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Bay Vista Motel
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Cavendish
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“We loved it!”
Reviewed September 4, 2011

This motel was a great find! The staff are friendly and helpful, particularly Arnold, who loves to share his knowledge of the island. A great option at this motel are the grills located around the property for BBQing a " home grilled" meal. Also available, are beach passes to all the island's beaches (a great savings!).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

My wife and two pre-teen daughters stayed at the Bay Vista in August 2011. The front desk staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The room was clean, well appointed and in a good state of repair. The breakfast dining room is excellent and the owner was on site to give advice and provide a history of the area. The food was superior to an average continental breakfast. The motel has an excellent play area for the kids, bbq's and a gazebo to eat outside. The owner has made a point of doing a lot of little things to make his motel unique and for the enjoyment of the guests. An excellent stay at the Bay Vista!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Where do I start? The whole of PEI is great, and we had such a pleasant stay here at Bay Vista. We had a private room above the restaurant (room 32 I think) which was huge, included ensuite, fridge, tv even microwave. Very clean and friendly atmosphere, and the owners are very knowledgeable and very friendly.

Being in cavendish, all the Anne attractions are minutes away, and although being a very quiet place in general, there are still enough shops and restaurants to not feel too cut off :)

If (and I hope we do) we return to PEI I will have no doubts returning here.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Lincoln, Maine
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

very clean rooms,super friendly owner and staff, admire how well they have gone green,
everyone will enjoy the complimentary breakfast as well...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

We all enjoyed Arnold and his sister both were so informative and we got to see things we
would not have normally known about.
We think we saw Arnold on the news in a tent with Prince William and Kate, he was in the
background standing just behind them.
We will certainly try our best to come back. I just want you to know that your facilities were more than we anticipated.
Hope all is well with you both.
Our best regards,
Lila and Grant Lyons

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Katy, Texas
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

We had a comfortable stay here while visiting PEI. It was very close to the main "drag" of the town of Cavendish (2-3 min drive), but still far away enough to be very peaceful. The rooms were a bit small, but clean and comfortable. It was a plus to have a mini-fridge and microwave in the room as well. A continental breakfast was provided daily with cereal, toast and fruit cocktail. The best part was the large grassy area in front of our room that had a swingset and things for the kids to play with, so they could burn off energy. Arnold was always very friendly and gave helpful advice along with a plethora of brochure and maps. One minor downside is that there is no wifi available, although we did bring our ethernet cable to connect our laptop, but for some reason wasn't able to connect to the server. A big plus is the free access to the National Park pass to Cavendish Beach (I think you can borrow this with a 2 night stay). They were kind enough to let us borrow it on the day we checked out.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Bay_Vista10, Owner at Bay Vista Motel, responded to this review, August 23, 2011
So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We regret the wifi/internet issues - we have since had our whole system upgraded and all is working as it should. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
Many Thanks,
Arnold
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Barrie, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

The Bay Vista website provides ample information on the grounds and accommodations; all of this is accurate. The motel is ideal for families; it has a heated pool and large grounds for playing that can be easily supervised by their parents from their muskoka chairs outside the rooms. On the other hand, the motel is ideal for couples looking for comfortable, quiet accommodation to return to after a day of touring.

We stayed 4 nights in room 27 which comes with a comfortable king bed, love seat and table, small desk, bar fridge & microwave, wardrobe and HDTV. There is internet access and satellite tv. Although you don't go on vacation to watch tv, it is nice to have a selection at the end of the day or perhaps on those rainy days you end up hanging around the room.

The staff, a family owned and operated motel, are friendly and very helpful. Anything you need to know about PEI just ask and Arnold will likely have the answer. The office is nicely stocked with maps and brochures. Don't miss out on using the park passes they will lend you. It gives you free access to the national parks.

A continental breakfast is provided, the only thing I would say could be upgraded. Fresh fruit and yogurt versus canned fruit cocktail would have been appreciated. The motel also has a coin washer and dryer for those in need.

Overall, we were very happy with our stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bay Vista Motel
Address: 9517 Cavendish Rd | Bayview, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1E0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Prince Edward Island > Cavendish
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Cavendish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Vista Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For more than 30 years our motel has been serving the Cavendish area. Our large property, convenient location and breath taking views have been attracting families and friends from all over the world. To ensure you have the most enjoyable stay we have recently renovated and installed new furnishing to keep our motel at top quality standards. Please be advised that there are Pet Restrictions. ... more   less 
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