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What extra items should you bring to your Haliburton cottage rental?

When renting a cottage in Ontario, it is traditional to bring your own sheets, pillow cases, towels, dish cloths and tea towels.  In addition, you are expected to bring anything you will consume.  This would include non-perishable products such as paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, soap, and dish detergent.  Most Haliburton cottage rentals are also used frequently by their owners so you'll find…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How to tell if you are dealing with a legitimate rental agency?

How to tell if you are dealing with a legitimate rental agency?Are you dealing with a legitimate rental agency?  Ontario Cottage Rental Agencies must be accredited by TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario) in order to rent cottages to the public.  TICO has set out a number of rules and regulations to protect you, the consumer…

Top Ten Things You'll Love About An Ontario Vacation Rental

Top Ten Things You’ll Love About An Ontario Vacation RentalWould you rather not return to a cramped, impersonal hotel room after a day of vacation fun?  There are so many reasons to choose an Ontario vacation rental for accommodation, there's no need to fumble with a keycard ever again.

#1 - More bang…

3 Things To Keep In Mind While Choosing A Holiday Cottage in Ontario

3 Things To Keep In Mind While Choosing A Holiday Cottage in OntarioYou've carefully weighed the accommodation options, and you've decided that renting a holiday cottage in Ontario is the way to go.

Now, you're looking around at the hundreds of options.  It's confusing!  There are so many potential vacation…

Self-Catering Ontario Rentals vs Hotel Accommodation: What to consider

Self-Catering Ontario Rentals vs Hotel Accommodation:  What to considerWhen planning a vacation in Ontario, you have two major choices for Ontario rentals: a standard hotel or a self-catering rental (vacation cottage).  Before you spring for the same old resort, consider the many benefits of renting a private home…

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