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Why We Ask for Proof of Insurance

It is All-Season Cottage Rentals' policy and our obligation to cottage owners to require all cottage renters to provide proof of personal liability insurance. This is a coverage that is included in all home, condo or apartment insurance packages. As negligence or willful damages are not covered by our Accidental Damage Protection Plan, the furnishing of proof of insurance allows the cottage owner's insurance company to accept any additional risk of allowing your tenancy.  When occupying a cottage…

Invasive Species are invading Haliburton

Invasive species are invading Haliburton.  This is causing property owners in the Haliburton and Minden areas a great deal of concern.  Invasive species disrupt our local ecosystems causing a great deal of harm.

Most invasive species are introduced by human activities. That's why each of us has a part to play in preventing and controlling them.  It is up to each and every one of us to be aware of invasive species and report them to the proper authorities when we see them around our Haliburton…

TV Reception in the Haliburton Highlands

TV Reception in the Haliburton HighlandsThere is no cable TV in cottage country.  The only way to receive TV reception in the Haliburton Highlands is to have a satellite dish connected to the television.  Let me say this again, without a satellite dish there is no TV reception in the Haliburton Highlands.

Remember when you were…

What to do if you see a bear

What to do if you see a bearFamilies renting cottages in the Haliburton Highlands sometimes worry about what to do if they see a bear.  Bear sightings are not common but they do happen on occasion, typically when food or garbage has been left outside the cottage.  In order to avoid being visited by a bear, it is of the utmost importance that you follow the instructions…

There's a Mouse in the Cottage

We've learned more than we ever wanted to know about mice over the years?mice can squeeze through holes the size of a pencil?mice reproduce prolifically?mice like to nest in wood piles. Mice are a fact of life in cottage country.  We don't tend to get a mouse in the cottage in the summer but with renters coming and going, with doors being left open, it's possible that you may discover a mouse when at your cottage rental in Haliburton?

What do you do?  A mouse in the cottage can be easily…

Haliburton Cottage Security Systems

Haliburton Cottage Security SystemsHaliburton cottages are vulnerable to extreme weather, power loss, faulty heating and leaky pipes. I did a little research to what alternatives were available to save you the expense of hiring someone to check your cottage on a regular basis. I discovered some interesting information that I'd like to share with you about Haliburton…

Is your cottage insured? (written by Ross Robertson)

Does your insurer acknowledge rental coverage is included? Renting the Haliburton family cottage is an effective way to help defray the increasing costs of cottage ownership but renting the cottage does not come without risk.  The renter and his or her guest might be injured.  Water, smoke or fire losses may result in damage to the cottage.  Accidents do happen, be protected, be insured.

The traditional cottage policy provides protection for the personal use and occupancy of your cottage.…

Facts about Mold

Does your cottage basement have problems with condensation during summer hot spells? If so, chances are you have mold.  You are not alone with this problem.  Let me tell you a few facts about mold.

Renter complaints about damp, musty basements have increased the past couple of years. I suspect this is due to the warm, humid weather we've had. My concern is that these conditions are ideal for the growth of black mold- so beware! The presence of black mold can cause serious health issues…

The Importance of Cottage BBQ's

The Importance of Cottage BBQ'sThe importance of cottage BBQ's can not be under estimated!

Renters arrive at your cottage with a vision of how their week is going to unfold. Waterfront activities are at the top of their list. They have studied the pictures of your waterfront, anticipating what they need to bring to maximize their pleasure. Their waterfront…

Cottage Rental Cancellation Insurance

Haliburton Skyline in FallTragedy can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime.  Our booking contract has a 'no cancellation' clause so it's important to consider purchasing "cottage rental cancellation insurance" when you apply to rent your Ontario vacation home.

If you don't purchase cottage rental cancellation insurance and need to cancel, we will put your week…

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