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WILDWOOD COTTAGE, Penetanguishine

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath 6 person cottage with only a 3 minute walk to great beach

Just 1.5 hours from the Greater Toronto Area, this lovely all-season cottage has the serene feeling of a ” Gingerbread Home in the Woods” yet is only a 3 minute stroll to a path that leads to a beautiful, wide sandy beach that can be walked for miles. Private but not isolated, the cottage gives you a peaceful respite at the end of an exciting day.

Upon entering this cozy 3 bedroom home, you’ll find a warm and inviting open concept living/dining room to relax in while enjoying the kitchen amenities of a home. Wildwood sleeps up to 6 people, has 2 bedrooms up stairs with a 2 piece washroom and 1 bedroom on the main level, with another 3 piece washroom. It has a large wooden deck across the front of the cottage and another one across the upper front bedroom where you can sit to enjoy your morning coffee. Wildwood has municipal water for drinking and garbage pick-up once a week. Satelite TV, Internet, DVD Player and CD Player/stereo are there for your convenience.

In the evening, gather around the fire pit and roast marshmallows or make “smores”!

There is a propane BBQ available for your use and an outdoor picnic table to eat at while enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

Sunsets are fabulous at the beach with panoramic views of Blue Mountain as you overlook Nottawasaga Bay. The wide sandy beach is complimented by a gently sloping, child friendly entry into the clear waters of the bay. The seabed is a mix of smooth small rocks and sandy areas.

“Wildwood” is located 30 minutes north of Wasaga Beach, 10 minutes from Balm Beach and close to Blue Mountain, where an abundance of activities, trails, hiking and biking can be enjoyed as a day outing. Lafontaine is approximately 2 km away with a convenience store, bakery and liquor store. A European deli is a short 1 km walk. Penetanguishene/Midland is 20 minutes away where major grocery stores, movie theatres, restaurants and unique stores and Art Gallery can be found. As well, 2 Championship golf courses await golfers; Midland Golf and Country Club and Brooklea Golf Club. There are also other courses a short drive away.

Local attractions include the historic Martyr’s Shrine, St. Marie Among the Hurons, Discovery Harbour, or take a 3-hour tour boat cruise around the Georgian Bay Islands. The beautiful Awenda Provincial Park is a short drive where more hiking and biking can be found.

Your family and friends will share many fond memories.

Smoking is NOT permitted.

Towels and Linens can be provided for an additional charge.

Renters are responsible to leave the cottage clean at the end of the rental period.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

About Jim

We live down the street and many friends who have joined us at the beach love the area. Thus, we decided to purchase a second property for those looking to enjoy a holiday at the beach or just relax with family and friends.

Why Jim chose Penetanguishene

This is a wonderful property to relax and enjoy with family and friends. You will feel relaxed at the beach or just chilling on the deck with a good book. The peaceful surround will want you to book again and again away from the busy life most people face every day.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful grounds in a unique Chalet style cottage.


Penetanguishene Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 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:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 3 piece bathroom on the main floor and a 2 piece bathroom on the second floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen size bed 2 Double beds 1 single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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WILDWOOD COTTAGE, Penetanguishine
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a real gem and the perfect hideaway for our family's first vacation. The beach was only a short walk away and was ever so quiet -- perfect for a little one to frolic in the lake. Jim and Joanne were lovely and ensured our stay was comfortable. Our daughter had fun with the many outdoor toys on site as well.

I would highly recommend this cottage for a family stay. It's super cozy, clean and comfortable with wonderful owners! We definitely hope to return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the kind words. Having you up was a pleasure and come back anytime!
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Peaceful family getaway

  • 5 of 5

I went with hubby, mother in law and 2 kids (3 yo and 6 mo) and this was the perfect getaway for us. Quick walk to the beach made even easier with him supplying us kindly with a wagon of chairs and sand toys (not to mention stroller and high chair). House itself was cosy, clean and just perfect. Thank you to Jim and Joanne for letting us use your gingerbread house!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cozy pocket

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay, and really enjoyed the location. Minutes from the beach (private), and everyone we met were friendly. Quite, clean and Jim and Jo were quick in responding to our questions. Would definitely recommend to others and would stay there again. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, great value

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family (my octogenarian parents, my wife and me, our 12-year-old son) spent a few days at this lovely cottage, and we were all thrilled with it. Comfortable, clean, well-decorated. Bedrooms were roomy and bright. Very well stocked with everything you need for a great visit - from the kitchen to the beach chairs and beach toys. Even a wagon to wheel everything down to the beach - not that it's essential, as the beach is only a minute or two down the road on foot. And it's a terrific beach; this cottage is in a lovely location. Jim and Joanne are great hosts - very friendly and they live nearby, so always available if you need anything. We couldn't have been happier with this rental - great value, and we would happily rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave and Family, thanks for the the fine review of our cottage. We truly appreciate it and you are all welcome back anytime. Until then, take care.
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Midland Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Many in Midland
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Easy 4 minute walk
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $77.38
Refundable Damage Deposit $386.88

Maximum of 6 guests, NO PETS, No smoking and no events (i.e. Prom parties or Weekend parties). Provide own bed linens, bath, beach and kitchen towels . Check in is at 3:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM. Cottage is in a quiet area and is most suited to families and adults. BBQ propane and fire wood for your first fire is included as is internet and basic TV cable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.