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Merland Park Cottages

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12488 Loyalist Parkway, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0 Canada
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#7 of 25 Speciality lodging in Picton
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Nestled on the shores of Picton Bay, just 2km east of the quaint town of Picton, Merland Park is a small quiet resort. We offer our guests a charming country experience with all the modern day amenities only minutes away. Our 13 cottages and 3 motel units are spread out across 3 acres of beautiful trees and laneways with every cottage overlooking Picton Bay. Merland Park is open year round. All Cottages come with fully equipped kitchens including fridge, stove, microwave and basic kitchen utensils. Each cottage has its own propane BBQ on the deck, cable TV, with VCR or DVD in the living room (available in most cottages), WIFI, shower or bathtub in bathroom, blankets & pillows in the bedrooms as well as self-controlled heating & air-conditioning.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
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Fishing
Outdoor fireplace
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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English, French
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chuck m wrote a review Mar. 2021
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Wanted to go and catch some jumbo perch/ The week before I went up to Beaverton (Simcoe+. We caught six fish there. I used an outfitter and rented a hut. So I did some research and came across Kevin's little hidden gem in Picton. After several phone calls I decided to give it ago. The reason why was that Kevin was straight up and was honest and told me the bit was on. He was the first outfitter to take the time and talked to me and I felt he really cared about his clients catching fish. I was just another customer. I have broken ribs and he was aware of that and he took care of myself and friend like we where family. His hut where of the ice for the season so he put up his fabrill ice hut. FYI I could have taken my own and put it up and try to figure out where the fish where but.... see pictures. He offered his fish finder, rod's everything. Fortunately i had my own gear. We went on March 7th. I definitely will be going back. Looking at renting and cottage this year for pickerel and perch. Winter and spring. At the end of the day Kevin was more excited that we where successful then we where. WE WERE VARY HAPPY WITH OUR CATHS THAT DAY. Guy from Peterborough
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Rachel C wrote a review Oct. 2020
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We stayed in the pickerel palace for 5 nights. There were 5 adults and one small child. We all had the most amazing time. The owners were very friendly and extremely accommodating. We will definitely be making this a yearly trip !!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kevin Lavers, Owner at Merland Park Cottages
Responded Dec. 18, 2020
Thank you so much for the positive review - we really appreciate it :)
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Adam A wrote a review Sep. 2020
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I typically do not write negative reviews, however after reading the response to many negative reviews, "you should have told us", which appears to be the owner's generic response on almost every negative review regarding Merland Park Cottages, I decided to share my review. I stayed in cottage #4 with my wife and children from August 8-15 and my parents stayed in cottage #8 for that week, and we kept telling the owners about our issues that we were experiencing during our stay, but as you will read in my review, it didn't help during our stay, so please be aware, if you decide to stay here. As soon as we entered cottage #4, there was a stench of "pot smoke", so we immediately notified Jen (one of the owners), and she was aware of the stench, as she told us, that she was charging the previous tenants a cleaning fee. I was quite surprised, that I could still smell the pot, despite Jen alluding to the fact that there was extra cleaning that was done in our cottage. We asked to be moved to a different cottage, but were told that there was no vacancy. Jen offered to wash the drapes (I had to help her take the drapes down and needed to put them up myself), and when we asked for the futon cover and chair covers to be washed (as they smelled like pot too), she wouldn't take them, as she mentioned that they were just washed (even though they appeared dirty). The BAND-AID SOLUTION was that we were given a deodorizing spray to mask the odour, which continued for the duration of our stay. We tried to keep the windows open in our cottage, but since the screens were broken or missing, we ended up having to choose between the strong pot smell or bugs flying into the cottage. We did notify Kevin (the other owner) about the torn screens who replied with, "What do you expect, when we allow dogs on the property?". Eventually, a maintenance person came to fix the patio screen (only), by simply putting tape on both sides of the screen, but we couldn't use the windows in the cottage for the whole week. A BAND-AID SOLUTION. On the website, it clearly states that dogs must be on leashes. It is no wonder we did not see a single dog on a leash, because the owners' sheep dog was never on a leash. So if the owners aren't practicing what they are preaching, why would anyone else follow suit? The neighbours' golden retriever was a constant fixture on our patio. We did mention this to Jen, that there was a stray dog, who was defecating on the lawn and roaming around the property, and her response was "Oh, it's the neighbours' dog". Jen did pick-up after it, that one time, BUT IT APPEARED THAT I NEEDED TO MENTION THIS TO HER EVERY TIME, OTHERWISE IT WOULD BE IGNORED. I AM NOT SURE WHY THE ONUS IS ON THE VACATION GUEST TRYING TO ENJOY THEIR VACATION AND WHY THE MAINTENANCE CREW ISN'T TAKING CARE OF THE GROUNDS. There was not one day that week, that we didn't see feces on the grass. We couldn't enjoy the property, as besides finding feces on the property, garbage also wasn't picked-up. When we arrived to the cottage on the first day, there were wrappers, a cigarette box and other scraps, which remained in the same spots for the whole duration of our stay. This set a tone that not only were the grounds dirty, but the inside of the cottage was dirty too. In fact, my daughter found a t-shirt and water bottle underneath her bed, which should have been found if the cottage was properly cleaned. After a few days, I felt tired of bringing up these inefficiencies to Kevin, who kept asking me" What do you want me to do about it?". Hmmm- address a guest's concerns at a facility that you own? As we have been renting in PEC for every summer for almost a decade (we stayed at Sunrise Cottage Resort during that duration - which is now torn down), our future stays will definitely not be at Merland Park. RENTER BEWARE!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Kevin Lavers, Owner at Merland Park Cottages
Responded Mar. 3, 2021
We are so very sorry to read this review. There isn't much we can say other than we sincerely apologize. We definitely dropped the ball on this one. Please know, we heard you and we take your feedback very seriously and we have full intentions of making the necessary changes so this doesn't happen again. We do try hard to make sure guests keep their dogs on leash and scoop their own poop. When guests with pets check in, they are told this is a resort rule. However, it is quite difficult to monitor but we are ordering and will be posting new signs on the property reminding guests to be responsible for their own pets and we will be discussing this at our season opener meeting with the staff to make sure it is a top priority to keep the grounds clean for all our guests to enjoy! Because we live on site, our dog does roam freely. He is extremely friendly and well-behaved and if any guests express concern or discomfort with him roaming the grounds, we keep him on leash. The neighbor's dog who roamed over to our property, beyond our control, has recently passed away. As for the pot smell in the cottage - this issue is proving to be a difficult one but thankfully rare. We have no smoking signs in all the cottages and we certainly let our guests know they are to smoke outside only. But, it is impossible to monitor guests behavior inside their own cottage. We only found out once they checked out and we sent the housekeeping staff inside to clean. We were mortified and did try our best to get rid of the smell and clean the cottage to the best of our ability in the limited time we had before check in. We are so sorry for this. :( Please rest assured, we are grateful for your feedback and we take pride in making our guests stay as positive as possible so we will learn from this.
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Jolopete wrote a review Aug. 2020
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We stayed in cabin number 7! The positive notes were the cabin was clean and there was air conditioning! The so called solarium was in a bad state of disrepair and needed a good wash! Some of the furniture was very tired and needs to be replaced. A good vacuum and cleaning of windows would go a long way as well! Loved the area of Prince Edward County and will definitely return but not to Merland Park Cottages
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kevin Lavers, Owner at Merland Park Cottages
Responded Mar. 3, 2021
We are very sorry to read your review. We agree the solarium on cottage #7 is in need of some repair and it is our intention to makes these repairs as soon as possible. There is no excuse for uncleanliness and your feedback was shared with our housekeeping team. We apologize that your stay was not a positive one and we hope you will give us a second chance to make it right and show you we do take pride in making sure our guests enjoy their stay with us.
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banb wrote a review Aug. 2020
Ottawa, Canada118 contributions45 helpful votes
We got lucky to find this reasonably priced accommodation while Picton has become a popular destination during covid. The usual target guests are fishermen and cottagers. We just needed a place to sleep while visiting local sites. The motel unit had a cottage-like/dated charm but was very clean and comfortable. Missing soap and coffee for the coffee maker but we luckily brought our own. The unit had a mini-fridge and its own balcony. Picton is a short drive away. We didn't stay long enough to make use of the pool or waterfront. Hosts were friendly and the grounds felt safe and quiet.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Kevin Lavers, Owner at Merland Park Cottages
Responded Mar. 3, 2021
Thank you so much for your review - we appreciate it very much & apologize for not having all the items properly stocked in your unit.
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PRICE RANGE
US$123 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioPrince Edward CountyPicton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Merland Park Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Merland Park Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Lake on the Mountain (5.6 km), Escape Macaulay House! (1.8 km), and The Prince Edward County T-shirt Company (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Merland Park Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Merland Park Cottages?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Merland Park Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Merland Park Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blumen Garden Bistro, Slickers Ice Cream, and Merrill House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Merland Park Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Merland Park Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Merland Park Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Merland Park Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting House of Falconer (2.5 km).