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Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada  (# 30682)
 Breathe Easy Cottage- large private luxury retreat
  VacationsFRBO Georgian Bay Vacation Rentals Property ID 30682 Breathe Easy Cottage  

Major City: Toronto
Distance: 50-100 mi

Type:   House
Area: Privacy

Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: 30
Baths: 3
Size: 4500 Sq Ft

Internet: Yes
Pets OK: Yes
Pool: No
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: Yes

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Large, gourmet, fully-stocked eat-in kitchen

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Name: Ed Verkaik

Phone: 1 519 369-2783

Languages: English

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VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2007-11-27

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The perfect place for large groups, family gatherings, weddings and office
retreats, this is a very welcoming and gracious house. The south end
has cathedral ceilings and consists of: a large, charming, eat-in
kitchen, equipped for gourmet cooking, with a screened porch off it;
well-stocked library/diningroom off kitchen; broad hallway (almost an
extra room) to large, bright livingroom, with fireplace, long trestle
banquet table (for large groups or game playing), french doors onto
deck; laundry room/two piece bathroom. The north end consists of a
large entry hall with stairway (and stairlift) down to lower level;
two bedrooms (queen-sized) with doors onto decks, large office,
oversized bathroom/exercise room with corner tub, accessible shower stall and separate
toilet/sink area. There are many windows and great views throughout
the main level, and radiant floor heating and HRV throughout the
house. The lower level consists of: very large sunroom/bedroom with
twin beds and lots of space for plopping down mattresses and sleeping
bags for very large groups; large bedroom with queen-sized bed and
two twins; smaller bedroom with double bed; sitting area with pull-out
queen-sized sofa-bed, plus long, comfortable sofa good for extra
sleeping and a screened off bunkbed sleeping area; three-piece
(shower) bathroom; large play/workroom area with ping pong table,
darts and sitting area. This house is very well built and ideal for
large family groups. Kids can make as much noise as they want
downstairs or outside while adults have quiet conversations upstairs.

"Breathe Easy" is a large, secluded country paradise on 140 acres,
with expansive views of rolling forest and field in all directions,
in a region with many rivers and small lakes, and close to Georgian
Bay and Lake Huron, the Bruce Trail and conservation areas. The night
sky is stunningly brilliant and the Styx River (part of the Saugeen
River system) is at the base of the property. Great fishing, hiking,
canoeing, kayaking, and exploration opportunities abound. In the
heart of an area rich in culture... arts, craftspeople, music,
theatre, biodynamic (organic, Waldorf) farming community.

Breathe in clean oxygen-rich air and enjoy a pristine environment,
revelling in the sounds of nature. Breathe out the noises and
tensions of city life. Visitors always comment on the harmony, peace
and relaxation they feel here.



- 5000 square feet on 2 levels
- panoramic views in all directions
- 140 acre private nature reserve
- custom designed with an eye to environmental integrity, beauty,
comfort and serenity
- passive solar with many windows
- radiant floor heating
- custom designed fireplace (dry wood supplied)
- wood cathedral ceilings

- a large eat-in gourmet kitchen (Jennair cooktop, wall oven,
microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, toaster, toaster oven, coffee
makers (large and regular), coffee grinder, Cuisinart, blenders,
mixer, juicers, pasta maker, slow cookers, rice steamers, ice cream
maker, dehydrator, scale and measuring implements, herbs and spices,
fully equipped for cooking and baking, enough dishes, serving dishes
and utensils for very large groups, cookbook library, highchair)
- a long banquet table (for large groups or game playing) and 2
folding banquet tables

- large livingroom with great views, cathedral ceiling, fireplace, 3
sofas, large table and french doors to deck
- library with huge stock of books, chairs and table for
- a large office with phone and internet access
- two decks, a gazebo and a screened porch, plus 140 acres to wander
- propane barbecues and firepits outside

- TVs ,DVD & VCR and movies
- 3 CD/tape/radio players
- games cupboard (puzzles, games, cards)
- supply of toys for young children
- collection of children’s books
- arts and crafts
- ping pong and sitting area
- balls, frisbees for outside
- exercise bike and yoga videos
- lots of running space, inside and out

- can sleep 25 on beds, more if sofas and extra mattresses are used
- two bedrooms with queen beds upstairs
- 6 bedrooms various sizes with kings, queens, doubles and many single beds
downstairs (can be moved around)
- sitting room with sofabed and a single bed downstairs
- 3 other comfortable sofas for sleeping
- very large family tent and small 2 person dome tent available if

- washer & dryer in laundry room
- very large bathroom with corner tub, accessible shower stall, toilet, sink and
exercise equipment
- toilet and vanity with sink in laundry room
- 3 piece washroom downstairs (toilet, sink, shower)
- supply of towels and linens

- ramp into house from garage
- ramps between decks, gazebo and yard
- very wide doorways and halls and spacious rooms
- stairlift to lower level for handicap access
- extra wheelchair stored downstairs
- main bath has tub built into wide flat platform to allow sitting
on edge to get in
- main bathroom has pedestal sink and large shower stall for easy access



- enjoy stargazing (our night skies are stunningly brilliant)
- go fishing in the Styx River (at the foot of the property) or the
many other spots in the region (rod and fly)
- try canoeing or kayaking in the Saugeen River System
- wander the many hiking trails, foot paths and conservation areas
- take in nature's beauty with birdwatching, picnicking, or quiet
country strolls
- try skiing and snowmobiling or, in summer, swimming and cycling
- take a drive through Amish country
- take in festivals, performances and artist tours year-round

Breathe Easy will give you a taste of Canada’s lush open spaces and
natural beauty you will not forget.
Perched atop a humpback hill (one of the tallest drumlins in the
area) and surrounded by 140 private acres of varied habitat, it
offers an experience of forests, meadows, wetlands and riverside, as
well as plentiful wildlife, trees, wildflowers, birds and geology.
Unsullied by daytime haze or night-time light pollution, you will
enjoy the clear views of the sky around the clock, marvelling at the
brilliant canopy of stars, or perhaps even a display of northern
lights or a meteor shower.

This private retreat is situated on the Styx River, a part of the
Saugeen River System, in a region peppered with small lakes and close
to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. Winter, spring, summer or fall, there
is plenty to see and do.

The many ;lakes and rivers provide opportunities for swimming,
fishing, canoeing, kayaking and we are in easy driving range of golf,
downhill skiing (cross-country and snowshoeing out the door) and
snowmobiling. With a short drive you can visit beaches on Georgian
Bay and Lake Huron, hike the Bruce Trail and enjoy many other trails
and conservation areas.

The surrounding area offers a rich tapestry of cultural experiences,
too. There are music and theatre festivals (Summerfolk, Symphony in
the Barn and the Drayton and Blythe Festivals for example); we are
blessed with many artists, musicians and artisans with the attendant
studio tours, galleries and special events; Breathe Easy is close to
an old Amish community; and organic, biodynamic farms are
intermingled with a wide variety of ecologically sensitive living
projects (solar, wind, straw bale houses, etc). You can also enjoy
local events such as the Durham Herb Show, the Wood Show, the
Northern Lights Festival and much more.

- snowmobiling (OFSA trails nearby and lots of snowmobiling in the
- snowshoeing, sledding and tobogganing
- cross country skiing out the door or on nearby trail systems
- several ski resorts
- or just play around in that wonderful Canadian snow!

- sugaring off (we are in the middle of maple syrup country)
- birding
- skywatching and stargazing
- farm auctions
- drives through quaint Amish country
- country walks and wildflower treks
- salmon jump at Owen Sound
- fishing derbies
- cycling/motorcycling

- fishing (bass, salmon and trout)
- canoeing, kayaking and rafting on Saugeen River System or in small
and large lakes
- hiking on Bruce Trail or many other local trail systems
- backpacking and camping
- biking and cycling
- horseback riding
- picnics and campfires (out the door or at local parks and
conservation areas)
- golfing
- natural sights such as waterfalls, cliffs and caves
- swimming at nearby lakes and rivers (some public beaches)

- autumn colours …. the best you’ll find anywhere in the world!
- farm markets (including a large market with many Amish vendors)
- Amish and other farm stands
- close to apple country
- antiquing
- arts and crafts tours and festivals
- enjoy a quintessential Thanksgiving, with organic local foods and
brilliant fall scenery



RENTAL FEES: Can$3000/week for up to 12 adults; young children stay free. Over 12 adults we add a modest fee per person. Weekend rate from $1800. We use a complex pricing formula based on time of year, holidays, number of persons, stay length and group type to arrive at a fair price. Detailed rates are on our Breathe Easy Cottage website; check there for availability and last-minute specials. Please contact us if you have questions. The rental fee includes everything - all linens, towels, firewood and propane, our resident stock of herbs, spices and condiments to supplement your cooking needs, and access to our extensive inventory of appliances, utensils, books, games and toys. POLICIES: A $1000 deposit required to hold a date. Full rental fee required to confirm a booking, at least 2 months before arrival. The $1000 deposit becomes your security deposit upon payment of the full rental fee and is returned after the inspection, within two weeks of departure. We do not hold back any part of the security deposit for minor breakage, normal wear and tear, or normal cleaning. During the summer, check-in is after 5pm Friday and checkout is before 11am Friday. During the rest of the year we are flexible on arrival/departure times and the length of stay. No smoking indoors, no drugs, and no wild parties or rowdiness is permitted; please respect our place as your own. Well-behaved pets and overnight guests welcome but please advise us in advance. For complete Terms and Conditions, etc. please visit our website. Note: Until booking is confirmed with payment, rates are subject to change without notice.

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