Cottage Profile Compact, two bedroom, 900 square foot waterfront cottage conveniently located at Indian Harbour on Lake Huron. A five minute drive to all the activities that Tobermory has to offer, in a quieter setting. The interior of the cottage is finished in pine panelling for a traditional cottage look. Large windows on the lake side of the cottage provides a view of the water from the comfort of the cottage. The main living area of the cottage has a large field stone fireplace as the focal point. A couch, coffee table, and two chairs surround the fireplace creating a comfortable place to relax and unwind after a day of hiking. The television with satellite is a treat on a rainy day. Adjacent to the living room is the dining area which contains a table and chairs that can sit six comfortably. A door beside the dining area leads out to a 300 square foot wooden deck where a patio table and chairs are arranged for your outdoor eating enjoyment. . This deck has a beautiful view of the lake and is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. The cottage kitchen is equipped with a fridge, stove, oven and microwave, for your convenience during your summer holidays. There are two bedrooms at the cottage. The first has a queen sized bed and the other has a double. For additional sleeping space when required, the couch in the living are pulls out into a double sofa bed. The bathroomis located off the main living area and is a three piece with shower, sink and toilet. The cottage is located at the end of a dead-end road, and has only one neighbour, who is located approximately 70 feet away. On the other side is a large natural pond where kids can have fun exploring wildlife such as frogs, blue herons, and ducks. A trail leads from the cottage to the beach. Beside the lake, at the edge of the tree line, is a 200 square foot deck with an unobstructed view of Lake Huron. This is a great place to watch our world-famous sunsets, or to watch the kids play at the waters edge. The flat rock shoreline permits an easy, gradual entry into the water. Sometimes the rocks can be slippery, so swim shoes are recommended. 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 stores where you can go shopping. Have a picnic lunch at the Big Tub Harbour lighthouse. Take a boat tour to view the shipwrecks in Fathom Five National Marine Park; take a boat ride to to go hiking on Flower Pot Island ; or simply spend a relaxing day at the beach.
Additional amenities include: radio / tape deck, fireplace (fieldstone), living area 900 square feet, cd player, drinking water: well water, beds: one queen-sized, wireless internet - available may 2015, outdoor fire pit, satellite receiver, 27" television colour, number of bedrooms: 2, deck area 300 square feet, one double and one pull-out double sofa, deck at waters edge: 200 square feet, one storey cottage, 2 sea kayaks, baths: one three-piece with a shower.....Read more
Left on 07/25/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | shelley hReviewed Jul 25, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
we just came back from this cottage. nice water front, clean water, quiet space. Weather was nice and enjoyed staying at the deck and kayake.
i am not sure if we had high expectation but we didn't find it too clean. i don't think blankets and pillow cases were washed and replaced to new guests. you can discover dusts on furtnitures and lamps. you will find plates, cups, pots, pans not clean.
you will see few cockroachs here and there as well.
for me worst part was the water. Water had too much iron and you can see kitchen sink, bathroom tub, vanity all stained in yellow to brown from water. shower head is all rusted and black. you will find water is yellowish. weather you take shower or wash your cloths you will smell strong metal on all of them. we had to purchase large water containers to wash cloths and take shower as well as cooking. i think owner need to install filter to get better water quality just like other cottages. I was there to spend relaxing week with my cancer survivor bf and we were very careful with eating purchased only organic food and this cottage was definatly not our favorite.
Left on 07/10/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 10, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
My fiance and I are expecting a baby at the end of September and with this in mind we decided to take a nice vacation while we still had time to ourselves, before life gets crazy. We wanted something inexpensive and enjoyable. We looked at heading to sunshine locations, but we aren't the lazy around for a week on the beach type.
We found this cottage for $600/ week just before the busy season. We stayed June 23rd-30th. We chose this based on the price, and the fact that the area wouldn't be busy yet. We were very excited after looking at the photos and reviews online. We liked the fact that there would be a lot to see/do in the area, without spending a lot of extra money to do it or travelling long distances.
When we got to the cottage it was exactly as shown. Clean, comfortable, plenty of space, beautiful scenery, had all the little things you could want or need. The bed/furniture were comfortable and well maintained. Lots of chairs/seating outside. The second deck and shoreline were great for sitting along in the morning sun, for tanning through the middle of the day, in the evening colour, or for a fire. Mosquitoes got bad, but to be expected at that time of the season. We really enjoyed that there was a wood fireplace in the cottage. Good for just sitting around and reading at night, and for the cooler nights we had. Just wish we had found the manual or seen the plug for the fireplace fan before our last night there. Lol
The only thing that took some getting use to was the water. Terribly high iron content. Could always smell it in your hair and on your skin. Make sure you stock up on bottled water.
So much to do in the area. birdwatching (tons of species), boat cruises, restaurants/shops, cabots head, lions head, flowerpot island, singing sands, Cyprus Lake National Park (Grotto), Fathom Five National Park, Devil's Monument. We did/visited all of these and loved everything.
Left on 08/14/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 14, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We had a great time at sunset #271. Me, My girlfriend and my sister and brother in law have rented for a week or multiple weeks in the tobermory are through this service for several years. Somewhere new each time. I particularly love waterfront, The only thing it was missing for the other travelers in my group was a hot tub. Otherwise, for four adults it was perfect. A nice distance for a bike ride to town, or the bakery at the end of the road.
Left on 09/28/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 28, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
Please thank the owner of the cottage for keeping it in such good shape and caring about the people who rent it. It is a tribute to him. And thanks to him always adjusting the cost for a month's stay in late august and September. It is very much appreciated and will certainly keep me coming back.
I cannot say enough positive about my stay each year, It is my restoration.
Left on 08/12/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 12, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
My wife and I booked this cottage last minute on a Thursday for Sunday check in, which we thought was fantastic. When we arrived and entered the cottage, it was exactly the way it looked in the photos. This cottage was excellent value. We read a previous review about how it was perfect for their older dog and our older dog loved it as well, being able to wade in the water easily. Everything in the cottage worked and it was very well kept. We will be looking at booking with this firm again in the future. This cottage was a deal!
Left on 11/06/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 6, 2009Stayed Sep 2009
Sunset and Breezes is a great name for this cottage. While I'm not so sure about the breezes, we witnessed and took many photos of some amazing sunsets.
Everything worked as it should, and everything was great. Had a terrific holiday. It flew by too fast though :)
I would have to think long and hard to find fault with this cottage, but if there was anything at all it would have to be that the deck was a little too narrow for the patio table that was on it, and with no railing, it created the danger of slipping a chair leg off the edge, and having a tumble.
Highly recommended for a great stay.
Left on 10/29/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | SkeenerReviewed Oct 29, 2009Stayed Aug 2009
The cottage is situated in the perfect area. It is right on the beach and a very close drive into Tobermory. My family and I liked that we could hear the sound of the water all day and sit out on the huge deck to watch the sunsets. The cottage is small but well equipped and has everything you need for a weeks stay.
I think the decor could do with an update and it could do with a good thorough cleaning but besides that we were very happy and would return again.
Left on 02/07/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 7, 2009Stayed Sep 2008
The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. The view over the lake was lovely and glorious sunsets could be viewed from a deck on the beach. The shore was flat and rocky but fairly private.
We visited in the off-season wanting somewhere quiet and out of the way so, for us, it suited fine. The nearby town of Tobermory, where we had to go to buy drinking water, was also quiet but is probably really bustling with lots of activities in the summer period.
We would visit again.
Left on 01/31/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | The GleasonsReviewed Jan 31, 2009Stayed Jul 2008
Having spent the month of September in the little cottage next door the year previous, I knew I needed to take my husband for an unexpected treat.
Being from the area, I knew what was in store, but him, being from Colorado, hadn't experienced surroundings such as these. He was delighted and amazed. Sunrises and sunsets were spectacular, especially the sunsets out on the water in kayaks. Forays into the area's destinations were enough to make him want to go back.
The cottage was terrifically comfortable, clean, and complete. The people we dealt with were most professional, but warm, and truly wanted our stay to be the best possible.
I plan to be back many more times to soak up the tranquility.
Left on 01/25/2009 for a stay in September 2007 | D B CrossReviewed Jan 25, 2009Stayed Sep 2007
we rented this spot to accommodate our old dog. the site is flat rock and level landscape. it was a wonderful place to be. we befriended a visitor in the adjacent cabin and frequented Tobermory (by bicycle) everyday. the day trips were outstanding and countryside spectacular! the cabin itself was quite comfortable and equipped with almost everything necessary.
were it not for the fact that there is so much else to explore in the world, I'd go back to this place every year!
Left on 01/23/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | llovegroveReviewed Jan 23, 2009Stayed Oct 2008
The cottage was exactly as it looked on the web site, was clean and fully equipped - it even had a roasting pan to cook our Thanksgiving turkey! It was private and sunsets were beautiful, and we really enjoyed the fireplace. The well water isn't drinkable, so take your own, and when I rent again I will take a cheap shower liner, as by the end of the season the one that was there was stained (but still clean).
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