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Generate income by renting your cottage

Generate income by renting your cottageHaliburton cottage owners are facing challenges if they need to sell.  It can take time to find the right buyer for your property, sometimes years.  Many cottage owners in Haliburton are turning to rentals as an alternative.  If you have tried selling your cottage without success, or are not prepared to lower your asking price and want…

Opening Your Haliburton Cottage For The Season

Opening Your Haliburton Cottage For The SeasonSpring is fast approaching. Can you smell the cedar? Yes, it's almost time to open your Haliburton cottage for the season. We hope you'll find this list of Top 10 "to dos" when opening your Haliburton cottage useful - whether you're new at opening or a seasoned pro:

1. Stake out the scene. Find a long weekend - usually…

The Benefits of a Cottage Rental Home-Cooked Meal

cottage rental home-cooked mealBudgeting for food expenditures during your vacation to the Haliburton Highlands can be almost as difficult as forecasting the week's weather. When staying at a traditional hotel or resort, the challenge is multiplied as travelers face the added expense of dining out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While the majority of quality hotels do not offer full kitchens,…

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.…

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