Santa Fe Palms RV Resort

Rules and Guidelines Santa Fe Palms RV Resort

Everyone here at Santa Fe Palms RV Resort appreciates that you have chosen to spend your time with us and wish to guarantee ALL our guests enjoy their visit. With this in mind, we have outlined some basic RV and Site Guidelines to ensure that we maintain a high standard of quality in our resort. The quality of recreational vehicles in a resort or campground can contribute or detract from the overall experience of all guests. For this reason, we enforce some “standards of appearance.” Please note that these examples are not intended to address every situation that may arise. Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to stop by the lobby at your convenience. Most importantly, thank you for choosing us and enjoy your stay!

  • Check-In 1:00 pm.
  • Check-Out 11:00 am.
  • Late check-outs will be charged $10 for the first hour; after the first hour, the daily rate will be charged if prior arrangements have not been made with the front desk.
  • We cannot accept mail or packages on your behalf.
  • Pool Hours are 9 am to 9 pm.
  • No Lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.
  • Children under the age of 14 must always be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
  • No diving, running or aggressive play allowed.
  • NO Smoking permitted.
  • No glass, alcohol, or pets permitted in pool area.
  • Please put all trash in trash bins located in and outside of pool area.
  • If pool rules are not followed, you will be asked to leave or banned from use.
RV Guidelines
  • All vehicles must be operable and in good condition, and unless authorized by the management must be under ten years old. Please note that “good condition” does not mean “new.” There are many classic RVs that have been restored or well maintained and are of course welcome.
  • Pop up campers or vans are not permitted.
  • The RV should look and function as it was originally designed.
  • Doors, shrouds, panels, windows, and coverings should be intact and in good condition.
  • Exterior should be clean, and free of obvious poorly repaired damages.
  • Tarps cannot be used for weatherproofing, and awnings should be in good condition.
  • Air conditioning units should not be added through walls or windows.
  • All hose, wires, etc., should route through ports as originally designed.
  • Exterior should be free of duct tape, repair tape, excessive caulk, etc.
Site Guidelines
We all should be good neighbors to our fellow campers. No one likes to camp next to a messy site, and messy sites are an invitation to unwanted wildlife.
  • Speed limit 5 MPH.
  • Quiet time from 11:00 pm until 7:00 am.
  • Campsites should be kept clean and neat, free of fire hazards and clutter.
  • Guests shall not make any alterations to the electric, water, or sewer connections provided by the Resort.
  • Exterior furnishings should be appropriate for outdoor/camping.
  • Outdoor storage is prohibited.
  • Open fires are prohibited, except in barbeque pits or grates.
  • Amplified music is prohibited.
  • Use of generators is prohibited.
  • Guests may have common household pets. No other animals, livestock, poultry, reptiles, insects, or exotic pets are permitted.
  • No dangerous, aggressive, or poisonous pets of any kind.
  • All pets must have current vaccines, wear a collar identifying the owner, and must be on a leash.
  • No pet shall be left tied or otherwise unattended.
  • Pet owners must clean up after their pets.
Cancellation Policy
  • $25 Cancellation fee on all reservations without 48-hour notice.
  • Special event weekends no refunds; examples include but not limited to Gatornationals, UF home games, and promotional weekends.
  • Cancelled reservations can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by management and a gift certificate or credit voucher may be issued.

Section 513.114, Fla. Stat., Liability for property of guests.
(1) The operator of a recreational vehicle park is not under any obligation to accept for safekeeping any moneys, securities, jewelry, or precious stones of any kind belonging to any guest; and, if such properties are accepted for safekeeping, the operator is not liable for the loss of any of the properties unless such loss was the proximate result of fault or negligence of the operator. However, if the recreational vehicle park gave a receipt for the property, which receipt had a statement of the property value on a form which stated, in type large enough to be clearly noticeable, that such park was not liable for a greater amount than $1,000 for any loss exceeding $1,000 and was only liable for an amount up to $1,000 if the loss was the proximate result of fault or negligence of the operator, the liability of the operator is limited to $1,000 for such loss.
(2) The operator of a recreational vehicle park is not liable or responsible to any guest for the loss of wearing apparel, goods, or other property, except as provided in subsection (1), unless such loss occurred as the proximate result of fault or negligence of such operator; and, in case of fault or negligence, the operator is not liable for a greater sum than $500, unless the guest, prior to the loss or damage, filed with the operator an inventory of the guest’s effects and their value and the operator was given an opportunity to inspect such effects and check them against such inventory. The operator of a recreational vehicle park is not liable or responsible to any guest for a greater amount than $1,000 for the loss of effects listed in such inventory as having a value of a total amount exceeding $1,000.

Section 513.121, Fla. Stat., Obtaining accommodations in a recreational vehicle park with intent to defraud; penalty: rules of evidence.
(1) Any person who obtains accommodations in a recreational vehicle park which have a value of less than $300 on a transient basis, with intent to defraud the operator of the park, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083; if such accommodations have a value of $300 or more, such person is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(2) In a prosecution under subsection (1), proof that the accommodations were obtained by false pretense; by false or fictious show of property; by absconding without paying, or offering to pay, for such accommodations; or by surreptitiously removing, or attempting to remove, a recreational vehicle, park trailer, or tent constitutes prima facie evidence of fraudulent intent. If the operator of the park has probable cause to believe, and does believe, that any person has obtained accommodations at the park with intent to defraud the operator of the park, the failure to make payment upon demand for payment, there being no dispute as to the amount owed, constitutes prima facie evidence of fraudulent intent.

Section 513.13, Fla. Stat., Recreational vehicle parks; ejection; grounds; proceedings.
(1) The operator of any recreational vehicle park may remove or cause to be removed from such park, in the manner provided in this section, any transient guest of the park who, while on the premises of the park, illegally possesses or deals in a controlled substance as defined in chapter 893; who disturbs the peace, quiet enjoyment, and comfort of other persons; who causes harm to the physical park; who violates the posted park rules and regulations; or who fails to make payment of rent at the rental rate agreed upon and by the time agreed upon. The admission of a person to, or the removal of a person from, any recreational vehicle park may not be based upon race, color, national origin, sex, physical disability, or creed.
(2) The operator of any recreational vehicle park shall notify such guest that the park no longer desires to entertain the guest and shall request that such guest immediately depart from the park. Such notice shall be given in writing, as follows: “You are hereby notified that this recreational vehicle park no longer desires to entertain you as its guest, and you are requested to leave at once. To remain after receipt of this notice is a misdemeanor under the laws of this state.” If such guest has paid in advance, the park shall, at the time such notice is given, tender to the guest the unused portion of the advance payment. Any guest who remains or attempts to remain in such park after being requested to leave commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) If a guest has accumulated an outstanding account in excess of an amount equivalent to 3 nights’ rent at a recreational vehicle park, the operator may disconnect all utilities of the recreational vehicle and notify the guest that the action is for the purpose of requiring the guest to confront the operator or permittee and arrange for the payment of the guest’s account. Such arrangement must be in writing, and a copy shall be furnished to the guest. Upon entering into such agreement, the operator shall reconnect the utilities of the recreational vehicle.
(4) If any person is illegally on the premises of any recreational vehicle park, the operator of such park may call upon any law enforcement officer of this state for assistance. It is the duty of such law enforcement officer, upon the request of such operator, to remove from the premises or place under arrest any guest who, according to the park operator, violated subsection (1) or subsection (2). If a warrant has been issued by the proper judicial officer for the arrest of any guest who violates subsection (1) or subsection (2), the officer shall serve the warrant, arrest the guest, and take the guest into custody. Upon removal or arrest, with or without warrant, the guest is deemed to have abandoned or given up any right to occupancy of the premises of the recreational vehicle park; and the operator of the park shall employ all reasonable and proper means to care for any personal property left on the premises by such guest and shall refund any unused portion of moneys paid by such guest for the occupancy of such premises. If conditions do not allow for immediate removal of the guest’s property, he or she may arrange a reasonable time, not to exceed 48 hours, with the operator to come remove the property, accompanied by a law enforcement officer.
(5) In addition to the grounds for ejection established by law, grounds for ejection may be established in a written lease agreement between a recreational vehicle park operator or permittee and a recreational vehicle park guest.

A current copy of Chapter 513, Fla. Stat., is available in the park office for public inspection, in the registration area.