Roadside View Of Cottage
Other End Of Living Area
Beach 350 Metres Away
Beautiful Sandy Beach
Trail to Sandy Beach
Sunset At Beach
Deck overlooking Yard
Front Yard At Cottage
Fire Pit At Cottage
Some of the pictures on this web
page have been taken using a 16 mm wide angle lens. We use this lens to
show as much detail as possible in each of the rooms of the cottage.This
makes the rooms seem larger than they really are.
The internet service provided at this cottage is for e-mail communications and casual browsing only. Please do not download movies or stream videos, music or games. Excess data usage will result in an additional charge.
Please Note: The water levels in Ontario have been fluctuating in recent years. Therefore, some of the photographs of shorelines/beaches on this website may not fully reflect current waterfront conditions.
Hop, skip and a jump to a beautiful sandy beach!
‘DoorianGray’ is located north of Wasaga Beach and
close to Balm Beach, and is an all-season rental property close
to skiing at Blue Mountain.
This 1200 sq ft, 3 bedroom home, sleeps up to 6 people on one
level. It is located in relaxing Simcoe County, about 2 hours
north of Toronto.
Nestled in the pines, it's a short 350m walk to nearby Lafontaine
Beach or relax on the spacious deck.
The Owners have indulged in a unique door collection visible throughout
and around the grounds.
The cottage itself is interesting and has been featured in several
newspaper and magazine publications including: Toronto Star, Retreats
Magazine, Simcoe Life, Free Press Newspaper. It is designed with
a French Country motif with a medieval castle feel and the ever
present ‘DoorianGray’ monograms throughout (the portrait
is locked up in the basement!)
The compact kitchen area has dark wood cabinets and is equipped
with fridge, stove/oven, and sink. A window over the sink looks
eastward to the backyard. Counter space is minimal for meal preparation.
Dine at a natural wood table sitting on wooden bench pews. Or
take your meals outside under the pines in the nice weather to
eat at the wooden laminated table (a salvaged piece of an old
bowling alley!) Again, with church pews for seating.
The living room is bathed in light from the westward facing wall
of floor to ceiling windows. A curvey sofa tucked into the corner
is romantic and also allows functional seating focused both on
the corner TV with satellite television or the large central field
stone fireplace (not for use in the summer).
There are 3 bedrooms all on one floor. Bedroom 1, has a large
queen ‘sleigh’ bed. Bedroom 2 has a double bed with
wooden church altar headboard. Both Bedroom 1 and 2 have whitewashed
walls. Bedroom 3 has a queen bed with a faux stone wall. Rich
warm, reddish cherry laminate flooring is found throughout the
A small 3-piece bathroom features a romantic clawfoot bathtub
and fixtures (a 360 degree shower curtain allows for careful showers).
Walk down the street and on to the communal path through the tall
pines to the lake to where you’ll find a gorgeous wide sandy
Sunsets are fabulous with long panoramic views of the Blue Mountains
over beautiful Nottawasaga Bay!
In the evenings, gather around the firepit and roast marshmallows
under the pine trees. A single children’s rope swing is
there too. Alternately, there is a communal firepit down at the
A pond and watchful Budda are a feature (but unfortunately the
pump is broken).
Being in a serviced subdivision, it has municipal
treated water supply.
Note: Mobility challenged visitors may find the short, winding
walk up the pathway to the cottage from the 2 car gravel driveway
troublesome - especially at night.
All this is found only 20km from town, in what seems,
a world away from the everyday.
If you can tear yourself away, take a day trip to Penetanguishene
or Midland to the historic Martyr's Shrine. You are also 14km
from the gates of beautiful, natural Awenda Provincial Park.
PROXIMITY TO POINTS OF INTEREST:
• Town of Penetanguishene 20 km
• Town of Midland 25 km
Golf Courses: Balm Beachway Golf Club (13.6 km ), Brooklea
Golf – 19.5km
• Go kart rentals - Balm Beach Go-Karts Ltd 25 km
• Fine dining 22 km
• Hospital Midland 27 km
• Awenda Provincial Park 14 km
• Georgian Bay Islands National Park
• Martyr's Shrine 33 km
• Swimming in conservation park areas in both Wasaga
Beach and Balm Beach.
• Discovery Harbour with two (2) resident tall ships
is a 25km drive away.
CHILD SAFETY ISSUES:
Mobility challenged visitors may find the short, winding walk
up the pathway to the cottage from the 2 car gravel driveway
troublesome - especially at night.Railing around the deck is
not safe for young children. Please view the above photos.
RENTAL START DATES:
Weekly rentals run from Saturday at 4:30 pm to the following
Saturday at 10:30 am.
Two stars out of five. Cottage has partial screening from its
The shoreline is 350 metres from the cottage. A short trail
takes you there. The shoreline is sandy with gradual entry into
the water. Good swimming for children. Very quiet beach
where you can walk for miles. This beach is a dog friendly beach
and not a public beach. Just for cottagers in the area.
Balm Beach is a great
sandy beach for kids 10 minutes away.
Cottage not designed for wheel chair access.
No Docking Facilities.
Sunsets are Fabulous with long panoramic views of the Blue Mountains.
Drinking water - Municipal
Living Floor Area - 1200 square ft
Number of Bedrooms - 3 Bedrooms
Beds - 2 Queens, 1 Double
Number of Baths: One 4 piece with a claw foot tub
High Speed Internet
Television - 44" LCD Flat Screen
Wood Burning Fireplace
Central Air Conditioning
Outdoor Fire Pit
Patio Furniture (patio table, chairs, loungers )
Courtyard at side of cottage
Maximum 4 adults or up to 6 people if 2 are children
Individuals 16 years of age or older count as adults
Pets negotiable. There is a $50 pet fee/pet.
Please bring your own Pillows and Blankets
Fireplace is not for renters use in the summer
Smoking not permitted
Linens, and Towels not provided
Renters are responsible to leave the cottage clean at
the end of the rental period
PHONE: Toll Free 888.447.9590 (North
America) or 519.793.3108 (Intl)
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am
to 4:30 pm EDT
Address 2832 Highway # 6,
P.O. Box 70, Lions Head, N0H 1W0
Licensed Travel Agency, Ontario Travel Industry Act, Ontario,
Canada, Reg #50009034
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