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The Blue Door Cottage:

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom 1200 Sq Ft year round Cottage

The Blue Door Cottage is a two bedroom, 1.5 bathroom cottage found on the Island of Prince Edward County in Ontario Canada.

This clean, sunny cottage has been owned since new.

It is situated in a quaint quiet country garden setting across the road from lakefront (no direct lake access).

The large back deck and stone veranda are great spaces for spending time with family or friends while the front stone veranda, reached via paths through the large stone garden, is ideal for watching the incredible Southbay sunsets over the lake with a glass of local sparkling.

Once the sun sets, guests can light a fire in the outdoor fire pit which is found within a large stone circle built and walled with stone from local farmers' fields.

Please take a moment and visit our website for more info

http://www.coloreddoorcottages.ca

More Details

Owner
Peter Barker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Peter Barker

We have owned this cottage since new and have transformed the property from a blank canvas to it's own little ecosystem in hopes of creating the perfect County retreat.

When we began this project, landscaping was simply a hobby but it has quickly become a passion, one that we are eager to share.

We hope to continue to build on our efforts in order to meet and cater to our guests needs.

Why Peter Barker chose Ontario

This lovely cottage is located in South Marysbourg approx 20 km south of the town of Picton. Marysbourgh is a historic township in southern Ontario, Canada. It is one of the three original townships that formed Prince Edward County. The other two townships were Ameliasburgh and Sophiasburgh. Originally known as Fifth Township, it was renamed in 1786 after Princess Mary, the fourth daughter of George III. In 1871, the township was split into North and South Marysburgh townships. These two townships were amalgamated into the Corporation of the County of Prince Edward, a single tier municipality, on January 1, 1998.

After the American Revolution, a group of Germans who had fought as mercenaries settled in the area, one of the first German-speaking settlements in the province. Around the same time, former English and Irish soldiers also came to this area. One of the prominent regiment of soldiers to settle here was 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants). An Ontario Historical Plaque was erected in front of the museum by the province to commemorate the Marysburgh Settlement's role in Ontario's heritage.

What makes this cottage unique

Little Bluffs Conservation Area, only minutes from The Blue Door Cottage, is one of the best and most secluded swimming areas in The County. Little Bluffs beach is a perfect location for a family swim followed by a relaxing picnic lunch or dinner.

For dessert, you can drive down the road to Black River Cheese Factory to sample their cheese and indulge in their great selection of ice-cream.

If you're here during the tomato harvesting season, you can take your family and friends to the Tomato tasting event at Vickis Veggies where she offers over 100 different tomato varieties to taste. Vicki is one of The County's superstars who has been running her organic vegetable and fruit farm for several years now with accolades from all over the country.

If wine is your thing, The County is the place to be. With over 30 wineries on this little island, the wine traveler is spoiled for choice.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. We couldn't have found a nicer place to introduce our guest from London to the beauty of the county.
Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
241 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson International
Nearest Barpub
18 Kilometres
Acoustic Grill
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Glenora
Nearest Train
57 Kilometres
Belleville Train Station
Nearest Motorway
46 Kilometres
Hwy 401
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Milford Bistro
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Little Bluffs
Car: necessary

Little Bluffs Conservation Area, only minutes from The Blue Door Cottage, is one of the best and most secluded swimming areas in The County. Little Bluffs beach is a perfect location for a family swim followed by a relaxing picnic lunch or dinner.

For dessert, you can drive down the road to Black River Cheese Factory to sample their cheese and indulge in their great selection of ice-cream.

If you're here during the tomato harvesting season, you can take your family and friends to the Tomato tasting event at Vickis Veggies where she offers over 100 different tomato varieties to taste. Vicki is one of The County's superstars who has been running her organic vegetable and fruit farm for several years now with accolades from all over the country.

If wine is your thing, The County is the place to be. With over 30 wineries on this little island, the wine traveler is spoiled for choice.

Amenities

Prince Edward County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Fireworks: Anywhere on the property, no exceptions.
  • Cottage is to be left clean or renter will incur final cleaning charge of $150
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5 bath with shower only in full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each of the two bedrooms has crisp linens on queen sized beds. One bedroom has a Mediterranean feel which seems to encourage you to linger a little longer while the other bedroom is bright and sunny.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Windows Media System, Heating, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Fridge, Range, Dishwasher, High efficiency whole house water treatment system, Reverse Osmosis system, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Kettle, Dishes, Cutlery, Pots & Pans, Serving ware, Glassware (incl. wine glasses & outdoor glasses), Washing Machine, indoor & outdoor clothes drying racks, Vacuum, Bona Mop, Broom, Eating Area Seating (4), Deck/Patio, Patio Furniture, Gas BBQ, Parking

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Blue Door Cottage:
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews
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Lovely property

  • 4 of 5

First impressions can deceive, what with the barn which greets you when you first arrive. Once you steel in you realize what a lovely place this is. What will remain with us most is the silence only occasionally interrupted by what little traffic there is and the automated (and very silent) lawnmower. The cottage is a 20 minute drive Picton, 30 minutes from Bloomfield and about 15 minutes from Waupoos, so while it is away from the main towns, it is also close enough to enjoy good meals and experience the county.

The cottage itself is very well equipped and the beds super comfortable. While it does feel a little sterile, it was very comfortable too, what with the fire pit, the muskoka chairs on the front deck (with partial view of the bay and great sunsets), 2 bedrooms, a living room and a massive kitchen with dining table.

I would highly recommend the cottage to those looking for something comfortable (yet not deluxe), quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Marien As our season here at the Blue Door comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for choosing The Blue Door, and for the thoughtful suggestions you offered during your stay. All the best, Peter
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5

The Blue Door Cottage...A MUST for staying in Prince Edward County!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four with two 4 year olds. From the minute we pulled into the driveway, we were all blown away. The Blue Door Cottage is so cute and charming. The landscaping is gorgeous and perfectly maintained. The cottage was VERY clean when we arrived. And it was just the right size - - with a family room, kitchen with all the modern amenities you could want. Having two bedrooms gave us room to spread out and relax. And we loved having a full bathroom plus a powder room which is great for emergencies with little ones. The option to eat outside but in a screened porch meant not having to deal with bugs and the fire pit, although we didn't end up using it, is a perfect place for s'mores! On top of that, the location was ideal - secluded but still within reach of everything in Prince Edward County. The drive was never too far to discover our favourite town of Milford, Picton, Waupoos, Lake on the Mountain, Sandbanks, Bloomfield, Wellington and much more! We will definitely stay at The Blue Door Cottage again. In fact our twins are already asking "when". Thanks, Peter, for answering every question promptly and helping to make our stay perfect. We can tell you put so much thought and care into making this vacation home... a home away from home. The LeBlancs

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the blue door. It sounds like you really experienced the county. We appreciate the time you took and the feedback you offered. We hope you will indeed come back to the blue door. There's still s'mores to be had after all. Kindest regards, Peter
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5

Nice, clean and calm!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is present for a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute Gem

  • 5 of 5

Place is very clean and comfortable with gorgeous landscaping (with an automatic lawnmower that provided entertainment trying to figure out how it worked). All amenities were there including a fire pit which we took advantage of. The hosts went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, making a special trip to drop off dish towels. Prince Edward County has lots to see and do and I would highly recommend this cottage as a place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Just the perfect place for a quiet stay in the country.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely, cozy place with friendly, helpful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My only regret was that we were only able to stay two nights at this wonderful little place, which is just as cozy and cute as the pictures would have you believe. Highly recommend visiting in fall, since the bright colors in all the lovely little towns nearby were spectacular.

Wonderful part of the world, and a wonderful place to experience it.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $395.98

Canadian Guests:
Payment is to be sent via E transfer in full upon booking.
Please send payment to coloreddoorcottages@gmail.com
Security deposit is refunded following departure clean and inspection.

Out of Country Guests:
Payment can be sent via Paypal, but Guest must cover Paypal transaction fees.
Payment must be made in full.

Full refund is offered if cancellation is received 30 days prior to booking date.
50% of the fee is refunded up until 14 days.
100% is sacrificed if cancellation is received within 14 days.
We are happy to work with guests to reschedule their stay.
7 night stays preferred during high season June 1 - Sept 4
2 night minimum during shoulder season
Check-in: 4pm
Check-out: 11am
No weekend change overs.
Long weekend 3 night fee of $575

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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