A. Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
Q. Does CDA Getaway only rent homes for the CDA Ironman, or could I rent my house as a vacation rental?
A. We do both Ironman & vacation rentals. However we have found that only owners of homes that are available for a full two months in the summer, which are near the waterfront, are able to really profit. Call (208) 856-0232
or email email@example.com
Q. How do I have CDA Getaway list my home for Ironman?
A. Fill out the form on the "List Your Rental Property
" page. We will send a photographer out to your home to photograph it and go over the
contract with you—it's that easy.
Q. What time do I need to leave on the day the renters will be occupying my home?
A. 9:00 am
Q. What time may I move back into my home on the day the renters vacate it?
A. 4:00 pm
Q. What happens if the renters break something in my home?
A. You will be reimbursed out of the security deposit we collect from the renters in advance.
Q. What is the commission CDA Getaway charge for there services?
A. Typically 20% for short-term rentals (listed for fewer than six months), and 10% for long-term rentals (listed for more than 6 months).
Q. Do I have to have renters insurance on my home?
A. No. However you do need to have homeowner's insurance, and we suggest contacting your insurance provider to notify them that you are renting your house for a short period of time. You can also ask us about adding a short term vacation rental package to your insurance--we will refer you to our preferred insurance agent.
Q. Do I have to report my rental income on my federal tax return?
A. Not if you rent out your personal residence for fewer than 15 days in a year. Please see Tax Topic 415
"Renting Residential and Vacation Property" (formerly Renting Vacation Property and Renting to Relatives).
Q. What do I do with my stuff in the refrigerator and closet?
A. We ask that you clean out anything perishable from the fridge and leave at least one shelf for renters. We also ask that you remove clutter from pantries, closets, and drawers, leaving at least one drawer empty in each room and an adequate amount of space in each closet in which to hang clothes.
Q. What do I do if I have to water the yard?
A. Please include information in your instruction letter as to when someone will be coming by to water--whoever comes by should not enter the house for any reason.
Q. What happens if I forget something I absolutely need?
Q. What is required to secure a vacation rental?
A. You can book your reservation online through the property page by inputting your dates and information. You will then need to pay the $500 non-refundable reservation payment, which will be applied towards your rent, in order to hold the property. You can either pay with credit card on the site or notify us that you will be sending a check. We cannot hold the property for your dates until we have received the $500 and you have agreed to the terms and conditions.
Q. When can I check into my rental home?
A. Check-in time is anytime after 2:00 pm. Depending on your property, there maybe a lockbox for you when you arrive or someone may be there to check you in. Contact us when the date approaches to be sure.
Q. When do I have to be out of my rental home?
A. 10:00 am--please place dirty linens and towels in the laundry room and empty the trash
Q. When do I have to have my full payment in for my rental?
A. 30 days prior to arrival for Ironman and seven days prior to arrival for all other vacation rentals.
Q. When do I receive my security deposit back?
A. Within 2 weeks of departure
Q. Whom do I contact if something isn’t working in the Home?
Q. Can I have groceries delivered to my home before I get there?
Q. What is the average water temperature for Ironman race day?
A. The temperature is usually around 67 ℉ that time of year.
Lake Coeur d'Alene's temperature typically peaks in July and August with temperatures around 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Water temperatures are generally lowest in February with near-freezing temperatures, approximately 34 degrees.
The highest temperature recorded in 2011 was 73.4o F on August 27 & 28.
The lake has hit its lowest recorded elevation of 2,119.90 ft four times in 1904, 1905, 1906, and 1977. The highest water level recorded on Lake CdA was 2,139.05 ft on 12/25/1933. That's more than a foot above the Major Flood Stage! 1933 was the only known time in history the lake has entered the major flood stage. (note, these figures are elevation. The actual depth of Lake Coeur d'Alene is about 220 feet.)
Avista Utilities, which operates the Post Falls dam on the Spokane River begins its winter drawdown of the lake levels shortly after Labor Day each year. Under its federal license to operate the Spokane River Hydroelectric Project, Avista is required to maintain the lake at a summer elevation of 2,128 feet from as early as practical in the spring until the day after Labor Day. During the drawdown Avista recommends dock owners and boaters should ensure they secure their docks and boats for the winter.
Avista draws down the water levels at a rate of approximately 1.5 ft/month until the lake reaches its winter.
(Data provided by the United States Geological Survey)
Q. What are the official Ironman wetsuit & bootie rules?
- Neoprene socks ("booties") are permitted in water temperatures up to and including 65 ℉ (18.8 ℃).
- Wetsuits are permitted in water temperatures up to and including 76.1 ℉ (24.5 ℃).
- Athletes who choose to wear a wetsuit in water temperatures greater than 76.1 ℉ (24.5 ℃) and temperatures up to and including 83.8 ℉ (28.8 ℃) will not be eligible for awards or World Championship slots.
- Wetsuits are prohibited in water temperature greater than 83.8 ℉ (28.8 ℃).
- Wetsuits cannot measure more than 5 mm thick.
- Full wetsuits are permitted, which cover athletes' arms and legs.
- The De Soto Water Rover wetsuit is prohibited.
- For more details visit http://ironman.com/faq/rulesfaq#axzz1z1tSXdfI.
Q. How easy is it to park downtown on race day?
A. It can be quite difficult. If you are an athlete we recommend having someone drop you off, carpooling, or walking/riding your bike from your rental home. There will be some parking but you may have to ride/walk a distance and getting in and out of downtown during the race can be a challenge.
Q. When and where is the check-in to drop off my bike and gear?
A. 10:00 am-3:00 pm the day before the race (Saturday, June 22nd, 2013), at City Park (see full schedule here
Q. Where is the best health food store in town?
Q. What nutrition will be available on the CDA Ironman course?
A. Bike Course:
A. Run Course (aid stations every mile or so):
- Everything on the bike aid stations
- Chicken Broth (in the evening)
Q. Is the swim a mass start?
A. Yes, the swim is a mass start.
Q. What are the age-group course cut off times? (Pacific Daylight Time | UTC −7)
- SWIM: 9:20 am @ timing mat (2:20 after the mass start at 7:00 am).
- T1: 9:35 am @ transition area (2:35 after the mass start at 7:00 am).
- BIKE LOOP #1: 1:30 pm @ start of second loop (6:30 after the mass start at 7:00 am).
- BIKE TURNAROUND: 4:00 pm @ Hwy 95 turnaround (9:00 after the mass start at 7:00 am).
- BIKE FINISH: 5:30 pm @ transition area (10:30 after the mass start at 7:00 am)
- RUN HALFWAY POINT: 9:00 pm @ Lakeside turnaround (14:00 after the mass start at 7:00 am).
- RUN CUTOFF #2: 10:30 pm @ Bennet Bay Hill (15:30 after the mass start at 7:00 am).
- RUN: 12:00 am midnight (17:00 after the mass start at 7:00 am).
IRONMAN reserves the right to remove an athlete from the course and DNF the athlete if the course staff determines there is no possibility of an athlete finishing the given discipline (swim, bike, run) before the posted cut-off times based on an athlete’s location, time, and average speed up to that point.