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Christina Blair

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Only one week left for summer 2016! July 22-29

9 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Tiny Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Ensuite Master bedrooms plus game room and 3 bedrooms on the lower level!

This spectacular Georgian Bay Lodge is post and beam construction and offers luxury open contemporary styling with breathtaking Western facing views to enjoy the incredible sunsets over the lake. Soaring cathedral ceilings embellish the great room, dining area and gourmet granite top kitchen and two covered decks flank either side of the spacious great room.

Nestled on three private acres of both wooded and cleared land, this 5,000 sq. ft. retreat is grand and awe inspiring. The 32-ft. river stone fireplace and double sided custom windows creates the perfect setting to enjoy the natural beauty of the bay.

Enjoy cable television or a DVD in the cozy main floor television room with ample seating on the large custom sectional. A beautifully decorated king bedroom with en-suite bath is located on this level.

The master bedroom with his and hers en-suites and a private deck is located up the grand staircase. There is also a cozy reading area that overlooks the great room and has access to an upstairs deck, a glorious place for breakfast to enjoy the eastern views. A beautiful queen bedded room with en-suite is located on the opposite side of this level for added privacy to each room.

The lower level has two small bedrooms each with a set of bunk beds, plus a large multi-purpose room (not private) with two queen size beds, a bathroom with shower as well as a well-equipped laundry room. Lower level well equipped with television for rainy days.

As the sun sets bathing the bay in beautiful colors, prepare a feast on the barbeque grill and enjoy dinner al fresco at the outdoor dining area. No black flies will spoil your evening. A short few minutes takes you to the private beach and 2 private (to the community) and fenced tennis courts. The sandy beach has plenty of lounge chairs, picnic seating and a gazebo to enjoy.

PLEASE NOTE: From Victoria Day through September 10, 2015 ALL BOOKINGS MUST BE FOR SEVEN DAYS - FRIDAY TO FRIDAY. Regrettably, we can not accept or consider shorter bookings during our high season.

Walk into the past through the streets of Midland or Penetanguishene where community history unfolds in heritage homes and the vibrant colours of historical murals and galleries feature local artists. Reconnect with nature and explore the outdoors hiking on the many trails within Cedar Ridge itself. As the autumn slowly drifts to winter and the snow begins to punctuate the majestic cedars with their sparkling crystalline beauty, enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing on the nearby trails. Only a short distance away the ski hills of Horseshoe Valley and Collingwood beckon.

Contact the owner to schedule your magical holiday in Georgian Bay.

Planning a holiday in Hilton Head -- Please see our other property (488217) in Sea Pines on the ocean! Fabulous Golf and Tennis during September - November.

Keywords: Executive, luxury, Penetanguishene, Midland, Retreat, Christian Island, Cedar Point, Thunder Beach, Balm Beach, cottage, Muskoka

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christina Blair (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location. The house is so unique and spectacular. Room for everyone, great place for friends and family to get together. Easy access to the beach and the water is crystal clear.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

3.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

Only one week left for summer 2016! July 22-29
average rating of 3.5555556 based on 10 reviews
Hilton Head, SC
5

Perfect Canadian Retreat

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove up to this beautiful property we were enchanted. The entrance is grand and inside our family of four found not only luxury and beauty but a gourmet kitchen with all the amenities, a wonderful fireplace to enjoy the evening sunsets. The grounds are beautiful and the view breathtaking. We enjoyed our stay so much that we intend to go back again this year. The girls played tennis every day on the nearby courts and loved spending time in the crystal clear water. We picnicked by the beach and used the outdoor grill almost every night. It is a wonderful spot for a family -- we enjoyed watching movies at night or just reading a book by the fireplace. I would highly recommend this property. The pictures are accurate -- and the master bedroom, which is not pictured has a wonderful view with a balcony. Thank you so much for sharing your retreat with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unprofessional and untrustworthy

  • 2 of 5

I had booked this retreat for myself and 13 colleagues. from the very beginning, Christina was very unprofessional. An email money transfer was requested for payment, and since our visit was within 90 days of the booking she requested payment in full. I was very hesitant as I had no assurance of the legitimacy of her or this rental. She then sent me three different variations of a contract. None of which had my correct information on it. One of the contracts was made out to my wife (incorrect spelling of her name) who had nothing to do with this booking. Later, she asked me to verify the dates of the money transfer as she had lost it. The next ridiculous thing she did, was tell me the day before our arrival there is to be no outside noise past 10pm, give me a break, it isn't even dark at 10pm, and we would never have booked this place if we knew there was such restrictions, but she had our money and no refunds at this point. Once we arrived, we noticed that there was major water limitations, which we respected. We followed all the other rules posted, we followed the checkout list to a "T" and there was no damage, no garbage left around, basically we followed every rule.....except the noise restrictions. I will admit, we were very loud and the neighbour became extremely angry. This is where Christina decided to change the conditions of the contract and keep my damage deposit. There was never any mention of with holding my deposit due to noise, this is shady, back handed, unprofessional and makes her and this place untrustworthy. So be weary, Christina feels it ok to change the rules as she sees fit, so do not make her mad

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The office party. I am very sorry Cory thought it a need to write such an unpleasant review, with no comment about the beauty of the view, the surroundings or the house. It is unfortunate that they were not honest with me about the purpose of their trip. Had I known this was an office party, I would never have taken this booking. It is odd that they were surprised by the 10 p.m. noise restriction, since there are noise bylaws everywhere. It is also common courtesy to others to quiet down after 10 p.m. Going forward, I will be adding this clause to the contract. These guests behaved in a most unruly manner with no respect for the neighbours or the property owners. They behaved in such a disruptive way on the beach that the neighbours had to leave the beach (and lodge a complaint with me). They also let fireworks off at 3:30 in the morning, further aggravating the neighbours. With respect to the security deposit being kept, this is simply untrue. I asked them to allow $50 from their deposit to buy wine as an apology to the neighbours; the rest of the deposit was returned. Seems a small price to pay, when the neighbours were well within their right to call the police. With regard to the contract, the wife's name was on the email and that was the reason she was responded to. Obviously this was a business expense, hence the reason the contract needed to be changed. An entirely unfortunate situation for all concerned. Christina
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Some poblems here

  • 3 of 5

This property was booked for three nights to celebrate a 70th birthday with thirteen family members. The location is great with views out over Georgian Bay and the design, furnishings etc. are all fine. Note was duly taken and followed over the warnings posted in every room concerning limitations with the water supply.

However, we had a major issue when on the second evening just before dinner the water ran out completely ; the owner was contacted, expressed her concern and arranged a tanker to fill up the holding tank - but this was the following day nearly 18 hours later - no water for 13 people during this time. Apparently there was a problem with the transfer of water from the well to the holding tank, but this was known before we arrived and suitable arrangements had not been made to manage this as clearly the holding tank was not full. Another issue - and this has been reported by previous users - many drawers in the kitchen ( including the cutlery drawer ) were infested with mice droppings - again a known problem which should have been checked by the cleaner(s) before our arrival.

In mitigation the owner offered us another night but this was impossible due to work/school/travel etc. : she was adamant that no compensatory refund would be given.

When you pay good money for property rentals, there is a realistic expectation that everything will be perfect : yes, things can go wrong in cottage country but it is unacceptable when material deficiencies are known about and insufficient action is taken to rectify them.

So, all in all, it was an unnecessary and frustrating disappointment and I suggest that future renters check on these issues before committing to a stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home with Wonderful Owners

  • 5 of 5

Christina and her husband were a pleasure to deal with, offering good suggestions to make our possible booking/vacation a smooth process. A beautiful home and would definitely look at booking this location on any other planned vacations to the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond Hill
5

Great view and private beach in a solid house in a calm area

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 14 booked this lodge for the civic holiday weekend. From the moment we arrived, we were stunned by the beauty of the estate. The grand living room is nicely carpeted and warmly furnished to give a extremely personal and cozy environment. The kitchen have a big island, breakfast bar and a dining table that accomondated our big group during every meal. The outdoors fireplace was very nicely placed in the back yard facing Georgian Bay with ample firewood close by. The house was constructed with solid lumber and is only ten years old.

A short walk down the hill leads into the private beach for this lodge's residents; a boardwalk capable to dock two boats is also close by. This was my first time visiting Lake Huron, and I was completely blown away by how clean the water was - the azure water was so charming we went swimming two days in a row. There is a tennis court for the neighborhood which we used to play soccer with. Even though it was a busy cottage weekend, the neighborhood was very quiet and provided exceptional privacy and quietness. In Toronto I sleep 7 and half an hour doing desk jobs. At this cottage I was able to consistently wake up naturally at 6 am, after full day of physical activity and having slept at midnight the night before, with full energy on all three nights. Being a picky sleeper, the quality mattress and tranquility of the estate was very good to give me some real time off.

The owners were a charm to deal with. I personally visited the lodge twice after the group stay and they were more than happy to have me show the property to my other friends and see the beach. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Setting for a Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We contacted Christina in October of 2014 to inquire about having a small wedding at this property. After visiting the cottage in November, we instantly fell in love with the place and knew it would be the perfect venue for our big day. We got married on August 8th, 2015, and we could not be happier with the way things went. From our first interaction with Christina, her and her husband we accommodating and very helpful in responding to our questions and requests.

The setting for a wedding is absolutely breathtaking, with incredible views overlooking the waters of Georgian Bay. The backyard provides a beautiful setting for guests to mingle and enjoy the surroundings. The entire property is spectacular, starting from the moment you drive up the long drive way.

We stayed here for an entire week with 8 family members without issue, each couple having their own private washroom. The beach is a short drive or a 10-minute walk. Sunsets are incredible at night, either from the cottage or down at the beach. I would strongly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing retreat or considering having a small and intimate wedding. We would be happy to rent this property again in the future and we're already talking about renting it out again next summer or this upcoming winter.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson International
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
The Cedar Ridge Beach Club
Car: necessary

It's a short drive to Horseshoe Mountain where they have facilities for downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. There are lessons available and Nordic and downhill equipment for adults and children may be rented. During summer months there are many outdoor activities available nearby. Golf and tennis. If you're interested in renting snowmobiles, wave runners, etc. most are available for rental in nearby Midland. Just ask the owners and we'll be pleased to give you a referral for whatever will make your family holidays more enjoyable.

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Rates & Availability

Tiny Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$572
$3,816
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$572
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $382
Cleaning $267

This home rents on a weekly basis from Friday to Friday. Check-in is 4 p.m. and check out is 10:30 a.m. Monthly rates are available for Fall and Winter (September until April 1), and a three month seasonal rate is available by inquiry with the owner.

We Accept Cheque, Paypal, or email Transfer. Damage deposit and one half of rental and cleaning fees due upon signing of contract, remainder due 90 days before check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Tiny Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Upper Level Queen - 1 queen , Private deck and Ensuite
    Main Floor King - 1 king , Deck and Ensuite
    Master - 1 king , Private Deck and his and hers Baths
    Lower Level Bedroom - 2 queen , This room is private and quiet but there is no door
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Bunks - sleeps 2
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Bunks - Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cleaning fee of $350

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