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Talk with a Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations Representative NowParking Notice: Due to space limitations and safety concerns, overflow parking is no longer provided in the parking lots or on the grounds of either of our offices for guests' RVs, motorcycles, trailers, or other vehicles. We regret any inconvenience.

Beach Information/Ordinances: The City of North Myrtle Beach is now in charge of beach services. Safety for beachgoers is the City’s primary goal with this initiative. The City is in charge of providing lifeguards, managing concessions and renting chairs and umbrellas to beachgoers. There is a separate staff to operate concessions, which allows lifeguards to focus solely on protecting residents and visitors at the beach.
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A recent City ordinance prohibits leaving cabanas, chairs, umbrellas, volleyball nets and other items on the beach overnight that may interfere or obstruct any maintenance operation or cleaning of the beach. Violations of this ordinance can result in penalties and/or fines. Related beach ordinance.

Rental Rates and Payments: Rental rates for our North Myrtle Beach vacation rental homes and condominiums are shown for weekly as well as daily stays and include departure cleaning at no additional charge. Rates for holidays, special events, and weekends may be higher. Rates do not include tax and are subject to change. Off-season rentals for most of our properties can be made with as few as two nights, although minimum night requirements may vary for holidays & special events. All properties have a weekly minimum and Saturday arrivals/departures in June, July and August with the following exceptions:

(1) Most townhouses and condominiums at Fairway Oaks and Tilghman Shores may be reserved for a summer mini-vacation of as few as three nights with departure to suit according to availability.

(2) Many properties accept mini-vacations of less than a week during the summer if availability permits. Contact us within two weeks of arrival for availability and rates. Some restrictions may apply.

An Initial Payment equal to 50% of your total rental is due within one week of reserving. If this payment is not received, your reservation will be cancelled. Your balance is due at least one month prior to your arrival, payable by VISA®, MasterCard®, or other certified funds. Checks are accepted if received at least a month prior to arrival but CANNOT be accepted at check-in. Returned checks will incur a $35 bank fee for each occurence.

Please note: Online reservations require payment by Visa or MasterCard at the time of booking.

Upon receipt of payments, we will send written confirmation showing your vacation rental charges, reservation fee, vacation insurance, and S.C. taxes. Security deposits, if applicable, and fees for any requested rental services or items (linens, mid-week cleaning, etc.) will also be shown.

Privacy: We respect your privacy, and keep your information completely confidential. We do not and will not share your information with anyone outside of our company. Of course, if required by law, court order, etc., we may be required to provide certain information to designated authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law.

We want to assure you that your privacy is a respected and an important issue throughout our organization. For more information regarding our strict privacy policy, feel free to call us at (843) 249-2100.

Payment Security: Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure e-commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including the credit card number, name and address so that it cannot be read over the internet. (top)

Security deposits: A security deposit of $500 or more is required with all property rentals. If you prefer, a credit card authorization can be taken at check-in in lieu of a cash payment. Payments received and/or credit card account(s) provided will be used to cover the full cost of any unpaid balance, telephone charges, damages, replacement or repair of any damaged or missing items, or excessive cleaning requirements that we may deem necessary in accordance with the South Carolina Lodging Establishment Act. Paid security deposits will be refunded within one month of departure less any charges. (top)

Vacation Insurance: Vacation Insurance is automatically offered and included with your reservation at the time the reservation is made because we want your vacation to be as worry free as possible. Vacation insurance protects your investment in your vacation in the event you must cancel due to a sudden emergency plus you'll receive reimbursement for the portion of your trip you miss if you are required to depart for home early due to an emergency. (top)

Some coverages and services include: (1) Trip Cancellation and Interruption, (2) Travel Delay, (3) Baggage Delay, (4) Medical Expenses while traveling, (5) Emergency Medical Transportation, and (6) 24-Hour Emergency Hotline. Pre-existing conditions may be covered as well. Details provided upon request.

Questions? Call AIG Travel Guard® toll free 24 hours a day with questions about this valuable insurance plan at 1-888-409-7749 and refer to the exclusive CENTURY 21 Thomas Beach Vacations product #008085. Download printable Vacation Insurance details (PDF).

At your option, you may decline the insurance and not be subject to the insurance premium. Declining insurance may be done, in writing, using the reverse of the reservation confirmation we send you, or by writing to us via fax, email, or post, a letter that includes the reservation number, reservation name, and clearly indicates that the vacation insurance is to be declined for the reservation. Declines are subject to our receipt thereof at least thirty days prior to the arrival date on the reservation. If vacation insurance is declined, but later desired, it may be added to the reservation no later than thirty days prior to arrival. Vacation insurance coverage is subject to our receipt of the premium for the insurance and to the terms of the policy (and only those terms). Reservations made less than thirty days prior to arrival will not include vacation insurance.

Cancellations and Changes: You may cancel your reservation at any time by calling or writing us. Refunds are made for cancellations of any monthly rentals and for vacation rentals from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, during Easter holiday or May motorcycle festivals ONLY if the original reservation is fulfilled by a subsequent guest and payments received in full. For other periods and for golf packages, cancellation notice of at least thirty days is required. Payments are refunded less the reservation fee and vacation insurance premium. A request to change dates and/or properties is regarded the same as a cancellation. (top)

Family walking along the ocean.Check-In: Check-in is at the office designated on your confirmation, beginning at 3:00 PM or as soon as the property has been cleaned, inspected, and deemed ready for occupancy. We may delay the check-in time for maintenance or special cleaning.

If you arrive before 3:00 PM, come by our office. We will take care of any paperwork and be happy to check the status of your accommodations. If your vacation rental is ready, we'll get you off to an early start for your beach holiday. Please be aware that some accommodations may not be ready until after 3PM.

Late arrivals are not uncommon. If you will be arriving after 5pm, let us know so that arrangements can be made for you. No keys will be made available for late arrival guests who have not paid in full.

Checkout: Checkout is by 10:00 AM. If you have golf or other activities planned for your departure date, please remove all belongings and vacate the property prior to 10:00 AM. (top)

Houseparties and Groups: We do not rent to non-family groups unless ALL members are 25 years of age or older. Houseparties and groups with members under the age of 25 are prohibited.

Pets: We have a limited number of homes that will allow dogs (no other type of pet is allowed) and are noted as such in their listing information. In order to provide this service, certain rules must be followed: There is a limit of two (2) dogs for any pet friendly home. A non-refundable $200 fee must be received at least 30 days prior to arrival. Dogs are not permitted on the furniture or beds. Additional rules apply. We will be happy to provide the complete terms & conditions upon request. Proof of immunizations and a signed Vacation Rental Lease Agreement with T&C are required. Absolutely NO PETS are permitted in properties not specified as dog-friendly. (top)

Furnishings and Equipment: All homes and condominiums are privately owned and furnished. As such, we cannot make any changes to what is provided by the owner. Unless stated otherwise, all properties are complete with air conditioning & heat, telephone, and color cable television(s).

Kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, range/oven, drip coffee maker, toaster, and sufficient tableware, flatware, cookware, glasses, cooking utensils, etc. for everday cooking and dining. Most have a microwave oven, dishwasher and either a washer & dryer or access to a common coin-operated laundry facility onsite. Addtional kitchen items may be provided according to the homeowner's preference and taste. If special meals are planned, please feel free to bring along your blender, specialty pots & pans, special utensils and/or favorite cutlery.

If any inoperative equipment is noted, please report it to us and we will have repairs made as soon as possible. Rate adjustments are not made for failure of any appliances, equipment, or if pools, elevators, or other common features should close for reasons including cleaning or maintenance during your visit. (top)

Departure Cleaning: Departure cleaning is included with your reservation; however, prior to your departure, you are required to (1) remove all items from the freezer and refrigerator; (2) run the dishwasher and return all items to their original place; (3) carry out all trash; (4) close and lock all windows and doors, leaving the property in a secure and orderly condition. We will take care of the heavy cleaning and the rest. (top)

Linens and Special Services: Don't forget to order a convenient Bed & Bath Linen package with your vacation rental.

Bed & Bath Linens are not included in our rentals unless specified otherwise. Guests have the option of bringing their own linens or adding a convenient linen package to their vacation rental. Our linen packages include sheets and pillowcases for all beds, an ample supply of bath towels & washcloths, and all beds are made for your arrival. *Note: All of our golf packages include bed & bath linens.

2008 Linen Package rates are:
1BR:$90, 2BR:$110, 3BR:$140, 4BR:$175, 5BR:$200, 6BR:$250, 7BR:$300, 8BR:$375

For guests who have included a CENTURY 21 Thomas Bed & Bath Linen Package with their vacation rental, we also offer a convenient touch-up cleaning service to freshen your accommodations and replace your linens during your stay.

Touch-up Cleaning rates (includes fresh linens) are:
1BR:$125, 2BR:$150, 3BR:$165, 4BR:$180, 5BR:$195, 6BR:$215, 7BR:$250, 8BR:$275

Linen Package and Touch-up Cleaning rates do not include but are subject to SC taxes. (top)

Lost and Found: CENTURY 21 Thomas is not responsible for personal items left in the property. Items found in properties that are not claimed within 14 days after departure will be donated to local charities. COD fees and a $25 service charge are required and will be billed to your VISA or MasterCard if you request us to package and return items left behind. Contact housekeeping at extension 4.

Cribs, High Chairs, or Rollaways as well as Beach Umbrellas & Chairs, Boogie Boards, Bicycles and more are available through Vacation Equipment Rentals and North Strand Beach Service. Daily and Weekly Beach Umbrella & Chair rentals are also available at convenient locations all along the beach from the City of North Myrtle Beach.

North Strand Equipment Rentals
Vacation Equipment Rentals

Construction of new attractions and accommodations often occurs in resort areas. We cannot make rate adjustments or rebates for inconvenience due to construction, road repair, etc.

Locked out? if you are locked out during our normal business hours, come by our office for another key. After hours, call our office and we will have a locksmith come to your rescue. You will be responsible for payment to the locksmith for services rendered.

Keys, Mail and Messages: Keys must be picked up at and returned to our office. There is a charge for lost or missing keys, pool passes, and pier passes so please be certain to turn all in prior to departure. (top)

Mail and messages will be held for you at our office. Telephone messages are not accepted on our toll-free reservations line, so have friends and relatives call you direct at your lodging or contact us at 843-249-2100. Call or stop by if you are expecting incoming mail, faxes, etc.

Telephones are provided for your safety and convenience. Telephone instructions and rates are provided at each property. Any phone charges should be paid at checkout; however, they will be automatically applied to your credit card or deducted from your security deposit if not paid prior to departure. (top)

Parking: Motorcycles, watercraft, trailered vehicles, high-rise vans, ATVs, and/or motor homes are not permitted at many properties. Condominium Associations limit us to no more than TWO parking passes per condominium. Most homes and villas have ample parking for four or more vehicles; however, some may have more limited parking availability. Please call if you have questions.

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Reserving for 2010: As our guest in 2009, you will have the opportunity to reserve "the same place for the same time" next year. To take advantage of this, please call or stop by our office during your stay, between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday. We appreciate all our North Myrtle Beach vacation rental families and wish to give your next year's vacation the attention it deserves, so please stop by our office on a weekday from 9am to 5pm rather than a weekend if possible. Your next year's reservation can be held with only a $100 applicable, non-refundable fee. (top)
Relaxing on the beach.

Packing Suggestions: All kitchens are equipped for normal cooking needs. If you think your needs will exceed what is normally provided, please bring along that favorite skillet or kettle. (top)

Other items you may want to bring:

Beach Towels and Blankets
Beach Toys and Floats
Paper Towels and Napkins
Bath, Laundry and Dish Soaps
Trash Bags/Foils/Plastic Wraps
Golf Clubs
Swimsuits, Sunglasses, Beach Bag
Suntan Lotion and Sunburn Remedies
Beach Umbrella and Chairs
Spare Glasses/Contacts
Digital Camera
The Kids
Credit Cards and Cash
Hair Dryer
Prescription Medicines
Condiments and Spices
Fishing Rods and Tackle
Travelers Checks
Videos, Paperback Books, Puzzles, and Games
Bed and Bath Linens

(Save time & space. Call ahead and add a convenient linen package to your rental instead.)

Golf Package Policies:

An advance payment of $100 per person is required when reserving a golf package, payable by VISA or MasterCard. Unless other forms of payment are provided, credit card accounts will be processed for balances ten days prior to arrival. Checks are accepted only if received at least 30 days prior to arrival. For cancellations with at least 30 days notice (90 days for summer reservations), we refund payments less a $25 per person fee. Although we do not refund for cancellations without required notice, refunds may be possible through your vacation insurance, if purchased.

Please limit changes as much as possible. We understand that your group totals may go up or down and that changes are sometimes necessary. Changes requested within ten days of arrival incur a $25 per change service fee which is added to the group leader's package total. Individual courses may apply penalties for last minute decreases in player totals.

For groups of twenty of more, we offer a complimentary package for the group leader or its equivalent - a 5% discount per person (carts excluded). Travel agents may opt for the comp package, group discount, OR standard agency commission.

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM. Call for late (after 5PM) check-in arrangements. If you arrive early, come by our office for any formalities. We'll be happy to check the status of your accommodations and issue your tee tickets. Keys cannot be distributed until your accommodations are ready. Check-out is by 10:00 AM. Even if you're playing golf on your departure day, all belongings must be removed and the property vacated by 10:00 AM.

Golfers Walking the CourseThe Golf Group Leader is responsible for collecting and remitting all deposits and payments for group members and for making members aware of applicable policies.

Any damage to the property or contents during the stay is the responsibility and liability of the group leader. A credit card on file is required for each property reserved to which charges for any damages, missing items, telephone charges, or unpaid bills will be charged.

The possibility of errors and omissions exists. We will be happy to confirm all data contained herein or answer any questions you may have prior to booking your reservation. All rates and fees are subject to change without notice. (top)

 

 

 

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