Cottage Profile If a cottage with a view is what you're looking for, this cozy two bedroom cottage on Isthmus Bay provides an amazing view of the aquamarine-coloured water from the cottage deck built right at the shoreline. The Lion's Head Marina, as well as the lighthouse, can be seen across the water from the three colourful Muskoka chairs. While the cottage furnishings are simple, the cottage provides a comfortable base from which to enjoy the great outdoors. The kitchen includes a refridgerator, stove/oven and there is a table with chairs and bench-style seating. The living room includes a couch, comfy chairs and a flat screen television. Just off the living room is access to the outdoor deck where you can find the propane barbeque and a patio table with four chairs. The perfect place to sit and enjoy dinner with a view! There are two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and the other with a set of single bunks. There is one four-piece bathroom. Downstairs you can enjoy the rec room, complete with comfy chairs, a television, and a cot for sleeping. There is also a pool table and ping-pong table for when you'd rather be indoors.( You can only access the downstairs of the cottage by going outside and in a seperate door ).This property also offers a washer and dryer. There is a grassy lawn out front and also at the back of the cottage by the lakefront. The water depth is one foot or less at the shoreline, making this a great entry point for swimming. Also located here is a hammock for reading that favorite novel, have a nap or enjoy the blue waters of Lion's Head. The cottage is located 1 km (2 minutes by car) from a sand beach and from shopping and dining at Lion's Head. The Bruce Trail is right in the backyard of this property. You can start some great day hikes right from your back door. The Lion's Head beach is a great way to spend the day. This sandy beach has a gradual entry into the water with a swim raft. Also here at the beach there is a volleyball net, playground equipment, and a swing set for the children. There are also a variety of golf courses in the area. Lion's Head is a great little town for your family vacation. NOTE: Please not that the downstairs level of the cottage can only be accessed using the outside door. There is no staircase within the cottage.
Additional amenities include: 1 queen pull out couch, number of bathrooms: 1 four piece bathroom, 1 pull out futon ( downstairs ), water source: municipal water, kayak (2 person), patio furniture ( patio table, 1 set of single bunkbeds, 1000 square foot cottage, number of bedrooms: 2 bedrooms, 4 chairs, 3 muskoka chairs), outdoor fire pit, flat scree television, bed sizes: 1 queen, boat....Read more
Left on 08/01/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Kim WilsonReviewed Aug 1, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Everyone I dealt with from RentCottage.com were wonderful. They made everything clear and simple the way I like it. They were friendly and helpful. I will definitely use this company again, next summer.
The cottage itself was clean and ideal and better than I expected. The pictures did not do it justice. It was the perfect size and the proximity to town was a bonus.
Another bonus was the use of the water crafts and the ping-pong and pool table.
We had a really terrific week at Lighthouse View, Lions Head.
I don't like to be negative but the one down fall was the extremely rocky shoreline. It made getting into the water a little treacherous.
Left on 07/19/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 19, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We very much enjoyed our stay. Having teenagers and friends, this cottage with games room, Pool and Ping Pong tables, paddle boat, canoe,kayak,row boat,DVD/VCR, satellite had much to offer.Unfortunately connections for satellite,DVD didn't work,my daughter used our computer to watch Dvd's,great selection of Dvd's and VHS tapes. Views from upper deck and dock with classic chairs are beautiful, much enjoyed for sunsets and campfires-looking out on Isthmus Bay,Lionshead Beach and Marina. Love being within walking distance of beach and downtown Lionshead.Have come to Lionshead for more than 20 years,very much enjoyed view and cottage.
I have one serious safety concern, which unfortunately greatly hampered the full enjoyment of our stay and could have been very disastrous. There is no proper lighting on the wood stairs coming from the back upper deck to the ground, it is pitch black at night coming down those stairs, as a result my 17 yr old daughter fell at the bottom of the stairs 2 nights before our departure twisting her ankle badly and injuring the hand which broke her fall. She was in much pain and could barely walk for the next 2 days, was not able to enjoy being with her friends or joining any activities with them such as swimming, walking around the town or the beach. We are lucky it was not far more serious than it was. I personally found it very precarious to descend the stairs at night and the stairs at the side of the property as well. If you do not do something re: the lighting, you could face serious repurcussions in the future. This was very disappointing, the last 2 days were when my daughter had her friends staying with us. It would be nice to be compensated in some way for this accident and the hindrance of fully enjoying our full time at the property, which was directly related to this safety issue of no lighting at night on either of these access points from the back deck and the side stairs,maybe with a credit next year.
Left on 10/26/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 26, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
We arrived to a quaint location with one phenomenal view! The cottage was very clean and accommodated our family very well. Extra excited to find an espresso machine...we Italians love our coffee. The view was nothing other than breathtaking from the back deck. We loved the personal dock and our kids thoroughly enjoyed the canoe, paddleboat, ping pong table and pool table. They were never bored! The location was great as we took a day trip to Tobermory, Sauble Beach, Owen Sound. Walked the Bruce trails, went to check out the grotto. Ideally located. We would highly recommend this location to anyone. It was a week that was enjoyed by our whole family and we would definitely consider the location again in the future. Thank you to the family owners of the cottage for letting us stay and for the use of your toys!!!
"One of the best summer vacations I spent with my family!"
Left on 10/08/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 8, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
Everything was just great with this lovely Lighthouse View cottage: the perfect view of the lighthouse across the small bay, the pebble beach with the crystal-clear refreshing water (maybe a bit too refreshing during cloudy periods but still perfectly admirable), the two-story cottage - so comfortable, quiet and roomy. What a vacation to remember!
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