Before departure please be sure to do the following (Failure to adhere to the departure checklist may result in additional fees retained from your security deposit):

  • Leave by 11am. THIS IS VITAL. Our property manager has limited time between guests and needs all this time to help prepare the house for the next family. Her charge is $100 for every 15 minutes you are over. We have to pass that charge onto you by withholding it from your security deposit.
  • Take out all trash to the community dumpster/incinerator.
  • Load and run the dishwasher.
  • Lock all doors and close all windows. Replace window treatments if taken down.
  • Put the kayaks and paddles back in the basement.
  • Make sure all kitchen appliances and lights are turned off.
  • Please be sure to remove perishable items from the  kitchen; if you’d like to leave non-perishables, you are more than welcome to do so.
  • Wash linens and place them back in the closet (if you used house supplies).
  • In the winter, turn heat to 55º F before you leave.
  • Check to make sure there are the same number of community badges are in the drawer as when you arrived.
  • In the summer, turn air conditioner OFF and make sure all ceiling fan is OFF (heat off too).
  • Return TV remotes to their respective baskets.
  • Return the futon to couch mode. (Our cleaning lady is a bit older and can’t lift it back into position).
  • Clean fireplace.
  • Run dishwasher and put away dishes.
  • Leave the key(s) where you found it for the cleaning crew to pick up.

Have a safe journey home!