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Charming Year-Round Thornbury Riverfront Cottage -Walk to Everything- So Cozy! !

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Deck outside master bdrm- Georgian Bay view - THORNBURY 20km from COLLINGWO

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Last updated: 08/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Blue Mountains house description

*** LOTS MORE PHOTO'S - Scroll down to 'LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION' just below the 'Owners Profile' section ****

An enchanting, updated 1940's era year-round riverfront cottage - just park the car and walk to 'everything' in the quaint village of Thornbury, (2 hr from Toronto / 10 min from Blue Mountain 'Village at Blue' resort)

We carefully renovated this unique property to preserve its authentic, vintage feel, while packing it with today's 'must have' features!

- Secluded master suite with walkout to deck, ensuite bath with heated slate floor
- 2 additional bedrooms on the other side of the cottage, sharing a 2nd bright bathroom
- Immaculately clean, sunny kitchen with butcher-block-topped island open to living / dining area
- Cozy wood-burning stove
- Shed with power and workbench for ski-tuning, bike storage
- Walkout from living room to west deck (gorgeous sunsets)
- Quality casual furnishings Eg. leather storage ottomans, solid oak dining table, etc.
- Propane BBQ ... AND ... outdoor brick fire pit for toasting marshmallows

Our guests agree the place 'cuddles up' to you in a way 'new-builds' simply can't !

PERFECT location right in town - walk to 'casual elegant' restaurants, pubs, bakery, cheese gallery, fair trade coffee shop, liquor/beer store, pharmacy, TD bank, grocery store, shops, antique market, local artist galleries, etc.

Simply enjoy the cottage or get outside and:
- FISH the Beaver River from your backyard
- BIKE the 35 km Georgian Trail 1 min. from your door
- WALK the river bank to the fish ladder, dam and mill pond (5min. )
- SWIM from Little River Park beach or off the harbor pier, 5 min. walk
- PLAY TENNIS at Bayview Park public courts, basically 'across the street' 2 min. walk
- LISTEN to free 'Jazz in the Park' on Sunday evenings ( 2 min. walk) at Bayview Park
- SAIL Georgian Bay from the harbour across the footbridge, 2 min. walk
- BROWSE /BUY local artists work in 'arts-burg' (Clarksburg), 5 min. drive
- GOLF Lora Bay's Raven or several other courses nearby, 10 min. drive
- HIKE the Bruce Trail, 15 min. drive
- ROCK climb, SPELUNK, MOUNTAIN or ROAD BIKE the Niagara Escarpment
- SKI / SHRED/ TUBE the Blue Mountain (Village at Blue 15 min.; Georgian Peaks private ski club is 7 min. drive)
- ENJOY variety of events at 'Village at Blue' resort * 15 min. drive
- EXPERIENCE equestrian events at Cedar Run (5 min. drive)

Typically you must be in a condo 'cheek by jowl' with others if you want to be close to everything ....

OR you have to drive everywhere, if you want the privacy and seclusion of waterfront.

This little cottage offers both, with the added bonus of a cozy vintage vibe!

* The Village at Blue is a multi-million-$, year-round resort offering skiing, snow boarding and tubing, Xtreme mountain biking, golf, rock climbing wall, nearby Scandanavie spa, year-round water play area and more. Hotels, restaurants, shops of all kinds in a pedestrian village. Check the events every week Eg.outdoor concerts, art shows, sports events and demonstrations, movie nights, etc. on the VILLAGEATBLUE website

*** SLIDE SHOW AVAILABLE *** SCROLL DOWN TO 'Links to more information' just above the Owners Profile section ****


THANKS for looking!

Keywords: Cottage / House / Thornbury / Collingwood / walking / bike / Georgian Trail


***PLEASE READ THE RATES 'NOTES' if your stay is over 2 months duration ***

** SKI SEASON RATE is for Dec1,2014 - Mar31,2015 minimum 4 months stay (VRBO INCORRECTLY automatically inserts ' 90 day minimum' text) $ 8,000 PLUS utilities (hydro, gas, water/sewer plus at your option landline phone, Bell Expressvu satellite. We offer contacts for you to contract wifi, snow plow if desired at your cost)

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Well behaved, trained, quiet pets. ADVISE if you have pet. Additional fee applies....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                master ensuite 3 piece bath, walkout to deck ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

                double on bottom; single on top ...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) with Double on bottom, Single on top...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1

                3 piece (toilet, sink, shower) ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                3 piece: Toilet, sink, shower...moreless

              • Two 3-piece baths: One ensuite to master bedroom and the other shared by the other two bedrooms ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Bed linens, towels, pillows, comforters...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Very efficient in heating the cottage!...moreless

              • Heating:

                electric baseboard heaters...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                2 parking spots...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Bell Expressvu satellite TV basic service (fee may apply-pls inquire)...moreless

              • Music Library:

                iPod docking station / player...moreless

              • Games:

                Some board games available ...moreless

              • Books:

                Some books available ...moreless

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                LONG TERM (seasonal) guests may request us to enable the land-line phone. Additional fee may apply pls inquire...moreless

              • Internet:

                LONG TERM (seasonal) guests may contract service themselves directly with Bell Canada....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Walkouts to deck from living room and master bedroom...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Public (municipal) tennis courts 2 min. walk ...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                big front lawn and good sized back lawn...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                'As is' old bicycle in shed...moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities
              • Spa

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    On Beaver River where it flows into Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Sailing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Ski season
                  Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  90 night min stay

                  C$2,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  C$1,085 C$3,360
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee C$40
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  UTILITIES/SERVICES ARE EXTRA FOR >2 MONTH STAYS: Mandatory extras - Hydro, water/sewer, gas, lawn mowing. Optional - Satellite TV, landline phone, wifi, snow plowing. MINIMUM SKI SEASON STAY is 4 MONTHS Dec1-Mar31 (sorry that VRBO automatically inserts INCORRECT text "90 day minimum stay"!) $3,000 due at booking with balance due date(s) to be determined when you book.


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                  Last updated: 08/29/2014
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                  Location

                  100 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Pearson International
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 26
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Little River Park
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Pipers Sports Bar
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Georgian Peaks (private) / Blue Mountain (public)
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Raven at Lora Bay
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Bridges,Simplicity Bistro, the Mill, Bruce,etc.

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  The Blue Mountain resort area of South/Central Ontario boasts year-round outdoor activities and offers a range from 'upscale resort' to 'unspoiled small town' experience. Our personal favourites: bike the 35 km Georgian Trail from Meaford to Collingwood, Scandanavie spa, Village at Blue resort, Coffin Ridge winery (go on a nice day and get the cheese tray for 2!); Simplicity Bistro, Bruce Wine Bar, the Cheese Gallery, Ashanti coffee shop, Thornbury Bakery, skiing at the Peaks (private club) or Blue (public), swimming off Thonbury pier or with the kids at Little River Park, watching the salmon on the fish ladder in fall.. whew and that's just the beginning!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: Hello, I live in Toronto with my husband, Tom and our dog, Teddy. I work from my home office for a large US company; Tom is the Canadian distributor for a niche musical instrument and accessories company.

                  Why the Owner Chose Blue Mountains:
                  We've had a log house outside Thornbury - under 2 hr from Toronto - for nearly 20 years and have seen the area gradually be 'discovered' by developers, because it offers so much as a year-round recreational area and is a popular active retirement choice. We snapped up this little cottage because its location is PERFECT: in town, on the water. Being an original 1940's cottage on pricey waterfront, its probable fate was to be a tear-down, but I love saving 'character ' homes ... so instead, we spent $40K to update it - while respecting its nostalgic, cottage charm - with a view to eventually using it ourselves when we're ready to move in town from the log house 1 acre property we use ourselves now. Everyone loves the place - see for yourself: I took lots of pics of the cottage and what you'll find within a 10 min. walk (up the river bank to the fish ladder, the yacht harbour, parks, beaches, shops and pubs in town, etc.) Take a look! *** Click 'LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION', just above this 'Owners Profile' section ***

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The view from the deck, the vintage 'vibe' of this serene little cottage on a dead end street yet being able to park the car and walk to everything really helps you unwind and relax in a way no granite-countered, stainless applianced condo can! You're back to a time of simple pleasures ...depending on the season, that's the warmth of a wood fire you built yourself, the colourful sunset from your deck chair, the sound of wind in the rigging of sailboats across the river in the harbour, the sweet crunch of an apple picked in your front yard.... Small town village life and year-round outdoor activities are literally at your doorstep, BUT you're also minutes from the Village at Blue resort and reasonable sized town of Collingwood. So while you can walk to the fair trade coffee shop, local bakery, cheese gallery, unique shops and restaurants in town, you're also just a 10 min. drive (or 30 min. bike ride) to a Starbucks, high end boutique shops, hotels and events. In terms of layout: Even though it's small, we ensured the master suite was secluded (on the kitchen side of the cottage away from the other 2 bedrooms and bath) and has its own walkout to the deck, so the 'master' can make coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening and step outside, without disturbing the rest of the household. ... AND oh did I mention? It's THE cutest waterfront, in-town property :)


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                  Photos

                  • Deck outside master bdrm- Georgian Bay view  - THORNBURY 20km from  COLLINGWO

                    Deck outside master bdrm- Georgian Bay view - THORNBURY 20km from COLLINGWO

                  • Dining room table seats 6 comfortably.  THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                    Dining room table seats 6 comfortably. THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                  • Cozy wood burning fireplace - lovely view of the rivermouth and Georgian Bay

                    Cozy wood burning fireplace - lovely view of the rivermouth and Georgian Bay

                  • Double bed.  THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                    Double bed. THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                  • Bunk beds. THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                    Bunk beds. THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                  • Walkout from living rm & master bdrm to deck(retiree condo in background-quiet!)

                    Walkout from living rm & master bdrm to deck(retiree condo in background-quiet!)

                  • Back of cottage as seen from the riverbank opposite it

                    Back of cottage as seen from the riverbank opposite it

                  • See the sailboat masts? View from the cottage deck, across the river to the yacht harbour

                    See the sailboat masts? View from the cottage deck, across the river to the yacht harbour

                  • Thornbury Dam and fish ladder 5 min. walk from cottage. On right is The Mill restaurant patio (see the umbrella over the table?) One of 7 great walking-distance restaurants

                    Thornbury Dam and fish ladder 5 min. walk from cottage. On right is The Mill restaurant patio (see the umbrella over the table?) One of 7 great walking-distance restaurants

                  • Local spa in town

                    Local spa in town

                  • one of two apple trees in front yard

                    one of two apple trees in front yard

                  • Kitchen island open to dining/living - bright & sunny. Thornbury near COLLINGWOO

                    Kitchen island open to dining/living - bright & sunny. Thornbury near COLLINGWOO

                  • Comfy casual sofa,love seat and storage ottomans THORNBURY  near COLLINGWOOD

                    Comfy casual sofa,love seat and storage ottomans THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                  • Bright, sunny immaculate kitchen. THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                    Bright, sunny immaculate kitchen. THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                  • Main bath THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                    Main bath THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                  • Master suite has separate dressing area and ensuite THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                    Master suite has separate dressing area and ensuite THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                  • 3 piece master ensuite with stacked washer/dryer and laundry tub

                    3 piece master ensuite with stacked washer/dryer and laundry tub

                  • cottage red roof in the trees - our neighbours launch their kayak from their backyard. You can rent kayak/canoe 3 blocks away at Giles Sails

                    cottage red roof in the trees - our neighbours launch their kayak from their backyard. You can rent kayak/canoe 3 blocks away at Giles Sails

                  • Sailboat masts at sunset -  viewed from cottage deck  THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                    Sailboat masts at sunset - viewed from cottage deck THORNBURY near COLLINGWOOD

                  • This is the AWESOME Thornbury Bakery - yummy cinnamon buns and butter tarts.

                    This is the AWESOME Thornbury Bakery - yummy cinnamon buns and butter tarts.

                  • See the Blue Mountain skil hill as backdrop for Scandinave  spa - about 15min. drive or 30 min. bike ride from the cottage

                    See the Blue Mountain skil hill as backdrop for Scandinave spa - about 15min. drive or 30 min. bike ride from the cottage

                  VRBO #207976

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                  C$467 - C$1,085 per week (CAD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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                  Minimum stay: 7-90 nights
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