Cottage Profile Private 1500 square foot cottage located just six blocks away from the stunning sand beach at Sauble Beach. This cottage is located in a secluded setting and is well screened from neighbours. Enter into the cottage and find a well equiped kitchen with the appliances you need to enjoy your stay including a new fridge/freezer, stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker and more. Adjacent to the kitchen you will find an open concept dining area and living room. Enjoy your meals inside at a large table with bench-style seating, set beside a large bright window. In the comfortable living room area you will find a couch, chairs, large screen HD TV and a gas fireplace. Exit the living room through the glass patio doors and you will find yourself on the spacious wooden deck at the front of the property. Also on the main level of the cottage you will find a four-piece bathroom and cozy bedroom with a queen bed. In the upstairs of the cottage there are two more bedrooms, including the master bedroom with a queen bed and glass patio doors that exit onto a small upper level wooden deck. An additional bedroom has two single beds, perfect for the kids. Each of these rooms has a ceiling fan. A propane BBQ is available for your use, and then sit and enjoy your tasty dinner on the front deck complete with patio table, umbrella and chairs. This front deck area is very private, set against the trees, so it's the perfect spot to curl up on one of the two Muskoka chairs and enjoy that book you've been wanting to read. To the side of the cottage you will find an open grassy area, great for a game or to let the kids run around. There you will also find a firepit and bench style seats so that you can roast marshmallows and share stories around the campfire. After a ten minute walk from the cottage you'll find yourself at the water. While you're here, don't forget to take in a stunning sunset at Sauble Beach, walk the beach, shop at the stores on the main street and enjoy a refreshing icecream cone!
Additional amenities include: patio furniture: table, umbrella, drinking water: shore well, TV - no channels, 6 chairs, beds: 2 queens, two storey, 2 muskoka chairs, number of bedrooms: 3, fire pit, 1500 sq ft, cd player, and 2 singles, number of baths: one 4 piece, playstation 3 for playing and with netflix....Read more
“Enjoyable stay, however was not entirely what we expected”
Left on 11/08/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 8, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
Our overall impression was that it was an ok vacation. It was really an issue of our expectations and it not being what we expected. The biggest disappointed was with the misrepresentation of the online description of the cottage's amenities. For example, the cottage being actually 700m from the beach rather than 400m (not such a big deal except when you have small children who want you to carry them along with the beach stuff); saying that there was a fireplace when the fireplace was not operational; offering a highchair that was not functional or safe; the supposed clothing line was actually thrown in a tangled mess behind the log pile; having to spend half a day of our vacation trying to find the dump, because the directions were not clearly laid out.
The cottage itself was functional and roomy, but that was it. The fridge was not in good shape and did not keep any of our frozen food frozen. The plug outlets around the kitchen counter were not functional, so we had to share the use of one outlet for the coffee maker, kettle, and microwave. The queen matress upstairs needs to be thrown out. It is not for someone with a bad or good back and sinks badly in the middle. During the day the upstairs was sweltering hot. Because we were at the beach most of the time it was tolerable, however had we wanted to take a nap during the day, utilizing the bedrooms would have been out of the question. The large deck was beautiful and relaxing to have breakfast on. The fact that there was netflix helped wind the kids down in the evening. The fire pit was funtional and we did have a roast one of the nights.
We called the owner once bc we had thought the place was broken in to, it turned out that the damage around the lock on the door was old. The beach was awesome, though choosing to go late august might not have been the best idea, as the days were really windy!
That all said, the above issues are practically all fixable, so with a little tlc the cottage would be perfect.
Thank you for taking the time to compete our survey, we do appreciate your feedback.
I have been in contact with the owner and they have addressed the issues mentioned in your comments. They have fixed the electrical problems you encountered, added ceiling fans to the upstairs bedrooms, put in a new fridge, removed the high chair (just to note, this was not advertised as being available for renters use), and also updated the landfill directions so they are more detailed and easier to follow.
I have also looked over the cottage profile to confirm the distance we have listed for the beach as you are correct, this is a very important detail especially for families with small children. What we have noted is that the cottage is aproximately 6 blocks back from the beach which is aproximately 750 metres.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope that these improvements will encourage you to come back and stay again.
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