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Private Ecotourism Retreat-Guesthouse, Bunkies, Cabins, Wilderness Camping

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Last updated: 05/21/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Port Burwell house description

Unique secluded property ideal for those who love nature and wildlife. Guest house filled with antiques but has all the modern conveniences and very comfortable beds.The property runs for 2 miles along the Otter river which is great for kayaking, canoeing and fishing. There are miles of groomed trails through the Otter River valley hills and overlooking deep scenic ravines.Great for hiking or snowmobilling/ATVing, bird watching depending on the season. The woodlots are well managed,with most tree species,including many carolinian species,and some old growth. There are four spring fed ponds on the property - one complete with dock for swimming, one for fishing, and the other two for wildlife habitat..There are many streams feeding into the otter river. Whether staying at our guesthouse, roughing it in the cabins, or wilderness camping, you have access to all 400 acres|!!All accommodations come with a fire pit and wood provided Only an 8 minute drive to Port Burwell,s two beautiful beaches and Provincial Park. Check out our WEBSITE at www.otterriverfarms.ca for lots more pictures, information and availability - we don't use the calendar on this website


This is a great place for family reunions or group gatherings. Besides the guest house there are two bunkies right close to the house with comfortable beds - one has two twins and the other has a double and a single. The bedding is not supplied for these so have to bring sleeping bags or your own sheets, blankets. Much better than a tent! We also allow campers and tents on the property so that large families or groups of friends can have fun together. There's a great campfire sight right on the property with no restrictions on how late you stay up. We do encourage families and mature adults who want to have fun and enjoy naure BUT don't want excessive partying potentially causing damage to all the antiques in the house and around the property. The barn on the property is equipped with horse stalls so riders are encouraged to come and stay and ride the trails. This is a wildlife haven just waiting to be explored and enjoyed!

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is not allowed inside the house but there's a heated attached garage setup as a family room where smoking is allowed...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Animals welcome on property but only small dogs and cats allowed in house. Large dogs to sleep in garage or laundry room...moreless

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • There's an outdoor firepit for bonfires or cooking which we supply the wood for. All cabins and wilderness sights come with a fire pit and wood supplied also...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Air Hockey
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                There are 2 flat screen TV's with full satellite reception ...moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Farm Holidays
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • River
              • Rural:

                We're very isolated at the dead end of a rural road. Come experience peace, nature, quiet, and lots of space to explore and have fun!...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Firewood
              • Garage:

                The attached double car garage is set up as an outdoor rec room with an old wood burning stove for heating and cooking. Great for all seasons. Smoking allowed in garage...moreless

              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                All bedding and towels are provided for guests staying in the house. Guests sleeping in the bunkies must provide their own bedding or sleeping bags (pillows provided)...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                available from host house which is a 4 minute walk down the lane...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Wood is in the downstairs family room and also in the garage which is like an outdoor family room...moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                All dishes, pots and pans are supplied. Toaster, blender, coffee maker, electric frying pan, slow cooker,electric mixer all provided...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Bicycles
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Canoe
              • Child's Swing
              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Raft
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Better than a pool, we have a great spring fed pond with deck and dock...moreless

                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  C$150
                  C$1,000

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$100
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Above rates are for use of one bedroom in the house. 2 bedroom usage $200/night, 3bedrooms $250/night, 4bedrooms $300/night , 5 bedrooms and as many guests as you can sleep $350/night Bunkies are each $50/night

                  See our website www.otterriverfarms.ca for more information and availability.

                  30% deposit required to book property. This can be done on our website by credit card or paypal. Remainder due on arrival in cash.


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                  Location

                  60 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  London Ontario
                  8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Port Burwell
                  60 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  London Ontario
                  8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Port Burwell
                  8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Port Burwell public beach and Provincial Park

                  Car: Necessary

                  Ojibwa submarine at Port Burwell,Long Point Bay, Port Dover, Port Stanley and Sand Hills nearby (charterd fishing,restaurants,zip lines, winery's, theatres, birdwatching) Amish community close by. Very centrally located in Southwestern Ontario for exploring

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1969

                  About the owner: I'm a strong believer in good forest management and think about the generations to follow. My property has mature hardwoods,with pine and hemlock. Includes plantations of white pine ,red pine and walnut. I work hard at culling out the dead, dying and diseased,and obvious trees that should be harvested.The sale of these logs help pay for the many expenses of running a property like this. I use a four wheel drive tractor,with a winch to keep damage to the land at a minimum.We burn wood in our house, cabins,work shop,hunt camp,and wood can be used in the guest house to supplement the heat pump.I practice wild life management,and erosion control.I collect antiques, old farm implements and antique farm tools, our forefathers used. I love nature, history and improving my propery . We make maple syrup the old fashioned way with buckers and spiles and burning wood to boil the sap down to syrup..I enjoy people and like to share my property to those who are interested.I like to see people have a good time and am glad to spend time with them if they wish.

                  Why the Owner Chose Port Burwell:
                  This is and has been our family home and property since 1969. I've just retired and want to share the beauty of the property with others.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Privacy and being able to drink and have fun around a campfire at night and not worry that you're going to be told to shut it down. We encourage guests to have fun and enjoy the outdoors as long as it's done with respect.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Guesthouse and property

                    Guesthouse and property

                  • Other end of livingroom with large flat screen television

                    Other end of livingroom with large flat screen television

                  • Large fully equipped kitchen

                    Large fully equipped kitchen

                  • Double bedroom upstairs with hardwood flooring

                    Double bedroom upstairs with hardwood flooring

                  • Twin beds in lower level

                    Twin beds in lower level

                  • Family room in lower level with wood burning stove and walkout patio doors

                    Family room in lower level with wood burning stove and walkout patio doors

                  • Outdoor 'family room' with antique working cookstove

                    Outdoor 'family room' with antique working cookstove

                  • Groomed snowmobile or hiking trails

                    Groomed snowmobile or hiking trails

                  • Kids having fun in the spring fed pond with deck and dock

                    Kids having fun in the spring fed pond with deck and dock

                  • Fall view of the house.

                    Fall view of the house.

                  • The Otter Valley in winter

                    The Otter Valley in winter

                  • Rustic cabin in the lower bush

                    Rustic cabin in the lower bush

                  • Livingroom with huge sectional and brand new hardwood flooring

                    Livingroom with huge sectional and brand new hardwood flooring

                  • Diningroom and kitchen

                    Diningroom and kitchen

                  • Master bedroom with queen size bed and ensuite

                    Master bedroom with queen size bed and ensuite

                  • Double bedroom upstairs

                    Double bedroom upstairs

                  • Double bed in lower level

                    Double bed in lower level

                  • Games room in lower level

                    Games room in lower level

                  • Fall view of the Otter River valley

                    Fall view of the Otter River valley

                  • Hiking trails in the Spring (deep gullies full of wildlife)

                    Hiking trails in the Spring (deep gullies full of wildlife)

                  • Doug in front of pond

                    Doug in front of pond

                  • Doug and Sani Dennis (and Spencer)

                    Doug and Sani Dennis (and Spencer)

                  • Inside of rustic bunky on property

                    Inside of rustic bunky on property

                  • Train station cabin

                    Train station cabin

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, November 23, 2014

                  C$150 per night (CAD)
                  2

                  5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 15

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 05/21/2014
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