Serenity-Sunsets-Sand Await You at Beautiful Beachfront Home

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Last updated: 09/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Have you ever dreamed of life on the lake? Not just a view of the lake, but actually living in a wall to wall windowed lakehouse, sliding open the front glass doors onto your large two tiered deck, walking down the few steps to take you right to your warm sandy large beach...or just choosing to sit in the comfortable loungers with a firepit ready to automatically start, while the twinkle of lights from the overhead pergola sparkle as much as the million stars in the night sky above? Light the fire, pour your drink of choice (perhpas local wine from the nuimerous wineries very close by) and bask in the solitude or laughter - your chioice. Our vacation home is in the final stages of completion and we are willing to share the beauty. Do you ever find yourself trying to fit more hours in day? not having the time to sit, relax and enjoy the moment due to work/home repsonsibilities? Have you ever wished for a place to get away, relax, leave your worries behind, not too far a drive, perhaps located on a beautiful lake? Look no more! This is the place for deadlines, reports due, lawns to mow, flowers to plant. Just you, your loved ones, sand, sun and beach and memories just waiting to be created!
Once you are scheduled at 783 Eries Shores Drive, all you need to do is pack up your food , family, personals, cameras, beach towels etc.,and drive to 'Daves Serenity' on Erie Shores Drive, Colchester, Ontario, a little getaway where heaven meets the earth-where each day brings you rejuvention and relaxation, fun and laughter - where memories with loved ones are created and each night as you tuck yourself into bed in between the cool sheets, fresh from a late night swim on a warm suntanned You've arrived! Pull your car into the long driveway, but don't unpack just yet! . Enter the beautiful home, walk into the newly designed kitchen, pour yourself a cool drink and take in the gorgeous view of the lake, seen through the floor to ceiling windows which wrap around the front of the home. Notice the waves lapping at the shore, take a breath, relax, - you are here at 'Daves Serenity'.
A typical day - wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee (set to brew the night before), stretch in your comfortable new pillow top mattress and grab your housecoat and comfy slippers, head into the brighly decorated modern bathroom (new soaker tub) to splash some cool water on your face, mozy through the open area living room past the big screen tv where you are greeted by the new morning beaming though the windows, slide up to the kitchen bar to grab your coffee,continuing through the sliding glass doors onto the 20 by 50 foot newly designed deck, pull up your favourite adirondack or choose the hammock on the deck to just sit, relax and let the day plans come to you. Perhaps you will enjoy taking a step onto the large sandy beach later for swimming in the sand bottom lake, watch the kids play along the shore or go for walks along the beach looking for shells. Maybe your day consists of a sightseeing trek through the local greenhouses, perhaps stopping at Colosantis in Kingsville and choosing some fresh flowers, petting the zoo animals, a round of crazy golf, a full round of golf at the nearby golf course, or packing a lunch to the most southern tip of Canada - Point Pelee (half hour drive). A day trip to Pelee Island on the ferry may be just the ticket you are looking for (book ahead).You may feel like eating out or stopping by the local pub - The Meadows- a 5 min. walk away for the best chicken wings around! Perhaps you will have a candlelit dinner with roasted vegetables purchased fresh that day from local farm stands, coupled with a sizzling bbq'd steak or freshly caught fish (fishing guide/boat/contact available), while sipping on some local wine from one of the numerous wineries located in this wine region. You might want to wrap up the night sitting by the bonfire on the beach gazing at the stars, playing your own guitar or listening to music from the portable speakers available. Many board games are available as well as a wide assortment of movies to suit any
interests. Nightgaze to see the many stars through the telescope set at the north star.
4 seasons a year - Daves Serenity is the place to find the hours needed to refresh your mind, body and spirit. Summer -all amenities listed-so peaceful and beautiful! Autumn - enjoy the bright gold red harvest moon as you sit by the bonfire on the beach to star gaze, roast marshmallows or perhaps the kids enjoy sparklers, see the gorgeous colours that coat our trees and foilage - the views that make autumn in this part of Canada so memorable. Winter - enjoy snowshoeing snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, skating right in front of the deck, crisp winter walks along the ice covered lakes or just sit curled up with your favourite movie/book by the natural wood fireplace enjoying the peace and quiet. Spring - welcome the birds as they return to their own house on our deck -purple martins, barn swallows, loons, wood ducks, blue herons, baltimore orioles, cardinals, finches and even catch a glimpse of the bald eagles - hear the morning doves coo.
Whatever the season, whatever your need for a vacation, Daves Serenity is the place to be.
This is our special get away home that we are offering to share with you. We also enjoy it between rentals and if you arrive and have forgotten to pack anything, you are welcome to use our staples, just kindly replace them.
You must be over 28 years of age to rent.
Pets may be welcome based on breed and number with prior approval by owner.

As far as the sleeping arrangments, there are two bedrooms as seen in the photos and the livingroom has a double pull out couch.

We provide the bedding and towels for indoors only - any blanket or towels to be used on the beach are for you to bring.

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Keywords: On-large sandy beach, cottage/home, Lake Erie, Wine route, Colchester,

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Depends on kind - must be pre-approved by owners or it breaks the lease...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Green bedroom...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    pull out couch ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sunset bedroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), 1-pull out couch bed (double)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    specially designed wall of water shower for two...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large soaker tub style, awesome to relax in!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 tvs, 1 VCR in bedroom,large screenTV with DVD/VCR in LR, portable stereo speakers, beautifully landscaped, excellent swimming, 5 minutes walk to Sprucewood Winery, 5 minute walk to Meadows Hotel, parking for 4 vehicles, access to owners lawn games, numerous board games and movies, large 27 by 50 foot deck with night lighting on beach overlooking water, brand new kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, large covered carport with picnic table and gas bbq., great fishing, wall to wall front windows wrap around home overlooking water/deck for beautiful sunsets, bridwatch from the livingroom/diningroom, feel the lake breeze with open floor to ceiing windows, ceiling fans in each room with remote controls, deck chairs for 8, hammock on deck, everything you need to have fun, relax and leave your worries and stress behind....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Large supply of movies included...moreless

  • Games:

    There are numerous board games included as well as Bocci Ball and horse racing game....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Stereo and television with surround sound...moreless

  • Television:

    Cable tv connected to large flat screen television....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are sand toys in container not he beach....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    Wii with many games and extras available...moreless

  • Video Library:

    many videos to suit all ages...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Right on a very large and sandy beach!...moreless

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided with extra towels, blankets, sheets, pillows, etc....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for 3 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    There is a landline in the home for local calls. YOu can use your own calling card for long distance calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    ALl towels for home included but not to be taken on beach - must bring own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Timed coffee maker ready to go - just set it and wake up on the lake to the smell of freshly brewed coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking utensils you will ever need are supplied! from garlic press to all outdoor utensils for bbq!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes available including pot/pans and baking dishes....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new including stainless steel appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We have spices etc. you are welcome to use if you run out. This is a full kitchen supply as we stay here as our home away form home at times also....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Helmets included for safety...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    New patio furniture included two upholstered chaise lounges and table set with 4 SUNBRELLA comfortable chairs with cushions - includes table top fire pit connected to propane for immediate fire....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ is ready to go always with back up gas tank incase you run out....moreless



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Sep 24 - Dec 3, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $225.00
  • Taxes Not included


There is a $200. damage fee due upon arrival. Ther is a home phone line for local calls. Any long distance calls need to be paid for. The home is limited to 4 guests and nobody else but those agreed upon on the rental agreement are permitted to stay overnight. This is for insurance reasons and it will serve to break your rental agreement if you have any other people stay overnight without prior approval from the homeowners.

Half of total cost to ensure dates are booked and other half of total amount due upon arrival and reciept of keys at Daves Serenity. Please provide damage deposit at arrival to be returned upon inspection and cleaning at end of stay.

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Last updated: 09/02/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Windsor Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Pelee Island Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Oxley & Kingsville Golf Club
65 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Windsor train station
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Sprucewood Wineries

Situated on Lake Erie North Shore on Pelee Island Wine Route providing access to many tours, (including winery biking tours), day trips to Pelee Island (catch the ferry 15 miles), Harrow 5 min, great chicken wings at the Meadows Restuarant (walking distance), 5 min drive to Colchester marina for boating, outstanding fishing, Kingsville 15 min , Colosantis Greenhouses and Petting Zoo, many fresh fruit and vegetable stands, golf courses, Point Pelee half hour drive , amazing birdwatching at the most southern tip of Canada, a must to see with beautiful beaches, boardwalks, nature trails and Nature Centre, bocci ball provided, variety of books, movies yours to use. Professional telescope set to see the lake, binoculars provided.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: My husband and I wanted to keep this perfect slice of heaven in our family - just as our son wanted to do in his future. In order to keep this in our family, we decided to share this amazing palce with select others who we know will feel the magic as soon as they step inside and see the amazing views of Lake Erie! We live in Tecumseh, Ontario and my husband had worked with our son Dave, since he purchased the home in 2006 and rebuilt the entire home from the inside out.

Why the Owner Chose Harrow, ON, Canada:
This was our beautiful firstborn child, our son, Dave's home and he died tragically in the city in 2009. It is such a beautiful place at the lake (and our daughter lives year round a few beaches away), and we want to keep it in our family so we rent it out to help cover the costs and this allows us to keep it. This is a perfect location any time of the year. All our guests that have stayed here have commented on how beautiful and peaceful it is. The home is all remodelled with a brand new kitchen,all stainless steel new appliances including a dishwasher, new bedrooms and large new bathroom with a soaker tub and includes a new central air conditioning and furnace. We provide all the linens and just ask at the end if you will pile all the linens used in the tub in order to do our best for the environment. I change everything from mattress pad to pillows and wash it all. SInce it is our home away from home, we have a large collection of games, movies, books , etc., and you are welcome to use any. If you ran out of your own wine , etc., you can use any of ours as long as you replace it. That is what Dave's Serenity is all about. Welcoming you to a peaceful get away where you can leave all your stress and troubles behind.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
While you are sitting inside, whether eating dinner, playing a game, reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine, one glance out the wall to wall windows makes you feel like you are sitting right at the water. The beach is beautiful! The views are magnificent! It is very rare to have this amount of sandy beach right off your front deck! Sit on the huge deck with a beautiful fire pit and watch the sunset!

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from deck-right on the beach!

    View from deck-right on the beach!

  • view from couch onto lake

    view from couch onto lake

  • The Girls in the lake:)

    The Girls in the lake:)

  • kitchen newly installed

    kitchen newly installed

  • The front deck

    The front deck

  • Life on the deck at Daves Serenity!

    Life on the deck at Daves Serenity!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 15, 2016

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