Slopeside Okemo Rental Policies

Our Reservation Rental Agreement

Please take some time to read over our rental policies before reserving your Slopeside Okemo vacation home. Your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities. Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have about the reservation rental agreement. 

Slopeside Okemo Policies and Procedures

 

RESERVATION DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS:   You must be 21 years old to make a reservation and occupy a property.  We require a valid MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express card be provided at the time of booking.  A deposit equal to 10% of the booking total is required at the time of the initial booking of the reservation.  This payment should be made by credit card (or personal check within 5 days), and upon receipt by our office you will be sent a confirmation of the payment.  The remaining balance is due 21 days prior to your arrival date.  If a reservation is made within 21 days of the arrival date, payment in full is required by either MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.  Any returned checks will incur a fee of $35.00.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you find it necessary to cancel your vacation plans, please contact us immediately. If you cancel the reservation at least 21 days prior to your scheduled arrival date, your initial deposit is non-refundable.  If you cancel within 21 days of your scheduled arrival date for any reason, your rental payments are non-refundable and non-changeable unless we are able to re-rent the property for the same price and same dates.  If the property is re-rented for the same price and same dates, then your payments will be refunded less the 10% initial deposit, and any trip insurance premium if applicable, once we have received payment in full from the new renter.  We strongly recommend you purchase the reasonably priced vacation rental insurance described below.  Payments must be received by dates due, as outlined in this Policies & Procedures document and detailed in the Rental Agreement.  If payments are not received by dates due, Slopeside Okemo may cancel your reservation due to non-payment.  Notification of such cancellation would be sent to you via the email address on file.  If such a cancellation occurs due to non-payment, Renter shall be subject to all applicable cancellation fees outlined previously in this section.

 

SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY FOR BOOKINGS MADE PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 6, 2020 WITH A STAY DATE AFTER NOVEMBER 21, 2020. For renters who confirm and have paid a deposit on a reservation with us prior to November 6, 2020, we will allow a date change/credit toward a different reservation date for the 2020-21 winter season or a cancellation of the reservation with no penalty up until 5:00 p.m. November 10, 2020 if renter is unable to reserve lift ticket passes for dates coinciding with their lodging stay. Okemo Resort plans to offer pass holders the opportunity to book up to seven Priority Reservation Days for the core season (Dec. 8-April 4) or as many days as allowed by your pass type starting on November 6, 2020 via their online lift ticket reservation system. We are making this exception to our standard cancellation policy so that guests who book with us before November 6, 2020 have the opportunity to change or cancel their lodging reservation if they are unable to purchase lift tickets for dates of stay.

 

RESORT CLOSURE: If Okemo Ski Resort plans to close during the period of your future reservation stay dates for non-weather related reasons for an extended period (4 or more days) between December 18, 2020 and March 28, 2021, you may cancel your reservation and receive a credit toward a future stay or a full refund. If Okemo Ski Resort should close during your stay while you are occupying the rental property for  non-weather related reasons and such closure is for 2 or more days, between December 18, 2020 and March 28, 2021, you may elect to depart from the property and receive a refund for any unoccupied nights remaining on the balance of your reservation.  Please note these terms only apply to short term reservation stays of less than 30 nights and are not applicable to reservations of 30 nights or longer.

 

SECURITY DEPOSIT: The Damage Waiver Fee (not available on Luxury rental properties, see below for details) covers unintentional damages to the rental property interior that occur during your stay, provided they are disclosed to management prior to check-out and renter must be in compliance with all of the policies and procedures outlined. The Damage Waiver Fee does NOT cover the cost of extra cleaning, the cost of cleaning carpets due to excessive soiling, damage by unauthorized pet, damage caused by excessive alcohol consumption, damage that is the result of reckless behavior, intentional damage, or vandalism. The policy will pay a maximum benefit of $1,000. Any damages that exceed $1,000 will be charged to the credit card on file. If you accidentally damage the real or personal property assigned to your rental accommodation during the trip, Slopeside will reimburse the lesser of the cost of repairs or the Actual Cash Value of the property, up to $1,000. If you elect to not pay the Damage Waiver Fee, a $1,000 security deposit (higher deposit amount applies to certain properties) must be paid to Slopeside Okemo at least 14 days prior to check in to cover any untoward damage or loss to the property or the contents therein, normal wear and tear excepted. In the event damage occurs, Renter will be responsible for its repair and restoration to the condition which existed at the time the property was rented. Renter and guests shall conduct themselves in a manner considerate to others at all times; unreasonable or noisy conduct may result in loss of security deposit and/or eviction. Upon satisfactory inspection of the property and its contents, the security deposit will be returned within 30 days of check-out.

 

Luxury home rentals require a traditional security deposit in a larger amount (amount varies by property, and will be indicated on your reservation paperwork) to be paid by check to Slopeside Okemo at least 14 days prior to check in.  Upon satisfactory inspection of the property and its contents, the security deposit will be returned within 30 days of check-out.

 

RESERVATION FEE:  A non-refundable reservation fee is charged for each reservation.

 

OPTIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE:  CSA Travel Protection:  Vacation Rental Insurance has been made available as an option with your reservation.  Vacation Rental Insurance provides coverage for prepaid, nonrefundable expenses due to certain unforseeable circumstances that may jeopardize your vacation investment and force you to incur unplanned expenses.  We strongly recommend you purchase this valuable protection.  Separate terms and conditions apply, read your Description of Coverage/Policy carefully and contact CSA at (866) 999-4018 with coverage questions.  Click this link to view a "Why Buy" link which offers an overview of the benefits of coverage: https://www.generalitravelinsurance.com/customer/vr-coronavirus

 

CHECK IN TIME:  Check-in time is 5:00 p.m, and you will receive check-in procedures for your rental via email.  We will issue you keys or entry code, parking permits, etc. at time of check-in. We are happy to accommodate early check-ins when possible, but never before 12:00 p.m.  Please understand that early check-ins are not available during holiday periods and at many other busy times during the peak ski season.  Directions to our office and a map of the area are available for your reference on our website – www.slopesideokemo.com.

 

CHECK OUT TIME:  Check out time is 10:00 a.m.  Late check outs may be available for an additional fee of $30/hour.  You must contact our office the day of your departure to inquire if late check out is available, and to receive authorization for such.  Unauthorized late check outs will incur a charge of $100/hour, and if the property is not vacated by 3:00 p.m., an additional night’s rent will be charged.  Please understand that late check outs are not available during holiday periods and at many other busy times during the peak ski season.

 

HOLIDAY PERIODS:  Holiday periods vary from year to year.  Holiday periods for the ski season are as follows:  Christmas through New Year's week, Martin Luther King holiday, and President's week holiday (please inquire for specific dates, if required).

 

MAID SERVICE:   DUE TO COVID-19, MAID SERVICE WILL NOT BE OFFERED. The property is cleaned prior to your arrival and after your departure.  Daily maid service is not provided during your stay.

 

PETS: Renters are NOT allowed to bring pets.  If pets are discovered, you will be asked to leave and all monies, including any security deposit, will be forfeited.  In addition, a fee of $250 will be assessed for cleaning and treating the property.  PLEASE NOTE:  Property owners may have pets that visit the property with them at times.  Please inquire at time of booking with a reservationist if this is a concern.

 

OCCUPANCY:  Our properties are rented to family groups and mature persons over the age of 21.  Maximum occupancy for the property is indicated on your Rental Agreement.  Occupancy is defined as an overnight stay.  In the event occupancy is exceeded, renter agrees that the owner, owner’s agent or community association will remove them from the property and renter will forfeit all monies paid for the rental whether earned or unearned.

 

SMOKING:  All properties are non-smoking.  Smoking inside any of our properties may result in eviction and forfeiture of rent. Evidence of smoking discovered during post departure inspections by Slopeside will result in forfeiture of any security deposit.  In addition, a fee may be assessed for cleaning services to rid the property of smoke odor.

 

SUBSTITUTION OF ACCOMMODATIONS:  Circumstances may cause your reserved property to be unavailable.  If this occurs, we will provide you with as much advance notice as possible.  We reserve the right to substitute comparable accommodations.  Rate and amenities may vary; however, the accommodations and rates will be subject to your approval.

 

FURNISHINGS/AMENITIES:  Each property is individually owned and furnishings, décor and amenities will vary.  Property décor may change from time to time due to owner’s changes or a change in ownership.  Each property has met our inventory requirements, and includes color TV, cable, video/streaming device, and kitchens equipped with dishes, glasses, flatware and cookware suitable for daily cooking.  Some condominium developments include amenities such as pool, hot tubs, fitness center, etc. (DUE TO COVID 19, COMMUNITY AMENITIES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DURING YOUR STAY).  Most properties include high speed internet service.  Please speak with a member of our staff for details on specific amenities so we can assist you with finding the property that will best suit your needs. All furnishings and furniture must be placed back in their original location, as found upon check-in. Any items not placed back in the original location will be moved by Slopeside and the renter will be charged $50 per man hour with a 1 hour minimum charge.

 

SUPPLIES:  All properties are equipped with bed linens, towels, pillows and blankets.  An initial supply of soaps, paper products, and trash bags is provided.  Additional supplies are the responsibility of the renter.  Firewood is provided in common areas near each property.  Items we recommend you bring from home include fire starters and beach towels (if you are staying where you will have pool or hot tub access).

 

TELEPHONE USAGE:  Most properties are equipped with a telephone, and local calls are free.  Long distance calls must be charged to a calling card or credit card.

 

MAINTENANCE ISSUES:  Please report any maintenance issues to our office.  In the event of equipment malfunction or other maintenance issues within the property, Slopeside Okemo will expedite repairs as quickly as possible by contacting the appropriate property manager for the property or calling in vendors needed to repair equipment.  No rent adjustments can be made for circumstances beyond our control or for the malfunction or loss of use of equipment or amenities. DURING COVID-19, REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS, AND RENTERS MAY NEED TO DEPART THE PROPERTY WHILE OUR STAFF OR VENDOR IS PRESENT.

 

AFTER HOUR EMERGENCIES:  In the event you have an emergency during the evening hours, call our office number and you will speak with our answering service.  If necessary, the answering service will contact one of our staff on call and your situation will be addressed.  If our on-call staff is required to respond to a non-emergency situation after hours, a fee of $75 per hour (including drive time) will be charged. DURING COVID-19, REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS, AND RENTERS MAY NEED TO DEPART THE PROPERTY WHILE OUR STAFF OR VENDOR IS PRESENT.

 

LOCK OUT CHARGE:  Contact our office if you are locked out and need assistance.  A fee of $25 will apply during normal business hours of 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  A fee of $75 will apply to lock out calls outside normal business hours.  Please note there is a lost key charge of $25.00.

 

ENTRY & INSPECTION:  Slopeside Okemo, property owners or their agents will have the right to enter the premises:  1) in the event of an emergency or 2) to make necessary repairs, alterations or improvements, or to supply necessary or agreed services.

 

TAX:  All reservations of 30 nights or less are subject to a 9% Vermont Meals and Rooms Tax.

 

LOST ITEMS:  Slopeside Okemo is not responsible for any items left in any property.  If an item is found by a member of our staff, it will be held in our office for 30 days.  Items may be shipped to you at your request at cost of shipping plus a handling fee of $15.00.

 

ERRORS & OMISSIONS:  We strive to make certain that all published information regarding rental properties is as complete and accurate as possible.  Please contact our office if you have specific questions or concerns regarding features of the rental property.  Slopeside Okemo is not responsible for inadvertent errors or any unknown changes made by the owner to a property.

 

Covid-19 Changes: For all stays occurring before November 1, 2020, our deposit and cancellation policies have been revised as follows:

  • A 10% deposit is due at the time of booking and the final payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival date.
  • Cancellation policy: If you cancel more than 30 days prior to your arrival date, your payments will be refunded, less the 5% non-refundable booking fee. If you cancel withing 30 days or your arrival date, your rental payments are non-refundable, UNLESS:
  1. Local, state, or federal mandates prohibit your travel to Vermont. In this case, you will receive a full refund of payments made.
  2. The renter or a member of the rental group has been effected by Covid-19 and is unable to travel due to illness or quarantine requirement. In this case, you will be able to to receive a full credit for payments made and may apply this credit toward a booking for a later date. The credit must be used prior to November 1, 2021.
  3. We are able to re-rent the property for the same price and same dates. If the property is re-rented for the same price and the same dates, then your payments will be refunded less the 5% non-refundable booking fee and the trip insurance premium if applicable, once we have received payment in full from the new renter.