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The Loons at Christie Beach - 4 Season Cottage on Georgian Bay

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The Loons framed by Georgian Bay


Last updated: 11/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Thornbury cottage description

Stunning four season fully air conditioned lakefront cottage with private beach and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. A great place to enjoy family and friends, and to find peace and balance.

Enjoy the open concept living and dining area on the main level, with pine beamed cathedral ceiling, hanging fireplace and slate floors. Cook simple fare to gourmet in the fully equipped maple granite kitchen with energy efficient appliances. In the warmer months, dine outside on the spacious deck with natural gas BBQ.

Relax in the upper floor master bedroom overlooking the lake and enjoy breathtaking sunrises from the walkout balcony. The master features a cathedral ceiling, queen pine sleigh bed, with eco-friendly soya mattress. There are two other bedrooms on the upper level both with cathedral ceilings - one with bunk beds, and another with a single/double bunk.

A convenient main floor bedroom, with 2 piece ensuite, has a queen bed.

Enjoy movies and satellite tv on a new 40 inch flat screen in the lower level recreation/entertainment area. DVD, VCR, foosball table and board games are provided.

Listen for the eerie call of the loons piercing the morning mist. Beachcomb for fossils on the private beach and rock groins. Stroll at dusk westward from the Christie Beach Conservation Authority on the long sandy beach, with the brilliant summer sun slowing dipping behind the hills of Cape Rich, then return to roast marshmallows over glowing ambers in the cottage's beach fire pit. Count the stars in the Big Dipper, and experience the August meteor showers, and on occasion, the dancing Northern LIghts.

Little ones will especially enjoy their very own Adirondack chairs and table. Take them on special excursions to the playground and sandy beach at the nearby Christie Beach Conservation Authority and scamper up the creek bed with its very interesting geological formations.

For skiers and bikers, store your equipment in our shed specifically designed for ski and bike lock-off.

High speed internet is available.

SPECIAL NOTE: We are a senior friendly facility, with newly constructed ramp, main floor bedroom, main floor bathrooms with safety devices. The beach has been graded with a gentle slope allowing easy access to the waterfront.

We believe in 'green', and use eco-friendly products.

Keywords: Chalet/Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                Foosball, lots of board games, cards and puzzles, satelite tv, Stereo with Blue Tooth capabilities, campfires on the beach, inflatable raft, and much more. Nearby are downhill and cross-country skiing and snow shoeing, caving and zip lining, water sports, local theatre. Then again, what about bringing your bikes for rides along the Georgian Trail which passes near the cottage? So much to do in the Georgian Triangle. ...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                Safety bars have been installed in the two main floor bathrooms; ramp access, suitable for walkers. Shower chair is available upon request....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Additional fee may apply. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 2

                Cathedral ceiling bunk bed room on upper floor sleeping 2...moreless

              • Bedroom 4

                Main floor queen with 2 - piece ensuite...moreless

              • Bedroom 3

                Cathedral ceiling bedroom with double/single Crate bunk...moreless

              • Master

                Cathedral ceiling master bedroom with queen pine sleigh...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2), Twin Bunks (2), Single/Double Bunk Bed (2)

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • A place to build family memories!


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Foosball
                  • Game Room:

                    Lower level games room with Italian foosball table, reading material...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Lots of board games and puzzles for all ages!...moreless

                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    HD satellite TV...moreless


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


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Lakefront:

                        We have a great view northwards over Nottawasaga Bay with spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The beach is stony, great for fossil hunting. ...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Air Conditioning:

                        New forced air furnace and air conditioning installed October 2013...moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        New forced air gas furnace...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Linens can be made available....moreless

                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Romantic circular hanging fireplace...moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        Vermont wood stove...moreless


                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Coffee grinder...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Service for 8 plus extras...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully equipped kitchen offers all the amenities of home. ...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Blender, large griddle for making pancakes, electric wok, mix-master, toaster oven, Crock pot, hand mixer...moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove:

                        Gas stove...moreless

                      • Toaster


                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Golf:

                        Several golf courses nearby including Lora Bay....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Inflatable raft and air mattresses...moreless



                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 6 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Christmas-New Years
                      Dec 1 - Jan 3, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      Spring 2015
                      Apr 1 - Jun 26, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Summer 2015
                      Jun 27 - Sep 7, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Fall 2015
                      Sep 8 - Nov 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee C$50
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
                      • Taxes Not included


                      The rates above are for general guidance only. If you are planning a two week or longer vacation, consider renting for a month as our monthly rates are competitive. Please inquire to discuss options and to get actual quote.

                      Security deposit of $500 required.

                      Extra charge for pets.

                      50% payable on reservation

                      50% balance payable one month prior to occupancy

                      Refundable damage deposit payable 30 days in advance or pre-authorization on credit card

                      Payable by email transfer or personal post-dated cheque (in Canada)

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                      Last updated: 11/18/2014
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                      geocaching, nearby Free Spirit Tours in Thornbury offers kayaking and canoeing on the beautiful Beaver River


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1982

                      About the owner: We (Sue and Richard) hail from Southwestern Ontario and Trinidad respectively, and currently make Toronto our home. The family is an eclectic group of avid skiers/snowboarders, swimmers, scuba divers, hikers, sailors, musicians, food and wine lovers!

                      Why the Owner Chose Thornbury:
                      Sue vacationed in the area during early childhood and loved the majesty of the Bay and the friendly atmosphere of the local villages and towns. There was always so much to do - from skiing to sailing, or visiting the Tom Thompson Gallery in Owen Sound, the Apple Festival in Meaford or the Elvis Festival in Collingwood. Here the children learned to downhill ski and had their first taste of live theatre. Our favorite outings – to cross-country ski or hike the Kolapore Uplands through the towering hardwoods and protective cedars.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      At the Loons you can enjoy a true four season experience – bike through the white apple blossoms of spring along the Georgian Trail, soak up the summer sun on the cottage’s private beach or windsurf at nearby Craigleith, cast your rod for trout and salmon in the nearby Beaver or Big Head Rivers, absorb the colours of autumn while hiking and biking the Kolapore/Bruce Trails, experience the fun of downhill skiing at the nearby resorts and cross country skiing on the numerous trail systems. The cottage is advantageously situated to enjoy many local ski resorts - Blue Mountain, Georgian Peaks, Alpine, Craigleith, Talisman and Beaver Valley. Nearby Thornbury, Meaford and Collingwood offer full services and lots of things (and in fact, too many things!!) to do – golfing at several major championship courses (Lora Bay Raven Golf Course, the Georgian Bay Club, and Monterra), antiquing, river and lake fishing, Collingwood’s “Elvis” Festival, Meaford’s Georgian Bay theatre at the historic Opera House, international film festival and Apple Harvest Festival, wine tours at Coffin Ridge Winery, trapeze rides and the Scenic Caves at Blue Mountain, canoeing with Free Spirit Tours on the Beaver River, and the list goes on..... And of course, good dining and shopping. Georgian Bay is delightful for swimming, with wonderfully clean water. The cottage has a stony beach, great for fossil hunting. What better place to view the brilliant sunrises and sunsets. End the day toasting marshmallows over a beach camp fire, while listening for the loons. Nearby (10 cottages away) is the Christie Beach Conservation Authority with a very shallow sandy beach and playground, perfect for an afternoon outing with the little ones. Our location is easily accessible by a major highway (Hwys 400 and 26) or along numerous back road routes (Airport Road, Hwys 10, 27 and 50) if you want to avoid the weekend or holiday traffic. (Note: Canoe not available)

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                      • The Loons framed by Georgian Bay

                        The Loons framed by Georgian Bay

                      • View of the Bay with private beach

                        View of the Bay with private beach

                      • Enjoy open concept living and dining

                        Enjoy open concept living and dining

                      • then dine inside or out ....

                        then dine inside or out ....

                      • Glorious sunrise from the master bedroom deck

                        Glorious sunrise from the master bedroom deck

                      • Single/Double Bunk Room

                        Single/Double Bunk Room

                      • Main floor bathroom

                        Main floor bathroom

                      • Lower level ensuite

                        Lower level ensuite

                      • The Loons beachside.

                        The Loons beachside.

                      • The Loons

                        The Loons

                      • Cathedral livingroom

                        Cathedral livingroom

                      • Create your favourite meal in the granite/maple kitchen ....

                        Create your favourite meal in the granite/maple kitchen ....

                      • Cathedral master with pine sleigh bed, views to the water and walkout deck

                        Cathedral master with pine sleigh bed, views to the water and walkout deck

                      • Upper level bunk bedroom, a favourite for the younger guests

                        Upper level bunk bedroom, a favourite for the younger guests

                      • Main floor queen with two-piece ensuite

                        Main floor queen with two-piece ensuite

                      • Lower level entertainment area with air hockey

                        Lower level entertainment area with air hockey

                      VRBO #259536

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

                      C$300 - C$400 per night (CAD)

                      4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 11/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/18/2014
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                      (416) 544-9584 (Ontario, Canada)

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