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Creekside Cottage - Your Vacation Home Winter And Summer, For Beach Or Skiing

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Beautiful creek location on Park Head Creek in the village of Shallow Lake! Drive ten minutes to Sauble Beach, two minutes to Sawmill cross country ski trails, 400 meters to snowmobile and hiking trails and Shallow Lake. Only ten minutes from Owen Sound! This cute brick home was completely renovated in 2017 with your comfort in mind. Three bedrooms offer space for six people, a full bathroom with washer/dryer and a powder room ensure your comfort, and a well equipped kitchen allows you to easily prepare and share meals together. Enjoy a campfire outside beside the creek or enjoy a show on the Smart TV inside. Control the indoor temperature with the brand new furnace and AC system. Bring your hammock to read outside in the trees, or relax on the comfy couch indoors. The beds all have new high-end mattresses with excellent quality sheets, pillows, duvets and duvet covers. While the bedrooms are small, we have supplied more than enough hooks for your clothes. Experienced hosts Rob and Bettie have two years of hosting experience with excellent reviews.

Our top ten favourite things to do in the area...

#1 SKI!!! Cross country ski trails offered by the Bruce Ski Club. These include three facilities (Sawmill Nordic Centre - two minutes away, Rankin Ski Trail, Colpoys Ski Trail).

#2 Visit the Artists' Co-op in Owen Sound

#3 Catch a concert at the Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound

#4 Wine tasting at Coffin Ridge Winery

#5 Eat fabulous mexican food at Casero in Owen Sound

#6 Spend the day at Sauble Beach

#7 Hike the Bruce Trail

#8 Have a campfire

#9 Cycle the country roads

#10 Buy buttertarts and antiques at the Shallow Lake Mercantile

Notes on A/C, internet, noise, neighbours, etc

The house has high speed steady internet. We have tested it numerous times with our kids and had our music accounts, email, netflix, online searches and my son's game site open all at once. The 5G speed of this Eastlink service stood up well and the search times were close to the service I have at home in Hamilton. In terms of reliability, we chose Eastlink because their track record was good, and we have not had any "outages". The air conditioning is a brand new central air system (we put in a new furnace and AC system when we renovated this summer). I have not yet tested it because it is winter, but the unit is more than adequate for the house size. We have had some time to test the furnace system and it heats the house very well. We also insulated the entire house to meet new energy incentive standards and it is extremely efficient, so the units don't actually run nearly as much as mine at home. We also put in brand new windows for the same reason. In terms of noise, Highway 6 to Sauble Beach is across the creek about a city block or two away, and on a Friday night you do hear some of the car traffic, it is a "one lane each way" paved road through town, so it is nothing like hearing a 400 series highway. Because it is a village, there are two houses on the other side of the road from the house (not opposite but on each side). The neighbour to the one side is on the other side of the creek, and the neighbour on the other side is closest; their house is about 20 feet away. We have gotten to know them well and they are a stable and quiet family. The creek curls around the house (beside and behind), so the neighbours behind are on the other side of the creek. You do hear the quiet babbling of the creek at night.

More Details

Bettie VanGils Kloet
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, dutch, small amount of German and Spanish
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Bettie VanGils Kloet

I (Bettie) am originally from this area and my husband Rob and I are really happy to be back in the beautiful vacation area of Grey Highlands. We love to cross country ski, which is why we chose this location only two minutes from Sawmill- one of the best groomed cross country ski tracks in Ontario! We own and host several short term furnished rentals in Hamilton area as well, and love the experience of interacting with our guests through the booking process. We have three adult children and one cat. We also love to bicycle, and we love cycling the roads in this area.

Bettie VanGils Kloet purchased this house in 2017

Why Bettie VanGils Kloet chose South Bruce Peninsula

We chose this house because of the property. The creek is so peaceful, and sitting by the fire at night listening to the little rapids settles the soul like nothing else. We fell in love with the yellow Shallow Lake brick as well. The community of Shallow Lake is super friendly, and the general store owner Leanne keeps the store stocked with all those essentials you may have forgotten.

What makes this house unique

The shady trees, the peaceful stream, the birds, and the light movement through the house all provide interest. The proximity to Sauble Beach allows you to enjoy a busy day at the beach but then offers a quiet and shady place to relax in a beautiful home. The two minute drive to Sawmill Nordic Center means you can enjoy skiing several times a day!


South Bruce Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Renters must acknowledge the risks to young children of open moving water and must agree that they are fully responsible for their children's safety
  • Renters agree to take all their own garbage and recycling home with them for disposal.
  • Renters acknowledge the presence of wildlife on the property and agree to keep the glass sliding door closed at night and while away from the property
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Also includes washer/dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
A reminder that this property is waterfront and the creek moves. Parents must agree to take full responsibility for the supervision of children.


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Creekside Cottage - Your Vacation Home Winter And Summer, For Beach Or Skiing
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Cozy weekend get away in this wonderful place!

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We had such a wonderful time at this cottage. It fit six adults just perfectly. Every thing was fresh, modern and very clean. The kitchen is equipped with everything one needs. The two bathrooms were perfect. I loved the wee sink in the powder room. The mattresses are the best! I think I'm going to buy those mattresses for my beds at comfy and cozy! And the setting is perfect with a lovely stream running through the backyard. It was 5 minutes to the ski and snow shoeing place so we could enjoy the outdoors and only 12 minutes from town so we could shop and go to a concert at night at the Heartwood Hall. Don't miss the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op. We ate dinner at Casero Kitchen Table...yummy! The owners were very helpful and gave us great suggestions of where to go in town and where to eat. A lovely time was had by all and we will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope you will return!
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Wiarton airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Shorty's in Owen Sound
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Chi-Chimaun in Tobermory
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Sauble Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Kilometres
Hiway 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Rocky Raccoon Cafe
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Bruce Nordic Ski Club, Sawmill Nordic Center
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Sauble Beach

A short drive takes you into Owen Sound, a city of 25,000 which is enjoying real growth in the arts sector. There are multiple music festivals, the most famous of which is the Summerfolk Music Festival, and the weekly farmers' market features many local artists.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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