You've decided to spend vacations in a vacation rental cottage. Let's leave without mentioning all the reasons for that. You've made your choice already. So know you're facing another problem - choosing the right cottage. There are rather many thing that should be taken into consideration when finding a perfect holiday rental cottage.
There are two basic variants of renting a cottage. You can dial directly to those who own the cottage holiday rental you've chosen or you can use the services of rental agencies. Of course an agency takes it fee for it's services yet it decreases you problems sufficiently. They will acquaint you with the whole range of cottage holiday rental offers, will suggest their own ideas of what will suit you the most, give some useful advice and so on.
How do you get information about a cottage rentals? Perfect source is internet. Nowadays you can what pictures of a cottage, learn all the information about it, ask your questions on-line or check FAQ whether the points you're interested in have already been discussed. And of course you can book a vacation rental cottage online. Plus all the contact informational is available on those sites so you can either ask all your questions off-line. Another variant is a bit more traditional one - brochures. They can be sent to you by post.
All vacation cottages should be booked beforehand no matter what way to do it you choose. The earlier you start planning your holidays the more offers will be yet available.
A few words should be said about rate seasons. There are two general of them - summer season and all the rest of the year. Each vacation rental cottage has it owns rate schedule. Usually in-season includes not only summer months - it can else include late spring and early autumn. Some cottage rentals more than two season rates. For example a vacation rental cottage in the end of the summer will cost less than in the mid of it but yet considerably more than in February. For the exact rate dates check the web-sites and brochures. And of course any vacation rental cottage has special rates for holidays and sometimes weekends.
Mostly all cottages are rent on the weekly basis, yet sometimes off the season you may rent one for the shorter period of time.
Every vacation rental cottage is already furnished and self-catering. Some rentals do provide linens and towels, tableware and etc. Some don't. So check this beforehand to be sure what stuff you should bring with you and what you'll find at the place. The same way sometimes you can rent some useful devices and appliances. Very often this refers to the various activities equipment like some tacking or boats for fishing.
Pet owners and smokers should pay a little more attention to the conditions of stay because nowadays it's not very easy to find a pet and smoker friendly vacation rental cottage. Well with the smokes it'll be probably easier cause even if you aren't let to smoke within the house you can smoke outside (though some rental prohibit smoking on the surrounding area too). Sometimes you can take your pet with you on the vacations but you'll almost always will have to pay a special fee for it.
These are only the few of all the point that one should mind when choosing a vacation rental cottage, those these are the most considerable ones.