Cottage Profile Private, three bedroom plus bunkie, 2200 square foot raised cottage on the shores of Eagle Harbour, Lake Huron. The main living area of the cottage has cathedral ceilings, pine v-match panelling, pine floors and large glass windows facing the lake. Off the living room is a separate dining room with adequate seating for six. Adjacent to the dining room is a fully equipped kitchen with lots of counter and cupboard space, as well as a dishwasher, microwave and fridge and stove. There are large sliding glass doors leading from the dining room out to the lakeside deck. On the deck there is a table, umbrella and chairs. From this de...ck there is a good view of the lake and sunsets over Lake Huron. Down the hallway there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed, while the second bedroom has two single beds, and the third bedroom has one single bed. On the ground floor there are full laundry facilities, including a washer and dryer. Outside, you'll find the bunkie (with electricity)- complete with a double bed, table and chairs, it's perfect for the older kids in your group or for more privacy for you. The cottage is located in a private setting. To the north, the nearest cottage is located 1000 feet away and to the south there is a cottage located 100 feet away but it is well screened by dense cedar forest cover. On the road side of the cottage is a grassy area, gardens and a patio space with table, chairs and BBQ, so you can cook up the perfect summer meal! The lake side of the cottage is completely natural with only foot paths leading to the lake. At the lake the shoreline has a natural channel which was carved out of the limestone rock during the last Ice Age. The shoreline consists of flat limestone rock which angles into the lake. A dock projects into the channel, but due to lower water levels it is not suitable for docking a boat. The bay is dotted with little islands, shoals and pools. This is a great area to explore with a canoe - and there is a canoe supplied with your say at the cottage! The cottage is located near the end of a dead end gravel road. The lands on the opposite side of the road form part of Bruce Peninsula National Park. This is a great area for bird watching and quiet walks. The scenic village of Tobermory is located 13 km away. Take time to visit and stroll through the shops in the village, visit the library, restaurants and the beautiful natural harbour, or take a scenic boat cruise where you can view shipwrecks, lighthouses and visit Flowerpot Island. Dinner cruises aboard the Chi-Cheemaun are also very popular. For hikers, naturalists and scuba divers, the area is a dream!
Additional amenities include: number of baths: 2: one four-piece, but has mineral content, floor area: 2200 square feet, type of dwelling: two-storey raised cottage, beds: 1 double and 3 singles. bunkie has a double bed, lake frontage: 200 feet, and one two-piece, number of bedrooms: 3 bedrooms + bunkie, deck area: 700 square feet, fully winterized (electric baseboard heating), satellite (300 stations), 2 adult and 3 children's bicycles, canoe and paddles, water: well (potable, so you may want to bring drinking water), adult life jackets (no children's lifejackets).
-love the limestone beach and clean swimming water
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Family Vacationers
-Rent Cottage + owners very accommodating
-difficult to get airflow in cottage during the hot weather; bathroom tiles in shower need replacing - grout is moldy; kitchen very well equipped but lacking in storage space for food; limestone beach and lake just absolutely beautiful - small island off shore to swim to; bed in MBR was a challenge to sleep in, in terms of length, for my 5'10" tall husband; an easy trip to Tobermory, but far enough away for the solitude and privacy we were seeking
Quiet and relaxing
Left on 10/31/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Tony
A very enjoyable week. We did several local trips, but the main purpose was to have a quiet week, and this was achieved fully.
Beautiful wilderness retreat
Left on 08/05/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | James
Beautiful location overlooking a bay on Lake Huron. West-facing deck provides great sunset views over the water. One neighbouring house visible from driveway, but otherwise you feel like you have the whole wilderness to yourself. 200+ feet of rocky shoreline, private dock. Canoes are included, and the water is very calm in the sheltered bay. Be aware that it is also very shallow in places (randomly varies from 10 feet or more, to ankle-deep, even in the middle of the bay) so navigate carefully.
Interior of house is beautiful natural wood (floors, walls, vaulted ceiling) that looks especially nice in the warm sunset light through the large bay windows. Well-stocked bookshelves will certainly provide something interesting to read.
Location is about 12km from Tobermory, towards the end of a dead-end road, so there is very little road traffic. Other side of the road is parkland, and may contain wildlife. We didn't see any large animals (such as bears), but we did see a rattlesnake in the yard.
Overall a beautiful wild location for those who want to get away from always seeing a dozen neighbours in the city.
Excellent balance of relaxation and activity
Left on 10/29/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Chris
My girlfriend and I saw the posting for the cottage and booked it with absolutely no problems less than a week before our vacation.
The cottage was quiet, very clean, warm, and neat. The property is on a wide shallow bay, surrounded by trees and screened from the road, which made it feel very private. All appliances in the cottage were efficient and worked well (including the wireless internet, which was nice to have), and water (hot or for drinking) was no problem.
When it comes to relaxing, we took an active approach, and the cottage suited us well for that. During the day, we made full use of the bikes and canoe available at the cottage, and also went hiking on the many trails a short 5 min drive away (Bruce, Fathom Five, Singing Sands, etc). Downtown Tobermory was about 15 min away, and no chance to get lost. We also spent time on the deck overlooking the bay and relaxing (which was close enough to hear the waves quite clearly even inside the cottage). In the evenings, we went down and used the outdoor firepit, or went stargazing by the water.
On the whole, our week at the cottage was perfect for being just as active or relaxed as we wanted to be. I would recommend it, and would certainly return as well!
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