Many people go on extended vacations but not everyone has time to take a week or two away when they want. However, almost all of us have a weekend here and there when we are free to go on a miniature holiday, and it can be these small little trips that can re-energize us for the work week ahead. Weekend cottage rentals are a perfect way to escape the business of everyday life and surround yourself with a relaxing atmosphere. As these trips are shorter than average, not as much planning will need to go into them, but there are a few things you will want to have down pat to ensure a successful weekend of fun and fulfillment.
Know What you Want to Do
If it's a romantic getaway weekend for two then there's a good chance you will be happy staying in the cottage
and enjoying each other's company but little trips around the surrounding areas might be appealing too. If you are packing up the family or heading out with friends perhaps you will want to go out and explore and see what the local community has to offer. Either way it is best to have a general idea of the local amenities and spots of local interest as a weekend getaway can fly by very quickly and wandering around aimlessly (which can be enjoyable too) can consume a lot of time that could be spent on more entertaining activities.
Inquire About Appliances – If you are planning on staying in for the weekend then it will be necessary for the cottage to come equipped with some way to store and prepare food for meals. At the very least you will need a fridge and microwave, although a stove and oven may be preferable. Ask what's available before arriving so you will know whether you need to make dinner plans elsewhere.
As the weekend can pass by before you know it, you may not wish to eat up too much time driving around and looking for fun things to do. Choosing a cottage which is near the beach is an excellent option for filling your days with sand and surf. Many cottage communities also host a local general store, paddle boats, mini-golf, a gift shop, and even game rooms or sometimes a common lounge. With beautiful hiking trails in the woods and plenty of room for fun activities such as volleyball or Frisbee, the right rental location can offer you days of fun without ever having to leave the lot.
Don't Create Pressure
Sometimes unexpected things pop up, but on vacation it's best to just brush them off. Little surprises can take us aback, but can usually be easily dealt with. For example if you can't get a table in the restaurant you were hoping to dine, ask the rental agent of your cottage for a suggestion. You may very well end up with a new favourite eatery! Leave yourself a little extra downtime so that if something take a little longer than it should, it won't interfere with your day.
Getting away for a simple weekend vacation is a wonderful way to tide you over until a longer stay can be arranged, and remind you of how much fun it is to go away
. Contact a local cottage rental facility today and re-invigorate yourself!