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Coloma Cottages are located at 5941 New River Road, Coloma, Ca. 95613

                                                                                          

              As a confirmed vacation guest of the cottages you hereby understand, accept and agree to the following:

OCCUPANCY: Riverdeck / Historic Tiny House #2, Bullits Bar / Historic Tiny House #3 & the Romantic River Studio #4 rates are based on double occupancy (2 people). Riverhaus #6 & Rio Azul #7 rates are for 4 occupants. It is $15 pp/pn thereafter. Maximum occupants: Bullits Bar, River Deck & Romantic Riverfront Studio is 4, Riverhaus 5 & Rio Azul 7. Riverhaus & Rio Azul share a common wall which makes it fun for families and friends. 

GUESTS: If you would like to invite friends or family over for the day you must have "express written" permission from the owner and they can stay until 10pm. There is no charge for up to 2 visiting guests per cottage. The rate is $15 per person after 2 visiting guests. If you have reserved all the cottages, there is no charge for up to 10 visiting guests, although this does not apply to weddings on-site. If a guest stays past 10:00 pm, without permission they will be asked to leave the property and you will be charged $50 for our time.
Outhouse: THE ROMANTIC RIVER STUDIO #4 HAS AN OUTHOUSE WITH FLUSHING TOILET BY THE FRONT DOOR AND A BATH-HOUSE WITH SHOWER, TOILET & SINK 100 FEET AWAY. The studio does not have an interior bathroom.
TENTS: Tent camping is available with "express written" permission from owner & on a limited basis. Tents can be placed near your cottage only and are not allowed in the common areas unless you have rented all cottages. In which case you may place in the common areas as well. Please inquire with the number of tents and additional people in your party. Space rent is $30 per night for two people $15 for extra people.
*CELL SERVICE: PLEASE NOTE THAT Verizon Wireless has the strongest service in our area. Other service providers have inconsistent reception so you may not have cell service at the Cottages. Please plan accordingly.
CHECK-IN: Check-in time is between 3:00pm-8:00pm. If your arrival time is going to be later than 8pm, please let us know as soon as possible. We reserve the right to charge a fee of $25 depending on the hour. 
*GATE:
Coloma Cottages are in a gated property, so you must message Nancy at 530-957-4360 for your gate code when you are about 45 minutes away. THE GATE CODE WILL EXPIRE IF NOT USED WITHIN 60 MINUTES OF CONTACTING US and we will charge a $30 re-programming fee if it expires**

ARRIVAL: When you arrive, enter your gate code; wait one second and the gate will open. Do not enter #. Please go directly to your cottage and our host will come and help get you settled in.
ID: If you have booked through an online booking engine and have already provided your ID, or if you have stayed with us before, and you do not require that our host meet you upon arrival, please let us know. Otherwise please be prepared to show ID if requested.
WIFI: At this time, WIFI can only be accessed in the Riverhaus" & "Rio Azul". Otherwise you can utilize your Verizon phone service or access the internet at our local cafés. ​​​​​WiFi code is located inside the cottage.
LINENS/TOWELS: All queen and king beds are made with fresh linens and blankets. And we provide towels for 2 people in the Riverdeck, Bullits Bar and Romantic Riverfront Studio, and towels for 4 people in the Riverhaus and Rio Azul. Please bring towels for extra occupants. Also note that in addition to the queen bed, Rio Azul also has a twin over full bunk bed, and a sofa bed that we do not make up, but that we do provide the linens and blankets for. Sleeping bags are welcome.

NEIGHBORS: Our property is a multiple use property, which means that we have year-round tenants at this location. Please be respectful and keep the noise to a minimum, especially after 10pm. Thank you!
NOISE: We are in a tourist area that is popular for whitewater rafting, weddings, camping, etc. There is also an outdoor school across the river October through May, so please keep in mind that there will usually be noise from these activities; however quiet hours are from 10pm-7am. If you experience noise that is unpleasant, please do not hesitate to contact us.
DEPOSIT: A $100.00 deposit is required with all short term reservations and your card will be authorized for this amount. For long term rentals the deposit amount will depend on length of stay and number of occupants and we will charge your card in advance. If any damage exceeds your deposit, you will be notified and your card will be charged a accordingly. We do understand that things happen and it is not often we have to make any deductions, so please advise us of any damage so we can repair before the next guest arrives. Thank you.
SMOKING: Smoking is allowed outside only and must be at least 100 feet away from any structures. If you smoke within 100 feet of any structures and/or if we find smoke odor inside the cottage (including, cigarettes, candles, incense, marijuana, or other items that produce smoke) this will result in the total loss of your deposit and additional cleaning fees at $45 per hour and/or an air purification fee of $25 per hour up to 24 hours or until odor is completely gone.

BBQ'S & FIRE PIT: Each cottage does have a Weber charcoal BBQ and tools for your use. Keep in mind that the Weber BBQ is not to be used for your private cottage side camp fire. Please also bring your own charcoal and fluid. There is a can for ashes next to your cottage and we ask that you use extreme caution while using your BBQ as we are located in a high fire zone. There is also a large bon-fire pit in the common area. Although the fire pit is large we ask that you keep your fire small and use the nearby hose to properly extinguish when done. 
PETS: We do allow pets at the Cottages with pre-approval and a $10 pet fee, per pet, per day. Please provide a description of your pet, including weight & breed. We may also request a photo of your pet. If you are bringing your pet, please keep in mind that the $10 fee is NOT a cleaning fee. Extra cleaning charges apply at $45 per hour, one hour minimum, if pet hair or stains are found in your cottage. Please also bring your pets bedding and/or a kennel.  Pets over 75 pounds are not allowed. Visiting pets are $10 per day and cannot stay past 10pm. If you bring any pet without pre-approval this will result in the total loss of your security deposit plus cleaning fees. the above fees in the smoking section will also apply if there is pet odor left behind.
DAM: The American River is dam controlled, so the water levels fluctuate daily; SO PLEASE KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON PETS AND CHILDREN. Typically, the river will be higher in the morning and lower in the evening on the weekends, and flows vary during the week. For accurate flow information go to dreamflows.com.
LIFE VESTS: Not only do we strongly encourage life vests while being on and / or near the water and especially for children being near the water but our county does require that you wear them if floating. Our County also does not allow local companies to rent them to you. You will have to purchase your own life vest or find an out of the area company that rents them, if you plan on floating on the river. The Sheriff's department does patrol the river on a regular basis and they will issue you a ticket if you do not have a life vest on while on the water.
GOLD PANNING: We do not allow gold panning, dredging or any kind of gold exploration on the property. It is also punishable by law if we find you doing so. If you’d like to explore for gold, please check state park and county rules for panning areas.

FISHING: Fishing is allowed on the South Fork American River and at the Cottages. You may obtain your fishing license at the Sutter Center Market just around the corner from the Cottages before fishing if needed.
CHECKING-OUT: Check out time is strict at 11am. Sometimes a late check out may be accommodated depending on availability. But please message us as soon as possible so we can inform our housekeeper. We reserve the right to charge a $50 late check-out fee.
Checking out is easy: (1) Wash, dry and put away all of dishes used, including pots and pans. Dishes must be squeaky clean and ready for the next guest to use. Please use warm soapy water and make sure there are no food particles or grease present (We charge $40 if we have to wash dishes of any amount) (2) Turn off AC or heater (3) Please take out all trash and place recycling items in the proper containers. The trash receptacles are located on the left of the driveway as you exit the property (4) Leave keys on the table or counter where they are clearly visible and leave the door unlocked (We charge $50 for missing keys) Please also message us when you have vacated so we can send the housekeeper over.
Refund and cancellation policy: You may cancel your reservation for a 50% refund up to 7 days prior to check-in. After 7 days we do not issue refunds but will attempt to re-book the cottage and reschedule your reservation. If we cannot re-book the cottage, there will be no refund, but we can apply your payment to a future stay. Processing fees for re-booking and/or agreed upon cancellations will be $25.


* The Cottages are exclusive “non-commercial” small homes on PRIVATE property. They are available by reservation only and owner reserves the right to remove, or have removed, any unwanted guest *

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What we provide:

Linens and towels for 2 people in the one bedroom cottages and studio, and for 4 people in the 2 bedroom cottages. *Please bring extras and/or sleeping bags for extra occupants. Shampoo & body soap, bug spray, band aids, sunscreen, first aid kit, blow dryer, iron & ironing board, dishes, pots and pans, glasses, silverware, bbq tools, paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper, saran wrap, foil, zip lock bags, dish soap, dish towels, sponges, salt and pepper, Keurig kcups, dry cream & sugar, full sized appliances (refrigerator & range) in all cottages, microwave & Keurig coffee maker, board games, cards, movies, books, weber BBQ, bring your own charcoal & fluid, horse shoes, sun & fun! Bring your bodies, your food and your boats and get ready to have a blast! (recommended items: graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate, flashlights, lanterns, life vests, durable inner tubes, rafts, kayaks)

           Please accept our sincerest appreciation for choosing the Coloma Cottages as your river getaway. Your reservations help us to improve your experience every year and we thank you!