It's so interesting to read the previous review, because we had the opposite experience, also in September 2011!
The property itself was very nice, beautiful sandy beach, nice play area for the kids, free use of canoes etc. However, I found the cottage itself was not very nice - it did not feel very clean, there was cobwebs on the overhang over one of the beds, an old sock under the other bed, and dirt behind the taps on the sink. There were two mousetraps with peanut butter in them - it would have been nice to have been warned about them, especially as we had a dog with us who smelled and went for the peanut butter right away. The website specifies that bed linens are provided, but does not explicitly state that towels are not, I had to ask. Dish drying towels were also not provided, nor was there any handsoap in the bathroom which is very unusual and should be specified on their website.
I had specifically asked if the cottage we were staying at would have new mattresses and was assured that it would (we had stayed at another cottage last year and were very uncomfortable and so had specifically called around for places that had new or relatively new mattresses). One mattress was quite comfortable, the other not so much and creaked really loudly.
Unlike the previous reviewer, we did not find the owners overly friendly or welcoming. I am therefore sad to say that we will be looking around for a different place to stay next year.
- Also Known As:
- Oxtongue Lake Cottages Dwight, Ontario, Canada