Cottage/House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)
We are the owners and take great pride in our vacation home. We have had over 15 years of family reunions in this area .. . priceless wonderful memories which we build on each year.
Why Lorraine chose Bluewater
This is our dream house on a beautiful sandy beach and lots of activities/attractions easily accessible all year round. As we relax by the lake, we find ourselves transported to a world far away from the stress of everyday life, especially when we experience the spectacular Lake Huron sunsets. The view from our property was highlighted in the Ontario West Coast feature in the Globe and Mail on May 17, 2012.
What makes this Cottage unique
We enjoy relaxing at the beach house or just having fun on the beach. We take long walks on the beach early evening and the lakebreeze is exhilarating. Sometimes, we just laze around and relax and enjoy each others company around the firepit or near the lake.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - No exceptions.No exceptions.
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
- Linens not provided (bed sheets, pillowcases, bath and beach towels). All beds have mattress protectors, comforters/quilts and pillows
- Rental Agreement (attached) to be read, signed and initialled and emailed/mailed to owner before rental is confirmed. Contact us if any other queries
- $1000 payable on confirmation and balance payable 30 days before rental date. No refunds as we have lost potential renters by holding your booking.
We had a wonderful time at this house. The house looks better than the photos show and plenty of space for my family. The view is gorgeous and the activities are amazing. If you have toddlers you need to keep 100% eye on them as the backyard ends on a cliff towards the lake, and the house is full of stairs. The original photos of sandy beach is not accurate as the water level is high so no sand activities for the kids. There is a about 10 ft of gravel/sand area on a 7ft man-made cliff which is not very friendly for sand games for children. The fire pit is a great fun time. Lorraine and Keith were pleasant and easy to work with. Overall very recommended but be careful for toddlers.
Thank you for the 5 star review and we are glad you had a great time with your family.
The house is a 4 split level with 3 sets of 6-8 steps between each level. Similar # of stairs to most 2 storey houses. The property continuously has upgrades done in the spring and fall each year.
We do try to put photos/year taken of the beach area to give you the most current beach/water level look which changes almost daily dependant on the uncontrollable weather. It was all over the news in spring 2019 how the water levels were excessively high/flooding in our area and cottage country up north. . We did lose 6 ft depth of sand, hence exposing the retaining wall (not cliff) which more importantly protects the property/house from erosion effects. High water washed away the beach wooden steps and there was no easy access to our beach deck. In early July 2019, we built new railed 65 steps (5 landings) to the deck with removable dock steps to get to the water level.. Unfortunately we cannot control the high lake water levels, which just means less sandy beach. However, this is so much fun for young kids/adults and water sports, even fishing. May be a little more difficult with toddlers/seniors.
However it is impossible to put 2020 beach photos for future 2020 beach renters who normally like to confirm their dates 6-12 months in advance. Sand/Waterlevels apparently follow a cyclical pattern so hopefully 2020 will have a better sandier bigger beach.
We definitely agree that parents should always be 100% close to their toddlers on the slopes, and even on the flat surfaces near the roadside, beach and water. This is noted in the terms of agreement which you are asked to read and sign and return before the rental is accepted. We have not had issues when our children were toddlers and have had other reviews from guests with toddlers/ 3 year olds etc with no concerns re slopes/stairs so think one really has to make the decision to rent based on the personalities of the parent/child in their group.
Once again, thank you for renting from us. Your group was very friendly and pleasant.
We had a great week. Lots of space for two families and my mom with lots of things for everyone to do - basketball net, movies, games for the older ones and lots of open space for my 3 year old. The view is incredible and the deck is a perfect size for our group.
Thank you for the lovely review. We would love to rent to you again. Your family was amazing and very easygoing and flexible with all the erratic weather patterns. Glad you had a great time.
Beautiful sunsets and Lake Huron views
We had a great stay, lots of room for everyone with a very well stocked kitchen. We also visited a couple of great beaches while we were there.
Thank You for your great review and we are very happy that you had a great vacation.
It is always a pleasure to rent to a wonderful group who takes care of our property and gives us constructive feedback to make the cottage a beautiful experience for future renters.
We look forward to seeing you again.
This place is for sure a piece of heaven!!
Property is very well taken care of and beautiful surroundings. We have been going to this location for the last 6 - 7 years and never had an issue with anything. I would highly recommend it for a girls getaway or certainly a large family vacation residence. The owners are very accessible and super nice.
Expensive, not worth the money
Very disappointed. Have rented a number of homes in this area and would not recommend this one.
NOT SURE WHO THIS IS AS DID NOT RENT ON SEPT 29TH, 2016 as kept the cottage for ourselves. . We have asked the VRBO administration to look into this and are still waiting for a reply.
At least 70% OF OUR RENTERS ARE REPEAT RENTERS for over 4-5 yrs, some even 8 yrs. Some are seasoned renters and they definitely believe this cottage rental provides value for their money. We are now booking at least 1 year in advance.
LOOK AT THE OTHER REVIEWS, MOST ARE 5 STAR RATINGS. They have also recommended us to family and friends, hence our high good occupancy rate. We have priced our rental based on other similar BEACH FRONT properties IN A FANTASTIC AND BEAUTIFUL LOCATION in the area, and the cost is comparable, if not lower for a group of 8-12 people/2-3 families..
Please look at our description on the main page and note that our rental cost is all inclusive with no hidden costs to us. Please note that in 2018 VRBO may charge a booking fee, but the renter is made aware of this before they book.
Future renters, feel free to call or email us if you have any other questions and we will be happy to give you more details or talk to you.