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. Selecting best cottage can be difference between a great vacation and one where you feel like you are ‘doing without’.
Many vacationers consider cottage as ‘just somewhere to stay’ since most of your time will be spent on 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 as 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 away 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 with amenities that make vacations a real treat?
Here are a few tips to for selecting perfect waterfront vacation cottage rental:
1.The single most important factor is whether or not you can “see” actual recent photos of interior and exterior of 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.
With Internet, a website is 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.List amenities that are important to you, 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 to water, 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.List 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 without hassles of traffic, parking problems, crowds and long lines, select a cottage such as Heartsworth Cottage, located in quaint waterfront town of Onancock, Virginia. Visit http://www.onancockcottage.com to learn more.