Steps from a beach, we spent most of our week reading due to bad weather. The cottage lacked nothing, except WiFi and we enjoyed catching up on John Reabus!
We had a great time up at the Windermere cottage house. It was steps away from the lake and windermere beach. We did a lot of biking and our legs really felt the brunt of those hills. A great pub was across the street at the Windermere Hotel. We also took in a couples massage to really get in the mood. We highly recommend renting the Roost Cottage and hope to book in for next year.
The Roost Cottage is delightful and I enjoyed my stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean and comfortable and well-equipped in terms of furniture, cooking, towels, shampoo, soap, etc.
There is a standalone air conditioner in the master bedroom. Parking is on the street.
There is no TV and I believe that the only radio is a wind-up one. Internet is not good at the cottage (the best location is at the lake end of the screened in porch) but I was told that I could go onto the porch of the owners' house next door and internet was good from there. All of that was not a problem for me but others who want to stay better connected might find it difficult.
Internet was good at Windermere Lodge and the lodge has a spa, restaurants and newspapers. The cottage is directly across the road from Windermere Lodge so it is very convenient in that regard. I used the spa and ate at the main restaurant and also the restaurant at the golf club and enjoyed both of my meals.
The lake is a couple of minutes walk away and there is a small beach there.
There is a little shop down the road a couple of minutes walk that is well stocked with various supplies and Port Carling is about a 15 minute drive.
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A friend & I escaped to Windemere for some R&R and stayed in this lovely home away from home. We found the home to be charming, well located, well maintained and fairly well equipped but the amenities in the ad stated it was waterfront, had wi fi and was air conditioned which was not accurate. It is located close to the water but definitely not waterfront. The internet/WiFi service was basically non-existent which caused some frustration when you expected it to be available. And as for air conditioning, NOT. There is one portable BTU unit in the master bedroom but unless the outside tempature is less than 28 degrees the entire upstairs is like a sauna. The kitchen is very well equipped except for the bar fridge which does not hold much. But having stated all this, now knowing what to expect, I would definitely book this property again.
If you need a beautiful, quiet place to vacation or holiday -- look no further. Located in one of Muskoka's most exclusive spots--the lovely Windermere--and just steps from sparkling Lake Rosseau and a public but quiet beach and dock, this holiday rental house comes wonderfully equipped with cozy beds in tasteful bedrooms, relaxing sitting areas, a classy-rustic bathroom, and a fully-equipped lots-of-counter-space kitchen and dining area. All this in an idyllic, rejuvenating, refreshing setting. My wife and I have stayed here multiple times and we whole-heartedly, unreservedly recommend it.
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