We stayed for 1wk in late July. The house is very well appointed and there are many special touches (foosball, hot tub, hammock etc) that enhanced our stay. There were a couple of issues that need to be made clearer to potential renters. We were looking for a quiet setting, however the property is in the middle of a half-dozen closely spaced docks- so there is often noise from the lakefront. The property is actually shared with a second smaller house about 10 metres away. Each house has its own narrow strip of land down to the lake. The boats are shared as well. There is no air-conditioning and the ceiling fans were insufficient during our hot mid-summer week. This was made worse by not being able to open windows/ screens in the evening as smoke from the neighbor’s campfire would drift into our cottage. The above sharing issues were only made clear many months after booking when the welcome package email was sent out- far too late to reconsider things. We were reassured by the owner that there never was a problem with the sharing issue, however this ended up materializing. We discussed possibly shortening our stay with Philip but he never got back to us with his response. This is “cottage country” but it was nevertheless disappointing to have malfunctioning screen doors, a leaking fridge and plumbing that required that no paper at all be flushed down the toilet. We had a similar experience with excessive cleaning charges as Martine did earlier this summer. We too, did our best to leave the cottage as clean as possible, paying attention to the detailed cleanup instructions. Despite this our cleaning charge was more than one and a half times the quoted amount.
Take A Week Off Your Busy Life, Come Relax On The Dock With A Glass Of Wine