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Stay at the Charming Bayfield Country Cottage

The charming town of Bayfield is located on the shores of Lake Huron in south western Ontario between Goderich and Grand Bend. This village features a stunning coastline of Lake Huron and a quaint downtown. It’s known as a popular hotspot in the summer, but personally I love to visit this town in all seasons. Being an easy day trip, I have been to Bayfield many times, but never as an overnight experience – until now. And, I am so glad I did! I’ve heard of the legendary sunrise and sunsets that Lake Huron is famous for, and let’s just say it did not disappoint. 

So, what’s taken me so long to consider Bayfield as a weekend getaway destination? Unfortunately, it’s been the lack of highly stylized accommodations in Bayfield that I tend to seek out. Yet, when I found the Airbnb called the Bayfield Country Cottage, my bags were packed and ready to go! Here’s all about my stay at the charming Bayfield Country Cottage.

ITS ORIGINS

Founded in 1832, Bayfield quickly became a popular port and trading route. By the mid-19th century, the town was flourishing with two mills and businesses along the main street. Families started to settle here, as well as, vacation cottagers. And, the Bayfield Country Cottage, built in 1856, is one of those early settlements. Looking at the cottage today, you would never guess it’s over a century old. 

Welcome to Bayfield Country Cottage

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The charming ranch bungalow sits behind a high cedar hedge on a large private lot. The cottage is incredibly warm and welcoming with its neat landscaping and front door décor. You immediately get a sense of home owners pride rather than vacation rental feel.   

The same warm welcoming feel of the exterior is carried through to the interior. 

Bayfield Country Cottage rental

KITCHEN

The kitchen is one of the wow spaces in this cottage. With its modern farmhouse inspiration, a long harvest table is anchored with 6 black chairs. Open shelving display a mix of modern and vintage pieces creating pretty vignettes. 

LOUNGING SPACE

The lounge space is my favourite. It was the perfect spot to relax in the comfy oversized chairs listening to music from the great vinyl record collection. 

Or, there is a living space for those that prefer to watch a movie or cozy up to the fireplace. 

3-BED + 2 BATH

All three bedrooms offer a dreamy night’s sleep, especially with the soft colours and mix of textiles. 

THE DETAILS

What makes this a great Airbnb is that you almost forget you are staying at an vacation rental. It very much feels like a home. There are little design touches throughout the space that you can tell have been carefully selected. I especially liked the framed Indigenous Land Acknowledgement and books by Canadian Indigenous authors.

OUTDOOR SPACES

Off the back of the house is a small terrace with a seating area, bistro table and BBQ. At night, it is magical as fairy lights strung along the cedar hedge twinkle in the darkness. 

Bayfield Country Cottage rental
Bayfield Country Cottage rental

The front of the property is a much larger space and offers two great features that every cottage needs – a firepit and hammock.

Bayfield Country Cottage rental

Things to Do in Bayfield

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THE BEACH

When National Geographic ranks the sunsets on Lake Huron as among the ‘Top 10 Best in the World’ you know it’s the place to go. Although Bayfield Country Cottage is not lakefront, it is about a minute walk to steps that lead you to the beach for your private sunrise and sunset watching. 

THE DOWNTOWN

One of the top things to do in Bayfield is to stroll the village’s historic Main Street lined with unique shops, eateries, and galleries, and the best part is, it’s a short walk from the cottage.  

THE DAY TRIPS

Bayfield is part of Ontario’s west coast, a stretch of 100km of Lake Huron’s scenic shoreline. It is also in close proximity to some great local destinations making Bayfield Country Cottage the best home base.

  • Goderich 25km or 20 minute drive
  • Grand Bend (sandy beach town) is 29km or 20 minute drive
  • Pinery Provincial Park is 38km or 30 minute drive 
  • Kincardine (beach town) is 76km or 1 hour drive
  • Port Elgin is 111km or 75 minute drive
  • Southhampton is 119km or 90 minute drive
  • Sauble Beach (beach town) is 137km or 110 minute drive

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As a holidaymaker…

Although Bayfield has continued to thrive over the years, it has kept much of its quiet, small town charm. If you love:

  • the beach
  • watching epic sunrise and sunsets
  • a feeling of home away from home
  • small town vibe
  • day tripping

then Bayfield Country Cottage is the place to stay for your next couple, friends or family getaway. 

Bayfield Country Cottage rental
Bayfield Country Cottage rental

Thank you to wonderful hosts of the Bayfield Country Cottage for gifting me with a free stay. As always, the opinions expressed are my own. 

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