Upscale Cottage Rental

1 Cottage Rentals Fishing Essex County Lake St Clair (2)One thing we hear repeatedly from our guests is the luxurious feel of this vacation rental.

“It’s not your grandma’s cottage!”

We pride ourselves on offering all the amenities to make your stay at Blue Water Cottages relaxing, easy and enjoyable. One thing you won’t find at Blue Water Cottages is knick-knacks, family pictures and excessive “stuff”. We designed the interior to have a casually elegant feel.

From the first moment, you’ll be completely relaxed and ready to enjoy the expansive living, kitchen and dining area which opens to the huge patio and canal view.

To learn more about our rental’s amenities, please click here.

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Feel free to reach out to us anytime at: 519-996-8117 or email: 

The Best of Both Worlds

Cottage rental with Boat Dock Lake St. Clair OntarioLove to boat? Fish? Enjoy time with friends and family? 


We have a 77-foot long boat dock in Lighthouse Cove, which provides deep and quick access to beautiful Lake St. Clair.

Enjoy your boating lifestyle and all the amenities of our upscale vacation rental. Imagine your days spent out on the water and evenings on the canal with a fire or barbecuing the days’ catch. Invite friends or family to join you – we can accommodate up to 9 overnight guests.

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a stay at Blue Water Cottages. Check out our availability and send us a text with your inquiry: 519-996-8117


The Best Way To Fish The Lake St. Clair Area

Whether you’re an experienced angler or it’s your first fishing outing, the best way to experience all that Lake St. Clair, Mitchell’s Bay, the Detroit River, Anchor Bay or the St. Clair River has to offer, is with a fishing charter.


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Can-Am Charters

These guides are incredibly knowledgeable and will ensure your fishing adventure is a success!


Fantastic fishing opportunities aren’t limited to the summer months! Incredible fishing awaits you from the early spring to the late fall in the Lake St. Clair area, (not to mention ice fishing!). And it’s not just a “men’s thing”… hiring a fishing guide will create lasting family memories!

Depending on the season, your preference and fishing charter company expert recommendations, you can expect:

  • Walleye
  • Sturgeon
  • Trout
  • Giant channel catfish
  • Pike
  • Multiple species of bass
  • Perch
  • And of course, hands down, the best muskie fishing in the world!

If your time is limited or you have all day to enjoy a fishing adventure, hiring a charter is your best bet. They will not only take you to the best locations and advise you on the necessary gear, they will help you with licensing as well as rules and regulations pertaining to crossing the US and Canadian borders.

Here’s a list of some of the best fishing charters in the Lake St. Clair area. Check out their websites for valuable information and amazing photos.

Fish HeadZ Sport Fishing Charters or on Facebook

Flatsman Charters or on Facebook

Mr. Muskie Charters or on Facebook

Can-Am  Charters or on Facebook

Huskie Muskie Charters or on Facebook

Garrett Samsal St Clair Fishing or on Facebook

We’d like to offer a big thank you to the above Lake St. Clair area fishing charter companies for supplying us with these awesome photos!

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” -Doug Larson

Experience the Thrill of Muskie Fishing in Lake St. Clair

Known to have the world’s largest muskie population, Lake St. Clair is a muskie fisherman’s paradise.

The muskellunge, commonly known as “muskie or musky” is a species of large, relatively uncommon freshwater predator, and the largest member of the pike family. Typically ranging in length from 28 to 48 inches and weighing in between 15 and 36 lbs, muskie are a thrill to catch. Maybe you’ll even reel in the “big one” – measuring up to 6 feet in length and weighing nearly 70 pounds!

Muskie Fishing Vacation Lake St. Clair

Whether trolling the gentle waters of Lake St. Clair in search of a large school of muskie or finding the perfect spot to cast your line, muskie fishing in Lake St. Clair is world-class and a “must experience” for fishermen of all skill levels.

What makes Lake St. Clair the ideal spot for muskie fishing?

  • The average depth of Lake St. Clair is approximately 10 feet.
  • Lake St. Clair is continually supplied with cold, fresh and clean water from Lake Huron.
  • Expansive shallow flats are the perfect spawning area.
  • The clear water makes for an ideal hunting ground for the muskie.
  • The catch and release policy ensures that the muskie population is large and healthy.

Cottage rental with boat dock Ontario

Whether heading out in your own boat trolling or angling for muskie, or hiring a local charter boat and knowledgeable guide, you are sure to be delighted with muskie fishing in Lake St. Clair!

If you’re looking for a perfect cottage rental as a base for your Lake St. Clair muskie fishing vacation, we’d be pleased if you considered Blue Water Cottages. This 2,600 sq ft home features a 77 foot long dock, with easy access to muskie fishing paradise!

Fishing Tournaments in the Lake St. Clair Area

Cottage rental with boat dock lake st clair fishing tournamentsLake St. Clair, Mitchell’s Bay and Anchor Bay are world-renowned for excellent fishing, so it’s no surprise that there are many fantastic fishing tournaments.

Interested in learning more about participating in a tournament in the Lake St. Clair area of southern Ontario or southeast Michigan? Here are some helpful links to get you started.

If you’d like to extend your fishing adventure with a “home port” to dock your boat, we’d be pleased if you considered a stay at Blue Water Cottages! Check out our availability, and feel free to reach out to us anytime for more information: 519-996-8117 or email:

Good luck and happy angling!

Lighthouse Cove – A Unique Waterfront Community

Lighthouse Cove Lakeshore Ontario MapLighthouse Cove is a completely unique waterfront community located in Lakeshore Township in southwestern Ontario. Immediately upon entering the area, you’ll feel the relaxed and laid-back vibe.

What makes Lighthouse Cove an exceptional vacation spot?

There are so many reasons! Each home is situated on a canal lot with deep and easy access to Lake St. Clair via the Thames River.

Lighthouse Cove on golf cart

All conveniences are located within walking distance and it’s common to see Lighthouse Cove residents travelling about on golf carts (yes, Blue Water Cottages has a golf cart for guest use!). Depending on your vacation goals, you might choose to leave your car parked for the duration of your visit. Nearby, you’ll discover:

  • 2 full-service marinas
  • Restaurant
  • Convenience store
  • Liquor and beer sales
  • Bait and tackle supply
  • Community park with a playground, picnic area, walking trails, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts

The natural beauty and flat terrain makes Lighthouse Cove a perfect place for relaxing strolls, an inspiring run or an enjoyable bike ride. Of course, we recommend embracing the waterfront lifestyle with:

  • Vacation rental house on the water Ontario Lighthouse Cove Boaters (4)Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Boating
  • Jet skiing
  • Birdwatching
  • World-class fishing
  • In the winter, Lighthouse Cover is a great base for your snowmobiling or ice fishing adventure.

If you’re looking to get out and explore Essex and nearby Kent Counties, you’ll discover fantastic golf courses, award-winning wineries, serene parks and conservation areas; all within about a 45-minute scenic drive.

Come and experience the best that Lighthouse Cove has to offer with a stay at Blue Water Cottages, we have so much to offer you!