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Lance Alexander

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Waterfront Country Cottage - Weller"s Bay Prince Edward County

29 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Prince Edward County Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This all season, well furnsihed waterfront, country cottage faces westward over Weller's Bay to tree covered sand dunes. The house is nestled amongst majestic mature trees and is located just off the oldest road in Ontario. A large wooded area across the road from the house complete with marshy inlets and historic 19th century relics is excellent for walking, birdwatching, fishing, biking, paint-balling or birdwatching. There is a major 40km bike trail by the cottage which goes to Picton. Located in scenic Ameliasburg township, in northern Prince Edward County, Ontario. The fully furnished cottage is spacious and cozy. The lakefront on the property is ideal for lounging and ducks and swans and also has the right atmosphere for a girls weekend, small corporate retreat, a wedding event or a romantic getaway.

The 2,000 square foot bungalow has three generous bedrooms and two full bathrooms, including an ensuite. There is a large 20 by 24 foot living room with cathedral ceiling and large stone fireplace, a six person dining room, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, stove with oven and microwave. The house has central air conditioning. There is a covered deck and a large open deck off the living room, complete with a four person hot tub. A heated out building near the deck is a games room, complete with a pool table, table tennis, foos-ball and a dart board. The house comes complete with use of a gas barbeque, two firepits, fishing rods, bad-mitton set, sports balls, lawn chairs and bicycles. Some firewood is provided. There is a canoe provided.

Relax and listen to the rustling leaves as the warm wind gently blows over your body. Sip a cocktail at the water's edge as the sun slowly sets over the water and dunes. Later, have a campfire in the firepit, bask in the hot tub, listen to the stereo, watch a movie, sing karaoke or play pool.

Play family games and sports on the lush grassed area on the property and later cool down with a swim in the shallow sand bottom lake waters.

This home is completely self sufficient with linens, bedding and supplies provided. All you have to do is just bring your bathing suits and camera.

In the morning, the first thing you will notice is the singing of the birds. In August, sit in the hot tub and watch stars fall from the milky way. In fall and winter, build a warm fire in the stone fireplace and curl up with a good book and a glass of local wine. Great in winter too - cozy, skiing and snowboarding nearby.

The local area is unique and captivating. Enjoy the world class sand beaches of Prince Edward County. North Beach is within 10 minutes and Sandbanks Beach is 25 minutes away. Go birdwatching at nearby world famous Presquille Provincial Park. Numerous local wineries provide samplings, tours, wine sales and fine dining. Go golfing at one of the many of the local golf courses, including Timber Ridge one of Canada's top 100 courses. Shop, dine or enjoy a cultural event such as an art gallery, museum, or cafe in one of the quaint historic towns such as Bloomfield, Wellington or Picton.

Visit an agricultural Fair such as the Milford Fair or buy local produce, meat, vegetables or baked goods from a local farm. In winter enjoy walks on the nearby beaches or adjacent woods, cross country skiing, downhill skiing/snowboarding,snowmobiling and the many local winter cultural events, health spas, and fine dining.

Keywords: All Season Cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Lance Alexander (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Lance Alexander

We are a family with 3 children ages 18, 17, and 14 who have been summer residents of the County for 27 years. Once you have visited the County you will be hooked.

Lance Alexander purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Lance Alexander chose Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County is unique. It has everything. It has beaches, golf courses, wineries, birdwatching, hiking, lots and lots of history and heritage (the cottage is located just off the oldest road in Ontario and there was a fort from the war of 1812 just around the corner from my cottage), lots of cool stores and funky restaurants and the cottage itself is very homey and relaxing. A couple of interesting facts about the County:

- it has 800 kilometres of scenic coastline

- Sandbanks Provincial Parks is home to the world's largest freshwater sand dunes

- Prince edward County is an an emerging epi-centre for new world wines with over 20 wineries and more coming

- it has lots of heritage and was home to United Empire Loyalists and Sir John A Macdonald

- Presquile Provincial Park near the cottage is one of North America premier birdwatching sites, especially waterfowl.

- Battawa ski hill which is neaby was founded by the Batta family who created a global empire making shoes. Battawa has a reputation as a small but very good place to ski and snowboard.

What makes this cottage unique

You are close to many things and it is easy to get to from the 401. You will not be bored at my cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the great cottage experience! We loved our stay here! What a beautiful area! Thanks
Sep 2013
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Reviews

3.5
based on 29 traveler reviews

Waterfront Country Cottage - Weller"s Bay Prince Edward County
average rating of 3.5172415 based on 37 reviews
Simcoe Ontario
2

Nice cottage but not worth a second visit

  • 2 of 5

Before I begin, I want to explain why this review is later than what I would have liked. The individual who organized this event was waiting on the deposit to be returned as I didn't want this review to be used as a reason not to provide a deposit. I'm not saying this has happened but you never want to risk it.

The cottage was very cute and has a lot of potential, however it was clear after being in the cottage that it wasn't taken care of like the pictures above indicate. The backyard was not mowed and the grass was very long. The only part of the yard that was moved was a strip to go to the dock. There were bushes (or weeds, hard to tell) that were overgrown surrounding the back of the house as well as the deck. These bushes/weeds were also surrounding the games room which none of us knew was a games room, to be honest it looked like a run down shed. It was brought to our attention by the individual who was in contact with Mr. Alexander that we would also have to bring our own firewood to the cottage if we want a bonfire. This seemed very odd to us as a group since you would expect that these items would be included, not only that but there are by-laws that require you to use firewood from the area and not outside areas. Since firewood isn't expensive at all, I personally thought it was ridiculous that we would have to bring our own instead of it being included with the rental.

The hot tub never warmed up, there was no hot water for the showers and the vacuums did not work very well when we were cleaning the house Sunday morning. We only stayed for the weekend so we didn't mention anything about these issues as they wouldn't be fixed by the time we were leaving. If we had a week stay at this cottage these matters would have been brought up. Who ever stayed in the rental before us left food in the fridge as well as alcohol in the freezer which had become stuck to the freezer shelf.

These issues may have been addressed since our stay, but I would advise any potential renters to see if they can do a walk through before renting to make sure these issues do not happen to them.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pretty shocked at this review. First I never got any complaint from this guest. My guest pacage indicates to call me if there are defeciencies. Second there has been ongoing significant matIenance of the cottage: in the last few months the exterior of the cottage was painted, a new 36 foot dock installed, and the bathrooms were renovated. In addition the shrubbery around the cottage was trimmed. In terms of lawn cutting I leave that to my housekeeper who is very reliable. She look at the review and said the lawn was quite short. The hot tub was working properly but is turned down to 95 and they could not figure out ow to turn it up. My housekeeper checks it between visits. In terms of the games building her comment is laughable. Of she had opened the door she would have found a brand new ping pong table pool table and Foosball table. The firewood for the guest was left inside because it was going to rain. The only valid thing is that some booze was left in the freezer which is bot worthy of a complaint. The guest left all their garbage behind which was substantial and my housekeeper had to dispose of it.
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Worst place we have ever stayed - everything broken and in disrepair.

  • 1 of 5

Completely run down, unmaintained, mildew everywhere and mushroom growing in the bath. Mouse droppings all over the kitchen every night. Lots was promised but almost everything was broken - boats broken (except canoe), Games room full of mould and broken ping pong/pool/etc ('games room' is a leaky shed with everything wet and mouldy). I can't believe how badly run down this place is - if it's still standing.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Why would a guest write a negative review nearly a year after their stay? I have had well over three hundred guests and this is very unusual. The guest did complain about a couple of things and a small refund was provided. But the extent of the review is far greater and more damming than the original concern. Also the concern was related after their stay. My guest package instructs guests to contact me if they have concerns while at the cottage. They stayed a week and did not contact me during the stay. In the last year the cottage has had a bathroom renovation, a new 36 foot dock installed, new games for the games building, a.new motor for the hot tub and the cottage has been painted. So the cottage is maintained well. As recent reviews indicate the cottage is very pleasant and enjoyed by guests.
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Barrie
5

Another Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Alexander cottage. We needed a place to stay to visit the cheese festival in Picton.

The cottage is very spacious. We were 3 couples and we're happy to have lots of space and 2 bathrooms. It is situated not far off of the 401 which makes it easy to get to.

It was nice to see the games room has been updated since our last visit with a new ping pong table and pool table. The canoe would of been great to use but we didn't have time.

It is in a gorgeous setting. We were able to sit by the bay and watch the sunset and have a camp fire both nights. The hot tub was a nice added bonus. The neighbours are really friendly too! I am happy to hear that a dock is being put in. That will make it much easier to swim. The lake was actually quite warm and it had a sandy bottom.

The cottage is complete with everything you need for a comfortable stay. This is our go to place when staying in PEC. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad ypu had a nice stay. It makes me very happy. Yes next weekend a new 36 foot dock with a swim ladder is being installed. The games room also includes a new Foosball table.
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4

Great time with the girls!

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 6 women and really enjoyed our stay at the Alexander cottage. Spent most of the weekend cooking, so it was nice to have a fully equipped and spacious kitchen. The cottage is quite large, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and 2 decks with 2 bbqs (not that we needed both!)

Setting up was easy and we were allowed to check out late which was really nice. The clean up took more time than we planned so I can see why it would be difficult for people who had to check out at 11am because the dryer takes a long time to get the sheets and towels dry (just a tip - start those early).

The living room is large and spacious with really high ceilings. Having a separate dining area made for great shared meals.

The waterfront was not private (a couple of other properties share it) and it was more of a river so we didn't go out in the water, I don't think you should expect to swim in it but we made great use of the hot tub.

I found the value for money to be excellent. Lance was helpful when I had questions.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad Lima and her friends enjoyed their stay. Just a couple of comments. First the cottage is not on a river. It is on Wellers Bay which is a secluded bay off Lake Ontario. The bay is about 1.5 kilometers wide with sand dunes adjacent the cottage. Second. The cottage does have its own waterfront. However because there is no fences between the neighboring cottages it may seem the waterfront is shared. Third I am installing a new 40 foot long dock at the cottage in mid June which which will make swimming more accessible. The dock will have a swim ladder. There is also three large pristine sand beaches for swimming nearby.
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Toronto, ON
4

Loved the Hot Tub!

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at this cottage over the family day long weekend with my girlfriend. The place was well kept and clean, fireplace was beautiful and cozy. We stayed in the winter and the hot tub was superb. The cottage itself had everything we needed with lots of space. The games room was fun but the pool table and foosball table are in need of repair. Overall we had a great time.

The owner was attentive and provided all key information.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Couples Stay at Alexander Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 of us, two couples, looking to enjoy a relaxing weekend in Prince Edward County. The cottage was great! Aside from a few dirty towels and a sauna that can barely hold two people (we were under the impression it would fit 4), the place was great. We had a great time in the hot tub, especially given the fact that it was snowing out and chilling by the fireplace offered a very romantic, calm atmosphere. The kitchen was clean and well stocked with pots and pans, allowing us to cook whatever we wanted to. Ample sleeping space and plenty of room helped this make a great weekend experience! Would definitely go back for another weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
North Beach
Car: necessary

Wineries, stock car racing, fishing, fishing charters, drive in theaters, restaurants, spas, golf, antiques, downhill skiing, snowboarding, cycling, birdwatching

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Rates & Availability

Prince Edward County Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 17 2016 - Oct 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $76

Rates are based on up to six guests. There is a nominal charge for extra guests. During July and August weekly rentals take preference. Book a weekly rental for June, July, August or September before April 15,2016 and get a $100 discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Prince Edward County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • They are full bathrooms. One bathroom is an en suite to the Master bedroom. The second bathroom is located between bedrooms 2 and 3.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Fold away inflatable bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Games out building complete with table tennis, foos-ball, pool table and darts. 16' canoe, bicycles, fishing rods included. For an additional fee, other available services include: - 13' fishing boat rental - housecleaning upon departure

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