Christian Canadians who have their own business in the wastewater industry. Homeschooling family. Enjoy hiking, swimming, hunting and taking in God's amazing landscape. Love budget travel to warm locations. Aiming to live off the grid someday!
Wow - you were brave to hit the water this Sept - it never really warmed up! It's a pleasure to host international visitors, and we're honoured to have met their expectations. Definitely let us know if you decide to come back again!
Thanks Kris for sharing your views. You are right that the bright stars - we are designated a dark sky community, meaning that there is no artificial light pollution and it is easy to have naked eye astronomy, although there is an astronomy hands-on evening at the Bruce Peninsula National Park once a week. We are amazed that you were able that you were able to fit so much into your short stay, and would love to have you come back to explore more.
Thanks Kris for reminding us of some important details - comfy bed, modern bathroom, and bug-tight - all things that we expect but take for granted some times! It was great to meet you as well, and we appreciate your perspective of our property.
Thanks Rajat! It was wonderful to meet you upon your arrival, especially as it is very rare for us to be present when the guests arrive. Having a few minutes with guests does help set our minds at ease that all will go well, and we are thankful that we were able to provide a relaxing environment for you. Please come again!
The onsite kayaks are actually not for guest use - the cottage handbook has been updated to mention this. Rentals are available in Tobermory at Thorncrest Outfitters, who will actually deliver and pickup kayaks. As well, although there is room for three couples, we only allow six people total, with no more than four being adults.
It was our pleasure to share our cottage with your family, Kimberly! It's nice that you were each able to make use of the available space and resources. Certainly, this has been a summer of board game playing weather! Come again!
We are looking forward to having you again Susan! We appreciate your positive words and enjoy hearing how families spend their time at the cottage. Interestingly, in the last couple weeks, the water is the highest we have ever seen it, so the shoreline is a little different than usual, with some greenery and innuksuks being right in the water, so I suspect the frogs have had their natural habitat somewhat disturbed.
So sorry about the dish cloths - it was a miss on our part! When I went in to do our cleaning, that was the first thing I noticed, as I couldn't find the used ones. We will get some pot scrubbies in place. There was a cheese grater in the cupboard - it actually looks like a piece of cheese with the catch container under it, and is horizontal, rather than the usual tall kind. Also, there are steak knives in the regular cutlery drawer - they were possibly buried under the other extra utensils. Thanks for paying attention to these details!
Unfortunately, this has been a very cool summer (and a very long, cold spring), and in fact, the temperature ranged from 8-20 degrees while you were there. It is great temperatures for hiking, but not great beach weather, and the cottage doesn't have time to warm up. When the humidity is low, and there isn't fog, opening up the windows and letting warm air blow through keeps things warm, or running the dehumidifier also helps. This is the reason we only rent in the summer months. If we could only predict the hot, sunny days!
Future guests, please note that although kayaks may be on property when you arrive, they are not for guest use. Rentals are available in Tobermory or at Cameron Lake, and the rental companies will deliver to the cottage if you wish to use them there. The water is very changeable though - it may be calm in the morning, but quite wavy and foggy at noon. We have considered purchasing kayaks for guests, but are not comfortable with the liability. We may revisit this again!
Thanks Taylor, for your thoughtful review!