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Bright, Spacious Country Apartment Available in Horseshoe Valley!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Oro-Medonte Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Private and peaceful with beautiful country views!

Welcome to a very special property! One of the original century homes in the Oro township area! ***NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE CHRISTMAS BREAK/2016!***

Spend less and get more with this private 1200 sq. ft. space. This open concept, 2 bed/1 bath, smoke free, attached 2nd floor apartment is located in a spectacular country setting with all the comforts and amenities of home.

This former rental unit has been redone and newly furnished. Bright with plenty of natural light, it has parking, a private entrance, and tons of storage and space. Home features include double garden doors with walkouts to private balconies at both the front and rear of the apartment, patio set for 6, satellite television, wireless internet, a 47'LCD TV, DVD player, massive/fully stocked kitchen with every dish/pot/pan you could need, all appliances (including a bread machine), propane bbq, in suite washer/dryer, orthopedic mattresses in both bedrooms (air mattress included for extra person/child), soft bedding and linens, fluffy towels, artwork, reading materials, huge storage space and closets. In addition, we have wonderful soft spring water for drinking coming straight from our artesian well, country views, walking paths through our property (bush and fields), a small pond with small dock, beautiful floral & organic vegetable/herbal gardens, horseshoe pits, and outdoor fire pits. Hiking paths through the fields and bush are useable in both summer and winter. Snowshoes available on request!

We are great hosts, understanding boundaries as we travel using vacation rentals by owner as well as home exchange programs. We have lived in the area for years and can provide knowledge on local experiences, private tours, off the beaten path attractions, etc.

Our property is located central to many summer and winter destinations:

*Horseshoe Resort and Adventure Park - 7 min.

*Hardwood Hills Ski & Bike - 5 min.

*Mount St. Louis Moonstone - 20 min.

*Blue Mountain Resort - 45 min.

*Snowmobile Adventure Tours, Winter Tree Top Trekking, and more - 5 min.

*3 Championship golf courses including Horseshoe Highlands and Settlers Ghost - 7 min.

*On route to Casino Rama for gaming and concert getaways - 20 min.

*Crown land for hiking/biking/running - 2 min.

*Short drive to the north for pristine lakes, provincial parks, fishing - 20 min.

*Groceries and LCBO - 10 min.

*Fine dining and 4 star restaurants - 10 min.

*15 min. north of Barrie, 1 hour north of Toronto

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Renée Cingolani & Darryn Stephen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2016

About Renée Cingolani & Darryn Stephen

We have been together for 18 years. We love to sing and play music, gardening (organic vegi/herbs & floral), outdoor activities, DIY major renovating, and we love to travel! 6 years ago we discovered vrbo and have used it continually on our trips. When our long term renters left to buy a home of their own, we decided to offer up the unit for other vacation renters instead of looking for new tenants. We love meeting people from around the world and enjoy practicing our spanish, french, and german when the opportunity affords.

Renée Cingolani & Darryn Stephen purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Renée Cingolani & Darryn Stephen chose Ontario

This is a property that has been in our family for years. It is an original century home in Oro, built in the late 1800's and comes with a ton of history. Each year we finish something new; adding a new garden, extending a forest path, adding new trees to the orchard, rebuilding a room or two, etc. We love our home, the history that comes with it, and very much enjoy sharing it with others.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Bright, Spacious Country Apartment Available in Horseshoe Valley!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Steve & Carey Vandrick

  • 5 of 5

We were in desperate need of short term accommodation as we had a very quick closing on our home sale. Renee and family could not have been more accommodating. We would highly recommend this upscale/friendly/scenic country rental to anyone. Don't miss the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for the lovely review! Give Abby a pet for us and we very much hope you're enjoying your beautiful new home!
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Toronto, Ontario

A wonderful country retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 4 nights at this lovely accommodation! We found it by chance as it had just become available so we felt very fortunate. Renee is so friendly, efficient and helpful. Her husband (whose name I cannot recall- sorry!) even cleared all the snow off our car one morning!! We totally felt looked after.The apartment was gorgeous. Light and airy, spotlessly clean and so well equipped. There was absolutely everything we needed. The bed in the master bedroom was heavenly. We were lucky enough to have a big dump of snow on our second day and loved snow shoeing around the back of their farm in the woods and fields with our two labs who thought they had died and gone to heaven! We spent a day cross country skiing at Hardwood only a few minutes drive away which is so convenient. We also snow shoed one day on the Ganaraska hiking trail again only minutes away by car which was lovely. When we arrived they did not have TSN on the satellite and with the Junior Hockey playing on New Years Eve we wondered if we could subscribe for it for a week and within 5 mins Renee had signed us up, no questions asked! Thank you for a wonderful New Years. Highly recommend for those who would like to utilise Horseshoe, Moonstone and Hardwood Hills.

We would love to come back for another weekend and will recommend for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there! Thank you for your wonderful review! We are always so happy to see people enjoying the property as we do. Darryn ;) was more than happy to help out with the snow. Hope we see you again!
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Moonstone, ON Canada

Our Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

A serious illness in our family caused a sudden move back to the Oro area for us in May of this year. We found the Cingolani's beautiful home online and moved in while we waited for our house to finish being built. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. Welcoming us with open arms, they took us and our pups in and we immediately felt like one of the family during a very trying time. We fell in love with everyone, the home, the property, the atmosphere, and have made friends for life. It is a wonderful, hidden gem, and we can not recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We loved having your family here and feel as if we have made friends for life. Thanks again and hope to see you soon!
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Love it!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic spot to take my husband and two sons away for a long weekend of skiing! The apartment was gorgeous, very spacious and immaculately clean with everything we needed at our fingertips. The host family was very friendly and welcoming, encouraging us to explore the beautiful property, which we enjoyed doing. We look forward to returning to this wonderful spot again someday!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, For some reason we are just seeing your wonderful review now so we wanted to take a quick second and say thank you for your feedback. Very much appreciated and we hope to see you someday soon! :)
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Great place and excellent value

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples and a teenager for the weekend and the place could not have been better! It was minutes away from the two cross country sites we visited and also close to amenities for the inevitable 'I thought you were bringing that' items. We also appreciated the loan of the snowshoes to explore the back forty. Easy to get to, immaculate and well-equipped - exactly as described on the website. Our only regret was not finding this spot earlier on in the ski season. We won't make that mistake next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you again next season and in the meantime, enjoy the warmer weather!
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

An extremely well-priced accommodation! Very straightforward set-up. You show up, you stay, you enjoy :) Everything as advertised and very relaxing comfortable surroundings. Will definitely request this property again if having a getaway in the area. Great and efficient communication through email before arrival :) Thanks again for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! We enjoyed having you as guests and anytime you would like to come back, please let us know!
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Rates & Availability

Oro-Medonte Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Break
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Weekend
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $189

Guest shall pay to Homeowner fifty percent (50%) of the rental fee as deposit plus a refundable security deposit in the amount of two hundred fifty ($250) due upon execution of this agreement. The remaining fifty percent (50%) balance will be collected thirty (30) days before check in. Payment shall be made electronically via PayPal or via e-transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Oro-Medonte Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom also includes an in suite washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , High end, double pillow top orthopedic mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Spacious Queen Bed with Tempur-Pedic Memory Foam Mattress.
  • Master bedroom has a queen orthopedic foam/pillow top mattress, all lines, 6 pillows, area rug, decorative pillows, night stand with lamp and clock, side table with lamp, leather chair and ottoman, large wood armoire, his and hers closets with hangers, chenille throw, various art pieces and decorative accents. Second bedroom has a queen orthopedic foam/pillow top mattress, all linens, 4 pillows, area rug, decorative pillows, 2 pine night stands with lamp, large wood armoire, decorative sled, and closet with hangers. There is an air mattress (queen) and bedding available in the unit for a last minute extra person or two.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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