OLD FASHIONED RETREAT

Brian Taylor

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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OLD FASHIONED RETREAT

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4 bedrooms, 2 three piece bathrooms, sleeps 10

This newly renovated cozy cottage is located in the heart of Grand Bend 1/2 block from the Main Street and 2 blocks to the crystal blue waters of the Main beach. The free standing gas stove, cabinetry and woodwork provide a warm inviting atmosphere. With its four bedrooms plus two pull-out couches, the cottage can comfortably accommodate one or two families. Two bathrooms(including a sunken tub) make for a calm early morning getaway. Sit on the front deck with your coffee or enjoy the privacy of your fenced in back yard with fire pit. Shopping boutiques, dining and all the other activities on Grand Bend's bustling Main St. are just a short stroll away. Families and mature couples only, please.No week-end only rentals in July and August.

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**NO TENTIND ALLOWED.** NO PROM NIGHTS. NO RENTALS TO ANYONE UNDER 25.HIGHER RATES FOR HOLIDAY WEEK-ENDS.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Brian Taylor

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Old Fashioned Retreat
average rating of 4.409091 based on 22 reviews
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Old Fashioned Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182120
+1 9732080132
Grand Bend Ontario
4

GREAT STAY, TRUSTWORTHY OWNER

  • 4 of 5
Our group of girls had a great long weekend at this cottage. It was clean when we arrived, everything was in working order, and we were comfortable in the space. Lots of seating indoors and with a backyard and front porch, you can always be in the sun! I was nervous at first about signing a contract and e-transferring money to the owner as we only spoke over the phone and have never met, however after speaking with a couple of references I felt more at ease. I received the damage deposit back in a timely manner and Brian was a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend this cottage to others and would stay again.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Old Fashioned Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182120
+1 9732080132
Grand Bend Ontario
4

CLEAN, LARGE, HEART OF THE ACTION

  • 4 of 5
I was pleased with the size and cleanliness of the property upon arrival. The only exception is the carpet could use a real good steam clean or be replaced with darker carpet as current is white in colour and stained at traffic areas.
The front porch is large and allows for people watching as you can see the strip from it. The property is only 3 away from the strip. The walk to the beach is more like 5 or 6 blocks, but I enjoyed having it a further walk then 3 blocks. The bedrooms were a good size and the ensuite bath with soaker tub off master was fantastic! I used it daily. Air conditioner worked well, but only one, so sleep with the bedroom doors ajar. Kitchen was country cozy. Backyard is shaded, which was great and appreciated after heating up at the beach all day. It has 2 levels which was great that the firepit area was separate. Bring some DVDs for the evening, as there is a player. Be prepared for some noise but not much. If you this is your first time heading the "the bend" there is a ton to do on the strip: batting cages, mini-putting, jet-ski and water trampoline rentals, and tons of eating and shopping. We'll be back next year!!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review ,in an effort to continue to improve we will be replacing the carpet with something more durable for next summer.
business
Old Fashioned Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182120
+1 9732080132
Grand Bend Ontario
5

SPACIOUS, COMFORTABLE STAY

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is much larger than it looks in the photos. Enough room for our group to sleep and relax comfortably. Spent most of our time in the big backyard. Lower level outside for the fire pit and seating for 6, and upper level with even more seating, 1 patio table and 1 picnic table. Front porch was also great to relax. Lots of windows to air the place out and the A/C worked well.
Stove, oven, bbq, fridge and coffee machine all work. There is a toaster and microwave but we did not use it. Lots of dishes and cookware available, bring sponges and soap to wash them all quickly before use though. There were paper towels provided but I would suggest bringing some kitchen and bathroom towels.
5 minute walk to the beach was busy but clean, and the locals are very nice. About a 10 minute walk to the Sobeys and drug store. Beer store and LCBO are close by as well.
The strip was pretty quiet during the night and busy during the days. Loud party next door but we were up late anyway so we did not mind.
Only 2 parking spots available but we found overnight parking at the Spud Shack down the strip, $10 for 24hrs, or if you can get to the municipal office you can pay $10 for overnight parking in their lot.

All in all, a great stay and I would recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Old Fashioned Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182120
+1 9732080132
Grand Bend Ontario
5

WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
At first we were unsure of the cottage, having not seen it before booking but WOW, what a pleasant surprise!

We rented the cottage for our wedding party and ourselves for 4 nights and it was wonderful. It was exactly as the pictures depicted. A terrific master ensuite with a nice big soaker tub, the whole wedding party took turns soaking in it. It was perfect for the 9 of us to get ready, with 2 full bathrooms and 4 good size bedrooms. We loved the bench seating in the dining room, made for a great family atmosphere during dinner. The cottage has everything you need during your stay. Even a stackable washer and dryer!

The backyard, let me just say, fabulous! There is more than enough chairs outside and 2 different levels. The top level has the BBQ, picnic table for 5, tables and chairs for 6, the lower garden area has 5 chairs with a bench seat that is around a firepit, which we took full advantage of every evening. We also liked that there was a gate across the front steps, so when someone came by we always knew because the gate makes noise when it's opened. Would be great for parents, they would always know if a child was trying to escape..lol. There's also a 6 foot privacy fence around the yard.

The neighbours were very pleasant and didn't mind all the chatter coming from our cottage. They even came over to offer their congratulations to us.

All in all, my advice is, DO IT. You will not be disappointed. I know we'll be back next year!!!!

Thank you to Brian and his staff for a great time!

The Parkers
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Old Fashioned Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182120
+1 9732080132
Grand Bend Ontario
5

CLEAN COTTAGE NEAR STRIP

  • 5 of 5
What an excellent location and clean cottage to rent. Just steps From the Strip and short walk to beautiFul beach and children's play area.
Easily accomodated 6 adults and 4 grandchildren. Going back next year.
Tim/Phyllis Samson, Windsor, ONT.

Owner very pleasant to work with-this will be our 3Rd year booking this cottage.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Old Fashioned Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182120
+1 9732080132
Grand Bend Ontario
4

NICE AND CLEAN

  • 4 of 5
The cottage was nice and clean. Great fire pit to enjoy the summer evenings. Close enough to the strip and all the amenities (within steps) but not too close to be noisy at night. Easy walk down the strip to the beach in 56 minutes.and the beach. Maintenance support was always on call for any questions or needs.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think the renter means 5 or 6 minutes not 56. Brian
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
London
Nearest Train
40 Miles
London
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Grand Bend Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Sep 6 2014 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
C$300
From
C$283
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,350
C$4,000
 
 
Prime Season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning included C$0
Notes Higher rates for long week-ends
Higher rates for long week-ends.
**No Tenting Allowed**
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Amenities

Grand Bend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Sunken tub and sink
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
Notes:
**No Tenting Allowed** Higher rates for Holiday Week-ends.

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