Terms and Conditions

Treehouse (Main House)

No more than 12 guests. The Main Home includes 5 bedrooms: Master (1 king), Bedrooms 2 and 3 (2 queens), Bedroom 4 (2 twins) and Bedroom 5 (4 bunks).  

Bird's Nest (Guest House)

No more than 4 guests. The Bird's Nest is required for groups larger than 12 guests. For smaller groups, the guest house is an OPTION that can be added to your stay at anytime for a rate of $300/night plus $50 cleaning. Otherwise, it will remain vacant and locked during your stay to maintain your private enjoyment of the property.

The guest house is steps from the main home. It is a studio apartment located above the garage and connected through an open air breezeway. It includes a queen size bed in a studio apartment with a kitchen, full bath and a balcony. Pocket doors open to a private bedroom with 2 twin beds and another balcony.

Total Guests

No more than 16 guests can sleep on the premises. No more than 4 day guests can visit the premises. Team parties are not permitted.  

Pets

No pets are permitted without advanced written permission. Documentation must be provided at the time of booking for all service animals. Please email documents to: info@cooperstownlakefront.com.

Security Deposit  

Provided the home is left in the same condition as found at move-in and absent any damages, the security deposit shall be refunded within 5 business days of check out. You must provide us with instructions for where to return the deposit: a mailing address, venmo or zelle instructions. Please review all rules, terms and conditions. Any violation of the rules can also result in the loss of your security deposit.

Payment Policy

50% is due to reserve. The balance is due 30 days prior to check in. Payments can be made electronically via Paypal (3% processing fee applies); Zelle (646-573-3357 or info@cooperstowntreehouse.com); Venmo (@christie-duffy); or by check. Please make out checks to Christie Duffy, put your reservation dates in the memo and contact Christie for mailing address.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations cannot be cancelled. No refunds. We highly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance at the time of booking. If you are unable to make use of your rental and you did not choose insurance, we will do all that we can to try to re-rent the home. If successful, we will refund up to 80% of your payments made (with no loss to the owner of the home). For your convenience, here are 4 trip insurance websites: Quotewright.com; Insuremytrip.com; Squaremouth.com; TripInsurance.com. We do not get compensated by any of these companies for referral.

 

Leased Premises: Address provided after booking.

 

Rent and Term: Noted in reservation, term begins at 4:00 PM and ends at 10:00 AM on dates provided. 

Tenant shall not permit the premises to be occupied by more than 16 persons. No more than 4 Non-Resident day guests permitted. 

 

All windows and doors must be shut and locked when Tenant is away from the Leased Premises. Late arrival, cancellation, inclement weather, or early departure by a Tenant shall not result in any refund. Problems with any systems on the Leased Premises shall not result in a refund of any portion of the Rent. Landlord or a Landlord representative shall make repairs as soon as possible. Any damage to the Leased Premises shall result in forfeiture of Tenant’s Security Deposit. Premises are to be left in the same condition as upon arrival. 

Tenant shall use the Leased Premises solely as a vacation rental and for no other purpose. Tenant shall not use the Leased Premises, or permit them to be used, in any manner that results in damage or which constitutes a nuisance. Tenant, at its expense, shall cause its guests and invitees to comply, with all applicable rules, laws, ordinances and regulations. 

 

Landlord reserves the right to enter the Leased Premises during the Term to ensure compliance by Tenant with the terms of this Lease. 

 

LANDLORD SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INJURY TO TENANT OR TO ANY PERSON IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEASED PREMISES, OR BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGE TO THEIR PROPERTY. TENANT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ACTS OF TENANT’S FAMILY, FRIENDS OR OTHER PERSONS TENANT INVITES OR ALLOWS ON THE LEASED PROPERTY. Tenant shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless, Landlord and Landlord's agents from and against all claims, damages, suits, losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of, resulting from or relating to, directly or indirectly, Tenant’s or Tenant’s family, friends, guests and/or invitees use of the Leased Premises or any failure on the part of Tenant to perform or comply with any of the terms or conditions in this Lease. Section 4.01 – Tenant hereby releases Landlord from any loss, damage, injury or claim for contribution (including consequential losses) caused to or by Tenant, its guests or invitees or visitors, caused by, rain, wind, lightning or other forces of nature, wild animals, pests, poisonous plants or from any condition, design or defect in the Leased Property and all fixtures thereon, and all other property and from liability for any damage to or loss of Tenant's property from any and all causes whatsoever. Tenant further covenants not to sue Landlord for any claims released hereby. 

 

THE LEASED PREMISES, ALL FIXTURES THEREON, BEACH, DOCK AND ALL OTHER PROPERTY ON OR AROUND THE LEASED PREMISES IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. LANDLORD SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS LEASE. THE USE OF THE LEASED PREMISES IS “AT YOUR OWN RISK”. 

 

Upon the expiration or sooner termination of this Lease, Tenant shall surrender the Leased Premises in the same condition as the Leased Premises were in upon delivery of possession thereof. Tenant's obligation to observe and perform this covenant shall survive the expiration or other termination of this Lease. If Tenant holds over after the end of the Term, then in addition to all other remedies available, Tenant shall forfeit its security deposit in its entirety. 

 

Tenant shall not sublet the Leased Premises or assign this Lease or any interest herein. 

 

This Lease shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey. Venue in any action commenced under this Lease shall be in the County of Bergen, New Jersey. 

 

This Lease constitutes the entire agreement of the parties and supersedes any prior oral or written statements.