Reviews

“We’ve had a lovely stay at your cottage! It’s a charming little spot with all the comforts of home. We appreciated all your special touches and that our dog was welcome here too. We’ll be back – we love NOTL!”
– Christine, Richard, Andrew, Dianna (and Daizy), Toronto, ON, August 2014
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“Thank you for sharing your lovely little cottage. This was our first time to NOTL and we will be coming back to the town and the cottage. It was perfect site for our family and wonderful location – peaceful, near to the beach and town – wonderful setting for our daughter. We wish we could stay longer. Even when it rained, the cottage was cozy and a great place to watch the World Cup! Many thanks for your hospitality and giving us a wonderful family holiday.”
– Yasmin, Andre & Soraya,  Edmonton, AB, July 2014
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“Our first reaction when we walked in was “wow!”. You have thought of everything. Your décor is charming and beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is awesome. We will beback and have taken business cards to give to friends. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.”
– Debra, Peterborough & Marlene, Georgetown, ON, July 2014.
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“This was our first time staying here and it was more than expected. The cottage itself is gorgeous and peaceful. Darla and Peter really thought of everything which made our stay even better.. We look forward to returning to this dream destination.”
– Mathew & Marnie, London, ON, July 2014
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“We booked this cottage to spend time with my parents visiting us from India. It turned out to be a dream vacation. The cottage is something right our of a storybook. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay and the memories we created here will stay with us to cherish forever.”
– Anuj, Pamila & Parth, Brampton; Rajinder & Kusum, India, June 2014.
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 “Best NOTL cottage! My 5th visit  (to NOTL) and Hawsepiper Cottage was the most comfortable, charming place I ever stayed. We would both love to come back. Thanks for everything.”
– Ray &  Sherrie, Windsor, ON, May 2014
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“Lovely stay at your beautiful cottage. Great location and setting. Everything we needed was here. Thanks for accommodating my little dog.”
– Kathy & Jamie, April 2014
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“Our second visit to this lovely cottage. So sad to have to leave early due to winter storm. Darla and Peter graciously offered a night free of charge to avoid travelling the day of the storm, but commitments at home meant we were unable to accept, much as we wanted to. We will be back, I’m sure.”
– Kay, Nigel, Amber and Mia, London, ON March 2014
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“Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at your beautiful cottage! We enjoyed the fantastic area and appreciated the cozy nights by the fire. We would be thrilled to return soon!”
– Stephanie & Andy, Guelph, ON, January 2014
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“We really enjoyed our stay! The cottage is beautiful and the Christmas decorations made it extra cozy. We come to NOTL every year and are so glad we found this cottage to stay at. Thanks for being so accommodating. We will definitely be back.”
– Chris, Cathy, Kristin & Jerrod, Buffalo, NY, November 2013
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“Very thoughtful hosts – everything that we could possibly need was here! Perfect place – clean, comfortable, great location. We took advantage of Fabulicious and Taste of the Season. Definitely planning to make this an annual event and we will be coming back here. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.”
– Dawn & Fred, November 2013
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“Wonderful place – absolutely ideal for what we wanted to do this weekend. Love the theme of the décor and how it carries through everywhere. Would love to make it an annual event. Thanks Darla and Peter!”
– Rob & Rosemarie, Innisfil, Ontario, November 2013
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“We had a wonderful weekend despite the rainy weather. Your cottage is beautifully decorated and so cosy. The beds were comfortable, you’ve added just what is needed for an enjoyable stay including great pillows and fluffy towels. We appreciated your stocking the kitchen with coffee, tea and basic condiments. The menu book for local restaurants was a big help and having vouchers for wine tastings was ideal. We are already looking forward to picking a time to return. Thank you especially for making your delightful rental to well-behaved dogs!”
– Jim, Lisa, Rick, Marian, Ohio, November 2013
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“Wonderful location for a last-minute getaway with friends. Very clean and tidy. Fabulous décor.”
– Joyce & Andrew, Vickie & Brent, Ontario, October 2013
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“Loved the cottage. So nicely decorated. We found so much to do – biking, wineries and picnics by the lake. Look forward to returning in the future.”
– Duane & Mandi, Columbus, OH, September 2013
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“Had a great visit to NOTL. Really enjoyed Hawsepiper Cottage. Close to the theatres, close to restaurants, close to shops. Walked everywhere. Already looking forward to returning next year.”
– Joanne & Bob, Liverpool, NY, September 2013
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“We have so enjoyed out stay in NOTL and your cottage is really charming. Most comfortably furnished (excellent beds!) and well-equipped. The area has much to explore but we particularly enjoyed just relaxing by the river at the end of Ball Street and swimming.  The winery tour was good as was Fort George and we enjoyed several meals at Zees. Nina’s ice cream is not be be missed. Thank you for providing such an excellent and well-located base to operate from.”
– Liz & Nicky, Bath, England, August 2013
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“Great place; everything is wonderful, well decorated with good taste and all the conveniences. The site is perfect, close to everything, the city is really beautiful and welcoming. Flower arrangements are amazing. Thank you for everything.”
– Daniel and Francine, Montreal, QC August 2013
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“Thank you for your hospitality. This cottage is one of the best ones we ever rented. Great location, very well organized and clean. We went to pick peaches (mm! mm!) and biking was great. Very nice gelato close by as well!”
– Nathalie, Luc, Alix and Emilie, Montreal, QC July 2013
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“We had a great time here this weekend and will be back to NOTL again next year for another biking/winery adventure. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for.”
– Vikos, Melissa, Laural, Tyrell, Toronto, ON July 2013
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“Thanks for making our first trip to Canada so enjoyable. The cottage was fantastic; we will be back again.”
– Kyle & Stephanie, Philadelphia, PA, June 2013
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“What a comfortable, lovely place to spend our week at Shaw. Everything we needed was here and all shops and shows within easy walking distance. Thank you for being so accommodating to our needs. We will be back.”
– Anne, Michigan, May 2013
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“The four of us had a great weekend at your beautiful cottage. It was peaceful and relaxing in a comfortable atmosphere. Easy to walk everywhere. Perfect location. It was exactly what we needed for our girls getaway weekend.
– Dielle, Desiree, Denise, Petula, Mississauga, ON May 2013
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“I loved the décor in your cottage. The mattresses were heaven. Best night of sleep in a long time and I liked the blanket so much that I’m going to buy one just like it. I will come back if only to spend all day asleep!”
– Denise, May 2013
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 “We’ve had one of the most relaxing weekends in a long, long time in your Hawsepiper Cottage! NOTL being in full blossom and all green brings peace and calm to our stay this time of year. Your designer cottage was the perfect size and location for the three of us!”
– Alexandra, Toronto, ON May 2013
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“Thank you for a restful and peaceful stay in your cottage. It was warm and inviting, and perfect for my PWD and me. While I’ve been to NOTL many times, this has been my best experience. I’m glad to have found your little spot in a lovely area of town. I plan on coming back soon!”
– Isabel, Oakville, ON, May 2013
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“What a gem this cottage is! Balmy springtime and people are stopping to admire the gorgeous magnolia blossoms. Love the back yard!”
– Fred & Lori, Grimsby, ON, May 2013
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“Everyone loved (the cottage). Toasty warm on cold nights; bright and cheerful during the day. This is our new favourite place.”
– Chris & Wendy, Toronto, ON, February 2013
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“What a nice and cosy cottage here! We wanted a getaway and found what we needed here at Hawsepiper Cottage. Thank you for allowing us to reschedule our trip due to family emergency. We recommend the Irish Harp (restaurant).”
– Suzy & Ben, Dutton, ON, February 2013
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“What a perfect place to end our Christmas holiday and ring in the New Year! We had a fabulous time in your lovely cottage – what a beautiful spot and great location. We enjoyed our daily walks all over town…as we imagined how amazing it would be to live in this beautiful town.”
– Erin & Chris, Hannon, ON, January 2013
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“What a lovely cottage – so warm and inviting. Had family over for a Christmas visit and they loved it! We will be back.”
– Don & Kathie, Bradford, ON, December 2012
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– “We had a wonderful stay at the Hawsepiper Cottage! The cottage is amazingly cozy and well-maintained! We appreciated the owners’ thoughtfulness (thanks for the grape juice!) We will definitely come back next year!!!”
– Dave, Marie Pier, Maeva & Maono, Ottawa, ON, October 2012
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“Fantastic, perfect, the best NOTL cottage in 8 years of annual birthday adventures! Thank you again for the thoughtfulness and generosity of our birthday cake and the most delicious grape juice – divine! See you next year, same time, same place. P.S. Love the plush blanket on my double bed.”
With appreciation, Jan & Nan, Ottawa, ON, September 2012
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“Hawsepiper Cottage is comfortable and clean and beautifully decorated inside and out. PERFECT location! I loved that I could walk everywhere and each direction offers a pleasurable perspective of the beautiful NOTL. Peter and Darla are a lovely couple who continually strive to provide a wonderful vacation home in the “Prettiest Town in Canada”. We’ll be back!”
– Leigh & Steve, Ancaster, ON, September 2012
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“We enjoyed our short stay at your cottage – provided everything that we needed.  Like the quiet street and being so close to the lake and all that the town has to offer.  The backyard is beautiful! Would like to stay there again next time we come to NOTL!”
– Dewayn & Marilyn, Pennsylvania, July 2012
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“Close to the lake , comfortable and clean , private backyard, quiet neighbourhood , close to downtown, great reliable hosts……….what more could you ask for
We enjoyed our stay.”
-Ernie and Kathy,  British columbia, August 2012
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“Really enjoyed the Civic and Labour Day stay at the cottage! We especially loved how quiet and friendly the neighborhood is! Will definitely return!”
-Chris, Pete & Todd, Oshawa, Ontario, September 2012
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“Great place to stay. Close to the lake and shopping. Really enjoyed the local Irish Pub. We will come back!”
– Justin & Ann-Marie, Henry & Connie, Ohio, September 2012

4 thoughts on “Reviews

  1. Rodney and Cheryl Whitlock and Pat and Andy Werle says:

    We just had a wondeful stay at the cottage. Pictures exactly how the cottage looked. Fully equipped kitchen. Within easy walking distance to the theatre and queen street. We are already planning on coming back next year.

  2. Lori Armstrong and Linda Erb says:

    Thank you for a wonderful stay at your cottage. My mother and I stayed there for our annual mother-daughter weekend. The main area of town is just a short walk away. We enjoyed the Taste the Town tour which is a must you haven’t been here before.
    It was nice to come back and relax by the fire with wine!
    We can’t wait to come back.

  3. Susan Nairn says:

    What a wonderful stay my mother and I and our two dogs had at hawsepipercottage (Mar 26-28, 2016 – Easter Weekend). It is such a quaint cottage and a wonderful location to go walking along the lake or walk into downtown NOTL. The cottage is wonderfully decorated and so comfortable….perfect for two adults and two dogs. All the amenities are in the kitchen and the two sofas in the living room as so comfortable to sit on. Really, nothing has been spared in this lovely cottage. The decor is “calming” which adds to the relaxing atmosphere. The private back yard is so peaceful to sit in and the dogs had a grand old time running back and forth. Darla and Peter really are gracious hosts and have thought of everything to make your stay most enjoyable. My mother and I and the dogs will be back, hopefully in the Fall. 5 stars!!!!!

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