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Secluded Cottage Rental on Two Acres of Private Woodland in Lion's Head, Ontario

Barrow Bay, Ontario (Canada)
1 unit
4 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue

Modernized for comfort, yet still retaining its historic charm, this cozy, 80-year-old stone cottage rental is located on two acres of forested and gardened property in Lion's Head on the Bruce Peninsula of Ontario, and it can accommodate four guests, with room for an additional child. It has two bedrooms and one full bathroom. Each of the bedrooms provides guests with a double bed. There is also a pull-out couch on which a child can sleep. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a shower.

In the living room, guests will find a sofa, an armchair, and a gas fireplace. The kitchen comes with an oven, a stove, a fridge, a microwave, a toaster, a coffeemaker, and a table for four. Other amenities include electric baseboard heaters and a television with a VCR and DVD player. Outside, guests will find a stone patio with a stone fireplace, an English-style garden, a barbecue grill, a fire pit, a picnic table, chairs, and parking space for four vehicles. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Bathroom
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Double bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Garden
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Heating
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Tea kettle
  • Fan
  • Fire pit
  • Telescope
  • BR/DVD player

Inside the cottage, guests will be able to stay warm and cozy thanks to electric baseboard heaters and a gas fireplace. Outside, they will find a stone patio with a stone fireplace, an English-style garden, a barbecue grill, a fire pit, a picnic table, chairs, and parking space for four vehicles.

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Location + Surroundings

This cottage is located in Lion's Head on the Bruce Peninsula of Ontario, a slender stretch of nature-filled land that juts out between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. It is situated on a two-acre plot of forested property that provides guests with plenty of privacy, with no other cottages in sight. The property provides easy access to Barrow's Bay and Little Lake, which is only a 300-meter walk away. At the lake and the bay, guests will find a cobblestone beach and public boat access.

The peninsula is a nature lover's dream come true; it is home to six nature reserves, the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory, Fathom Five National Marine Park, the Bruce Trail (which runs right by the site), and Bruce Peninsula National Park. At the latter, guests will find thousand-year-old cedars that are among the oldest trees in all of eastern North America.

With so many protected habitats, the area abounds with wildlife as well, including barred owls, black bears, foxes, massasauga rattlesnakes, and northern flying squirrels. It is also a major stopping point for migrating birds, including bald eagles. Guests will find plentiful flora here as well, including 44 species of orchids.

While secluded, the site is only about six minutes from the town of Lion's Head, where guests will find shops, restaurants, a sandy beach, and a public marina. The town is right on Barrow's Bay, where limestone cliffs overlook turquoise, Caribbean-esque water. The cliffs are popular for climbing and they provide a scenic backdrop for kayaking and canoeing as well.

The site is about three and a half hours from Toronto, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Meditation
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Scuba diving
  • Climbing

Guests will find ample opportunities for hiking in the area with the Bruce Trail running right by the cottage's property and other trails nearby, such as Rush Cove Loop, Gun Point, Lion's Head Loop, and Jack Poste Loop. On the limestone cliffs that surround Barrow's Bay, guests can go climbing, and in the turquoise water below, they can go kayaking and canoeing. More opportunities for paddling can be found at Fathom Five National Marine Park, where guests can also go scuba diving.

Guests can go cycling on the country roads of the peninsula and they can go mountain biking at Mountain Bike Adventure Park and the Lindsay Tract Trails. At Black Creek Park, guests will find a sandy beach to enjoy. Those interested in exploring caves can head to the Grotto and Greig's Caves and those interested in birdwatching can visit the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 7 days before check-in, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel within 7 days of check-in, you will receive a refund for 50% of the stay, minus the first night.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion.
  • Refund does not include Glamping Hub service fee.
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Additional Information

Pets are permitted, but guests should inquire with the host prior to booking.

Smoking is only allowed outside.

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