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3 Bedroom Waterfront Cottage with Great Views!

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
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Ethan's Escape overlooking Dorcas Bay is a well appointed cottage with wonderful views; is just minutes away from Singing Sands Beach Park. This lush property is nestled on an inlet, beside a mile long crescent-shaped swathe of rock and powdery sand, just minutes outside the settlement of Tobermory in the Bruce Peninsula. Let the gentle sound of the lake lull and relax you; the lake breezes wafting through the full sized windows; the gentle fragrance of lemon thyme that tumble over warm limestone rocks that edge several beds. Step out to the enormous entertaining deck, shrouded with lush mature shady trees, flowering shrubs and fruit bearing trees, just steps to your waterside dock equipped with your very own 5 person peddle boat. Backdoor deck has twin umbrella shaded picnic tables with...Ethan's Escape overlooking Dorcas Bay is a well appointed cottage with wonderful views; is just minutes away from Singing Sands Beach Park. This lush property is nestled on an inlet, beside a mile long crescent-shaped swathe of rock and powdery sand, just minutes outside the settlement of Tobermory in the Bruce Peninsula. Let the gentle sound of the lake lull and relax you; the lake breezes wafting through the full sized windows; the gentle fragrance of lemon thyme that tumble over warm limestone rocks that edge several beds. Step out to the enormous entertaining deck, shrouded with lush mature shady trees, flowering shrubs and fruit bearing trees, just steps to your waterside dock equipped with your very own 5 person peddle boat. Backdoor deck has twin umbrella shaded picnic tables with seating for 8 with sunning lounge furnishings, gas BBQ and peninsula décor. Each bedroom offers either queen, or double and single beds in each with storage and linen closet. A spacious 4 piece bathroom with vanity, toilet, tub and shower including a 2 piece bathroom on the lower level. Fully equipped eat in kitchen with seating for 8+, boasts modern stainless steel appliances; fridge/freezer, dishwasher, jenn-air® range/oven, microwave etc. --------------------------------------------------------------- Northern Bruce Peninsula is unto itself a World Biosphere Reserve; while Tobermory is the SCUBA diving capital of Canada! There are 2 National Parks; Canada's first National Marine Conservation Park; 8 Ontario Provincial Parks; 4 Federation of Ontario Naturalists Parks, 6 Nature Preserves; several Wildlife Management Preserves; Canada's newest Dark Sky (astronomical) Preserve; a Mountain Bike Adventure Park, a High Rope Adventure Park, 7 Lighthouses; 2+ Art Galleries and a Museum are all within minutes to your retreat. Northern Bruce offers 44 types of Orchids in every color imaginable (macro photo ops); Some of the rarest wildflowers and ferns can be found here (some 52+species). The Bruce Peninsula is located on a major northern migration route, so many species of birds, such as the bald eagle, have their wintering grounds here. The highest concentration of nesting birds can be found in May and June. About 20 species of warblers breed on 'the Bruce'. One can easily spot blue jays, robins, woodpeckers, several species of humming birds, northern cardinals, finches, blue heron, several species of duck, loons, barn owl, migrating hawks and of course, the Canada Goose right around the cottage. Northern Bruce offers more than 1000kms of groomed snowmobile trails, 500+kms of cross country ski trails, and a gazillion km of hiking trails (they're everywhere) along the Niagara Escarpment as well as inland. Snowshoeing, Dogsledding and Ice Skating (one can skate right at the back of the cottage) can all be enjoyed within minutes to your retreat. (Downhill skiing is 157km (Talisman Resort) or 161km (Blue Mountain) away from cottage) Sight Seeing Boat Charters, Glass Bottom Boat Charters (for looking at shipwrecks), Fishing Charters, Bare Boat Charters, SCUBA diving - both shore diving winter and summer as well as Dive Boat / Snorkeling Charters, Kayaking, canoeing and paddle boating (right at your backyard dock), Caving & Spelunking on the Niagara Escarpment at Grieg's Caves and Bruce's Caves, Golfing, Horse Back Riding, High Angle Rope adventures, Cycling, Mountain Biking, ATV Riding, Geocaching; along with many charming shops and restaurants can all be found within minutes of your retreat. Summary Cottage Features include: -3 Bedrooms (1 queen)(1 double w/upper twin)(1 double + 1 twin)(sleeps 8) -Pull out double/sofa bed for extra quests. -Living room includes all leather furniture, 32” flat screen TV and real wood burning fieldstone fireplace -Family room has real wood burning stove, all leather furniture, 36” TV, DVD & fully equipped wet bar w/fridge, sink, blender etc. -Fully equipped eat in kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances -Front load washer & dryer & clothes line -One 4 piece bath, one 2 piece powder room. -Huge 16'x30' entertaining deck with gas BBQ, dinning and lounge furniture -Wireless Internet Access -Satellite TV -Lush forested landscape w/40' x 70' lawn area for soccer/lawn darts, tent etc. -200' Paved driveway for multiple vehicles, boats etc. -Backyard dock with 5 person peddle boat and 2 youth kayaks, plus 2 adult kayaks (canoes/kayaks only at dock) -Youth archery equipment; tennis rackets; bochee; mountain bikes (5 adult, 3 youth, 1 tricycle : bring your own helmet) -18'x26' Garage -Air conditioning - Bedrooms -Outdoor Firepit -Close beach access -Sunset views - 14 min. to Tobermory, 14 min. to Fathom Five National Marine Park Visitors Center; 10 minutes to Cameron Lake; 10 minutes to Bruce Peninsula National Park including Cyprus Lake Campground; 4 min. to Singing Sands Beach Park, and Johnston Harbour Provincial Nature Reserve is right across the street. Offered at an excellent price, make this your retreat today!More
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Randy M
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
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Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

Our family spent two nights at Ethan’s Escape. It’s a spacious cottage with a lot of thought put into every aspect of the stay. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils, basic condiments. The garage had boats, kayaks, eight bikes, frisbees, axes, firewood etc. for the...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Apurva R
Reviewed 19 September 2019

We had a great time. It was peaceful, yet lots to see and do. We had a squirrel come up to the deck each morning, just as the owner Nancy said he may do. We enjoyed giving him peanuts and watching him scurry off. We...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Nancy M
GrandTour399003, VR Owner at 3 Bedroom Waterfront Cottage with Great Views!, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2019

Thanks so much for staying at Ethan's Escape. Glad you got to see the neighbourhood squirrel and enjoy nature. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

Great place with lots to do. Had many options for kids and adults. Two fireplaces did add a great feeling.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank KeithB1234a
Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

Amazing place , highly recommend.Near water beautiful sunsets.I will go back on this place in winter time.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Дмитрий О
GrandTour399003, VR Owner at 3 Bedroom Waterfront Cottage with Great Views!, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

Thank You so much for staying at Ethan's Escape. We are thrilled that you had a great time. You are always welcome to come back to Ethan's Escape. Enjoy your summer.

Reviewed 18 October 2018

I really have no one to blame but myself. I did not read the reviews but let me assure you we NEVER would have booked if I had. They ask you to clean what you use but the problem is that nothing (maybe the dishes)...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Ceiling Fans
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
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Grill
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Fishing Nearby
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Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Boat Available
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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This is a lush property nestled on an inlet. - 14 min. to Tobermory, 14 min. to Fathom Five National Marine Park Visitors Center; 10 minutes to Cameron Lake; 10 minutes to Bruce Peninsula National Park including Cyprus Lake Campground; 4 min. to Singing Sands Beach Park, and Johnston Harbour Provincial Nature Reserve is right across the street.
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