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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Hope Bay, Bruce County, Ontario

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Paul M
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3 reviews
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“Ideal cottage for nature lovers and escarpment lovers”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We've travelled to the Bruce every summer for over a decade, and stayed at many places. This cottage is my favourite and we've spent a week here for the past three summers. I love the setting, the water is clear and shallow enough for young kids off the shore but deeper off the dock. The view is spectacular, of course, and it is VERY quiet and secluded which is really the thing I like the best. The cove is sheltered: sometimes the lake is still and smooth as glass. You can watch loons fishings. We saw an otter one evening. The night sky is amazing. The Bruce trail a short walk up the road. Lion's head is 15 min away. Tobermory is about a 50 min drive.

This place has a bit of everything you'd want. Three decks, a dock, three kayaks, a fire pit, wifi, decent satellite TV, a great view, small functional kitchen, and three bedrooms. Lots of firewood and a quality grill. The coffee maker is a premium "cuisinart" with an insulated carafe which is a nice tough. and the owners/maintainers keep the kitchen knives properly sharpened so that food prep is easy and fun. Coffee mugs and wine cups from local pottery (which you can find for same at some local shops.

All in all, if I were building or buying my own cottage it would be almost like this. It's close to perfect.

We booked via RentCottage.com, and they have always been good to deal with. We've rented from them for 6 years and will in the future.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: quiet
Liked least: I do wish there was a laundry, but i did not miss it
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kathsaur
Toronto, Canada
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“Relaxing!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a week at the end of August. Exactly what I hoped for: clean and all the amenities we needed, but also a little bit rustic. The kayaks were a wonderful bonus. We enjoyed hiking around sections of the Bruce Trail (straight from the cottage), gazing at the view from the deck and nighttime woodfires. Quiet and private. There no sandy beach and the waters are rocky, so it was a little challenging wading in over slippery rocks, but totally worth it. Nice clear water for swimming.

We had one issue with the BBQ not working properly, but the owner popped by the same day we called and fixed/replaced it with a working one. Great experience all around!

Date of stay: August 2012
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London
Reviewed September 21, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Date of stay: August 2012
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Kitchener
Reviewed September 11, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Date of stay: June 2012
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Toronto
Reviewed October 21, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

Date of stay: August 2011
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Reviewed August 18, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

Date of stay: June 2011
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Guelph
Reviewed October 5, 2010 for a stay in September 2010

Date of stay: September 2010
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