Your Lease and What to Expect

To complete your reservation, we will need credit card* information to take the property off the market. Your credit card* will immediately be charged the NON-REFUNDABLE Processing Fee.

  • 1st payment - NON-REFUNDABLE Processing Fee
  • 2nd payment = ½ half the total rent and is due upon signing your lease agreement. Credit Card or ACH Debit payments are acceptable.
  • OPTIONAL - Trip Insurance

Your FINAL payment is due 45 days before check-in. Your lease agreement will provide specific dates. Please mark your calendars accordingly.  Credit Card or ACH Debit payments are acceptable*.

  • FINAL Payment = ½ half the total rent (remaining balance)
  • Accidental Forgiveness Fee
  • Pet Fee (if applicable)
  • OPTIONAL - Linen Rental Fee

Once your reservation is approved

You will be receiving your lease electronically in the form of an email from our secure document server. Once you receive this email simply open the message and follow the prompts, the signed lease then comes right back to us.

This lease should be coming to you within 3 business days of booking your reservation from our Lease Processor. If you do not receive your lease within 3 business days, please check your spam or junk folder. If you still can not locate the lease, please contact us to check the status.

Please sign and return your lease within 24 HOURS of receipt.

Unfortunately, we must be strict on the lease turnaround time due to the high demand for rentals. If your lease is not received with the 24 hours, we will have no choice but to cancel your lease.

You will need to provide credit card* information again on the actual lease.

Also included with your lease is a credit card* form that must be completed for credit card* authorization. If you did not book your vacation using our online booking engine the Non-Refundable Processing Fee shown on your lease will be charged at this time. For your safety we do not retain your credit card card information on our website.

Master Card and Visa are the Only Cards we accept. We DO NOT accept American Express or Discover.

Occupancy is limited to number shown in the lease, which is strictly enforced. Reservations require payments due as listed on your lease. The final balance is due no later than 45 days prior to arrival. 

Accidental Forgiveness Fee: Homestead is excited to offer a convenient Accidental Forgiveness Fee option in place of the traditional security deposit. For a one-time (non-refundable) fee, you will be protected against accidental damages to your rental property equal to the amount of the property security deposit. You pay the one-time fee with your final payment and DO NOT have to pay a refundable security deposit. This allows more funds to be freed up for your vacation fun!
Note: The amount of your Accidental Forgiveness Fee is listed in the payment schedule of your lease. For reference, 1-2 bedroom properties are $100.00, 3-4 bedroom are $150.00, 5-7 bedroom are $250.00 and 8 or more bedroom are $300.00.
The Accidental Forgiveness Fee is coverage not to exceed the amount of the security deposit that is attached to the property. For example, if a 3-bedroom property carries a $500 security deposit, the $150.00 one-time accidental forgiveness fee will cover accidental damages up to the amount of $500. Tenant may be held liable for damages exceeding the amount of the property security deposit. While heavy cleaning/sanitizing is not required upon departure, you are expected to leave the property in the condition in which you found it. Vacating a property and leaving it excessively dirty is not acceptable and may result in charges for additional cleaning. The Accidental Forgiveness Fee DOES NOT cover any additional cleaning charges.

*Please note: if you opt to use your credit card there will be a third-party vendor fee of 3%.  If you opt to use an ACH Debit, there will not be a third-party vendor fee.