Cottage Profile Lovely two bedroom Viceroy waterfront cottage, with sleeping cabin, on a secluded point of land south of Johnson Harbour. This tastefully decorated cottage comes with all the comforts of home including a sunken living room, cathedral ceilings, large glass windows facing the lake, and fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and microwave. The cottage also comes equipped with full laundry facilities, and a four-piece bath featuring a whirlpool tub to relax in on a brand new deck. The cottage has two large bedrooms, each with their own private deck facing the lake. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, while the second bedroom offers a double bed and a set of single bunkbeds. The sleeping cabin offers the perfect escape - it even has it's own private deck! The interior of the cabin is also tastefully decorated with a double bed, chair, and coffee table. The cottage is located on a large private lot facing Lake Huron. The lot is flat, and has a large lawn interspersed with pine, tamarack and cedar trees. At the edge of the lawn is a sizeable man-made sand beach with chaise lounge chairs. There is also a 200 ft long wooden boardwalk leading from the cottage down to a lakeside deck. This is the perfect place to relax with a book and take in the serene sounds of the water. On the shoreline is the fire pit, where the kids can sit at night cooking smors and gazing at the magnificent dark skies that the Bruce Peninsula has to offer. The shoreline consists of flat limestone rock and the water gets deeper gradually. Since the cottage is located on a point of land, the lake has many different faces - some days calm, other days wavy. The cottage is located at the end of a dead end road. Land further down the shoreline forms part of Bruce Peninsula National Park. You therefore have miles of undeveloped shoreline to walk along and enjoy a pristine environment. If you wish to visit Tobermory it is just 25 km away, with its natural harbour with shops and restaurants and the opportunity for boat tours. There is much to enjoy!
Additional amenities include: movie/video library, 1 double and 1 set of single bunkbeds, 180 square foot deck at lake, number of bedrooms: 2, number of baths: 1 four-piece bath with jacuzzi tub, washer and dryer, beds: 1 queen, deck area: 500 square feet, dwelling type: one story viceroy 'moussaka home', drinking water: well water, muskoka chairs, hot tub for an additional fee of $100 (not available nov-may), filtered, umbrella, plus a double bed in the sleeping cabin, telephone (local calls only), plus sleeping cabin, wii + games, wireless internet (via usb port), chairs, loungers), living area: 1300 square feet, two bedrooms have separate decks, patio furniture (table, televisions: 32" lcd (no channels)....Read more
Left on 08/06/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 6, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We stayed for a week. The weather didn't really cooperate with us but other than that we were very happy with the cottage. It is lovely inside and out and very comfortable. It was very quiet and we seldom saw or heard either of the neighbours. Each evening we sat down by the lake to enjoy the sunset and the waves coming in. When the weather was good for swimming we did so. Although it is a rocky shore, and probably not great for young children, with water shoes on we had no trouble getting in the water. We would definitely consider going back.
Left on 07/18/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 18, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
I have used rentcottage about 10 times and always find their service outstanding. Aruna Shores is a really lovely cottage in a great setting. I liked that it had a number of places to sit; deck, lawn, sand beach and fire pit.The swimming was good.The hot tub was a great feature. It was not working properly when we arrived, but with a few phone calls someone came out to fix it and the owners gave us a rebate on the extra rental fee. This was very much appreciated. The bunkie looks charming, but it still was a musty bunkie and the people sleeping there did not sleep well. In addition to the musty smell the bed was a mattress on planks. Our big disappointment with this cottage was how ill equipped it was. There are 5 beds and only 2 blankets provided! (no duvets etc)The kitchen needs more supplies. There was no potato peeler, measuring cups, serving spoons etc and only cutlery for 7. This meant hand washing after every meal, in spite of the dishwasher! My other experiences with cottages in this area was that they were accurate in stating what they supplied. I would still recommend this cottage, but as a 2 bedroom only and be prepared to bring your own kitchen and bedroom supplies.
Left on 09/20/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 20, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
We were in town for a wedding that took place in Lion's Head and wanted to stay in town after the wedding to explore the area and vacation a little. After a long search for a house we finally settled on this one, because it had a yard for our 4 year old and 19 year old to run around in, as well as access to water and a nearby beach (10 minute drive). It also has a large bath tub and a hot tub for the adults (hot tub requires extra fee of $100). Overall, the house worked for us, but I am not sure that I would stay there again. Please see below for
the pros and cons:
-large partly shaded yard for kids to play in (however the grass was fried when we got there so it wasn't soft on the feet)
-decent kitchen with old, but working microwave, dishwasher, stove and fridge
-Large bath tub for washing multiple kids at a time (but it is elevated and the small wooden stairs leading up to it are dangerous to walk down when wet or holding a child. Also, they don't supply towels.
-The washer works fine, but the dryer is really almost useless, as it is so small that it barely dries anything. After doing a load of laundry, we had to break up our wet clothes into several batches to be able to dry anything. We literally had to dry one or two towels at a time. This puzzled me, as it looks like a nice new modern dryer.
-Hot tub was nice, but I don't think you should have to pay an extra $100 to use it, as the house is already on the expensive side.
-The access to the lake is great, as it feels more like an ocean front than lake. However, it is too cold and rocky for little kids. We did lots of runs in the area and jumped into the cold afterwards which was really refreshing, but you really have to drive 10 minutes or so to get to a beach that is warm, shallow and rock free enough for kids.
-big grill didn't work at all so we had to use the other dinky one which increased cooking time with kids.
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