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Old Fashioned Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 three piece bathrooms, sleeps 10

This newly renovated cozy cottage is located in the heart of Grand Bend 1/2 block from the Main Street and 2 blocks to the crystal blue waters of the Main beach. The free standing gas stove, cabinetry and woodwork provide a warm inviting atmosphere. With its four bedrooms plus two pull-out couches, the cottage can comfortably accommodate one or two families. Two bathrooms(including a sunken tub) make for a calm early morning getaway. Sit on the front deck with your coffee or enjoy the privacy of your fenced in back yard with fire pit. Shopping boutiques, dining and all the other activities on Grand Bend's bustling Main St. are just a short stroll away.

More Details

Brian Taylor
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Grand Bend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Sunken tub and sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
**No Tenting Allowed** Higher rates for Holiday Week-ends.


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(40 traveler reviews)

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Old Fashioned Retreat
average rating of 4.475 based on 40 reviews

Cozy and comfortable, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This Grand Bend cottage is well maintained, comfortable, reasonably priced and ideally located. Steps from shops and restaurants and the beautiful beach. We found it to be the perfect home away from home. Our visiting family and friends felt the same.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Love the location, the charm and the space😘👣

  • 4 of 5

This cottage we love for its closeness to the main street but also for the areas open for relaxing...the open veranda ( tho the coloured plastic chairs from the shed not meant for adults around 200lbs😔?) The covered veranda for watching the rain, but my girls liked it better when you had the 2 cozy couches so they could sleep out there, and the spaciousness of the main cottage is great so you don't feel crowded with 6 adults there. Unfortunately the mattresses had just been changed to extra firm so felt like sleeping on rock which is not kind to 60+ old bones, but Brian said this could be remedied, cause if you don't sleep well you don't enjoy the next day🤔? The coffee maker didn't work but Brian is now aware and the toilet seat in the ensuite was broken but Brian is aware.....says he can't fix things if he doesn't know they are broken😉? The cleaning before we arrived wasn't up to its usual standard with tacky floors and lots of spider webs and mosquitoes dead on the screens and windows, but who knows their circumstances. Overall, will definitely go back as we have good repour with Brian and I'm sure these small inconveniences will be addressedbefore our next vacation😉?🌞?🌊?👣?

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay, very clean cottage, and close proximity to the main street and beach

  • 4 of 5

Being our first time to Grand Bend with the entire family, this cottage had all necessities required for an enjoyable week. Some of the positives were how close you are located to the main strip and the beach, very clean well looked after Interior and a nice backyard with patio and fire pit. Only a couple of negatives were the size of the shower, and the air conditioner which was located at the front of the cottage making the back and bedrooms fairly warm through the hot days. Overall a sizable cottage for 10 people to enjoy including a couple of infants and one toddler for a reasonable price. Would recommend to others who visit Grand Bend. Brian was also very helpful with some pointers and advice about the towns amenities.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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great location and cottage felt like home

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 6 adults, 2 toddlers and 1 infant felt comfortable with the cottage and its location. Minimalistic furnishings lended itself to having 2 toddlers playing inside. Everything we needed was on hand. Wi-Fi and Netflix saved the early mornings for the adults who wanted to sleep in. The patio in the backyard was relaxing and we were able to use the fire-pit one night -- who can NOT miss roasting marshmallows when at a cottage! Despite the noise from nearby outdoor restaurants/bars, the experience was delightful. Parking is an once you've got your car parked in front of the cottage -- don't leave unless absolutely necessary. Otherwise, after 11am, it will be gone. Beach starts filling up at that time and people always looking for free parking. We definely will return in 2018.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Fashioned Retreat is truly a retreat from the day to day hustle and bustle.

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of renting the Old Fashioned Retreat (5 Warwick) in Grand Bend for one week and were very pleased with our stay. The owner is very genuine and reputable and promotes the cottage online exactly as it is. The Vacation home is tastefully decorated, well-maintained and in a great location that is a short walk to the beach and shops. We enjoyed the private two level backyard that is complete with a fire pit in the lower level and plenty of seating on both levels. The owner was great to work with and took a sincere interest in ensuring that we were comfortable throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay in Grand Bend!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation at Old Fashioned Retreat very much. The cottage was very nice and in a great location. The renter is amazing to work with. Super helpful and was always avaiable. He was in contact with us during the week to make sure all was well. The financial piece was also very easy and he was terrific to work with. I received my security deposit back very quickly. As for the cottage, the backyard was one of the best features. Lovely patio, grill and a beautiful spot for a bonfire in the back. The cottage was very clean and set up well. The only thing I would note is that the air conditioning isn't very effective and we had only 1 working fan in the master bedroom. There is no central air, but an AC unit at the porch area. It works fine but doesn't reach the bedrooms or back of the house well. Not a big deal really, but we have a problem with allergies so need to close up windows at night. We had a nice week weather wise so not a problem. I would highly recommend this spot and would rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $39.03
Refundable damage deposit $390.26


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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