Many Canadians mark the Victoria Day weekend as the official "opening kickoff" of cottage season. But if you plan ahead, you can avoid filling those 3 days with the usual seasonal chores. Do some things now and, instead o... Read More

Sponsored content Cabin, cottage, vacation home. Whatever you call yours, you know how much you and your family love your oasis in the country. It provides a welcoming haven to kick back and relax, away from the hustle... Read More

By Sheila O’Hearn, Zoocasa If you own a summer cottage, you’ve probably discovered it costs approximately $10,000 a year just for upkeep, in addition to paying out a mortgage, plus other regular bills and perhaps anoth... Read More

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