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Recent Ontario reviews

  • A perfect cottage for a family gathering

    "Not sure what we can add to what people have already said who have fully described the property... Rowanlea is a classic traditional Canadian cottage – the kind they don’t build any more. The kitchen is exceptional, replete with cooking equipment and large pantry type cupboards containing plenty of crockery, glasses and commonly needed staples such as spices. It has a gigantic working counter open to the dining room with its huge table and ten chairs. When you add the BBQ outside it allowed easy cooking even for a crowd. Depending on the weather we were able to switch between eating in the dining room and on the adjacent rear deck and even with a large group have everyone seated together at a single table. This was very special. Laundry and bathroom facilities are very good. Loads of sleeping spaces are dotted between the two levels in both the main cottage and the boat house. Loved the books, artworks, musical instruments, comfortable furniture, bits and pieces from the family's life that we were allowed to share. Lights, electricity coped admirably with our demands. Hot water nearly did. We did have more people than usual staying at the cabin so the hot water situation nudged past the critical point. Loved the added space of the boathouse and the privacy of the dock. So many special spaces on the grounds for a little privacy, a fire at night, all kinds of games on the lawn, accessible parking, treed site, boats, lake views (those sunsets!). The amount of room available allowing all to have a private space should be noted. The cottage is easy to reach by routes both direct and scenic from the city and stores for all needs are found within an easy drive. There is a large garbage holder at the road that safely houses filled garbage, recycling and compost containers until collection day. The cottage is on well water but a water cooler/dispenser is provided. In short, Rowanlea was just about perfect for our family gathering and will be remembered fondly for years."
    Guest: tony Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Great apartment!

    "We loved this space. It is a cute, spotless 2 bedroom apartment with a great little balcony. We came here for a girls' weekend, and could not have had a better time. We walked into town, biked, and enjoyed total privacy in a fantastic space. Highly recommended- we will be back!"
    Guest: Patricia W. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
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  • Truly Memorable Family Vacation

    "Thank you Jason for all your help planning a surprise 35th Anniversary Trip for my husband. We stayed for one week at Icicle Valley, and we could not have asked for a better vacation. The cottage is even better than the pictures. The views from the cottage are breath taking. The kitchen is amazing and very well equipped. Our family spent a lot of time hanging out here, and taking turns enjoying making dinner while visiting with each other. We were a group of seven ranging in age from 58 to 1, and the cottage had something for everyone. The waters edge was sandy and easy to walk into with our granddaughter. Our grandson and sons enjoyed fishing off the dock, and the canoe got well used. The hammock was a favourite spot to read and relax and the pool table was a great addition on the raining and cooler nights that we had. There is a very nice fire pit area and firewood was supplied (a great bonus) and we had a fire most nights. The hot tub was also used, and the steam sauna quickly became a favourite, The wireless connection was vey good. Also we truly appreciated that we were able to bring our dog with us on vacation. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to family and friends looking to plan their vacations. Our grandson's only complaint was "Do we have to go home? Can't we stay!" and we take this as a sign of an awesome vacation."
    Guest: Penny H. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
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  • Great summer break!

    "We stayed for three nights in August 2014. The owner and family were there during our stay and made us feel welcome and like part of the family. They all went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and exceptional. The cabins are rustic but comfortable and beautiful. The staff on the property are friendly and helpful. My son and I could not have enjoyed our stay more. The only things missing were picnic tables and a gas BBQ area. Theses comments were shared with the owner who promised these amenities will be available by the time we return for another visit. Cooking on the charcoal grill provides great flavour which we enjoyed. The only draw back to using charcoal is remembering to light it in order to have dinner at the proper time. We always forgot or were too busy and ended up eating very late each day. We were provided with use of the amazing stove and cooktop in the lodge! Wonderful way to make breakfast and feed a large group. The lake, dock, grounds, fire pit area are all wonderful. We plan to return this September to try fishing. I highly recommend this camp to all outdoor people who enjoy nature and rustic charm and great hospitality. This is the first review I have ever written as I don't invest time in such things... But the King family was so exceptional in their hospitality and making sure your every need was met I am taking the time to thank them and recommend their camp. Thank you from Tannis and Nolan to the great people we met; Steven, Austin, Graham, Carl, JM, Barb, Lou, And Eric."
    Guest: Tannis Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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