PLEASE MESSAGE US BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO SECURE A RESERVATION
Standard check in time is 3 pm and checkout is 11 am, this is often flexible particularly in non summer months.
In addition, during the summer (we are more flexible during spring thru fall) we prefer 4-7 day bookings but given we will accommodate varied turnover days (and the occasional 2-3 night weekend reservation) this inevitably results in 2-3 day vacant periods between longer reservations which we need to allow at certain points during the summer. Hence we have set our minimum stay at 2 nights although in general we prefer longer rentals. In addition, although we will consider a Saturday arrival/departure, in general we prefer to avoid this as it splits the weekend and can make the remaining day difficult to rent. If a Saturday arrival or departure is your preference please discuss with us prior to booking.
Certainly, inquire if you are interested in a shorter stay, but we can not guarantee we will be able to accommodate those request.
We do encourage potential guests to message/email through VRBO to clarify our availability prior to using instant book.
In general we require our guests to be a minimum of an average 30 years of age unless the group is a family with children.
This home is unique in several ways. It is a custom built chalet-style home, built primarily using old-world materials (lots of reclaimed wood and stone). Our backyard is landscaped as a small oasis, and borders on a hiking trail that goes for kilometres through the forest and along the Grand River. Two minutes from our home there is access to the Grand River, where you can canoe or kayak enjoy the peace and beauty of the river (we provide 1 canoe, 1 kayak, and a means to transport them). There are also several beautiful biking trails close to our home, and again, we offer the use of 1 mountain bike, 1 hybrid bike, 2 road bikes, as well as children's bikes. Our home's location offers the best of both rural and urban features, however, as we are also located just minutes from a commercial area that boasts all of the amenities of a large urban centre, such as a good shopping mall, many restaurants, a children's museum, art galleries, etc.
For a day trip, we are a 30 minute drive from the idyllic, artistic town of Elora. This town is built around the river, and boasts gorgeous old stone buildings and a myriad of artisan shops----amazing shopping to find unique home décor, clothing, and jewellery.
We are a 30 minute drive to Stratford, a beautiful town which hosts the renowned Stratford Shakespearean festival.
We are a short 1hr drive to Toronto.
We are also a 1hr 40min drive from the beach town of grand bend. Here you can swim, jetski, shop along the boardwalk, and generally pick up the relaxed, fun vibe that goes along with a beachtown.
We are also located 1 hour and 15 minutes from niagara falls, as well as one hour from niagara on the lake, which is wine country, where you can take vineyard tours and enjoy the wines this lush region has to offer.
The available beds are 2 king, 1 double and 1 room with the double/queen bunk beds. High end inflatable nylon (as opposed to vinyl) mattresses (both queen and twin) available on request.