Historic Cabin House Rules

This Short Term Rental Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between:

John Leslie (“or Owner(s)”), and the short term vacation traveler hereinafter referred to as (“Guest” or “you”),

For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:


The property is located at: 1202 Canyon Drive, Julian CA 92036 “Quiet Cabin in Julian”

The property is furnished and includes: one flat HDTV screen television linens, towels , cooking utensils, plates and cups, microwave, stove/range, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, full kitchen, basic condiments, etc.


The rental party shall consist of Guest and a maximum of four (4) additional persons stated in writing by Guest. In no case may the total number of persons exceed five (5) in the Guest rental party.


The maximum number of guests is limited to five (5) person(s).


The lease begins at check in time or 3:00 p.m. on the “Check-in Date” and

Will end at Check out or 10:00 a.m. on the “Checkout Date”.


This property requires a one (1) night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods.


Guest agrees to abide by the Rules in this Agreement at all times while at the property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to abide by the rules described in this Agreement If the premises appears dirty or damaged upon Check-in, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately.


Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Guest understands that property and home is not recommended for anyone having mobility, walking or handicap issues. There are more than 3 steps to walk up to the house.


A minimum $250.00 Property Damage/security deposit paid via PayPal at jleslie@sandiegodownsyndrome.org or as otherwise specified in listing and is refundable within 14 business days providing:

  1. There is no vandalism or damage to any Property on the Premises, and
  2. Guest has checked out by checkout time on the Check-out date.
  3. Guest has honored all terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement.


If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the payment will be refunded as follows: No Refunds except as allowed on booking site.


We encourage all renters to purchase travelers insurance.


Acceptable payment methods are E-check, or credit card (PayPal) or through a broker such as VRBO or Air BNB, etc…  All non cash payments or e-check payments add a 3% processing fee.

12 High fire area. Smoking is NOT allowed in the house or anywhere on the property. THERE IS UP TP A $350.00 fee IF GUEST SMOKES IN THE HOUSE OR IF THERE ARE CIGARETTE BUTTS LEFT ON THE PROPERTY.

13 Pets are NOT allowed in the house or anywhere on the property without written permission.  The need for care animals must be substantiated in accordance with California State Law.

14 People other than those in the registered Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in or on the property. All other persons in or on the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.


15 Guest and those who are in the guest party understand Guest assumes all responsibility and will hold Owner (Homeowner) harmless and agrees to all of the following:

  1. This house is privately owned; the Owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities.
  2. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the Guest.
  3. UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN: Guest acknowledges that they have been advised that children should never be left unsupervised as windows may pose a fall risk and HAZARDOUS CLEANING CHEMICALS ARE OFTEN STORED UNDER SINKS INSIDE HOME.
  4. Homeowner strongly recommends that Guest with: Children, disabled or elderly people NOT use or install firewood in the fireplace/woodstove. The fireplace/woodstove is not adequately protected from a child or elderly person accidentally touching hot surfaces including the decorative cast iron kettle hanging inside fireplace. Touching the surface of a fireplace can result in instant third degree burns and may require immediate medical attention.
  5. Guest use of fireplace is at Guests’ sole risk and liability and Guest agrees that Homeowner will be held harmless and not be in any way held accountable or liable for guest use or misuse of fireplace and the iron kettle.
  6. By accepting this reservation it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk and liability of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.
  7. Guest is aware of the inherent risks of renting this house on this property.
  8. There are wild animals and creatures and insects including but not limited to: Snakes, mice, spiders, mountain Lions, bats, etc. that may come reside and go in or on the property and/or throughout Julian, and Guest and those who are in the guest party are responsible to take precautions to identify and determine said risks before and when venturing on throughout and in the property and Guest assumes all responsibility and will hold Owner harmless for any incidents that may result from interaction and/or contact with any living creatures or organisms.
  9. The deck railing is not to be used as a leaning post and children should not be allowed to use the deck unattended.

16 Guest will keep the property and all furnishings in good order.

17 Guest will only use appliances for their intended uses.


Parking is limited to 2 vehicles in the driveway. Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on the road is fine too. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing and ticketing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.

  2. There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the house. The cleaning fee is to wash linens, make beds and vacuum and maintain and disinfect only.
  3. Guest must wash dishes and put them away when leaving. Clean counters and all areas of food debris.

Use at your own risk. Use starter balls to ignite wood in fireplace. Build fire against the block wall on fireplace to avoid smoke entering cabin and setting off smoke detectors. Starter balls may be provided by the owner but better to bring your own.. Never put non-wood materials in fireplace. Free Firewood is available to use in the fireplace ONLY. IT IS AGAINTS THE LAW TO BUILD FIRES OUTSIDE OF THE CABIN.


The property is on a septic system. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper and human waste. No feminine products should be flushed at any time. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, Guest could be charged damages of up to $350.

  1. In case of failure of a system or amenity during your stay , including but not limited to: Water , septic , electrical , mechanical , ventilating , structural systems , major and minor appliances , or entertainment equipment, etc. , we shall repair them as we are reasonable able. You agree to permit access to the House to make repairs. We shall not be liable to You for damages, and NO REBATE OR REFUND will be given for such temporary failures; provided, We attempt to notify a professional or Owner to repair the system or amenity in a reasonable manner after having received notice from Guest that repairs are needed.
  2. No refunds will be given for storms or weather. Mountain roads can be curvy and steep. We highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months. We do not refund due to road conditions.
  3. AMENITIES OR SERVICES OFFERED: Everything will be done to make sure that what was offered in our advertising will be in the property as described. Every attempt is made to keep the inventory and/or services as advertised. A difference in amenities or services does not entitle you to any refund of rents paid. Amenities or services may be added or removed at the owner’s sole discretion. Example: We have advertised Blu-Ray DVD players; it may be out for service. That fact does not warrant any refund.
  4. NO SLEEP ARRANGEMENTS FOR MORE THAN THE ALLOWED NUMBER OF GUESTS. There are 1 queen bed, one bunkbed, and one single bed or a total of 4 beds.


Any reservation obtained under false pretenses will be subject to complete forfeiture of advanced payment, deposit and/or rental money and the Guest will not be permitted to check in. Likewise, guests who have already checked in and who are found to have used the premises under false pretenses, including not reporting the number of guests correctly will be subject to further legal action to recoup costs which exceed the amount of the security/damage insurance or deposit. Owner may at Owner’s sole decision for any reason elect to cancel any Guest reservation by providing notification to Guest via Email at least two calendar days prior to the Guest arrival date and Guest shall have no recourse or compensation other than to receive a full refund of all money paid by Guest to Owner. Owner may cancel reservation without notice in the event reservation was made less than 72 hours prior to arrival and in this event Owner will refund all money’s paid by Guest to owner and Guest shall have no recourse or compensation other than to receive a full refund of all money paid by Guest to Owner.

By sending payment in full to hold a chosen date, or by pre-paying for the rent with a credit card, or any other manner the Guest agrees to all terms and conditions of this Agreement, and further agree that 1202 Canyon Drive and its owners and representatives will be bound by the terms within this written Agreement.

Guest (making the reservation) further states that they are at least twenty-five (25) years of age and will be the principal Guest and as such will be completely responsible for the actions of all other guests including any for whom may be making these arrangements.

No rental will be made to vacationing students or singles under the age of 25 unless accompanied by a parent or guardian at a ratio of no more than 2 children for one adult over the age of 25. A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST BE STAYING IN THE RENTAL HOME AT ALL TIMES. OUR RENTAL HOMES ARE MONITORED FOR VIOLATION OF THIS POLICY. Reservations made under false pretenses will be subject to eviction and forfeiture of all deposits and payments and all coast incurred by Owner.

The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement.

By sending payment in full to hold a chosen date, or by pre-paying for the rent with a credit card: Guest agrees to all terms and conditions of this Agreement, Guest further states that they will be the principal Guest and as such will be completely responsible for the actions of other guests.

This home is a ‘vacation’ home there is an understanding with are neighbors that after 10pm at night is considered “quiet time” and all guests will respect and abide with this understanding with the area neighbors. IT is strictly forbidden to use home as a: Loud music, drinking or party house or to in any way disturb the neighbors. We support responsible Vacation Renters.  At any time before, after or during your stay with us, your information may be shared.  Unreasonable noise in or from the home after 10pm results in either the police being called or neighbors calling the owner This gives Homeowner the right to immediately suspend the renters’ stay and forfeit remaining rent and deposit.

Guest and all its parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement. Guest agrees to hand sign this Agreement when they arrive for check in or is agreed to by providing credit card information and securing this booking.

Signed and agreed to on this ________ of ________  __________ at ________________, CA

____________________________________________, Tenant (Renter)


John Leslie, Host (Owner)

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