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Pleasant Cove Resort
Ranked #572 of 1,242 Specialty Lodging in Ontario
Reviewed November 8, 2009

Booked for 4 persons for 2 days and charged $570. Asked about layout and stated 2 young children and may have one extra adult. Confirmed extra person will pay $25 per night but no charge for children and I need to bring sleeping bags for the two children. Arrived and was told that each person over 1 year old had to pay $25 per night extra even with no beds for them; owner ended up charging 6 persons. with a total bill of $757.10 with taxes for 2 nights. Not recommended to anyone with young children, it is NOT worth it. The facility is good, but not comparable to resort like Taboo. It is simply too expensive, and I felt short changed. It is not clearly indicated in the website how children over 1 will be charged.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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5  Thank Travelroyal
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Reviewed September 9, 2009

Accom: 5 stars. We stayed in the Managers Quarters, the largest accommodation at the resort. It was huge - the living room and kitchen are as big if not bigger than they look on the website. The master bedroom was also huge as was the ensuite. The beds were without doubt the most comfortable I've slept in outside of luxury hotels in Europe and they were no less comfortable than those beds. I always bring my own pillow but I didn't need to use it - v. comfortable. We couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. The kitchen was great to cook in. We had 8 people in our party for 3 nights and we were well accommodated.

Beach - 5 stars - great - nice little floating dock, paddleboad and canoe plus something like a kayak that had flotation thingys on the sides. They lend you life jackets although I'd bring one for a toddler or child under 4. Lots of pails and shovels for the kids on the beach. Looks like they groom the beach once a week. The first 5-6 feet are cleared of plants and the mucky stuff that feels it wraps around your legs when swimming in a lake. Beach is sandy - not rocky. Kids loved it.

Childrens play equipment - 1 star. They should definitely invest in a decent playground structure. What they have on the beach and up by the tennis courts was old, tired and sub-standard.

Tennis courts - awesome! We used it as a giant playpen - took some balls up and the kids chased them all around. It was great that you could book it as well.

Location - Pointe au Baril is beautiful but very isolated. There's nothing to do outside the resort. There's also nothing other than bowling to do in Parry Sound. We went to the mini golf/helicopter rental place and it was closed.

Laundry facilities - great. Very convenient.

Other - they will rent you videos - we were a bit disappointed they charged $5 to borrow a video - all other places just lend them to you. Bit cheap.

Value for money - our vacation was the first day of the fall season so the price fell from $2395 (summer rate) to $1663 (autumn rate.) I wouldn't pay $2395 for a week but I think the fall rate is excellent value for money.

Kids club - they charged $15 per child for 3 hours but gave a discount if you registered more than one child. The girl who ran it was great. I thought it good value.

Pool - great - heated, clean, well-maintained.

Fitness room - didn't use it but checked it out. Not much cardio equipment - no treadmill but I think I saw an eliptical machine.

We had a really wonderful, family vacation. The resort is clean, well-maintained and the units are furnished with quality furnishings (not cheap plastic chairs like you see in lots of cottage rental places.) All the adults got time to themselves to relax, read, sleep and the kids had a blast on the beach, paddling in the paddle boat and kayak-like boat thing. We are planning to go back next year - I feel relaxed just thinking about it!

If I was going to make any suggestions to the owners it would be in order of priority:
1. Invest in a decent playground structure or two - one on the beach and one by the tennis courts
2. Offer childcare services/babysitting (for a fee) - for parents who'd like an hour or two off.
3. Make video rental free

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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4  Thank wonderwoman71
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Reviewed August 9, 2009

If you are looking for a comfortable well maintained lodge this is your place. Unfortunately Georgian Bay has serious issues with fish availbaility and it shows here. Few fish and small when you can find them.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank GRW5868
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Reviewed August 20, 2008

Was looking for a place to experience winter snowmobling and we found it!! This resort has it all plus the helpful staff which makes your stay prefect.. We booked it for the Family Day in Feb 2008 and look forward doing the same this year..

2  Thank cbdbgb
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Address: 97 North Shore Road | Pointe au Baril, Ontario P0G 1K0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #572 of 1,242 Specialty Lodging in Ontario
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 4 star 4 season Premier Fishing and Vacation Cottage Resort is nestled among Georgian Bays prestigious 30,000 Islands, one of the best fresh water boating and fishing locations in North America. Discover spectacular landscapes, time-worn rock faces, diverse habitats and the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield. Here at Pleasant Cove Resort you will encounter excellence in 1,2,3 & 4 bedroom well appointed accommodations, a full complement of recreational fun and outstanding hospitality, rooted in four decades of devoted family ownership. Whether paddling or motoring, fishing or exploring, swimming or just kicking back to enjoy sensational sunsets is your passion, Pleasant Cove Resort has everything you need for the perfect family vacation, weekend getaway, fishing trip or romantic retreat. Fully winterized, our well equipped lakefront housekeeping cottages provide comfortable year-round accommodations on Georgian Bay. ... more   less 

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