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Renting a Cottage

michiganlakefront-cottageRenting a lakefront cottage is an fun and relaxing way to spend a vacation. A cottage can be more affordable than a motel or hotel and offers more flexibility and privacy.

Michigan cottages come in all shapes, sizes locations, ages and prices. Everything is available from a one room cabin to deluxe year around homes with all the amenities. It is best to determine your needs and desires before you begin your search.

For many of us, cost is a big consideration when planning a vacation. Before renting a cottage, it is wise to determine how much you are willing to spend on the entire vacation. From that amount, subtract transportation costs, food and entertainment. The amount left is the price range you should be looking for when cottage hunting.

Asking yourself a few more questions before beginning your search will determine where, what and how to search.

How far are you willing to travel?

Do you want to stay directly on the waterfront, or would water access be acceptable to you?

What type of water activities are you looking for? Fishing, swimming or all sports?

Are you looking for a secluded location, or do you love meeting new people?

Do you need cable or internet access, a television, cell phone coverage? Or, do you want to get away from it all in a place where no one can reach you and there is no television to disturb your peace and quiet?

Do you want to be able to run to a nearby town for a quick burger?

If the weather is cold or rainy, do you have a back up plan?

A great vacation starts with good, well thought out planning. When you have answered these questions you are ready to begin you search.

After renting a number of waterfront cottages, we have prepared a list of what too ask. Watch our future posts

Written by Dave.