10 Tips for Choosing a Rental Cottage for a Great Waterfront Vacation

Written by Joyce Shannahan

You’ve been looking forward to your waterfront vacation for months. Now it’s time to start planning and rent a vacation cottage for your use. Selectingrepparttar best cottage can berepparttar 141135 difference between a great vacation and one where you feel like you are ‘doing without’.


Many vacationers considerrepparttar 141136 cottage as ‘just somewhere to stay’ since most of your time will be spent onrepparttar 141137 water, or enjoying local attractions. Don’t make that mistake. There is no reason to settle for less when, with a little planning, you can find a great cottage that you’ll enjoy as much asrepparttar 141138 other parts of your vacation.

Remember, your vacation cottage is where you’ll be sleeping, waking up, having many of your meals, and resting.

If it rains or is unseasonably hot outside, you may end up stretched out reading a book to while awayrepparttar 141139 day – assuming there is a comfortable sofa. And when you meet new friends, you’ll want someplace nice for entertaining. Shouldn’t your vacation cottage be a pleasant get-away withrepparttar 141140 amenities that make vacations a real treat?

Here are a few tips to for selectingrepparttar 141141 perfect waterfront vacation cottage rental:

1.The single most important factor is whether or not you can “see” actual recent photos ofrepparttar 141142 interior and exterior ofrepparttar 141143 vacation cottage rental. It’s one thing to read a great description – and some of them are quite ‘complimentary’ (sometimes overly so) - but you need to see what you are getting.

Withrepparttar 141144 Internet, a website isrepparttar 141145 quickest most convenient way for you to get information on prospective cottage rentals. If there are no pictures, you’ll know right away to keep looking. Brochures, books and guides are nice, but may have out-dated information.

2.Listrepparttar 141146 amenities that are important to you,repparttar 141147 ones without which you will feel incomplete. Next, jot down those that are nice to have, but not deal-breakers if not available.

With these lists as a guide, you’ll be able to quickly eliminate those cottages that won’t meet your needs. Your list might include proximity torepparttar 141148 water,repparttar 141149 number of bedrooms and bathrooms, type kitchen (full versus fridge and microwave), outdoor amenities such as decks and BBQ grills, boats or other water toys, and other items important to you.

On your secondary list, you might have things like a hammock for lazing about, or an herb garden for gourmet meals.

3.Listrepparttar 141150 activities that you want to be able to enjoy while on vacation. This will help you in selecting a general location (city, state). You also need to consider how close you want your vacation cottage to be to these attractions.

Some people feel that a great vacation is being able to walk or bicycle everywhere. Others don’t mind a short drive, and still others think nothing of getting on a freeway to enjoy attractions.

If you prefer a vacation withoutrepparttar 141151 hassles of traffic, parking problems, crowds and long lines, select a cottage such as Heartsworth Cottage, located inrepparttar 141152 quaint waterfront town of Onancock, Virginia. Visit http://www.onancockcottage.com to learn more.

Review: Dessert Shell Jacket

Written by Alyice Edrich

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I hadrepparttar 141039 privilege of wearingrepparttar 141040 Desert Shell™ in several climates to get a feel for how effective it truly is. And I can honestly say: weather you’re inrepparttar 141041 hot sun with no breeze or walking alongrepparttar 141042 beach, this jacket has what it takes to keep you comfortable.

Since I tend to overheat easily, I was really leery aboutrepparttar 141043 claims made by Coyote Ugly. So I tookrepparttar 141044 jacket hiking inrepparttar 141045 Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, torepparttar 141046 beaches of North Carolina, and inrepparttar 141047 humidity and hot suns of Knoxville, Tennessee and I can honestly sayrepparttar 141048 claims hold up. Having grown up in Southern California and living inrepparttar 141049 desserts of Corona, California, I understand what dry, hot heat is like and I can say, without a doubt, that this jacket would have been a blessing when working inrepparttar 141050 yard during those hot summer months.

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