Updated on Dec 12, 2018
Please read full Terms and Conditions below:
Definition of Terms
The following terms are defined to clarify communications. RentThisShack.com also known as Rent This Shack is owned by Beach Lund, LLC. From this point forward the “Platform” or “Rent This Shack Platform” will be used to refer to RentThisShack.com, Rent This Shack, Rent This Shack Platform, RST Angling, and Beach Lund LLC. The term “Host” will refer to the party that is the owner or managing the property listed on the Platform. Also, the term “Guest” will refer to those individuals that wish to rent such properties. When addressing both the Host and Guest, the term “User” will be used.
Agreement to Overall Platform Terms and Conditions
Agreeing to list, search or book properties/ rentals/ accommodations with our Platform implies that you accept and will continue to coincide with the overall terms and conditions of the Platform and any future updates. Non-compliance with the terms and conditions will suspend your profile on the Platform. Refer to the Penalties, Suspensions, and Termination of Profiles section of this agreement.
All Users must not use our website/ Platform in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website/ Platform or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the site; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. The Platform will provide law enforcement agencies with all the sources within our abilities to assist in the prosecution of any group or individual.
Users must not use our website to transmit, send, use, copy, store, Host, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, Trojan horse, worm, computer virus, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
Users must not conduct any automated or systematic data collection activities (including, without limitation, data extraction, data harvesting, scraping, and data mining) on or concerning our website/ Platform without our express written consent.
Users must be 18 years of age or older to legally use and agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement. The legal guardian of any minor attempting to use this site will be held responsible for any loss caused by the inappropriate usage of the Platform by their minor.
Users must not use our website / Platform for any purposes related to marketing without our prior express written consent. All Users must not use our site/ Platform to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
The Accuracy of Listing Requirement
Upon agreement, you certify that as a Host or manager for a Host’s property that all of the details are accurate about your specific property and identity. Upon the Platform finding evidence of a falsified listing the Platform has the right to suspend listings, profiles and enact disciplinary actions seen in the Penalties, Suspensions, and Termination of Profiles section of this agreement.
Assumption of Risks
Users understand and acknowledge that the Experience(s) you, the User, sign up to do may be hazardous and may carry the risk of injury or illness, physical injury, property damage, including sickness, drowning, disability, permanent paralysis, and death.
The Platform is not responsible for the actions and comments between the Guest and Host about any Experience. All environmental conditions are subject to change, and the User agrees that the Platform will not be held liable for the Guests/ Hosts assessment of the risks involved in an Experience provided by the Host. The Platform advises all Guests to bring or ensure that the Host will provide specific safety equipment to reduce the risk of a possible disaster while enjoying any Experience.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, USER KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL RISKS, BOTH KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, OF PARTICIPATING IN EACH EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING EACH EXPERIENCE IN YOUR IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE, EVEN IF THOSE RISKS ARISE FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OR CARELESSNESS OF THE HOST OR OTHERS, OR DEFECTS IN THE EQUIPMENT, PREMISES, OR FACILITIES USED DURING THE EXPERIENCE, OR OTHERWISE, AND USER ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE EXPERIENCE.
Additional Services Provided by Hosts
The Platform does not take any Liability in any additional services provided by the Hosts. Any additional services provided to the Guests by the Hosts are the sole responsibility of the Host. Other services and features that the Host wishes to offer can be listed and advertised on the Platform, but it is the Hosts sole responsibility to fulfill any such duties that the Host lists as services provided.
Communications within the Platform
The Platform can communicate, built into the operations of the Platform. The Platform reserves the rights to control the usage of the communication feature. Unless otherwise stated within the content of this agreement users will agree to follow the conditions set for proper communications practices. The use of profanity, derogatory phrases or slander are strictly prohibited and will subject the user to the Penalties, Suspensions, and Termination of Profiles section of this agreement. The Platform reserves the rights to use any communication records for any lawful use that the Platform sees fit, with or without the prior written approval of the user. No spam, schemes, unauthorized advertising or anything else of such a nature will be authorized and will subject the user to the Penalties, Suspensions, and Termination of Profiles section of this agreement and referral to law enforcement personnel.
Users can make contact with the Platform using Email at:
Customer Service use CustomerService@RentThisShack.com
Customer Support use CustomerSupport@RentThisShack.com
Refunds use Refund@RentThisShack.com
Terminate Profile use TerminateProfile@RentThisShack.com
Rent This Shack Platform Offices can be reached by phone at (218) 464-9492
In written form, mail to the following address:
Beach Lund LLC
2530 Providence Rd
Duluth, MN 55811
Any physical contact at the address above will by NOT be authorized without prior written consent. Any unauthorized communication at the location will involve the connection with local law enforcement agencies and criminal charges filed towards the trespassers.
Copyright and Copyright Infringement
The Platform, all of its components and content are owned by Beach Lund LLC. All rights reserved. Legal actions will be brought towards any user found in violation of all or part of the Platform’s legal rights under current copyright laws. If a user finds a violation of copyright restricted material within the Platform, please contact customer service.
The Platform reserves all the rights to turn over any signs and evidence of criminal activity to local or state law enforcement agencies to conduct a further investigation into the activities. Examples would be, fraud, larceny, burglary, human trafficking, poaching, stocking activities and other such activities that would be deemed criminal or civil offenses in nature.
Double booking causes problems with trust and ruins the Host/ Guest relationship. To reduce this problem we have set up some rules/ consequences to reduce the likelihood of double booking a stay. Here are those rules…
- All cancellation policies and fees apply. Please review your specific cancellation policy that you agreed upon.
- An automated negative review will be posted to the Hosts listing. It can’t be removed but you can reply to it to justify your reasons for the mistake.
- Guests will be able to post a public negative review of the event to the Host’s property listing.
- A detailed review from the Platform will be posted to your listing of the corrective actions taken by the Platform to fix the error.
- If double booked and/or canceled under 24 hours of the starting date of the booking, happens multiple times the Platform has the right to suspend and deactivate the Host’s listing. Multiple times is 3 separate times within a year time frame.
It is the responsibly of the Host and the Host alone to understand, comply with and adhere to all national, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances. In many jurisdictions, the Host may have to request permits, licenses or register their property before providing Hosting Services. Such extra services may include, serving alcohol for sale, tours, rental and operation of vehicles and or prepared food or beverages. Hosting Services may be prohibited altogether within a jurisdiction or lease, association or ownership agreements. If you have such questions about Hosting services you should always seek professional legal services and guidance. It is not the Platform’s responsibility to ensure that all Host and Guests adhere to local laws. Penalties with non-compliance with local law may include but are not limited to fines, criminal or civil charges.
Hosts as a 3rd Party and Advertising
Hosts agree that they are considered a 3rd Party and have no connection with the Platform except as a customer. A host does not have the rights to advertise or market, the Platform or brand. A host will agree that as a 3rd Party that they will not state they are associated with the Platform except as a customer. Any violations of this will subject the Host to the Penalties, Suspensions, and Termination of Profile section within this agreement.
Instant Booking Feature
The Platform includes an Instant booking feature. This feature removes the right of the owner from approving a Guests request to book. This feature improves booking percentages but it remains the sole responsibility of the owner/ Host to choose to use this feature. The Platform declines any liability associated with the use of this feature.
It is the responsibility of the Host to maintain appropriate types and levels of insurance upon their property. The Platform advises that the owner/ Host seek advice from their licensed insurance agent about the appropriate coverage level for protecting the Host’s private property. The Platform provides no insurance protection towards any property not owned by the Platform.
License to Use Website
The Platform owns the intellectual property rights of this website or the licenses for the content and material used within the Platform. Subject to the following conditions, the Platform, reserves all the intellectual property rights.
The following actions all allowed for your own personal use and are not to be used for non-personal use. You are allowed to print, view, download for caching purposes, subject to the following restrictions as long as they do not interfere with other sections of these terms and conditions.
You will not do any of the following:
- Republish material from the Platform as your own;
- Rent or sell material from the Platform;
- Make a public display of any material from the Platform;
- Coping or exploiting material from our Platform for your own commercial purpose;
- Modify or edit any material on the Platform; or
- Take material from the Platform for redistribution unless it is made available for that purpose.
Limits of Liability
The User agrees to not hold the Platform responsible for any mistakes or errors within the content of the Platform. The accuracy of the statements provided by the Users is that User’s responsibility and the Platform will not be held liable for their statements and/ or actions.
You, the User, acknowledge and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the entire risk arising out of your access to and use of the Rent This Shack Platform and Collective Content, your booking or publishing of any Listing via our Platform, your stay at any Accommodation/ Rental or use of any other Host Service, participation in the Payment Service, or any other interaction you have with other Members whether online or in person remains with you.
Neither Beach Lund LLC nor any other party or parties involved in producing, creating or delivering the Rent This Shack Platform or its Collective Content will be liable for any special, exemplary, incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to lost profits, loss of data or loss of goodwill, computer damage, service interruption or system failure or the cost of substitute products or services, or for any damages for personal or bodily injury or emotional distress arising out of or in connection with (i) from the use of or inability to use the Rent This Shack Platform or its Collective Content, (ii) these Terms and Conditions (iii) from any interactions, communications or meetings with other Users or other persons with whom you communicate, interact or meet with as a result of your personal use of the Rent This Shack Platform, or (iv) from your booking or publishing of a Listing, including the provision or use of a Listing’s Host Services, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or any other legal theory, and whether or not Rent This Shack/ Beach Lund LLC has been informed by email or in writing of the possibility of such damage, even if a limited remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose or task.
Except for our obligations to pay amounts to applicable Hosts pursuant to these Terms and Conditions, in no event will Rent This Shack’s aggregate liability arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions and your use of the Rent This Shack Platform including, but not limited to, from your booking or publishing of any listings via the Rent This Shack Platform, or from the use of and/ or inability to use the Rent This Shack Platform or its Collective Content and in connection with any Accommodation, or other Host Services, the Payment Service, or any interactions with any other Users, exceed the amounts you have paid or owe for bookings via the Rent This Shack Platform as a Guest in the twelve (12) month period prior to the event giving rise to the liability, or if you are a Host, the amounts paid by Rent This Shack to you in the twelve (12) month period prior to the event giving rise to the liability, or one hundred U.S. dollars (US$100), if no such payments have been made, as applicable.
The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between Rent This Shack/ Beach Lund LLC and you. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Location and Maps
It is the User’s responsibility to verify the actual location of the property within the map provided by the Platform by communicating between the Guest and Host. The Platform does not have the ability to assist in locating a property other than with the same maps that are provided on the Platform.
The Platform’s maps are provided by Google Maps and are subject to their terms and conditions which can be located at http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/help/terms_maps.html.
Payment & Fees
Applicable Service Fees (including any applicable Taxes) will be displayed to a Host or Guest prior to publishing or booking a Listing. The Platform reserves all the rights to change the Service Fees at any time and the Platform will provide Users with adequate notice of any fee changes before they become effective.
Users are responsible for paying any Service Fees that you owe to the Platform. The applicable Service Fees are due, payable and collected by the Platform, pursuant to the payment terms. Except as otherwise stated on the Platform, Service Fees are non-refundable.
See our Pricing page for current Host Fees.
Penalties, Suspensions, and Termination of Profiles
This Agreement shall be effective for a 30-day term, at the end of which it will automatically and continuously renew for subsequent 30-day terms until such time when the User or the Platform terminate the Agreement in accordance with this provision.
You, the User, may terminate this Agreement at any time by sending us an email. Send this email to Terminateprofile@lake-vacations.com. If you cancel your Rent This Shack Account as a Host, any confirmed booking(s) will be automatically canceled and your Guests will receive a full refund. If you cancel your Rent This Shack Account as a Guest, any confirmed booking(s) will be automatically canceled and any refund will be dependent upon the terms of the Listing’s cancellation policy.
Without limiting our rights specified below, Rent This Shack may terminate this Agreement for convenience at any time by giving you thirty (30) days’ notice via email to your registered email address.
Rent This Shack may immediately, without notice, terminate this Agreement and/or stop providing access to the Platform if:
- You have materially breached your obligations under these Terms, conditions, our policies or standards
- You have violated third-party rights, applicable laws, or regulations
- Or Rent This Shack believes in good faith that such an action is reasonably necessary to protect the personal safety or property of Rent This Shack, its Users, or third parties (an example would be in the case of fraudulent behavior of a User).
In addition, Rent This Shack may take any of the following measures
- to comply with the order or request of a court, or applicable law, law enforcement or other administrative agency or governmental body
- you have breached these Terms, conditions, our policies or standards, applicable laws, regulations, DNR/ Game, and Fish regulations, or third-party rights
- you have provided the Platform with fraudulent, inaccurate, outdated or incomplete information during the Rent This Shack Account registration, Listing process or thereafter
- you and/or your Listings or Host Services at any time fail to meet any applicable quality or eligibility criteria
- you have repeatedly received poor Ratings or Reviews or Rent This Shack otherwise becomes aware of or has received multiple complaints about your lack of performance or conduct
- you have repeatedly canceled confirmed bookings or failed to respond to booking requests without a valid reason
- Rent This Shack believes in good faith that such action is reasonably necessary to protect the personal safety or property of Rent This Shack, its Users, or third parties, or to prevent fraud or other illegal activity:
- refuse to surface, delay or delete any Listings, Ratings, Reviews, or other User Content
- cancel any pending or confirmed bookings
- limit your access to or use of the Rent This Shack Platform
- temporarily or permanently revoke any special status associated with your Rent This Shack Account
- Temporarily or in case of severe or repeated offenses permanently suspend your Rent This Shack Account and stop providing access to the Rent This shack Platform.
In case of any non-material breaches and where appropriate, you will be given notice of any intended measure by Rent This Shack and given an opportunity to the user to resolve the issue to our reasonable satisfaction.
If we are forced to take any of the measures described above:
- we may refund your Guests in full for any and all confirmed bookings that have been canceled, irrespective of preexisting cancellation policies
- and you will not be entitled to any compensation for pending or confirmed bookings that were canceled.
When this Agreement has been terminated, you are not entitled to a restoration of your Rent This Shack Account or any of your User Content. If your access to or use of the Rent This Shack Platform has been limited or your Rent This Shack Account has been suspended or this Agreement has been terminated by us, you may not register a new account or access and use the Platform through an account of another User.
Profiles, Ratings, and Reviews
Reviews and ratings will be allowed by all Users within a certain period of time. Both reviews and ratings are the opinions of the individual User and do not reflect the opinions of the Platform. All such reviews and ratings will not be verified by the Platform for accuracy which could be misleading or false in nature. Manipulation of ratings and reviews is strictly prohibited and will lead the user to fall within the Penalties, Suspensions, and Termination of Profile section.
Registration and Department of Natural Resources, or Fish and Game Compliance
Due to the nature of the properties listed on the Platform, it is the responsibility of the Users to follow and abide by all rules and regulations associated with their state’s department of natural resources. The Platform will not be held liable for the non-compliance of the user with any federal, state or local laws. It is the sole responsibility of the Host and not the Platform to ensure that any ice house structure is properly registered with the state and all other registration requirements.
Users agree to as part of the Terms and Conditions agreement that they understand and will follow the Refund Policy. It can be read at the following link: Refund Policy
We reserve the rights to restrict access to certain areas within the Platform. At our discretion, we reserve all rights to restrict access to other areas or the entire Platform without notice.
It is the user’s responsibility to keep user ID’s and passwords confidential. Users must inform us in writing immediately if you believe the unauthorized use of your account, ID, or password has been attempted or committed.
Users are responsible for any fraudulent activity conducted on the Platform due to failing to keep user ID’s and passwords confidential and also may be liable for any losses because of such failures.
Any improper usage of another person’s user ID and password is strictly prohibited. Any violations of this policy will subject the user to our Penalties, Suspensions, and Termination of Profiles Policy.
Sales Tax and Tax Compliance
As a Host you are solely responsible for determining your obligations to report, collect, remit or include in your Listing Fees any applicable sales taxes, occupancy tax, tourist or other visitor taxes or income taxes.
Tax regulations may require us, the Platform, to collect appropriate Tax information from Hosts, or to withhold Taxes from payouts to Hosts, or both. If a Host fails to provide us with documentation that we determine to be sufficient to alleviate our obligation (if any) to withhold Taxes from payouts to you, we reserve the right to freeze all payouts, withhold such amounts as required by law, or to do both, until resolution.
You understand that any appropriate governmental agency, department and/or authority where your Accommodation is located may require Taxes to be collected from Guests or Hosts on Listing Fees and to be remitted to the respective Tax Authority. The laws in jurisdictions may vary region and state, but these Taxes may be required to be collected and remitted as a percentage of the Listing Fees set by Hosts, a set amount per day, or other variations, and are sometimes called “hotel taxes,” “lodging taxes,” “city taxes,” “room taxes” or “tourist taxes.”
In certain jurisdictions, Rent This Shack may decide in its sole discretion to facilitate collection and remittance of Occupancy Taxes from or on behalf of Guests or Hosts, in accordance these Terms if such jurisdiction asserts Rent This Shack or Hosts have an Occupancy Tax collection and remittance obligation. In any jurisdiction in which we decide to facilitate direct Collection and Remittance, you hereby instruct and authorize Rent This Shack (via Payments) to collect Occupancy Taxes from Guests on the Host’s behalf at the time Listing Fees are collected, and to remit such Occupancy Taxes to the Tax Authority. The amount of Occupancy Taxes, if any, collected and remitted by Rent This Shack will be visible to and separately stated to both Guests and Hosts on their respective transaction documents. Where Rent This Shack is facilitating Collection and Remittance, Hosts are not permitted to collect any Occupancy Taxes being collected by Rent This Shack relating to their Accommodations in that jurisdiction.
You agree that any claim or cause of action relating to Rent This Shack’s facilitation of Collection and Remittance of Occupancy Taxes shall not extend to any supplier or vendor that may be used by Rent This Shack in connection with facilitation of Collection and Remittance if any. Guests and Hosts agree that we may seek additional amounts from you in the event that the Taxes collected and/or remitted are insufficient to fully discharge your obligations to the Tax Authority, and agree that your sole remedy for Occupancy Taxes collected is a refund of Occupancy Taxes collected by Rent This Shack from the applicable Tax Authority in accordance with applicable procedures set by that Tax Authority.
Rent This Shack reserves the right, with prior notice to Hosts, to cease the Collection and Remittance in any jurisdiction for any reason at which point, Hosts and Guests are once again solely responsible and liable for the collection and/or remittance of any and all Occupancy Taxes that may apply to Accommodations in that jurisdiction.
Scope of Services
The Rent This Shack Platform is a searchable online marketplace that enables registered users and certain third parties who offer services (Users and third parties who offer services are “Hosts” and the services that they offer are “Host Services”) to publish such Host Services on the Platform (“Listings”) and to transact and communicate directly with Users that are seeking to book such Host Services (Users using Host Services are “Guests”). Host Services may include the offering of vacation or other properties for use (“Accommodations” or “Rentals”), single or multi-day activities in various categories, and a variety of other travel and non-travel related outdoor services.
As the provider of the Rent This Shack Platform, Rent This Shack or Beach Lund LLC does not own, create, sell, resell, provide, control, manage, offer, deliver, or supply any Listings or Host Services. The Hosts alone are responsible for their individual Listings and Host Services. When Users make or accept a booking, they are entering into a contract directly with each other. Rent This Shack is not and does not become a party to or another participant in any contractual relationship between Users, nor is Rent This Shack a real estate broker or insurer. Rent This Shack is not acting as an agent in any capacity for any User, except as specified in the Payment section.
While we (Rent This Shack) may help facilitate the resolution of disputes, Rent This Shack has no control over and does not guarantee (i) the existence, quality, safety, suitability, or legality of any Listings or Host Services, (ii) the truth or accuracy of any Listing descriptions, Ratings, Reviews, or other User Content (as defined below), or (iii) the performance or conduct of any User or third party. Rent This Shack does not endorse any User, Listing or Host Services. Any references to a User being “verified” (or similar language) only indicate that the User has completed a relevant verification or identification process and nothing else. Any such description is not an endorsement, certification or guarantee by Rent This Shack about any User, including of the User’s identity or background or whether the User is trustworthy, safe or suitable. You should always exercise due diligence and care when deciding whether to stay in an Accommodation, Rental, or use other Host Services, accept a booking request from a Guest, or communicate and interact with other Users, whether online or in person. Verified Images (as defined below) are intended only to indicate a photographic representation of a Listing at the time the photograph was taken, and are therefore not an endorsement by Rent This Shack of any Host or Listing.
If you, the User, choose to use the Rent This Shack Platform as a Host or Co-Host (as defined below), your relationship with Rent This Shack is limited to being an independent, third-party contractor, and not an employee, agent or partner of Rent This Shack for any reason, and you act exclusively on your own behalf and for your own benefit, and not on behalf, or for the benefit, of Rent This Shack.
To promote the Rent This Shack Platform and to increase the exposure of Listings to potential Guests, Listings and other User Content may be displayed on other websites, in applications, within emails, and in online and offline advertisements.
The Rent This Shack Platform may contain links to third-party websites or resources. Such Third-Party Services may be subject to different terms and conditions and privacy practices found on their websites and resource pages. Rent This Shack is not responsible or liable for the availability or accuracy of such Third-Party Services, or the content, products, or services available from such Third-Party Services. Links to such Third-Party Services are not an endorsement by Rent This Shack of such Third-Party Services or information.
Due to the nature of the Internet, Rent This Shack cannot guarantee the continuous and uninterrupted availability and accessibility of the Rent This Shack Platform. Rent This Shack may restrict the availability of the Rent This Shack Platform or certain areas or features thereof if this is necessary for the view of capacity limits, the security or integrity of our servers, or to carry out maintenance measures that ensure the proper or improved functioning of the Rent This Shack Platform. Rent This Shack may improve, enhance and modify the Rent This Shack Platform and introduce new Services from time to time at its discretion.
In reference to the term, “user content” means any of the following items that you upload and place for submission to the Platform. The item material submitted is without limitation of text, images, audio, video, or other media submitted to the Platform.
With the agreement to these terms and conditions, you provide irrevocable permission for the Platform to royalty-free licensed and sub-licensed use of the material to use, publish, transmit, reproduce and distribute your content for existing and future media uses. This is not limited to advertising media of the properties or the Platform but whatever the Platform deems to be the respectable and reasonable usage of the content.
The Platform reserves all rights, at any time to remove disrespectful, derogatory, hateful, inappropriate content and the user will be subject to the Penalties, Suspensions, and Termination of Profiles Policy.
The following rules apply for uploading any content.
- The user must have ownership rights to the content and not infringe upon other’s rights.
- Nothing illegal, any profanity, nudity, discriminatory language or images.
- No personal information that can be used to identify or contact someone.
- Not be in nature misleading or false.
- Post something that promotes a competing business.
All property listed is the sole responsibility of the Host and is not owned in any part by the Platform.