Fowlie Getaway Cottage - Waterfront Oasis

Entire home/apt

12 guests

4 bedrooms

6 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
12 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Wonderful cottage for great family getaways

135’ frontage of gorgeous Lake Huron waterfront just 40 feet from the cottage.Private Sand beach. Crystal clear water and very inviting for children. 3 Bedrooms/2 bath + bunkie that has one queen and one single bed.

The space

We have 3 wonderful bedrooms and 2 baths situated on one half of the cottage. In the middle of the cottage we have a lovely kitchen, dinning, and living room complete with big screen tv, Roku, WIFI. Also we have a separate room accessible from the living room that is complete with a large tv/blu-ray and two pull out couches and can be considered a 4th bedroom for larger groups. Lastly, you also will have access to our new bunkie that is complete with power, one queen & one single bed, flat screen tv with blu-ray. The bunkie is 30 feet from the front entrance of the cottage.

Interaction with guests

We have staff available to respond to any issues you may have.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $750 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $375 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 4
2 double beds
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Note: We Only Rent To Adults over 25 Years Old or Families. Our cottages are not intended for loud parties so if this is your intent, please rent somewhere else.

Note: If we receive noise complaints we will personally call the authorities and you will be asked to leave -without- refund.

Note: You must clean the cottage before you leave - no question. Any garbage left will be charged at $50 per bag.

Check out: Unless previously approved, the checkout is 11am. Any later time will be charged at $100 per hour and a minimum of 1 hour. There is no prorate; if you check out at 12:20 you will be charged an additional $200. We run a business and cannot have folks waiting to verify the cottage and/or waiting to check-in due to a late check out. Note: We will grant late check out occasionally if we can make it work so be sure to ask -well- in advance.

Further note: If you haven't rented a cottage before and cannot manually light a BBQ or replace a light bulb then please consider another option. From time to time an automatic BBQ starter might need to have a battery replaced or a light bulb burns out - this doesn't mean the BBQ does work or we don't have replacement blubs. Operationally, some items stop performing perfectly during the most inopportune times and as a cottage owner we have no way of gaging that. We always have extra BBQ lighters and light bulbs and will not be arriving on site to assist with those items.
Note: The number of guests approved is the number of guest approved. If by chance you feel inclined to invite more people last minute and include pets that have not been approved you will forfeit your stay immediately and you will be escorted out and your $500 security deposit will be forfeited, as well.

Immediate items to consider:
-Loud, rude people will not be tolerated and will be asked to leave
-No loud parties
-Do not consider walking through my cottages with your shoes on – we have beautiful flooring and we don't want it wrecked from disrespectful renters

Consideration for others:
Please note that our cottages are suited for families and groups of professionals. Because there are other cottages and families in our cottage community we do not tolerate loud music, parties, or rowdy behavior. If are made aware of such in appropriate behavior you will be asked to leave and/or the police will be called.

Number of Persons Using the Cottage:
The number of persons present overnight and during the day on the property shall not exceed the number of guests listed on the rental agreement, without prior authorization from the owner.

Renters who exceed the maximum numbers stated for each cottage will be subject to immediate eviction without refund. Additionally, a fee of $200 per additional person will be charged for the inconvenience.
There will be no subletting of the cottage property permitted. Where separate parties will be occupying the property at different time periods, booking forms must be completed for each party. There shall be no camping, tenting, or otherwise placing other accommodation facilities on the property without prior written authorization.

The Property Owner and/or the Owner's agents shall be allowed access to cottage at any reasonable time during any vacation occupancy.
The Renter shall keep the cottage and all furniture, fixtures, chattels, fittings, and effects in or about the cottage in the same state of repair and condition as at the commencement of the vacation, and shall leave the cottage in the same state of cleanliness and general order in which it was found. Failure to do so, to the satisfaction of the Owner, may result in a damage/cleaning charge being levied.

Pets, Smoking, and Other Conditions of Booking:
Smoking is NOT permitted in the cottage. Please ensure that all cigarettes butts, or cigars are properly disposed of outside and should not be left on the ground.
The Renter shall abide by the conditions of booking and any other instructions contained in the Cottage Rules, Inventory Listing and/or as noted by Airbnb's policies. All such conditions apply to guests visiting the property.
No Pets are permitted on the property unless agreed upon by the owner. If a pet is brought or allowed at the cottage during the renters stay without permission, this will result in immediate eviction and you will be charged a penalty fee of $500.

Any Renter who contravenes said conditions shall be subject to immediate eviction without refund and/or a penalty of $100.00 per day at the discretion of the owner.

Any Renter requesting return of items left at a property will be subject to a minimum $25.00 Administration fee for return of said requested items.

Inventory Listing/Household Rules/Route Directions/Booking Confirmations/Cleaning:
The owner will provide Cottage Rules and Travel Directions for the cottage two weeks prior to your stay. If the Renter has not received these documents one week prior to the holiday period, the Renter shall notify the Owner and obtain said documentation.

The Renter is expected to leave the cottage in the same condition that it was in upon their arrival, and is responsible for the cleaning of the cottage before they leave and removing their own garbage and recycling. Should you have any issues with this please contact us immediately. Note: Garbage left behind will be charged at $50 per bag.

Cleaning supplies are provided. Consumables (like toilet paper) are not provided though there typically is some onsite so please feel free to use it. Additionally, we do have shampoos and conditioners but we do ask that you bring your own, as well. The Client agrees to read and abide by the Cottage Rules. Any additional cleaning required, breakage or damage to inventory, equipment or any other part of cottage property, above and beyond normal “wear and tear" will result in additional charge at the owner's discretion. If the owner does not feel that the damage deposit will adequately cover the costs of the damage incurred, the owner will seek to gain further restitution from the renter.

The Renter agrees to return the cottage keys as directed in the Cottage rules. The Renter agrees to pay a $75.00 charge for failure to return the keys within the stipulated time

Under no circumstances are firearms allowed on our property. If we are notified that firearms are being used during your stay, the police will be called immediately and you will be evicted immediately with NO REFUND.
Proof of Insurance Coverage:
Included in Application: The owner reserves the right to request proof of a home/contents insurance of each renter to demonstrate that any damage made at the property will be covered by the Renter's home/contents insurance.

Facsimile/Email Agreement:
The renter agrees that this agreement may be executed by facsimile or through email transmission, and that the original facsimile or scanned and emailed signatures will be evidence the binding obligation of the parties to be bound by the terms of this Agreement.

Limitations of Liability:
The renter(s) represent, warrant, acknowledge, and agree with the Property Owners that they will use the cottage and its facilities in accordance with the terms and conditions of the booking agreement and the Cottage rules and that they do so at our own risk and that they indemnify and save the Property Owners harmless from any claim made as a result of personal injury, sickness or death, loss or damage, however caused, to person or property of the we/us, his/her family, or guests, during or after the time of occupancy. Further, the renter accepts full responsibility of the use of any recreational equipment, such as boats and motors, etc. and agree to pay for any repairs to damage to or replacement of said equipment, if caused by me/us, my/our family or guests.

Please confirm your acknowledgement and understanding of our rules.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 22 - 25, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

9 Reviews

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Dima User Profile
September 2017
Great location close to Tobermory. Clean and comfortable. We loved private access to water and many outdoor activities available on site.

Alicia User Profile
August 2017
Great place for a nice getaway from the city. Close proximity to Flowerpot Island and beaches.

Shoma User Profile
August 2017
I was a little disappointed in the overall cleanliness of the cottage. We had to clean the fridge, washroom and floor when we got there. For the price I expected a little more effort in keeping it clean but overall it is a very nice cottage.
Bruce Rentals User Profile
Response from Bruce Rentals:
Shoma, you are absolutely right with your statement regarding the cleaning. Unfortunately as a cottage owner it is very difficult to get great people who are passionate about what they do and as such this has been a tough year with our new cleaner. We are sorry that you had to clean a couple of items and we are absolutely going to fix the cleaning problem as we are currently interviewing others. I do have to say though that I did not notice any mention of my kind gesture to extend a late check out or the fact that not only did you check out late but checked out one and half hours after the time we agreed. Dishonesty comes in many forms. Cleaning can be fixed with training, dishonesty is something that is innate and often cannot be changed. Best of luck.
August 2017

Naveen User Profile
August 2017
We recommend this place. We had a good time. Its perfect for family. We were 10 and we were quite comfortable. Its right beside the lake and you will enjoy sunset and early morning lake view. Its serine and beauty together!!

Nilany User Profile
June 2017
A very nice cottage with an awesome waterfront. Large enough to accommodate our large group. A well functioning BBQ and a nice firepit. On the day of our arrival we found all the propane tanks were empty. We had to fill up propane at the gas station which was 15 minutes away, but the owner was willing to reimburse the amount. The place is 35 minutes away from Tobermory and about 15 minutes away from Wiarton, there lots of activities to keep you busy. The cottage could be a little more equipped. I think offering bed linen, towels, toilet paper etc would make it easier for the guest. Overall it is a very nice getaway!
Bruce Rentals User Profile
Response from Bruce Rentals:
Thank you for your response. We definitely know there was toilet paper there because we had just dropped off 24 roles. As for linens we provide a full washer and dryer along with detergent so folks can wash their towels and linens.
June 2017

Chris User Profile
June 2017
Great stay overall. The house is exactly as described: beautiful private beach, great fire pits, brand new working BBQ with propane tanks full, private and quiet. Owners were easy to get a hold of and checked in on us to make sure everything was up to our standards. Also left us a lot of firewood to burn which was very nice! Only a few comments/concerns, which are minor: 1. The cottage is VERY secluded, which may be exactly what you're looking for. However, it is right in the middle of Owen sound & Tobermory and too far from either to grab dinner/go to a bar or pub. Also it's about 10 km from Lion's Head center, so a small jaunt to get groceries and such, which isn't bad at all. Just something to be aware of. 2. Was a tad disappointed about the lack of bedding/clean towels. I wasn't aware we'd have to bring our own bedding until a few days before when our host sent us the house manual. Again, not a huge issue, but a bit of a nuisance having to bring those things up too. 3. Garbage was a bit of a tricky situation. Box at the driveway end could only fit a few bags, but when I opened it there were multiple bags from previous renters. Could only get one of our bags in there and had to get up early Monday and bring a few others to the curb. Hopefully they got picked up OK; the only disposal site open Monday morning was 38 km up the peninsula, so a 76 km round trip out of the way for us. Stopping by a disposal site, therefore, wasn't really an option for us on our way out. 4. Despite ensuring the patio door was closed we seemed to have a lot of bugs getting into the house, which made me think they are getting in through some defect on the screen door. Again, overall great weekend and would stay here again. Very grateful to our hosts!
Bruce Rentals User Profile
Response from Bruce Rentals:
Chris, thank you for your response. Please note that before committing to a cottage you should fully understand what is and what isn't included for your stay. Linens, pillows, towels haven't been included in any of our four rentals from beginning and we certainly don't hide that fact. Additionally, and equally as important - the location of the property is not a secret and anyone interested in renting -should- do a bit of homework on the area or perhaps ask clarifying questions before committing.
June 2017

Liane User Profile
May 2017
Great weekend getaway. Right by the water and very private. Highly recommended.

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