2020 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 - December 2020 - Thank You!

Diane's Cozy Cottage: Thank you so much again for allowing us to stay at the cozy cottage, and thank you for being so so incredibly hospitable to us both. We certainly are looking forward to come back in the near future, we loved everything about the place, the area.. just perfect! And you are an exceptional host.👍😍 Thank you thank you for everything!! You and Mike! - Yasmin & Alvi🤗🤗🤗

Upper Suite Serenity: Thank you so much for everything Diane. We had a wonderful time. - Jennifer & James

Romantic Studio Cottage: Thank you so much for a very pleasant stay. Thank you for all of the thoughtful extras. - Katrina & Darryl

Diane's Cozy Cottage, Nature & Wellness Retreat: We had an amazing experience with Diane and Mike! Very friendly and thoughtful people that really made this stay great. We had heavy snow fall the day after we arrived and were surprised Diane and Mike were shovelling the parking area, the porch, and the path towards their amenities (hot tub and sauna), we thought this was great attention for everyone's safety. We also had daily offers of fresh-baked bread and the special treats which were such a nice surprise. The amenities in the hot tub and sauna were always clean and well taken care of. They were really quick with their responses anytime we needed anything. We will definitely have to come back during the summer to enjoy the nearby beaches next time! Thank you for the amazing stay! Thank you, Diane and Mike for a wonderful, memorable trip to Lambton Shores. We enjoyed your daily offer of fresh-baked bread, Christmas treats and our send-off snacks, they were very thoughtful. I couldn't believe you and Mike were shovelling snow for those really heavy snow days. The hot tub and the sauna were great experiences that we thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for taking care of us and sharing your home. All the best to you and your family! - David & Anna

Pinery Bijou Suite: Diane was the best hostess we've ever had in our airbnb travels. She made us feel like special guests. Sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival, fresh bread delivered in the morning, even go-bag snacks at checkout! She is generous and kind. Everything was super clean and sanitized, including the outdoor spa. Also, we felt like we were the only guests, even though there were other rooms rented. The mattress, linens and pillows were comfy, and we slept well. Hopefully we will be able to return soon. Thank you so much Diane! - Sarah & Adam

Diane's Cozy Cottage: Diane's place is truly a cozy cottage. Very comfortable and has great amenities. Diane & Mike are such gracious and welcoming hosts and would go out of their way to make you comfortable. Loved the hot tub. Everything in the photos and description is accurate. I'd definitely return and bring more friends. Thank you so much for such a lovely stay. You're so lovely and your place is great. Will share it with other friends. - Reem & Ned

Pinery Bijou Suite: Thank you again for this lovely stay and your wonderful accommodations - we'll be back for sure!! Happy Holidays! - Lily & Ian

Romantic Studio Cottage: This studio cottage was a wonderful and quiet getaway, perfect for a relaxing birthday weekend. Diane and Mike were fantastic hosts who went above and beyond to make our stay feel special. The unit and property are spotless and well-maintained with luxury finishes inside, and the hot tub and sauna were a highlight of our stay. The other highlight being the bed; it is the most comfortable sleep I've had in ages! The extra treats and personal touches kindly provided by Diane (delicious homemade bread and snacks!) made the experience extra special. The check-in and check-out process, as well as all communication in between, were quick and seamless and the additional protocols put into place due to COVID-19 made us feel very safe and comfortable. It is clear Diane and Mike are wonderful hosts who are passionate about what they do, and we would absolutely recommend this rental for a relaxing getaway!  🙂 Diane and Mike, thank you very much for your above and beyond hospitality this weekend! We had a wonderful time celebrating Meaghan's birthday, and really appreciate all the small personal touches you provided to make us feel comfortable. Happy holidays! - Graham and Meaghan

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Had a great stay with Diane! The room was very charming and the amenities were excellent. Highly recommend. - Justin & Katie

Romantic Studio Cottage: The place is as advertised. Diane and Mike are AMAZING hosts. All the little touches and additions (i.e. freshly baked treats, Christmas decorations, etc) really made our time there so memorable. Diane and Mike are so responsive and genuinely care about their guests. We’re definitely looking to book again during the summer months. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend getaway!! Your hospitality truly made a special weekend even more special. All your little touches did not go unnoticed 😊. We’re curious to see how the place and area look like in the summer. I’m pretty sure we will see each other again soon!! - Chris & Suzette

Diane's Cozy Retreat: There is not enough words in the dictionary to express how amazing Diane & Mike are!!!!
We rented the cosy cottage for the week and it is exactly as it is described Cosy cottage!! A complete kitchen with everything you could possibly need two extremely comfortable couches and a beautiful fireplace. The hospitality every morning and the hot tub and sauna make for the most relaxing vacation. Beautiful hiking trails all around the area. It is an absolute beautiful spot to be any time of the year. We cannot wait to book again. - Devin & Lynne

Romantic Studio Cottage: We are blown away - thank you so much!!! Wow!!! So beautiful. We really appreciated the hospitality. The sauna & hot tub were awesome. Everything is great! Thank you for all of your kind gestures. We can't wait to come back. - Sina & Elmira

Upper Suite Serenity: Thank you sooooo much for everything. Everything was impeccable. The bread was delicious. We love everything about this place. It's impeccable! We greatly appreciate you welcoming us into your home.  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!! - Hadi & Maedeh

Romantic Studio Cottage: The place is as advertised. Diane and Mike are AMAZING hosts. All the little touches and additions (i.e. freshly baked treats, Christmas decorations, etc) really made our time there so memorable. Diane and Mike are so responsive and genuinely care about their guests. We’re definitely looking to book again during the summer months. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend getaway!! Your hospitality truly made a special weekend even more special. All your little touches did not go unnoticed 😊. We’re curious to see how the place and area look like in the summer. I’m pretty sure we will see each other again soon!! - Chris & Suzette

Pinery Bijou Suite: My sister and I wanted to get away for a bit of relaxation and that was easily done at Diana’s place. The room had everything we needed and we felt very comfortable. We loved the hot tub and outdoor space. Diana is a very attentive host and made our stay special. We would definitely go back again! Thanks so much Diane. We had a great stay! Your morning baked gifts were very thoughtful and added a special touch. The room had everything we needed and we felt very comfortable there. The only suggestion I would make would to not have incense in the washroom. Although it was a lovely aroma we had to hide it due to our perfume sensitivities. Loved our stay! Would definitely recommend it and hope to come again. - Megan & Esther

Diane's Cozy Cottage: Thanks for everything, Diane. Your hospitality was unmatched compared to other AirBnBs. You were so sweet to share freshly baked goods with us every morning. And they were delicious. The cottage was very warm and endearing - having the Christmas tree up really amplified the cozy atmosphere. The supplies in the washroom, the robes and the beautifully made bed made it feel like a hotel. Plus, the sauna and the hot tub were just what we wanted. Would definitely recommend this host and go back again. - Keith & Ken

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Had a wonderful experience would recommend! - William & Nicole

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Such a great destination for a nice little getaway! The customer service we received throughout the weekend was honestly top notch. The place itself was so cozy and very aesthetically pleasing. Diane goes above and beyond expectations to ensure that you have a pleasant experience. I highly recommend staying here! Thank you for everything you did for Jess and I throughout the weekend. You guys really did go above and beyond our expectations. This was definitely the best customer service I’ve received with Airbnb. All the best! - Christopher & Jess

Guest Reviews - November 2020

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: My partner and I very much enjoyed our stay in the Pinery Bijou Suite. Our stay was clean, private, and romantic. Diane was a very friendly and accommodating host. She made an effort to provide personal touches - including some delicious homemade bread as part of the continental breakfast! - Colton & Deanna

Romantic Studio Cottage: Let’ start with the lovely hosts. They are just the best that we’ve ever encountered. Diane and Mike are beyond welcoming, warm and generous with their hospitality! We came rather late and yet the place was beautifully prepared for our arrival. The fireplace was on, champagne on ice, delicious chocolates calling our names and lovely music playing in the background. Deserving of its name:) Romantic to say the least. The place appears to be brand new, very clean, true to its pictures to the last detail. It’s very apparent that Diane and Mike take amazing care of this place. Diane was always ready and willing with even our smallest requests. She even spoiled us with her freshly baked bread, cinnamon buns and delicious cappuccino. The studio is very well equipped with all the necessities you will need for a romantic getaway. They’ve also done a terrific job at putting together a detailed manual that not only explains the ins and outs of the resort but also provides great recommendations of what to do in the area including nature activities and entertainment. We also made good use of the sauna and hot tub. What a great treat especially after a long day of hikes and adventures in the area. Booking the hot tub and sauna was just a text away. Thank you so much for a great experience! We highly recommend their place! - Malgosia & Martin

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: My partner and I had a fantastic time at Diane and Mike's place! We spent 3 nights there in late November 2020 and had a very cozy and relaxing trip. The suite was sparkling clean and had everything we needed to feel comfortable, including a king size bed, fireplace, bathrobes, and kitchenette. We also made use of the hot tub and sauna, and were very impressed with the amenities. Diane's baking was also a highlight! We highly recommend this place for any couple looking for a cozy and romantic getaway in a quiet area! Thanks for a wonderful trip! We really enjoyed our time at your place. - Kelly & Andrej

Upper Suite Serenity: Diane was a great host. The apartment was exactly as described. Super clean and well appointed. Thank you for the great communication and delicious treats! - Eric

Romantic Studio Cottage: The most intimately refreshing experience. totally attended to with privacy and clear communication. Stunning hospitality and service. So very grateful to have met such beautiful people and stayed in their kind and conscious environment.Absolutely fantastic positively the best. Outstanding my friend. - Grace & Debbie

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: This place a awesome. Great spot to have a relaxing weekend. Diane and Mike are super friendly, quick responders and created a oasis for relaxation. There are lots of nice hikes in the area and some great local dining options. Definitely worth your while. We are a couple and visited half November 2020. Thanks again for having us. We had a wonderful time, enjoyed your hospitality and great space you created. - Bonny and Joris

Romantic Studio Cottage: Thank-you very much for going above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed staying here. we both agreed we will be back in the future. Have a great day!
P.S. I will spread the word about how wonderful you are. - Mandy & Jeff

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Dianes place is a MUST try! Some highlights I took as notes: - Super hospitable, Diane even referred to herself as our concierge. We reached out to her for things to do in the area and shes SUPER responsive! - Amenities: beach in the area, hot tub, sauna, fire-pit - The bijou sweet has a LOT of privacy, which was awesome - Parking spot had a 110v outlet close by so was able to charge my car during my stay! - Lots of surprising snacks / drinks, Diane even gave us some homemade bread in the morning!
Thanks so much for being such a great host. Ive already recommended you to lots of friends and family, and we will definitely be coming back when the weather is nicer to try some of the other suites 🙂 - Shameel & Anam

Diane's Cozy Retreat: Thank you for your gracious hospitality. We feel very refreshed again (which was the goal). Ontario is beautiful and we got to see some new part of it for the first time. Thanks, also, for your sightseeing recommendations. We enjoyed Rock Glen and The Pinery immensely. We will have to come back for Twin Pines 🙂
I hope we left the cottage the way we found it. It is nice to have pantry items available so an additional thanks for your thoughtfulness there. I hope we can come back soon as it was a real pleasure. - Christine & Mike

Romantic Studio Cottage: The perfect couples getaway for the weekend. Couldn't ask for anything else! We had a great time! Thanks Diane! - Besim & Sarah

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Diane is an amazing host, so many thoughtful extra touches and great communication. The place was super cozy with everything you need. Would highly recommend and we would love to return again. - Tonya & Mario

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Diane is an amazing host and truly goes above and beyond your expectations! The place is absolutely beautiful and spotless. All the extra touches makes you feel welcome and comfortable. Definitely a great place to stay and would highly recommend it to others!
Thank you so much for your hospitality and all the goodies that came along with it! We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come again at some point. - Hannah & Adam

Romantic Studio Cottage: This place is lovely and the hosts are the best you could ask for. I arrived to the fireplace going, music playing, chocolates, and sparkling wine on ice. It is so quiet and peaceful so you'll have a great sleep and be able to unwind-- it was a welcome escape from the city. There's lots to explore in the area including nature trails, sand dunes, and beaches. The suite is very spacious and is also a nice place to work from for a few days. The hot tub was great and private. Highly recommend!
Thanks for everything! I had a lovely stay. - Chelsey

Romantic Upper Suite: Diane and Mike are amazing hosts. Their listings are a great way to unwind, reconnect and relax with your significant other. Thanks Diane for the wonderful stay-cation! - David & Petra

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: We had a wonderful time. The space was cozy, relaxing, and had everything we needed. We appreciated all the little touches our hosts treated us with, from fresh treats to an inviting ambiance. It was close to fabulous trails and the lake, and we had some delicious local food delivered. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you to our host, Diane! We would love to come back sometime. - Kelly & Dave

Upper Suite Serenity: Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely home. It was very special. We have been home since the beginning of the pandemic and we had forgotten how special is to decompress.
You and Mike were the perfect hosts making this stay very special.
I am happy I went back to [the listing and booked]
We sincerely hope to see you two again and def spread the word about this sample of heaven. All the best - Andresa & Danilo


Guest Reviews - October 2020

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Absolutely stunning place. The hospitality was unparalleled to any Airbnb stay I've been to so far. Would definitely go again. - Dominic

October 2020
Diane's Cozy Cottage: Immaculately clean, well-equipped and surrounded by exceptional forest hikes and beaches. The sauna and hot tub are truly wonderful, private and situated in a peaceful garden. Diane and Mike are consummate hosts. Available with excellent suggestions when needed but mindful of their guests’ privacy. Expect some charming and delicious surprises.
Can’t think of a single area that needs improvement. We had a truly wonderful time and enjoyed everything about your cozy cottage and Port Franks. The sweets were so unexpected and charming. Keep up the great work we are already planning a return visit. - Bill

October 2020
Romantic Studio Cottage: My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time, wow! Not only was the cottage as beautiful as the pictures, but when we got there it was filled with little touches for our anniversary. Any questions I had were answered promptly and Diane helped us out with letting us know where to go for the best hikes/experiences. I HIGHLY recommend coming here! - Nadya

Oct. 2020
Upper Suite Serenity: The accommodations were clean, spacious and welcoming. The amenities, hot tub and spa are immaculately maintained. The pride and care that Diane & Mike have for hosting is second to none. This location is a gem!! Thank you for an amazing stay and all of the thoughtful touches! - Tracy

Oct. 2020
Upper Suite Serenity: There are too many good reviews for Diane already. If we were to add one which would not bore the viewers, it would read: "If Airbnb allows us to give 6 stars, we have no hesitation to award a 6-star sticker to Diane's property and her unmatched hospitality and dedication from the bottom of her heart to make your stay there like you are staying in a 6-star resort in Asia where guests are being pampered like babies". Imagine the serenity you can enjoy in a spacious sauna room with a view of a ravine and a forest with your beloved one Imagine the soothing feeling in an open air hot tub after a day of tiring walks in the Pinery Provincial Park. Imagine the joy of watching stars beside camp fire lit by your host. We would, no doubt, frequent Diane's place after this 5-day stay. - Wing

Oct. 2020
Romantic Studio Cottage: This was the most positive experience we’ve had at an Airbnb! The little touches (fresh baking, snacks in the room for us, fresh flowers) made it feel extra decadent. The space was sparkling clean. The sauna and hot tub were clean and relaxing. The outdoor space is delightful! Diane and Mike were very quick to respond to any questions and had great suggestions for our day trips. We can’t recommend highly enough! - Sarah
Oct. 2020
Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Every time I stay here I’m treated so well. Diane really goes above and beyond to make this a truly unique experience. As advertised, everything is clean and stylish. - Eli
Oct. 2020
Diane's Cozy Cottage: Diane was an incredible host. The place had everything you could possibly need and she has all the best tips and will point you in the direction of all the best things to do. 5+ stars! Can’t wait to come back!! Thank you for the amazing stay Diane! Everything was amazing! You are a gracious host and I will definitely be back.- Marina
Oct. 2020

Romantic Upper Suite: Diane’s place was super. She helped when ask within minutes. Very clean.Thanks for an unbelievable stay. - Peter

Oct. 2020

Romantic Pinery Bijou Suite: Romantic getaway with all the amenities you could think of and then some. Your hosts Diane and Mike always have a smile and go out of their way to make yours a special stay. Looking forward to going back again. Amazing host, such attention to detail. Surprise treats added a big wow factor. - Tom

Oct. 2020
Romantic Studio Cottage: Diane and Mike are best AirBnB host I’ve ever encountered! They made our stay very special. With the pandemic rampant, our honeymoon to Japan was postponed. Fortunately, we live in the beautiful Ontario, where there are places like Port Franks, where people are warm and sweet! Diane baked fresh bread for us each morning of our stay, and on our last day had wrapped up cinnamon buns to go! She’s the sweetest! Really made everything comfortable for us. Booking the hot tub was very easy, and had music on the background with romantic lights around. The area was all well kept and clean. There were planted foods all around, which she said to help ourselves with. She made our stay extra special - when we first arrived, there was romantic music, candle lights, wine and chocolates waiting for us, along with a card for us, congratulating us on our wedding. Best host ever! We truly loved everything about Diane and Mike’s place. Thank you so much! Highly highly recommend their place! We loved our stay! Best mini honeymoon! Thank you everything! Love, Lon and Rea
Oct. 2020
Diane's Cozy Cottage: By far, THE BEST hospitality we’ve ever had from an air bnb host. Diane and Mike showed us what travelling within Canada feels like. From the fresh baked bread delivered right to our door to being available within a minute of texting them, made it one of the most relaxing trips we’ve been on in quite some time. Add in all the local tips on trails and dining to make it an experience we’ll never forgot! Thank you so much for everything and we cannot wait to stay at Port Franks Getaway again! - Jessica
Oct. 2020

Diane's Cozy Cottage: I would definitely book again! Diane and Mike were amazing hosts providing quick responses, and so many thoughtful touches. They really strive for guests to feel at home. Very clean and adhere to covid-19 restrictions and sanitation. Great local tips (lots of options) on where to go and eat. They set up the hot tub, sauna, and fire pit at your request and you don’t have to worry about shutting it down, they take care of that for you. I’m so glad I chose to go there!! - Nancy

Oct. 2020

Romantic Upper Suite: Diane's place is immaculate and well appointed. Hospitality is top-notch with many thoughtful touches. Diane responds immediately to any questions or requests. Would definitely return. Thanks so much for your hospitality. I really appreciated all the extra touches like the fresh baking and your rapid responses to requests. - Jody

Oct. 2020
Pinery Bijou Suite: We rented the bijou suite. It was cozy romantic and relaxing. Diane and Mike were amazing and only a text or call away if we needed anything, Or even just to socialize. Our room was done up extra special for our anniversary! The extra treats of homemade bread and honey to the homemade cinnamon buns were fantastic. The attention to detail is second to none. Clean, cozy, romantic are just a few words I can use to describe this place but certainly does not even being to do it justice...We loved our little piece of paradise in Port Frank's and will be booking soon to return!! You won't go wrong booking here!!! They treat you like family from the second you arrive!!! - Tammy

4 thoughts on “2020 Discover Quality, Get Inspired – Real Guests, Real Reviews”

  1. Wonderful stay at Port Franks Getaway! Perfect location to relax and recover from everyday stress. Also the Hosts, Diane and Mike are such friendly and courteous persons. Would definitely stay here again! Nr. 1 in Port Franks

  2. There is not enough words in the dictionary to express how amazing Diane & Mike are!!!!
    We rented the cosy cottage for the week and it is exactly as it is described Cosy cottage!! A complete kitchen with everything you could possibly need two extremely comfortable couches and a beautiful fireplace. The hospitality every morning and the hot tub and sauna make for the most relaxing vacation. Beautiful hiking trails all around the area. It is an absolute beautiful spot to be any time of the year.
    We cannot wait to book again.

    Sincerely
    Devin & Lynne

    1. Hi Lynne, Kaylee & Devin, Thank you for your kind words! It was a real pleasure meeting & hosting you! Looking forward to seeing you again! Diane & Mike

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