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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Harmony House on the South Bay of Pelee Island is a place to unwind and reconnect. It's a place for families large and small, for couples, for hikers, bicyclists, fishermen, swimmers, sunbathers and bird watchers. (PLEASE NOTE. Our large cottage only rents for 1or 2 week sessions during the summer season. No weekends. This is not a B and B. Thanks.)


The five-bedroom cottage sleeps 10 and has a fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace and a family room. The family room is air-conditioned but because of the constant breeze from the lake all the rooms are usually cool and comfortable.



Outside, where you'll probably spend the most time, is a large grassy lawn with shade trees, and an observation deck overlooking Lake Erie and the clean blue water that stretches as far as you can see. In the morning from the deck on the break-wall, you'll take your cup of hot tea and watch flocks of geese, cormorant, great blue herons, gulls and egrets feed in the sandy shallows. In the afternoon you can sunbathe, read, play cards or swim in the warm shallow water. Perhaps you'll take a bike ride along the shore to the public beach, or the old lighthouse. Maybe you'll want to tour the winery, or go to the museum which tells about the history of the island and about the endangered and rare wildlife that find a home here. Some days may want to rent bikes or kayaks. or perhaps charter a boat and go fishing.



Pelee is famous for rare birds and butterfly migrations so bring your binoculars. In the evening you'll watch the sunset from the deck and roast marshmallows over a campfire or if you're in the mood, head for one of the local restaurants for a fish dinner and some music. Before bed go back out to the deck to look at a sky full of stars.

The cottage has 5 bedrooms, one with a king bed, one with queen, one with full size, and two with twin beds. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer. Also available, TV and VCR. If you have a boat you can dock at Dick's Marina, which is a short walk away. You can fly to the island or make reservations for the ferry, which runs several times daily, from Canada or Sandusky, Ohio.




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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Occasionally pets allowed if you pay extra. Discuss with owner....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Bring your own sheets, pillowcases, and towels....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Bring your own sheets, pillowcases, and towels....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Bring your own sheets, pillowcases, and towels....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Bring your own sheets, pillowcases, and towels....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Bring your own sheets, pillowcases, and towels....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We ask that people bring their own linens, sheets, towels, pillow cases for one king, one queen, one full, and 4 twin size beds or however many you will need. Most of the cottages on Pelee Island seem to do that anymore. Housekeepers on the island are at a premium and many clean more than one cottage in a day and do not have time to wash all the sheets. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We are right on the Lake. The beach generally is rocky for the first 30 feet going out into the Lake, then is sandy....moreless

  • Lakefront
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    We ask people bring their own sheets, pillow cases and towels. With this many beds we can't find a housekeeper who has time to wash all the laundry. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace. Also a fire pit outside....moreless

  • Heating:

    Year round cottage. Cozy in Winter and that's an experience on Pelee Island. Not much to do, but wonderful if you need peace and quiet....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two large living rooms....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    We ask that people bring their own linens. See note under dryer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Deck over looking the Lake....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    We have some old funky bikes that we might be able to lend you. If you can bring your own it's better. Also you can rent them on the island...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 1/2 acres of lake front property. Nice lawn and trees. Room to run and play....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    No Pool. But we have Lake Erie. Even better!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Fall/Wintere
Sep 1 - Jun 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$200

Changeover Day: Friday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $50

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Pelee Island is in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. There is something magical about an island. Maybe it's the light. This is a quiet place with about three places to eat, a few lively bars and a winery. If you like peace and quiet and want a time to relax and reconnect this is for you.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: The Harman's, Tom and Patsy and three grown boys (and now grandkids) have been coming to Pelee Island since Tom was in his OB/Gyn residency at Case Western University in Cleveland. We now live in WV but get to the island fairly often. Tom is still in practice and Patsy, a nurse-midwife, works part time in the office and is an author of memoirs and novels.

Why the Owner Chose Pelee, ON, Canada:
What we love about Harmony House is the peace and quiet. The South Bay is not crowded with beach houses like some parts of Pelee Island. We have 2 1/2 acres of lawn and trees. The bay attracts all kinds of water fowl, so bring your binoculars!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The house is larger than most cottages on the island and can host about 10 people. There are two living rooms so you don't all have to sit in one all the time. There is no screened in porch, so if you can bring a screen tent you might like it. We have one, but can't leave it up when we aren't there because of the wind. From our deck on the breakwall you can see both sunrise and sunset. We love it.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

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Photos

  • Sunset from the Deck

    Sunset from the Deck

  • From the back porch of Harmony House

    From the back porch of Harmony House

  • living  room

    living room

  • Up stairs bedroom with twin beds

    Up stairs bedroom with twin beds

  • Another bedroom upstairs.

    Another bedroom upstairs.

  • The barn

    The barn

  • Pelee Island, a place to unwind and reconnect

    Pelee Island, a place to unwind and reconnect

  • Rock beach so smooth it's like cement

    Rock beach so smooth it's like cement

  • The sitting rock

    The sitting rock

  • The North Shore Lake

    The North Shore Lake

  • Too perfect.

    Too perfect.

  • Harmony House on Pelee Island

    Harmony House on Pelee Island

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • upstairs bedroom looks down at the lake

    upstairs bedroom looks down at the lake

  • Master bedroom downstairs.  Four other bedrooms upstairs.

    Master bedroom downstairs. Four other bedrooms upstairs.

  • Another bedroom upstairs with twin beds

    Another bedroom upstairs with twin beds

  • A acre of grass around Harmony House.  Fun to run and play.

    A acre of grass around Harmony House. Fun to run and play.

  • Solitude and thoughts

    Solitude and thoughts

  • A short walk from Harmony House a long the smooth rock beach

    A short walk from Harmony House a long the smooth rock beach

  • The Winery on Pelee Island and must visit.

    The Winery on Pelee Island and must visit.

  • So peaceful

    So peaceful

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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