There’s nothing like winging away to sunnier climates during the coldest part of a prairie winter. But the last thing you want to do while you’re away is stress about the safety of your home. So you run down a lengthy checklist of things to secure the house, make it look “lived in” and deter theft.
You turn down your water heater and thermostat (not TOO low; you don’t want your pipes to freeze!). Empty the fridge of perishables. Hide valuables. Unplug unnecessary electronics. Attach timers to lights. Perhaps invest in timed or motion-sensitive outdoor lighting. Put a hold on the paper and your mail.
And what about the stuff you can’t take care of while you’re gone? Watering houseplants, taking out the garbage, and of course, shoveling snow. In the best case, you have a reliable house-sitter; at the very least, hopefully a neighbour can check on your place once in a while to make sure everything’s OK and keep the walks clear. If you’re planning on being away for a while, you’re going to want to bring back a pretty nice thank-you gift. . . Especially if they had a big drop of snow to deal with while you were sipping drinks in the sunshine.
Whew! That’s a LOT of prep work! No wonder you need a vacation!
There’s a reason so many “snowbirds” — or anyone who has made travel a lifestyle priority — prefer condo living, and that’s convenience. How many of those maintenance chores are eliminated when you aren’t dealing with a single-family home? No fussing with lights, no last-minute sidewalk shoveling, NO WORRYING about the safety and security of your home and possessions!
At Savona, you’ll experience that liberating feeling of being able to come and go as you please! Do you head south every winter? Forget all those house-prep chores. You come across a great travel deal online, but have to act quickly to take advantage of it? Go for it! Is there a family emergency in another city? Go where you’re needed.
Live Your Adventure
You can be ready to go wherever life takes you, as quickly as it takes to pack your suitcase! And when you return, your Savona suite will be waiting for you, safe and sound, with all the luxurious touches that make you feel right at home.
Explore the other amenities that will make Savona such a wonderful place to live, and contact us today to secure your Savona suite — or your Travel Headquarters, if you prefer to think of it that way!