Cottage Rentals, a beginner’s guide…
Whether you are an empty nester, a young professional or a family of four, you can find what you are looking for in temporary vacation and cottage rentals in Ontario and Quebec. You just need to do your homework, know what you want, and keep an open mind to new destinations!
Welcome to the world of cottage rentals! Cottage rentals are a great way to spend time with family and friends away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We want to make the most out of our cottage experience and that starts with some research. Who is renting the cottage? Where is the cottage located? What activities are close by? These are some of the questions that are needed to be answered as part of the research.
Who is renting the cottage? If you are a family renting a cottage, you should look for a cottage that will meet your needs as a family. The needs of the majority of families include a lake, fire pit, and an area for activities (volleyball, badminton, etc) and a television for the rainy days. Most cottages do not supply movies or cable, so you will need to bring your own movies. If you are friends renting a cottage, your needs will be similar to that of a family. The difference would be what activities you would be doing at the cottage. Most friends like to get away and go fishing, four wheeling or hiking and these factors will contribute to the decision. So remember to look into the lake, river or pond that you are considering. The view of what you see from both the shoreline and potentially the windows from the dwelling, is always a premium and could be a decision factor in whether you book or not.
Another factor in that regard is the location of the cottage rentals. You should choose a spot that is not too far away and is close enough to amenities. You will want to be close to a shopping area, or general store, in the event that you have forgotten something or need something. You will want to be close enough to medical services, or at least have an idea of where they are, in the event of an emergency or you require some medical treatment while renting the cottage. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Ultimately, the dwelling itself should suit your needs, whether you are in your golden years, a young business professional just looking for a few days away from busy city life, or a family that needs that extra bathroom just because. Manage your own expectations and be realistic when it comes to the must have’s and the wishes. It’s the best way to find the right spot when you are just starting out.