It wasn’t too long ago that families enjoyed summer living at their rustic cottage. Wood frame dwellings, sitting on the ground or blocks, with screen doors that usually didn’t keep the mosquitoes out. Using the bathroom usually meant running to the outhouse. Water carried up from the shore because there was no plumbing. Reading books by lantern because there was no electricity. Meals cooked over campfires followed by an evening of songs and guitar playing around that same campfire.
Today when people plan a weekend or vacation at the family cottage, it is much different. Simple “get-away” locations have turned into much more. Fully winterized properties, used year round with modern kitchens, appliances, electronics, hot tubs and more. Garages containing boats, personal water crafts, ATV’s and snowmobiles.
If this sounds familiar you need to ask yourself… “has my insurance coverage kept pace with the changes to the cottage?”
For many cottage owners, improvements, renovations and additions have taken place over several years. With each upgrade, have come new furniture, electronics and other personal property.
Take a moment and consider these questions.
Many cottages are protected under basic coverage. Broader coverage is available for seasonal homes occupied year round.
Some unique concerns of cottages are:
Call us to review your cottage coverage needs and we’ll make sure that you get the coverage that is right for you!