Cottage Profile Private two bedroom, 800 square foot panabode cottage in a unique setting at Bass Lake between Owen Sound and Wiarton. This compact cottage uses features such as cathedral ceilings, solid pine walls, and skylights in the main living area to create a bright open atmosphere. The ample windows allow natural light to filter into the room. There is plenty of space for everyone in the party to unwind on the couch and two arm chairs. Here you can enjoy the glow of the fire in the woodstove on a cool evening, or catch up on your reading. The outside deck is accessed through this room. At the other end of the living area is a dining table with seating for all five in your party to enjoy a meal or a game of cards. The galley style kitchen comes complete with all the necessities including fridge, stove, and microwave. An open butler's window provides a view into the main living area and helps to open up the look of the kitchen. There are two bedrooms at the cottage. The master bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has two singles. The one bathroom at the cottage is a four piece with both shower and tub. The large deck with beautiful lake views at the cottage is sheltered from the wind by trees and is the ideal spot to bbq and enjoy an outdoor meal at the picnic table. Take the trail down to the lakefront. This trail is about 100 feet leading to the water and is rough terrain through boulders, and is therefore not suitable for toddlers or people with mobility issues. Once you reach the shoreline, enjoy the dock at the waters edge. The depth of the water provides a great place to dive into the lake and is sure to be a hit with the swimmers in your group. There is great fishing right off the end of the dock. Bass Lake has a maximum depth of 100 feet and is a great inland lake for swimmers. The cottage is centrally located between Wiarton and Owen Sound, making day trips to hot spots like Tobermory and Sauble Beach possible.
Additional amenities include: firewood provided, dock/boat-slip, wood stove, 2 singles, beds: 1 queen, portable DVD player, water source: lake water, chairs, cd player, patio furniture ( patio table, life jackets ( 2 adult ), floor area: 800 square feet, number of baths: one, number of bedrooms: 2 bedrooms, 4 piece, outdoor deck: 300 square feet, outdoor fire pit.TripAdvisor property ID 2126580...Read more
“Cozy, clean cottage in a lovely escarpment setting.”
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 11, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
The cottage was very comfortable, with good beds, and usable kitchen. It had a real cottage feel, not just a regular house plopped in a northern setting. The pathway down to the lake was beautiful. We loved the huge escarpment rocks, ferns and birch trees along the way. The water was quite clear and had an aqua look to it. The canoe was fun for my kids and husband to go out fishing in daily. Three good sized bass were caught too, but got away when we got them to the surface!!
The downside of this cottage would be the state of the dock and steps leading down to the water. One side of the dock was taking on water and so it was leaning. As well, the wood was in bad shape and there were a lot of nails sticking out, ready to stub toes on. The bit between the dock and the stairs leading up to the cottage was difficult to navigate with loose dirt and rock.
Overall, were were quite happy with our week at this cottage.
Left on 11/11/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 11, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Bass lake is quiet and pretty. The cottage is stunning, well built and so comfy. The rocky shoreline is amazing. Hiking the Bruce trail was a great workout and very relaxing.
Perfect site for curling up indoors with a book, roasting a marshmallow by the campfire or jumping off the dock into the lake.
Would not hesitate to book this cottage again.
Left on 08/04/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | S.CollinsReviewed Aug 4, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
The cottage is pretty secluded from the world which was relaxing. The path down to the dock/lake was an extremely interesting hike and the view from the dock was beautiful with full sun from sun up until sun down!
Left on 10/29/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Zoe's ParentsReviewed Oct 29, 2009Stayed Sep 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We thought we were just going to read, canoe and sit on the dock for 2 weeks, but there was so much to see and do in the area. Gorgeous waterfalls, scenic bluffs, lots of great trails, farmer's markets galore, artisans,etc...The cottage was very nice, tidy and clean. The bed was extremely soft but everyone has different taste. The kitchen was well stocked with implements, pans, etc. We bbq'd every night. We loved hand-feeding chickadees on the porch. Saw a porcupine on the driveway one night (luckily we saw him before Zoe, our dog, did) and also a flying squirrel flung himself at the window one night...very cute. The walk down to the dock is beautiful through the fern-covered rocks..it felt almost prehistoric. We didn't find out til we arrived that the canoe is "very tippy and has a small leak"...I wish they'd mentioned that because we would have brought our own in that case. Maybe it's fine, we didn't try it because our dog likes to move around a lot in the canoe :o) We'd assumed that such a small lake wouldn't allow motorized crafts...but we were wrong. Over Labour Day weekend especially it was quite noisy with water skiiers, tubing, etc. It also made the dock rock and roll which wasn't really relaxing. That's fine...people are entitled to enjoy their vacation. During the week it was fairly quiet. Overall, we would highly recommend this cottage. Very comfortable and enjoyable.
Left on 02/05/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | JamieReviewed Feb 5, 2009Stayed Jul 2008
Cottage was clean and quite homey. We found the beds to be on the hard side and could use new matresses.
Lake is very clean ... didn't have a lot of luck with the fishing though.
We found the location to be too remote for our liking and not enough sun exposure.
We enjoyed the firepit at night.
Left on 01/28/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | Tim E.Reviewed Jan 28, 2009Stayed Sep 2008
My girlfriend and I rented the cottage for a week. We hiked the Bruce Trail every day, but were still close enough to the city to drive in for a pizza. The trail from the cottage to the lake is a beautiful feature. The lake was warm even in late September, and aside from the tail end of hurricane Ivan the first weekend, the weather was great. The woodstove heated the entire cottage, and the bedrooms were still cool enough for sleeping. Everything worked perfectly and the cottage was in excellent condition.
One caveat - watch out for the folding chairs by the lake, unless you want to go in the water backwards. carry the plastic chairs down from the deck for a much more secure seating experience.
We are really glad you enjoyed our cottage. Thanks for the tip on the folding chairs by the lake ? we replaced the folding chairs with comfortable Adirondack chairs ? great for reading or lounging by the lake.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Niagara Falls ON
“lake was great for canoeing and swimming”
Left on 01/24/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 24, 2009Stayed Jul 2008
Beautiful setting, private and clean. Enjoyed the little hike to the dock; where we spent hours sunning and swimming. Thanks to the owners' biking route booklet, we had many enjoyable hours touring the area.
The only issues we had with the cottage were the uncomfortably hard bed and the poor condition of the barbeque.
We would definitley rent this cottage again, but I would bring along an air mattress!
Very glad you enjoyed our cottage at Bass Lake. We have replaced the double mattress in one of the bedrooms with a brand new full queen sized bed ? much better for a great night?s sleep. We also bought a new barbeque ? sorry for the poor condition of the old one. Thanks for your comments ? and we hope you will enjoy Bass Lake cottage again.
Left on 01/24/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | S SimonReviewed Jan 24, 2009Stayed Jul 2008
The property was exactly as described by the cottage rental agency. It is on a quiet, narrow lake. The only entry to the lake is off the dock and is probably at least 15 feet deep so I wouldn't recommend this cottage to people with young children.
It's close Wiarton and Owen Sound. It's very private but due to all the trees screening the property you can't really sit outside because of the bugs and you can't see the lake from the cottage.
The descent to the lake is rather steep so I wouldn't recommend this cottage to people with mobility issues.
There is no TV so you need to take that into account too.
We had a wonderful week but you should take into account that this rental is only for you if you are active and are looking to rough it a little.
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