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Great Views, Big Deck, Dog Friendly, fishing. swimming, wineries, birding golf

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lake Front, 2/3 Bedroom , 3 bathroom plus bonus room Brick/Stone sleeps 6 max

We had our home torn down to the studs and completely rebuild adding a second floor. Creating a 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the main floor and a 3 bathroom and bonus room upstairs. The bonus floor containing sleeping/second living area. Great views, great 20x 40 deck. No more beach due to high water. Swimming is great as we are inside sand bar. Fishing too.

We have a king in the master on the main floor, a double in the second main floor bedroom and a queen in the upstairs bonus room. Living room furniture on both floors. Kitchen is fully stocked for cooking/bbq or baking. Linen and towels provided.

Slate floors, natural gas convection/regular double range, stainless fridge, dishwasher, natural gas fireplace, hot water on demand.

Unbelievable unobstructed views, 40 x 20 deck on the lake, parking for 4 cars side by side. Relax on the deck, watch the birds, the sunrise, sunset. Make and Enjoy dinner outside or in. Enjoy the wildlife from the deck or through the window. Enjoy the patio flame at night. (weather permitting)

Just bring your food and personals.

More Details

Peggy Kennedy Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2018

About Peggy Kennedy Owner

Ric and I have been married 25 years in 2018.

We spend our time between Kingsville and Wilberforce (Haliburton/Bancroft). More so in Kingsville due to family requirements.

I enjoy painting, fabric arts, kayaking, canoeing, metal smithing (jewelry making) quilting, reading, learning and writing. Walking with my dog.

Ric enjoys the classic car hobby with his 34 Plymouth Sedan, reading, carpentry.

We are animal lovers. We have three four legged family members. Charley our female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Jessie our bad boy siamese. In 2017 we saved an abandoned 3 week old kitten. Her name is Hidy and our latest addition.

We focus on quality of life, maintaining our health and dreaming new dreams.

We have a lock box for the key. We hire out to have the house cleaned between vacationers, but sometimes one or both of us our part of the cleaning team.

We both have health issues, along with aging family members that keep us busy.

Peggy Kennedy Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why Peggy Kennedy Owner chose Kingsville

Our place has location, location, location. We have the most spectacular unobstructed views: sunrises, sunsets, birds, boats, ships, weather, fishing, all lake activity and great swimming.

The property overlooks Pelee Island on clear days, as well as Pigeon Bay and Point Pelee. Enjoy the views from our 40 x 20 deck. We are in the sand bar with great swimming and fishing. Unfortunately we no longer have a beach. The stairs end into the water these past few years.

The Chirping Grapevine is ideally located within the heart of wine and bird country. Ideally situated half way between Point Pelee and Holiday Beach for the bird watchers and centred for the wineries of your choice.

Kingsville is a quaint little hamlet with restaurants, groceries, drug store, restaurants, video rental, library for you to explore. There are wineries in every direction. I have provided a page with necessary information to make your selections and planning easier. Within wine country you also find Ontario's food industry with farms and greenhouse operations aplenty. Enjoy eating local grown food and grazing the farmers stands for your favourites. Add a bottle of wine from one of the local wineries and enjoy a fabulous local grown meal all found within Kingsville. Shop, eat, golf, fish, walk, birdwatch, eat, all water activities are all a short drive within Kingsville. Or sit back and relax on the deck, watching the Lake activity, bbqing, swimming, reading, birdwatching. Launch your own kayak from the deck.

Fishing charters available too.

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with the view. Location, Location, Location. We are located on a rock ridge; High and dry. Views of Point Pelee, Pelee Island. The houses on the other side of the road back onto the creek while we are on Lake. From my Great Room or the deck I experience the diversity of birds, the frolicking, antics and inner play, both on the lake and land. Listen to the waves crashing or the gentle swish of water on a calm day/night. Watch the wind shift and the waves change direction. Watch white caps on a high wind or view the birds on the sand bar during quiet weather.

I love to walk, we have trails everywhere. Easy to access and enjoyable to traverse. Walk down the street and then onto Cedar Beach. Walk along the water in the sand. Head, by car, down Arner Town Line and park at the Cedar Creek entrance and parking, to enjoy the walking trails, or canoe, kayak. Boating and marinas at just down the street at Cedar Beach.

Cedar Island also has a huge public beach for the beach goers. I love Kingsville's central location.

Short drive to Pelee Island Ferry. Golf Courses

New Dog Park Just around the corner. Follow Heritage Road East and turn left on Conservation Drive. The Park and parking is on the left. You can drive the 10 blocks or enjoy a longer walk.

We are very pleased to have a fully renovated house with the new upper addition. All with great views. Great swimming and a great deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are leaving tomorrow. We had a great time thank you for letting us in your cottage.

We did not know what to do with the trash so we left them close to the door on the inside. Let me know if you prefer other arrangement.

We will leave tomorrow afternoon.

Thanks again and perhaps till next year.

May 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Kingsville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We are open to travellers with more than one dog. But not if you are also a large people party. Too much is overwhelming for any house.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , hydrotherapy tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , on second level Bonus Room
  • Master bathroom has granite counter top, hydro therapy tub, walk shower, toilet and walk in cedar closet. Part of Master Suite. Bathroom 2 will be cheater ensue to the 2nd bedroom. Third upstairs bathroom has toilet, shower, sink Bathroom 3 will be on the second level in Bonus Room. Bathroom includes walk in shower, toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , can convert to two XL twins. We use it as king sized
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bonus room upstairs with private bathroom.
  • The Master Bedroom overlooks the deck and Lake Erie. The king size bed can be converted to two xl twins if needed. The suite has shower, hydro tub, toilet, sink, granite counters, cedar closet.The suite is 11 x 20 ft. The bedroom is large enough for crib if needed. The second bedroom has a double bed, 32 television HD with built in DVD player, walk-in cedar closet and 3 piece bathroom. The bonus room upstairs is a new addition. It is a living space with spectacular views that has a Queen Sized Bed as well as couch, loveseat, chairs, recliner. Television, games. Great views. Bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Television is antennas but we have unlimited internet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 9 garden chairs
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Location, Location, Location. Our house has it all. Views, proximity to wineries, food, birding opportunities, sailing, golf, swimming, walking, canoe, theatre, gambling, historical events and more. New modern appliances, modern kitchen in a well maintained home. Includes utensils, pots & pans, fixtures. Master Bed is memory foam, Double bed is new top line Seally. Window from Main Great room and Master over look deck and Lake Erie. As does our new Bonus Room. We face South and enjoy wonderful sunrises as well as sunsets. The chirping grapevine has it all. We come in when you have left to clean and ready the house for the next vacationers. We expect you to treat our home with respect and leave it as you found it. You keep the house while you are staying there.


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average rating of 4.814815 based on 28 reviews

perfect time in perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful Canadian vacation at Chirping Grapevine. Had friends over for a couple of days and they were so impressed they are ready to come back next year. Kingsville is full on fun loving people and great food.

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great fun

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect!! Just minutes from Cedar Beach and a huge dog park. Our 10 year old loved Using the "bonus" room as her bedroom. Don't worry if you forget something it's probably already there....binoculars, bird books, coffee, tea, spices. If we ever make it back to Kingsville, we'll be calliing Peggy first!!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our second stay

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property couldn't be better. It is very relaxing and calming to be right on the water no matter what the weather. For us it is about visiting with family in the area but we did have some lovely lunches at various restaurants in Kingsville and a few of the wineries. There's lots to do if you want to be busy.

We enjoyed walking our lab down to Cedar Beach early every morning and she swam every day. There were some very friendly people with dogs on the beach that early and overall Kingsville is a friendly town. Looking forward to hopefully a third stay next year! And we have found Peggy so easy to deal with!

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely retreat on the water

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable, well-equipped, gorgeous view of the water from 2 levels, quiet, close to golf and park for hiking. A haven for R&R. .

  • Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat. This is our second visit and already booked a third one for this fall.

  • 4 of 5

Great accommodation. We had one minor issue which was addressed immediately by the owners. Highly recommend. DS and CM

  • Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, cozy, amazing view

  • 5 of 5

This cottage can barely be described as a cottage, but a fully functioning house with all the fixings. It had all the utensils and seasonings we needed to cook. Tons of DVDs, too, for rainy days. The highlight was the upstairs bedroom and the deck - stunning views of Lake Erie. Wanted to stay longer! And want to try it out in the winter, too!

  • Submitted: 8-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
in Kingsville
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
in Kingsville
Car: necessary

Surrounded by Wineries, Birding opportunities. While in Essex County enjoy the wonderful Food, Wine, Weather and Wildlife. We are located 1/2 way between Point Pelee and Holiday Beach, minutes off the green way centred in the areas birding opportunities and wineries.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Kingsville

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Owner Operated
We accept US funds at the exchange rate. During the busiest parts of the season we do not accept less than 1 week bookings. Please contact us for any possible exceptions.
accepted methods of payment are certified check, email money transfer.
We expect our guests to keep the house relatively clean. The cleaners have only 4 hours to do the laundry, clean, disinfect the house for the next guests. We don't charge extra for cleaning, we don't charge extra for pets. We expect our home to be respected by our guests. We know accept PayPal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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