Bay Vista Motel

Bay Vista Motel

9517 Cavendish Rd Bayview, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1E0 Canada
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4.5
#1 of 3 motels in Cavendish
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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For more than 30 years our motel has been serving the Cavendish area. Our large property, convenient location and breath taking views have been attracting families and friends from all over the world. Please be advised that there are Pet Restrictions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Water park offsite
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Darcie C wrote a review Jul 2023
14 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely owners, NEW owners. Very kind and accommodating. We had our dog with us. The motel has everything you need including brand new BBQs. There is a play area for kids, a hut for ice so you don’t disturb anyone.
I’d recommend!! Heated outdoor pool.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Cavendish boardwalk, cavendish Beach. We toured whole island from Bay a vista. I would recommend...
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Susan B wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the 3rd year my husband and I have stayed here. This year we had some of our family travel with us, and we had a great time. We have never had an issue here, the owners/staff are very kind and friendly, the rooms are comfortable and clean, the pool is very nice and the complimentary breakfast is good. We would have no problem recommending Bay Vista to anyone and will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If something runs out at breakfast, just let them know and they will quickly replenish it.
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S D wrote a review Jun 2022
Worldwide2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time in the area and we found this gem. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff/owners. Quaint and comfortable. They gave us a great recommendation for a stop along our drive and it was beautiful. If we’re ever in the area again we will stay with them.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bay Vista Motel, Owner at Bay Vista Motel
Responded Jun 6, 2022
Thank you, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we do have you return in the future!
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kitten50 wrote a review Jul 2021
New Brunswick, Canada1,024 contribution348 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve always recommended this resort to friends wanting to visit cavendish. But we won’t now. We’ve been coming here off and on for 30 years, since the years of Fiddles and Viddles…and loved being there but this year (didn’t visit last year because of Covid) we were so disappointed. The new owners are so nice and trying so hard to make the place work but…..our room was so damp and very musty, we stayed but got air fresheners to mask the smell. The air conditioner was so noisy…the pool was cold and most of the decking was roped off with caution tape plus some of the deck on the house keeping units. The pool gate was missing. Grounds looked like they hadn’t been mowed for awhile. I know the owners monitor this site and do hope they understand that maintaining the property is important. I wish them the best.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bay Vista Motel, Owner at Bay Vista Motel
Responded Aug 1, 2021
We do apologize that you did not enjoy your stay, though we do dispute some of these claims. There is a small section of the pool deck roughly 5 X5 near our newly built pool building blocked off, there is roughly another 60+ feet of decking available for guests use around the entire pool, we have also never removed the pool gate as it is against code to not have one for safety reasons. There is also no caution tape and never has been among any of our guest rooms or units. The air conditioning in each guest room has the ability to be turned to different speeds, the higher the speed the louder it will seem, though we do apologize and will look into replacing them as necessary. We do keep a daily long of our pool temperature and our heater does the same thing, we looked in our logbook back to June when we first opened it and the coldest temperature recorded was 23 Celsius. Though we understand that it may not be as warm as it could be, and know that everyone's bodies adjusts differently to the water. We take pride in this property and have a very dedicated maintenance crew that cuts the grass weekly, weeds and plants flowers, due to a very rainy July, it has made it difficult at times. We truly appreciate your years of business and are extremely grateful that you have continued to come back each year. We know that there are always things that need improvement and try our best to meet the needs of our guests. We dispute these claims because they are misleading to potential guests. We do not dispute some aspects of your review as a very humid July has made it difficult to contain the occasional dampness in the air, though we do appreciate you letting us know and we shall be running the air conditioners to help bring excess moisture level down.
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dbgreeley wrote a review Aug 2023
Halifax, Canada5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The bed was very comfortable. Floor was filthy. Bathroom could've done with some upgrades. The taps and light fixture was corroded. No table to eat at so having the barbecue wasn't going to work. Breakfast was good and they were quick to replenish. I wish I could remember her name when we checked in. She was great!!
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It's not a cottage it is a motel and it's very small rooms. I wouldn't recommend it for a...
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Richard P wrote a review Sep 2012
Bedford, Canada17 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this hotel for a short 4-day vacation in the 3rd week of September. I received a confirmation number providing the rate and acknowledging the fact that breakfast was included. We were about to leave our home to drive to PEI for our vacation, when we received a phone call from Bay Vista to say that for some undefined reason they could not honour the reservation. In further discussion it was revealed that we were the only guests to have reservations. I could only conclude that the real reason for breaching our agreement was that the owners would rather let us down at the last minute than man-up and honour the booking.

Bay Vista did say that they had made arrangements for us to stay at a nearby motel, and that the rate agreed with Bay Vista would be honoured. In looking into the details of this second motel we found that it is rated a full star below the Bay Vista, and did not provide breakfast. In addition, the quoted rate was $10 a night lower than Bay Vista's! It makes me wonder who was going to pocket the extra $10 difference after we had paid the proposed rate to the second motel.

On arrival at PEI, we checked in to the PEI tourist office and told them of our experience. They were quite disturbed that we had been treated in this manner, and found us better accommodation than what Bay Vista had been trying to palm us off with.

PEI is a wonderful place for a vacation. The PEI Tourism people couldn't be more helpful. There are many, many good hotels, motels and cottages to choose from. My advice would be not to take a chance on Bay Vista. Look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: September 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TheEasyGoingGuy wrote a review Jul 2011
Burlington, Canada112 contributions290 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked the Bay Vista Motel based on previous TripAdvisor reviews, their in-depth website, and their reasonable prices. It was WAY beyond my expections.

The friendliest and most helpful staff I've ever had the pleasure of meeting in all the thousands of resorts, hotels, inns, and motels I've stayed in around the world.

This is a family run operation - by a family that's passionate about providing their guests with the best possible experience. Tammy, Vivian and Arnold were all so helpful with any questions, providing fantastic recommendations, maps, and even "local insider" tips you won't find in any guide book. As a many generation island family, you can also learn a lot of local history and lore from them if you want.

My room (#26) was tucked around the back - very private and peaceful. Exactly want I wanted. Large, comfortable, and even a large flat screen TV with hundreds of channels. Spotlessly clean as well. The best sleep I've had in months!

Good continental breakfast with cereals, breads & bagels, fresh fruit, juices, and excellent coffee.

The Bay Vista is less than 5 minutes from Green Gables and Cavendish Beach, and all the other area attractions. Close enough for convenience, far enough for tranquil serenity.

In a word, the Bay Vista Motel is perfection.
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Date of stay: June 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Marge O wrote a review Sep 2013
Bethany, Illinois18 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was cozy and clean and we rested very well. It was a king sized bed with plenty of room to move around...and we appreciated the couch and living room atmosphere though it was obviously a bedroom. Even more so, we enjoyed talking with Arnold, the owner, as he prepared a nourishing breakfast for us. He is a long time resident of the island and shared the history of his own heritage as well as how much he and his family love the island...their home. Arnold's home has been restored and it is obvious the pride he takes in whatever it is that he is striving to accomplish.
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Date of stay: September 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Our room was behind the office area, was quite for sure.
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Zautman wrote a review Jul 2010
Evans, Georgia91 contributions89 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Bay Vista because we were only staying one night and most of the cottages had minimum durations. My rating of a 3 is for all types of lodging. If I compare this motel to other motels, I would rate it 4 out 5.

The motel was clean and equipped with a microwave and small fridge. The bathroom was satisfactory, the AC worked well, but the beds were a bit hard. Outside the room is a wooden deck, chairs, BBQ, a pool, and a small playground. The view was a bit disappointing, especially compared to many other nearby places. You mostly looked at an old, abandoned building next door and what you could see of the bay wasn't that scenic. The hotel was down the road from all the Cavendish stores so you can't walk to restaurants or other activities, but then it was probably a good bit quieter also. Limited satellite TV and wifi was available.

Breakfast was typical continental - cereal, oatmeal, toast and bagels, fruit cocktail, juice, and coffee.
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Date of stay: July 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cleanliness154958 wrote a review Jul 2010
Moncton, Canada1 contribution4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was very impressed with how clean this place was. Although older, it has been very well taken care of and maintained. Cleanliness and building well maintained are very important to me and this place definitely pleased me. It is in a very cozy, quiet, private setting. Excellent place to stay, within a few minutes to all the the attractions of the Cavendish Resort Area (Anne of Green Gables) and the beach. We will definitely stay there again. A continental breakfast was served in the morning and a free park pass to the beach also provided - nice bonus.
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Date of stay: July 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
C$118 - C$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
CanadaPrince Edward IslandCavendish
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay Vista Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bay Vista Motel?
Nearby attractions include Cavendish Cliffs (5.0 km), Cavendish Beach (4.3 km), and Room Escape Cavendish (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bay Vista Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bay Vista Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bay Vista Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bay Vista Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bay Vista Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Ship's Company Pub & Galley, The Lost Anchor, and COWS Cavendish Boardwalk.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bay Vista Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bay Vista Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Bay Vista Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Bay Vista Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Green Gables (4.4 km).
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