Cottage Ownership Made Possible: A Must Read


Anybody else desperately need a cottage?

Summer vacation has me over here wishing we had somewhere to escape. Every time I open Facebook I see everybody lounging on donut shaped floaties in a lake and making amazing family memories, while I contemplate what to do with my bunch. 

Let’s be honest though with my mortgage payments and the costs of raising a family of six I really can’t afford to be buying a cottage with lakefront property like everyone else.

Cottage Ownership at Great Blue Resorts


I have recently come across Great Blue Resorts and they may be the answer that we (and you) are looking for. Although I want a second property to run away to on a whim I will tell you what I don’t want–another property to maintain. I don’t think mowing the lawn when I am wanting to be relaxing is a great cottage activity.

Great Blue Resorts brings us resort style living. Beautiful modern cottages in quiet forested areas with some neighbours and the fantastic (and coveted) lake views we all love so much–minus the mowing of the lawn and grounds upkeep.

Each cottage is built with the belief that low maintenance is of utmost importance although it does not skimp on modern amenities and convenience. The communities include resort-inspired communities such as sports courts, heated salt-water swimming pools, playgrounds and a recreation pavilion, a kids club, social activities and more.

What is the cost?

When considering all of the different cost associated with cottage ownership such as taxes, running cost, maintenance and upkeep, not to mention mortgage and loan payments, Great Blue Resorts seems to be a much more affordable option. Pre-owned (few years old) start at $49,900 and brand spanking new will cost $74,900 (deck included). A deposit of $10,000 is required and all  models come with shingled rooftops, low-maintenance vinyl siding and windows and are fully furnished throughout with appliances, air conditioning and a choice of tasteful décor.

With eight different communities spread out through Ontario, you are sure to find one that will meet your ideal location. Personally I don’t want to drive far if I want to relax, so a community like Bellemere Winds would be ideal for me. You can download the PDF for the locations to find out which is closest to you here.

cottage location

For more information on how you can get into your new Great Blue Resort cottage head on over to their site or click here to see their brochure.

Great Blue Resorts is all about giving back as well. If you donate $5 online or more to camp ooch, you will be entered to win a 7 night stay and family dinner at pickle barrel. Visit www.campnotcancer.org to donate and you can find more info on Camp ooch and the effort to give back here

Are you on the search for a cottage like us?

I am working with Great Blue Resorts on this post and I was compensated. All opinions are my own as always.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Alayne Langford
    July 22, 2016 / 11:37 am

    This is so weird but we just enquired last week!! At Great Blue Heron Resorts!! I am sure she said Heron. Plus I see the location on your handy map! I am dumbfounded..

  2. July 25, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I am so with you. I feel like summer is wasting away and we haven’t done anything FUN yet. I wish we had these in Alberta.

  3. Kristi
    August 10, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    This is great to have! I hope more of these types of cottages will pop up across the country.

  4. Judy Cowan
    August 11, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Sounds like a good idea. We have an RV set up on a seasonal lot so that is our “cottage” but it is nice to have a place to get away to!

  5. Treen Goodwin
    August 13, 2016 / 11:42 am

    would be awesome … i am a lover of camping and going to the cottage 🙂

  6. Victoria Ess
    August 21, 2016 / 9:46 am

    We have been talking about this all summer!

  7. Jamie hall
    August 21, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    What a great idea , very good way to enjoy the summer

  8. Corry L.
    June 19, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    We loved cottage country so much we packed up and moved here! Love it!

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    August 26, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I’d love to have a cottage by a lake (filled with fish of course) and one that’s easily kept up. This sounds just like what I’d need, not heard of anything like this in AB though. So do you actually own the cottage then, what about all the normal stuff like taxes, running cost, maintenance and upkeep?

  10. Darren Scrubb
    November 24, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Great information I will use when I want to travel on a vacation into a cottage for sure.

  11. November 25, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    This would be so wonderful. For me it would be a dream come true because I love going to the cottage and camping out with my family!

  12. Debbie White-Beattie
    October 21, 2018 / 4:38 am

    My mother owns a cottage and I would love to own one for myself especially when we have such beautiful cottage country