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Vacation Cottage Rentals, Weekend Cottage Rentals

Some of the best vacations I've experienced have been cottage vacations - whether a week's vacation or a weekend getaway. With the economy the way it is, it's simply been best for my family to vacation close to home, say, two hours away. We pack up the cooler, our swimsuits, weather-appropriate apparel for the weekend, and off we go! I don't miss the old island vacations one bit. Well....

Every summer, now, I go with my family, along with two other families (friends of ours, of course) on our cottage getaway - which is usually a week long. Enough time to really enjoy each other, the beautiful surroundings, and the fresh cedar-scented air.

We tend to book the cottage several months in advance, since the best ones really fill up quickly. We enjoy sitting down in front of the computer, choosing our destination (a new one each year), and then choosing the best cottage for our needs and within our budget: a cottage to hold three families comfortably, about five dogs, and several small children. We like a cottage by the lake, with a boat and/or canoe at our disposal, and enough washrooms to guarantee privacy. A dock is always nice, a private beach, barbecue.

Farther away from home, for longer vacations, a cottage is still ideal for rental. Romantic, quaint, organic, you have your own space in which to cook your own meals and enjoy uninterrupted time together. It's a little more work than hotel rental because you have to make your own bed, but it's worth it. No TV on in the next room, no elevator. Instead, peace and quiet, bookshelves, kitchen table, a home away from home....

So, for your next vacation, consider renting a cottage. Just make sure you do the research well ahead of time so that you can get the best cottage possible. Enjoy!

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October 20, 2013

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