A Village Amenity Fee – VAF (aka the Rental Royalty fee) is applicable for all members who rent their properties to guests and collects income from these rentals.
BMVA members who work with rental managers, e.g., Blue Mountain Resort or Vacasa, each pay 1% of the gross rental revenues earned from the property to BMVA. This fee is charged to the paying guests, collected and remitted by the rental manager on behalf of the member to the BMVA.
BMVA members who are managing their rentals privately, through online rental portals such as AirBnB, VRBO, etc., or independent managers, are responsible for collecting a 2% village amenity fee directly from guests and remitting the fees to the BMVA. An administrative fee of $500.00 plus HST will be charged on members accounts who are found on self-renting sites or advertisements who are not disclosing the gross rentals and paying the Village Amenity Fee in a timely manner according to section 12 of the General By-law.
How do you explain this fee to your renting guests? Please see the description below, which is displayed at all front desks throughout the Resort and should be shared with private rental guests.
There will be a 2% Village Amenity Fee charged to your bill on checkout. This Fee is collected by the Blue Mountain Village Association is order to partially fund a number of amenities available at the Village.
These amenities include: award winning events and animation, children’s activities, Visitor Information Centre, shuttle service, security, garbage collection and recycling.
The fee also supports the various Association assets in the Village including: public walkways, docks and trails, water play fountain, gardens, seasonal decorations, the Millpond and playground.
The Blue Mountain Village Association is working with all the Resort stakeholders to make your stay at Blue Mountain a great experience and a lasting memory.
To help make this remittance easy for our members who manage rentals privately (i.e., outside of Blue Mountain Resort and Vacasa) please download the Village Amenity Fee calculator sheet. Simply enter the dates of your rentals and income earned and this will automatically populate the fees to be paid. All fees are HST applicable and payable to Blue Mountain Village Association. Remit this calculation form and payment to the BMVA on a monthly basis or as communicated with our accounting team.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Craig McIntyre – Senior Manager, Finance & Administration
firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-444-7398 ext 225