This cottage is the winner of the 2007 Stratford and Area Builder's
Association SAM AWARDS, "Most Outstanding New Home over 1,800
A truly one-of-a-kind cottage, this uniquely designed, three storey,
3200 square foot two plus bedroom is located at Cape Chin South
on Georgian Bay. The original design of the cottage boasts many
remarkable features including a view from the lower level all the
way up to the third storey, a fully screened sunroom, and a view
out over Georgian Bay that will take your breath away. The Arts
and Crafts Movement Design throughout the cottage showcases handcrafted
art and furniture rather than mass produced pieces. A variety of
sitting areas create the feeling of a waterfront retreat with plenty
of space for everyone in your party. In spring and fall the house
is kept comfortable and warm with in floor heating.
The first storey of the cottage boasts a double sided fireplace
with a sitting area on either side. Large windows in each area provide
a bright space, and there is plenty of seating ranging from couches,
a seating alcove and a few comfortable chairs throughout the room
as well. Also provided in this space is a dining table with seating
for six, the ideal setting for a game of cards. There is also a
two piece bathroom located on the ground level.
Tucked into the second living area on the ground floor is a sleeping
alcove with two single beds, a fun sleeping arrangement for the
children in your party.
Up on the second storey of the cottage is the main living area
as well as the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and sunroom. It's difficult
to pinpont what the focal point of the room is, as the antique gas
fireplace, the multiple windows with pristine waterviews, and the
tasteful decor are all visually appealing elements. The leather
furniture provides comfortable seating in the common area of the
The kitchen is outfitted with high end appliances and offers all
the conveniences you could want, including fridge, gas kitchen stove,
microwave and dishwasher. The ceramic tile flooring completes the
look of this room.
A four piece bathroom with both shower and tub is located on this
level as well as a bedroom with a double bed. This room features
a sunroom with screens on all windows for a little taste of the
great outdoors right in your bedroom! Surrounded by trees, this
private sunroom is the perfect place to relax and slowly wake up
to another day of vacation.
The third storey of the cottage finishes the interior off. The
sitting room on this top floor is where the television is located.
Equipped to entertain on a rainy day, enjoy satellite television
and a DVD player on the LCD TV and high speed Internet hookup. The
sitting area has two leather couches, a gas fireplace and large
windows with panoramic views. A set of French doors leads to a private
balcony that overlooks the clear blue water of Georgian Bay. Enjoy
the waterview and the wind off the bay during the day, and the star
gazing at night from this private balcony.
Another set of french doors, these ones finished in uniquely crafted
stain glass, leads into the master bedroom. The King size bed and
three piece ensuite bathroom with shower completes the luxurious
atmosphere of the master suite, and the cottage itself.
Nothing is overlooked at this cottage, and the landscaping is no
exception. Outside of the cottage, you have your choice in seating
areas. There is a covered patio with a table and four chairs, the
perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. There is a stone patio
with propane bbq, seating for an outdoor meal as well as a view
of the water.
A truly unique part of the landscaping is the all natural limestone
area situated between the cottage and the water. This is a natural
occurrence, not man-made, and is the top of the escarpment. A fence
runs along the cliff's edge in order to make the outdoor area safer
A set of stairs leads from the cottage down to the waters of Georgian
Bay. Part way down the escarpment is a small lakeside deck built
into the rock escarpment for front row seating to the tranquility
of Georgian Bay.
The shoreline is a limestone rock. Swim shoes
are recommended. There is a gradual increase in depth though the
water will get very deep.
The cottage is located within walking distance from the Bruce Trail
and Smokey Head Provincial Park.
There are many attractions in the area. The cottage is located
close to the Village of Lion's Head with it's many stores and shopping
just a 20 minute drive away. There is a nice sand beach at Blacks
Creek (Sandy Beach) Provincial Nature Reserve only 16 km away. Bruce
Peninsula National Park and the historic Village of Tobermory is
only 1/2 hour drive away. You will find hiking, boat tours, and
lots of little shops in Tobermory.