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Willow Bank - Private Lakeside Retreat- Tobermory

Elevated front deck with southern exposure overlooking sandy Lake Huron shoreline...great for kids.
51 reviews
Elevated front deck with southern exposure overlooking sandy Lake Huron shoreline...great for kids.
View of the Willow Bank from the water's edge.
Sit back and relax on the front deck with a good book, a cool drink and enjoy the spectacular view.
Back porch and main entrance to cottage
The Willow Bank sign welcomes visitors to the cottage
Forever changing but always spectacular views overlooking the waterfront
Master bedroom with king sized bed and walk-out to private balcony
Second bedroom on upper level of main cottage is furnished with a comfortable queen-sized bed..
Newly remodeled bathroom features a reglazed deep claw foot bath tub. It's the place for long soaks.
The bathroom also features a spacious shower stall with a glass door for those that prefer a shower.
Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel pots and pans and a full selection of utensils
Light and bright comfortable living room overlooking waterfront
Dining room table can be expanded so that 8 people can dine comfortably
Entertainment room on lower level with gas fireplace, HDTV, Blu Ray and surround sound.
Excellent water system supplies plenty of clean water from a drilled well
New in 2014! PVC Decking and Glass Railings make for an even more comfortable front deck
Outdoor dining while enjoying the spectacular view from the new deck is pretty special
The charming guest cabin is clean and comfortable.
The guest cabin is furnished with a queen sized bed and a couch that coverts to a single bed.
The Willow Bank features two kayaks and a paddleboat for guests to use during their stay.
The back view of the Willow Bank at dusk
Exploring the area surrounding the cottage by water is a great way to relax and get some exercise.
Paddle a kayak from the cottage to the lake or swimming raft
There is a shoreline fire pit with benches and complimentary firewood.
Imagine a blazing fire under a star-filled night sky
Camp-fire on the night of the Supermoon May 2012
The amazing night sky at the Willow Bank. Photo by guest Danny Turcotte of Catch-Light Photography.
World famous Lake Huron sunset can be seen from Singing Sands.
The rugged Georgian Bay shoreline is a short drive away from the cottage.
The Bruce Peninsula National Park is home to the Grotto.
The color of the water in Georgian Bay contrasts with the rocks and the trees.
Lake Huron near the cottage can be the place of large skies and big waves on windy days.
The Bruce Peninsula is home to many lighthouses. This one is in the Lions Head harbour.
The Chi Cheemaun is a car and passenger ferry that sails between Tobermory and Manitoulin Isand
Sunset dinner cruise aboard the Chi Cheemaun is a favourite activity for some guests
Sail from Tobermory at dinner time enroute to South Baymouth and then sail back home.
The Bruce Peninsula National Park's Visitors Centre is worthy of a visit
There is an elevated observation tower for visitors to climb.
There are breathtaking views that stretch out in every direction to the distant horizon.
The Canadian Red Maple Leaf flies proudly atop the tower.
There are many hiking trails including the Bruce Trail for visitors to explore.
The Bruce Peninsula is a special place to experience anytime of year.
Often Hummingbirds are seen at the feeders and the flowers throughout the summer.
Downy Woodpecker at a feeder
As daylight fades the sky changes colors. The sky will darken and stars will appear.
The Willow Bank is nestled in the trees but is still on the shore of a shelterd bay.
Explore the nearby woods by hiking the trails. Make sure you bring your camera and take some photos.
The Willow Bank cottage was recognized as one of the top cottage rental properties near Tobermory
This honor was awarded to a select group of vacation rental owners based on reviews from past guests
In 2012, Glenn Aishford was rated excellent as a cottage property owner by Tripadvisor and Flipkey.
The Bruce Peninsula is a peaceful and beautiful place. Bring your camera.
Wildlife seems to be everywhere.
Sunlight dancing across the top of the waves as they break near the shore.
Singing Sands beach is the place for picnics and long walks in the sand
Wildflowers seem to be everywhere
The varying hares are regular visitors around the cottage.
Grab a tall drink and settle in for a relaxing sit
The Indian Paint Brush blooms early in the year
A view of the Willow Bank from the far shoreline opposite the cottage
The Willow Bank is tucked back into the cedar tress
Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Tobermory, Bruce County, Ontario
The Willow Bank is a clean, comfortable, modern four bedroom, two-story luxury vacation property located ten minutes south of Tobermory on the shores of a sheltered bay of Lake Huron. The Willow Bank is the perfect all-season destination for guests to call home while they rest, relax and explore the beautiful northern Bruce Peninsula.

We look forward to welcoming visitors from the United States.

The cottage is comfortably furnished, tastefully decorated and fully equipped with many modern amenities including a high-speed wireless internet connection, a dishwasher, a clothes washer and dryer.

The cottage is located in a very private and quiet location on the shore of a sheltered bay of Lake Huron. There are no other cottages visible from the cottage or the front deck.

The master bedroom is spacious and furnished with a comfortable ki...
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About the Owner, Glenn A
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 51 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
The cottage owner endeavours to meet all guests during the check-in to give a brief walk through of the property. He can answer any questions at that time. Afterwards, the cottage owner is available via cell phone or email.
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Riva B
Owen Sound, Canada
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Reviewed 26 January 2016 for a stay in September 2015
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Along with a small group of friends, I spent a weekend at the Willow Bank cottage last fall. The cottage was clean and comfortable and really well equipped. We enjoyed sitting on the front deck relaxing and watching the beautiful view overlooking the waterfront. In the evening we sat around a camp-fire at water's edge under a star-filled sky that...

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Willow Bank cottage. I'm happy that you and your friends enjoyed your stay. I look forward to hosting your group again.


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Reviewed 24 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Staying at this cottage was a really nice experience. It was extremely clean and all three rooms (including the guest cabin) were very comfortable. It was a little pricier than other options but it was within 15 mins to great hiking trails, had a fire pit and kayaks. Highly recommended!

Management response:

Thanks for your review. I am glad that you and your group enjoyed your time on the Northern Bruce Peninsula and were able to enjoy the long list of amenities we provide at the Willow Bank. I hope to see you folks again sometime.


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Robin B
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Reviewed 22 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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This is a wonderful place to stay. There is a lot to do and enjoy right from the cabin. It's especially suited to young children due to the shallow water (I have a two year old). Really short drive to a perfect beach. Close to Tobermory and the national park. The cabin is comfortable and just like a home. It...

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have many families with young children mention that the shallow water and the apron of sand along the water's edge in front of the cottage was the perfect place for their young children to play. The flying squirrels and the birds...


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (7)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
This is a family friendly cottage and is not suitable for parties.
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Twin
    1 Super King
    1 Full
    2 Kings
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 7 nights
31 Mar 2018 -
17 May 2018
2018 Early Spring Season
2 nights
18 May 2018 -
21 May 2018
2018 Victoria Long Week - $1325.00
3 nights
22 May 2018 -
15 Jun 2018
2018 Late Spring Vacation Period
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
It should be noted that when booking the Willow Bank cottage you will be dealing directly with the cottage owner. This will save you money. When booking with Flipkey/Trip Advisor, they charge renters an additional service charge that varies between 5% and 15% depending on the rental rate advertised. This fee can add an additional $100.00 to $300.00 to the rental rate being shown for other comparable cottages. You do not have to pay these extra fees when booking the Willow Bank.

The rental rates shown are based on families or groups with a maximum of 4 adults and three children (under 16). Other groups will be considered but the rental rate quoted might vary from the rates shown.

During the summer and mid-season rental periods, the minimum rental period at the Willow Bank cottage is 7 nights.

Two and Three Day Weekend stays and mid-week stays of less than 7 nights are only available during the shoulder seasons in the Spring and Fall of the year.

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About the neighbourhood
The Willow Bank cottage is ideally located a short drive from all the major tourist attractions on the Northern Bruce Peninsula. It is located on the water's edge in a quiet and private setting. It is ideal for families or small groups wanting to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation. This cottage is located away from any busy roadways and no other cottages can be seen from its windows or decks. The Willow Bank cottage is located a three-minute drive from the Singing Sands Beach.
Getting around
There is no public transit in the area so it is important that Guests have the use of an automobile. There is plenty of parking on-site.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Toronto International Airport: 290.0 km
Railway: Toronto: 290.0 km
Ferry: Tobermory: 16.0 km
The Willow Bank cottage is located about a 4-hour drive from downtown Toronto. It is a beautiful drive that takes travellers through some of Ontario's prettiest countryside. The cottage is located near the northern tip of the Northern Bruce Peninsula about 1.5 hours from Owen Sound.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.8 km.
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