This discussion on maintenance has been provided so you as a new or current seasonal cottage or four season vacation home owner can better understand the requirement for ongoing and vigilant maintenance both inside and outside your cottage or vacation home for a carefree and relaxing cottage experience. It is highly recommended that you begin this process as soon as you take possession of your property while the residence is still empty and definitely every spring opening. This will allow you to see any conditions which may have changed, occurred or become evident since the initial third party building inspection, acceptance of the offer to purchase, closing of the deal and changes based on the winter hiatus. The following aspects are the most immediate once you have taken possession.