'Take a 'royal' summer vacation at this cottage located adjacent
to the grounds of the former King's Royal Hotel located north of
Owen Sound in
In 1901, the King's Royal Hotel was built to rival the large popular
resorts in that other popular destination - Muskoka! Following the
demise of the
King's Royal Hotel in 1916, it's theatre later became the Balmy
Beach Dance Pavilion which featured the cool jazz sounds of Louis
The cottage is a 1450 square foot, 3 bedroom cottage with a spectacular
view of Georgian Bay. There ia an airy sunroom where the summer reading
happens with an interior that has been renovated and pleasingly decorated as
a former bed and breakfast.
The main living area is finished with natural plank floors and
has nice big windows that allow light to filter the room. The living
room provides a couch and three chairs to relax in, as well as a
view of the water. There is no TV to spoil the ambiance!
The dining room of the cottage is also finished with natural plank
floors, as well as seating for all six (6) people in your family.
(plus standing room for the resident knight!)
The compact kitchen is easily accessible off the dining room. There
is fridge, gas range, sink (and a half), and microwave, all
within an efficient cooking triangle – no big walks here.
Cupboards are finished in warm natural honey pine wood. Counter
space is limited.
In the mudroom is a small area with a piano and sofa for quiet reading.
Adjacent to it, there is a 2 piece bathroom in which to wash up
Upstairs, as creatively guided there by the sailboat mast and tiller
used as a railing, there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom
is large and looks out to the lake. The remaining two are modest
but are complemented by antique period furniture – headboard
and dressers. Bedroom 1 has a queen bed while Bedroom 2 and 3 have
Upstairs, there is one four piece bathroom with both tub and shower.
In the back yard there is a playscape (shared with the neighbor)
for the children in the party to enjoy.
There is a private sitting area at waters edge for your use and
you are welcome to join us at the larger dock seating area.
Across the road from the cottage is the gravelly-sand shoreline
of Georgian Bay at which there is a long dock for you to sit and
enjoy the view out over the clear water. You will need water shoes
to enjoy it. There is a enclosed sandy area for the children but
the high water levels are encroaching on it.
The cottage is conveniently located close enough to all that the
City of Owen Sound has to offer yet far enough away to feel like
a holiday from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Fishing in the bay is good in the spring (rainbow) and fall (salmon),
with some mid-summer fishing. Fishermen flock to the area and nearby
rivers to catch salmon, (remember the September Salmon Spectacular!)
rainbow, and lake trout.
The cottage is close to many attractions. It is only a five minute
drive to Owen Sound with shopping malls, restaurants,
museums and art galleries (Tom Thomson Gallery).