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Additional Terms

Once the reservation is confirmed, the Guest is responsible for the entirety of the dates reserved. As such, no refunds will be given after arrival or departure based on late arrival/early departure. Reservation Deposits and payments made toward the Balance of Rent Due shall be deemed non-refundable 75 days from the Guest’s Arrival Date. Only the Security Deposit held shall be refunded to the Guest in the same form as was paid.


Cancelations - In the event that the reservation which is the subject of this Agreement is canceled by the Guest more than 75 days from Arrival Date, we will gladly refund your Reservation Deposit, Security Deposit, and any payments made toward the Balance of Rent Due in the same form as was paid less a $375.00 cancellation fee.

Credit Card Fee - The credit card fee of 3.5% or 1.5% is non-refundable, as this is a processing fee. If you need to cancel the reservation and are eligible for a refund, an additional credit card fee of 3.5% or 1.5% will apply to refund the amount to your credit card. This can be avoided if we mail a check with the refund amount, the cancelation fee will apply as stated before. 

Confirmation of Reservation – Your reservation will be confirmed, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein (and in the Additional Terms linked below) upon our receipt of a signed copy of this Agreement, with all fields completed, together with your Reservation Deposit (or entire Rental Amount if less than 75 days from your Arrival Date) and the full Security Deposit required.

Reservation Deposit – If your reservation is made more than 75 days prior to your Arrival Date, a 50%. Reservation Deposit is due upon execution of this Agreement. If your reservation is made 75 days or fewer prior to your Arrival Date, payment of the entire Rental Amount is due upon execution of this Agreement.


Security Deposit – Your full Security Deposit is due upon execution of this Agreement. Your Security Deposit will be returned within two (2) weeks of your departure date in the same form as was paid. Please note that some banks may take longer to process payments than others. Security Deposit refunds are subject to adjustment for additional guests, late checkout, damages to the property (including fixtures, appliances, and/or furnishings) caused by you or your guests, and cleaning expenses.


Balance of Rent Due – Your Balance of Rent Due under this Agreement shall be paid within 75 days of your arrival. All balances receivable within this 75-day period shall be subject to a 3% per week late fee.

Date/Property Changes - Any changes to the arrival date, departure date, or property of this reservation are subject to our availability at the time the change is requested and may result in a possible rate change and/or service fee.

 

We reserve the right to cancel or modify reservations where it appears that a customer has engaged in a fraudulent or inappropriate activity or under other circumstances where it appears that the reservations contain or resulted from a mistake or error.

Refunds -  are not given after departure if the guests fail to report any issues during their stay. Issues/concerns should be reported immediately to Northern Living to be addressed.

Early Check In – Check in is a firm 4pm unless it was previously approved by Northern Living, LLC. Due to the safefty of our housekeeping staff, guests are not allowed to enter the home prior to 4pm or their approved check in time. Guests who do not comply and enter the home before 4 pm or their approved early check in shall forfeit their Security Deposit in full. For purposes of this paragraph, “Guest” also applies to all members of the Guest’s party,

Pest Control - Our homes are up located in Adirondack Park and, although we perform regular cleaning and appropriate pest control on the homes, we cannot guarantee it to be pest-free of all bugs and animals,s and pests.  We cannot compensate for the presence of pests, insects, and animals.  We also ask that all guests respect nature that you Do Not Feed wildlife, especially deer, on or near a home location.

HOT TUB Terms & SAFETY


The guest will use the hot tub at the guest's own risk. Northern Living will not be responsible for any injuries sustained by the guest, and/or the guest's occupants when using the hot tub.


The guest is responsible for the general maintenance of the hot tub. This includes (but is not limited to) keeping the hot tub clean of debris, keeping the hot tub areas clean, neat, and organized. Keeping hot tub cover on when not using the hot tub.


The guest must immediately notify Northern Living of any repair that the hot tub may require.


The guest is responsible for the full cost that may be due for the repair and/or replacement of the hot tub that is required as a result of negligence by the guest or the guest's occupants.


No pets of any kind are permitted in the hot tub at any time.


The guest understands that the hot tub are strictly an amenity and that the use of this amenity is not guaranteed under the terms of the rental agreement.


Guests can forfeit their security deposit if any of the above-mentioned is violated by the guest or the guest's occupants.

Kayak, Paddle Board, and Canoe Information

Make Yourself As Visible as Possible

Lake George is an especially large body of water containing a wide range of watercraft, many of which sit especially high off of the water. Because of this elevation, many boats are unable to see kayaks or other low water equipment. The arrival of summer heat brings more traffic onto the lake. To avoid any perilous scenarios, paddlers can take extra precautions.

While wearing neon colors is a valiant effort in protecting yourself, bright and flashy colors tend to fade out of view for boats while at a distance. Flares, smoke signals, flags, and lights can help in illuminating your kayak for the boaters around you. This is especially important at nighttime when visibility is very low.

If you happen to come close to a boat, assume that they don’t know the right of way and stay to your right, out of their way. Make your action distinct and substantial so the boater is aware of what direction you plan on veering to in order to avoid a collision. Another precaution to take is to paddle closer to shore. Danger substantially increases when kayaks are out in the middle of the lake where boats cruise around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wear Proper Attire & Equipment

In the late spring and early summer, water temperatures will still be cool, despite the warmer air temperatures. Keep updated tabs on the weather and if there are any storms or hazardous conditions possible for your day on the water. Dress appropriately for the weather and as always, wear sunscreen, even on a cloudy day. Most importantly, wear a life preserver at all times on the water. Should you capsize, it’s important to not have to struggle to push yourself back into your kayak. Your life preserver is your best friend and safety net.

Never Get in a Kayak Impaired

The rules of the road apply to waterways as well. Hopping in a kayak or any other watercraft while impaired can potentially cause grave harm to you or the people around you. Paddle sober, or get pulled over. This summer, we hope you enjoy your time on the lake and use these tips to stay safe on the water!

Kayak and Paddle Board Cancelation Policy

In the event that the reservation which is the subject of this Agreement is canceled by the Guest more than 10 days prior to the date of arrival, a full refund will be given. After that or within 10 days of the date of arrival, no refunds will be given. 


ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RULES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES.

The undersigned acknowledges that he or she has read and understood all the rules, policies, and procedures relating to water activities and understands that the safe and proper use of the facilities, equipment, and participation in water activities is dependent upon carefully following such rules, policies and procedures. I agree to wear a properly fitted and fastened U.S. Coastguard-approved flotation device (lifejacket) while aboard a boat or on or in the water. The undersigned understands that canoeing and kayaking should only be undertaken after proper instruction and training and that Northern Living is not providing such training in connection with the rental of equipment. The undersigned assumes full responsibility for deciding where, when, and with whom to paddle. The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that the rental equipment provided by Northern Living is for the sole and exclusive use of the undersigned and may not be used by any other person.


PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AND SKILLS.

The undersigned represents that he or she has the requisite skills, physical abilities, and mental abilities necessary for proper and safe use of the equipment, facilities, and services and to participate in the water activities. The undersigned agrees that if he or she has any questions as to what skills, qualifications, or training are necessary to properly use the equipment or
facilities, or to participate in the water activities, then they shall direct such questions to the appropriate staff member on-site.


RELEASE.

The undersigned hereby releases, discharges, waives, disclaims, and relinquishes all claims, actions or causes of action against Northern Living and its officers, employees, and agents and agrees not to sue them on account of or in conjunction with any claims, causes of action, injuries, damage, cost of expenses arising out of water activities, including those based on death, bodily injury, or property damage whether or not caused by participation in water activities or the negligence of Northern Living; provided, however, the foregoing release shall not apply to claims solely based on gross negligence or willful
misconduct of Northern Living.


PROPERTY DAMAGE.

The undersigned agrees to pay for any or all damages to any property caused by the undersigned either negligently, willfully, or otherwise.


REPRESENTATIVES.

The undersigned has executed this Release of Liability for himself or herself, and his or her children, and all people staying in their rental unit.


EMERGENCY TREATMENT CONSENT.

The undersigned, as a participant in the subject activity, hereby consents to medical treatment in a medical emergency where the undersigned is unable to consent to such treatment.


INSURANCE.

The undersigned understands that Northern Living does not carry participant insurance. The undersigned acknowledges that they either have appropriate insurance or, in its absence, agree to pay all cost of rescue and/or medical services as may be incurred on their behalf.


ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The undersigned has read and understands this Release of Liability and realizes it relates to surrendering valuable legal rights and assuming important legal responsibilities and does so freely and voluntarily.


Boat Safety and Rules of Operation

 

Boating Education

https://parks.ny.gov/recreation/boating/education.aspx

 

Boating Navigation Law

https://parks.ny.gov/recreation/boating/navigation-law.aspx

 

Lake Hadlock 

Town of Fort Ann Local Law:
Watercraft has a speed limit of 35 miles per hour.
Direction traveled on the lake is counterclockwise.

Guest are not allowed to bring Jet Skis on the lake.


Liability – OWNER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS, THEFT, OR PERSONAL INJURIES SUSTAINED BY THE GUEST AND/OR PERSONS ACCOMPANYING THE GUEST. You and all persons accompanying you agree to abide by the Rules herein. Should a guest’s behavior necessitate eviction, all prepaid rents and deposits shall be considered earned.

Guest Options Services

Cribs, High chairs, Booster, and cots.

These items are all available to rent and will be invoiced separately. Payment will is due upon receipt.

In the event that the reservation which is the subject of this Agreement is canceled by the Guest more than 10 days prior to the date of arrival, a full refund will be given. After that or within 10 days of the date of arrival, no refunds will be given.