Policies At Summer Hill RV Park
|The following set of Policies may also be found in our Handbook of Rules and Regulations, along with other important information. If you would like to print out a copy of our policies, we recommend that you should simply print out a copy of our handbook since it contains all of your policies plus additional information.|
Summer Hill is a seasonal RV park. A seasonal rental gives your family the use of a site from mid May to mid October.
Summer Hill sends each seasonal a new registration card and payment schedule in the fall for the upcoming season.
Deposits: Your registration card and deposit are required by October 1st to hold your site for the following camping year. If a deposit is not received, your trailer must be removed at your expense by November 1st so that we can contact people who have been patiently waiting on our seasonal waiting list.
When you return the next season, the deposit will be applied to your site fee. If you choose not to return after the deposit is processed it will be considered a storage fee and is non-refundable.
Payments: Payments shall be made following the payment schedule. If final payment is not received by the due date, Summer Hill reserves the right to charge a late fee. Also, if any payments are still due by opening day, you will not be able to use your site and will incur a utility suspension fee of $150/mo. until paid in full. In other words… please pay on time, it will cost you less.
* Outstanding balances must be paid in full and registration cards must be completed in order to process your registration for the coming year.
No refunds for early departures.
Security Code: Each Seasonal Site will be assigned a security code. Your security code is for security reasons…the more you give your code out, the less secure your campground is!
Family and Visitors: Summer Hill does not charge a guest fee. Each camper is responsible for his or her family and guests. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children. No bicycles, skateboards, or rollerblades after dark. Children under 18 can not be left unattended at the site overnight.
When having extended family and guests visit your site please be respectful of your neighbors. No more than 12 persons per site at any time. Extended overnight stays by large groups is not allowed. No visiting dogs please.
Only adult children or your parents are allowed use of your trailer when you are not there. Anyone else is considered a guest, and you must be present when they are visiting your trailer.
**Subletting, renting, or sharing of your seasonal site with another party is not tolerated and will result in you being asked to leave the park.
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Vehicles: Seasonal campers are allowed two cars on their site. Guest parking is permitted on the grass overflow area to the right of the pool.
Motorcycles are allowed when entering the grounds. Please do not drive motorcycles around the resort. Dirt-bikes, ATV’s, electric scooters, golf carts, or other motorized transports are not allowed to operate on the resort grounds. Storage of large vehicles (boats, motorhomes, etc.) is not permitted on your site or the resort grounds. The office can help you find a local resource if needed.
Washing of cars is not permitted! Trailers may be washed at the beginning and end of the season.
For everyone’s safety please observe our resort speed limit of 5 mph!!!
Pets: Summer Hill allows well behaved pets because we realize that pets are a part of many camping families. All pets must be kept on a leash. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet; this includes all wooded and common areas. Please do not leave your pet unattended if you are leaving for the day. Owners will be required to remove pets that make excessive noise. Information on
local vets and boarding is available by the staff.
Social Gatherings: Please be considerate of your neighbors when hosting a social event. All teenagers and children have to be on their sites by 10:00 pm. Campfires must be attended at all times and kept under control. Please extinguish completely by 11:00 p.m., or when retiring for the night. Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Please tell your children not to cut through campsites, but to use the roads and walkways. For safety reasons and as a courtesy to your neighbors, please have
your children play in the playground field and not in the campground roadways.
Please respect your neighbors and the park.
Tip: When leaving the trailer after the weekend…
it is advisable to turn off the hot water heater, furnace, A/C, gas tanks, water line, and empty your rubbish. If you have an awning, make sure you have a good pitch and keep the fabric taught. Also, make sure it is anchored down securely. This will help prevent damage during bad weather while you are away.
When in doubt please ask!
The amenities at Summer Hill make it the perfect place to spend the season. We really count on all of our campers and guests to help us keep them beautiful!
Trees and Property: Please do not disfigure trees by cutting or nailing into a tree. Do not cut live or dead trees, branches or bushes. Contact the staff if you notice a problem with a tree.
There is no building, landscaping or planting allowed in the common areas. This includes boundary areas between abutting sites and along the perimeter of our property line. Unrestricted access to these areas is essential should a utility or maintenance problem occur. If you are unsure of where your site ends and common property starts, please ask.
Clotheslines are not allowed in the resort.
Laundry and Restrooms: Restrooms will be closed periodically for cleaning. Please do not enter the building at that time.
There is one laundromat in the park, located in the club house building. Coin operated washers and dryers are available. Please look after your wash so that others are not kept waiting. No sneakers, sleeping bags or comforters in the machines. For sanitary reasons, clothes must be washed before they are put into the dryers.
Pool: Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are no lifeguards on duty. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All toddlers must use a swim diaper.
The club house is for everyone’s use. If you would like to use the space for a special event please ask about scheduling a time.
Mail: A limited number of mail boxes are available. Please see staff if interested. Otherwise, you can secure a PO Box at the post office.
Utilities and Rubbish:
Water: Please be responsible with water usage. Please check before lawn watering.
Cable TV: Your site comes equipped with extended basic cable TV. Premium channels, broadband internet, and other
High Speed Internet: High speed internet modems are available.
Electric: Electric usage is metered on your site. The office will read your meter and bill you twice seasonally, once in August & once in October. Locking your utility box is prohibited.
Rubbish: Dumpsters are provided for the disposal of household trash and limited yard waste. Please place trash bags inside the dumpsters by opening the lids.
Large items (mattresses, bikes, gas grills, etc.) are not allowed in our limiteddumpster area. These can be brought directly to the Wells Transfer Station, located at 386 Willie Hill Road in Wells.
Propane tanks or other hazardous materials are never allowed in the dumpsters and can pose a severe risk if placed there.
Your Seasonal Site:
The maintenance and upkeep of your site is your responsibility. We do request that you check with us before starting any site work.
There is a setback of 5 feet from the edge of the roadway for emergency vehicle purposes. This area is to be grass only, plantings or structures of any kind are prohibited.
Landscaping: Shrubs, trees, flowering bushes and flowers are encouraged and may be located anywhere outside the setback area.
Walls, fences, hedges or other elements are not allowed to identify or define your site boundary.
Any landscaping must be kept intact on site if you leave the park or change sites.
Decks: Any deck work or florida room work must be approved first by staff. There are certain park and town restrictions on what can be built. The town requires building permits on decks and rooms. Maximum deck size is 8’ wide by the length of the trailer.
Skirting: Skirting between your trailer and the ground is required. Please use vinyl skirting and or lattice.
Tarps: Use of blue tarps prohibited while the park is open.
Storage Boxes: Sites are allowed storage boxes with a maximum of 28 square feet. Height may vary but not exceed 7 feet. Please check with staff before placement.
Fireplaces: A fireplace is allowed on your site as long as there is a 12 foot diameter free zone around it. This includes trees, overhanging branches, awnings, autos, or neighboring trailers. Fireplaces cannot be placed in the utility way behind your trailer. We will be happy to help you with placement.
Firewood: The Maine Legislature has banned all out-of-state firewood. Wood can be purchased in state and at the club house.
When in doubt please ask the office!
Much of the work we do to keep our resort looking good is done during the off-season. The late fall and early spring are essential times for us to complete necessary maintenance and repairs on our utilities and facilities. As a result, you may not stay in your unit when the park is closed. However, you may come up off season to check on your unit and or clean up your site during the day. If the chain is down, you may drive to your site. If the chain is up, please park on the side of the entrance road and walk to your site.
Winterizing: All utilities will be terminated at the close of the season. Please disconnect your water hose from the spigot and unplug or shut off the circuit breaker at the electrical pedestal. Don’t forget to winterize your unit or make arrangements to have it done (see Resource List).
Here are some tips for packing up your home for the winter:
- Inside your home, turn off the breaker for the hot water heater and the main (you can leave all other breakers on).
- Turn off your water at the outside post.
- Empty your fridge & freezer and leave the door propped open. Remove all food from the cabinets.
- Remove all liquids including cleaners, soaps, shampoo, etc. Anything liquid will freeze and food items will attract animals.
If you have any cans of food that you are getting rid of at the end of the season, please drop them in a box at the club house We will donate them to the local food pantry.)
The resort will not be responsible for units that a re not properly winterized.
Site Cleanup: Bag your leaves, grass, sticks, etc. and leave them at the end of driveway.Bags will be picked up in both the Spring and Fall. Please use the paper recyclable bags and DO NOT mix trash in the bags! Any other time of year, bring yard waste to the mulch pile.
Switching Sites or Leaving the Park: If you are leaving the park or just switching your site, you are responsible for any site clean up and or removal of old decks, mowers, grills, etc. Please notify the staff f if you need assistance.
Buying a New Trailer:
All new trailers entering the park must be approved by the staff.
Selling your Home:
We realize that a Park Home on a beautiful site is very attractive to a potential buyer, but please remember the trailer sale and site rental are separate transactions. Some of the conditions to allow an “on site” sale are as follows:
You must be up to date on all payments owed to the park. Buyers need to be interviewed and approved by the staff. Any party purchasing your trailer will be obligated to pay the prorated site rental fee.
Any non-12’ wide trailer cannot be sold on site.
Any 12’ wide Park Home must be approved by the staff before it can be sold on site.
Once approved, there is a sales fee of $3000.00 owed to Summer Hill. This is usually subtracted from the cost of the trailer and paid by the buyer. Any additional work required at the time of sale will be assessed and billed accordingly.
All sales involving Summer Hill must be approved by management.
Summer Hill reserves the right to refuse, regulate and app rove all sales, including price. If any problem should arise regarding a sales transaction, Summer Hill reserves the right to remove the unit from the park.