The picture they have on their website is outdated for sure! The landscaping looked so pretty on the website but when you actually get there, you wonder if it is the same cottages!
In terms of its location, it is about a 5-minute walk to the main beach, which was a bonus as we basically left our car by the cottage the whole time we were there. It is a 5-minute drive to a Walmart Superstore which also had a Boston Pizza, Harveys, KFC, and other restaurants within the plaza. It is a 5-minute drive to the LCBO and Beer Store. Along the main beach there are various fast food places as well which included a Burger King, Pizza Pizza and Tim Hortons.
Water pressure in shower was great however, if someone else was using the water in the cottage, the hot water kicks in and can get scalding hot as it had happened to us one morning.
There was two gas barbeque grills, which came in handy, but you had to share with all the other guests in the complex. Luckily we brought our own portable bbqs with us.
Barb, the owner, kept the property clean. We always saw her cleaning up and picking up garbage around. Cottages were clean but very old and run down.
Way to expensive for what they were charging for these cottages! We paid $400 for 4 people for 2 nights!!
The cottages itself were very small and tight. It said that it could sleep up to 8 people but you would literally have to be on top of each other to do so. The kitchen/living room was very tight and you could barely fit 6 people in it.
The website said that there would be a toaster, kettle, pots and pans as well as cutlery and such but our cabin only had one frying pan and cutlery and a microwave. Was hoping to have the toaster and kettle but luckily the other cottage that housed one of the families in our group had them and we ended up sharing it.
The cottage itself was clean, upon arrival, however very run down. Everything about the cottages was old from the furniture to the paint to the floors, etc. At one point we thought the floors were going to break through and often times we felt they were slanted. Bathroom is very dated but I guess that is what you would expect from cottage life? The kitchen stove was hardly working, you had to put it to maximum to actually cook anything and because there was no vent fan, trying to cook in there kept setting the alarm off.
They had an air conditioner in the living room but because of the layout of the bedrooms, it was still hot in the bedrooms. The air conditioner was leaking all over the couch and around the window and almost left a musty smell.
Overall, it is a good place to stay if you are a younger group and just looking to party at the beach and just crash here are night. I would not really recommend it for families.
- Also Known As:
- Kora Cottages Hotel Wasaga Beach
- Kora Cottages Wasaga Beach, Ontario