Owning a cottage or second home is not for everyone and might be considered a luxury and/or hassle that exceeds many planners’ available time or financial resources. Even so, I’m aware of at least a handful around here that are/have been able to pull it off by one means or other. More common, is probably renting a cottage for a vacation. I know my wife’s family used to rent a lake cottage for a week or two most summers. My own family never rented or owned a cottage, but I could understand the appeal, particularly if one’s ideal vacation revolves more around relaxation than shopping/sightseeing/taking in shows etc.
How about you, does/did your family ever rent a cottage or own a second home. If so, what are the advantages/disadvantages as you see them?