- When do you start renting summer cottages?
Answer: Each January we reserve rentals for the previous tenants
who desire the same property for the identical weeks of their
previous rental. Beginning in mid-February our general renting
begins on a first come first serve basis.
- When do we pay for the rental?
Answer: Weekly rentals are paid in advance. 50% due upon making
the reservation and 50% thirty days prior to occupancy with the
required security deposit (damage deposit). Annual or Academic
rentals are usually paid in accordance with a long term lease
- What is your cancellation policy?
Answer: CANCELLATION. Upon notice to Shore & Country Real
Estate in writing of a desire to cancel for any reason, mailed
together with a copy of your Reservation Agreement, Shore &
Country Real Estate will attempt to re-rent the premises. Provided
the premises can be re-rented for the time period, the deposit
will be refunded less a service fee of 15% of the total rental.
In the event the property is not re-rented, the deposit will be
forfeited and the Lessee remains obligated under the lease.
- Am I limited to the number of occupants in this property?
Answer: Yes. All furnished properties in this area require this
limitation . Your lease specifies the maximum occupants "for
any one time". There are no public sewers and they are supplied
by private wells directly or indirectly through community water
systems. With regard to public health, water conservation is a
concern of property owners and tenants alike.
- When is check-out time?
Answer: All occupants must vacate on or before 11:00 AM . or as
otherwise prearranged with the Agency.
- When is Check-in time?
Answer: All occupancies are at 3:00 PM or after or as otherwise
prearranged with the Agency.
- What is the minimum rental period?
Answer: One week.
- May I extend my rental?
Answer: Normally. NO. But…inquire with the Agency. Sometimes
if the following week is available and you are the current occupant,
it might be possible to extend for a pro-rata fee.
- Why do rental prices rise each year?
Answer: Each property owners generally sets the price of their
rental homes individually according to a perception of operating
and maintenance costs and continued demand for their property.
We have never seen a year when rental prices remained the same.
- Why don't you book rentals a year in advance?
Answer: Most owners and tenants plans change. We choose to maximize
our business economies of time, effort, and dollars by renting
when most of our clients wish to conduct business.
- Are pets allowed?
Answer: Generally. NOT ALLOWED. Very few owners will allow tenants
to occupy with pets. Check the listing information before you
rent. All leases are pre-printed indicating NO PETS.
- Do I have to clean?
Answer:YES. All private furnished homes (cottages) require you
clean the property while in your care as specified in the rental
conditions. "The Lessee assumes FULL responsibility for the
property and equipment loaned him to see that it is left in a
CLEAN AND SATISFACTORY CONDITION for the following tenant, and
not to sub-let or loan any of the property without the approval
of the Lessor." Please see our memo to Lessees
- Can I arrange to have someone clean for us?
Answer: The Agency can provide you with names of cleaning people
who work for a fee.
- Is there Extra Parking available?
Answer: One beach areas has public parking. Sound View Beach.
As you are restricted to a limited number cars on each rental
property, you should plan ahead. Check the listing data. There
is no on street parking in season.
- Is interest paid on deposited funds?
Answer: Interest is paid on escrow funds in favor of neither party
to the rental agreement. It is, however, paid over to the Connecticut
Housing Finance Authority for the benefit of providing mortgage
assistance to qualified first time home buyers with low or moderate
- Can another person check-in for me?
Answer: Yes. Just write or call us with the name of the person.
Your account must be fully paid to receive keys and occupancy.
- Can I pay with a personal check?
Answer: Yes, but! Personal checks are always acceptable greater
than 30 days prior to occupancy. Otherwise, cash, money orders,
bank cashiers, tellers, certified checks. No credit cards or debit
cards. No business checks unless the maker is the lessee and payment
is greater than 30 days from occupancy.
- Is a Beach Pass required?
Answer: Most private beach areas control access to their community
through an entrance guard post. You will be asked by the guard
person where you are going. Tell the guard which property you
will be renting. Remember to tell your guests rental property
address. If a pass is required they'll issue it to you upon entry
to tenants for small returnable deposit.
- Is a Beach Parking Pass required?
Answer: Miami Beach Association and Point O'Woods Beach Association
issue passes. The Miami Beach parking pass is found at your cottage.
This is for your use only and must be returned when your rental
ends or you will forfeit a security deposit The Point O'Woods
parking pass is issued at the association beach parking lot upon
entry to the lot for a small fee. Just show them your rental agreement.
- Are area attractions, historical sites, etc. on this
Answer: Yes. Click the "LINKS"
button at our home page.