Seeking Portugal Jan/Feb 2013. Spacious property in spectacular setting.
House, rural with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 200 m2 (2150 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
We are open for all dates, mail us.
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our home is located in the Beaver Valley, Ontario, a beautiful country setting in the four-season resort area of The Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains is 1 1/2 hours north of Toronto airport and is a great base for exploring southern Ontario. Nearby is Georgian Bay, scenic walks, hiking trails, cycling, beaches, sailing destinations and a range of golf courses to suit every skill level. The house is set on 80 acres of gorgeous countryside, with a large swimming pond in full view of the wrap-around verandah. We are ten minutes by car from one of the Great Lakes - the largest body of freshwater in the world. The main floor has a large country kitchen, spacious sunroom and entry, living room with satellite television, spacious bathroom and a bedroom with a queen size bed. Upstairs there are four sleeping areas, two bedrooms with queen size beds, one bedroom with a double bed and a master bedroom with a king size bed. The master bedroom has a LCD television. There is a laundry room and second 3 piece bathroom upstairs. We spend most of our time on the verandah during the summer as it is a great place to watch people swimming in the pond, playing croquet, eating meals outdoors, or enjoying a glass of wine and watching the sunset. There is wireless internet in the house.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, security system, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, fridge, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Terrace, parking, sand pit, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, roller blading, hiking, swimming, mountaineering, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping, country club
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), hospitality considered, long term considered, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Our home is on 80 acres of rolling countryside, situated in the middle of one of the most beautiful recreational areas in the province - hiking and bicycle trails, sandy beaches, and numerous golf courses abound. My brother-in-law from Vancouver thinks that the cycling here is the best he has found anywhere (and we have bicycles available for you to use). Besides recreation, the area is well known as an artistic community with many galleries, studios and art tours. Golfing is a big activity here and there are three championship golf courses, as well as numerous golf courses that enjoy a more leisurely pace. September is a beautiful time here, with the harvest festivals, studio tours and the buzz of the apple picking. A great time to taste Ontario's fresh produce. There are 20 apple trees on the property and you are welcome to enjoy the fruit. For more information, check these websites: http://www.thebluemountains.ca http://www.mycollingwood.ca http://www.visitgrey.ca http://www.explorethebruce.com http://www.seetorontonow.com http://www.torontoescapes.com
Something about ourselves
We are a professional retired couple who have sold our management consulting business and so have more time on our hands to spend time travelling. Our children are both grown and working in Toronto and in Washington, DC. We have a 2007 Jeep Cherokee Diesel that would be available for exchange. We love to travel and have had ten successful exchanges in France, Holland, the USA, Australia, Argentina and Uruguay. All of them have worked out very well and we are eager to continue the pattern. Our interests in include hiking, biking, travel, theatre, music. We have bicycles available if you wish to use them. We love our home and will treat yours as though it were our own.