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book now for summer getaway! Also winter and spring!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Ballyshannon is a lovely, fully furnished waterfront cottage located on the road to the Glenora Ferry and is very near Lake on the Mountain facing Picton Bay. We have 4 bedrooms, one of which is below grade with a walkout to a small deck. This room is not suitable for small children or anyone with physical limitations as it is accessed by descending a spiral staircase. The Master bedroom is upstairs and has a queen size bed and features a Juliet Balcony and fireplace for added ambiance. The second bedroom is also on the second story and has twin beds. The third bedroom is on the main level next to the full bathroom and has a double bed.

The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a stack-able washer and dryer on the main level for your use. The combined Living Room and Dining room run the full width of the house and enjoy a full water view. There is a gas fireplace in the Living room and patio doors to a full deck with propane barbeque and patio furniture. There is an outdoor fireplace; please ensure that there is not a 'no burn' restriction in force.

We will supply your linens, bedding, pillows and bath towels.The tap water comes from a shore well and is filtered through a UV system however it is not advisable to drink it. Please bring bottled water. There is a small library of books and games for rainy days.

Weekly rentals only from Saturday to Saturday during July and August.

Keywords: Cottage, Picton, bay of Quinte, fishing, Prince Edward County, year round availability, wineries, craft shows, festivals, golf, antiques, birding, hiking, walking, artisans, fine dining, spas.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2017

About Jo-Ann

Friends introduced me to the County in the '90's and while visiting, often drove by the cottage. I had fallen in love with the County during my visits there and when the opportunity arose to purchase a property, I couldn't resist. It is just as spectacular in the fall, winter and spring as during the summer, and I enjoy all seasons there.

Jo-Ann purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Jo-Ann chose Ontario

It is nicely located near the Glenora Ferry which is part of the Ontario highway system, and I often take the ferry to the 'other side' to enjoy the waterfront drive into Kingston and beyond.

The lot size is 10,000 sq ft and is directly on the waterfront which has some spectacular views and amazing sunsets. It is close to town, Lake on the Mountain, wineries, a selection of restaurants for all tastes, plenty of seasonal festivals, and of course, Sandbanks Beach!


Prince Edward County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • the recently renovated bathroom is on the main floor next to the main-floor bedroom. Perfect for seniors as it has a step-in shower, raised toilet, pedestal sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed (1) Masterbedroom second floor., Double Beds (2) One on main level next to bathroom, the other is a lovely cannonball brass bed in 4th bedroom down circular staircase with fab view of water; small deck., Twin or Single Beds (2) On second level across from Master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Rates are somewhat reduced during late fall, winter and early spring. Please inquire for full details. Make your reservation now for the fall. Foliage in Sept/Oct is spectacular. And do you enjoy fishing?? There is fantastic fishing in the fall when rates are reduced. Don't forget the first weekend in May, Walleye Fishing Derby weekend. Great fishing right outside my front door!!


3.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

book now for summer getaway! Also winter and spring!
average rating of 3.4 based on 5 reviews

Needs Management

  • 3 of 5

This is potentially a wonderful property but it suffers from an absentee landlord who lives some distance away (Brockville). The very good potential is lost to some degree by the small but annoying deficiencies brought about by the lack on any true on-site appreciation of the current state of the rental. Items are missing (Tassimo Coffee Maker) damaged (electric kettle), not working (dishwasher) in short supply (3 coffee mugs for potentially 8 renters). There was no Cottage Operational Guide (Misplaced ?) so the TV/ DVD could not be made to function.

The cleaning staff are required to report back on issues. A non refundable cleaning charge is applied because the cleaning staff launders the sheets and towels. The renter is required to vacuum, clean and put out the garbage and the recycling. If all was truly in order this would not be a big deal but under the circumstances, it is annoying to pay an additional charge. Desperately needs a professional property manager under the current circumstances.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very disappointing

  • 1 of 5

Not what I expected for the price. Situated on a major road , when you were outside all you could hear was traffic . The water was green , would never swim in it. Would not recommend .

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Ballyshannon. In 10 years I have not had such a negative review. It is difficult to compensate in any way when you write a review 6 months after you stayed at my home. The road to the ferry can be busy when the ferry is in. Otherwise, the only traffic is made up of people meandering around the island. I seldom, if ever, hear it as I spend my time on the deck facing the water. The water was probably "green" all along the shore line, not just at my location. Depending upon weather conditions including the temperature, or the water levels, the water can take on a murky look. I include a season pass in the rental fee to Sandbanks for people who wish to spend a day at the beach. I couldn't help but notice that you had no negative comments about the house, amenities, condition, comfort level etc. Also, I believe that if you took the time to look at other properties offered as vacation rentals, you will find that Ballyshannon is very competitively priced.
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Montreal, Quebec

Fish Gang

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped and easy access for our boats.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakville, Ontario

Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to relax. Beautiful view. We were on a motorcycle riding weekend and this was perfect.

Jo-Ann is great too. Very nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Thomas, ontario

Motorcycle group from st Thomas, Fingal and Rodney, ontario

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay. Beautiful location on the lake, great riding roads and wineries!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blumen Garden Bistro
Lighthall Vineyards
Bean Counter (The)
Waring House
Glenora Marina
Waupoos Estates Winery
Sandbanks Estate Winery
The Marshmallow Room
Huff Estates
Angeline's Inn
Claramount Inn & Spa
Dead People's Stuff Antiques
Merrill Inn
Sandbanks Provincial Park
McDonald's Family Restaurant of Picton
CIBC Branch & ATM
Susan's Just Because Bed Bath & Kitchen
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Kingston or Toronto
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
downtown Picton
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Glenora Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Cty Road 49
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Downtown Picton
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

There are many area festivals such as Taste the County, Art tours, Jazz, quilt shows, antiques, and much much more, Did I mention great fishing?


Rates & Availability

Prince Edward County Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $36.59
non refundable cleaning fee $54.89
Security Deposit (refundable) $219.54

Rates are subject to change. Fifty percent deposit due at booking. There is a $300.00 damage deposit and a $75 cleaning deposit due with final payment. Final payment is due 2 weeks prior to arrival. E-transfers, cheques are accepted. Sorry no credit cards. If cheque bounces, there is a $50.00 fee. There is a non refundable pet fee of $50.00. Well behaved dogs are welcome but please no cats.

Half of rental fee is due upon booking to hold your reservation; the balance is due 2 weeks prior to occupancy unless paying by cheque then its three to ensure it clears the bank. Security deposit, cleaning fee also due prior to arrival with balance of vacation.
Rates are subject to change.

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