Rental Agreement

No Pets and no smoking are allowed at this property.

Check in time begins at 4:00 pm

Check out ends at 10:00 am. Failure to leave the property by 10:00 am will result in additional fees.

Rental Agreement
Thank you for choosing Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure. We are enjoying a beautiful season here on the lake and look forward to having you here. Please take a moment to review the details of your reservation (listed above) and the terms of this rental agreement. A DRIVERS LICENSE AND CREDIT CARD MUST BE PRESENTED AT CHECK IN. We accept Discover, Mastercard and Visa. We don’t accept American Express.



  1. RENTAL PAYMENTS. After making your reservation, a Vacation Rental Agreement will be sent to you. This agreement must be signed & returned within 10 days with your advance rental payment of 50% of the rental amount. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and checks are accepted for this initial payment. All monies must be in U.S. funds. The balance of your rent, housekeeping fees, taxes, security deposit, insurance fee and any other fees are due 14 days prior to arrival and automatically posted the credit card on file on the 14th day prior to arrival. Reservations made within 14 days of arrival require payment in full and a signed rental agreement prior to check-in. Current North Carolina taxes 7% state tax rate and 6% accommodation tax will apply. These rates are subject to change without notice. A $25 service charge is required for all returned checks. All funds will be placed in an interest bearing escrow account at the Carolina First bank located at 2564 Memorial Hwy Lake Lure, N.C. All interest accrued in this escrow account will be paid to Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure.
  2. CANCELLATIONS/TRANSFERS. Requests must be in writing and received by a Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure rental agent. In the event Tenant must cancel this reservation more than 45 days prior to arrival, Tenant shall receive a refund of all payments made, less a cancellation fee of $75.00. Cancellations that occur within 45 to 14 days prior to arrival will be charged a cancellation fee of 25% of the total reservation charges. Cancellations which occur within 14 days of arrival will not be entitled to a refund of any rent payments. Transfers from one property to another property or one week to another week which occur within 14 days of arrival will be subject to a cancellation charge equal to the amount of the reservation. NO refunds will be given for early departures or unused portions of packages.
  3. CHECK-IN. Check in begins at 4:00 pm. **Late Arrivals: Guest Arriving after 5:00 pm will pick up their arrival packets at Security Gate. The guest will need to come by the Guest Service desk the following day to complete check in process. Check in before 4:00 pm cannot be guaranteed.
  4. CHECKOUT. Checkout time is by 10:00 am Departures after 10:00am will be charged an additional $25 per hour until noon. Guests departing after 12:00 pm will have a full night charge plus tax applied to their bill.
  5. SECURITY DEPOSIT. A security deposit may be charged. The purpose of the security deposit is to protect the home and its contents from accidental or willful damage and additional cleaning required due to Tenant leaving the unit in abnormally dirty condition. In lieu of collection of a security deposit, a credit card may be held as security against excessive cleaning, damage, theft or unpaid balances. Security deposits will be handled according to the provisions outlined in the Security Deposit Act. Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure shall apply, account for, or refund Tenant’s security deposit within 45 days of departure. By signing this Agreement, the Tenant agrees to pay for all damages, fees, or bill, for losses to the property or contents, or services generated by or during his occupancy that exceed the amount of the security deposit or that cannot be withheld from the security deposit.
  6. PETS. Most properties do not allow pets on the premises. Violation of a no pet property will result in immediate eviction without refund and will be subject to all cleaning costs, any losses incurred by Property Owner and/or Agent due to this violation, and a $75.00 handling fee. Failure to report each pet and pay the nonrefundable pet fee for each, in a pet permitted house will result in a $75.00 handling fee in addition to the $150.00 nonrefundable pet fee for each. It is Tenant’s responsibility to make Agent aware of number of pets they will be bringing. Tenant in a pet permitted house will be responsible for the costs of cleaning and/or repairing any damage caused by the permitted pets which exceed the nonrefundable pet fee.
  7. NO SMOKING. None of our units or homes allow smoking within the building. When in violation of the smoking policy, Tenant agrees to pay all costs associated with cleaning to remove smoke odors, any losses incurred by Property Owner and/or Agent, and a $250.00 fee.
  8. TRANSFER OF PROPERTY BY OWNER. Section 42A-19 of N.C.G.S. provides that if the property is voluntarily transferred by the landlord, a Tenant has the right to enforce the vacation rental Agreement against the grantee of the property if the vacation rental is to end 180 days or less after the date the grantee’s interest in the property is recorded; if the vacation rental is to end more than 180 days after recordation of the grantee’s interest in the property, the Tenant has no right to enforce the terms of the Agreement unless the grantee agrees in writing to honor the Agreement. If the grantee does not honor this Agreement, Tenant is entitled to a refund of all advance rent paid by Tenant (and other fees owed to third parties not already lawfully disbursed). Section 42A-19 also provides that the grantee or grantee’s Agent, within 10 days after transfer of the property shall: i) notify each Tenant in writing of the property transfer, the grantee’s name and address, and the date the grantee’s interest was recorded; ii) advise each Tenant of whether he or she has the right to occupy the property subject to the terms of the vacation rental agreement and the provisions of this section; and iii) advise each Tenant of whether he or she has the right to receive a refund of any payments made by him or her. Section 42A-19 provides that upon termination of the landlord’s interest in the property, whether by sale, death, assignment, appointment or receiver or otherwise, the landlord, landlord’s Agent, or real estate Agent is required to transfer all advance rent paid by the Tenant to the transferee within 30 days (and other fees owed to third parties not already lawfully disbursed) and notify the Tenant by mail of such transfer and the transferee’s name and address. However, if the vacation rental is to end more than 180 days after recordation of the landlord’s successor-in-interest in the property, and the landlord’s successor-in-interest has not agreed to honor the vacation rental Agreement, all advance rent paid by the Tenant (and other fees owed to the third parties not already lawfully disbursed) must be transferred to the Tenant within thirty days. In addition, Section 42A-19 provides that if the landlord’s interest in the property is involuntarily transferred to another prior to the Tenant’s occupancy of the property, the landlord shall refund to the Tenant any payments made by the Tenant within sixty days of the transfer. The management firm shall conduct all brokerage activities in regard to the lease agreement without respect to the race color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status of any Tenant.
  9. WAIVER OF LIABILITY for spa, hot tub, Jacuzzi, whirlpool, pool herein called special feature, if a rental unit is so equipped. The Tenant understands that there are special risks that may be involved in using the special feature, as well as using other areas of the cottage, in particular, the Tenant understands that there are potential dangers that the special feature may present to children who are not carefully supervised as well as the danger to any person using the special feature, or if a person has known or unknown health risks or if a person uses the special feature while intoxicated or using any kind of drugs or medication, or uses the special feature if pregnant. The Tenant agrees to explain the risks of using the special feature to any guests he may have at the cottage and to be fully and solely responsible for any accidents his guests may incur. The Tenant understands the risks discussed above and agrees that he will assume all responsibility for himself and his guests for the consequences of those risks. Tenant agrees to waive any claim whatsoever against Landlord or Agent for accidents or claims arising from Tenant’s guests’ use of special feature. The Tenant also understands and agrees that he is responsible and liable and will pay Agent upon request for any damages that occur to the special feature and its support equipment through his or his guests’ misuse and/or negligence, for example, but not limited to walking on the hot tub cover or damaging the liner, or allowing the water level to become too low, or causing water overflow inside the house.
  10. MANDATORY EVACUATION. If State or local authorities order a mandatory evacuation of an area that includes the Premises, Tenant shall comply with the order. Upon compliance, Tenant will be entitled to refund of the prorated rent for each night that Tenant is unable to occupy the Premises because of the order. However, Tenant will not be entitled to a refund if, prior to taking possession of the Premises: (i) Tenant refused insurance offered by Agent that would have compensated Tenant for losses or damages resulting from loss of use of the Premises due to a mandatory evacuation order, or (ii) Tenant purchased such insurance from Agent.
  11. EXPEDITED EVICTION. If the tenancy created hereunder is for 30 days or less, the expedited eviction procedures set forth in the Vacation Rental Act will apply. Tenant may be evicted under such procedures if Tenant: (i) holds over in possession after Tenant's tenancy has expired; (ii) commits a material breach of any provision of this agreement (including any addendum hereto) that according to its terms would result in the termination of Tenant's tenancy; (iii) fails to pay rent as required by this agreement; or (iv) has obtained possession of the Property by fraud or misrepresentation. Please note that a material breach of any provision of this agreement (including any addendum hereto) will result in termination of Tenant's tenancy.
  12. INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS; RIGHT OF ENTRY; ASSIGNMENT. Tenant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Agent and the owner from and against any liability for personal injury or property damage sustained by any person (including Tenant's guests or visitors) as a result of any cause, unless caused by the negligent or willful act of Agent or the owner, or the failure of Agent or the owner to comply with the Vacation Rental Act. Tenant agrees that Agent, the owner, or their representative may enter the Property during reasonable hours to inspect the Property, to make such repairs, alterations or improvements thereto as Agent or owner may deem appropriate, or to show the Property to prospective purchasers or Tenants. Furthermore, Agent reserves the right to enter the Property at any time to inspect for suspected House Parties or pets, which are strictly prohibited. Tenant shall not assign this agreement or sublet the Property in whole or part without written permission of Agent.
  13. AGENT DUTIES PART 1. Agent and Property Owner will provide property in fit and habitable condition in accordance with Section 42A31 of the Vacation Rental Act of N.C.G.S. In addition, Agent and Property Owner agree to provide the property in a fit and habitable condition for a normal person as determined by local building codes, market standards, and owner’s tastes. If at the time Tenant is to begin occupancy of the Property Agent cannot provide the Property in a fit and habitable condition or substitute a reasonably comparable property in such condition, Agent shall refund to Tenant all payments made by Tenant. Agent shall conduct all brokerage activities in regard to this Agreement without respect to the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familiar status of any tenant.
  14. AGENT DUTIES PART 2. Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure will make every effort to ensure that Tenant's stay is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. No refunds or discounts will be made for inclement weather, mechanical breakdowns, or other “nuisances” beyond our control. Examples of these "nuisances", which DO NOT warrant any refund, discount, or another property, etc. include but are not limited to: breakdown of air conditioners, TV's, VCR's, electronics or appliances, construction in the area, presence of bugs when the property has been treated, disruption of utility services, a home not decorated/accommodated/improved/ updated to Tenant's tastes, problems which have not yet been reported to Agent, bad weather, or noisy neighbors. Tenant agrees to report any and all problems to Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure immediately. Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure agrees to make every effort to resolve the problem as quickly as possible, however, cannot guarantee when the problem will be resolved. Speed of service cannot be guaranteed. The Tenant recognizes that a vacation rental is different than a hotel due to individual, private ownership of each property.
  15. TENANT DUTIES. Tenant agrees to maintain the property in accordance with Section 42A32 of the Vacation Rental Act of the North Carolina General Statutes. Furthermore Tenant agrees to: (i) leave the Property in the same condition as when tenancy began except for normal wear and tear, (ii) be financially responsible for unwarranted or unneeded service calls and service calls caused by Tenant’s misuse of the property, (iii) report any and all problems to Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure immediately, (iv) not to enter owner's private storage spaces and (v) to abide by occupancy limits of the Property at all times. Upon Departure, Tenant agrees to; (i) wash and put away dishes, (ii) place all garbage from the unit in the provided receptacles and (iii) place rental items where they were found. Tenant agrees to pay any charges associated with failure to complete the above. Tenant agrees not to use the Premises for any activity or purpose that violates any criminal law or governmental regulation. Tenant’s breach of any duty contained in this paragraph shall be considered material, and shall result in the termination of the Tenants’ tenancy. The Tenant, being the person whose name the contract is in, will be the sole contact person in regards to this Agreement and the tenancy. Such Tenant is responsible for all guests’/visitors’ adherence to this Agreement. Tenant understands and agrees that it is Tenant’s responsibility to ensure that all aspects of the property meet their standards through previewing the property or other means prior to entering into this Agreement. The Tenant recognizes that tastes, opinions, standards of living, and other expectations vary greatly from person to person and what may be “nice” to one Tenant may be unsuitable to a Tenant with different standards.
  16. VACATION RENTAL DAMAGE PLAN ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE WAIVER (ADW). This ADW covers up to $750 of accidental damage which is reported by guest prior to their departure. ADW does not cover intentional damage, theft, acts of God, gross negligence, extra cleaning, pet damage in a non-pet friendly unit, loss of use, any cause not reported by the end of the guest’s stay. Any damage or accident that is not covered under the policy will be the responsibility of the leaseholder. The accidental damage waiver fee is payable with the balance of your rent.
  17. SEVERABILITY. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision in this Agreement shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any term, portion, or provision of this Agreement is declared or determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall not be affected and shall continue as if the unlawful or unenforceable term, portion, or provision was a part of this Agreement.
  18. LEGALLY BINDING. Tenant agrees to abide by and fulfill all parts of this Agreement, all additional policies, rules, regulations and addenda to this Agreement, and furthermore agrees that it is a legally binding agreement, either in whole or in part. If Tenant does not understand any portion of this Agreement, they should consult their attorney. All parties agree that in the event of a dispute, the agreement will be interpreted in accordance with North Carolina law. Should Agent be forced to resort to the employment of legal counsel, litigation, or professional collection services in the collection of any amounts due the Agent under this agreement, Tenant shall be responsible for all costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, associated with such collection. In the event of a lawsuit or other legal proceeding, all parties agree that such actions shall be held in the venue of Rutherford County, North Carolina.
  19. OTHER TERMSAND CONDITIONS. Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure packages including golf, recreation programs, trips, meeting rooms, meals require a 72 hour notification of cancellation. Please advise reservations of other bookings for assistance in canceling these services. Unused portions of packages are non-refundable. MOTORCYCLES ARE NOT PERMITTED
  20. OPERATION OR USE OF UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAV’S) OR DRONES. Out of safety concerns for members, guests, employees, and property, as well as, concerns for individual privacy, Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems (UAV’s) or drones, by the general public. Including recreational users and hobbyists without prior written authorization from Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure. This prohibition includes drones used for any purpose whatsoever, whether filming or videotaping, or by media or journalists operating above or within property boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the property boundaries. Please contact the Rumbling Bald Security Department, 828.694.3046 if you have any questions or if you have appropriate governmental authorization allowing you to operate drones above Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure. Any authorized operation of drones must be in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and US Forest Service rules, as well as, those policies separately established by Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure.  These authorizations, regulations and rules generally require an application to the FAA, certification, training, various restrictions, safety and national security clearances, and a specific limited purpose, as well as, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers and releases of liability. Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your privileges, guest’s removal from property, in addition to penalties or other actions that may be taken by any of the other regulatory agencies noted above.

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Lake Lure! We hope you have a wonderful experience here and will return to visit again in the future. Since you are staying in a vacation home, it is very likely that your neighbors will not be on vacation but will be living in their homes. Please be mindful of this and be sure to follow the golden rule as you make yourself feel at home in our mountain-lake community.

As a valued guest of our community, we want to bring some issues to your attention. First, be aware that the North Carolina Vacation Rental Act provides you with certain rights and protections. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with its provisions. It’s also a good practice to ensure that your landlord has sufficient commercial liability insurance to protect all parties during your use of the property.

Second, we would like to make you aware of a few local regulations designed to promote a safe and enjoyable experience for all.


Designated Parking Area -Vehicles must be parked only in designated areas on the vacation rental property. Parking in the roadway blocking the flow of traffic and parking on neighbor’s property without permission are prohibited. Contact your rental’s property manager for offsite, overflow parking options.

Hotline Availability -A rental support hotline has been established for use by guests and neighbors. The number for this property is 828-694-3046. By law, this hotline must remain available for use 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Trash Disposal:. All household waste & trash must be placed in receptacles considered to be animal proof (e.g., durable with secured lids).

Fire Extinguisher and Evacuation Plan -This home is equipped with working fire extinguishers and a posted evacuation plan. Removing any of these from their designated location is prohibited. Avoid storing items so as to block hallways, doorways, steps, entrances and exits.
Small Outdoor Fires -When an area burning ban is in effect, bonfires are prohibited. Contact your rental home’s property manager for information on any burning bans. Outdoor fires are only permitted in a place and manner approved by the Fire Chief.
Swimming: Do not swim farther than 50 feet from shore unless accompanied by an observer in a boat.
Fishing: A North Carolina fishing license is required and all state fishing regulations apply.
Boating: If a boat is provided with this rental home, please ask for and review the pamphlet entitled “Lake Regulations & Map”. If you wish to utilize your own boat on the lake, a permit is required and can be obtained at Town Hall or at the town marina.

Trespassing -Venturing onto a neighboring dock or pier, boat house or property without the owner’s permission is prohibited.

Noise: Unreasonably loud noise is prohibited throughout the Town. Please observe quiet hours after 10p.m. and be aware that sound carries very far over a still lake.

Unruly Behavior: Behavior deemed disorderly and causing a disturbance to the public is prohibited. These regulations will be strictly enforced. I / we acknowledge having read this contract addendum.