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We stayed for four days at Wasaga Beach Lakes of Wasaga Parkbridge Resorts. The three bedroom cabin was clean and well maintained. Every little thing we could possibly need was there. There were cabins and chalets on the property. They are heated and also can be used well into the fall months. Ours easily slept five but could have slept 7-8 because of the foldout couch in the living room area. There was a moment when I panicked because I bought a bottle of wine with a cork in it. I figured I would end up taking it home, but I happily found a corkscrew in the drawer and managed to open said wine bottle. Happy clapping!
Cupboards are full equipped with dishes, pots and pans, silver ware, cookie sheets, and ours even had a few games in one of the closets. You do need to bring sheets and sleeping bags and towels and toilet paper and items like that. A small note inside one of the cupboards informed me that the unit we were in was owned privately and occasionally rented out. Which led me to wonder exactly how Parkbridge Resorts function. So I asked.
This is what the sales associate told me:
Units purchased new can be bought outright or you can make a down payment of as little as 10 % and pay the rest with financing. (I found one on sale for $110,000.) If you know cottage prices then you recognize that this is a very good price. There are also rentals. So you could stay for a four day period as I did. The cost for that appeared to be about $800. There was television inside the unit for the rainy times, but no Wifi, which is never a glitch for me because I travel with portable Wifi so I can work anywhere. Side note: the web site says there is Wifi connection available.
The owner has use of the Park, Model/RV or cottage from April to November. A seasonal fee is spread out over the year. The owner of the RV or cottage rents the land the cottage sits on. Lot rentals are broken down into three groups: Premium, Premium Plus and Regular.
Many years we have stayed in Southampton with family. I love the beach and the cottage we often rent there, but the cost to buy there is not manageable for most families. We also often rent with other family members at Sauble Beach, but I am not a huge fan of the actual beach in Sauble. I love the company and enjoy the area, but I also kind of worry about the busy nature of the beach and the cars that are parked all over it. This area called Lakes of Wasaga fills a gap nicely and didn’t have any big draw backs that I could see. The drive from Toronto is only 1.5 hours. From London it is closer to 3 1/2, or 4 hours.
So that still doesn’t completely take care of my grass cutting issue. But, I like the price. I liked the area and the community and the cabin/chalet itself. Also new Wasaga Beach has a lot of amenities. Lakes of Wasaga had several restaurants and some retail within a 5 to 10 minute drive. Wasaga is less than 30 minutes to Collingwood. I will be giving this idea some thought and serious financial consideration. I enjoy having the option of getting away and Lakes of Wasaga cabins and chalets met my level of comfort.
The community is secure and safe and you needed an access card to get into any of the buildings, as well as to drive onto property. I felt safe and comfortable staying with the kids and their friends. My husband wasn’t able to take holidays that week.
I would happily return here with my family. It’s a great option for affordable family travel in Ontario. I received a stay here for free in order to facilitate this post.