Renting Your Private Residence


In recent years there has been quite a demand in the Prince Edward County region for the rental of private residences on a short term basis. These short term rentals can provide the homeowner with revenue to offset the expense of maintaining the home while also allowing the owner to use the property. Rental revenue can help to pay for improvements and renovations to the property too.

In addition to vacationers who typically rent for one week at a time in July and August, there is also quite a bit of opportunity for weekend and weekday rentals in the spring, fall and winter. There is sometimes a need for some longer term rentals in the off-season too i.e. usually 1-6 months. Some of these are inquiries from new residents to the County who need time to find just the right location before they buy or build a home. Whatever the needs are, County Holiday Homes will endeavour to match the homeowner with suitable tenants.

County Holiday Homes provides Full Service Rental Management:

  • Rental Management is well suited for first-time hosts and those who prefer to leave the details to the professionals. It allows you to be completely hands-off during the booking process. This means that you won't be interrupted by telephone requests to provide the same information and answer the same questions over and over again. We field all the phone calls and email, and we provide the details on your behalf. You don't have to worry about paperwork, collecting rent, key transfers, or follow up. We take care of all the little details.
  • If you're an 'out-of-town' property owner, we can also assist you with housekeeping and maintenance.
  • See Services and Rates for more details.

Renting out your home or cottage is a big decision in itself, and you want to be sure that the people renting your holiday home will treat it with the same care and respect as you do. County Holiday Homes uses a screening process for each client to make sure that all your requirements will be met. We do the advertising, client selection, and you receive your rental income promptly.

While there are obligations involved in renting your property, you also have the opportunity to generate significant income from your investment, and we work with you to make the process as simple as possible. Renting your holiday home for a couple of months can help to offset some of the normal operating costs such as taxes and maintenance or to provide funds for the capital projects you want to do. We visit your property and help determine the most appropriate rental rate. We take care of marketing and 'showing' your property by use of photos and full descriptions on your webpage.

County Holiday Homes is committed to providing you with superior, convenient, hassle free rental service at an affordable price. Our mission is to serve our customers with the best value in holiday home rentals and associated property management services, through a dedicated team of professionals.


  • Your rental income can be quite significant and could be used to help offset the rising costs of owning a waterfront or recreational property (mortgage, taxes, insurance) or perhaps it could pay for upgrades, a new gazebo, or a dock.
  • The income you receive from renting your holiday home can be offset by specific tax deductible expenses. The proportionate amount of your holiday home taxes, utilities, insurance, mortgage interest, and maintenance costs, as well as our fees may be deductible from the income, however you should consult your accountant to ensure that you take advantage of all allowable deductions.
  • When your holiday home is occupied it is much less likely to be a target for thieves.
  • All costs of marketing your holiday home, including advertising, long distance phone calls, and courier charges are included in our fees. If you want even greater exposure for your rental property, we offer supplemental advertising for a fee.

But by far, the biggest benefit to you is the peace of mind in knowing that your vacation property is being well looked after, cared for and respected.


If you decide to contact us, there are a few key questions that you should be prepared to answer. Is your property available for most of our high season (July and August)? Where is it located? The most ideal locations are in the southern half or north-west corner of the County. Is it a waterfront cottage and/or larger fully detached home? In order to have time to properly promote and line up bookings for a property, the ideal intake period is from mid September to end of April but we will do our best to fit you in at any time of year.


Prince Edward County has introduced a license by-law for all B&B’s and vacation rentals (referred to as Short Term Accommodation or STA). In the fall of 2018, they introduced some changes to the Zoning by-law in order to a) recognize the use of vacation rentals as a type of accommodation, and b) put regulations in place to govern location, capacity, parking, garbage disposal, etc.

We would be happy to answer any questions that you have about STA licensing. For more details, go to