Affordable Paradise - Policy
Affordable Paradise Terms of ServiceBy using the Site or its Services, you agree to comply with and be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service (“Terms“). These Terms govern your access to and use of the Site.
THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES COMPRISE AN ONLINE PLATFORM THROUGH WHICH HOSTS MAY POST LISTINGS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS AND GUESTS MAY LEARN ABOUT AND BOOK ACCOMMODATIONS DIRECTLY WITH THE HOSTS. HOSTS’ LISTING MUST INCLUDE: PRICE, GENERAL LOCATION, AVAILABILITY, AND TERMS OF SERVICE OF THE ACCOMODATION (INCLUDING, INTER ALIA, CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT TIME, MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS).
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT AFFORDABLE PARADISE IS NOT A PARTY TO ANY AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BETWEEN HOSTS AND GUESTS, NOR IS AFFORDABLE PARADISE A REAL ESTATE BROKER, AGENT OR INSURER. AFFORDABLE PARADISE HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE CONDUCT OF HOSTS, GUESTS AND OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES OR ANY ACCOMMODATIONS, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY IN THIS REGARD TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO CREATE A LISTING ON AFFORDABLE PARADISE, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH AFFORDABLE PARADISE IS LIMITED TO BEING A MEMBER AND AN INDEPENDENT, THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTOR, AND NOT AN EMPLOYEE, AGENT, JOINT VENTURER OR PARTNER OF AFFORDABLE PARADISE FOR ANY REASON, AND YOU ACT EXCLUSIVELY ON YOUR OWN BEHALF AND FOR YOUR OWN BENEFIT, AND NOT ON BEHALF OF OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF AFFORDABLE PARADISE. AFFORDABLE PARADISE DOES NOT CONTROL, AND HAS NO RIGHT TO CONTROL, YOUR LISTING, YOUR OFFLINE ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR LISTING, OR ANY OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO ANY LISTING, THAT YOU PROVIDE.
You acknowledge and agree that you alone are responsible for any and all listings content you post. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that any listing you post and the booking of, or a Guest’s stay at, an Accommodation in a listing you post (i) will not breach any agreements you have entered into with any third parties, such as homeowners association, condominium, or other third party agreements, and (ii) will (a) be in compliance with all applicable laws (such as zoning laws), Tax requirements, Intellectual Property laws, and rules and regulations that may apply to any Accommodation included in a Listing you post (including having all required permits, licenses and registrations), and (b) not conflict with the rights of third parties. Please note that AFFORDABLE PARADISE assumes no responsibility for a Host’s compliance with any agreements with or duties to third parties, applicable laws, rules and regulations.
You understand and agree that AFFORDABLE PARADISE does not act as an insurer or as your contracting agent. If a Guest requests a Booking of your Accommodation and stays at your Accommodation, any agreement you enter into with such Guest is between you and the Guest and AFFORDABLE PARADISE is not a party to it.
Bookings and financial terms for HostsIf you are a Host and a Booking is requested for your Accommodation, a Booking Notification will automatically be sent to your registered email address. You are required to either approve or reject the Booking request within  hours. If you approve, Guest will automatically receive (1) your name and contact information, and (2) directions to your Accommodation.
Bookings and financial terms for GuestsGuests may make a booking through the Site by providing their (1) name, (2) dates of stay, (3) number in party, (4) contact information, and (5) full payment of the Service Fee, described infra. Fulfillment of these five requirements, AFFORDABLE PARADISE automatically sends a Booking Notification the Hosts’ registered email address.
The Hosts, not AFFORDABLE PARADISE, are solely responsible for honoring any confirmed Bookings and making available any Accommodations reserved through the Site, Application and Services. If you, as a Guest, choose to enter into a transaction with a Host for the Booking of an Accommodation, you agree and understand that you will be required to enter into an agreement with the Host and you agree to accept any terms, conditions, rules and restrictions associated with such Accommodation imposed by the Host.
You acknowledge and agree that you, and not AFFORDABLE PARADISE, will be responsible for performing the obligations of any such agreements, that AFFORDABLE PARADISE is not a party to such agreements, and that AFFORDABLE PARADISE disclaims all liability arising from or related to any such agreements.
Service FeeIn consideration for the use of AFFORDABLE PARADISE’s online platform, AFFORDABLE PARADISE charges Service Fee of 20 percent (20%) of the total rental price, excluding taxes. ALL OTHER MONETARY PAYMENTS are exchanged directly between Hosts and Guests.
CancelationThe Service Fee is non-refundable. If, as a Guest, you wish to cancel a confirmed Booking made via the Site, either prior to or after arriving at the Accommodation, the cancellation policy of the Host contained in the applicable Listing will apply to such cancellation. Please read Host’s cancellation policy prior to booking an Accommodation.
Key Terms“AFFORDABLE PARADISE” means the trade name AFFORDABLE PARADISE BED AND BREAKFAST, registered by James L. Wilson.
“Accommodation” means residential and other properties.
“Booking” means a limited license granted by the Host to the Guest to enter and use the Listing for the limited duration of the confirmed booking, during which time the Host (only where and to the extent permitted by applicable law) retains the right to re-enter the Accommodation, in accordance with the Guest’s agreement with the Host. Please note, as used on the Site, Applications, and Services, “short term rental” and “home sharing” have the same meaning as “Booking;” all three terms mean a limited license to enter and use the Accommodation for the duration of the confirmed booking as defined above.
“Guest” means a Member who requests from a Host a Booking of a Listing via the Site, Application or Services, or a Member who stays at an Accommodation and is not the Host for the associated Listing.
“Host” means a Member who creates a Listing via the Site.
"Listing” means an Accommodation that is listed by a Host as available for Booking via the Site.
“Site” means affordable-paradise.com.