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Serenity-Sunsets-Sand Await You at Beautiful Beachfront Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

ON BEACH -2 Bdrm , 2 Bath, Wall of Water Shower for 2- sleeps 4

Have you ever dreamed of life on the lake? Not just a view of the lake, but actually living in a wall to wall windowed lakehouse, sliding open the front glass doors onto your large two tiered deck, walking down two steps to your warm sandy large beach...or just choosing to sit in the comfortable loungers with a firepit ready to automatically start, while the twinkle of lights from the overhead pergola sparkle as much as the million stars in the night sky above? Light the fire, pour your drink of choice (perhaps local wine from the numerous wineries very close by) and bask in the solitude or laughter - your choice. Our home on the beach is perfect and we are willing to share the beauty. IS life flying by too fast for you? Do you ever find yourself trying to fit more hours in day? not having the time to sit, relax and enjoy life due to work/home repsonsibilities? Have you ever wished for a place to get away, relax, leave your worries behind, watch the beautiful sunsets every night ? Look no more! This is the place for deadlines, reports due, lawns to mow, flowers to plant. Just you, your loved ones, sand, sun and beach and memories just waiting to be created!

Once you are scheduled at 783 Eries Shores Drive, all you need to do is pack up your food , family, personals, cameras, beach towels etc.,and drive to 'Daves Serenity' on Erie Shores Drive, Colchester, Ontario, a little getaway where heaven meets the earth-where each day brings you rejuvention and relaxation, fun and laughter - where memories with loved ones are created and each night as you tuck yourself into bed in between the cool sheets, fresh from a late night swim or finishing the bottle of wine watching the sunset from your deck - You've arrived! Pull your car into the long driveway, but don't unpack just yet! . Enter the beautiful home, walk into the newly designed kitchen, pour yourself a cool drink and take in the gorgeous view of the lake, seen through the floor to ceiling windows which wrap around the front of the home. Notice the waves lapping at the shore, take a breath, relax, - you are here at 'Daves Serenity'.

A typical day - wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee (set to brew the night before), stretch in your comfortable new pillow top mattress and grab your housecoat and comfy slippers, head into the brighly decorated modern bathroom (new soaker tub) to splash some cool water on your face, mozy through the open area living room past the big screen tv where you are greeted by the new morning beaming though the windows, slide up to the kitchen bar to grab your coffee,continuing through the sliding glass doors onto the 20 by 50 foot deck, pull up your favourite adirondack or choose the hammock on the deck to just sit, relax and let the day plans come to you. Perhaps you will enjoy taking a step onto the large sandy beach later for swimming in the sand bottom lake, go for walks along the beach looking for shells. Maybe your day consists of a sightseeing trek through the local greenhouses, perhaps stopping at Colosantis in Kingsville and choosing some fresh flowers, seeing the zoo animals, a round of crazy golf, a full round of golf at the nearby golf course, or packing a lunch to the most southern tip of Canada - Point Pelee (half hour drive). A day trip to Pelee Island on the ferry may be just the ticket you are looking for (book ahead).You may feel like eating out at the many great restaurants in nearby Amherstburg. Perhaps you will have a candlelit dinner with roasted vegetables purchased fresh that day from local farm stands, coupled with a sizzling bbq'd steak or freshly caught fish (fishing guide/boat/contact available), while sipping on some local wine from one of the numerous wineries located in this wine region. You may like to visit the micro-brewery. You might want to wrap up the night sitting by the bonfire on the beach gazing at the stars, playing your own guitar or listening to music from the portable speakers available. Many board games are available as well as a wide assortment of movies to suit any interests. Nightgaze to see the many stars through the telescope set at the north star.

4 seasons a year - Daves Serenity is the place to find the hours needed to refresh your mind, body and spirit. Summer -all amenities listed-so peaceful and beautiful! Autumn - enjoy the bright gold red harvest moon as you sit by the bonfire on the beach to star gaze, roast marshmallows or perhaps the kids enjoy sparklers, see the gorgeous colours that coat our trees and foilage - the views that make autumn in this part of Canada so memorable. Winter - enjoy snowshoeing snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, skating right in front of the deck, crisp winter walks along the ice covered lakes or just sit curled up with your favourite movie/book by the natural wood fireplace enjoying the peace and quiet. Spring - welcome the birds as they return to their own house on our deck -purple martins, barn swallows, loons, wood ducks, blue herons, baltimore orioles, cardinals, finches and even catch a glimpse of the bald eagles - hear the morning doves coo.

Whatever the season, whatever your need for a vacation, Daves Serenity is the place to be.

This is our special get away home that we are offering to share with you. We also enjoy it between rentals and if you arrive and have forgotten to pack anything, you are welcome to use our staples, just kindly replace them.

You must be over 28 years of age to rent.

We have 2 adult bikes , fishing poles, floats for the lake, kite to fly etc.

As far as the sleeping arrangments, there are two bedrooms as seen in the photos. .

We provide the bedding and towels for indoors only - any blanket or towels to be used on the beach are for you to bring.

Check it out - it fills up quickly!

Keywords: On-large sandy beach, cottage/home, Lake Erie, Wine route, Colchester,

More Details

Chris and Murray Inverarity
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Chris and Murray Inverarity

Photo is a picture of our son and my husband. We wanted to keep this perfect slice of heaven in our family - just as our son wanted to do in his future. In order to keep this,we decided to share this amazing palce with select others who we know will feel the magic as soon as they step inside and see the amazing views of Lake Erie! We live in Tecumseh, Ontario and my husband had worked with our son Dave, since he purchased the home in 2006 and rebuilt the entire home from the inside out.

Chris and Murray Inverarity purchased this house in 2009

Why Chris and Murray Inverarity chose Harrow

This was our beautiful firstborn child, our son, Dave's home who died tragically in the city in 2009. It is such a beautiful place at the lake (and our daughter lives year round a few beaches away), and we want to keep it in our family so we rent it out to help cover the costs allowing us to keep it. This is a perfect location any time of the year. All our guests have commented on how beautiful and peaceful it is. The home is all remodeled with a new kitchen, stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, both bedrooms, a newly added on bathroom with "wall of water" shower for two, second bathroom with a soaker tub, includes new central air conditioning and furnace. We provide all the linens and request that at the end of your stay, if you will please pile all the linens used in the tub in order to do our best for the environment. I change everything from mattress pad to pillows and wash it all. Since it is our home away from home, we have a large collection of games, movies, books, etc., and you are welcome to use any. If you ran out of your own wine, etc., you can use any of ours as long as you replace it. In the shed we have 2 adult bikes, fishing poles, floats for the lake, kites, bocci ball game, beer fridge etc. That is what Dave's Serenity is all about. Welcoming you to a peaceful getaway where you can leave all your stress and troubles behind.

What makes this house unique

While you are sitting inside, whether eating dinner, playing a game, reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine, one glance out the wall to wall windows makes you feel like you are sitting right at the water. The beach is beautiful! The views are magnificent! It is very rare to have this amount of sandy beach right off your front deck! Sit on the huge deck with the beautiful fire table and watch the sunset! Relax on the hammock outdoors on the deck. Sit outside under the gazebo or put up the large sun umbrella to sit in the shade! Very quiet beach!

Guestbook comments from the owner

When we decided to rent out our home on the lake, we were nervous about letting others stay in our home with our belongings there. This has turned out to be a fabulous opportunity to meet people from all over. Thank you to our guests who have treated our home like your own. We look forward to meeting others who are seeking a vacation to get away from it all - an enjoyable time on a beautiful beach- truly - serenity awaits you!

Thank you guests!


Chris and Murray
May 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Harrow

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , specially designed wall of water shower for two
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Large soaker tub style, awesome to relax in!
  • Please use the shower (include the exhaust fan always) for showers. The other bathroom to be used for baths only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Green bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , pull out couch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sunset bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), 1-pull out couch bed (double)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 tvs, 1 VCR in bedroom,large screenTV with DVD/VCR in LR, portable stereo speakers, landscaped, excellent swimming, 5 minutes walk to Sprucewood Winery, parking for 4 vehicles, access to owners lawn games, numerous board games and movies, large 27 by 50 foot deck with night lighting on beach overlooking water, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large covered carport with picnic table and gas bbq., great fishing, wall to wall front windows wrap around home overlooking water/deck for beautiful sunsets, bridwatch from the livingroom/diningroom, feel the lake breeze with open floor to ceiing windows, ceiling fans in each room with remote controls, deck chairs for 8, hammock on deck, everything you need to have fun, relax and leave your worries and stress behind.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Dave's Serenity was absolutely amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The week we spent at Dave"s Serenity was fantastic. We could not have asked for better weather and the cottage had everything we needed. It was easy to see and feel the love and

care that Chris and Murray put into making there guests feel welcome. We spent a great deal of our time lounging on the beautiful deck right by the water Cori and I ate breakfast there every morning.

We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of things there are to do in the area we spent time in Kingsville , Leamington and even Windsor.

Lastly I would like to comment on the inside of the cottage . It was very well done and had all the conveniences of home (some even better) . Chris and Murray we would like to thank you both again for helping us to have one of the best vacations we have had.

John,Cori and Emily McColl and Mila and Julianne

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abbotsford, BC Canada

Peaceful and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to stay! Chris and Murray are the ultimate hosts going above and beyond to make sure all of our needs were met. The beach front is very private--especially during weekdays. The cottage decor is lovely and comfortable. Everything you need is provided. We lived out on the deck , but also enjoyed exploring many of the wineries in the area as well as a day trip to Point Pelee. We also fell in love with the town of Amhertsburg, with the lovely waterfront and Fort Malden.

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was even better than the pictures. Clean, comfortable, everything you could possibly want or need. The deck is fabulous so near the water. I would love to stay here again. Murray and Chris were wonderful. Thank you so much for such a great week, it was just what we needed.

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the best guests and Murray and I are so excited that your stay was enjoyed. We loved having you there - that is what keeping our sons home is all about - to share some special times with those you love. Thank you for the adorable celebration Canadian Teddy Bear and bottles. You left out place so clean and we hope that you can join us again. I never got the chance to meet you because my husband did all the meets. Net time I want to meet you all:):) Thank you so much for being awesome - it warms our hearts to know that you had a great time! Sincerely Chris and Murray
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Fantastic stay as always!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a wonderful "vacation" rental! We always feel at home when stay at Dave's. Chris and Murray are such wonderful hosts and are always available for questions.

The view from the back deck is inspiring and simply beautiful at anytime of the day but especially in the morning with your coffee or tea.

So much to do in the area if you love the outdoors but also very peaceful if you just want to kick back and relax.

The new shower is a must try!

Thanks again for an amazing stay.

  • Submitted: 15-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterdown, ON


  • 5 of 5

This is our third time renting the cottage and we cannot say enough about how fantastic it is! It is located right on the lake and the views are stunning! The cottage has been recently updated and now has another new bathroom which is wonderful. It is so peaceful there and great for cycling and day trips to Peele Island. Chris and Murray are wonderful and great to deal with. Such a peaceful and relaxing place!

  • Submitted: 24-May-2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We spent a peaceful and relaxing week at Dave's Serenity. As seen on the listing, the cottage has many updates and provides many comforts. We enjoyed the amenities of the beautiful kitchen, especially the dishwasher and the beds were very comfortable. There are windows on 3 sides of the cottage providing an unobstructed view of the lake. During our stay we experienced a thunderstorm which provided an amazing light show from across the lake. We visited a local winery and took a trip into Kingsville to shop. The owners had recently purchased additional lounging chairs for the deck along with a chairs and a gas fire pit which we enjoyed in the evenings. Chris & Murray's priority is their guests' comfort and enjoyment. They were a pleasure to deal with, answering all our questions and requesting feedback at the end of our stay.

  • Submitted: 12-Jan-2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Windsor Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Pelee Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Oxley & Kingsville Golf Club
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Windsor train station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Sprucewood Wineries

Situated on Lake Erie North Shore on Pelee Island Wine Route providing access to many tours, (including winery biking tours), day trips to Pelee Island (catch the ferry 15 miles), Harrow 5 min, great chicken wings at the Meadows Restuarant (walking distance), 5 min drive to Colchester marina for boating, outstanding fishing, Kingsville 15 min , Colosantis Greenhouses and Petting Zoo, many fresh fruit and vegetable stands, golf courses, Point Pelee half hour drive , amazing birdwatching at the most southern tip of Canada, a must to see with beautiful beaches, boardwalks, nature trails and Nature Centre, bocci ball provided, variety of books, movies yours to use. Professional telescope set to see the lake, binoculars provided.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Harrow

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2018 - Sep 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

If not leav like arrival C$150

Our home is right on the beach with all the things you need to have a fabulous time! It is not a cottage - it is truly a home and there is nothing you need to bring except personal supplies and your food. You would also need to bring any towels for the beach - we have all the linens and towels but ask for sand purposes that you bring your own for beach. There is an amazing deck, fire table, lounge chairs, hammock as well as floating/swimming items in the shed for your use. (fishing supplies, beach games, water floats, two adult bikes, bbq etc) There is a $300. damage fee due upon arrival- many guests return and after the first time, we do not require a damage deposit. We except you treat our home as your own and as such, YOU LEAVE IT AS CLEAN AS YOU FOUND IT. THIS IS THE REASON THERE IS NO CLEANING FEE. There is a home phone line for local calls and any long distance within Canada. The home is LIMITED TO 4 GUESTS AND NOBODY ELSE BUT THOSE AGREED UPON ON THE RENTAL AGREEMENT ARE PERMITTED TO STAY OVERNIGHT. THIS is for insurance reasons and it will serve to break your rental agreement if you have any other people stay overnight without prior approval from the homeowners. The age for renting is 28 yr or above. This is a very PRIVATE AWESOME beach. We are 100% sure you will love it and want to return!! The sunsets are the best around!! We like to speak with our guests before solidifying your booking to ensure we have what you need to make your stay the best. Our phone number is 5199793906 PLEASE SPEAK WITH US PRIOR TO BOOKING _ We love sharing our amazing place with those who need to capture special memories. Look forward to hearing from you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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