When do you start renting summer cottages?
We have many families that come back year after year some for generations! Most of our repeat clients rent the same time slot each year to continue their family tradition. We suggest reserving your time slot as soon as your plans are made. Many of our properties rent up a year in advance. Our staff is always available to help you in choosing the best property for your needs as well as handle the paperwork.
So the sooner the better!
When do we pay for the rental?
All of our rental are paid in advance. Once you request a rental agreement for a specific time frame we put those date on hold for you. The rental agreement is mailed to you and you have 2 weeks to return the agreement signed and with the proper payment.
If you book your vacation for the following year there is a small deposit due to hold the dates for you and the balance is due a few months before the rental date. If you book vacation in the same year the total payment is due upon receipt of the rental agreement (usually 2 weeks from making the reservation) Your rental agreement outline the payment terms in detail.
What is your cancellation policy?
Should you wish to cancel your reservation, notice of cancellation MUST BE IN WRITING AND RECEIVED MORE THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CHECK IN DATE. We will refund the sums you have paid, less a $100.00 cancellation fee. If your notice of cancellation is RECEIVED LESS THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CHECK IN DATE, you will forfeit all sums paid, except security deposit, unless we are able to re-rent the property to someone else, at the same rate, for the same period.
Am I limited to the number of occupants I can have in my cottage?
Yes All furnished properties have a limit to the number of people sleeping and visiting. Your lease agreement specifies the maximum occupants. most properties do not have public sewers and they are supplied by private wells. If you plan on having any type of party or gathering you must have approval from our office.
When is check-in time?
Check-in time is 3PM If requested in some circumstances we can arrange an earlier check-in time.
When is Check-out time?
Check-out time is 10AM. If requested in some circumstances we can arrange a later check-out time.
What is the minimum rental period?
In the high season ( June, July, Aug. and part of Sept.) the minimum rental period is 1 week. I the low season the minimum rental period is 2 nights.
May I extend my rental?
Normally NO. Most properties rented back to back so when you leave another family is moving in. If the following week is open the we can extend your rental There are times in the low season that we my be able to extend your time.
Do rental rate rise each year?
We try not to raise our rates each year. as expenses rise so do our rates. All of our rates for the current year and the following year are posted on our web site.
Are pets allowed?
It depends on the property. We realize that a family pet becomes part of the family and wants to have a vacation as well but some beach properties do not allow dogs on the beach. Feel free to contact us about what property will work best for you.
Do I have to clean?
YES. All of our private furnished homes and cottages are inspected before you arrive to make certain that they are clean and ready for your arrival. You are expected to return the property in the same clean condition you find it in. The lessee assumes full responsibility for the property and equipment loaned him/her to see that it is returned in the same condition. Your lease agreement will outline the extra fee that will apply if the property is not left in clean working order.
Can I arrange to have someone else clean it for me?
Yes we can arrange to have your property clean upon you departure for an additional cost. Please contact our office for rates.
Is there extra parking available?
Most shore front properties have limited parking. Some properties allow parking on the street and some do not. Inmost case there is some form of public lot not far from the property that you can use. Call our office for more details.
Is There Free Wifi and Cable at each property?
Yes all of our properties have free wifi and cable or satellite TV as well as phone. The login and password for the internet will be posted in the property.
Can I pay with a personal check?
Yes as long as there is at least 30 days before your rental starts.
Is a Beach Pass required?
No our Beach properties have their own private beaches. Some properties also have town beach not far from the property that will require a pass that we supply for you.
Can I make and receive call from the property?
Yes there is a land line phone at each property. The phone number is posted in the property. Any long distance charges will be charge back to you upon departure.
Can I bring my own Boat, Jet Ski, etc?
Yes bring them along! some properties have their own private dock or mooring for your use. Please keep in mind all "safe boating rule" for your safety and the safety of others.
Is there info at the property about local activities and shopping?
Each property has a info binder jam packed with local activities, shopping and fun things to do during your visit. There is also direction to local food stores and helpful local phone numbers.
If you have any further question please feel free to contact us any time. We are here to help.