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Hiking, Biking and Fall colors. Open for relaxation year round.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

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'A Loft in the Woods' is nestled off of Hwy 21 on the Grand Bend side of the Pinery Provincial park entrance, across from Rus-Ton campground. We are in a central area close to shopping, a museum, weekly flea markets and fruit and vegetable stands. There are 5 different beaches to visit with 20 minutes. If you enjoy spending the day at the beach but would like to sleep where it's quiet, this is the place for you. Perfect for bird watchers or hikers, with newly paved trails for biking. Very clean. The loft has a full kitchen with a dishwasher and bathroom with tub, both bedrooms have queen beds, wifi, BBQ and private fire pit. Newly renovated in 2014. Linens and towels provided.

It's one of those hidden gem kind of places that you just never want to leave. Quiet, serene and relaxing, yet close enough to the action if you crave a good pub and some live music. Many properties for rent in this area are all bunched together with other rentals. If you rent downtown grand bend or water front you pay more, and run the risk of spending your vacation dealing with excessive noise from drunken parties, dogs in unfamiliar surroundings and barking all night or just obnoxious groups of people you can't avoid. We are the only rental in this area, so the only noise is your own and nights are quiet and serene. No one else's loud music, no drunk and disorderly types wandering around at all hours and no barking dogs. It is called Loft in the woods because it is a 'Loft'. It is a completely separate upper living space with it's own parking, entrance, outside yard and fire pit area. It is a space all it's own with nothing shared no houses beside or behind, only woods. By which of course we mean trees, or forest. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email.

More Details

Owner
Kevin Dale
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Why Kevin Dale chose Lambton Shores

It is central to so many beaches and interesting activities. Quiet and private with nothing shared.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is right close to all the action. Many properties for rent in this area are all bunched together with other rentals. If you rent downtown grand bend or water front you pay more, and run the risk of spending your vacation dealing with excessive noise from drunken parties, dogs in unfamiliar surroundings and barking all night or just obnoxious groups of people you can't avoid. We are the only rental in this area, so nights are quiet and serene. No loud music, no drunk and disorderly types, not even a barking dog. It's much nicer to visit the hot spots when you feel like some action, and leave when you want quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The loft is located in the middle of the wood. It is very authentic and well decorated. The whole interior is very clean and looks like brand new. We found more than we expected (BBQ, Fireplace, great coffee maker and full kitchen, even board games and books!). Every single window offers an interesting view to the surrounding wood. The bedrooms and the bathroom are very comfortable and clean. As the rest of the loft. This is a great place to stay with family or friends or even alone if you're in need of inspiration! We just loved it an highly recommend it!



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Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
5 Beaches within 10 minutes drive
Car: recommended

This is primarily a beach area, with shopping, resturants, live music. The Pinery offers outdoor activities for summer and winter. Lots to do all year round.

Amenities

Lambton Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 good sized bedrooms with queen beds and a dresser.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Hiking, Biking and Fall colors. Open for relaxation year round.
average rating of 4.3809524 based on 24 reviews
2

Nice space but no couch to relax or television to watch. Beds uncomfortable

  • 2 of 5

High hopes based on description. The host was very nice. Wrap around deck that needed to be cleaned and noticeable wood rot. Outside light was filled about 2" deep with dead bugs. Nice space and full kitchen but no couch to relax. No Television in the living room and an old tv in the bedroom. The wifi was good. The bathroom was clean and updates but had very poor lighting. Both bedrooms had platform beds and slightly saggy mattresses. The carpets smelled in the bedrooms and I sprayed both rooms with Febreez I found in the cupboard . We we're asked to keep the windows closed if the heat was on but had to open the bedroom windows to help clear the odour which got better about 6 hours later. There was no real view to speak of and no privacy as there were no shades on the ceiling to floor windows. Maybe okay for a one night but not for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very kind to these guests. They were very friendly to our faces, and didn't mention anything was wrong. I gave them a place to park their bikes for the night, and even offered to lend them my golf clubs. I was shocked to receive this awful review. I'll just briefly address some of the concerns mentioned. Most people realize that it is impossible to provide beds that perfectly suit every preference or sleeping need. As for the couch complaint, I could understand your frustration if I had told you there was a couch, or I had one in the pictures. There are several pictures and none have a couch in them. I'm not sure what made you assume there was one. The ad is also clear that we provide free WIFI as there is no cable TV out here. When it comes to not much of a view to speak of. Thousands of people come this way every year in October to enjoy the fall colors, and the Pinery park is directly behind our property. I'm not sure exactly what kind of view you were expecting. There were however some practical things I can address, and for those I am grateful. I only wish you had shared them with me directly. It's clear from your review that your comments are not intended to help us improve but rather to try to make our place seem like a terrible place to stay. If you have read this to the end, thank you. If you have any questions about anything written in this review please feel free to ask me. Our place is clean and cozy, and we are very proud of it. We treat people kindly and do everything we can to make sure our guests enjoy their stay which is why we have guests that return here every year.
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4

Quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

Loved the loft ! The weather cooperated and made this long overdue holiday worth

it. Kevin is so accommodating and made us feel so welcome. I recommend this cottage

to anyone who likes to get away from the party scene downtown. Thanks , Cindy.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milton, ON
5

Lovely weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Kevin's Loft. The place is spacious and clean. The Great Lakes waterfront trail is great for walking and biking - just steps away from the cottage. Several beautiful beaches are within short driving distance. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Great time away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Loft in the Woods. Kevin was very helpful and quick to reply to questions prior to our stay. A great place for a girls, guys or couples weekend away. Everything was in working order and had the basics we needed for our stay. We plan to come back again!

Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario
4

Rustic, clean, cottage

  • 4 of 5

We rented this cottage for an evening as we had some business in a nearby town. This was a much nicer alternative to a motel. Clean and cozy, nice beds and bed linens and fully equipped kitchen and BBQ to prepare a nice dinner and breakfast. Kevin was very accommodating, helpful and responsive. My only "comment" was that I was grateful we brought our own lawn chairs.. There were a couple there but they were in poor condition and likely not too safe. Apart from that, it was perfect for our needs and I would most definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the four chairs was damaged by a previous guest the week of her visit. The week of the Good Friday long weekend...........when nothing is open. We are not in the habit of leaving things broken or in poor condition. Guests come and go sometimes within hours of each other, and the reality is that sometimes things break and there isn't enough time to replace them before the next guest arrives. We have since replaced the outdoor chairs as we would anything that is broken. We appreciate guests that communicate with us. What good is it if I find out something was a problem in a review.....after you have left? If something is bothering you, send me a message. I just might be able to help. Who knows, good communication may just save me from another 3 star review for not having an AM radio, lol.
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5

Peaceful serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations exactly as pictured. Immaculately clean and well supplied. This is a perfect escape from the city that is easy to get to. A perfect spot to relax, sleep, read and unwind. Grand Bend is 5 min down the street for shops, restaurants, beaches etc. Provincial park and hiking trails nearby. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $234.12

Names and ages of all guests must be declared at booking. If any guests arrive that were not declared in advance booking will be cancelled without refund at owners discretion. Honesty is the best policy.

We try to save prime summer weeks for full week rentals. We do accept shorter visits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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