Early Grace Cottage Rental
Arrival & Checkout Times
Check in 3pm to 6 pm unless arrangements are made to have the door access code provided in advance.
Check out by 11am.
Cancellation, Deposit & Booking Policies
Reservations made through other online sites including, but not limited to AirBNB, VRBO and HomeAway may have different cancellations and/or deposit policies.
We require a deposit in order to secure your reservation. All reservations made within 14 days of your stay must be paid in full in order to secure the reservation. Reservation requests made greater than 14 days from your stay will be required to pay up to half of the total rental amount in order to secure the reservation. The remainder must be paid within 14 days of your arrival.
Cancellations made greater than 14 days of your arrival are subject to a $50.00 fee with the remainder of the secured deposit returned. Cancellations less than 14 days of your stay will not be returned
We do not issue refunds due to unfavorable weather conditions during your stay. Refunds other than what is listed above under cancellations are only granted at the discretion of Early Grace.
Basic Rules of the Cottage:
No Smoking in the cottage
If you turn it on, turn it off when you leave
Please respect the privacy of our neighbors
If you have a pet, please clean up after it
When leaving, don’t back out of the driveway. Oncoming traffic moves fast, turn around in the driveway and always exit the driveway forward facing
Upon leaving, please place all garbage in the garbage bin outside of the cottage
Turn baseboard heat controls to the middle setting, if you didn’t turn them on then leave them as is.
Other Guests on the Property/Quite hours
Please note that when you rent with Early Grace, we have 2 cottages on our property and there may be guests staying in the other cottage. Please be respectful to other guests that may be staying with us during your stay. We ask that you maintain quite hours between 10:00PM – 6:00AM on the grounds.
Please note that when you rent with Early Grace, we have 2 cottages on our property and there may be guests staying in the other cottage. Below is a list of features of the cottages that are shared and operate on a first come/first serve basis:
Fire pit out back (if the fire pit is being used, there is a smaller fire pit on wheels by the shed that can be placed near your cottage for an evening fire)
Grill – we have one grill on the property near the shed
Walking trails, yard, outside areas are open to all guests that stay with us
Liability and Indemnification
Guests assume all liability for personal injury and damage caused during your stay. Early Grace - Cottage Rental, nor the owners assume any liability during your stay. Guests will hold Early Grace – Cottage rental and owners harmless from all injuries and damages sustained other than from proven gross negligence by Early Grace – Cottage rental and/or owners.
Our cottages are Dog friendly so long as your Dog(s) are friendly with us. When it comes to Dogs, we operate on a “hand shake” arrangement. We will not charge you an upfront fee or hold money as a security deposit to bring your Dog. However, should your Dog cause damage to our cottage or property which may include but not limited to soiled stains on the carpet or furniture, damaged walls or doors or damaged furniture or fixtures, we will ask for your financial assistance to resolve the matter. You are also 100% responsible for all actions of your Dog when other guests are on the property. If you have concerns about renting due to the possibility of other guests having Dog(s), please contact us in advance of booking.
Rental Access by Owner
Our goal is to make sure you enjoy your stay and have all the relaxation that you want. If there is an issue within the cottage that needs service or attention during your stay, we will notify you prior and we will work around your needs and schedule. During your stay, we may be on the property to complete routine grass cutting, maintaining gardens or other outside work. We will do our best to not disrupt your stay and try to inform you ahead of time regarding the completion of these activities.
The house directly beside our cottage (stone house) is private property NOT affiliated with Early Grace. Please respect the homeowner’s privacy. Also, when walking around, please stay on the maintained walking trails.
When visiting our cottage you are in the Erie “snow belt”. Our driveway is short with a small incline when you turn off Plank Rd. We have minimal winter maintenance in the area and the driveway may not be plowed.
Cottage 1 is 2 levels. First floor = Dining room, Kitchen, Great room. Second Floor = Bedroom, Bathroom (bathroom includes stand up shower)
Cottage 2 is one floor
Both cottages have:
Refrigerator/Freezer (Cottage 1 has full fridge, Cottage 2 has a 4.3 cubic foot refrigerator)
Plates, cups, tableware, pots, pans, various cooking utensils provided
Books and movies
Coffee pot (bring your own coffee)
Air Conditioning: YES – first cottage has a unit on the second floor bedroom only
2 bedroom cottage has a window unit in the living room
TV: YES, digital cable
Internet: NO, but we do have good Cell service
Bed: Queen (2 bedroom cottage has 2 queen beds)
Fold out couch bed: Cottage 2 has a fold out couch bed in addition to 2 bedrooms
Futon: YES (1st cottage only)
Fire Pit: YES, fire pit in back yard (wood provided, please do not bring your own fire wood). A 2nd smaller fire pit on wheels is available also
3+ acres of property to enjoy with walking trails, gardens and more!
Daily Towel/Sheet Service
NO, we will provide enough towels and linens for you at the beginning of your stay. We do not offer a cleaning service during your stay.
We have baseboard electric heat. During the winter months the cottage can maintain 72 degree heat. Control Kitchen and Dining area on control unit by the steps. Great room, there is a control unit in that room. Upstairs, the bathroom and bedroom have controls on the actual baseboard. The 2 bedroom cottage has heat control knobs on each baseboard heater. Heaters are in living room, bathroom and both bedrooms.