Cottage Profile Bass Lake is a pretty inland lake that is surrounded by a limestone escarpment shoreline. It is a marvelous choice for a family-oriented vacation and for swimming, boating, and fishing. This cottage has the proverbial “million dollar view” looking north up the lake from the front yard. The living area has a beautiful picture window to take advantage of that view. There is a TV with satellite receiver, CD/DVD player and two recliners for late night viewing comfort. Adjacent to the living area is the dining area with comfortable seating for six. The kitchen has a fridge, stove, dishwasher, and microwave. The washer and dryer are easily accessible as part of the kitchen. At the entrance to the cottage is a kids’ play area, ideal for watching DVDs and playing board games or video games. Three bedrooms are found at the cottage, including one with a queen sized bed. The second bedroom has a double bed and the third bedroom has two single beds. There are two bathrooms at the cottage, one is a two-piece and the other is a four-piece with combination tub/shower. Outside and accessible from a patio door from the dining area is the cement patio and just beyond that the fire pit for evening marshmallow roasts. Outdoor living space is expanded with the awning that covers a good portion of the patio from the side of the garage – good for blocking the sun or protecting you on rainy days. A propane BBQ and enough outdoor chairs to seat six are available. Additionally, the garage is available and set up for family dinners around a big table. An air hockey table will keep the kids amused too. You will access the dock area right at the lake’s edge via a typical Niagara Escarpment trail that includes rocky outcrops, cedar trees, and steep slope. At the end you will find three docks, a sit-upon kayak and a canoe for your use. Great swimming and fishing right off the dock. Because it is over 2 ft deep at the shoreline, and drops off quickly, younger children will need to be supervised. Many locals and visitors alike enjoy cycling the roads around Bass Lake. There are smaller hamlets and to discover or only 20 km away is Owen Sound with its array of touring, shopping and dining options. Bruce Trail access is within 1 km and Cobble Beach Golf Course is a short trip to the east. But another great part about the Bass Lake location is that it is a straight drive directly to the Owen Sound Drive-In theatre!...Read more
Left on 07/12/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Tara B.Reviewed Jul 12, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
I rented this cottage for a Sun-Fri stay with my husband and two kids (ages 9 and 11). We were surprised when we arrived to find that the cottage and the grounds were actually much larger than they appear on the website. We also noticed newer furniture and amenities (TVs, chairs, microwave) than were on the website. The lake was clear and deep enough that my kids could safely dive off of the end of the dock. We loved having use of the canoe and kayaks, as well as the toys in the garage...not to mention the mini-putt course on the grounds! We saw many fish, but alas...were unable to catch any. My husband and I enjoyed our morning coffee from the two lounge chairs on the property and loved the view from the bluff. We went on several day trips (Sauble Beach, Wiarton and Spirit Rock, Cyprus Lake, the Grotto, Tobermory and Singing Sands Beach). The weather held out for the most part, so we were able to use the firepit and rode our bikes down South Bass Lake road, North Bass Lake road and through the nearby trailer park, where we rented a movie the one day it did rain. There was also a wide selection of board games and video games which my kids enjoyed in the evenings. Thanks so much for a very memorable week. We would definitely rent here again!
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