This agreement is between
(Name)_____________________________________________ (RENTER)
(Phone# - Hm and Cell)________________________________
and Joe Renda (OWNER). RENTER agrees to rent The Landings of the Withlacoochee, “Unit A33”, a privately owned condo, for a period beginning at 4:00 pm EST ____________________ (date) and ending at 11:00 am EST on ____________________ (date). The vacation rental Condo is located at: 20800 River Drive, Unit A33 Dunnellon, Florida. Located in Marion County Florida. As listed at

RESERVATIONS: This reservation will be pending receipt of the following: a) signed original contract b) $200 deposit c) copy of driver’s license. These items must be received within 7 days from date of email confirmation and should be mailed to the following address:

Joe Renda
424 6th Ave North
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Phone (727) 458-3001


PAYMENTS: All rent payments are due 30 days in advance of the first day of the rental; failure to pay the rent will be considered cancellation with less than 30 days notice. All payments must be made through personal check (only if received 14 days in advance of rental start date), cashiers check, money order. If the Renter’s check bounces the reservation will be canceled and deposits forfeited.
RENTER agrees to have no pets. RENTER agrees to pay Monthly Rental Rate:$1,500 or $1,350 (seasonal) or Weekly Rental Rate: $600.00 plus applicable State Sales Tax (8.5%) at least 30 days prior to the arrival date; failure to pay on time will constitute cancellation and be treated as cancellation with less than 30 days notice. The $200 deposit to hold the Condo converts to the security deposit.

Total Rental Fees : $_________
Florida Sales Tax 8.5% : $_________
Cleaning Fee : $_________
Security Deposit : $200.00 (Refundable)
Total Amount Due : $_________

CANCELLATION: If this reservation is canceled the entire deposit will not be returned. If the RENTER does not show up or leaves early, the RENTER is responsible for the balance of rent for the full term of the contract unless the house is rented. If official hurricane warnings or evacuation orders are issued the RENTER may be released from this contract, the rent will be prorated, and assuming other conditions of this contract are met the deposit and rent balance will be returned to the RENTER. This will depend on the specific circumstances of the hurricane. Owner reserves the right to cancel this agreement in the event of an emergency or unforeseen event.
SECURITY DEPOSIT will be held until the inspection of the property, between 5 and 7 days to ensure that the house and grounds are left in good condition. RENTER assures OWNER that any tenant who violates any of the terms of this contract shall be immediately denied occupancy and shall remedy any damages or other expenses which are caused by the tenant and/or the tenant's guest(s).The RENTER assumes full responsibility for missing items and damage to the property, as well as any excessive cleaning costs, and any other damages resulting from Renter’s or other occupant’s failure to comply with this contract. These costs will be deducted from the deposit, if costs exceed the deposit amount the RENTER will be responsible for all those costs as well as any costs associated with collection of those costs. Unless RENTER specifies otherwise deposit will be returned by check.

The following individuals will reside in the Condo during this rental period:

1.) Name:__________________________ relationship: __________________ adult or child_______
2.) Name:__________________________ relationship: __________________ adult or child_______
3.) Name:__________________________ relationship: __________________ adult or child_______
4.) Name:__________________________ relationship: __________________ adult or child_______
5.) Name:__________________________ relationship: __________________ adult or child_______
6.) Name:__________________________ relationship: __________________ adult or child_______

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS: The house is to be occupied by no more than six (6) persons at a maximum. Therefore, in the event RENTER allows the premises to be occupied by more than 6 persons, RENTER will be immediately evicted. RENTER will also be responsible to pay owner the sum of one hundred and fifty ($50.00) dollars per person in excess of six persons or as entered above per day the RENTER allows the premises to be occupied by more than 6 persons. Violation of this provision subjects RENTER to significant penalties which are necessary to protect the OWNER because of the fact that this contract is a short term vacation rental.
NOT ALLOWED: Loud parties or other disturbances are not allowed. No illegal substances are allowed on the property. Violation of the ban on loud parties or illegal substances will be grounds for owner or owner’s agent to require RENTER to immediately leave the house and forfeit any rent or security deposit. Hookup or occupation of any motor home or camper is not allowed.
A set of Condo rules are in the unit, by signing this contract the RENTER agrees to observe these rules and is responsible that other tenants and guests also follows the rules.

The owner and/or owner’s agent shall have the right of access to the property at any reasonable time for inspections, maintenance, or repairs with at least 24 hours notice. In an emergency, OWNER or her agent may enter the premises at any time without securing prior permission from RENTER. The RENTER and owner agree that this is rental is regulated under Florida Statutes governing Lodging establishments (Chapter 509) and that the RENTER is a guest as defined in those statutes. This rental agreement is a part of the special contract between the operator and guest as defined in the statues. The owner and his agent are the operator as defined in the statues. The house is offered as a Resort Dwelling for short-term rental not subject to the Florida Landlord Tenant Statutes.
If RENTER abandons or vacates the premises, OWNER may at his option terminate this Contract, enter the premises, and remove all property.
RENTER may not let, sublet or assign this Contract for all or any part of the premises.
RENTER assumes full responsibility for fulfilling the terms of the Contract for the period stated and assure the OWNER full recourse for the payment of any amount outstanding from the total amount due in accord with the terms as stated above including any outstanding or unpaid charges that are the responsibility of the RENTER.
Please return keys as instructed on written information sent to you prior to your arrival. If keys are not returned per instructions, a new lock will be installed and the cost will be taken out of the deposit. Keys are not to be duplicated.

Upon not less than 24 hours notice, RENTER shall make available to OWNER or their agent for the premises of entering to make necessary or convenient repairs.
RENTER agrees that he/she shall not paint or make alterations to the property, including changing existing locks or adding new ones, without the OWNER'S written consent.
RENTER agrees to indemnify and hold OWNER harmless from all liability, loss or damage arising from any nuisance or harm made or suffered on the premises by the RENTER, tenants, or guests or from any carelessness, neglect, or improper conduct of any persons entering, occupying or visiting the premises.
In the event that any action shall be commenced by either party arising out of, or concerning this contract or any right or obligation derived there from, the prevailing party shall be entitled to receive attorney's fees as fixed by the Court in addition to all relief at law or equity.
Either party may terminate this Contract in the event of a violation of any provision of this Contract by the other party in the manner and as provided by law.

Both parties agree to the use of electronic communications in the place of written communications, and to accept electronic communications as binding. I have read and understand this contract and the attached house rules and agree to all terms. OWNER electronic communications should be sent to
RENTER Signature: ______________________________________ Date:_______________
Name: __________________________________ Driver’s license number:_________________

State where license obtained:________________
Street Address:________________________________________________
Email address where communication should be sent:__________________________________

Owner Signature:________________________________________ Owner may sign the agreement electronically or send in hard copy.

The Landings of the Withlacoochee SIGNATURE PAGE(S) House Rules



CHECK IN/OUT - Check in 4:00 PM EST, Check out by 11:00 AM EST , No Exceptions. Please respect other families arriving after you expect it clean and ready just as you did.

NO SMOKING is allowed in the house—UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Please smoke outside, but do not throw butts on the ground or on the deck.

ANY PROBLEMS - If anything goes wrong, please call, please call the owners first. This person lives in the immediate area and will normally be available to make sure everything is okay. The owner can usually be reached at this number (727) 458-3001 cell.

PLUMBING PROBLEMS – If you have plumbing problems, call the designated person on the telephone. DO NOT USE LIQUID PLUMBER OR THESE TYPES OF PRODUCTS. Prevent problems by not flushing sanitary products in the toilet and by wiping plates of food in the trash before washing in the sink. A plunger is available if needed. Joe Renda (727) 458-3001 Cell Phone

WINDOWS AND DOORS – Always lock windows and doors when you leave. Sudden windy rains do occur and water can get into the house if not securely closed.

LINENS - We do not provide linen service. You can, however, use our private sheets, pillows, and blankets. You are welcome to use them.

DISHES – Dishware, glassware, kitchenware and/or utensils have been provided in the Condo as a guest convenience. These materials have not been sanitized.

TELEPHONE - You can receive calls and make local calls toll free. You will need a calling card or credit card to make long distance or toll calls. You can call 800 numbers but not 900 numbers. You can receive calls. The phone number at the house is (352) 522-1976.

DISTURBANCES - No loud or destructive parties are allowed. People come here for peace and quiet. Should you violate this, you will be evicted. Illegal drugs of any kind are not allowed at any time.

FURNITURE - Moving furniture is not suggested, but if you wish to do so, please lift the furniture off the ground.

WASHER/DRYER – The washer and dryer is meant as a convenience during your stay. Do not overfill with clothes. Check lint drawer on dryer. Throw lint in trash, not sink.

GROUNDS FOR EXPULSION: Violation of house rules are grounds for immediate expulsion and loss of all rent and deposits. Other reasons for expulsion include: breaking terms of the contract, more people staying in the house than contracted for; disturbing the neighbors; unauthorized pets; keeping the house excessively dirty; negligence, property damage or other reasonable reasons. Your deposit and rent will be forfeited as stated in the contract.


CLEANING: Please leave the house as clean as you found it. in clean condition. A $50.00 cleaning fee will be charged if normal cleaning can not be conducted. The difference will be taken from your deposit .

FOOD: Do not leave any food or it will be thrown away—this includes food in the refrigerator and freezer.

GARBAGE: Please take the garbage out when you leave and place it in the large bin in front of the Condo. Don't leave bags of garbage out overnight as it will attract ants.

OUTDOOR ITEMS: Make sure all outside items are secure so they won’t be blown into the Glass doors. Do not leave any loose trash, bottles outside or items that can be propelled on a windy day.

WINDOWS AND DOOR: Close and lock all windows and doors when you leave.

LIGHTS: Turn off all lights including lights outside.

AIR CONDITIONER/HEATER: Turn the air conditioner/heater up to 82 degrees. Controls are located in the hallway near the master bedroom

DEPOSIT: We truly hope we will never have to keep your deposit. Please follow these rules as well as the contract so that we will not be force to keep any part of your deposit.

Have a wonderful stay.

Signature __________________________ Name __________________ Date_____________

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