You can have the greatest property available for rent on the face of the planet, but if no one knows about it then it doesn’t matter! This installment of Rentals 101 is a crash course in using online marketing to effectively connect with travelers. Continue Reading
A vital part of any property owner’s or manager’s marketing strategy is the listing he or she builds on a holiday rental website. It is the first line of communication with travelers, so building a listing that stands out and makes a lasting impression is the name of the game. Your listing is your “elevator pitch” to potential renters, so make it count. Continue Reading
Once you have decided to open up your home to travelers, one of the first matters of business is establishing a rental rate. There is somewhat of a science to setting the ‘right’ rate, and the folks at CottageCountry.com – Canada’s holiday rental experts – are here to walk you through the process. Continue Reading
Why leave your second home vacant when you can easily list it as a holiday rental? Let your rental income pay your second home mortgage. Continue Reading
We’re almost a month into the new year: are you honoring your de-stressing and nest-egging resolutions? With CottageCountry.com Auctions you can name the price of your vacation, which means you can treat yourself to some well-earned rest and relaxation while keeping travel costs under control. Think of CottageCountry.com as your 2012 fairy godmother…resolutions really do come true.
In the words of Albert Einstein, “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” We’re wondering if he was talking about people falling love with each other or with cottage country? Mankind simply loves love and all its milk chocolate covered mysteries, and there’s no better place to clink glasses with Mr. Cupid than in cottage country. Valentine’s Day comes only once a year, so seize the opportunity to take a romantic retreat to the place you love the most with the one you love the most. With our collection of lovey-dovey destinations, a gorgeous weekend getaway is right within reach.
Cottage Confidential: a behind-the-scenes look at modern-day pioneers and their connection to cottage country. Cottage country is more than a travel destination: it is deeply embedded in Canadian culture and its societal significance makes it a great topic for conversation.
This month we humbly chat with the creme-de-la-creme of cottage country, the legendary Les Stroud. Continue Reading
They say size doesn’t matter, but what if we told you you could get a 2,000 square foot home (yes, an entire house) for half of what you normally pay for a hotel room? Holiday rentals are an average of 5X larger and half as expensive as hotel rooms, and not only is the cost leaner, but the choice is greener.
Canadians, let your love affair with holiday rentals begin. Continue Reading
From ice hockey to ice sculptures, cottage country is very much alive in the dead of winter. Canadians may not live in igloos (contrary to popular belief), but they’re serious champions of icy activities nonetheless. While December was disconcertingly balmy, January is showing us the snow and with ample white stuff all about town there is an array of winter activities to add to your January agenda. Continue Reading