Cottage Profile Enjoy the sandy shoreline in front of this three bedroom, 1050 square foot cottage privately situated at Pleasant Harbour on the shores of Lake Huron. The main living area of the cottage features a stone fireplace as the focal point of this room, and is the perfect way to take the chill off a cool night. The large lakeside window and cedar panelling throughout create a warm and comfortable space to relax in after a day in the sand. A couch, love seat two chairs and ottoman provide comfortable seating for all six in the party.The television with, Satellite, DVD player and VCR are a nice option on a rainy day. Also in this open... concept living area is the dining room and kitchen. A table with bench seating provides plenty of room for everyone to enjoy a family meal together. The galley kitchen is located just off the dining area, and comes equipped with all the necessities including fridge, stove and microwave and water cooler. A seperate freezer is also available to store your food for the week. Plenty of counter and cupboard space as well as a propane bbq on the deck just outside the kitchen makes for quick and convenient summer feasts. There are three bedrooms at the cottage. Two of these rooms are on the main level of the cottage and both have queens beds.The third bedroom is on the second storey of the cottage and has a double and single bed. There is one bathroom at the cottage, a three piece with shower. The bathroom is located on the main floor of the cottage. Outside of the cottage, you can relax and enjoy the view out over Lake Huron. Plenty of Muskoka chairs are provided as well as a patio table with chairs so that your family can enjoy a meal outdoors. A beautiful stone pathway leads down to the shoreline, and solar lights will help guide you there in the evening as well. Alternately you can spend your evening around a campfire in the fire pit provided, telling ghost stories and roasting marshmallows. The sandy shoreline at this cottage is a truly unique feature in an area that boasts a rock escarpment. This sand beach is accessed by the other cottages in the area and is also available for your party to enjoy. It's the perfect beach for small children to play on and is right outside your front door. The cottage is located on a quiet road with very little traffic. This a great area for walks and biking. The cottage is centrally located on the Bruce Peninsula only 20 minutes drive from the fishing villages of Lion's Head and Tobermory, the Bruce Trail, Bruce Peninsula National Park and the spectacular cliffs of Georgian Bay.
Additional amenities include: firewood provided, plastic muskoka chairs, patio furniture ( patio table, water cooler supplied, water: well water, cd player, number of baths: one three piece with shower (new photo available ths spring), satellite ( star choice ), covered gazebo(not screened), wireless high speed internet acess (may 1-nov 1), living area 1050 square feet, chairs, 1 double, 1 single, outdoor firepit, telephone (may 1-nov 1), clothes line, number of bedrooms: 3 bedrooms, deck area 250 square feet, ), beds: 2 queen.
Left on 08/15/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Crystal
The cottage location is perfect, and we enjoyed the beach so much!
Being as it has been a cold week, we did spend a fare amount of time indoors too. We found everthing inviting, however the couches as not very comfortable and the cottage is completely full of spiders everywhere.
Also, the plastic colourful deck chairs are cracked.
The Willoughby and Morrison-Casey families
Fantastic family vacation!
Left on 09/20/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | The Willoughby and Morrison-Casey families
We absolutely loved our experience at this cottage! We were looking for a beachfront cottage and it literally was right outside of the front door. The beach was not huge but it was very clean with crystal clear, water and a sandy bottom; the water was quite shallow which was ideal for the kids. There was public access to the beach, but usually only two or three other families that left by 4 or 5 in the afternoon. The cottage is set back just enough so that it remains very private.
The cottage was very clean and the owners were very attentive to our needs.
We would absolutely recommend this cottage and will be returning for another great vacation!
Nice but not nice enough for the money.
Left on 08/24/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | dharvey
Stayed here with my family of 4 (including 2 young kids). The good: The beach, while much smaller than the photo suggests is amazing. Soft, fine sand and an incredibly long walkout into the water. The kitchen has everything you could need in terms of plates, bowls, and tools, and the chest freezer is a nice touch. Don't use any of the spices: they're ancient and bitter and will ruin your food (bring your own). The proximity of the cottage to many interesting things within an hour drive is a bonus. The bad: There is virtually no useful outdoor furniture. There's a huge deck out the backdoor that has a tiny little round glass table and 4 cheap, uncomfortable plastic chairs. The table isn't even big enough for our family to have used it for an outdoor meal. And while the pictures show 4 deck chairs, there are only 2 cheap plastic deck chairs and that's it. Why wouldn't this space be made more useable? There's also an open gazebo with 2 rundown wooden benches. What is this space intended for? The photos also show linens on the bed, but be clear there aren't any to be used (unless you're willing to be tagged with a "laundry fee"). The last thing is mice. There are mice and you will hear them at night while you are in bed and you will see their droppings each morning. This is the country and this may not faze you. Or it might, but it's worth noting. Ultimately, the location of this cottage is amazing but unless there's a real effort to step some things up, it's definitly not worth $1700 during high season. It wouldn't take much effort on the part of the owner to pay a little attention to the place and make it feel worth the price tag.
LInda and family
enjoyed our visit
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | LInda and family
We always enjoy our holidays on the Bruce Peninsula. My family particularly enjoyed this cottage and rated it as one of the ones they have enjoyed the most.
great beach for kids
Left on 09/28/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | brent
great beach for kids...good layout for kids...all necessary amenities...
a great waterfront vacation spot
Left on 02/05/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | Jim
Great location on fine sandy beach, with a gentle slope, great for swimming. Beach was smaller than photos appeared to show, but this was not an issue for us. Beach tended to get quite busy with those using public access road, but all left by late afternoon. Cottage was well appointed, sufficiently private, comfortable, with nice area for sitting and eating on the deck - great for sunny summer breakfasts. Access to the great things on the Bruce Pennisula a real plus.
Relaxation before the storm
Left on 01/29/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | Hamilton, ON
This was the first family vacation my young family of four has taken together. Plus my sister and her young family also joined us. Other than the weather being a little cool in September, we had a really fun week. My boys (3 and 1) and their cousin (1) really enjoyed searching for frogs in the little bog/swampy area just before the beach. Very private, but not secluded completely from everyone. The cottage was well looked after, clean and had everything that we needed. Situated well if you would like to take day trips to Tobermory or take the ferry rides to Flower pot islands. Highly recommended.
Left on 01/23/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | cm
This cottage was quite perfect for our family getaway. We loved being so close to the beach. Although it was a shared beach we were often alone on it or with other families. We rarely saw or heard neighbours. The beach itself is great for small kids as it's very shallow with gentle waves.
Plenty to do in nearby towns and lots of amenities like groceries, bakeries, vegetable stands, liquor stores, etc.
Laundry in the cottage would have made it perfect. You end up going through a lot of towels and bringing home a lot of dirty laundry after a week.
Definitely uses the dehumidifier in the main floor bedroom - it gets a bit damp if you don't.
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