Described by a customer who is an architect as "Clearly having a Scandinavian flair to them. The workmanship and
wood detailing is traditional with a hint of New England vernacular.", other customers have said....
2006 : The cottages were connected to town water and were upgraded to new septic systems, so there were some changes to the natural environment, but they were kept as minimal as possible. This resulted in a $20 increase from the 2004/2005 rates due to costs for town water, plus gas and electric which went up significantly.
2007 : The cost impact of upgraded utilities caused an additional $25 increase per week ($20 for the Apartment) and these rates remained unchanged in 2008 to avoid consecutive yearly price changes.
2009 : The pricing was changed very minimally due to utility/expense cost increases since 2007, and was a maximum of $15 base increase. Also, note that prices were unchanged in 2010 and 2011 due to the economy.
2011 : Laiza's cleaning fees increased by a small amount ($10 or less) after staying same for three years. Parking and excess tenant penalty policies were published here to document existing verbal policies.
2012 : Base rates were increased by $10-$15-$20 for 1-2-3 bedrm units respectively only because of a significant increase in property insurance and other overhead costs.
Effective 06/29/12, a new late check-out fee MAY apply if you've not vacated unit by 11 a.m. on the day the rental ends. See Rental Policies page for details.
2013 : Owner is still having major vision issues related to multiple eye surgeries in 2008-2010, so some things may not be quite as they should be or were before 2008. This has also has the usage of a designated cleaning service (Laiza's) at checkout to become mandatory in almost all cases. Fees for 2013 vary from $42-$65 depending on unit which is a highly discounted rate from the normal $100-$125 average in this area. Rates and fees remained unchanged from 2012.
2014 : Base rates were bumped up by $10-$15-$20 for 1-2-3 bedrm units respectively due to increases in fees, taxes, utilities and other overhead costs after being unchanged in 2013. Laiza's cleaning fees for cottages increased by $5-$10 after being stable for three years. Note that increases usually occur every other year or less and only when expenses require it unlike some places.
2015 : Base rates were again raised by $10-$15-$20 for 1-2-3 bedrm units due to cost increases in utilities and other overhead costs. This change was planned for 2016 but unfortunately additional funds were needed in 2015.
2016 : Base rates were bumped up by $20 for all units for NEW customers after 2015. Laiza's cleaning fees for multi-bedroom cottages increased by $5 after being stable for two years.
2019 : Laiza's cleaning fees increased by a small amount ($10 for 2-bedrm; $5 for Apt) after staying same for three years.
On 12/28/18, a MA STR (Short-Term Rental) tax law totaling 12.45% (for Chatham) was passed.
2020 : Laiza'a cleaning fees increased for THIS year only by $15 for cottages and $10 for Apartment.
Her rates had not changed since 2016 for #1 & #3. This temporary rate adjustment is related to the special situations this season.