Ontario Cottage Rentals - Hay Bay Haven cottage in TOBERMORY
COTTAGE NAME: Hay Bay Haven cottage (#10)
COTTAGE LOCATION: TOBERMORY
LAKE OR BAY: Hay Bay
Maximum Occupancy: 8
(Max 6 adults, 2 children)
Average guest rating: (based on 19 reviews) Highlights: In June/September/October, week-long stays only.
Front of Cottage Kitchen
Living Area with Stairs Up to Loft View from Loft Kichen
Kitchen Dining Room
View of Loft from Crowsnest
Loft with Queen Bed and Futon Bedroom Two, Lower Level Bedroom Three, Lower Level
Hot Tub at Lakeside View of Cottage from Lake
Looking Out from Dock at Cottage
Man-made Sand Area at Lake
View of Lake from Deck
Yard on Lakeside of Cottage
Boardwalk Down to Shore Master Bedroom Ensuite to Master Bedroom Ping Pong Table, Lower Level Bathroom on Main Level
Note: Many of the pictures on this web page have been
taken using a 16 mm wide angle lens. We use this lens to show as much detail
as possible in each of the rooms of the cottage.This makes the rooms seem
larger than they really are.
The internet service provided at this cottage is for e-mail communications and casual browsing only. Please do not download movies or stream videos, music or games. Excess data usage will result in an additional charge.
Please Note: The water levels in Ontario have been fluctuating in recent years. Therefore, some of the photographs of shorelines/beaches on this website may not fully reflect current waterfront conditions.
Open concept, 2000 sq ft, three bedroom plus loft cottage located
at Hay Bay on the shores of Lake Huron. This cottage is conveniently
located just 4 km outside of the village of Tobermory.
The main living area of the cottage is an open concept featuring
natural wood work, cathedral ceilings and a wrap-around deck. The
sitting area features a couch, loveseat and chair to relax in after
a busy day exploring all that the area has to offer. A 42 inch LCD
television with satellite and DVD player as well as a wood stove
are provided for your convenience and comfort. The most unique feature
of this room is the crowsnest that looks out over the water. A ladder
leads up to the top of this crowsnest, and children need to be supervised
in this area.
Adjacent to the sitting room is the kitchen equipped with all the
modern conveniences including granite counter tops, stove, fridge,
microwave and dishwasher. An island provides additional space to
prepare holiday feasts. A dining table with chairs to seat all eight
in the party is located off the kitchen.
The loft area at the cottage is on the third floor. This room opens
into the main living area and is accessed by a spiral staircase.
A queen bed is located here and a table
with a few chairs. This is a great space for the kids in your party.
The master bedroom is on the main floor, this one with a queen
bed. The remaining two bedrooms are on the lower level of the cottage.
One room has a double sized bed and the other has one double and
single sized bed.
On the lower level you will also find a ping pong table, a great
way to keep entertained on a rainy day.
There are two bathrooms at the cottage. A three-piece bathroom
with shower is located as the ensuite to the bedroom, and a four-piece
shower with both bathtub and shower is located on the main level
of the cottage.
A deck that wraps around the cottage also has a hot tub for your
group to enjoy. The hot tub overlooks the water and is the perfect
place to relax after a day of hiking the trails.
Cottage is located in a private setting, has western exposure with
a great view of Lake Huron and magnificent sunsets.
Only a short distance away, you can stroll through the shops in
the village, visit the library, restaurants and the beautiful natural
harbour, or take a scenic boat cruise where you can view shipwrecks,
lighthouses and visit Flowerpot Island. Also, dinner cruises aboard
the Chi-Cheemaun are very popular.
For hikers, naturalists and scuba divers, the area is a dream.
Enjoy the Niagara Escarpment, or the sandy shores of Singing Sands
on Lake Huron, just a 10 min drive away. Amphitheater programs are
available at Cyprus Lake at dusk and are informative and entertaining.
With some many options for exploration and enjoyment, you can make
the most of your holiday!
PROXIMITY TO POINTS OF INTEREST:
Tobermory 4 km
Boat Launch Facilities 4 km
Bruce Trail 4 km
Dorcas Nature Reserve 13 km
Corner Stone Golf Course 4 km
Cyprus Lake 14 km (Hike to the Grotto)
Sand Beach Singing Sands 13 km
Dunks Bay 6 km
Glass Bottom Boat Tours 4 km
Fine Dining Grand View Tobermory 4 km
Canoe / Kayak Rentals Thorncrest Outfitters, Tobermory,
Big Tub Harbour Lighthouse 6 km
Tennis Courts Tobermory 4 km
Shopping Tobermory 4 km
Fishing Charters Tobermory 4 km
Voyageur Storytelling: Dyers Bay 15 km
National Park Visitor Centre Tobermory 4 km
Hospital Lions Head 30km
Rope Adventure: Tobermory 6 km
CHILD SAFETY ISSUES:
Children should be supervised on spiral staircase, the crowsnest,
and the deck (gaps between railings).
RENTAL START DATES:
Weekly rentals run from Saturday at 4:30 pm to the following Saturday
at 10:30 am
Four stars out of Five
Man- made sandy apron, flat rock to water's edge, with shallow
Cottage is not designed for wheel chair access.
One bedroom and bathroom are located on the ground floor.
There are three steps leading up the the cottage.
Small dock located in front of the cottage. Dock is not usable
due to low water levels.
Dwelling Type: Two-storey with loft
Floor Area: 2000 square feet
Deck Area: 400 square feet
Number of Bedrooms: 3 plus loft
Beds: 2 queens, 2 doubles, and 1 single
Bathroom: 2; one four-piece, and one three-piece with
High Speed WiFi Internet access
42 inch LCD Television
Sit on Top Kayak with paddle
Life Jackets (4 adult)
Canoe with paddles
(Available May 1-Nov 1)
Bicycles (2 adult)
Dock at Water
Maximum overnight accommodation: 6 adults or up to 8 people
with at least 2 children in the group
Individuals 16 years of age or older count as adults.
Hot tub is available May 1- Nov 1
Pets are negotiable; Cats are not permitted
Smoking not permitted in the cottage
Linens and towels not supplied
Renters are responsible to leave the cottage clean at
the end of the rental period
Guest Reviews for Hay Bay Haven cottage (#10)
Average Visitor Rating:
(based on 19 reviews)
Perfect piece of heaven at Hay Bay Haven!
Reviewed by Jillian A on 06/20/2015
Absolutely beautiful cottage! We had three rainy days, which normally is a pretty big downer when you're only away for one week, but Hay Bay had enough to keep us busy inside as well as out. On our rainy days we played cards, enjoyed the hot tub and made use of the ping pong table as well. The Visitor Center kept us busy one rainy morning, and we enjoyed a long trip out in the kayak and canoe later that day when it cleared up. The launching spot for the boats is the best we've seen at any cottage and the hot tub was a real treat!
Because of the weather we were only able to see three sunsets the whole week, but they were all incredible! I am so glad to have some stunning photos of the sunset, and you can see it perfectly from the hot tub framed by greenery. It's picturesque!
The kitchen is gorgeous and well appointed; I wish I could have taken it home with me! The laundry facilities came in handy as well, and having two bathrooms was a huge benefit of being at Hay Bay.
We would LOVE to return to Hay Bay Haven in the future, it was an incredible week for our family! Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of heaven with us!!
Reviewed by Ashley S on 10/26/2014
This is the second time I've rented a cottage through the company, and continue to be completely satisfied with the results. Each time we arrive we discover the cottage to be much more pleasant than in photos!
Tobermory is amazing; so much to do and our only complaint is there isn't enough time to fit it all in!
A Perfect Week
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/30/2013
Our group of 4 adults and one toddler had a wonderful week at this cottage. The kitchen was well equiped and the design perfect for informal as well as family dining. The sunset views were breathtaking and the outdoor seating was comfortable and varied. My grandson happily played at the sandy beach and enjoyed the warm water and exploring the surrounding property. The location of the cottage was perfect for jaunts into Tobermory as well as the National Parks. Ventilation for night time sleeping was excellent (except loft) and the beds were most comfortable. We had an amazing week and would love to
We had an awesome time.
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/19/2013
Love the location,we could easily walk or bike to Tobermory.
It is private and well kept. Beds are comfortable.Enjoyed campfires, games and boating.
Close to everything. We went to Sing sands, Flowerpot Island, Cypress, and Little Cove adventures. We hiked a lot at these places and others.
The only issue is that when you swim you might come out a little dirty and need to shower.
We would recommend this cottage to anyone. This is the 2nd time we have rented it (we rented it a couple years ago) and have never been disappointed. Awesome time! Thanks!
First time, but happily not the last
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/20/2013
First time I have rented a cottage. But my daughter was visiting from Cornwall England and I wanted to make it special. She and her spouse said it was the best holiday ever. We were all amazed at the cottage and all the extra amenities. So clean and having everything available such as wood ,propane and the hot tub ready to go, was wonderful. Sitting on the balcony overlooking the lake was great. Gary was just happy to go fishing! Thank you for a memorable holiday at such a reasonable price
Un petit coin de paradis.
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/29/2013
Ce cottage a tout pour plaire. Il est tres bien situe, avec une vue et un coucher de soleil splendide. L amenagement du ponton et de la petite plage est tres bien pour les enfants. L interieur est impeccable. Le jacuzi exterieur est un vrai bonheur.
Reviewed by Christa on 05/23/2013
Love coming every year no matter what the weathers doing because their is always something to enjoy!
The only thing that I would request is more stools to have in kitchen area to sit around the island please. ( folding ones to save space).
Thanks Hay Bay Heaven fr another great time!
A lovely place, with a unique sunset
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/13/2013
What a gem! this cottage is absolutely fabulous, well equiped, well located, just a few minutes away from the little town of Tobermory.
We enjoyed being right on the water, canoeing, resting, biking and playing around...
The large hot tub has got a stunning view on the bay, especially at dusk.
We recommended the cottage to many of our friends who shall be able to enjoy it!
A true haven
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 10/11/2012
It is such a great idea to be able to rent on line. Seeing pics and knowing what is available is awesome. The website is easy to use, and effecient.
I am sooo happy that I chose Hay Bay Haven as the place we would visit to encourage the blending of two families. My fiance and I have been looking for ways to allow opportunity for our kids to get to know each other before we get married. This was an amazing place for this to happen. It ended up that only our boys were able to join us, but that was perfect. They loved the crows nest and they stayed together in the loft. They canoed and kayaked together and explored the shoreline. They were pleased to be able to kick each others butts using the pingpong table and Xbox as well. We enjoyed the well-planned and well-equiped kitchen, and were pleased with the quality equipment available for our use. Also, the landscaping was well designed for any activity. There was lots of room for everyone to enjoy anything they wanted to do. It was peacefull. It was easy to get to and there is lots to do in the area. We would definately concider using this cottage again. Thanks
Hay Bay Heaven
Reviewed by Pat & Dave on 09/10/2012
Hay Bay Haven(Heaven)was gorgeous. Sunsets every night, beautiful sunrises. We have been going to this area for 25+ years. We had a trailer at Land's End Park,but the views where never this beautiful. The family wants to go back next year and for many years after. The cottage was far beyond what we expected. It was amazing. Campfires most nights,new visitors center and walking trail to discover and the granddaughter loved Singing Sands. We could not have had a more perfect vacation. Thank You
Wonderful vacation spot
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/26/2012
I have been using RentCottage.com for quite a few years now and absolutely love this web site for cottage rentals. What you see on line is what you get in person and more. This was our first time at this cottage and loved it. The hot tub was great. The kitchen was stocked better than home. It had all the modern ammenities to keep everyone happy including wi-fi. I would suggest that this is mentioned in the cottage detail online and that the password is given on the information sheet. Tobermory is one of the best spots in Ontario to visit. You never run out of things to do. Excellent choice of cottage.
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/17/2012
An exceptional cottage rental situated on a small bay over-looking Lake Huron.Rentcottage.com does a fantastic job in it's description and amenities on its website.Our family has rented 5 times through their company and have always had great service from emails to online support for questions.Hay Bay Haven is exactly that..a haven. The ability to relax lake front, children friendly,quiet and of course the hot tub, are what attracts us to this property.Close to downtown but far enough away to experience the Bruce Peninsula.This is a must rental to get away for the week or longer.All the amenities of home.World class sunsets,star gazing, and the ability to watch storms come in off the lake are must sees.Our family of 5 have enjoyed this property 3 previous times with no complaints.A top 5 rental on this site !!
Brent/Amanda and kids
Fabulous location - Beautiful Cottage
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/03/2012
The location was excellent. The cottage was really clean and well equiped. The view from the hot tub was amazing!
The only comment would be that the spiral staircases are a bit difficult to negotiate. Anyone with knee issues, older or too young may find this a drawback especially with both bathrooms located on the main floor.
The main bathroom could use a bit of an update but was clean. Kitchen, dining and living areas were great!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/29/2012
This cottage is a wonderful place for families or friends to stay. Its in a great location with the lake in your backyard. The flat screen TV and hot tub were a big bonus and we're already planning to return here next year. 5 stars for sure!
secluded and peaceful
Reviewed by thibert family on 08/03/2010
Cottage was wonderful came with everything we needed very private down the road was tobermoray main centre with restaurants,grocery store ,gift shops etc.Will return mite try a different cottage just to see different ones in the area.
Manager Response: Aug 3, 2010
thanks for the review Rapolli. Judging by your comment it appears you have chosen the wrong star rating.
Reviewed by Will Vermunt on 01/24/2009
Our family stayed at this wonderful cottage for one week in mid-September. The cottage was spacious for our party of 7 and our dog, but still cozy, warm and comfortable. The hot tub made the the chill from the cooler nights melt away.
Location wise, the bay was beautiful and perfect for kayaking, and being only a few Km from Tobermory was wonderful. Our family was able to go for short bike rides to make daily trips to the various shops and local attractions in town.
We had an absolutely wonderful, relaxing vacation, and couldn't ask for anything more.
Quiet Family Getaway
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 01/23/2009
This was our first cottage rental of any kind and we look forward to repeating the experience. Everything was as outlined and the instructions and so on were clear. We had a fabulous, relaxing, quiet family weekend. We are grateful that people will rent their properties in this professional manner, when they are not using them. Great use of the internet to review and book one of these homes for a vacation. Leaving was hard.
Reviewed by Greg on 01/23/2009
We were impressed how well the property was kept and all the amenities. The kids loved discovering the beach and the forest.
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/17/2009
Awesome place; quite and secluded, very private.The cottage was neat, clean, had most required amenities, excellent view of the lake from the cottage.
Since the weather was still cold in March, most of our time was spent in the hot tub relaxing. Kids had fun on the ping-pong table. Biking was fun too.
Excellent way to break-away from the city life for a few days to rejuvenate.
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