Cottage Profile This three bedroom, 1000 square foot, waterfront cottage has a western exposure (perfect for sunsets!) and is located on the shores of Lake Huron. The cottage has a large, open concept living area that is made up by the dining room and kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, stove, microwave, plenty of cupboard and counter space, and more. The dining area contains a maple table and chairs that can seat six comfortably. The location of the dining area in front of sliding glass doors affords a beautiful view of the lake. Adjacent to the dining area is the living room, which features large glass patio doors that face the lake, a cathedral ceiling, ceramic tiled floors and a wood stove. An air conditioning unit and two ceiling fans keep you cool; a couch and three chairs keep you comfortable; and a 32" HD TV with satellite as well as a DVD and VCR player keep you entertained. There are three bedrooms in the cottage: the master bedroom has a queen bed, another bedroom has a bunkbed with a single over a double, while the additional bedroom has two sets of single bunkbeds. Each bedroom is equipped with an LCD TV, DVD player, and satellite connected from the main receiver. To round things out, the cottage has a four-piece bathroom with shower and bathtub. The cottage is located on a deep lot in a private setting. Directly in front of the cottage is a stone patio with a table and chairs for outdoor eating (Patio table and chairs not shown on page). There is a sparse row of trees screening the cottage from the lake. A trail leads from the cottage down to the waterfront where you will find a 125 foot dock at the water's edge. At the middle of the dock is an elevated wooden deck and just recently a 10'x10' deck was built directly over the water at the end of the dock - the perfect spot for you to relax and take in the fresh air! At the end of the dock there are steps into the water. Two kayaks and a three-person canoe are included in the cost of the cottage rental and are available for your enjoyment. The shoreline consists of flat rock and sand that has been brought in at the water's edge while out in the water the bottom has area of flat limestone areas in the water. The water in this area is clean and clear. Swim shoes are recommended for swimming. Beside the cottage is a large grassy area which provides a safe spot for children to play. The cottage has a great view of Lyal Island. You can watch the world famous sunsets over Lake Huron from the shore. Don't forget your camera! There are many attractions in the area. The cottage is located only a 10 minute drive away from the village of Lion's Head, with its shops and restaurants. A fine sand beach is located only 10 km away at Black Creek (Sandy Beach) Provincial Nature Reserve or you can enjoy Lion's Head public sandy beach, right in town. Bruce Peninsula National Park and the historic village of Tobermory are only a half hour drive away. There you will find great hiking, boat tours, shops, restaurants and a beautiful harbour. Get out and explore!
Additional amenities include: drinking water: well water with filter & uv light system, 1 set of bunkbeds with a single over a double, beds: 1 queen, number of bathrooms: 1 four-piece, deck area: 1 deck is 150 sq ft, air conditioning unit (in living room area), cd player, wood stove with firewood, cottage size: 1000 sq ft, dock at water's edge, television (32" hd TV with stereo sound), lcd TV's in each bedroom with DVD and satellite, number of bedrooms: 3, 2 kayaks, dwelling type: single storey, outdoor fire pit, and the other is 100 sq ft., and 2 sets of single bunkbeds....Read more
Left on 07/16/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 16, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We are a family of six who enjoyed a weeks stay at Lookabout Bay Sunset Cottage. They don't exaggerate about the sunsets being incredibly beautiful. The waterfront is perfect for kids to explore and splash around. Access to the kayak and canoe were appreciated. The bugs were really which made the campfires more enjoyable. This is a great place to relax and enjoy Lake Huron.
Left on 10/27/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 27, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
The cottage is as on photos. Well maintained with perfect location. Only remark is that renters before us didn't take their garbage to the garbage site, they left it at cottage so one night we had a "bear visit" and they spread garbage all over the road (so, any future renters, please don't keep garbage around the cottage).
The sunsets are unforgettable. Sitting on the deck and listening to the lake is so calming (especially in the evenings when kids go to bad ;) ).
Bruce Peninsula is beautiful and we had day trips almost every day of our stay. There are so many nice beaches to go to and the water was perfect.
"We had a fantastic time at Lookabout Bay Sunset Cottage."
Left on 08/14/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 14, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
The cottage contained everything we needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The yard was great for the kids to play in - far enough away from the water for the safety of the little ones but still close enough to enjoy a fabulous view.
Everything inside the cottage was in good working order. We loved jumping into the lake from the dock and the kids were thrilled to catch their first bass.
Check out time is a bit earlier than most which made cleaning up and getting the gang out on time a bit of a marathon. We also had some difficulty with the lack of nearby basic ammenities but otherwise it was pretty perfect.
Left on 09/01/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | smtmReviewed Sep 1, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
Dealing with Cottage rentals was very easy and when I
had to call to clarify something, it was dealt with
in a friendly and professional manner. What you see
in the pictures is what you get. A well maintained
clean cozy cottage. My kids enjoyed jumping off the
end of the dock into the water and really enjoyed
paddling around in the Kayak. It is very close to
Tobermory if you want a nice day trip. You can get a
great ice cream cone 5 mins up the road in Ferndale.
We had a problem with the TV when we first got there
but this was taken care of very quickly.
Left on 09/01/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Fun TimesReviewed Sep 1, 2009Stayed Aug 2009
This cottage was perfect for us. The cottage was nice and clean when we arrived. Although the weather wasn't the greatest we made the most out of swimming in the nice, clear lake, having beach fires every night, and enjoying the use of the kayak and canoe.
Great sunsets!!! Enjoyed our stay.
Left on 07/31/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
What we liked best:
- cottage was clean when we arrived
- photos on the website are up to date and accurate
- great view from the dock
- lots of space, was plenty for a couple and would be good for a family
- good location, close to Lion's Head and central to the Bruce Penninsula
What we liked least:
- cement floors were cold and require constant (and noisy) dehumidifiers and fans to run all the time
- lots of noise from one neighbour
- owner had organized a repair person during our stay
"The cottage was a relaxing, calming retreat from the busyness of"
Left on 07/28/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | AprilskyReviewed Jul 28, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
I stayed at the cottage with my husband and teenage daughter and son for one week. The cottage has a simple interior with a nice, basic kitchen for preparing meals. One of my favorite things about the cottage was that you could open the blinds in the morning and be at the lake. The dock was a favorite place to read and observe the lake. The canoe and kayak were lots of fun. We enjoyed the slow pace of life at the cottage. The hike to the Lion's Head cliffs overlooking the Georgian Bay was spectacular. We took a day trip (about 4 hours one way)to Niagara Falls and another to Tobermory. We ended up having some below average temperatures a few of the days and needed to use the heaters. I recommend bringing some warm layers of clothing just in case the weather gets cool.
Left on 02/05/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | S JosephReviewed Feb 5, 2009Stayed Aug 2008
I spend a wonderful week at this cottage(#270)with my family(5 kids,My fiance and my mom and my niece)Lot of room for everybody.The house locating so close to the water just like couple steps.I got my Jetski down there the marine is just 2-3 minutes drive from the house.There is easy access to put the trailer down to the water and this way I kept the watercraft on it on our beach.Lions Head only 10 minutes drive if you need groceries and realy wort it to spend a day on that side to and enjoy the sun on a diferent beach.In the house you can find anything you can emagine you need for cook.Flat panel LCD TV,DVD player,everything you need.I can't say anything bad about our vacation.It was great and We are already planed to rent it out this year.If you have a family I highly recomended for you.You not gonna be disapointed with this cottage.(Only one thing bring spider of spray with you to clean up the deck)
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