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The Loons at Christie Beach - Enjoy 4 Seasons on Georgian Bay

Blue Mountains, ON, Canada
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 90 nights

Chalet/Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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.

One of the few beach front properties in the Town of Blue Mountains municipally licensed for short term accommodation.

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 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 through the morning mist. Beach comb 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 an entrance ramp, main floor bedroom, and main floor bathrooms with safety devices. The lake front deck has been constructed at the same elevation (same level) as the main floor. Child safety gates protect the staircase accesses. The beach has been graded with a gentle slope allowing easy access to the waterfront.

Keywords: Chalet/Cottage



Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
About 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!

Owner purchased this Cottage in 1982

Why Owner chose The Blue Mountains

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.

What makes this Cottage unique

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)


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 2
        Cathedral ceiling Crate bunk bed room on 2nd floor
      • Bedroom 3
        Cathedral ceiling bedroom with double/single Crate bunk
      • Bedroom 4
        Main floor queen with 2 - piece ensuite
      • Master
        Cathedral ceiling master bedroom with queen pine sleigh
      • Queen size Beds (2), Twin Bunks (2), Single/Double Bunk Bed (2)


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              We have a great view northwards over Nottawasaga Bay with spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The 100 foot wide beach is stony, great for fossil hunting. Our beach lies between rock groins into the bay


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          Linens can be made available.
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Air conditioning installed October 2013
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Stacked Maytag dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Forced air gas furnace installed October 2013
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Parking
                          Space for 5 vehicles
                        • Telephone
                        • Washing Machine
                          Stacked Maytag washer
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          Romantic circular hanging fireplace
                        • Wood Stove
                          Vermont wood stove


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Coffee grinder
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Everything you need for gourmet meals.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Service for 8 plus extras
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped kitchen offers all the amenities of home.
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                              Blender, large griddle for making pancakes, electric wok, mix-master, toaster oven, Crock pot, hand mixer
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Gas stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Maple table seats 6 with additional leaves to extend the table for more guests
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Music Library
                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Game Room
                                      Lower level games room with Italian foosball table, reading material
                                    • Games
                                      Lots of board games and puzzles for all ages!
                                    • CD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      HD satellite TV
                                    • Stereo
                                      MP3 and Blue Tooth
                                    • Television
                                      40 inch flat screen
                                    • Toys
                                      Toys for the younger ones.
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Several golf courses nearby including Lora Bay, Monterra, and Meaford Country Club
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          BBQ new in 2014
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Inflatable raft and air mattresses


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                              Safety bars have been installed in the two main floor bathrooms; ramp access, suitable for walkers. Shower chair is available upon request.


                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • A wonderful place to build family memories!

                                                                  18 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  The Loons – great cottage to explore the area!

                                                                  John K.

                                                                  We enjoyed a great week at The Loons in October. The cottage has all the comforts and equipment for a relaxing stay where you can take in sunrises, sunsets and watch starry skies from the deck and waterfront. The location provides easy access to the Bruce and Georgian trail for hiking, running and cycling, Christie and Lora Beach and visiting the neighbouring towns of Thornbury, Meaford, Collingwood and Owen Sound for shopping, activities and meals. An easy scenic drive takes you to the waterfalls of Eugenia, Walters and Inglis and an side trip to Old Baldy for vista views over the Beaver Valley or Epping Lookout overlooking the Georgian Bluffs and Bay. When back at the cottage after an day of activities there is plenty of space indoors or out to sit and chat, play a game or read as well as space to get away for yourself just to relax. Owners Sue and Richard and their property manager John are very responsive if needed and ensure that the cottage is welcoming and well stocked with the necessary basics including coffee, oils and basic spices.

                                                                  Very relaxing!

                                                                  Ellen M.Toronto

                                                                  The Loons is a perfect cottage get away. The cottage is clean, well equipped & comfortable. The water is beautiful and theer are lots of spits for long walks & excellent trails for biking. We loved it!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased you returned again this year (three years in a row!) and had a good time. Hope to see you next year!


                                                                  Loved it!!!

                                                                  Kathy R.

                                                                  I had a wonderful, fun-filled week with my family...the cottage was perfect in so many ways - every last detail was thought of! We spent many happy hours on the back patio overlooking the water. The Loons is an easy drive to everything - dining, shopping, Scandinave Spa (!) and, most of all, the Bruce Trail which was my main objective for choosing this area. I was able to complete the Beaver Valley section of the trail and would love to rent 'The Loons' in the future to complete the Blue Mountain section!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Kathy. Loved having you and your family at the Loons. Hope to see you back soon to continue your trek along the Bruce Trail. Cheers! Sue

                                                                  Clean, cozy, well equipped...will not disappoint

                                                                  Bob M.

                                                                  Two weeks was not long enough for us...hated to leave. Comfortably accommodated 4 adults and two granddaughters....all in our own rooms. The cottage is situated between Thornbury and Meaford both offering close access to grocery stores, produce markets...pretty much any amenity you would need.

                                                                  The main floor bedroom is great for grandparents and those with mobility issues.

                                                                  You can expect a friendly, warm response from the owner, Sue. The property managers John and Diana equally so.

                                                                  We are looking forward to our vacation at The Loons again this coming summer...August 2017.

                                                                  The Loons is hard to leave!

                                                                  This was my families 2nd time at The Loons and once again it did NOT disappoint. We LOVED our time in this cottage! It has so much to offer - from the excellent 'steps from the water' location to the fantastically cozy interior that is very well equipped and comfortable. It's the perfect vacation location for some rest and relaxation, a family get together or just about any other reason you could think of!!

                                                                  Takes "cottage vacation" to another level...

                                                                  Rob W.

                                                                  We spent two wonderful weeks at The Loons in July 2016. The "cottage" is really lovely inside - lots of room and nicely decorated. Everything you need is provided, including firewood, lounge chairs, natural gas BBQ, washer & dryer, wifi, TV...and central A/C! This was most appreciated during some very hot, humid evenings. Sue and her property manager John are very attentive to any request, and a pleasure to deal with. The waterfront is great for mid-day dips in Georgian Bay, evening campfires, and sunrise/sunset-watching. We and our guests had a perfect vacation at The Loons, and look forward to returning soon.


                                                                  Blue Mountains, ON, Canada

                                                                  Nearby Free Spirit Tours in Thornbury offers kayaking and canoeing on the beautiful Beaver River; Enjoy geocaching along the Niagara Escarpment Bruce Trail.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  The rates above may be shown in $US and are for general guidance only. Please check the currency selector to ensure prices are being quoted in Canadian $. Holiday weekends at higher rates. Please inquire to discuss options and to get actual quote. Extra charge for pets.

                                                                  18 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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