Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT POLICY:

You agree that by completing this booking process you are entering into a binding contract with Lakeshore Rentals and agree to all the pertinent rules and regulations below.

You acknowledge, understand, and agree that as soon as you give the Lakeshore Rentals agent your credit card information, or book a property yourself online, we are authorized to charge that credit card, without your signature, for the initial deposit of fifty percent (50%) of the rent, plus the Damage Waiver Insurance fee, plus the Vacation Rental Insurance fee, (if selected).

We are also authorized to charge the remaining balance of the total bill, (including cleaning, tax and credit card processing fee) to the credit card on file 60 days prior to your arrival date, which may be at time of booking if within 60 days of arrival.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

Your credit card will be charged for any unpaid balances, property damage during your stay, (except if you purchase the Vacation Rental Damage Protection - see below), cleaning cost in excess of the amount budgeted, or long distance phone calls on the property phone, (at the rate of $0.50 per minute). If you use unauthorized Pay-per-view channels we will charge you the cost of those plus a $50 administrative fee. We charge $5 to return left items plus the cost of postage.

If the card is changed, expired, or otherwise unable to be charged, the renter will be responsible for providing an alternate card for payment.

CANCELATION POLICY:

Deposits are non-refundable for any cancelations.

Total balance is non-refundable for cancelations within 60 days of arrival.

There are no refunds for early departure. All cancelations must be received in writing, (e-mail is sufficient).

We cannot change an existing booking to different dates. Any change to dates is therefore considered a cancellation.

VACATION RENTAL INSURANCE - CSA Vacation Rental Insurance has been made available with your reservation. Vacation Rental Insurance reimburses for pre-paid, non-refundable expenses due to certain unforeseeable circumstances that may jeopardize your vacation investment and force you to incur unplanned expenses.  We strongly recommend you purchase this valuable protection. You may cancel this policy within 10 days of plan purchase.

If you chose NOT to purchase Travel Insurance you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Lakeshore Rentals Cancelation Policy which states that there are no refunds for cancelations at any time.
If you chose to purchase Travel Insurance and must cancel you must contact CSA for the insurance claim. Lakeshore Rentals cannot claim on your behalf.

For our foreign guests, travel insurance is not available from CSA, it is advisable to find your own travel insurance.

WEATHER CONDITIONS AND NATURAL DISASTERS. You acknowledge that Lakeshore Rentals nor the property owner are responsible for weather conditions or natural disasters, including wildfires, and/or atmospheric smoke conditions. You acknowledge and understand that Northwest Montana could be subject to periodic wildfires during any season and no refunds will be issued due to atmospheric smoke, smog, or any other condition caused by a natural occurrence. In the case that a natural occurrence interferes with your use of the property, you are not entitled to a refund in any amount and Lakeshore Rentals has no duty or obligation to you to produce, find, or offer a replacement rental.

GENERAL TERMS:

Vacation Rental Damage Protection: This Vacation Rental Damage plan covers unintentional damages to the rental unit interior that occur during your stay, provided they are disclosed to management prior to check-out. The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $3,000. Any damages that exceed $3,000 will be charged to the credit card on file. If you damage the real or personal property assigned to your rental accommodation during the trip, the Insurer will reimburse the lesser of the cost of repairs or replacement of the property, up to $3,000. Certain terms and conditions apply. 
Full details of the Vacation Rental Damage coverage are contained in the Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy (www.vacationrentalinsurance.com/G20VRD ).  The Vacation Rental Damage can be purchased up to, and including at, check-in. By submitting payment for this plan, you authorize and request CSA Travel Protection and Insurance Services to pay directly Lakeshore Rentals any amount payable under the terms and conditions of the Vacation Rental Damage.  

You can either purchase the CSA Damage Fee Waiver Insurance policy for $40 which covers damage up to $3,000, or provide a security deposit of $3,000, (please note that the processing fee of 3.5%, ($105.00) will be added to this amount and will not be refunded along with the security deposit refund). The security deposit will be charged to the card which is used to book your vacation when the final payment is due. The deposit is not applied to your rent. However, it is fully refundable within 3 weeks of departure, less the full cost to replace, repair or restore damages.

Arrival Time is no earlier than 4p.m. Departure Time is no later than 10a.m. Unless prior arrangements have been made with us, we will charge you $50 for every partial hour you stay in the property after 10am.

No early arrivals are permitted without prior approval. You may purchase an early arrival for an additional $50 if the schedule permits, (arrival time as early as 2pm). This must be purchased at time of reservation.
Departure time is 10 am – no late departures are permitted. Should a guest be found at the property past 10:00 am, guest agrees to be charged $50 for every partial hour that the house is occupied after 10 am. Our cleaning staff are on a very tight schedule and we want to make sure that every house gets the proper cleaning attention for our future guests. You may purchase a late departure, (no later than 12 noon), for an additional $75 if the schedule permits. This must be purchased at time of reservation. Guest agrees to be charged $50 for every partial hour that the house is occupied after 12 noon, if the late departure option is purchased.

Most properties have internet access. The service providers monitor each account for illegal downloads of copyrighted materials, such as songs or movies, etc. We do not allow such activity in our properties. If we receive a notice from the service provider that such activity has taken place, any fine will be passed directly to the renter of the property.

Neither the property owner, nor Lakeshore Rentals is responsible for any property damage whatsoever, intentionally or accidentally, by the Tenant(s) or their guests to the rental property or any bodily injury suffered while on the property by the Tenant(s) or their guests.

The premises shall not be occupied by any person other than those named as tenant or additional occupants in this rental agreement, with out the prior consent of the manager.

The premises shall not be used for anything other than a residence.

Partying and Noise Complaints
We truly hope that you enjoy your time in Whitefish. With this in mind, please remember to be respectful of your neighbors with regard to behavior and noise. No loud partying, bachelor, or bachelorette parties, or disruptive behavior allowed at the property. No outdoor gatherings at the property are allowed after 10 pm. Any noise or partying complaints may result in the police being called and/or ejection from the property with no refund of any monies paid. We WILL charge extra cleaning if we find evidence of such parties.

Lakeshore Rentals reserves the right to find alternative accommodations for the tenant in the case of emergencies.

Lakeshore Rentals reserves the right to enter the premises for the purpose of inspection, repair, alterations, or to display the property to prospective renters or buyers.

No smoking inside of premises.

Use a calling card for all phone calls. A long distance block is placed on most properties.

No pets allowed, unless agreed upon. If a pet is discovered at any “pet friendly” condo without authorization a $150 fine will be assessed. If an unauthorized pet is discovered during occupancy of a property that is “non-pet friendly” such action will result in immediate eviction & loss of rental money,a $150.00 fine and cost to deep clean the property will be charged to the credit card on record. Or if signs of a pet are discovered after occupancy, a $150.00 fine and cost to deep clean the property will be charged to the credit card on record. If a pet causes damage to the property or the grounds or is considered by the management as a nuisance, (e.g. excessive barking), the pet will have to be removed from the property and kept in an off-site kennel facility at the pet owners' expense.

Vomit left for Lakeshore Rentals Staff to clean is unacceptable and a punitive fee of $200 will be charged.

Garbage Disposal - Please be careful not to block the garbage disposal. Run water into the disposal before switching on and don’t put large pieces or large volumes of waste into the unit. If you block the garbage disposal the plumbing has to be dismantled to clear the blockage for which there will be a $35 call out fee during regular working hours or you can hire a local service.

Blocked Toilet - Please take care not to block and overflow the toilet. To operate the toilet you must press and hold the handle down to ensure the full tank is discharged into the bowl. Don’t attempt to re-flush if the toilet is blocked as the toilet bowl will overflow. Instead, use the plunger to release the blockage. In the event that you block one of the toilets and cannot clear it yourself, please don’t ask Lakeshore Rentals staff to unblock your toilet. You should hire a local service.

There will be a $15.00 charge for each house key and $80 for each garage door opener, or "Do-Not-Copy" key or pool key, not returned to Lakeshore Rentals office.

Renter agrees to abide by Homeowners/Condominium Association rules which may apply to the rental property. For Mountain Harbor Rules please visit MHHA Rules www.lakeshorerentals.us/mountain-harbor.htm#Rules

Updated 9.6.17