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Lake Simcoe, Gorgeous Large Waterfront Cottage + Boathouse, Sunsets!

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Lake Simcoe cottage description

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Property is open from May 16th to October 16th, 2014.

Rates: http://www.vrbo.com/415011#rates
Calendar: http://www.vrbo.com/415011#calendar

Important Note: We mainly aim to rent the property out to families or groups looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway from the city.

Maximum Group Size: 8 for 3-4 night stays and 10 for 5+ night stays. Group sizes may be limited for younger groups.

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| PROPERTY |

Built in the early 1930s, this rustic cedar cottage named Rowanlea and adjacent boathouse retain many of their old-world charms in spite of recent renovations that make them comfortable by today's standards. Situated right on Lake Simcoe (1-1.5 hours north of Toronto) and surrounded by a leafy grove on one side and a huge lawn on the front, this nearly one acre property is a quick and peaceful escape from the city. There are 5 bedrooms in the main cottage (1 queen and 5 double beds), and 2 bedrooms in the boathouse (1 queen and 1 double). Together they sleep 8-10 people comfortably. Perfect for families, nature-loving groups, and retreats. Free Wi-fi Internet access and cable TV in both the main cottage and boathouse. Groceries, liquor/beer stores, convenience stores are within 10 minutes from the property.

We welcome groups or families who respect nature and recognize the hand-made beauty of dwellings created in a bygone age. This is a wonderful place to enjoy as a retreat from the city but is not a place for loud partying (the property is located in a peaceful residential area). No smoking inside. Basic toiletries are provided, however guests are responsible to bring their own linens and towels (except under special circumstances where this is not possible). All pets are welcome - extra small fee applies.

You're sure to love this wonderful place!

| MAIN COTTAGE |

The main cottage is available for rent together with the boathouse starting May 16th (subject to availability; please see calendar for available dates).

First Floor: Spacious living room with a gorgeous stone fireplace, a wood-burning stove, and an old piano; Sun room with ten large windows; Dining room that can seat 10; Library/bedroom with a TV, DVD player (along with a small DVD collection) and desktop computer with internet; Newly modernized Ikea kitchen with a range of appliances; Bathroom with a tub, shower, & washer/dryer; Small bedroom with a double bed.

Second Floor: 2 small bedrooms with double beds (one with a TV); small bathroom with sink and toilet; a large master bedroom with 1 Queen bed and 1 double bed, a desk, a TV with DVD player, an electronic keyboard, and lots of floor space.

Outside: Surrounding the cottage is a grove to the side, a very large front lawn, and a large deck at the back facing the lake with a barbecue and picnic table.

| BOATHOUSE |

The boathouse is a small, separate 2-bedroom structure with uplifting aquatic colours, and is right at the water's edge. It is included with the rental of the main cottage.

Top Floor: Bedroom with queen bed, chest of drawers, TV with DVD player, air conditioning, breakfast table; Bathroom with sink, toilet and shower; Kitchenette with microwave, toaster oven, small fridge, kettle, electric wok, hot plates and basic kitchen supplies; Small side deck with barbecue - front balcony overlooks the lake, private (sunbathing!).

Lower floor: The lower level is made of fresh pine and has sliding glass doors that open onto a deck in the water; the room has a double bed, a folding single bed and a TV with DVD player. With waves lapping at your feet, you'll feel as though you're in a boat!

| SHORELINE |

The wide and stony shoreline has a fire pit, 2 surrounding decks, a long wooden dock extending from the waterside deck (out from mid-June to mid-September), a canoe and metal fishing boat (these are for experienced boaters only!). Life jackets are supplied. The water is very clear and the beach is gradual, which makes for great swimming. We provide some water shoes (recommended for swimming), a few mask and snorkel sets and possibly a few inflatable rafts.

The sun sets immediately in front, usually leaving the sky a beautiful, blazing incarnadine.

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Please inquire through email (preferred) or phone if you're interested in booking or if you have any questions about the property.

Reservations can be booked upon 20% deposit and signed Rental Agreement. Please see rates for more information regarding seasonal pricing and minimum stay lengths.

Paypal or Interac e-transfer accepted (please contact); personal cheques also accepted if electronic payments are not possible.

**Weeks during the Summer peak season are booked quickly, please see calendar for available weeks before inquiring**

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Keywords: Cottage, Toronto, Lake Simcoe, Sunset, Waterfront, Historic, Field, Pets, Swimming, Boating, Fireplace, Decks, Firepit

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We look to rent to groups with an average age of 30+....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                Absolutely no smoking allowed near or inside either the cottage or boathouse....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Small extra fee applies. Most dogs love swimming in the lake!...moreless

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              • Main Cottage Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 double

                2nd Floor Master Bedroom...moreless

              • Main Cottage Bedroom 2: 1 double

                2nd Floor Bedroom...moreless

              • Main Cottage Bedroom 3: 1 double

                2nd Floor Bedroom...moreless

              • Main Cottage Bedroom 4: 1 double

                1st Floor Bedroom...moreless

              • Main Cottage Bedroom 5: 1 double

                1st Floor TV Room/Bedroom...moreless

              • Boathouse Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Upper Level Bedroom...moreless

              • Boathouse Bedroom 2: 1 double

                Lower Level Bedroom...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Main Cottage Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                1st Floor Full Bathroom...moreless

              • Main Cottage Bathroom 2: toilet

                2nd Floor Bathroom (Sink+Toilet Only)...moreless

              • Boathouse Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Upper Level Full Bathroom (no tub)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Vast library of old books to read....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Some board games and decks of cards to play with....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV on all TVs...moreless

              • Television:

                Televisions with cable in 3 of the main cottage bedrooms & both boathouse bedrooms...moreless

              • Video Library:

                A couple dozen DVD movies available to watch...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Marina
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Open concept dining/kitchen area. Seats up to 10....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Air conditioning unit located in the upper level of the boathouse....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Living Room:

                Living room with wood-burning stove and 2 couches around a beautiful granite fireplace...moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking space for up to 6 vehicles...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Free WI-FI internet provided...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wood Stove:

                This helps heats the cottage during the Spring/Autumn seasons. Guests must bring their own wood to burn....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                & Kettle...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Lots of cooking utensils (pots, pans etc.) are provided...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Lots of dishes & utensils are provided...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Some spices/non-perishables may be available for use...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Upper boathouse balcony facing the lake...moreless

              • Boat:

                3-seater Aluminum fishing boat with oars...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                One deck attached to main cottage and two lakeside decks...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                2-seater canoe with paddles...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill:

                1 BBQ located on the back deck of the cottage and 1 BBQ located beside the boathouse....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Some water equipment and inflatable rafts may be available for use....moreless

               

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              Last updated: 10/20/2014
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              Location

              • Beaverton

                "Largest local town about 8 minutes away. Contains: Foodland supermarket, small restaurants, ..."

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              • Quinn's Marina

                "One of 3 local Marinas. 705-437-1122."

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              • Trent Talbot Marina

                "One of 3 local Marinas. 705-426-7343."

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              • Flying Bridge Marina Ltd

                "One of 3 local Marinas. 705-437-2373."

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              • Fisher's Your Independent Grocer

                "Best & Largest Supermarket in the area - just a few minutes east of Beaverton. Also has a Mc..."

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              • Foodland

                "Supermarket on the way from highway 404 (Highway 48 route)."

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              • Walmart

                "Walmart on the way from the 404 (Woodbine Ave route)."

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              • Giant Tiger

                "Great place on the way to get groceries and lots of other items such as water equipment (if ..."

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              • nofrills

                "Nofrills Supermarket on the way from the 404 if taking Woodbine Ave."

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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1880

              Why the Owner Chose Lake Simcoe:
              This property (Rowanlea) was bought by our family (the Parks from Lancashire, who arrived in Canada in 1830) in the 19th century and has been in the family for at least 6 generations. The Parks were the second family to build in this part of Simcoe (the Barracks being the first). The maiden great, great aunts - very proper ladies who made a pact not to marry - were responsible for many of the curious artifacts that you'll find here. (They are buried in St George's Anglican Church in Sutton.) Recently, we fell upon a local newsletter and found out the following about Stephen Leacock and Harry Park, Inspector of the Normal Schools, who built the cottage: 'Stephen’s perception of life in 1880s rural Ontario was quaint but not cozy and the education system was evidently found lacking by his mother. When she noticed the children losing their Hampshire accent she pulled them out of the country school and taught them herself ....Feeling she could go no further with their education on her own, Mrs. Leacock hired a tutor, local man Harry Park (from the family for which Park Road is named). Mr. Park was, by all accounts, an excellent teacher.' (See p. 8 of http://www.thepefferlawpost.com/issue_archive/Aug241212pg.pdf for more. There are other biographies of Leacock that speak about Harry Park, a strict but intellectually stimulating Greek and Latin tutor.) Harry's children (including the 5 great-great aunts mentioned above) were generally very erudite, so it seems that the Leacock family continued to visit Rowanlea in the 1940s. Our family is dedicated to preserving Rowanlea despite the costs (which outweigh the price of building a modern dwelling). We did, however, sell the 'third lot' in order to pay for the bolstering of the cottage foundation! We hope that you feel the presence of Canadian history (including the rich, relatively unacknowledged legacy of the First Nations) when you're here.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Sun sets immediately in front of the property!

                Sun sets immediately in front of the property!

              • Boathouse from the lake. The boathouse has survived around a hundred winters!

                Boathouse from the lake. The boathouse has survived around a hundred winters!

              • Open-concept kitchen (connects with dining and sun rooms).

                Open-concept kitchen (connects with dining and sun rooms).

              • Library/Bedroom - Desktop Computer with Internet, TV & Couch/Bed Hybrid.

                Library/Bedroom - Desktop Computer with Internet, TV & Couch/Bed Hybrid.

              • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom (eastern half) - Queen + Double Beds.

                2nd Floor Master Bedroom (eastern half) - Queen + Double Beds.

              • 2nd Floor Bedroom #2 - Double Bed & TV

                2nd Floor Bedroom #2 - Double Bed & TV

              • Large & Open Front Lawn at the front of the property.

                Large & Open Front Lawn at the front of the property.

              • Looking down towards the lake and boathouse from the main cottage.

                Looking down towards the lake and boathouse from the main cottage.

              • Upper Boathouse (eastern half) - Queen Bed + TV + Kitchenette + Washroom

                Upper Boathouse (eastern half) - Queen Bed + TV + Kitchenette + Washroom

              • Lower Boathouse: Used to hold boats; now it's a pine bedroom + deck on the water

                Lower Boathouse: Used to hold boats; now it's a pine bedroom + deck on the water

              • Beach Deck and Dock. Dock is out from mid-June to late-September.

                Beach Deck and Dock. Dock is out from mid-June to late-September.

              • Beautiful Rocky Beach with firepit. Canoe and Aluminum fishing boat on far side.

                Beautiful Rocky Beach with firepit. Canoe and Aluminum fishing boat on far side.

              • Main Cottage: 5 bedrooms + Kitchen, Dining, Sun & Living Rooms + 2 Washrooms.

                Main Cottage: 5 bedrooms + Kitchen, Dining, Sun & Living Rooms + 2 Washrooms.

              • Living Room - Central Hub of the Main Cottage. Fireplace + Wood-Burning Stove.

                Living Room - Central Hub of the Main Cottage. Fireplace + Wood-Burning Stove.

              • Sun Room (Extension of Dining Room and Kitchen).

                Sun Room (Extension of Dining Room and Kitchen).

              • Main Floor Washroom - Sink, Toilet, Bath/Shower, Washer & Dryer.

                Main Floor Washroom - Sink, Toilet, Bath/Shower, Washer & Dryer.

              • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom (western half) - Electric Keyboard & View of the Lake

                2nd Floor Master Bedroom (western half) - Electric Keyboard & View of the Lake

              • 2nd Floor Bedroom #3 - Double Bed & View of the Lake

                2nd Floor Bedroom #3 - Double Bed & View of the Lake

              • Grove at the side of the Main Cottage (extends all the way down to the beach!)

                Grove at the side of the Main Cottage (extends all the way down to the beach!)

              • The Boathouse

                The Boathouse

              • Upper Boathouse (western half) - Table + Balcony

                Upper Boathouse (western half) - Table + Balcony

              • Lower boathouse looking out to lakeside deck

                Lower boathouse looking out to lakeside deck

              • Another view of the dock.

                Another view of the dock.

              • Beach during sunset. Upper deck also hidden behind trees on left.

                Beach during sunset. Upper deck also hidden behind trees on left.

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              Speaks: english
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