Barry's Bay Cottages Policies

We want everyone to have a safe and healthy stay at Barry's Bay Cottages. Please read our policies carefully before booking your stay with us. If you have any more questions please read our Frequently Asked Questions, or reach out to us on our contact page.

FAQs

Barry's Bay Cottages policies

Please review our resort policies before agreeing when booking a cottage.
All prices in Canadian dollars and are subject to 13% HST.

How much is the deposit and how can I pay for my reservation at Barry's Bay Cottages?

Please note that all prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to 13% HST. A 50% deposit (pre-tax) will be applied to the credit card provided for your reservation and upon reservation.

We only accept reservations through Visa or Mastercard. No debit cards or cash accepted. All bookings require a valid credit card and the renter must be 25 years or older.

The final balance (with tax) will be charged to the credit card on file approximately one week prior to arrival date.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please note that during 2020-2021 we are offering refunds to any customer who cancels for all short term rentals (under 4 weeks or 28 days). Please do not come to Barry's Bay Cottages if you have symptoms or are ill.

Our refund policy from January 1 2022 onward: All deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations must be made by e-mail and acknowledged by Barry's Bay Cottages. A reservation is a firm contract and no allowance can be made for weather, late arrival, early departures, or short term cancellation regardless of reason.

What is your cancellation policy for longer term rentals?

If you make a reservation of four weeks (28 days) or longer at Barry's Bay Cottages resort, you cannot receive a refund for your deposit regardless of notice, timing, or reason for cancellation. The deposit is 50% of the entire reservation.

Cancellations must be made by e-mail and acknowledged by Barry's Bay Cottages. We reserve the right to reject any booking application. A reservation is a firm contract; no allowance can be made for weather impacting the stay, late arrival, early departures or short term cancellation regardless of reason.

What are your cottage rates and availability?

See our rates below and availability on our reservations page. Download our rate card here.

Summer high season is June 25 - September 6
Summer high season is a minimum 7 night booking. All cottages are open in the summer months.

High holiday season December 18 - January 3
Holiday high season is a minimum of 3 night booking. Cottages 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, and 16 are winterized.

Low season is all other dates
Low season is a minimum 2 night booking. Cottages 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, and 16 are winterized.

Do you have minimum lengths of stay at Barry's Bay Cottages Resort?

Yes, or fall through spring, or our low season, rentals have a 2 night minimum.

In the summer or high season, cottages rent by the week. A week is 7 nights.

On holidays or during the December Holiday Season (December 20-January 1) there is a 3 night minimum.

Our minimums allow for ample time and flexibility to manage cleaning our cottages to impeccable standards. We appreciate your understanding that we cannot accommodate stays that do not abide by these lengths.

What is the maximum occupancy of your cottages?

2 bedroom rates are based on 4 people occupancy and 3 bedroom based on 6 people occupancy. Maximum occupancy cannot be exceeded. This includes daytime visitors.

Due to fire code and our sensitive septic systems, which can be compromised with too many people, we are not able to accommodate more than the occupancy amounts per cottage and we really appreciate your understanding.

What is your check-in and check-out time?

Check in time is 4pm, check out time is 10AM, unless otherwise noted or discussed via email. For early check in or late check out, please make a note on your reservation or contact us directly via email.

What is your cleaning and garbage policy?

A minimum $150 cleaning or damage surcharge will be applied if the cottage and the area around the cottage is not left in the same state as check in. This includes not washing and putting away the dishes and/or taking your garbage and recyclables to the garbage/recycling shed on property.

What is your smoking policy for indoor and outdoor smoking?

Smoking and vaping is not permitted inside any buildings. Please help keep the property clean and use the ash trays provided when smoking outside.

A minimum $300 cleaning surcharge will be applied if buildings are found to be smoked or vaped in. Cigarette butts discarded around the cottage grounds will be subject to a $150 cleaning fee.

Am I allowed to bring my pet with me to Barry's Bay Cottages?

Yes! Pets are allowed at designated cottages only: Blue Jay (#2); Gray Wolf (#5), Cotton Tail (#7), Red Fox (#9) & White-tail (#12) and must be registered when reservations are made. We have the right to refuse all requests. Please do not show up with pets that are not registered to your reservation.

Our pet fee is $25/night.

We ask that you respect the following resort policies regarding pets:
- Pets must be leashed at all times when outside
- Pets are not to be left unattended inside or outside of the cottages
- A pet access to the lake is found between cottage 7 & 8
- Please be a responsible owner and clean up after your pet

If any of the above policies are not followed, a minimum $150 surcharge will be applied. Thank you for helping us keep the resort grounds clean and fun for everyone.

Can I rent fishing boats or snowshoes or ice fishing huts from Barry's Bay Cottages Resort?

Yes, Barry's Bay Cottage Resort offers motor and fishing boat rentals for anglers in the summer and ice fishing huts and snowshoes for our winter adventurers. Visit our onsite rentals page to learn more about our resort's onsite rental activities and costs. It is strongly encourages to make all activity rentals in advance as we can't guarantee availability. All rentals will be charged to the reservation.

A Pleasure Craft Operators Card is needed to rent a boat. Please note that all boat rentals must be made by a person with a valid Ontario Boating License or Pleasure Craft Operators Card. You can get your boating license online through the Ontario government website and its affiliates. The boat renter must carry their boat license with them at all times when operating a boat. A $500 damage deposit is required to rent.