Cottage Profile Be our guest at Villa Luce, a 3-bedroom, sun-splashed year-around cottage on the splendid blue, clear waters of the Georgian Bay, nestled between the bay and the Niagara Escarpment. Our South-east exposure offers a panoramic vista of the water with spectacular sunrises. Villa Luce offers a tasteful blend of colorful furnishings with upscale amenities to ensure your comfort and convenience. The spacious, fully equipped, well-appointed kitchen has a dining area looking out at the bay with a prep island. . Amenities include a new dishwasher, Kitchen Aid mixer, large fridge, juicer, microwave, coffee maker, waffle iron, electric grill, toaster oven, panini press, sharp knives and every kitchen gadget you can imagine. If you love to cook, you'll love cooking here. Villa Luce's open concept connects the kitchen with the living/dining room. Newly installed floor-to-ceiling windows & French doors (wall-to-wall) in the living/dining room reveal an expansive vista of the bay. The living room has a 36" TV with satellite dish, a wood burning fieldstone fireplace and offers different areas to congregate, read or take naps. There are also VCR/DVD/CD players with an array of classic & current movies (adult & children) available for your viewing pleasure at nights or on rainy days. The three bedrooms, two with queen beds, one with a double bed, include spacious closets and chests of drawers with more then ample storage space. The full bathroom has a Jacuzzi jet tub to relax you after a long hike, canoe trip-or anytime. There is a fully equipped laundry room with washer/dryer, combined with a half bath for your convenience. For your peace of mind, there is a UV light for water filteration and purification to ensure potability of water. You can sit on our comfy, cushioned patio chairs on the covered porch facing the bay & listen to the birds, breezes & rain; or you can laze on our cedar deck down by the water & enjoy the ducks, loons, cormorants & kayakers passing by. Grill your favorite foods on a propane grill on the stone patio and enjoy your meal seated at a long table in the adjacent screened-in porch with comfortable lighting. After dinner, stroll down to the beach and enjoy a campfire in the fire pit, count the stars and listen to the serene sounds of the night. For those rainy days, enjoy a large variety of board games, checkers and puzzles we have for your entertainment. The grass-lined path from the cottage slopes down to the shoreline to meet the beach which contains beautiful rounded stones and rocks of all sizes, shapes and colors, including many fossils. The varied colored, transparent water is exceptionally clean. Do you like gazing at the stars? Amature and professional astronomers will marvel at the stars and galaxies visible in this designated Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomic Society of Canada. The star show is truly spectacular. For all our star gazing guests: Our favourite pastime is sitting on our newly-constructed cedar deck overlooking the shoreline and viewing the stars and planets. The deck has an in-built covered cement pier to mount a telescope of any size for your celestial viewing pleasure. There are many attractions in the area. Bring your bikes and take a ride along the winding shore road out to the Cabot Head light house museum. 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. Tobermory and Lions Head are only a 20 minute drive from the cottage. The Niagara Escarpment was designated a world Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1990. The nearby Bruce Trail runs the length of the escarptment offering breath-taking views of the bay. If you need, or wish to stay connected we have wireless, high speed internet connection for your convenience.
Additional amenities include: one double, floor area square feet 1, water: well water ( potable ), and one two piece bathroom., beds: two queens, outdoor fire pit, satellite receiver, propane grill, number of bedrooms : 3, 444 square feet, one fold out couch (queen beds require deep pocketed sheets), porch area 216 square feet, number of baths: two, VCR / DVD / cd, 1 four piece with jacuzzi tub....Read more
Left on 08/11/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 11, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We had a fabulous week at your cottage, what a beautiful view to wake up to every morning. Their was everything there that we needed to make it a home away from home vacation.We would recommend this cottage to anyone. Our only issue we had was that it states it is in Lions Head and not in Dyers Bay that extra 15 -20 mins of travelling each way really adds up on day trips..it wasn't a huge deal at all , but going into it we though we would be near the lil town village of Lions Head & that wasnt the case.We rent a new cottage every year, can't wait for the next adventure.
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | CarolReviewed Sep 11, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
We have stayed on the Bruce Peninsula many times and are never disappointed with the views, rental homes and experiences. Had a fabulous time hiking the Bruce Trail, shopping in Tobermory and a new experience- wading at Singing Sands. That was the best!
Rental home was just right- convenient, kitchen was well stocked with all the gadgets I needed and homey. We feel comfortable reading, cooking and enjoying the cottage life. We can't wait to book again!
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 20, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Though this cottage didn't have major curb appeal, once you entered the front door, you were in a different world. Beautiful decor, gorgeous bay view, serenity on the back deck and every comfort of home (and then some!) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Luce in Dyer's Bay. We were blessed with great weather for most of our 2 week vacation. We'd start the mornings with a quick polar dip in the lake in the early mornings, then hubby would take a drive (we rented a benz and driving was a thrill for us having been cooped up in tiny Bermuda) out to the nearest service station (miles away) to buy us a cup of coffee (really good coffee and friendly service!)This was our choice - the cottage has a coffee maker. Meanwhile I'd whip up breakfast for the kids in the amazingly well-appointed kitchen. Then breakfast on the back porch listening to the loons and planning out our day. Dyer's Bay is central to some really good hiking and exploring adventures - Devil's Monument, Bruce park (I'd recommend the half log dump trail), singing sands to name a few. You can also walk up the road about 10 minutes to connect to the bruce trail. My kids (9 and 3) also loved the Monday night Dyer's Bay story barn experience (just a few cottages up) and campfires on the stone beach.
The only negative thing I have to say pertains to our experience with rentcottage.com. They were unfriendly to deal with, lots of red tape, and a big contract with lots of unrealistic rules and fine print. If I could have rented Villa Luce another way, I would have. But they were clearly protective of their owners, so there's another side of every story I guess.
Left on 09/01/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | CornettoReviewed Sep 1, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
We were 4,@ seniors and their middle aged daughter and son in law from UK. My wife and daughter loved the house,layout,conveniences supplied,kitchen,large bright bedrooms,and comfortable living spaces. We had a good experience with the agents and the added cleaning service was a bonus.Good location for a sit around age group,convnient to the Bruce attractions and the Ferry to Manitoulin.The beach did not stop us from 'swimming' in the unusually cold Georgian Bay water,and had a good time in the canoe. I would have liked information re boat rental or charter fishing. The neighbours were friendly and the restaurant at the Dock was a bonus. In all we had a great week,in near perfect lodgings in a beautiful area.
"Too many seller protections with extra cost to rentor."
Left on 07/23/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Arthur BilekReviewed Jul 23, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
Due to a health problem, we were unable to stay at the cottage so I cannot review the cottage or the location. Canadian friends of ours based on my descrition of the cottage and surr0undings did go and look at the cottage and the location and they rated both very highly, In fact, they intend to rent the cottage next year.
I wish to commend the RentCottage staff who dealt with me by phone and letter. From my first phone call they treated me very professioinally and in a friendly and cordial manner. They worked very hard helping me find this cottage but remained pleasant rhroughout the search. They always were available and answered every question I raised to my full satisfaction.
I have this strong negative comment to make. I have rented cottages, homes, time-shares, etc. around the world including in Nova Scotia and Northeastern Maine. Never before have I been presented with contracts, agreements and other formal documents that were as detailed, elaborate and extensive as were invovled in the renting of this cottage. I never before at any location had to pay insurance as a specific add-on item designed to protect the owners and RentCottage against possible accidents and damage. Twice I almost terminated the renting of this cottage because of the extensive protection being afforded the owners and RentCottage with no protection for me. RentCottage either must have very unreliable and accident prone rentors or legal counsel went way overboard in a "belt and suspenders" approach. While in Canada I opened a charge acount and obtained oxygen services from a health products provider. Neither had 10% of the protection for the companies that my contract had. In the United States I have bought numerous cars and received various loans - none of them required this much paperwork and seller protection. I note that when my wife bcame ill and we had to terminate our Canadiuan visit, the extra money beyound rent that I paid and the contracts did provide me with a refund.
Left on 02/08/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 8, 2009Stayed Jul 2008
We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful place. It's such a beautiful cottage. We especially liked the amazing waterfront view from the porch or from the front window while having breakfast.The interior of the cottage is very comfortable and tasteful, and it has a well-equipped kitchen. We also liked the fire pit, the canoe, sitting on the beach and swimming in the clear water of the great Georgian Bay.
This was the nicest place we've ever been to during our holidays and we'll surely come back soon.
Left on 01/23/2009 for a stay in July 2006 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 23, 2009Stayed Jul 2006
Lovely property in a wonderful very quiet location. Water was pristine but soooo cold , even on a warm July day. Not swimable. Kitchen , family room and bathroom wonderful, but found the carpet in the bedrooms musty and in need of replacement. Not an outdoors kind of girl but would recommend non the less.
"Bruce Peninsula: Beautiful cottage on lovely Dyers Bay"
Left on 01/23/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | MsHuffReviewed Jan 23, 2009Stayed Aug 2008
This is a beautiful cottage home with three very comfortable bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room and lots of space for a family of four.
Dyers Bay is a beautiful location on the Bruce Peninsula and we have spent many happy family vacations in the area. The beach is rocky and the waters of Georgian Bay are cold, but very clean and beautiful. Some very scenic but rugged sections of the Bruce trail are located a short hike away from this cottage (watch out for the poison ivy) and it is also very close to Larkwhistle Gardens. The village of Tobermory with its wonderful Sweet Shop is only a 20 minute drive away as are two National Parks (Fathom Five Marine Park and Bruce Peninsula National Park).
The cottage offers a linen service and a cleaning service for an extra fee and I do recommend this as it makes the end of your holiday so relaxing.
This is a great cottage in a wonderful cottage community. I highly recommend it!
Left on 01/23/2009 for a stay in July 2006 | RadarReviewed Jan 23, 2009Stayed Jul 2006
This was a beautiful bright, open concept cottage with a very well appointed kitchen. It was very clean with comfortable furniture and the bed were also quite comfortable. The private porch facing the water was quite lovely and we spent many hours watching loons swimming. It was also very quiet and the neighbours that we did meet were very nice and welcoming. The only minor issue that might pose a problem for some with small children is that the water and beach is quite stony. Directions and tour brochures were very clear for us to travel into Tobermory and surronding areas. I would definitely recommend this cottage.
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