OPEN TO LAST MINUTE SHORT STAYS IN HIGH SEASON! GREAT FOR SMALL FAMILY GATHERINGS OR GIRL'S GETAWAYS!
A one-of-a-kind experience in Prince Edward County, this artistically restored 1876 School House has all the modern conveniences while providing a very comfortable and beautiful setting to get away from it all. The Dahlia House is perfect for large groups or family gatherings, sleeping up to 10 in 4 bedrooms, with a view of the Bay of Quinte, magnificent sunsets and surrounded by exquisite flower gardens in the summer.
A large eat-in kitchen (seating 10) forms the heart of the house. With state-of-the-art appliances and all sorts of foodie implements including a pasta maker and ice cream maker, you will find everything you need for preparing both intimate soirées and group dinners. Featuring wood counter-tops, a Kitchen Aid five burner cook-top with convection oven, Kenmore refrigerator with ice maker, Kenmore dishwasher, microwave and large sink; you are sure to savour the meals created in this inspiring environment. In summer, pick herbs and tomatoes from the garden to add freshness to your creations. There are fans to keep cool during hot weather.
Relax in the light-filled “school room” with its restored original windows and 20ft high cathedral ceiling, comfortable couches and space for reading, connecting to WiFi or enjoying one of an enormous selection of DVDs on the 47” flat screen TV. Artistic touches abound from the owner's globe-trotting award-winning quilt to hand made pottery and cutting boards.
There are 2 bedrooms on this level. One with double bed and one with twin Bunks. Off the kitchen, find a 3 piece washroom with spacious walk-in shower and Japanese designed TOTO toilet with heated seat. Upstairs are 2 more bedrooms across a walkway from each other for added privacy. The master bedroom is beautifully lit and has 2 queen beds and artful accents. The other features 1 queen bed and sitting area. There is a 3 piece bathroom here with claw foot tub. All beds are new as of June 2014 and have 100% cotton sheets, duvets and quilts except for the Twin beds which are poly-blend. There is a washer and dryer for use as well.
Out back, enter a “wooded sanctuary” with enough space for everyone to spread out and relax. A Maple-shaded tree house with swing, hammock, sand box and trampoline are sure to keep the kids entertained while you enjoy food and drinks. An iron basket once used in a canning factory serves as a fire pit and is sure to bring your group together with some magical memories to take home. Make use of a new Master Chef 5 burner propane bbq plus a charcoal bbq as well as 2 picnic tables, chairs and a chaise lounge for additional seating.
There is a quiet side road for walking and a lovely park just down the road. 4 kayaks and 4 women's bikes are available for guest use as well as secure storage for guest bikes and a pump. Paddle in the bay area through the newly cleared marsh or take advantage of the excellent cycling in the area – particularly on Big Island.
A Sandbanks Park Pass is included with your rental. This property is water VIEW. The Northport Park is just down the road with swimming off the dock.
PLEASE NOTE: the owner lives onsite in an attached carriage house and you share the parking area. Otherwise you have your own private entrance, patio, yard and complete house with all amenities.