Rental Agreement

(Two night minimum stay required, Three night minimum during festivals)

Security Deposit and Rental fees:  In order to secure your reservation,  a security deposit of $100 must be received along with your name, phone number, e-mail and physical address, the dates of your intended stay and the number of adults and children who will be staying with you at Ozark Annie’s.  The security deposit may be made by credit card or check.  The security deposit will be refunded within one week of your departure provided the premises are left in the same general and good habitable condition as found upon arrival.  If additional cleaning resulting from agreement violations such as evidence of smoking/pets,  and/or repairs are needed, or evidence of damage to the cabin, property or contents,  and/or replacement for missing contents, the costs will be deducted from your security deposit and you will be provided a receipt for the additional costs.  Payment of money for the security deposit is evidence of your acceptance of this rental agreement and your intent to use it for a vacation rental.  Upon receipt of your security deposit, the cabin will be reserved for the dates specified and a confirmation notice will be sent to you.  Ozark Annie’s rental fee is $125.00 per night for the months of March through October, $100 per night for the winter months of November through February,  with a two night minimum stay required ($150.00 per night/three night minimum during festivals) and it is the responsibility of the renter to ensure any balance due shall be paid within 7 days after the security deposit is paid. You will be sent an invoice for the rental fees. Payment may be made with a credit card through Pay Pal or with a check. Regretfully we will have to cancel your reservation if the final balance is not received 7 days prior to your arrival/check in date and there will be no refund issued.

Cancellation policy, early departures and refunds:  In the event of hazardous road conditions caused by severe weather, the owners have the discretion to accept cancellations by the renter and refund deposits and rental fees on a case by case basis.  No refunds will be given for the renter’s change of plans or early departures.

Check-In Procedures:  Upon receipt of full payment, a security code to the door key lock box will be sent to you.

Check-in time:  Check in time is anytime after 3 p.m. on the first day of your reservation.

Items left behind:  The owners are not responsible for items left behind by the renter or their guests. Guests are responsible for making arrangements and paying any costs involved to return items left behind.

Outages:  Occasionally outages occur that are beyond our control.  No refunds or compensation will be given for any outages.

Rental Policies:  The renter agrees to abide by Ozark Annie’s rules/terms described in this contract.

Smoking and smoke detectors:  There is no smoking allowed in the cabin or on the property.  If there is evidence of smoking during your stay, you will forfeit your entire security deposit.  There are smoke detectors located throughout the cabin.  Do not remove the batteries from them.  Please notify the owners if the fire alarm “chirps” or has a low battery condition.  There is a fire extinguisher above the cookstove and is to be used only in true emergencies.

Fires:  Campfires are permitted outside in the fireplace IF there are no local burn bans issued.  The renter is responsible for providing their own firewood  and will not burn any other materials or trash.  The renter is responsible for ensuring safety precautions are taken when using the outdoor fireplace, will not leave any fire unattended and ensure the fire is thoroughly  extinguished when finished.  During the months of November through February, guests may use the indoor wood stove using Starter Logs/Duraflame type logs and/or firewood provided by the owners. No item, including but not limited to:  charcoal, lava rocks, accelerants, etc., may be burned in the indoor wood stove.  The renter agrees to ensure no fire in any fireplace/wood stove is left unattended. No fireworks may be discharged on the property.

Ozark Annie’s cabin is fully furnished including a refrigerator, electric cookstove, dishes and utensils, cookware, microwave, coffee maker/filters, linens, towels, a HD flat screen television with satellite service, wi-fi and a telephone for local calls. Basic set ups of toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, dish soap, coffee and accompaniments,  common spices, and garbage bags are provided by the owners.  The cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom with a tub/shower, and will sleep four people.  There are no housekeeping services during your stay. The renter agrees to not make any alterations to the cabin or property, including but not limited to rearranging or moving furniture/fixtures, tampering with locks, hammering nails into the walls, chopping trees, etc.

Minimum Age required to rent the cabin is 21 years of age and must be present during the cabin rental.  Sub-letting or adults renting for persons under 21 years of age is Not allowed.   No underage drinking, illegal drug use, loud music or disturbances of the peace will be tolerated.

Pets:  No animals or pets of any kind are allowed in the cabin or on the property.

Occupancy and Suitability:  The maximum number for occupancy is four persons  A child one year or older is considered a person. The cabin is not child friendly for younger aged children.  There are a number of steps to climb outside and steps to a loft bedroom inside.

Check out procedures:  Upon departure, guests are required to leave the property in the same general condition as when they arrived.  Directions for setting the thermostat are posted and shall be followed.  All windows and doors shall be closed and locked, the key returned to the key lock box and secured.

We appreciate your respect for our property.  Please take care of the cabin as if it were your own.  It is the responsibility of the renter to notify the owners immediately upon arrival if anything is broken or not properly functioning, otherwise the renter may be held responsible for the property conditions.

Ozark Annie’s is privately owned.  The renter accepts renting privileges with the understanding that he/she is responsible for the safe occupancy of the cabin, and for the safety and welfare for  themselves and/or guests. The renter will be held liable for any damages, rental compensation for time lost resulting from negligent usage of the cabin and/or its contents.  The renter does hereby release Ozark Annie’s Cabin, its owners and employees, of all liability for any loss or damage to the renter’s property, including loss or damage caused by fire, water, theft or any cause whatsoever,  and against any and all claims resulting from loss or damage to property or injury to the person of any member of the family or guest of the registered renter arising out of the use of the cabin and property,  regardless of the nature of the accident, injury or loss.  Renters should purchase their own insurance if such coverage is desired.  The renter expressly acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement is for transient occupancy of the Property, and that renters do not intend to the make the property a residence or household.  The  renter and their guests understand and agree that the owners reserve the right to enter property at anytime to investigate disturbances, check occupancy, check damages, make repairs alterations or improvements. The renter agrees to pay all reasonable costs, attorney’s fees and expenses that shall be made or incurred by the owner(s) enforcing this agreement.