merlene@amblelanecottages.com

 

GENERAL:


Where is the cottage located?  Amble Lane Cottages are located at 436 Elgin Street in Port Elgin, Ontario. For driving directions, click here


Do the cottages have wireless internet?
YES! You can access WiFi from any of the three cottages.

Is the cottage located near water, does it have a beach and what type? The cottages are located a leisurely 8 minute walk from Port Elgin's incredible beach. The beach boasts 10km of fine sandy beach. With glittering warm water so delightful, it was thought to be medicinal in the 1920's! The water has sandbars that make it shallow even far out, warming the water and making it a safer place for young children to swim.

What is the size of the cottages? The cottages are approximately 500-800 square feet in area.

How far is the nearest town or city center? Downtown Port Elgin is about 1 km from the cottages.

How far is the grocery store, supply store, outfitter? These are located in downtown Port Elgin, only 1 km away.

What is the neighbourhood like? It is a relaxed cottage residential neighbourhood that is safe for young children.

Is parking available on the property? One parking space per cottage is available on the property beside each cottage.

Does cellular phone coverage extend to the area? Yes it does.

Is there any thing to do in Port Elgin if it rains? Yes! In case you can't make it to the beach, Port Elgin does offer a movie theatre, bowling alley, library and movie rental store (your own DVD player required).


Are pets allowed on the property or in the cottages?  No pets are allowed either on the property or in the cottages.

Is smoking permitted in the cottages? No smoking is permitted in the cottages.



RENTAL RATES AND BOOKING
What is the rental cost per week? Please click here to view rental rates.

How is the rate determined (number of guests or flat weekly rate)? Flat weekly rate.

What type of payment is required? A cheque, money order or bank draft.

Is a deposit required? Yes, a deposit is required to secure a cottage booking.

What is the booking process? There are 4 easy steps:

Step 1. Contact Merlene to determine availability. Call toll free 1.800.873.7305 or email merlene@amblelanecottages.com

Step 2. Complete & return cottage rental application.

Step 3. Mail completed application along with two cheques: deposit cheque and post-dated cheque (dated two weeks prior to stay) for remaining balance.

Mailing address: Amble Lane Cottages 6280 Concession 5 Rd. Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1R1

Step 4. Enjoy your holiday! Check-in is at 2pm Saturday. Checkout is at 10am the following Saturday.

What are the cancellation terms and what cost are involved for summer rentals? Deposit amounts, less $50 administration fee, will be refunded when cancellation is requested, in writing, prior to April 1st. After April 1st, deposits are non-refundable.



What are the summer check-in and checkout times?  Summer check-in is Saturday at 2pm. Checkout is Saturday at 10am.

Where and when can you pick up the keys to the cottage? All cottages are equipped with key-pad entry locks. Once full payment has been received, the access code for the cottage will be sent.


Is it cheaper to rent at other times of the year? Yes we have do have off-season rates that are in effect September to June. Contact us for more details.

BOATING
Is there access to a nearby dock for boats? Contact Port Elgin Harbour for complete information: (519) 832-6535 or visit their website: www.town.saugeenshores.on.ca/tourism/harbour.htm

Can a powerboat or sailboat be stored on the property? Due to limited space, no boats may be stored on the property including boats or watercraft on trailers. Contact the Port Elgin Harbour for parking availability (see above question).

Does a nearby outfitter rent boats? Yes - contact the Port Elgin Welcome Centre for more information, their telephone number is 519-832-2332.

SWIMMING
What type of beach is available? The cottages are located just an 8-minute walk from Port Elgin's incredible beach. The beach boasts 10km of fine sandy beach. With glittering warm water so delightful, it was thought to be medicinal in the 1920's. The water has sandbars that make it shallow even far out, warming the water and making it a safer place for young children to swim.

Is the water shallow or deep? Due to the sandbars on the beach, the water is shallow for several meters. This is ideal for families with young children.

Is the beach safe for novice swimmers and children? Due to the sandbars on the beach, the water is shallow for several meters. This is ideal for novice swimmers and families with young children.

ENJOYING NATURE
Are there any hiking trails in the area? Lace up your hiking boots and discover the scenic and world famous Bruce Trail. For more information visit: http://brucetrail.org/places

Are there any provincial parks or conservation areas nearby? MacGregor Point Provincial Park (519) 389-9056; Brucedale Conservation Area (519) 389-4516; Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area (519) 389-7206.

Are there any summer activites or attractions at the beach? During the summer on Wednesdays, the beach is transformed by over 50 vendors into a bustling market place at the Port Elgin Flea Market. Sunday evenings relax and listen to live music at the Port Elgin bandshell. Beginning in July and running until Labour Day local bands perform at 7:30pm. The train station on the beach offers a tour by miniature steam train of Northshore Park daily during the summer. You can also enjoy 18 holes of mini-golf fun plus a practice green to perfect your game!

Is there a tourist information centre nearby? The Port Elgin Welcome Centre is located at 559 Goderich Street in Port Elgin. This is about 1 km from the cottages and their telephone number is 519-832-2332.

COTTAGE FACILITIES
Is outdoor furniture supplied for the patio? Each cottage provides a picnic table and two outside chairs to enjoy the outdoors.

How equipped is the cottage? The cottages are equiped with numerous items. Click here view the list of items included.

What about cooking supplies: salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard? Please bring your own cooking supplies and food.

How many bedrooms and beds are available? Each cottage has two bedrooms and have two NEW double beds and couch.

Are linens and towels supplied? Please bring your own linens, towels and paper products (Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom).

Are running water, heating, electricity, telephone and TV available? Running water, heating, electricity, TV, cable and DVD player are available. Please bring your own DVD movies if you wish to enjoy.

Is there a BBQ? Each cottage has a propane gas BBQ.

Is firewood supplied for bonfires? No - you may bring your own firewood or purchase it locally.

Is there a laundromat nearby? A laundromat is approximately 1 km from the cottages.

SAFETY
Is there a fire extinguisher? Each cottage is equipped with a fire extinguisher.

Where is the nearest hospital or clinic? Located on High St., Southampton, is the Southampton site of the Grey-Bruce Health Services an 18 bed, 24 hour, active treatment hospital that focuses on primary care. For more information visit: Grey Bruce Health Services
Who do I contact in the case of any problems with the cottages?
The owners of Amble Lane Cottages can be directly contacted at 1-800-873-7305.