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Family Vacations with the Dog

Dogs love being included in the family vacation when you rent a cottage just as much as the rest of the family. Playing in the lake, taking exciting walks in the forest with all the wonderful new smells and relaxing at the end of the day surrounded by family all contribute to your pet's positive cottage vacation experience. But just because you've escaped the daily grind, doesn't mean…

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,…

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…

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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