Lake House 18


Please review our house rules, cancelation policy, and background check policy below. Reach out if you do have any questions. 

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All guests are responsible for reviewing and following all basic house rules.  Any violation of these rules MAY result in immediate eviction and forfeit of all monies. Any breach of House Rules (including extraordinary cleaning) will also result in a charge to the credit card on file for no less than $250 & up to $500 per violation plus damage to property. This Charge will be discussed with the guest beforehand and processed on the card on file or billed out to the responsible guest with a 30 net demand for payment.

We want you to have a good time! However, the following rules are necessary to protect our guests, neighbors, property, and make it possible for us to continue running as a successful short-term rental. Most guests appreciate and understand the general house rules. Let us know if you have questions. We always accommodate when we can.

Let us start by stating that we ask every guest to have the upmost consideration for our neighbors and community. After all, they did not choose to live next to a vacation rental. Many enjoy and appreciate the guests that rent from us. Some are not so appreciative, so we make our best effort.  We must work closely with our neighbors and community if we are going to be able to continue to provide Short Term Rental opportunities for years to come.

Aside from the sign in the yard, all neighbors have our cell phone and have been asked to call or text 24/7 with any concerns. We also strongly encourage our owners to have a ring camera on the front door. We want everyone to have a good time; however, our basic house rules must be followed. Problems for us our less than one out 100, but if you have questions please reach out.


Smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited. A guest who smokes in a property without authorization will be charged for carpet cleaning and deodorizing if any evidence of smoking is found.


Fireworks of any kind ignited on the property or beach are not allowed. There is just too much clean up, accidental damage, and neighbor complaints to allow fireworks of any kind


There are no pets allowed on the property. 

Illegal Drugs or other Illicit Activity

No drugs or illegal activity is allowed on the property. Any suspected illegal activity will be immediately turned over to the authorities.


Confetti, glitter, balloons, silly string are not allowed on the property. Please be very careful that gum does not get on furniture, pillows etc.  Small, excessive debris of any kind thrown around the property can make housekeeping very difficult and expensive. We reserve the right to run an extra charge on the CC on file if there is an unreasonable mess left for housekeeping.


Any garbage or debris thrown in the lake or beach can cause environmental issue and severely impact our relations with neighbors. This most definitely includes water balloons & garbage left in the yard. Water balloons are strictly prohibited, and we ask that you please clean up any outside mess.  


It is important to note that the property you are staying at has a septic system. Because a septic may get clogged up, overwhelmed and even back up into a home, they are regulated closely through the County. As a guest there are two considerations when rental a home with a septic. 1) They are sized for a certain number of bedrooms & guests. Please avoid excesses water use which includes unusually long showers. 2) ONLY flush items that can go into a septic which are toilet paper & human waste. All other items must be put into the trash.


Two garbage cans are provided at the home for reach stay. This covers about six bags of trash, which is more than enough for most groups. Please let us know if for some reason you have an excess of garbage. We must hire someone to come and pick up the excess garbage and dispose of it. We do ask that guest let us know if they do have an extraordinary amount of garbage and we ask that they cover the cost of removal.


Only registered guests can be on the property after dark. See the GUESTS section for more details. We are strictly regulated by the Short-Term License as to how many guests are allowed. This is based on the septic and size of the home. Please be respectful of our rules so our owners do not get in trouble. We prohibit any tents or camping in yards without specific written consent.


Avoiding a complaint or nuisance call by the neighbors or incident involving the police are the reason for all the other rules! The four most common calls we receive are for 1) Too many guests 2) Noise pollution 3) Too many pets 4) Too many cars. PLEASE ask us if you have questions concerning any of the house rules. Of course, we take each individual situation into account and work closely with our guests to ensure fairness.



All neighbors have been given a cell phone number and asked to call or text 24/7 if they have issues. We know your coming to have a good time and that absolutely involves making noise. However, please be considered of our neighbors. Quiet hours are 10 PM to 9 AM. Loud music, at any time or music with obscene language or containing explicit sexual content is prohibited. Constant screaming or yelling with obscene language is prohibited. We have some neighbors with small children who may be offended at any loud obscenities. We appreciate your patience and cooperation with this issue.  


Accidents happen and fingernail polish/remover & Self-tanning lotion is prohibited from all properties. It destroys towels, bed linens, and permanently stains furniture.   



If you do plan to have company during your stay you MUST get prior approval from Management. Daytime guests must never exceed more than the number of registered guests and must be off the property by nightfall.


The county license allows up one vehicle per bedroom. There can be no parking on a public road or in a yard. Please let us know if there is a need to make an exception. This is a common complaint call from neighbors and we need to follow the rules.  


Due to liability and insurance concerns only guests who are listing on the rental agreement and registered as guests are allowed to use any amenities.  


You are certainly welcome to bring a boat up and use the dock. However, it is VERY important if the weather is bad, or it gets windy to take it out. Leaving a boat tied to the dock can easily cause major damage to the dock etc. If any damage occurs as a result of leaving a boat tied to the dock in bad weather the responsible guest will be responsible for all damages.

There is no boat launch on this property. Guests must launch motorized watercrafts from a DNR public access. There are two on the lake. 

All watercrafts are to be moored at the dock.


Please check in with us concerning snowmobile use in the winter. Please contact us if you have any questions.


As much as we support your right to carry and use firearms, a short-term rental is not the place for them. MN RE&M strictly prohibits firearms from all properties.


We provide a great firepit for out guests to use. It is very important that guests use proper fire safety. When things get dry and the wind picks up flames can easily flare up, get blown into nearby grass and start a serious fire. Guests are responsible for making sure that all fires are completely extinguished when they are done tending them. If we get a call from a neighbor concerned about a fire that is unattended or too large, we must deal with it immediately by calling the guest and asking them to put it out. If they are not reached, all costs of having someone come to put the fire out will be billed to the guest’s credit card on file.


We take on no liability of any kind for injures or death resulting in the use of amenities. However, for guest safety we do require that life jackets are always worn when a guest is using water amenities. If it is brought to our attention via a neighbor that a guest is using a watercraft without wearing a lifejacket, we will ask that everyone stays off the water from that point on. The risk and liability are simply too high. Of course, the exception is playing and swimming on the beach. Please make sure you verify life jackets before your stay. We do provide some, but many guests bring their own to make sure they have enough and the right fit.


The Guest must not hold events (such as parties, celebrations, or meetings that exceed the capacity of the home) Any of these cases will allow the Owner to terminate the Agreement without providing a refund of any payment the Guest has paid for the booking and the Owner will not be legally responsible to find any alternative accommodation.


By booking you acknowledge that you have read and agree to all house rules and our cancelation policy. MN RE&M understands that plans and circumstances change and at the same time we need to fair to our home owners. Our cancellation policy is as follows. 95% refund if the booking is canceled more than 30 days for the start of the booking. 50% refund is the booking is canceled between 30 and 14 days.  We cannot refund within 14 days of a booking. The exception is if the booking is canceled within 24 hours.  Then the 95% refund applies at any time. Please let us know if you have any questions concerning our policy. 


In an effort to protect our clients and their property, if you have not booked with MN RE&M before directly or through an online OTA, we reserve the right to do a basic one-step background check. If we find that you have been convicted of a felony involving, drugs, violence, or burglary in the prior five years we reserve the right to cancel your reservation. If that occurs, we will let you know within 10 days of booking and refund 100% of all booking funds collected.