FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many couples do you have double beds for?
Q: How Much Parking is there?
A: You can park 3 large cars and 4 smaller cars at the house. We have a very narrow driveway since cars did not exist when the house was built. Only experienced drivers should park the car up the driveway. Honestly you do not need that many cars on island and should leave as many on the mainland as you can. We have people who do not bring a car at all. Most everything is within walking distance and the Taxi service is excellent. The local taxi companies mostly use vans (11 to 14 passengers) so you can move all at once, say to a restaurant. The local police are strict on DUI so don’t take the chance. There is also Uber on the island and many are using this popular service. A discussion on parking at the house is in our house manual.
If you must bring extra cars you can park up at the Harbor View hotel where you may need to tip the staff for valet parking.
Q: Can I bring my pet?
Q: What is the weather like?
Q: Can I use an insurance program for my Security Deposit?
You can use insurance to protect yourself from inadvertent damage. This is up to your to purchase this for yourself. We still require a security deposit of $3,000 that is paid in advance. Special events and wedding parties are subject to a higher deposit, typically $5,000 – more info
Q: How are Security Deposits handled?
Nothing can cause more heartburn than security deposits. I have found that regardless of the cause of a charge for damage each tenant will have a very different reaction. For some it is no big deal, for some it is treated as a personal insult. I have found that NO amount of explanation is sufficient to breach this divide.
If you think about it having 20 or more guests in your house means 20 people that you cannot control yet are responsible for. You know what you did but do you know what those distant cousins did? Be assured that I have given this subject a lot of thought and try to be as transparent and fair as I can. more info
Q: How do I host an event at the house
A: Any event at the house that is less than 30 people total requires no notice or permission. Events over this amount can be held but you should let me know so you don’t inadvertently violate the terms of your lease which states the “Premises shall be used for living purposes only and shall not be used for large events, corporate functions, meetings, receptions, parties or any other similar event involving more than 25 people unless approved in writing by the LANDLORD.”