Designing for short term rental

Designing for short term rental

The cost of owning a vacation home is not insignificant.  Property taxes, utilities, insurance and maintenance all add up to a hefty price tag.  More and more owners are thinking of renting out their recreational properties for the time they sit empty to help cover…

Cottage Inventory

Cottage Inventory

First world problems – did I leave the iphone charger at the cottage or did I bring it home?  When you have a second home, it’s hard to keep track of what is located where.  The easiest solution is to buy two of everything but…

Lessons learned as an Airbnb Superhost

Lessons learned as an Airbnb Superhost

When we decided to rent out our first cottage, it was with the  goal of earning just enough revenue to cover the property taxes and insurance. That way, it would end up being 100% no cost for us to use.  I hoped to schedule guests…

Preparing for your (rental) guests

Preparing for your (rental) guests

Steve and I are very deadline driven.  Renting out our cottage means that the spring cleaning that should be done, actually gets done in preparation for our rental guests arriving for the summer season.  We always want everything to be absolutely perfect but we’ve learned…