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Exquisite custom built home with stunning views of Lake Simcoe

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10

This home is spacious, elegant, and finished top to bottom with all the amenities. Private beach, shared with owner, on lake approx 19 x 16 miles wide. Gradual entry is perfect for children. Gourmet kitchen with cathedral ceilings, numerous walkouts. Each bedroom has own ensuite bath. All the amenities of an exquisite home, in a cottage setting. Fifth year in business and ensure to read our renews!


Owner
Lauren Helmkay
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Lauren Helmkay

We love Lake Simcoe and being in the lake, and we love learning more about our travelling friends. Our home is known to be open as well to our guests, but we also respect the privacy of those who are looking to just 'get away' :)

Lauren Helmkay purchased this house in 2012

Why Lauren Helmkay chose Ontario

This home is a real 'retreat'; you'll find space to make your own, and common areas to enjoy company. The lake is the draw of this house, whether for summer swimming, or winter ice fishing. The house has a large back yard as well where you might find a badmitton net set up, or a fire burning in the fire pit.

What makes this house unique

An hour north of Toronto, this is cottage country without the commute in the long traffic north. The house itself offers spaciousness, cathedral ceilings, and an elegance that makes you feel you've landed somewhere really special.

Amenities

Georgina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 Queen - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 Double/Twin - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 Queen Main - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 Half Main Floor - tub , Main Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Walk out deck, Ensuite Jacuzzi Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Walk out deck, Ensuite bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Ensuite bathroom with tub/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , On Main floor; Full bathroom with tub/shower
  • Playpen also available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Exquisite custom built home with stunning views of Lake Simcoe
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
5

Far and away one of the nicest homes we have encountered through the VRBO experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Lauren is truly the Hostess with the Mostest! Not only an amazing home, but decorated beyond the imagine of Pottery Barn's best minds! Everything is in place for you to walk right in and start living your vacation, right down to fresh coffee and salt and pepper! A truly enjoyable experience for everyone in our party. Lauren and RJ could not have been more gracious hosts. Enjoy your stay on Simcoe!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike - thanks so much for being great guests and we were glad the ice held up for your fishing with all this warm weather! :) lauren
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Washington, DC
5

Family get together

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house. The accommodations were exactly what we were looking for. The pictures in the gallery cannot do the actual house justice. Very nice. The house has everything you could want down to numerous pantry items, shampoo, laundry soap... the list is endless. They even decorated for the July 1st 150 year celebrations and put up an American flag for the 4th knowing some family were from the USA. Highly recommend to family, friends and anyone look for a great place to get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing home with amazing host

  • 5 of 5

Lauren and the place are absolutely fantastic and was very responsive whenever we had any questions. We definitely loved the place and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

The owner is very nice and helpful.

The place is beautiful and fully equipped with all your wants and needs.

Great place to go and relax at

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
5

Great home, location and time spent!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time here at this wonderful home and it was the same as last time...amazing. The place is abundantly stocked with supplies, kitchen utensils and sheets and we felt extremely accommodated throughout the trip. The place itself is beautiful and very spacious (pictures can only capture half the beauty of it). We had the luxury of having decent weather during the weekend and were able to capture some amazing photos of the sunset along the water.

Lauren was a joy to coordinate with and by far the best owner I have ever encountered when booking cottages/getaways.

The place is reasonably priced and she even gave us an extra night on the house (no pun intended)! We'll definitely be back and hope to make it a tradition. Thank you Lauren!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family travelled from Seattle to spend Canadian Thanksgiving back home. Lauren your home is the cleanest of any place I have ever rented. I didn't want to leave, it was so cozy! We did a lot of cooking for my mom (so she could have some prepared dinners). Your kitchen had everything we needed and more. The rooms are all decorated so beautifully! I remember arriving late at night; all the lights were on, it looked so beautiful and welcoming as we drove up the driveway! I have mentioned your home on Facebook to all of my local friends. Thank you for a wonderful stay. I would come back in a heartbeat! Trish, Brian and Family

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Cottage country, 1 hour from Toronto.

Lake Simcoe, a short drive north of Toronto, offers some of the best fishing in Ontario. The lake is fished year round (pike, perch, whitefish, lake trout) and is famous for it's winterlake trout and whitefish bonanza.

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Rates & Availability

Georgina House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$473
 
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
Sep 6 2017 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$473
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$532
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$473
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $78.86
Additional Guest Fee $39.43 per person per night
Damage Deposit $394.29

Rates subject to availability.
Rates subject to change until booking is complete.
Holidays may require minimum nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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