Guest & Owner Reviews


To provide families with a fun, affordable and carefree vacation for a day, a week, or a lifetime. Read our amazing reviews below from our resort guests and owners!

  • Wonderful staff, amenities & the rental cottage was amazing.

    - Amy M

    Golden Beach Resort

  • We had a great stay with our three kids for the week. Everyone had a great time!

    - Michelle B

    Golden Beach Resort

  • Thank you Golden Beach Resort + staff for making our family get-together memorable as we emerge from covid isolation. Very nice ambiance, family friendly and good old fashioned service. Great staff who knew how to help customer. They went above & beyond & made our stay enjoyable. 

    - Kathy C

    Golden Beach Resort

  • Just finished our stay at the Golden Beach Resort and it was amazing! We stayed in one of their brand new 3 bedroom cabins. The cabin was extremely clean, modern, spacious and so functional for our big family. The cabin was right on the water which was absolutely beautiful! There was a huge deck attached with brand new patio furniture and Muskoka chairs overlooking Rice lake. At night we had a bonfire overlooking the lake which made for a perfect end to our day. We also ate at the on-site boathouse restaurant. Staff were extremely friendly and the food was all very tasty and priced accordingly! We didn’t get to do many activities they had during the day because of weather but we still had a fun pact stay and next time we hope to take advantage of all the events and amenities they offer. All staff and guests at the resort were very friendly and I felt very safe and happy to be there. Overall I very much recommend this resort to everyone younger, older or with kids at any age. It’s great for all ages! Shout out to Amanda and the manager at the restaurant for being so accommodating!

    - Ali B.

    Golden Beach Resort

  • We rented a very clean, modern and newly built cottage with 3 bedrooms by the water at a very reasonable rate. We had access to the recreation room, swimming pool, beach volleyball court, kayaks, canoes & paddle boats throughout our stay. It was a relaxing retreat for all of us.

    - Ipshita A

    Woodland Estate Resort

  • We had a fabulous stay at your resort from the moment we checked in until our departure. Staff was amazing, accommodating and so helpful! Everyone always had a smile on their face. Our cottage was better than expected and we would absolutely stay in that cottage again. It was immaculate and very comfortable. We are a tall family of 3 and we found it very comfortable. We loved that it was right on the water. 

    - Jennifer G

    Woodland Estate Resort

  • We loved everything about this place. Our cottage was spacious and clean. It provided everything we needed. We travelled with our 10 month old so it was crucial it had the space. Everything was in perfect working condition. The staff were friendly and would ask if we needed anything anytime we walked by. The city is only a 9 minute drive. We had a fantastic time here.

    - Suhan B

    Woodland Estate Resort

  • Great place for a summer getaway! Salt pool and beach for swimming plus lots of events and activities 🙂

    - Judy G

    Woodland Estate Resort

  • Had a great time there playing in the river with the grandchildren and also in the pools. Enjoyed ice cream at the main Centre and also a great paddle ride. Great place to stay.

    - Suzanne P

    Shamrock Bay Resort

  • It’s a very ”homey” place to stay… People are friendly and very accommodating. Nice getaway.

    - Georgina V

    Shamrock Bay Resort

  • The resort was fantastic! Our family had a great time. Cottages were well stocked with all the necessities you would need from the kitchen to the very comfortable bedrooms.

    Pools were well maintained and clean, great main office with Kawartha Dairy ice cream. This is a superb location for a couples or family trip!

    - Scott H.

    Shamrock Bay Resort

  • Jackie is absolutely fitting for her position at McCreary’s. She’s very smart, knowledgeable & a straight shooter kinda lady. I’m blessed to be returning for my second season at McCreary’s & I honestly couldn’t ask for a better boss/mentor. Come meet her for yourself & I bet you’ll fall in love not only with her but the beautiful resort we so proudly represent. The views alone are breathtaking. Who wouldn’t want to spend their summer days at a gorgeous resort with fantastic amenities.

    - Nire K

    McCreary’s Beach Resort

  • Very beautiful. Amazing place for romance and spending time with your family. Lots of free activities and amazing and friendly people.

    - Sly K

    McCreary’s Beach Resort

  • Great fun community with lots of activities and games to play. They have a ton of things included with your cottage rental. The water is gorgeous. It’s really easy to get to as well. I would highly suggest going here with friends and family. It was a great time.

    - Brian E

    McCreary’s Beach Resort

  • We had the best time! Great for a young family 🙂

    - Roxanne M

    McCreary’s Beach Resort

  • We had the most amazing vacation. Beautiful resort with so many activities we didn’t even get to try them all. The staff is amazing. Shawn and Tara were always smiling and helpful. They made our stay so welcoming. If we lived closer we would definitely look into buying a cottage there. We are already looking forward to our next holiday with McCrearys. We were blown away by the cleanliness of the cottage. It looked like a brand new show room.

    - RaeAnne S

    McCreary’s Beach Resort

  • Good old fashioned family fun.  Had a great time at Lantern Bay, great sense of community and no shortage of activities to keep everyone busy.  Makes for an easy bed time with the kids.

    - Derek E

    Lantern Bay Resort

  • Very nice cottage type resort. The fishing is great if you have kids. There are many activities such as pool, basketball court, beach, canoeing, fishing. Can’t do everything in one day.

    - Sang J

    Lantern Bay Resort

  • When I set out to find a cottage for myself and my 5 yr old daughter, I was looking for a setting that was clean, family friendly and fun. Lantern Bay exceeded all of my expectations. Our cabin had everything at our finger tips. A great park, sports area, pavilion, pools and beach. All the staff and visitors were so friendly. Many of the people we met were repeat visitors. I brought way more than I need…the cabin was equipped with everything…even some toys and activities for kids. I was so impressed. I look forward to staying at your resort again.

    - Crystal C

    Lantern Bay Resort

  • Wonderful resort. Beach is well maintained and the Canada day firework show was spectacular. Definitely would recommend to family and friends.

    - Philomena A

    Bonnie Lake Resort

  • Absolutely awesome place to stay and relax with free use of kayak & canoe. What a lovely & great view. We really had a good time and fun with the whole family.

    - Evangeline G

    Bonnie Lake Resort

  • As we were leaving our cottage last year, our kids were already begging to come back again this year! We loved the waterfront property we had. There are a number of new cottages this year compared to last and it looks like trees are being cleared for more cottages. 

    - Colleen C

    Bonnie Lake Resort

  • It was my family’s first time at Bonnie Lake Resort, we had an incredible time. Thank you to all the friendly staff who made us feel welcome. Great memories made, the resort was designed for relaxation, family activities and we felt one with nature. We’re definitely coming back next year. I highly recommend to anyone who seeks solace and tranquility in the natural environment.

    - Micheline P

    Bonnie Lake Resort

  • We absolutely loved it there! And have actually had 2 friends ask where we stayed and plan on booking a stay there as well! We would definitely be interested in some regarding cottage ownership as we see it a nice fit for our lifestyle!

    - Robert B

    Bonnie Lake Resort

  • We had a great vacation…felt very welcome. Enjoyed the beach, the boats, the hiking trail, playground, kids club etc. It was a great way to spend a week!

    - Erin M

    Bonnie Lake Resort

  • Amazing place!  Newer cottages, clean, resort well maintained with nice pool, beach and activities for all!  Staff is so friendly and helpful, excellent customer service!  Highly recommend for a fun vacation for all!

    - Jacques D

    Cherry Beach Resort

  • A Canadian Resort Experience: lake/beach access, outdoor pool, boating, multi-sports court, chip truck offering great food, bbq, fire pit and onsite staff makes this a true resort get away! The rental suites are tidy modern and accommodating. The stunning beaches and diverse variety of wineries, restaurants and shopping which surround this beautiful Island make this Resort the full vacation experience. You must try it to believe it.

    - Rachelle N

    Cherry Beach Resort

  • It was my first visit to a [Great Blue] Resort, and everything was great – staff, facilities, and cottage. Any questions I had were answered in advance by email, and the staff members were all very friendly and helpful. Great experience!

    - Lori B

    Cherry Beach Resort

  • It was our 3rd time in this same resort. 3 years in a row and we’re planning to do it again!

    - Pablo A

    Cherry Beach Resort

  • We have only been at Bellmere a short time, but I have noticed quite a few changes this year, that need to be addressed.    First and foremost, the kids programs this year; the magic show and the bingo, the fact that we are getting emails each week, so we can plan our days around activities.  Well done all!   The kids are meeting so many new friends and are free to have fun.  They get to be kids!    There is so much for the kids to do, and the girls that run them, are fabulous.    They make each child feel special, they take the time to connect with each of them individually.    

    Now the golf course, holly cow; what a difference!   James, Cody and the new team have done such an amazing job!    The course looks so much better and it’s being manicured and taken care of.  I am so glad the Bellemere allow’s their owners friends to golf at a discount.   I am aware this is a business, but it is greatly appreciated that Great Blue Resorts values their owners and offers us this special feature.   I have been speaking with other golfers and we are looking forward to the golf clinics.   I would like to mention the guys who check us in, Fred and everyone are so helpful.   Everyone really enjoyed the grand opening of the Club house this weekend.  It was nice to meet new people who also live at the resort.  

    Chris and the maintenance crew are terrific.   They doing an amazing job with keeping our resort clean!   I could not believe how fast the clean up was completed after the storm!   

    This year I have found that the resort is more organized, there are numerous emails being distributed letting us know what is going on.

    When we purchased at Bellmere, we never imagined how many people behind the scene’s work to make sure that everyone’s stay is pleasurable and I wanted to thank everyone for making it memorable for us!   All the Staff need to be commended on a job well done!

    - Chris D

    Bellmere Winds Golf Resort

  • This place is amazing. This is our second year golfing here and we love it. We stay there for a night and golf 2 days. You’re going to love the tenth hole.

    - Scott L

    Bellmere Winds Golf Resort

  • We visited here the past few summers, and have been very satisfied with our stay. Rice Lake is great for fishing and swimming or boating and jet-ski. Is a ton of fun and the resort is safe and kept clean and organized. The resort has been improving with a new gym and laundry room. Bring bug spray, and sunscreen, the Kawartha’s are beautiful but deadly with regards to insects.

    - Shams A

    Bellmere Winds Golf Resort

  • Bellmere Winds … amazing staff and team. You have nailed the hiring of great people and we will be back for our 3rd year!

    - Hunter S

    Bellmere Winds Golf Resort

  • We were very surprised at the quality and cleanliness of our cottage! We felt that we received good value for our money.  Our kids had a great time, and mentioned it was the best time of their lives! It was the first time they had slept in bunk beds. We intend to visit a different Great Blue Resort next year.

    - Christina K

    Bellmere Winds Golf Resort

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