Mighty Big Wheel House Rules

Check out our Mighty Big Wheel House Rules.

Welcome to Mighty Big Wheel, your “home away from home” during your getaway to Gulf Shores, Alabama! As you know, this is our personal home and not a hotel. So please treat it as you would staying at a friend’s or relative’s house. By following these simple Mighty Big Wheel House Rules, you’ll surely have a comfortable and amazing stay at our beach house!

Check out our Mighty Big Wheel House Rules below:

Maximum Capacity

Only the guests registered for your booking can be on the premises during your stay. At most 17 people, including children and day visitors, may use the house at any given time. In addition, we will charge $100 per guest per day for all guests above the maximum capacity.

Prohibited Activities

  • No illegal activities are allowed on the premises.
  • No drugs and fireworks allowed on the premises.
  • No large group events, parties, or gatherings are allowed on-site. Anyone who is NOT a part of your reservation may not use the home and its amenities or be on the premises.
  • No smoking/vaping of any kind indoors. Guests may smoke on the decks (with doors and windows closed) and outside areas only. Throw away all cigarette butts into the trash. Any evidence of smoking/vaping inside the house will result in the forfeit of the security deposit in its entirety. We will also charge an extra cleaning fee if you leave butts in the yards or the driveway.
  • No pets are allowed on the premises, unless authorized as part of your reservation at the time of booking. Please refer to our Pet Policies and House Rules for more information. Any evidence of an unpermitted pet(s) found in or about the rental property will be grounds for expedited eviction and/or forfeiture of all monies paid, including your security deposit. You will be responsible for any and all costs for enforcing such a termination from the property and/or any related services required to bring the home back to its original condition.
  • No fish cleaning outdoors. While fishing is a popular pastime for many of our guests, we do not allow any fish cleaning on the property, including the outdoor table. That table top is to be used for supporting grilling and outdoor dining uses only. The main reason we cannot allow fish cleaning on site is that it attracts Alabama Beach mice onto the property. These pests are federally protected as endangered species. So once they make it onto the property, we cannot exterminate them. No fish cleaning helps us stay pest free.

Mighty Big Wheel House Rules on Use of Property

  • Strict Quiet Hours:  This home is part of the Fort Morgan community, so any excessive noise and music will definitely disturb your neighbors. Please observe quiet hours outdoors from 10 P.M. CST to 8 A.M. CST.
  • Furniture Use: Do not move any furniture, especially the pool table. Any evidence of the pool table being moved will result in the forfeit of the damage deposit in its entirety.
  • House Appliances + Features: Use all appliances and house features only as intended. Any evidence of damage and/or destruction from misuse or abuse will result in repair/replacement costs.
  • Keep All Doors and Windows Closed: To keep the bugs out, house cool, and control the interior humidity levels, it is very critical that you keep all doors and windows closed during your stay. Due to our area’s high humidity and your constant use of air conditioning inside the home, leaving the doors and windows open may cause the HVAC system to freeze over AND cause water damage to the walls, ceilings, and electronic door locks with condensation build-up. We would hate to have to charge you for these damages.
  • Thermostats: If you need the temperature changed, please contact us and we will be happy to update the thermostat for you. We’ve had to lock our thermostat because multiple guests have accidentally caused our HVAC system to freeze and break, rendering the unit unusable for weeks as we waited for parts. Let’s avoid that and just buzz us if you need to change the temp.
  • Beds, Daybeds, Trundles, and Sofas: DO NOT jump on any beds, daybeds, trundles, and sofas. These furnishings will (and have) broken when guests have left their kids to jump and play on them. You will be charged to replace any damaged furniture that shows misuse.
  • Toilet Use: Do not flush anything other than toilet paper into the toilet. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, feminine products, diapers, paper towels, and wet wipes. 
  • No Garbage Disposal: Use the sink strainers when washing dishes. Dispose of all food scraps into the trash because there is NO garbage disposal.
  • Linens + Towels: Please DO NOT use the white towels for the beach, on the floors, to wipe spills, to remove make-up, and/or for dyeing your hair (yes, this happens sometimes). Also, please DO NOT wash any of our white linens and towels with your colored laundry. We would hate to charge you extra to replace stained linens and towels.
  • Outdoor Lounge: Please remember to properly put all game pieces away inside the storage bench. Turn off the TV, and place all cushions back in the laundry room when not in use. Remember to keep the outdoor bathroom and the laundry rooms locked when not in use.
  • BBQ Grill Use: Remove any food scraps from the grill after cooking to reset it for next use.
  • Energy Use: Turn off all TVs and lights when not in use.
  • Trash Pick-Up: Dispose of all trash into the garbage cans behind the front stairway under the front deck. Do not throw trash off the deck or leave it in the driveway. Please bring all yellow-lidded garbage cans to the road for trash service. Do this every Tuesday and Friday night (March through Labor Day) OR Sunday and Wednesday night (remainder of September through February). After the trash is picked up, please bring the trash cans back to the house.
  • No Fireplace Use: The fireplace is non-operational at all times. Please do not attempt to use the fireplace.

Nuisance Avoidance

  • Common Pests: Gulf Shores is home to many insects and beach mice. While the house is maintained monthly by a professional pest control service, you may still come across these critters during your stay with us. But please do not be alarmed, it’s completely normal. Please note that the Alabama Beach Mouse is a federally endangered species that is protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Therefore, pest control CANNOT exterminate these creatures. You can help minimize your exposure to these pests (and keep the air conditioning inside) by keeping the kitchen, dining, and all outdoor areas clean from food debris and all external doors closed at all times.
  • Clean Kitchen: Clean dishes, kitchen counters, and dining tables after meals. Keep all food in sealed containers or in the refrigerator to get rid of pests (e.g. cockroaches, ants, and rodents).
  • Close Doors: Always keep all windows and doors closed to prevent flying insects from entering the house. Bright lights easily attract these types of pests.
  • Be Respectful: Observe quiet hours outdoors from 10 P.M. EST to 8 A.M. EST.

Unforeseen Circumstances

  • Utility Disruptions: Storms may cause electricity, internet, and/or cable service interruptions. However, these disruptions are rare, and services usually resume after a couple of hours.
  • Hurricanes & Storms: The Gulf Shores of Alabama has a widely known hurricane season that runs from June 1 to November 30 every year. NO refunds will be given due to weather conditions. Please plan accordingly and purchase traveler’s insurance, as you deem necessary.

Mighty Big Wheel House Rules on Repair and Replacement Charges

In case the unit is in any of the following conditions upon your departure, you will pay extra charges required to cover the extra deep-cleaning fees and/or replacement costs.

  • The unit is extremely dirty with trash, unwashed dishes, cigarette butts, and/or pet waste littered on decks or grounds, etc. This will cost an extra cleaning fee of at least $475.
  • The unit is trashed due to abusive use and/or having an unapproved event or large party. We will charge at least $500 for the deep-cleaning fee.
  • The house and furniture show evidence of you bringing an unapproved pet into the house. A deep cleaning fee of $500 shall be charged.
  • The house and furniture show evidence of unpermitted indoor smoking. We will charge $500 for extra cleaning.
  • The unit and/or furniture show evidence of an unpermitted pet, including cats. We will charge a deep-cleaning fee of at least $500.
  • Furniture, appliances, and/or home goods are damaged or destroyed due to misuse and/or abusive use. Home goods may include, but are not limited to, dinnerware, cookware, linens, and towels. We will charge fees for the repair or replacement costs.

Got questions about our Mighty Big Wheel House Rules? Feel free to reach out to us at hello@mightyvacay.com.

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