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Artist's Chalet, outdoor hot tub, cathedral/hardwood, sandy beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

New bright reno, 4brms+3 sleep zones, 2hours-TO, internet, hottub, sleeps 10

Enjoy a visit to Georgian Bay, and relax by the waters of Farlain Lake. Next door is Awenda Provincial Park with great beaches, big water, amazing views! Just 20 minutes from Wasaga Beach, Relax in our 4 bedrooms +3 sleep zones, 2.5 bath, two-storey chalet located on our quiet cul-de-sac, across from our shared beach. The cottage is surrounded by lawn and trees and we share our sandy beach on spring-fed, Farlain lake. Relax and have a fire by the water, go fishing, or hike the trails of Awenda Provincial Park. We have two fire pits with free fire wood provided, so you can enjoy evenings with family and friends.

Our year-round luxury cottage is wonderfully bright and spacious, with cathedral ceilings, and all the comforts of home: fully equipped kitchen, private outdoor hot tub, warm spring-fed clear swimmable lake + sandy beach across the lane, internet, indoor gas fireplace, gas line BBQ, fire pit, A/C, central vac, elegant new pine floors, TV, movies, library, espresso maker, hummingbirds, loons, owls, wildlife . Our cottage has 3 upper +1 lower bedrooms, open-plan great room/kitchen/living room, Main floor family TV room with pull-out couch, 2 single beds, wrap-around deck with view of the lake, hot tub outside.

Downstairs we have the games room, bathroom, Ping Pong table, kids kayak, play room, board games, etc.

We rent to quiet groups, maximum 12 plus their kids and pets ok if they wear booties to not scratch the new floors and don't shed (due to guest allergies).

* A recently review was from a group who accidentally rented the wrong property so please be careful to book the actual cottage you're interested in, to avoid problems! :)

Keywords: Elegant, 4+3 Bedroom Cottage, Awenda Park, Georgian Bay Chalet, cathedral ceilings, internet, country house, guest house, lakeview retreat, sandy beach, kayak, hot tub, yoga retreats, group holiday, family holiday, winter holiday, ski-doo, skiing, ice fishing, skating, sports, hiking, lake activities, photography, trees, wilderness, adjacent to Awenda provincial Park, biking, year-round, country escape, 20 minutes to Wasaga Beach.

We have very few bugs in summer, too!

More Details

Hilary Slater
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, (a few words in Greek and Arabic, Icelandic too)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2017

About Hilary Slater

We live in South Georgian Bay - part time at the cottage, so it's fully furnished and has all the comforts of home! I'm an artist, so the cottage is also my art gallery. We love sharing our bright sunny space with people who want to enjoy a quiet country holiday, weekend get-aways with hot tub, beach, wildlife, Georgian Bay, - we appreciate the same and that's why we live here!

Hilary Slater purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Hilary Slater chose Ontario

*2 hours drive from Toronto

*retreat cottage

*Sleeps 8+6

* sandy beach

* hot tub year round

* luxuries of home

* newly renovated

* spacious, bright, cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors in all rooms

*AC, gas furnace, gas fireplace, gas line BBQ, fire pit

*lawn, trees, privacy, large drive

* on Farlain Lake, sandy shallow-access beach

*kayak, float boards, canoe.

*adjacent to Awenda Provincial Park, Georgian Bay.

* Midland/Penetanguishene 10 mins.

* Nearby(10 mins): Wye Marsh, St. Marie Among the Hurons, horse riding, coffee shops, movie theatre, Georgian Bay boat tours, boat rentals, Sailing, live theatre, Arts classes, Golf, Martyrs Shrine

* 2 hours from Toronto to wilderness, loons, hummingbirds, forests, lakes, sunsets, starry skies, silence

What makes this cottage unique

Wildlife, birds, trees, silence, escape and just 2 hours drive from Toronto- no stress! Lakeview Cottage is a wonderful place to relax and unwind, without giving up the comforts of home. We've made it cosy and convenient to stay here with the whole family, and the surrounding wilderness makes life make sense. Awenda Provincial Park is just around the corner, so you have easy access while you're visiting. Weekends are wonderful year-round, with skiing and snow mobile trails at the doorstep, and a hot tub to relax in after the fun! Swim in our quiet small lake, or go into Awenda (around the corner) and swim the Georgian Bay experience! Come for a relaxed weekend, see a festival, pick your own fruit, visit artists studios, shop antiques or garage sales, visit St. Marie Among the Hurons for their seasonal specials, photograph birds in Wye Marsh, visit the Martyr's shrine, relax on the beach, you name it, it's here, just 2 hours from the city! Year round wilderness haven -and town is just 10 minutes away if you're in the mood for a great coffee shop, delicious dinner out, 24 hour groceries, or a movie on a rainy day, -Penetanguishene or Midland have everything you'll need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time escaping the city to a cottage that is more home than cottage. The place is peaceful, the cottage well-kept, hardwood floors, quiet cul de sac, sandy beach, clean water, close to town and 24 hour grocery stores, movie theatre, restaurants, etc. What's not to love?
Aug 2016
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Tiny Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath off king sized bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , toilet, sink, laundry machines: Lower Level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bunkie Bedroom - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Lower level, shared bath, sleeps 4
    TV Room/ Upper Den - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den TV room- upstairs, shared bath. sleeps 4
    Lower Den -open with divider wall - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2
    Back Master bedroom - 1 king , sleeps 2 (space for air mattress), Shared bath
    Double Bedroom - 1 double , Sleigh bed, shared bath, sleeps 2
    Front Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 120 sq ft. -Walk out deck, en suite full bath Sleeps 2+
  • king sized beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (2), space for additional.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Art Gallery in house, spa feel to the cottage, hardwood throughout, hot tub, hummingbirds on deck, trees, lawn area, loons in the lake. We are adjacent to Awenda Provincial Park-hiking and x-country ski trails, snow mobile trails at the door, pristine sandy beaches on Georgian Bay, etc. small kayak, bike trails, neighbour offers professional hot stone massage services, (book ahead), in-house evening yoga or hot stone yoga- can be booked ahead.


Good! 3.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Artist's Chalet, outdoor hot tub, cathedral/hardwood, sandy beach
average rating of 3.8421052 based on 20 reviews

Weekend getaway for 2

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a long weekend, just the 2 of us, for a winter getaway. The cottage was beautiful and full of such unique art ... all surrounding a beautiful fireplace! We love to cook, and the kitchen was supplied with everything we needed. Hilary was so incredibly helpful through the process and I feel went above and beyond!

The cottage is definitly set up to sleep many guests, and we found that (just being the 2 of us) we didn't use any other areas except the main floor.

We loved how close it was to Awenda park and used the snowshoes provided at the cottage one afternoon. The cottage is also close to many smaller towns. Went into Penetanguishene for lunch and all of our shopping was done in Tiny/ Midland which was extremely convenient.

All in all we had a great experianve, and would love to visit again in the summer :)

Thank you Hilary :)

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Kim! So glad you had a great stay, and you're certainly welcome to return any time! Summer season bookings are filling up, so check your dates! :) Have a lovely spring season, Hilary
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Great stay in Winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing like a winter getaway in a quiet haven like this. It was nice to finally relax in a comfortable setting and take some time to unwind from our busy city life. We like to hike and were pleased to have the trails to Awenda Park so close by. Farlaine lake was also right across the road and since the house sits on a hill overlooking the lake we could enjoy our morning coffee watching the sun rise over the lake. We brought our own skis however I noticed the owner had graciously provided additional equipment for us: Skis, snow shoes, toboggan and I guess the bikes and kayak for summer visitors. There was lots of dry hardwood provided under the deck and a fireplace in the yard and another one on the adjacent beach. Hilary (the owner) bought some camp chairs specifically for us so we could enjoy the outdoor fire-pit. We used the one in the yard one night for a romantic winter outdoor fire before relaxing our tired bodies in the lovely hot tub. The hot tub is in a secluded area in the back of the house and since it was a clear night we could gaze at the numerous stars. Wow you can't see stars like this in the city.

The house is amazing with high vaulted ceilings, wide open space, elegant designer interior, original art on the walls, large windows and recently renovated kitchen and wide plank wood floors. There are two large king bedrooms, one with an ensuite and the other with a walkout deck. There its lots of additional space for other guests but the king suite was all ours. We enjoyed the indoor gas fireplace throughout our stay since it provides such nice warmth and a cozy environment. I like to cook so it was nice to have a gas stove to complement the also available large barbecue on the deck. We did not use the internet much but it was nice to have it there to keep up on emails and a bit of Facebook so we could post our adventures to our friends and family.

On one of our tours we discovered a nearby 'Free' boat ramp. Farlaine lake is perfect for my small boat. I would like to come back and check this place out in the summer. I think it might even be better than our winter visit.

Thanks so much Hilary for opening up your home to us for the week and going out of your way taking your time to make our visit so special.


  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rayne, for your lovely review! We look forward to having you back again in the summertime -it's even better then :) Autumn is the best season- fall colours and excellent weekend events, Studio tours, Boating events, etc. See you again soon!
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A Little Piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

If we could give it 10 stars, we would! What a great weekend escape. We were a group of University friends who just needed to get together to do some studying and have a quiet weekend away, so this was perfect. We had plenty of space -the cottage had enough beds for us each to have our own room- and the 'great room' with cathedral ceiling and gas fireplace was relaxing and spacious. The TV room couch and extra beds was super for evening entertainment with internet included! We went for a walk on the frozen lake -just across the cul de sac from the cottage, hiked in Awenda park -just around the corner- and had some amazing star watching in the hot tub each night. What more could you ask for on a weekend escape? Highly recommend this location... and it really is under 2 hours drive from Toronto!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again in the summer or fall season. Fall colours are the absolute best in Ontario around here. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Gorgeous and eclectic

  • 5 of 5

Amazing time I rented this place for my fiancees birthday and it was a great time ! Extremedly nice people and helpful since I had to organize this from +8 hours away :) def. will come back again

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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STOP! Read all reviews before u book

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On arrival at the cottage - the driveway had not been cleared of snow - the house was not cleaned at an acceptable standard - when we went to make up the beds there was evidence of rodent droppings on top of and under the covers so these was not useable (fortunately took all our own bedding) - kitchenware had to be washed before use - even the garbage bin was dirty. Bathrooms were not clean and there were multiple toiletries in the basement and upstairs bathrooms. There was an insufficient supply of specified single ply toilet paper because of the septic tank so we had to purchase that. Fireplace was not working. Lamp light bulbs were not working. There was no internet. We had to clean the place before we could relax and left the cottage in a cleaner state than when we arrived. However, when I requested return of our deposit a week later, we received a nasty email accusing us of flushing alleged items down the septic tank. As I read the multiple negative reviews again it's clear there is a trend here so please take note of these reviews before you consider booking. It's unfortunate really as the cottage is in a lovely surrounding and has potential for having a great time. This owner spoilt our stay through. her lack of respect to provide a clean space for paying guests and by her follow up, intended actions.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since you flooded the cottage when one of your over-sized group (over 16!) flushed a feminine item down the toilet and blocked the whole sewage system, you wrote this critical review to try to bully us into giving a refund. After 3 days of repairs, professional plumbers, and over $1000. of flooring damage -forcing the cancellation of the next Christmas renters- The minimal $500. deposit doesn't begin to cover our expenses. The cottage was spotless and lovely when you arrived, -my cleaners are super, Kim always leaves things spotless, so your spiteful complaints about such things are very unfair. I was cornered by 13 angry men when we spent 3 hours trying to stop the flooding, and Ray- was yelled at for ‘ruining your holiday’ when he had his head in the toilet working on the repair. We were polite and did everything we could to repair things ourselves. Also, the hot tub was working perfectly when you arrived -crystal blue water -but too many people getting in and flooding it over caused the water level to drop, so air got in the pipes and resulted in the hot tub also being broken all week. (Muhammed also attempted to spam the website- by posting multiple copies of the negative review - which crashed the VRBO webpage. It's taken 3 days for them to repair this. Thank you though, for warning future renters not to flush things down the sewage pipes, and not to over-flow the hot tub. Good luck with your future rentals.
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Great Retreat for the Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

A group (5) of us stayed here and found the cottage to be extremely clean and spacious with plenty of beds. The lake is easily accessible, though it is across a very quiet street, down a mildly slopped hill.

As any property owner, Hilary expects her guests to treat the cottage well- she is welcoming and quick to respond.

The hot tub was fantastic - great weekend overall.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Jay. So glad you had a great visit, and it's wonderful to hear that everything was satisfactory for you. We look forward to having you all visit us again sometime in the future! Summer bookings are usually full by the end of February, just to let you know. Thanks, Hilary and Ray.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Penetanguishene (or lake landing option)
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Penetanguishene ferry around the islands
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Barrie Go train
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
#93. to the 401.
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Horseshoe Valley Resort
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: necessary

Perfect for winter or summer retreats, -yoga, writers, groups, hot tub, skiing weekends, social gatherings, corporate events, etc - beach barbeques, forest hikes, wilderness, wetland photography, birding, cross country skiing, down hill skiing, hikes, biking, snow mobile trails, ski trails, writing, peaceful escapes, winter/summer activities, fresh air, photography, etc.


Rates & Availability

Tiny Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Weekdays
May 5 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
Weekend Rate
Sep 15 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Weekdays
Jan 1 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $73.18 + Tax
hot tub fee $36.59 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $365.9
Tax Rate 15.0%

Damage deposit will be lost if: Smoking on wooden deck or damages to any part of the property
Alcohol around/in the hot tub area against safety regulations.
Damage deposit is full and complete. No partial damage fee refund.
10% booking fee not refundable if cancellation is necessary. (No refund after May 1st for summer rentals)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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