Amsport Inc.

Orlando, Florida

Amsport Inc.

About Amsport Inc.

About the owner

My wife and I, as Dutch nationals, have visited Orlando before. Especially when the children were young. We enjoyed the proximity to the theme parks and both coasts so close by.

We are in our fifties and both still working. I have been a software salesman and have had management positions in the Netherlands and Germany. Primarily representing US based software companies. Come to think of it; very much contributed to the US economy, and will do even more through this investment.

When we came to an age we could afford to own something ourselves, we started looking at places with a warm climate. Friends of us owning vacation properties in France, Spain and Portugal, told us horror stories about security, and unreliable property management in this places. In fact they had to spend a major part of their own vacation to remedy situations due to this.
Florida there for was our choice. We started to explore the market in and around Orlando.

Why owner chose this home

What helped was that we knew Orlando from prior trips, so we did know where we did not wanted to own vacation property. Our interest was mainly in the area south of Kissimmee. We visited several communities and decided to short list on the basis of closed/gated communities purely for vacation rental and not mixed with residential.
Our choice was for Watersong Resort, because of its unique location in a preservation area with its little lakes and woods. It is well kept and close to all major golf courses (Providence is adjacent).

What makes your home unique?

The lot available to us to build our new villa was large and had an unobstructed view on a lake and woods, so privacy guaranteed. Situated across from the club house with all its amenities is a great plus. We had visited numerous furniture show rooms in and around Orlando, but found nothing really to our liking. We also noticed from looking at vacation rental offering on the Internet, that a lot of interiors looked very much the same. So we decided to engage a Dutch interior designer. Furniture and decorations were shipped from the Netherlands. If you look at the pictures at http://www.vacationinflorida.nl you can see for yourself.

The proof is in the pudding

When we had Dutch friends of us staying with us, they closed on a vacation villa in Watersong Resort within a week during their stay! Meanwhile other Dutch friends of ours did the same.

Marketing Strategies

Word of mouth in our network (Holland, Germany) has led to many bookings directly. Secondly our own homepage generated leads. I started an Orlando Forum in the Dutch language (http://www.sapg.nl/smf). Also set up a Content Management System based website for Watersong Resort owners to publish their property for free. (http://www.amsport.nl/site). Further more we advertise on Home Owner’s direct (UK) and VRBO. We contemplate to advertise on Home Away, but are welcoming comments from other owners about their experiences with paid advertisement.

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Terms & Conditions

Booking and Payment:
The person who initiated the booking contract is responsible for all payments in respect of the booking. Reservations will be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable deposit of $360 per villa, per week, or part week. This amount should be sent within 5 days of the initial telephone or e – mail booking or your option will be automatically released. The balance should be paid no later than 8 weeks prior to the commencement of rental. Should payment not arrive by this time the booking may be cancelled and the cancellation charges below will come into effect. Full payment will be required for bookings made within 8 weeks of departure. Only the individuals shown on the booking form are allowed in the villa up to a maximum of 8.
Cancellations
You may cancel your booking at any time. Cancellation charges will apply as follows: If the balance of payment is not made in full 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the rental, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and the deposit will be forfeit. If cancelled between 6 and 8 weeks before the arrival date at the property, 50% of the full fee will be forfeit. If cancelled between 4 and 6 weeks before the arrival date at property, 75% of the full fee will be forfeit. Cancellation within 4 weeks of arrival date, the full rental will be forfeited. We will endeavor to re-let the villa on similar terms if you cancel. If we are successful in doing so, the deposit only will be forfeited. All cancellations must be confirmed by the person named on the booking form.

Unavoidable Changes
If circumstances arise beyond our control, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and in such event all sums paid will be refunded. No interest or compensation will be paid. Or alternatively, subject to availability we will offer alternative premises of similar standard if a major change in the booking is necessary. If this is necessary we will endeavor to give as much notice as is reasonably possible.
However, if the guest does not wish to be relocated then all sums paid for the property shall be returned without interest or compensation.

Security Deposit
A conditional refundable security deposit of $360 per week of stay will be charged with the final balance to cover any breakage, damage or losses whilst staying in the villa. The guest is solely responsible for any damages or breakages that may be caused to the villa or its contents. All or part of the security deposit may be retained by them to cover excess cleaning costs, replacement or repairs to the villa or its contents, excessive utility bills, e.g. leaving appliances on throughout your stay or created by external doors being left open whilst the air-conditioning is on. The management company will check the villa before and after a guest rental. Any defects or damage found on arrival must be notified to the Management Company within 24 hours of arrival or you may be held liable.

Arrival/Departure.
The premises will be available for occupation from 4.00pm on the first day of the rental period and must be vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure.

Liability
No liability is accepted by the owner or their Management Company whatsoever for death, personal injury, accidents, loss or damage to persons or personal effects however caused as a result of the use of the villa or pool. This waiver extends to people visiting the villa as guests of the guest(s).

Pool/spa heat
If the guest elects to pay for pool/spa heat then we will endeavor to ensure that the pool temperature will reach a maximum 87 degrees F (31 degrees Celsius) and spa 100 degrees F (37.8 degrees Celsius), however these temperatures cannot be guaranteed. Sometime things do go wrong with pool heat or filtration systems that are beyond our control. Should this occur we will do everything in our power to correct the situation, if we are unable to correct the situation within a reasonable time we will refund a fair proportion of the price we have charged for the defective service (e.g. pool heat).

Watersong Resort
Watersong Resort is owned and managed by the Watersong Home Owners Association and as such we cannot be held responsible for the availability of amenities. However we do expect the amenities described within our website to be available between the hours of 9.00am and 5.30pm as a minimum.
Please note that the community of Watersong Resort, Davenport, Florida only permits family (domestic) vehicles to be parked or stored on or outside any property. Recreational Vehicles are not allowed on Watersong Community.

Insurance
The guest is responsible for taking out adequate insurance to cover all risks. No liability is accepted by the owner for loss of mains services or failure of appliances, loss of use of pool, nor any actions taken in the vicinity of the property by any authority over which the owner has no control. The alarm system must be used when the villa in not habited. The villa is situated on a new community which is still under construction, the owner or the Management Company cannot be held responsible for any ongoing construction or alterations to existing villas or any noise on or around the community.

Force Majeure
The owner or their Management Company do not accept any liability whatsoever and no compensation or other payment will be made for loss, damage or injury caused by Force Majeure (e.g. war, strikes, adverse weather, disasters, earthquakes, terrorism, transportation or other events beyond the owner’s control).

Smoking Policy
For the comfort and safety of our guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere in the home. However, guests may smoke in the pool area and surrounding gardens. Ashtrays are provided for guests use. If guests are found to have smoked inside the villa, the full security deposit will be forfeited to cover the costs of cleaning the Air Conditioning System and fumigating furnishings etc...

Animals and Pets
Animals and pets are not permitted in the villa.

Complaints
In the unlikely event that you should have a problem with our rental home or its facilities, please bring this to the attention of our Management Company immediately so they can investigate and attempt to resolve the issue locally. If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome, please send the complaint in writing to our management company within 14 days of your return home and send us a copy. If you do not bring your complaint to our management company's attention immediately, you will have not allowed them the opportunity to satisfactorily resolve your problem - in these circumstances, we will be unable to assist you with your complaint - we cannot try to put things right for you when you have returned home! Please note, however, that we cannot accept responsibility for the actions or omissions of our management company staff or the staff on the complex.

Passports and Visas:
European citizens travelling on the visa waiver scheme and staying for less than 90 days should make sure they hold a full European national country passport which is valid for at least six months beyond their last day. Submission of the booking form constitutes acceptance of a contract on these terms subject to US Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the US Courts.