Our Vacation Rental FAQs
Below you will find our most frequently asked questions about our vacation rentals and rules. If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact us here.
Are you open all year?
Our 7-bedroom home and our 3-bedroom home are available for rentals throughout the entire year. Our cottages are available for rentals from the last weekend in April until mid-October.
What day do your weekly rentals begin and end on?
Our weekly rentals run from Saturday – Saturday during our prime season. Prior to mid-June and after Labor Day we have more flexibility with our schedule. We stay pretty full so it’s not always possible to veer away from the Sat. – Sat. schedule.
Do you allow extra people?
We accept a limited number of extra people in the cottage with prior approval from the management. There is an additional per person charge.
What time is check-in?
Check-in is after 3 PM. On the day of check-in you will be sent a code for your cottage or house door to arrive at your convenience after 3 PM.
Do you allow early check-in?
Unfortunately, we cannot allow early check-ins during our prime season. We have limited time to perform our cleaning and maintenance tasks, and cannot guarantee early availability
Do you allow late checkouts?
Unfortunately, we cannot allow late checkouts during our prime season. We need every minute to perform our cleaning and maintenance tasks.
What time is checkout?
Checkout is no later than 10:00 am. Be sure to leave yourself time enough on checkout day to tidy up after yourselves.
What do we need to bring with us?
Pillows, Blankets, Sheets, Bath Mat Towels, Kitchen Towels, Coffee Filters Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tablecloth for Picnic Table, Garbage Bags, Dish Soap, Bath Soap, Food, Cutting Board, Extra Cutting Board for Fish, Charcoal, Grill Brush, Board Games, Books, Basketball, Volleyball, Portable Radio.
Do you allow day visitors?
We allow a limited number of day visitors at no additional charge with management permission. It’s important that we honor the experience of our other guests by keeping day visitors to a reasonable number as determined by the management.
Do you have a boat launch?
Yes. Our boat launch is shallow. It will accommodate boats up to 19ft in length. If you have a deep hull, your boat is wide or you have little experience launching a boat you may wish to utilize one of the public boat launches. There is a public boat launch about 1-½ miles away. Our docks will accommodate boats up to 24ft in length. We have limited availability of the larger docks spaces.
Do you allow docking for more than one boat per cottage?
During our prime season we cannot guarantee more than one dock space per cottage. If you would like to bring more than one boat, please inquire as to additional dock availability.
Is there a swimming area?
We do not have a swimming area; there is a public beach with a lifeguard about 1-½ miles away.
Do you have a playground?
Yes, we have a play area. We have swings, slide, a volley ball net and a basketball hoop. We also have a croquet set and badminton set to loan out.
Do you have a fire-pit?
Yes, and we supply the wood. It’s a popular activity and many new friends have been made around the campfire.
Do you have cable TV?
Yes, we have cable TV. If you wish to bring a VCR or DVD player along, feel free to do so.
Do you have WIFI?
Yes, we have Fiber-Optic WIFI which gives us excellent speed and reception all over the property.
Do you accept credit cards?
We have the ability to accept credits cards, but try to avoid them in an effort to keep our costs down.
Do you accept pets?
No, we do not accept pets of any kind.
Do you have a fish cleaning station?
Yes, we have a wonderful self-service covered fish cleaning station (meaning you clean up after yourself). The fish cleaning station was expanded and upgraded in 2012 – we need more room for all those fish!
Do you have electric at the docks?
We are pleased to offer electric at the docks. This is excellent for charging your trolling motor batteries. There are also lights on the docks.
Can you fish off the docks?
Yes, we have a fishing/sitting platform on the docks. Fishing off the docks has provided our guests many hours of enjoyment.
What do I need to do to get my whole “Good Care Deposit” returned?
The place must be left broom-clean and with no damage. We provide cleaning supplies for your use during your stay. There is a short but detailed list of what must be done prior to departure in the unit.
What if I have to cancel my reservation?
Our Cottage cancellation policy is as follows: For all cottage cancellations made 60 days in advance or more, the full amount will be refunded, minus a $100.00 cancellation fee. For all cottage cancellations made less than 60 days in advance, the balance will be refunded upon re-rental of the unit, minus a $100.00 cancellation fee and any difference in the rental amount that is generated.
For Irwin Blue and Irwin Beige the cancellation policy is as follows: For all home cancellations made 90 days in advance or more, the full amount will be refunded, minus a $100.00 cancellation fee. For all home cancellations made less than 90 days in advance, the balance will be refunded upon re-rental of the unit, minus a $100.00 cancellation fee and any difference in the rental amount that is generated.
When is the payment due?
Half the payment is due at the time of the reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. For all bookings made less than 60 days in advance, payment is due at time of reservation. “Good Care Deposits” are due at the time of arrival.