(Closed) Do you have a “vacation” home nearby?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We don’t, but my MOH’s parents have one in the mountains and love it (it’s gorgeous!) And my Dad & Step-Mom have property on a lake here in GA and property in Montana they plan on building on.

I don’t really see us ever having one because we like travel to new places. We’re not really a “go to the same place a lot” type of couple/family (meaning my mom’s side, not my dad’s obviously). It’s just a preference though, I can DEFINITELY see why people have them. We’d just rather use the money to go somewhere new.

Post # 4
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My parents have a cottage in Muskoka. It’s four hours away, which is a bit long, but it’s still really beautiful.

Post # 5
14336 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont think I’d really want to own (upkeep) another place .  I’m also not the type of persno that would drive 2-3 hours to said alternate place every weekend or every other weekend to enjoy it.   The drive just sort of kills it for me.  I could see myself maybe buying timeshare, but thats about it.

Post # 6
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We don’t, but my future in-laws have a condo in Nags Head which is about a 3 hours drive. We go down there a pretty decent amount. At least one full week each summer, fiance goes down in the winter with friends to fish, and we usually go over New Years also. If finances don’t work out for a honeymoon, we’re actually just going to go there for a week on a budget rather thn do nothing.

Post # 7
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m still a waiting bee, but my SO and his parents bought a place under two hours away and we all love it! They got a great deal, but had to put a lot of work into it. Since they split the place, they share in upkeep, etc. It is so fun to feel like every weekend we are there is a vacation. I totally recommend it! I say start looking casually now, so you know what a good deal looks like when you are ready to buy.

Post # 8
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Sign me up!  I hope to buy some land and build our own cabin from the trees on the property.  I’ve done it before!  Since we moved we are still finding our foothold here… But hopefully in a few years.

Post # 9
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My parents have a cottage about an hour and a half away.  It’s been in our family since 1954.  I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  We go up about twice a month and spend the weekend during the summer.  We love enjoying the water and relaxing!

Post # 11
1550 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

DH’s family has a cabin on island that is about a 15 minute ferry ride from our house.

It is right on the water and is SUCH an amazing location for boating, watersports, and fishing. It is really cool because when the tide goes out, it makes for great walks and exploring because there are tide pools right in the front yard!

Post # 12
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

My parents own a beach home about an hour away from us so I’ll mooch off theirs until they sell it 🙂

Post # 13
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Darling Husband really wants to buy a place in Arizona, but I’m not sure we’d be willing to travel there enough to make it worth while.

I would LOVE a cabin eventually, maybe an hour or two away.  I’m working towards a career where I would have 4 days on/4 days off, so that would make a short drive worthwhile for sure!

Post # 14
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

My Mother-In-Law has a lakehouse on a beautiful lake in New Husband, about 2 hours from Boston.  We spend most of our summer vacations and many weekends there.  I doubt we will ever get our own place.  It’s amazing!

Post # 15
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re way to poor to have a vacation home, but my inlaws have a sick lake house about 45 mins away. LOVE boating and lounging there in the summer!

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