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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We spent two wonderful weeks at Hawthorne Cottage. The first week was spent with our extended family - both sets of grandparents and our two children (ages 2 and 4). For the second week, the grandparents left and our friend's family moved in with their three children (ages 18 m, 3.5 and 6). The cottage was incredibly well-stocked (more so than our own home!) with endless dishes and glassware, good quality appliances, large capacity washer/dryer, great quality linens, comfortable beds, a hammock, loads of outdoor seating, a campfire pit and even two bbqs. The property was absolutely beautiful and very spacious for lots of time spent playing outside with the kids. There was even a horseshoe pit and a golf mat/net for practice. We did take the kids swimming at the cottage (water shoes suggested), but also spent a lot of time at close by North Beach which we found to be much less busy than Sandbanks. We went kayaking at the cottage as well (brought our own kayaks) which was wonderful and calm. The kids didn't mind being dragged around to the areas wineries as well - especially those equipped with trampolines (Norman Hardie, Broken Stone). Inside the cottage layout was perfect for two families as there are two sides (even two kitchens!) to keep things separated if desired. There was also a great craft room for rainy days where the kids enjoyed painting rocks and playing games. There was also wireless internet and a fully stocked media console with netflix, video games, etc. for evenings or when the weather wasn't particularly nice. This was much more a 'vacation home' than a 'cottage' as it was so well-equipped. On a side note, we had arranged for family photos to be taken in the area with our extended family during our stay. The property was so beautiful that we ended up staying right onsite at Hawthorne cottage with it's beautiful gardens and shoreline. We don't have enough good things to say about our stay and hope to be back again to make more great memories in Prince Edward County. Owner Tom was a pleasure to work with in coordinating our stay. We highly recommend Hawthorne for a vacation getaway with family or friends."
Guest: Jessica G.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 14, 2015
"This was my third rental with Sam, and the farmhouse has never disappointed. I hosted a group of 5 ladies while we escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend the weekend focussing on creative projects and good food. The beds and rooms were comfortable with several fluffy down duvets. There are so many spots to sit and relax throughout the house. The newly renovated mudroom/bathroom is a great continuation of Sam's great eye with modern/rustic farmhouse decor. We loved spending as much time outside in the warm afternoon sun. Sam is amazing to deal with: friendly, professional, accommodating. I plan to continue hosting weekends for as long as Sam is willing to have us!"
Guest: Kelly D.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 7, 2015
"Our trip to Lion's Head was terrific! We enjoyed walking out the back door to hike along the Bruce trail, fires in the fire pit, walks along the beach stones down below the cottage and many site seeing drives and boat trips. Our weather was great, but even on a windy day the large picture window brought the outside in. Contacting the owner was easy and she was very responsive and friendly. The instructions for arrival were simple. The cottage upon entry was very clean and had all the amenities required for preparing meals. The beds were super comfy with lovely bedding. The TV reception was poor, but with the lake and gorgeous sunsets to watch was not missed. We would highly recommend a stay at this cottage."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 27, 2015