In many parts of Canada, cottage is a verb as well as a noun. We are a country of cottagers. We go cottaging.
(I mean, there are a lot of people who camp too. But I’m sure we can all agree that people who choose to sleep on the ground and pee in the bushes are not normal.)
And let me be clear: a cottage does not have quartz countertops and 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and a wine fridge and white furniture. That, my friends, is a lake house.