August Whim is a family-owned and much-loved summer home. Please review the polices we have in place for the comfort of our guests and respect of our property and our neighbours.
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 6 – Given the nature of the cabin's septic system, there can be no more than six overnight guests. Daytime visitors may be allowed with advance permission from the owners; additional daytime visitors may be denied at the discretion of the owners.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE – You may check-in for all weekly rentals at 4:00 p.m. on the Friday arrival date, while Friday check-out is no later than 11:00 a.m. to allow sufficient time for the owners to clean / restock the cabin for the next guests. If you are leaving early, it is helpful for the owners to be notified.
PARKING & DRIVEWAY – There is facility for parking two vehicles, roadside, only. The ground of the hilled "driveway" is soft, particularly in wetter weather; please do not park vehicles or boat trailers on the driveway or lawn, or you will likely need a tow. There is no space to accommodate RVs or campers.
CONFIRMATION – Your reservation is confirmed when completed contract and payment is received. You will receive an email notification to confirm your booking.
CANCELLATION – A full refund will be granted for cancellations made at least 60 days before your reservation; a $50 processing fee will be retained. Cancellations made 21 to 59 days of your reservation are entitled to 50% refund. Cancellations within 21 days will forfeit all fees.
DOCK – Use of the dock is at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.
CABIN SUPPLIES – A variety of furnishings, kitchen, bathroom, and cleaning supplies are provided for your comfort and convenience. Guests will be charged for missing or damaged items. Note: Bed linens and towels are NOT provided! Please bring your own bedding, pillows, as well as towels for bath, beach, and kitchen.
SEPTIC SYSTEM – August Whim, like most lakefront cabins, is on a septic system. Do not, under any circumstances, flush anything other than toilet paper. Please use the wastepaper baskets provided for tissues, paper towel, feminine supplies, kitchen leftovers, etc. Avoid rinsing coffee grounds and grease down sink drains.
NO PETS – To help us maintain the cottage as clean and allergen-free as possible, no pets are permitted. Strictly enforced; failure to comply will result in eviction.
NOISE – Please respect our neighbours and keep music and noise to a reasonable level, particularly between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
AUGUST WHIM IS A NON-SMOKING FACILITY – A $250 cleaning surcharge will be levied for deep-cleaning if the cabin has been smoked in. The woods and grassy areas in the Boundary Country can be tinder-dry in summer; please take great care to extinguish your cigarettes when smoking outdoors.
GAS BARBECUE – A propane barbecue is provided; please keep tank valve shut off when not in use.
WATER – Like most cabins on the lake, the tap water is drawn from the lake itself. The water is potable, and safe to use of bathing, cooking, etc.; however you may wish to bring bottled water for drinking. For your convenience there is a water dispenser provided. Water jugs can be filled at Huckleberry Mountain Market (1720 Sandner Frntg, Christina Lake (250) 447-6171) for a nominal cost.
Because lake water is used for domestic purposes, please help us keep the lake as pristine as possible. Avoid using bath soaps, shampoos, shaving creams, etc. in the lake.
TELEPHONE – No telephone is provided at the cabin, however there is coverage by local cell phone carriers.
DEPARTURE CLEANING – Guests are not required to fully clean the cabin prior to departure, but we sure appreciate a quick tidy-up, and expect that dishes and cookware used will be washed and either left to dry in the drying rack, or returned to the cupboards.
CAMPING & CAMP FIRES – The outdoor lawn space is extremely small, and is shared with a neighbouring property. Please do not pitch tents on the lawn, and refrain from creating campfires on the property. Should you wish to have a campfire, we recommend you access the public beach at the south end of the lake, where picnic tables and fire pits can be found.
MANAGEMENT & TAXES – August Whim is the sole vacation property rented out by the owners; there is no third-party management in place. This property is no longer associated with Christina Lake Vacation Rentals or Southern BC Rentals. As a result, the 8% British Columbia Accommodations Tax (charged by vacation rental companies) is not applicable to August Whim. The fees you see listed are the fees that will be charged, barring any damage caused to the property or its contents.