Salle(s) de bain
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%.
Family Vacation - making memories to last a life time!
My husband and I spent a week at Casa Mia with our family - adult daughters and spouses plus two grandchildren - ages 7 and 5. David’s home was well laid out with lots of room for the kids as well as the adults. The bedrooms were all a good size, lots of storage available and the bunk beds were a big hit with the kids. The kitchen was well equipped and the s.s. appliances were all in good working order. The fire pit was used most evenings to enjoy s’mores and laughs.
As with most homes/cottages on Lake of Bays, Casa Mia is situated on the top of an embankment. The incline was steep to the water but the large rocks used for steps were well laid out and made the decent easier. We got to enjoy the views of the lake and see the loons coasting by from the dining room table. The dock was excellent for enjoying our favourite adult beverages. :-) (incline to the dock was also steep and care was needed going up and down the ramp)
Any issues we had were dealt with quickly and with care.
Having young children near the water requires constant attention but we are happy to report that all went well even though they had a run in with a water snake and a turtle which caused some screaming and excitement. Life jackets and water shoes were a must.
The local chipmunks were a huge hit - first time experience for the kids. Thanks for sunflower seeds left in the Casa David!
We created some special moments and memories which were all made possible because of the location and the Casa itself.
Dorset is a beautiful little community with a great general store, ice cream parlour and a couple of excellent restaurants.
We hope to enjoy your home again David. Thank you! Be well!
Gavin and Mary Ellen and family!
Lake was amazing.
Pictures were not exactly as what was expected.
Carrie, thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. Yes, you are correct, the lake is truly amazing as is the area. Indeed, the pictures are not as they seem. Pictures do not do justice to the area or the property. The cottage and town of Dorset must be seen and experienced in person to be fully appreciated. It is truly a beautiful place to vacation and make lasting memories with your family. I welcome you back in the future.
All the best,
Great set up for families
We stayed for a week with another family. Children ranging from 2, 5 & 7. Lots of outdoor room for everyone and on rainy days the basement was a great spot for movies.
David was wonderful with all the communication and was attentive for any questions throughout our stay.
What a terrible host
There are a number of concerns we have with this property, the inaccuracy of the listing and lastly the owner who is not only difficult to deal with but also has a total disregard for privacy.
We stayed in the property for 4 nights in june 2019. We had two families with children. The property is as pictured old and outdated with a "rustic charm". If rustic is ok but I didn’t think it means dirty clothes in the bathroom and kitchen and fans covered in dust. But not a big deal they can be washed. There is a lot of noise from early morning from the main highway which is just adjacent to the property and is on the side of three of the bed rooms.
What we first noted on arrival is there are security cameras all over the outside of the property which is not described in the listing. Renters should be aware the owner will be watching the premises the whole time you are staying there so dont expect privacy. Although he claimes it is for "security" but once Occupied I am not sure why he would have security concerns? Perhaps it's not all that safe or he has nothing else to do all day but watch the occupants?
Secondly while we were staying there a number of children had lacerations or cuts to the bottom of their feet related to debris around the dock including broken bottles and a rusty pitch fork although the owner claims it washed up after the area was cleaned. I am not sure how a rusty pitch fork "washes up". BEWARE of your children getting hurt, and have their tetanus shot (ours had to get a booster) and make sure to inspect the dock area before they go in because he certainly isn't doing it well.
Lastly in dealing with the owner be aware he is very abrasive and disrespectful. He will use any excuse to take the security deposit and the cleaning fee such as leaving clean dishes In the dish washer, having small bits of food in the drain and hair or dust on the floor. While we were happy to pay the cleaning fee he used this as part of the excuse to tak e our COMPLETE deposit. Add the deposit cost to your stay unless you plan to clean the toilets. On the plus note, the lake is beautiful and the people in the community are lovely. Too bad about the owner.
Gareth, Vrbo found just cause to not refund your deposit as you clearly broke the rental agreement, house rules, and caused property damage during your short 4-day stay. Your booking was for 8 people and you chose to bring 13 people. This amount of people is unacceptable, both for safety reasons and for the capacity of what the property can handle for its size. You chose to disregard your rental agreement by sneaking in more people and subsequently were caught doing so. It’s a shame you chose to retaliate by trying to discredit my impeccable reputation and by fabricating false information on your review. I stand by my previous stellar reviews as they speak volumes and have been nothing but positive. I’m disappointed you acted this way as you were very cordial at first until you were caught.
Perfect Family Getaway
A perfect location for a family to relax and enjoy. The cottage is in an idyllic spot on the lake with easy access to the water and easy walking distance to Dorset. David made renting easy, providing lots of helpful information at the cottage and only a text away if we needed him. Very friendly and welcoming!
Clean and tidy - easy check in and check out.
Easily accessed location on a paved road and walking distance into town. Lots of onsite parking and public boat launch nearby. Great dock on a calm bay with canoes and paddle boat provided.
Thank you Sven!
It was a pleasure having you as our guest.