryers in each bathroom hand soap & lotion, laundry facilities, laundry soap, ironing board, iron and dishwashing detergent. You basically need to bring your own food, clothing, personal hygiene products, beach towels for beach use, beach chairs if desired and an attitude ready to relax and have fun!

    A Loafer’s Paradise is our personal family vacation home. We have left many personal condiments in the kitchen and welcome our guests to use them. However, we do ask that you replace something you completely use. Also, if you use the propane BBQ, please refill the tank before you leave making sure the next guest will also enjoy the BBQ. We are not responsible for refilling the propane tank between each guests use.

    • Do we need to bring our own towels for beach use?

    Yes, please bring your own towels, blankets and beach chairs for beach use as we do not provide them. However, we do have a large chest of beach toys for our younger and young at heart guests use.

  3. Checking in & Checking Out:

    • Check In:
    • No earlier than 4:00pm of your arrival date.
    • Checkout:
    • No later than 11:00am of your departure date.

    • How do we get our keys?

    We have a keyless entry system installed at our home. Prior to your arrival, you will be assigned a unique combination code that will work only during your stay. Once you arrive you can use this code to enter and unlock our home.

  4. What is the cost of our stay?
  5. Our nightly rates vary throughout the year, but in general, they are as follows:

    • Off Season:
    • $275 - $350/night *
    • Holidays:
    • $350 - $395/night *
    • Peak Season:
    • $485/night *

    * In addition to the room charge, there is a 9% room tax, $135 non-refundable minimum cleaning fee and a refundable $300 security deposit.

    Please keep in mind, that until confirmed through the creation of a reservation, our rates and any specials being offered are subject to change without notice. For a more detailed breakdown of our vacation rental rates by season, please see our Rate Schedule.

    • How do I know if you have availability during my travel dates?

    We have a live reservation system which is always up-to-date. Please visit our availability calendar on the Reservations page of our web site to check your travel dates.

    • How do I create a reservation?

    In order to create and hold your reservation you will need to read and accept our Reservation Agreement along with making the appropriate payments. It is possible to read, accept and make your payments all on-line by clicking the [Book It] link within our listing. Or feel free to call us at (503) 968-2525 if you prefer a different method or if you have any questions regarding our home or the reservation process.

  6. What is the “Security Deposit” and how will I know if I am being charged?
  7. The Security Deposit is broken up into two parts, a refundable portion and a non-refundable portion. The non-refundable portion is the cleaning fee which covers the cost to clean and restock our home after your departure. The refundable portion is the Security Deposit which is used to cover excessive cleaning, damage and/or missing items.

    Our housekeeping staff thoroughly clean, restock and complete a Housekeeping Report which includes an inventory list and identifies any items missing or damaged. You will be notified if there is going to be an extra charge. Please understand we are in the business of “selling fun” and having to charge you for excessive cleaning, damage or missing items is certainly not fun for either one of us! We understand accidents happen and hope you understand that someone has to pay to replace the broken item. We expect you will treat our vacation home with the same respect and care as though it were your own. If you leave the home a “mess” or if items are missing or broken, you will be charged a fee for “excessive cleaning” and/or replacing the broken or missing items. We include a Minimum Cleaning Guideline checklist when you make your reservation so you will know what exactly is expected of you upon your departure.

    Please feel free to email or call us if you have any further questions regarding our home, our rates, policies or reservation process. We what to do everything we can to ensure that your stay with us will exceed all your expectations!

    • If we clean the vacation rental before leaving – can we have our Cleaning Fee refunded?

    Our cleaning fees are non- refundable, that is our policy. We have a cleaning crew that has a very detailed and specific list of cleaning items they address which is much more than you would want to be responsible for doing. Although we do ask some minimal things for you to do before leaving, we doubt you want to spend your last day in the home scrubbing floors, toilets, vacuuming, dusting, restocking, etc. Thus, we do not have a refundable cleaning fee.

    • What is your cancellation policy?

    A reservation cancellation made no less than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date shall be subject to an Administration Fee equal to 10% of the Total Charges. If less than sixty (60) days notice is given then the Administration Fee shall be equal to the Total Security Deposit (refundable + non-refundable). A Cancellation within thirty (30) days of the arrival date will result in the Total Charges being forfeited and not refunded. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Owner is able to rent the property for all or any portion of the Guest’s reservation period, the Owner shall refund the Guest’s proportionate rent less the Administration Fee and any other costs incurred to re-rent the property.

  8. People, Cars & Pets:

    • What happens if we have more than 12 guests and/or 4 cars than is allowed at your home?

    We are governed by the City of Seaside who has licensed our home for a maximum number of 12 guests (starting at age 4 and above) and 4 vehicles at any given time. The City does not consider anyone 3 years of age or younger into their overall guest count. If you over-occupy or over-park our home it puts our license to operate as a vacation rental in immediate jeopardy. Therefore we require strict adherence to both provisions.

    If your group consists of more than 12 people over the age of 3, there are vacation homes that can accommodate larger groups or you might consider renting multiple homes as necessary to accommodate your party.

    With regards to vehicles, you will need to plan ahead and make other arrangements for additional vehicles; we cannot allow more than the 4 vehicles at our home.  And yes, the City does watch vacation rentals closely!

    Any breach of our parking our occupancy limitations by our Guest or someone in our Guest’s control, shall be grounds for us to immediately terminate their reservation, retake possession and all of their rents and deposits shall be forfeited. So please be sure to adhere to our vacation home licensing limitations.

    • The actual bed layout in all four bedrooms only accommodates 10 adults while the maximum occupancy states 12 – why is that?

    As we mentioned earlier – the City licenses each home for a “maximum number of guests” allowed to occupy each home. Although the bedrooms accommodate 10 people, there is an electric queen size air mattress in the master bedroom closet that can easily be setup anywhere and there is a daybed in the game room.

    • Can I bring my pet?

    We’re sorry but our home is NOT pet friendly – this is usually not a negotiable conversation, although a few exceptions have been made from time to time with a substantial non-refundable security deposit. We love pets and bring our small dog to our house. However, there are many reasons why our home is NOT pet friendly. Although our dog is hypoallergenic and you will not notice any sign that he has ever been in the house, you might want to consider another home if you are ALLERGIC to animals.

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