Rules and Regulations




  1. Check-in Time is after 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time No early check-in without prior permission and Check-out is 10:00 a.m. Late check-outs will be charged $25 per hour. Our housekeepers come to clean at 10:00 a.m. They charge $25/hour while they wait to get in. 
  1. This is a Nonsmoking Evidence of smoking in house will result in a deduction of $250 from your deposit. 
  1. Pets may be permitted under certain circumstances. A $20 pet fee and a refundable $100 pet deposit is required. 
  1. Damage/Reservation Deposit: A damage/reservation deposit of $500 is required (for short-term rentals).  This must be received within five (5) business days of booking the reservation.  The Confirmation sets out the specific requirements for payments and may differ from this paragraph. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival.  We inventory and inspect the property before and after your stay. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within fourteen (14) days of departure [unless there is damage or missing items], provided the following provisions are met: 
  1. No damage is done to house or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
  2. All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in garbage bags and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned.
  3. No linens are lost or damaged.
  4. Hot and cold water faucets turned off on washing machine.
  5. Key is returned to lockbox and house is left locked.
  6. No early check-in or late check-out.
  7. No items are missing
  8. No violations to house rules
  9. BBQ is cleaned after use ($25 will be deducted from deposit if left dirty)
  10. No excessive cleaning is necessary 
  1. Payment: The first payment is due along with the $500 damage/reservation deposit and $100 cleaning fee within five (5) business days of booking the reservation. The Confirmation sets out the specific requirements for payments and may differ from this paragraph. The second payment is due 90 days before arrival.  The third payment is due 60 days before arrival. The fourth and final payment is due 30 days before arrival. These payments will be applied toward the rent.  Please make payments via PayPal, direct deposit, bank money orders or personal checks payable to: 

Joan Bergren

4860 90th Place SE

Mercer Island, WA 98040.


These advanced payments are not damage deposits. 

  1. Cancellations:  For cancellations made 90 days prior to arrival payment will be fully refunded. Cancellations made    between 89 and 61 days prior to arrival there is a fee of $50. Cancellations made between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival there is a fee equal to one night's rent.  There are no refunds for cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. Travel insurance is advised. 
  1. Toilets and Drains: Tenant agrees not to flush items that have the ability to cause or contribute to plumbing stoppages, including but not limited to the following items that have been found to contribute to plumbing stoppages: paper towels, sanitary napkins, tissues, tampons, condoms, plastic wrappers, cigarettes, Q-tips, disposable sanitary wipes, baby wipes, cleaning wipes, and grease
  1. Maximum Occupancy: The maximum number of overnight guests is limited to twelve (12) persons.  
  1. Inclusive Fees: Rates include a one-time linen/towel setup.  
  1. Rate Changes: Rates are subject to change without notice. Once reservations are confirmed rates will not change. 
  1. Falsified Reservations: Any reservation 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. 
  1. Written Exceptions: Any exceptions to the above-mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance. 
  1. Telephone: There are no telephones in the house.