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Old Fashioned Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

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Brian Taylor
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Grand Bend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Sunken tub and sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
**No Tenting Allowed** Higher rates for Holiday Week-ends.


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(33 traveler reviews)

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Old Fashioned Retreat
average rating of 4.5151515 based on 33 reviews

It was a great place for a weekend getaway!

  • 4 of 5

I was a great location for walking to the beach or a 2second walk to the strip. It would be perfect for kids as the yard was gated and is a good size. We had a great weekend and are thinking of returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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A great place to be

  • 5 of 5

Our family and good friends enjoyed the chance to visit, rest and nurture our souls at this ideally located, well appointed cottage. It's just steps away from the main street shops, restaurants and the beautiful beach with spectacular sunsets! Would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for the second summer in a row. We have 2 small children and the layout of the cottage was great for them. There is a huge porch where we enjoyed many cups of coffee, a nice grassed side yard where the kids could play, and a great little 2 level backyard with fire pit. There's even a high chair and toddler bed in the storage shed we could use.

The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pans and knives....everything you'd need to make a meal (could use a cheese grater). The dining table is great for family meals! Surprisingly, you can't hear anyone from the bedrooms if you're playing cards at the kitchen table.

We love this place because of the location to the main strip and beach. We are able to go out for a walk for ice cream or hit up the bars for a cold pint.

We would definitely rent this place again! Brain was very quick to return our security deposit.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay, great location, affordable!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 men rented out this cottage for the weekend. Our stay was nothing short of incredible! The pictures do not justify the cottage’s size, nor how nice looking it was on inside and out! All of us fit very comfortable in the cottage. It was very clean on arrival, as well as, pleasantly chilled thanks to the portable AC. The kitchen was well equipped: fridge, stove, toaster, coffee machine, tableware, etc.

We spent most of our time in the spacious two-level backyard which was nicely shaded and included a patio set and BBQ (which we used a lot!).

Also, the neighbours were very friendly and accommodating! Neighbours on both sides had no concerns with us playing our music in the backyard (mind you, we were respectable about the noise level and we did shut it at a reasonable time).

If I was nit-picking, and had to choose a negative, it would be the two car lot parking. We, unfortunately, had three cars so one had to pay for parking. So, if you’re going up with a group, make arrangement for carpooling if you want to avoid parking fees.

The property owner, Brian, was very good to work with! He responds quickly through email and phone!

Quick story:

On one of days, one of our guys (I confess, it was me) accidently broke part of the dining room wooden table and then fixed it with carpenter’s glue. We were worried about losing our security deposit, but Brian still returned our security deposit full-knowing that we broke it. Thank you, Brian!

All in all, it’s a great stay in a great location (Main strip and beach within minutes). We thought it was very affordable, and a great property owner to deal with!

Will recommend to anyone!


  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had an amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 3 nights with 8 other women. We all thought the place was great! We could go walking on the main drag when ever we wanted. Clean and cozy. Brian was easy to book with. Would recommend renting this place if you are looking to book in Grand Bend.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is right off of the main strip so it is close to the beach as well as the main bars, restaurants and pubs. Very cozy and comfortable. Backyard is great for BBQing and has a cute fire pit area down below. Cottage itself and backyard is better portrayed in person than what pictures show. Overall experience was memorable and would recommend for others to stay here. Owner is very nice to deal with. Will rent from this owner again . :)

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Grand Bend Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $39.88
Refundable damage deposit $398.76


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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