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Lake front escape - a quiet lake front house with direct access to the beach

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Colchester Cottage Rental Photos and Description

An excellent weekend get away, just 40 min from downtown Windsor

A well-equipped 3 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, a sunroom and a spacious garden overlooking Lake Erie. There is direct access to the main beach via the private steps. This house is an excellent place to escape the hustle and bustle for a quiet weekend away. The surrounding area has plenty to entertain you including wineries, golf courses, cycle trail and not forgetting the beach and lake.

The down stairs of the house features a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge, bathroom and spacious and light sunroom. Upstairs there is a master bedroom overlooking the lake and two other double bedrooms, and a second bathroom. All bedrooms have queen beds and ceiling fans.

The spacious garden gives you uninterrupted views of the lake and direct access to the water via the private steps.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cathy Myers
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2016


based on 10 traveler reviews

Lake front escape - a quiet lake front house with direct access to the beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Great lake house by the shore

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at the lake house. It is a lovely cozy 3 bedroom home with all amenities and a fabulous sunroom. It is about a 25 minute drive from the Pelee Island Ferry and 5 to 10 minute drive from wineries.

We really enjoyed our stay again

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Francine, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again. Regards, Cathy
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Gorgeous Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I will forever be raving about this place! Such a gorgeous location and quaint little place! The owner has been nothing but kind and responsive throughout the whole experience as well

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! Beautifully updated, with new and/or newly refinished wood flooring upstairs and downstairs, faucets, showers, and fresh paint. Each room retains its "Arts and Crafts" architectural charm, with beautiful wood trim. Both the living room and the master bedroom have gas fireplaces with remote-controlled thermostats (including hand-held remotes). We loved the enclosed sun-room at the back! Oh, and I appreciated the irony of the rotary phone on the telephone bench (gossip seat), right next to the wireless modem. :-)

Outside, enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Erie, swing on the sturdy swing set (this reminds me of the one we had at my home in Kingsville 50 years ago!),and toast marshmallows around the new fire-pit in the evening. The entrance to Colchester Beach and a great splash pad are only two doors down, and there is an ice cream shop less than 10 mins walk away.

Honestly, I can think of only two caveats: the mayflies (late May through end of June), and the fact that the air conditioner is only on the lower level. The mayflies can't be helped ... Lake Erie (both the Canadian side and the US side) is known for them, and they are completely harmless. The AC being only on the lower level is really only an issue if the outside temperature is really hot (upper 80's F / 29C), as there are excellent ceiling fans in all the upstairs bedrooms that do a great job of cooling the rooms. In addition, only about half of the homes in this area have AC at all.

I was born in this area, and this trip was not only the first time I'd been back for 38 years, but also an opportunity to show my American-born daughters "my Canada." I'm so glad that they were able to play on the same beaches that I did, and experience the same things I did when I was even younger than they are now. Thank you, Cathy, for a wonderful experience (and the wine!) :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathrine, Thanks for the review and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Since your stay we have fitted an AC unit upstairs for those hot summer nights. Still working in the June bugs …. Hope to see you back in sunny Colchester with your girls again soon. Cathy
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The hosts and the property were both wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely getaway at the cottage with our friends. The location is excellent and the hosts are very thoughtful and nice. The cottage was perfect and well equipped. the hosts were available for any questions and concerns for the entirety of the trip and the planning phase. I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking for the perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful lake front home

  • 4 of 5

The place is absolutely beautiful!! We enjoyed having our coffee overlooking the lake in the morning. The only thing missing is a beach directly in front but we walked to the beach which is very close to the house. We loved that the yard has big trees so that we had the sun and shade. We had a wonderful time!.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful weekend getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Cathy's home this past weekend for our annual girls weekend! The house was perfect for our needs. We spent a lot of our time relaxing in the back porch watching and listening to the lake. Cathy was very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Maria, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again for your girls weekend. Best Regards, Cathy
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Windsor airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Colchester Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
Peely Island ferry from Kingsville
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Oxley Beach Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Windsor train station
Nearest Motorway
34 Kilometres
401 junction 21
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Colchester Eatery
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Bottom of the garden
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Colchester Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 16 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $375

Cancellation, no less than 30 days, will be refunded fully. Less than 30 days notice will receive a 50% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Colchester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The main bedroom has fantastic lake views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming

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