About Chalet Country
Excellent History of Success
The CottageCountry.com domain has been registered online since 1997 and in 2008 underwent a major facelift and technology update. Through a brand new management team in Technology and Sales and Marketing we are pleased to present a site with innovative design, search functionality, easy navigation and a truly remarkable system allowing users to create wonderful web pages featuring their properties.
Combining more than 15 years of web marketing and development, the team at Chalet Country and The Holiday Rentals Network gives property owners the chance to effectively advertise their properties online through informative and illustrated pages complete with all imperative information for the Chalet Country traveller. It's this combination of excellent experienced staff and use of the latest technology available that makes CottageCountry.com the premier online destination for cottage rentals and recreation in over 250 regions across North America.
Chalet Country is heavily indexed throughout the internet and has many strategic partnerships in place which bring very qualified visitors to the site. With more than 75,000 pages on the site that are constantly being updated by our development staff we are able to provide these visitors with the most up to date and informative information while they are planning their vacations. Our extensive article library complete with tips for both renters and property owners is certainly an asset to vacation planners.
Chalet Country is the premier online destination for people looking to enjoy the great lifestyle of Cottage Country. Whether you're looking to head out of town for the weekend, rent a cottage for a nice family vacation or buy a cottage for a more permanent change of scenery, you have come to the right place.
Use Chalet Country's innovative search system to find cottage areas and activities across North America. Find everything you need to know about the cottage area near you... and those you have yet to discover.
Rogers Ventures and CottageCountry.com
TORONTO, 2010 - Rogers Ventures is pleased to announce an investment in CottageCountry.com [Part of the Holiday Rentals Network], North America’s resource for vacation travel in cottage regions, to help it grow and accelerate in the rapidly growing vacation rental industry. As part of this investment, Rogers Ventures will support the expansion of CottageCountry.com, with the goal of becoming the leading online destination for cottage rentals over the coming year.
“Rogers Ventures’ investment in CottageCountry.com is the result of the growing popularity of vacation rentals and need in the Canadian market. From staycations to family getaways, CottageCountry.com has something for everyone,” said Nyla Ahmad, vice president, Venture Operations. “We are confident that Canadians will love the ease and simplicity of booking vacation rentals throughout North America online with CottageCountry.com.”
“With Rogers Ventures as an investor, CottageCountry.com will have the support, expertise and media network required to grow exponentially and to develop strong brand awareness among vacationers,” says Mark Bordo, founder and president of CottageCountry.com.
Meet Our Team
Founder & CEO
Mark is the founder and visionary behind the Holiday Rentals Network. With over 15 years of internet business development under his belt, Mark embarked on this latest venture with a vision to introduce vacation rentals to the mainstream Canadian travel market while delivering a healthy dose of innovation to the online vacation rental industry as a whole. When Mark isn't listening to radio shows about search engine optimization, you can find him walking around the office tossing a baseball (his signature move - don't tell him we told you). Mark is not only a business founder but also a true family man, making him the perfect fella to lead a company that fuses tech and tradition.
Chief Technical Officer
Regan is a true bi-coastal Canadian, having lived in Vancouver and Halifax, and now posting up in the hustle and bustle of Calgary, Alberta. With a true appreciation for the diversity of people, Regan brings an open-minded outlook and an uncanny ability to cook up digital products that cater to the individual traveler - when using our site, it feels like Regan built it just for you. It's magic, really. With over 12 years of professional graphic design & application development experience, Regan is on the eternal pursuit of innovation, continually searching for novel ways to shake up the online holiday rental industry and enhance the user-experience. Regan's passion for technology, innovation and optimization are at the foundation of the Holiday Rentals Network team.
VP of Sales
Warren Aston is a native Torontonian who's love of travel and exploring new places began at a young age when his family relocated to Southern California. This So-Cal/Canadian hybrid loved trips to Northern California, the beautiful Baja beaches, Big Bear Mountain and the deserts of Nevada. When an entrepreneurial work endeavor brought him back to Toronto, Warren began to enjoy his diverse homeland with a new appreciation. His favourite Canadian getaways are summers in the Muskokas, snowboarding in Quebec or road trips to the east coast. Warren has been with The Holiday Rentals Network right from the beginning (he was our first employee) and Warren's passion comes from his personal love of travel and adventure.
VP of Marketing
A native of Buffalo, New York, Mara Sofferin hails from the other side of Lake Ontario. Yet, her love affair with Canada began when she was six years old (the age at which Mara visited Algonquin Park, Ontario, for the first time) and when she turned 18 the first thing she did was move to Canada. Since those crazy teenage days, she has lived and worked in Switzerland, Montreal, Barbados, and Kenya, and Mara's many moves have made her an expert at exploring and adapting to new places "the way a local would", a concept at the core of vacation rental travel. Now a resident of Toronto, Mara is dedicated to innovating how travelers connect with and genuinely experience the Canadian destinations she treasures. Her favourite getaways are windsurfing in Northern Ontario and eating Quebecois comfort food in the Laurentians.
Customer Service Manager
Once upon a time, on a beautiful Toronto evening, a star was born. Her name was Brittney. Brit, as we like to call her, leads our customer service team and brings an epic level of organization to the chaos characteristic of internet business. Brittney is a seasoned traveler, having visited the far and exotic corners of the planet, and her friends and family have bestowed her with the nickname “roadrunner” due to her propensity to take a road trip at every opportunity. A fan of both the long haul drive to Newfoundland and the short trip to Nashville ("short" according to this road warrior), Brittney is a patient and persistent person (and a great driver) who is central to our network.