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Willow Bank - Private Lakeside Retreat- Tobermory – Home 4289904 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Willow Bank - Private Lakeside Retreat- Tobermory – Home 4289904

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min stay

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House / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Willow Bank is a clean, comfortable, modern four bedroom, two-story luxury vacation property located ten minutes south of Tobermory on the shores of a sheltered bay of Lake Huron. The Willow Bank is the perfect all-season destination for guests to call home while they rest, relax and explore the beautiful northern Bruce Peninsula.

We look forward to welcoming visitors from overseas and the United States.

The cottage is comfortably furnished, tastefully decorated and fully equipped with many modern amenities including a high-speed wireless internet connection, a dishwasher, a clothes washer, and dryer.

The cottage is located in a very private and quiet location on the shore of a sheltered bay of Lake Huron. There are no other cottages visible from the cottage or the front deck.

The master bedroom is spacious and furnished with a comfortable king-sized bed and has a walkout to a private balcony overlooking the waterfront. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed.

The guest cabin which is located only a few steps from the main cottage is cozy and is furnished with a queen-sized bed and a couch that easily converts to a single bed. The guest cabin is the ideal place for older children, maybe a second couple or for grandparents that would appreciate their own quiet sleeping space.

The sofa in the entertainment room converts to a double bed.

The main bathroom located on the top floor is a clean light-filled-room that features a deep claw foot tub that can be perfect for long relaxing baths. A separate glass door shower stall, sink and toilet complete this room.

The kitchen is spotlessly clean and equipped with good appliances including a dishwasher and a full array of countertop appliances. There are stainless steels pots and pans and a full array of cooking utensils that allow the chef in your group to prepare light snacks or full gourmet meals.

The dining and living rooms are comfortably furnished and have large windows overlooking the deck and the waterfront.

A walk out to the front deck allows easy access to the gas BBQ located there.

A new entertainment room on the lower level is furnished with comfortable furniture, a 46” flat-screen satellite HDTV with surround sound, a Blu-Ray disk player and a wall mounted gas fireplace.

The Willow Bank has a deep drilled well that supplies plenty of clean water that is filtered, softened and purified using an ultra-violet light system. The drinking water has been government tested and the cottage owner readily drinks this water. There is a large hot water heater that supplies the cottage with what appears to be an endless supply of hot water.

The lake in front of the cottage can be the perfect place for young children to play in the sand at the water's edge. Two kayaks are provided for guests to use at the cottage.

The Singing Sands beach is a 5 -minute drive from the cottage and everybody that stays at the cottage raves about its warm water and soft sand.

The village of Tobermory is 16 km's (10 miles) from the cottage. Take a trip to town and shop for groceries or browse through the many shops. Stroll around the beautiful natural harbour enjoying an ice cream cone or stop at one of the many restaurants. Take a glass bottom boat cruise where you can view shipwrecks, lighthouses or visit Flowerpot Island.

Cottage Rental Facilities Inside the Cottage:

Sleeps 7 4 bedrooms (1 king and 1 queen in main cottage; 1 queen + 1 single pullout couch in the guest cabin, sofa in recreation room converts to a double bed)

High-Speed Wireless Internet

4 piece bathroom with claw-foot tub and separate glass door shower stall

Fully equipped kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and dishwasher

HD Satellite 46" TV with surround sound, Blu-Ray Disk, VCR, DVD player and a wide selection of DVD movies CD Stereo/ iPod Docking Station Washer/dryer

Outside the Cottage:

Elevated deck with gas BBQ, patio furniture, glass table, umbrella, and comfortable lounge chairs

The Willow Bank cottage is located in a picturesque setting location that is ideal for children.

A large lawn in front of cottage slopes gently towards the water edge. There is a sandy apron at the shoreline and shallow entry to the water. There is a shoreline fire pit with benches. Complimentary firewood is provided. 2 Bic kayaks with some adult-sized Personal Flotation Devices.

Nearby hiking trails. There are paved flat roads and some trails in the area for cycling. Excellent star gazing and photographic opportunities.

The cottage is located near the Bruce Peninsula National Park, the Grotto and Singing Sands Beach.

We look forward to welcoming guests from the United States and Europe again this year.

The Willow Bank cottage can be a magical place where good times are enjoyed and pleasant memories are made.

Please Note- I utilize Flipkey/Trip Advisor to list my cottage. I do not use them to book and Guests directly into my cottage. My Guest will be dealing directly with the cottage owner.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 4: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Shower

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set or jungle gym
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There is no public transit in the area so it is important that Guests have the use of an automobile. There is plenty of parking on-site.

Interaction with guest

The cottage owner is the person you will be dealing directly with from the moment I receive your initial inquiry through the booking process and throughout your stay at the Willow Bank cottage. I pride myself in providing the best customer service possible to all my guests. I endeavour to meet all guests during the check-in to give a brief walkthrough of the property. He can answer any questions you might have regarding the cottage at that time. Afterwards, the cottage owner is available via cell phone or email.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

This is a family friendly cottage and is not suitable for parties.

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About the owner

Glenn A.
Average reply time:
1 hour 19 minutes
Response rate:
92%
Calendar last updated:
02 Jun 2019
Years listed:
9
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

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“Amazing”

Reviewed 7 May 2014

Our trip to willow bank cottage was an amazing expérience. This was Our first trip to any cottage ever. It was better Than what wé expected,thé cottage was fully equipped.i couldnt find one thing that was not available there in thé cottage. thé location Is beautiful,thé host was amazing .. i Would highly rexomme d this cottage to Evryone.Tobermory is à beautiful place. Only if this cottage coule accomodate bigger groups,ill go with m'y entire family. A great experience for us and definitely recommandés :)

Response from the owner Thanks Saira for choosing to stay at the Willow Bank. It is always special to host a group at the cottage that have never spent anytime in the country far away from the big city. I am glad that you and the rest of your group enjoyed your stay and would welcome you folks back anytime.

“Great Family Holiday”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2014

Our family 2 adults, our 3 kids and 2 grandparents spent a week in this beautiful cottage at the end of august. Right beside the river and only a 400m paddle in the kayaks to Lake Huron. Nature was always close by with Hummingbirds feeding from the balcony feeder, hares jumping in he lawn, coyotes howling at night and the kids had a great time catching and releasing frogs. The night sky is fantastic. The main house is very modern and has all necessary modern conveniences. The cabin is more rustic but comes with bundles of charm. All had a ball and we we sad to leave after a great week.

Response from the owner Thanks Alan and Audrey for taking the time to review the cottage following your stay in August. I am happy that you and your children were able to see and hear some of the wild-life that live in the area surrounding the cottage. I believe it is these encounters with nature that children staying at the cottage seem to really enjoy. I am glad that you folks enjoyed the night sky. For some young children that have stayed at the cottage, the first time they have really spent anytime outside after dark is when they were sitting around a campfire and roasting marshmallows with their parents, Seeing a star filled sky overhead and hearing a pack of coyotes howling off in the distance is not something that children will ever soon forget. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Willow Bank and we hope you folks will consider returning to the cottage again sometime.

“Most beautiful winter experience in an wonderful cottage”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2014

Our week at the Willow Bank Cottage was fabulous - we received a warm welcome from the owners and the cottage was cozy, very clean and just perfect. We loved being in the cottage or venturing out in the winter wonderland around the cottage. The location is perfect to enjoy winter to its fullest on the Bruce Peninsula. Lots of possibilities to go walking, snow shoeing or cross country skiing. And even so we had lots of snow and extreme cold temperatures, the cottage was nice and warm and very comfortable. We loved our stay there and would definitely come back and recommend it to friends and family.

Response from the owner Thank you Stephanie and David for deciding to stay at the Willow Bank cottage and for taking the time to post an on-line review. It was a true pleasure having you and your extended family spend time at the cottage this winter. As you know, this was our first time making the cottage available during the holiday season. We were hoping that there would be a family wanting to enjoy the Northern Bruce Peninsula when there was snow on the ground. We would welcome you folks back to the cottage anytime.

“Just a fantastic place”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2013

Everything was just as pictured and more. Private, beautiful, wildlife, etc. The owner was incredible person to deal with. I could rave all day about this place, i did not want to leave. Well of the besten path but yet close to everything.

Response from the owner Thanks Steve and Jenn for taking the time to input a review of the cottage. I do appreciate it. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Willow Bank. We are always thrilled when our guests have enjoyed their stay. I hope you folks will return to the cottage again sometime.

“Great week at Willow Bank”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2013

Great cottage; the newly renovated bathroom and basement are lovely. Kitchen stocked with everything you need. Feels very private and secluded. Great place to relax but close enough to Tobermory and Cyprus Lake for hiking/exploring. Only 1 indoor bathroom which is fine for couples or families, but groups may find it inconvenient.

Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. The construction of the second bathroom on the lower level is well underway and I expect that it will be in place by the 2014 rental season. I trust that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and would welcome you folks back anytime.

“Fantastic stay”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Willowbank. The cottage was very well equipped, quiet and a 15 minute drive to Tobermory. We are keen photographers and at the cottage saw amongst others blue jays, cardinal and humming birds courtesy of the bird feeders on the deck. We also saw a humming bird moth and a rather large fish that swam up the brook. Then there was the beauty of the Bruce peninsula all within easy reach. We visited in mid September and were lucky enough to have great weather and there were not many visitors which meant that there were no crowds but some restaurants and shops had closed for the season. If you are looking for a well equipped, clean, quiet cottage with a knowledgeable and friendly owner this is the cottage for you.

Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. I am glad that you and your husband enjoyed your time spent at the cottage. I would love to see some of your photos. I hope you will want to return to the Willow Bank cottage some time.

“Amazing place!”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2013

We enjoyed the beautiful place, great amenities and peaceful location.

Response from the owner Thank you. I hope you folks will consider returning again sometime.

“The Beautiful Bruce Peninsula”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2013

The cottage was fantastic, beautifully adorned, all the comforts of a great getaway to cottage country and also all the high tech toys families with kids need! Very serene, birds abound, bunnies in the front garden day and night. Loved having the kayaks and doing treks out to the various inlets near by. Absolutely enjoyed access to the best parts of the Bruce Trail, all within 30 minutes of the cottage. The only challenge was access to water deep enough to swim, involved a longish hike to the swim raft. Unfortunately all 'lakefront' cottages along the peninsula have long since become 'lake view', one day hopefully the water levels will rise back to where they once were. All in all a wonderful week at an exquisitely maintained cottage!

Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. I do what I can to ensure that the cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped for all of our guests. However, there are a few things that I have no control over including the weather and lake levels. I too would like to see the lake level rebound to their more normal levels. In the meantime, the cottage can be ideal for families with young children who can play in relative safety in the water and sand in front of the cottage catching minnows and frogs or making sand castles. Many of our visitors to the cottage have enjoyed paddling the kayaks to the swimming raft and then taking a refreshing dip into the crystal clear water of Lake Huron. I would welcome you folks back to the Willow Bank anytime!

“Wonderful family vacation spot”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2013

Very clean. Very spacious. Wonderful movie room to enjoy evening family movie nights. Enjoyed coffee on the deck and the beautiful Views. Thanks for making the stay comfortable!!

Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage following your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I hope you will consider returning to the Willow Bank again sometime.

“An idyllic week up North!”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2013

We spent a week at the Willow Bank cottage and could not have asked for a more beautiful setting in the Bruce Peninsula. Glenn met us on arrival, was very welcoming, and showed us the ins and outs of the cottage. The cottage itself has all the amenities one could ask for - essentially a home away from home. The deck overlooking the inlet to Lake Huron was extremely inviting and we took great delight in watching the blue jays, finches, cardinals, hummingbirds, rabbits, chipmunks and red squirrels. The kayaks were well used and brought us out to the swimming pad. The cottage is very private and the outdoor cabin is ideal for young teenagers. It's just a 15 minute drive to the village of Tobermory and other attractions such as Cypress Lake are close by. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would highly recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a break away from the city! Thanks to Glenn for his hospitality.

Response from the owner Thank you Angela for taking the time to review the cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am thrilled that you were able to relax and enjoy some of the natural beauty of the area surrounding the cottage. I hope you folks will consider returning to the Willow Bank again sometime.

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Glenn (the owner) of this property is responsible for taking and refunding your damage deposit. The damage deposit terms should be agreed before booking and outlined in the booking contract, if Glenn (the owner) supplies one. Please refer to these details or contact Glenn (the owner) directly if you have any questions.

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