Rental Rules and Regulations
1. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 4 P.M. EST AND CHECK-OUT
IS 11 A.M. EST. NO EARLIER CHECK-INS. This
agreement does not create a tenancy or residence.
You must depart at the appropriate time.
2. This is a NON-SMOKING unit.
3. Pets are permitted, however there is an increased
Security Deposit and higher cleaning fee. All pet "deposits" are to be picked up.
4. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles
under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult
guardian or parent.
5. DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT – A damage/reservation
deposit of $300 is required. This must be received
within seven (7) days of booking the reservation. The
deposit automatically converts to a security/damage
deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward
rent; however, it is fully refundable within 14 days
of departure, provided the following provisions are
No damage is done to unit or its contents,
beyond normal wear and tear.
b. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets, or collection of rents or
services rendered during stay.
c. All debris, rubbish, and discards are removed from the premises.
d. All dishware and cooking utensils are cleaned and put away.
e. All keys and garage opener are left on kitchen table and unit is left locked.
f. All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure
g. No linens are lost or damaged.
h. The outside grill has been cleaned and the gas valves shut off. Grill utinsils returned to the kitchen.
i. NO early check-in or late check-out.
j. The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner), or
the local law enforcement.
6. PAYMENT- An advance payment equal to 50% of the
rental rate is required 60 days before arrival. The
advance payment will be applied toward the rent.
Please make payments in the form of traveler’s
checks, bank money orders, cashiers’ checks,
or personal checks payable to Katherine M. Munson.
The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The
BALANCE OF RENT is due fourteen (14) days before
your arrival date.
Note: You may also
pay by Credit Card through PayPal. We will
be happy to send you an invoice by e-mail
with the link to make the payment.
7. CANCELLATIONS – A
sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation.
Cancellations that are made more than sixty
(60) days prior to arrival date will incur
no penalty. Cancellations or changes that
result in a shortened stay, that are made
within sixty (60) days of the arrival date,
forfeit the full advance payment and damage/reservation
deposit. Cancellation or early departure
does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
8. MONTHLY RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS – Monthly
renters must cancel one hundred twenty (120) days prior
to check-in. Monthly renters who make a change that
results in a shortened stay must be made at least ninety
(90) days prior to check-in.
9. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY – The maximum number of
guests is limited to eight (8) persons. An additional
charge of $10.00 per person per night for guests in
addition to eight (8) will be assessed.
10. THIS PROPERTY REQUIRES A TWO (2) NIGHT MINIMUM
STAY. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday
periods. If a rental is taken for less than two days,
the guests will be charged the two day rate.
11. INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates include a one-time
linen-towel set-up. Amenity fees are included in the
12. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE – While linens and
bath towels are included in the unit, there is no daily
maid service available. There is a washer and dryer
for your use and you are required to wash, dry and
We supply "Start Up" products ONLY! You will provide bathroom tissue, dish washing liquid, clothes washing soap, dryer tissues, etc.
13. RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without
14. FALSEFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservations
obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture
of advance payment, deposit, and/or rental money, and
the party will not be permitted to check-in.
15. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the
above mentioned policies must be approved in writing
booking the unit, you will be sent
a copy of these rules to sign and
send in with your deposit.
receipt of your final payment
you will be sent directions,
an arrival policy, departure
information and emergency information.
Please feel free to contact
us directly with any questions or concerns.
By following the above rules, you will be able to help
us keep our rates reasonable and allow us to continue
renting this property. We are not property managers.
This is our second home and we want to be able to offer
this house and magnificient river access to you and your
family for many years to come. Help us to make sure that
happens. It is our intention to share this property with
our friends. Most of our renters began as guests and
have become our friends. Our hope is that you will be
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