Plan for Great Escapes

Dreaming of a second honeymooon or vacation house by the sea? Check out these expert financial planning tips plus real-life advice from coastal dreamers like you.

Smart Tips for Renting Your Beach House

Owners are realizing that, in a soft economy, their vacation homes can be a welcome source of extra income. Here’s what you need to know to become a successful landlord.

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Rent During the High Season

“If you want to maximize your revenue,” says Stiles, “make the home available during peak season.” In the Caribbean, that means Christmas, New Year’s, and spring break. In U.S. coastal areas, that means Memorial Day through Labor Day. Owners who rent during the high season are often able to make enough to cover their carrying costs for the year, and some even make a profit.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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