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The Finch Beach Resort

585 Banner Ave, North Bay, Ontario P1A 1X7 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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Updated 21-09-07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-09-07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 7 Speciality lodging in North Bay
The Finch Beach Resort (formerly Torbay Cottages) offers vacation-makers a fun and vibrant getaway on the shore of Lake Nipissing. A small boutique resort offering self-catering cottages with amenities like room service and waterfront activities. Our property is situated right in the heart of town and close to many restaurants, bars, parks and the LCBO. Fully updated in 2021, our four cottages come with full kitchens, fireplaces and 2-3 bedrooms. The Finch inspires a mid-century vibe of good times by the lake!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Complimentary tea
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Heather H wrote a review Aug. 2021
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Rented the whole place with friends from down south. The beach and water is perfect for all ages. Cottages clean and modern. Easy access to restaurants, LCBO/beer and groceries! Will definitely rent again!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Holly Cunningham, Owner at The Finch Beach Resort
Responded Sep. 7, 2021
Thanks for your review! We hope to host you again soon :)
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Sophia P wrote a review Jul. 2021
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A group of friends and I spent the night at the Finch for a bonfire and get together. We were all blown away by the cleanliness and stylish interior decorating of each cottage. The deck at the back is a great spot to sit in the shade, equipped with a barbecue for cooking. The private beach is clean and quiet, and the water is shallow for at least a few hundred yards so it warms up quickly. The owners came by to check in on us during our stay and were extremely pleasant and hospitable. Absolutely planning to come back to the Finch and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing stay on the lake!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Holly Cunningham, Owner at The Finch Beach Resort
Responded Sep. 7, 2021
Thanks for your lovely review! You are welcome back anytime :)
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Melian5 wrote a review Jun. 2021
King Kirkland, Ontario, Canada55 contributions41 helpful votes
I stayed with my sister and niece for a couple days at the beginning of June. We had amazing warm weather (no rain) for the whole trip. Direct access to a sandy beach on Lake Nipissing was lovely. Water was incredibly warm by end of the day and my niece loved how shallow it was. You could walk for ages before the water got deep. We stayed in Cottage 3 (which was still under renovations) however was already well designed. What my sister described as Mid-Century Modern for all those decorating/design people. We loved the BBQ where we cooked all our meals but also has a stove if you would rather stay inside. Each cottage is equipped with a BBQ on a small covered deck with a few chairs on top of a fully stocked kitchen. Lots of choices if you choose to cook your own meals. The check in process is very easy, contactless and hassle free. Has all the amenities of home as well as being right near restaurants, groceries stores, parks, cinema, shopping, everything you could possibly need. The only thing I will mention is that parking is tight. I was fine with my small SUV but with a large truck that needs a wider turning radius might have trouble getting into the parking spaces for cottages 3 or 4. There is street parking available, on a quiet residential street, if you cannot manage to park. My grandparents have decided to book an entire week at the resort later in the summer after I would not stop talking about it. This is definitely a place I would like to come back to over and over. Thank you Holly and co. for a wonderful relaxing stay!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Cottage 2 (Beachfront) is the only one overlooking Lake Nipissing
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Response from Holly Cunningham, Owner at The Finch Beach Resort
Responded Sep. 7, 2021
Thanks for your review! We are happy to host you anytime :)
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Catherine S wrote a review May 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
The team at The Finch provide deep hospitality. The beach cottage that my family and I stayed at over a sunny hot week in May provided pristine soft beds, a kitchen big enough to cook a feast in (which we did) and sliding doors onto a second outdoor living room that leads to a beautiful sand beach and the unequalled sunsets of Nbissing (Lake Nipissing). The place was advertised as evoking both southern California style and 1950s road trips and somehow succeeded in both without compromising the very Northern Ontario character of the whole thing? Honestly I'm not sure how. Original art from local artists paired with VERY cool interior design without making me feel like my kids had to tip toe around anything. New or at least new looking washer/ dryers were provided which helped me relax (mostly) about the spotless white linens. There's a public park a very short paddle or shore walk away that will feel like a daring adventure to smaller children and give older ones an escape from family togetherness. Kayak, canoe, and life vests provided. GREAT restaurants in walking distance and easy (thought not very beautiful in the first bit) access to a paved biking path through woods that goes all the way to the Cranberry Trail in nearby Callander in one direction and North Bay beaches and play parks in the other. There's other great stuff but I'm worried I sound unhinged already. I just love skill. This place is skill + beauty and it shows off everything that's easy to miss but precious and unique about a part of the world I love very much. Obviously highly reccomend.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Holly Cunningham, Owner at The Finch Beach Resort
Responded May 21, 2021
Dear Catherine, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay as one of our first guests! We hope to have you back again soon, the beach awaits :) Cheers, Holly
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Finch Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Finch Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include North Bay Heritage Train and Carousel (5.0 km), Laurier Woods Conservation Area (4.2 km), and Capitol Centre (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Finch Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at The Finch Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Finch Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Finch Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Finch Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burger World, The Sub Place, and Station Tap House & Steak Co.
Are pets allowed at The Finch Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.