Welcome to our waterview open concept loft above detached garage. Perfect balcony to enjoy spectacular Lake Huron sunsets and sparkling water in the distance. Balcony also faces driveway. Although we live in the main cottage we will respect privacy and only meet in driveway or if cutting grass or if absolutely required tending to garden. Our sitting area is in the front. We are located at the base of Bruce Peninsula minutes away from the marina with a launch area, government dock great for swimming or fishing or just setting up your lawn chairs at the beach. Slightly to the north of us near Sandy Bay is a popular spot for kiteboarders.
Kayaks and canoes can be launched at either location. During July and August we require minimum 3 night bookings during weekdays, or two night minimums on weekends. ( Long weekends 3 nights)
The loft is open concept with full kitchen (full sized fridge/convection stove/microwave/kettle/Keurig/dishes/cookware/tea towels/dishcloth/dish soap provided). 4 piece bath/ shower with two person tub/waterfall faucets. We provide bathmat/ hand towels/ blow dryer/ hand soap/shampoo/conditioner/Wifi( can be spotty during peak times)/Netflix/parking for one car. Smoking and pets are not permitted. No events or parties.
The loft rental is located above detached garage and is separate from out home. Guests must be able to climb stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. Driveway is shared. Room for one car.
Interaction with Guests
We may or may not be home. You are free to enjoy the gardens and back yard. Occasionally our path might cross in the driveway or garden. Please know that we respect privacy and will do so as much is possible. Our sitting area is at the front out of view of your balcony and loft.
We are located along the Oliphant Shoreline. It is a rare coastal area with nature at its finest. Nearby Sandy Bay or Dock area is shallow and sandy, perfect for kayakers, canoeists, kiteboarders and marina is a perfect spot to launch a boat. (Parking for boat/ trailer in the driveway can be arranged for additional cost of 20.00 per night). The Oliphant Fishing a Islands just offshore are spectacular for kayakers, etc. You can book a fun boat tour through our local boat tour company -Bruce Peninsula Boat Tours. Evening sunsets in Oliphant are magical and can be viewed from your comfy loft balcony. Balcony is also an awesome place to gaze at the stars or enjoy a good lightening display over the lake.
Sauble Beach is 10 minutes away and is over 11km of sandy beach shore. Wiarton is 12 minutes away. Known as the base of the peninsula. Home of Wiarton Willy, ruins at Spirit Rock, Sunday Funday at Bluewater par Friday Farmers Market. Just up Highway 6 5 minutes is the unique Handicraft house..a must see for unique treasures, Sunday market and amazing fries. Lions Head is 30 minutes north with amazing views. The Bruce Trail has several entry points throughout the peninsula. At the tip of the peninsula, another 30 minutes north is Tobermory. Visit the Grotto, Tobermory Brewing Company, quaint shops, Glass bottom tours or take a ride on the Chi cheeman. Day trips to Southampton, Port Elgin and other cool spots are easy from this central location.
Loft is fully insulated and is perfect for all seasons. We welcome snowmobiles and Nordic skiers or snowshoers. Lots of trails to discover ( Sauble Beach, Hepworth Sawmill or forge your own. We often make a day trip to downhill ski in Collingwood located an hour and a half away. Oliphant is located on Bruce Peninsula touring route on the GreyBruce snowmobile trails. Oliphant is located on the Ontario bike "Coast2Coast" 65 km trail loop.