owned and reflect the taste of each owner.
Sheets and towels are provided in most of
our properties. Please check the property
description for those that provide the
service or ask one of our reservationists.
Linens are available for rent. Properties are
set up for basic cooking needs. Most offer
basic cable and telephone services (with
a few exceptions). Cleaning supplies and
paper products are not provided. If you have
specific standards or requirements for your
vacation, we advise that you make a personal
inspection of the property during the off-
season prior to making your reservation. WE
CANNOT MAKE SUBSTITUTIONS OR GIVE REFUNDS
UPON YOUR ARRIVAL.
A deposit of 50% of your base rent is due
within 7 days from the date your reservation
was made. A credit card is required on file
for all reservations. The Accidental Damage
Program fee is due with your first payment,
and if selected, the Travel Insurance is due at
this time as well . You will receive a Vacation
Rental Agreement which must be signed and
returned to our office. Should we not
receive your deposit by the due date, your
reservation will be cancelled. You will not
be notified or reminded to pay the deposit due.
The balance of your account is due 30 days
prior to check-in.
A VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT will be sent to
you by email or mail after your reservation
is made. Please read, sign and return the
Agreement with your deposit within 7 days of
receipt. Failure to return the signed Agreement
will result in automatic cancellation of
your reservation. If booking within 30 days
of check-in, full payment and the signed
Agreement are due at time of booking.
FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
We gladly accept personal checks or certified
funds if we have at least 30 days to process.
Accepted forms of payment are US funds only.
VISA and MASTERCARD are accepted for your
convenience. For reservations made less than
30 days prior to arrival or for less than a
full week, full payment is due at the time of
booking. Sun-Surf Realty may disburse up to
50% of advance rent payments to homeowners
and vendors prior to guest’s arrival. A fee of
$25 will be charged for any checks returned
for insufficient funds or a closed account.
We collect North Carolina sales tax of 6.75%
and Carteret County occupancy tax of 6%
on all rentals of 90 days or less. Although
subject to change, as we go to press the
total tax is currently 12.75%. Sales and
occupancy taxes are charged on all rental
items, services or fees at a tax rate of 12.75%.
CANCELLATON / TRANSFER POLICY
In the event that you must cancel your
reservation, notify us as soon as possible
in writing. We will make reasonable effort
to re-rent the property. If we re-rent the
property, all monies (less a $150 cancellation
fee, travel insurance, applicable taxes and
any fees for goods or services which may
have already been paid to third parties, and
less any discount offered to secure a re-
booking) will be returned within 30 days after
we have received the advance rent payment
from the new tenant. If we are unable to re-
rent the property, the full rent payment will
be forfeited. ALL CANCELLATION REQUESTS MUST
BE MADE IN WRITING.
2019 TENTATIVE RESERVATIONS
We gladly accept advance reservations for
the following year anytime during your stay
at no charge! Guests staying in a vacation
rental have priority for rebooking that
property for the following year until the
Tuesday after their departure. Otherwise, the
property is available on a first come, first
served basis to others. Tentative reservations
will be confirmed in December when your
deposit of 50% is due. Homeowners have first
rights to all weeks for the following year.
Because anything can go wrong, Sun Trip
through Red Sky Travel Insurance
providing the most comprehensive coverage
available. Sun-Surf Realty highly recommends
that you purchase this insurance to protect
you in the event of an unexpected, covered