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COMPLETELY RENOVATED BEACH FRONT COTTAGE IN THE HEART OF WINE REGION!

J. Reimers

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Contact the Owner

J. Reimers

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014
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COMPLETELY RENOVATED BEACH FRONT COTTAGE IN THE HEART OF WINE REGION!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Colchester House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Water Front House With Gorgeous Views Next To Beach.

Gloccamorra means 'Happy Place' and there you will find the luxurious comforts of home to be extremely happy in your stay! The entire property has been renovated, to the studs, and done up to the nines! It features handscraped hard wood floors, stainless GE Profile appliances, a large wine fridge, walk in pantry, onsite front load laundry (in separate laundry room and washtub), granite countertops, breakfast bar, the original stone fireplace (converted to gas), bar, patio, Weber bbq, outdoor fire pit and lots of space to entertain. The main house is done in a neutral setting with steel blue tones upstairs to match the many moods and colours of the lake!

The main living room and kitchen have been blown out into an open concept area. There are large sliding Andersen glass doors which open onto the patio and waterfront for magnificent views of Lake Erie. There are three bedrooms in total; one master loft which takes up the entire second floor, complete with built-ins (drawers and closets), a glassed in shower, double vanity, Keurig coffee set up and large master deck spanning the house to enjoy your morning coffee uninterrupted. The master contains a king size bed with plush bedding, flat screen TV and dvd player combo. From the master, you can walk out onto the balcony which spans the length of the house and enjoy your morning coffee while seated at the new Adirondack bistro set or simply lie in bed and enjoy your coffee while watching the many moods of the lake while you wake up slowly.

There are 2 bedrooms on the main level; one with a queen bed, Nate Berkus bedding, a large open out closet, bureau and chair. The 'nook' bedroom contains a trundle bed which, when pulled out, will expand to king size or remain as two full size twin beds. This room is smaller, but done up with Tommy Hilfiger bedding and also has a closet and bureau of drawers for storage. All bedrooms are carpeted with plush modern shag. The rest of the cottage flooring is done in handscraped oak and has a den area with a large desk for working, however, the internet is not available, BUT before you panic, you should be able to hotspot your phone and do all of your emailing and texting (just make sure you have a good data plan)! We've had many guests say they've not had a problem emailing/googling from their phones.

The main floor bathroom is cute with a tub, toilet and small vanity with large mirror--palm tree motif. The living area has a large L-shaped Bassett couch with a full sized hide-a-bed and also contains a turn of the century baker's cabinet turned into a bar. There is also a table for four in the corner for playing cards, doing puzzles or sumptuous dining!

The front of the house is considered 'water side' and has an oversized paver patio with furniture for dining 'al fresco' or lying in the sun. The Weber Grill is stored in the shed for safe keeping, but can easily be wheeled around to the patio to bbq while you look out over the water. Same goes for the fire pit. Enjoy roasting marshmallows while you watch the sun go down!

The beach is literally one step down to the left side of the house. It is privately owned and used by many, but it is nice and sandy for walking on, playing in, or jumping into the lake!

There is plenty of room for parking, just please make sure not to cross over to the neighbour's side to the right! Please park directly in front of our white fence, leaving enough room for people to access the beach. Although we love animals, unfortunately we are not accepting any pets on premises at this time! This is ALSO a NON-smoking cottage! If you would like to smoke, please do so outside and be mindful of our neighbours and our patio area.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
J. Reimers (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

About J. Reimers

I am an expat Canadian living in southeastern Florida, but can't seem to get the 'Canadian' out of me. I still love to come home to Essex County whether it's in the Fall for the colours, or for the amazing corn on the cob and peaches in the summer (or to cross back over into the States and go to a U of M football game or any number of professional sporting events in downtown Detroit)! I've spent most of my life in this area and love to come back often to see family and friends. My husband hails from the wheat fields of North Dakota and is a 'little bit Canadian' too. His family had a 'lake place' in Park Rapids Minnesota that he spent all of his formative years at learning to water ski, golf, and becoming the wonderful man that he is, called 'Gloccamorra' hence the name of our cottage, Gloccamorra II. When he recounts the memories of this magical place, we knew we had to name our cottage after it and his special grandparents. It is the best place on earth.

J. Reimers purchased this house in 2012

Why J. Reimers chose Colchester

I was feeling a bit homesick for Canada, specifically Essex County, so after a bit of talking with my husband, we decided to purchase a place back home. Gloccamorra II happens to be located right next to my best girlfriend's cottage too! There is no finer piece of land or view in the area. The original cottage was in rough shape and wasn't for sale, but with a little convincing, a lot of patience, and a good contractor, it became our dream home.

What makes this house unique

We chose this home because of its amazing potential, (it was in rough shape), not to mention its extraordinary views. It also had the most amazing stone fireplace, which I'm pleased to report, is still in tact and produces a cozy, hot fire. It's close to 'big city amenties' if you need them, but this area is so quiet, beautiful, with a ton to do, not to mention the winery where we were married at, just a 10 minute walk away, we knew we'd found the right spot.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Completely Renovated Beach Front Cottage In The Heart Of Wine Region!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Completely Renovated Beach Front Cottage In The Heart Of Wine Region!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451636vb
Colchester Ontario
Cold Lake,AB
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent a week in this beautiful modern cottage with our daughter, husband, and two grandchildren. We slept in the loft upstairs and felt like a king and queen! That view was superb to wake up to every morning and that double sink, huge shower was more than what we even have in our own home. We felt so relaxed from our vacation it was hard for us to come home to the realities of everyday living! Hope to enjoy this vacation spot again some day.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the bed and bathroom "above expectation." We spent a year and a half renovating Gloccamorra, in the hopes that every visitor would find something wonderful about it. So glad you had quality time with your daughter and family. It's all about the memories you make for a lifetime. We hope to see you again soon!
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Completely Renovated Beach Front Cottage In The Heart Of Wine Region!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451636vb
Colchester Ontario
Cold Lake, Alberta Canada
5

Just what we wanted and needed!

  • 5 of 5
This beach front cottage is absolutely beautiful, inside and out. A lot of love went into the upgrades to this beautiful cottage, that sits just yards off the water. We never tired of the gorgeous view each day. The sunsets were spectacular! A quick drive to all amenities, but quiet and serene, just what you want on a vacation. We were completely at home, with everything we needed, as this cottage comes fully stocked. We slept on beautiful soft sheets, comfy beds, and enjoyed spending time out on the patio on the beautiful furniture with a glass of wine each evening. This was cottage-ing at it's finest!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your five star review! We always hope that our guests see what we see with respect to the incredible location and view, and we've tried to anticipate anyone's needs or desires to make your stay a fantastic one. So glad you enjoyed our "favourite place on Earth." We hope to see you again soon!
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Completely Renovated Beach Front Cottage In The Heart Of Wine Region!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451636vb
Colchester Ontario
Amherstburg,ontario
5

confirms to guidelines

  • 5 of 5
We felt welcome from the first moment we entered the cottage. The view of the lake was spectacular. The weather was perfect. We were lucky, so enjoyed the fabulous new patio, Bar-B-Q and all. Great place for a family. Also beach was a great asset for the grandchildren.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our little bit of paradise! I think you're right about our place being suitable for "kids of all ages" whether they be grandchildren or over 55! We hope to see you back in the future. Thank you for the kind words!
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Completely Renovated Beach Front Cottage In The Heart Of Wine Region!
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Colchester Ontario
5

Excellent Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at such a beautiful cottage. We spent most of our time outside on the new, very large gorgeous patio overlooking the Lake. The view was incredible. There was plenty of sun or shade depending on your peference. The patio furniture was very comfortable.

The inside of the cottage has all the ammenities you could ever ask for and was decorated beautifully. The upstairs master bedroom with the patio doors provided a lovely view to wake up to each morning.

We had a wonderful time and want to thank you so much for sharing your cottage with us. It was very central to the towns and wineries surrounding it and we enjoyed several day trips. Lots to see and do in the area.

We look forward to coming back for another enjoyable vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review of Gloccamorra. We are thrilled that you enjoyed it and found everything to your liking. We hope to see you back in the future. You are welcome anytime!
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Completely Renovated Beach Front Cottage In The Heart Of Wine Region!
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Colchester Ontario
Windsor/ON
5

Highly Recommended Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a wonderful stay at your beautiful cottage. You have incorporated all the comforts of home and much more! The view was breathtaking especially from the master loft where we woke up each morning to enjoy coffee on the deck watching the waves rolling in. This is the perfect cottage for anyone that would want to be in an updated surrounding with all amenities imaginable! We spent endless hours on the waterfront patio and even on the rain days we had, we still enjoyed the water views from the patio doors that spanned the entire living room area. We want to thank you for sharing your special place with us and are looking forward to returning in the very near future. We look forward to having a retreat from our day to day lives and this is the ideal place for us to get away too. We can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words and your super review! We are so glad to share our "paradise" with wonderful guests such as yourselves and we hope to see you back in the near future!

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Windsor Regional Airport/Metro Detroit DTW
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Meadows Tavern
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Leamington Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Fox Glen Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Via Rail Windsor
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Highway 401
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Meadows Tavern
Nearest Beach
Property borders the beach!
Car: necessary

Our cottage is located on Levergood Beach, right in the heart of the wine region of Essex County. Many wineries are located close by including Sprucewood Shores which is a 10 minute walk from the cottage door.You can even take an escorted tour leaving from the Meadows Tavern to several different wineries! Golfing, swimming, lazing on the beach, fishing, bike riding, provincial and national parks are minutes away. Amherstburg is a 10 minute drive for history buffs (especially if you're an interested in the war of 1812) or for those who love browsing antique shops. There is as much or as little to do as you would like, even if it's just watching the sunset over the lake or taking in the colours during the Autumn season!

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Rates & Availability

From C$1,295 Per week

Colchester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter/Spring
Nov 1 - Apr 30
7 night minimum stay
C$1,295
C$4,500
 
 
Summer/Fall
May 1 - Oct 31
7 night minimum stay
C$1,505
C$5,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$1,505
C$5,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$500
Housekeeping C$100
Notes Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Checkout is at 11am sharp and check in is at 4pm, to allow for cleaning time. Please make arrangements through email, with owner, for specifics and confirmation. Please note that rates are subject to change at any time, especially for special arrangements/long stays and holiday weekends, ie. the 1st/4th of July, Labour Day and wine festivals ! 6 person max!
A $500 deposit is required at the time of booking. Full payment + $100 housekeeping + $500 security deposit is due MIN 30 days before check in. Cancellation, no less than 30 days prior to booking, will result in a non refund of deposit. Security deposit will be refunded to the renter, approx 2 weeks after stay, provided all is well. Distance calls will be deducted from security deposit.
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Amenities

Colchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom upstairs - toilet , shower , Oversized glass shower, dual vanity & large showerhead.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on mainfloor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - Trundle bed which can be pulled out for 1 or 2 people.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , This bedroom is in an open loft which takes up the top floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed on main floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please bring your own beach toys and sand chairs, or whatever will make you most comfortable for out of doors relaxation! A $100 charge for housekeeping will be included in the total rental fee. We would ask that you keep it tidy and throw out your garbage at the end of your stay. Also, please, NO HARD SHOES in the house. You will see how gorgeous the floors are which scrape easily! Local phone calls are included, however, distance calls will be deducted from security deposit at the end. All patioware included as well for outdoor entertaining.

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