The Cottage Keeper
1916 Chicago Drive Arkdale, WI 54613-9723
Rental Policies & Procedures
Call 888-404-2688 or e-mail email@example.com
for availability of dates.
Mail deposit checks to: The Cottage Keeper,
1916 Chicago Drive, Arkdale, WI 54613-9723
All homes have telephones. Local calls only.
All kitchens fully equipped with cooking and eating utensils.
All homes equipped with TV & VCR and/or DVD. Most include satellite or cable.
Clean bed linens and kitchen towels are provided; personal bath and beach towels are
- Sorry, we do not allow pets unless specified (add'l pet fee & security
- No smoking allowed in
- Weekly rentals are from Friday 4 p.m. to Friday 10 a.m.
- Summer rentals require 4-night minimum stay. (Some 3-night summer stays
available. Call for details.)
(Off-season 2 night stays available - See Rental Rates.)
- Reservations cannot be held without a 50% deposit; refundable if cancelled with at least 60
days notice prior to arrival date (minus a 10% administration fee of the
base rental amount). A refund with less than 60
days notice, possible only if home can be rented during that time.
- Security deposit required... equal to the nightly prime season rate of
the rental (Minimum of $400)
- Security deposits refunded within 14 days of departure - barring any damages.
- No refunds for early departure.
- Persons under 21 years of age must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
- Reservations confirmed by mail.
- Prices subject to change.
- All rates are subject to a 5.5% state and county tax. (Some homes have
an additional room tax - See Rental Rates.)
BOOKING A RESERVATION:
In order to BOOK your reservation, you must call the Cottage Keeper
to receive your unique reservation number. A reservation deposit of 50% of the
total base rent is due within 10 days of booking.
Rental Agreement and the Guest Data Sheet. Complete the shaded
areas, sign and
mail your completed Rental Agreement and Guest Data Sheet to the
Cottage Keeper with your reservation deposit.
Payment may be made in the form of personal check, money order,
certified or cashier's check.
Credit cards are not
accepted. Final balance, tax and security deposit is due
UPON ARRIVAL and may be paid in the form of personal check, cash,
money order, certified or cashier's check (again, credit cards are
NOT accepted). Reservations made less than 15 days prior to
arrival require full payment of all charges via personal check,
money orders, certified or cashiers check... sent to the Cottage
Keeper via overnight U.S. mail. Any checks returned for
non-sufficient funds will be accessed a $25 service charge.
Reservations are CONFIRMED upon receipt of the signed rental agreement, guest data sheet,
and reservation deposit. The guest named on the rental agreement is the party responsible for the reservation, adhering to our policies, and assuring the property is appropriately maintained during the stay.
On behalf of our homeowners, a security deposit is required on all Cottage Keeper Vacation Rentals, equivalent to one night's stay
(with a minimum of $400). This amount is refunded
within 14 days of departure, barring any damages or failures to comply
with our rental policies. If damage to the premises occurs in excess of the security deposit, the primary renter
agrees to be held liable and charges will be made to the credit card
listed on the Guest Data Sheet.
Deposits are refundable (less a 10% administration fee of the total base rental) due to cancellations
with a minimum 60 day notice prior to arrival. A refund with less than 60 days notice is possible only when that home becomes booked and rented during that same rental period.
Only when we have received the signed rental agreement and completed
Guest Data Sheet is your confirmation complete.
Upon receipt of your deposit, the rental agreement (showing amount due upon arrival), directions to the home, an area map, a list of amenities, and your personal lockbox combination is mailed to you. The lockbox allows you immediate key retrieval for the home. Upon your arrival, call us immediately at
888-404-2688 to arrange a time when we can meet you at the home (either
early that evening or early the next morning), so we may acquaint you with the area, answer any questions you may have, and to complete the paperwork and final payment.
The credit card listed on the Guest Data Sheet must be presented at
Our homes are privately owned. Our owners have opened their homes to you so that you may enjoy your vacation in a "home environment". We expect that you will treat their homes with great respect and leave the premises in the same condition you found it. Each property is furnished according to the owner's individual tastes and preferences. Refunds are not given for dissatisfaction with the decor, changes or additions made by the owners, printing errors,
or lake conditions. (See Our Lakes)
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES:
The arrival and departure times, as listed on your contract, must be adhered to. As these are private homes located throughout our county, due time must be given to our cleaning staff to have the home ready for the next renters or for visits by the homeowners. Our check-in time is anytime after 4pm ... check-out is l0am.
Failure to comply with departure time will result in additional
charges to be assessed from your security deposit.
REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE:
As with any home, appliances, systems and equipment can malfunction
at any time. Your vacation is important to us. Malfunctions will be
corrected as soon as possible. Cottage Keeper employees and
authorized repair personnel may enter the premises and grounds at
any time for purposes related to repairs and/or maintenance of
household systems, appliances, etc. If, per our determination, the home you have rented is "temporarily unfit for occupancy", the Cottage Keeper will make every effort to move you to a comparably-priced property. If no such property is available, your rent will be refunded.
The following lists our general policies. Failure to comply with this list will result in immediate eviction, loss of remaining rent and forfeiture of security deposit.
No persons under the age of 2l are allowed to enter into the legal rental agreement and must be accompanied during the entire rental period by a parent or legal guardian.
There are no refunds for early departure, acts of nature or dissatisfaction with the furnishings.
Fireworks are prohibited at ALL Cottage Keeper properties. Immediate eviction, loss of rent and security deposit will ensue.
Maximum occupancy is listed on your rental agreement. Exceeding this number
on the premises at any time is strictly PROHIBITED. (Maximum occupancy
includes all children.)
Tent camping and RV parking is NOT permitted on the premises.
Recycling of garbage is required in ALL Cottage Keeper homes. Each home is
equipped with appropriate recycling bins. If you need more cans, please call. Failure to recycle will result in a
minimum $50 deduction from your security deposit.
Burning of candles, oil lamps and scents are prohibited in all Cottage Keeper rentals.
Smoking is prohibited and will result in eviction and forfeiture of rents & security deposits.
All properties are equipped with telephones for your safety and
local convenience. Phones allow local calls only and are blocked
from long distance calling. The phone number for your rental home is
listed on your agreement ... please make sure your guests and family
have this number to reach you in case of emergency. You must use
your credit card, phone card, or cell phone for any long distance
Some of our
homes allow pets... must be prearranged. There is a $50
non-refundable pet fee and an additional security of $100 for each
pet. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to clean the premises
after their pets. Failure to do so will result in loss of the pet