Wiarton, Ontario, Canada
We are renting our beautiful four-season cottage in Hope Bay, near Wiarton on the Bruce Peninsula, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. 1,800 square feet, 4 bedrooms, open concept kitchen/living room, another living space upstairs and 2 bathrooms (one of which is en suite). The house was built in the Cape Cod style and has all modern conveniences. There is 1 queen bed, 2 double beds, and 1 single bed in four separate bedrooms. It has a fully-equipped and modernized kitchen, washer & dryer, and has both baseboard heaters and a propane fireplace. It also has a large front porch, back deck, and a second upstairs deck—plenty of room to entertain and enjoy the outdoors. The location is the small community of Hope Bay on the Georgian Bay side of the Bruce Peninsula. It is a pleasant 2.5 hrs country drive from the Universities of Guelph, Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier, and 3 hrs from Toronto. This would make a good sabbatical home for those seeking a somewhat retreat-like setting with proximity to sandy beaches, canoeing, kayaking, boating, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and other activities. Wifi is available. The Bruce Peninsula is full of natural beauty and outdoor activity opportunities around the year. With 2 national parks, several provincial nature reserves, and the Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve) as its base - the Bruce Peninsula is truly a wondrous place with many possibilities to explore and enjoy. The cottage is directly on the Bruce Trail, and is a 10 minute walk to the trailhead of Hope Bay Forest Provincial Nature Reserve—a section of the Bruce Trail that goes along the top of the Niagara Escarpment, including stunning views of the bay. The Bruce Trail starts its journey in Tobermory, and travels 773 km following the Niagara Escarpment. The 150 kilometres of trails in the Bruce Peninsula are considered the best in Southern Ontario, and offer hiking for the beginner and veteran hiker. The Fall Colours are outstanding and not to be missed. The small Hope Bay beach with its pure turquoise waters is a 2-minute walk away, and has a campground shop that sells ice cream and also rents canoes and kayaks by the hour. Nearby sandy beaches include the stunning Sauble Beach (30 mins from the cottage) and Sandy Beach at Black Creek Nature Reserve (22 minutes from the cottage)--a hidden gem. Wiarton is a 15-minute drive, as is Lion’s Head Provincial Park, including its sandy beach. Greig Caves is a 10 minute drive. Also nearby is the 2 km Spirit Rock Conservation Trail where you can visit the ruins of an 18th century mansion and descend a spiral staircase from the top of the Niagara Escarpment to the Georgian Bay shoreline and get a close-up look at the escarpment face on your way down. Bruce County's various ski clubs offer multi-level trail networks, many of which are groomed. Town rail trails are also available for ski use with well-marked routes for backcountry exploration. Sauble XC Ski Club has 18 kms of groomed cross country ski trails with an additional 13 km of snowshoe trails starting that all begin from a chalet. The forest trail runs beside the Rankin River. Trail systems that range from beginner to expert capabilities. The chalet is open every weekend (weather permitting) all the way to March break every year offering free hot cider.
1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing
Comments: Start and end dates can be adjusted by a few weeks.
University of Waterloo
Guelph | Kitchener | Owen Sound | Waterloo | Toronto
High Speed Internet
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