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... Read More

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... Read More

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 CanadaStays.com - Canad... Read More

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. When you first get your hands on a second home, it's all fun and games: those first mo... Read More

We’re almost a month into the new year: are you honoring your de-stressing and nest-egging resolutions? With CanadaStays.com Auctions you can name the price of your vacation, which means you can treat yourself to some well-ea... Read More

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... Read More

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 sign... Read More

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... Read More

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 D... Read More

There’s a cottage country coup going on in every milieu of the marketplace. Need evidence? When Burton snowboards searched out a high impact collaboration, it was the iconic  Hudson Bay Company stripes that tickled them re... Read More