Kickback Beach Shack Terms and Conditions

1. DEFINITIONS
“Booking” means the period for which you have paid to stay at the Property. 
“Property” means Kickback Beach Shack @ Forster and all its fixtures, fittings and equipment. 
“Management” means the owners and managers of the Property. 
"Guests" means the persons who stay overnight in the Property during the Booking. 
"Visitor" means a person a Guest permits to visit the Property during the Booking. 

2. ACCEPTANCE & RESPONSIBILITY. 
• Payment of the Deposit constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. 

3. CHECK IN/ OUT
• Check-in time is not before 3pm on the arrival date and check out time is not later than 11am on departure date. 
• Late departure is subject to prior arrangement and availability and extra charges may apply. 
• Check-in/check-out and key collection/return procedure will be as follows.  You will be emailed a pin code number a couple of days before your stay.   Pincode will give you access to a key safe (at the front) door and access to the house keys.   Please leave the keys in the key safe on check out.

4. PAYMENT
• A deposit of 25% (minimum), must be received within 3 days after the Booking is taken by Management. Bookings are not confirmed unless and until this deposit is received. 
• Payment in full must be received no later than 2 weeks prior to your arrival. 
• Payments of the amount due must be received in Australian $ net of any bank or other transaction charges. 
• Please ensure payments are made within the specified time limits or the Booking will be cancelled automatically without notice or liability to you. 
• We accept payment by the following methods:  Bank Transfer & Paypal (Visa/Mastercard) 
• Our bank details will be advised to you. 

5. CANCELLATION OR VARIATION
• If you wish to vary or cancel your Booking, please contact us immediately on 0418 435 399
• Your deposit is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. 
• If you have paid more than the deposit or paid in full and cancel your Booking you will be refunded the amount paid less the nominated deposit.
• If Management is able to relet the Property for the period cancelled a further refund may be made less administration charges, commissions and expenses> 
• We have a minimum nights stay policy of 2 nights. No refund will be made for a variation to the extent that it breaches our minimum nights stay policy. 

6. SECURITY BOND
• A credit card authorisation must be provided to Management upon confirmation of your Booking
• Any damage loss or expense incurred by Management as a result of your breach of these Terms & Conditions will be charged against the credit card. Examples include but are not limited to any breakage, damage or excess cleaning requirements, extra Guests or Visitors beyond those declared.

7. UNAVAILABILITY
• If the Property becomes unavailable for your occupancy due to unforeseen circumstances (eg. fire, storm, damage, etc) then Management will inform you immediately and endeavor to obtain suitable alternative accommodation for your occupancy; failing which any moneys paid will be refunded in full. 

8. PARTIES & FUNCTIONS
•  Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. 

9. LINEN AND TOWELS
• Guests must provide their own linen and towels. 

10. PETS
• Pets are allowed at the Property. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets both within and outside the property. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees. 
• All pets must have up to date vaccinations and be healthy and free from fleas, worms and other parasites
• Owners must act responsibly and keep their pets under control, including taking responsibility for their pets behaviour and minimise excessive barking out of respect to the surrounding neighbours
• Pets are not allowed on any of the furniture or beds and are not to be left inside the house unattended
• Please clean up after your dog and dispose of all droppings into the garbage bin using plastics bags
• Please bring your dog’s towels and make use of the outdoor shower or hose to remove any excess sand or dirt
• There is a large trampoline bed that can be used, but we do request that you bring your dog’s own bedding to make him or her feel at home.
• You may be requested to offer a pet bond.  Any excessive cleaning or damage to the property and its contents (furniture, bedding etc) will be removed from the pet bond.  The pet bond will be returned to you via bank transfer / Paypal (depending how you paid) once our cleaner confirms the property condition. (Maximum 7 days after your check out) 

11. YOUR OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
• You must comply with all applicable Stayz House Rules and all instructions from Management and the caretakers of the Property concerning occupancy, property, health, safety and quiet enjoyment of the Property and our neighbours. 
• You are responsible for damage, breakages, theft and loss of the Property and any part of it during your stay. You must notify us of this immediately. Management may recover from you repair or replacement cost (at Management's discretion) 
• Only the guests nominated and agreed in the Booking may stay in the Property over night. If any other guests stay extra charges may apply or the agreement may be terminated without refund. 
• Disturbance to our neighbours, including excessive noise, is prohibited and may result in termination and eviction without refund and extra charges may be made for security and other expenses. 
• Before departure, all food must be removed from fridges, all rubbish put in the appropriate council rubbish bins provided, and crockery and cutlery washed and packed away. The Property must be left in a clean and tidy condition. 
• Extra cleaning charges may be incurred for the cleaning of dirty dishes, washing machine, dishwasher, emptying the fridge, removal of excessive rubbish etc. Should the cleaning fee be more than the usual cost for cleaning the property, you will be charged the additional costs over and above the normal cleaning fee which will be deducted from the security bond or charged to your credit card
• All furniture and furnishings must be left in the position they were in when you arrived
• The property should be vacated on time and secured. All windows and doors are to be locked. All keys must be returned to Management or as otherwise directed. 
• You are responsible for the safekeeping and replacement of accommodation keys. Duplicate keys will be provided at an additional charge of $20
• Smoking is not permitted in the Property 

12. PROBLEMS OR COMPLAINTS
• In the case of any problem or complaint, you must inform Management at the earliest opportunity so Management has the chance to rectify the situation as quickly and efficiently as possible. You must allow repair/service access to the property during reasonable hours. 
• Any complaint, which cannot be resolved locally, must be notified in writing to Management prior to departure from the Property. 
• Failure to follow this procedure this may hinder the ability of Management to rectify the problem or complaint and reduce or extinguish any claim you may have. 

We recommend all guests purchase travel insurance since Management are not responsible for any injuries, illness or accidents that may occur whilst staying at our property.