Cottage Profile Compact, one bedroom, all season winterized, fully equipped cottage with all the necessities. This cottage really makes the most of its 800 square feet. This cottage is conveniently located just a ten minute drive from the world famous Sauble Beach in the quiet town of Oliphant. Beautiful Sandy Beach on Lake Huron is located 400 meters from the cottage. The main living area of the cottage features hardwood flooring and a wood stove. A pullout couch and arm chair provide comfortable seating in which to enjoy the flatscreen television with satellite and DVD player and internet access. At the other end of this room is the galley-...style kitchen, equipped with fridge, stove, and microwave. An island separates the kitchen from the living area while providing a little extra counter space. A sunroom at the front of the cottage has a dining table with seating for four so that your group can enjoy a meal together. At the other end of the sunporch is a sitting area with loveseat, chair and lamp, making this the perfect place to curl up and read a book. There is also a pull out couch here. The bedroom at the cottage is equipped with a double bed, and the couch in living room pulls out into a double bed for extra sleeping accommodation. The bathroom is a four piece with both shower and tub. Outside of the cottage, a deck has been set into a treed area in order to provide a more private and shaded place to relax. Muskoka chairs and a propane bbq are available for your use here. An outdoor fire pit is available for your group to enjoy an evening campfire, a true cottage experience! The shore is across the road. The water's edge is about a 300metre walk, depending on the water levels of the day. The shoreline is a rare coastal environment, which is a mixture of sandy areas and fens, which are coastal wetlands. The Oliphant shoreline is home to rare plant and animal like. The gradual entry into the warm, shallow water makes for a safe place for children to play. The beach is also a popular kiteboarding destination on windy days, and on calmer days a favourite kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding destination. Lonely Island Beach is a family beach ideal for young children and is only 2.5 km down the road. 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. The owner of the cottage provides boat tours through the Oliphant Islands for a fee. www.fishingislandtours.com It is only a 10 minute drive to Sauble Beach with its 7 km long sand beach and many stores and restaurants. Winter Rentals: Experience winter at it's best! Enjoy cross-country skiing right from cottage, along the Lake Huron shoreline, or take the family skiing at one of the four groomed trails located within a 20 minute drive. The Sawmill Trail, near Hepworth, has fine skate skiing trails as well as a lit trail for night skiing. Snowshoeing trails are also available at both Sawmill in Hepworth and the Sauble Ski Trials. Snowkiters can kite along the Lake Huron shoreline. You can also experience dogsledding at Singing Dogs; near Wiarton. There is Winterfest in Sauble Beach in January and the Wiarton Willie Festival in February.
Additional amenities include: firewood provided, wood stove, television ( 32" ), sunroom, four piece bath, drinking water provided, beds: 1 double, telephone (available may 31-oct 1), number of bathrooms: one, muskoka chairs, clothes line, outdoor fire pit, high speed internet (available may 31-oct 1), bose portable sound dock, number of bedrooms: 1, 1 lounger ), cd player, 2 pull out double beds ( 1 in living room and 1 in sunroom ), drinking water: well ( slight sulphur smell ), deck size 175 sq. ft., living area 800 square feet, satellite dish (available may 31-oct 1).
Left on 08/02/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Laurie
We didn't spend too much time at the cottage as we were checking out the beaches in the area as well as Tobermory and the Grotto. The owner was very pleasant, we needed repairs on one of the bicycles and he was there to repair it in just a few minutes. We had a great week at the cottage and surrounding areas. The greatest sunsets ever from this cottage!!! Also I loved the privacy especially where the fire pit was located.
Very nice familly stay, great price
Left on 07/08/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Julien
I spent a week there with my 2 kids (4 and 6) at the end of June. It was a great stay. The cottage itself is very well equipped: kitchen, bathroom, whasher and dryer. Only one room though, and 2 sofa beds. The room has proper shades, the guests in the sofa beds will have to endure only light shades though.
Decor is very nice. Nothing fancy, but bery cozy. Outdoor patio is georgeous, with lots of shade, but still great view, especially at sunset.
Beach is located very near (about 100m), but you have to make a rather large detour to get there. The sand is ok. Water is very shallow, which makes it a great spot for kitesurf or for young kids. It has also the advantage of being significantly hotter than the near Sauble beach.
There is a lot of outdoor equipment: patio set, BBQ, bikes, ball games, nice chairs. There was salt/pepper/oil when I went there.
The most horible feature is the water that stinks. Drinking water is provided in a 19L tank, but you have to spend it carrefully or go and get some more. Other downside: you have to bring your bed sheets / towel / etc... And cleaning it all at the end is on your hand, allow at least 2 hours. But for the low season price, it is a great value.
Steve, Linda and Dave the dog
Fine time at the Fen
Left on 10/27/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Steve, Linda and Dave the dog
Cottage was great, location was excellent, amenities were great. Will rent this location again
Quiet and peaceful
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Jk
We spent a great week chilling out at the cottage and at the beach across the road. And got one day of windsurfing too. Great location for our 2 year old daughter and our Jack Russel Terrier.
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Joanna Blackwell
The cottage and surrounding area of Oliphant was exactly what we were looking for. The cottage was clean and just the right size for the two of us plus our dog. We enjoyed many walks in the area and several day trips to neighbouring towns. We'll definitely be back!
Cute & Cozy
Left on 08/04/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Happy Renter
Great little place, great location, great scenery. Perfect for a romantic get-away for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
Comfortable, cosy cottage.
Left on 08/31/2010 for a stay in October 2009 | jane
Very comfortable cottage, cosy, open fire, wood.
Beds not the best, soft. Everything else was just about perfect
A most relaxing week!
Left on 10/29/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | DonnaG
From beginning to end, our experience with rentcottage.com was pleasant and efficient. The cottage property was exactly as advertised ... clean, extremely well-equipped and wonderfully private. Sunset views of Lake Huron across the street were spectacular.
This property is perfect for a couple or family with one child. Very cosy eating area, kitchen, sunroom and living room. We very much enjoyed the outside decks.
A marvellous venue
Left on 09/01/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | The Grays
A charming cottage - not large, but well-equipped and well-furnished. Absolutely perfect for our requirements. The outside seating area was comfortable and delightful, with the boldest chipmunk it's ever been my pleasure to feed.
A quiet setting - road noise was never an issue. Various short, pleasant walks from the cottage to the lake (and an osprey nesting platform), to a small variety store or to a board walk on the fens.
Only about a ten minute drive from Wiarton - near enough and yet not too close.
All the cooking equipment (including the barbecue) worked well. The television, satellite TV, and dvd player worked well, and provided diversion during rainy days. It was nice to tune to classical music through the satellite during dinner.
We enjoyed the cottage so much that we have booked it again.
Perfect location espacially for wind surfing.
Left on 08/02/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | S. Audette
Perfect location espacially for wind surfing.
-Really Good Internet (Valuable for wind predictions)
-TV and DVD is really good if you have a rany day.
-Good access to water easy to go for a swimm.
-Terase and BBQ included are perfect.
Accomodation is really good.
The only negative commant I could say is:
-Tape water is not drincable. They provide big bootle water wich is really nice and compancate bute the water smell bade so showeres are not has nice as they could be.
This is why I did not put 5/5 stars.
We already tried to rent for an other week but the place was book.
Great little cottage
Left on 07/23/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | canuck
We had terrible weather - rainy and cold but the cottage was a warm safe haven from the elements. It is rustic but has all the conveniences of a modern home including flat screen tv, dish satelite and internet. The best was the warm wood burning stove for those cool nights. will come back again.
Cozy, charming, nice location - good for a couple of kiters
Left on 06/18/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Kikonie
The owners are quick to respond, friendly and helpful with strong service values, and are a great source of information on the area.
The cottage felt roomy for the actual square footage, and was nicely furnished throughout. The water cooler is a bonus and they provide pillows and a bed cover. The kitchen work area is limited -just adequate if you are well organized. Bring an extra saucepan - food sticks too easily to the existing ones. There's no drink pitcher or non-stick type utensils. Heating is more than adequate, though the dials take some getting used to. Loads of windows for cooling the cottage and a clothesline for your gear.
Off the front deck and the dining area are excellent places to view sunsets over the lake. The owners also have a boat service. There's Internet access, so good for accessing wind reports on SailFlow, etc. The landscaping and outdoor seating areas are very cool.
Dave and Shelley Anderson
Left on 02/06/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | Dave and Shelley Anderson
We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was nice and clean and had everything we needed and more. There was a problem with the shower but the owner lived nearby and was there almost immediately to try and solve the problem. Unfortunately we did not get to enjoy our entire week as we were called home due to a family emergency but would definitely like to go back again this year!
Left on 02/05/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | Chillin'
The cottage was nicely equipped. We found it roomy enough for two couples and a few kids, more than 2 kids would seem cramped though. Had all the amenities for a nice stay. The bathroom was new - lots of water including hot. Owner provided bottled water for drinking. The BBQ actually worked and the patio was a nice touch. Morning walks out to the beach were lovely. Learned how to Kitesurf in one day - lots of instructors. A nice restaurant within walking distance - short drive to Sauble. Overall nicely maintained. Will return.
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