Living Room Looking Towards Entrance
Bathroom Whirpool Tub
Cottage - Front
Southampton Public Beach
Sand Beach 2 Blocks away
Southampton Public Playground
Outdoor BBQ Area - Ground 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.
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.
This unique converted warehouse is nestled in a quiet lane behind the Main Street
(High St) of Southampton.
As a tastefully renovated first floor of a former fish warehouse,
this 1 bedroom is well situated to allow you to 'beach it' or tour
the town. You are 2 blocks from the huge 'Canada Flag' and the beautiful
sand of Southampton Beach on Lake Huron.
Whether it is a romantic get-away week or a week at the beach, you
will find this lovely flat very accommodating. A parking spot for
the sports car (or minivan) is steps from the front door.
You have municipal services so there are none of the septic bed
and water issues that typically accompany cottages.
The interior of the home is painted stucco with wood plank flooring
The flat is an open concept, bachelor with adjoining bedroom. The
living room/dining room is combined with the tv being small and the kitchen equipped with
fridge, stove, and microwave. A kitchen table is also provided.
It seats four (4) comfortably and doubles as the games/card table.
There is one (1) large bedroom here. Painted in soothing yellow,
the bedroom features a queen bed and closet.
The washroom is a 4-piece with toilet, sink and whirlpool tub/shower.
Walk down the lane to beach and you'll find the fabulous beach and
a historic boardwalk. Bring your beach umbrella or grab a coveted
spot under the tree.
After a swim or when the lake winds blow, move to the solace of
your ground level porch and soak up the rays there. Or enjoy that
bestseller that has possessed you.
Eat in or out at the many nearby restaurants. If in, a BBQ is provided
to grill up your savory summer dinner.
The warehouse is located on one of the finest sandy beaches in the
area. This beach consists of fine sand and pebbles with a shallow
entry point into the fresh water. Watershoes make entry even more
comfortable. You can walk this shoreline and watch the famous sunsets
that were a finalist for the 'Seven Natural Wonders of Canada'.
Your beach view includes scenic Chantry Island, a restored 1859
Lake Huron lighthouse.
As an added bonus, all the amenities offered by downtown Southampton
are within walking distance. Restaurants - walk to the Elk &
Finch or Grosvenor's for fine dining.
Museums - walk to the Southampton Museum and Archives
Some of the most beautiful Lake Huron sunsets are visible from the
After the sun sets, the evening skies are open and provide breathtaking
views of the stars, the moon, and the whole night time sky.
If after all that you still have time for golf - there's the Chippewa
course 3 minutes away or the Saugeen Golf course on County Road
3 towards Port Elgin. (Sauble and Port Elgin offer up some golf
If you still need to seek other attractions, remember Thursday night
is Cruise Nite! Head for the flagpole where you'll find vintage
and classic cars gathered around with a view of the sunset.
Finally, the local roads around Southampton are popular with cyclists
and roller bladers.
And come back in the fall for Pumpkinfest too - (http://www.pumpkinfest.org/)
PROXIMITY TO POINTS OF INTEREST:
Port Elgin: 8km
Sand Beach: 2 blocks from the cottage
Boat Launch Facilities: 2 km
Golf Course: 1.5km
Chippewa Golf www.chippewagolf.com
Saugeen Golf and Country www.saugeengolf.com
McGregor Provincial Park 21 km
Hospital Southampton 1 km
Tourist Information 500 meters
Fine Dining and Shopping Southampton
CHILD SAFETY ISSUES:
No apparent child safety issues at cottage
RENTAL START DATES:
Weekly rentals run from Saturday at 4:30 p.m. to the following at Saturday
at 10:30 a.m.
One Stars out of Five. Home is located in a residential area
of the Town of Southampton. The property is surrounded by residential
The cottage is not waterfront. However Southampton Beach is
located only 2 blocks, or a five minute walk away.
This is a lovely sand beach
Cottage not designed for wheelchair access
Docking facilities are located 2 km from the cottage
Yes - magnificent sunsets at the beach
Dwelling Type: 1st Floor Bachelor
Living Area: 700 sq ft
Number of Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1 queen bed
Number of Baths: 1 four-piece bathroom with whirpool tub
Air Conditioner Unit
Television -small and no channels
Patio Furniture (2 chairs for outside)
Maximum number of people: 2 people
Individuals 16 years of age or older count as adults
Pets are not permitted
Smoking is not permitted
inside or outside
Linens and Towels are not provided
Cottage must be left clean at the end of rental
Guest Reviews for A Converted Warehouse cottage (#502)
Average Visitor Rating:
(based on 10 reviews)
Reviewed by Carlos3838 on 08/30/2016
Overall it was good.
If you want absolute quiet to sleep then this location may be a bit of a concern since there seems to be no insulation between floors so you'll hear footsteps / wood squeaks (assuming you will be renting the bottom floor). The existing upstairs tenant was however quiet. The actual location itself is very quiet as it sits in behind the major buildings.
Air conditioner worked great and very quiet.
All other amenities are as described.
There is no WIFI or TV as described.
There is only a very small DVD player
Reviewed by Theresa D on 07/26/2016
I agree with a lot of the previous reviews.....my husband and I recently stayed at this warehouse cottage, I agree it is in a great location close to everything & fairly quiet & clean, but I would not call it a cottage it is more of an apartment......keep in mind you are only renting the first floor .....there is a tenant living upstairs.....who has to enter their apartment in the front, which is the first floor apartments entrance & only sitting area . ......there is no other place to sit because your in a lane way/ alley way which the merchants use to get to their stores & your only view is the parking lot.....the owner supplies a t.v and great movies if only we could see them,.... the T.V is about 12 inches wide it is one of those little dvd/ tv players......& no cable ! So couldn't watch anything else....we didn't use the BBQ has it looked like it hadn't been used in awhile......
Reviewed by Wendy on 08/16/2013
my twin lives in the States and had not seen Southampton in 35 years. We grew up camping there every summer, and I wanted to take my oldest granddaughter, who is seven, and my twin's daughter with us for a week down memory lane. The stakes were high and this flat did not disappoint!
The flat is a one minute walk to downtown, and a 5-10 minute walk to the glorious beach. We found the flat more than adequate for two children, aged 7 and 11' and two women ( of undetermined age). It was clean and had plenty of room, and we were thrilled. Although there is no outdoor space in the downstairs flat, we did not miss it at all. it is so close to everything it just doesn't matter. There is so much to do...we walked to the fantastic museum and the wonderful shopping, and toured the lighthouse on Chantry Island you see from the beach.
Thankyou for a perfect week!
Very nice cottage.
Reviewed by Judy E on 06/27/2012
Very nice, homey, very clean. Good location to do whatever you feel like -close to lake, parks, shopping.
Reviewed by Florida seniors on 08/06/2011
Clean, geat location close to everything (beach and stores). Comfortable furnished and very attractive. Had books, magazines, fresh flowers and local fruit were provided for our comfort and enjoyment. Highly recomend.
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/28/2010
My wife and I were looking for a quiet, but well-located place to ourselves and were quite pleased to have found this one. Within a short walk of many of the attractions in Southampton - including their fabulous sunsets and beach - it was also a great jumping off point for our trip to Gantry Island, canoing the Saugeen River, visiting the Bruce County Museum, exploring the natural wonders of the Bruce Peninsula, the Colingwood Caves and even checking out Wiarton Willy. All that in one week, plus several lazy afternoons at the beach. Wonderful
A great getaway
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/28/2010
We enjoyed our proximity to everything! We were moments away from the services of downtown Southampton and a 4 minute walk to the beach. The cottage was very well equipped and had a lot of little extras. It was a memorable stay.
Reviewed by R & S Pitt on 08/04/2010
This is a perfect little cottage tucked away in a hidden lane way in beautiful Southampton. It is a great fine that we would like to keep a secret! We have now had the opportunity to stay in both units and loved them both.
We plan to make it our annual place to stay.
Reviewed by Amy on 02/05/2009
This was a very relaxing week. The cottage was very well kept and there were many amenities. A friend and I stayed the last week of August and had a nice time. The issue I had with the "cottage" is that it was more like an apartment. Also the outdoor space was actually an alley located behind the downtown stores. There is no view to speak of and we did encounter cars driving awefully close to the front door of the cottage. If I were to rent this cottage again I would take the upstairs unit as there is a nice balcony and no risk of being hit by a car!! The beach was only about a 2-5 minute walk away and there were many shops to visit. We had a great time and would recommend this cottage to anyone as long as they know its slightly unconventional.
Manager Response: Feb 5, 2009
There is now a sitting area with a love seat and small side table outside the door of the flat. The BBQ has been moved right outside on to the new flagstone "patio" with boxwood planters to keep the vehicles from getting to close to the building.
Clean and cozy
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 01/26/2009
After spending one week in this flat I can tell you that it is conveniently located within a short walk of the downtown business's and the beach. When we arrived I was pleasantly surprised by how clean it was. We found it to be a very comfortable place to relax inside. Unfortunatley there is no where to sit outside and relax, unless you want to take your chances sitting outside the front door, in the driveway.
Overall, we thought it was well worth the cost and will consider coming back again.
Manager Response: Jan 26, 2009
There is now a sitting area with a love seat and small side table outside the door of the flat. The BBQ has been moved right outside on to the new flagstone "patio" so you should now be able to leave the windows open while using the BBQ. Boxwood planters have been placed on the "patio" to keep the vehicles from getting to close to the building. A can opener has also been added to the inventory at the cottage.
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