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Last updated: 09/17/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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We are no longer taking any rentals for 2016. Details about 2017 rentals will be posted in October.

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

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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 2 singles). Together they sleep 8-10 people comfortably. Perfect for families, nature-loving groups, and retreats. Free Wi-fi Internet access on the property. 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 - extra fee would apply). All pets are welcome - extra small fee applies.

| MAIN COTTAGE |

The main cottage is available for rent together with the boathouse starting May 20th, 2016 (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); 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; 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 two single beds and a TV. 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 wooden dock extending from the waterside deck (out from mid-June to mid-September), a canoe and metal fishing boat (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE). 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 some 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/text 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 from (provided via email). Please see rates for more information regarding seasonal pricing and minimum stay requirements.

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

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/17/2016

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 of average age 30+. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Shoreline is rocky; children will need supervision while on the beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Considered:

    Many dogs love swimming in the lake!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 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: 2 twin/ single

    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

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

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

  • Television
  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • 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
  • Rural

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. Main cottage stays cool in the summer - many windows on both levels to open to allow for the coll lake breeze to cycle through....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood-burning stove can be used to keep the place warm during the early Spring or late Fall. 3-4 space heaters also available to keep certain rooms very warm....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room with fireplace, wood-burning stove and 2 couches...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking 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 buy/bring their own wood to burn....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    and Kettle...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Assortment 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 [CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE]...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    One deck attached to main cottage and two decks on the beach...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 masks/snorkels/flippers and inflatable rafts may be available for use....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Canada Day Week
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2017
5 night min stay
$245 $471
Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer
Jul 7 - Aug 3, 2017
5 night min stay
$245 $471
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Friday

Civic Day Week
Aug 4 - Aug 10, 2017
5 night min stay
$245 $471
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

Summer
Aug 11 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$245 $471
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Friday

Labour Day Week
Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2017
4 night min stay
$245 $471
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

Rates posted are for rental of the Cottage & Boathouse together.

Unless staying for more than one week, maximum stay length is 6 nights due to turnovers/property maintenance (Friday 4pm - Thursday 4pm)

Rates based on groups of up to 10 people; groups larger than 10 are not permitted. Small children may be excluded from this count.

Taxes and cleaning fees inclusive!

Pets welcome with no additional charge!

Reservations require both a 20% deposit and a completed Rental Agreement form (provided via email). Remaining 80% balance + $200 refundable security deposit due latest one day before the commencement of the rental.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • Beaverton

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

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

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    "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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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1880

Why the Owner Chose Kawartha Lakes, ON, Canada:
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 Lake Simcoe cottage country (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.' ( 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
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/17/2016

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Photos

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

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

  • The yellow room with bird pictures

    The yellow room with bird pictures

  • One half of the big upstairs room

    One half of the big upstairs room

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

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

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

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

  • 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!)

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

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

  • Looking out to the upper deck of the boathouse

    Looking out to the upper deck of the boathouse

  • Lower boathouse looking out to lakeside deck

    Lower boathouse looking out to lakeside deck

  • The dock at sundown (photo by guest Mitch Unger)

    The dock at sundown (photo by guest Mitch Unger)

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

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

  • The sun room

    The sun room

  • Great-aunt Camilla's old room

    Great-aunt Camilla's old room

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

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

  • The wood stove

    The wood stove

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

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

  • Flowers everywhere!

    Flowers everywhere!

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

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

  • The lower boathouse - once only for storing boats

    The lower boathouse - once only for storing boats

  • Scout the Retriever visits often

    Scout the Retriever visits often

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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