Omstead's on Erie Bed & Breakfast


254 Detroit Line, Wheatley, N0P 2P0
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Phone: 519.324.5727; Cell: 519.324.5727
Your Host(s): Margo Omstead

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Cancellation Policy
Within three (3) weeks, there is no charge for cancellations. If you had prepaid, a full refund will be issued. Cancelling within five (5) days - one (1) night's stay will be charged for each room you had reserved. If you had prepaid for more than one (1) night's stay, the refund will be minus this charge.

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Welcome to Omstead's on Erie, Wheatley's lakefront bed and breakfast

... a vintage cottage on the beaches on Lake Erie's north shores ...

Bed & Breakfast Description

Margo and Keith Omstead extend a warm Wheatley welcome to you at our 1926 Craftsman Tudor Revival beach cottage.  Set on almost an acre of lakefront property, with a wide private beach, we think our bed and breakfast will give you a perfect late afternoon at the beach, a luxurious sleep in an ensuite bath bedroom, and then a delicious breakfast to start you off on your day.

We have revived this architectural treasure of a cottage sympathetically and sensibly, with particular attention to collecting furnishings and accents of a vintage nature that are perfectly applicable to current everyday living, alongside the comforts and luxuries of a first class bed and breakfast.  Breakfast in the lakeside sunroom, or, on warm summer mornings, on our breakwall patio, with views of Point Pelee and Wheatley's fishing tugs heading out for their workday, is an opportunity to experience a serene and delicious start to your day.

This old cottage is not centrally air-conditioned.  We have high effficiency fans in all the common rooms and the guest suites have a combination of a/c window unit and intake/exhaust fans in both of the large windows in each room.  Generally, the fans guide fresh lake breezes to provide a very comfortable sleeping ambiance, but we do get a few days each year of heavy heat and humidity.  Therefore, both suites have the window a/c unit as well.  Whether you need your room air-conditioned or the fans along are perfect, both provide comfort and a subtle white noise for a great night's rest.

Location-wise, we are perfectly situated for you to tour southern Ontario - birders have Point Pelee and Hillman Marsh Conservation areas, oenophiles can tour the picturesque North Shore boutique wineries, history and ancestry buffs can visit the Freedom Trail site of North Buxton National Museum, fishing enthusiasts can contact charter boats at the Wheatley Harbour to reel in perch, pickerel (walleye), trout and salmon and there's a multitude of golf courses in Wheatley and the surrounding area.

Bed & Breakfast Rooms & Rates

Rates based on double occupancy unless otherwise specified

Irwin Suite, Queen
Irwin Suite is a large room with ensuite bathroom. A 1930's art deco bedroom set is a unique feature, with two armchairs, multiple lighting sources and two large windows. There is a flat screen TV, USB ports and wifi. The ample closet also has a mini-fridge, ironing board and iron. The ensuite bath has a claw foot tub (with grab rail) and the vanity is a refinished dry sink original to the cottage. Both the bedroom windows have intake/exhaust fans, to supply fresh lake breezes and unobtrusive white noise for a restful sleep on the 1500 Eqyptian long strand cotton sheets, top drawer mattress, pillows, alternative down duvets and cotton quilts. We do get a few hot and humid days each summer that even a fresh lake breeze can't handle. A window a/c unit can be installed if requested in advance.
Single $95, Double $135

Patriquin Suite, Double & Three-Quarters
Patriquin Suite is a spacious room that can accommodate up to three guests, especially with it's large ensuite bathroom. Vintage iron bedsteads - a double and a three-quarters - now support pillow-top mattresses and top quality bed linens. Bedroom chairs, a vanity dresser, bed tables and two windows make this a very welcome sight to the weary traveller. The large 1950's style bath has a tub with rain shower. The room is cooled by intake/exhaust fans in every window. The closet has a mini-fridge, iron and ironing board. USB ports, wifi and a flat screen TV are also in the room. We do get a few hot and humid days each summer that even a fresh lake breeze can't handle. A window a/c unit can be installed if requested in advance.
Single $95, Double $135, Triple $165

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Bed & Breakfast Directions

At the one traffic light in the centre of the village of Wheatley, head south towards Lake Erie on Erie St. Turn left of Pickerel Av and head south (towards the lake). Turn left on Detroit Li. We are just two minutes further, on the lake side, No. 254, a one story, cream Tudorish cottage with a long rail fence on the roadside.


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