Rental Agreement

2017 Rental Agreement

Maine Seaside Rentals
18 Yates Street
Biddeford Pool, Maine 04006
(207) 284-5350

Vacation Rental Agreement

This agreement is between Maine Seaside Rentals (MSR), acting as Owner's Agent and name of address, the GUEST.

Description of Property, Rental Term and Occupancy

The Owner agrees to rent to GUEST the property know as PROPERTY NAME, located at address. 

The rental term shall begin at 2:00pm Saturday, date and shall end at 10:00am Saturday, date. 

The maximum number of persons occupying the premises under this agreement is  __. Should the group exceed this number of people, they may be required to vacate the property without refund. No sleeping tents, trailers or RV's are permitted on the premises. No event structures of any kind or parties or events are permitted on the property.  


Keys to the premises will be available after 2:00 pm the day the rental term begins (unless prior arrangements have been made) at MSR.  All rental fees and security deposit payments must be received by MSR prior to release of keys.

Payment and Payment Schedule

Guest shall pay ______ (Rental Fee) plus a non-refundable Service Fee of (10%), plus Maine lodging tax of (9%) for a total of ______. The payment schedule shall be as follows:

  1. Reservation Deposit:  ____ is due at the time of booking.  This amount is equal to 50% of the rental rate plus the 10% service fee.  

  2. Final Payment: _____ is due 30 days prior to your arrival.  This is the remainder of the rental rate plus Maine's 9% lodging tax.  
  3. Last minute rentals: Reservations made within 30 days of arrival require full payment.

  4. Method of payment: Payments may be made by Visa, MasterCard or check in US FUNDS.
Make all checks payable to Maine Seaside Rentals and mailed to PO Box 183, Biddeford Pool, ME 04006.

Damage Deposit Waiver

The service fee includes a Damage Deposit Waiver provided GUEST is not in breach of the Rental Agreement.  It relieves GUEST from the cost of repairs in the event of accidental damage to the rental property resulting from acts of GUEST or member of GUEST's party.  Damages covered by the waiver is limited to $500.00.The Waiver does not cover: extraordinary cleaning charges, damage resulting from negligence or willful or wanton conduct, or damage by a pet.  GUEST must notify MSR at once of any damage during occupancy so that the situation can be corrected as soon as possible and before the next guest arrives or the Waiver is void.  


All cancellations must be made in writing.  In the event of a cancellation, the GUEST will forfeit the Service Fee and all monies paid, except:

  • MSR will refund any taxes.
  • If MSR is able to re-rent the premises for the same time period and for the same amount specified in the agreement, then MSR will refund the rental portion of monies paid. MSR will make every attempt to re-rent the premises but makes no guarantees. GUEST must notify MSR as soon as possible by telephone or e-mail to maximize re-rental opportunities.  Telephone notifications must be confirmed either by e-mail or in writing by GUEST within 24 hours of initial cancellation.

Condition of Property

The property will be delivered furnished, professionally cleaned and with systems in working condition.  GUEST will notify MSR if premises are not in satisfactory condition upon arrival and of any unsafe conditions as soon as observed.  Any costs for the repair of appliances or systems shall be borne by the owner, unless failure is due to negligence of GUEST.

GUEST's Obligations

Guest shall use the rental premises for residential purposes only and agrees to keep the premises in as good repair and condition as found.  Guest agrees to vacate the premises at the end of the rental term and return the key to the offices of MSR, or other agreed upon location.  GUEST agrees to be financially responsible for any property lost or broken, for any long distance calls and for any extraordinary cleaning required to return the premises to the condition they were in prior to occupancy.  GUEST agrees to permit MSR to enter the premises to perform necessary repairs and/or maintenance, or to show prospective buyers (when applicable), if notified 24 hours in advance.  Otherwise, GUEST may peaceably hold and enjoy the premises without interruption during the rental period, provided the GUEST is in compliance with GUESTS's obligations.

Day of Departure

Check out time is 10 A.M. and there can be no exceptions.  The cleaning staff has a short window of time to prepare the property for the next guest.  Parking cars in the driveway of the property after 10 a.m. can interfere with our cleaners and inspectors. 
Here's a list of what's expected of you at check-out time:

  • Wash and properly put away dishes.
  • Remove leftovers and other food items from the refrigerator
  • Take all trash out to the trash cans
  • Any household linens or kitchen towels used must be washed and dried.

Breach of Rental Agreement

In the event GUEST fails to fulfill any of the covenants or obligations made or assumed by GUEST pursuant to this Rental Agreement, including but not limited to GUEST's obligation to pay rent and fees, to abide by the maximum number of persons or to attempt to assign or sublet GUEST's rights, OWNER, through MSR may, in its sole discretion, declare such failure a breach of the Rental Agreement.  Upon such breach, GUEST shall forfeit all monies paid and GUEST's right to possession of the premises shall immediately terminate.  In the event the GUEST is in actual possession at the time of such termination, GUEST agrees to vacate the premises upon request.


Option 1: Pets are not allowed on the premises even as visitors.  GUESTS who bring a pet or pets may be required to vacate the property with no right to a refund.

Option 2: Pets are allowed.  However, the GUEST will keep the property in good order and free of pet waste. GUEST will take care not to allow pets to become a nuisance to the neighbors.


Smoking is prohibited on the premises.


GUEST shall not assign any rights under this Rental Agreement,  nor sublet the premises or any portion thereof without prior written consent.  Any attempt to do so shall be a breach of this Rental Agreement.

Role of MSR

MSR makes every effort on behalf of the Owner to fully and completely answer all questions asked by GUEST and to accurately represent and describe the rental property; however, it makes no guarantees to GUEST, and will solely act as an intermediary between OWNER and GUEST should a conflict arise.


The GUEST shall indemnify and hold harmless the Property owner and MSR for any personal injury or property damage of GUEST or their guests arising out of or related to the use of the leased Property, unless caused by negligence of the Property owners.

Credit Card Payment

GUEST agrees to the schedule of charges stated in the 'Payment and Payment Schedule" paragraph above, and authorizes MSR to process charges according to that schedule against the credit card account provided when the reservation was made.


Any changes or addendums to the Rental Agreement must be agreed upon in writing. (i.e., email or formal letter to MSR and acknowledged in writing by MSR for the Owner.) 


This Rental Agreement is the whole agreement between the GUEST and the Owner.  No prior agreements or understandings exist between parties UNLESS they are set forth in the Rental Agreement.  This agreement may be modified ONLY by written amendment, signed by both parties. 


NAME has read and agrees to the Rental Agreement for Property Name for Rental Dates.

MSR, on behalf of Owner:


GUEST _________________________________

Date ________

Mailing Address

E-mail Address

Cell Number

Please send by:


Fax: (207) 284-4350

Maine Seaside Rentals

PO Box 183

Biddeford Pool, ME 04006