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Private Upscale Loft/14 acre treed paradise

Waterford, Ontario, Canada
Entire guest house hosted by Stephen
16 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1.5 bathrooms
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Heritage charm, new comfort central to SW Ontario's best. Sunny oasis surrounded by tranquil forest at one with nature inside or out. Music to your ears from nature or individually controlled speakers throughout & out. Elevated 2nd story & deck birds eye view of pool. lower deck, trails into forest, feature pond with waterfall & stream to large pond/reeds. 5 minutes to scenic Waterford town & ponds/boating/fishing, Trans Canada trail. 1/4-1 hr to lakefront towns/beaches/fishing & Niagara Falls

The space
Spacious yet cozy with High ceilings & Pine interior doors (8 ft) including barn door sliders adding to the freedom in this extremely functional feel good loft. High quality. Intriguing, inviting non personal decor allows guests to feel like they are at home. Stainless appliances include two side by side french door fridge/freezers, two kitchen sinks for busy kitchens. Stainless stove in island facing table and three doors to deck. Well equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee maker and high quality cookware. Peninsula & island with bar stools. Living area features oversize sectional viewing Kitchen area/peninsula, large screen HDTV with multiple in wall, in ceiling speakers with separate volume controls & ExpresVu extensive satellite TV programming. Large Pacific Energy wood burning heating & cooktop stove. Large main bath featuring one piece counter with his & hers sinks, Jacuzzi tub & separate large spa shower and offering ensuite type access to Master bdrm. High quality laundry/2 pc second bath on loft level. Please note most living space is on second level. (The following ground level interior description is still under development and not yet usable or functional nor priced into the daily rental cost). Separate private access to ground level living area offers 2nd suite privacy. Large multi-purpose bedroom/office/gym/summer kitchen with extensive cabinetry including King Murphy Bed. Large windows and Double French Garden Patio Doors offer Inviting view and direct access to back yard, forest, stream & pond with reeds and huge covered poolside patio with large Stainless Steel gas barbecue and access to mid level poolside deck. Also hosts a large tiled shower & sauna and 2 pc bath/laundry rm. Covered concrete patio area with ceiling fans, lights and large stainless steel propane barbecue. Approximately 100 sq. ft. Mid level deck for above ground pool entry and sitting poolside. Approximately 440 sq. ft. upper level deck with motorized retractable awning. Loungers and bistro sets for all three levels.

Guest access
Guests can access the entire second level, both decks, patio & pool as well as approximately 12 acres of diverse woodland with variable wetland areas to the rear of the guesthouse with walking trails, spring fed streams, unguarded ponds and fire pit areas. Guests can also access yard space to the west of the guest house with flowing creek, large spring fed well fed bass pond with centre island (can't guarantee you'll catch one or they're always there, they come up the stream which we have seen brook trout in and empties into other creeks before Lake Erie 20 minutes away), treed area, fire pit and volleyball/badmington net. Gravel parking area for several cars is adjacent guest house. Guests can access free construction lumber or deadfall softwood for outside fires. Guests are responsible to cut & prepare this for themselves as needed. Guests can also access cut, dried and stacked hardwood fire wood for burning in the apartment woodstove at a rate of $15 per 4'X1'X15" stack or 1/8 of what is commonly referred to as a face cord of wood.

Other things to note
The accommodations are mainly on the upper (second) level that requires climbing stairs. The large motorized retractable awning on the upper deck is susceptible to severe damage if left open during extremely high winds and/or rain. It can be left open during rain if you clear it of water occasionally or as needed by pushing up with a broom. The property is very protected from winds by the forest so it takes an extremely windy day to require closing it. Prevailing winds are from the west so typically do not require closing of the front large south facing windows or rear large entrance doors during rain however depending on direction of winds they must be monitored and should be closed at all times when leaving the apartment to prevent serious water damage. Opening skylights & Venetian blinds on the Skylights require a special rod to open. When opening Venetian blinds you must be careful to not over tighten them or you will damage them at considerable cost. Flying pests are for the most part fairly absent especially during the day in open areas on sunny days & of course on cooler days. They are usually not bad on the trails either especially on warm sunny days/cooler days. Black flies are seasonal usually for a short period in May and Deer fly populations are dependent on many factors but usually not too bad. Wearing a ball cap or something similar when deer flies are present keeps chances of bites to a minimum since they typically go for the highest point landing on the hat. We walk without any protection most times and I am a mosquito magnet very averse to applying poison to myself except in the most demanding of times such as dawn, dusk or in the thick bush. I usually just wear long clothes at those times rather than applying the poison. The pool shown in listing picture is typically erected late May to mid June and disassembled sometime during September.
Heritage charm, new comfort central to SW Ontario's best. Sunny oasis surrounded by tranquil forest at one with nature inside or out. Music to your ears from nature or individually controlled speakers throughout & out. Elevated 2nd story & deck birds eye view of pool. lower deck, trails into forest, feature pond with waterfall & stream to large pond/reeds. 5 minutes to scenic Waterford town & ponds/boating/fishing,… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 airbeds, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 airbed, 1 floor mattress
Common spaces
2 sofas, 2 airbeds, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

TV
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide alarm
Washing machine
Pool
Iron
Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Private entrance

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Location

Waterford, Ontario, Canada

Rural location 6-7 minutes from beautiful and quaint Waterford & Waterford Ponds famous for fishing, canoeing, and small watercraft as well as scenery including waterfowl and abandoned (now bicycle trail) train bridges. Access to the TransCanada bicycle/walking/ski trails is approximately 1 mile west of us on our road going past Waterford Ponds (15 minutes by bicycle), Simcoe (1/2 hr by bicycle) & Lake Erie (45 minutes by bicycle, 15 by car) shoreline communities to the south. It travels north eventually parallel to the Grand River through several towns & cities. Waterford is population ~3000 with many stately heritage homes & buildings, a couple of banks, pharmacies and a variety of restaurants. There are many local recreation areas for all interests including small town boutiques, nature areas & trails for cycling, walking and skiing, beaches, swimming & a wide variety of fishing & golfing opportunities.
Rural location 6-7 minutes from beautiful and quaint Waterford & Waterford Ponds famous for fishing, canoeing, and small watercraft as well as scenery including waterfowl and abandoned (now bicycle trail) train…

Hosted by Stephen

Joined in April 2016
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  • Lanaa
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During your stay
We are available sometimes locally or sometimes far away in the Dominican Republic by phone or email with a relatively short response time most of the time. Otherwise we have employees and other help usually on site in the main house or fairly close by.
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