Last year my fiancé and I took the boys on a trip to Ontario to stay with his family for a few weeks and explore the area. We had a great time visiting zoos, checking out some of Toronto ’s top attractions and meeting extended family members. But for me, the highlight of the visit was spending time at the family’s gorgeous cabin on the lake. The location was so peaceful and serene, and there was nothing better than waking up and sitting outside by the water with a steaming cup of coffee, or even going for a morning swim.
Ever since that moment, I’ve dreamed of owning a cottage of my own. But for the average working couple, buying property in cottage country is a costly luxury. A two-bedroom cottage in a prime location currently often sells for half a million dollars or more. More affordable options often mean buying property much further away or taking on a lengthy renovation of a fixer-upper. What’s a family that wants to get away from it all to do?
Luckily, Ontario residents now have a solution thanks to Great Blue Resorts! The company’s seven properties throughout Southern Ontario offer cottage resort living designed with the modern family in mind! From Toronto to Ottawa, families can enjoy beautiful low-maintenance cottages on gorgeous properties that boast additional amenities including heated pools, sports courts, playgrounds, a kids’ club and more! The best part? Owning your dream cottage can cost as little as $49,000!
To make cottage ownership easy on a busy family, Great Blue Resorts properties are maintenance-free. The annual resort management fee covers all the running costs of a cottage including all utilities, land tax, grounds maintenance, garbage collection, security and on-site management. With the added benefits of organized family entertainment, private parking, unlimited guest passes and the kids’ club, you’ll never want to leave once you arrive!
What I love most about the Great Blue Resorts cottage resort properties, though, is the company’s cottage rental program. Owners can save fifty percent or more on their resort management fees by renting out their cottage on days they won’t be using it. Just let the resort know what days you want to rent out your cottage and the company handles everything else!
Great Blue Resorts is passionate about making summer fun accessible to everyone, and that’s why the company is participating in the Camp Not Cancer fundraiser this year. For one week, kids with cancer have the chance to be kids at Camp OOCH, a camp that’s specially designed to meet the needs of children with cancer. Visit campnotcancer.org and make a $5 donation to help send a kid to camp and be entered to win a seven-night stay at a Great Blue Resort!
Whether you dream of relaxing and sipping a local wine in Niagara, enjoying the lakes, forests and scenery of the Muskoka region or indulging in a beach getaway just outside of Ottawa in the Perth area, Great Blue Resorts has the perfect property for you. Visit greatblueresorts.com to learn more about the properties, prices and ownership opportunities available. Your summer paradise is waiting for you!