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“Above average motel just outside of Cavensih”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bay Vista Motel

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Bay Vista Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Cavendish
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Georgia
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70 reviews
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“Above average motel just outside of Cavensih”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2010

We stayed at the Bay Vista because we were only staying one night and most of the cottages had minimum durations. My rating of a 3 is for all types of lodging. If I compare this motel to other motels, I would rate it 4 out 5.

The motel was clean and equipped with a microwave and small fridge. The bathroom was satisfactory, the AC worked well, but the beds were a bit hard. Outside the room is a wooden deck, chairs, BBQ, a pool, and a small playground. The view was a bit disappointing, especially compared to many other nearby places. You mostly looked at an old, abandoned building next door and what you could see of the bay wasn't that scenic. The hotel was down the road from all the Cavendish stores so you can't walk to restaurants or other activities, but then it was probably a good bit quieter also. Limited satellite TV and wifi was available.

Breakfast was typical continental - cereal, oatmeal, toast and bagels, fruit cocktail, juice, and coffee.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2010

Large room with king size bed. Nice outdoor pool. Continental breakfast included. Convenient to PEI Nat'l. Park and Anne of Green Gables attractions. Friendly staff. Overlooks the bay as the name indicates.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2010

I was very impressed with how clean this place was. Although older, it has been very well taken care of and maintained. Cleanliness and building well maintained are very important to me and this place definitely pleased me. It is in a very cozy, quiet, private setting. Excellent place to stay, within a few minutes to all the the attractions of the Cavendish Resort Area (Anne of Green Gables) and the beach. We will definitely stay there again. A continental breakfast was served in the morning and a free park pass to the beach also provided - nice bonus.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2010

This park-like motor inn is located west of Cavendish near a pleasant bay. The grounds are very nice here, lots of picnic tables, barbecues and chairs sprinkled around. There is a rustic feel to it which might not be for everyone, but the rooms are well supplied and there were no complaints. After using card keys everywhere these days it was a bit different opening a room with an actual key!

There was a good mix of families and couples here of all ages. Since everything seems so close in PEI this place was well situated. The actual vista of the bay was mostly obscured by a large ugly shed. That's just nit-picking though. The people at the front desk were great, one of whom we had booked our stay with originally.

One other perk, if you stay a certain number of nights there is a national parks pass available for free which was very good to have. Overall it was a pleasant place to stay.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2010

First trip ever to PEI. We went to Cavendish for the 2010 beach music festival and we had a wonderful time. It was just my 2 children and myself. I did not even think about booking accomodations because it was a spur of the moment trip and I had only called the Bay Vista 2 days before we travelled and we were lucky enough that they had had a cancellation for the dates we wanted. We were treated wonderfully. The hotel and grounds were immaculate. The kids loved the pool. Arnold and the staff could not do enough for you. We had an absolutely wonderful spur of the moment 5 day vacation. We would recommend this hotel in a heartbeat and will definitely return for another vacation and will book with Bay Vista further in advance the next time. Thanks for making it a great mini vacation.

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Belleville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2010

We recently spent 4 nights at the Bay Vista Motor Inn. It is located just down the road from the more touristy areas of Cavendish, which we found ideal as it took only a few minutes to get to the shopping and tourist attractions, but also felt secluded and quiet. The rooms and grounds were immaculate. Arnold, the owner, takes great pride in his business and is very friendly and helpful.

Our room had been recently renovated, with all new bathroom fixtures. There was a fridge and microwave in the room, and the beds were comfortable. There was an air conditioner, but even though the weather was very hot, there was a pleasant breeze most of the time so we rarely turned it on. They have an outdoor pool which is well looked after.

Satellite TV is provided, as well as wireless and wired internet. DVDs and VHS tapes, as well as books, are available to borrow from the office. Drinks and microwaveable popcorn are also available for a small charge. There is a washer and dryer on site, and detergent and dryer sheets are available at the office. There were a few gas barbecues available for the guests to use.

A free continental breakfast was provided each morning in a room overlooking the grounds. We had many interesting conversations with Arnold over breakfast about life on the island. If we had any questions, Arnold knew the answers.

We highly recommend the Bay Vista Motor Inn.

TIP: There is an annual country music festival in Cavendish in early July, which brings an influx of people to the area and causes some traffic congestion as well as an increased noise level. If this bothers you, it would be wise to avoid that particular weekend.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2010

this place has a lot of reviews and well deserved accolades. pretty setting, close enough to amusement park, beaches etc but far enough to relax in tranquility when you're back. Arnold and staff very warm, hospitable and flexible. made family feel at home. No complaints about anything.

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Property: Bay Vista Motel
Address: 9517 Cavendish Road West | 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 #2 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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