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This agreement is between the renter and The Gathering Retreat(owner).  The renter agrees to rent The Gathering Retreat for a period beginning at 10am on the first day of the rental until 3pm on the last day of the rental.  The rental property is located at 3112 Bunker Lake Blvd., Ham Lake, MN 55304.

Reservations:  This reservation will be held for 14 days pending receipt of the $250.00 deposit.  This deposit can be made by mailing a check or money order to The Gathering Retreat, c/o Linda Johnson, 12661 Fergus St. NE, Blaine, MN 55449.

Payments:  All rental payments are due 60 days in advance of the first day of the rental;  failure to pay the rent will be considered cancellation.  If cancellation  happens within 30 days of the first day of the rental you will be responsible for payment of the full rate.  Renter agrees to the rates set forth on the rates page on the web site www.gatheringretreat.com .

Cancellation:  If the reservation is cancelled the entire deposit will be returned in full up to 90 days before the renters scheduled first day of arrival.  Renters scheduled arrival date and your reservation will be opened up to other renters.  If your cancellation happens between 30-90 days before your scheduled first day of arrival, you will forfeit your deposit.  All notices of cancellation must be made by phone 612-490-9430 or e-mail linda@gatheringretreat.com   If cancellation occurs less than 30 days before the scheduled first day of rental you are still responsible for payment in full.  Owner reserves the right to cancel this agreement in the event of an emergency or unforeseen event.  In the event of an owner cancellation payment will be refunded in full.

Other Conditions:  Retreat rules are as follows, by agreeing to these terms and conditions, the renter agrees to observe these rules and is responsible that the other tenants and guests also follow these rules:

    CHECK IN/CHECK OUT-Check in is after 10am on the first day of rental and check out is by 3pm the last day of rental.  These times can be adjusted by agreement between the renter and The Gathering Retreat.
NO SMOKING is allowed in the house.
PLUMBING-Never flush sanitary products or condoms down the toilet.  Do not flush paper towels, wet wipes or other anything down the toilet other than toilet paper. There is a plunger in the upstairs bathroom, if necessary, to remove blockage.  Make sure all food waste is scraped off plates into the garbage before rinsing in the sink.
There is a TELEPHONE provided for local calls.  The number is 763-757-1102.  If there are long distance charges incurred during your stay the renter will be billed with payment to be made in full within 10 days.  Most cell phone services do work at the retreat.
The is WIRELESS INTERNET available for your convenience.  The password is provided with your check in/check out form
THERMOSTATS-The house should be set at a comfortable temperature for your arrival.  There are four thermostats: The first one is inside the door on the entry level which controls the baseboard in the entry way.  The second one is in the work room above the corner shelf.  The third is located in the computer room and controls the fireplace. The one in the downstairs hall controls the main furnace.  Feel free to adjust any of the thermostats as necessary for your comfort.
I agree to all terms and conditions set forth in the above rental contract.
Arrival date________________Departure date______________________
Please print contract, sign and mail with deposit to address listed in the reservations part of this contract.
Thank you and have a wonderful stay at The Gathering Retreat!