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Gloccamorra means 'Happy Place' and there you will find the luxurious comforts of home to be extremely happy in your stay! The entire property has been renovated, to the studs, and done up to the nines! It features handscraped hard wood floors, stainless GE Profile appliances, a large wine fridge, walk in pantry, onsite front load laundry (in separate laundry room and washtub), granite countertops, breakfast bar, the original stone fireplace (converted to gas), bar, patio, Weber bbq, outdoor fire pit and lots of space to entertain. The main house is done in a neutral setting with steel blue tones upstairs to match the many moods and colours of the lake!
The main living room and kitchen have been blown out into an open concept area. There are large sliding Andersen glass doors which open onto the patio and waterfront for magnificent views of Lake Erie. There are three bedrooms in total; one master loft which takes up the entire second floor, complete with built-ins (drawers and closets), a glassed in shower, double vanity, Keurig coffee set up and large master deck spanning the house to enjoy your morning coffee uninterrupted. The master contains a king size bed with plush bedding, flat screen TV and dvd player combo. From the master, you can walk out onto the balcony which spans the length of the house and enjoy your morning coffee while seated at the new Adirondack bistro set or simply lie in bed and enjoy your coffee while watching the many moods of the lake while you wake up slowly.
There are 2 bedrooms on the main level; one with a queen bed, Nate Berkus bedding, a large open out closet, bureau and chair. The 'nook' bedroom contains a trundle bed which, when pulled out, will expand to king size or remain as two full size twin beds. This room is smaller, but done up with Tommy Hilfiger bedding and also has a closet and bureau of drawers for storage. All bedrooms are carpeted with plush modern shag. The rest of the cottage flooring is done in handscraped oak and has a den area with a large desk for working, however, the internet is not available, BUT before you panic, you should be able to hotspot your phone and do all of your emailing and texting (just make sure you have a good data plan)! We've had many guests say they've not had a problem emailing/googling from their phones.
The main floor bathroom is cute with a tub, toilet and small vanity with large mirror--palm tree motif. The living area has a large L-shaped Bassett couch with a full sized hide-a-bed and also contains a turn of the century baker's cabinet turned into a bar. There is also a table for four in the corner for playing cards, doing puzzles or sumptuous dining!
The front of the house is considered 'water side' and has an oversized paver patio with furniture for dining 'al fresco' or lying in the sun. The Weber Grill is stored in the shed for safe keeping, but can easily be wheeled around to the patio to bbq while you look out over the water. Same goes for the fire pit. Enjoy roasting marshmallows while you watch the sun go down!
The beach is literally one step down to the left side of the house. It is privately owned and used by many, but it is nice and sandy for walking on, playing in, or jumping into the lake!
There is plenty of room for parking, just please make sure not to cross over to the neighbour's side to the right! Please park directly in front of our white fence, leaving enough room for people to access the beach. Although we love animals, unfortunately we are not accepting any pets on premises at this time! This is ALSO a NON-smoking cottage! If you would like to smoke, please do so outside and be mindful of our neighbours and our patio area.
Please bring your own beach toys and sand chairs, or whatever will make you most comfortable for out of doors relaxation! A $100 charge for housekeeping will be included in the total rental fee. We would ask that you keep it tidy and throw out your garbage at the end of your stay. Also, please, NO HARD SHOES in the house. You will see how gorgeous the floors are which scrape easily! Local phone calls are included, however, distance calls will be deducted from security deposit at the end. All patioware included as well for outdoor entertaining....moreless
Pick a book/leave a book; located on desk in den area....moreless
You will experience breathtaking views of Lake Erie and the beach while lying in bed, or sitting on the large upstairs deck!...moreless
The cottage property is situated right next to Levergood Beach!...moreless
The city centre of Amherstburg is only ten minutes away. Some great eateries, pubs, and galleries, not to mention the historic fort are close by. A very quaint town. Downtown Windsor is 40 miles!...moreless
You have breathtaking views of Lake Erie from all angles in the cottage....moreless
You are in the heart of greenhouse country with the best produce in Canada, close to approximately 20 wineries. Also a short drive to Point Pelee National Park, Canada's southernmost point. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Breakfast bar area can seat up to 3 and dining area can seat another 4. You can also dine al fresco with the patio table that seats another 6!...moreless
Seating for 7 people
State of the art HVAC system! Cool in summer and toasty in winter!...moreless
All linens provided. Sheets and towels are washed immediately and bleached for sanitary reasons. ...moreless
Large living area with 50 inch flatscreen TV....moreless
Lots of parking in front of white fence bordering our cottage....moreless
All telephone charges will be billed in the name of the 'renter' on contract. A landline is available. Local phone calls are included, however distance calls will be deducted from security deposit....moreless
Bath towels are provided, however you may want to bring a few of your own beach towels....moreless
Front load Frigidaire washer; please use on 'quick cycle' at all times....moreless
Cusinart coffee maker located in the kitchen and a Keurig coffee maker located upstairs in master loft....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
This kitchen comes complete with everything a seasoned cook would need to entertain the masses including a new crockpot and other small appliances....moreless
Large dishwasher; takes a long time to wash, but very quiet....moreless
Large modern kitchen with granite countertops, pantry, all stainless GE Profile appliances, wine fridge, gas stove with second baker's rack, dishwasher, refrigerator & microwave--a cook's dream!...moreless
Discounts: 7 nights or more: C$230 Nightly; 30 nights or more: C$200 Nightly
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: C$230 Nightly; 30 nights or more: C$200 Nightly
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage DepositC$500
Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Checkout is at 11am sharp and check in is at 4pm, to allow for cleaning time. Please make arrangements through email, with owner, for specifics and confirmation. Please note that rates are subject to change at any time, especially for special arrangements/long stays and holiday weekends, ie. the 1st/4th of July, Labour Day and wine festivals ! 6 person max!
A $500 deposit is required at the time of booking. Full payment + $100 housekeeping + $500 security deposit is due MIN 30 days before check in. Cancellation, no less than 30 days prior to booking, will result in a non refund of deposit. Security deposit will be refunded to the renter, approx 2 weeks after stay, provided all is well. Distance calls will be deducted from security deposit.
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Our cottage is located on Levergood Beach, right in the heart of the wine region of Essex County. Many wineries are located close by including Sprucewood Shores which is a 10 minute walk from the cottage door.You can even take an escorted tour leaving from the Meadows Tavern to several different wineries! Golfing, swimming, lazing on the beach, fishing, bike riding, provincial and national parks are minutes away. Amherstburg is a 10 minute drive for history buffs (especially if you're an interested in the war of 1812) or for those who love browsing antique shops. There is as much or as little to do as you would like, even if it's just watching the sunset over the lake or taking in the colours during the Autumn season!
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: I am an expat Canadian living in southeastern Florida, but can't seem to get the 'Canadian' out of me. I still love to come home to Essex County whether it's in the Fall for the colours, or for the amazing corn on the cob and peaches in the summer (or to cross back over into the States and go to a U of M football game or any number of professional sporting events in downtown Detroit)! I've spent most of my life in this area and love to come back often to see family and friends. My husband hails from the wheat fields of North Dakota and is a 'little bit Canadian' too. His family had a 'lake place' in Park Rapids Minnesota that he spent all of his formative years at learning to water ski, golf, and becoming the wonderful man that he is, called 'Gloccamorra' hence the name of our cottage, Gloccamorra II. When he recounts the memories of this magical place, we knew we had to name our cottage after it and his special grandparents. It is the best place on earth.
Why the Owner Chose Colchester: I was feeling a bit homesick for Canada, specifically Essex County, so after a bit of talking with my husband, we decided to purchase a place back home. Gloccamorra II happens to be located right next to my best girlfriend's cottage too! There is no finer piece of land or view in the area. The original cottage was in rough shape and wasn't for sale, but with a little convincing, a lot of patience, and a good contractor, it became our dream home.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We chose this home because of its amazing potential, (it was in rough shape), not to mention its extraordinary views. It also had the most amazing stone fireplace, which I'm pleased to report, is still in tact and produces a cozy, hot fire. It's close to 'big city amenties' if you need them, but this area is so quiet, beautiful, with a ton to do, not to mention the winery where we were married at, just a 10 minute walk away, we knew we'd found the right spot.