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COTTAGE, estates. A small dwelling house. See 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 216; Sheph. Touchst. 94; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1571, note.
     2. The grant of a cottage, it is said, passes a small dwelling-house, which has no land belonging to it. Shep. To. 94.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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One solution is to sell the vacation house while you are alive, perhaps when family use has declined.
Nearby, another walk-in sculpture, Ferienhaus fur Terroristen (Vacation House for Terrorists), 2009, beckons us into a wooden construction flooded with colorful light; its external skin is composed of translucent colored fabrics, making the house permeable to both the gaze and the ear.
She also showed journalists around the Marcos ancestral house and vacation house -- both turned into museums and the mausoleum where Marcos's waxed remains is on display.
"This is something available to every person who has a second house, a vacation house, a yacht loan - you name it - everything but the most important financial investment a family has, which is their home mortgage," Merkley said.
He met President Gloria Arroyo thrice, when he made his courtesy visit to her vacation house in Tagaytay, Philippines then in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai in 2008 and the third time was at Dubai Airport when the President was on her business trip to Switzerland in January 2009.
Although details of the alleged plot were unclear, Dames said Lightbourne was accused of having a "document" which he was using "to extort a substantial sum of monies from the victim, Mr Travolta." Police earlier said that Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston filed a complaint after they were approached by someone claiming to have photographs of their 16-year-old son Jett, who died on January 2 at the family's vacation house in Grand Bahama.
You know the type: He owns a 1,400-square-foot two-bedroom condo in New York City ($2 million) and has a vacation house time-share in the Fire Island Pines ($4,500).
They can also claim the exclusion even if they convert an investment property or vacation house into their principal residence and live there for at least two years.
THE STORY: Couple Kristen and James (Tyler and Speedman) return to an isolated vacation house after a wedding reception to find themselves tormented and threatened by three masked strangers.
"We believe it is bad public policy to expose small businesses and individual policyholders from all Massachusetts counties to increased assessments so that certain individuals can enjoy cheaper insurance for a vacation house on the Cape." Mansfield said in a statement.
Another panelist, Gary Shandling, poked a bit of fun at Penn, joking several times about the actor's supposed vacation house "in Iran."
"We picked our vacation house on the Vineyard in part because it comes with access to a private tennis court." Adds John, "One of the great things about tennis is that pregnant women and people in all kinds of shape can play at some level, staying fit and getting fitter."