Cozy Cottages & Avoca Ridge

Another tranquil day on Lake Huron – September 2017

Cozy Cottages & Avoca Ridge

It’s going to be a beautiful beach day – July 2017

Cozy Cottages & Avoca Ridge

Lake Huron’s moody morning horizon – September 2017

Cozy Cottages & Avoca Ridge

Another gorgeous sunset on Lake Huron – August 2017

Cozy Cottages & Avoca Ridge

An ominous Lake Huron morning – August 2017

Cozy Cottages & Avoca Ridge

At the very end of summer – September 22, 2017

Four little cottages in the peaceful hamlet of Port Albert

 

On the bank of the Nine Mile River – 2 minutes from the lake

 

Enjoy a gorgeous week at the beach in the summer

or a peaceful weekend fishing in the spring and fall.

 

Avoca Ridge South

A classic 3 bedroom cottage overlooking the Nine Mile River. Fish from the bank at the baskets – the best spot on the river!

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Avoca Ridge North

A tiny cottage with a big view! 2 bedrooms & a short walk to the beach. Take the stairs down the ridge to fish from the bank.

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Cozy East

A 2 bedroom cozy cottage makes a perfect couple’s getaway. Relax in the hammock or spend the day at the beach.

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Cozy West

Book both Cozy East & West for multi-generational getaways. Early-risers & late-sleepers can share meals & the evening fire.

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Rates

Avoca South

3 bedrooms

Low season (Apr, May, Oct – Dec)

$800/week

Mid season (Jun, Sep)

$880/week

High season (Jul, Aug)

$995/week

Short stays

$160/night

Avoca North

2 bedrooms

Low season (Apr, May, Oct)

$575/week

Mid season (Jun, Sep)

$625/week

High season (Jul, Aug)

$700/week

Short stays

$130/night

Cozy East or West

2 bedrooms

Low season (Apr, May, Oct)

$600/week

Mid season (Jun, Sep)

$700/week

High season (Jul, Aug)

$800/week

Short stays

$130/night

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my dog (cat)?
Unfortunately no. We are a ‘pet free’ property. No exceptions.
Is there WiFi?
Yes, WiFi is available in both the Cozy Cottages. The 3 bedroom Avoca Ridge South cottage has WiFi, however; internet is limited in Avoca Ridge South, as it piggybacks on the larger cottage’s router.
Is the water safe to drink?
Yes! We have our well water tested regularly. If you are unaccustomed to well-water, you may find it has an unusual flavour due to the absence of chlorine and the high mineral content. The Avoca Ridge cottages have a slight iron/sulphur smell. The Cozy Cottages have an iron filter.
What are the cottages equipped with? What do we need to bring?
All of the cottages have their own BBQ, pots and pans, dishes, cutlery, utensils, toaster, coffee maker, and pillows.
You will need to bring your own bed sheets, pillow cases, towels, beach toys and chairs and firewood.
Check our What’s included/What to bring checklist for details.
Can we have fires?
Yes. There is a fire pit with chairs for each cottage. You will need to bring your own firewood. There are several roadside stands in the area or you can pick it up at the Port Albert General Store when you get here.
What time is check-in/check-out?
Check-in is Saturday after 4:00 pm and check-out is Saturday before 10:30 am. These times are flexible in low and mid season if prearranged.
Are there any rules we need to be aware of?

Yes we do have some rules. Port Albert is a quiet village and in order to keep our neighbours happy, we ask that guests maintain the peaceful atmosphere and to comply with the rules.

  • All guests are required to act in a quiet, respectful manner
  • Loud music is not permitted.
  • No parties are allowed, to avoid noise complaints but also because it strains the septic systems.
  • For the 2 bedroom cabins, there is a maximum of 2 vehicles each
  • For Avoca North and the Cozy cottages, there is a maximum of 4 adults per cabin.¬† For Avoca Ridge South, there is a maximum of 6 adults. These maximums include guests. The septic systems are not equipped to handle more people flushing toilets and having showers.
  • All cabins are NON_SMOKING. You may smoke outside, but please do not discard butts on the ground.
  • Pets are not allowed in the cabins. This includes your guests pets.
  • Garbage and recycling is to be properly sorted and containers flattened. It’s really unpleasant for us to have to sort through your picnic left-overs for recyclables. Our municipality can leave our garbage on the curb if they think it’s filled with recyclables.
  • You may not discard garbage or cigarette butts on the ground. Please take any broken beach chairs or toys home with you.
  • Towels or blankets that belong to the cottage, may not be used outside at the beach or by the fire.
  • Cottage and grounds are to be left as they were upon arrival with dishes dried and put away, sinks washed and floors vacuumed/swept.
What if we need to cancel?

Most bookings are made a few months in advance and a week’s booking cancelled at the last minute is unlikely to be filled as peak season only lasts 8 weeks. We therefore have the following cancellation policy:

  • More than 6 weeks notice – ¬†deposit is refunded less a $100.00 administration/cancellation fee.
  • Less than 6 weeks – no deposit refund
  • Leaving early – no refunds

Packing Checklist

What’s here

 

  • BBQ, propane, BBQ lighter
  • firepit
  • deck chairs
  • all kitchen cutlery, chopping knives, utensils, dishes, pots & pans, drinking glasses, mugs, etc.
  • salt & pepper
  • coffee maker & filters
  • oven mits
  • toaster & microwave
  • dish soap
  • extra blankets
  • TV, dvd player, WiFi
  • A small selection of games, puzzles, books, & DVDs
  • beautiful sunsets & friendly neighbourhood

What to Bring

 

  • maps, directions & our phone number:¬† 519-581-8274
  • firewood
  • food supplies (including spices & cooking oil)
  • coffee
  • SMORE stuff – graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate
  • tea towels
  • bedding: sheets, pillowcases, & blankets or sleeping bags
  • bath, beach & tea towels
  • personal toiletries
  • hand soap
  • bathroom tissue
  • family favourite books, games, & DVDs
  • beach chairs & toys
  • sun screen & bug spray
  • life jackets for small children
  • beach umbrella, sun shade & hats
  • water shoes
  • rain coats
  • cooler
  • fishing poles, tackle & bait

Contact Us

Phone: 519-581-8274

Avoca Ridge

26 Melbourne St.
Port Albert ON

Avoca Ridge Cottages

Cozy Cottages

10 Melbourne St.
Port Albert

Cozy Cottages

Cozy Cottages