Guest FAQ

I understand that you have an in-house housekeeping staff, how am I expected to leave the house upon check out?


We ask that you leave the home similarly to the way you found it upon arrival. Please leave all soiled towels in the bathrooms and linens on the beds. In addition, we ask that dishes be loaded in the dishwasher, and trash is bagged and placed in receptacles located outdoors. A fee may be assessed if excess trash is found in the home.


Are early check-ins or late check-outs permitted?


Our check-in time is 4pm and check-out is 10am Mountain Time Zone. In order to check in early, or check out late, you must notify us with your intention to do so. A half day rent will be assessed if guests do not check out promptly.


What is Five Star's cancellation policy?


Cancellations outside of 90 days will lose 50% of the down payment. Cancellations made within the 90 days will result in a 100% loss of the down payment. Reservations cancelled within 60 days will result in 100% loss of rent. The loss can be avoided if CSA Travel Protection Insurance was purchased and the reason for cancellation is covered under the travel insurance policy. If you should have to cancel your reservation, please notify us immediately of any cancellation, and if you purchased the Travel Protection Insurance contact CSA to begin your claim.


What is a vacation rental property and how is it different from a hotel?


Each of our homes has been hand-selected with our guest's comfort and privacy in mind. Five Star Properties are full of opulent furnishings, modern appointments, and a variety of entertainment options. From check-in to check-out, our guests have complete privacy in their rentals with no interruptions. Our Five Star team is only a phone call away if you need us. During your stay, guests will have access to full Concierge Services who can arrange just about anything.


How do I make a reservation?


Making a reservation is simple with Five Star! Online booking is available at experiencebreck.com, or you may choose to give us a call at our office at 970-455-0400, or 888-262-6207 toll free. We are always happy to assist you with selecting the right property for your stay. To secure your reservation, we require an initial deposit of approximately 50% due up front and the remainder of your balance is not due until 60 days prior to your arrival. All that is needed to create a reservation is the name of the guest, a billing address, cell phone number, the number of adults and children staying at the home, and a method of payment to make the deposit. A member of our reservations team will instruct you from that point on anything you might need to know regarding the arrival.


When do I get the actual address and directions to the house I am renting?


Guests will receive the rental's address when they receive the rental agreement after booking.


When do I get the keys/codes to the property?


There is no need to pick up keys from an office. A member from our team will personally meet you at the home and provide you with a code for your stay. At this time, they will also answer any questions you might have about the property.


Are linens, towels, and kitchen utensils provided?


Every home is well equipped with linens on each bed, as well as an extra set for any sleeper sofas that may be in the home. Each bathroom is stocked appropriately with bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, and bath mats to accommodate the sleeping capacity of the home. There are starter sets of soap, detergent, dish soap, and toilet paper there for your convenience. Kitchens are each stocked with enough dishes, serving pieces, glassware, and all the other kitchen necessities to prepare meals during the guests stay.


Do the rental properties have washers and dryers?


All of our properties have washers and dryers in the home for guest use. We provide a starter set of laundry detergent for our guests to use when they arrive.


Do I have to pay to have the pool heated?


Pool heating is available upon request for most of our properties with pools. There is a daily pool heating fee for this added amenity. Once a pool heater is turned on prior to a guest's arrival, it will stay on through the entirety of the guest's stay. Please ask you reservationist for additional details.


Are late night check-ins allowed?


Yes. If you will be arriving late, please let our office know on the day of check-in and we will be happy to make sure the lights are on for your arrival.


Is a security deposit required?


Some of our properties do require a security deposit. This will be secured as a hold on a credit card prior to check-in. The credit card will be released after check-out providing there is no damage for which the renter would be liable.


What if something in the rental property breaks?


Do not worry if something should break in the home during your stay. Every reservation has a damage protection policy which covers any unintentional damages to the rental property. The policy covers damages up to $3000.00. Any amount over this will be charged to the guest. This non-refundable damage protection policy will protect you, provided the damages are reported to management prior to check-out.


Are pets allowed?


Many of our homes do allow pets under 30 lbs. for a fee of $175 plus tax. Unfortunately, we cannot allow cats at any of our properties. Please ask your reservationist for details on our pet friendly properties.


When is my final payment due?


All final payments are due 45 days prior to your stay. This is payable in cash, check, e-check, money order, or cashier's check only. If there are any questions regarding payment, please call our office at 970-455-0400.


How often does it snow in Breckenridge?


Snow fall in Breckenridge varies from year to year, but the annual average snowfall is 175 inches. March and April see the most snowfall - around 26-27 inches of snow. Expect snow all year long. Really, July and August are the only months you should not expect snow. 


What happens if a snow storm prevents my travels?


In the case of extreme weather, no refund will be given to a guest unless travel insurance has been purchased. Details of situations covered by travel insurance can be found at https://www.fivestargulfrentals.com/files/guest-protect.pdf


Are weddings allowed? What are the fees and policies involved?


Most of our homes do allow for weddings and events, but must be pre-approved by Five Star Properties. We require a $500 event fee for any event as well as a $1000.00 refundable deposit due at the time of booking. All events must meet local restrictions, HOA rules, and follow noise restrictions. The guests are responsible at any time for the events. Non-compliance with these rules and regulations may result in immediate eviction with no return of any and all payments made. Five Star Properties can provide a list of venues that will allow for larger gatherings if requested.


How is Five Star Properties different from other rental companies?


Five Star Properties manages some of the finest homes in Colorado. We also pride ourselves on providing our guests with the highest level of customer service possible! We will personally greet you at the home to check you in. There is no need to make an extra stop at our office to pick up keys. We are happy to take the time to meet you and discuss any questions you may have regarding your rental. You are encouraged to take advantage of our Concierge services that are exclusive to guests of our vacation rentals. There is no limit to the services provided, from baby furniture rentals and grocery rentals, to booking a yacht or a private chef, we can do it all!


Do all of your properties have WiFi?


All of Five Star Properties' homes provide WiFi for our guests FREE OF CHARGE.


What are the average temperatures in Breckenridge?


During the winter months (November - April), the air temperatures average around 28 degrees during the day and 15 degrees in the evening. Breckenridge receives an average of 164 inches of snow a year, falling most heavily through the winter months. 

During the summer temperatures average around 70 degrees during the day and 50 degrees at night. The Fall and Spring bring pleasant weather averaging around 55 degrees. 


Is it easy to get to Breckenridge?


Breckenridge is two hours from the Denver International Airport. Two regional airports, Eagle County Regional Airport and Colorado Springs Airport, also service the area. Many locations have easy access from 
I-70.


What kind of accommodations are available?


Condominium and luxury house rentals are the most popular accommodations in the Breckenridge area. Whether you are looking for a cozy two bedroom condominium with all the perks and amenities of a resort or a luxurious home in the mountains that sleeps 20, you will find a variety of housing options suitable to all budgets and lifestyles.


What is a Guaranteed Rental?


If an owner agrees a guaranteed rental contract, the owner is guaranteed a check every month based on previous year performance regardless of whether or not the property is currently being rented or not. Five Star is responsible for all maintenance and material expense up to $250. The owner can still use the property for personal use with notice for 30 days of the year. This is a new way to manage your property without feeling like you are getting shorted with management fees.