Celebrate this holiday season in the country when staying at the Willow Bank sometime from December 13th until January 3rd.

The Willow Bank may be the perfect destination for families or small groups of friends wanting to enjoy sometime in a winter wonderland on the Northern Bruce Peninsula.

The Willow Bank is a clean four bedroom Cape Cod style two-storey cottage located ten minutes south of Tobermory on the shore of Lake Huron. The Willow Bank is the perfect all-season destination for people to call home while they rest, relax and explore the rugged and beautiful Northern Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada.

Imagine for a moment... you're sitting in a comfortable chair at the water’s edge of a sheltered bay on a large lake. There is a forest of green trees that seem to surround you. You're breathing in fresh air that is slightly tinged with a hint of the smell from the white cedar. There is a clear sky overhead and you can feel the warmth of the sun on your face. A gentle on-shore breeze is blowing through your hair. A vast lake stretches out in front of you and the water is crystal clear and coloured the most amazing blue. A few seagulls fly nearby and you hear them calling above the sound of the waves lapping on the shore. As you sit there savouring the moment, your heart-rate begins to slow and you sense your mind and body begin to relax.

We call this place the "Willow Bank".  

Spectacular Views, Modern Amenities, Privacy, Sandy Shoreline

The cottage features a large elevated front deck that offers visitors a front row seat to enjoy the spectacular views of the waterfront in the bay and looking out over a forest of green trees toward Lake Huron. The cottage is equipped with a long list of modern amenities including wireless high-speed internet, a dishwasher, a gas BBQ and a glass table and chairs on the front deck for outdoor dining, HD satellite TV, two kayaks, a paddle-boat, swimming raft and an outdoor fire-pit to name a few. The Willow Bank offers guests complete privacy in a lake-side setting. There is an apron of sand along the water's edge in front of the cottage making it the ideal place for young children to play and frolick in the shallow water.

UNESCO, Flower Pot Island, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Singing Sands Beach

The Willow Bank is located at the forest edge along the western shore of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve only a short drive from the major tourist attractions on the Northern Bruce Peninsula including the Bruce Peninsula National Park, the Bruce Trail, Fathom Five National Marine Park, Flower Pot Island, the Grotto and Singing Sands Beach. 

Still Some Availability this Fall and Winter

This year we are making the cottage available for three weeks from mid-December to early January for those people wanting to celebrate Christmas or the New Year or the "Holiday Season at the Willow Bank". During the winter rental period, the minimum rental stay at the cottage will be 7 nights, with stays starting and ending on Saturday.

Now Booking 2015

We have started taking bookings for the 2015 spring, summer and fall rental seasons.

Detailed Information, Plenty of Pictures, Up to Date Availability Calendar

I hope you will take time to read the detailed information and look at the photos I have posted here showing the cottage and the area surrounding it. There really isn't another place like it anywhere.

If our availability calendar shows that we have time available or if you have any questions, please send me an enquiry.  

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

I look forward to receiving your enquiry .

Glenn A. Aishford

Willow Bank Cottage- Private Lakeside Retreat


  • Smoke free and Pet free environment
  • 4 Bedrooms that includes a one room Guest Cabin
  • Spacious bathroom with claw-foot tub and glass-door shower stall
  • 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
  • Swimming raft anchored nearby in deeper water
  • Shoreline fire pit, two benches 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
Willow Bank Cottage- Private Lakeside Retreat-Tobermory

Sights and Sounds- Summer day at the Willow Bank