Harmony House, peace on South Bay, Pelee Island

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Sunset from the Deck
Harmony House on Pelee Island
From the back porch of Harmony House
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Overview of Harmony House, peace on South Bay, Pelee Island


Harmony House, peace on South Bay, Pelee Island

4.1 out of 5 Very Good
4.1/5 Very Good
5 bedrooms1+ bathroomSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
Pelee Island, ON

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Erie1 min walk
  • Popular LocationFish Point Provincial Park6 min drive
  • Popular LocationFish Point Provincal Nature Reserve Trailhead7 min drive

Rooms & beds

5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 4

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 5

2 Twin Beds

1 bathroom, 1 half bathroom

Bathroom 1

Bathtub or shower · Toilet

Bathroom 2



Deck or patio
Porch or lanai
Dining Area

About this property

Harmony House, peace on South Bay, Pelee Island

Harmony House on the South Bay of Pelee Island is a place to unwind, unplug and reconnect. It's a place for families large and small , 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. GO TO RENTAL RATES TO SEE WEEKLY RATES IN CANADA $) Thanks....oh, and by the way, this is not a B and B.

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 often 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. There is a small beach nearby, but no steps from our deck, since the storms this summer (2018) washed them away twice this summer. We swim at Eagle Beach, a small, little used beach about 3 minutes walk from the house, or at one of the several other public beaches a short drive away. 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, two with queen beds, and two with two twin beds. Most rooms are air-conditioned but because of the constant breeze from the lake all the rooms are usually cool and comfortable.

There is a laundry room with washer and dryer. Also available, TV and VCR. You can make reservations for the ferry, which runs several times daily, from Canada or Sandusky, Ohio. You can also fly from Port Clinton, Ohio or Windsor CA.

* Bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels. Blankets are provided.
* Basic food is available at the Island Co-op store, but it’s expensive. There is also a farmer’s market at the quarry on Saturday AM
* Toliet paper, dish soap, laundry soap and hand soap are provided.
* There is a gas/charcoal grill, with propane but bring your own charcoal if you prefer.
* Wifi is purposely not provided. We get emails and text out on the deck if we use our cell phones. You can also connect at the Art Works store for a small fee.
* Comfort Tech Bikes rents bicycles and will even bring them to you if you don’t have a vehicle. There is also a taxi and you can arrange tours.



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Pet friendly
Air conditioning
Outdoor Space

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House Rules

Check in after 4:00 PM
Minimum age to rent: 21
Check out before 11:00 AM


Children allowed: ages 0-17


No events allowed


Pets allowed


Smoking is not permitted

Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

About this area

Pelee Township

Located in Pelee Township, this cottage is in a rural area and on the beach. Pelee Island Heritage Centre and Lake Erie Islands Historical Society are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Fish Point Provincal Nature Reserve Trailhead and Noah Garno Trail Trailhead. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Lake Erie - 1 min walk
  • Fish Point Provincial Park - 6 min drive
  • Fish Point Provincal Nature Reserve Trailhead - 7 min drive
  • Lighthouse Point Provincial Park - 19 min drive
  • Noah Garno Trail Trailhead - 19 min drive


  • Pelee Island Winery Pavilion - 10 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Harmony House, peace on South Bay, Pelee Island pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Harmony House, peace on South Bay, Pelee Island?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Harmony House, peace on South Bay, Pelee Island?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Harmony House, peace on South Bay, Pelee Island located?

Situated on the beach, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Erie and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fish Point Provincial Park and Fish Point Provincal Nature Reserve Trailhead. Pelee Island Lighthouse and Pelee Island Heritage Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km).



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3/5 Okay

Becky P.

For those who want to be one with nature
Was expecting a sandy beach w/in walking distance from the house- but all we found was a rocky area, so we didn’t end up being able to swim there, and had to drive to the beach. We had mice in the kitchen which we discovered our first morning and had to throw away a lot of food and spent a lot of time cleaning up mice droppings-there were also a lot of insects inside the home (several varieties) I’m currently covered with bites all over my body that ate me during the night while sleeping. The house was large, so there was room for everyone. If you go there be sure to get directions to the house- since there is no wi-if you can’t rely on a navigation system - took our party well over an hour to find the house with no way to contact the hosts
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2023

4/5 Good

Patricia b.

Liked: Cleanliness
Great getaway. No beach access however there is a beach 2-minute walk. No WIFI awesome there are great movies DVD, VHS, and great family games. Everyone is so nice in town and waves. The hike to the lighthouse is so worth it. Great fishing, trails nature reserves, and excellent wine tour. Make sure you have everything you need supply wise coop is expensive. If you want to unplug come to Harmony House the name truly expalins everythinh tha it is.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Mary-Louise G.

Liked: Cleanliness
Well named - Harmony House
Everything we could have wanted and dog friendly! It was a perfectly peaceful place to stay and such a pretty island, and the locals are all so friendly. Thanks Tom and Patsy, Mary and friends
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Danae W.

Lovely with some issues
We had a good time on Pelee. It is a beautiful island especially if you love and are interested in nature. There are several different eco-systems happening here, which are fascinating. and so important. The cottage is on a beautiful spot right next to the lake. Unfortunately, and I believe this is mainly due to the fact that the owners were unable to be at their property for two years because of COVID, the cottage felt like it had been neglected somewhat. It has the potential to be a very lovely place where families could really enjoy themselves. The upstairs has four very nice bedrooms with lots of airy light. However, the main floor is quite dark and feels like it needs a really good clean eg. bugs need to be cleaned from around the window in the kitchen. The bathroom off of the bedroom on the main floor needs to have the carpet taken out because it did not smell good. The living room at the back of the house,where we spent most of our time, was nice and big and had big lovely windows. It would have been nice if we could have seen the lake from the house but there is a nice deck not far from the house that overlooks the lake that people can sit on. Over all it is a nice place that needs some updates, but we had a good time nevertheless. Our dogs loved the huge beautiful back yard. Tom and Patsy, the owners, were great and very honest and communicative. They did all they could to make our stay as nice as possible under the circumstances. We'll return to Pelee Island one day. :)
Stayed 14 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Natasha B.

Liked: Cleanliness
Peaceful and serene
Spacious property. Exactly as described in listing. Lovely setting. What a joyful place to visit. We loved Harmony House and we loved Pelee. Thank you so much.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2021

About the host

Your host

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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 they chose this property

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!

What makes this property unique

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. From our deck on the breakwall you can see both sunrise and sunset. We see bald eagles, geese, ducks and even pelicans on the bay nearly every day. We love it.