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Willow Bank - Private Lakeside Retreat- Tobermory

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
Minimum stay varies
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The Willow Bank is a clean, comfortable, modern four-bedroom, two-story luxury vacation property located ten minutes south of Tobermory on the shores of a sheltered bay of Lake Huron. The Willow Bank is the perfect all-season destination for guests to call home while they rest, relax and explore the beautiful Northern Bruce Peninsula. The cottage is comfortably furnished, tastefully decorated and fully equipped with many modern amenities including a high-speed wireless internet connection, a dishwasher, a clothes washer, and a dryer. The cottage is located in a very private and quiet location on the shore of a sheltered bay of Lake Huron. There are no other cottages visible from the cottage or the front deck. The master bedroom is spacious and furnished with a comfortable king-sized be...The Willow Bank is a clean, comfortable, modern four-bedroom, two-story luxury vacation property located ten minutes south of Tobermory on the shores of a sheltered bay of Lake Huron. The Willow Bank is the perfect all-season destination for guests to call home while they rest, relax and explore the beautiful Northern Bruce Peninsula. The cottage is comfortably furnished, tastefully decorated and fully equipped with many modern amenities including a high-speed wireless internet connection, a dishwasher, a clothes washer, and a dryer. The cottage is located in a very private and quiet location on the shore of a sheltered bay of Lake Huron. There are no other cottages visible from the cottage or the front deck. The master bedroom is spacious and furnished with a comfortable king-sized bed and has a walkout to a private balcony overlooking the waterfront. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The guest cabin which is located only a few steps from the main cottage is cozy and is furnished with a queen-sized bed and a couch that easily converts to a single bed. The guest cabin is the ideal place for older children, maybe a second couple or for grandparents that would appreciate their own quiet sleeping space. The sofa in the entertainment room converts to a double bed. The main bathroom located on the top floor is a clean light-filled-room that features a deep claw foot tub that can be perfect for long relaxing baths. A separate glass door shower stall, sink and toilet complete this room. The kitchen is spotlessly clean and equipped with good appliances including a dishwasher and a full array of countertop appliances. There are stainless steel pots and pans and a full array of cooking utensils that allow the chef in your group to prepare light snacks or full gourmet meals. The dining and living rooms are comfortably furnished and have large windows overlooking the deck and the waterfront. A walkout to the front deck allows easy access to the gas BBQ located there. A new entertainment room on the lower level is furnished with comfortable furniture, a 46” flat-screen satellite HDTV with surround sound, a Blu-ray disc player and a wall-mounted gas fireplace. The Willow Bank has a deep drilled well that supplies plenty of clean water that is filtered, softened and purified using an ultra-violet light system. The drinking water has been government tested and the cottage owner readily drinks this water. There is a large hot water heater that supplies the cottage with what appears to be an endless supply of hot water. The lake in front of the cottage can be the perfect place for young children to play in the sand at the water's edge. Two kayaks are provided for guests to use at the cottage. The Singing Sands beach is a 5 -minute drive from the cottage and everybody that stays at the cottage raves about its warm water and soft sand. The village of Tobermory is 16 km's (10 miles) from the cottage. Take a trip to town and shop for groceries or browse through the many shops. Stroll around the beautiful natural harbour enjoying an ice cream cone or stop at one of the many restaurants. Take a glass-bottom boat cruise where you can view shipwrecks, lighthouses or visit Flowerpot Island. Cottage Rental Facilities Inside the Cottage: Sleeps 7 4 bedrooms (1 king and 1 queen in main cottage; 1 queen + 1 single pullout couch in the guest cabin, the sofa in the recreation room converts to a double bed) High-Speed Wireless Internet 4 piece bathroom with claw-foot tub and separate glass door shower stall Fully equipped kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave and dishwasher HD Satellite 46' TV with surround sound, Blu-Ray Disk, VCR, DVD player and a wide selection of DVD movies CD Stereo/ iPod Docking Station Washer/dryer Outside the Cottage: Elevated deck with gas BBQ, patio furniture, glass table, umbrella, and comfortable lounge chairs The Willow Bank cottage is located in a picturesque setting location that is ideal for children. A large lawn in front of the cottage slopes gently towards the water edge. There is a sandy apron at the shoreline and shallow entry to the water. There is a shoreline fire pit with benches. Complimentary firewood is provided. 2 Bic kayaks with some adult-sized Personal Flotation Devices are provided as well. Nearby hiking trails. There are paved flat roads and some trails in the area for cycling. Excellent star gazing and photographic opportunities. The cottage is located near the Bruce Peninsula National Park, the Grotto and Singing Sands Beach. The cottage has a strict no pet policy. No exceptions. More
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Glenn A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:93%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

This the best cottage we have been too. Clean, comfortable and very quiet. Private lot with view of lake Huron. Very well maintained. Owner was very friendly. Loved it. Hope we will go back 🙂More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Glennbo2010, VR Owner at Willow Bank - Private Lakeside Retreat- Tobermory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thanks, Carmen for taking the time to review the Willow Bank Cottage. I work hard to ensure that the cottage is clean and well prepared for all of my guests. I am glad your family enjoyed your stay and would welcome you back anytime. I...More

Reviewed 26 January 2016

Along with a small group of friends, I spent a weekend at the Willow Bank cottage last fall. The cottage was clean and comfortable and really well equipped. We enjoyed sitting on the front deck relaxing and watching the beautiful view overlooking the waterfront. In...More

Date of stay: September 2015
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Glennbo2010, VR Owner at Willow Bank - Private Lakeside Retreat- Tobermory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review the Willow Bank cottage. I'm happy that you and your friends enjoyed your stay. I look forward to hosting your group again.

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Reviewed 24 September 2014

Staying at this cottage was a really nice experience. It was extremely clean and all three rooms (including the guest cabin) were very comfortable. It was a little pricier than other options but it was within 15 mins to great hiking trails, had a fire...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Lauren2103
Glennbo2010, VR Owner at Willow Bank - Private Lakeside Retreat- Tobermory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2014

Thanks for your review. I am glad that you and your group enjoyed your time on the Northern Bruce Peninsula and were able to enjoy the long list of amenities we provide at the Willow Bank. I hope to see you folks again sometime.

Reviewed 22 September 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay. There is a lot to do and enjoy right from the cabin. It's especially suited to young children due to the shallow water (I have a two year old). Really short drive to a perfect beach. Close to...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank Robin B
Glennbo2010, VR Owner at Willow Bank - Private Lakeside Retreat- Tobermory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have many families with young children mention that the shallow water and the apron of sand along the water's edge in front of the cottage was...More

Reviewed 2 September 2014

Our week at the Willow Bank was more relaxing and enjoyable than we have expected. The serene and private surrounding was a wonderful getaway from the big city, and its a great place to just sit back, take it easy, and forget about the time....More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Allen L
Glennbo2010, VR Owner at Willow Bank - Private Lakeside Retreat- Tobermory, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review the Willow Bank following your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you and your group. I am glad that you enjoyed "the serene and private surrounding". I hope you will tell your family and friends about the...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Playground
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Boat Available
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Deck
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The Willow Bank cottage is ideally located a short drive from all the major tourist attractions on the Northern Bruce Peninsula. It is located on the water's edge in a quiet and private setting. It is ideal for families or small groups wanting to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation. This cottage is located away from any busy roadways and no other cottages can be seen from its windows or decks. The Willow Bank cottage is located a three-minute drive from the Singing Sands Beach.
Getting around
There is no public transit in the area so it is important that Guests have the use of an automobile. There is plenty of parking on-site.
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