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A family friendly cottage minutes away from the beach and local attractions

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage on a quiet street minutes from the beach

Newly renovated open concept air conditioned layout with cathedral ceilings featuring a fully equipped kitchen; washer dryer, 3 piece bathroom with stand up shower; master bedroom featuring queen sized pillow top bed; second bedroom with bunk beds and roll away cot; living room area has comfortable couch and chair; 40 inch flat screen TV; cable and wireless internet; back door opens to a covered concrete patio; BBQ and wooden swing; spacious backyard for games; chimenia.

Gary Schultz
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Gary Schultz

My wife and I were both born and raised in the area. I grew up on a family fruit farm just outside of Leamington and other than 4 years spent at the University of Guelph, have lived all of my life in Essex County. My wife's family first settled in the Colchester area over 100 years ago. We both work locally; Diane for Remax as a real estate agent and I as a turfgrass agronomist for Plant Products. Several years ago we moved to Colchester and reside 2 streets over from Sydenham Place.

Gary Schultz purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gary Schultz chose Colchester

Diane's family have been long time residents of the Colchester area so when our children moved out on their own leaving us 'empty nesters' we were drawn to the quiet village lifestyle and nearby beach. We appreciated the country atmoshpere with the close proximity to vineyards, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, golf courses, and local bike routes. Morning walks to the beach with our dogs are a highlight. Shopping, dining, sporting events in Windsor and Detroit are only less than an hour away, smaller quaint historical towns such as Amherstburg and Kingsville are minutes away. Local festivals such as 'Explore the Shore' highlight the bounty this county offers.

What makes this cottage unique

Upon entering the front door the first feature of the cottage that attracted us was the open concept spaciousness of the living area, accentuated by the cathedral ceilings.The fact that the cottage had just been recently renovated increased its value to us. The covered backyard patio with its wooden swing promised hours of relaxation and entertaining friends.


Colchester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 piece bath with stand up shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
  • Master Bedroom features a Queen sized pillow top bed and plenty of closet space Second bedroom with bunk beds
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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A family friendly cottage minutes away from the beach and local attractions
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Comfortable cottage and beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 10 days at the beginning of August and we were delighted. The house is comfortable. It is very quiet all around [most of the time]. Pleasant to be able to take a glass of wine outside in the backyard when coming back from the beautiful beaches around. The cooking accessories were OK to do elaborate recipes, wich was appreciated. It was easy to communicate with Diane for any question. All equipments were OK and clean.

We visited Parc Pelee, Island Pelee, wineries, and beaches, beaches ... beaches with space around. The color of the water is emerald green. And it is warm! You can see your feet even when you have water at waist level. [Nothing is perfect and when there is some big wind you have to avoid beaches and check the quality of the water for the next 48 hours]. Also, it is about 50 minutes from Detroit [check the customs' line before] and it is really worth it.

The area was a discovery for us and the set up was perfect to explore and rest with comfort.

Et je m'adresse maintenant aux francophones: le français est rare par là, pour ne pas dire inexistant. Mais les gens sont gentils et patients, même si vous avez un fort accent! Les gens sont cool en général.

Ce sont des plages méconnues des québécois. L'eau "frette" de Old Orchard, rien à voir les amis! Je retournerais dans le Lac Érié n'importe quand!

Thank you Diane.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of 5

  • 5 of 5

We a family of 5 were well received at this cottage just a short walk to the magnificent pier and beach area. Upon arrival the grounds were well maintained as well as having the yard well equipped with the essentials. The interior is immaculate and very well taken boasts cleanliness and is stocked with basic provisions! The description for this cottage doesn't even touch upon how welcoming and cozy it truly is! From booking, to meeting Diane( proprietor) it was a great family vacation in Colchester

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The sound of quiet.

  • 5 of 5

After spending 2 weeks here I could not get over the sound of how quiet it is. Even thought It was a particularly bad weather time of the year during my stay, I felt very comfortable, warm and safe. A full kitchen, comfortable furnishings and close to amenities all contributed to a peaceful stay. I was very impressed with the community. One night there was a heavy snow fall. with the roads and driveways impassable, all of the neighbors were out plowing and shoveling. That reminded me of what it was like growing up in a rural community.

On another night, I went to the smoke house restaurant around the corner. Although I had never been there before, I was treated like a regular.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Windsor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Moes Smokehouse
Nearest Ferry
34 Kilometres
MV Jiiman Pelee Island
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Oxley Beach Golf Course
Nearest Train
42 Kilometres
Windsor Via Rail
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Highway 401
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Moes Smokehouse
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Mount Brighton
Nearest Beach
0.7 Kilometres
Colchester Beach and Marina
Car: recommended

located in the village of Colchester, the southernmost settlement on mainland Canada, and the southernmost point with the exception of Point Pelee National Park. Colchester lies along the southernmost road on mainland Canada, County Road 50, and has recently become a tourist destination because of the nearby wineries, the beach and harbour, and the scenery of the area. Every year, the village plays host to 'Explore the Shore', which are aimed at attracting visitors to the venues and attractions along the historic lakefront road. The village is also home to Christ Church Colchester (Anglican) which has a long history dating back to the beginnings of Colchester as one of the first settlements in Essesx County in the 18th century. Colchester is also the proclaimed 'Walleye Capital of Canada' and hosts the annual Walleye Derby held in June for the past 23 years and counting


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Refundable damage deposit $196.62

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