We are surrounded by 3 lakes and a beach that ARE ALL 5 MINUTES away in your car. We also have a big swimming pool in town and a children’s splash pad that are 5 MINUTES away in car. Yes if you would like to visit other bodies of water and beaches in other areas then you ONLY have to travel 20 min to visit other numerous lakes and beaches for sure. The area is beautiful and tranquil, if you didn’t wake up in the am and listen to the birds and look out upon the trees, then I’m not sure your experience. If you read the other reviews you are the first that did not get that experience. If you hear traffic that is because there has to be roads that get you too our home. In regards to the heat. I do state there is no air conditioning and it is normally lovely and cool but I’m sure you realized the week you came ontario was in the middle of a heat wave. I cannot change the weather but what I did do was purchase all new ceiling fans aswell as floor fans for all the bedrooms. As for the “birdies” I’m sorry I do not check all sports equipment, as I mentioned if there was anything you need all you had to do was contact me, to complain about the “birdies” for badminton seems very petty to me. Not sure about the bikes as the family of 6 before you all went out on the bikes every day. The review you left in my guest book was lovely so quite shocked at your comments. The house and location are stunning and for the price you paid you won’t get better. Reviews can put people off as you are aware and felt the need for people to read the honesty of it.