Cottage Profile Compact, 600 square foot, three bedroom cottage is located on the shore of Lake Huron at Hopkins Bay, conveniently located only a five minute drive from Tobermory and all the activities it has to offer. The interior of the cottage is decorated with natural pine paneling and flooring throughout. A picture window provides a view of the water from the main living area, and allows natural light to filter through the cottage. The living room, kitchen and dining area are all located in one large room. The living room area contains a couch, two chairs, a wood stove and a television with satellite reception. This is a comfortable place to relax after a day of hiking the Bruce Trail. The dining area contains a wooden table and chairs that can sit six comfortably, and is located by the window so that your group can enjoy a view of the lake while sharing a family meal. The kitchen comes equipped with a fridge, stove, and microwave for your convenience. There are three bedrooms at the cottage. Bedrooms one and two each have a double bed, and bedroom three has a single. The bathroom at the cottage is a three piece with shower, sink and toilet. From the living area, a door leads outside to a cement patio which contains a table and chairs for your outdoor meals. Approximately 50 feet in front of the cottage is a man-made sand area which is a great place for the kids to play. Beyond the sandy area is a shoreline consisting of flat rock. This shoreline provides easy, gradual entry into the water. Sometimes the rocks can be slippery, so swim shoes are recommended. The cottage is located near the end of a dead-end road and has very little traffic. The village of Tobermory is only a short drive away. There you will find a grocery store, liquor store, a variety of restaurants, and lots of interesting little shops where you can do some shopping. Have a picnic lunch at Big Tub Harbour lighthouse. Take a boat tour to view the shipwrecks in Fathom Five National Marie Park; take a boat ride to Flower Pot Island to go hiking;or simply spend time relaxing at the beach.
Additional amenities include: wood stove, 1 s/m ), radio / tape deck, tandem kayak (2 seats), living area 600 square feet, and one set of single bunkbeds, cd player, drinking water: well water, number of bedrooms: 3, satellite receiver, baths: one three-piece with shower, wireless internet - available may 2015, beds: two doubles, outdoor fire pit, 27" television colour, one storey cottage, 1 xxl, life jackets ( 1 xl....Read more
Left on 08/16/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 16, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
We rented this cottage for a one week stay. Cottage was very well equipped. It has a nice little sandy spot for my kids to play in, which is fairly rare in Tobermory (mainly rocks).We very much enjoyed our stay, and plan to come back again next year!
Left on 07/19/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 19, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Paradise Bay is a great place to spend an active vacation. It is close to hiking trails. It also a wonderful place to spend the day outside. Swimming,exploring the rocks or just having a drink by the water. Negative points being the bbq- igniter didn't work and it was difficult to light. Almost singed off my eyebrows. Previously repaired handle fell off. Had to use oven mitts to open after. Beds weren't very comfortable. Woke up with aches in the morning. Nothing a good hike didn't loosen up though! All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would go there again. I would bring an air mattress and one of my own frying pans next time. The kitchen wares were pretty good for a cottage rental. Key box is difficult to open.
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 20, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Nice location, use of kayak, quiet, clean and close to lots of great day trips and hiking. Satelite TV signal was not always perfect (and usually no cell phone service) but that was not important to us. We had a very enjoyable stay. Also nice to be able to bring our little dog along too.
Left on 08/19/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 19, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
We have stayed at a few cottages in the area over the last 9 years and this cottage was great for comfort and the close proximity to Tobermory. The kitchen is well-equipped and the appliances were clean and updated.Outside the picnic table was a little wobbly and the outside lounge chairs could use repair. The barbecue worked well. We found many snakes around the cottage as well as a rattlesnake who hung around one afternoon... The lake was great because of the shallow flat rock made easy access into the lake and kids had a great time . Thank you, The Wilson Family..
Left on 08/06/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 6, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
Though I could only stay a week this is a lovely little cottage with a great view and perfect location. Nothing beats getting up in the morning to a lake view out of a post card and having a cup of coffee, all I can say is thank you to a great little get away.
Left on 11/05/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 5, 2009Stayed Aug 2009
Our family of four stayed at Paradise Bay the last week of August this year and
hope to return next year as well. So lovely to find a place that is low key, a true
"cottagey" cottage, with its own small sandy area and wonderful water views.
Kayaking with provided kayaks was a lot of fun, and the kids enjoyed chasing
minnows through the shallows at the shoreline.The sound of coyotes greeted
us the first night, and every night the lapping of the waves lulled us to sleep.
If you aren't handy with a woodstove for heat, the cottage would be on the
chilly side at the end of the summer - as it was, we kept it roaring through the
night and were mostly ok. And so great to be able to bring our dog along too!
4.5 stars - the only issue, as I mentioned, was the heating issue - everything
else was perfect.
Left on 10/29/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | San VanReviewed Oct 29, 2009Stayed Sep 2009
Our family vacation was perfect this year! First, I couldn't believe how clear the water was! Even though it was cold to get in, once in, I couldn't get out! We swam every day - the weather was perfect. Second, our small schnoodle was in heaven. Talk about Doggy-Disney! We couldn't keep her out of the water. Really, we wanted to stay there forever.
Left on 07/31/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
Nice cottage -- very clean upon our arrival! The Paradise Bay cottage was the perfect distance from Tobermory and it was a very quick drive to all of the destinations we wanted to see while we were up there. The cottage has lots of windows -- which was nice because we had a lot of rain and cool weather while we were there -- so we were able to enjoy the view and the warmth of the fireplace from inside the cabin. The only thing you might like to bring is a hatchet to split wood for the fire place. Overall a great experience.
Left on 01/26/2009 for a stay in June 2007 | Family of FourReviewed Jan 26, 2009Stayed Jun 2007
My family and I enjoyed our stay at Paradise Bay Cottage. It is set in a very quiet spot, right along the water, we only saw about 4 people when were there, but it was the end of June, early July. This cottage was very clean and tidy. The use of the two person kayak was great, as our teenage children were able to use it at their leisure. It is close to Tobermory, and within driving distance to a lot of tourist attractions. We would suggest the hike up to the Grotto at Cyprus Lake.
If you are looking for a very quiet get away, with no T.V./Cells/ or other interruptions,
then this is the place to be. Sitting out by the lake, and watching sunsets was very tranquil!!
Left on 01/24/2009 for a stay in August 2005 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 24, 2009Stayed Aug 2005
the cottage was nice.,.,felt like a nice cottage experience.,.,if we weren't there on our honeymood we would have got bored pretty quick.,..,there was no boat.,.,we had to go to Cameron lake and rent one.,.,the beach was not really a beach at all.,.,just alot of rock.,.,the neighbours were being assholes.,they were not renters they were owners and were very rude.,.,$1000 plus for a 1 week stay was too expensive and not worth it.,you can do so much more for $1000.,.,tobermorey was nice and I would visit it again. We love camping and have been so several times and in many cottages.,.,this ranked pretty low.
Left on 01/23/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 23, 2009Stayed Sep 2008
Tobermory has always been a desired destination for my family. My husband and daughter scuba dive and I enjoy the quiet sounds of Lake Huron with a basket of good books. The cottage is cozy, well equipped,quite private,clean and best of all allows us to bring our beloved four legged friend. What draws us back to this cottage is the constant surge of the surf on Lake Huron. It has a meditative effect that instantly relaxes the mind and soothes the soul. We also like the unique botanical landscape of the coast line and its geological history. The water is clean for swimming and very refreshing. There's no better place to enjoy your morning exercise or your morning tea or coffee than on Paradise Bay.
Left on 01/23/2009 for a stay in August 2007 | K. AhmedReviewed Jan 23, 2009Stayed Aug 2007
We truly enjoyed our stay; everything was in good order - clean and comfortable. Although there is not a whole lot to do except relax at the cottage, there are fascinating sites within short driving distances, which we truly enjoyed. Great place to relax with the family.
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