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Your Security is Paramount to Me

Your second home is likely your favourite place to be, yet you don’t use it all the time. Taking care of this investment is the single most important job we do. We want you to be secure in knowing that we have all the bases covered and you at the center of our thoughts.

We make the process simple for you, meeting personally with you to go over all your concerns, such as personally greeting the Guests upon arrival, key handling, insurance, what to do with your valuables, house rules, cleaning, inspection after departure etc. And returning your house to you like it was never used. We have it all figured out.

We present a “hotel-experience” for your Guests including guaranteeing our availability 24/7 so they feel like they are taken care of. We greet them personally at your property with a Gift Basket and are there to help them with local advice and Concierge services.   And we inspect your cottage prior to their arrival and immediately after their departure. We take care of it all so you don’t need to think about it!

Owner Testimonials

Just wanted to let you know that my husband and I arrived to our cottage and we were so pleased and very impressed with the way we found our cottage!!
It was sparking clean (even my stove top) and my husband said his bbq was cleaned as well!! Everything was in its place. Please pass on to your cleaning staff that we thought they did a wonderful job!
Also we wanted to thank you again for arranging the electrician and AC service for us- it was much appreciated. Your service has been outstanding. We feel our cottage is in good hands with you.
Kim and Craig Sutherland, Dunrobin

I love that the service allows me to be hands-off in the rental process. Great service all around.
Sarah, Exhale

We had a renter this summer who did not get their damage deposit back because of the way they left our cottage. The follow up, clean up and repair that Jayne’s Cottages under took to make sure all was right with us was remarkable.
Cathy, Peace of Muskoka Bay

We have had great success with summer rentals.
Ruth, Cottages at Windermere

Your overall service for client and their renters is very good.
Norma, Somerset Lake Joe Golf Club

All in all, the group is doing an excellent job.
Darius, Bala Boathouse

Cottage cleaning service and professional operation were well done.
Rick, Windrock

Very pleased!
Kylene, Pine Perch

Organization of rentals, cleaning of cottage done well.
Lynne, My Rock

We are very happy with the bookings, rate, and with the cleaning services.
Jane, Lakeview

Good introductory service and wonderful vetting of clients. Cottage cleaning post rental was excellent.
Sue, Rocklands Glass House

Housekeeping and property management is very well run. The website is well maintained.
Liz, Strawberry Lane

They took care of every detail
Kim, Natural Beauty

Very professional and cooperative.
Bill, Plan B

“Jayne – You have done an amazing job with the rental of our cottage. We rented to 2 lovely families, one for 3 weeks and one for 6 plus weeks. We couldn’t have been happier with how everything went. ” – Susan & Bob

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“Dear Jayne, As you know, we have just completed our first season of periodic renting of our cottage and we wanted to give you our feedback from the experience. First, and of primary importance to us, we found the various renters to be respectful in maintaining the condition of our property, which had just been fully renovated. Your vetting of prospective renters in our experience has been effective. Second, when we experienced minor problems with cleaning, laundry and a door, you acted promptly to correct the problems. We appreciated your consistent action to make things right for us so we could become comfortable with the rental process. Third, we felt the rental rate you achieved for our cottage was very attractive and made the effort financially worthwhile.Thank you! ” – Dave and Paula, Muskoka at Homes

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Thank you Jayne for all you have done for us in such a short notice with your ability to find us a good quality rental party.
Doug, Beechcroft

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Jayne, It was an easy and pleasurable experience working with you on this long term booking Jayne, thank you!
All the best– Dawn, Eagle Hideaway

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It’s not an easy decision for a home owner to turn it over to strangers because there is always a concern about how damage by the renters will be handled. Most renters are caring and treat the property as if it were theirs but events do happen and there are occasional renters who leave items damaged. We had a situation where a large piece of furniture was damaged that required a significant portion of the damage deposit to fix the furniture. You informed the renters by providing them the evidence and supported us by immediately securing the funds to fix the damage. You demonstrated to us that you have our back! It isn’t easy to balance both the renter and owner needs yet you do it well. You helped remove our owner anxiety and made our first rental experience a very good one. Thank you again.– Ron and Annette, Sweven Heaven

Jayne will be renting our cottage again this coming summer. I am so pleased and relieved that she is because we know that she will leave no detail uncovered when it comes to taking care of our property. She is well organized, expedites requests efficiently and quickly, and keeps us informed at all times. Jayne is well connected in Muskoka, works relentlessly to achieve excellent results, and is a pleasure to work with.– Diane, Tamarack

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I have known Jayne for years and when she started this business that’s when I decided to rent my second cottage in Muskoka. I knew I could trust her to do a high quality job. She takes an ownership over my cottage as if it was her own. She has travelled extensively and experienced nice things and knows how to present the same to her guests. Her personal and business network is very far-reaching and as a result she was able to place two high quality monthly rentals in my cottage. I would without a doubt recommend Jayne to other cottage owners in Muskoka.– Sheila, Southern Sunset

Well, my family and I live in Africa – how’s that for distance?
In the interest of providing some background – my husband and I were both born and raised in Toronto, but we work in Africa for the time being. A couple of years ago, Jayne approached us with the idea of renting out our cottage and she has exceeded our expectations! Initially, we wondered if this partnership would work out, but Jayne took care of everything for us – even down to the smallest detail! All we can say is that Jayne pours her heart into her work. She’s committed to excellence – and it’s backed up by hard work and an unparalleled loyalty to her clients. So here we are living abroad and thanks to Jayne we can generate income on our property stress-free! – Yasna, Chalet Maple

The rental was a very positive experience. Thank you for sending such exceptional renters
and cleaning people!  I’m sure we’d like to do it again next year!!! -Kylene and Ian, Pine Perch

 Just wanted to say a huge thanks for having our place looking so nice when we arrived and everything seems to be in place and very clean. We also appreciated the personal check in yesterday to make sure we were happy with how the cottage was left. Your service has been very professional. Thanks so much.  -Andrew and Sarah, Exhale


Substantial Income Opportunity

You can make considerable income from your second property. In 2014, 22% of people with second homes were taking advantage of renting them (HomeAway Conference, 2015) .  Using Jayne’s Cottages, you can be confident that you will get the right quality of Guests so you don’t have to worry about damages or misuse of your property. Just tell us the dates that you would allow us to rent your cottage and we will take care of the rest. Before we accept any booking we require your confirmation to proceed, just to keep you fully in the loop. You can logon to your calendar at any time to see up-to-date bookings and to understand your income potential.

Next Steps to Becoming a Jayne’s Cottages Host

How to become a Host? That’s easy. Please fill out the questionnaire and Jayne will call you to discuss your property. If there is a good fit, Jayne will drop by and help you become one of our valued Hosts.

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