Cottage Profile Three bedroom, 1200 sq ft cottage located on the shores of Hay Bay, Lake Huron. This cottage is conveniently located just two kilometers from Tobermory on a quiet dead end road. The main living area of the cottage is an open concept with the dining room, kitchen and living room in one large open space. The sunken living area features a floor to ceiling fireplace, and large lakeside windows and sliding glass doors with a view of Hay Bay. The living room is furnished with a couch, and two chairs, 40' HD TV with a DVD Player and satellite hookup. The spacious kitchen comes equipped with a food prep island, dishwasher, range top stove, oven and microwave. There is plenty of counter and cupboard space for all you cooking needs. On the lake side of the kitchen is a breakfast bar which provides extra space for dining and has a nice view of the Hay Bay. The wooden dining table will seat all six in your party comfortably. There are three bedrooms at the cottage all locatedon the main floor. The master bedroom at the cottage has a queen size bed and sliding glass doors that lead you out to an elevated deck with a great view of Hay Bay. Bedroom two has a double bed, and bedroom Three has a queen. There is also a four piece bathroom at the cottage. A nice feature of the cottage is a large 300 square foot elevated deck with newly installed deck glass allowing you to fully enjoy the view of the lake. Here you will find a patio table with umbrella and chairs. This is a great place for the family to enjoy dinner outside after it has just been cooked on the propane bbq. Although you don't have a perfect sunset here from the elevated deck you will see the colour's in the sky from it. Enjoy star gazing out over Lake Huron after the sun has set. The cottage has a 16 foot long dock, there is a small sitting area here at the end of it. Please watch your children carefully on the dock as it is quite a drop to the water. The shoreline at the cottage is a flat limestone, the entry into the water is gradual with good swimming. Swim shoes are recommended. Tobermory is short distance away (2km) , 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 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. This is a great family cottage.
Additional amenities include: firewood provided, 12 foot aluminum row boat with oars, umbrella, drinking water - lake water, 16 foot long dock, 6 chairs, beds - two queens, patio furniture ( patio table, fire pit, deck area - 300 square feet + 200 square feet of lower deck, 2 kayaks, muskoka chairs), one double bed, outdoor fire pit, living floor area - 1200 square ft., number of baths - one four piece, number of bedrooms - three, electric heat, television ( 40" flat screen) new 2011, 4 adult life jackets....Read more
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Left on 05/30/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | marina_oriko
The cottage is very cozy and well kept, furniture is very comfortable. Very nice lake view from the living room and master bedroom, beautiful fireplace. We really enjoyed our stay, it was very relaxing.
The only little problem he had – sometimes it wasn’t enough dishes and cups for a day, would be to add some more.
Wonderfully Relaxing for a Family of 5
Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | OMT
We had a family of 5 enjoy a week long stay. The house worked great for our 2 kids, ages 9 & 11 and two parents and a grandparent. The house was very nice, in great condition, and located just minutes from the harbor and Tobermory. The kayaks and row boat were very nice to have and the ladder on the dock was very helpful for the kids getting in and out of the water.
The only thing to note is that while the house feels very buffered from the neighbors due to the evergreen trees on both sides of the house, they are close. If the other houses were also renters with loud, partying type of folks it would have impacted the tranquil experience we had during our stay. But this would be the same for most if not all of the houses in the area.
Another very nice touch was after the second day, the owner of the cottage called to make sure everything was okay and to see if we had any questions.
I would certainly recommend this cottage to a friend.
Left on 07/20/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Bell Family
We stayed the first week of July at the Sheiling for the first time. We couldn't have been happier with the cottage and the area.
We were prepared for the actual cottage to be smaller than it appeared in the web photos but the opposite was true. While the main living areas were accurately depicted, the bedrooms are actually larger than they appear in the photos.
We spent a great amount of time on the beautiful deck overlooking Hay Bay - coffee out there every morning, every meal at the patio table, and cocktails in the evening. The t.v. didn't go on once all week as we were always outside enjoying something - kayaking, the row boat, swimming. Must-sees are Indian Head Cove and the Grotto at Bruce Penninsula National Park. Singing Sands beach was nice as was Dunks Bay (though this is a very tiny beach). We took the Bruce anchor tour over to Flower Pot Island - beautiful scenery and the shipwrecks were neat to see (if you're considering this, book ahead the day before to get the leave and return times you want as they book up quickly).
The cottage itself was absolutely spotless when we arrived and had every amenity we needed. I noticed toward the end of the week that not once did I go to look for something while preparing meals and not find it.
Beds were comfortable and everything worked as it should.
The owner, Rob, dropped by - very friendly and hospitable and able to give us some tips about our first visit to Tobermory.
The water in Tobermory is incredible - if not for the temperature, looking at it, you would think you were in the Caribbean - make sure to take water shoes though. The "downtown" is lovely and wraps around the marina. Leeside is a great place for Georgian Bay fish.
Our youngest teenage daughter and her friend were with us and our eldest teenage daughter joined us for the last 2 days with her friend - all had a great time. This was such a perfect vacation that when we returned home, we booked the Sheiling for the same time next year!
The cottage was exactly as pictured. The kitchen had all new appliances and every pot and pan you could possibly need. We especially liked the use of a row boat and kayak. The cottage is very near Tobermory harbor/downtown area, and the boats to Flowerpot Island. The neighborhood was quiet. The orchids were growing in the gutters along the road - it was amazing.
We didn't bring bikes and there wasn't anyplace that we found to rent them. Next time, if we can fit them into the car, we will bring our own .
Left on 06/14/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | D. Crawford
Had a great weekend at the Sheiling cottage with some good friends. The cottage has everything you need and is in a great location, not only on the water with a great view but close to town for convenience. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. Give it a try and you wont be disappointed.
Left on 12/19/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Trent and Erica Sweezey
We had a great time, again! We have been vacationing in Tobermory for almost 10 years now, with most of them being at The Sheiling. It is a great property and the owners are fantastic. We couldn't ask for a better vacation.
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Had a great time at my first cottage rental. Cottage was immaculately clean on arrival. Kitchen was very well stocked with utensils and appliances. You can watch the sunset when sitting out on the dock. Kayaks are fun but a bit tippy especially when it's windy. Location is close to Tobermory. The only minor complaints was a loud toilet and the master bedroom has a rattling frame.
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beautiful and comfortable home
Left on 10/24/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
This home was beautifully renovated. spotlessly clean and very comfortable to be in.
The view from the deck was spectacular.
We were able to place lounging chairs on the dock and to sit, read and enjoy the waterfront all day.
Tobermory is a wonderful area to explore. We were also incredibly lucky with the weather, which added to the general feel-good atmosphere.
Left on 08/10/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We rented the cottage for 3 days. It was perfectly clean. The beds are comfortable. The view from the house and the patio is gorgeous. Close to Tobermory, calm and no direct view on the neighborhood. Very good facilities: barbecue, wood fireplace, kayak. Bruce Peninsula National Park and Flowerpot island are easily accessible and are really nice places to visit.
Left on 08/17/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The inside of the cottage was amazing and as advertised, absolutely spectacular inside, however...
The dock needs maintenance, exposed nail heads were tripping hazards. Also the deck is not safe for children under 8 to 10. Distance between spindles is to large, wood is very wet in spots and appears to be rotting. Also spindles are not fastened in a safe manner, one actually came off while we were there.
As a place for a adults, highly recommend it but until the outside is fixed up am not recommending it for folks with younger children. Read more
Thank you for bringing these items to our attention. The issues raised have been noted by the owner. All nail heads have been inspected and necessary repairs made to eliminate any trip hazard. A routine check will be made on a regular basis to eliminate any potential future hazards. All deck and dock boards have also been inspected and, while there is no sign of rotten boards, all decking will be reviewed in the spring and any boards requiring replacement will be done. While the pickets are 6 inches apart, none are loose. In the spring of 2011, if time permits, the pickets will be realigned to a smaller opening. The cottage web page has been updated to identify this as a child safety concern for infants and toddlers
Trent and Erica
We had a great time - again !!!
Left on 08/08/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Trent and Erica
We had a great time again this year at the Sheiling Cottage. It is well equiped, in a great location and very comfortable. We will be back again next year :)
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Recommended for: Friends, Tourists, Families w teenagers, Families w children, Romantic, Singles
Left on 10/29/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | joan2913
Rentacottage.com is a fantastic service to book a stressfree holiday. We've been booking now for 6 years, going to a different spot each year to get the full enjoyment of the Tobermory area.
The cottage is well equipped with everything you need to have a comfortable stay. The fireplace certainly came in handy for our very cooler week of weather. The kitchen was well equipped and had most of the basics. Location was a nice walk to town, and the proximity to the water was great. Definitely a nice spot if you have children as the cottage provides a nice shoreline.
It does take some getting used to the flag pole rattle if you are not used to that, and the dishwasher is very noisey if you run it at nighttime.
Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend?
Recommended for: Friends, Tourists, Families w teenagers, Families w children, Rugged, Romantic
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Left on 07/29/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
This our third time renting a cottage in Tobermory. We have had a great experience for all three years. This cottage was amazing, and we are definitely going to be back. The Sheiling cottage had everything in it that you could ever need or want.
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