Private cottage, with all the amenities of a long-established cottage resort, close to Algonquin Park, right on the Lake of Bays. This cottage is tucked in beside our huge organic garden, and one of the horse pastures, facing down to the waterfront with a big front deck.All the privacy you could want, plus access to resort facilities right on site for young and old. Canoe and bbq are included. Ideal for families or friends travelling together. Wifi and tv, but you'll be outside anyway...
Our family has lived on this property since 1905, and we continue to be the premier housekeeping cottage resort on the Lake of Bays. With an extensive property, our updated cottages are widely spaced for maximum privacy, but still have access to all our facilities and activities. Please note that our property began as a farm, and there are still some farm aspects to our place. We have horses on site at a private stable -- although there is a small pony who gives pony rides to the little ones. We have free range hens, and we sell the eggs to our guests. We have a large organic garden, and sell produce directly to our guests from that as well. This property is also our home -- we have a friendly dog, and cats that live with Nancy. We do not permit other dogs/cats/pets in the cottage or property, due to allergies in other guests but if you need a 'pet fix' Nancy's critters can provide that. And for your own pet, there are excellent kennels/dog resorts in the immediate area that will give your dog a vacation experience as well while you are here. We are surrounded by our own private 600 acre wilderness, which contains a network of hiking trails and a frisbee golf course -- in winter we maintain 20 km. of groomed ski and snowshoe trails. Sunflower is located beside our organic garden, facing down the slope directly to the lake. It has access to a private beachfront just to the left of the cottage.
If this space is not available for the time you are requesting, please have a look at the Bondi Village Resort website (URL HIDDEN) for other available cottages on our site.
Toegang voor gasten
Guests at Sunflower have full access to all our resort amenities -- games such as volleyball, basketball, volleyball, our games room, laundry room, sandy beaches, water trampoline, childrens' play areas, sand pile, marine rentals (kayaks, SUPs, motor boats, waterskiing instruction), and our resort programs -- in July and August we offer a weekly cookout on the beach with a bonfire; an escorted deep water swim; and Nature programs to introduce Night Skies and (when possible) a Wolf Howl with our on-site nature interpreter. We offer discounted rates for several area attractions as well, and are happy to discuss your plans with you to ensure you get the best vacation possible.
Interactie met gasten
Our office is open from 9 to 6 p.m daily, but that said, we do live on site and area always available if you need any assistance. We might not be in the office -- we might be at the lake, the stable, in the garden, or working on the grounds, but we are always "findable" and are happy to stop what we are doing to help you.
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
Check in is from 3 PM. You are welcome to arrive before that time, and use the beach and facilities until the cottage is ready. There is a washroom in the Rec Barn and laundry area where you can change, and lots of picnic tables if you want to picnic while waiting.
CHECK OUT is at 10 AM. We ask you to respect this, since we need to service the cottage for other guests. You are welcome to vacate the unit, but stay around for a swim, or picnic, again, using the washroom area at the laundry facility and Rec Barn.
Our water is fully treated and tested, and is potable directly from the taps, there is no need to bring bottled water. For stays of a week or longer, we change towels on Wednesday, and linens on the weekend.
Please note that we are a non-smoking property. There is a small designated smoking 'tent' set up if you just have to... We expect guests to respect this, and there is a fee if we find evidence that anyone has been smoking in or around the cottages.
We are a housekeeping facility, with the expectation that the cottage will be left in a tidy condition: garbage removed; dishes clean and put away. It is not necessary to strip the beds -- we'll do that.
There is an additional fee for an additional person in the cottage -- the rate is set up for a MAXIMUM of seven guests, and an additional guest is only permitted with permission from the management. We can provide cribs and high chairs for your little ones, at no extra charge.