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5 Waterfront Markets for Profitable Vacation Rentals

  Vacation homes provide owners with the opportunity to lease part-time, unlike traditional rental property investments requiring year-long commitments. Short-term rentals, depending on locale, are generally profitable and convenient. Owners have the option to claim dates for their personal use while charging premiums during peak holidays. Vacation home investors might consider purchasing waterfront properties, but […]


Why More People Should Choose Vacation Rentals

I know I’m preaching to the converted here, but having just spent a night in a (not inexpensive) Nassau hotel/resort, it just struck me that this is why vacation rentals are so much better than the old alternatives. We’ve just left our beautiful rental home with a full kitchen (with decent sized tea mugs), luxury […]


Buying a Rental Cottage – Setting the Criteria

Given the great success we’ve had with our current vacation rental property, Osprey Cottage , we are now embarking on the search for a clone. I wish! Osprey is a fabulous rental and out of the five we’ve owned over the past ten years, it has been the top producer with an average 43 bookings […]


Trip Advisor Vacation Rental Annual Survey

There is no doubt that the market in vacation rentals is growing as it becomes more of a mainstream method of vacationing and not that quirky thing that the neighbours do. This has been helped by the publicity generated by celebrity renters, of whom the US President is one. Constant coverage of the Obama vacation […]


Rising Expectations of Vacation Rental Guests

I’m curious to hear how many owners have experienced requests, or even demands from their guests for services that we would not expect to be provided in a vacation rental. I recently heard of a few incidents of guests seeming to believe they were in a resort or hotel, asking for items to be delivered […]


Can’t Sell? – Then Reap The Benefits of Vacation Rental

  The UK Times Online  has addressed the issue of second home ownership in its article Strangers in Paradise. This mirrors the difficulties cottage owners are facing here in Ontario as the demand for purchasing vacation properties falls off. This is exactly what I was talking about with Seamus O’Reagan on the Canada AM Show […]

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