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Covid-19 Virus Pandemic

As we all navigate our way through this difficult time, rest
assured that this agency is doing all we can to make sure we
are living within the guidelines of our Federal and Provincial Governments. As a company operating here in Ontario, we are working diligently to ensure that the cottage you have chosen
has been cleaned and sanitized prior to your arrival. We ask
that all cottage owners and renters alike do their part to
ensure the new renters who are arriving will find our cottages
in pristine condition and meeting the Government's guidelines.
Now that we are in 2022 we hope that those who rented
through us last year had a great vacation and those arriving
will enjoy all the wonders that cottage country has to offer.
All that we ask is that you be patient when asking a question.
We want to answer your question as accurately and as soon as possible but we want to be sure that our answer satisfies the
most recent Federal and Provincial Government guidelines
which as you know sometimes change on a daily or weekly
basis. The cottages you have chosen for your vacation are
here and ready for your arrival and "Cottage Country" is
here as usual in all it's glory. We wish all our friends health
and happiness during this trying period.
We are all in this together.

Here are some tips on how to find the
best rental cottage for your family !!!

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What We Have to Offer our customers ...

If you go to our summer availability page, you will now see that
there are many new cottages to choose from as well as our tried
and true cottages back for yet another year. In other words, now
is the time to evaluate your 2022 summer cottage needs as well
and to contact WRD as soon as possible while there is still a
great selection. Avoid disappointment and call WRD Cottage
Rental at 705-457-9434. You will get the assistance you need in
finding that perfect cottage for your 2022 vacation !!!

Bill Dewey / Owner / President of WRD Cottage Rental Agency

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You are one of over 2 million people who have visited
this web site and we thank you for taking the time to
find out more about our family-oriented agency!!!
If you need some help with your vacation, call us at
705-457-9434 and talk to one of our Vacation
Planners who will be happy to help you find the
perfect vacation destination for your family.

Should we or shouldn't we?

Many cottage owners are looking at the possibility of
renting out their cottage for the first time in 2022.
Many are really confused by the many choices on how to
go about it. Well, here is why many cottage owners have
chosen WRD Cottage Rental Agency to handle the
job. The reason is quite simple, WRD has been in the
business of cottage rentals since 1995. This is our 27th
year and we draw on those years of experience every day
of the week. We were the first cottage rental agency in
the Haliburton Highlands and we will continue to provide
quality accomodations and personal professional service
to help make great vacation memories for years to come...

*** Cottage Owners Please Note ***

We are a family oriented rental agency !!!
Later in the year is the best time to list your cottage for rental
with this agency in preparation for rentals the following year.
However, we take on new cottages all year round. During the winter
months we can only photograph the interior and hopefully you can
provide summer pictures of the exterior. If this is not possible,
contact us during the winter and make an appointment with us to
view your cottage in spring as soon as everything begins to bud.
For additional information, call WRD Cottage Rental
at 705-457-9434.

Here is what some of our cottage owners
have said about us !!!


"We have been using WRD for 15 years and couldn't be happier with
their service. We live overseas so we rely heavily on the WRD family
to take good care of our cottage and our renters. Any issue that arises
is taken care of promptly and professionally. Trust is essential in this
type of situation and quite honestly, without the exceptional care and
support shown by Bill and Fran and the WRD clan, we likely wouldn't
rent out at all. They know us, they know our cottage, they know the
type of renters we want, they know how to resolve any emergency
we've had over the years. We trust them."


"Our first experience with WRD was 19 years ago when we rented a cottage from Bill and his team. We utilized their services for 4 years while we determined what type of cottage / lake location we wanted to purchase. During that time WRD helped us successfully find several cottages for our family to enjoy. We finally bought our cottage on Lake Kashagawigamog (Kash 55) in 2003 and over the following 13 years continued to renovate and update it and enjoyed countless memories with family and friends. As our children grew older the cottage was being used less and less so we decided to offer it for rent. We didn't hesitate to contact Bill at WRD as our rental agency given our experience we had as a renter ourselves. From the beginning Bill provided exceptional service providing recommendations on what renters were looking for and to what little extras we needed to provide. Fran and Bill whom we have had most of our dealings with as far as rentals, have been outstanding. Always quick to return our phone calls or e-mail and do not hesitate to follow up when we had questions. All the staff at the Agency have always been professional in our dealings. Since joining WRD we have been fully booked during the summer months as early as the end of January for the past 2 years. As well to our pleasant surprise we have had several winter rentals,now 2 years in a row. Without hesitation we would recommend WRD Cottage Rental Agency for anyone looking to put their cottage up for rent."

"For the past 8 years we have used WRD to rent our cottage in
Haliburton. Our experience has been outstanding.
Bill and the staff at WRD are most helpful, courteous and effective
at securing qualified rentals. When we first decided to rent our
cottage we had some concerns as to how it would work out.
We have now had over 50 rentals and have been very pleased
with the marketing of our cottage, the suitability of renters
and the overall rental experience. Great work WRD!"


"Six years ago, we purchased a cottage with the intention of renting it and
chose WRD Cottage Rental Agency to represent us. We are happy to say
that we have been fully rented each and every summer as well as many
winter rentals. We have been so pleased with the performance and service
we received from WRD, that we have purchased another rental cottage
and with the help of WRD, we are confident it will be a success as well."


"Our cottage is our special place, and the idea of renting it out was
uncomfortable for us. We have been with WRD for 11 years now and all
our fears have waned. Now we are happy to share our cottage with
approved renters from WRD. They all have been easy to deal with,
respectful of the property and leave it as they found it, if sometimes not
a little better. The staff at WRD are great and there has never been a
delay in payment or any issue that we could not address within a
timely manner. You guys are great, keep up the extra effort."


"The management and staff at WRD are absolutely the BEST!
My husband and I were new to renting and Bill and his staff
helped properly represent our property and prepare it
for happy renters. They reviewed the property in person,
provided guidance on rental rates, and also provided feedback
to us when we were looking at improving it. We always got paid on
time and always got feedback on what our cottage might need
when we asked for it. Fran, the General Manager,and her team are
excellent and have always communicated well on all matters.
This will be our 13th rental season with WRD and our cottage
has been heavily booked each season. We have also made use of
the WRD cottage change-over service as we live in Toronto, and
that has been flawless. I would strongly recommend WRD
to anyone looking at renting out their cottage property.
"You will not be disappointed."