Cottage Profile "Turtle Lodge" is a newly constructed Log Cabin, located on the beautiful shores of Corisande Bay on Lake Huron. This open concept log cabin has pine floors, 16 foot high ceilings, and a floor to ceiling window that offers a picturesque view of Lake Huron. The living room has a leather couch and chair, a wood burning stove, and a set of patio doors that lead you out to the lakeside deck. Adjacent to the living room is the dining area with a wooden table, four chairs and a clear view of the lake. "Turtle Lodge" has a large fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances. Fridge, stove, microwave oven, and a small island to make preparing meals easy. Also there is plenty of cupboard space. The upstairs loft features the large master bedroom, with an ensuite washroom complete with toilet and sink. A queen size bed is provided. Also a small sitting area is here for you to look out through the large floor to ceiling window at the open waters of Lake Huron, or at the starry night sky. The cottage has two other bedrooms, located on the lower level of the cottage. One has a queen size bed and the other is more of a television room with a double fold out futon. Here you will also find a television with VCR, DVD Player and CD Player. On the lakeside deck of "Turtle Lodge" take in an unobstructed panoramic view of Dorcas Bay. Here you can spend your afternoon relaxing in the sun reading a book. A propane BBQ is provided for your outside dining pleasure. The cottage is located in a private setting and is completely screened from neighboring properties. A long winding driveway takes you through the trees to "Turtle Lodge". A shoreline firepit is here for you you to roast marshmallows or hot dogs under a starry nighttime sky. Look for the big dipper or the milky way while telling stories around the campfire. The shoreline is one of limestone rock and rubble. At the waters edge the entry in to the water consists of flat rock and has a gradual entry into the water.This is a good area for swimming. Swim shoes are recommended. If you like a sand beach Singing Sands Beach is only a 10 km drive away. Tobermory is short a distance away (20 km), where you can stroll through the shops in the village, visit the library, restaurants and the beautiful natural harbour, or take a scenic boat cruise where you view shipwrecks, lighthouses and visit Flowerpot Island. Also, dinner cruises aboard the Chi-Cheemaun are very popular. For hikers, naturalists and scuba divers, the area is a dream. A 20 minute drive away, guided tours are available along the Niagara Escarpment, or along the sandy shores of Singing Sands on Lake Huron. Amphitheater programs are available at Cyprus Lake at dusk and are informative and entertaining.
Additional amenities include: firewood provided, wood stove, deck area - 700 square feet, beds - two queen's, cd player, and one two piece in the loft., fire pit, television ( 19"), single kayak with paddle, one three-piece with a shower, patio furniture ( patio table with chairs ( 4 ), number of baths - two baths, drinking water - well, ground floor area - 1400 square ft., muskoka chairs ( 2 ), plus sleeping loft, dwelling type - one story with loft, one double futon, number of bedrooms - two, 2 adult life jackets....Read more
Left on 10/27/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 27, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
This is an extremely well-equipped cottage, with everything you could ever possibly need. Very comfortable cottage, located in a stunning spot on the Bruce Peninsula, and close to many activities including biking and canoeing in the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Well worth the visit!
"Beautiful cottage, very clean, comfortable and private"
Left on 09/28/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 28, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
We had a wonderful and relaxing time with our children at this beautiful place. This cottage has everything you could wish for and more. The view at the lake is amazing, lots of things to do and lots of nearby places to visit: Singing sands beach, Indian Cove, Tobermory, etc. Excellent value.
Left on 09/01/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 1, 2009Stayed Aug 2009
We spent a wonderful week at the Turtle Lodge. The cottage is extremely well equipped which ensured that we had a great stay. It was nice to be in such a peaceful environment.
I would highly recommend the place and if we return in the area, I would definitely like to stay at the Turtle Lodge again. Thank you for making this wonderful home away from home available for us.
One comment: there is absolutely no way to see the civic number plate on Dorkas Bay Road. Being our first time in Tobermory, we were not familiar with the area. We arrived late on Saturday, in the rain and were looking for the 1070 sign...and we never did. There should also be a sign to announce the Turtle Lodge on the right side of the laneway. When we saw the sign that said "private" we figured that the cottage was further down...and had to turn around, with a big vehicule, on a very narrow road.
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