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Fairy Bay Guest House
Ranked #7 of 22 Huntsville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Wonderful retreat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

While cottage hunting we stayed at the Fairy Bay Guest House for a couple of nights. We were thrilled to find such a great place after having been disappointed at other spots nearby. The new owners, John and Christine, bring lots of experience in hospitality and customer service. They were both kind and Christine cheerfully accommodated our unexpected early arrival. The property is lovely (great dock!) and the boats and fire pit at the shoreline make for an instant feeling of being on holiday. Our breakfast surpassed our expectations (John is quite the cook) and the availability of the kitchenette would be great for longer stays. I will miss the view from our room.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Haifa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

We spent two nights in early September at the Fairy Bay guest house. It has a great location - 40 minutes to Algonquin park, 10 minutes to arrowhead park, just outside Huntsville. Great spacious rooms, amazing outdoors - you go out, and everything is green and flowery, and you walk 15 meters to reach the edge of the lake, with a sandy beach. I just felt the luckiest guy having arrived there. The hosts Marc and Margaret were truely warm and nice and also very helpful about where to travel. Amazing delicious breakfast; and everything is just peaceful and quiet. We were there with our 1-year old, who had a great time at the beach, on the grass, with the many toys available there, and with the entire atmosphere. It's been two weeks, and my wife already considered going back there again. I don't remember staying at such a lovely place for a long time. ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

We are Toronto family of three (two adults, one child 12 years old) and stayed at "Fairy Bay" for two nights in July 2011. We are also frequent travelers internationally and locally in Canada and have enough experience to compare multiple cottages, guest houses or other places to stay all year around. We are proud to admit that "Fairy Bay" is really distinctive for its excellent accommodation, convenient beach area, not crowded like many other similar places, fantastic location close to Huntsville, friendly and cooperative staff always willing to assist you with useful information, advice and a lot more. The weather was hot but our room was air conditioned (central air conditioning with individual room controls). Moreover, the room had wireless hi-speed internet to check e-mails or recent news online! No single fly or mosquito has been spotted outside for the whole stay - for us it was especially important as we all have an allergy to mosquito bites.
I have to mention a lot of things to do - complimentary pedal boats, kayaks, canoeing, fishing, barbeque and so on. The open areas on the beach are well balanced with sun shade; well groomed flower beds are everywhere and everybody can enjoy a lot of unique multicolour birds at the birdfeeder.
The breakfast was special for each morning and really tasty.
This place is really worth the money we paid for. All aspects of our stay were really great. Advising everybody to stay, you will be satisfied and will definitely come back again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2010

This beautiful guest house is literally on the shores of Fairy Bay. We had a fabulous relaxing week with friendly, helpful hosts who gave us great tips on what to do/ where to eat/best cakes shops!! Great location for visiting Algonquin Park and lots to do locally. There is a little kitchen where you can russle up a quick dinner or Marc will light the BBQ for you. Best bit is 8am fresh coffeee while standing on the shore watching the mist rise over the water then another wonderful breakfast with the open fire crackling away. Can't wait to go back...and we're from Scotland!!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2010

Located in a small, quiet road off the main highway, Fairy Bay guesthouse is on a fantastic spot. Marc and Margaret are extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful, without being in your face all the time. They were happy for us to do our laundry, we had access to a kitchenette with tea, coffee, cold drinks and crockery and cutlery. We were also offered the bbq's, which we took advantage of, as having two children, a restaurant can be a bit trying sometimes. The room (Cream) was very tastefully decorated, roomy and spotlessly clean. The beach was fab (and a bit of a rarity we discovered). We used the canoes and pedal boat. The children had fun with the toy trucks on the beach and inflatables. The breakfasts were excellent. We even took home Margaret's pancake recipe. We enjoyed our stay here so much, we returned for another night. This, in my opinion offers so much more than the Delta Resort across the water and probably for a fraction of the cost. I cannot recommend Fairy Bay Guesthouse highly enough.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Mississauga, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

This guest house is not your typical B&B. It reminds us of the small local hotels that you find in Europe. The rooms are very clean, spacious and private. There are two guest sitting areas, one upstairs and one large living/breakfast room looking out at Fairy Lake and the Delta Grandview resort across the lake. Even though it is only about 2 minutes off of Hwy 60 on the road to Deerhurst Resort, It's tucked away in a lovely corner of the lake surrounded by privately owned cottages. Outside the back door an expansive lawn stretches towards a safe, sandy beach. The breakast was delicious and sharing a table with some of the other guests encouraged lively conversations. The place was very quiet, especially in the evening hours.

I've read all of the other reviews and even though they are a few years old, they're pretty much spot on.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2009

I booked this B&B last minute on the long weekend not knowing what to expect other than a few reviews on trip advisor. We were very satisfied - no complaints!! Mark and Margaret who run the place are super kind and attentive. It wasn't crowded and they have a private beach by the lake. It's very quiet and romantic. We stayed in the wine room which has a king size bed and a jacuzzi which we took advantage of.

The breakfasts were good and I think the best part is that it feels like you own your own $1M cottage! It's not overcrowded like the neighboring resorts.

Here are some of the other things we did:

- read books in muskoka chairs by the water
- relaxed on a swing (in the trees)
- slept in
- went canoing
- bonfire at night with smores
- hiking in algonquin (they gave us a parking pass for free)
- enjoyed the great huntsville restuarants (3 guys and stove was the best)

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fairy Bay Guest House

Property: Fairy Bay Guest House
Address: 228 Cookson Bay Cres, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1B2, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Huntsville
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Huntsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the shores of Fairy Lake, minutes from downtown Huntsville, and a short drive to Algonquin Park.; Fairy Bay Guest House features large guest rooms each with a breathtaking view of Fairy Lake, ensuite bath, wireless internet, gourmet breakfast, fireside lounge, library, guest kitchenette, and BBQ. Enjoy the day on our waterfront with a sandy beach, peddle boat, canoes, and kayaks or adventure out to nearby golf, shopping, or on a bicycle and picnic lunch. Spend the evenings enjoying our bon-fire on the beach, curling up with a book from our library, watching a movie from our expansive DVD/VHS collection, or family time with one of our many board games. ... more   less 
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Fairy Bay Guest House Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

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