£115 / night
Price for guests, Nights

HuronBeaches - Top of the HIll Retreat – Home 2389383 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

HuronBeaches - Top of the HIll Retreat – Home 2389383

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Looking to enjoy a cottage atmosphere by the lake AND have all the conveniences of home?

Well, you can have it all and bring your dog too.

Welcome to Top of the Hill Retreat in Port Albert, minutes North of Goderich, Ontario

Any questions please click Contact the Manager and Keith will be happy to respond! Keith and June will be your hosts during your stay and we are local! Please call HuronBeaches Cottage Rentals to confirm your reservation and check-in information.

Rentals are in Canadian $. High season is between July and August, low season is Nov to April (except the holiday season). In Canadian, our rates range from $295 to $450 Canadian, plus applicable taxes and fees.

A modern, ultra-clean, upper floor, 2-bedroom cottage apartment with scenic views. Perfect for romantic getaways, a girls’ weekend or a family vacation. Any time of the year.

An outdoor staircase leads to a private wraparound balcony on the upper apartment level. Impressive views of Lake Huron greet you at every turn.

Inside the Cottage

The inside feels light and airy with an open concept design. A bank of windows lets you watch the changing sky and catch breath-taking sunsets. There’s even a welcome basket for your dog.

The well-equipped kitchen makes mealtime easy whether grabbing a quick bite or prepping for a leisurely dinner.

Cosy up together to watch a movie in HD on Netflix, or take in the ambience of the fireplace. All the seating is comfortable. Quality linens and premium mattresses help you enjoy a deep, restful sleep.

Fresh, cooling breezes off the lake keep the cottage cool with overhead fans for those rare hot days. Central heating warms things up when it gets chilly.


The covered deck means you can lounge outdoors even if it rains. Savour a barbeque dinner under the canopy with the soothing rhythm of the waves as your soundtrack. Play catch on the lawn beside the house.

Enjoy the long evenings in conversation by the campfire. Roast marshmallows and watch for satellites passing through the dark sky.

Private Beach Access

Private access to the uncrowded beach is a short walk down the hill. While most find the incline relatively easy, private-property parking can be arranged at the beach if needed.

Your Privacy is Important

If you have any questions or issues, your hosts, June and Keith, are close by to make sure everything runs smoothly. Otherwise, they’ll leave you to enjoy the peace and quiet of this Port Albert paradise.

Check out the rave reviews left by previous guests, praising the quality and cleanliness of Top of the Hill Retreat. Could that be why so many guests return again and again?

Book Now

The best dates book up early. The summer weeks sell-out completely.

Check availability and book the date. Easy, quick and hassle-free.

And you can rest easy with our fair Cancellation Policy.

This is your chance to enjoy an oasis of peace on Ontario’s West Coast. Check the booking calendar for the dates you want and prepare to make lasting memories of fun times.


• Two bedrooms (one with a double, second with two single beds) and Sofa bed. Quality bed linens provided

• Bathroom (3-piece with shower), towels (Remember to bring your beach towels)

• One Hair Dryer provided for your convenience

• The Dining table has seating for four

• The living area has an Electric Fireplace

• HD flat-screen TV, & Netflix

• Hi-Speed Wi-Fi Internet

• Baby’s Playpen and a Booster Seat, by request

• Central Vacuum and Central Heating


• Fridge, Smooth Top Stove, Microwave

• Cutlery, Pots & Pans, Slow Cooker and Kitchen Linens

• Cleaning Supplies


• The Beach is a short walk down the hill on a private road.

• Second level deck with a covered, furnished Dining area

• Lake view Balcony across the front with lounge chairs

• Campfire Pit In Large Side Yard

• Propane Grill / BBQ

• Parking space for two, more are on the street

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We live here year round. Your privacy is respected. We are friendly and available if needed to ensure you have the best stay.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£200.85) $350.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Registering guest to be 25 or older. No parties.
No tenting other than kids tent which they are welcome to setup.
Friendly dog is welcome. They love a walk on the beach.


About the owner

Keith K.
Average reply time:
1 hour 19 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
04 Apr 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

12 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect pet-friendly place for restful get-away”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2019

If you love your dog, and your dog loves swimming and being by your side when you are hiking, then this is a perfect place for you. Our small pack of adults and dogs spent 5 (too short) days in the To… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for being our guests and you taking the time to do a review. We also learned that the vacant lot, we have next door where the firepit is, was also being used to exercise the dog. Thank you Keith and June


Reviewed 22 Jul 2018

Thanks Keith and June for a great week. Your place was so clean and peaceful, the water views were amazing!! Thanks again. Bonnie and Lynn and the dogs.

“Perfect place”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2018

We loved staying at the Huron Beaches in Port Albert. Keith and June are lovely hosts. The place was a perfect size for our family of four. It was stocked with all the necessities. We loved the vi… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. It was great to have you as a guest and we hope to meet again.

“Very clean and modern”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2017

Great private beach close by where only the property owners use along the shoreline. The apartment is immaculate and the owners are very friendly. Fantastic sunsets and very quiet location. Bayfield … More

“If you only book one cottage, book this ome”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2017

June and Keith want out of their way to ensure my daughter, my grandchildren and myself had a good time. The sound of the lake through the windows was music throughout the stay. The view was splendid,… More

“Peaceful and relaxing get- away!!”

Reviewed 25 May 2016

We loved out stay here! We were travelling with our teenage daughter and a friend of hers plus our dog. It was great to find a place that we could bring our dog and he was so relaxed by the time we … More

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Hope to see you again. Keith & June

“Another Marvellous Stay!”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2015

We had a thoroughly enjoyable repeat stay at the Top of the Hill Retreat. Keith and June are superb hosts and provide a comfortable and spotless accommodation, Lots of relaxing space, lots to do in t… More

“Cute little place, great use of space & very cozy”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2015

We really enjoyed our weekend stay here. The little appartment had a nice view, large deck and belcony. It was very clean and well maintained. My only complaints are that the beds are not very comfy a… More

“the view makes it worth it”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2015

well where to start? per all my reviews I am going to just put it out there...we selected this rental to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary , top of the hill? you better believe it!.. top of t… More

Owner's reply: We thank you for your review posted here. Getting feedback from our guests is very important to help us make improvements. The property is as advertised, an apartment on the second floor. If this was thought to be the whole house, at a low price, I can understand your disappointment. In the last eight years we put in a new drilled well, updated the plumbing and installed an on demand tank less water heater. The water is not scalding hot, a safety factor. Cooking is with an Induction cook top, combination microwave convection oven, slow cooker and of course a large BBQ.

“An oasis of peace in a busy, busy world”

Reviewed 7 Feb 2014

We had no idea of just how quiet and peaceful Lake Huron would be. We are new to Canada; this is only our 4th visit. Most of these have been spent in the greater Toronto area on business. We needed sp… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Keith (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Keith (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Keith (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Keith the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Keith (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Keith (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Keith (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Keith (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Keith (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Keith (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Keith (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Keith (the owner) a message.

If Keith (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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