Great! The contract details matter.
And, for your guests, I'm sure that your followup to "the clause" also made a good impact on them! They know now that you were looking out for them....the quality of their experience in your home was important for you. It's not just about the formality of having a contract ....it's about our followup, too.
Your guests appear to be "the ideal": people who READ, comprehend, recall and respond and react accordingly. Nice.
I have a similar text in my agreement that is "hold harmless", as well. It's not a "footnote"...it's on "the main menu" as an important part of "the agreed-to-terms"! I'm in an earthquake zone...and all the hullaballoo that goes with that, including outages, etc.
Anja, yes, I lucked out this time with having ideal renters. Our Hold Harmless clause is a full part of our contract as well. It outlines everything from what I cut and pasted to our policy for refunds due to issues the guest may have with our home, (no adjustments/refunds to rental fees for defects unless the guest contacts us upon discovery, allows us to make it "right", etc.) The page must be signed by the primary renter, agreeing to the terms and condtions.
I'm always amazed that the very people who want to cut a deal are the ones who don't read the contract before they agree to it, and sign it. Maybe they don't understand it is a legal document. You have to wonder how they get through life in general- maybe they think rules don't apply to them.
One thing for sure, being a VR owner is never boring!!!