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Downtown Picton With A Heated Salt-water Pool in private garden

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House With 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths And Pool (sleeps 4)

One block to Main Steet and central to wineries, galleries and restaurants this beautiful home is located on a quiet street and has a salt-water pool within a private garden. Recently renovated and furnished, this century brick home features original hardwood floors, sash windows, large reception rooms and is furnished with a mix of antiques and modern furniture. The house is bright, friendly and very comfortable. A salt-water pool draws attention to the back of the house and the screened porch that overlooks it. The pool is completely private and is surrounded by a beautiful garden that features a separate sitting area and comfortable loungers alongside the pool.

Main Level:

Large Living Room with comfortable furniture, library and old India rug. The large windows make this a pleasant place to spend some quiet time.

The Dining Room seats 6 but can easily accomodate 8. Placemats and napkins are provided.

The Kitchen is large and bright with an electric stove, full-sized fridge, dishwasher, a pantry, a jam cupboard and a table with two chairs. Dishes, pots and pans, cutlery, Keurig coffee maker, glasses, wine glasses - everything you can possibly need.

The Den is carpeted and has a comfortable sofa and easy chair with a 46" flat screen tv.

The Screened porch is the most used room in the summer with a large table, several wicker chairs and a small wine fridge and views over the pool and garden.

Second Floor:

The Main bedroom has a Kingsdown queen bed, two side tables with lamps, a wicker chair and a large closet.

The Second bedroom also has a Kingsdown queen bed and a chest of drawers. There is plenty of linen and towels available. The closet in the hallway is large and used by whoever has the second bedroom.

The third room on this floor is an office/studio with desk, tables, easel, etc.

The bathroom has a sink, toilet and tub with shower.


The front of the house has a pleasant front porch, perfect for sitting and watching the comings and goings of the quiet neighbourhood. The side garden is partially gated and contains flowers for picking, tomatoes, herbs and whatever else is in season. There is also a gas barbeque. A large gate provides complete privacy and security as you enter into the backyard. There is an outdoor shower and a summer bathroom, a deck with table, chairs and umbrella, surrounding gardens and of course, the salt-water pool. This is overlooked by a 3-sided screened porch.


The backyard has a large pool with comfortable loungers and a second deck for sitting in the shade. It is surrounded by garden and there is a pretty poolhouse at the far corner. There is an outside shower and a summer bathroom.

This is a wonderful home and makes an ideal getaway destination for one or two couples or a family of four.

More Details

Libby Starke
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2018

About Libby Starke

Living and working primarily in Toronto this property is a welcome escape in a wonderful and vibrant community.

Libby Starke purchased this house in 2008

Why Libby Starke chose Picton

As a second property we decided living in town was the way to go - close to the shops, grocery stores, great restaurants as well as in quick driving distance from all the wonderful wineries, galleries, beaches and attractions in the County. We love the historical feel of the house and the quiet neighbourhood that it's in. The pool gives it that feeling of a resort - it's a great spot!

What makes this house unique

Guests that have stayed at this house have really enjoyed the screened porch and the pool, of course, but they have also loved the old fashioned feel of the house complimented with modern conveniences like great beds, sofas, flat screened tv, Keurig coffee maker,etc. They like the gardens with both flowers and herbs and vegetables and the very modern outhouse and have enjoyed what the area can offer such as bike rentals, yoga, massages, wine tours, old time movies - and a drive-in! - basically the feeling of small town 'yesterday' in 2015.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything looks fantastic. Your place is amazing. I love it. The fan in the bedroom works great I was surprised on how much it cooled the room.
Jul 2016
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Picton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , outside w/c
  • The main bathroom is very comfortable with full bath and shower, toilet and vanity sink. The outdoor 'outhouse' is lovely with b&w tiled floor, pine walls, toilet, sink and an outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - office/studio
  • Main bedroom has a Kingsdown queen bed, two side tables with lamps, a wicker chair and a large closet. The floors are painted plank with rugs. The 2nd bedroom also has a queen Kingsdown a set of drawers and uses the hall closet to hang clothes. The office/studio has a desk if you would like to work, tables and easel if you wish to be creative.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Prince Edward County is renowned for its wineries, variety of beaches, farmer's market stands and beautiful drives. The towns and surrounding countryside are a soft blast from a bucolic past.


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Downtown Picton With A Heated Salt-water Pool in private garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Relaxation with lots of Action!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying in this house! It was just perfect for the two of us. Mornings we would go into town for whatever groceries we needed and the rest of the day we would generally spend by the beautiful salt water pool - no smell of chlorine! The garden was an oasis and very private. Evenings we would either barbeque dinner and sit on the screened porch listening to the birds and cicadas or else we would drive to one of the really wonderful local restaurants. Blumen on the outskirts of Picton in unfailingly good and has the best lunch deal ever! Another favourite is Pomodoro in Wellington with really nice, simple and delicious Italian food.

About the action: there is so much to do in this gorgeous rural community! We rented a pontoon boat and went over to Sandbanks with a picnic. On Thursday we drove over to the Canadian Tire parking lot for the car show - astonishingly fun. There are really interesting museums like the Marine Museum, Rose Museum and the really good one in Ameliasburgh. The art galleries in town and out are major food for thought and speaking yet again of food - drives to Vickie's Veggies, Fifth Town Cheese and the markets in Waupoos are a great way to spend a day. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility in Picton

  • 5 of 5

We (mother/daughter) stayed here for a week long get-away in August and had a fabulous time. We thought we'd do more exploring but the gorgeous, private backyard with pool and screened porch claimed half our time. Everything in downtown Picton is walking distance - very convenient for groceries, cafes, restaurants etc. Sandbanks is a short drive away and easily one of the best beaches in Ontario if you want a change from the pool. The house is very comfortable, charming and quiet - wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for a holiday stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picton In the Summer I Amazing...

  • 5 of 5

My stay at this property was really great. The location is amazing. You can walk into the town of Picton where there are shops and restaurants galore. The backyard is really an oasis. You really can't believe your in the heart of a town while laying by this salt water pool. The screened in dining room is another huge plus. We ate all of our meals out there..BUG FREE. Who needs a cottage when you have this incredible property right in the heart of a quaint little town. We explored all of the outside little towns as well, plus a couple of winery's. What can I say...we had a blast....

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday Rental

  • 5 of 5

This property really has it all! Location, style, comfort and a pool, quite rare in Picton. The House is located on a quiet leafy street, yet only a few minutes' walk from the main street and all the lovely shops, restaurants, galleries and the all important supermarkets. As it's self-catering, you can choose gourmet , or not, however you feel. Once the shopping is done, food can be prepared in the spotless, well appointed kitchen.

Having explored the delights of Picton town, return to the oasis that is 12 Grove Street. After a dip in the pool, relax on the sun loungers and watch the sun slowly sink behind the trees. A quick shower, outside if you fancy, and then enjoy the garden from the screen room over looking the garden. If you're with teenagers, there is plenty for them to do in the day and the evenings and there is enough space in the House to spread out if you need to.

The bedrooms are tasteful, comfortable and hugely inviting. After a good night's sleep you can get up, hire a car and explore Prince Edward County, there's so much to do. Our favourites are the vineyards and cider houses, lunch al fresco has never been so good, try The Grange. You are never far from the water in Picton and all that it has to offer, either on it or just looking at it. It's all beautiful!

I hope anyone who rents this property will have as good a time as we have. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
133 Miles
Toronto Airport - (train to Belleville)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Acoustic Grill
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Glenora Ferry to Kingston
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Picton Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
a variety of great spots
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Prince Edward County is renowned for its wineries, art studios, biking and walking trails, vegetable stands, markets and beaches. There are wonderful restaurants and an old fashioned small town atmosphere.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $391.82
Tax Rate 13.0%

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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