Modern, three bedroom, two-bathroom home (1750 sq. ft.) located at the foot of Big Tub Harbour only a one km / fifteen minute walk from Tobermory. There are boat tours on the water to see the wrecks out front during the summer months. Children love to see the boats coming and going.
The cottage is limited to 4 adults and 2 children due to the septic bed. There are all the extras for a growing family. high chair, playpen/pack & go; life vests from baby up; moveable baby seat that you can take with you to restaurants; toys for indoors/outdoors; child outdoor chairs; 2 gates for top/bottom of the stairs.
The cottage has a large open concept living / dining area spread out across the lake side of the cottage. This room has large windows and sliding glass doors that provide a lovely panoramic view of the bay.
The large, bright kitchen has ample storage and cooking equipment, all usual appliances found in today's modern homes, from fridge, stove dishwasher to microwave and coffee maker. There is also plenty of counter and cupboard space as well as a breakfast bar with four stools.
A trail leads from the cottage down to the lake side dock. Depth of water at the end of the dock is 3 feet deep. Once in the water the bottom consists of a mixture of sand and gravel with the water getting deep gradually. There are water boats to enjoy, kayak for 2, row boat, stand up paddle board, 2 paddle boats with life vests provided in the plastic box on the deck. The fire pit is a welcoming source of entertainment for the family where you can roast hot dogs/marshmallows. Memories of smores by the fire.
Activities include fishing, walking, cycling, mountain biking, golf, tennis, horse riding, climbing at Cove Adventure, boat rentals, kayak rentals in town, snorkeling wrecks in front of cottage (masks can be borrowed from the bin on the cabin deck), scuba diving facilities and instruction, tour boats to Flowerpot Island, hiking the Bruce Trail.
Down the hall from the kitchen is a bedroom with queen and a four piece bathroom with a door leading directly outside. This is a nice feature so that kids can run up from the lake to use the bathroom without running through the house. There is an outdoor shower to wash off after swimming. Full laundry facilities are also located on the ground floor.
The second storey of the cottage has a large master bedroom with king size bed, sitting area with gas fireplace and sliding glass doors leading out to a second storey deck with a marvelous view of the lake and two Muskoka chairs. ; four piece bathroom (bidet and shower ) and kids room with a set of bunk beds.
Big Tub Harbour is famous for being the deepest fresh water harbour in the world. It forms part of Fathom Five National Park and has two shipwrecks which are historic sites. You can snorkel these wrecks which are located only 100 metres off shore.
The cottage is located only 1 km from the scenic Village of Tobermory where you can stroll through the shops in the village, visit the library, restaurants and the beautiful natural harbour, or take a scenic boat cruise where you view shipwrecks, lighthouses and visit Flowerpot Island. Also, dinner cruises aboard the Chi-Cheemaun are very popular.
For hikers, naturalists and scuba divers, the area is a dream. A 10 minute drive away, guided tours are available along the Niagara Escarpment, or along the sandy shores of Singing Sands on Lake Huron. Amphitheater programs are available at Cyprus Lake at dusk and are informative and entertaining.+ More