Meet the Owner of the Willow Bank

Glenn Aishford is the proud owner of the Willow Bank cottage.

Glenn spent over 30 years working for a major telecommunications company in a wide variety of work and management assignments in downtown Toronto. Glenn retired from that career at the end of 2004. He began a second career as an Account Manager on the Bruce Peninsula and surrounding areas for a cottage rental management company. Glenn worked for that company for over 5 years and during that time he became very knowledgeable in all aspects of the cottage rental business. In 2010, Glenn ceased working for them deciding that his time could be better spent concentrating his efforts on his own private business ventures. He is now responsible for all aspects of his cottage vacation business from marketing and advertising, through the enquiry, reservation and booking process. He also oversees all aspects of the long-term planning, development and the on-going cottage maintenance routines. Managing the Willow Bank cottage continues to challenge Glenn to provide his clients with the highest level of customer service possible.

In 2011, 2012, 2013 and again in 2014, Glenn was awarded "Top Vacation Rental Property" and "Top Rental Property Owner" badges by Flipkey and Trip Advisor. These awards were only given to a select few vacation properties worldwide. Glenn is proud that his efforts were recognised and appreciated by his guests.

In response to those people that have asked how he acquired the Willow Bank cottage, this is the story:

Glenn and his family have vacationed on the Northern Bruce Peninsula for over 40 years. They purchased their first lakeside property there in 1985 and had a private cottage built on that land shortly thereafter. In 2003, they acquired a second vacation property because of its unique location. 

The first time Glenn was inside the cottage he has since named the Willow Bank was when he attended a small gathering being hosted by the cottage's former owners. As Glenn stood in the living room that afternoon looking due south out over the bay and toward the main lake, he marvelled at the reflected glow of the setting sun on the trees along the far shoreline. It was then and it still remains a truly breath-taking view and one that draws him back every time he spends time at the cottage. It was at that exact moment that Glenn began to really appreciate the cottage’s excellent vantage point overlooking that little bay on Lake Huron. He purchased the cottage the following spring.

He named that cottage the Willow Bank because of its unique location on the shoreline or bank of a bay on Lake Huron. There is a crystal clean stream named the Willow Creek that flows into the bay in front of the cottage.

Glenn feels very fortunate to own this property. He knows that there are few other cottages on the Bruce Peninsula that can match the Willow Bank in value and comfort or its special lakeside country setting. He is happy to make it available to others to enjoy.

Glenn’s long-term goal for the Willow Bank is to further develop, maintain and preserve the cottage and the surrounding land in the best condition possible for the long-term enjoyment by his guests, his friends, his family and his ancestors to come.

Glenn hopes that you decide that the Willow Bank is the perfect cottage for you, your family and friends to spend time at together while you enjoy, explore and truly experience everything that the spectacular and rugged Bruce Peninsula has to offer.

Glenn looks forward to all enquiries and welcoming guests to the Willow Bank cottage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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