Rental Policies

Thank you for your interest in a summer rental with us.  You can browse our website to see all the rentals we offer.  To inquire about availability, please click the “Rental Request Form” link at the top of our page.  As soon as we get your request, we will work on sending you back the best openings to match your preferences.

Most of our cottages can be viewed in person, and we highly recommend viewing them before booking.  No appointment is necessary to view cottages outside of the summer months, just come into our office during our normal business hours.  Our rental agents will also be happy to answer any questions and help you find your perfect home away from home.

We begin renting and showing cottages for the following year starting on the first Saturday in March.  We also start a waiting list for new tenants on January 1st so we can offer out availability as we become aware of them. Tenants who have rented with us in the prior year are always welcome to renew their same week.  We send out renewal postcards in January and February.  Please make sure you keep your address current with our office so we make sure we get them to you.

Our rental policies are as follows:

  • All rentals subject to 9% Room & Meals tax and $35 rental fee
  • We ask for a 40% deposit at the time of booking.
  • Tenant brings linens and towels.
  • No pets allowed with the exception of limited pet friendly properties with pet deposit.
  • A 40% deposit is required to hold any rental by cash, check, Mastercard and Visa.
  • Balance is due two weeks prior to stay.
  • Tenant assumes all responsibility for charges related to excess cleaning and damages.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

Our policy written on your receipt reads “Positively no deposits or fees returned”.  This includes all deposits including paid in full reservations. We understand that problems and emergencies do come up. In this case we will make every effort to re-rent your unit and try to get some of your money back. In order to do this

  1. We must have it in writing that you are canceling at least two weeks in advance. Emails are fine. If we are not notified in advance, the balance can & will be charged.
  2. We must have the original receipt in our hands in order to try to re-rent. Copies or faxes are not sufficient. It is a legally binding agreement. People have changed their minds in the past. If you have lost it, we must have this in writing as well. If we don’t receive the original receipt or letter, you are preventing us to re-rent it and the balance of rent will be charged.
  3. If you rented over the internet or by phone rental must be accepted. You have removed the unit from the rental pool. We prefer all tenants to view the units in person. The pictures on our web site are updated to the best of our abilities and we feel represent true conditions  If you are unhappy, we can try to re-rent but, unit must be vacated and time is limited.
  4. If the property is re-rented, you will still lose 12% of the total rental and the $35 rental fee. The difference is refunded
  5. If the property is re-rented at a discounted rate, you will lose the 12% & fee as well as the difference in price. You must honor the cancellation. This may be better than losing it all.
  6. If the property is not re-rented the property owner will receive your full deposit. You may choose to rent the property rather than forfeit your deposit. You can call to check periodically if it has been re-rented.
  7. The new renter must move in and pay in full before any refund is issued. They have also cancelled in the past. Both deposits would go to the owner
  8. Refunds may not be issued until late September after owners are paid.

Please make sure of dates etc. before you rent a unit. By booking a unit, you are taking it off the rental market during the time between the rental and we receive your receipt to cancel (which most likely is the peak rental season). The owner knows their unit is rented and expects to be paid. It is no fault of theirs if it goes vacant. We make every effort to re-rent. It is not always possible. If we feel harassed or do not receive cooperation we can and will invoke the signed policy.