Are there any benefits of renting a non-waterfront cottage? Maybe not in the summer if you’re relying on watching boats go by, sitting on the dock and watching the kids swim while your barbequing lunch. But at this time of year when the temperature and weather isn’t great for water activities, it may be worth considering a cottage off the water. So, back to those benefits:
- Value for money. You are more likely to get a good deal on a cottage so if your budget is stretched, the minor inconvenience of a two-minute walk to the water could be worth the savings. Port Stanley Retreat is just one kilometer from Port Stanley Beach, it’s just $875 a week during high season and sleeps 6 people.
- Shared waterfront is great for kids. If your kids want to make friends on vacation but you don’t want a resort style cottage, using a shared waterfront or beach is a great opportunity for them to meet-up with other children. Crown of Kingsview is only two hours from Toronto and has a private, shared waterfront with a small group of property owners and their guests.
- Quality of waterfront. Shared access cottages often have more spacious waterfront areas and have limited access for a small number of properties. Chalet Tranquilite near Mont Tremblant has a beautiful private sandy beach just a three minute walk away that is only used by a handful of cottages.
If you are in a dilemma about finding a cottage for the summer, consider the non-waterfront variety. You may be delightfully surprised at what you get for your money.