A Bit of Heaven
on Shawano Lake
Welcome! And thank you for choosing A Bit of Heaven on Shawano Lake for your vacation! We hope that you have a very enjoyable time.
Following is some helpful information for you as you plan your stay with us. If you have any questions please call us at any time and we’ll be happy to help you.
Cancellation: In the event you need to cancel your reservation, your money will be refunded if the cottage is re-rented and a down payment has been received from the new guests.
Location: We are located on the West side of Shawano Lake. If you’re coming from the South on Hwy 29, take the first Shawano Exit. If you’re coming from the North, take the second Shawano Exit. At the stop and go lights (Perkins will be on your left) go straight. Continue past the airport, past Kellogg’s Campground, past Shorewest Motel, and then watch on your right for 6002.
Check in: 2 p.m. The cottage will be ready for you by 2 p.m. on your day of arrival unless other arrangements have been made with you. If we are done cleaning, and the cabin is unoccupied, you may check in earlier.
Check out: 10 a.m. Please check out no later than 10 a.m. so we can prepare the cabin for our next guests. Double check to make sure you have removed everything that belongs to you from the refrigerator and rest of the cottage. Please remove sheets and pillowcases from each bed that has been used and put them on a pile along with any other laundry items of ours that you have used. Please leave all keys on the kitchen table.
What to Bring: The cottage is fully furnished with most everything you will need including dishes, pots and pans, coffeemaker, toaster, microwave, pillows, blankets and sheets. We have a limited supply of dish cloths, dish towels and bath linens. Please bring your own paper products. Bring personal items (shampoo, toothbrushes, etc.) suntan lotion and mosquito repellant. (We hope you need to use lots of suntan lotion and very little mosquito repellant!)
Smoking: Please do not smoke inside the cottages. Receptacles are located outside the door for your safe disposal of butts. We also ask that you do not throw cigarettes on the lawn, beach or in the water.
Outdoor Fires: We have a great fire pit! There’s nothing more fun than sitting around the campfire, telling stories, maybe singing, making s’mores or roasting marshmallows and having a good time! Please keep the noise down after 10 pm and make sure the fire is completely extinguished before you leave it.
Waste Disposal: Please do not leave garbage outside the cottage unless it is in the garbage container. We don’t want any cottage critters (raccoons, bear, or skunks) to pay you a visit during the night. Garbage must be separated. Blue bags for recyclables (cans, glass and plastic) and clear bags for the rest.
Disturbances and Nuisances: We want you to have a great time, but not at the expense of disturbing our neighbors with loud music or other nuisances. Please stay on our property.
Guests and Visitors: Entertaining guests is very much a part of cottage life! The term "the more the merrier" never held more true than when you’re on vacation at a cottage on the lake with so many fun things to do. Overnight guests are allowed. The charge for overnight guests is $10 per person per night, payable when you check out.
Accidents at the Cottage: We understand that accidents can happen at the cottage during your rental. Although we request that you respect our property and be careful, if something gets broken, DO NOT PANIC! There is nothing inside the cottage that cannot be replaced. We ask that you please report broken items to us so that we can fix or replace it before the next guests come.
Indemnification and Hold Harmless: Here is some legal language that must be included. In essence, it means you will not hold us responsible for any of your personal property that gets damaged or stolen and that you will not hold us responsible for personal injury. By signing the rental agreement you agree……"to indemnify and save harmless owner from any liabilities, theft, damage, cost, or expenses whatsoever arising from or related to the use and occupancy of the premises, including but not limited to any claim or liability for personal injury, or damage or theft of property which is made, incurred, or sustained by the renter. This shall include the renter’s guests, or other persons on the property. Owner is not liable for any swimming, boating, or water-related accidents or injury."
Fish Cleaning: Please clean your fish outdoors. There is a fish cleaning table on the lower deck along with newspapers, pails for water and other fish cleaning supplies. Please wrap fish garbage in newspaper and put it in the freezer under the deck.
Beach: We have a lovely beach with a large sand area. Please be careful on the sea wall as sometimes it gets very slippery. The lake is shallow all the way out to the end of the pier and beyond, so please no diving off the piers! For your children’s safety, please do not let them swim without adult supervision and we prefer that children wear a life vest while on the pier. Because we are on the west side of the lake, when there is a lot of boating activity on the lake we have weeds that float up on our shoreline. We try to keep the shoreline clean at all times. There is a lake rake by the flagpole if you need to use it.
Please help…keep our rates down by conserving water usage. Our cottage has city water and sewer which is very expensive. Feel free to take showers and use water as needed, but please make sure that faucets are not dripping and the toilets do not remain running. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation!
Reservations: If you want to reserve the cottage for the same week next year you must book it before you leave. No down payment is necessary until after the first of the year.
Thank you for choosing us!! If this is your first time, we look forward to meeting you. If you are a returning guest we’re excited about seeing you again!
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