|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Hop, skip and a jump to a beautiful sandy beach! ‘DoorianGray’ is located north of Wasaga Beach and close to Balm Beach, and is an all-season rental property close to skiing at Blue Mountain. This 1200 sq ft, 3 bedroom home, sleeps up to 6 people on one level. It is located in relaxing Simcoe County, about 2 hours north of Toronto. Nestled in the pines, it's a short 350m walk to nearby Lafontaine Beach or relax on the spacious deck. The Owners have indulged in a unique door collection visible throughout and around the grounds. The cottage itself is interesting and has been featured in several newspaper and magazine publications including: Toronto Star, Retreats Magazine, Simcoe Life, Free Press Newspaper. It is designed with a French Country motif with a medieval castle feel and the ever present ‘DoorianGray’ monograms throughout (the portrait is locked up in the basement!) The compact kitchen area has dark wood cabinets and is equipped with fridge, stove/oven, and sink. A window over the sink looks eastward to the backyard. Counter space is minimal for meal preparation. Dine at a natural wood table sitting on wooden bench pews. Or take your meals outside under the pines in the nice weather to eat at the wooden laminated table (a salvaged piece of an old bowling alley!) Again, with church pews for seating. The living room is bathed in light from the westward facing wall of floor to ceiling windows. A curvey sofa tucked into the corner is romantic and also allows functional seating focused both on the corner TV with satellite television or the large central field stone fireplace (not for use in the summer). There are 3 bedrooms all on one floor. Bedroom 1, has a large queen ‘sleigh’ bed. Bedroom 2 has a double bed with wooden church altar headboard. Both Bedroom 1 and 2 have whitewashed walls. Bedroom 3 has a queen bed with a faux stone wall. Rich warm, reddish cherry laminate flooring is found throughout the cottage. A small 3-piece bathroom features a romantic clawfoot bathtub and fixtures (a 360 degree shower curtain allows for careful showers).
Walk down the street and on to the communal path through the tall pines to the lake to where you’ll find a gorgeous wide sandy beach. Sunsets are fabulous with long panoramic views of the Blue Mountains over beautiful Nottawasaga Bay! In the evenings, gather around the firepit and roast marshmallows under the pine trees. A single children’s rope swing is there too. Alternately, there is a communal firepit down at the beach. A pond and watchful Budda are a feature (but unfortunately the pump is broken).
Being in a serviced subdivision, it has municipal treated water supply. Note: Mobility challenged visitors may find the short, winding walk up the pathway to the cottage from the 2 car gravel driveway troublesome - especially at night.
All this is found only 20km from town, in what seems, a world away from the everyday. If you can tear yourself away, take a day trip to Penetanguishene or Midland to the historic Martyr's Shrine. You are also 14km from the gates of beautiful, natural Awenda Provincial Park.
-Maximum 4 adults or up to 6 people if 2 are children -Individuals 16 years of age or older count as adults -Pets negotiable. There is a $50 pet fee/pet.-Please bring your own Pillows and Blankets -Fireplace is not for renters use in the summer -Smoking not permitted -Linens, and Towels not provided -Renters are responsible to leave the cottage clean at the end of the rental periodThe shoreline is 350 metres from the cottage. A short trail takes you there. The shoreline is sandy with gradual entry into the water. Good swimming for children. Very quiet beach where you can walk for miles. This beach is a dog friendly beach and not a public beach. Just for cottagers in the area. Balm Beach is a great sandy beach for kids 10 minutes away.
The shoreline is 350 metres from the cottage. A short trail takes you there. The shoreline is sandy with gradual entry into the water. Good swimming for children. Very quiet beach where you can walk for miles. This beach is a dog friendly beach and not a public beach. Just for cottagers in the area. Balm Beach is a great sandy beach for kids 10 minutes away.