THE BLUE DOOR COTTAGE

Peter Barker

Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Peter Barker

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THE BLUE DOOR COTTAGE

Prince Edward County Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom 1200 Sq Ft year round Cottage

The Blue Door Cottage is a two bedroom, 1.5 bathroom cottage found on the Island of Prince Edward County in Ontario Canada.

This clean, sunny cottage has been owned since new.

It is situated in a quaint quiet country garden setting across the road from lakefront (no direct lake access).

The large back deck and stone veranda are great spaces for spending time with family or friends while the front stone veranda, reached via paths through the large stone garden, is ideal for watching the incredible Southbay sunsets over the lake with a glass of local sparkling.

Once the sun sets, guests can light a fire in the outdoor fire pit which is found within a large stone circle built and walled with stone from local farmers' fields.

Please take a moment and visit our website for more info

http://www.coloreddoorcottages.ca

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. We couldn't have found a nicer place to introduce our guest from London to the beauty of the county.
Jul 2013
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Peter Barker

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

We have owned this cottage since new and have transformed the property from a blank canvas to it's own little ecosystem in hopes of creating the perfect County retreat.

When we began this project, landscaping was simply a hobby but it has quickly become a passion, one that we are eager to share.

We hope to continue to build on our efforts in order to meet and cater to our guests needs.

This lovely cottage is located in South Marysbourg approx 20 km south of the town of Picton. Marysbourgh is a historic township in southern Ontario, Canada. It is one of the three original townships that formed Prince Edward County. The other two townships were Ameliasburgh and Sophiasburgh. Originally known as Fifth Township, it was renamed in 1786 after Princess Mary, the fourth daughter of George III. In 1871, the township was split into North and South Marysburgh townships. These two townships were amalgamated into the Corporation of the County of Prince Edward, a single tier municipality, on January 1, 1998.

After the American Revolution, a group of Germans who had fought as mercenaries settled in the area, one of the first German-speaking settlements in the province. Around the same time, former English and Irish soldiers also came to this area. One of the prominent regiment of soldiers to settle here was 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants). An Ontario Historical Plaque was erected in front of the museum by the province to commemorate the Marysburgh Settlement's role in Ontario's heritage.

Little Bluffs Conservation Area, only minutes from The Blue Door Cottage, is one of the best and most secluded swimming areas in The County. Little Bluffs beach is a perfect location for a family swim followed by a relaxing picnic lunch or dinner.

For dessert, you can drive down the road to Black River Cheese Factory to sample their cheese and indulge in their great selection of ice-cream.

If you're here during the tomato harvesting season, you can take your family and friends to the Tomato tasting event at Vickis Veggies where she offers over 100 different tomato varieties to taste. Vicki is one of The County's superstars who has been running her organic vegetable and fruit farm for several years now with accolades from all over the country.

If wine is your thing, The County is the place to be. With over 30 wineries on this little island, the wine traveler is spoiled for choice.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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The Blue Door Cottage
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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The Blue Door Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434429vb
Prince Edward County Ontario
UK
5

BLUE DOOR BLISS!

  • 5 of 5
Having travelled from the UK we were delighted to find the cottage exactly as portrayed on the website. The garden area was very pretty, and well cared for, and the interior of the cottage was sparklingly clean and fresh, and welcoming. We found the living room very comfortable, with beautiful soft leather sofas. The kitchen was very well equipped, and a good size for a family. We did actually use both bedrooms, as there was an electrical fault which caused a buzzing noise in the basement, and we were trying to escape it. The owner thankfully was able to solve this problem. We loved the fact that the deck was mosquito and bug proofed, as it was a bad season for these, and we could eat outside happily. We loved also watching the firefly shows from the dark deck! The cottage is obviously well loved and cared for, and it made a wonderful base for exploring the County. Thank you Peter, for your kind emails and help while staying at the cottage.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Blue Door Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434429vb
Prince Edward County Ontario
London Ontario
5

ENJOYABLE RETURN TO PEC

  • 5 of 5
We found the property clean, well maintained and exactly as advertised. The location made it easy to vist all parts of the county within half an hour in most cases. The owner was quick to respond to any of our concerns or questions in a pleasant and helpful manner. We thoroughly enjoyed dinner at the Lake on the Mountain Inn once again this year and were delighted to enjoy the spectacular view during lunch at the new Miller's House accross the road from the Inn a few days later. We will recomend this property to everyone we know. Thanks to Peter and Annette for making our latest visit to PRC thoroughly enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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The Blue Door Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434429vb
Prince Edward County Ontario
Toronto
5

VERY COMFORTABLE, CLEAN PLACE FOR A MAGICAL STAY IN PEC

  • 5 of 5
The blue door cottage was perfect for my family's first trip to Prince Edward County. It was very clean and comfortable with a large yard for the children to play. They loved the hammock and having a bonfire in the fire pit. The layout of the cottage was perfect, and the location was also very convenient. We had a lot of fun on the beach and hiking at Sandbanks PP, we watched birds being banded and released them at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory, and we enjoyed a delicious lunch at Lake on the Mountain. We look forward to coming back to the County and will try staying here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Blue Door Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434429vb
Prince Edward County Ontario
Ottawa, Canada
5

A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at the adorable Blue Door Cottage and enjoyed an absolutely wonderful holiday. We have two young boys (1.5 & 3), and they had so much fun running through the gardens, swinging in the hammock, roasting marshmallows around the campfire, and of course, the many hours we spent at the nearby Sandbanks Beach. The cottage is clean, well-equipped, and very charming. We made good use of both the kitchen and barbecue, as well as the TV/computer system, loaded with a wide selection of movies. We ate most dinners out on the back deck, surrounded by beautiful flowers & greenery. The cottage is well situated, just a short drive into the town of Picton and Sandbanks Provincial Park. Peter & Annette have done a great job turning this property into an ideal vacation spot for couples or families -- we miss it already!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Tim
So glad to hear your family had such a positive experience at The Blue Door Cottage.
Its great that everyone enjoyed the gardens and the large yard. Our plan is to put a cedar rail fence planted with shrubs and grasses in the front yard to give a bit more of a separation from the road.
Thanks once again for staying at The Blue Door.
Best wishes
The Blue Door Cottage
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The Blue Door Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434429vb
Prince Edward County Ontario
5

A QUIET COTTAGE GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 enjoyed this cottage just outside of Picton. As city dwellers, we especially enjoyed the quiet solitude of the location, the hammock, having s'mores at the fire pit, seeing hundreds of stars and having our kids see fireflies for the first time! The cottage is very well appointed and the rooms are quite large. We were able to tour the county easily from this location, and were always happy to get back to the cottage at the end of the day.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer
Thank you for staying at The Blue Door Cottage.
Its so great to hear about your families firsts!!
The firefly show this year has been second to none.
All the best, and we hope to see you in the future.
The Blue Door Cottage
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The Blue Door Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434429vb
Prince Edward County Ontario
Toronto
5

A WONDERFUL FAMILY GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Came here with my wife and two young children and had a wonderful time. The grounds were beautiful and spacious. The interior was spotless and there were plenty of nice little touches that we really appreciated - from clean linens and bath towels to firewood to an extensive digital movie library for kids and adults. We definitely plan on returning.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Eddy
Thank you for coming to spend your holiday at The Blue Door Cottage.
I very much appreciate the acknowledgment of the cottage cleanliness.
I do all the cleaning myself, and try to ensure its spotless for each of our guests.
Thanks again, and all the best.
The Blue Door Cottage
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Nearest Airport
241 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson International
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Glenora
Nearest Train
57 Kilometres
Belleville Train Station
Nearest Motorway
46 Kilometres
Hwy 401
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Little Bluffs
Nearest Barpub
18 Kilometres
Acoustic Grill
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Milford Bistro
Car: necessary

Little Bluffs Conservation Area, only minutes from The Blue Door Cottage, is one of the best and most secluded swimming areas in The County. Little Bluffs beach is a perfect location for a family swim followed by a relaxing picnic lunch or dinner.

For dessert, you can drive down the road to Black River Cheese Factory to sample their cheese and indulge in their great selection of ice-cream.

If you're here during the tomato harvesting season, you can take your family and friends to the Tomato tasting event at Vickis Veggies where she offers over 100 different tomato varieties to taste. Vicki is one of The County's superstars who has been running her organic vegetable and fruit farm for several years now with accolades from all over the country.

If wine is your thing, The County is the place to be. With over 30 wineries on this little island, the wine traveler is spoiled for choice.

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Availability & Rates

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Prince Edward County Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 1 2014
5 night minimum stay
C$ 165
C$ 1,155
C$ 4,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
C$ 155
C$ 1,050
C$ 4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
C$ 165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$500.00
Each rental period requires a $500 refundable rental deposit.​
​50% of the entire fee (Rental + security) due upon booking;
100% due 30 days prior to rental start date.
Cancellation within 4 weeks will sacrifice deposit.
Cancellation within 2 weeks will sacrifice full fee.
Notes Check-in: 4pm
Check-out: 11am
No weekend change overs.
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Amenities

Prince Edward County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5 bath with shower only in full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each of the two bedrooms has new crisp linens on queen sized beds (one of which is organic). One bedroom has a Mediterranean feel which seems to encourage you to linger a little longer while the other bedroom is bright and sunny.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
  • Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
Notes:
Windows Media System (DVD/CD), Heating, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Fridge, Range, Dishwasher, High efficiency whole house water treatment system, Reverse Osmosis system, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Kettle, Dishes, Cutlery, Pots & Pans, Serving ware, Glassware (incl. wine glasses & outdoor glasses), Washing Machine, indoor & outdoor clothes drying racks, Vacuum, Bona Mop, Broom, Eating Area Seating (4), Deck/Patio, Patio Furniture, Gas BBQ, Parking
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