My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights at this amazing location and were blessed with great weather and great fishing right off the dock! Pike, Bass and Catfish! The cottage and all it's amenities definitely met and exceeded all our expectations. A great and private location to enjoy all that nature and near modern cottage life has to offer :) Many thanks to our gracious hosts too, thanks Andre! Look forward to our next visit!
This was an amazing long weekend getaway spot with seven close friends!
The location is perfect! It's secluded and private which definitely makes you feel immersed with nature. The cottage was very clean and tidy, with 3 bedrooms, open concept living room plus a spacious kitchen for cooking! It was also stocked with fun amenities to make our trip memorable and special such as a fully working large wall-mounted TV with tons of DVDs, board-games, outdoor fireplace (ready to be lit by the owner!), BBQ, Sauna, Arcade and a paddle boat + canoe for lake activities.
This cottage has everything you need and more to make a great lake trip. It's been a while since my friends and I had a getaway trip so we had many questions for the owner who was very responsive and professional and answered all of our inquiries (big plus!). Would definitely recommend!
My family rented this cottage from August 20th to the 26th 2017.
Going through the pictures on the rental site I noticed right away that there were none of the outside of the cottage. I mentioned this to the owners and was told they never realized it. Once we arrived it became quite clear why they neglected to post any exterior cottage pics.
The cottage is rough looking on the outside and extremely small. There is no air conditioning and the main screen door out to the deck has a large rip in it that allows lots of bugs inside. The beds are like sleeping on concrete and probably the worst we've ever slept on. So bad in fact that we placed the cushions from the deck chairs on the beds at night to try and make sleeping tolerable.
The ad states that it has a safe easy access swimming area but this is not true at all. You have two options, jump into deep water right off the dock or carefully inch your way into the water over extremely slippery rocks.
There is an area that is sandy and the water starts off shallow but this area is not accessible because clearly the owners are too lazy to mow the gras and clear out the weeds. The grounds surrounding the cottage are unkept with piles of branches everywhere and the grass kept long.
The vast collection of DVD's mentioned in the ad is misleading as well. They do supply roughly 20 to 30 movies but we could only recognize two or three that we'd consider watchable and one of them wouldn't play.
The "bunkie" is suppose to have a one man sauna according to the ad and it did not. The lighting in the bunk was very temperamental and flickered constantly if it worked at all. The vending machine inside the bunk was empty and the sound system and speakers did not work at all.
I will say that the views from the cottage out over the lake are beautiful and the grounds offer a nice fire pit with plenty of wood and some cool rock structures for the kids to enjoy climbing. The deck is also large and looks to be a fairly new addition.
In my opinion i would say that the owners do the bare minimum to keep this cottage rentable. Better care of the grounds, air conditioning and nicer mattresses would go a long way to improving this cottage!
This is the second time we've stayed and Andre and Susan's cottage and it will not be the last. Our first trip was last year around the same time and we fell in love with the place so much that we couldn't imagine going anywhere else for our honeymoon this year. We had booked a place that was $500 less, but cancelled because it felt wrong renting any other cottage.
There was only the two of us, so there was plenty of room, but you could easily be comfortable with 6 people (so we're going to try and bring the kids next year). It's beautifully set right down by the water with a great place for campfires and a gigantic deck out the back. We can only vouch for the master bed, but it was very comfortable, and everything is nice and clean. The only thing that we would have done differently was bring some better dish-cleaning supplies, but everything else you need is supplied for you. Last year we went to Midland, which wasn't so interesting, so this year we took a trip into Port Carling and a had great time walking around and taking in some of the art museums as well as this amazing grilled cheese place that I can't remember the name of...but still, so delicious!
All that said, this cottage is fantastic and we can't wait to share it with friends and family.
If you are looking to reconnect as a family and get away from wifi and other curses of modern day living then this is the place for you. The cottage itself has seen better days although it's location is stunning and perfect for a modern day life detox. Fishing, swimming, making fires, boating and BBQing is the order of the week and a bit of scrabble or a DVD in the evenings or when the weather isn't so good. Be prepared for a 40min road trip to the nearest large food store and also there is no bedding (not just covers but duvets and pillows) which means if you are flying buying when you get there. All in all a great week and would recommend it to others.
The lake is fantastic, wonderful swimming right off the dock. The property is beautiful with the rocks and sunsets.
Our family of 5 really enjoyed this location. We got the clean deep water we asked for. A brand new huge floating deck had plenty of room to watch the breathtaking sunsets. The cottage is cozy, clean and had everything we needed except wi-fi. The pictures tell the story on this listing and we recommend it highly.