Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Lion's Head Isthmus & Georgianne Bay View Steps to Bruce Trail

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, Incredible View, sleeps 4-5

Panoramic View and spectacular sunsets at this prime location overlooking Isthmus Bay and Georgian Bay. Exceptional hiking on The Bruce Trail right out the front door to Lion's Head Lookout on the Niagara Escarpment. Clean, cozy house serves as a great base with everything you need. Bonfires, amazing stars & great sleeping. Take day trips to Tobomory, Bruce Peninsula National Park, beaches, hiking and biking adventures. Stunning Views, peaceful and relaxing right on the deck! At the end of the day, catch the sunset at the fire pit, watch the shooting stars, then sleep like a baby in cotton and down bedding. 1 King temper-pedic bed, and queens in bedroom 2 & 3. Single daybed in the office. Wi-fi and a flat-screen TV if you want to stay connected. Located on a 60 foot cliff overlooking the Isthmus Bay on a large back yard and a good size front yard to play. Large living and dining area that seats 6+ and a deck overlooking the water from the master bedroom. A view you can stare at and watch the water roll. Always a wonderful breeze blowing . Minutes from town (with a great grocery store and resteraunt and Rachel's coffee shop with additional wi-fi ( so good) with a beautiful public sand beach and swim raft, playground and marina. Saturday mornings a farmers market by the marina. From this location there is so much to do. , visit 'The Grotto' and Cypress Lake, mountain-biking courses (there are several close by, and road-biking, check out 'singing sands' beach and take a hike to the scenic caves. Also perfect for a quiet get-away from city life and stress. Come relax, read a book, bar-b-cue and watch the sunsets. It is so tranquil here - a natural, healing environment, as this is located in the protected World Biosphere. Message and reflexology in town. An unbelievable spot! Come and make some memories in Lion's Head - one of the prettiest locations on the Bruce Peninsula.

More Details

Nona Snell.
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Nona Snell.

Back in the late 70's I backpacked the area for a trips leadership program and never forgot the incredible water and natural beauty. I spoke about it often, and in 2009, our family came to the Lion's Head area and visited the same areas I remembered. It had not changed at all. This is a step back in time - Tobermory, The National Parks - the hiking, panoramic views and the Grotto - all the same. This house on the street we were staying with friends became available - this origianal owner of the home with one of the very first lots was offered a spot in the retirement home in town and we happened to be in the right place at the right time. It's the only place my husband says he can truely relax! We feel very blessed to be able to own a spot like this - and when we are not there - it is wonderful to share the experience with others!

Nona Snell. purchased this house in 2009

Why Nona Snell. chose Bruce Peninsula

Our family came to vacation and we fell in love with this spot at Lion's Head and the stunning location and vistas. . I came up here the first time in my early 20's leading back-packing trips for the YMCA and always wanted to come back. You can never forget the water - the color and the clarity. This is a place where you can totally unwind and get away from the routine. So much to do and see - or just sleep, enjoy the water and fresh, clean air. This is paradise for the person who appreciates and respects the beauty of unspoiled nature in the great outdoors.

What makes this house unique

The property is in the area protected as a Unesco World Biosphere. When you walk around the back of the house - it just takes your breath away. It has wonderful, healing energy here. The location is amazing and the town has whatever you need. It is a hidden treasure and a great get-away that we enjoy sharing with others. Safe and simple- to go different directions if you like and meet up again at the end of the day. So much to do and see. When you leave, you will never forget the view- and the great memories made here at the " Lion's Head Getaway".


Nearest Barpub
Lion's Head Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lion's Head Inn, Rachel's
Nearest Beach
Lion's Head,
Nearest Point of Interest
Grotto, Overhanging Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Singing Sands Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lion's Head town
Nearest Point of Interest
Your Rental House
Nearest Point of Interest
Lion's Head Point Hike
Nearest Point of Interest
Cabot Head Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Mountain Bike Adventure Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Flower Pot Island
Car: necessary

Lion's Head is a beautiful, scenic town with all the amenities. This property is minutes from town up the road on the escarpment overlooking the Isthmus Bay and the Georgian Bay. It is a peaceful setting - where you can pick up the Bruce Trail right out the front door of the house and take a short hike to Lion's Head lookout. This is the first thing we do - you are there in 30 minutes or less, and its an incredible view. This street offers the best location in Lion's Head. The town is central to an assortment of day trips, along with just relaxing at the house overlooking a most memorable view of Isthmus Bay., and on to Georgian Bay. Spend a day in Tobomory, take the ferry to Flowerpot Island, take a sunset sail along the National park coastline, a day at the beaches, hiking, antiquing, mountain-biking, caving, fishing, The National Parks, "The Grotto" is a must, Singing Sands Beach - there is too much to do - gather back at the house for a cook out or a dinner at The Lions Head Inn. Be back before the sunset- nowhere can beat this location and a bonfire to gather around and laugh about the days adventures. Sleep like a rock. Guaranteed - you won't want to leave - so much to see for all ages to enjoy. Come stay and enjoy a friends and family getaway. You wont want to leave!!! Let me know what you are looking to do - and I would be happy to help.


Lion's Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , spacious main bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , spacious 1/2 bath of toilet and sink.
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful view of the water - temper-pedic bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Morning sun. Closet, dressers next to bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest room attached to a 1/2 bath. Closet, dresser
    Office - 1 twin/ single , day bed single in the office - cute room for 1.
  • King size bed (1) temper-pedic, Queen size Beds (2) bedroom 2 and 3. Twin day bed in the study.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Located on a quiet road in a protected area, across the road access to a beautiful hikes on The Bruce Trail. Hike to Lion's Head Point and take a pic-nic. There is also a short woodland trail covered with trillium in the Spring. Fire-pit, chairs , hammock on the property. Sandy Beach, swim raft, playground and picnic area at the marina down the road, the lighthouse is visible from the back yard. 2 bikes for your use in the garage. Farmers market on Saturday mornings, music, and festivals in town. The town offers wonderful message services, great grocery store. So many day trips to take - and meet back for a great sunset!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

77% Complete
20% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Lion's Head Isthmus & Georgianne Bay View Steps to Bruce Trail
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 63 reviews

Dream Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on this Canada Day's long weekend in Nona's cottage. Best cottage experience ever for my family! And this is my second time stay at Nona's cottage.

The cottage is clean, organized, nicely decorated and with a breath taking panoramic view in the back! Unless you go inside you will not know how beautiful and comfortable the cottage is. Nona has a great taste in everything she has picked for the cottage.

Tobermory is half an hour's drive from there. We have spent a great time in Tobermory little tub harbor area and other beaches. Because of the long weekend it was hard to find a parking spot in Grotto and that was little disappointing for us! Hiking in Lion's Head Cliff trail was really amazing and a very popular one for tourists. We loved our stay in this cottage very much and it's worth choosing this cottage again and again! Thanks Nona for keeping the cottage so nice and letting people enjoy this dream cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing. Best part of our trip

  • 5 of 5

Amazing cottage. Nona is a wonderful host and you'll get the most amazing views of Lions head here. Very comfortable. A+

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Toronto, Canada

Cozy retreat with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Nona's house in Lion's Head. The location is excellent, with perfect views on the Isthmus Bay, easy access to Lion's Head Provincial Park and short distances to the major sights on the Peninsula.

The house is well equipped, only some small appliances like coffee machine didn't work and were replaced immediately by Helen. Worth mentioning that everything is superclean. Only downside is that the master bedroom doesn't have a door (there is a curtain, though), and you have to pass through this room to access the deck. Not recommended for smaller children - the cliff is pretty steep and right in front of the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing location close to lion's head hiking trail and beautiful lake view

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was overall very nice and well situated. The location is close to everything yet on a very quiet street and beautiful lake view. The only complaint we have is that both toilets are very old and does not flush reliably even if we used them with great care and without putting any toilet paper in there. The owner should invest in new toilets.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your comment. We take great pride that everything is ready and comfortable - and functioning. We do ask you hold the handle down and count to eight. I'll check the note and the toilets. The view of Isthmus Bay going into Georgian Bay is incredible. The response We always get is "It's a Million Dollar View!" - so glad you enjoyed it! Nona.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

our 2nd visit to this special location in Lions Head. Lovely location. Beautiful views. Very convenient for hiking access to the Bruce Trail. Master bed has fabulous situation to take in the spectacular views. Very well equipped for all cottage needs. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The property is amazing. It has beautiful views and amazing sunets

  • 5 of 5

It's a great location. Only a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk to lionshead beach. The lookout was amazing and was easy to walk to. The only downside of the place is the king bed is extremely squeaky which made it hard to sleep on for two people. But that is literally my only complaint. The cottage is fully stocked and an amazing place for a tobemory getaway. Works for sure rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties