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"Having come over from Scotland for a Canadian holiday, we spent a wonderful 2 weeks at this lovely lakeside house. It is well set up with everything you need, including fishing equipment and 2 kayaks as well as a canoe. The kids (9 and 11 years) just loved messing about in and on the water. You can enjoy the sunset over the water from the veranda whilst sipping your G & T (or any of the wines from the many vineries in the area). The house is well situated for exploring Prince Edward County and its only about 30 minutes by car to Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Highly recommended. Just a shame it is so far away from Scotland..."
Guest: Matthias S.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 16, 2015
"We had a delightful time celebrating our 50th anniversary here with our entire family, from Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. There were 5 adults and 5 grand kids aged 12 to 21. The backyard with plenty of seating, grill, and heated salt water pool was a big seller for us as was the huge dining room table that comfortably seats 10 for eating or playing board games. Since we ate most of our meals at the house, we appreciated the spacious, well-stocked kitchen. (Note: a few more dinner forks for groups of 10, would be nice). On Wednesday summer evenings in Niagara on the Lake there is a wonderful, outdoor "food fair" at a local plaza with food trucks/booths from many local restaurants - a delightful experience! Of course, NOTL is one of the most charming towns in Ontario to visit and Niagara Falls was a picturesque 25 minute drive away. The owner is quick to respond to any questions you may have and equally prompt in returning your damage deposit. We will heartily recommend this luxury cottage to other families. It would also be perfect for a girls getaway - lots of bathrooms and fantastic shopping in Niagara on the Lake!"
Guest: Lois G.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 20, 2015
"My family converged on this fantastic old fishing camp knowing we'd be in for a treat. It was everything we hoped for to celebrate my mom's 75th and two parts of two families each driving a ways to get there.
The location was between Dryden and Kenora, and just north of Vermilion Bay in the forest.
Steven and his property manager "Lew" (his spelling) took first class care of us. Our family of 4 stayed in the main lodge, with a beautiful fireplace and old commercial grade gas oven originally from the late 40's if memory serves. I can tell you right now, bacon has NEVER tasted better than on that griddle. :-)
We had access to two motorboats, a canoe, a BBQ, a firepit and used all of it. We successfully pulled three walleye out of the lake (with Lew's guidance and experience), and did them up on the BBQ for a fresh caught fish meal the like of which my kids had never had, but LOVED. So did everyone else.
The accommodations dating back to the 40's, are rustic but superbly maintained. There is wifi there, but it's of the cellular variety, and our mileage varied day to day with that. Since it was mostly a device free holiday it wasn't a big deal. Cell phone calls weren't a problem with Telus, but Rogers was a bit weaker, though still reliable. Not sure about Bell since none of our party had phones on that network.
The lake is beautiful. My kids appreciated the trampoline/tube not far from one of the docks, and we ALL loved the quiet of it all. It's so peaceful, and so relaxed that we just had a great time - and so did our dog. She was tired for a week after all the swimming and chasing sticks.
Blue Lake Provincial Park close by is an easy hike for the young and moderately fit - it's only 3 kilometres away, about a half hour walk including our 11 year old. The lake lives up to its name - it's blue, unlike the brownish tinge of most Northern Ontario lakes. That brownish tinge is caused by mineral deposits and tannins from fallen trees, not anything you need to worry about, but it was nice for the kids to swim in the blue water and there's a lovely beach and day area. It's popular though - so depending on the season, I can see it being busy with regulars as well as tourists.
Good thing we had our own lake. :-)
Couple of tips: gas and food are both cheaper in Dryden than in Vermilion Bay although it certainly does in a pinch. I'd highly recommend it. The pictures are accurate depictions of the facility. Beautiful!"
Guest: Paul B.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 16, 2015