Cottage Profile Newly constructed, five bedroom, 2800 square foot cottage located 1.4 km from Lake Huron in the resort community of Oliphant. The beautiful sands of Lonely Island Beach are just 3 km away and Sauble Beach is only a 11 km drive away. Enjoy either of these beautiful sand beaches as well as the peace and quiet of the Oliphant area. The cottage is located in a very private setting at the end of a dead end road. It is surrounded by trees and has a large 16 by 38 foot deck complete with patio furniture and barbeque. Adjacent to the deck is a interlocking patio with a fire pit that the kids can enjoy cooking smors under the starry sk...y's of the area. Inside of the cottage there are two floors of living space. On the upper floor there is a large open concept living area containing a living room, kitchen and dining room area. This area has hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and a nice bright airy feel. The living room area has a large wall of windows from floor to ceiling that let in abundant light. This area has a couch, love seat and two chairs as well as a 32 inch LCD TV with satellite service. Doors from the living room lead out to the large outside deck. There is a fully equipped kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and breakfast bar with three chairs. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining are with captains table and chairs to sit six comfortably. The upper level of the cottage also has three bedrooms. The master bedroom has queen size bed and an ensuite four piece bathroom. The second bedroom has a double bed with baby crib and the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds, double on bottom and single on top. Rounding out the top floor is a four piece bathroom and full laundry facilities. The lower level (basement) of the cottage is a kids paradise. It has a large recroom with pool table, foosball table and ping pong table. There is also a gas fireplace, couch, love seat and television with DVD player. In this area there are two bedrooms. One with a double bed and the second with a single bed The cottage is centrally located to other attractions in the area. There are over 5 golf courses within a 35 minute drive and there is great cycling on the miles of paved back roads in the area and great mountain bike trails at Sauble Beach. It is only a 10 minute drive to Sauble Beach with its 7 km long sand beach and many stores and restaurants.
Left on 11/10/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | G.T.A. CREW
This newly built cottage was absolutely perfect for our two families. This would be our fourth cottage we have rented and by far it has been the best! Our kids had a blast. We did everything from playing badminton and bocce in the backyard to camp fires at night. When it rained we played pool and air hockey in the basement and even had a Harry Potter marathon. There is lots to do! Two decks to sit out on, one in the front where its great to read a book or the huge deck in the back where most of the action was. The garage came in handy when my wife decided to purchase a very large raft for the kids to play with at the beach and also to store our coolers and other stuff. This cottage is bigger than most homes and has everything you could possibly need. Best cottage in Oliphant and just minutes away from Sauble Beach. My hats off to Philips Place!!! We will definitely be renting again next year. See you in 2012.
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Andrew
Pros: Good location. Close to Lonely beach (walking distance). Good privacy.
Cons: Where do I start? We get there and the place is dirty.. very dirty. Especially the basement. The porch and the backyard were in poor condition as well. We had to clean the place so that we could live there.. it was that bad. Hence, the one star review for check-in, cleanliness, and comfort.
It was also extremely intrusive when the owners came in to 'check up' on us. It was a gross violation of our privacy. This automatically guarantees 'One Star' Overall.
Perhaps the worst part of the stay, happened after our stay. We got a phone call claiming that we left the place dirty, which couldn't be farther from the truth. We were charged 'extra'. Hence the one star ratings for Value, and Service. I would not recommend this place to any of my friends or family and encourage you to look elsewhere. There are lots of better cottages around this area with reasonable owners.
Left on 08/04/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Friends Reconnect
There is nothing to walk to or see in Oliphant. Horrible water front, no beach or swimming unless you are a canine. Lovely home, but right beside crying babies and lawnmowing neighbours. Needs landscaping and firepit re-design. Too many personal items in home that belong to the owners. Damage deposit not returned and home was left cleaner than when we arrived.
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