Everyone who is still trying to decide whether to stay at this cottage or not, should just go ahead and book quickly! It is so beautiful there: the cottage is only a one bedroom place but the layout is very good and open. The bedroom is big enough for a travel bed (when you close the second door to the bathroom) and the king size bed is big enough to let another child sleep in the middle. The windows facing the lake are big and open. The interior decor is modern and well chosen (just an extra drying rack, folding down from the walls or so would have been helpful for the beach towels and swim suits). Everything is clean (without any personal clutter either). Paper towel, soap, condiments and whatnot are provided, too.
And then there is the view! Just breathtaking! People who have trouble walking might find it difficult to take the stairs down to the water but we did it with a baby and a young child. Having the beach (mainly sand but there are small rocks that are swept on to the shore) for ourselves was fantastic!
The cottage isn't walking distance to Bayfield but the drive is soo short, seriously. Not a thing at all and it gives you that feeling of really being away from it all. (Just don't go into town for breakfast- hard to find your eggs bennedict etc but the Black Dog Pub was great for lunch and dinner.)
Bayfield is beautiful. We will really miss it. It has a good selection of (touristy) shops, cafes and restaurants. Not huge but everything is there. Nice architectural buildings and a very laid back vibe to the town. A grocery store is right there as well. (We checked out Grand Bend and Goderich, too but were so disappointed: Bayfield really has a rather upscale, pretty and artsy touch to it!). Coastal weather is hard to predict sometimes (foggy along the coast when it was supposed to be just sunny but it usually cleared up around noon) but all in all everything was so nice: wouldn't hesitate at all to come back.
Oh, and the owners are great to work with, too! No problems whatsoever and very responsive!
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