Like many of you, growing up, my favourite summer memories were of my family spending our cherished two weeks at the cottage that we rented every year. We couldn’t wait to splash in the water, fish, look at the stars off the dock, and roast S’mores around the campfire. As an adult, for many years I continued this tradition by renting cottages with my son, watching him wonder at the magic of Muskoka. Now, as a cottage owner, I am proud to pay it forward and make my cottage available for rent when I can’t use it. The guest book shows me my guest families have made their own special memories on the lake and the surrounding community, just like my family did 40 years ago.
Cottage rentals have been a valued tradition in Georgian Bay Township for decades. Recently, there has been a technology evolution offering one-stop advertising/booking/charging services. This ease of process has led to an increase in cottage owners considering renting their cottages.