Shore House General Information and Instruction
The Shore House is a turnkey rental property. The only thing missing is you! We pride ourselves in providing items that can be costly and a nuisance to purchase, when your are on a (short term) vacation.
We supply for you (in limited quantities):
* Charcoal & Lighter fluid
* All Linens
* Coffee and filters
* Ziplocs, Aluminum foil, Saran Wrap, etc.
* Bug Spray
* Coolers for excursions
* Toiletries - in the event you have forgotten yours
* Paper Towels and Toilet Paper
* Dishwasher soap and Dish soap
* Reusable shopping bags!
**Emergency and contact numbers
For 911, your address here is 11 Merritt House Road
207-833-6702 Leona (downstairs)
207-833-2306 Posey (upstairs)
**Help and questions
Melinda and Chuck Richter
833-6639 Island Candy Company
504-1235 Melinda’s cell
This information also located on the kitchen closet door
**Water and Septic Usage. The Biggie.
Life on a granite rock presents itself with some interesting challenges, a couple of which being water and septic. We have included a 2gallon supply for drinking (our water is fine for cooking- island minerals aren’t tasty in drinking water). Please use conservative means with our precious commodities, as we are at the mercy of the rain gods and have not yet properly learned the rain dance. No excess flushing, refrain from running water during dishwashing, or tooth brushing. Nothing, other than toilet tissue, into the toilets, PLEASE. Also, no grease down the sinks
The Leona unit parking is located on the gravel in front of the main entrance. Due to parking limitations, we must restrict the numbers of cars, to 2 per unit. If this is a problem, please notify Melinda and other arrangements can be made
We cannot allow any smoking whatsoever within the Shore House. Evidence of such will result in automatic forfeit of your deposit. Please do not throw cigarette butts on the lawn.
The trash receptacles are located behind the building. Please be sure that the lids are on tight, and use the appropriate cans marked for returnable bottles and cans.
No pets are allowed. Serious family allergies do not allow any exceptions to this rule, however brief.
Lobster pots have been provided for you, and are located in the kitchen closet. Lobster picks, crackers, butter dishes and platters are located in the kitchen, as well as placemats with instructions on how to cook. Lobsters can sometimes be purchased from Melinda with 24 hours notice.
The wharf and float area are used as a commercial area; This is therefore, and inherently risky area. Rental of units 1 or 2 of the Shore House does not include rental of this area. A Renters choice to use the wharf and float, is permitted, but AT THEIR OWN RISK. Renters assume all risk and liability for all usage of this area. Owners provide no flotation devices. All children under 12 must be supervised at all times. Please do not touch anything on the wharf. None of these items are for guest use.
Boat drop off and pickup is permitted, but we are unable to accomodate boat docking. Docking may be available at Orr's and Bailey Island Yacht Club (2 docks to the North) 207-833-2312, or Cooks Lobster Pound 207-833-6641.
If you are in need of childcare, please let Melinda know and she may be able to find someone for you, especially if given ample notice
The Shore House consists of 2 units, and is therefore a shared space. Please be considerate of your neighbors and keep the noise levels down. If you are occupying the Posey unit, we ask that you remove your shoes, for this very purpose.
** Fire Escape (Posey Unit only)
There are fire escape ladders located in both bedrooms, on the upper closet shelves
**Helpful hints (Both Units)
Cooler and extra chairs located on the lower deck.
Charcoal grill located outside. Charcoal and supplies are located on back lower deck. Please do not use BBQ’s on deck, only on the grass.
Tidal charts and emergency #s are located inside the kitchen closet.
There is a horseshoe set located on the lower deck.
Coffee tea and related items have been provided. Coffee is in the freezer.
**Helpful hints (Leona Unit)
If bathroom or bedroom doors get locked from the outside, there is a tool in the kitchen closet, on the inner door frame.
Iron and board as well as flashlight located in the kitchen closet. Beach towels in the same closet.
Bedding for sleeper couch located in the bench seat.
Binoculars and cribbage boards are located in the bookcase.
If you have forgotten any toiletries, please fee free to help your self to the toiletries under the sink in the bathroom.
**Helpful hints (Posey Unit)
If bathroom or bedroom doors get locked from the outside, there is a tool in the hall closet, on the inner door frame.
Iron and board as well as flashlight located in the hall closet. Beach towels are in the same closet.
Bedding for sleeper couch located in the hall closet, plastic zippered bag, on the upper shelf.
Binoculars and cribbage boards are located in the living room.
If you have forgotten any toiletries, please fee free to help your self to the toiletries in the bottom drawer, in the bathroom.