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Year Round Lovely Contemporary Lake House Only One Hour From Toronto

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Year round lake house - swim in summer and skate in the winter

To Enquire/Book Please Contact Owner

Barely an hour’s drive from Toronto, this charming waterfront cottage feels like a real escape. Nestled out on a point off a private lane, we just rebuilt ... now we have a contemporary 3 bedroom, open concept cottage with an amazing covered back deck. Great room and dining room with wood burning fireplace. Luxury bathroom and a cook's kitchen. Lake views are amazing. Located on the South-Eastern shore of Lake Simcoe you will witness sunsets so stunning you will think you are on the ocean. Watch the sun go down from the big picture window, or take a cocktail down to the deck and say cheers to the seagulls that come to dance at every sunset. Waves can get big and beautiful after a storm but most of the time the water is calm and kid-friendly.

The soft pebble beach starts off shallow and descends gradually, perfect for swimmers of all ages. The cottage itself is artfully decorated, with an open concept living room with fireplace & cathedral ceiling combined with the dining room over looking the with a large harvest table (comfortably seats 8) and every well appointed kitchen, amazing marble clad bathroom and 3 bedrooms. The master has a king bed, the other 2 have a double bed. There is also a small bunky down by the lake with bunk-beds , great for teens who need a bit of space!

Large screenTVs and ipod player. BBQ. Canoe & kayak. Hammock for summer reading. Basketball net. Multiple golf course within ten minutes drive. Casino Rama half an hour away. Simcoe one of Canada's best windsurfing/kitesurfing spots... our own 'Canadian Hole' ten minutes away!!

So close to the city you could even commute. Definitely close enough to invite guests up for the day and send them home!

10 minute drive to Beaverton for restaurants, shops, beer store & LCBO, and one of the oldest movie theatres in Ontario.

Strict 'no pets' policy in effect. No exceptions.

Kid friendly beach. Less than 6' deep up to approximately 25-30' from shore. 60' of private shore front. Soft pebble beach; just like Nice. Clean and clear water. No weeds. Water temperature is perfect for swimming. Big lake feel but very safe and accessible.

Windward side. Lake Simcoe is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing. NEW THIS YEAR IS A STAND UP PADDLEBOARD GUESTS ARE FREE TO USE.

Very little immediate boat traffic. Great for canoes and kayaks.

Marina very nearby in Beaverton - 10 minutes away. Lake is ideal for both power and sail boats. Great fishing location.

Numerous golf course with 10-15 minutes. Local course within 2 minute drive.

Beaverton has an old fashioned movie theatre. Casino Rama is half an hour away in Orillia. Local farm for picking strawberries and raspberries in season. Lots of options for local produce nearby. The bakery in Argyle (15 minutes to the east) makes amazing pies.

Wonderful in all four seasons. Windsurf and boat in the summer. Skate and ice fish in the winter. Property is fully winterized (with furnace). Great at Christmas and New Years. Fall in Ontario is spectacular.

More Details

Owner
Liam McQuade
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Liam McQuade

Owners are a family of from Toronto. Professional couple with one daughter. This property is our second home.

Liam McQuade purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Liam McQuade chose Lake Simcoe

This is one of the best windsurfing spots in Ontario. In about an hour from downtown you can be on a big lake with some of the best sunsets in the world. Quiet without being overly remote. It is even a viable commute for those who work in the city.

Amenities

Beaverton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • One bathroom. Marble clad. Soaker tub and lovely walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • 3 full bedrooms; one king and two doubles. All with high end beds. Bunky by water with bunk bed for summer only.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In the spring to fall, some of the best windsurfing in Ontario is right at the door. In the winter, it is a favourite spot for ice fishing. And all just an hour or so from downtown Toronto.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Wonderful stay on a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My family had an amazing week at this place. Great mix of rest & relaxation and activity with a large yard and private beach. Lots of convenient nearby towns to visit for grocery or entertainment.

Liam was very responsive to every need very quickly.

I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely modern lakeside cottage near to Toronto

  • 4 of 5

A great place for a few days away, without a long drive from Toronto or having to bring linens and towels. Nice, well-equipped and tastefully furnished cottage with garden leading down to the lake. The beach was very small (perhaps more so because of recent high-water levels) and a bit tricky to get down to with small children, and not visible from the house-garden area. Quiet and private with gorgeous sunsets every evening. The owner was very helpful and easily contactable.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacations

  • 5 of 5

Beautifull location, well equipped and quiet. The sounf of the waves at night makes you believe that you are sleeping beside the ocean. The lake water is clear and we enjoyed swimming everyday.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tremendous Stay on Lake Simcoe

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property on VRBO and had a wonderful time. The residence vastly exceeded our expectations; a cozy, gorgeous home with a great view and all the accessories needed for a weekend of fun.

The host was fantastic. Such a gentleman - had everything made available to us.

Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a nice time away from the city.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter. A pleasure to have you guys visit. Welcome back any time Liam
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Place was beautiful and very accommadating.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed. Place was very nice and would like to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Lakefront House!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a relaxing winter long weekend at the house. It's stunning and the main living area is quite spacious. We were 5 adults and one child but it didn't feel crowded. The owner Liam answered all our questions by text and email (quick response). The lakeside location/view is gorgeous. Kitchen was well-equipped (no dishwasher though). The fireplace was amazing. We went snowshoeing on Lake Simcoe and nearby at provincial park (15 min drive). Everything was exactly as promised (the house even more stunning in person!) and we hope to come back again in the warmer months so we can enjoy swimming in the lake!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $89.21
Damage Deposit $608.22

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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