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Brentwood Cottages

Contact: Joan and Peter Karstens
Work 72636 Princess Street Bayview Subdivision – RR2 Zurich ON N0M 2T0 CanadaWork Phone: 519-236-9956Website: Brentwood Cottages


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Upper Beach House sleeps six people. The large master suite includes a king-sized bed, a walk-in closet and a four piece bath with a glass and marble shower and jacuzzi tub. The spacious second bedroom has two queen-sized beds and a second three-piece bathroom with a glass and marble shower. Living room with gas fireplace, dining room and an upper deck with a view to the lake features a BBQ, an outdoor dining area and two chaise lounges. Guests are always impressed by the contemporary bright open spaces in this cottage. A large covered porch on the entry level is another outdoor living and dining area.

Bayview Cottage sleeps four people. The master bedroom with a king-sized bed overlooks the lake. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed and garden view. A four-piece bathroom has a glass and marble shower and a sunken jacuzzi tub.

Choose sun or shaded areas to relax and enjoy your lakeside getaway. Guests at both cottages share the lakefront decks, chaise lounges and Muskoka chairs.

A beautiful garden walkway leads to stairs to the private lakefront (or take the electric lift/elevator). You are invited to bring your own kayak, paddle board, beach floaties, golf clubs and a camera.


  • Fully-equipped kitchens
  • Gas BBQs & fireplaces
  • WiFi
  • VCR/DVD players

See rates in NOTES below.

We rent out cottages by the week from Sunday to Sunday during July and August. The rate for the Upper Beach House during the summer is $2500/week. Bayview Cottage rents for $2400/week in July and August.

Shoulder Seasons rates for both cottages are $1500 (May/June and September/October) and $1000/week from November through April,. Non-summer periods may be booked for shorter stays. These reservations require a two-night minimum stay on the weekend, and a three-night minimum stay over long holiday weekends. Ask about rates.

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Joan grew up in Exeter just 15 minutes from Lake Huron. Summers were spent with picnics, sunsets, swimming, beach bonfires, camping in the Pinery, cottage rentals, roller skating in Grand Bend and a dream to live on the Lake Huron shoreline.

Peter grew up in a rural area in northern Germany very near the North Sea. He lived in Canada for 5 years as a child and then the family moved back to Germany. He worked in France for 8 years. In 1994 he immigrated to Canada to be Joan’s partner both in marriage and in business.

By 1998 they purchased the Bayview Cottage and in 2009 they had the Upper Beach House built. With Peter’s high energy, creativity and driving force, he created gardens, walkways, stairs that lead guests to the sandy beach, to hammocks, a pergola and a gazebo that provide shaded areas at the beach.

Joan and Peter Karstens continue to own and operate the Brentwood Cottages. It is their pleasure to share this cottage lifestyle and life on Ontario’s West Coast.
Come Coast Awhile…….