Pleasant cottage... Lots of room for one couple... and quite comfortable. The view was really pretty. Even enjoyed the provided park pass.
I have to agree with the review about all of the extra costs and notes everywhere... How can one possibly refer to this as a home away from home?
Upon arrival, I noticed all utensils & dinnerware had the quantity that should be there noted on little stickers... I felt the need to take inventory!! I noticed a few things missing & noted it down. Good thing!! Later a note was added (along with the numerous others) that if something came up missing, that we would be charged to replace the entire set - not just the missing items!! We even had the same problem as another reviewer with a kitchen drawer's front panel coming off... The management's comment to this other reviewer was that staples could NOT be used to attach a wooden panel on. However, if she knew anything at all about cabinet-making, then she would know that this is, indeed, how her panels are attached... They are wood staples that have been attached with an air stapler... When we mentioned, not long after our arrival, about these problems, her husband asked if we were already destroying the place... When we mentioned the problems to her, she seemed VERY annoyed!! So much for hospitable hosts...
The only reason we mentioned anything was becasue of all the "extra costs/fees" that we figured would be added to our bill if we didn't show early on that we weren't reponsible.
Now, the cottage: The coffee filter had mold woven into the wire mesh... Ick!! So much for cleanliness!! Even the bathroom mirror looked liked someone had brushed their teeth & spit on it. I made sure these items were spotless before I left - Way too gross to leave for anyone else!!
If we needed fresh linens at any point in time, an extra charge of $6.00 (per day) would be added to our bill.
The grill needed to be cleaned after every use.
There were fees of $3.00/day (or $15.00/week) to borrow their movies... If the TV reception had been better, this wouldn't have been necessary. (Still trying to figure out what the satellite dishes on the cottages are for!!)
More fees of $3.00/day for local calls/internet.
Additional fees for late check-out (10:00 am).
Even more additional fees if clean-up took longer than an hour for her!!
We had to have the cottage spotless when we left... Linens out on the porch & garbage empty... Dishes done... And floor swept.
I realize all of these things are done at home... But then weren't we supposed to be on vacation?? Maybe this is what is meant by home-away-from-home!!
My next trip to PEI, because of this experience, will definitely be spent at a hotel with a pool, with fresh linens daily, with services/amenities and no "extra fees".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly Island hospitality awaits you as you stop by and find relaxation in our unbelievably spacious, deluxe cottages. Share our panoramic view of azure blue waters and rolling countryside. King, queen, double, twin and sofa beds. Cottages sleep seven or eight. Our newest tastefully appointed, fully private suite sleeps 3-4 comfortably. All decks with ocean views 'n barbecues. Some whirlpool tubs. Full-size fridge, stove, dishwasher, fireplaces. Bonfire pit, large playgrounds, horseshoes, bicycles, games, toys, books, large video/DVD library. Extended season welcome folks from April til November. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dreams To Sea Cottages Hotel Cavendish
- Dreams To Sea Cottages Cavendish, Prince Edward Island