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Restawhile Cottage w/ spectacular view & family friendly beach at Red Bay!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bdrm Cottage with spectacular view and family friendly beach at Red Bay!!

Welcome to lovely waterview Restawhile' cottage at Red Bay, Ontario on the Bruce Peninsula. (Red Bay is approximately 15 minutes drive north of Sauble Beach and approximately 15 minutes drive north-west of Wiarton ) . 'Restawhile' cottage is for 5 people and is is situated on private property (surrounded by shrubs and trees for privacy) that gradually slopes towards the beach and water. It is approximately 50 yards to the beach and water and there are no cottages between 'Restawhile' cottage and the beach and water. . At Red Bay you can enjoy the sand beach and shallow, warm sand entrance into the crystal, clear water of Lake Huron with no stones to hurt ones feet. It is a great beach for children. Here too is playground equipment for the children to enjoy. There is also a nearby creek where frogs live. Sailing, wind surfing, kite flying, boating and biking are very popular. You may want to bring your equipment and take part in these sports. There is also a long dock that stretches into the water.. At the end of the dock is seating. Here you can watch the children swimming or the boats sailing by .Due to the yearly fluctuating water levels in Lake Huron, the website photographs of the beach may not show the current shoreline position.

There are plenty of back country roads to explore by bicycle or car. Red Bay is centrally located to many attractions-day trips and activities within an hour's drive of Red Bay: Petrel Point boardwalk approx 5 kilometers; Wiarton-supermarket shopping,and hospital approx. 18 kilometers ;Bruce Peninsula National Park at Tobermory-approx. 81 kilometers north of Red Bay; Sauble Beach -large sand beach, golf course and shopping approx. 18 kilometers south of Red Bay..

The spacious living-room with warm pine ceiling has plenty of room for everyone to relax on easy chairs or chesterfield. A large dining table near the windows seats five comfortably. The satellite TV,DVD's and DVD player and large selection of books is a nice option in the evening or on a rainy day

The cottage has a fully equipped modern kitchen-large electric refrigerator. microwave, dishes, cutlery and ample cupboards and preparation space..

There are three bedrooms at the cottage-one bedroom has a double bed, dresser and a ceiling fan, a second bedroom has a single bed and ceiling fan and the third bedroom has a double bed. and a clothes closet.

Please see the pictures

The bathroom is a 4 piece-tub with shower, basin and toilet. Also there are full laundry facilities-full size washer and dryer for your convenience.

Leading from the living-room is a 30x10 foot deck with easy chairs. If you prefer you can move to the yard, cook your meal on the barbecue and eat at the picnic table.

After dinner you may want to watch the twinkling stars in the dark night sky, enjoy a campfire or take a 2 minute walk to the beach where you can view one of Red Bay's famous sunset.

At Red Bay there is excellent swimming,sailing,kayacking , wind surfing, walking and biking. There are plenty of back country roads to explore by bicycle or car. Red Bay is centrally located to many attractions-day trips and activities within an hour's drive of Red Bay: Petrel Point Boardwalk approx. 5 kilometres; Wiarton -supermarket shopping, hospital, McNeil site, Wiarton Willy approx. 18 kilometres; Sauble Beach -large sand beach, golf course, shopping approx. 18 kilometers; Bruce Beckons- log cabin store, animals and delicious preserves,-between Mar and Wiarton, great hiking on Bruce Trail, appox. 15 kilometers; Bruce Caves-approx. 4 kilometers from Wiarton; Bruce Peninsula National Park at Tobermory- approx. 80 kilometers north of Red Bay.

More Details

Marie O'Hara
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Waterview. Propane is included for the barbecue, you may use the owner's telephone for emergency phone calls, the owner is on nearby property when you need help..


South Bruce Peninsula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a 4 piece bathroom-toilet, basin, tub and shower in the tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed
  • The cottage is for 6 persons maximum.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pillows and comforter are provided. Please bring sheets, pillow cases, towels, toilet tissue, hand soap, dish soap. laundry soap and garbage bags. One bag of garbage is free each week. The Town of Wiarton requires that every bag over one(per week) has a bag tag.If you have more than one bag of garbage you will need a bag tag for each additional bag. Each bag tag costs $2.00. Marie has bag tags for sale..Please check with her.


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Restawhile Cottage w/ spectacular view & family friendly beach at Red Bay!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Our vacation place for nearly 20 years!

  • 5 of 5

We started to come to Red Bay when our son was 2 years old. Over the years we have come back to Red Bay and Restawhile cottage for the family atmosphere, the rest, the quiet, the reconnecting with family and with nature. The cottage is so comfortable! We bring less in the way of travel clothes as there is a washer and dryer (handy for the wet swim suits and towels too!). The kitchen is very well equipped. The vista from the front window allows all the beauty of nature and the water to come in. The deck is my favourite spot for morning coffee and an evening cup of tea. The waters of Red bay are not only clean and sandy to swim in but absolutely wonderful to sit by and enjoy the day and the lovely sunsets. There is always a flea market to go to, farmers market, gardens to visit, Colpoy's Bay in Wiarton - the list is endless! Restawhile is the perfect place to retreat from the busyness of life and reconnect with oneself... After vacationing at Red Bay for nearly 20 years, there is not another place we would consider "living" for 2 weeks each year. Our children know of no other vacation than the shores of Red Bay and Restawhile cottage. The owner is helpful in every way imaginable. One stay convinced us so long ago. We look forward to visiting Red Bay every year!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dundas, Ontario

Still talking about last years stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our 6 year old twins stayed at Restawhile for the first time last year.

What a pleasant surprise.

We Automatically booked for this year after the first day.

The cottage and location were exactly what we hoped for, quiet location a 2 minute walk to a family based non busy beach.

The water was shallow and warm and SAFE for the kids.

As parents we did not have to worry and just enjoyed the water and sunshine.

The cottage was clean and tidy and had all the amenities necessary to ensure total comfort.

The evenings were quiet and the kids and adults slept better here than in our own homes.

There was always plenty of room at the beach to set yourself up.

The sunsets were beautiful.

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelburne, ON

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been enjoying quality time at Red Bay for a couple of weeks each summer for the last four years and we are eagerly looking forward to our return this summer. Restawhile Cottage provides us with all the comforts of home with many amenities included - which makes packing for our two week stay quick and easy. Beautiful Red Bay with a warm and friendly family beach, terrific paddling, mini golf and ice cream within walking distance, and of course the sunset is perfect any time of the year. We are lucky enough to live close enough to the area to make day trips throughout the year - the sandy bay is so shallow and warm we've swam in it on Victoria Day weekend! A short drive in any direction brings you to shops (Bruce Beckons), parks (Bruce Peninsula National Park), restaurants (Red Bay Lodge - have the wings!) and all of your nessessaries in Wiarton. The hosts are friendly, accommodating and are pleased to give recommendations. Enjoy your stay - maybe we'll see you at the beach!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Evergreen Resort

'Restawhile' cottage is located on private property (surrounded by shrubs and trees for privacy.) that gradually slopes towards the beach and water. It is approximately 50 yards to the beach and water and there are no cottages between the beach and water.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Cleaning $156.1
Refundable damage deposit $156.1

There is a Cleaning and Security fee. If the cottage and grounds are left clean and as you find them your cleaning/security fee will be returned in full. Otherwise, money will be deducted for any problems I find. Thank you for leaving everything as you find them. Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.Cancellation Policy- Fifty percent refund if cancellation more than 30 days before check in date.

Travelers pay a reservation deposit which is one-half the rent. They read and sign the "Cottage Rental Agreement" form and the Booking form and return them to me with the reservation deposit. The remainder of the rent and the damage,cleaning deposit will be due 30 days before arrival at the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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