Cottage Profile Lovely 1500 square foot, three bedroom waterfront cottage located on the spectacular shores of Dyers Bay. Everywhere you look is natural wood, from the cathedral ceilings with their exposed pine logs, to the pine paneling and flooring and furniture made out of locally milled pine. The main living area is bright and airy, with large windows on three sides providing a panoramic view of Georgian Bay. The centre piece of the living room is a large stone fireplace, surrounded by comfortable furniture. At one end of the living room is a large harvest table and chairs and a breakfast bar with three stools. In the centre are two couches and two comfortable rocking chairs. At the opposite end is a television with satellite and a card table with four chairs - the perfect place to enjoy the indoors after a day of outdoor exploration. Also in this space large sliding glass doors lead out to a south facing, covered deck with a great view of the lake. If you prefer more sun exposure there is a second open deck facing the lake. Adjacent to the living room is the kitchen and a breakfast nook with two tables and chairs. The kitchen comes equipped with stove, refrigerator, and microwave. On the road side of the cottage is a bathroom and three bedrooms. Bedroom One has a Queen, Bedroom two has a Double bed and a single bed, Bedroom three has a set of single bunkbeds. There is also a three piece bathroom in the cottage. The cottage lot is relatively flat beside the road and slopes towards the water in front of the cottage. The shoreline consists of a pebble beach too the waters edge and flat limestone shelves once in the water. This is an excellent area to swim. Water shoes are recommended. This area has some of the cleanest water in Ontario. Note: there is some poison ivy along the shoreline. The cottage is also located only 5 km from the famous Lark Whistle Gardens. For those who like to hike, the Bruce Trail is located 3 km away and provides some of the most spectacular hiking in North America. For cyclists, the area has great road riding along paved roads or you can follow the spectacular shoreline road to Cabot Head Lighthouse. This is a 10 km ride along a road that is squeezed in between the 150 foot cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment and the waters of Georgian Bay. For 80% of the road there is no development on either side. Tobermory and Lion's Head are only a 20 minute drive from the cottage.
Additional amenities include: frontage: 140 feet of shoreline, number of baths: 1three-piece, wireless high speed lite internet, beds: 1 queen, dwelling type: one-storey cottage, living area: 1700 square feet, deck area: 500 square feet, drinking water: well, outdoor fire pit, 1 set of single bunkbeds, 2 fold up lounge chairs, 4 chairs, number of bedrooms: 3, 1 double, 2 kayaks, 1 single, patio furniture (patio table, two decks, 2 muskoka chairs)....Read more
Left on 09/21/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 21, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Lovely cottage. Beautiful wood interior, spectacular views. Rocky shoreline makes for an interesting, different experience from a beach cottage. Dyer's Bay is a lovely place to escape to. The cottage owners are very nice. The cottage rental is fair value.
"It is a nice cottage but not for families with young children"
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | MohammadReviewed Oct 20, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
It was a well maintained cottage with spectacular view of the Georgian bay body of water. However, it has no place for kids to ba able to play safely. The entrance of the cottage literally opens to the road beside it. The other side of the cottage faces to a rocky high slope shoreline with a highly slippery rocks at the entrance to water. There is also no facility such as a boats or canoe for outdoor activity.
The bottomlline is that if you are an elderly person without any young kids and would like to spend most of your time inside the cottage and at the same time enjoy the view of water, this is the place for you. Otherwise, it is better to look for another place for your vacation time.
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Family of 4Reviewed Oct 20, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
We loved this cottage on Dyer's Bay. Beautiful setting right on the water and very quiet. Lots of room for a family of 4. The only drawback was the distance from Tobermory ... it's not as close as the listing suggests but still manageable (1/2 hour drive).
Left on 08/23/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 23, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Stayed June 18-25, 2011. Great week, very relaxing. Only drawback was the cooler and rainy weather but no one has control over that. Cottage has a beautiful view of the water and the entire Bay. Short set of rock stairs down to rocky beach (flat rocks) be prepared to be be careful as you head down. Water shoes recommended as rocks can get slippery. There is a fire pit but it is surrounded by rocky area so not the most comfortable spot and hard to find flat spots for more than 2-3 chairs.
Cottage was clean and had ample kitchen utensils and dinnerware. Couches were not the most comfortable but were ok. If it had ben sunnier that wouldn't have mattered but we did have to stay indoors a few days. Bedrooms if travelling with as a couple only have twin beds. We pushed out twin beds together and brought king size sheets... it worked.
Conveniently located. Only 25 or so minutes to Tobermory and 15 or so minute to Bruce Penninsula National Park. You can hop onto the Bruce Trail right in Dyers Bay (found that on our last day). Would certainly return to Dyers Bay and this rental.
Left on 10/29/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 29, 2009Stayed Sep 2009
My wife and I were looking for a quiet relaxing week in September away from the hustle and bustle. We both love to hike, and we have been to this area many times camping when our kids were young. This cottage was exactly what we wanted. We enjoyed sitting on the side deck with munchies and a drink listening to the waves on the rocks below, after a day of hiking the Bruce. We loved being right on the water, as it changed moods each day. Those evenings that the sky was clear gave us a magnificent show of stars.
The photos on the internet show exactly what you get, a well kept, cozy, rustic cottage. The beds were comfortable, and all appliances worked well, however we never did resolve who was “captain” and who “first mate” was. If we could find fault with anything, it was pesky fruit flies from a sticky garbage can in the kitchen. We would definitely return another year.
Left on 01/23/2009 for a stay in August 2007 | Julie HarrisReviewed Jan 23, 2009Stayed Aug 2007
We stayed at this cottage on Dyers Bay and absolutely loved how quiet it is. Although there are other cottages fairly close by, this cottage is very private. A stunning view of Georgian Bay and the bluffs is easily enjoyed on the deck or from the large living room with windows. We also enjoyed campfires at night, as there is a fire pit on the "beach". The only caution is to be careful with the water. The shoreline is all sheets of rock, and can be very slippery. Also, the water was very cold, so we enjoyed the water from the shore, not in it. That said, Lake Huron is close buy with sandy beaches and warmer water if you're willing to drive a little for a dip. Everything was very well maintained and clean, and we'd definitely recommend this cottage.
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