Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What types of housing does Rainberry offer?

A:   There are a large variety of models in single family homes, zero-lot line homes, 4-plex villas, row villas, townhomes, and duplex homes. Most are 2-bedroom, 2-bath but there are a few 3 bedroom models as well. As a 55+ community, no children under the age of 18 are allowed to live here and at least one resident must be 55 or more.
Q:  Can I rent out my home?

A:   After 2 years of occupancy, you may rent out your home. No lease will be for a period of less than 3 months with only one rental per year. Annual leases are possible but, in either case, at least one lessee must be 55 or older and no one under 18 is allowed to live there.

Q:  May I have pets?

A:   Residents may own one pet with a mature weight of no more than 25 pounds, or two pets with a mature combined weight not to exceed 30 pounds. All pets must be attended and leashed.
Q:  What do we do in a hurricane or other disaster?

A:   Make certain all outside items are secured within the home or garage, portable generators may be used during specific hours and the clubhouse has generator power. There are Citizen's Emergency Response Teams (CERT) which get activated. Volunteers are needed.
Shutters may be installed at owner's expense per Architectural Committee guidelines. Make certain the Management Office knows how to reach you should you leave the community. Have all your emergency information on file with the office.
Q:  Are there separate entrances for residents and guests?

A:   Residents are issued up to two bar codes per unit and have access to the community through two gates. The main gate is manned by security 24 hours a day. The second one is bar code only but is monitored from the main gate. Guests and vendors must all enter through the main gate and show a valid driver's license and appropriate identification for contractors. Both must be called in by a resident.
​​ ​​ Q:  Where can I park if I don't have a garage?

A: If you live in a villa with no garage, there is assigned parking  in the parking lot or in front of your unit. If you have guests, they may park on the even side of the streets by the houses or in a guest spot by the villas only until midnight. Check the Rules & Regulations** for more details. Citations will be issued for parking violations.
Q:  Since the pools have no lifeguards, may I swim at any time?

A:   Due to Palm Beach County codes, the pools and spas are open only from dawn to dusk. ​
​​ ​​ Q:  Can I make changes to the outside of my house?

A: All modifications, alterations, additions, landscaping changes and changes to driveways, sidewalks and roofs must be approved in writing by the Architectural Control Board. All work must be permitted by the City of Delray Beach. Details may be found in the Rainberry Bay documents.​

Q:  What benefits do I receive for my quarterly maintenance fees?
A:   Rainberry provides landscaping services, roofing, exterior painting, cable TV, access to 5 pools and 4 spas, the Fitness Room, all Clubhouse facilities, many classes, use of 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, 24-hour security services, bocce courts, shuffleboard court, handball/basketball court. All residents are members of the Social Club.
Q:  How often are elections held for the Board of Directors?
A:   On the first Wednesday of March, every year, a community election is held in conjunction with the annual meeting. There are 9 members of the Board (3 Masters, 3 Homes, 3 Villas) and each year either 4 or 5 positions become available as a rule. Any paid-up, recorded resident is eligible to run for the Board.  It is one of the best ways to help out the community.
​​ ​​​ Q:  How do I volunteer to help in the community?

A: Check out the committees where you have experience and call the committee chair. Rainberry is a community of volunteers and your help is needed everywhere. If you have any questions, sign up and put them out to the community on our internal e-mail blog, Raindrops .

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