Cliffhanger Reviews


Wonderful, well-appointed house on spectacular property with amazing view. Sunrise from the master bedroom was a lovely bonus. Many nice personal touches that add to its character. Great kitchen to cook in. AC appreciated in these changing summers. Great mattresses for sleeping. Clean, clear water for swimming and perfect for kayaking. The waterfront is rugged with steps down to rock front. Hiking & running all steps away with provincial parks down the road. Lots of activities in the area. Lions Head 20min away for provisions! Great place to read – or write – a book. We will be back again to visit the hummingbirds that frequent the back yard & bon fire pit area.

Stayed: August 2021    Submitted: Aug 21, 2021


This cliffhanger is our home away from home. Whether you’re looking for fun, comfort, or tranquility, it provides them all!

The water is crystal clear and my son had lots fun riding his inflatable pirate ship at the private beach! There are great hiking trails nearby. At night time, we enjoyed sitting around campfire, making s’mores, laughing and singing. The cottage is comfy and well equipped. Lots sunshine through large glass windows all around the house. Nice deck to see sunrise, sunset, and night sky. Open kitchen with full cookware. Cottage-style living room with satellite TV and cozy soft & rocking recliner by La-Z-Boy. Spacious modern country style bathroom which gives you zen after busy activities.

Special thanks to Joyce the owner. She’s very warm, kind, and passionate to ensure all her guests have a nice stay in her cottages. Thank you so much Joyce. We will come back again 🙂

Stayed: June 2019    Submitted: Jul 11, 2019


We loved Cliffhanger cottage with its rugged landscape and wonderful privacy. The open concept design lets you enjoy the incredible view even while you are inside. We were up early a few days and watched the sunrise over the water while enjoying our coffee, just magical. The crystal clear water was lovely and we had fun teaching the kids how to skip rocks, as well as one morning spent sitting on a tarp by the water rock painting. The kids were thrilled to feed the resident chipmunk right out of their hands. Joyce was always available to answer any questions we had about the area. We did enjoy the sandy beach in nearby Lion’s Head one day, but were so happy to come back to the special tranquility of Cliffhanger. Hope to get back again next summer.

Stayed: August 2017    Submitted: Sep 13, 2017


From the moment we arrived, this cottage felt like home…the kitchen is well-equipped, the views are spectacular, the cottage is clean, and very comfortable. We have rented several cottages over the years, and the mattresses were by far, the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in…we were disappointed with the shore line, but nature had the water levels high this year…the washroom was very clean, and the walk-in shower was especially appreciated. Overall, we really enjoyed our week here…lots to do if that’s what you wish, nicely secluded for privacy and morning bike rides down the road….highly recommend this cottage. Joyce was always helpful and patient with our questions…only a text away. Very lovely person to deal with! thanks for helping our family make memories!!

Stayed: July 2016    Submitted: Aug 08, 2016


We had a great family vacation in this beautiful, clean cottage. The views were spectacular and there was wonderful places to visit close by. The homeowner was amazing at giving information on things to do and places to see while we were there. Thank you so much Joyce and Bruce for sharing your beautiful cottage with us.

Stayed: June 2016    Submitted: Jul 04, 2016


We stayed here for three nights in May. The view of Georgian Bay from the living room, dining room and outdoor deck was stunning. We spent hours simply relaxing and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. The cottage is right on the lake and secluded from other properties, giving a sense of comfort and privacy. Nonetheless, stores and shops in Lion’s Head were only 20 minutes away whenever we needed something. The kitchen was well-equipped for cooking all meals, including those by the campfire. The bedrooms were a little small, but very comfortable and organized. Overall the place was very clean and pleasant. Additionally, one of the highlights of our stay was watching the sun disappear below the horizon as the magnificent stars took its place in the sky.

Stayed: May 2016    Submitted: May 31, 2016


We have been to several cottages over the years and this was our favourite yet. View of Georgian Bay from the cottage was amazing. Cottage was clean and well equipped. Morning coffee on the deck overlooking Georgian Bay and listening to the many birds, including loons, was one of our favourite times of the day. Paddling and hiking to Smokey Head without getting in your vehicle was a definite plus. The cottage is screened from other cottages by natural borders so is very private and peaceful. Owner was very helpful leading up to and during our rental – always just a text away. We will be back!

Stayed: May 2016    Submitted: Jun 04, 2016


We had a wonderful time at this well-maintained and comfortable cottage. The view is spectacular and the landscaping natural, with a lovely deck out front and a cleared area for a perfect fire in the chimenea off to the side of the property. We found the location quiet and a comfortable drive to Tobermory and the astonishing parks on the Bruce Peninsula.
The owner was very helpful with tips on food shopping in the area and wonderful places to visit – and she responded almost instantly to any question.
Three of us went and all agreed the cottage exceeded our expectations inside and out!

Stayed: May 2016    Submitted: May 09, 2016


The cottage exceeded our expectations. The location is fabulous – close to nice hiking spots. The view from the living room, kitchen and master bedroom was spectacular. We enjoyed the deck and the access to the beach; it felt very private. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked with all the cooking implements that we could ever need. The owner was extremely helpful. Her communication was clear and attentive. We went to celebrate my partner’s birthday and could not have chosen a better spot.

Stayed: April 2016    Submitted: May 09, 2016


This is a lovely cottage in both summer and in fall. Comfortable indoor space and a large, private deck that provides breathtaking views of Georgian Bay. Great hiking on the Bruce Trail with some trails just a brief walk from the cottage. Others are a short drive away. Rocky beach with crystal clear water. Wonderful spot for a float on an inner tube on a brilliant sunny day.

Stayed: September 2015    Submitted: May 11, 2016