Kauai Pacific Real Estate - Vacation Rental Terms and Conditions
Kaua’i Pacific Real Estate
Terms and Conditions Agreement
This contract constitutes an agreement between the Guest and the property Owner, represented by Kauai Pacific Real Estate, LLC (KPRE) - Vacation Rental Division in accordance with the laws of the State of Hawai’i.
DOWN PAYMENT: A down payment of 20% of the total rental or $200 (whichever is greater) is required to confirm your reservation. We accept VISA, Master Card, AMEX and Discover. $50 of this down payment is a non-refundable reservation fee.
OTHER CHARGES: All reservations are subject to Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) 10.25% and General Excise Tax (GET) tax of 4.712% on the rental rate and all fees which includes the County of Kauai surcharge to the GET. There is also a 4.25% Processing Fee charged on the total reservation cost.
CLEANING FEE: The total rental fee will include cleaning charges for the property you selected. Should the property require additional cleaning upon check out (excessive sand, trash, excessive uncleanliness, etc.), an Excessive Cleaning fee will be charged to the credit card on file. For rentals longer than 24 days, a mid-stay clean is required and a second cleaning fee will be charged to the credit card on file.
FINAL PAYMENT: Full payment is due no later than 60 (sixty) days prior to arrival. The reservation is then non-refundable. The balance due will be charged to the credit card on file automatically unless advised otherwise. If your payment is not received by the due date, your reservation will be subject to cancellation. If a guest arrives later than expected or leaves earlier than planned the cost of these night(s) will not be returned.
CHANGE POLICY: Changes made to a reservation 90 or more days prior to arrival which results in the change of dates, in a reduction of the number of originally scheduled days, number of units booked, or a change of location will result in a $75 fee plus taxes and processing fees. Changing units, reduction in days or number of units booked will not be allowed 90 days or less prior to arrival.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservation payment is due in full and non-refundable a full 60 days prior to arrival date. If reservation is canceled between 61 and 90 days prior to arrival, the down payment will be retained. If the reservation is canceled 90 or more days prior to arrival, the down payment will be returned, minus a $75 cancellation fee and the $50 non-refundable reservation fee, plus taxes and processing.
COVID-19: If the guest cannot travel due to COVID-19 restrictions, Kauai Pacific Real Estate will allow the guest to reschedule their stay up to 12 months from the original date of the reservation. There will be no change fees, and the guest will be locked into the originally booked nightly rate, even if the current rate gets raised before arrival. Should the guest decide to come during the Holiday Season, December 15 to January 7 and February 8 – 18, these nights do carry higher rates, the guest would be responsible for the difference in the nightly rate plus the required taxes and processing.
The rescheduled reservation must be for the same number of nights as originally booked and in the original unit booked. The guest can add more nights at the then current nightly rate. If the guest books for fewer nights than originally booked, then the fees for the unused nights will be forfeited.
UNFORESEEN AND UNAVOIDABLE EVENTS; CONSTRUCTION NOISE: Neither the Owner nor Kauai Pacific Real Estate shall be liable to the Guest for events beyond their control which may interfere with Guest’s occupancy or quiet enjoyment, including but not limited to: unforeseen and unavoidable events, loss of view, beach conditions, inaccessibility of various areas of interest, natural disasters, acts of government agencies, government imposed closures, fires, strikes, terrorism, war, pandemic, inclement weather, flooding and construction noise on-property or from nearby sites, or loss of amenities which are closed for maintenance purposes or inoperable conditions. NO REBATE or REFUND will be offered in these circumstances as they are beyond the control of the owner or Management Company.
RESORT FEES: Most resorts do not charge additional resort fees, with the exception of Hanalei Bay Resort, the resort and parking fees are paid directly to the resort.
OCCUPANCY: The number of guests in the unit is restricted to the number you have shown on your reservation. In no case will that number ever exceed the maximum number of guests allowed in the listing. Weddings, receptions, parties, or functions are not permitted on the property. Any use of the unit for other than family vacation purposes or any non-permitted occupants may result in termination of stay and eviction from the property. Guest booking reservation must be 25 years of age or older.
MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENTS: Typically, there is a 3-night minimum stay for all condos, some condos require a minimum of 4-6 nights. For homes, there is a minimum 5-night stay. During the holiday period, the minimum night stay is 7 nights for all condos and homes.
AIR CONDITIONING: Unless stated in the unit description, air conditioning is NOT available. Please check the description of the unit you are renting prior to confirming your booking. In the event of a breakdown, we will make every effort to address the problem by the next working day, after malfunction is reported. We cannot guarantee that the air conditioning will not break down during your stay, therefore no refunds or adjustments will be made for mechanical failure.
DAMAGE PROTECTION WAIVER: As our guest, you are responsible for any damage to the property incurred by you during your stay. Your room is cleaned and inspected for previous damage prior to your arrival. If after your arrival you should find a cleaning or damage issue, please let us know immediately and we will send a company representative out as soon as possible to verify the issue. Failure to notify Kauai Pacific Real Estate (KPRE) of any pre-existing cleaning or damage issues upon arrival will mean that any damages or cleaning issues discovered later will be considered your responsibility.
To reduce your exposure from any accidental damage that may happen, we offer a Damage Protection Waiver (DPW), which covers up to $3,000.00 for total damages to the property, furniture, fixtures, linens, and dishware. The cost of this waiver is a one-time fee of $49.99, which protects you from check-in to check-out. As an alternative to the Damage Protection Waiver, you can opt to pay a $1,000.00 Security Deposit, which would be refunded to you two weeks after your departure, after verification that no damage was incurred. In either event, by signing the rental agreement you are also agreeing to allow KPRE to charge your credit card on file for any damages in excess of the DPW or the $1,000 Security Deposit.
This Damage Protection Waiver is not insurance; by agreeing to utilize the DPW, KPRE is simply waiving our right to charge you for unintended damages up to the $3,000.00 limit. This waiver does not cover a) damages in excess of $3,000.00 in the aggregate, b) any intentional acts of damage or damages resulting from non-compliance with the Terms and Conditions or from illegal activities, c) damage to any property belonging to any guest or visitor and d) the costs of any guest’s or visitor’s medical expenses or personal injuries.
The cost of the Damage Protection Waiver will be added to your total charges unless you notify us, in writing, of your preference to pay the $1,000.00 Security Deposit.
CONDITION OF PREMISES: The unit and contents are privately owned with Kauai Pacific Real Estate acting solely as the Owner's Agent. It is rented with Owner's furnishings and neither Owner nor Agent will be responsible for providing any additional furnishings or equipment. Every effort has been made to assure accurate descriptions and photos of the unit property. Changes in items and/or décor occur from time to time and such changes will not void or alter these Terms and Conditions. No items belonging to Owner shall be removed from the premises. Should any major equipment be out of order, we guarantee to have the deficiency corrected as soon as possible during normal business hours. Guest authorizes Agent to repair damages or losses caused by Guest or Invitees of Guest, at the expense of Guest. Guest accepts responsibility for the acts of their children, visitors, or invitees. Guest will not remove or rearrange inside furniture. BBQs (if available) are allowed only in designated areas, not on lanais or lawn. Condo Association rules must be followed, this includes the use of the pool and other facilities, which are for guests only. We cannot list all rules in this agreement, so if there are any questions, please check with the condo complex office or with KPRE. Not all accommodations have air conditioning, some units only have air conditioning in specific areas or rooms – please check property description for specific details.
NON-LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION OF OWNER & AGENT: Guests agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the Owner and Agent from any and all costs, expenses, legal proceedings, legal fees, suits, claims, or demands whether from loss of life or injury to Guest and/or invitees of Guest, unless same was due solely to willful act or gross negligence of the Owner or Agent. Guest will not sublet or assign this Agreement without the written consent of the Agent.
HOUSEKEEPING: The property has been cleaned and prepared prior to arrival. Daily maid service is not provided. Washing machines and dryers are either available inside the rental property or at the property complex. Fresh linens and towels are placed in the property along with a “starter” supply of soaps and paper products. The starter supplies are provided as a courtesy and are not replenished. A list of these ‘starter supplies’ will be sent to the Guest approximately 30 days prior to arrival. Additional supplies that may be needed are the responsibility of the Guest. For extended stays beyond 24 days, additional cleaning will be required at Guests’ cost. Optional housekeeping service is by request only, and at an additional cost. Mid-Stay cleans can be purchased when making the reservation or by contacting our Reservations Department once in your room. The Mid-Stay clean will be scheduled by our Housekeeping Department, and payment will be collected via credit card.
MAINTENTANCE AND REPAIRS: If after arrival Guest finds a cleaning or maintenance issue, Guest needs to notify KPRE immediately. Every effort will be made to address the issue by the next business day. If the guest fails to notify KPRE of any cleaning or maintenance issues and does not allow KPRE the opportunity to correct it, then the Guest will not be allowed any fee or rate adjustments.
In the event of equipment failure, we will do our best to address the issue by the next business day. The management company or owner cannot guarantee that air conditioners, televisions, appliances, high-speed internet access will not break down during your stay. We will make every effort to correct such matters as quickly as possible. No refunds or adjustment will be made for mechanical failures beyond our control.
PESTS: Hawaii is a tropical climate where insects (including mosquitos, roaches, lizards, ants, termites, spiders, etc.) unfortunately thrive. All properties are treated quarterly for insects, but Guests may encounter these pests during their stay. Contact with a “pest” inside or outside of the rental unit is not reason for termination of this agreement or a refund of funds paid. If pests are found, please notify KPRE and an additional treatment will be ordered.
QUIET TIME: Guests further agrees that all properties have a mandatory “quiet time” from 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Many locations and facilities fine property owners for noise complaints between these hours. Should complaints for noise be received during tenancy, guest agrees to be liable for all such charges.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Advertised amenities are subject to change without notice or compensation. Changes can occur after a reservation is made as a result of sale of unit, remodeling, mechanical failure, or servicing. Should a property be made unavailable for any reason beyond the control of Agent, Agent may substitute another like or better property. If no other property is available, the limit of liability by property Owner and KPRE is to refund any pre-paid rents that have been paid by the registered Guest.
TELEPHONES: Most rental properties no longer have a dedicated telephone line. If the rental does have a phone, local calls are free. Hanalei Bay Resort rooms which are equipped with telephones and local and long-distance calls included in the resort fee.
INTERNET: All KPRE accommodations include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. Login information will be provided in future correspondence and is also included in the Guest Binders located in each unit. We cannot guarantee that internet or television will not experience service disruption or equipment failure during guest’s stay and therefore, no refunds or adjustment will be made for mechanical failure beyond the control of the owner.
SMOKING AND PETS: By Hawaiian law, all properties are smoke free. Pets are not allowed on the properties as well. Guests will be liable for any costs incurred for smoke or pet mitigation costs.
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: Two types of entry mechanisms are used at our properties. Entry codes will be provided prior to guest’s arrival via email to the email address provided when reservation was made:
- Lock Box: The lockbox contains a key to access the unit. The key is to be returned to the lock box once door is opened. This key must not be removed from the lock box and taken off property during guests’ stay. There is a key in the unit for guests’ use and should be returned to the kitchen counter upon check out.
- Keyless Entry: Guests are to use this code to access the unit. The door will lock behind you. It is guest’s responsibility to ensure all members of their party has the access code.
- Front Desk: Guests at Hanalei Bay Resort will need to check in at the Front Desk. Keys and parking passes will be issued by the resort at that time. Please return keys and passes to Front Desk upon check out. The resort will collect a resort and parking fee totaling $28 per day (plus tax) which includes parking for one vehicle per reservation, wireless internet access, local and domestic long-distance phone calls, use of tennis courts (reservation required) and pools.
PARKING: Most properties offer parking free of charge to registered guests. Except for Hanalei Bay Resort, where parking is $8 per day, per vehicle; paid directly to the resort upon check-in.
PARKING PASSES: Most properties do not require parking passes and vehicle registration. Guest will be provided instructions and individualized Terms and Conditions for properties that require parking passes and registration. There is a $75 charge for unreturned parking passes.
LOCK-OUT / LOST KEYS: When the guest is checking in, the key retrieved from the lock box must be returned to the lock box. In the event the guest is locked out of the property and did not return the key to the lock box, locked the key in the unit, or lost the key, and a replacement key needs to be taken to the property, or a locksmith is needed, there is a $50-$150 service charge, depending on location. There is also a $50-$175 fee for lost property key or pool key or entry card.
LOST ITEMS: We are not responsible for any items left behind. If items are retrieved and guest wants them returned, there is a handling fee of $35 plus shipping to have items returned to you.
THEFT / BURGLARY / BREAK IN: The island of Kauai is considered very safe, but no location anywhere is completely immune to theft or other possible illegal activities. Guest acknowledges that guest shall take precautions when leaving the property (lock all windows, doors, and vehicles). Should theft occur from either interior or exterior of the premises, the Police should be called immediately to report the incident. Neither the Owner or KPRE is responsible to relocate the guest to another property due to these circumstances or for any loss, damage or additional expense incurred, including reimbursement of rental fees or loss of personal items. Safes are not available in most properties and are not available for rent. Again, these actions are very rare, but precaution should be always taken.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is available for an additional charge. Purchase of this insurance will protect you if you need to cancel your trip due to a covered event (including but not limited mandatory evacuation, illness, injury, or death). This plan is administered through Generali Global Assistance - CSA Travel Protection. If you are a resident of New York, please contact Generali Global Assistance - CSA Travel Protection directly to obtain a policy.
CHECK IN TIME: 3 P.M. - CHECK OUT TIME: 10 A.M.
LATE CHECKOUT REQUESTS: A late check out or an early check in cannot be guaranteed. Requests for a late check-out or an early check-in must be made prior to guest’s arrival and paid for in advance.