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HuronBeaches - Top of the HIll Retreat

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Top of the Hill Retreat
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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Looking to enjoy a cottage atmosphere by the lake AND have all the conveniences of home? Well, you can have it all and bring your dog too. Welcome to Top of the Hill Retreat in Port Albert, minutes North of Goderich, Ontario Any questions please click Contact the Manager and Keith will be happy to respond! Keith and June will be your hosts during your stay and we are local! Please call HuronBeaches Cottage Rentals to confirm your reservation and check-in information. Rentals are in Canadian $. High season is between July and August, low season is Nov to April (except the holiday season). In Canadian, our rates range from $295 to $450 Canadian, plus applicable taxes and fees. A modern, ultra-clean, upper floor, 2-bedroom cottage apartment with scenic views. Perfect for romantic getaways...Looking to enjoy a cottage atmosphere by the lake AND have all the conveniences of home? Well, you can have it all and bring your dog too. Welcome to Top of the Hill Retreat in Port Albert, minutes North of Goderich, Ontario Any questions please click Contact the Manager and Keith will be happy to respond! Keith and June will be your hosts during your stay and we are local! Please call HuronBeaches Cottage Rentals to confirm your reservation and check-in information. Rentals are in Canadian $. High season is between July and August, low season is Nov to April (except the holiday season). In Canadian, our rates range from $295 to $450 Canadian, plus applicable taxes and fees. A modern, ultra-clean, upper floor, 2-bedroom cottage apartment with scenic views. Perfect for romantic getaways, a girls’ weekend or a family vacation. Any time of the year. An outdoor staircase leads to a private wraparound balcony on the upper apartment level. Impressive views of Lake Huron greet you at every turn. Inside the Cottage The inside feels light and airy with an open concept design. A bank of windows lets you watch the changing sky and catch breath-taking sunsets. There’s even a welcome basket for your dog. The well-equipped kitchen makes mealtime easy whether grabbing a quick bite or prepping for a leisurely dinner. Cosy up together to watch a movie in HD on Netflix, or take in the ambience of the fireplace. All the seating is comfortable. Quality linens and premium mattresses help you enjoy a deep, restful sleep. Fresh, cooling breezes off the lake keep the cottage cool with overhead fans for those rare hot days. Central heating warms things up when it gets chilly. Outside The covered deck means you can lounge outdoors even if it rains. Savour a barbeque dinner under the canopy with the soothing rhythm of the waves as your soundtrack. Play catch on the lawn beside the house. Enjoy the long evenings in conversation by the campfire. Roast marshmallows and watch for satellites passing through the dark sky. Private Beach Access Private access to the uncrowded beach is a short walk down the hill. While most find the incline relatively easy, private-property parking can be arranged at the beach if needed. Your Privacy is Important If you have any questions or issues, your hosts, June and Keith, are close by to make sure everything runs smoothly. Otherwise, they’ll leave you to enjoy the peace and quiet of this Port Albert paradise. Check out the rave reviews left by previous guests, praising the quality and cleanliness of Top of the Hill Retreat. Could that be why so many guests return again and again? Book Now The best dates book up early. The summer weeks sell-out completely. Check availability and book the date. Easy, quick and hassle-free. And you can rest easy with our fair Cancellation Policy. This is your chance to enjoy an oasis of peace on Ontario’s West Coast. Check the booking calendar for the dates you want and prepare to make lasting memories of fun times. General • Two bedrooms (one with a double, second with two single beds) and Sofa bed. Quality bed linens provided • Bathroom (3-piece with shower), towels (Remember to bring your beach towels) • One Hair Dryer provided for your convenience • The Dining table has seating for four • The living area has an Electric Fireplace • HD flat-screen TV, & Netflix • Hi-Speed Wi-Fi Internet • Baby’s Playpen and a Booster Seat, by request • Central Vacuum and Central Heating Kitchen • Fridge, Smooth Top Stove, Microwave • Cutlery, Pots & Pans, Slow Cooker and Kitchen Linens • Cleaning Supplies Outdoor • The Beach is a short walk down the hill on a private road. • Second level deck with a covered, furnished Dining area • Lake view Balcony across the front with lounge chairs • Campfire Pit In Large Side Yard • Propane Grill / BBQ • Parking space for two, more are on the street More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Registering guest to be 25 or older. No parties. No tenting other than kids tent which they are welcome to setup. Friendly dog is welcome. They love a walk on the beach.
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1 Full bath
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Reviewed 5 October 2020

This clean, well-equipped place, between Goderich and Kincardine, was perfect for us and our small dog. I have never booked dog-friendly accommodation before and was a bit concerned about "knowing that other dogs had been there", if you get my drift. This place is fresh,...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank PDS11111
Reviewed 10 July 2019

If you love your dog, and your dog loves swimming and being by your side when you are hiking, then this is a perfect place for you. Our small pack of adults and dogs spent 5 (too short) days in the Top of the Hill...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Svitlana P
Meander621533, VR Owner at HuronBeaches - Top of the HIll Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

Thank you for being our guests and you taking the time to do a review. We also learned that the vacant lot, we have next door where the firepit is, was also being used to exercise the dog. Thank you Keith and June

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Thanks Keith and June for a great week. Your place was so clean and peaceful, the water views were amazing!! Thanks again. Bonnie and Lynn and the dogs.

Date of stay: July 2018
2  Thank Companion729703
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We loved staying at the Huron Beaches in Port Albert. Keith and June are lovely hosts. The place was a perfect size for our family of four. It was stocked with all the necessities. We loved the view and walking along the beach. Peaceful and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank jtasa
Management response:Responded 13 July 2018

Thank you for your review. It was great to have you as a guest and we hope to meet again.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Great private beach close by where only the property owners use along the shoreline. The apartment is immaculate and the owners are very friendly. Fantastic sunsets and very quiet location. Bayfield and Goderich worth a trip, however shoppers should head to Bayfield. There is a...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank dinger743
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

June and Keith want out of their way to ensure my daughter, my grandchildren and myself had a good time. The sound of the lake through the windows was music throughout the stay. The view was splendid, the beach was easily accessible and basically uninhabited....More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Dave R
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We loved out stay here! We were travelling with our teenage daughter and a friend of hers plus our dog. It was great to find a place that we could bring our dog and he was so relaxed by the time we left! The girls...More

Date of stay: May 2016
1  Thank Briannajuly108
Management response:Responded 9 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Hope to see you again. Keith & June

Reviewed 18 August 2015

We had a thoroughly enjoyable repeat stay at the Top of the Hill Retreat. Keith and June are superb hosts and provide a comfortable and spotless accommodation, Lots of relaxing space, lots to do in the area. We'll be back!

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We really enjoyed our weekend stay here. The little appartment had a nice view, large deck and belcony. It was very clean and well maintained. My only complaints are that the beds are not very comfy and the private beach area could have been cleaned...More

Date of stay: June 2015
1  Thank Chantelle L
Reviewed 27 April 2015

well where to start?..as per all my reviews I am going to just put it out there...we selected this rental to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary , top of the hill? you better believe it!.. top of the house as well..an over cite on my...More

Date of stay: April 2015
8  Thank daniel f
Management response:Responded 3 May 2015

We thank you for your review posted here. Getting feedback from our guests is very important to help us make improvements. The property is as advertised, an apartment on the second floor. If this was thought to be the whole house, at a low price,...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Located on the South side of Port Albert, 10 Min . north of Goderich. It is like stepping into a very quiet, untraveled and uncomplicated part of the country. Important Distances: Closest Shopping: Goderich (15 minutes) Closest Hospital: Goderich (15 minutes) Distance from Toronto: 231 Kms (2 hours, 25 minutes) Distance from Windsor 244 Kms (2 hours, 55 minutes) Distance from London: 120 Kms (1 hours, 43 minutes) Distance from Kitchener: 133 Kms (1 hours, 40 minutes)
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