Gillies Lake cottage (#153)
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Description from the manager
Cottage Profile Private, 1700 square foot, three-bedroom cottage perched on top of a 30 foot cliff overlooking beautiful Gillies Lake. Gillies Lake is located near Dyers Bay, on the Northern Bruce Peninsula. The main living area of the cottage boasts cathedral ceilings with large windows that overlook the lake, a beautiful limestone fireplace, and local white cedar throughout. The large sitting area provides ample seating space for everyone in the party whether curling up with a book, or watching the TV with DVD player and VCR. It is also an ideal place to relax and enjoy a view of the water from the comfort of the cottage. At the other end o...Read more
Gillies Lake cottage (#153)
Lions Head, Ontario, Canada
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Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in CAD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$0||$1,831 - $2,023||$0||7 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Jul. 13 2013
|Jul. 14 2013 - Aug. 23 2013
|Aug. 24 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
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AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Enjoying the Bruce
Great cottage and great location in every way, except that the access to the lake is a bit tricky if someone is elderly. There are steep stairs and hard to sit around the shoreline. Otherwise the cottage is perfect and has a fantastic view!
2 traveling couples
Appleton, WI and Ishpeming, MI
Nice location, a few problems though.
I am writing this review on behalf of two couples who have traveled on vacation together for many years. The service we received from rentcottage.com was good, the location and property were ideal for us, it was very spacious and extremely private. Our only issues were with the house itself. We agreed to an adjusted rental week of Monday-Sunday due to the owners using the cottage prior to our stay. However, when we arrived at the cottage, it was clear no one had been there for quite a while. There were dead flowers in a vase with very bad smelling water and the house was not as clean as I would have expected. This was a disappointing first impression. We have rented other cottages and condos together and this was the least-clean property to which we have arrived. In addition, the property did not seem well-kept. One of the windows did not operate properly, the bedding had a very musty smell, the hot tub did not operate correctly (both of us own hot tubs) and we could not find the manual or instructions anywhere. The boat oars did not fit properly making it very difficult to row (there is no motor). They squeaked so loudly, the wives were able to hear the husbands rowing back across the lake before they could even see them. The kitchen was not as well equipped as others we have stayed at and it was almost impossible to cook indoors after dark because the lighting in the kitchen was so inadequate. The propane grill was left for us with virtually no fuel. We left the tanks full and the house cleaner than when we arrived. We tried not to dwell on the few things that were not quite right with this property because it was a lovely house and the lake and location were very nice, however, we would not return to that property or recommend it to friends.
This is definitely a 5 star experience...I only mark it as four star in the case
that you have very young children, where shoreline may be an issue. The
cottage is spacious and immaculate, with breathtaking views, and if you have
good swimmers, or if you enjoy non-motorized boating, this is the place for
you! Nothing beats the quiet surroundings and abundance of nature to
explore. The cottage is very well equipped -more like a home away from home.
Also, Dyers Bay is less than a 5 minute drive from the cottage, where, if you
want some shore line and worry-free swimming, it is there. Not to mention a
quick drive to Tobermory! We will definitely be returning, and recommend this
cottage to anyone.
Windy and Relaxing
Great experience. Summer 2009 was a cold one and the week we were at the
cottage was no exception. We really understood why there were so many
windmills on the drive up! There is a lot of wind at this cottage but the hot tub
kept us warm and the deck gets great sun.
We saw lots of great birds and snakes in the surrounding area.
Love this location!!
A Hidden Jem
This is by far the nicest inland lake in all of the Bruce Penninsula! Very quiet, remote & private!
Spetacular cottage by the lake
We spent wonderful days in this beautiful cottage.
Views are awesome and in the house everything was perfect.
We would love to repeat this experience!
We really relaxed!
We highly recommend!