MacArthur Park Cottage
Generations of families have grown up at a cottage with Lake Huron as the backdrop for their memories, and Zac Turner and his sister Maddison have been blessed to be able to reminisce about their happy childhoods at the summer home of their maternal grandparents, Robert and Doris MacArthur.
The 3000-square-foot cottage steps from the beach in Bayfield was purchased by the MacArthurs around 1995 and quickly became “Camp Grandma”, as Robert and Doris loved to host the extended family for weddings, anniversaries and family reunions.
Zac and Maddison have many happy memories of family time spent playing board games, eating hamburgers on the patio, playing pool in the rec room and watching their cousin fishing along the Bayfield River and even trying his hand at ice fishing.
In fact, the happy times at the cottage were such an influence on their young lives that when their grandparents passed away, it became Zac and Maddison’s mission to find a way to keep the home in the family so that it could be cherished and build new memories for years to come.
With the support of their family, Zac and Maddison have taken over the cottage and have created a “blended use property”. As their family is busy and the extended family have taken on summer homes of their own, there is a good deal of surplus time to share the beautiful beachfront home as a rental property. They are excited to keep the property in the family, and are sure that their grandparents would approve of the plan to spread the memories to even more families.
The home has been enlarged over the years with a modern deck and several extensions, and sleeps eight adults and four children quite comfortably. Zac and Maddison are continuing to improve the beautiful property with the installation of a hot tub over the winter.
The property can be booked directly year-round from their website www.bayfieldonthelake.ca