First Ever Cottage at Holiday Beach Conservation Area Available For Rent

Holiday Beach Conservation Area, a worldwide destination for birders each fall and known for their Annual Festival of Hawks, has a new cottage available for rent. “Our new cottage is exquisitely designed for couples or families,” reports Kevin Money, ERCA’s Director of Conservation Services. “Located in the heart of a mature Carolinian forest, this waterfront is steps away from Lake Erie’s sandy beach, with breathtaking views.”

This property is the only cottage within the Conservation Area, and features a high level of privacy. The modern design can sleep up to 10 guests, and has a beautiful outdoor living space with gas barbecue, eating area, conversation area and fire pit. The dark skies in the park are perfect for evening star gazing. The interior includes modern conveniences such as a smart television, full size stove and fridge. Linens are provided, and there are laundry services available at the on-site seasonal campground.

“To kick off our rental season, we will offer nightly rentals at a cost of $200 per night,” Money said. “We’ve already seen a high level of interest, so we expect it to rent out quickly.”

“Being designated a globally significant Important Bird Area (IBA), Holiday Beach Conservation Area, with its pristine lookout points for birders and outdoor lovers alike, now has yet another tremendous offering which awaits visitors”, says Gordon Orr, CEO of Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island. “It is highly beneficial for our industry to have more accommodations just down the road from EPIC Wine Country, outdoor trails, golf courses and beaches.”

Park amenities include walking trails, boardwalks, a fishing pond, a 40 foot viewing tower overlooking the Big Creek wetland and large picnic areas. The park is conveniently located close to splash pads, wineries, historic sites and many restaurants.

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For more than four decades, Essex Region Conservation has been sustaining and enriching the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.