|Minimum Stay||3 - 30 nights|
Stunning four season fully air conditioned lakefront cottage with private beach and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. A great place to enjoy family and friends, and to find peace and balance.
One of the few beach front properties in the Town of Blue Mountains municipally licensed for short term accommodation.
Enjoy the open concept living and dining area on the main level, with pine beamed cathedral ceiling, hanging fireplace and slate floors. Cook simple fare to gourmet in the fully equipped maple granite kitchen with energy efficient appliances. In the warmer months, dine outside on the spacious deck with natural gas BBQ.
Relax in the upper floor master bedroom overlooking the lake and enjoy breathtaking sunrises from the walkout balcony. The master features a cathedral ceiling, queen pine sleigh bed, with eco-friendly soya mattress. There are two other bedrooms on the upper level both with cathedral ceilings - one with bunk beds, and another with a single/double bunk.
A convenient main floor bedroom, with 2 piece ensuite, has a queen bed.
Enjoy movies and satellite tv on a new 40 inch flat screen in the lower level recreation/entertainment area. DVD, VCR, foosball table and board games are provided.
Listen for the eerie call of the loons piercing the morning mist. Beachcomb for fossils on the private beach and rock groins. Stroll at dusk westward from the Christie Beach Conservation Authority on the long sandy beach, with the brilliant summer sun slowing dipping behind the hills of Cape Rich, then return to roast marshmallows over glowing ambers in the cottage's beach fire pit. Count the stars in the Big Dipper, and experience the August meteor showers, and on occasion, the dancing Northern LIghts.
Little ones will especially enjoy their very own Adirondack chairs and table. Take them on special excursions to the playground and sandy beach at the nearby Christie Beach Conservation Authority and scamper up the creek bed with its very interesting geological formations.
For skiers and bikers, store your equipment in our shed specifically designed for ski and bike lock-off.
High speed internet is available.
SPECIAL NOTE: We are a senior friendly facility, with an entrance ramp, main floor bedroom, and main floor bathrooms with safety devices. The lake front deck has been constructed at the same elevation (same level) as the main floor. Child safety gates protect the staircase accesses. The beach has been graded with a gentle slope allowing easy access to the waterfront.
We (Sue and Richard) hail from Southwestern Ontario and Trinidad respectively, and currently make Toronto our home. The family is an eclectic group of avid skiers/snowboarders, swimmers, scuba divers, hikers, sailors, musicians, food and wine lovers!
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1982
Sue vacationed in the area during early childhood and loved the majesty of the Bay and the friendly atmosphere of the local villages and towns. There was always so much to do - from skiing to sailing, or visiting the Tom Thompson Gallery in Owen Sound, the Apple Festival in Meaford or the Elvis Festival in Collingwood. Here the children learned to downhill ski and had their first taste of live theatre.
Our favorite outings – to cross-country ski or hike the Kolapore Uplands through the towering hardwoods and protective cedars.
At the Loons you can enjoy a true four season experience – bike through the white apple blossoms of spring along the Georgian Trail, soak up the summer sun on the cottage’s private beach or windsurf at nearby Craigleith, cast your rod for trout and salmon in the nearby Beaver or Big Head Rivers, absorb the colours of autumn while hiking and biking the Kolapore/Bruce Trails, experience the fun of downhill skiing at the nearby resorts and cross country skiing on the numerous trail systems.
The cottage is advantageously situated to enjoy many local ski resorts - Blue Mountain, Georgian Peaks, Alpine, Craigleith, Talisman and Beaver Valley.
Nearby Thornbury, Meaford and Collingwood offer full services and lots of things (and in fact, too many things!!) to do – golfing at several major championship courses (Lora Bay Raven Golf Course, the Georgian Bay Club, and Monterra), antiquing, river and lake fishing, Collingwood’s “Elvis” Festival, Meaford’s Georgian Bay theatre at the historic Opera House, international film festival and Apple Harvest Festival, wine tours at Coffin Ridge Winery, trapeze rides and the Scenic Caves at Blue Mountain, canoeing with Free Spirit Tours on the Beaver River, and the list goes on..... And of course, good dining and shopping.
Georgian Bay is delightful for swimming, with wonderfully clean water. The cottage has a stony beach, great for fossil hunting. What better place to view the brilliant sunrises and sunsets. End the day toasting marshmallows over a beach camp fire, while listening for the loons.
Nearby (10 cottages away) is the Christie Beach Conservation Authority with a very shallow sandy beach and playground, perfect for an afternoon outing with the little ones.
Our location is easily accessible by a major highway (Hwys 400 and 26) or along numerous back road routes (Airport Road, Hwys 10, 27 and 50) if you want to avoid the weekend or holiday traffic.
(Note: Canoe not available)
Two weeks was not long enough for us...hated to leave. Comfortably accommodated 4 adults and two granddaughters....all in our own rooms. The cottage is situated between Thornbury and Meaford both offering close access to grocery stores, produce markets...pretty much any amenity you would need.
The main floor bedroom is great for grandparents and those with mobility issues.
You can expect a friendly, warm response from the owner, Sue. The property managers John and Diana equally so.
We are looking forward to our vacation at The Loons again this coming summer...August 2017.
This was my families 2nd time at The Loons and once again it did NOT disappoint. We LOVED our time in this cottage! It has so much to offer - from the excellent 'steps from the water' location to the fantastically cozy interior that is very well equipped and comfortable. It's the perfect vacation location for some rest and relaxation, a family get together or just about any other reason you could think of!!
We spent two wonderful weeks at The Loons in July 2016. The "cottage" is really lovely inside - lots of room and nicely decorated. Everything you need is provided, including firewood, lounge chairs, natural gas BBQ, washer & dryer, wifi, TV...and central A/C! This was most appreciated during some very hot, humid evenings. Sue and her property manager John are very attentive to any request, and a pleasure to deal with. The waterfront is great for mid-day dips in Georgian Bay, evening campfires, and sunrise/sunset-watching. We and our guests had a perfect vacation at The Loons, and look forward to returning soon.
My wife and I stayed there for a week this summer with her brother and sister and their spouses. We had awesome fires every night on the beach with some amazing sunsets. The sunrises were great as well (you can see both from here in July). We rode our bikes to Thornbury and Meaford which are both lovely little towns on the lake. Lots of great places to eat and things to see. We also went to the nearby Blue Mountain ski resort village which has great dining and shopping. Lora Bay golf course just down the road is an amazing top of the line golf experience as well
The cottage is really nicely upgraded and very clean and lots of room for 6 or more. We definitely want to go back. A beautiful cottage experience and only 90 minutes from the GTA. Much closer than Muskoka.
I would highly recommend a stay here! (our dog Mollie loved it too) :)
The Loons at Christie Beach is a lovely vacation retreat! The cottage is spotless and beautifully finished. The master bedroom looks out over the Bay, and the sound of waves crashing against the shore can be heard from every room after a storm. The deck is secluded, as is the upstairs balcony, and even on the July 1st weekend we heard no noise from any neighbour. Our 17 years old grandson enjoyed swimming right off the beach, beating his grandpa at foosball in the lower floor activity room, jogging on the nature trails, and suckering everyone into just one more game of eucher. We had no trouble moving my father's wheelchair through the first floor of the cottage, and appreciated the safety bars installed in the bathroom. There are excellent grocery stores in Thornbury and Meaford, and the bakery at Goldsmith's makes a raspberry pie that will make you weep with nostalgia. We scheduled massages and a visit to the baths at Scandinave Spa, which ended our week with a relaxed and comforting experience in the outdoors. If you sit quietly on the beach after dark, you'll see stars you didn't even know existed. The absolute best, however, was our bat hunt. There's an active bat house at the Loons. Taking that as our cue, we ventured down to the end of the driveway one night, and shone our flashlights into the trees across the road. The lights attracted insects, and the insects brought the bats! (For those who don't enjoy bats, we should mention that unless you go hunting for them, you won't see them. Bats are very reclusive!) We hated to leave the Loons, and look forward to another visit with great anticipation!
The Loons is a wonderful and comfortable spot for a family vacation. We loved waking up to the amazing sunrise and falling asleep to the sound of the waves on the bay. The kitchen was very well equipped which was great for us as we have family in the area and enjoyed entertaining them there. I was delighted to find an electric mixer on hand so that I could complete making a pie that I had started! It was great to be able to go out for dinner in Thornbury and to do a bit of sight seeing too! As runners, we loved being able to run on the trails - there are a few big hills but the view from the top more than makes up for the effort to get there. We felt very comfortable there and are already thinking about when we might be able to return for another dose of relaxation at The Loons!
geocaching, nearby Free Spirit Tours in Thornbury offers kayaking and canoeing on the beautiful Beaver River
|Refundable damage deposit||$376|
The rates above are for general guidance only. Holiday weekends at higher rates. Please inquire to discuss options and to get actual quote.
Extra charge for pets.
50% payable on reservation
50% balance payable one month prior to occupancy
Refundable damage deposit payable 30 days in advance or pre-authorization on credit card
Payable by email transfer or personal post-dated cheque (in Canada)
Payable by wire transfer (international)
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.