Renting a cottage is a great way to enjoy the lakeside experience without committing to a lifelong retreat. You can escape there on the weekends, host friends and family, and figure out if a lake is right for you. If you’re a first-time renter, it’s important to know what you’re committing to—especially when it comes to finding a good spot and being a courteous occupant. We asked Cottage Life editor Michelle Kelly to share her advice on how to rent right.
Research and writing by Jackie Davis