I would say if you are on the hunt for a summer home, then you’ve “arrived” as they say. A summer home is peaceful. All the distractions of work and house chores are left where they are. I don’t believe that anyone would wait, though, to have something of their own to escape on summer getaways. Lakefront cabin rentals are always available, sometimes even the less expensive route too. For college students and families alike, they can pull together and pay for cabin rentals together that would be cheaper than owning.
Summer is the typical time of year for vacations. That said plan ahead. In early Spring, consider where you want to camp, even if you want to camp. The nice thing about Southwest Michigan cabins is that they are cabins. Camping in tents isn’t exactly for everyone. Believe me, I’m one of those people. Yes, you can get air mattresses; but I have never had one last longer than two summers. Sleeping on the ground is not an option for my back. Anyway, renting a cabin is a more favorable option for families, so why not make a reservation well in advanced so your family has beds to sleep in?
Renting a cabin on a lake is ideal for both adults and children. The water activities are endless. Older kids to teenagers can enjoy water skiing or tubing; while the younger ones can have fun on the paddleboat and the parents relax by fishing. Granted, if you already own, you don’t have to worry about making a reservation, yes. But when you rent, you don’t have to worry about maintaining your cabin, like keeping it clean and paying bills for two homes during the winter when you’re probably hardly there.
Renting versus owning has a lot to do with weighing the pros and cons. To gain a better understanding, try renting first to see what the upkeep for a cabin is like. Usually summer homes are smaller for the reason that families don’t want too much additional responsibility. If you find renting enough, then find a real estate agent to show you properties of lakefront rental cabins. This will give potential owners an idea of prices. An additional option for owners that don’t want to own anymore is that they could begin renting out their own cabin. For example, let’s say there is a summer you just know you aren’t going to be making it up there, rent it out. Make some money off it.
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