Welcome to the Willow Bank Cottage

Can you imagine relaxing on the front deck, breathing in fresh air and enjoying this spectacular view? 

The Willow Bank is a clean four bedroom, two bathroom luxury vacation property located on the Bruce Peninsula ten minutes south of Tobermory on the shore of Lake Huron. This cottage can be the perfect accommodations for you and your family or friends to call home while you rest, relax and explore the beautiful Northern Bruce Peninsula. The Willow Bank is located in a private setting surrounded by crystal clear water and a forest of green trees. The cottage is just a few minute drive from most of the major tourist attractions located in the area including the Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park, the Grotto and Singing Sands Beach.

Comfortably Furnished with Plenty of Amenities

The cottage is comfortably furnished and equipped with a long list of modern amenities including a dishwasher, two 46-inch flat screen satellite HDTV's and a complimentary wireless high-speed internet connection to name a few. A full-sized washer and dryer are provided on the lower level for guests to use during their stay. Outside, the cottage features a large front deck overlooking the waterfront, a gas BBQ, patio table and chairs, a shoreline located fire pit, two kayaks and a paddleboat.

Sandy Waterfront and Two Kayaks and a Paddle-Boat

The lake water in front of the cottage is clean and the lake bottom there is sandy. There is an apron of sand along the water's edge in front of the cottage making it an ideal place for young children to play. This can be a safe location for small children to swim, wade and splash about under the watchful eyes of an adult. Two ride-on-the-top BIC kayaks with paddles, a two-person paddleboat and adult size personal floatation devices are provided for visitors to use. Paddling the kayaks in the shelter of the bay or out onto the main lake is a great way for visitors to spend time exploring the area near the cottage.


Four Bedrooms

The Willow Bank has four bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are located on the top floor of the cottage. The master bedroom is large and furnished with a comfortable king-sized bed. The second bedroom is furnished with a comfortable queen-sized bed. A clean, well-furnished one room Guest Cabin is located a few steps away from the main cottage. It can serve as the third or fourth bedroom. The Guest Cabin is cosy and furnished with a queen-sized bed and a couch that easily converts to a single bed. The sofa in the entertainment room located on the lower level of the main cottage easily converts into a double bed and this room can serve as either the third or fourth bedroom.

 

Clean Spacious Bathrooms

The Willow Bank cottage now has two bathrooms. A new three-piece washroom (glass-door shower stall, toilet and sink) was recently constructed on the lower level of the cottage. The main four-piece bathroom is located on the top floor and is a large light filled room. A deep claw-foot bathtub located there is the perfect spot to lay back and enjoy a long relaxing soak. This bathroom is also equipped with a toilet, sink and a separate glass-door shower stall. 

Fully Equipped Kitchen

The kitchen is clean and equipped with good appliances including a fridge, stove, oven, dishwasher and a microwave. The kitchen is also fully equipped with all the necessary smaller appliances like a coffee maker, toaster etc. There are excellent stainless steel pots and pans and a wide variety of cooking and baking utensils. The kitchen is located adjacent to the dining room and is just a few steps away from the front deck.

Clean Drinking Water from a Deep-Drilled Well

This cottage pumps fresh clean water from a deep drilled well. The water has been government tested. The water in the cottage is charcoal filtered, softened and purified using an ultraviolet light purification system. The cottage owner feels very comfortable drinking this water. There is an extra large electric water heater on the lower level that supplies the cottage with what seems to be an unlimited supply of hot water.

Light and Bright Living and Dining Rooms

The living and dining rooms are located at the front of the cottage and are bright spaces featuring a wall of south facing windows that look out over the front deck and towards the waterfront. The dining room table easily expands to allow 8 people to dine comfortably. The living room is furnished with an extra-large-leather-sectional sofa, a leather rocking chair, foot stool, a 46-inch satellite HDTV, a DVD player and a stereo receiver.

Large Deck Overlooking Waterfront

The Willow Bank has a large south facing and elevated deck that is one of it’s nicest and most unique features at the cottage. It is accessed through a patio door off the dining room. The view of the waterfront and lake from that deck is spectacular and is always changing. The deck can be the perfect place to sit and watch the morning sunrise while enjoying breakfast or a morning coffee. It can also be the ideal place to rest and relax during the day. The deck is equipped with comfortable lounge chairs, a glass patio table, six dining chairs and a gas BBQ for grilling and outdoor dining.

Entertainment Room with Gas Fireplace, Satellite HDTV and Blu-Ray

The Willow Bank features an entertainment room on the lower level that is comfortably furnished with a leather sofa and chairs and equipped with a 46-inch satellite HDTV, a Blu-Ray Disk player with surround sound and a wide selection of Blu-Ray DVD movies. A blazing fire in the wall mounted gas fireplace located there can add a lovely warmth and ambience to this space.

Hanging Baskets of Flowers and Bird-Feeders

The Willow Bank cottage features a few rock gardens and many hanging baskets of flowers. Some bird feeders are placed around the cottage and they attract a wide variety of birds. Bird watching at the cottage is an enjoyable past-time for children and adults alike and can be very relaxing. Guests should ensure that they bring their cameras.

Roast Marshmallows or Hot Dogs over a Campfire in the Shoreline Fire-pit

In the evening, guests of the Willow Bank cottage can enjoy a blazing campfire in the fire pit located at the water's edge. Complimentary firewood is provided. Many families and groups that have stayed at the cottage have made lasting memories roasting marshmallows or hotdogs over the open campfire. On clear nights, the star filled sky overhead can be truly breathtaking. 

No Smoking/No Pets 

The cottage has a strict no pet and no smoking policy. 

Prompt Reply to All Enquiries

The Willow Bank offers guests quality accommodations at an affordable rate. Booking the cottage is easy and the cottage owner promises to respond to all enquiries promptly. He looks forward to welcoming visitors from the United States and Europe again this year.

The Willow Bank and the Northern Bruce Peninsula are magical places where good times are enjoyed and pleasant memories are made.  

 

Please note- that some of the pictures of the front deck might still show the old wooden decking material and the wooden railings. The cottage owner updated the deck a few years ago. The present decking material is a premium PVC material. The wooden railings were replaced with glass panels and aluminium ballisters that provide for an unobstructed view of the waterfront and beyond.

 

Highlights
  • Smoke free and Pet free environment
  • 4 Bedrooms that includes a one room Guest Cabin
  • One bathroom has a claw-foot tub and glass-door shower. Second bathroom has a glass-door shower.
  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Modern amenities including dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer
  • Large elevated front deck with lounge chairs overlooking waterfront
  • Gas BBQ and outside dining at patio table with chairs
  • 46" HDTV with Satellite receiver, Surround Sound and Blu Ray Player
  • Vast collection of Blu Ray movies and music concerts
  • Wall mounted gas fireplace in Entertainment Room
  • 2 Kayaks and a 2 person paddle-boat provided
  • Shoreline fire pit, one bench, chairs and complimentary firewood
  • Bird feeders and hanging baskets of flowers
  • Located near the Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park
  • Just down the road from Singing Sands Beach
Location
Willow Bank Cottage- Private Lakeside Retreat-Tobermory