Category Archives: COTTAGE INFO

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED RENTING OUT YOUR COTTAGE PROPERTY?

5 ways your cottage can make you money Photo by Cora Mueller/Shutterstock For many of us, owning a cottage isn’t a money-making proposition. We own one because we cherish being able to get away from the city, or because we want to build or maintain a treasured family tradition. A cottage tends to be an […]

THINKING OF BUYING A COTTAGE IN 2018?

Buying a cottage in 2018? Here’s what you need to do no Photo by Golden Shrimp/Shutterstock So you’ve decided to buy a cottage next year — congratulations! It’s a big step. Generally, the best time to buy a cottage is in the fall or winter: prices tend to go down after the cottage season ends. […]

THINKING OF BUYING A COTTAGE IN 2018??

Buying a cottage in 2018? Here’s what you need to do now So you’ve decided to buy a cottage next year — congratulations! It’s a big step.  Generally, the best time to buy a cottage is in the fall or winter: prices tend to go down after the cottage season ends. That means you’ve got […]

PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE EXEMPT??

Can I still use the principal residence exemption for my cottage? This article was originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of Cottage Life magazine. I READ THAT the Canada Revenue Agency has changed the reporting rules when it comes to someone selling a principal residence. Can I still use the exemption if I sell my cottage? —Remy Johnson, […]

HOW NOT TO BE A TERRIBLE COTTAGE GUEST

9 ways to be a terrible cottage guest Hate the great outdoors? Here are nine ways to ensure that you’re never invited back to a cottage: 1. Go to the cottage empty-handed. Showing up without food or drink is a surefire way to end up on the cottage blacklist, especially if you have dietary restrictions. […]

Cottage Love Letters

Love letters to the cottage: The ever-present lure of the la As the country turns 150, we’re celebrating the greatest national pastime: going to the cottage, the place where we feel most Canadian. In the middle of the class you feel like you are going to die, or, at the least, throw up. There’s a […]

COTTAGE UPDATES

Upgrades that will increase your cottage’s value The reasons people choose to upgrade a cottage vary, but the value and cost of those upgrades will almost always impact their decisions. If you plan to use your cottage for years to come, your choices will likely differ from those cottagers who are upgrading to sell. Here […]

THINKING OF RENTING ON AIRBNB??

  Tips for renting a cottage on Airbnb By Sara Laux Just because you don’t own a cottage doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take full advantage of cottaging season. Summer’s short, after all—and there’s no better way to make it feel longer than to spend some quality time lounging dockside. One great way to find cottages […]

FIRST TIME COTTAGE OWNER’S CHECKLIST

The first-time cottage owner’s weekend checklist By Sara Laux Congratulations on becoming a cottager! As you eagerly anticipate the May 2-4 weekend, you’re about to face your first challenge as a cottage owner: opening the cottage after a winter away. While there are lots of things you’ll need to do each time you open, there […]