Policies

Approaching Seanook in the evening by boat across Linekin Bay

Approaching Seanook in the evening by boat across Linekin Bay

Seanook Policies

In Fall, Winter & Spring we calculate rates according to the number of guests to make prices more equitable for smaller groups.  At Seanook we count children as people for both rates and occupancy.  All summer weeks are at the given rate for up to six people.

Winter morning looking down Linekin Bay, your winter respite in East Boothbay

Winter morning looking down Linekin Bay, your winter respite in East Boothbay

Many people bring their own linens, or you may use our linen service for $50 per stay ($25 for just two people). This includes sheets, towels and kitchen linens for the whole house for your entire time. You are welcome to

The master bedroom, view on three sides

Master bedroom, view on three sides, & gas fireplace

use as many of our pillows and blankets, provided in the many chests and drawers around, to make the beds to suit your own desires, whether or not you bring your own linens. You will find bed sizes under the room descriptions in the “Amenities” section on the drop down menu at the top of each page.

Our RESERVATION procedure is as follows. When you contact us, we will email to you our two brief contracts. These will be our Contract/Rate Sheet with detailed price totals for your length of stay and number of guests and our Indemnity Release. When you are ready to put the envelope with the signed contracts and deposit check in the mail, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US so that we can reserve the time for you temporarily for about a week in advance of its arrival. When it gets here, we will email you a receipt and ‘Directions to Seanook.’

Deposit: As part of the total rental, a $1000 non-refundable deposit or ½ of the total rent, whichever is less, is required in advance to hold your reservation. We will figure this and itemize it in the Contract/Rate Sheet.  The remainder of the rent will be due on your arrival along with state tax, and linen and pet deposit if you want those services.
For reservations made a year or more in advance, one-half the deposit (or one-quarter of the rent) is all that is required until January 1 of the year you are coming, and it will be wholly and completely refundable until then.  The remainder of the deposit, which is the second quarter of the rent, will be due January first with the balance (remaining half of the rent) to be paid on your arrival as above.

Contact Us to get your questions answered or to request our two brief contracts.  You can email us directly at paradisestudio@roadrunner.com, call us at 207-633-6093, or use the form under ‘Contact Us’ at the top right of each page.  If you do the latter and do not hear back from us, please try another method to reach us.

On entering the third bedroom at Seanook with twin beds

On entering the third bedroom at Seanook with twin beds

Cancellations: If notifying us more than 30 days prior to arrival you may choose to reschedule for another available time, or we will refund your deposit less a $100 per week re-booking fee if we can re-rent the cottage for your stay. If we are unable to re-rent your scheduled time or if it is within 30 days prior to your arrival you will forfeit your deposit.
 
The livingroom in Summer, peaceful and cool get-away on Linekin Bay

The livingroom in Summer, peaceful and cool get-away on Linekin Bay

Damage or Security Deposit: When you get here we will require you to fill out a “Security Deposit Release” form authorizing us to charge your credit card should there be damage, replacement, or excessive cleaning necessary after your stay. We do not automatically charge your card and will destroy this form if everything in and about the house is as you found it after you leave. We do not retain credit card numbers. 

Alternatively, we would accept an additional $600 at the time of check-in. We would deposit this in our escrow account and issue you a check within a week after you leave if everything at the house on your departure is as you found it on your arrival. If there are charges, we will provide you with an itemized statement.

Payment forms:  We now have the ability to accept payment by e-check (Quick Pay, ClearXchange) directly from your bank to ours.  All rates shown are our discounted prices for payment only by cash, e-check, or paper check;  to pay by any other method, please inquire for our regular seasonal rates and let us know what method you prefer to use.  

Pet Policy:

We like pets and most pet owners are wonderful; it’s just that, unfortunately, some people spoil it for everyone. So our pet policy has to go to the lowest common denominator. Here are our thoughts and requirements.
On entering Seanook, see all the way through to the sunroom at the other end of the cottage

On entering Seanook, see all the way through to the sunroom at the other end of the cottage

We would encourage you to enjoy your vacation rental without the added hassle of looking after your pet; when they stop to think about it, this has proved beneficial for some folks. If you must have him with you

in this strange environment, we ask that you not leave him alone in the house unless you bring a kennel for him to stay in while you are gone. This kennel is mandatory!

Seanook draped in summer greenery on the shore of Linekin Bay

Seanook draped in summer greenery on the shore of Linekin Bay

 

In the interest of doing our part to preserve the peaceful character of Linekin Bay, and because sound travels unimpeded across the expanse of water, (you will be mindful of this when you are here and hear a dog barking from across the bay and sounds like it is right next to you), if your faithful friend barks or cries while left alone in the house, we will ask you to remedy the situation by closing the doors and windows or taking him with you; we reserve the right, should there be an extended problem, to require you to board him for the remainder of your stay.  
In addition your cooperation in cleaning up the grounds is required.  If we have to do that you will not get any of your deposit back!
As to the $150 pet fee on our contract covering the first week for those who still wish to bring their pet on vacation, $50 of this is partially or wholly refundable depending on how much time we have to spend cleaning specifically after the pet on your departure. This is for one pet. More are $100 each with half of that being possibly refundable. For rentals longer than one week, the rate is $50 per additional week per pet, with a third of the total being possibly refundable.  We require pets to be kept off our furniture, pillows, and all bedding.  If you bring one or more kennels, as requested above, we are apt to be more lenient on the pet fees.  
Contact Us to get your questions answered or to request our two brief contracts.  You can email us directly at paradisestudio@roadrunner.com, call us at 207-633-6093, or use the form under ‘Contact Us’ at the top right of each page.  If you do the latter and do not hear back from us, please try another method to reach us.
Winter sunset from the Seanook top deck, vacation respite in East Boothbay

Winter sunset from the Seanook top deck, vacation respite in East Boothbay