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The Nordhaus Cottage, Privacy directly on Lake Erie

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Similar latitude to Northern California, you are visiting one of Canada’s best wine regions…

wander in complete solitude along the beachfront bluffs on the north shore of one of the Great Lakes…

quiet, laid-back living and natural beauty abound located within a birders paradise. Observe mass seasonal migrations of countless species…

take a relaxing drive through the low traffic country roads, stopping at local vineyards for wine tastings and local farm stands for seasonal produce. Some of these stands are not even manned. Take what you need and drop your Looneys into the provided cash box, the honor system rules…

drive to the charming and well known town of Stratford for some theater, then head back to your solitude, lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves lapping at the shoreline...

More Details

Lynn or Michael
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Lynn or Michael

I grew up in this area and my entire family still lives around here.

Lynn or Michael purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Lynn or Michael chose Chatham-Kent

Nicely renovated very charming and cozy cottage. If you want privacy in a natural setting with a million dollar view of the lake, look no further....

What makes this cottage unique

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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

The Nordhaus Cottage, Privacy directly on Lake Erie
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Lovely Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time. The cottage is immaculate and the view is amazing. I look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to offer an enjoyable stay and are geared to create an environment that invites our guests to return. Thank you Chris...
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Nice lakeside retreat

  • 5 of 5

Nordhaus cottage was amazing. So quiet and peaceful. We had a nice relaxing week. Ample space for our dog to run around. The cottage was clean and cozy. Thank you very much for allowing us to stay at the Nordhaus!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback...we hope you will visit our little paradise again.
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Perfect weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Nordhaus for a long weekend away from work with a few friends. It had everything you could ask for in a vacation rental. The cottage itself was beautiful and was immaculately clean upon arrival. The house more than comfortably slept the five guests in our group and had plenty of room to relax and hang out.

the property was extremely well maintained with a very private beach and yard (surrounded by an empty lot, a ravine and the lake!) and sitting out around a fire looking over the water made the evenings fly by.

Michael and Lynn were fantastic hosts, and helped out tremendously both while planning and during our stay. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was a pleasure hosting your little getaway, see you again soon... :-)
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Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our group can't stop talking about the wonderful cottage we found. Will be returning each year for our annual fantasy football draft. A+++ experience! Michael and Lynn couldn't be better hosts! Book without worry. Best weekend away in a long time!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much...looking forward to see you next year :-)
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Just wonderful and charming

  • 5 of 5

It's not very often something exceeds your expectations, but this gorgeous little cottage did just that! So pretty, and so clean, walking in made me smile. The private beach was lovely and we really enjoyed it. Michael and Lynn were wonderful hosts- very helpful and friendly. And thank you for allowing us to bring the 4 legged member of our family! It made our vacation complete! A rare little slice of heaven not easy to find in our busy world. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to meet you! It ALWAYS makes us happy to see how much everyone enjoys our little place. You were absolutely wonderful guests. Many thanks for your kind words. Perhaps you will visit us again. :-)
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Absolutly Beautiful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place!!! The house has everything you might need, owners are friendly and amazing host and view is just gorgeous!!! We went to the cottage for the weekend to celebrate a birthday (all of us mid-late 20s), had an amazing time!!! EVERYTHING was great, not a tiny little thing that we didn’t like! Thank you so much to Michael and Lynn! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming, so glad that you had an enjoyable stay. Hopefully we will see you again :-)
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Car Barn
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Talbot Trail
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
#3 Talbot Trail
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Car Barn
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
you are located steps from your private beach
Car: necessary

You will find the Nordhaus approximately 6 km (4 mi) east of the small town of Wheatley, a birders paradise.

Wheatley is a community in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, within the municipality of Chatham-Kent. It lies about 12 km (8 mi) east of Leamington and 12 km South of Tilbury (exit of the major Highway 401). Nearby parks include Two Creeks Conservation Area, which has 15 km of hiking and bicycling paths, Kopegaron Woods Conservation Area, Hillman Marsh Conservation Area and Point Pelee National Park. Rondeau Provincial Park is only a forty minute drive to the east. It also boasts Wheatley Provincial Park, home to the endangered Blue Racer snake, which can only be found in the park as well as the Point Pelee National Park and on Pelee Island.

If you feel the need to explore your surroundings, there are many destinations in the immediate area. Whether you are into Birdwatching, Watersports, Hiking, Biking, Golfing or Cultural Events….it’s ALL there.

Cedar Beach

Point Pelee National Park, click here to rent a bike or kajak

Pelee Island (take the ferry from Leamington or Kingsville, rent a bike)

Jack Miner´s Bird Sanctuary

Festival of Birds

Southwest Ontario Heritage Village, also Classic Car Museum

North American Black Historical Museum

More than a dozen Golf Courses nearby

Numerous Vineyards, click here to view our personal favorite

Mitchell’s Bay, famous fishing spot on Lake St. Claire (45 Min.)

Hillman Marsh


Rates & Availability

Romney Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $46
Refundable damage deposit $190

Prices quoted are for 2 adults. Additional guests are $ 10 per person per night. Offseason specials available. Questions, just call or email

Interac E-payment or direct deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Romney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , clean and inviting
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , very charming
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If you cherish privacy along with peace and quiet surrounded by nature directly on the lake.....look no further. The Nordhaus is the perfect place for you...

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