Buck Lake #7 ~ Testimonials

October 2020

Such a lovely cottage, we had so much fun. The view is spectacular. Comfy beds! We enjoyed the kayaks. Thank you so much! your cottage was so clean. We so appreciate this! Hopefully we can do this again! We love it now! Thanks & Blessings.

September 2020

You know it's going to be a good week when you show up and there is a bottle of wine waiting for you! We had such an amazing week at the cottage filled with fishing, boating, sand castle building, frog catching, bocce ball and baseball, and lacrosse playing and nights by the fire! We will be back.

What a beautiful property and gorgeous cottage. We knew the moment we arrived we wanted to come back. thanks for sharing your little slice of heaven with us. We hope to be back in 2021! Thanks again!

We had a very relaxing week here. The cottage is fabulous, everything we could have wished for. It is so peaceful here, very quiet. The lake view is amazing. We took the kayaks out a couple times. We will definitely be coming back again sometime! Thanks again!

Summer 2020

We had such a great time and absolutely loved the cottage and location. The cottage had everything we needed and more. The rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. We are already discussing our getaway for Summer 2021. Thank you for your great customer service. What a great experience this has been.

Such a great place to be! Beautiful cottage, landscape, nature...we had an amazing time and we will definitely come back. Our kids enjoyed every minute since we arrived to the cottage! Thank you for the amazing stay!

Thank you so much for another lovely stay. The teens had a great time as did the adults. we were lucky enough to have great weather and spent much of it in the water. We loved your cottage and look forward to returning again!

We had such a great time and absolutely loved the cottage and location. The cottage had everything we needed and more. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. we are already discussing our getaway for Summer 2021. Thank you for great customer service. What a great experience this has been.

Childs comment: Thanks for letting is go this lovely cottage. I like how cozy it is. I had so much fun. Our dog loved the lake and the sand. It is so hard to leave this lovely cottage and again thanks for letting us come here. PS It was so much FUN!!

Childs comment: Hi, I loved this cottage. It was so much fun. I learned how to kayak and paddleboard. PS It was awesome!

Teen comment: Thank you for letting my family and me stay at this cottage. (for the second time) It is very cozy and inviting, especially since we have been isolated in our house and property for 3 months now. This cottage is my favorite cottage that we have visited over the years and we rent a new one every summer. But this is our second summer that we rented this cottage.  Last time was back in 2018. When we first got here on Friday there was a power outage and a fire ban, but the power came back on the next day and we were allowed to have a campfire later in the week. Overall our week here was amazing with the canoe trips, kayaks, paddle boat, the floating dock and the beautiful sandy beach. We also loved the bunk room and the balcony's. I loved this cottage and hope to return here next year or the year after that. Rating ***** 5 stars. PS we also found the screened room very beneficial when it rained, which was often on the first and last days.

Childs comment: First night was amazing. Everything else was fun! Although the spiders and other things were bad. I got to see chipmunks and pet them. We swam a lot and went fishing. I also got to drive the boat. It's sad for us to go but nothing lasts forever. I loved this place and I hope to return. Bye! Rating **** 4 stars

We had a lovely time at Paddle North, though the weather was cool and rainy later in the week. My son enjoyed fishing all week. Having coffee in the mornings in the screened in porch was so relaxing we would recommend this cottage to everyone. Thank you!

We really enjoyed our week here at Paddle North. \tghe cottage is beautiful and well appointed, lots of space and the closet space is excellent. The lake is great for boating and the kids enjoyed the kayaks. Thank you for the relaxing week away!

Summer 2019

Your cottage is lovely, We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Nice relaxing time. Thank you!

Loved the cottage and the use of water toys. Thank you for the wine! Beautifully decorated and very clean. Love the Buck Lake sign. Thank you!

What a spectacular getaway! This cottage couldn't have been more perfect for our family. Our four kiddos loved everything about the waterfront. The boats, the toys, the "frog spot", the sandy beach and of course the floating dock. We enjoyed many family games on the flat grassy area including soccer, bocce ball and the spinning jets game we brought. Many campfires were had and many marshmallows. The hammock provided multiple afternoon swings for our wee one. The cottage itself was perfect. The kids all loved having a week long sleep over in the massive upstairs room with enough beds to spare! Thank you for allowing us so many memories in your special spot.

Had a great time at this cottage. Nice setting. Wee enjoyed the sandy beach and large flat yard. The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed. Enjoyed great weather and late summer swims. Nice quiet lake for canoeing and kayaking. Thank you for the wine - it was a nice tough. Thanks for the great week!

October 2018

Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful cottage. Despite the first 3 days without power we had a great time. So relaxing here!

September 2018

What a great cottage. Lots of space for the entire family including our grandchildren. Lots of frogs to catch and spent so much time on the water with the water toys! The bottle of wine was a very nice touch and greatly appreciated! The sand toys were great as well for the grandkids to play with. All and all we had a great time. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us! Some great memories were made! 

Summer 2018

We had an amazing time at this beautiful cottage. We loved everything about it. From the clean and beautiful inside to the amazing, calm and peaceful outside. Thank you for allowing us to use the canoe, paddle board, kayaks and all. We tried everything. The kids especially loved fishing. Even the fact that there was a fire ban did not affect our stay. We will book again for next year and hope this becomes a tradition! With warm thanks.

Child comment -  Thanks for letting us go to this lovely cottage. I had so much fun. Our dog loved the lake and the sand. It is so hard to leave this lovely cottage. Thank you for letting us come here.

Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us. We had a great time. The screened in room and the deck were a great addition from last year. We made some memories with our family that will last a lifetime and again we thank you and your cottage for that.  Thanks for the wine a very classy touch and good wine!! I hope every person who crosses the threshold of this cottage has a great time with their friends and families. In case you were wondering, we would come back to you! It was a fantastic 2 weeks!

We were so lucky to spend 2 weeks at your cottage! What a fantastic spot! So impressed with how clean it was. We have been doing this for over 10 years and we have had to clean a couple before moving in. Thank you for the bottle of wine. Cheers! Hour place is spacious. We are now proud owners of teenage boys who were able to come and go. We brought our fishing boat and our ATV's. We loved the access to the trails. Enjoyed our hikes in Algonquin park and our trip for dinner in Dorset. Every night we enjoyed the screened in porch away from the bugs. So lovely when lit by the candles. We enjoyed our drinks with music we all sang to. Thank you for the memories to have for years to come. Thanks for a perfect cottage holiday.  We toasted you and enjoyed the wine when we arrived!

What an incredible week at this cottage. We have been renting various cottages for 11 years now in search for the "perfect" cottage for our family and this one had it all; privacy, all day sun, great sandy beach, shallow water, large flat lawn for the kids to play, screen room and a nice deck )great additions btw) the cottage itself was clean and comfortable and very well equipped! The view across the lake is absolutely gorgeous. The kids especially loved their bunk room, the floating dock, learning to kayak, catching toads and the badminton net. Thanks again for sharing your cottage with us. This has been one of our favourites and we hope to return again.

Child comment - I loved staying at this cottage for a week. I learned to kayak and do the paddleboard. I got to sleep in a double bed. We watched "Yogi Bear" )(which is one of your movies). We went on two paddle boat rides and one canoe ride. we made bbq smores because we couldn't have a campfire. Thank you for lettings us stay in  your cottage.

Childs comment: What an awesome week at this cottage! we liked all of the water activities. One day it rained a  lot. So we kept busy with a 1000 piece puzzle that we brought and we will leave for future guests. My sister loved catching toads and looking for chipmunks. I caught a foot long pike, small bass and a small perch. I loved this cottage! I would totally come back xoxo!

September 2017
Hello Heidi
It has been rough getting back home and getting back to reality. We had a great week up North. The weather was great and the cottage was fantastic.
It was sure nice to get away.

Summer 2017

Good morning Heidi,

We just wanted to take a minute to let you know all about our experience at Buck Lake #7.

The size of the cottage was perfect for our two families. The open main living space was awesome! Fully equipped kitchen was perfect. (Could use a cookie sheet though!) The island in the kitchen was a nice and welcomed surprise! The bedroom upstairs accommodated all 5 kids in their own beds! Couldn't have been more excited about this. The other bedroom upstairs (on the same side as the bathroom) could use a mattress upgrade. Otherwise wonderful with a great view. The bedroom on the main floor was spacious and the huge closet was nice!

The lake was warm which was ideal for our triathlon training. We even swam in the rain. The kids loved the sandy beach area and the swimming raft. The paddle boat and canoe were also a huge hit for everyone. Fishing was excellent. We brought our own boat and found a "fishing hole". The road into the cottage was great for running (from the cottage to the stop sign and back was 5km)! The fire pit was enjoyable. The large, flat front yard was perfect for enjoying frisbee and washer toss.

The kids caught a toad and minnows. We saw two garter snakes. A few bullfrogs. A jack rabbit. A raccoon. One loon. Geese. A deer. And some moose tracks. Deer flies, black flies and mosquitoes were pretty bad. But, I think that's true for everywhere this year because of the rain.

Overall experience was amazing. We love this cottage and hope to return next year!! Thank you most sincerely. Great memories were made!

We have definitely found the cottage for us. It met all our criteria. We will be back next summer!

We had a fantastic time out at the cottage. It was very easy to find and when we got there it was all tidy and neat but there were a few things we noticed.
The light upstairs in one of the bed rooms was out and we did change the bulb, One of the Green chairs from outside is broken as one of the girls is a bigger lady and when she went to go sit on it the leg broke right off, I'm not sure if it was maybe cracked before she sat on it because those chairs are not easily breakable, I do acknowledge that it will come out of the deposit and I don't imagine it would be more then $20.
We did buy some wood from one of the local neighbors and there was some left over and I left it by the tree for the next renters to use and I didn't want to bring it back home and we didn't get a chance to burn it all, I hope you don't mind.
Thanks again we had a great time and look forward to booking with you in the future.

I would simply like to express our deep appreciation for the excellent service offered by Northern Retreats this summer.
It was our first experience using your expertise and reservation office, and we were very satisfied with the cottages that we rented: clean, situated exactly as described, and offering all the amenities promised.
Instructions to get tot he cottages were clear, and all of the administrative arrangements were straightforward and easy to understand.
We found your approach to be extremely helpful and attentive, particularly appreciated your energetic follow up to help us when we left behind some clothing.
All in all, I would like to congratulate you for work well done, and look forward to another opportunity to rent through you in the near future.
Wishing you all of the best,
Ted Whiteside
P.S. I received the clothes.

All things considered, it was a blast and a half--literally, in one respect, as one of the neighbours on the lake opted to do some early-morning, shotgun-style, Canada goose hunting, the results of which washed onto the beach. Too bad for the goose, I suppose...thank goodness it wasn't either of the two deer we had the pleasure of seeing.

The weather held up for the better part of the week and the fishing was (I'm told) pretty good, so the elements did their part, and you certainly did yours (on such short notice, too). I would like to thank you sincerely for arranging everything and for providing such a great holiday. I'd be most interested in a return engagement at some point in the near-future--I'll be checking your website frequently. What an awesome cottage and location!

Hi Amy,

I was just thinking about e-mailing you today about that. I didn't actually go to the cottage afterall.
I had a last minute emergency, (nothing too major) so my daughter and her husband went without us.
They raved about the place, said it was fantastic.
Thank you again for being so accommodating!!

Dear Heidi and Amy

 Wow, what a fantastic vacation, we had a wonderful time...with family just
 15minutes away on Doe lake and my brother flying in from Minden, the time
 "flew" by...

 Our children enjoyed the water, beach and campfires.

 Please extend our heartfelt thank you, to the owners, without people
 sharing their little pieces of heaven such as Buck Lake #7 we would never
 experience the beauty of the north.  The property is fabulous and was
 perfect for our families. Very nice spot.. just perfect.

 Amy, I have some pictures of Conner in my brothers plane and a couple of
 shots of buck lake from the air, will forward once I down load them.

 Many thanks again and we would be interested in the property next year or
 even perhaps a smaller cottage.

 Will recommend your site highly to my friends....

Have a safe and happy long weekend.

 Kindest regards,