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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario

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AMenegoni
London, ON
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144 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Cottage was ok”
Reviewed 31 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed here a week (August, 2016). The cottage itself is solid cedar, small (2 bdrm) and quite lovely, however it is dark.

Upon arrival we unloaded to stifling heat, noticed several windows could not open due to broken latches. No biggy - eventually the cottage cooled from opening back and front doors and the windows that would open. The single light over one of the beds in the double bedroom did not work. Most inconvenient.

Next morning, the coffee-maker poured 8 cups of water all over the floor. We decided that with the window issue, the coffee-maker issue and the light not working that we would place a call to contact provided in the rental package. Husband explained the issues, he seemed surprised to hear that he was even the contact for this cottage (?) and assured us he would be over the next day.

He never showed up.

We ended up buying a cheap coffee-maker for ourselves in Owen Sound, and moving a lamp from the living room into the bedroom so we would at least have a bit of light. We are not a family that sweats the small stuff, but if you are going to provide a name and contact number in case of maintenance or issues. at least have the guy be professional enough to follow through.

The kitchen is tiny, and the fridge is not full size. One person in this kitchen is a crowd! We enjoyed spending as little time in there as possible. The beds were comfortable and the rooms cozy and basic but quiet as anything at night. Lovely.

The water was lovely and warm. The dock is fantastic - spacious and completely bouyant and lovely to spend hours on (we did!)

A drawback for us were the neighbours across the way. One the opposite side of the lake, there was three days of unbelievably LOUD music that echoed across the otherwise peaceful community. This was a disappointment as we had selected this particular rental based on its privacy rating. I'm talking LOUD music. They must have had speakers pointing out and away from their cottage, as it was like having an 80's dance party for 5 hours straight 3 days in a row. Finally the group left and there was nothing but peace for the 3 days that followed. :) Unfortunately for us, 3 days of our week had been wrecked. The music was so obnoxiously loud that we were forced to retreat from the lake up to the cottage for some quiet.

Helpful hint - the address is located in the town of Georgian Bluffs. Do NOT try and GPS the address to Wiarton or Bass Lake. You will be thrown off course.

Anyway. We do not feel the property was as advertised.

Overall, for the money spent, this cottage experience was a disappointment.

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Liked best: Lying out on the dock at night, looking at the incredible stars
Liked least: The lack of responsiveness to the (albeit minor) maintenance issues, and the noisy neighbours
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
19 May 2017
Thank you for your feedback – we truly appreciate your comments as we try very hard to ensure that people’s rental experience is a very good one. We have since ensured there is better light in the bedroom, fixed the window latches on two windows and bought a new coffee maker. Every year we try to improve the cottage and this spring we completely renovated our bathroom and installed a large rain head shower, bought a new barbecue with porcelain-enameled cooking grates, and some very comfortable Muskoka chairs. Bass Lake has always been a quiet and tranquil lake, and sincerely apologize that your experience was marred by people across the lake. We hope you will enjoy Bass Lake Cottage again.
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Oakville
Reviewed 1 October 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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A romantic getaway
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Kitchener
Reviewed 12 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Ottawa
Reviewed 12 November 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Your age range 25-34
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Ontario
Reviewed 4 August 2010 for a stay in July 2010

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