Bed and Breakfast

Omstead's On Erie Bed & Breakfast

A unique vintage cottage, a lakefront view, a perfect B&B night....

  • Rooms: 2
  • Price: Irwin $95/$145 (1/2 guests), Patriquin $95/$145/$180 (1/2/3 guests).
    • Breakfast Service:
    • Continental
    • Full
    • Gluten-Free
    • Vegetarian
    • Beds:
    • Double
    • Queen
    • Bathrooms:
    • Ensuite
Amenities & Facilities


  • 1926 Arts & Crafts, Tudor Revival cottage, lovingly restored with antiques and modcons.
  • Almost an acre property, lakefront, on Lake Erie's North Shore beaches,
  • In the fishing village of Wheatley, near Point Pelee National Park, Wheatley Provincial park and many conservation areas.
  • Close to Essex and Kent counties' burgeoning boutique wineries and a short drive to the historical Buxton Freedom Road site.
  • Prime base from which to view the major migration routes of birds and butterflies.
  • Our large property offers calm privacy, amazing water views and restful nights.


  • Check In/Check Out: Check in at 4 pm and check out at 11 am.
  • Cancellation: Full refund of funds received if cancellation is within 3 weeks of reservation. Cancellations within 5 days of stay - 50% of cost of stay. Cancellations of 2 days or less, or no-shows - 100% of cost of stay.
  • Seasonal Information: Spring and Fall: Friday and Saturday night bookings. July and August: full time bookings.

Payment Methods & Discounts

  • Cash
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • PayPal
  • Traveller Cheques
  • Gift Certificates

Map & Directions


Patriquin has 1 double and 1 3/4 1930 iron beds, comfy chairs and a restful atmosphere. A/C available.

  • Rate: $95/1 guest, $145/2 guests, $180/3 guests.
    Bathrooms: Ensuite
    • Single
    • Double
    • Internet
    • Television
    • Fridge
    • Ceiling Fan
    • Coffee & Coffee Maker
    • Air Conditioning
    • Clock Radio
    • Robes
    • Hairdryer
    • Toiletries
    • Teas
    • Kettle
    • Bottled or Filtered Water
    • Luggage Rack
    • Ironing Board


Irwin has an original 1930s art deco bedroom suite, original armchairs and nature prints. A/C available.

  • Rate: $95/1 guest, $145/2 guests.
    Bathrooms: Ensuite
    • Queen
    • Internet
    • Television
    • Fridge
    • Ceiling Fan
    • Coffee & Coffee Maker
    • Air Conditioning
    • Clock Radio
    • Robes
    • Hairdryer
    • Toiletries
    • Welcome Refreshments
    • Teas
    • Kettle
    • Luggage Rack
    • Ironing Board


Each morning we offer a extra choice for breakfast, that varies as provisions and seasons dictate, for example:

OOE Perch Benedict: our original and signature take on the classic - a thick slice of toasted, home-baked artisan bread, topped on one end with a local, free range poached egg and resting on the other, a filet of fresh Wheatley yellow perch, egg'd & crumb'd, then lightly fried... both crowned with homemade lemon hollandaise sauce. And just to be sure, another filet on the side.

Omelettes: smoked salmon, chive cream cheese and baby spinach, or, mild Italian sausage, mozzarella and sauteed onions and bell peppers, or, maple-baked peameal bacon, Canadian cheddar cheese and sauteed onions and mushrooms.

Also out of the breakfast hat will come tortillas and frittatas, personal breakfast casseroles and egg bakes, freshly-baked artisan bread, spanakaterapitas and other great day starters.

Can I get a 'Yum'?

cooked breakfasts...

Traditional: one or two eggs, cooked as you like, our current offering of either bacon, ham, sausage or our delicious slow-baked maple peameal bacon, plus garlic rosemary roasted potatoes, savoury broiled tomatoes and toast.

Artisan Bread French Toast & Maple Syrup: slices of homemade artisan bread, soaked in a seasoned cream, Mayan vanilla and egg mixture, topped with Giffin's pure maple syrup and accompanied by either bacon, ham, sausage or maple-baked peameal bacon and savoury broiled tomatoes.

starters.. and other choices.....

Each morning we start off your day with a choice of freshly-baked breakfast breads: muffins, breads, coffee cakes.... seasonal and imported fruits, and a choice of juices are on the buffet...

We grind and brew premium coffee each morning and can do a freshly-ground decaf french press. On offer are a wide variety of loose and bagged teas for a true brew-up.

I make all our jams, presenting scrumptious choices each morning: cherry cherry whiskey, lavender peach, Mayan vanilla raspberry, strawberry 'margorita', blueberry almond, vanilla bean strawberry, old fashioned rhubarb.

If you prefer a quicker breakfast, we have healthy cereals, yoghurts, granola, honey......

We 'locavore' as much as possible, buying our breakfast meats, free-range eggs, honey, maple syrup, vegetables, fruit and fish from near sources.

For our guests planning an early start to a busy day, we can offer a substantial continental breakfast - juice, coffee or tea, a grilled breakfast sandwich, muffin or other breakfast bread, yoghurt cup, fruit... bagged and lidded up, and to go if you prefer.

breakfast info....

When booking, please let us know any allergies, restrictions or preferences. We can accommodate most requests, including gluten-free (years of experience, as one of our children was diagnosed as celiac 25 years ago), vegan and vegetarian.

With our beautiful summer mornings, a delightful possibility would be to keep our options open for breakfast on the breakwall patio..... what a unique, peaceful and delicious way to start the day.

Nearby Attractions / Services

  • Whale watching
    Point Pelee, for monarch butterflies, birds....
  • Wine tours
    North Shore boutique wineries, world-class!
  • Golf / Tennis
    Close to many great courses - reservations made.
  • Beach / Swimming/ Pool
    Small private beach, near many others.
  • Fishing / Hunting
    Charters and marina 2 minutes away.

What is commented about this B&B?

  • Corine K Feltes, From Niagara Falls | May 26, 2018

    Wonderful hosts and wonderful
    food. We only stayed one night
    but wish we could have stayed
    more nights. Feels like its

  • Anonymous | May 8, 2017

    Like a step back in time! Lovingly restored cottage with vintage decor. Breakfasts were locally sourced, beautifully presented and delicious! Margo and Keith are wonderful hosts who make you feel… Read More

  • Char, From Maple, Ontario | August 23, 2016

    We had such a wonderful experience staying with Margo and Keith! They
    are amazing hosts, very friendly and welcoming! The rooms are beautiful
    and warm with… Read More

  • Kathy, From Cambridge | May 24, 2013

    Wow!! Fantastic location, beautifully quaint cottage with such a warm feel. Has some of the updated comforts without infringing on the unique appearance and overall feel. Margo is a wonder… Read More

  • M Calder, From London ON | September 8, 2012

    Omstead's on Erie was our first B and B experience and will not be our last. Margo and Keith made us feel so welcome, from wine and appetizers at our… Read More

  • Robert Ho, From Toronto | August 29, 2012

    It's a really wonderful experience for me to visit Omstead's on Erie Bed &
    Margo and Keith are very friendly and warm-hearted. I felt so welcome… Read More

  • The Talbot Family, From Sheffield VIllage, OH | August 20, 2012

    I was searching for a B & B for my mother and I during a family reunion and decided that Omtead's on Erie would be just the right place. We… Read More

  • Jane Westfall, From Windsor Ontario | August 14, 2012

    After a 2-week fun-filled family vacation in Northern Ontario, I was not quite ready to go home..I searched this website for a b and b..and found **Olmstead on Erie**..What a… Read More

  • Carol Forrest, From Rochester Hills, MI 48309 | August 13, 2012

    We recently visited Wheatley for the purpose of charter fishing as well as to
    see if our family cottage of some 40 years ago still existed, near the… Read More

  • Fiona Kydd, From Fairfax, Virginia (Washington DC area) | July 9, 2012

    Steven and I were recently in the Windsor area, visiting my parents who live in Leamington. We were originally attracted to the Omstead on Erie because of the lake front… Read More

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