Planning a vacation you should make it clear for yourself what you expect it to be. A journey filled with new impressions? A week lasting hang out? A romantic getaway when there're gonna be only two of you? Or a week when you gonna give yourself totally to your family? These things matter because you have to fix the budget, choose the right place and find that type of accommodation that suites your vacation purposes the best.
Cottages rent are good for romantic and family vacations, though not always. Everyone who chooses this type of accommodation should understand some peculiarities of it. At first mostly all cottages for rent are self-catering. This means that there's gonna be no room service, no fresh linens and towels everyday, no staff willing to satisfy any of your needs. Plus you'll have to take care of your meals yourself. Probably you could go out for a dinner (and it's only in case you're cottage isn't hidden in the deep woods and there're some restaurants and cafes nearby), but in the most cases you'll cafe to make your breakfast yourself. Those who don't accept these conditions should understand that cottages rentals aren't exactly what they need.
It wouldn't be a great surprise for one to find out that cottages rental vary a lot both by the location and amenities they provide.
A cottage may be both called a log cabin with no signs of civilization in it and a luxurious villa with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a small gym. A rustic variant isn't a bad variant, probably it might be a challenge to have such a wild-life vacations, a bit of extreme living that will shake you up, or probably one would like to remember ones scout's childhood. But of course if you can't do without a hot tub and air-conditioning you'll spend better vacations in a cottage rental which is more like you own home.
Another thing is location. Usually people prefer the beachfront cottages rent. It can either be a cottage on the seaside or one on the bank of a forest lake/river. Each variant has it's advantages. A sea is always a sea, and very many people have special affection so they will have no problems with choosing among all of the cottages rent variants. Usually oceanfront cottages are situated in more crowded places. This means that there'll be more noise, more presence of civilization and people. Yet there'll be more attractions, places to eat out and spend time, more amenities. Plus a long coast line for morning jogging and waves for surfing.
Lakefront cottages rent are more preferable for those who are seeking for more isolation and privacy. The surrounding area will be different too. Very likely it will be forest.
You'll be able to go fishing, boating, hiking, exploring diverse flora and fauna, enjoy talks around the fire in the evenings. Sometimes you can be offered some extra activities like rock climbing or horse riding.
If you've decided to take a beachfront cottage mind that it can three variants of beaches. Cottages rent may be with a private or a shared beach or they may be located near the public beaches. Here the amount of privacy is tightly connected with the price.
Finally after you've decided what you need from a cottage rent be attentive while choosing your one. Ask about all the details starting with exactly how many meters away from the water the cottage is situated and ending with finding out the amount of comforters and dishes. The more you care about it all beforehand, the less surprises you'll have to deal on the place.