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Sandy Shores - Shallow Swimming - Quaint Cottage - Just for You

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Just picture yourself enjoying a large private sandy beach with shallow water. You get wonderful views of the massive shipping freighters that are making their way from Lake Erie to the Detroit River. Sounds wonderful... doesn't it? You bet it is. And a surprise when you arrive! A bottle of wine from one of the local wineries and a cheese platter ready to welcome you. The cottage is in an exclusive neighbourhood just outside of the lovely, historical town of Amherstburg. In fact, this stretch of beach is the only large surface beach in the town's area. The rest of the coastline is made to up of breakwalls. The freighters pass along Lake Erie and into the channels that guide them to the Detroit River. They are starting their bend into the river right in front of the cottage. That is why you get such a wonderful view of their passage. You will be dozing off or playing on the beach and the subtle sound of "chug-chug" will catch your attention. Yep - a magnificent freighter going by. It never gets old! The historical town of Amherstburg is just 5 minutes away. There you will find Fort Malden, the ferry to Boblo Island, the Splash Pad, grocery stores, department stores, boutiques, banks, restaurants and pubs. Lots to see and do. The cottage is located very near to the Southwestern Ontario Winery route. Maps and information about the wineries along this route are made available at the cottage for your convenience. Also, Essex County is known for its wonderful produce that is locally grown in its fields or greenhouses. Fresh and easily accessible for you. Birders literally flock to this area. Here you will find some of the best areas for birding. There are two bedrooms in the cottage - one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. All the mattresses, pillows, bedding, towels are brand new. There is also a new Aero automatic mattress that increases the sleeping capacity to five. The laundry facility has a washer, dryer and laundry tub. The kitchen is fully stocked with all of the baking and cooking utensils that you would need, Spices and some essentials are also stocked. Bedding and towels for indoor use are provided. Any blankets or towels for the beach are yours to bring. The cottage has its very own bonfire pit in the yard for your enjoyment. You must be 28 years or older to rent. Pets may be welcome based on breed and prior approval of owner. Check in time is anytime after 3 pm. Check out time is before 10am.

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

The large sandy beach with the shallow water provides a safe and wonderful destination for your family. The historical town of Amherstburg hosts events every weekend. And the Wine Route. Well..... there's always something fabulous to do every day!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Amherstburg

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is one queen bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the guest bedroom. All mattresses and linens are new. There is also a new twin pillowtop aero bed that can sleep a fifth person.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Sandy Shores - Shallow Swimming - Quaint Cottage - Just for You
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Great time lakeside!

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Sandy Shores! Adorable cabin, just enough space for two adults and two kids. Well stocked kitchen, comfy beds, warm blankets everywhere and very cozy. We stayed during a cold snap Dec/Jan and the cabin was kept cozy, though be sure to bring warm slippers/socks in winter (we were warned). Also greatly appreciated our surprise welcome gift of sparkling wine and cheese platter! Very hospitable hosts and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived unexpectedly we have a nice cheese and meat tray awaiting us with a bottle of sparkling wine, it was so unexpected and nice. The place was beautiful and well kept, we had a very nice stay and definitely want to come again

  • Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet spot with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The owner has thought of all the things someone will need. From a complimentary bottle of wine and cheese plate (was our anniversary), to detailed instructions on everything in the home - the stay was perfect.

Beautiful sunsets and a short (45 minute) drive through wine country to Leamington or Windsor.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well-equipped with 'special touches' to ensure your stay is comfortable. Just bring your clothes, beach towel and groceries. Everything else is provided. We'll be going back again next year!

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very clean & we had all we needed and then some. We stayed with our 1.5 year old and he loved the beach as well as all the toys available! Beach was very clean. Owners were very welcoming and easy to contact if needed. We look forward to returning. Great spot if you have little children or just as a couple to get away!

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway for our family

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage delivered on all fronts. Just as described and we found Barb went over and above to make our stay so nice.

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Windsor Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
town of Amherstburg
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Boblo Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
several golf courses
Nearest Train
30 Miles
VIA Rail Windsor
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ducks on the Roof
Car: necessary

So close to the historic town of Amherstburg where you will find Fort Malden, the ferry to Boblo Island, many restaurants and pubs. You're also just a short 2 minute drive to the Wine Route where you can visit, sample and purchase some of the most delicious locally produced wines.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Amherstburg

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$200

Summer rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. There is a $200 damage fee due upon arrival. The home is limited to 4 guests and nobody else but those agreed upon on the rental agreement are permitted to stay overnight. If your situation requires another overnight guest, please contact the owner to see if this request can be accommodated. This is for insurance reasons and it will serve to break your rental agreement if you have any other people stay overnight.

Half of the total cost to guarantee booking is due upon reservation confirmation and the other half of the total amount is due upon arrival and receipt of keys. Please provide damage deposit at arrival to be returned upon inspection and cleaning at the end of your stay. You must be 28 years old to rent this cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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