McCreary's Beach Resort
155 McCreary’s Beach Rd, Ottawa - Perth , K7C 4L8
McCreary’s Beach Resort is just a 60 minute drive from Ottawa in the town of Perth, Ontario. McCreary’s Beach is the perfect vacation destination with a wide range of activities for every member of the family. Take a dip in our indoor pool, unwind in the sauna, enjoy a game of squash, take the kids out fishing, or just sit back, relax and take in the gorgeous views of Mississippi Lake from your cottage. All accommodations have a full kitchen and barbeque so you can whip up the family’s favourite meal or skip the cooking and grab a bite at our Beach Café with patio overlooking the lake. Perth, also known as the Prettiest Town in Ontario, is just a 10 minute drive away and offers various restaurants and boutique shops for a nice family outing.
Accommodations at McCreary’s Beach are very unique! You can choose a Rustic Cottage, Beachside Condo or Resort Cottage. Rustic Cottages are traditional cottages that range from 2 to 4 bedrooms and sleep up to 8 people. Beachside Condos are apartment style units in our condominium building along the beach. They range from 1 to 3 bedrooms and sleep up to 8 people. Resort Cottages are modern, Park Model Home style accommodations with three different views available, Forest, Lakeview and Lakefront. Resort Cottages range from 1 to 3 bedrooms and sleep up to 6 people. Click on “Cottage Info” for more details and photos of our resort accommodations.
- PlaygroundFitness Centre / Gym
- Laundry FacilitiesCafe
- FishingBoat Rentals
- Wifi HotspotPet Friendly
|Check In:||3:00 P.M.|
|Check Out:||11 A.M.|
Check-in begins at 3pm or as cottages come available, until 8pm. If you are planning on arriving after 8pm, please be sure to notify us. You are welcome to enjoy the resort for the entire day of your arrival. Just come by the Welcome Center to let us know you have arrived.
Check-out is 11am. As our guest, you are welcome to enjoy the resort for the entire day of your departure. Just come by the Welcome Center to return your cottage keys. Be sure to ask about our special re-booking rates before you leave!
If you're planning on arriving after 8pm, please be sure to notify us, that way we can ensure one of our team members is there to check you in. Also, it's important for us to have a cell-phone number on file in case we need to call you for any reason!
Our Resort Cottages are park model homes that come fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms, air conditioning, TV with DVD player (no cable so bring DVDs!), and a full size deck with a BBQ, fire pit and patio set. They are typically 12 feet wide by 40 feet long, offering approximately 500 square feet of indoor living space. While the layout of our cottages is very similar to that of a trailer, the vinyl siding and peaked roof make them a bit more cozy; like a mini house! For more information and pictures of our Resort Cottages, please click here.
All Great Blue resorts are family oriented therefore you must be over the age of 25 to make reservations with us.
Reservations can be rescheduled within the same year at no charge as long as you give us 14 days notice. Cancellations are subject to a $50 administration fee. If you cancel within 14 days of your arrival, a $100 administration fee applies. No refunds will be issued within 7 days of your arrival.
All accommodations have a fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker and toaster as well as a TV and DVD player (no cable, so bring DVDs!). All dishes and utensils are provided as well as pillows and blankets.
At the bottom of the page under "Quick Links", click on "Tour A Resort Cottage," and there you can view the various photos and layouts of our cottages. This is a standard layout for each cottage as every one is unique since they're privately owned by our owners.
We do have site maps for each resort. If you'd like a site map sent to you, ask the reservation agent at the time of booking to email you a map. You'll also receive one when you check in!
Most of our properties offer a WiFi hotspot. None of our cottages offer internet connection. Please check with our reservations department for internet information on your desired resort location.
Our cottages come equipped with a TV & DVD player, however there is no cable or satellite TV. We do recommend you bring DVDs with you if you'd like to watch TV.
Based on our experience, some carriers receive better reception than others. Please ensure you double-check prior to your arrival as you may lose service coming into the resort:
We do our best to accommodate your requests, however, please keep in mind you are renting a Park Model Cottage that is in a resort setting. Our cottages are not in secluded wooded ares so while we can usually offer you a cottage that is more private than the others; you will still have resort neighbours.
Great question! You will need to bring sheets and pillow cases for the beds, bath, beach and kitchen towels, dish soap and sponge, and your toiletries. Also, be sure to bring DVDs as our cottages are not equipped with cable TV. Not to worry, your email confirmation will come with a detailed list of what to pack as well.
We love pets! As such, our resorts are pet friendly - however only certain Resort Cottages allow pets for reservations. Please be sure to notify us if you are travelling with a pet. An additional fee of $75 will be added to your reservation. Of course, aggressive pets are not welcome.
Most of our resorts do offer laundry facilities to use during your stay. Be sure to bring lots of loonies and toonies if you require these services!
2 Washers at $1.50/load
2 Dryers at $2/load
Each resort offers a Kidz Klub that runs daily from 10am - 2pm, which provides supervised activities and games for the kids. For May and June, September and October, it's available every Saturday and Sunday, July to the end of August it's available every day. When you check in, you'll receive a detailed schedule of the activities and events going on that week. Also, each week we have Theme Weeks, so be sure to ask us at your time of booking so you're prepared!
A sandy beach that's groomed every morning with a gradual sloped entrance into the water. In the water, there is a roped off swimming area for the kids. Not a pet-friendly area.
The advertised prices on our reservation request system are based on a Standard Cottage for 2 adults and up to 4 children during low season (May 2 to June 26 and September 1 to October 12). If you have selected a vacation date outside of this timeframe, the rate will adjust accordingly to reflect to our high season pricing. Also, if you have selected more than 2 adults, your rate will be adjusted to reflect our additional adult pricing of $15/person per night.
Don't worry! Once our reservation team processes your request, the applicable promotional rates are applied to your booking. You will get a confirmation showing the discounted promotional pricing before you are asked to finalize your reservation.
Since all of the resort cottages we rent are privately owned, we need to take appropriate steps to protect our homeowners and their cottages. We do process a hold of $300 on your credit card on check in day in case there is any damage done to the cottage or the resort property. This security deposit is not actually charged to your credit card unless malicious or purposeful damage occurs.
All of our rates include parking at your cottage for one vehicle. You may add one extra car to be parked in our overflow parking area for an additional $15/night plus tax. Please advise in the comment section of your reservation request if you will need extra parking; the charges will be added by our reservation team once your request is received.
All of our published rates include 2 adults and up to 4 children. Additional adults are welcome for an additional $15/night plus tax for a maximum of 4 adults per cottage. Your total occupancy may not exceed 6 including children even with 4 adults. We can accommodate larger groups by renting multiple cottages. Feel free to call our reservations line toll free at 1-877-814-4141.
Yes, children of all ages are included in the total count of people staying on your reservation. Remember, you are renting a park model Resort Cottage. These cottages are typically 500 square feet and even young children or babies will take up living space!
We have fishing boats available for rent at most of our properties. Be sure to inquire when you make your reservation. Our fishing boats are 12' aluminium boats with a 9.9HP motor - lifejackets are provided!
No you do not need a licence to rent one of our boats. We do require that you complete a boater's safety checklist and keep it with you while you are on the boat - this will act as your licence should you need it. Also before you go out on the lake, one of our helpful team members will give you a detailed overview of how to operate the boat.
Absolutely you can bring your boat! Be sure to let us know at the time of booking as we will need to reserve a dock & launch package for you. It is $10/day plus tax or $60/week plus tax for our dock & launch package. Please advise in the comment section of your reservation request if you will need a dock & launch package; the charges will be added by our reservation team once your request is received.
Yes, you do require a fishing licence to fish at our properties. Individuals under the age of 18, or over the age of 65 do not require a licence. For information on fishing licences please click here. You may also decide to visit us during Ontario's Family Fishing Week which is a licence-free week; July 5-13 2014.
We get this a lot as sometimes GPS systems aren't as reliable as we need them to be. No worries though- When you click on the resort of your choice from the home page, under "Resort Information," on the right-hand side under the map, you'll see a clickable link for "Directions." As well, when you book your reservation, not only will the confirmation email give you the resort's address but also directions there as well!
No worries - We're here and ready for any questions you may have. Just give us a call at:
1-877-814-4141 or click Contact Us. One of our helpful reservation agents will get you the answers you need.
Our Rental Rates
|Nightly:||Contact us for details|
|Mini Break:||Low season from $405 - $699; High season from $635 - $910|
|Weekly:||Low season from $653 - $986; High season from $1080 - $1547|
*Be sure to check out our Promotions Page for the best available pricing!
Low Season: May 1 to June 25 and September 7 to October 13. Mini Break and Weekly reservations available, contact us for nightly reservations.
High Season: June 26 to September 6. Mini Break and Weekly reservations available, contact us for nightly reservations.
Mini Break: A Mini Break Package is available for 4 nights; arriving Monday leaving Friday or 3 nights; arriving Friday leaving Monday.
All rates include 2 adults and up to 4 children. Additional adults pay $15 per person per night for a maximum 4 adults per reservation.
For detailed pricing click ìBook Itî for our Rates & Availability.
The cottage (black one) was very quaint and cozy with an amazing porch and view of the water. Thanks! We hope to be back again, soon.
Just got back from the resort, and we truly had a blast it was a long ride home but worth. Thanks for a great stay!
It looks like an amazing spot. I would love to have the opportunity to try the resort out, before booking a full vacation.
Great, Relaxing Spot!
Camped at McCreary's for 28 years. Had the best of times. Many camp fires, pot luck dinners, dancing on the street, Halloween, white elephant sales for cancer. It was great for my son who basically grew up there every summer. Made many friends!
Looks like an amazing place and I know 2 families that go and absolutely love it! Would love to own a spot there.
Been going to McCreary's for over 20 years now. Always welcoming, lots of events and activities, beautiful inside and out (that goes for the staff too), and the renovations are show stopping. Can't wait to get back out onto the beautiful new patio!
It was great! Everything was clean and people were very friendly.
Come catch a few night flicks with the family where children under 4 get in FREE! During the summer, it's open 7 days a week rain or shine, so come hungry because the snack bar is full of yummy food.
A variety of studios and theatres located throughout Perth with performances going on all summer long!
Over 70 shops, boutiques, specialty stores and restaurants with a cumulative total of over 1000 years of retail experience! The stores are owned and operated by a small business and have the owner in the store.
Take a stroll in downtown Perth, shopping at over 80 one-of-a-kind shops while being within walking distance to the park. Over 20 participating local stores with bargains, street music, and prices! Hosted by the Downtown Heritage Perth Business Improvement Area.
Situated in the southeast corner of Perth, Conlon Farm boasts 50 acres of outdoor fun. Scoccer fields, ball diamonds, basketball courts, beach volleyball court, tennis courts, huge playground, skateboard park, skating rink, toboggan hill and cross-country skiing. Snack Bar and washrooms (open May to October), lots of parking, picnic tables and walking paths make Conlon Farm a great place to spend your time while in Perth. Admission: Free!
The best shopping experience in Heritage Perth!
Check out one of the many options to dine out with the family, or a romantic night for 2.
Open every Saturday 8am-1pm in the Crystal Palace from Mid May until Mid October you can enjoy the farmers market.
McCreary’s Beach is just north of the town of Perth, Ontario which has its fair share of historical building and sites to discover.
Over 200 routes to explore with family and friends offering beautiful scenic views of Perth!
Since the summer of 2013, Tay River Tours offer an experience for History buffs, nature lovers, and wildlife enthusiasts.
Offer group and private lessons to every one of all ages! Bring your own horse or take lessons on one of our top quality, well trained, fit and safe horses.
Perth is a town in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. It is located on the Tay River, 83 kilometres (52 mi) southwest of Ottawa, and is the seat of Lanark County.
The heritage downtown core of today's Perth consists of boutiques, specialty shops and restaurants, including crafts, antiques and flea market, and summer Farmers' and Craft Markets. Most of these operate out of the century old stone buildings in town.
What our Vacationers
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The cottage was beautiful and ultramodern but a bit remote. We loved the beach and swimming every day. My son also made some very nice friends.The store could have had a few more basics like toilet paper.