Terms of Conditions

for Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast

1. Deposits & Payments

A 50% deposit is required at the time of reservation and is charged to the Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover card you provide. The remaining balance is due on the day of check-in and will be charged to the card on file unless other payment arrangements have been made.

2. Room Occupancy

All rooms are restricted to a maximum of two person occupancy.   Under very special circumstances (generally state of emergency criteria exists) and the proprietors are made aware in advance for a fee of 20$ a head + any bedding costs,  additional parties may be allowed to sleep in the rooms.  RV rentals have a “number of persons” pricing component. Any RV's exceeding 4 persons / RV will require proprietor pre-approval and include further increased incremental charges. Unfortunately, our property is not suited to accommodate children. In the event a child is brought on premise, the parents and party bringing them here will be responsible for the repair costs for any elements they break or cause to malfunction. Be aware that children have caused an elevator malfunction requiring a $600 emergency repair bill and a pool table felt damage that cost $400 to repair.  Only animals allowed in our guest areas are service animals required by our ADA facility and RV guests. Prior approval even for service animals is necessary so that we can attempt to assure no conflicts exist with our other potentially allergy sensitive guests/workers. RV glamping is allowed to bring pets as long as the animals are well controlled, cleaned up after by their owners, and kept out of the main house covered balconies and indoor areas.  Any violations of these elements will suffer a fine equal to the funds paid to rent the facility for the day of the violation as well as any medical treatment fees that might result.


3. Check-In & Check-Out Policy

Check-In time is between the hours of 3pm and 6pm. Check-Out time is any time before 11am. Any exceptions to these times will require proprietor pre-approval and may include incremental charges.


4. Smoking Policy

All Bienvenue Mon Ami's indoor spaces are smoking prohibited areas.  Significant fines exist for any smoking in rooms or in common indoor areas. Careless smoking on balconies that is in any way a hazard to property or an annoyance to guests and staff will have to cease immediately without complaint or a fine will be imposed. Any damage to any property resulting from careless smoking will have a repair bill and a fine will be imposed on your bill.   When we are having events with more than 16 people in attendance, the common area covered balconies will always be re-classified as strictly enforced non-smoking areas.  Several designated smoking areas that are away from the main house will always be available and will be pointed out when requested.

5. Emergency Call-Outs

Elevator and main lobby areas phones can summons emergency assistance. Dialing 911 and specifying your location as 20181 East Bell Road in Amite, Louisiana from any phone will get rapid response assistance. Emergency call pulls exist in many of the rooms near the main entrance doors. Pushing the seal in a downward direction to remove the seal and then lifting the switch will summons emergency response via our 24/7 security monitoring.  

First aid equipment is kept in the unlocked common area cleaning supply/ironing board louvered door closet next to the Lily Room entrance.

Also, emergency calls ambulance, fire and police are on the security code entry in the hallway across from the common area powder room on the guest rooms with balconies level. If any unnecessary summons is made to emergency services, there is a $1,000.00 fine imposed by the parish that will be added to your bills. If an inadvertent emergency call was mistakenly made, dial the owners at 985-634-7786 and explain what was done. We will then attempt to cancel the callout before it reaches the fine imposed criteria.

6. Common Area Facility Amenities

Common areas include and are not restricted to the following areas: wrap around furnished/heated/shuttered common area 2nd story porch, common area ADA compliant powder room, anywhere under the ceiling designed with acoustics in mind encompassing the game room (pool/board games/foosball and more) and dining/sitting areas, guest access common use kitchenette with microwave/full refrigerator/oven/utensils/plates/cups, evening snacks, featured artist gallery area with for sale artwork and most all our 30 acres outdoor area that includes the largely private hot tub area, picnic and walking/trail areas. For a varied by location fee, dinners can be taken out and/or potentially delivered to our premises from local restaurant where they can be consumed in these common areas or in you private rooms. (If help is required, please coordinate through our on-site accessible concierge before 2PM).

Items to look forward to at Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery
On-site spa/exercise facilities are in a design & evaluation phase. We can facilitate local access to others' facilities with reservations/fees required. Catch/release fishing is coming from our recently stocked pond. A very unique octagonal swing surrounded fire pit with flue and roof with an adjacent picnic and outdoor game area is being rebuilt after a recent fire believed caused by a lighted candle and wild animal incident in an adjacent attached building.  A top-of-dam edge picnic area leading to our growing number of trails is nearing completion.

7. Events and Improving Our Facilities

Larger weddings and other events can be accommodated if the entire facility is rented for the event. On infrequent occasions, small event gatherings may temporarily limit some guest accesses to parts of our facility for a short duration. We are almost always in an expansion of amenities/facilities mode, but our rooms and building is so well soundproofed that any construction/improvement/maintenance disturbance should be minimal. Meeting/team building areas are available but generally require the facility be fully rented. We will try to inform room guests of any non-routine events.  

Contact proprietors to determine feasibility, cost, and timing, if you are considering us for an event facilitation.

8. Hold Harmless

Introduction with Cautionary Examples of Risks at Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery:

In order to enjoy life, there are always elements of risk. Examples that are feasible at Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and and Art Gallery include the following that all clients need to be and are now made aware of by reading this text. Avoiding injury from any animal on Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery's facility whether wild or tame requires some caution or avoidance when approaching an animal. We are required by law to allow all documented service animals on site. Also, we allow glampers to bring a pet on site (but not in guest area of the main house). The owners have normally well controlled pets that we try to only allow in certain areas. We have a nominal acre, reasonably deep pond that can represent a drowning or fishing injury risk where we allow some small boating (for example paddle boats) with life preservers.   Visitors here have access to our picturesque 30 acre grounds and trails where all sorts of wild and potentially dangerous snakes, birds, and other animals roam freely in fields, pond, stream and forests.  We have hot elements like towel warmers, coffee makers, microwaves, hot pots, heaters, stoves, grills and more where clients or their belongings could suffer a burn. We periodically allow on our facility firearm and bow target practice that could result in numerous injury potentials even though we have controls in place and any current guests are made aware. We have a water filled hot tub that requires no glassware near them for cut concerns and that could be a drowning hazard. Our elevator can be stopped with improper operation and may require some time to get going again.   A stalled elevator can be mentally challenging to claustrophobic individuals. The stairs, elevated decks and game rooms require guests to maintain a  reasonable  height awareness and caution to avoid a serious fall injury.  We offer occasional transportation services that suffer the same potential for accident that any roadway has.   Our forest is a natural habitat where trees fall in wind storms or when age/disease weaken them. Falling trees could damage you or your property. The potential for cuts exist with remnants of thorny plants, barb wire and other fences that are on our boundaries and in our forested areas. Our normally shallow stream could flood deep enough to become a drowning hazard when roaming our woods and fields. We have extensive parking lot areas and gravel roads that could have accidents from things like thrown rocks or collisions with other vehicles.  Users of our drives and parking areas assume full responsibility for any incidents that could damage vehicles, contents or personnel. Lawn Care and Mother Nature via erosion, plant growth, animals, or otherwise has made some of our fields and forests have uneven ground with numerous tripping hazards that could result in hiker or biker injuries. We work hard to make your stay as safe and enjoyable as possible.

We have taken great care to provide you a safe and secure environment. The three main floor rooms have emergency call buttons and all our buildings have a security system that is continuously monitored on a dedicated independent network where all devices are connected to uninterrupted power sources. We have a monitored and self-activating fire suppression system throughout our Guest Room building. Our common area has FIRE/POLICE/AMBULANCE monitored service call buttons.  We have two guest accessible phones (one on elevator and one in common kitchen area) that are on different carriers. Hence, if one phone is not working, try the other. Our website is HTTPS:.   All our entry and potential entry points to the buildings are camera monitored and recorded. Valuable safes are in every room. If you desire further secure storage, we have same available. Just ask us when you feel you have the need. All our doors to your rooms and the gates to our drives have lock code access. All exterior entries to our main building also have locking capabilities. Your rooms are provided with door closers, but you may need to assure they are pulled that last little bit to be fully locked and closed.  We have generator back-up power to attempt to assure all our electrical equipment (emergency and otherwise) is always available.   Elevators, many of our common area elements and our Rose of Sharon Room were designed to meet 2017 American Disability Act requirements. Our shutters protect our glass walls and meet the most stringent Florida coast hurricane protection specifications. Our exterior lighting in the parking area is dusk-to-dawn always on and the house exterior lights are left on as a general practice. Our water system uses limestone beds to assure a neutral pH, water softener to make the bathing more comfortable, and UV filters to for elimination of any potential residual bacterial elements. Our sinks and refrigerators have reverse osmosis filtered water available to remove any residual or added minerals from your drinking water.  All this and more is to provide you a safe and secure feeling. Even though we are posting that Bienvenue Mon Ami and Art Gallery and those affiliated with it are not responsible for any damage or theft of you and your valuables, we will cooperate with any law enforcement agencies to resolve any issues you have encountered.

However, certain elements are a primarily a result of your actions, elements beyond our control (e.g. uninsured or hit and run motorist collisions or breaking and entering theft issues), or beyond reasonable maintenance and safeguard expectations. The hold harmless agreement outlined below would hold Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery and associated entities and corporations harmless for these items which would not be limited to items discussed above but would at least include all elements discussed above..

Purchases, Reservations, Support Concurrence and/or Attendance Implies Your Agreement:

Because we are trying to reduce the insurance costs that we would have to pass onto you; clients, employees, and contractors; we are compelled to require your agreeing to a hold harmless agreement with Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery (short name for element defined below).   The agreement is in force starting on the earliest date that you make a reservation with Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery, come onto Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery facilities, participate in any Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery function, agree to purchase anything from Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery, or commit to provide or accept services or products from Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery.  By attending a function associated with Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery, by coming onto property owned and/or operated by Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery, by buying Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery products, by renting anything from Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery, and by working with or for Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery; you are agreeing to that agreement as presented below:  

Hold Harmless Agreement:

This Hold Harmless Agreement (this "agreement") is made effective from the date listed in paragraph above by and between Mon Ami BnB Corporation and any entity or personnel supporting, leasing, loaning or renting assets to or on the property being operated by Mon Ami BnB Corporation (in addition to these entities themselves the personnel definition also includes officers, owners, personnel, employees, contractors, invitees , and volunteers associated with Mon Ami BnB Corporation and their leasing, supporting, loaning or renting entity) (hereafter, "Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery" or "BMA") of 20181 East Bell Road, Amite, Louisiana 70422.

and

any personnel or entity attending a function associated with Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery, coming onto property owned and/or operated by Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery, buying Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery products, renting anything from Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery, and working with or for Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery (in addition to these entities and personnel themselves the definition also includes officers, owners, personnel, employees, contractors, invitees , and volunteers of the entities (hereafter "Client" or "Clients") of addresses provided when becoming a client.

WHEREAS, Clients desires to hold harmless Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery from any claims and/or litigation arising from Clients actions and participation in connection with encountering, presenting and interfacing to animals of all sorts, hiking, walking, boating, fishing, jogging, running, exercising, participating in spa treatments, cooking, drinking and drink preparations, hot tubbing, being transported to/from dining and events, swimming, game room usage, stair usage, elevator usage,  bathroom usage, elevated area and areas below elevated area usage, furniture usage, shutter usage, hot equipment usage, firearm and bow target practicing and being on site when warned of target practices in progress, slipping on wet floors in baths, near fountains and on walkways, encountering broken glass not known by BMA to be there, driving on BMA roadways, using BMA parking lots , using BMA gates, being around lawn and ground care activities, walkway usage, viewing or being near fountains, consuming beverages and foodstuffs.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and conditions contained herein, BMA and CLIENTS hereby agree as follows:

TERMS:

CLIENTS shall fully defend indemnify and hold harmless BMA from any claims, lawsuits, demands, causes of action, liability, loss damage and/or injury, of any kind whatsoever (including without limitation all claims for monetary loss, property damage, equitable relief, personal injury, and/or wrongful death), whether brought by an individual or other entity, or imposed by a court of law or by administrative actions of any federal, state or local governmental body or agency, arising out of , in any way whatsoever, any acts, omissions, negligence, or willful misconduct on the part of Clients, its officers, owners, personnel employees, agents, contractors, invitees, or volunteers. This indemnification applies to and includes, without limitations, the payment of all penalties, fines, judgements, awards, decrees, attorney's fees,and related costs or expenses and any reimbursements to BMA for all legal fees, expenses,and costs incurred by it.