2021 Discover Quality, Get Inspired – Real Guests, Real Reviews

Vacation, Luxury, Boutique, Adults Only Hotel, Port Franks, Southwestern Ontario, Canada - Hot Tub, Sauna & more

Don't take our word for it. Read what our guests have to say about Port Franks Getaway.

New Guest Reviews - April 2021 - Thank You!

Diane's Cozy Cottage, Nature & Wellness Retreat: Very cute and cozy place to stay! Easy to book amenities and lots of extra bonus homemade treats! - Laura & Stuart

Romantic Studio Cottage: Diane and Mike were incredibly hospitable hosts. This stay felt like an incredibly personalized experience, like a bed and breakfast should be. Diane took such care into all of the personal touches: baked goods in the morning, snacks by the campfire amongst many others. The room, amenities, and location were above expectations. The room was comfortable, romantic, and clean. We were able to enjoy all of the amenities, even during covid. The cottage was conveniently located close to Grand Bend and Pinery Provincial Park. We recommend this stay to any couple looking to relax and unwind. Thanks for everything Diane and Mike! This was our first trip together as a couple, and both you and Mike made it so special. Thank you so much again for everything! - Manal & Ahmed

New Guest Reviews - March 2021

Romantic Upper Suite, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym, Hiking: Diane was amazing. So nice and made my stay so much better - Gregory & Madeline

Romantic Studio Cottage, Hot Tub, Sauna, Hiking: I spent a long weekend here alone for some rest, relaxation and quiet. I was not disappointed. The unit was very clean, well decorated and has all the required amenities. The bed was very comfortable too. The sauna and hot tub were a great feature I used daily. Booking by text was easy. Bathrobe and spa towel were provided. Diane offered daily fresh baking each morning, amazing!! The location was great as well. Very near a park on the river and about 2km from the beach. Can't wait to stay here again. Thank you again for the wonderful stay I will definitely be back. - Eddie

Pinery Bijou Suite: We had the most fantastic stay, and cannot wait to return. Diane had created so many thoughtful touches and such a memorable experience that we cannot recommend this place enough as a place to relax, unwind and forget the daily grind for a minute! Thank you so much Diane, you gave us a wonderful weekend to remember! - Louisa & Noam

Romantic Studio Cottage, Hot Tub, Sauna, Hiking: Diane was an absolute delight. I always rely pretty heavily on reviews and so I had quite high hopes for this stay. My expectations were exceeded in every way. So many thoughtful touches, every single thing was smooth and easy. We had everything we needed and more. And, Diane was so sweet, friendly, and warm. We were particularly impressed with the safety precautions taken as related to COVID. Not even once did I question our safety. Thank you so much!! You will not regret staying here! - Katherine & Alex

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Amazing spot! Diane truly goes above and beyond as a host. From the fluffy bathrobes, to the treats, to all the other special touches, you'll feel so spoiled here! Thank you again Diane! What a lovely stay! - Mackenzie & Benjamin

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite, Hot tub Sauna, Trails: Diane and Mike’s beautiful Airbnb was everything my partner were looking for and MORE! Diane and Mike have taken special care to make every stay memorable. We were so impressed with the thoughtful touches in the room, as well as quick communication time with the hosts and all the help they were able to provide. I’ve stayed in many Airbnb’s and I don’t think any of them compare to the Port Franks Getaway bnb. Diane was so thoughtful in providing us fresh baked bread after our first night there, as well as a mini care package as we left. Diane and Mike go above and beyond to ensure their guests comfort and enjoyment. We will definitely be booking with them again! Thank you so much again, Diane and Mike! You two are most definitely the most thoughtful Airbnb hosts we’ve ever come across. Can’t wait to see you again! - Shayla & Michael

Upper Suite Serenity: Omg Diane - it is so nice up here. WE were almost tearing up! So cozy and romantic and spotless. My blood pressure [is lowered]. Thanks Diane & Mike for another incredible visit. - Sarah & Jessie

Diane's Cozy Retreat Cottage: Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Please know your hospitality was greatly appreciated. You two were a welcome surprise! We feel very blessed to have met you & Mike. Your are both such genuine people, and those are few and far between. Please be well and look forward to crossing paths again. Thank you so much for a wonderful week - Michael & Jo

New Guest Reviews - February 2021 - Thank You!

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite, Hot tub Sauna, Trails: Amazing spot! Diane truly goes above and beyond as a host. From the fluffy bathrobes, to the treats, to all the other special touches, you'll feel so spoiled here! Thank you again Diane! What a lovely stay! - Mackenzie & Benjamin

Pinery Bijou Suite: Diane and Mike’s beautiful Airbnb was everything my partner were looking for and MORE! Diane and Mike have taken special care to make every stay memorable. We were so impressed with the thoughtful touches in the room, as well as quick communication time with the hosts and all the help they were able to provide. I’ve stayed in many Airbnb’s and I don’t think any of them compare to the Port Franks Getaway bnb. Diane was so thoughtful in providing us fresh baked bread after our first night there, as well as a mini care package as we left. Diane and Mike go above and beyond to ensure their guests comfort and enjoyment. We will definitely be booking with them again! Thank you so much again, Diane and Mike! You two are most definitely the most thoughtful Airbnb hosts we’ve ever come across. Can’t wait to see you again! - Shayla & Michael

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Diane was extremely responsive during our stay. She offered suggestions for things to do and helped make our getaway even more memorable with many personal touches. The hot tub and sauna were a great way to relax and unwind. Highly recommend this getaway! Thank you so much for your hospitality! We loved the space so much that we are sending my daughter there soon! - Marcia & Alex

Romantic Upper Suite Serenity, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym, Hiking: You must book!!! Staycation done right. My husband and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary here, it was beyond perfect. Very, very clean. Hospitality next level. Upon arrival, Diane gave us a tour of the property (she is amazing) and then when we entered our suite, the fireplace was lit and there was the most romantic music playing. The ambience was so beautiful. The amenities were perfect! The music and the soft outdoor lighting in the evening when using the hot tub literally made this space a fairytale. The robes were an extra nice touch, too! Perfect for a romantic getaway to relax. We’ll be back - for sure! ❤️ Truly made our weekend extra special, especially for being so last minute. Max and I felt very well taken care of and the spot was perfect. The walk around at the beginning was unexpected and thoughtful. The [surprise] and the [surprise] - just next level sweet. Will recommend and book again. Thank you! - Brittany & Max

Upper Suite Serenity, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym, Hiking: What can I say, Diane has thought of everything! For starters, I have never been to a cleaner place, and I've been to some very clean places. Every inch of the place was spotless! Secondly, she had so many thoughtful touches, from the little bottle of champagne to our going away snacks, she really thought of it all. She also has a great binder with all the information you need, including places to go, maps of trails, restaurants, activities and even provided us with additional recommendations on top of that. She was extremely responsive to any questions we had or anything we needed. The spa facilities were also extremely clean and well taken care of. Diane's hospitality is second to none! I could not recommend a better place to stay for a relaxing weekend getaway. Thank you Diane. We had such a lovely weekend! Kissa and I are literally in withdrawal from leaving your place is was so wonderful. We could not have asked for more out of our getaway 🙂 - Hayden & Kissa

Romantic Studio Cottage, Hot Tub, Sauna, Hiking: My girlfriend and I had the most amazing trip to this home away from home. The space was amazing, the personal touches were boast-worthy and the service was phenomenal. Diane and Mike definitely went out of their way for us and it showed. We spent a lot of our time grilling food because we couldn’t cook inside but a cold beer and steaks on the barbie is all we could ever want. We came during very heavy snow days so we’d definitely like to come back and discover what the area has to offer but even our days spent in were heavenly. And it was definitely a first time sitting in a hot tub during a snow storm (recommended!). We can’t thank Diane and Mike enough, we can only hope we’ll be able to get this same place again around the same price because we started looking for the months ahead and it was over 50-100 more a night 😅. Still, we definitely recommend and will definitely be back! Thank you so much for yours and Mike amazing hospitality. You 2 made us feel like it was home. The treats were an amazing touch and we loved every second. We can’t wait to come back! - Brandon & Melissa

Upper Suite Serenity: The place was spotless & very beautiful. Thanks so much for everything. It was lovely! - Tyler & Katelyn

Pinery Bijou Suite: AMAZING stay!! Diane and Mike went above and beyond! It was my birthday a couple days before my stay and the room was decorated with a happy birthday banner, a cute little card and champagne it was so thoughtful! Diane was always a quick message away if we needed anything and responded in minutes. Best experience I’ve had with a host! Room was more beautiful than I expected and included plates, cutlery, snacks, comfy towels and robes etc., which was super helpful! Overall, I would definitely come visit again, it was such a relaxing and comfortable stay! Loved every minute of it! Will definitely be recommending to friends and family - Taryn & Lucas

Romantic Upper Suite - Beautiful apartment in a lovely area right in Port Franks. Spacious, cozy, absolutely clean and stylish. The flat has lots of brochures and instructions of everything as well to find cool nearby parks to do hikes. Diana and Mike have been the best hosts I have ever had on airbnb, amazing little details and service, it was easy to contact and checked in on how we were doing in a very welcoming and friendly. We really enjoyed the stay in his apartment and want to come again this summer to experience the beach! Thank you so much for everything you did for us Diana. We enjoyed so much our stay with you and Mike, it was a pleasure getting to know you and be able to explore around. All the small details were amazing and made a great experience for us!! Thanks again and for sure we'd love to come in the summer. - Maria & Mathieu

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite, Hot tub Sauna, Trails: This was by far the best Airbnb we’ve been to! Diane was an amazing host who went above and beyond with everything. Our room was extremely clean which is hard to find in an Airbnb! The hot tub was our favourite part. It was so relaxing, and great that you book a time for it so you’re the only ones using it! We hope to visit again in the future! - Abbie & Shawn

Diane's Cozy Retreat: Great winter getaway. Diane and Mike are amazing hosts. They are so thoughtful, helpful, kind and really made us feel at home. The place had everything we needed, right down the smallest of details, and we can't wait to go back! Highly recommend the wellness centre! - Amar & Selene

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite, Hot tub Sauna, Trails: Amazing place where me and my fiancée came to enjoy a little escape! Cant express enough how amazing this place is. Mike and Diane made it special with little treats and thoughtful gifts everywhere. They were always available for questions but also gave us privacy to enjoy. We will definitely be back and wish we could have stayed longer ! If you are coming with your significant other, it’s worth paying for the romance package they offer. Diane, thank you and Mike for everything! We loved it and we will be back in the near future. Cant wait to be back and thank you again for making our post engagement extra special 😊 - Tommy & Carolina

Guest Reviews - January 2021 - Thank You!

Romantic Studio Cottage, Hot Tub, Sauna, Hiking: Diane was a great host!! Very responsive, friendly, helpful. We enjoyed our stay very much. The place was exactly how it appeared in pictures. We enjoyed the extra special touches and hospitality. Would definitely recommend and would go back, perhaps try in the summer next time around. We had a great time and appreciate all the help and services. Wish we could stay another night. Thanks again for the extra help and special touches. - Evelyn & Jim

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite, Hot tub Sauna, Trails: Perfect place to stay at, - good location -amazing host -beautiful interior. Thank you for the amazing stay! We hope to return again sometime 😊 - Roxanne & Jacob

Romantic Upper Suite, Hot Tub, Sauna, Hiking: We absolutely loved our stay at Diane & Mike's beautiful suite. The space was much bigger than expected, very clean and full of thoughtful touches & treats to make our time extra special. Diane was always available and quick to respond to us and help in any way to make our stay even better. We were staying on a working getaway as we had to be out of our house. It felt like a vacation despite the work as we got to rest in the sauna and soak in the hot tub each evening. There are plenty of hiking trails nearby and Pinery Park is a short drive. Diane made a delicious baked good for us each morning and Mike set up a private bonfire for us, complete with blankets and marshmallows to roast. We would very highly recommend this serene getaway! Thank you so much for making our time so special. 🙂 Julie & Jasper

Romantic Studio Cottage: Diane and Mike, words cannot express how lovely this getaway was! Not only was the studio modern and cozy, but the hospitality really made the experience great. Diane always made sure to let me know what she would be baking the next morning and would drop off fresh bread, cinnamon buns, etc. to the door at my convenience! Communication with Diane was always quick and easy...she was always just a text message away. The hot tub / sauna area was very clean and tranquil, a true spa experience with the twinkle lights and soft music! I cannot say enough great things about the hosts and how amazing this studio is. I would not think twice about booking this for either some romance or a getaway for yourself 🙂 I will absolutely keep you in mind for future trips! Thank you again! - Marissa

Romantic Studio Cottage: Do not hesitate one second to book this place! In two words : lush and relaxing! It feels like Vancouver with beautiful nature around, cozy and superb ambiance, amazing hot tub / sauna, living place clean and lush. Do not forget to get the continental breakfast as it is so yummy with fresh homemade bakeries. Thanks again for everything from the hospitality to the quick responses, the openness, bread-rolls, beautiful touches etc. Take care! - Nelson & Nikka

Diane's Cozy Retreat: We are super sad to leave - thank you thank you thank you x a million for everything you and Mike did, we actually can't wait to be back 🥰🥰🥰 we are in love with the cottage and you both were exceptional hosts, so thank you 🙏 and thank you as well for the goodie bag, so sweet ❤️ big big hugs from us and we will see you both soon! 😘 - Yasmin & Alvi

Romantic Studio Cottage: I would say you could expect great hospitality. There were snacks available, treats left for us and we were greeted with champagne.The rooms were very clean and visually pleasing. The sauna and hot tub were clean and so relaxing. Everything was set up for us and ready to use and was cleaned right after our use. Diane and Mike were so hospitable. Our room was so cozy and clean. Such a nice getaway. - Jessica & Andrew

Romantic Upper Suite, Hot Tub, Sauna, Hiking: Wow! So many incredible things to say about Diane's place and Diane! Let me say first off that we have travelled through Europe using airbnb and have had nothing but positive experiences. That being said, Diane's place has moved to the top of the list in terms of hospitality and cleanliness. Diane was simply wonderful. Caring but not overbearing. She would text every morning and evening with a friendly hello and goodnight as well as checking in to make sure we were o.k. and ask if we needed anything. Every morning she brought a home-baked good, bread, cinnamon rolls...absolutely delicious, but checked with us first before delivery. Diane was so professional and hospitable and we felt she genuinely cared about making our visit enjoyable. She followed all Covid protocol, being fully masked with gloves. The apartment was exactly what we wanted and crazy clean! I bring bed sheets with me whenever I travel and this visit was not exception...except that I didn't use them! The linen at Diane's place was so bleached clean and tightly tucked that I felt comfortable to sleep on the linens she provided. It was so clear that Diane cared about her guests staying in a disinfected, clean environment. Flowers, champagne and a snack basket greeted us upon arrival as well as a detailed book with all the information you could want regarding the surrounding area. The area itself was also just what we were looking for. Wonderful hiking trails and beautiful beach walks just a short drive away made our mother/daughter weekend getaway absolutely wonderful! I would give Diane's airbnb a resounding 5 star review to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat. - Sandra & Esther

Romantic Studio Cottage: This was by far the best airbnb experience we’ve ever encountered. Diane and Mike go above and beyond to create an amazing guest experience. Freshly baked bread in the morning and macchiatos by the campfire was the perfect touch. We can’t wait to come back and would highly recommend - Alvaro & Ashlyn

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: 5/5 Thanks for letting us stay, me and my girlfriend both enjoyed it very much. + Stayed here for 4 days with my boyfriend. Everything was perfect, the hosts were especially kind, responsive and accommodating. I would definitely stay again and would recommend to others looking for a peaceful and quiet getaway. Steven & Marlie

Romantic Studio Cottage: Hey Diane, thank you so much for the amazing experience and treatment. You guys are amazing and I will recommend you to all of my friends🙏. Have a great year! I know I will 🙂 Muchas Gracias 🙂 hasta luego. - Alvaro & Ashlyn

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite, Hot tub Sauna, Trails: Hi Diane thank you for such a lovely stay... Hope to come here again soon. Amazing stay and she makes the most amazing Cinnabon’s! Have a wonderful 2021 - Halle & Casey

Romantic Upper Suite: Our stay at Port Franks was the perfect romantic getaway. When we arrived, everything was spotlessly clean. Diane was quick to respond to our questions and made us feel right at home. She even brought us homemade baked goods every morning. The location is great, close to many nature areas to hike and explore and just a short drive from Grand Bend. I arrived with stress and back pain from working from home for months and after a few days of using the wellness area with hot tub and sauna, I felt so relaxed and pain-free. I would definitely recommend staying with Diane and Mike. We would come back in a heartbeat. Thank you for everything. We had the most amazing time. - Jennifer & James

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