We rented a 2bedroom cottage for 2 days starting july 18, 2012. This place has 5 or 6 similar cottages, all build in the 70s according to a worker who was repairing the rotten wood structure. The cottage we stayed in has 2 small rooms, a kitchen equipped with a gas stove, a fridge, a toaster but no microwave. There is also a very small area about 12 by 6 ft with a sofa a tv and a dinner table with 2 chairs. Every thing is quite old. The bed are comfortable.
We pay 170$ a day for the cottage and also rent a motor boat for which we pay 140$ a day. But there is a catch. The owner told us that we have to return the boat on the second day at 5pm unless we pay for another half a day if we want to fish late into the evening. As the fishing is best at dawn and dust, we reluctantly paid the extra amount. Now best part is she told us that even if their website advertises a free gas tank is included with every one day rental that applies only if we use the boat from 8:00am till 5:00pm. Otherwise guests have to pay for a second tank of gas (40$). We felt we were trapped because we believe too much in the web ad of Spencer's Boat and Lodge Rental. The boat has a old 2cycle 25hp motor.
Even this property sits on a small bay, the bay is very dirty with lots of weed. After 2 days of fishing almost every corner within a 5 miles radius, i can tell that the area has no bass at all, we caught many yellow perches and a pike but that's it. We also saw a couple catching a walleye at 80 ft dip. May be Gananoque area has bass years before but they seem to not exist now.
I will never return again to Spencer's Boat and Lodge Rental.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St. Lawrence River waterfront cottages in the heart of the famous 1000 Islands, full kitchens, cable TV, wireless internet, launch, docking, boat rentals, guided 1000 islands fishing charters. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Spencer's Riverfront Cottages Gananoque, Canada - Ontario