Cottage Profile "Mike's Place" is a private, three bedroom, 1000 square foot, waterfront cottage located at Dorcas Bay, on the Shore of Lake Huron. The interior of the cottage is finished in natural pine woodwork and this combined with ample windows helps to create a bright and airy feel inside the cottage. The living area at the cottage has a sectional couch, love seat and arm chair to relax in. A television equipped with satellite and a VCR is provided for your group. The main feature of this room is the wood burning stove and stone hearth. At the other end of the main living area is the eat-in kitchen. It comes equipped with two refridgera...tors, stove, and microwave. Lots of counter space makes dinner prep much easier. The dining table in this room will seat all six in the party comfortably. A unique and appealing aspect of this cottage is the sunroom. Large windows allow for a partial view of the water, and comfortable furnishing provide a perfect place to relax and enjoy a book. A TV and DVD player is available for you in this room as well. There are three bedrooms, one with a double bed, second bedroom with two singles, the third bedroom has a set of single bunkbeds. The three bedrooms are located next to each other, up a small staircase. The one bathroom at the cottage is a three piece with shower. The bathroom is next to the kitchen. Outside the cottage the private lakeside deck is a great place to spend the afternoon. Here you will find a patio set for six, with an umbrella, two picnic tables, and plently of other outdoor furniture. Also you are provided with a propane barbeque for your outside dining enjoyment. A firepit with bench seating is provided for your family to enjoy a true cottage experience; an evening campfire complete with ghost stories and roasting marshmallows. Shoreline is composed of undulating lime stone road with some areas of flat table rock. The water depth at waters edge is less than 1 foot deep. This is a great area to swim, kayak and snorkel amongst the different rock formations and shoals off shore. The cottage is located on a quiet road with little traffic, and is a great choice for your family to enjoy a private vacation. At the village of Tobermory, you can stroll through the shopping area, visit the library, restaurants and beautiful natural harbour, or take a scenic boat cruise to 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 come true. Guided tours along the Niagara Escarpment or the shores of Singing Sands on Lake Huron are available only a 5-minute drive away. Amphitheater programs are presented at Cyprus Lake at dusk and are informative and entertaining.
Additional amenities include: firewood provided, dock/boat-slip, wood stove, sunroom, beds: 1 double, cd player, television (21 inch), 2 singles, and 6 chairs, 2 picnic tables, 3 children bicycles, deck area 335 square feet, fire pit, living area 1000 square feet, folding chairs for beach), dehumidifier, horseshoe pit with horseshoes, two storey cottage, umbrella, 4 adult bicycles, number of baths: one- 3 piece with a shower, radio / tape deck, water: well water, 2 muskoka chairs, 1set of single bunk beds, television and DVD player in sunroom, clothes line, patio furniture (table, number of bedrooms: 3 bedrooms.
great location, beautiful nature, privacy, well-equipped cottage
Left on 10/27/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Mary
This cottage at the tip of the wonderful Bruce Peninsula with Singing Sands and the Bruce Peninsula National Park very close is a cozy, private retreat equipped with everything we needed. it doesn't have an unobstructed view of Lake Huron, but otherwise it's perfect.
Left on 10/07/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | E
No washing facilities a bit disappointing.
Should lock away personal items (i.e. sleeping bags and clothes)
Privacy and quiet
Left on 08/18/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | RJM
The privacy was outstanding as was the quiet and the feel that we did get away from it all - but it is really not that far from civilization! It was also a short hop to many outlets for accessing the Bruce trail. We were comfortable - very clean and lots of home comforts! A little far from the water (but that seems typical) - but warm to swim as it is shallow. Loved having a fire pit! Don't let that one photo of the front of the place fool you - it is all about the back! Great place for kids to run around and lots of space for rainy days indoors. Kitchen was well equipped. Emergency numbers were easy to find - but we did not need them. The owners had also left a package of brochures of what to do in the area, which really helped!
We'd go back!
The five of us
Left on 08/17/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | The five of us
We have 3 young kids (4, 2 and 10 months) so it is always hard to find a place that they can be entertained all the time. The kids had a blast. The water has a very gradual entry which is very child friendly. It would have been nice if the cottage was a little closer to the water but overall this is a minor thing. The kids enjoyed running through all the trees and playing hide and seek.
The nice breeze at night helped to cool the cottage down for sleeping. We were there during a week of 30 celcius days. The nights were amazing. you forget how many stars are above until you get out where there is total darkness.
The cottage was well equiped with everything you needed from the kitchen, bathroom and living rooms. The kid's movies, toys and games were great to have. It's nice to know that you don't have to pack all these things for rainy days.
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