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Bayside Vacation Resort
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“Overpriced”
Reviewed August 15, 2010

Spent the weekend in a King Lake View Room. Walked into a very hot room. There was a tiny A/C unit near the front door. Was not nearly large enough to cool our room, nor the adjourning room where our daughter was staying in. For the amount of money we paid ($250/night) I would have expected to be able to sleep comfortably. the building that our room was in was surrounded by a trailer park too. On the positive side there was a nice restaurant - The Causeway and a great ice cream stand right across the street from our room.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 7, 2009

We looked on trip advisor before we left.. It was terrific! a nice cottage by the beach - just a 2 minute walk and 5 minutes to all the local birding sites. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our cottage matched our interwest stay in amenities.. dishwasher, fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances... big comfy bed... table with chairs... dishtowels... bbq and waterside picnic tables. Restraunt with home cooking and a small store with ice cream and veggie stand..

It is a dry town... which was great from us.. away from the other areas on the biosphere where many teenagers party. A bit pricey in the high season but the location was worth the extra. They offer many adventure packages.. We didn't try them but the equipment looked great.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 2, 2007

We stayed at the Long Point at Play Cottages at the Lake for one night as part of our two week trip to Ontario and Michigan from the UK in May/June 2007.

We wanted to visit the Long Point Bird Observatory and searched the internet before we departed for the best place to stay. The atPlay cottages are rentable by the day and fully equipped, as well as being located only a few miles from the Observatory, so we booked it.

The cottages are south of the quaint little town of Port Rowan along the road which goes down to the Long Point provincial park. There are six cottages of varying sizes located around an central building. The cottages are not really what I would call a cottage as they are prefabricated, not the rural idyllic buildings we might expect in the UK. But they are OK, there is an allocated parking space next to each cottage but not much by way of grounds though there is an inlet/jetty from the lake right behind.

Our cottage for 4 was snug, nicely fitted out with all new furniture, kitchen, cooker, fridge, crockery, utensils, flat screen tv, dining table etc. Space is effectively utilised, but the bedrooms only really have room for the beds and little else, so felt a bit claustrophobic (they must use a very wide angle camera for the shots on the website!). But it was OK, compact, functional and convenient for where we wanted to be.

The cottages are self-catering with Port Rowan providing shops if you want to make your own food. We ate out in the evening at the very pleasant Boat House Restaurant which is set near Lake Ontario on the edge of Port Rowan. Nice homely food, good friendly service, seemed popular with the locals.

And a visit to the Long Point Bird Observatory is a must for anyone interested in birds. The staff there were very welcoming and our 6 year old son really enjoyed watching the warblers etc being banded and released. It was great to see the birds at such close quarters. We were there after the main peak of migration but still enjoyed it.

The beaches around Long Point are really nice too, very sandy, and we enjoyed playing there. Port Rowan offers nice shops and cafes, and an amazing ice-cream parlour with about 50 ice-cream flavours.

We enjoyed our brief stay, great for birdwatchers like us, but also lots to do for anyone who likes to go somewhere a bit off the beaten track.

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Property: Bayside Vacation Resort
Address: 50 Erie Blvd | Long Point, Port Rowan, Ontario N0E 1M0, Canada (Formerly atPlay Adventures Vacation Resort)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Norfolk County > Port Rowan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Port Rowan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bayside Vacation Resort Long Point - Under new ownership in 2013. We are excited to share our beautiful property with you and your family. Bayside is a wonderful place to have an exciting vacation or just a quiet get-away. Long Point offers something for everyone. Our fully furnished cottages are available from early spring to late fall, making Bayside the perfect spot for family reunions, large groups of friends or even corporate retreats. Visit our store to stock up on last minute supplies or a little souvenir from Long Point. Send us an email or give us a call and we'll help you get your vacation plans started. ... more   less 
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