Guest Reviews

The Great House

Francine Avatar

Marla's Great House is the best place for a family reunion like we had (large group) or a small wedding. We had such a wonderful time. The house is spotless, the beds are very comfy. The staff is wonderful and helpful, always ready to answer our questions/calls. We highly recommend this house for a great getaway
Francine

Francine 12/29/2019
Victor Avatar

worth to walk 72 stairs to get up there enjoy such a beautiful and peaceful view!

Victor 8/13/2019
Lynda Avatar

Marla is a wonderful host, who went out of her way to make our stay comfortable. It is a beautiful place and ideal for large gatherings. We stayed at the Great House, a beautiful place with all the comforts one would need. The view is amazing and very serene. We also had the opportunity to see the cottage on the island, which is a beautiful rustic place and we want to go back there. We will definitely recommend this place.

Lynda 9/11/2019
Chantal Avatar

I booked this cottage for myself, my son, my mom and sisters. It was perfect for our needs.

The lake is gorgeous, accessible and very nice to swim in. The cottage comes with lots of water activities included (kayak, canoe, paddle boat).

It’s also very close to Westport (20 min) which makes a fun little half day trip :) We did it, and it was nice to get out for a bit.

The cottage is part of a larger cottage resort. They have different accommodations for large groups which is something I’ll look into the future. The larger house on the property has an even nicer private beach!

Chantal 8/31/2019
Jiazhen Avatar

We had a most wonderful stay at The Great House for a very special family re-union to celebrate my parents Diamond Wedding Anniversary with a group of 12 people. The house was amazing especially the extremely spacious open plan living room, dining room and the kitchen. It make the celebration extra special. The grandchildren loved swimming in the lake which is quite warm and had great fun trying canoeing and kayaking. We even rented a very nice motor boat and had great fun trying kneeboarding. The motor board is also very good for fishing. We caught quite a lot of big fishes. Even my parents managed to catch quite a lot of fishes from the deck outside the house. They had great fun too. After the excitement of the day, we were able to enjoy the hot tub and the camp fires. There are so many fun things to do on the wonderful site and we feel that we have ran out of time to enjoy everything. Overall, it was great fun for everyone. It made the family re-union very special.

Marla is a great host. She is so friendly and very quick to respond to my questions. She also provided an extra boat trip for my parents. Even our dog made friend with Marla's dog :-). The holiday has exceeded our expectations.

Jiazhen 8/29/2019
Bill Avatar

Incredible accomodation for a large group. Plenty of sleeping and entertainment options. Campfires, basketball court, games in the main house and some quiet places to just watch the view. The hot tub is a highlight, big dock to jump off and plenty of water toys. There are lots of stairs to get up to the house, but it’s worth it for the views alone. Marla was a great host and the local staff were very helpful with firewood and local knowledge. We look forward to spending more time there one day.

Bill 8/16/2019
Aalia Avatar

Words and photos don’t do this place justice. Clean, beautiful and comfortable. Not to mention the awesome hot tub and ping pong table! The location is perfect if you’re looking for a spot between Toronto and Montreal. The hosts were incredibly responsive and helpful before and during our stay. Thank you Marla and Sherri!

Aalia 11/03/2019
Kayla Avatar

Everything was so amazing! We are already counting the days until we return! The great house is exactly that great! It has everything you could possibly need, even an ice cream maker which we used every night. Martha and Sheri were the sweetest hosts and made sure we had everything we needed including eggs which we had forgotten at the grocery store! No better to way to ring in the new year then in your own private hot tub with champagne & fireworks. Thanks for everything ladies!

Kayla 1/03/2020
Sandrine Avatar

Bobs lake cottage is simply amazing. The pictures do not do it justice. The cottage is big enough to accommodate a large group; there are many bedrooms/beds/washrooms and space. This means everyone can be comfortable together and you can equally find individual peaceful moments. It is beautiful + peaceful & Marla is amazing! Extremely helpful and responsive

Sandrine 9/22/2019
Farzad Avatar

This is my second time back at the bobs lake cottages! The weather was a little chilly but we enjoyed the beautiful fireplace they had inside the little house.

The communication was precise and on time. The amenities are complete so you basically need to bring your food and you’re set!

Nothing beats the view from these cottages!

Would come back here any day!

Thank you for a great time.

Farzad 10/19/2019

The Eagles Nest

Daniel Avatar

Best. Cottage. Ever! Had a wonderful time with the family and we never wanted to leave! Beautiful lake views and our own dock with an endless variety of boats and things to do. Secluded and relaxing, a great vacation getaway

Daniel 8/18/2017
Tim Avatar

Great cottage on a beautiful lake. Loved it!

Tim 5/21/2018
Lyris Avatar

Marla was great! She and her husband were both very friendly and welcoming. We had a fairly large group and she was very accommodating to us all! She made sure we had everything we needed.The area is great, the view was great and the water was clean and perfect to swim in!

We would love to stay with Marla and her husband again in the future!

Lyris 7/27/2015
Vera Avatar

We were nine friends that stayed at The Eagle for a week and we loved it. The house is lovely and equipped with everything one might need and we made good use of the ice cream maker and had bbq for lunch and dinner every day. You can jump into the surprisingly warm water directly from the front of the house or head a few meters over to the dock. There are plenty of toys (paddle board, kayaks etc.) free to use, you can rent boats (we had a fishing boat and a pontoon for the weekends) and at night you can sit at the fire pit and make s'mores. We were sad to leave and want to come back.
More and better photos can be found if you search for bobs lake cottages!

Vera 8/16/2015
Jennifer Avatar

We spent a fantastic long weekend at this cottage over Labour Day, and both of us agreed - even though it was quite rainy and cool most of the weekend, it was one of the best weekends we'd had all summer.

The cottage itself is picture-perfect. Bright, clean and very homey feeling. It has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. The highlight is definitely the view of the lake from the living room - floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. The indoor fireplace make it incredibly cozy on cooler nights. The front deck offers more spectacular views, and there's a firepit right off to the side, where you can enjoy a campfire at the same times as the beautiful views of the lake.

With canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, water toys, floating docks, etc, available to you, you can really make the most of your time. The lake is generally quite calm, great for those just learning to kayak or canoe, and the swimming is excellent (even in the rain).

Finally, Marla was such a warm, accommodating host - ensured we had everything we needed, and went over and above to ensure we had a wonderful time. Our only regret is that we only discovered this place at the end of the summer - we can't wait to return.

Jennifer 9/04/2017
Farzad Avatar

We had a great experience at bobs cottages. We had the eagles nest cottage and we enjoyed it very much!

We even had an issue with the fridge they brought us a brand new fridge.

We rented a boat as well with great rates!

I would recommend Marla to anyone looking for great cottages!

Farzad 6/29/2019

The Lake House Upper

Chantal Avatar

I booked this cottage for myself, my son, my mom and sisters. It was perfect for our needs.

The lake is gorgeous, accessible and very nice to swim in. The cottage comes with lots of water activities included (kayak, canoe, paddle boat).

It’s also very close to Westport (20 min) which makes a fun little half day trip :) We did it, and it was nice to get out for a bit.

The cottage is part of a larger cottage resort. They have different accommodations for large groups which is something I’ll look into the future. The larger house on the property has an even nicer private beach!

Chantal 8/31/2019
Julia Avatar

Awesome, awesome, awesome location! The lake is fairly quiet and secluded. The entire time we felt like we had a private lake to ourselves.

The accommodations also provide access to some great water toys (canoe, kayak, and paddle boards). The space was clean, comfortable, and cozy.

I would recommend this spot to anyone who’s looking for a nice cottage getaway!

Julia 7/06/2018
Jena Avatar

Marla was exceptionally accommodating and made our stay easy and enjoyable. Her cottage was beautiful and relaxing with the fireplace and hot tub as an added bonus! The view of the lake was incredible and I can't wait to come back and visit in the summer time.
Definitely recommend staying here at any time of the year!
Thanks Marla!

Jena 1/02/2018
Nicole Avatar

Marla and Larry were fantastic hosts! From check in to check out we wanted for nothing. The cottage was the perfect combination of luxury and cottage life. Kitchen was well equipped for fabulous meals and don't forget to bring the cream to finish those meals off with your own homemade ice cream!!! (Ice cream machines in the units)
The abundance of lake toys (kayaks, canoes and paddle boards) and life jackets make for a great day of endless entertainment by the lake. As well as a wonderful park/treehouse that is sure to have even the big kids wondering...can I???lol
Bobs Lake Cottages is the perfect place to bring a young family. And very pet friendly! Can't wait to be back!

Nicole 9/01/2017
Matthew Avatar

All in all everything was great but, we did have a few issues that our group was not impressed with!
I will start with the good. The place itself was very nice, clean, and the a/c works great! The pictures are correct. The balcony and bbq are a great combo if you get the upstairs like we did. The water was great and the firepit was ok, needs to be bigger.

The bad. So I hope every morning bright and early that you enjoy being woken up by the ridiculous yappy dog of the owners. The last thing we wanted to hear on our vacation! We both brought our dogs and not once did they sit out side and do stuff like that.
So we rented a boat from Larry which was cool and all, but right when we went to take it out we were met by another cottage renter that had also booked the same boat. Now poor Larry and his other buddy have no idea what's going on because someone else took off and didn't leave the books. makes sense right? No! Not at all. So after a half hour of dicking around and 2 boats later, I had to bail out the 'new boat', fun times!

I'll leave it at!
All in all nice place, but piss poor management!!

Matthew 8/03/2015
Sara Avatar

We stayed in the top unit of the duplex on Bob's Lake and it was absolutely beautiful! The view of the lake was incredible, the cottage very comfortable and well equipped. Bob's Lake was perfect for us - a beautiful, clean lake that was perfect for some family quality time swimming, kayaking and canoeing. We even saw some deer! We definitely hope to be back!

Sara 8/07/2012
Alex Avatar

The cottage is so beautiful and surpassed all of our already high expectations! I cannot understate how fabulous they look—both units are superbly-finished, lack nothing in terms of amenities or comfort, and are punctuated by an incredible view and serene environment. We will be back!

Alex 5/22/2012
Theresa Avatar

Our stay at Morter's on Bob's Lake was great! Beautiful view of the lake from the huge front windows, relaxing atmosphere inside the cottage and out and Marla was an extremely friendly & helpful host. We'd definitely come back again!

Theresa 12/29/2011

The Lake House Lower

Aaron Avatar

Beautiful place in a beautiful setting right on the lake. Very upscale for cottage. Highly recommend!

Aaron 12/30/2015
Dennis Avatar

My wife, 11 week old daughter and I stayed 5 nights at the lower lake house. Our experience was wonderful. From the moment we reserved the place, Marla was in touch with us, through email, to see if there was anything we needed to make the stay better. Closer to the date we were put in contact with her team on the grounds which made settling in that much easier. The Lake House had an amazing view of the lake and lots of room to swim and park your boat. The people we met while staying there made the week that much better as everyone was very friendly. I would recommend the Lake House, or any other of the properties Marla has to rent as the people, the location on the lake and the lake itself are nothing I have seen before and it makes for a perfect vacation.

Dennis 6/18/2016

The Little House

Lindsay Avatar

We stayed with Marla for 5 days in the summer. The lake is beautiful and calm, we felt like we were on a private lake. The cottage was great and had amazing views. We arrived, settled in right away and were able to begin relaxing immediately. The cottage lived up to the photos and listing. We loved waking up in the morning and having coffees out on the beach, heading out for a swim and enjoying the lake. We also rented a boat from Marla so that we could go fishing and travel around the lake. We really loved our stay and definitely plan on coming back. Marla was also super helpful with different things and was easy to get a hold of throughout our stay.

Lindsay 8/05/2016
Douglass Avatar

The cottage and lake were absolutely beautiful. We had a wonderful time swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. Would definitely like to come again!

Douglass 7/29/2018
Valdemiro Avatar

Lovely location and modern design with great kitchen. Boats available for rental. Had a fun day out on a pontoon boat.
I recommend a stay here.

Valdemiro 6/11/2019
Farzad Avatar

This is my second time back at the bobs lake cottages! The weather was a little chilly but we enjoyed the beautiful fireplace they had inside the little house.

The communication was precise and on time. The amenities are complete so you basically need to bring your food and you’re set!

Nothing beats the view from these cottages!

Would come back here any day!

Thank you for a great time.

Farzad 10/19/2019
Sean Avatar

This little cottage sits only steps from the edge of the lake and is really perfect for two people. Our host Marla was really wonderful and a pleasure to deal with. She went out of her way to make sure the accommodations were right for us (she has other cottages on the property that rent to larger groups as well). We enjoyed exploring this beautiful lake in a canoe and on SUPs. We would definitely come back.

Sean 8/05/2019
Cindy Avatar

My family of 13 and I had a fantastic time staying at Marla’s! Everyone who works at the property was beyond welcoming and did everything in their ability to help make us right at home, answer all our questions and quickly resolve any issue that we had. The boat rental on site made it extra convenient and my parents loved taking it out for a spin. The lake was warm and beautiful and we definitely cannot wait to return - we’re already thinking about coming back next year!

Cindy 7/01/2019

Badour Island Compound

Jessica Avatar

The water is amazing. Kayaking on the lake was fantastic.
The whole experience is amazing. It would be better if any of us had a boating license so we will have a little flexibility, instead we asked a lot of help from Marla.

Meanwhile, the hosts are amazingly helpful and welcoming.

Jessica 8/17/2018
Alicia Avatar

We spent a long weekend at Marla's place and it was not nearly enough time! There was a large group of us (12 people) and plenty of room to enjoy every moment. Marla responded quickly and to all questions before our arrival and helped coordinate plans so we had a smooth trip to the island. She checked in on us during the weekend and made it easy to reach her.

The property is beautiful and plenty of activities. The lake and surrounding areas are breath taking, wish I was still there!

Alicia 7/04/2016
Jeffrey Avatar

We had an incredible stay at Marla’s island compound. The basketball court was a huge hit with our group followed by a lake swim and a hot tub with a view. We loved having the pontoon boat available to do a bit of fishing. I would recommend this place to a group of friends or group of families. Will keep it on my list to return to.

Jeffrey 9/03/2018
Bill Avatar

Incredible accomodation for a large group. Plenty of sleeping and entertainment options. Campfires, basketball court, games in the main house and some quiet places to just watch the view. The hot tub is a highlight, big dock to jump off and plenty of water toys. There are lots of stairs to get up to the house, but it’s worth it for the views alone. Marla was a great host and the local staff were very helpful with firewood and local knowledge. We look forward to spending more time there one day.

Bill 8/16/2019
Ella Avatar

Amazing cottage! Also very well equipped with games and all the essentials! Exactly what we were looking for :)

Ella 9/04/2017
Johnny Avatar

Great cottage! A perfect quiet getaway from the city. The cottage had everything we needed and easily accommodated our large group. A very unique cottage with some amazing scenic views.

The island is easy to get to from the marina (about a 5 min boat ride).

Marla was a great host and very accommodating, checking in with us to make sure we had everything we needed.

Johnny 8/26/2018
Alexandre Avatar

This was our second stay at Marla's stunning cottage and I am still under the charm. I wanted to share with more of my friends the exceptional beauty of this place. It is quite a special place that will delight everyone. Marla is a great host and has a rock star team on-site available all day if anything is needed. The South Frontenac area and Bob's lake are also quite fantastic and I look forward in coming back in the area again!

Alexandre 9/08/2018
Melinda Avatar

My sister and I gather our active families together once a year (13 of us - 9 adult children with spouse) and this is our first experience on Bob's Lake (and on an island). We could not have been more pleased with the whole overall experience. The island narrow and I would guess about a mile long, mostly Crown land with limited houses - plenty of privacy. The compound of houses is simple construction with a great open floor plan in the main house and plenty of space for everyone to have a bed (and privacy). The water is AMAZING. The property is situated at the tip of the island which forms a very private cove area. Great for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and sitting by the water and reading. The lake itself is very clear and a wonderful temperature (with surprisingly little traffic). We also enjoyed the basketball court, hot tub, and outdoor shower. Also, fun side note ... in our many years of being outdoors in this area we have never experienced fewer misquotes and black flies - even after a raining day (very refreshing). We hope to return next year (as long as there are no little additions to the family - not sure how the 75 seats up to the house would work with a baby or toddler).

Melinda 8/24/2018
Denis Avatar

We had a great stay at Marla's property. The place is beautiful and well equipped with supplies and amenities. Being completely secluded from other properties was a big reason for why we decided to go with this rental, and it was an amazing experience. Would definitely stay here again!

Denis 8/06/2018
Victor Avatar

worth to walk 72 stairs to get up there enjoy such a beautiful and peaceful view!

Victor 8/13/2019

All 5 Cottages

Jamie

November 2019

This is a beautiful place. We were there for a work retreat and it was perfect. With so many rooms, separate beds and washrooms it is a great space. We were able to break down into smaller meetings as well as have large meetings with 25 people in the main cottage. The kitchen had everything we needed. Beautiful fall retreat.


Karen

September 2019

We hosted our wedding at Bob’s Lake and we had a fantastic time! The staff onsite were around to help if needed but in general gave us our privacy. Guests had the opportunity to relax and enjoy the water and the hot tub and we were thrilled to host all our guests onsite so that no one had to drive home in the evening. It’s a great spot to get together with family and friends for a small DIY wedding or event!


Steve

September 2016

This cottage compound was amazing. The cottages are all completely stocked, brand new and beautiful. You definitely are not “roughing it” when you come to Marla’s property. The natural setting on beautiful Bob’s Lake made it a dream location for our intimate wedding. The employees were there to help if we needed anything moved or had questions about the property or cottages. We enjoyed stunning sunset views on a lake that is quiet, serene and so peaceful. This is a wonderful spot for large families and groups to go and have your own little vacation spot, on a breathtaking lake in beautiful Ontario.