Tips and Suggestions

Luxury Cottage Rentals in Ontario: Tips & Suggestions

When we first saw our home during a drive by, we knew right away that this was to be our Forever Home. We are located right in the middle of epic wine country, national parks, golf courses, marina’s, orchards, vineyards, and just so much more!

We knew what kind of vacation property that we would have loved to vacation to and even though we traveled, we just never found the complete package.

That’s how the idea for The Vineyard Suite was born!

Keep In Mind These Tips While Visiting Our Luxury Cottage Rental

Tip: Our luxury cottage rental is great for couples Romantic Getaways and so much more!

Located on Lake Erie, Colchester Harbor has many amenities such as nice clean beach, restaurants, and ice cream parlor, paddle boat rental. Another great beach is Cedar Beach which is a popular sandy spot for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing.

If you have a canoe or kayak and would like to meander along Cedar Creek Conservation Area there is a drop off point which will take you all the way to Cedar Beach. Pack a picnic and enjoy about one hour and enjoy many spectacular views of wetlands, forests, and wildlife along the way. I can pick you up and take you to your vehicle if you would prefer not to make the trip back.

Tip: You must have your own canoe or kayaks.

Travelling in two different directions from The Vineyard Suite are two large national parks with beach, water activities, boardwalks and so on…

Tip: Go to the Web and Key in Essex County National Parks.

The Centennial Bike and Hike Trail begins across the road from the Marsh Boardwalk and has been described as a mini-roller coaster ride that whisks you four kilometers south to the Visitor Centre.

Tip: If you choose to bike on the road, please be careful: it is very narrow with several curves.

Rent a bicycle and ride along the shore on your own self-guided Wine Trail Ride.

We’ll provide you with a map and suggestions for unique points of interest along the way.

Tip: If you check the web for Essex County biking trails, you will find many in this area!

The only boat rentals would be for booking a fishing excursion out of Colchester Harbor & Marina.

Tip: Check-in 3:00pm & check-out is 11:00am.

If you would like an earlier check-in or a later check-out we can try and accommodate, as long as there is no reservation checking out or in on the same day.

Tip: The Vineyard Suite comes with a Keurig Coffee Maker.

We supply a variety of coffees and tea, included is sugar and creamer. There is a Tim Horton’s, in Harrow, or Tim Horton’s, in Kingsville. Both locations are the same distance, about 12 minutes by car and we have Timmy’s coffee in The Suite as well.

The Vineyard Suite has a 42 inch Plasma Hi-Def TV with Satellite and Wi-Fi. We also offer for your use on the property is a “Bose” Bluetooth wireless speaker. Please bring your phone for the music on your device.

Tip: The Vineyard Suite is a main floor guest suite, no elevator!

The Vineyard Suite has a large outdoor fire pit with plenty of stacked wood. We prepare the fire pit every morning for you to light at your convenience.

The Vineyard Suite has an in-floor hot water heat and air conditioning for your comfort. However, we have a beautiful cross breeze coming off the lake.

The Vineyard Suite has all you would need for cooking indoors and outdoors along with a picnic cooler, ice packs, beach chairs in case you would like to have a picnic.

Laundry is not available on property but a service can pick-up your laundry and have it delivered back to you. The cost depends on the amount of clothing, but it would be a minimal charge for the service plus cost of laundering.

Tips For Daily Excursions Around The Luxury Cottage Rental

Tucked in along the large patio is a large barbecue with a side burner. There is a full tank that is within reach. All tools, cookware and Pam spray for the barbecue is on hand in your suite.

We recommend The Chop Shop Market located within a ten minute drive. If you want to place and pay for an order with them a week prior to arrival, I can pick-up your groceries and have them in your suite the morning of your arrival.

Zhers Grocery Store in Kingsville is a 15 minute ride. This Superstore will have everything you need. Sanford & Son is a mom and pop country grocery store located in Harrow.

A short five minute walk to a small private beach set up your pop chairs in the sand; you will stay cool while the waves gently roll over your feet. Pack your cooler and relax with a beverage while you enjoy the beautiful view of Erie Shores.

Just a short 10 minute walk is The Fruit Wagon. It is well known in this area for fresh seasonal fruit. At the back of The Fruit Wagon property is Farm Dog Cycles, old fashion bicycles for rent. Take your time and discover nature at its best, J.R. Homestead National Park, Lavender Farm with gift shop, Wineries for tastings and so much more…

Tip: Wine route maps are available with suggestions.

Just a short 10 minute walk to Paglione Winery where you will taste some of the best wood oven pizzas and homemade gelato ice cream.

Allow Grapevine Tours to escort you on a tour of Essex County’s Unique Wineries. Your host for the day will pick you up at The Vineyard Suite front door. Our itineraries provides a leisurely experience, allowing travelers to sample a diversity of wines, learn about the wine making process with enough time to have lunch & shop at the winery boutiques while touring our beautiful countryside. Beer and Whiskey tour can be added for a mixed tour.

Fitness available for this area – bicycling, jogging, walking, and golfing.

We have numerous national parks, Chrysler Cross Canada Trail for excellent cross country skiing, with many options for hiking and so much more…

Current owners of the Oxley Beach and Country Club, warmly welcome you to, “Canada’s Southernmost Golf Course.” It is a scenic public 18-Hole Executive course designed by Byron Hatfield in 1963. Located along the Lake Erie North shore Wine Route, less than five minutes from The Vineyard Suite, it’s an excellent track to practice a short game.

Kingsville Golf & Country Club is one of the most prestigious Golf Courses in this area. 27 holes at our fingertips, you are guaranteed a great round of golf.. A short 10 minute drive to Our Red, White and Gold nine-hole courses meander through a rolling terrain-something not often seen here in Essex-County.

Another place to enjoy is the Transportation Museum. The Transportation Museum offers a 50’s dinner with many old classic cars and history of the underground railway.

Colasanti’s offers many indoors activity on rainy days. They are known for their broasted chicken and many other delicious lunches. There are miles of tropical greenhouses to include tropical birds, petty zoo, indoor mini golf, games, and rides. It is warm and welcoming with a full range of activities.

Required Information To Know When Visiting Our Luxury Cottage Rental

Emergency Information

Leamington Hospital Main Line 519-326-2373
emergency room opens 24hrs, 20 minute drive.

Windsor Regional Hospital Line 519-254-5577
emergency room opens 24 hrs, 40 minute drive.

Emergency – dial 911 for Ambulance.

Full address 843 Essex County Rd. E. Harrow, On, N0R 1G0

We live on the property,
Please call for any helpful tips or text me – 519-995-9951 ask for Sandy.

Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and Cable is included with The Vineyard Suite. If you have any questions in regards, please do not hesitate to ask.

House rules are stated in the agreement that you have read & accepted when booking.

In The town of Harrow is a Laundromat, clean with soaps, dryer sheets….. A service attendant is available with hours of operation. 519-738-9779

Maintenance issues are taken care of by The Vineyard Suite; please call if any issues arise,
Sandy -519-995-9951.

Trash or recyclable is taken care of from the property manager.
We collect and dispose of all.

We do live in the county so noise levels do travel but it is considered cottage country, so please enjoy yourself and be considerate of others. We have yet to have any complaints as many others are enjoying fireworks, music and entertaining family and friends.

Tip: The summer is busy!