We are Ontario’s premier cottage rental company offering 250+ privately owned and loved waterfront cottages, from basic to luxurious. Proudly serving Muskoka, North Muskoka, Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, Haliburton and the Kawartha Lakes.
Cottage Vacations is committed to providing cottage owners with convenient, stress-free cottage rental management at an affordable price. Using Cottage Vacations gives owners the confidence that their cottage is being represented by professionals. Owners can trust that we’re taking care of all the details, and that their property is being well-marketed and well-respected throughout the rental process.
We work together as a team with our owners to ensure their cottage is rented, their guests are well satisfied, and both owners and renters have the best experience possible.
What makes us different?
We are up close and personal with each transaction.
Our database is made up of many excellent and qualified renters that return each year. Our expert team in the office reviews each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure the best possible fit. They know our inventory of cottages intimately thus making for an efficient match making process.
We rent the experience, as well as the cottage.
It’s our team that visits your property and takes the photographs required for the listing on our website. It’s an extensive photoshoot that captures multiple perspectives in order to give renters a detailed understanding of your property.We collect descriptive information required to develop a compelling listing for your cottage.
We are invested in your cottage.
As your cottage rental agency, we do more than simply field inquiries, take applications, screen clients, and book them, we invest in your investment. Our entire Cottage Vacations team is dedicated to making the cottage rental process work for you. We strive to create a seamless experience for you and your renters, ensuring a successful and sustainable source of income for you and your family for years to come.
We place your cottage on center stage.
Renters often find CottageVacations.com through online searches. That’s why we’ve put so much work into enhancing our web and digital presence and online customer experience.
Our marketing package for each cottage includes a digital presence on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Our paid social media advertising and retargeting campaigns are used to feature each cottage, increase our brand awareness and recruit new cottage renters.
We own a robust database of cottage renters and use it to its fullest potential. Weekly emails include new cottages, featured cottages, last minute specials, and local community information.
Google Analytics tracks all activity, including the number of visitors that each cottage attracts. Reports and analytics allows us to find, track and communicate with your customer everyday.
In addition to our brand living on the web, we also appreciate spending time face to face with our clients. Whether it’s our team exhibiting at the Spring Cottage Life Show each year, or us attending a local community event, we cherish the moments when we connect with those that are enjoying their cottage vacation.
We find the perfect renters.
At Cottage Vacations, we recognize that your cottage is a special place for you and your family. Like you, we want anyone who rents it to treat it with care and respect. It’s our job to make sure this happens.
Each prospective renter must complete a detailed application. This provides us with the information we need to analyze their suitability to your property. We contact them and speak to them directly. We make sure that their requirements for example, number of beds, non-smoking environment, pet-friendly match the conditions that you have set for your property. Cottage Vacations will only rent to those who meet your conditions, and ours. We are committed to ensuring that you have the highest level of comfort with those who rent your cottage.
When the cottage booking is complete, the lead applicant is sent a ‘Life at the Cottage’ package which includes a set of guidelines specific to your cottage property. This package also includes general information about cottage life, including tips as to where to shop and adventures to see!
We are committed to providing you with convenient, stress-free cottage rental management at an affordable price.
Your first step towards renting out your cottage is to call us to set up a time for us to meet with you and see your property.
During this visit, we will:
1. Tour your cottage and property.
2. Discuss your expectations and answer your questions.
3. Provide recommendations on rental rates as well as offer suggestions to maximize its rental potential.
If we’re a good fit, we’ll schedule a complete photo shoot of your cottage, interior and exterior, as well as the waterfront. When we return to our office, we’ll develop the narrative and design your cottage’s webpage. Upon your approval your cottage will be posted on CottageVacations.com and will become part of our active inventory. In addition, an email featuring your cottage will be sent to our database of 4000+ renters and posted on our social media platforms.
Call CottageVacations.com at 1-877-218-5370 to arrange an appointment.