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Chris and Murray Inverarity

Speaks english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Colchester House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Have you ever dreamed of life on the lake? Not just a view of the lake, but actually living in a wall to wall windowed lakehouse, sliding open the front glass doors onto your large two tiered deck, walking down the few steps to take you right to your warm sandy large beach...or just choosing to sit in the comfortable loungers with a firepit ready to automatically start, while the twinkle of lights from the overhead pergola sparkle as much as the million stars in the night sky above? Light the fire, pour your drink of choice (perhpas local wine from the nuimerous wineries very close by) and bask in the solitude or laughter - your chioice. Our vacation home is in the final stages of completion and we are willing to share the beauty. Do you ever find yourself trying to fit more hours in day? not having the time to sit, relax and enjoy the moment due to work/home repsonsibilities? Have you ever wished for a place to get away, relax, leave your worries behind, not too far a drive, perhaps located on a beautiful lake? Look no more! This is the place for deadlines, reports due, lawns to mow, flowers to plant. Just you, your loved ones, sand, sun and beach and memories just waiting to be created!

Once you are scheduled at 783 Eries Shores Drive, all you need to do is pack up your food , family, personals, cameras, beach towels etc.,and drive to 'Daves Serenity' on Erie Shores Drive, Colchester, Ontario, a little getaway where heaven meets the earth-where each day brings you rejuvention and relaxation, fun and laughter - where memories with loved ones are created and each night as you tuck yourself into bed in between the cool sheets, fresh from a late night swim on a warm suntanned You've arrived! Pull your car into the long driveway, but don't unpack just yet! . Enter the beautiful home, walk into the newly designed kitchen, pour yourself a cool drink and take in the gorgeous view of the lake, seen through the floor to ceiling windows which wrap around the front of the home. Notice the waves lapping at the shore, take a breath, relax, - you are here at 'Daves Serenity'.

A typical day - wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee (set to brew the night before), stretch in your comfortable new pillow top mattress and grab your housecoat and comfy slippers, head into the brighly decorated modern bathroom (new soaker tub) to splash some cool water on your face, mozy through the open area living room past the big screen tv where you are greeted by the new morning beaming though the windows, slide up to the kitchen bar to grab your coffee,continuing through the sliding glass doors onto the 20 by 50 foot newly designed deck, pull up your favourite adirondack or choose the hammock on the deck to just sit, relax and let the day plans come to you. Perhaps you will enjoy taking a step onto the large sandy beach later for swimming in the sand bottom lake, watch the kids play along the shore or go for walks along the beach looking for shells. Maybe your day consists of a sightseeing trek through the local greenhouses, perhaps stopping at Colosantis in Kingsville and choosing some fresh flowers, petting the zoo animals, a round of crazy golf, a full round of golf at the nearby golf course, or packing a lunch to the most southern tip of Canada - Point Pelee (half hour drive). A day trip to Pelee Island on the ferry may be just the ticket you are looking for (book ahead).You may feel like eating out or stopping by the local pub - The Meadows- a 5 min. walk away for the best chicken wings around! Perhaps you will have a candlelit dinner with roasted vegetables purchased fresh that day from local farm stands, coupled with a sizzling bbq'd steak or freshly caught fish (fishing guide/boat/contact available), while sipping on some local wine from one of the numerous wineries located in this wine region. You might want to wrap up the night sitting by the bonfire on the beach gazing at the stars, playing your own guitar or listening to music from the portable speakers available. Many board games are available as well as a wide assortment of movies to suit any

interests. Nightgaze to see the many stars through the telescope set at the north star.

4 seasons a year - Daves Serenity is the place to find the hours needed to refresh your mind, body and spirit. Summer -all amenities listed-so peaceful and beautiful! Autumn - enjoy the bright gold red harvest moon as you sit by the bonfire on the beach to star gaze, roast marshmallows or perhaps the kids enjoy sparklers, see the gorgeous colours that coat our trees and foilage - the views that make autumn in this part of Canada so memorable. Winter - enjoy snowshoeing snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, skating right in front of the deck, crisp winter walks along the ice covered lakes or just sit curled up with your favourite movie/book by the natural wood fireplace enjoying the peace and quiet. Spring - welcome the birds as they return to their own house on our deck -purple martins, barn swallows, loons, wood ducks, blue herons, baltimore orioles, cardinals, finches and even catch a glimpse of the bald eagles - hear the morning doves coo.

Whatever the season, whatever your need for a vacation, Daves Serenity is the place to be.

This is our special get away home that we are offering to share with you. We also enjoy it between rentals and if you arrive and have forgotten to pack anything, you are welcome to use our staples, just kindly replace them.

You must be over 28 years of age to rent.

Pets may be welcome based on breed and number with prior approval by owner.

As far as the sleeping arrangments, there are two bedrooms as seen in the photos and the livingroom has a double pull out couch.

We provide the bedding and towels for indoors only - any blanket or towels to be used on the beach are for you to bring.

Check it out - it fills up quickly!

Keywords: On-large sandy beach, cottage/home, Lake Erie, Wine route, Colchester,

More Details
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Chris and Murray Inverarity

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Speaks english

My husband and I wanted to keep this perfect slice of heaven in our family - just as our son wanted to do in his future. In order to keep this in our family, we decided to share this amazing palce with select others who we know will feel the magic as soon as they step inside and see the amazing views of Lake Erie! We live in Tecumseh, Ontario and my husband had worked with our son Dave, since he purchased the home in 2006 and rebuilt the entire home from the inside out.

Chris and Murray Inverarity purchased this house in 2009

This was our beautiful firstborn child, our son, Dave's home and he died tragically in the city in 2009. It is such a beautiful place at the lake (and our daughter lives year round a few beaches away), and we want to keep it in our family so we rent it out to help cover the costs and this allows us to keep it. This is a perfect location any time of the year. All our guests that have stayed here have commented on how beautiful and peaceful it is. The home is all remodelled with a brand new kitchen,all stainless steel new appliances including a dishwasher, new bedrooms and large new bathroom with a soaker tub and includes a new central air conditioning and furnace. We provide all the linens and just ask at the end if you will pile all the linens used in the tub in order to do our best for the environment. I change everything from mattress pad to pillows and wash it all. SInce it is our home away from home, we have a large collection of games, movies, books , etc., and you are welcome to use any. If you ran out of your own wine , etc., you can use any of ours as long as you replace it. That is what Dave's Serenity is all about. Welcoming you to a peaceful get away where you can leave all your stress and troubles behind.

While you are sitting inside, whether eating dinner, playing a game, reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine, one glance out the wall to wall windows makes you feel like you are sitting right at the water. The beach is beautiful! The views are magnificent! It is very rare to have this amount of sandy beach right off your front deck! Sit on the huge deck with a beautiful fire pit and watch the sunset!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Property Reviews

Serenity-Sunsets-Sand Await You at Beautiful Beachfront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Serenity-Sunsets-Sand Await You at Beautiful Beachfront Home
Colchester Ontario

Peaceful & Relaxing

Peaceful & Relaxing
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We spent a peaceful and relaxing week at Dave's Serenity. As seen on the listing, the cottage has many updates and provides many comforts. We enjoyed the amenities of the beautiful kitchen, especially the dishwasher and the beds were very comfortable. There are windows on 3 sides of the cottage providing an unobstructed view of the lake. During our stay we experienced a thunderstorm which provided an amazing light show from across the lake. We visited a local winery and took a trip into Kingsville to shop. The owners had recently purchased additional lounging chairs for the deck along with a chairs and a gas fire pit which we enjoyed in the evenings. Chris & Murray's priority is their guests' comfort and enjoyment. They were a pleasure to deal with, answering all our questions and requesting feedback at the end of our stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
Serenity-Sunsets-Sand Await You at Beautiful Beachfront Home
Colchester Ontario
Waterdown, ON


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Our stay was amazing! The cottage was in a perfect location and was recently renovated and we had a wonderful time. The beds were extremely comfortable and the cottage offered all of the comforts of home. My husband and I are cyclists and this is a great spot for cycling as both Amherstburg and Kingsville are short rides away. Thank you Chris and Murray for such a wonderful stay - we will be back!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
Serenity-Sunsets-Sand Await You at Beautiful Beachfront Home
Colchester Ontario
Oakville, ON, Canada

Arnaud, Catherine and Zap from Oakville, ON

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We staid 3 nights with our Shih Tsu and enjoyed every minutes. We did not know this part of Ontario and were pleasantly surprised with the country aspect of it. We were lucky with beautiful weather and it was very quiet and relaxing. (we staid during the week and left Saturday am. Neighbours arrived on the Friday night). We read on the deck, walked on the beach. We walked to the winery, drove one am to Kingsville and the next to Amhersburg. It is a privilege to stay in this special family place. Obviously the owners come often. It is nice to see how they trust the guests as they leave some of their own belonging, their food in the fridg,...So we liked it and will try to come back. Two suggestions for the next guests: find out if the owner compost (they recycle but I did not find the compost) and get instructions to use the TV and CD player. (I did not figure it out).
PS: and it was great not to have access to Wi-fi as we get addicted very easily. Thanks again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
Serenity-Sunsets-Sand Await You at Beautiful Beachfront Home
Colchester Ontario
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Awesome Guests

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
When we decided to rent out our home on the lake, we were nervous about letting others stay in our home with our belongings there. This has turned out to be a fabulous opportunity to meet people from all over. Thank you to our guests who have treated our home like your own. We look forward to meeting others who are seeking a vacation to get away from it all - an enjoyable time on a beautiful beach- truly - serenity awaits you!
Thank you guests!
Chris and Murray
Helpful votes: 2/2
Serenity-Sunsets-Sand Await You at Beautiful Beachfront Home
Colchester Ontario

Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We really enjoyed our 2 weeks at this beautiful cottage in Essex county. It was exactly as the owner described it in the VRBO listing. The photos posted in the listing reflect the charm and beauty of this serene location. The cottage is right on the beach and you are only a few steps way from diving into the warm and inviting lake. The whole area is very quiet and tranquil and has a lovely country feeling. We visited several wineries closeby and enjoyed the local produce from famers as well. Quaint little towns like Harrow, Amherstburg, Kingsville and Leamington are closeby. We had breakfast at a little diner called 'Ure's' not far away, ate the best pie ever at 'The Pie Lady's' in Harrow, went to the Rib Fest in Amherrstburg, and ate fresh perch from "The Meadows' pub very close to the cottage. Pelee Island is a short drive from the cottage too. The cottage is spotless and has been recently renovated.The beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen and bathroom are new and spotless. We found everything that we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The owners are wonderful and make you feel right at home. I have already recommended this inviting cottage to a few friends and we hope to visit here again. Thank you so much, Chris and Murray!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Windsor Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Pelee Island Ferry
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Windsor train station
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Oxley & Kingsville Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Meadows / Sprucewood Wineries

Situated on Lake Erie North Shore on Pelee Island Wine Route providing access to many tours, (including winery biking tours), day trips to Pelee Island (catch the ferry 15 miles), Harrow 5 min, great chicken wings at the Meadows Restuarant (walking distance), 5 min drive to Colchester marina for boating, outstanding fishing, Kingsville 15 min , Colosantis Greenhouses and Petting Zoo, many fresh fruit and vegetable stands, golf courses, Point Pelee half hour drive , amazing birdwatching at the most southern tip of Canada, a must to see with beautiful beaches, boardwalks, nature trails and Nature Centre, bocci ball provided, variety of books, movies yours to use. Professional telescope set to see the lake, binoculars provided.

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Availability & Rates

Colchester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Spring has Sprung
Apr 6 2014 - May 30 2014
C$ 275
C$ 1,100
2 nights
May 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
C$ 325
C$ 1,450
2 nights
Sep 28 2014 - Nov 15 2014
C$ 300
C$ 1,200
2 nights
Winter Wonderland
Nov 16 2014 - Apr 3 2015
C$ 250
C$ 1,000
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$200.00
Half of total cost to ensure dates are booked and other half of total amount due upon arrival and reciept of keys at Daves Serenity. Please provide damage deposit at arrival to be returned upon inspection and cleaning at end of stay.
Notes There is a $200. damage fee due upon arrival. Ther is a home phone line for local calls. Any long distance calls need to be paid for. The home is limited to 4 guests and nobody else but those agreed upon on the rental agreement are permitted to stay overnight. This is for insurance reasons and it will serve to break your rental agreement if you have any other people stay overnight.
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Colchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Green bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , pull out couch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sunset bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1-pull out couch bed (double)
  • Video Games ...
  • Television
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • marina
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • ice skating
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
2 tvs, 1 VCR in bedroom,large screenTV with DVD/VCR in LR, portable stereo speakers, beautifully landscaped, excellent swimming, 5 minutes walk to Sprucewood Winery, 5 minute walk to Meadows Hotel, parking for 4 vehicles, access to owners lawn games, numerous board games and movies, large 27 by 50 foot deck with night lighting on beach overlooking water, brand new kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, large covered carport with picnic table and gas bbq., great fishing, wall to wall front windows wrap around home overlooking water/deck for beautiful sunsets, bridwatch from the livingroom/diningroom, feel the lake breeze with open floor to ceiing windows, ceiling fans in each room with remote controls, deck chairs for 8, hammock on deck, everything you need to have fun, relax and leave your worries and stress behind.
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