CHARMING YEAR-ROUND THORNBURY RIVERFRONT COTTAGE -WALK TO EVERYTHING- SO COZY! !

Dorothy and Tom

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

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CHARMING YEAR-ROUND THORNBURY RIVERFRONT COTTAGE -WALK TO EVERYTHING- SO COZY! !

Collingwood House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

*** LOTS MORE PHOTO'S - Scroll down to 'LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION' just below the 'Owners Profile' section ****

An enchanting, updated 1940's era year-round riverfront cottage - just park the car and walk to 'everything' in the quaint village of Thornbury, (2 hr from Toronto / 10 min from Blue Mountain 'Village at Blue' resort)

We carefully renovated this unique property to preserve its authentic, vintage feel, while packing it with today's 'must have' features!

- Secluded master suite with walkout to deck, ensuite bath with heated slate floor

- 2 additional bedrooms on the other side of the cottage, sharing a 2nd bright bathroom

- Immaculately clean, sunny kitchen with butcher-block-topped island open to living / dining area

- Cozy wood-burning stove

- Shed with power and workbench for ski-tuning, bike storage

- Walkout from living room to west deck (gorgeous sunsets)

- Quality casual furnishings Eg. leather storage ottomans, solid oak dining table, etc.

- Propane BBQ ... AND ... outdoor brick fire pit for toasting marshmallows

Our guests agree the place 'cuddles up' to you in a way 'new-builds' simply can't !

PERFECT location right in town - walk to 'casual elegant' restaurants, pubs, bakery, cheese gallery, fair trade coffee shop, liquor/beer store, pharmacy, TD bank, grocery store, shops, antique market, local artist galleries, etc.

Simply enjoy the cottage or get outside and:

- FISH the Beaver River from your backyard

- BIKE the 35 km Georgian Trail 1 min. from your door

- WALK the river bank to the fish ladder, dam and mill pond (5min. )

- SWIM from Little River Park beach or off the harbor pier, 5 min. walk

- PLAY TENNIS at Bayview Park public courts, basically 'across the street' 2 min. walk

- LISTEN to free 'Jazz in the Park' on Sunday evenings ( 2 min. walk) at Bayview Park

- SAIL Georgian Bay from the harbour across the footbridge, 2 min. walk

- BROWSE /BUY local artists work in 'arts-burg' (Clarksburg), 5 min. drive

- GOLF Lora Bay's Raven or several other courses nearby, 10 min. drive

- HIKE the Bruce Trail, 15 min. drive

- ROCK climb, SPELUNK, MOUNTAIN or ROAD BIKE the Niagara Escarpment

- SKI / SHRED/ TUBE the Blue Mountain (Village at Blue 15 min.; Georgian Peaks private ski club is 7 min. drive)

- ENJOY variety of events at 'Village at Blue' resort * 15 min. drive

- EXPERIENCE equestrian events at Cedar Run (5 min. drive)

Typically you must be in a condo 'cheek by jowl' with others if you want to be close to everything ....

OR you have to drive everywhere, if you want the privacy and seclusion of waterfront.

This little cottage offers both, with the added bonus of a cozy vintage vibe!

* The Village at Blue is a multi-million-$, year-round resort offering skiing, snow boarding and tubing, Xtreme mountain biking, golf, rock climbing wall, nearby Scandanavie spa, year-round water play area and more. Hotels, restaurants, shops of all kinds in a pedestrian village. Check the events every week Eg.outdoor concerts, art shows, sports events and demonstrations, movie nights, etc. on the VILLAGEATBLUE website

*** SLIDE SHOW AVAILABLE *** SCROLL DOWN TO 'Links to more information' just above the Owners Profile section ****

THANKS for looking!

Keywords: Cottage / House / Thornbury / Collingwood / walking / bike / Georgian Trail

***PLEASE READ THE RATES 'NOTES' if your stay is over 2 months duration ***

** SKI SEASON RATE is for Dec1,2014 - Mar31,2015 minimum 4 months stay (VRBO INCORRECTLY automatically inserts ' 90 day minimum' text) $ 8,000 PLUS utilities (hydro, gas, water/sewer plus at your option landline phone, Bell Expressvu satellite. We offer contacts for you to contract wifi, snow plow if desired at your cost)

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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Dorothy and Tom

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Hello, I live in Toronto with my husband, Tom and our dog, Teddy. I work from my home office for a large US company; Tom is the Canadian distributor for a niche musical instrument and accessories company.

Dorothy and Tom purchased this house in 2008

We've had a log house outside Thornbury - under 2 hr from Toronto - for nearly 20 years and have seen the area gradually be 'discovered' by developers, because it offers so much as a year-round recreational area and is a popular active retirement choice.

We snapped up this little cottage because its location is PERFECT: in town, on the water. Being an original 1940's cottage on pricey waterfront, its probable fate was to be a tear-down, but I love saving 'character ' homes ...

so instead, we spent $40K to update it - while respecting its nostalgic, cottage charm - with a view to eventually using it ourselves when we're ready to move in town from the log house 1 acre property we use ourselves now.

Everyone loves the place - see for yourself: I took lots of pics of the cottage and what you'll find within a 10 min. walk (up the river bank to the fish ladder, the yacht harbour, parks, beaches, shops and pubs in town, etc.) Take a look! *** Click 'LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION', just above this 'Owners Profile' section ***

The view from the deck, the vintage 'vibe' of this serene little cottage on a dead end street yet being able to park the car and walk to everything really helps you unwind and relax in a way no granite-countered, stainless applianced condo can! You're back to a time of simple pleasures ...depending on the season, that's the warmth of a wood fire you built yourself, the colourful sunset from your deck chair, the sound of wind in the rigging of sailboats across the river in the harbour, the sweet crunch of an apple picked in your front yard....

Small town village life and year-round outdoor activities are literally at your doorstep, BUT you're also minutes from the Village at Blue resort and reasonable sized town of Collingwood. So while you can walk to the fair trade coffee shop, local bakery, cheese gallery, unique shops and restaurants in town, you're also just a 10 min. drive (or 30 min. bike ride) to a Starbucks, high end boutique shops, hotels and events.

In terms of layout: Even though it's small, we ensured the master suite was secluded (on the kitchen side of the cottage away from the other 2 bedrooms and bath) and has its own walkout to the deck, so the 'master' can make coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening and step outside, without disturbing the rest of the household.

... AND oh did I mention? It's THE cutest waterfront, in-town property :)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights
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5
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Charming Year-round Thornbury Riverfront Cottage -walk to everything- SO COZY! !
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Charming Year-round Thornbury Riverfront Cottage -walk to everything- SO COZY! !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p207976vb
(416) 221-3735 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Collingwood Ontario
Bridport, Dorset, England
5

Holiday Promises Fulfilled

  • 5 of 5
It's difficult to describe the joy one feels when making that last turn after a 5 hour drive, finding in front of you, the Cottage you booked from a Continent away, exactly as in the pictures in the listing. Indeed, within 10 minutes, we were at home.
Inside and outside, everything was just super and indeed I've pinned the listing to my desktop so that I can click on it every time I feel nostalgic about our sublime 2 weeks there.
This property was spotless and everything including the appliances all functioned perfectly. Bedlinens were all there too. The location was actually even a little better than promised and sitting on the extensive deck in the evening, literally on the edge of Georgian Bay, really does take some beating. The attractions of Thornbury are so close by that if you didn't need it for touring, you could dispense with a car.
The Owner was a mine of information and we followed up on most of her recommendations. Here too we weren't disappointed and particularly enjoyed the Dam Pub and Bridges in Thornbury. Also Ted's Diner on Range Road near Meaford is a real gem and the Canadian Cheeseplate at the Coffin Ridge Vineyard (not to mention the wine) is simply outstanding. We also took a 30,000 Island Cruise from Penetanguishene, booked from the UK and that was very worthwhile too.
Friends from about 50 kms away came to visit and were so impressed with our "find", they will be recommending it to their Family and friends from all over Canada.
To summarise, for Europeans especially but also for people more local, if you want to see a part of real Canada and live like Canadians do, try this.
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Charming Year-round Thornbury Riverfront Cottage -walk to everything- SO COZY! !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p207976vb
(416) 221-3735 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Collingwood Ontario
Waterloo, On Canada
5

Charming cottage in equally charming town!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed out week long stay in this well appointed, clean cottage overlooking Georgian Bay - laundry facilities, great shower, games, DVD player, wood stove and fire pit and more. The massive deck allows you to chase the sun or the shade throughout the day, while waves lapping on the shore make gentle noise in the background. Perfect for watching the fishermen right across the riverside in the early morning and evening and beautiful sunsets. Kayak launch at the public park a very short drive away. Thornbury is a charming town with some great restaurants - if you don't want to use the cottage BBQ, check out Bruce Wine bar and Simplicity Bistro among others. A terrific week of unwinding!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
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Charming Year-round Thornbury Riverfront Cottage -walk to everything- SO COZY! !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p207976vb
(416) 221-3735 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Collingwood Ontario
Waterloo
5

We found the cottage very pleasant and really well situated close to Thornbury.Hope to be back !

  • 5 of 5
We Found the entire week excellent . We loved the proximity to Thornbury.Very clean and well looked after.See you next year!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, everyone likes the convenience of being 'in town'. Thanks, ladies!
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Map

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tennis courts
The Cheese Gallery
The Dam Pub
"osso bucco (lamb shank) special Fri. nights. hundreds of scotches"
Foodland
"Grocery store"
jazz in the park summer Sundays
"free concerts in summer in this beautiful lakefront park. Also playground for the kids"
Thornbury Yacht harbour
"Walk to the harbour master's office, behind and up the stairs for gorgeous view. Also swim o..."
Little River Beach
"Little River Park -- beach, small playground, public boat launch ramp. Sandy beach but rocky..."
Mill Cafe, The
"The Mill has great food and 2 patio- one overlooking the mill pond and dam. The fish ladder..."
Georgian Peaks Club
"Private ski club in winter; tennis in summer. Slalom Gate shop at bottom of hill"
Ashanti Coffee Estate Roastery
"Great little spot to watch the town go by - owners have farm in Africa "from farm to cup" - ..."
Blue Mountain Antique Market
"Kings Court "
Blue Mountain Village
"Resort at the base of Blue Mountain - shops, fine and casual dining, small year-round water ..."
Bruce Wine Bar
"Terrific fresh local food.. if you want to meet others there are long 'family style' tables"
Coffin Ridge Vineyard & Winery
"Go on a nice day when you can sit outside- you'll think you are in France overlooking the vi..."
Bridges Tavern
"Good restaurant & pub right at the dam and overlooking the Mill Pond"
Piper's Sports Bar And Grill
"Upscale sports bar with deck. Closes restaurant to the cottage and right on the Georgian Trail "
Simplicity Bistro
"My favourite place to eat. Patio, fireplace, great food, nice decor and friendly staff. Terr..."
Georgian Hills Vineyards
"Nice spot for a wine tasting. Great pear and apple icewines (oops! they can't call it that b..."
Sisi Trattoria
"Italian.. nice! Love when they open the front to the street in summer. Very European"
Georgian Trail
"Georgian Trail - former railway line now bike path - 40 km"
Le Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain
"awesome spa! be sure to book ahead though. "
Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain
Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill
"Nice restaurant in the Village at Blue resort "
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Pearson International
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 26
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Little River Park
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pipers Sports Bar
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Georgian Peaks (private) / Blue Mountain (public)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Raven at Lora Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bridges,Simplicity Bistro, the Mill, Bruce,etc.
Car: not necessary

The Blue Mountain resort area of South/Central Ontario boasts year-round outdoor activities and offers a range from 'upscale resort' to 'unspoiled small town' experience. Our personal favourites: bike the 35 km Georgian Trail from Meaford to Collingwood, Scandanavie spa, Village at Blue resort, Coffin Ridge winery (go on a nice day and get the cheese tray for 2!); Simplicity Bistro, Bruce Wine Bar, the Cheese Gallery, Ashanti coffee shop, Thornbury Bakery, skiing at the Peaks (private club) or Blue (public), swimming off Thonbury pier or with the kids at Little River Park, watching the salmon on the fish ladder in fall.. whew and that's just the beginning!

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Availability & Rates

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Collingwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Ski season
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
90 night minimum stay
C$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$1,085
C$3,360
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$40
Notes UTILITIES/SERVICES ARE EXTRA FOR >2 MONTH STAYS: Mandatory extras - Hydro, water/sewer, gas, lawn mowing. Optional - Satellite TV, landline phone, wifi, snow plowing. MINIMUM SKI SEASON STAY is 4 MONTHS Dec1-Mar31 (sorry that VRBO automatically inserts INCORRECT text "90 day minimum stay"!) $3,000 due at booking with balance due date(s) to be determined when you book.
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Amenities

Amenities

Collingwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Spa
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - 3 piece (toilet, sink, shower)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3 piece: Toilet, sink, shower
  • Two 3-piece baths: One ensuite to master bedroom and the other shared by the other two bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master ensuite 3 piece bath, walkout to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , double on bottom; single on top
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) with Double on bottom, Single on top
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • miniature golf
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • cross country skiing
  • spelunking
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • sailing
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