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There are several fees, in addition to the rental price, that makes up the reservation total. Below is an example of the price quote you may receive from our rentals department. Not all fees will apply to your reservation, please see below for an explanation of our fees:
< Reservation Fee (required):
< Pet Fee (Optional):
This fee automatically applies to all reservations at pet-friendly properties. If you do not intend to bring a pet the fee can be removed from the reservation.
Pet fees are charged per pet accompanying you. If you have more than one pet please let our rental staff know. Pet Fees are non-refundable and are taxable. Not all properties are pet-friendly, please check the property description to clarify.
< Damage Protection Fee (required):
< Linens and other rental items (optional):
Items like Linens (sheets and towels), Beach gear, and Bikes are not provided with many of our rental properties but can be added to your reservation. Linen package pricing can be found on each property profile below the property description or you can visit our Rental Items page for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: Lewis Realty is not responsible for any additional fees charged by 3rd party sites such as Homeaway.com or VRBO. These sites charge their own separate service fee for booking your reservation through their site.
Pay By Credit Card: Roughly half of your balance will be due at the time of booking. This is true if you book online through our website, through a 3rd party site, or over the phone with a member of our reservation team. The remaining balance after receiving this advance will be due 30 days before your arrival date.
We can accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or Amex payments.
Travel Insurance (Optional but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED):
Lewis Realty has partnered with InsureStays to help safeguard your entire booking deposit and other prepaid non-refundable payments related to planned travel. Travel Insurance covers risks incidental to planned travel such as sickness, accidental injury, or death of you or a family member (or of a traveling companion), weather delays, natural disasters, unexpected changes in your employment, and many more specific reasons.
See below for policy coverage information. For policy-related questions please call Insurestays Customer Service at 833-610-0736.
Guests can also visit the link below for additional coverage information. Please note all plans listed on the website are available for guests' purchase and some plans, such as the damage protection are already included with your reservation. Please ask your reservationist for more details:
Guests opting not to purchase travel insurance should be aware that our standard cancellation policy will apply to all reservations per the terms and conditions of our rental agreement, therefore, your entire booking payment could be at risk in the event you do not purchase travel insurance protection.
NOTE: The NC Vacation Rental Act states that if travel insurance is offered, whether purchased or declined, the rental agency is under no obligation to make any refund due to a weather event or mandatory evacuation.
Per our vacation rental agreement, no refund will be issued by Lewis Realty, and guests who purchase travel insurance will need to work with the insurance company directly to file a claim for reimbursement.
> Option # 1 - Play Travel Protection - Standard
Standard Travel insurance can be added to your reservation total up to 30 days before check-in, or before you make your final payment on the reservation, whichever comes first.
Guests who are booking within 30 days from check-in will need to add this plan at the time of booking for it to protect their reservation.
The cost of the Standard Travel Insurance plan is 7% of your total reservation invoice amount. The premium charged for travel insurance is non-refundable after 10 days of coverage purchase.
> Option # 2 - Play Travel Protection - with Cancel for Any Reason Benefit
In addition to the standard travel insurance option listed above, guests have the option to purchase a deluxe travel insurance policy which includes the Cancel For Any Reason benefit. The CFAR policy protects guests in the event of cancellations that are not covered by the standard insurance plan. The CFAR will pay up to 60% of pre-paid non-refundable charges should your cancellation reason not be covered by the standard travel insurance. The cost of the standard travel insurance coverage with CFAR benefits is 10.8% of your total reservation invoice amount. The premium charged for travel insurance is non-refundable after 10 days of coverage purchase.
**This benefit plan is not available for guests who are booking within 30 days from check-in. If you are booking within 31 to 45 days from check-in, this plan must be added at the time of booking.**
If you are booking a reservation that is more than 45 days out from check-in, this benefit plan must be added to your reservation within 15 days of booking. After 15 days from booking, it will no longer be available but you can still purchase the standard travel insurance plan.
**CFAR benefit plans are NOT available to residents of New York, New Hampshire, or Washington.
CANCELLATIONS: This is a paraphrased detail of our cancellation policy. Please refer to Page 2, Section 9 and Page 4, Section 21 of our provided Vacation Rental Agreement & Policies. The following policies supersede all other policies that may be listed by third-party websites:
If you need to cancel your reservation we will need confirmation of your cancellation request in writing via email to Rentals@topsailarea.com.
If you decline Travel Insurance:
We will release your reservation dates for re-rental.
If your cancellation request is received within 14 days of booking the reservation, the $200 cancellation fee will apply, but we will refund the rest of your paid funds.
If your cancellation request is received outside of 14 days from booking the reservation, the $200 cancellation fee will apply and no money will be refunded until the property has been re-rented for the entire duration of your original dates.
If the property is re-rented, and the new renters have made their payment to confirm the reservation, you will receive a refund of all payments, minus the $200 cancellation fee.
If the property is not re-rented, then you will not entitled to a refund and will be responsible for your rental total. Your rental total will still be due 30 days before your check-in date.
You will be able to reinstate your reservation and still use your dates in the event that your property is not re-booked. The full balance will be due in order to reinstate the reservation with the final payment being due 30 days before check-in.
If you purchased Travel Insurance:
We will release your reservation to open the week for rental.
To file a claim you will need to contact the Travel Insurance company with whom you have a policy.
If the property is not re-rented, then the insurance company will reimburse an amount equivalent to the base rent and applied tax if your claim is approved. The amount paid for the insurance will not be refunded.
If the property is re-rented, then our standard cancellation policy (stated above) will apply, and you will be eligible for a refund minus the $200 cancellation fee and the cost of the Travel Insurance Policy.
Please note that the Travel Insurance does not cover all reasons to cancel.