Sponsored by Sheila O’Hearn, Zoocasa Purchasing a cottage to rent out? The plan to buy a cottage as a rental-income opportunity can be exciting, but before you sign on the dotted line, you’ll want to learn all... Read More

The majority of vacation rental owners are eager to get their listings published as soon as possible and often don’t revisit, or update their listing once it’s live. While it’s very easy to get your listing up and r... Read More

So you think you are renting your beloved cottage to “Mr. and Mrs. Honest T” - right? But in reality, the couple turns out to be “Mr. and Mrs. Sam Scammer”! There is nothing worse than being swindled by a thief. With... Read More

Who doesn’t appreciate a gift? It’s a token of your appreciation that guests have chosen your place for their vacation, and it’s also a gesture that goes a long way to having the place respected in return. Many owners don’... Read More

When a guest arrives in a hotel room, one of the first things he or she will check out is the information book. Usually it will include the room service menu, a list of the hotel facilities such as where the fitness suit... Read More

Running a vacation rental is no different from any other business activity. If you do it well you are likely to succeed and create an income from it; if you go at it half-heartedly, you may begin to wonder why you haven’... Read More

The first impression your guests get of your property is likely to be the one that lasts the longest. When your guests get to the end of a long journey, often with a car full of fractious kids, your efforts to make their arri... Read More

When Your Guests Check-Out Imagine this. You’ve had a wonderful vacation, it’s been restful and relaxing and the kids have been great. In fact, everything you had imagined. Now, it’s time to pack up and get everyone r... Read More

You have a responsibility as a vacation rental owner to ensure the safety of your guests to the degree that you use your knowledge of the possible risks to create a safe and secure environment for them. Many travellers ha... Read More

While we always want everything to go smoothly for our guests, situations will occur that will need emergency management and our attention. This could be anything from the power going out, to storm damage to a national health... Read More