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3 Bedroom Waterfront Cottage with Great Views!

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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Ethan's Escape overlooking Dorcas Bay is a well appointed cottage with wonderful views; is just minutes away from Singing Sands Beach Park. This lush property is nestled on an inlet, beside a mile long crescent-shaped swathe of rock and powdery sand, just minutes outside the settlement of Tobermory in the Bruce Peninsula. Let the gentle sound of the lake lull and relax you; the lake breezes wafting through the full sized windows; the gentle fragrance of lemon thyme that tumble over warm limestone rocks that edge several beds. Step out to the enormous entertaining deck, shrouded with lush mature shady trees, flowering shrubs and fruit bearing trees, just steps to your waterside dock equipped with your very own 5 person peddle boat. Backdoor deck has twin umbrella shaded picnic tables with...Ethan's Escape overlooking Dorcas Bay is a well appointed cottage with wonderful views; is just minutes away from Singing Sands Beach Park. This lush property is nestled on an inlet, beside a mile long crescent-shaped swathe of rock and powdery sand, just minutes outside the settlement of Tobermory in the Bruce Peninsula. Let the gentle sound of the lake lull and relax you; the lake breezes wafting through the full sized windows; the gentle fragrance of lemon thyme that tumble over warm limestone rocks that edge several beds. Step out to the enormous entertaining deck, shrouded with lush mature shady trees, flowering shrubs and fruit bearing trees, just steps to your waterside dock equipped with your very own 5 person peddle boat. Backdoor deck has twin umbrella shaded picnic tables with seating for 8 with sunning lounge furnishings, gas BBQ and peninsula décor. Each bedroom offers either queen, or double and single beds in each with storage and linen closet. A spacious 4 piece bathroom with vanity, toilet, tub and shower including a 2 piece bathroom on the lower level. Fully equipped eat in kitchen with seating for 8+, boasts modern stainless steel appliances; fridge/freezer, dishwasher, jenn-air® range/oven, microwave etc. --------------------------------------------------------------- Northern Bruce Peninsula is unto itself a World Biosphere Reserve; while Tobermory is the SCUBA diving capital of Canada! There are 2 National Parks; Canada's first National Marine Conservation Park; 8 Ontario Provincial Parks; 4 Federation of Ontario Naturalists Parks, 6 Nature Preserves; several Wildlife Management Preserves; Canada's newest Dark Sky (astronomical) Preserve; a Mountain Bike Adventure Park, a High Rope Adventure Park, 7 Lighthouses; 2+ Art Galleries and a Museum are all within minutes to your retreat. Northern Bruce offers 44 types of Orchids in every color imaginable (macro photo ops); Some of the rarest wildflowers and ferns can be found here (some 52+species). The Bruce Peninsula is located on a major northern migration route, so many species of birds, such as the bald eagle, have their wintering grounds here. The highest concentration of nesting birds can be found in May and June. About 20 species of warblers breed on 'the Bruce'. One can easily spot blue jays, robins, woodpeckers, several species of humming birds, northern cardinals, finches, blue heron, several species of duck, loons, barn owl, migrating hawks and of course, the Canada Goose right around the cottage. Northern Bruce offers more than 1000kms of groomed snowmobile trails, 500+kms of cross country ski trails, and a gazillion km of hiking trails (they're everywhere) along the Niagara Escarpment as well as inland. Snowshoeing, Dogsledding and Ice Skating (one can skate right at the back of the cottage) can all be enjoyed within minutes to your retreat. (Downhill skiing is 157km (Talisman Resort) or 161km (Blue Mountain) away from cottage) Sight Seeing Boat Charters, Glass Bottom Boat Charters (for looking at shipwrecks), Fishing Charters, Bare Boat Charters, SCUBA diving - both shore diving winter and summer as well as Dive Boat / Snorkeling Charters, Kayaking, canoeing and paddle boating (right at your backyard dock), Caving & Spelunking on the Niagara Escarpment at Grieg's Caves and Bruce's Caves, Golfing, Horse Back Riding, High Angle Rope adventures, Cycling, Mountain Biking, ATV Riding, Geocaching; along with many charming shops and restaurants can all be found within minutes of your retreat. Summary Cottage Features include: -3 Bedrooms (1 queen)(1 double w/upper twin)(1 double + 1 twin)(sleeps 8) -Pull out double/sofa bed for extra quests. -Living room includes all leather furniture, 32” flat screen TV and real wood burning fieldstone fireplace -Family room has real wood burning stove, all leather furniture, 36” TV, DVD & fully equipped wet bar w/fridge, sink, blender etc. -Fully equipped eat in kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances -Front load washer & dryer & clothes line -One 4 piece bath, one 2 piece powder room. -Huge 16'x30' entertaining deck with gas BBQ, dinning and lounge furniture -Wireless Internet Access -Satellite TV -Lush forested landscape w/40' x 70' lawn area for soccer/lawn darts, tent etc. -200' Paved driveway for multiple vehicles, boats etc. -Backyard dock with 5 person peddle boat and 2 youth kayaks, plus 2 adult kayaks (canoes/kayaks only at dock) -Youth archery equipment; tennis rackets; bochee; mountain bikes (5 adult, 3 youth, 1 tricycle : bring your own helmet) -18'x26' Garage -Air conditioning - Bedrooms -Outdoor Firepit -Close beach access -Sunset views - 14 min. to Tobermory, 14 min. to Fathom Five National Marine Park Visitors Center; 10 minutes to Cameron Lake; 10 minutes to Bruce Peninsula National Park including Cyprus Lake Campground; 4 min. to Singing Sands Beach Park, and Johnston Harbour Provincial Nature Reserve is right across the street. Offered at an excellent price, make this your retreat today!More
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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Ceiling Fans
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Boat Available
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Deck
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

I really have no one to blame but myself. I did not read the reviews but let me assure you we NEVER would have booked if I had. They ask you to clean what you use but the problem is that nothing (maybe the dishes)...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Explorer803325
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Nice little cottage. The water was VERY shallow. Would be nice to be able to get to better water. Did not realize just how shallow it was. Hard to get kayaks and peddle boat out without getting stuck. The kids enjoyed looking for tiny fish,...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank ChristyV134
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Tobermory and the entire northern Bruce peninsula are beautiful. I'd highly recommend a visit. However, given the award and pictures posted, I feel obligated to write an honest review about this property. Man, if I knew then what I know now...I never would have stayed...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Heather N
Reviewed 16 July 2018

its great cottage and close to all spots.Cottage is really good with all facilities with 3 bedroom and lot of things to do in cottage.cycling lots of cycle,boating facilities, other sports stuff we would like to come again. Only thing washroom tissue role only 3...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Adventurer779044
Management response:Responded 20 July 2018

Thanks so much for staying at Ethan's Escape. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Also, I appreciate the info about the paddle boat, as the people before didn't mention anything. Thanks again. Hope to see you back.

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The cottage is set in a beautiful location, it has everything there that you could want and you can tell a lot of care and thoughts gone into this place. You will be expected to clean after you leave and wash the bedding. The cottage...More

Date of stay: June 2018
8  Thank barnsleytike
About the Owner
Randy M
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
Availability
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This is a lush property nestled on an inlet. - 14 min. to Tobermory, 14 min. to Fathom Five National Marine Park Visitors Center; 10 minutes to Cameron Lake; 10 minutes to Bruce Peninsula National Park including Cyprus Lake Campground; 4 min. to Singing Sands Beach Park, and Johnston Harbour Provincial Nature Reserve is right across the street.
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