Jan 29, 2009
Now you can go directly to any listing by entering the Listing ID. The Listing ID is displayed on the top of every the property's listing page as a number followed after the "Listing ID" text.
Scroll down the Cottage Finder's page to "Go Directly to Cottage Listing" field and the "Go" button.
Simply enter that number to the field and click "Go" button.
The Cottage Listing will immediately get populated.
Jan 28, 2009
We are offering you the following forums:
Rent Cottage Canada
Rent Cottage Canada news, announcements, FAQ, feedback, suggestions, questions and answers etc. Need an advice or want to hear opinions? Ask here..
Your Cottages' Website Design, Search Engine Optimization, Advertisement, Useful resources and so on. Everything about your property's website.
Safety Issues Discuss property renting safety issues. Scams and Fraud Reports.
Cottage Building Projects Fixing and enhancing the cottage. Need advice on DIY, what materials and tools to use, when and what to do? Ask your questions here...
Garage Sale Buy, Sell, Trade, Give away etc
Cottaging Experience Share success stories and nightmares, complain about mosquitos, brag about the wildlife on your lake, boating tips, fishing stories, ask questions, and more.
and.. Everything Else Off-topic discussion. Please keep it cottage related and family oriented.
Jan 19, 2009
Our Gadgets are small scripts, which you can use outside of our site to promote your properties.
Gadgets can be embedded into your website, your blog, personal web page etc. Anywhere you can add a few lines of HTML.
Anyone who has a listing on our site can use our Gadgets.
It's easy to use, it adds value to your property's website, and it's Free.
We have developed the following three Gadgets:
Use the Gadget Script generator to adjust the Gadgets' size and look on your site (click Gadgets button on your Owner's account Listing Control Panel).
What do the Gadgets do?
Google Maps Gadget:
- Displays an enhanced Google Map with a marker indicating your property's location.
- Clicking on the cottage's marker will display a short description and directions to the property.
- The "More..." button adds Points of Interest, Wikipedia info and Panoramio photos to the Map, exactly as it is made on our site's Google Maps page.
- The Local Search feature will allow site visitors to perform local searches around the cottage (for example: Hospital, Restaurant, Beer Store, Live Bait etc),
- and more
Points Of Interest (POI) Gadget:
- Will display the POI that you have added to your listing, and also all POI within 25 km of your property;
- It will display up to 20 of the most popular photos from Panoramio, taken within 25 km of your property.
Both, the POI and the Panoramio Gadgets will let your site visitors see the distance and directions from your site to the points of interest.
With two lines of script added to your web page, you can populate our Google Maps Gadget like this:
A few lines of script will add Panoramio photos taken near your property to your web site. They can be displayed in Sliding, or the Scrolling style of your choice:
The Gadgets' size and look is adjustable so you should be able to fit the Gadget on your site's layout without a problem.
Jan 18, 2009
Have you ever rented a cottage over the Internet? If you have then you'll know how annoying it can be. Surfing endless sites with sometimes disorganized information and no address, trying to find out if Fido can come, looking for the nearest beach, searching for a romantic place or a fishing spot, there's no end to it.
A family in Toronto complained about not being able to search for a cottage, but, unlike most, they didn't just complain about it, they decided to do something. They were looking for a cottage just like everyone else; on the multitude of websites. They simply wanted a three bedroom cottage within 250 km of Toronto. They found about 50 different cottages. And then the nightmare began.
"We had to check the distance to each cottage individually using Google Maps. It was even sometimes impossible to find some of them," says Yuriy Setko, founder of Rent Cottage Canada. Like every family, the Setko's have their preferences. It took some deciding, but both them and their friends found amenities they both agreed on: a fireplace, a satellite TV, a ping pong or a pool table, etc. They also wanted to have fun outside the cottage. Yuriy's wife likes cross-country skiing, Yuriy himself likes ice fishing, and their teenage daughter has always wanted to try snowmobiling. The entire family and their friends also wanted the cottage to have a sauna or hot tub.
"More or less, the cottages had most of the things we wanted, but we still needed to find one within our price range. The best the cottage renting sites could offer - besides the price range and the number of bedrooms - was to narrow the search to waterfront properties. As for the rest, we were forced to print out every single property listing and literally go through everything with a highlighter," says Yuriy.
The printouts were everywhere, and the Setko's house was a mess because of it. Even after all that, they had nothing. Their friends did the same, but they, too came up with nothing. This story has no happy ending. The Setko's wasted lots of time searching the Internet, printing stuff out, and talking tirelessly to their friends, deciding. They were forced to celebrate New Year at home by themselves.
Yuriy, a software engineer, has summarized the disadvantages of cottage renting sites, and, finding these to his dissatisfaction, decided to design a new engine. The engine will give potential renters a powerful Cottage Finder, and provide cottage owners with renters. The engine has the ability to search the distance to the cottage from their home, find the amenities, features, services, and activities they want.
Google Maps was selected to calculate the distances and to visually represent the cottages on the Map. A detailed search screen was designed to satisfy the needs of any renter. When staying at a cottage it's always nice to know what's around. Not just stores and shopping malls, but also historical places and attractions. There are Wikipedia articles connected to the Map, so every cottage renter can see what's in the area. There are millions of good quality pictures uploaded to Panoramio. These pictures are geotagged to a place on Google Maps. Rent Cottage Canada also has this feature. Panoramio photos also can be displayed on the Map, so the renters can easily browse attractions around the cottage, and on the actual cottage listings as well, adding up to 20 of the most popular (taken within 25 km distance from the cottage) pictures from Panoramio to their cottage listing.
There is much more on the site to help unite renters and owners that other sites have not even begun to discover yet.
Rent Cottage Canada was launched just a few days before New Year, and currently has over 160 cottages on the map from most of the Canadian provinces.
Jan 13, 2009
If you have, you must know how hard it is. Your friends find a cottage they like, you find something you like. You discuss it over the phone, via email, or you print the listings out and go through them together. What a nightmare!
To simplify the lives of cottage renters everywhere we have designed a Bookmarks Sharing feature.
To share your Rent Cottage Canada Bookmarks all you have to do are the following three steps:
On your Bookmarks page
1) Click Share your Bookmarks button and a two line section will open up below the button (click on the image to see the whole thing):
2) Enter yours and your friend's (or you can even send it to yourself to import the bookmarks on another computer) email address, and
3) Click Send your Bookmarks button on the right:
A web link with an instruction will be emailed by that email address. Basically the instruction will tell you to click the link to import received bookmarks.
Hopefully this feature will save some time to you and your family and friends when searching for a cottage on out site.
Rent Cottage Canada
Jan 12, 2009
Rent Cottage Canada
We are launching a new cottage renting service and are inviting cottage
owners to place their trial listings absolutely free for 1 year.
www.Rent-Cottage-Canada.com is the first and only cottage renting site
in North America fully driven by Google Maps.
Some other features include being able to...
- Unlimited photos
- Manage Points of Interest (powered by Google Maps)
- Integration with Wikipedia (via Google Maps)
- Integration with Panoramio (via Google Maps)
- Last Minute Deals
- Summer/Winter/All season photos
- 4 season pricing breakdown
- 12 month Availability Calendar
- Most Commented listings
- Most Visited listings
- Best Rated Listings
- Visitors counter
and there are many more features available to cottage owners to help.
To add your listing simply click on
http://rent-cottage-canada.com/add-listing/ ) and follow the
Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions regarding our
service, it's a new website and we'd love to hear feedback.
Please feel free to contact me directly should you have any questions.
Rent Cottage Canada
Jan 1, 2009
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