This is a large 2400 sq ft. three bedroom cottage
located in the shores of Georgian Bay approximately 8.5km north
of downtown Meaford.
The cottage is a spacious, open concept with vaulted
ceilings and skylights. There are wideplank hardwood floors throughout.
The grounds (80 ft wide lot), decks and shore are all available
for your use.
The living room/dining room has walkout sliding
glass door onto the wrap-around wooden deck overlooking the beautiful
Georgian Bay. Step out, settle into a deck chair and relax with
a book and a cool drink while the waves lap the shoreline. From
here you can take in some of the most breathtaking sunrises ever
seen. Walk down to the lake for a cooling dip or just enjoy the
suns warm rays as you wait, with your coffee, for the rest of
the household to rise.
The cottage is nestled in a stand of cedars and
has a deep rock drainage creek running diagonally through the
property. Provided there is water (the creek drys in the heat
of summer), let the children play with their boats in the shady
creek or watch them frolic in the waters of the lake on a warm,
dog day afternoon.
Entry into the limited sand beach is ankle deep.
The water is cold but sparkling clear with good swimming. There
is a small sandy area, however, due to the rocky shoreline, watershoes
are recommended for greater comfort.
Toss in a line off the stone groyne if you're fishing
aficionado - the rainbow trout are some of Georgian Bay's finest!
The living room is furnished with a couch, 2 chairs,
large screen television, and a radio. The TV has satellite programming.
In the corner is a woodstove to take the chill off on those cool
summer and fall nights. A skylight provides warm rays of sunshine
on those bright days.
Adjacent to the living area is a large wooden dining
table that seats 8 with a wonderful view out to the bay. Food
preparation is in the adjoining fully equipped kitchen. You will
find a fridge, stove, microwave and oven. There is lots of counter
space to prepare great meals.
The living room has two skylights which, along with
eastward facing wall of windows, allow natural sunlight to fill
the room. Pick your sunbeam!
The bedrooms are on 2 levels with the main floor
bedroom (Bedroom #1) having 2 twins off the living room. A 3-piece
bathroom (toilet, sink and shower) service the main floor.
Bedroom 2 and 3 are on the upper level accessed
by a landing overlooking the living area. Bedroom 2, the master
bedroom, has a queen size bed and ensuite bathroom. Closet space
Bedroom 3 sleeps 4 in 2 single bunkbeds and a twin with single
trundle bed. Again, a large closet is present. The upstairs ensuite
bathroom is attractively decorated and very modern. You will find
a toilet, sink and tub-surround (with shower and bathtub).
Laundry facilities are also provided in the basement.
A basement rec room may be used for the children’s
game area. Many board games are provided along with several video
games for play on the downstairs TV.
A basement walkout permits you to quickly get in
out of the sun and into the coolness of the basement. Magnificent
luscious grounds surround the cottage. There is a large gravel
drive with parking for 3 cars on the road side of the cottage.
There is a propane BBQ located adjacent the deck. Take your cooked
dinner inside to the dinner table or take in a great meal on the
deck while overlooking beautiful Georgian Bay. Make sure to close
the umbrella at night as the winds can be strong. That same wind
makes for world class windsurfing if you brought yours along!
Atop the shoreline break-wall, you will find a firepit
on Georgian Bay for the evenings marshmallows. The evening sky’s
are open and provide a breathtaking view of the stars.
After supper, consider a stroll along the quiet
cottage road. Alternatively, drive into town and stroll around
the harbour and marina or bring your bicycles and ride along the
Georgian Trail (the old rail line) to Collingwood.
The cottage is located within a 10-minute drive
of the Town of Meaford with its shops, fine dining (Back Street
Cafe), museum and live theater (Georgian Festival). Nearby Owen
Sound (15 minutes away) has museums (Grey Roots and Marine and
Bicycling in the area is good. Most of the rural
roads are paved and many follow the Georgian Bay shoreline.
Regrettably, neither dogs nor smoking is permitted
within the cottage.