At Sea to Sky Rentals, we place a high value on operating with transparency and integrity. As of January 2018, we are implementing two changes to our reservation procedures that we would like to share with you.
First, we have eliminated the two options of a non-refundable damage insurance policy (which involves a complicated claims process), or a refundable security deposit (which requires a large hold on a credit card until a week after departure). These have been replaced with a simple, one-time Property Protection Fee, ranging from $25 to $65 depending on property size. This fee protects you up to $2000 in any accidental damage during your stay with us. As our valued guest, you will have the peace of mind that this protection brings, and collecting these funds allows us to take swift action prior to and following your stay should any accidental damage occur, thus ensuring a flawless experience for all.
Next, we have added a Service Fee to every reservation equal to 1% of the reservation total. With the rising costs of operation and a steep increase of competition in the market, this nominal fee allows us to continue to provide our excellent personalized service from the moment you book to your departure, and beyond. This type of fee has become a standard practice industry-wide, and we are confident that ours is the lowest you will find. We are committed to offering our guests incredible value, with concierge & maintenance services available 7 days a week, and emergency support 24/7. Our fully stocked and furnished high-end rentals offer guests an unparalleled experience while staying in the beautiful Emerald City.
Every reservation requires a Cleaning Fee, which allows us to prepare the rental for the next guest following your departure, and provide numerous starter supplies including toiletries, rental supplies, cleaning products, etc. Each cleaner follows a long and detailed checklist. Our Quality Assurance inspector comes through before every check in to ensure an excellent end result. This fee is not a source of profit – it merely covers the costs of operation and supplies for our cleaners and inspectors.
Washington state Vacation Rentals Sales Tax varies based on city and county. Seattle’s 2018 Sales Tax is 10.1%. In Bellingham, the Vacation Rentals Tax rate is 10.7%. The North Cascades Sales Tax for Vacation Rentals varies from 8.6% to 10.6%.