We go to work for you
We’re experts at monitoring your cottage while you’re away
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Off Season Value Delivered

Storms and weather damage don’t wait for your return, so neither should you.
That’s why we’ve designed a service for the most discerning cottage owners.


Personalized Services

Frequency settings and a variety of monitoring features give you full control over the Cottage Watch service that best suits your needs and the requirements of your insurance provider


Detailed Inspections

Comprehensive monitoring begins with your cottage’s exterior—roofing, vegetation, ventilation—and progresses room by room, checking each fixture and surface for signs of damage or default


Everywhere Access

Regular email reports and an owner dashboard keep you connected to your cottage, providing you unlimited access to the photos and monitoring information that matter most

Personalized Services

Frequency settings and a variety of monitoring features give you full control over the Cottage Watch service that best suits your needs and the requirements of your insurance provider


Detailed Inspections

Comprehensive monitoring begins with your cottage’s exterior—roofing, vegetation, ventilation—and progresses room by room, checking each fixture and surface for signs of damage or default


Everywhere Access

Regular email reports and an owner dashboard keep you connected to your cottage, providing you unlimited access to the photos and monitoring information that matter most

Premium Means More Value

Effortless cottage living from departure to arrival can now be yours—thanks to our Cottage Watch Premium services. We’ll open your cottage in the Spring, winterize it in the Fall, and ensure nothing happens in the off-season

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Easy-to-use Home Owner Profile + Email Updates

Within your Cottage Watch profile you can review and track our Cottage Watch reports and updates delivered directly to your inbox. Our reports are comprehensive and thorough including weather reports, property photos, and damage tracking

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is the difference between Cottage Watch and Cottage Watch Premium?

    Cottage Watch Premium customers receive all of the same monitoring services as Cottage Watch subscribers, with the added bonus of having us winterize their cottage in the Fall and open their cottage in the Spring. To winterize your cottage we clean it thoroughly, properly store linens and mattresses, drain all plumbing, set rodent deterrents, and where applicable, shutter windows and doors, and canvas porches. Come Spring, we again thoroughly clean your cottage, turn on the water, and ready the interior for your arrival by setting furniture, making beds, and ensuring all appliances function properly.

  • How do Cottage Watch services relate to my homeowners insurance?

    We monitor your cottage and work with your insurance provider so that you stay compliant with your coverage policies. Many homeowners insurance policies offer limited or no coverage for unoccupied or vacant homes and depending on your policy, protection may cease or be severely reduced if the property is left uninhabited for as little as three days. We strongly advise you to review your policy with a trusted insurance agent and then contact us.

  • What happens if there’s damage to my cottage while I’m away?

    Whether it’s a simple fix like a blown open window or severe damage caused by a fallen tree, we immediately notify you with details about the damage and, with your permission, set about fixing the problem directly or through a certified contractor. We’ll even help negotiate the best price on your behalf.

  • How do you get access to my cottage for interior monitoring?

    At the end of each season you’ll provide us a key to your cottage or an access code to your smart lock. Unless it’s checked out for use, your key is always kept in a locked certified safe.

  • Is French Bay Real Estate fully insured?

    Absolutely. French Bay Real Estate is a legally incorporated LLC which carries appropriate amounts of insurance and bonding.

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