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"This was my second visit to Anne's Retreat and my first review. This is a great home with lots of room and a short walk to the beach. Although the beach is a short walk and very nice I prefer Cedar Beach which is an easy 10 minute drive. The home is very well equipped and is spotless and show's Anne's pride of ownership. With 2 decks it is great to enjoy morning coffee or an afternoon drink. Anne is a real pleasure to work with and my sister and I plan on being back next year."
Guest: Rick R.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 17, 2014
"I was in town for work and barely around and this was the perfect place to rest my head. Clean & quiet with updated amenities and I felt safe (as a woman traveling alone). The ceilings are low for anyone over 6 foot, but it didn't bother me at all. Will definitely stay again, next time work brings me to town."
Guest: Hallie L.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: November 18, 2014
"We just returned from a week at this cottage on Lake Farlain. It was a low-key family vacation with our 2-year-old twins and their grandparents, though we did have a few additional family members stay a couple of nights at a time. For the most part, we all fit comfortably on the upper/main level of the cottage in the 3 spacious bedrooms, updated bathroom, living room and kitchen areas. However, the nights that we did have additional guests, we were required to use the fourth bedroom located on the lower level of the cottage.
I cannot say enough about how pleased we were with the beach front and lake. It was much better than I had even anticipated. The lake is relatively small, though large enough for power boating, waterskiing, and jet skis. Very calm and shallow, sandy water leading to deep enough water to swim at the end of the dock. Our toddlers absolutely loved playing in the sand and wading in and out of the water without us having to be hypervigilant. The property the cottage is on is fairly large and private as well with no immediate neighbours to one side and several cottages fairly well spaced out to the opposite side.
The cottage came equipped with many staples that could be needed, like cleaning supplies, toys and games, lots of towels, and most everything you would need for cooking in the kitchen. The cleaner had done an immaculate job prior to our arrival as well. I had no complaints about the main level of the cottage at all!
However, the main problem we experienced was with the basement/4th bedroom area. It appeared fine, but smelled and felt damp right off the bat. However, when we did have a few extra bodies visiting at night, we quickly learned that there is a major earwig/bug problem in the basement that came out at night. They were everywhere... coming out of the ceiling tiles and lights above the bed and throughout the basement! Our guests actually moved up to the living area floor their first night and set up their tent outside on the second night because that was preferable to the "fourth bedroom". We are all well experienced with spending time up north and cottaging, and recognize there are always bugs to a certain extent, but this was well above and beyond anything we have ever experienced! I really feel this cottage should be advertised as only a 3-bedroom and priced accordingly for that reason! Other than that, we had a fantastic trip!
I would replace steps from the deck to yard as they are steep and dangerous though."
Guest: MFDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
"We really enjoyed our stay at Chisholm House in Burlington. Brian was a great host and couldn't do enough for us. The house is Located in a very nice quiet neighbourhood opposite the lovely Brock Park, it stands in a great location, close to Downtown Burlington. Parking for two cars was great especially if you have family visiting. The house retains its old charm on the outside while having all modern amenities on the inside. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend this to anyone."
Guest: Michelle L.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 26, 2014