General Short Term Rental Agreement

Simply Vacation Rentals wants all of our guests to have the most enjoyable and relaxing experience possible. For that reason, please take a minute to become familiar with the General Short Term Rental Agreement.

Simply Vacations
7902 Traders Circle, Suite A
Greenville, TX, 75402

This agreement made [DATE] between:


(hereinafter called the Tenants) and Simply Vacations (hereinafter called the Landlord) concerning the short-term rental of the property located at [Address].

Total people in renting party: [RGUESTS_TOTAL] not to exceed [PMAXGUESTS].

Rental period begins at [CHECKINTIME] pm on [ARRIVALDATE] and ends at [CHECKOUTTIME] on [DEPARTUREDATE].


Deposit due with signed agreement: $ [RDEPOSIT]


Balance due 30 days prior to commencement of the rental on [REMAINING BALANCE_DUE_DATE]

Terms of the Agreement

  1. The Landlord has the right to inspect the premises without prior notice at any time to enforce the terms of this agreement. Should the Tenants violate any of the terms of this agreement, the rental period shall be terminated immediately. The Tenants waive all rights to process if they fail to vacate the premises upon termination of the rental period. The Tenants shall vacate the premises at the expiration time and date of this agreement.
  2. There is no phone available. You will need to have a cell phone to reach emergency services by dialing 911.
  3. The Tenants shall maintain the premises in a good, clean, and ready-to-rent condition, and use the premises only in a careful and lawful manner. The tenants shall leave the premises in a ready-to-rent condition at the expiration of the rental agreement, defined by the Landlord as being immediately habitable by the next tenants. Tenants shall pay for maintenance and repairs should the premises be left in a lesser condition. The tenants agree that the Landlord shall deduct costs of said services from the security deposit prior to refund if tenants cause damage to the premises or its furnishings.
  4. The Tenants shall dispose of all waste material generated during the rental period in a lawful manner and put the trash in the bins along the provided during their stay for pickup. The tenant is cautioned not to leave trash outside for long periods of time because it attracts animals.
  5. The Tenants shall pay for any damage done to the premises over and above normal wear and tear.
  6. No animals or pets of any kind will be brought onto the premises.
  7. The Tenants shall not sublet the property.
  8. The Tenants shall have no more than [PMAXGUESTS] persons reside or sleep on the premises. Children are calculated in the total and are limited to one child per adult.
  9. The Tenants shall behave in a civilized manner and shall be good neighbors respecting the rights of the surrounding property owners. The Tenants shall not create noise or disturbances likely to disturb or annoy the surrounding property owners. Creating a disturbance of the aforementioned nature shall be grounds for immediate termination of this agreement and Tenants shall then immediately vacate the premises. Quiet hour starts at 10 PM and outdoor noise should be kept to a minimum.
  10. There shall be no smoking on the premises whatsoever.
  11. The landlord shall provide towels, linens, cups, knives, forks, spoons, dishes, and other items commonly used by the Landlord’s family. Soap, Shampoos, and other consumables are to be purchased by Tennant. No reimbursement will be made for unused consumables left at the premises. If consumables exist at the premises when the Tenant arrives the Tenant is free to use them…
  12. The Tenants and Tenants’ Guests shall hereby indemnify and hold harmless the Landlord against any and all claims of personal injury or property damage or loss arising from the use of the premises regardless of the nature of the accident, injury, or loss. Tenants expressly recognize that any insurance for property damage or loss that the Landlord may maintain on the property does not cover the personal property of Tenants and that Tenants should purchase their own insurance for Tenants and Guests if such coverage is desired.
  13. Tenants agree to pay all reasonable costs, attorney’s fees, and expenses that shall be made or incurred by the Landlord enforcing this agreement.
  14. Tenants expressly acknowledge and agree that this Agreement is for transient occupancy of the Property and that Tenants do not intend to make the property a residence or household.
  15. We occasionally experience outages that are beyond our control. We report outages as each occurs. No refunds or compensation will be given for any outages.
  16. There shall be no refunds of rents due to shortened stays or ruined expectations because of weather conditions.
  17. If the property should go on the MARKET FOR SALE, it may be shown to qualified buyers during the Tenants’ stay. Every effort will be made to schedule the showing at a convenient time and not interrupt the Tenant’s vacation. Tenant shall allow reasonable viewings of the home between 9 am and 8 PM present or not.
  18. There shall be no refunds of rents because of shortened stays or ruined expectations due to work and family emergencies or other commitments.
  19. There is absolutely no swimming allowed in the pond. It is the tenant’s responsibility to learn about safety precautions and procedures concerning being around the pond. The tenant agrees to have a responsible adult supervising minors at all times. The tenant is hereby notified that the pond can be dangerous and the tenant accepts fully the risks involved.
  20. Only legally owned and permitted firearms shall be allowed on the premises according to State and local laws. Absolutely no shooting of firearms shall be permitted.
  21. Tenant agrees that Fireworks and other hazardous materials shall not be used in or around the property.
  22. The tenant shall use the property for legal purposes only. Other use, such as but not limited to, illegal drug use, abuse of any person, harboring fugitives, etc.; shall cause termination of this agreement with no refund of rents or deposits.
  23. Tenant agrees not to access the “owner’s closet”, even if unlocked, which contains cleaning supplies and chemicals that could be hazardous to children and adults.
  24. Tenant is advised that the property contains gas-operated items and will seek help from management if the proper operation of such items is not fully understood.
  25. The property has a fire extinguisher installed near the kitchen area. The fire extinguisher was fully charged at last inspection. It is the duty of the tenant to inform management immediately should the fire extinguisher become less than fully charged. Tenant agrees to use the fire extinguisher only for true emergencies.
  26. The property has fire alarms installed and they are believed to function properly at the time of rental. Tennant will notify management without delay if a fire alarm “chirps” or has a low battery condition.
  27. Tenant is advised that there is no carbon monoxide detector on the property and accepts the risk involved in not having one.
  28. Tenant shall see to their own security while in the property by locking doors, windows, etc. when it’s prudent to do so.
  29. Valuable items left behind by the tenant will be held for the tenant and every reasonable effort will be made to contact the tenant for return. If items are not claimed for longer than 6 months they shall become the property of the Landlord. The Landlord shall not be held liable for the condition of said items.
  30. Satellite TV may or may not be provided and service level has been chosen by the Landlord. No refund of rents shall be given for outages, content, lack of content, or personal preferences with regard to cable TV service.
  31. High-speed wireless internet is provided as a convenience only and is not integral to the agreement. No refund of rents shall be given for outages, content, lack of content, speed, access problems, lack of knowledge of use, or personal preferences with regard to internet service.
  32. Tenant agrees that Air conditioning shall not be set below 73 degrees and heat shall not be set above 78 degrees, and the fan setting shall be “Auto”. Doors and windows shall be closed when either heat or air conditioning is in operation.