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Front view from stream
Front of Home
Hot tub
hot tub
Fire pit
Jungle Gym in backyard
Stream on property
Front balcony view
Main Floor bedroom balcony
shale beach at front of property
shale beach- relaxing
Gourmet kitchen
Gourmet kitchen
kitchen
Oven
Dining room
Dining room
Living room main floor
front entrance
Main floor bedroom with balcony to backyard and hot tub
main floor bathroom with jet tub
Main Floor bathroom shower and spa tub
Master bedroom
Master ensuite bathroom
Double jet tub in master ensuite
Master Ensuite shower
Second level rear bedroom with Balcony
Rear bedroom  looking onto balcony
Rear balcony
Second floor bathroom with large shower
Second floor bathroom shower
Second level theatre room with kitchenette
Second level front balcony
Third level recreational area
Foos Ball table in third floor recreational area
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Blue Mountains, Grey County, Ontario

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Hamilton, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Thanksgiving Weekend”
Reviewed October 24, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Shale Beach House provides everything you see and more. The property is so well maintained, clean and definately a home away from home, it has everything you will need. We stayed there for Thanksgiving weekend with our extended family and young children. It has a cottage feel outside for the kids to play(awesome play structure) eat/drink and have a fire yet you are only a 5 min drive to the Village. We loved it and are looking at renting Shale Beach Cottage again for another date. Highly recommend this location !!!

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Liked best: Everthing was new, clean and updated from kitchen supplies to bedding. Sometimes when you rent a house it is mismatch or older items but Shale Beach House is very new
Liked least: nothing loved it!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2016
Thanks and glad you enjoyed it. We strive to provide guests with the comforts of home.
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Petersons...
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Too perfect for words. So neat and clean with unreal views!”
Reviewed October 21, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We had such a wonderful visit at the Shale Beach House. First of all the home is so clean and well maintained which is very important to me. There was nothing more that you could possibly have needed. The kitchen has all pots and pan and accessories. The 2 fireplaces were glorious with just the touch of a button. Honestly if I had a home this nice I would not rent it out. I would be so concerned that people would not be respectful. The owners have a lot of faith in the people they share their home with. The hot tub was perfect and the jets work out sore muscles. The hot tube and the grill are both nice and well maintained newer models. The beds are super comfortable and all the furniture is in great condition. There is a huge dining table in bottom floor kitchen which was so fun to play card games on. Really I just cant say enough good things about this house and the people who own the house and the house manager, Joe. We rent vacation houses all over the world and this is, without a doubt, one of the very best experiences. We hope to go back again next year when we have our obstacle course race again. Just perfection!!

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Liked best: The house. The view. The cleanliness. The hot tub. Gorgeous kitchen
Liked least: Dealing with the recycling-but that is Canada, now matter where you stay
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 22, 2016
We are glad you enjoyed the home and thrilled with how well you cared for it.
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robinamcc...
Markdale, Canada
1 review
“AMAZING COTTAGE!”
Reviewed July 28, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This place was INCREDIBLE! I booked it for a girl's weekend get away and when we arrived we couldn't believe that it was NICER in person than in the pictures online. Absolutely immaculate and equipped with all kids of extra things like games and condiments and whatnot that you never think to pack for a get away!

It was really nice not having to make a bunch of stops to get a key or having to co-ordinate a specific time to meet to be 'let in'. Being given the code was so nice! The manager was very friendly and helpful and we had no problems having our security deposit returned to us, and super fast too!

The best part is having the beach right across the road, the spot there is nice and somewhat private (definitely more so than a main beach!).

We love, love, LOVED this place and definitely plan to book again in the near future. It's not very often a place is better than you expect and this place is definitely that!

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Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Jul 29, 2016
Glad you enjoyed the home as much as we do when we have a chance to visit it. Please do come again sometime as your group were model guests leaving the place as if it were your own.
Thanks,
Philip
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ejeffreyw...
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
“Blue Mountain Weekend”
Reviewed June 7, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The hi light of the weekend was enjoying this most excellent house. Everything about it was first rate - decor, dishes, cutlery, sound system, BBQ, hot tub and gardens. It even has a creek running through the property. There is a large play structure on the property too; we look forward to returning with our kids and grandchildren.

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 8, 2016
We are glad you enjoyed the home! Please do return.
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Judy B
Oakville, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Location for a Family Christmas Celebration”
Reviewed December 15, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

The Shale Beach House was a perfect location for a gathering to join my 2 sons and daughter and their families from different parts of Ontario. At one point they were spread out between Dubai, Alberta and Texas so to find a gathering point meant a lot to me. The bedroom layout was perfect for my children and their families. Each family had their own bedroom, with comfy beds and privacy. The decor is rich and tasteful, yet very comfortable. We all felt at home (and secretly wished this was our home)! We had a wonderful Christmas Celebration! It warmed my heart to see my children and grandchildren sit around that great dining room table to share our meals. The fabulous kitchen made a communal preparation of meals easy and fun. The Shale Beach House was even more beautiful than the photos can portray. It must be that welcoming spirit! Thank you Philip and Colleen, we now have a new family Christmas Tradition.

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Liked best: The decor, layout and cleanliness.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 16, 2015
We are very glad to hear your family had such a wonderful time at Shale Beach house and hope to have you return for many more reunions.
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Cathy D
BURLINGTON
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome, Awesome, Awesome”
Reviewed November 23, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We have been booking family getaways in rental cottages for the last few years. Shale Beach House is 10 out of 10. The cottage is immaculate and the area is stunning - with something for everyone. We travelled with 6 adults and 2 young children (2 yrs and 4 months). The cottage is well laid out with loads of open space to expand into. Everything is well maintained and immaculately clean.
We have already recommended the cottage to others.

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Liked best: The whole package. The cottage. The property (woods and creek). The area (Georgian Bay..)
Liked least: That we had to come home.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 24, 2015
So glad you enjoyed it. Hope to host you again.
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Shellkyle
Burk's Falls, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Beautiful home with all you need.”
Reviewed October 28, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Rented this for our girl's weekend. Home has everything you need and more. Several are going back with their families.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 29, 2015
Thanks Michelle, we hope to host your friends' families.
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