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Turtle Crossing Cottage - retreat for a couple or a group of up to six. Pets OK

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,501 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Turtle Crossing Cottage, a Country home on West Lake, Prince Edward County, is just minutes from Sandbanks Provincial Park. Open year-round our cottage is a perfect getaway for a couple or a group up to to six people.

Step back in time and enjoy a family and pet friendly cottage with its beautiful grounds and marsh lands, combining old world charm with modern rural living.

Family friendly - dogs allowed. Minimum booking is 2 nights.

Fully furnished with 3 bedrooms and one 4pc and another 2pc bathroom. The cottage sleeps 6, maximum occupancy: 6

The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, stove, portable dishwasher, water cooler, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and a counter size butcher block. Basic cooking supplies and all glass ware, dishes and cutlery are provided.

Linger over dinner in the beautiful dining room or on the outside patio. Enjoy the company of your friends and/or family playing games or around the outdoor fire pit listening to the country sounds. We provide a bag of firewood for free.

Your mornings will be enjoyed on the screened-in sun room or on the back patio listening to the sounds of the marsh.

1 bedroom is located on the ground level with 1 Queen bed; upstairs are 2 additional bedrooms appointed with 2 extra long Twin beds in each bedroom next to a 4 piece bathroom. All linens and towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.

Come and explore the "County". Bring your bikes, boat, canoe, or kayak and settle into County time. There is a place to store your bicycles inside.

Just 2 minutes from the cottage you can launch your boat; go fishing for Walleye, Bass and Pike on West Lake or enjoy the beaches of Sandbanks Provincial Park.

A convenience store with gas station is located a few houses down from the cottage.

Many excellent restaurants are also located a short drive from the Turtle Crossing Cottage.

An "Adventure Path" has been created to guide you from Turtle Crossing Cottage's ancient forest through the incredible marshland to the shoreline on West Lake (not usable during flooding / high water levels). Here you can launch your kayak and/or canoe and experience the quiet sounds of the West Lake marsh. Or, if you just want to sit at the shoreline it is a perfect place to relax, read a book or fish. Depending on the time of the year, the water level varies, but you can always launch larger boats just 300 meters to the East at the public boat launch.

During High Season, there is a large water park (with kids weekly camps) and a Wake Boarding School just 1 km away. Isaiah Tubbs Resort with restaurant and bar is located 1 km from the cottage with boat rentals; canoe, kayak and other rentals available. You can also asked to be taken and picked up by boat to the sand dunes.

The cottage has convenient parking for up to 4 cars.

For more information please visit us at our turtlecrossingcottage website.

More Details

Lawrie Ackerman - Rainer Prill
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Lawrie Ackerman - Rainer Prill

Living in the County - West Lake - since 1984.

Lawrie's family arrived in the County by 1789.

Lawrie Ackerman - Rainer Prill purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Lawrie Ackerman - Rainer Prill chose Picton

Very close to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Large wood lot behind the house, shaded outside dining area; screened in sun room. Kid friendly. Dogs welcomed (no cats please). Great outdoor playing area with swing, hammock, badminton, horseshoe and fire pit (bag of firewood provided for free).

What makes this cottage unique

Unique old family house (between 90-110 years old) - totally renovated with radiator heating in winter and air conditioning in summer; large outdoor playing area; owners just living around the corner on Shebas Island - West Lake.

Property dating back to 1799.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Lawrie and Rainer, for a lovely winter family holiday at Turtle Crossing Cottage. We highly recommend this wonderful century home. It is beautifully decorated and welcoming. The home is fully outfitted for cooking, impeccably organized and thoughtfully presented: games, regional information, fresh flowers, easy access, emergency information and appreciated "how-to" charts where needed.

We had a sweet time wandering the back woods and frozen marsh, and enjoyed a night of live music in downtown Picton. The frozen beaches and ice packs were exceptional along the famous Sandbanks. Stunning, memorable visas.

Great family gift from the kids for a winter excursion. Rosalie and Blaine, Graydon, Lia and Fox.
Jan 2018
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Picton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1501 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Clean-up after your stay. Please see info sheet in the kitchen. Recycling mandatory.
  • Please do not park or drive on any part of the property other than the drive way. You might do damage to septic tank / septic field.
  • Due to the electrical system installed, you cannot charge eCars / Hybrids do avoid damage to the property or your car.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , + vanity, all hair and skin lotions provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 extra large twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 extra large twin beds
  • All linen provided. An extra cot can be set up in Bedroom 2. Crib and change table can be set up in Bedroom 3.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Turtle Crossing Cottage - retreat for a couple or a group of up to six. Pets OK
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a lovely area. We enjoyed walking to the water through the 'adventure trail'. The cottage is a short distance from wonderful beaches. It was great to explore the immediate area, as well as journey to nearby towns. Rainer and Lawrie were very kind and welcoming, they even provided treats for our dog.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having Alana and family and friends at Turtle Crossing Cottage. They thoroughly enjoyed the Cottage and the large property. They took very well care of the Cottage and left everything nice and clean. Love to see them coming back! Lawrie and Rainer
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Clean, and neat with everything you need.

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 really enjoyed the large backyard and all the outdoor athetic equipment

(badmington, soccer, etc). My 9 & 11 year old were excited to explore the back woods and the path to the lake. At the time of our stay, the path was flooded but it looks to be a great activity when dry. The house was comfortable with all that was needed. The hosts were super hospitable. They welcomed us at the cottage to point out all the conveniences in the rental. Short drive or bike ride to the beautiful Sandbanks Provincial Park.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our week af Turtle Crossing this summer! A lot of space and great amenities nearby.

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples and a dog staying at Turtle Crossing for a week in July. The cottage was clean and the hosts were there to greet us and inform us about activities nearby. The cottage held so many games and activities to do onsite and it was an excellent location for us to go on daily trips around the county. We really appreciated the free use of the Sandbanks Provincial Pass as we spent many afternoons driving the 8 minutes down the road to the beach. We loved the large area out back of the cottage to BBQ dinners and relax around the campfire. Thank you for your hospitality, Rainer and Lawrie!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jonathan and family, we surely enjoyed meeting and hosting you at Turtle Crossing Cottage.We thank you for taking such good care of the house and property! We look forward to having you come back and stay again with us! Lawrie and Rainer
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Very Comfortable Stay

  • 4 of 5

It is a nice home and very comfortable. We really appreciated the cottage socks and the bed was nice with super warm blankets. The sun room in the front is lovely and we spent a lot of time in there. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turtle Crossing Cottage never disappoints

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Turtle Crossing Cottage this month, our second visit. Prince Edward County is starkly beautiful in the winter, and we loved our walks in nearby Sandbanks provincial park. The cottage is extremely comfortable with everything you need for a lovely stay. There are several towns close by for excellent food or a coffee. The owners are very welcoming. I highly recommend the cottage and will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well kept and lovely home, just a short drive from Sandbanks park

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend Turtle Crossing Cottage. It is a great base for exploring Prince Edward County. The home is a really lovely old place, with everything you need on site. The owners were really welcoming of our dog, including providing some dog bowls inside and out! I'd definitely go back. We had a very comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Toronto - Ottawa
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
County Canteen or Oyster Bar
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Glenora Ferry
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
HWY 401
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Agrarian Bloomfield or Oyster&Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Dunes Beach
Car: necessary

Explore Prince Edward County, one of the oldest Loyalist Counties and largest inhabited island in Lake Ontario with its many wonderful lakes, a shoreline with Lake Ontario of almost 200 km, three Provincial Parks and numerous Conservation Areas.

Easy access to the "County" from Hwy 401 over 4 bridges and the famous Glenora Ferry in the East.

With one of Canada's newest and fastest growing wine business, the numbers of wineries, vineyards and now breweries are almost mind-boggling. Most of them are featuring outdoor and indoor events, outdoor patios with wine and food and shopping for gifts end memories.

Live Theatre (and movies) at Picton's downtown elegant historic Regent Theatre along with numerous shopping and eating locations.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $387.45

Maximum of 6 persons. No smoking. No more than one dog. No cats please. Dogs stay free. If you plan a party or event please ask first.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.