More often these days, cottagers want to rent their cottage for a period of time to help with tax increases and maintenance costs.
If you are thinking of renting your cottage, call your insurance company first. They may tell you that you will not be covered when renting. Check your policy carefully to see if this is true. You may find that you are covered and you may have to be firm with your insurance company about this.
Do not rent your boat with your cottage without checking with your insurance company first. You will not likely be covered for renters to drive your boat.
There is a book called Renting for Profit by Heather Bayer [705-778-7370] which could be useful for you. It has very detailed information.
If you are planning on using an agency, compare prices and services carefully and call references to check how satisfied others have been with the company.
If you are taking pictures of your cottage to advertise it, here is a hint to get the best results. Take a picture with which you can look at your cottage with a critical eye. You will find that you are used to looking at rooms two dimensionally in books and magazines and you will see many more flaws and clutter when you look at your cottage in picture form, rather than in real life. This is what photographers and magazine editors do before pictures are taken for inclusion in a magazine.
We have included for your convenience some agencies you could consider if you want to rent your cottage.
Vacation Time Realty
Cottages on the Web
$80.25 (75.00 + GST) for one year (includes your write-up and 2 pictures)
additional pictures $10.00 per picture
Water’s Edge Vacation Rentals, Huntsville, Ontario.
Toll free 877-218-5370
Flat $200.00 for 12 months advertising
Plus $75.00 for internet advertising
Total Cost-$275.00 for one year
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