Cottage Profile Lovely three bedroom waterfront cottage located on the shores of Warner Bay on Lake Huron. The ground floor of the cottage has a large main living area boasting cathedral ceilings, pine paneling, maple furniture, a gas fireplace, 26 inch television with satellite receiver, stereo with CD player, DVD Player,and large glass windows facing the lake. Also on this area is a fully equipped galley kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of counter and cupboard space. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining area with a maple table and chairs suitable to sit six comfortably. Terrace doors lead from the dining area to the large lake side deck with table and chairs for outdoor eating (not shown in pictures) and beyond a slightly lower deck with muskoka chairs. You get a great view of the lake from anywhere on the deck. Beside the living room is a bedroom with double bed and ensuite four piece bathroom suitable for a person in a wheel chair with limited mobility.(see note below, please discuss these details with us if your mobility is limited) Also on the ground floor is a two piece bathroom, full laundry facilities, mud room entrance and garage to store your bikes.. On the second floor is the "Grand Room" this large 26 foot by 20 foot room has two large couches, a comfortable chair, large windows and a door leading out to a second storey deck with a magnificent panoramic view of the bay and world famous sunsets over Lake Huron. Two bedrooms one with two twins and one with a double and a four piece bath round out the second floor. The cottage is well screened from the neighbouring cottages which are located approximately 100 feet away. The lot slopes gently to the lake where you will find a flat limestone shoreline and shallow entry into the lake. This is a good place kids to swim. Swim shoes are recommended. The scenic Village of Tobermory is located 12 km away. Take a visit and 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 10 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. It is also a 22 km round trip on paved roads to bike into town. Lake side view of cottage (panorama slight distortion)
Additional amenities include: golf clubs 2 sets, decks lower deck 400 square feet, number of baths: three, one three piece, water: well water, cd player, fire pit, two twins, beds:two doubles, one four piece, number of bedrooms : 3, floor area square feet1800 square feet, two couches in upper floor, bicycles (2), and one two piece, upper deck 250 square feet, clothes line, 3 kayaks (3 adult lifejackets)....Read more
Left on 09/06/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 6, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
The cottage, which we have rented in the past, was lovely. As usual, the rental process was fine, no problems. The only issue was that upon our arrival, the lock box was open and on the steps, and the two keys were scattered on the ground.
The cottage's amenities are fine, although there isn't enough seating for six adults in the living room. The beds could also have been firmer, but that may just be our personal quirk.
The outdoor seating is very good, the swimming is excellent and the area is peaceful and idyllic.
We were blessed with perfect weather -- it was a wonderful week.
Left on 07/18/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 18, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
The cottage is very cozy and comfortable. They have more than enough kitchen utensils and electronics for the entire week. The porch is to die for, my favorite place in the entire cottage as you can really enjoy the view from above. The owners have kindly lent their kayaks which was our favorite pasttime that saves us the hassle of renting one and kayaking to our hearts' content.
The coastline is too die for. The pictures are not enough to give it justice. With Tobermory being a popular tourist spot, the cottage offers privacy for you and your family to relax and enjoy the lake. Beware that it is very rocky, not really advisable if you have toddlers. however, you can always find a spot for flat areas to enjoy swimming.
Aside from the gorgeous location, you are also a few minutes away from Tobermory which makes its easy to access other sightseeing spots (flowerpot island especially) and the cottage is also close to cyprus lake/ grotto.
For first time renters, it was really easy to book. There is a reason why this place is in high demand be sure to book really early!
Left on 09/20/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 20, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
The process of renting this cottage was nearly flawless, very accurate description of facilities and lots and lots of excellent photos...so there were no surprises.
The cottage has everything , the kayaks, bikes,golf clubs,big BBQ and more were an excellent addition to the great cottage and location.The cottage owners have gone out of their way to ensure you will need for nothing. Our only wish would be Wifi and at least one queen size bed.
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 11, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Our experience in this cottage was great. Everything worked as expected and described in the site. The service from Rentcottage, as always, was excellent.
This cottage has everything to make the stay very pleasant - many different spaces that give privacy, fantastic views from the lake and sunset. The lake itself has very easy access, gets deep quickly and has flat rock entry.
We had a perfect week there.
Left on 07/28/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | nancy.peterReviewed Jul 28, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
My family enjoyed the cottage coziness and the boats but had some issues with the cleanliness of the BBQ and the fact that the previous rental didn't leave any propane in the tank. We felt the owners should have reimbursed us for the fuel...and at least an apology.
Left on 02/05/2009 for a stay in June 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 5, 2009Stayed Jun 2008
This cottage was great - clean, quiet and well equipped. We loved the gas fireplace (even though it didn't really get very cold in the evenings), we loved the giant barbecue (and used it every night), and the view from the upstairs balcony. The neighbours were close enough if we needed them, but not intrusive, and Tobermory was the perfect distance away.
Being from a big city, the only thing that bothered us was the incredibly flimsy locks on the doors - our bathrooms at home have better locks than these! All in all a great place to stay, and we'd happily stay here again - but maybe with more people, it was way too big for 2 of us!
Left on 01/24/2009 for a stay in July 2003 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 24, 2009Stayed Jul 2003
This is quite a nice cottage and our stay was great. We rented for 4 weeks in total over 2 separate summers.
The cottage is a bit rustic but is nice. There is a separate main floor bedroom with bathroom which was nice for the grandparents.
There is also a large upstairs family room which is great for kids to sleep in and play if it happens to be rainy. Never was for us!
Warner Bay is great. Smooth rock shore great for the kids to play. Fairly calm water for kayaking and swimming. There is a sandy area at the head of the bay which was a short walk for the kids as well - they spen alot of time playing there. There is also a great frog pond across and slightly down the street to the east. The land is owned jointly by the local cottages.
Ten minutes in to Tobermory and all of the great activities there including swimming at the lighthouse or great snorkelling or diving. Great whitefish to eat as well at Craggies or the Fish Shop.
Left on 01/23/2009 for a stay in July 2007 | ABearReviewed Jan 23, 2009Stayed Jul 2007
-the layout: lots of separate space so six people had private spots
-the kitchen:very well equipped; we enjoyed cooking for 6 for a week
-the sunsets: gorgeous
-the water: crystal clear and beautiful
Not so much:
-water access is rocky (I'm a diver!)
-neighbours very close (but non-intrusive)
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