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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

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.

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 a 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 on the lower level easily 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 second bathroom is located on the lower level and features a glass-door-shower-stall, toilet and sink.

The kitchen is spotlessly clean and equipped with good appliances including a dishwasher and a full array of countertop appliances. There are stainless steel 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 walkout 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 disc 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, the sofa in the recreation room converts to a double bed)

High-Speed Wireless Internet

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

Three piece second washroom on lower level features a glass door shower stall, toilet and sink

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 just to name a few.

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 the 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. A 2 person paddle boat and 2 Bic kayaks with some adult-sized Personal Flotation Devices are provided as well.

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

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

The cottage has a strict no pet policy. No exceptions.

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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
  • 2 Full baths

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
  • Housekeeping Included

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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 rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
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 53 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 Mar 2021
Years listed:
11
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
52 reviews

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“Great cottage!”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2018

This the best cottage we have been too. Clean, comfortable and very quiet. Private lot with view of lake Huron. Very well maintained. Owner was very friendly. Loved it. Hope we will go back

Response from the owner Thanks, Carmen for taking the time to review the Willow Bank Cottage. I work hard to ensure that the cottage is clean and well prepared for all of my guests. I am glad your family enjoyed your stay and would welcome you back anytime. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your summer.

“Stress free serenity surrounded by the beauty of nature”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2016

Along with a small group of friends, I spent a weekend at the Willow Bank cottage last fall. The cottage was clean and comfortable and really well equipped. We enjoyed sitting on the front deck relaxi… More

Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to review the Willow Bank cottage. I'm happy that you and your friends enjoyed your stay. I look forward to hosting your group again.

“Beautiful cottage close to great hiking trails”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2014

Staying at this cottage was a really nice experience. It was extremely clean and all three rooms (including the guest cabin) were very comfortable. It was a little pricier than other options but it wa… More

Response from the owner Thanks for your review. I am glad that you and your group enjoyed your time on the Northern Bruce Peninsula and were able to enjoy the long list of amenities we provide at the Willow Bank. I hope to see you folks again sometime.

“Wonderful place to stay (good location, accommodations, and attention to detail)”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay. There is a lot to do and enjoy right from the cabin. It's especially suited to young children due to the shallow water (I have a two year old). Really short… More

Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have many families with young children mention that the shallow water and the apron of sand along the water's edge in front of the cottage was the perfect place for their young children to play. The flying squirrels and the birds at the feeders are always entertaining. I hope to welcome you and your family back to the Willow Bank again sometime.

“Relaxing, beautiful and fantastic retreat”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2014

Our week at the Willow Bank was more relaxing and enjoyable than we have expected. The serene and private surrounding was a wonderful getaway from the big city, and its a great place to just sit back,… More

Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to review the Willow Bank following your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you and your group. I am glad that you enjoyed "the serene and private surrounding". I hope you will tell your family and friends about the place and would consider staying at the Willow Bank again sometime.

“Willow Bank was the place where many great memories were created and the ambiance was one of peace and serenity”

Reviewed 29 Jun 2014

Our stay was wonderful and the owners Glenn and Brenda ensured there was everything available for both creature comforts (us) and nature at our doorstep. Seeing the wonders at our doorstep; the peacef… More

Response from the owner We are glad that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Willow Bank. We would welcome you back anytime.

“Great silent place & extremely clear night sky !”

Reviewed 28 May 2014

We are very happy that we have chosen this cottage on our tour from Europe. We spent great time in this beautiful location and the cottage is one of our favorite places in Canada. Clear sky full of st… More

Response from the owner I was honoured that your group of amateur astronomers chose to travel from Warsaw, Poland to the Willow Bank cottage near Tobermory, Ontario, Canada to observe the meteor shower that occurred during the early morning hours of May 24th, 2014. Our previous guests have commented in the past about the clarity of our night sky at the cottage, but to have three esteem representatives from the Polish Fireball Network decide that the front deck of the Willow Bank cottage was the perfect place to observe this once in a lifetime phenomena is humbling. I am proud that the cottage exceeded and your expectations and thrilled that you said it was one of your favourite places in Canada. We would welcome you and your other colleagues to the Willow Bank anytime. Good luck in your research.

“Wonderful clean cottage with lots of fun stuff to do”

Reviewed 20 May 2014

we stayed at the cottage for one week. it was clean and in excellent condition. it is perfect for families as well, as the water is shallow and there is lots to do with kids. 2 paddle boats are provid… More

Response from the owner We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. My wife and I work hard to make sure the place is clean and tidy for all of our guests. We look forward to your return to the Willow Bank.

“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 couldn… More

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 al… More

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.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Glenn (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Glenn (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Glenn (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Glenn the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Glenn (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Glenn (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Glenn (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Glenn (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Glenn (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Glenn (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Glenn (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Glenn (the owner) a message.

If Glenn (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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