|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Enjoy a visit to peaceful clean Farlain Lake, next to Awenda, and 20 minutes from Wasaga Beach, Relax in our 6 bedroom, 2.5 bath, two-storey chalet located on our quiet cul-de-sac, adjacent to Awenda Park. The cottage is surrounded by lawn and trees and we share a sandy beach/water area across the cul de sac, on spring-fed, Farlain lake. Relax by the water, go fishing, or enjoy a hike on the trails in Awenda Provincial Park. On our property we have two fire pits with fire wood provided, for you to enjoy evenings with family and friends.
Our year-round luxury cottage is wonderfully bright and spacious, with cathedral ceilings, and all the comforts of home: fully equipped kitchen, private outdoor hot tub, warm spring-fed clear swimmable lake + sandy beach across our lane, internet, indoor gas fireplace, gas line BBQ, fire pit, A/C, central vac, elegant new hardwood floors this season, TV, movies, library, espresso maker, hummingbirds, loons, owls, wildlife . Our cottage has 4 upper + 2 lower bedrooms, open-plan great room/kitchen living room, family TV room, games room, 2.5 bathrooms, Ping Pong table, wrap-around deck with view of the lake, kids kayak, play room, board games, etc
We rent to quiet groups, maximum 12+4 but sorry, no animals in the house due to brand new hardwood floors and guest allergies.
* A recently posted negative review was from a summer group who accidentally rented the wrong property. They posted invented criticisms to force a refund after VRBO clarified they couldn't cancel the day after arrival... **So Please be careful to book the cottage you're interested in, to avoid negative experiences all round!
Keywords: Elegant, 6 Bedroom Cottage, Awenda Park, Georgian Bay Chalet, cathedral ceilings, internet, country house, guest house, lakeview retreat, sandy beach, kayak, hot tub, yoga retreats, group holiday, family holiday, winter holiday, ski-doo, skiing, ice fishing, skating, sports, hiking, lake activities, photography, trees, wilderness, adjacent to Awenda provincial Park, biking, year-round, country escape, 20 minutes to Wasaga Beach.
We have very few bugs here, too!
We live in South Georgian Bay - part time at the cottage, so it's fully furnished and has all the comforts of home! I'm an artist, so the cottage is also my art gallery. We love sharing our space with people who want to enjoy the quiet of the country holiday, weekend get-aways with hot tub, beach, wildlife, Georgian Bay, since we appreciate the same when we are here.
Hilary Slater purchased this cottage in 2011
*2 hours drive from Toronto
* sandy beach
* hot tub year round
* luxuries of home
* newly renovated
* spacious, bright, cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors in all rooms
*AC, gas furnace, gas fireplace, gas line BBQ, fire pit
*lawn, trees, privacy, large drive
* on Farlain Lake, sandy shallow-access beach
*kayak, float boards, canoe.
*adjacent to Awenda Provincial Park, Georgian Bay.
* Midland/Penetanguishene 10 mins.
* Nearby(10 mins): Wye Marsh, St. Marie Among the Hurons, horse riding, coffee shops, movie theatre, Georgian Bay boat tours, boat rentals, Sailing, live theatre, Arts classes, Golf, Martyrs Shrine
* 2 hours from Toronto to wilderness, loons, hummingbirds, forests, lakes, sunsets, starry skies, silence
Wildlife, birds, trees, silence, escape and just 2 hours drive from Toronto- no stress! Lakeview Cottage is a wonderful place to relax and unwind, without giving up the comforts of home. We've made it cosy and convenient to stay here with the whole family, and the surrounding wilderness makes life make sense. Awenda Provincial Park is just around the corner, so you have easy access while you're visiting. Weekends are wonderful year-round, with skiing and snow mobile trails at the doorstep, and a hot tub to relax in after the fun! Swim in our quiet small lake, or go into Awenda (around the corner) and swim the Georgian Bay experience! Come for a relaxed weekend, see a festival, pick your own fruit, visit artists studios, shop antiques or garage sales, visit St. Marie Among the Hurons for their seasonal specials, photograph birds in Wye Marsh, visit the Martyr's shrine, relax on the beach, you name it, it's here, just 2 hours from the city! Year round wilderness haven -and town is just 10 minutes away if you're in the mood for a great coffee shop, delicious dinner out, 24 hour groceries, or a movie on a rainy day, -Penetanguishene or Midland have everything you'll need.
We had an amazing time escaping the city to a cottage that is more home than cottage. The place is peaceful, the cottage well-kept, hardwood floors, quiet cul de sac, sandy beach, clean water, close to town and 24 hour grocery stores, movie theatre, restaurants, etc. What's not to love?
A group (5) of us stayed here and found the cottage to be extremely clean and spacious with plenty of beds. The lake is easily accessible, though it is across a very quiet street, down a mildly slopped hill.
As any property owner, Hilary expects her guests to treat the cottage well- she is welcoming and quick to respond.
The hot tub was fantastic - great weekend overall.
My husband and I arrived with our 4 kids and were immediately disappointed. The listing and photos for this property are completely misleading and inaccurate. The cottage is listed as lake front, with sandy beach, but is actually far from the water separated by a busy road. There is no access to the water, as the path is unkept and grown over with poison ivy. The "sandy beach" is actually a small swampy, mucky area and not safe or usable by children. There is no swimming with this rental. The cottage itself was no where near what the photos indicated. It is not maintained or safe for children. The screen door popped out and hit my son in face. My four year old daughter almost fell off the interior stairs as there is no bannister. Toilet paper dispenser was torn off, carpets were stained, curtain rods not attached, the deck is old and unsafe for kids. Two of the "bed rooms" are in the basement. One is a bed shoved under the stairs and another is a bed beside the laundry room with a partition. The kitchen island is a piece of unattached plywood on some base cabinets. Very unsanitary and unsafe. We did not stay one night and drove back to Toronto disappointed with crying kids. The owner was very unprofessional. The phone number on the rental agreement was unassigned and I had to track her down through a neighbour. She claimed that she has never had a problem with renters before but this is obviously a lie based on other reviews found here. She acknowledged that high water levels had ruined her swimming area but rather than give a refund, advised us to go to the provincial park or "wait it out". We have attempted a fair resolution to this matter but are now forced to try and settle through legal action. We would hate to see another family go through this. Please avoid renting or dealing with this owner at all costs.
We stayed here with 3 other couples and 5 small children. We found the cottage to be neat and spacious with plenty of room for the kids. We did need to keep a close eye on the kids while on the deck as it was open under the bench seating and they could slip through if unattended. It was a great deck for lounging and eating meals. The beach was perfect for children as water was shallow, sandy and shaded in the afternoon. The beach is down a path from the cottage and down a hill so this may be difficult for some to get to. It takes about a minute to get there. The cottage is also close to Awenda park which has great beaches and hiking trails. The cottage owner was kind and attentive to our needs, quick to respond to any questions that came up during the week. She left some condiments in the fridge for us to use. We really enjoyed our stay and the espresso maker was a big hit!
A bunch of us rented this cottage last weekend for a simple weekend getaway. We found it very spacious and beautifully decorated. The pantry is fully stocked and kitchen is fully equipped. That said, we did bring our own kitchen equipment and used only what was necessary in our cooking (i.e. big pot, salt, pepper, and vinegar).
We did notice there were some garbage left over from the previous renter or the cleaner. I notified the owner right away and she responded promptly. Speaking of garbage, it's worthy to note that the Tiny Township dump is only open from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays. This made it difficult for us to get rid of our trash, but we eventually found a dump in Penetanguishene and dropped off our garbage there instead.
We used the hot tub with no difficulty (again, we abide by all rules) and enjoyed it all the same - it's a rare luxury! We cleaned up after ourselves and left the cottage the way we found it. The owner was very prompt in returning our security deposit - we checked out on Sunday afternoon and we got our security deposit back by Monday evening!
Overall, we had a great weekend filled with sleeping in, board games, and definitely lots of bonding moments between all of us. Thank you for having us!
Whatever the owner replies to this review, please read the other negative reviews to see a pattern of dubious business practices. We had a very disagreeable stay here. We had expected a waterfront property (this was the search criteria we entered) – this property was across the road from the lake, with no direct access. We sent a note to the owner who did not acknowledge this omission from her description. When we entered the cottage, there were dirty dishes left behind, garbage/recycling left in the bins and some stains on the dining table. It was clear that the previous occupants had not followed the rules of the cottage fully. The owner’s cottage rule book demands that all garbage is taken to the town dump; once again we sent a note to the owner to complain about the garbage and once again she did not acknowledge this, let alone apologize. (To note, the town dump is not open on Sundays.) All previous cottages we’ve rented, all have always provided toilet paper. This one did not and had not specified we needed to bring the item along. We also had to buy dishwasher tablets for use in the dishwasher, however the dishwasher was not functioning properly and had seriously dirty dishes in it when we arrived. After we left, the owner made a very difficult time of returning our security deposit claiming that we had left behind garbage and damaged the hot tub, none of which was true. (The owner claimed that a beer cap found near the hot tub was evidence that we had broken the hot tub. The beer cap wasn’t even hours.) It was only after we filed a lawsuit that the owner returned half of the deposit. We chose to walk away from the law suite out of sheer frustration and absence of any desire to have anything to do with this unreasonable person. The last straw was an unfounded and frankly crass accusation which does not belong in public. All in all, the whole experience was lacking and not worth the cost.
We stayed here last weekend to celebrate a friend's birthday. The weekend was extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
I found the cottage very spacious, even for big group. There are many beds, couches, and chairs, and the hot tub/ spa is nice and large. The interior is very pretty, with many decorations and paintings. It is a very beautiful and cozy place to spend time at during the winter.
I didn't have a chance to explore the area myself; however, some of my friends went snowshoeing around the lake. They came back with many pretty pictures. In the nearby town I saw people riding on snowmobiles, so that's also a possible activity nearby. If you're an outdoorsy person, the location is great.
Overall a great visit. I certainly recommend this cottage for any group of friends or family.
Perfect for winter or summer retreats, -yoga, writers, groups, hot tub, skiing weekends, social gatherings, corporate events, etc - beach barbeques, forest hikes, wilderness, wetland photography, birding, cross country skiing, down hill skiing, hikes, biking, snow mobile trails, ski trails, writing, peaceful escapes, winter/summer activities, fresh air, photography, etc.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 5 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cottage Prep Fee||$100|
Smoking or damages to any part of the property or evidence of alcohol around/in the hot tub against safety regulations will result in loss of damage deposit. Damage deposit is full and complete. No partial damage fee refund.
10% booking fee not refundable if cancellation is necessary. (No refund after May 1st for summer rentals)
50% of total to book, 50% one week prior to arrival. Any rental cancellation will incur a 10% booking fee charge. Cancellation after May 1 for any summer season booking and then no refund available.