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Southern Canada's Hidden Gem - Pelee Island, Ontario Paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps Maximum



Our paradise is a 100 year old home. This cottage is a comfortable, spacious and somewhat rustic experience. As you can see in the Owner description area - I personally love it beyond love. It's for this reason that I want to share it with people. We cannot be there all the time (yet), so we are offering it to rent.

We have all the basic conveniences of home including appliances, cookware, pots, pans, dishes, glasses - etc. Please see the amenities list for full list.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The water on the majority of the island is not potable. Our water comes from a well, however we do not recommend drinking from the tap especially during seasons where there are blue algae blooms. We provide a water cooler with at least two jugs of water per week for drinking and cooking.

Understand that this is an island in the middle of lake Erie that is largely made up of natural habitat. That means gnats in May, fish flies in June, mosquitoes, spiders, snakes bees etc. in addition to the beautiful butterflies, birds, foxes, dragonflies and other more palatable creatures. If you are an experienced camper you will now that the nightly sweep for spiders and mosquitoes that came in during the day or that emerge at dusk is something that is a part of cottage life.

Am I trying to scare you away? Not at all! However, it will break my heart to hear that you were disappointed in some fashion because your expectations were not aligned with the realities of island life.

The number of renters who enjoy and rave about their experience far outweigh those whose expectations fall short, but I would like to see 100% satisfaction for all who stay with us.

Thanks for looking us up and here's to wishing you a wonderful vacation!



More Details

Lisa Nantais
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

About Lisa Nantais

In August of 2014 we visited Pelee Island for the first time and it was a bonafide case of love at first sight! Fair warning to anyone who's never been there before - you may fall under this magic spell that makes you never want to leave! Two months later we were the proud new owners of what I call our "little slice of heaven". We can't be there every moment, and a place like this needs to be enjoyed, so we decided to share our blessings with others by offering it to rent for your next family vacation!

I'm guessing that we're not much different than most people. We work hard, raise our children, have bills, love our family time and simply want to make good things happen in the world. We love to have a nice vacation that can include our almost grown offspring, but the logistics become a bit tricky when working around those late teen, early 20's work, school, social and travel schedules! If we booked a tropical vacation, they couldn't come at all and YOWZA what a bill that would be! Not to mention the hassle of flights, luggage, transit - makes me want to break out in hives!

So here's this island with sandy beaches, sunshine, waves crashing into the shore, a spacious, comfy space to relax in, a nice ferry ride that will have you relaxed and ready to vacation when you arrive, little to no traffic once you do arrive and some of the friendliest, welcoming people on the planet!!

This is a place to be savoured and enjoyed - much like the world class wines that you will find at the winery if you so choose. If you are quiet and take your time, you might even be lucky enough to spot some of the many rare flora and fauna - some of which exist only on Pelee Island.

Truly a place to be once experienced - loved! You may end up becoming a neighbour if you are as lucky as we are!!

Lisa Nantais purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Lisa Nantais chose Pelee Island

Our location on the island is perfect for us! It's far enough away from the main dock so that it's quiet and peaceful, but it is close to many of the conveniences such as the Co-op, marina, Scudders Tavern and bakery. Our beaches are sandy, shallow and the North Shore has been the calmest shore in our experience.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the big front porch with all the windows, the gorgeous sunsets, the beautiful breeze that seems to always be coming through the kitchen window, the blue "breakfast room" which I use for doing crafts when I am there, or playing board games.


Pelee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - Main Floor - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - Upstairs Rear - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2nd Floor Front - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Crib is available. You will set it up and return it before departing.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Southern Canada's Hidden Gem - Pelee Island, Ontario Paradise!
average rating of 3.9230769 based on 13 reviews

for the price it was ok

  • 3 of 5

it was clean we lift it clean

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great option for inexpensive, quick trip

  • 4 of 5

The house had plenty of room and the island is amazing. The house was somewhat buggy, which we expected from the info provided, so it wasn't a big deal. However the house could use some tlc. I think the choice to have renters clean up after themselves is admirable, but I have to wonder if the home is a little dirtier because of this. The home could have used a deep cleaning, but was not filthy by any means. We wanted an inexpensive place to stay for a quick weekend trip and this fit the bill.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable house as described.

  • 5 of 5

Great location to stay if you need the boat ramp. It's only a couple hundred yards away.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOADS of fun!

  • 5 of 5

What a cozy little place to stay for a weekend. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes my heart happy to hear that you enjoyed it as much as I do! Thank you for sharing your thoughts :) Lisa
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Great for the family - exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

Really nice vacation rental that gives you the genuine "cottage experience". The firepit in the back yard was a highlight for all of us, as was the pristine beach near the lighthouse. The owner's description and information provided were completely on the mark - so make sure you read them carefully before deciding. Yes there are bugs - but not as bad as some people have mentioned - and certainly we had none inside the house. Lisa was great to work with and communicated very well. We'd definitely go again if we have the chance!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Value, Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed here for 2 nights so that I could run the Pelee Island Half Marathon. The house is old, with all of the usual old house charms. But none of those bothered us.

When we arrived, there was more than enough fresh water and the house was reasonably clean. We did not have a huge bug problem. Just flies, thankfully of the non-biting variety. My kids (4 and 7) did not mind sleeping in their own rooms upstairs. My husband and I slept comfortably in the king bed downstairs - a must the night before a half marathon.

The house is located right on the road that travels around the perimeter of the Island. And because of the curve of the North shore where it is located, the sun sets directly across the street! Unobstructed sunset views from the front of the house! And the sunset was breathtaking.

The race route passed right in front of the house. I loved seeing my family cheering my on as I ran past. We were also very close to a beach by the marina, another feature my kids loved.

It did rain while we were there (with thunder, lightning and hail), but the house came stocked with games, cards, and coloring supplies to keep all of us entertained and happy.

Lisa, the owner, was very responsive to questions I had before we arrived. I had enough pre-race stress going on, but questions about the house were not part of it.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Pelee Island Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Scudders Grill & Tavern
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Pelee Island Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Scudders Grill & Tavern
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
North Shore - across front yard
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $195.96

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No smoking, no pets.

You are responsible for leaving the entire cottage as clean (or better) than you found it. Deductions will be made from security deposit if trash is left behind or cleaning person has to be called in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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