Birds can fly south for the winter, but if you’re a seasonal cottage owner, October is the time to knuckle down and roll up your sleeves to prep and close your summer property for another unpredictable Canadian winter.... Read More

What does an all-season cottage mean to you? Deciding to buy an all-season cottage comes with a long list of wants – and that wish-list will be much easier to check off if your potential cottage has what you need to p... Read More

This is a sample of a list you could leave on guest check out and can be adapted to suit your own property. Include: Security – what you want guests to do with the key Facility settings – AC/Heating thermostats,... Read More

Kitchen Suggested props: Fruit bowl; Fresh flowers; Bottle of wine & 2 glasses; Recipe book & stand; Decorative bottles Clear and clean all countertops Remove magnets , cards & notes from the refrig... Read More

We want you to feel at home while you are here. To help you enjoy everything there is to see and do, as well as experience living like a local, we hope the following ideas are helpful. These tips and recommendations are b... Read More

How to close your summer cottage? The task seems daunting to the average cottager. But, it's not so bad. Here's a check list to make things easy for you. Make sure you have your security system in place. Void all wat... Read More

You've rented your cottage for two weeks in the summer. You've found some nice people whom you trust will take good care of your space, they've given you their deposit, and the deal is done. Now what? They're coming in 2 wee... Read More

Spring is fast approaching. Can you smell the cedar? Yes, it's almost time to open the cottage for the season. And, as always, CanadaStays.com is here to help you through the process with another handy-dandy cottage t... Read More