“We genuinely appreciate you respecting our home.”

We love that we are able to share our home with you and your pets, we love hearing our guests stories after they depart the island and how much they loved our property.  We have had some guests staying at this property for over 20 years and we hope to offer it for 20 more :)

One of the best ways we can ensure this property is in great order for your family is by doing our part.

We will take care of the cleaning after your departure, just do your best to leave it as you found it.

Please enjoy your stay - We are happy to host you for your Pelee Island Adventure.

With kindness and appreciation,

THE COTTAGE HOUSE MANUAL - Prepared for you to ensure a great stay!

Condition of the Property:

We will do our best to leave everything ready for your arrival.  To ensure you have an amazing time on Pelee Island.

We do however have a few rules you find listed below that we would like to make sure you are comfortable with prior to you confirming your stay to avoid any issues.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions at all.

It is a great rule of thumb, to do your best to leave things as you find them wherever possible.  We will certainly take care of the cleaning upon your departure :)

This is a self serve property. If you require something for your stay – it is best to bring those items with you.  You will find some items on the Included Page that you are welcome to use.  We are a remote community and it is not always easy to acquire items that you may need for your stay.

Bedding and Linens:

Please always remember to bring your own sheets and towels as these are not supplied.  This is fairly standard on Pelee Island and we appreciate that you are willing to bring these items with you as our cleaning crew on the island has very limited availability.  Each cottage has 1 Queen, 1 Double and 2 twin beds. Hand towels and dish towels are supplied along with a comforter on the bed and a bath matt.

Check in / Check Out:

Check in time 4:00 pm Check-out time is 12:00 noon.  Please do your best to adhere to this schedule to allow for sufficient time for any cottage maintenance and preparation for the next cottage guests. If you would be so kind as to leave with all fans, lights, A/C units turned off and all windows closed upon departure.

Indoor and Outdoor Furniture:

You will find comfy seating on your covered patio - some of the furniture may be covered to avoid issues from the local wildlife, you are welcome to remove the covers during your stay and store them in the deck box if needed to keep them out of your way. 

Number of Occupants:

Both Cottages have a maximum allowable number of occupants of 5 guests.  No extra guests are allowed without prior approval from the owner.


Guest parking is is located along the driveway for the Front Cottage and at the rear of the property for The Back Cottage.  The front cottage parking area is in the front section of the driveway (Please consider parking to the left of the driveway to ensure back cottage guests can get through) 

*Please refrain from parking on the raised gravel area in front of the deck as this is the septic tank*


All guests are expected to be courteous and consider their neighbors when using the cottage with respect to noise. Many families vacation with young children and will appreciate quiet at a reasonable time as this is a share property. Quiet time should be respected from 10pm to 8am.


We love pets and they are welcome!  They are however, your responsibility while staying with us.  Please ensure you clean up after your pets.

Outdoor Fires:

There is nothing better than a bonfire under the stars! Firewood is however not supplied during your stay.  You are able to purchase firewood on the island on Harris Garno Road and also at The Taco Shack.


There is to be no smoking whatsoever inside the homes or on the porch. If you are looking for a place to smoke, please use the lawn area or driveway and ensure that all cigarettes are disposed of properly and not inside the home garbage.

Bathroom/ Septic System:

This property operates on a septic system which is very sensitive. The basic rule is DO NOT PUT ANYTHING down the toilet other than natural waste and toilet paper. Toilet Paper safe for septic systems is supplied.

The septic bed (identified outdoors as the large, section of the front and rear yard lawns) can be easily damaged by excessive weight. Do not drive or park on the lawn.

Cottage Cleaning and Garbage:

Thank you for your consideration in leaving the cottage (inside and out including the bonfire areas) tidy, as it was for your arrival.  We have a cleaner that will attend the property upon your departure, we are simply asking that you have it in good order for them.  

Waste Removal: We understand this is not optimal . . . however as we mentioned, we are a self serve property on a remote island.  We do not have municipal garbage pick up on the island, and we also have limited hours at the waste transfer station.  Due to these limitations, All garbage is the responsibility of the Guest to dispose of. Please check the municipal website for Waste Transfer Station hours or simply take these items with you on departure. This includes all contents of the fridge :)

If your stay coincides with a day that the waste-transfer station is not open, please reach out to me in advance and I will do my best to assist when possible.


We have both a charcoal and propane BBQ for guests use.  The Front Cottage BBQ is located on the East side of the deck.  Propane is supplied, charcoal however is not.  You will find charcoal for purchase at The Co Op.


Cable TV service is not available on Pelee Island. Therefore, television reception and selection of channels tends to be limited. WIFI is included - you can find the password in the Lodgify Guest App and also posted inside the cottage. 

Recreational Equipment:

There are bikes located in the basement for guests use. These bikes are located on the East wall of the basement. It is recommended that you bring your own safety equipment as this is not supplied by the owner. Bikes are also – first come first serve and are not maintained by the owner. Please make sure they are in working order prior to use and operate at your own risk.

Personal Items:

Please remember to take all of your personal items when you check out. If you forget something, I will do my best to get it to you in a timely manner.  Please let me know as soon as possible.

Additional Rules for Pelee Island Pheasant and Turkey Hunt Guests:

PLEASE respect this property and leave this home better than you find it!!

Absolutely no muddy shoes inside the homes, birds are not to be cleaned on the porches and 100% of all bird related feathers etc. are to be removed.  Please also keep the Bon Fire Pits tidy and do not leave garbage in them :)