Rules & Regulations

No one likes too many rules. But to keep our lodging safe, clean and enjoyable we ask Guests to follow these requirements. Although we arrange for housekeepers and maintenance we ask that you take extra care to keep properties in good condition. Rules are usually posted in property and are included in a Guest Manual sometimes located in the property. Occupancy is further regulated by our Terms and Conditions posted on this website, in documents provided to registered guest and sometimes at the properties.


TIMES - Checkin and Checkout times are listed in Guest Confirmations or Registration contracts. These times allow adequate time for cleaning between guests. There are charges for early arrival or late checkout.

CHECKLIST - Upon arrival Guests are often given Guest Checklists to make sure everything is in order.

OCCUPANCY - Guest Terms & Conditions limit occupancy and exceeding limits will result in extra per person daily charges and will terminate occupancy without refund of deposits, rents or other charges.

NO PARTIES - No gatherings are allowed that would that increase occupancy greater than indicated in the Vacation Agreement, or that would disturb neighbors or violate Sunspot, homeowner, or resort rules or governmental ordinances.

NOISE - Lodging facilities are for recreational use by individuals and families and are not rented for parties unless specifically authorized in writing. As courtesy to neighbors or other guests, please observe quiet at all times especially during the Quiet Zone 10pm and 10am. Be a good neighbor.

NO SMOKING - There is no smoking at any properties unless specifically posted as a Smoking area. Violations will result in a $500 fee per occurrence.

BEHAVIOR - Inappropriate behavior such as loud and/or vulgar language and/or drunkenness is strictly prohibited. Guests evicted for violating property or rules will forfeit their deposit/reserve.

NO PETS - No animals of any kind are allowed at properties unless specifically allowed in writing. Violators will be assessed a fee of $500 per sighting.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES -Unless specifically authorized in writing, trailers, campers and, tents are not allowed at properties, or in driveways, garages or elsewhere at the property. Violators will be charged a fee of $500 per occurrence and the vehicles will be towed at the guests expense.

TRESPASSING - All properties are private property. Guess are to confine themselves to walking paths, paved roads and road sides. Please do not pick plants or flowers.

UTILITIES - Electrical rates are high. Please turn off lights, televisions, etc. when not in use.

OPERATIONS - Guests are to use and operate the electrical, gas, plumbing and other fixtures, appliances and furnishings properly and as otherwise instructed.

BARBECUES - Do not use charcoal briquettes in the Propane barbecue or there will be a charge to replace the barbecue.

CLEANING - Properties are cleaned after departure and may be cleaned during occupancy depending on the type of property and length of occupancy. Additional cleaning can be arranged for an additional fee.

LONG DISTANCE - Guest may use their mobile phones or a credit card for long distance phone calls. Direct dialed calls will be invoiced to the guests at the rate of 25 cents per minute.

LAUNDRY - Guests are welcome to use laundry facilities in properties which have them.

DAMAGE - Do not intentionally destroy, deface, impair or remove any part of the Property, equipment, furniture or furnishings. Should damage of any kind, intentional or unintentional take place you are required to notify our office immediately by phone.

DEPARTURE - Keep doors locked when out of the property. When departing guests are asked to adjust heating and air conditioning as noted in the property. Return furniture to its original position when vacating, No signs may be posted on any property or lot. Fees and costs incurred due to Guest actions are the responsibility of the Guest.

TERMS - After departure Guests are to check out at the property front desk or, if no front desk is available, then to forward the Guest checklist to Sunspots by mail or fax.

AREAS & RESORTS - Other rules apply for geographic areas and resorts.

Bequia Tourism Association

A wide variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Delightful family run hotels, luxury villas, self catering apartments. – Location: Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Director: NA, NA Email: Website:

Service Accommodation Alliance

At last, the Serviced Accommodation sector gets the body it deserves; one that will represent the interests of ALL those that operate in this fast-paced, thriving industry! – Location: United Kingdom Director: NA, NA Email: Website:

Anna Maria Island Vacation Property Association

The Anna Maria Island Vacation Property Association otherwise known as AMIVPA is a not for profit 501C3 organization based on Anna Maria Island. – Location: Anna Maria Island, FL Director: Chatt, Larry Address: 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 Phone: 941-778-6066 Website:

Asheville Short-Term Rental Association

We love our city. We love our homes. We want to help others experience the REAL Asheville. #RentLocal – Location: Asheville, NC USA Director: Robertson, Rebecca Email: Website: Asheville-Short-Term-Rental-Advocates-ASTRA-1482694418698394

Association of Gites de France

The Gîtes de France has developed over the years to become the first network in Europe homestay, and celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2005. For Vacation Rentals and B and B's.. – Location: France Director: Fassaert, Yannick Address: 56 rue Saint Lazare 75009 Paris Phone: 01 49 70 75 75 Email: Website:

Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers

The Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers (ASSC) is the independent trade association run for and by holiday property owners in Scotland. – Location: Scotland Director: Campbell, Fiona Address: 1 Invereoch Court, Arrochar, Argyll, G83 7AB Phone: 01462 894483 Fax: 01301 702391 Email: Website:

Bali Villa Rental Association

Bali Villa Association is a non-profit organisation that unites holiday rental villa owners. – Location: Bali, Indonesia Director: NA, NA Address: The One Villa. Jl. Cendrawasih No. 99, Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali 80361. Phone: +62 361 473 8600 Fax: +62 361 473 8400 Email: Website:

Blackpool Self Catering Holiday Association

Self Catering Holiday Association is the largest Self-Catering Association in the UK in existence fo nearly 50 years. – Location: Blackpool, United Kingdom Director: NA, NA Address: PO Box 2125, Blackpool, FY4 9AN Phone: 07759 032 021 Fax: 07828 802 061 Email: Website:

California Vacation Rental Managers Association

Members aspire to high ethical business standards to ensure guests have positive vacation experiences which leads to repeat business and positive word of mouth. – Location: CA, USA Director: NA, NA Address: 4901 Morena Blvd #1003, San Diego, CA 92117 Phone: 858-333-8000 Fax: (317) 454-8315 Email: Website:

Central Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association

Mission is to bring awarness to the public, provide education to establish an elite group of professional vacation rental managers. – Location: Central FL, USA Director: Vonk, Rembert Address: 7892 W Irlo Bronson Hwy #305, Kissimmee, FL 34747 Phone: 407-201-0120 Email: Website:

Chicago Vacation Rental Owners Association

Group is now forming for purpose of sharing, sharing inquiries and for confronting governmental restrcitions. Contact Terri Smith at (312)952-5150. – Location: Chicago, IL USA Director: Smith, Teri Phone: (312)952-5150 Fax: (773)525-3929 Email: Website: VacationRentalMagazine/Association

Coconino County Vacation Rental Owners Association

Our mission is to represent the interests of this community in an organized way, providing a gathering place, resources, and advocacy. – Location: Coconino County, AZ USA Director: McCraw, Dawn Address: 1204 E Baseline Rd #207, Tempe, AZ 85283 Phone: 602-828-9269 Fax: 480-326-0433 Email: Website:

English Association of Self-Catering Operators

The English Association of Self Catering Operators (EASCO) is the co-ordinated National voice of self-catering operators throughout England. – Location: England Director: Sach, Martin Address: PO Box 567, Hayes, Greater London UB3 9EW, UK Phone: 020 7078 7329 Email: Website:

European Vacation Rental Association

Location: Europe Director: NA, NA Phone: +44 203 02 66 205 Email: Website:

Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association

Statewide association formed to meet the professional needs of companies and professionals who rent and manage vacation and other short-term rentals. – Location: FL, USA Address: 7862 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy. #305, Kissimmee, FL 34747 Phone: 407-218-6600 Fax: 407-218-6600 Email: Website:

Geronimo Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rentals for Charity. Serving property owners, managers and guests. – Location: World Wide Director: Last, Mike Address: 11539 Park Woods Circle, Unit 106, Alpharetta, GA 30005 Phone: 877-265-4273 Email: Website:

Hawaii Association of Vacation Rental Managers

An association of professionals committed to providing quality vacation rental lodging to our islands' visitors with world-class customer service. Representing 2,500 vacation homeowners. – Location: Hawaii, USA Director: Crave, Terry Address: PO Box 22897 Seattle, WA 98122 Phone: 206-701-9142 Fax: 888-628-0839 Email: Website:

Lincoln City Vacation Home Owners Association

To keep Lincoln City, Oregon vacation homeowners upt to date on business and government activites that affect the continued use of proeprites as vacation home rentals. – Location: Lincoln City, OR USA Director: NA, NA Address: PO Box 15, Lincoln City, OR 97367 Phone: 503-280-7021 Fax: 877 600 9642 Email: Website:

Maine Vacation Rental Managers Association

Maine has sandy beaches, sparking seas, quaint villages and pristine green countryside. You can explore the websites of each Association manager to decide which areas meet your Internets. – Location: Maine, USA Director: NA, NA Address: Maine Office of Tourism #59 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 , USA Phone: 1-888-624-6345 Fax: 1-877-624-6331 Email: Website:

Maui Vacation Rental Association

Since, 2001 Owners, Booking Agencies & Members of the business community have worked together to establish fair and effective regulations for Vacation Rentals. – Location: Maui, HI USA Director: Remkus, Joan Address: PO Box 1359, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708 USA Website:

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DETAILS: We work to keep this information up to date, but details do change from time to time based on circumstances, often on short notice, and sometimes beyond our control. To verify any answer or other information you may need, please call or email us anytime. Allow a reasonable amount of time for response. Only legitimate inquiries will be answered.