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Carmelita By The Lake

1909 North Shore Road | RR 1, Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0, Canada
Carmelita By The Lake

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we stayed in the cottage during Chinese New Year and every was going well until after we left. We cleaned everything, and before we left the uncle of the landlady came in and approved that he's satisfied with the situation. But later on, the landlady sent very threatening and crazy text, saying we didn't clean at all and the toilet... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Its is the last night of my family vacation in Haliburton staying at Carmelita By the Lake. We have rented in Haliburton for the last 8 years and this I can say is the most beautiful property we have stayed at. We are booking next year when we meet Angela for checkout tomorrow. Our experience with Angela was wonderful, so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Last weekend we rented Carmelita By the Lake to celebrate my wife's 45th birthday. At first the property manager was a bit afraid to rent the property because of the celebration we told her we had planned. That comes sadly from some experiences she outlined she's had some years ago in which she did not rent the property for three... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My family and I are currently renting this property for March Break. I truly don't understand where all the negative comments previously posted are all about because we rent properties three times a year and this is the most beautiful vacation rental we have ever had the fortune of staying in. This property is spacious, clean, offers more than we... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

I am not sure where everyone is getting all these negative facts from. I've stayed at Carmelita By the Lake many times over the past 3 years and know it's one of the best properties in Haliburton. I have also recommended this property to co-workers and they also have had a very good experience with the property and the owner.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We had a family reunion at this place. It was last minute, so we did not have much choice in the area. The place was alright, however, far from a high standard or justifying the asked rental price. I cannot imagine this place as a bed and breakfast renting each room individually. The rooms are small and can hear through... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Spent New Year there with friends. This cottage was the only option since we procrastinated with booking. The price was higher than most cottages but we had no choice. The place: The cottage was nice and spacious, however, as the other reviewer said it's not waterfront and close to a fairly busy road (ATVs, snowmobiles, and cars in general). Inside... More 

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Carmelitabythelake, Owner at Carmelita By The Lake, responded to this review

December 2011 our property was rented by a group in theirs 20's who lost there deposit because they did not clean the property. Not only was the property not clean but smoke detectors were disconnected an many other issues. Again like any others who does not uphold the agreement in the contract signed, if the property is not given back... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

The owner of the woman is a career liar. She takes the security deposit and does not return it. She finds reasons to come up with some excuse not to return the security deposit. DO NOT STAY THERE Or you will be robbed of your money. There should be a police report against her.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I spent a new year night with my friends at that place. The place it self was good, clean and in good condition. It had enough sleeping space, but one of the bedrooms was den. Living room was very big and cosy. The fireplace did its work. It created very calm and friendly aura. The downside is the host. Be... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Was advertised as waterfront proptery and was not. There was a large road between water and house!!!. House needs a lot of work. Lots of earwigs inside! Bedrooms were small and no private bathrooms like advertised. No door on so called suite loft.Can not see lake from bedrooms! No beach and small dock like advertised. You could not bring a... More 

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Carmelitabythelake, Owner at Carmelita By The Lake, responded to this review

I am always open to reviews that are truthful and are truly meant to help us do better. In this case, we have a review in which the renters, damaged the properties in which so much of the damaged looked that they were intentionally. After such, we refused to refund the $500 security deposit which is clearly outlined in the... More 

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