Check-in / Check-Out Times
Please observe the following check-in/check-out times;
  •  Check-in 4:00 pm, Check-out 10:00 am

Our cleaning staff is scheduled to start at the designated check-out time.  All late departures will be assessed $30/hour or partial hour, to be deducted from their security deposit.

Advance Reservation/Rental Rates
Reservations are accepted up to one year in advance. Monthy winter renters have first priority to re-book for the same period the following year.  This must be done prior to departure.

Age Requirements
No rental will be made to vacationing students or singles under the age of twenty-five (25) unless accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Any reservation made under false pretenses will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/ or rental money. Violators will be evicted.

Minimum Stay Requirements
Weekly reservations run Saturday to Saturday. Shorter stays can be arranged if it is within one week of the vacancy during peak season or within two weeks of the vacancy during mid and low seasons.

Maximum Occupancy
The maximum number of guests per unit is as follows:
Unit 1 - 4
Unit 2 - 5
Unit 3 - 6

Advance Payment
A minimum of 30% per unit is required at the time of booking a reservation with the balance due within 30 days of check-in.  If the reservation is made within 30 days of check-in, the entire balance is due at the time of booking. 

Security Deposit
A security deposit of $200 is required on all of our rental units. The security deposit will be included in the total rental cost. This payment will be refunded within fifteen (15) days of departure, providing there is no damage or theft to the unit and all policies and conditions were followed.

Rental Payment
Balance is due in full thirty (30) days prior to scheduled arrival. Payment may be made in the form of Traveler’s Check, money order, cash, or personal check.  Credit card payments are accepted via PayPal at

NOTE: All cash deposits and/or advance payments will be placed in an interest-bearing account to the benefit of the Aqua Essence.

Reservations Canceled / Changed
A minimum charge of $100 plus tax will be required on ALL canceled reservations. Reservations Deposits will NOT be refunded on cancellations made less than thirty (30) days in advance, unless the unit is re-rented for the same rental payment and time period reserved. If refunded, $100.00 plus tax will be retained for a service charge.  In the event of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, a prorate refund will be made to the renter. No other weather related refunds will be made.

Trip Insurance

We have partnered with Access America to offer affordabe trip insurance.  You can find more information here.

Pets are permitted only in rental units where a pet fee has been applied. Guests found with an undeclared pet will be asked to leave with no refund of rent or security deposit and will be charged for a flea spray and carpet cleaning.

Sight Unseen
We try to under-sell and over-deliver our units; however, your ideas and ours might not agree. We will not give refunds or adjustments if it does not meet your idea of the property. In the event of a breakdown, we strive to make repairs as soon as possible. We will not be obligated to provide replacements nor give refunds for failure or absence of any item. Please understand once you have booked the unit it prevents anyone else and / or the owner from using it.

No compensation will be given for temporary outages of electricity, gas, water, or cable, internet or telephone service. Outages will be reported immediately and all efforts will be made to have them restored as soon as possible. 

Smoking inside is strictly prohibited. Your damage deposit WILL be forfeited and you will incur additional charges for carpet cleaning and deodorizing if any evidence of smoking is found in your unit.

There are gas and charcoal grills available for use.  Units are not assigned a specific grill and all grills are available to all units.  Please keep them as clean as you found them.  If gas is needed, contact the owner.

Garbage Pickup
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, on Saturday and Monday.  During the remaining period, garbage pickup is on Mondays.  Please position the garbage cans at the end of the driveway for pickup.  There are three cans total for all three units.

Adjoining Properties
The Aqua Essence shares a beach walkover with the building next door, Recess ABC  This property is owned and managed by different people.  There shall be no mixing of furnishings, utensils, or outside equipment between the two properties.

Please park in designated areas only. 

Locked Closets
There are locked closets/chests for the owners personal possessions. These closets are private and are not to be opened by tenants or guests under any circumstances. 

Items You Need to Bring
Additional toilet tissue, bath soap, paper towels, detergent, dishwasher soap, garbage bags, foil, sharp knives, any special cooking utensils, coffee filters, beach towels, and beach chairs.