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Sandy Shores - Shallow Swimming - Quaint Cottage - Just for You

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Just picture yourself enjoying a large private sandy beach with shallow water and exploring to see how far out on the lake you can stay in shallow water when you following the sandbars - all the while you get wonderful views of the massive shipping freighters that are making their way from Lake Erie to the Detroit River. Sounds wonderful... doesn't it? You bet it is. And a surprise when you arrive! A bottle of wine from one of the local wineries and a cheese platter ready to welcome you. The cottage is in an exclusive neighbourhood just outside of the lovely, historical town of Amherstburg. In fact, this stretch of beach is the only large surface beach in the town's area. The rest of the coastline is made up of breakwalls or breakwalls with just a tiny beach. The freighters pass along Lake Erie and into the channels that guide them to the Detroit River. They are starting their bend into the river right in front of the cottage. That is why you get such a wonderful view of their passage. You will be dozing off or playing on the beach and the subtle sound of "chug-chug" will catch your attention. Yep - a magnificent freighter going by. It never gets old! The historical town of Amherstburg is just 5 minutes away. There you will find Fort Malden, the ferry to Boblo Island, the Splash Pad, grocery stores, department stores, boutiques, banks, restaurants and pubs. Lots to see and do. The cottage is located very near to the Southwestern Ontario Winery route. Maps and information about the wineries along this route are made available at the cottage for your convenience. Also, Essex County is known for its wonderful produce that is locally grown in its fields or greenhouses. Fresh and easily accessible for you. Birders literally flock to this area. Here you will find some of the best areas for birding. There are two bedrooms in the cottage - one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. All the mattresses, pillows, bedding, towels are brand new. There is also a new Aero automatic mattress that increases the sleeping capacity to five. The laundry facility has a washer, dryer and laundry tub. The kitchen is fully stocked with all of the baking and cooking utensils that you would need, Spices and some essentials are also stocked. Bedding and towels for indoor use are provided. Any blankets or towels for the beach are yours to bring. The cottage has its very own bonfire pit in the yard for your enjoyment. You must be 28 years or older to rent. Pets may be welcome based on breed and prior approval of owner. Check in time is anytime after 3 pm. Check out time is before 10am.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

The large sandy beach with the shallow water provides a safe and wonderful destination for your family. The historical town of Amherstburg hosts events every weekend. And the Wine Route. Well..... there's always something fabulous to do every day!


Amherstburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is one queen bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the guest bedroom. All mattresses and linens are new. There is also a new twin pillowtop aero bed that can sleep a fifth person.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Sandy Shores - Shallow Swimming - Quaint Cottage - Just for You
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Great little getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very clean & we had all we needed and then some. We stayed with our 1.5 year old and he loved the beach as well as all the toys available! Beach was very clean. Owners were very welcoming and easy to contact if needed. We look forward to returning. Great spot if you have little children or just as a couple to get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway for our family

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage delivered on all fronts. Just as described and we found Barb went over and above to make our stay so nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable location,

  • 5 of 5

the views are fabulous. Peaceful, quiet surroundings, ultra-relaxation time.

Everything one requires is met, full kitchen, laundry and all. All you need to take are

your clothes everything else is provided.

In the morning it was pleasant to enjoy coffee on the deck, the birds chirping from the

protected area, the cool breezes the waters provide.

The waterfront drive to and from the town is very scenic, especially nearing dusk. The sunsets highlight the beautiful area in all its glory. All in all, if one is after peace and quiet, this is a very desired space.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and comfortable location.

  • 4 of 5

The listing description regarding the location, layout and amenities is accurate. However, the pictures don't due the cottage justice. We were pleasantly surprised on the actual size. Unfortunately, the view of the lake from the cottage is not exactly as suggested in the pics because the overall view is blocked by the main house. Although the kitchen is well equipped with basic condiments, teas, sugar and seasonings, etc., should you decide to eat out, we highly recommend The Lord Amherst Public House and Wine Lounge for their courteous, fast service and in particular for their Perch Platter. For breakfast or lunch, we suggest Maria's Restaurant recognized over several decades for serving family style food, friendly service and quite reasonable prices. We also recommend the local Royal Canadian Legion where you are sure to mingle with some long time locals who are awesome, natural ambassadors for the area. We do recommend staying at this cottage and highly commend the owner, Barb for her professionalism and friendly approachability. Sadly our busy schedule did not allow us to meet her in person. However, we did communicate as needed via text messaging. Barb's added personal touch of providing a cheese plate and wine was very welcoming after a long, long travel day. We will consider staying at Barb's cottage on future visits to Amherstburg.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All we could ask for and more for a much needed, quiet get-away week!

  • 5 of 5

Dogs aren't welcome everywhere. Believe me, my husband and I know which friends and relatives don't appreciate the offered affections of our two , relatively well-behaved ten-year-old gals. So, I was a bit apprehensive taking them for the first time ever on a week's vacation, to Barb's cottage. She'd given the okay, but still... My fears were laid to rest. Two water bowls awaited immediately inside the back door! (Barb will never know how welcomed I felt by that).

It was fun wandering about the place. Everything was clean and bright, tastefully decorated, amazingly stocked, organized and stored. She had thoughtfully provided everything needed for living there for a long time. Sure, there were pots and pans, and linens for bed, bath and kitchen; I'd expect these. I'm talking about washer, dryer, dishwasher and all needed soaps (even dryer sheets)! I'm talking about tea, coffee, filters, plastic wrap and foil, jars of candy, and spices galore. What a delight to open the refrigerator to find a cheese, cracker, grape plate and a bottle of local wine!

Simple to follow instructions were provided for the television, DVD player, and wifi. Barb was available for any questions regarding the cottage, the wineries and nearby attractions. She welcomed us the use of the beach, lawn chairs and her personal gazebo. We and the dogs enjoyed walking the sandy beach and watching the activity of the boats and barges on the lake.

Very peaceful.

Thom and I applaud Barb for all she did to make our week easy and just what we needed for a quiet, restful time away. We hope to come again and strongly recommend it.

Thom and Nancy T. (Dottie and Brandy, too!)

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely appointed beach cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed at Sandy Shores for an extra long weekend. We were met with a lovely welcome note, fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and cheese tray. Barbara is a very nice lady and was really welcoming. We had full access to the beach, everything on the beach and the yard etc. She pointed us in the right direction for a trail to bike ride on and a couple locations for my son to fish from. There was satellite tv which was nice in the evenings and the two afternoons it rained a bit. The internet is a bit shaky but we didn't mind as we were taking time out away from social media. The cottage is cute and very well appointed with every kitchen tool you can imagine. The linens and towels are fresh and new. We very much enjoyed our stay and would rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Windsor Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
town of Amherstburg
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Boblo Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
several golf courses
Nearest Train
30 Miles
VIA Rail Windsor
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ducks on the Roof
Car: necessary

So close to the historic town of Amherstburg where you will find Fort Malden, the ferry to Boblo Island, many restaurants and pubs. You're also just a short 2 minute drive to the Wine Route where you can visit, sample and purchase some of the most delicious locally produced wines.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $158.92

Summer rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. There is a $200 damage fee due upon arrival. The home is limited to 4 guests and nobody else but those agreed upon on the rental agreement are permitted to stay overnight. If your situation requires another overnight guest, please contact the owner to see if this request can be accommodated. This is for insurance reasons and it will serve to break your rental agreement if you have any other people stay overnight.

Half of the total cost to guarantee booking is due upon reservation confirmation and the other half of the total amount is due upon arrival and receipt of keys. Please provide damage deposit at arrival to be returned upon inspection and cleaning at the end of your stay. You must be 28 years old to rent this cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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