Port Stanley Retreat is a perfect choice for a small family that wants to spend a week enjoying the lovely little resort town on the shores of Lake Erie. The beach area pulsates with activity, of course, but everyone needs a break from the crowds - this cottage makes a perfect choice!
Located less than a kilometre from the beach, and about the same distance from the shops and restaurants of the village centre, Port Stanley Retreat is a lovely refurbished 2-bedroom cottage set back in the woods on a quiet hillside lane. You will be amazed at how quickly the town recedes into the distance once you have arrived. The cottage boasts a wonderful backyard, which backs on to a wooded area. An aged picnic table near the trees doubles as a feeding platform for birds, but deer make the occasional stop as well. There is another picnic table and fire pit in the middle of the yard, complete with umbrella to allow you to enjoy the sun or the shade. Those seeking just a little more comfort will want to while away the hours on the screened back porch - the perfect area to enjoy a good book, some relaxing music or a game with the whole family.
The inside of the cottage is neat as a pin. The kitchen, dining and living area is open concept, bright and cheerful with lots of windows looking out on the back lawn. A flat-screen TV with DVD player is wall-mounted, great for family movie nights that include a snack at the table! The futon in the living room can double as a sleeping spot for someone or a couple. The master, with a double bed, is cute and cosy. The second bedroom has a set of bunkbeds and, as a bonus, includes a washer/dryer combo for keeping the beachwear clean. A nice bath with shower and tub round out the cottage nicely.
Out and about, you will find the area full of charm. The beach, of course, is what made the area famous, and around it has grown a series of shops, restaurants and attractions for everyone in the family. The Port Stanley Theatre has thrilled audiences for more than 30 years. You will want to book tickets in advance of your stay. If your child is a budding thespian, you might even want to enroll him/her in one of the week-long theatre camps available in some summer weeks.
Some days might see the family go separate ways - the golfers to nearby Kettle Creek (just a kilometre away), the teenagers to the beach, the art lover to the galleries and potters workshops. Maybe all will agree to meet up for some fish and chips later on, then swap tales of the day around a camp fire before turning in. There is a lot to do in Port Stanley - why not make this cottage your choice for wonderful accommodation in a peaceful setting?