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Waterfront Country Cottage - Weller"s Bay Prince Edward County

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

This all season, well furnsihed waterfront, country cottage faces westward over Weller's Bay to tree covered sand dunes. The house is nestled amongst majestic mature trees and is located just off the oldest road in Ontario. A large wooded area across the road from the house complete with marshy inlets and historic 19th century relics is excellent for walking, birdwatching, fishing, biking, paint-balling or birdwatching. There is a major 40km bike trail by the cottage which goes to Picton. Located in scenic Ameliasburg township, in northern Prince Edward County, Ontario. The fully furnished cottage is spacious and cozy. The lakefront on the property is ideal for lounging and ducks and swans and also has the right atmosphere for a girls weekend, small corporate retreat, a wedding event or a romantic getaway.

The 2,000 square foot bungalow has three generous bedrooms and two full bathrooms, including an ensuite. There is a large 20 by 24 foot living room with cathedral ceiling and large stone fireplace, a six person dining room, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, stove with oven and microwave. The house has central air conditioning. There is a covered deck and a large open deck off the living room, complete with a four person hot tub. A heated out building near the deck is a games room, complete with a pool table, table tennis, foos-ball and a dart board. The house comes complete with use of a gas barbeque, two firepits, fishing rods, bad-mitton set, sports balls, lawn chairs and bicycles. Some firewood is provided. There is a canoe provided.

Relax and listen to the rustling leaves as the warm wind gently blows over your body. Sip a cocktail at the water's edge as the sun slowly sets over the water and dunes. Later, have a campfire in the firepit, bask in the hot tub, listen to the stereo, watch a movie, sing karaoke or play pool.

Play family games and sports on the lush grassed area on the property and later cool down with a swim in the shallow sand bottom lake waters.

This home is completely self sufficient with linens, bedding and supplies provided. All you have to do is just bring your bathing suits and camera.

In the morning, the first thing you will notice is the singing of the birds. In August, sit in the hot tub and watch stars fall from the milky way. In fall and winter, build a warm fire in the stone fireplace and curl up with a good book and a glass of local wine. Great in winter too - cozy, skiing and snowboarding nearby.

The local area is unique and captivating. Enjoy the world class sand beaches of Prince Edward County. North Beach is within 10 minutes and Sandbanks Beach is 25 minutes away. Go birdwatching at nearby world famous Presquille Provincial Park. Numerous local wineries provide samplings, tours, wine sales and fine dining. Go golfing at one of the many of the local golf courses, including Timber Ridge one of Canada's top 100 courses. Shop, dine or enjoy a cultural event such as an art gallery, museum, or cafe in one of the quaint historic towns such as Bloomfield, Wellington or Picton.

Visit an agricultural Fair such as the Milford Fair or buy local produce, meat, vegetables or baked goods from a local farm. In winter enjoy walks on the nearby beaches or adjacent woods, cross country skiing, downhill skiing/snowboarding,snowmobiling and the many local winter cultural events, health spas, and fine dining.

Keywords: All Season Cottage

More Details

Owner
Lance Alexander
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Lance Alexander

I have been a part-time county resident fro over 30 years. My children now 22, 20, and 17 grew up in the County during summers. Now my 14 year old step son is learning about the county. Once you have visited the County you will be hooked.

Lance Alexander purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Lance Alexander chose Ontario

Prince Edward County is unique. It has everything. It has beaches, golf courses, wineries, birdwatching, hiking, lots and lots of history and heritage (the cottage is located just off the oldest road in Ontario and there was a fort from the war of 1812 just around the corner from my cottage), lots of cool stores and funky restaurants and the cottage itself is very homey and relaxing. A couple of interesting facts about the County:

- it has 800 kilometres of scenic coastline

- Sandbanks Provincial Parks is home to the world's largest freshwater sand dunes

- Prince edward County is an an emerging epi-centre for new world wines with over 20 wineries and more coming

- it has lots of heritage and was home to United Empire Loyalists and Sir John A Macdonald

- Presquile Provincial Park near the cottage is one of North America premier birdwatching sites, especially waterfowl.

- Battawa ski hill which is neaby was founded by the Batta family who created a global empire making shoes. Battawa has a reputation as a small but very good place to ski and snowboard.

What makes this cottage unique

You are close to many things and it is easy to get to from the 401. You will not be bored at my cottage as there is lots of things to do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the great cottage experience! We loved our stay here! What a beautiful area! Thanks
Sep 2013
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Amenities

Prince Edward County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • They are full bathrooms. One bathroom is an en suite to the Master bedroom. The second bathroom is located between bedrooms 2 and 3.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Fold away inflatable bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Games out building complete with table tennis, foos-ball, pool table and darts. 16' canoe, bicycles, fishing rods included. For an additional fee, other available services include: - 13' fishing boat rental - housecleaning upon departure

Reviews

3.4/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Country Cottage - Weller"s Bay Prince Edward County
average rating of 3.4117646 based on 42 reviews
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Website gives a wrong impression of the cottage

  • 1 of 5

Overall the previous review was accurate. As advised by a neighbour the dock was destroyed by high water and ice in the winter. Although the grass had been mowed since June. Maybe the hot tub had received attention but we didn't want to use it. The games room smelled terrible so again we didn't want to use it. We did use the canoe and eventually found usable fishing rods and life jackets. The beds were comfortable and made up for our arrival. We are awaiting promised compensation from the owner. Susan

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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RENT AT OWN RISK

  • 1 of 5

Upon arriving to the Cottage, we discovered that the grounds were VERY overgrown and appeared to be lacking any general maintenance - the shrubs and over grown grass obstructed our use of some of the amenities on site and obstructed entry in to the cottage from the rear. We were very fortunate to have a neighbor mow the lawn around the fire pit for us to use that space. The A/C was pushing hot air - I immediately contacted the owner to rectify this problem; after providing countless excuses as to why the A/C was not working, he finally assured us that he was looking into a technician that could come out to fix the unit - ultimately, no technician came. Part of the allure of the Alexander cottage was a hot tub. The hot tub is the same as the one pictured on the website however it is COMPLETLY unusable. There was a large black ring around the tub, no chemicals had been added to the tub in a very long time as evidenced by the build up on the tub walls and the general smell. The cover was broken and very difficult to lift. Ultimately we did not and could not use the hot tub. The cottage itself looked as though no one had been there in MONTHS. The general cleanliness of the cottage was terrible... we had to sweep and pass the vacuum in the first hour of arriving, as well as clean the tubs and toilets for personal use. There was a stack of dishes on the counter and full garbage and recycling bins in the garage. All of the windows and doors are covered with dead bugs, some of the screens are broken and most of the corners of the cottage have large cobwebs. The dock pictured on the website is not there. The water is at an all time high and so unfortunately, the dock would not have been able to be in the water however, we were never contacted to be advised of this and ultimately the dock is destroyed and is in pieces on the shore. The waterfront in its current condition is totally unusable. We feel we were greatly deceived in renting this cottage. Given all this information up front, we ABSOLUTELY would not have rented this cottage and would have taken our business elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great winter weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cozy and perfect for our family winter weekend. It was spacious and had everything we needed. It snowed lots on our weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed having the hot tub and fireplace. We also enjoyed going for a hike in the nearby provincial park Presqu'ile (~15min drive). Lance was incredibly accommodating, flexible and very quick to respond to all of my questions. Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterfront Country Cottage

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here - it's a very large house that could easily host 4 adults and 2 kids. Kitchen is well stocked with cooking pots, pans, bowls, dishes with pretty much everything that you need. Down on the lakefront, there is a nice little dock with chairs where we sipped coffee. There is a small table and 4 chairs available near the dock where you could have cocktails near the water. Off the house, there is also a lovely deck with a large table and next to it a hot tub and they also have a little side veranda with couches and chairs. With it being a cooler weekend, we did enjoy the fire pit one evening, but spent the remaining two days relaxing by the impressive fireplace - lots of wood available. They also have a BBQ and we used that too one evening. If you're looking for a remote "cottage", then this isn't for you. There are plenty of neighbours mowing lawns, running motors and with the lake; voices carry. A couple of small things that could be maintained, the ensuite bathroom shower taps are incredibly hard to turn and regulate water temperature. While at it, the showerhead could be replaced. The stereo system mixed in with the same setup as the TV, xbox, DVD player, etc. was hard to decipher. I had the right remotes in my hands but to no avail and couldn't figure out how play the fabulous record collection. I couldn't be bothered to try and see if the stereo was plugged in behind the complicated mass of cords and wires - maybe a manual would have been helpful. I would also suggest a good fall cleaning as there were spider webs everywhere, one of the livingroom table lamp bulbs were burnt out and the overhead light/fan had a couple of bulbs burnt out. The bottom kitchen cupboards appeared to have mouse poison containers in the back. We just made sure we washed the the cooking utensil or dishes before use. All in all tho, it would be great for a group of people or busy family as it has lots of room with plenty to do.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that overall the guest enjoyed their visit. Just to clear up a few things. The taps she mentions are part of a bathroom renovation that recently completed. The plumbers over tightened the seat on the taps and this has been fixed so the taps turn on more easily. The light bulbs she talks about are on a light in the living room which hangs down from the cathedral ceiling aflacent the stone fireplace. It way up in td difficult to change without a very long step ladder. In terms of the mouse poison she mentions there is a plastic device with mouse poison inside. The design of the trap keeps the poison completely sealed in the container. It is completely harmless to people. Mouse sometimesw up in the fall when it gets colder. In terms of the electronics there is a wide selection of things to use. I have never had a guest say they couldnt figure it out. She could have phoned me for help but didn't. The dock is not tiny as suggested by the guest. It is 12 meters long. Once again so glad the guest enjoyed their stay.
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Great Week Away in PE County

  • 4 of 5

This cozy cottage provided a wonderful home base for me, my boyfriend and our parents for an amazing week long getaway to visit Prince Edward County and all its many diversions. There is no shortage of things to do and see in PE County, and nothing was more than a 40 minute drive away. The cottage was spacious, had everything we needed and well stocked in the kitchen for appliances, utensils, pots/pans and cookingware. The waterfront is one of my favourite features, as because of the heat, there was that lovely breeze off the lake that we could depend on to keep us cool! We used the air conditioning at night to make for comfortable sleeping. The games room was really cool and in rainy weather we would have made more use out of it, we used the canoe which was great. The cottage is on a bay on Lake Ontario so to cross the bay in the canoe was really pleasant. There is a nice size deck with a bbq which me made almost all our meals on. All in all, everyone enjoyed themselves. We will be talking about this vacation for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage but not worth a second visit

  • 2 of 5

Before I begin, I want to explain why this review is later than what I would have liked. The individual who organized this event was waiting on the deposit to be returned as I didn't want this review to be used as a reason not to provide a deposit. I'm not saying this has happened but you never want to risk it.

The cottage was very cute and has a lot of potential, however it was clear after being in the cottage that it wasn't taken care of like the pictures above indicate. The backyard was not mowed and the grass was very long. The only part of the yard that was moved was a strip to go to the dock. There were bushes (or weeds, hard to tell) that were overgrown surrounding the back of the house as well as the deck. These bushes/weeds were also surrounding the games room which none of us knew was a games room, to be honest it looked like a run down shed. It was brought to our attention by the individual who was in contact with Mr. Alexander that we would also have to bring our own firewood to the cottage if we want a bonfire. This seemed very odd to us as a group since you would expect that these items would be included, not only that but there are by-laws that require you to use firewood from the area and not outside areas. Since firewood isn't expensive at all, I personally thought it was ridiculous that we would have to bring our own instead of it being included with the rental.

The hot tub never warmed up, there was no hot water for the showers and the vacuums did not work very well when we were cleaning the house Sunday morning. We only stayed for the weekend so we didn't mention anything about these issues as they wouldn't be fixed by the time we were leaving. If we had a week stay at this cottage these matters would have been brought up. Who ever stayed in the rental before us left food in the fridge as well as alcohol in the freezer which had become stuck to the freezer shelf.

These issues may have been addressed since our stay, but I would advise any potential renters to see if they can do a walk through before renting to make sure these issues do not happen to them.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pretty shocked at this review. First I never got any complaint from this guest. My guest pacage indicates to call me if there are defeciencies. Second there has been ongoing significant matIenance of the cottage: in the last few months the exterior of the cottage was painted, a new 36 foot dock installed, and the bathrooms were renovated. In addition the shrubbery around the cottage was trimmed. In terms of lawn cutting I leave that to my housekeeper who is very reliable. She look at the review and said the lawn was quite short. The hot tub was working properly but is turned down to 95 and they could not figure out ow to turn it up. My housekeeper checks it between visits. In terms of the games building her comment is laughable. Of she had opened the door she would have found a brand new ping pong table pool table and Foosball table. The firewood for the guest was left inside because it was going to rain. The only valid thing is that some booze was left in the freezer which is bot worthy of a complaint. The guest left all their garbage behind which was substantial and my housekeeper had to dispose of it.
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Map

Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Barcovan
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Trenton
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Battawa
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
North Beach
Car: necessary

Wineries, stock car racing, fishing, fishing charters, drive in theaters, restaurants, spas, golf, antiques, downhill skiing, snowboarding, cycling, birdwatching

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Rates & Availability

Prince Edward County Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 23 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$271
$1,507
 
 
Fall
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$204
 
 
Fall Low
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
Winter Holiay
Dec 8 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$247
$1,507
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$188
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$188
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $95.92
Housekeeping $95.92
Refundable damage deposit $119.9

Rates are based on up to six guests. There is a nominal charge for extra guests of "25 per guest per night. No more than 9 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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