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Make Your Memories Happen

We want everyone to love their vacation cottage as much as we love ours.

Several years ago my husband and I decided we wanted to make memories with our daughters, and although we loved camping together as a family, we decided to buy a lake cottage where we could spend long weekends and lazy summer days enjoying each other. We love our cottage and the time we spend there!

But, time flies so fast and as our daughters grew into teens, we realized we couldn’t be there as often. So, we decided to share our cottage for others to enjoy precious moments together, too.

As we began hosting our home we found other cottage owners needed help managing their properties and thus began Cottage Stays. 

Who knew that that decision years ago to buy a summer cottage would lead to us becoming hosts for hundreds of  travelers each year who want to make those same memories with their family and friends. 

Jennifer Whaling 

How We Are Different

Part Cottage Host
Part Travel Guide.

Only the best

We work with owners to provide excellence to our guests. A smooth check in process, clean and sanitized homes, comfort, charm and amenities you’ll love.  Most of our properties are pet friendly so you can bring your furry family members. Many properties are on the lake or near lake access points. We even have cottages perfect for family reunions and larger groups. 

This Is My Passion

There are so many aspects of hosting cottages that I love, but my greatest joy is helping to provide the perfect experience for my guests.  When you stay in a CottageStays Property, you’ll get travel tips and suggestions – personalized for your needs.  

Book With Confidence

When you book with me, rest assured you will be getting my very best!  I’ll make sure you have a clean, comfortable cottage and want to return again and again – in fact, more than half of the guests who stay with us, return year after year (often multiple times a year).

Pet Friendly Properties

We don't leave ours behind - why should you? Most of our properties are pet friendly!

Properties For Groups

If you need a place for a family reunion or business retreat, we've got you covered.

Any Time of Year

Summer Holidays. Fall Colours. Winter Retreat. Spring Reconnection.
We are open year round!

Trip Planning

Part of why I love this business is so I can help guests make the most of their stay with travel tips you can find here on the site or through customized trip planning.

Flexible Cancellation

It's so hard to make plans right now with travel limitations. In response, I have modified our cancellation policy. You can cancel up to 30 days prior and get a full refund of your deposit. And 50% of your rental amount if you have to cancel up to 14days prior. Hopefully this means you can book with confidence knowing you have time to cancel or change travel dates if need be.

Clean & Comfortable

Our reviews show how seriously we take cleaning and sanitizing our cottages.
I am delighted to announce CottageStays has been awarded the #SafeTravels Stamp.

Jennifer Whaling Cottage Stays

Contact Us

With many cottages to choose from and areas to visit, feel free to reach out for help finding the perfect place.  Give me a call or send a quick message. I’m always here for you. 

TIAO Member
TICO # 50026146
airbnb superhost
VRBO Premier Host

Our Favorite Things To Do & More

Keep up with the blog where you’ll find our favorite things to do, places to go, food to eat and other tips. 

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