Waterfalls in Muskoka

Waterfalls in Muskoka
Town of Bracebridge

By Discover Muskoka

Muskoka is renowned for its spectacular waterfalls carved into the granite rock of the Canadian Shield. We have accumulated info on 17 waterfalls in the Muskoka region for you to seek out and enjoy. With hiking trails available at most locations to create access, ‘chasing waterfalls’ can be a great activity in the summer and fall. Bracebridge is at the heart of the waterfalls in Muskoka, boasting more than any other township, most notably High Falls, Wilson Falls, and Bracebridge Falls. One of the region’s most spectacular cascades is Ragged Falls, located east of Huntsville on Hwy 60, at Ragged Falls Provincial Park. This was voted one of the 10 best waterfalls in Ontario!

Although it is a fun way to spend an afternoon, getting great pictures and great recreation, it is important to note the danger that exists near waterfalls. Always be attentive and careful near waterfalls, as rocks can be slippery and a fall could be fatal.

Find the locations of Muskoka’s waterfalls by clicking the map below:

Muskoka’s Top 10 Food Trucks

In a world where dinners out are just a sweet memory and you have just made so so many breakfasts lunches and dinners with all the family at home, the Muskoka Food truck is a treat. It’s a break on a drive or a reward at the end of one.  Maybe it’s just a quick snack while you are in town grabbing supplies or getting out for a bit. The iconic food truck is always there for you.  We have selected a few of our favourite road-side food trucks and stands around Muskoka, for your sampling pleasure.

PizzaForno

Where: 118 Muskoka District Road 118 W, Port Carling
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TownandCountryMuskoka/

Ok, so the first one isn’t a food truck. But it’s in a parking lot and serves up hot delicious food in minutes, so close enough.

Pete’s Links

 

Where: 106 Maple St, Port Carling
Facebook: Pete is old school. He doesn’t have a Facebook Page.  But he does have a friendly smile and hearty greeting for all his customers.

Pete cooks up sausage, hotdogs and burgers, and fries up some onions to go on top if you like. My favourite is the Cheddar Sausage and he remembers that, even if I haven’t seen him in months.

 

Terry’s BBQ & Grill

Where: 3142 Muskoka District Road 118, Port Carling
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrysBBQGrill/

 

Port Carling’s newest eatery! Serving: Burgers, Fish & Chips, Fresh Cut Fries, Donairs, Poutines, Salads, Wraps & so much more! Ample amount of parking. Come out and experience the high-quality food for yourself! cash, credit & debit accepted!

The Banger

Where: 1695 Emsdale Road, Emsdale
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebanger2

Make sure you note the new location because you don’t want to miss this place. A cult classic – Banger Bob’s legendary sausage and sauce on a hearty loaf of bread, re-incarnated with a twist.

 

Tristan’s Tasty Eats

Where: 2222 HWY 60
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Tristans-Tasty-Eatz

Near the Tally Ho public beach at Hillside; Very informational & friendly, tons of food for the price and so delicious!

The Muskoka Dog House

Where: 304 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/muskokadoghouse/

 

Beside the Police Station, these dogs are hot! Deceptively simple yet delicious menu items.

The Huntsville 4!

Conveniently located right beside Canvas Brewery, there is sure to be something at these four fine food trucks to satisfy any palate!

 The Taco Stop

Where: 7 John St, Huntsville
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tacoheaven/

Authentic tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, carne asada fries or funky fries ( fries with all the delicious toppings found on a burrito).

 

 

The Thai Hut

Where: 96 Main St E, Huntsville
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thethaihuthuntsville

The delicious smells of this food truck! Deep-fried spring rolls make a yummy snack.  The spicy beef with mint was the favourite but the chicken curry and pad thai were great!

 

Muskoka Poutine. Merci, Eh.

Where: 7 John St, Huntsville
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/muskokapoutine/

Best fries in Muskoka! Real curds from Quebec! Don’t want to miss it!

 

Algonquin Cafe and Deli

Where: 96 Main St E, Huntsville
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Algonquin-Cafe-Deli

Don’t let their lack of internet presence throw you. They are too busy smoking delicious brisket, melt off the bone ribs, even baking rich saucy beans.

Cheesus Murphy and the Grateful Bread

Where:2611 Muskoka Rd Hwy 117, Baysville
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cheesusmurphy/

Excited to see this back for another season. An original irreverent take on a gourmet grilled cheese and many other comforting cheesy delights, such as poutine and burgers.

 

Shelby’s Chipwagon

Where: Beside the Bike Shop, 191 Sharpe Street East, Gravenhurst 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelbyschipwagon/

 

This one is on several best-loved lists. Sweet potato fries, burgers, steak on a bun, and of course fries! Generous portions too.

My Neighbours Kitchen

Where: 825 Muskoka Road South, Gravenhurst
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mnkgravenhurst/

My Neighbour’s Kitchen & Grill is the red food truck located in Gravenhurst, Muskoka. Visit us to try some Filipino food, also available are Canadian classics like burgers and poutines. Discover Muskoka and Filipino cuisine!

 

Runners Up

These tasty options deserve honourable mention although we didn’t have room for them here:

Fork On The Road -Emsdale Chip Truck

Katrine Chip Truck

3 GUYS And A Stove “On Foccacia” Food Truck

 

 

Muskoka’s Farmer’s Markets – Where and When

Bala Farmers Market

  • When: Every Monday from 9am-2pm,
    June 24 to September 2, 2019.
  • Where: Jaspen Park 
  • Website: www.balafarmersmarket.com
  • From fresh produce to unique handcrafted collectables, we have something for everyone! Be sure to drop by the Bala Farmers’ Market, to take home your own piece of Muskoka.

    Dwight Farmers Market

  • When: Every Tuesday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, late June to Labour Day
    June 25th to August 27th, 20189
  • Where: 1009 Dwight Bay Road, the old Township Building site
  • Website: www.dwightfarmersmarket.ca
  • We aim to create inviting environment for residents and guests of Dwight and the surrounding area to experience wholesome food, arts and education by bringing together farmers, artisans, educators, entertainers and service providers from the Muskoka/Haliburton area.

    Gravenhurst Farmers Market

  • When: Every Wednesday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Victoria Day to Thanksgiving
    May 15 to October 30, 2019<
  • Where: In the special events field at Muskoka Wharf
  • Website: www.gravenhurstfarmersmarket.com
  • Come Savour the Flavour of Muskoka. Established in 1992 in the heart of Ontario’s scenic cottage country, the Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market has become one of the region’s most popular attractions.

    Huntsville Farmers Market – NEW LOCATION!

  • When: Thursdays, 9am – 2pm
    May 16 – October 3, 2019
  • Where: 407 Ravenscliffe Rd, Huntsville, Ontario
    705-788-4400

    Port Carling Farmers Market

  • When: Every Thursday from late June until the end of August, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    June 27 to August 29, 2019
  • Where: Hanna Park (40 Bailey St.) on the Indian River
    Website: www.portcarlingfarmersmarket.com
  • Offering a fantastic selection of locally grown produce, delicious fine foods and handcrafted artistry! Come to shop and stay to play, Hanna Park offers an amazing beach and playground. Come by boat or by car, parking is available for both.

    Rosseau Market

  • When: Every Friday in gorgeous Rosseau from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    June 28 – Aug 30, 2019
  • Where: Lake Rosseau waterfront park, just down the hill from the historic village of Rosseau
  • Website: www.rosseaumarket.com
  • Come discover those special delights that will tease your taste buds and compliment your table. Experience our fresh produce, smoked meats, superb baking, juried work by artists & artisans, and much more, all prepared with pride and attention to detail, and with the highest standards.

    Baysville Farmers Market – NEW LOCATION

  • When: Every Friday afternoon from late June until Labour Day, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    June 29 – August 30, 2019
  • Where: 2849 Muskoka District Road 117, Baysville, ON
  • Website: https://www.baysvillecommunitygroup.ca/baysville-farmers-market
  • This lively market boasts a nice array of vendors selling fruit and vegetables, organic produce, honey, fish and seafood, baking, arts and crafts and Thai food.
  • Bracebridge Farmers Market

  • When: Every Saturday from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, Victoria Day to Thanksgiving
    May 18 – October 12, 2019
  • Where: Memorial Park, Manitoba St. Bracebridge
  • Website: www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com
  • The Bracebridge Farmers Market runs every Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May, until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. We are located in Memorial Park on Manitoba Street, next to the Norwood Theatre.

Why you need a REALTOR® more than ever in the internet age

These days, there are more options than ever when it comes to buying or selling a home or cottage. It seems a new website or sale-by-owner service is popping up every week. And while there is most certainly room for technology, progress, and a fresh approach within the real estate industry, this inevitably creates a lot of noise out there cluttering up your decision-making process.

Now may be one of the most important times to look to a professional Realtor(R) to cut through all of that noise and make the business of buying or selling your home a stress-free proposition. Our mission at Chestnut Park is to guide you through this process with the least interruption to you and your family’s daily life; this is the value and service a Realtor(R) can provide that the internet simply cannot.

Data Analysis:
The internet has revolutionized the real estate industry, and we certainly are thankful for all that it has provided from sharing listing information quickly and easily with our clients, to communicating with the office from the road. But with all of this free-flowing information, there becomes an endless well of data. Average home prices, inventory per neighbourhood, lake rankings, etc. Sure, the information is all out there, but are you reading and analyzing it properly? A professional Realtor(R) is trained to know exactly what data is relevant to your purchase or sale, and exactly how it applies to you.

Local Knowledge:
The web is in fact, a fantastic place to begin research when wanting more information on a particular neighbourhood; from lakes, to demographics, to walkability and lifestyle. And while there is a wealth of knowledge to be found online, including local forums and message boards, there is no substitute for a Realtor(R) who has worked (and in many cases lived) in a particular area for their entire career. Not only will they have the inside scoop on all the neighbourhood quirks, but they will be able to share hard facts about the local real estate market specifically.

Pricing:
If you are a home or cottage owner, chances are you have a fairly good idea of what your property is (or should be worth) based on things like what you bought the home for, how long you’ve owned it, how much (if any) work you have put into it, how much your next door neighbour just sold for, etc. But when it comes to selling your home, timing (and what the market will bear at that exact timing) is everything. A qualified Realtor will guide you through the pricing process by analyzing myriad variables such as comparable home prices, current interest rates, level of inventory, interest in your neighbourhood and/or school district and much more.

Hunting & Gathering:
If you are looking to buy a new home, the hunting and gathering stage is where a Realtor will save you the most time and energy. Instead of trolling online daily looking for a property that will suit your needs, your Realtor(R) will take this step off your plate, comparing and contrasting what’s out there, and sending you only what they know will work for your needs. A Realtor also has access within their own network to homes that may not yet be on the market. As for selling, a professional Realtor will come up with creative solutions to lure qualified buyers to your property. Which brings us to

Marketing:
When it comes to selling your home, marketing is perhaps one of the most important aspects of the process. How will you maximize the best offers if people don’t even know that your home is for sale? A Realtor will work night and day to market your home in the right way, from open houses to online and print ads, to wild and creative options to showcase your property in the right light.

Dispelling Myths:
Much like planning a wedding, or having a baby, buying or selling a home or cottage brings unsolicited advice and personal anecdotes out of the woodwork. Your neighbour may be convinced that home values in your area have gone up 10% since you bought, and your cousin may be insisting that you hold out until spring to list your home, but only a Realtor(R) will be able to give you the inside info on what will or won’t work for your particular circumstances.

Connections:
When it comes down to the transaction of buying and/or selling your home or cottage, there can tend to be a lot of moving parts. From real estate lawyers to home inspectors, and stagers to contractors, your Realtor(R) is plugged into a community of other professionals who support and enhance the real estate industry.

5 Selling Tips for a Hot Spring Market

 

If you are preparing to sell your home or cottage, you’ve likely been reading about (or at least thinking about) the impending flurry of activity in the real estate market in the spring. There’s something about a long, cold winter indoors that makes owners crave a change when the ground thaws and the trees bloom. If you are one of the many sellers preparing to put their home or cottage on the market this spring, here are just a few tips to keep in mind as you enter the selling process.

 

 

1. Find the Right Realtor(R)

This step is undoubtedly the most important, and should be one you are thinking about long before the time comes to put your home or cottage on the market. The perfect Realtor(R) for you should be trust-worthy, easy to talk to, and should understand your needs. Your Realtor(R) should help you with the following 4 steps (including pricing and marketing your home of course!). Don’t know where to begin with finding a realtor? Have a look at Our Approach to see if selling with the Gardiner Team is right for you. Think you can go it alone? Here are 7 reasons why you need a Realtor now more than ever.

 

2. Scout the Competition

What people often don’t realize is that the viability of their home or cottage sale tends to have more to do with what else is currently offered on the market than what they feel their property is worth. Buyers and their realtors will be quick to compare your property and its price against others of similar size, age, and location to determine a fair buying price. Do some research (along with your realtor) and be aware of your competition. Being able to highlight your property’s advantages in comparison to the rest of the listings out there will give you an edge in negotiations.

 

3. Prepare Your Property

Do not underestimate the value of a new coat of paint, a spotless garage, or an entirely staged home or cottage. A buyer’s vision tends to be limited when it comes to seeing themselves in your home or cottage, and even small details like smell, decor, or light could put them off right away. Work with your realtor or a staging company to place your home or cottage in its best light, feeling bright, fresh, and free of clutter.

 

4. Don’t Lurk

The selling process can, at times, be intrusive to your daily schedule. Buyers will want to come back for a first, second, or third look at a moments notice and you may find it bothersome to rearrange your plans to accommodate them. Although it may seem reasonable to want to hang around during an open house or a showing, do your best to leave during this time. Go over to a neighbours place or go for a walk. Buyers will feel less pressure and more freedom to look in closets, ask questions, and really get a feel for the place without a lurking owner.

 

5. Don’t Get Emotional

Buying and selling real estate is unlike any other business transaction in that it is undoubtedly an emotional one. Your home or cottage is your retreat from the world outside, where you’ve shared happy memories with friends and family so it makes sense that you see it in its most romantic light. It is tough not to place a heightened value on your home or cottage, but it is important not to take negotiations personally or to sneer at any incoming offers.

 

 

Feature image via Explorer’s Edge

Get Out Of Your Cottage Rut

How routine are your cottage visits? Do you and your family always do the same thing while you’re there? We want to inspire you to get out of your ‘cottage rut’ and try some new things this year. We have a list from the Chestnut Park Blog that goes outside the typical so you can enjoy yourself and be a little more entertained than normal.

Try this:
1.     Wake Up At 6am At Least Three Times During Your Cottage Stay
The best skies are always while you’re still sleeping. Wake up before the sunrise, make your coffee, grab blankets if needed and head down to the dock to enjoy the sunrise. Most cottage regions in Ontario have stunning sunsets, so there’s no reason to avoid them. And hey, you’re at the cottage! It’s not like you can’t have a little dock nap after.
2.     Organize A Campfire Jam Session
Round up a few friends, make sure you have a guitar player around, and organize a campfire jam session. Make sure to include a few other instruments such as tambourines, maracas, spoons and others so everyone can join in. Be sure to invite the neighbours and the quiet couple across the lake.
3.     Make REVERSE S’mores
Everyone makes S’mores, but considering our post is an attempt to inspire you to switch things up…perhaps you can try switching up your favourite campfire treat? Reverse S’mores are exactly what they say they are but extra delicious. Try the kit HERE.
4.     Try Paddle Boarding
Unless you’re already doing it, paddle boarding is becoming extra popular. If you’re still using your canoe and kayak, it’s time to give something new a try. It’s an excellent work out you can enjoy while vacationing at the cottage, but it’s also a lovely way to enjoy the shoreline peacefully from the water. On hot day, you’ll have easy access to the lake from your paddle board, and getting back on is easier than another watercraft. If you’re not ready to invest in one, there are many places that offer board and paddles for rent.
5.     No Cell Phone During Your Stay
cottage sunset
Upon arrival, demand that the no-cell-phone-rule is in full effect. Do you think you and your family can handle it? When it comes to taking pictures, have a digital camera on hand and enjoy being at the cottage the traditional way. Not having cell phones around will mean zero distraction and interruptions and full enjoyment of one another’s time…and enjoyment of your surroundings too!

Water Ski Shows

Summer Water Sports has been performing waterski shows since the 70’s, and they keep the family cottage tradition going every summer. The shows are packed with entertainment for all ages. Come watch members of the Canadian National Ski Show Team and Team SWS as they thrill audiences with death defying stunts, grace, beauty, technical sophistication and, of course, comedy for the kids. All shows are open to the general public.

Muskoka Shows
Shows start at 7:30 PM – rain or shine.
Monday: Clevelands House Resort, Minett
Tuesday: Windsor Park, Bala
Wednesday: Boston Pizza, Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst
Thursday: Bayview Wildwood Resort, Sparrow Lake
Show time: 7:30-8:30
For a schedule of shows, click here.
For more information call 1-888-I-SKI-SWS or (705) 706-3828 or email geordie@summerwatersports.com

waterski

Port Carling Nurse Practitioner Station is a Big Step Closer

Muskoka Lakes Nursing Station Chair Allen Edwards has?announced more great news for the Brock and Willa Wellness Centre.

Harry and Mary Ann Debes and their family foundation are donating a half a million dollars to the Nursing Station.?The?Debes Family became interested in the Nursing Station after?last years Muskoka Comedy Gala?for the Brock & Willa Wellness Centre and started looking into it closely.

We need such a facility in the Port Carling area and a few years ago Linda and Allen Edwards started working towards this cause. Last May the project received a real boost with a generous donation of land and money by Brock and Willa Napier. Today my wife Mary Ann and I are happy to play our part. Last Friday, through our Foundation, we donated $500,000 to help realize this dream something that will help our community for generations to come. For those to whom much is given, much is expected.? said Harry Debes, to a group at the new wellness site.

THE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING THE 3 MAIN COMPONENTS INCLUDED IN THE BROCK & WILLA WELLNESS CENTRE ARE:

Why is it needed & advantages?

  • It fits in with the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care and the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN for the Health Links initiative.
  • The Lions seniors residence will have easy access to Primary Health Care at the Nursing Station
  • The Nurse Practitioner can go over to the seniors residence and do health programs
  • Andys House, Hospice Muskoka will help people pass away with dignity in their home community
  • Hopefully in the plans, there will be space in Andys House for people who are discharged from the hospital and are going home to an empty residence.? The Hospice hopes to have 1 or 2 rooms that could be used for up to 48 hours a stay of this nature

Where is it located & why:

  • The property is located right in the heart of Port Carling
  • The 3 projects will have the benefit of municipal water & sewer
  • Steps away from Foodland, Subway, Tim Hortons, as well as all the other amenities of Port Carling

What are the common areas and/or services that will be used by all 3 main components?

  • The seniors residence will have a Community Room w/ kitchen to be available to the residents, as well as the outside community will have an opportunity to rent the Room.?? They are also hoping to have a Fitness Room.
  • All 3 components will have access to a park like setting with future walkways & boardwalk and a gazebo overlooking the Indian River.
  • There is a Municipal public dock that people can come by boat to any of the 3 components.

DESTINED TO BECOME A HUB OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS!

A Port Carling property donated by Brock and Willa Napier will house the Brock and Willa Wellness Centre.? Planning and fundraising are well underway for this innovative community hub that is intended to house a future Port Carling nursing station, a seniors residence, on behalf of the Port Carling Lions Club, and Andys Place, a palliative care facility through partnership of the Andy Potts Memorial Fund and Hospice Muskoka.

Why you need a Realtor more than ever in the internet age

These days, there are more options than ever when it comes to buying or selling a home. It seems a new website, or sale-by-owner service is popping up every week. And while there is most certainly room for technology, progress, and a fresh approach within the real estate industry, this inevitably creates a lot of noise out there cluttering up your decision making process.

Now may be one of the most important times to look to a professional Realtor to cut through all of that noise and make the business of buying or selling your home a stress-free proposition. Our mission at Chestnut Park is to guide you through this process with the least interruption to you and your familys daily life; this is the value and service a Realtor can provide that the internet simply cannot.

Data Analysis
The internet has revolutionized the real estate industry, and we certainly are thankful for all that it has provided from sharing listing information quickly and easily with our clients, to communicating with the office from the road. But with all of this free-flowing information, there becomes an endless well of data. Average home prices, inventory per neighbourhood, school rankings, etc. Sure, the information is all out there, but are you reading and analyzing it properly? A professional Realtor is trained to know exactly what data is relevant to your purchase or sale, and exactly how it applies to you.

Local Knowledge
The web is in fact, a fantastic place to begin research when wanting more information on a particular neighbourhood; from schools, to demographics, to walkability and lifestyle. And while there is a wealth of knowledge to be found online, including local forums and message boards, there is no substitute for a Realtor who has worked (and in many cases lived) in a particular area for their entire career. Not only will they have the inside scoop on all the neighbourhood quirks, but they will be able to share hard facts about the local real estate market specifically.

Pricing
If you are a homeowner, chances are you have a fairly good idea of what your home is (or should be worth) based on things like what you bought the home for, how long youve owned it, how much (if any) work you have put into it, how much your next door neighbour just sold for, etc. But when it comes to selling your home, timing (and what the market will bear at that exact timing) is everything. A qualified Realtor will guide you through the pricing process by analyzing myriad variables such as comparable home prices, current interest rates, level of inventory, interest in your neighbourhood and/or school district and much more.

Hunting & Gathering
If you are looking to buy a new home, the hunting and gathering stage is where a Realtor will save you the most time and energy. Instead of trolling online daily looking for a property that will suit your needs, your Realtor will take this step off your plate, comparing and contrasting whats out there, and sending you only what they know will work for your needs. A Realtor also has access within their own network to homes that may not yet be on the market. As for selling, a professional Realtor will come up with creative solutions to lure qualified buyers to your property. Which brings us to

Marketing
When it comes to selling your home, marketing is perhaps one of the most important aspects in the process. How will you maximize the best offers if people dont even know that your home is for sale? A Realtor will work night and day to market your home in the right way, from open houses to online and print ads, to wild and creative options to showcase your property in the right light.

Dispelling Myths
Much like planning a wedding, or having a baby, buying or selling a home brings unsolicited advice and personal anecdotes out of the woodwork. Your neighbour may be convinced that home values in your area have gone up 10% since you bought, and your cousin may be insisting that you hold out until spring to list your home, but only a Realtor will be able to give you the inside info on what will or wont work for your particular circumstances.

Connections
When it comes down to the transaction of buying and/or selling your home, there can tend to be a lot of moving parts. From real estate lawyers, to home inspectors, and stagers to contractors, your Realtor is plugged in to a community of other professionals who support and enhance the real estate industry.

Top Tips for Renting Out Your Cottage This Summer

As the last of the snow melts around the province, Ontarians are beginning to shed those winter layers and think about the best season of all cottage season! If you own a cottage or country property that you are looking to rent out for all or part of the summer, the time to list it is now! So grab your Realtor, and get started on that rental ad. Here are just a few tips to get you started

Find a local Realtor
When it comes to listing, selling, and negotiating the rental agreement for your cottage property, you are going to want to work with a local agent who has a great knowledge of the area and the ability to meet potential renters to show the property. We have a fabulous team of seasoned agents in markets all around Ontario, including Muskoka, Lake of Bays, South Georgian Bay, Thousand Islands, Port Hope, Prince Edward County, Caledon and more!

Expose your property to the right audience
With the help of your Realtor, narrow down a list of some of the best sites to post your rental, keeping a keen eye on who your potential renters will be. Are you advertising your luxury family compound on Lake Joseph, or a quaint cabin in Creemore? Some, like CottageCountry.com, will charge a fee, some are completely free, like Kijiji.

Write a thrilling and thorough description
Of all the fabulous features of your cottage, potential renters will only know as much as you can tell them in a listing advertisement. Make sure that your property description is attention-grabbing, well written, and includes all pertinent information. Once again, your Realtor will be instrumental in helping to put this together.

Its all in the details
Entice renters and cut down on a lot of back-and-forth emails by providing every last detail you can about the property; from number of bedrooms, to included appliances, to square footage, and beyond. The more information you provide, the more qualified inquiries you will receive on your property.

Be a tour guide for the area
Along with all the precise details about the property itself, dont forget to mention the highlights of the region where your cottage is. Are you close to a town with restaurants and other amenities? Does your lake hold a sailing regatta? Do the surrounding hills provide excellent hiking and bike trails? Make sure to paint a picture about how the property and its surrounding area might be enjoyed.

High quality photos
A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say, and this could not be more true when it comes to listing a rental property. Many potential renters will skip right over an ad if it contains too few, or low quality images. Make sure to showcase every angle of the property with high quality, professional images.

Feature image via Georgina Ratcliffe, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd.