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Chalet Along Hiking Trail, Woodburning stove, Walk to SkiHill, Minutes to Downto

Grand River South, Kitchener, ON, Canada
  • House2400 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home With A Forest Out Back, Situated Along Hiking Trails


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.

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.


Jennifer & Thanos Papastergiou

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, french, Japanese
Calendar last updated:
Mar 13, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, 1 double, 1 bunk bed, queen/double bunk bed


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, bidet
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Internet
                • Air Conditioning
                • Fireplace
                • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  We have an elliptical machine in the rec room, as well as a personal fitness station in the laundry room.
                • Garage
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                • Telephone
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 8 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Foosball
                            • Games
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                              We have a Netflix subscription you can use.
                            • Toys
                            • Video Games
                            • Video Library


                                • Balcony
                                • Bicycles
                                  1 mountain bike, 1 hybrid, 2 adult road bikes, 2 kid bikes
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  2 canoes, 1 kayak, plus transporting equipment and life jackets
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                • Water Sports Gear

                                  Pool / Spa

                                    • Private Pool
                                      We are adding a 12 x 3 foot beautifully landscaped above-ground pool to the backyard this summer.
                                    • Sauna

                                      Onsite Services

                                        • Car Available


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          12 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beautiful house with lots of space for everyone!

                                                          Dirkje v.

                                                          We would definitely recommend this place when travelling with a family or group and would love to rent it again if we'd be in Ontario!

                                                          Beautiful and cozy retreat enjoyed by our entire family!

                                                          Liz D.Ottawa, Ontario

                                                          Our family of 5 enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing stay in this beautiful home in early January. We loved the natural wood and stone throughout the house and the spectacular view of the snow and trees outside, while enjoying the warmth of the wood burning stove. It was a pleasure to prepare meals in the well stocked kitchen and a wonderful space for us all to be together! Communication with Thanos and Jennifer was a pleasure. Thank you so much!!

                                                          Unique Ambience

                                                          Jason H.Aurora

                                                          This a really cool chalet that is unlike anything in the area, very nice hardwood floors and a short drive to any amenity. The hosts are very attentive and I would recommend it for any medium sized group as there is lots of sleeping spots and a great kitchen and deck off of the kitchen.

                                                          Lovely property great location

                                                          We had a great weekend very relaxing, we were a little disappointed with the size of the pool, but we would definitely recommend staying here

                                                          Family Fun

                                                          This place is stocked. We had several young children with staying there, and they were very excited to see an entire wall filled with bins of different kinds of toys. The yard was also great for kids, with a sandbox, swing and some room to run around. We were also pleased to see a babygate, which made things easier, but couldn't find the highchair (luckily we had brought some booster seats). For adults, the decor was gorgeous, spa- Iike and welcoming (we put a few breakable things away for our stay). The upstairs bathroom in particular is huge and has a beautiful large tub set in the floor and a waterfall shower. The bedrooms easily fit each of our families. The kitchen made it easy to cook our own meals, which was a huge plus since two of my sisters have food allergies. The neighborhood is quiet and yet the house is close to grocery store, church and parks. The owners were fairly easy to get a hold of, and left instructions and contact numbers in a binder on the kitchen table so we had all the information we needed. It is a lovely setting to vacation in!!

                                                          Beautiful, spacious home, with something for everyone!

                                                          Janice K.Chatham, Ontario

                                                          Our group of seven women thoroughly enjoyed our “Girls Weekend” at this beautiful home in Kitchener. As we enjoy cooking and a good bottle of wine, we really appreciated the well-stocked kitchen! The layout allowed all seven of us to eat together and spend time talking together and yet gave us lots of options if anyone wanted some quiet time to read or nap. So close to everything, we shopped in St. Jacobs and downtown Waterloo, went out for dinner and drinks on Saturday night, enjoyed the walking path behind the house, did some kayaking and of course relaxing in the beautiful backyard. The owners were easy to reach and provided a binder with all the information we needed and then some! Jennifer and Thanos have thought of everything making sure that everything you need is available in this unique setting. Everything from the layout, decor and garden are beautifully designed. Thank you for allowing us a beautiful space to share some time and a lot of laughs together and create the memories of Girls Weekend 2015.


                                                          Grand River South, Kitchener, ON, Canada

                                                          Our property is bordering on the Grand River, with a hiking trail along the edge of our property that goes for kilometres in either direction, through forests and along the river. We have the best of both rural and urban worlds, however, as we are only a four-minute drive to a commercial area that hosts great restaurants, a shopping mall, and all the amenities of a large city.

                                                          12 Reviews

                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5

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