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Review of Red Bay Getaway

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Very good
23 reviews
Front side of house (facing water front)
Sunroom/living room/window with water view
Kitchen and dining area with view of the water
2 bedrooms upstairs (2 queen sized beds)
Downstairs washroom
Pathway to water
Sunsets are spectacular
What a view!
Dock at public beach down the road
Only in Canada :)
Bring your water toys
Great water for playing and exploring
Sorry but paddle board not included
Dock at public beach
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Sauble Beach, Bruce County, Ontario

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Very good - based on 23 reviews
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Bella P
1 review
“the cottage provided the right environment for us to relax”
Reviewed 4 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

It is a beautiful and relaxing cottage equipped with all the amenities we needed. I was very impressed that there are labelled instructions or guidelines on what to do. The hot water turns on fast and the availability of chairs to relax outdoor is also great if the weather could have been warmer. I also find it very relaxing to watch the water in the morning in the big windows while sitting in the living room and the dining room. It was the best view!! To sum it up, it just like "a home away from home".

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Liked best: location, cottage was equipped
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Oct 2016
Thanks for your kind words Bella. Please do keep us in mind when you're travelling in the future.
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JennBella...
Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed 23 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My family discovered Red Bay last year and we couldn't wait to come back again! This year we loved the new addition of the outdoor shower. It was so invigorating to look out over the water while the breeze is gently swaying the trees around you, truly liberating! This cottage feels like our second home! Red Bay is close enough toTobermory for some nice day trips, or Owen Sound for shopping. This cottage has everything you might need on a day to day basis. The owner is always quick to respond if you have any questions. We really couldn't have asked for anything more. My family had time to play in the sand,swim,have a campfire, and eat our meals together without a schedule to worry about. We love your cottage Jason,thank you so much for opening your doors to us and we are already planning our next visit!

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Liked best: Outdoor shower
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
23 Sep 2016
Hey Jenn. Your family was terrific and it was a pleasure to host you. Please do not hesitate to come back and we really do hope to see you again next year (ideally you make this an annual trip :)
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George A
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Extremely Disappointing”
Reviewed 10 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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What was suppose to be the highlight of our "tour of Canada" vacation turned out to be nothing but a major disappointment.

The pictures are very enticing on TripAdvisor but do not come close to the reality of this place.

We rented it for two nights but only stayed one day. This place was filthy. Dead bugs everywhere, cobwebs throughout the kitchen, broken trim, faulty doorknob, food on the patio furniture; I can go on and on. It took my spouse and myself over an hour to clean the place just to make it acceptable.

The owner of the rental mentioned that the property manager wasn't able to clean the place before we arrived. That's completely acceptable except for the fact that cobwebs this size don't appear in just a day.

The owner offered us a kind gesture and was willing to send us some of the money we put down for the rental. Unfortunately, after two weeks of waiting and multiple excuses, his kind gesture was just an empty promise.

The only thing this place has going for it is it's location.

I don't like leaving negative reviews but the owner failed to deliver what was presented on TripAdvisor and I would like to warn others when dealing with this owner.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: The way the owner treated me.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
14 Jul 2016
We are sorry to hear that Red Bay Getaway did not meet your standards.
As you know, we pass savings onto our guests and keep prices reasonable by not employing professional, deep cleaning, services after each tenant. Most of our guests understand this and happily abide by our exit arrangements and leave the cottage in a hospitable state. Also, despite our efforts to manage the environment sympathetically (admittedly, we don't use overly environmentally toxic pest control measures) - wildlife and insects are a reality of life on the lake, in cottage country.
Perhaps, in the future, you might be more comfortable in a BnB and/or hotel rather than a whole cottage on the waterfront? You may find the level of comfort and service more to your liking. There are several in the area and I would be happy to provide you with a referral should you decide to visit our wonderful community again.
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CarolineD...
London, Canada
1 review
“Pure Bliss”
Reviewed 28 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Our family just returned from our vacation at Red Bay Getaway, we are amazed at how beautiful and enjoyable our stay there was. The property was more than you could ever ask for. Anything and everything you would need for a fantastic vacation is there for you, it provided enough privacy to fully relax and close enough to travel local for a great family day out!!! Our family truly loved it and will certainly be planning on going back again in the future, we recommend this location to anyone who is looking for a great place to stay near the water!!!!!

Thank you again to the amazing owner who ensured our stay was excellent.




Caroline and Family

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Liked best: The view on the water in the evening, the sunsets are just gorgeous!!!!!!!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Jul 2016
Caroline, thanks for all your kinds words. We're so happy that you had such a good time. Please do keep us in mind in your future travel plans.
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Ingibaby1...
Port Colborne, Canada
1 review
“Awesome!”
Reviewed 4 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We had a beautiful relaxing stay at red bay. Everything is there that you need. A beautiful view of the lake and a minutes walk to a children's park with the beach. If u have kids it's a perfect spot. The cottage is very roomy and bright and it has great zen. We didn't want to leave! Want to return in September! Ingrid and Joseph Crowe ~ port colborne, ontario

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Liked best: Views and cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jan 2016
Ingrid, you guys were AWESOME tenants. We would most definitely welcome you and your family back at any time. Please do come again as we love tenants like you :)
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