Adults Only Comfortable Rustic Cabin & Boat Dock Overlooks World Biosphere Park(4 Reviews)
The manager has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:7-30 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4BR, 1.5 Bath, 8 Twinbeds, Hilltop Views over Lake Erie's Scenic Long Point Bay
Kind regards, The Management
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION:
The cottage is NOT air conditioned and there is NO WiFi as of this writing. Call us if you require internet access arrangements. There are fans in each room.
What you will need to bring:
Groceries (local stores carry staples)
Thre are 8 twin beds, in 4 bedrooms, plus 2 sofas. The beds are fitted with mattress covers sheets/linens ARE provided. Extra wool blankets are available if needed free of charge. Coin laundry washer & dryer available in Port Rowan if needed.
Extra Paper products (such as paper towels, napkins)
Fishing poles / Tackle / Fishing License(s)
Beach shoes / Sandals (sand can be extremely HOT!)
Passport for US citizens
Member since: 2014
- Max. occupancy 8
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Not Suitable For Children:
To ensure the ongoing peace and tranquility throughout our 30+ Adult Lifestyle property, guests are asked to observe our 'Quiet Time All The Time' policy. Loud music or other disturbances are precisely what our guests want to escape from. Please be respectful of everyone's right to 'Quiet Time'....moreless
Pets Not Allowed:
Unless you've made special arrangements with us, pets are not permitted, with the exception of service animals such as seeing-eye dogs. PLEASE let us know your situation IN ADVANCE; as we'll certainly do our absolute best to provide accommodations on a case basis....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- To ensure the ongoing peace and tranquility throughout our 30+ Adult Lifestyle property, guests are asked to observe our 'Quiet Time All The Time' policy. Loud music or other disturbances are precisely what our guests want to escape from. Please be respectful of everyone's right to 'Quiet Time'....moreless
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
The GPS Co-ordinates indicated mark the St. Williams Lighthouse & our Marina entrance channel. The easiest way to find Hilltop Lodge is navigate to the town of Saint Williams, go South & watch signs....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
We encourage guests to bring their small craft boats up to 25 feet overall length. Please contact us with the draft and beam dimensions of your boat so that the proper dockage slip is reserved....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
The protected waters are perfect for the kayaker, windsurfer or the avid outdoors person. Guests over the age of 30, are welcome to take advantage of our kayak(s) with security deposit/signed waiver....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 27 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $142.08
- Tax Rate 13%
Management reserves the right to adjust rates and terms at any time and without prior notice. All information contained in advertisements is believed to be accurate at the time of publication. While all reasonable care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information, no liability is accepted by Hilltop Lodge, its subsidiaries, owners, heirs or agents beyond typographical correction of any error.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
St. Williams Conservation Reserve (SWCR) is only 5 minutes by car north of Hilltop Lodge. It is composed of 1034 hectares of Crown land. SWCR is one of the largest blocks of forest and other natural habitats in the Carolinian life zone of southern Ontario. It is recognized regionally, provincially, and nationally for its exceptional biological diversity and its globally imperiled oak savanna. The reserve includes two large but separate tracts of Crown land, the Nursery Tract, and the Turkey Point Tract located next to Turkey Point Provincial Park. The conservation reserve is on the Norfolk Sand Plain, deposited as a large delta in a glacial lake. Well formed sand dunes are prominent features on the Nursery Tract, but less frequent on the Turkey Point Tract. The dunes in SWCR are prone to wind erosion in the absence of vegetation cover and underlying root mat.
The total area covers 1034 hectares (2,554 acres). The ecological communities found in the Reserve include oak savanna, oak woodland, other tallgrass communities, sand barrens, forests, wetlands and streams supports one of the highest concentrations of species at risk in Ontario and Canada. The St. Williams Dwarf Oak Forest comprises a portion within the larger, publicly owned tracts of the St. Williams Crown Lands. The whole site has been the focus of intense conservation efforts in the past few years, and groups such as the Norfolk Field Naturalists have lobbied the provincial government to protect this extraordinary ‘hot spot’ for species at risk. Among the many species at risk known to occur at the St. Williams Crown Lands are American Chestnut, Eastern Flowering Dogwood, Dwarf Chinquapin Oak, American Ginseng, Sptted Wintergreen, Bird’s-foot Violet and many other rare species. Make Hilltop Lodge your base for adventure and natural explorations. Whether on the water or in the woodlands, you'll discover the unique beauty which makes this place a world-recognized biosphere reserve. Relax at 'Hilltop Lodge'.
HELPFUL HINT: We have found that the various mapping sites on the web often contain mistakes. Therefore, if you are using any such maps double check it with satellite images such as Google Earth and your GPS or in-vehicle navigation system. The GPS Co-ordinates indicated mark the St. Williams Lighthouse & our Marina entrance channel. The easiest way to find Hilltop Lodge is navigate to the town of Saint Williams, go South & watch for the signs at the left (east) side of the road. From St. Williams, you'll be heading south on Townline Street till it goes down a steep hill with a slight turn to the left. Just as you're approaching this downhill slope put on your left turn signal and watch for the entrance sign to Hilltop Lodge as you're descending. If you get to the water you just went a little too far. Make a U-turn and go back a few hundred feet.
Year Purchased: 1969
About: Mom & Dad (Mary & the late Frank Bogensic Sr.) took over the cottage business from Ms. Maude Harkness with the purchase of the property in '69/70. Since then there have been many changes, including the addition of indoor plumbing to the rustic cottages and a modest marina at the lakeside. The outhouses are gone, yet the rustic atmosphere remains in other ways. The peace and quiet of the lakeside hasn't changed since Mr. Swan originally built the cottages in the 1920's. We welcome you to the 'Hilltop' and hope that you'll become another of our loyal clients. All the best, Frank Bogensic Jr.
Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - UNESCO-designated Long Point World Biosphere ReserveUNESCO-designated Long Point World Biosphere Reserve
- CLICK HERE - Turkey Point - the ONLY provincial park with a golf course!!
- CLICK HERE - Long Point Provincial Park
- CLICK HERE - Canada's Carolinian Forest in Norfolk County: St. Williams Conservation Reserve (SWCR) is located in the former townships of South Walsingham and Charlotteville, 15 kilometers southwest of the Town of Simcoe. It is composed of 1033.95 hectares of forest.
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Great way to unwind after your day of exploring the adjacent Biosphere Reserve.
All the kitchen basics are provided: coffee, sugar, filters, coffeemaker, etc.
Enjoy our small library and reading nook or take a book with you to the beach :)
Hair dryers, curler, crimper, etc are provided for you
A second WC is located in the shower room
Pretty Mountain Ash beside the cabin
View from screened porch
Treehuggers are most welcome!! Enjoy our massive Sugar Maples on the property.
2 Piece Lav is separate from Shower area for convenience of guests sharing cabin
Bring your kayak or canoe and explore the famous UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve!
10 minute powerboat ride or 5min by car to local waterfront grille
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM
Send a message to manager
Anonymously report this listing
We appreciate your participation and assistance with our efforts to operate the most secure and trusted vacation rental marketplace in the industry
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.