3 Br 2 Bath With Lake In Front And Behind
About Ruth Flaherty
My father help build this cottage and my 5 siblings and myself have enjoyed Pelee's charm for many, many years! It is truly an escape from the hustle and bustle, and a place to get in touch with nature and yourself!
Ruth Flaherty purchased this House in 1950
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great views and house is clean and well kept.
We had an a great time. Wished we were here longer.
A Wonderful Stay at Runaway on the Lake
Like a year ago, we had a terrific stay at R on the L. Terry, the property manager, is a treat to deal with! The cottage is wonderfully equipped and the kitchen is a dream to work in. The weather was unseasonably cold for days on end but the cottage easily handled the nippiness; an efficient heater in the kitchen, electric heaters in the bedrooms if needed, and warm duvets for the beds. The lake view from the kitchen was astonishing and we spent many hours watching the gale-force winds sweeping the waves high up over the rocks and crashing onto the lawn!
Ruth, if you would have us and if it suits your schedule, you could reliably pencil us in for the same time of the year annually (anytime for seven nights from May 6 to the 15th). We absolutely love your place!
One note, and this doesn't concern the Runaway property. The immediate neighbours to the north have three large dogs that run loose. Every time we set foot outside, if the dogs were out, they would come charging at us, stop about 10 feet from us with manes bristling, tails raised, growling/barking and in every sense being quite intimidating. This happened while we were barbecuing, walking to the shoreline from the patio, or walking to our car. I finally resorted to carrying a stick when I walked outside. Dogs aren't allowed to run about freely in the neighbourhood where we live, nor should they on Pelee Island. If there had been a police presence on the island, I would have registered a complaint about these irresponsible dog owners.
Thank you so very much for finding Pelee as magical a place as my parents did when they fell in love with it back in 1949!!!! I will book you in "in perpetuity" for that week in May!
Yes, I agree those dogs are intimidating...there is usually just one in residence, but this spring there were two, and now you say three!!!!! They are multiplying! I will talk to Clayton and ask him to please be aware of this situation. He is a huge Pelee booster...he built the Stonehouse Brewery at the West Dock and grew up on the island. I am sure he will be courteous and keep the dogs in check. Thank you so very much for your feedback. DId you see some unusual and rare birds? I saw several photos on the Facebook group, "Pelee Islanders" of some gorgeous birds! Wishing you a great summer!!!!!! Ruth
Very well equipped, washer/dryer nice surprise. Ac worked, lots of crickets inside tried not to step on them may have gotten a few. No problem for us. Caught bass, catfish and sheephead right off the bank.
If I ever get to go back will stay here again!
Hi Gene! Thank you for being such a great guest. The crickets this time of year can be pests, but don’t hurt anything! Nobody knows why they come in this time of year!
So glad you loved your stay! Ruth
Another great stay.
Extremely well equipped cottage. Air conditioners in top condition during the heat wave.
Great family spot.
Ruth and Terry were great hosts and very accommodating. The spot was beautiful. The (very quiet) beach was close as promised. We had a great time. Thank you :)
Great cottage for a family!
Spent 5 nights. We were the only people on the public beach the whole week. Fully equipped kitchen and beautiful view of both the sunrise and sunset.