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“Cozy, Private, Clean - Can't be beat!”
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Fully equipped cottage with in-ground pool, hot tub and much more
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huge driveway for all your cars and snowmobiles
perfect to build a snowman or tobogganing in the backyard
go for a walk or  a hike
Serenity and peace
gorgeous calmness
Welcome to our home
Winter wonderland
gorgeous serenity
your own private inground pool
huge area around the firepit
lights around the firepit
Beautiful veranda, all private
8 acres of forest, with a creek running along side the home
huge flat grassy area in the back
perfect area to play on the grass
hummingbird at the feeder
hummingbirds welcoming you
ready for marshmallows?
deers right outside our window
right outside our window
trundle bed (2 single)
Sit on the rocking chair and enjoy the view or a book.
woodpecker at the feeder
Queen size bed in master bedroom
4 piece washroom
spacious shower
why not soak in the tub
laundry room on main floor
4th bedroom with a european feel
why not have a coffee 'tete a tete'
Hot Tub for those cold winter nights
treadmill and bike for your use
Come celebrate Christmas at 8 acre wood cottage
all decked out
even the kitchen is all decked out
all cozy and festive
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Dorset, Lake of Bays, Muskoka District, Ontario

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schwartzm...
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cozy, Private, Clean - Can't be beat!”
Reviewed September 11, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Great stay at this cozy, private and super-clean home. Location can't be beat! As our family is big and loud, I was worried about noise and convenience. The neighborhood is very quiet at night and helped us to sleep easily. The owners were so accommodating as our group increased from 15-20 people. Ample parking for the whole extended family! The house itself was immaculate and every single room was specifically decorated with the utmost comfort in mind! It really felt like home, only better! We especially enjoyed the hot tub and the welcoming wine bottles when we walked in!!! The night time firepit was the the best that my family enjoyed, since it was so peaceful and we were able to enjoy each other's company without worrying about being too loud or neighbours complaining! Overall the amenities exceeded our expectations! Thanks Andy and Monique for making our stay so memorable and certainly looking forward to booking next month again to soak in the beautiful fall colours and peaceful serenity!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 13, 2017
Thank you Marlene for booking our place and taking such good care of it too. We would love to welcome you again anytime, you were excellent guests! Glad you enjoyed it. The new firepit area is a hit with everyone!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Remie-Fox
Mississauga, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Above and beyond all expectations”
Reviewed September 8, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Amazing place and Amazing hosts! We normally don't write reviews much but this place just needed to be described. It was beyond all expectations. The pictures do not do it justice. It is much bigger than in the pictures. Super clean, super organized and has everything you need. You just need to bring your clothes and food. They had everything. Even spices and coffee/tea, shampoo, soap, shower gel, you name it. Even cotton, Q-tips and garbage bags!
The sheets smell heavenly and the towels are the same!
You just need to bring towels for the pool. But otherwise, all towels are also provided. Even kitchen towels and paper towels! We normally bring items like toilet paper and paper towels and water bottles but we ended up not even using them. The water is filtered and pure! The salt water pool was tons of fun with all kind of pool toys and even loungers. The kids loved the firepit. We were a group of 21 and everyone had a chair around the fire pit. Wood was already cut for us. We did not even need to go buy any. We loved eating outdoors. There were 2 pic nic tables and a third foldable one with benches as well. We did not feel overcrowded as the had 3 living rooms, 2 TVs, and 3 full washrooms so nobody had to wait.
The hosts were so nice. They left us 4 bottles of wine and pasta and kraft dinner for the kids. they answered all our questions. When we asked for ideas on activities, Monique sent us various links. We were provided with documents that described everything in the house down to the Oven, and TV remote control. They are very friendly and family oriented. We met them and felt as if we knew them for a long time. We felt right at home and this is what made our experience even better. This cottage is so far the best one we ever rented and we will definitely come back! We highly recommend this place to all!
Andy and Monique, thank you so much for allowing us to rent your place. You made us feel great! It was 4 days to remember!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 9, 2017
Thankntou so much for your kind words. It means alot to us. Your group was also amazing, took great care of our property inside and outside. We would love for you to come back again. The pleasure was all ours!
Enjoy the fall.
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Kinjan D
1 review
“Muskoka”
Reviewed September 6, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Very good. Excellent place for big families.. we all enjoyed this place .. only few below little points which we have to compromise.
1) Limited internet access
2) Basement is cold
3) Garbage disposal

But still we can say that it is best place ..

But

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Management Response
Sep 20, 2017
We are very glad you enjoyed our place and very glad we could accomodate your family and friends big group of 26 guests. Thank you for calling it the best. In regards to the limited Internet, we are happy to be able to provide free WiFi but can't control the limited data service. As advertised on our site, we have the best plan available but it is not unlimited. We can't purchase more data even if we wanted to. We limit it to 2 GB a day to be fair to all guests yet allowed your group to use 12 GB.
Regarding the cold basement, it was unfortunate that someone in your group turned off the main valve for the gas fireplace so the thermostat no longer worked to keep the area warm.
Finally, for the garbage disposal, unfortunately we do not have garbage pickup by the town so guests have to dispose of their garbage at the dump, a few minutes away.
Again thank you for your review and very glad you feel it is the best.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sami-cana...
Toronto
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dorset's best kept secret”
Reviewed August 28, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Wasn't easy to find a cottage that could accommodate 15 people who love enjoying Ontario's natural beauty until we found Dorset's best kept secret.
What started off as 15 family members quickly became 20. The owners were very accommodating and extremely friendly. The cottage is very large and clean!!! The smell of the outside fresh air can only be rivaled by the smell of fresh linen inside.

Kids and adults enjoyed the gorgeous swimming pool, bbq and the most amazing bonfires at night.

Definitely our new family winter and summer getaway.

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Management Response
Aug 29, 2017
Thank you Sami, it is guests like you that make hosting a pleasure. We were very pleased we could accomodate your family get together and Thank you for taking care of our property. You and your whole group are welcome anytime.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Natasha S
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“we are NOT coming back there.”
Reviewed August 25, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We rented this cottage for a week of July 28 , 2017
We chose this cottage for it's wheelchair access and size to accommodate our party of 10 people - our parents, and 2 couples with small kids. The cottage itself is really good and despite few uncomfortable things, which we were not aware of, we enjoyed our time there for the most part of our vacation. The problems began right after we left.
First of all and the main reason for our discomfort was the fact, that there are CAMERAS installed everywhere around the house. We have not been told and it was not written in description. We felt like we are part of some reality show and we've been watched by someone all the time. It gave us creeps. Because of this, we felt uncomfortable inside the house too, changing clothes, taking shower, maybe some hidden cameras watching inside too. Of course we were not sure if someone is REALLY watching us until we left the cottage and started to chat with the owner and after she said we forgot to turn off the LED light around fire pit area and we had too many guests in the house, we understood that was not just suspicion. We indeed had friends coming and leaving, but that was family vacation with our parents who came for a short visit to Canada and for some of our friends that was the only chance to meet them. Needless to say we kept number of people in the cottage at any given time as 10 or less, if someone was going back to the city for work during the week, only then another person was coming instead or coming only for the day and leaving.

On the last day we spent about 3 hours cleaning and vacuuming, and washing the floors, and picking up all the small peaces of garbage possibly left behind inside and around the house. According to the owner cleaning was included in the price but we wanted to leave it tidy. We've read house rules that allow to leave garbage bags for additional fee and we decided to keep all the garbage (about 6 black bags and 2 boxes with empty beer bottles) and pay the fee of 50-60$.

The house itself was full of small and fragile items, like small toys, glass vases, flowers, books, figurines etc placed everywhere - on the windows, tables, around hot tub, on the fireplace. Items that attract little kids. We tried to avoid any damage and had put vases on the top of the fridge or inside the cabinets.
Once we left the cottage, we send the owner message saying we would like to book it again for the next year and trying to get our deposit of 1000$ back. This is when the fun part began.
We were accused of stealing the vase. Of leaving the mess. Of additional one hour her cleaning lady needed to spend to clean. She started to send us pictures of rice crispy's wrap she had found in one of the washrooms behind the garbage bin (you are not allowed to eat in the rooms, but our kid did eat and we missed that). She told we didn't turn led light around fire pit area at night, we brought extra guests, we forgot to empty garbage bin in one of the washrooms, we stained white towels and she cant wash it. She blamed us we left too many garbage bags and didnt warn her, so her cleaning lady needed to drive twice to dispose it. And stolen vase again, and she spoke really not nice. Now we cooked only on BBQ, and used all the propane (1.5 tanks) We did go and refill it, but she said that was a courtesy on the first place she left us the propane tank full. She accused us of burning the BBQ. What not. She started to send us invoices for towels, and vase, and extra things she paid. Than later she did find the vase in the kitchen cabinet, so she deducted 35$ from the invoice, but still charged us extra one hour for the cleaning. Really?
We paid $3000 for a week. Needless to say we are NOT coming back there.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2017
Thank you for informing other readers that the cottage is really good and you enjoyed your vacation. We are happy about that. But it is really sad to read the rest of your review full of false information specially when we went out of our way, rebuilt a new pool entrance to ensure that you had a great stay, specially for the person in the wheelchair. I hope other guests will read ALL the other reviews and will surely realize that you are not telling the truth since this is the ONLY bad review. You are upset because you had to pay $25. This is what it is all about. $25. I would like to shed some light by replying to your accusations. Sorry if I have to step outside of my usual niceness and be blunt. You damaged 7 big white bath towels that I had to throw away. I did not charge you for those. I did not even mention the 3 kitchen towels as that is petty. You ate in bedrooms and you seem upset that we do not allow eating in bedrooms?!? Is this what you do in your home? The garbage was not behind a bin, it was on the floor plainly. Not sure what kind of cleaning you did in 3 hours, knowing you left by 11 am. Sadly, you left the house so dirty that we had to bring in extra help for cleaning and pay for it as we had other guests coming at 3 pm. Apart from the garbage bags, you left not 2 but 4 boxes of beer plus 3 huge bags full of liquor bottles, no wonder you burnt our BBQ which in fact was less than 1 month old. You did not have the courtesy to reply back about leaving the garbage behind so I can inform my cleaning lady to bring her truck instead of small car. You just left them as a surprise for us. All I charged you for was $25 for the extra cleaning and trips she charged. The vase was missing. I never ever said you stole it. I assumed it was broken by mistake. We finally found it tucked at the back of a top shelf and I immediately told you about it. At least this show that we are honest folks! In regards to the LED lights outside, glad you divulged that about yourself. My housekeeper passes by at 6 am every day on her way to other jobs and every day, she would tell me you left lights on all night and obviously all day! What a shame, when we are trying to save energy and be environmentally friendly. You had extra guests that I decided not to charge you for because we are nice, not because you stayed at 10 guests a night. I regret that now. You were often at 13 guests or more. That cost would have been higher for all these guests and families you had stay over for several days, enjoying our place and all its amenities for free. When you go to a buffet restaurant, do you pay for 2 guests and keep going out and in 2 at a time, to end up with other 10 guests eating and expect to pay for only 2? I think not. We remained nice and never wrote a bad review about you when we should have. As to cameras, we ONLY have cameras on the outside of the property in plain sight, as advertised, for our guests security and ours and in disputed situations like this. We would never install cameras inside the house! I even pointed the camera out to your sister in law on her arrival since you were not there yet. You only found out about the camera when I had to mention the extra guests and now you are pretending to have felt uncomfortable all week? so how is it that you wanted to come again next year if you felt uncomfortable? Something does not click! I did not charge for towels or extra guests or propane (who uses 2 full tanks in less than 1 week?? ) you probably left it burning and that's why the BBQ is burnt and yet you expect me to pay for the 3rd tank you said you went to refill? What if you used 5 or 10 more? There is a limit to courtesy! Again, you are just upset you had to pay $25 that I refused to pay on your behalf. You are being spiteful and trying to tarnish our reputation with this review and low star rating. You even said it “the problems began after you left”, precisely when I asked you to pay the extra cost. So hopefully this will shed some light and truth on what kind of guests you actually were. And needless to say we will not welcome you again ever.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Richmond Hill
Reviewed July 29, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 5, 2017
Thank you the pleasure was all ours. You guys were great guests.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Xingzhi C
1 review
“A wonderful place to have holidays in Algonquin park”
Reviewed May 29, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

It is a very quite place near lakes. The decoration is great with wood stove and hot pub. There are all branches of BBQ equipment. Very good cottage for family and friends group trip. Would come back next time!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
May 30, 2017
Glad you had a great time and enjoyed our place. Hope to see you soon.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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