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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

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Recent Ontario reviews

  • Totally relaxing stay to get away from it all

    "We stayed at Patricia's lovely lakehouse last weekend and had such a wonderful time. First off, Patricia is a super nice lady who will show you around and be available if you need anything during your stay (unlikely given that pretty much everythign is provided for you!) Be aware, that the rental is only for the lake house - you wont have access to the larger home which is occupied by the owner :) The acre property is huge and litterally right on the water. As you approach, you have your own parking area behind gates. Youll see the fire pit area (unfortunately we only used it one night -- too exhuasted from all our swiming and kayaking) and a beautiful agrden area. The shower is outdoors but surprisingly really nice and refreshing after a day in the lake. The water temeprature was perfect and pressure right on. We were lucky enough to be able to bring our dog with us - and she just loved it here. The lakehouse is situated below the house, down a winding staircase thats quite pretty. Once you see the lake it litteally takes your breath away. We had a wonderful sleep each nice and it was so nice to hear the water and soft waves crashing. We had full use of the BBQ which we used often for our meals and the room is furnished with a small refridgerator. Patricia gave us soem fresh herbs from her garden to use in our cooking which went awesome with our roasted potatoes and beer can chicken! :) She also allowed us use of her kayak which we couldnt get enough of. The water is crystal clear and so clean and refreshing. My only suggestions for future would be: maybe a bigger fridge down the road? lol we packed alot of food and beverages so it was ab it hard to stuff it all in there. Also a mosquito net over the bed would be sooo amazing. We had a bit of trouble findign the pots and pans and plates for use - but with a bit of diggin around we found them! Overall, we would definately recommend this property for people looking to escape it all. We didnt have any luck with connecting to wi-fi or even beign able to make any phone calls but to be honest...that was part of the reason why we had such a good relaxing stay. It was a great opportunity to get away from it all. LCBO and grocery store is 10 mins away by car. Super convenient! Thanks again Patricia! Fio, Adam and Bayleigh"
    Guest: Fio Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Well Appointed, Cozy Vacation Home

    "We rented this house with another family and it worked out very well for a short ski get away. The first thing I'd like to comment on is the owner's approach to renting the property. They like to do it the old-fashioned way and to use a personal touch. This means that there's lots of trust involved. Although I wasn't sure about paying for the entire stay when I booked, after talking to the owner I decided to go ahead. It all worked out fine. If this is a concern, there is insurance available through VRBO. The home was exactly as represented in the photos (except that the master bedroom is bigger than it appears). The rooms and furnishings were very comfortable and in good condition. One thing to note is that there is a bar at the kitchen with four bar chairs but there is no formal dining table. If a large group wishes to eat together there is a large coffee table in the living room which can be used. The kitchen truly does have everything you could need for cooking. The living room was a cozy space to hang out in. The owner was very responsive and friendly. We had a great chat as we were oriented to the property and they made it clear that we could contact them with any additional needs. The location is great - we watched skiers from the living room window. It was a bit too far for the younger members of our group to walk to the lifts, but the drive really was about 1 minute and parking was easy. All in all, this was a really nice fit for our group of 7 and we had a great time. We are already chatting about a return in the warmer weather!"
    Guest: KW Guest Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 22, 2015
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  • Great beach/lake for families

    "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: MF Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • Perfect place for a family vacation

    "We (wife and I, kids aged 7 and 5 and my parents) spent a week on Dempster Island. The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. The views are spectacular, especially sunrises, sunsets and looking at the stars at night from the private dock. Our kids loved playing on the beach and going for canoe and motorboat rides. Although the cottage is on an island, Bala is very close and it's easy to get to and from shore with the provided motorboat."
    Guest: KMac Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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