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“Amazing 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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“Amazing Getaway”
Reviewed 5 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
1
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My husband and I were looking for a short getaway from our busy lives over the holidays and came across this cottage booking. We booked it not knowing what to expect and it surpassed all of our expectations. The location was beautiful and the cottage was well equipped and very clean. We look forward to booking it again in the future. We have already recommended it to our friends and family.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jan 2017
Thanks for being such great guests. We love tenants like you as you took fabulous care of our house. You guys would be most welcome back at any time as we hope to see you in the future.
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pammackie
Hamilton, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bonding weekend”
Reviewed 26 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

My coworkers and I stayed at Red Bay Getaway this past weekend to enjoy a more social, bonding experience. We had an amazing time! The cottage is absolutely wonderful!
It is so well appointed, everything you need at your fingertips. The kitchen had dishes, pots and pans, cutlery and even dish soap and cleaning supplies. The living-room has one of the most beautiful gas fireplaces I've ever seen as well as a big t.v. The windows that surround the dining area and sun-room provide for wonderful views. The beds were incredibly comfortable and it was so nice that pillows and extra blankets were available. The outdoor area was just as beautiful, right by the water with plenty of seating areas to enjoy a nice fire or to just sit within the beautiful trees. I actually laid on the deck at night and stared in awe at the display of stars for about 15-20 minutes!
I highly recommend this rental cottage, you won't be disappointed!

Pam

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Liked best: Fire-pit and views
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Oct 2016
Pam, it's so great to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for taking such good care of our place and please keep us in mind in the future!
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Mosha29
Hobart
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful, peaceful, fun getaway!”
Reviewed 11 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

From my home in Tasmania I searched for the perfect place to take my son and his Canadian partner and daughter for a special family holiday together. Red Bay Getaway was perfect! The location right on the water with nearby parks, jetty and a play area for my granddaughter was just what we wanted. The sunsets were just gorgeous as we sat on the waterfront in our Adirondack chairs, or in the comfy chairs on the back deck with a glass of red and soaked it all in. The cottage is large ( to me larger than the pictures indicate) and accommodated all of us easily and happily. My biggest issue was which of the many lovely seating areas I needed to move to maximise the sun and my ultimate comfort...what bliss. On cold days, we played board games and relaxed by the warm gas fireplace. I'm now planning my next holiday and certainly hope to return for another peaceful, fun and meditative holiday at Red Bay Getaway. Thanks so much, Jason. Your responses have been immediate and really helpful. Looking forward to next time!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Oct 2016
Haha...sounds like the perfect holiday to me. Thanks for your kind words and thanks so much for the positive review. Please do keep us in mind down the road because tenants like you are always welcomed!
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cstar1511
Grimsby, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
“Location is superb.”
Reviewed 3 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Red Bay Getaway is a great cottage for a vacation. Right on the lake. The sunsets are amazing. Perfect location for site seeing or just relaxing.

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Liked best: Location and sunsets.
Liked least: Only one shower.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Management Response
4 Oct 2016
I'm so very glad that it was such an enjoyable holiday for you. Please do come back as we love tenants like you!
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Bella P
1 review
“the cottage provided the right environment for us to relax”
Reviewed 3 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.
Recommended for:
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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 22 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:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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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
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“Extremely Disappointing”
Reviewed 10 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
2
people found this review helpful

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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