Many local rental properties are second homes for their owners, and renting them out means trusting their agency to choose responsible renters. Each agency has its own specific policies, and vacationing parties should make themselves aware of these policies and their consequences.
Many area vacation homes require the minimum age of renters to be at least age 21, however some extend that limit to 25, often excepting married couples under that age. Be sure to check with your particular agency prior to setting your heart on a vacation home. Large groups of young renters can often encounter resistance due to damage concerns. Large house parties are discouraged and many rental agreements prohibit them altogether, especially at the smaller, quieter beaches. Breaching this area of your contract can easily result in the forfeiture of your deposit and the instant termination of your rental agreement. The bottom line is being respectful of other people's property, privacy and peace and quiet.
While cleaning services are offered upon checkout for a fee, the agencies expect you to leave no trace of your visit. Often times, a portion of your deposit goes to these services should you fail to leave things as you found them, and the agency is at liberty to determine these fees. As is expected, you should treat your “home away from home” as though it was your own.
While most people own cell phones, the majority of area properties have a telephone for your use. Responsible use is expected and often agencies will block outgoing long-distance calls to prevent abuse of phone service.