As an avid traveller myself, I welcome people to my home from all areas of the world. We learn through sharing our stories and occasionally meals. You are of course welcome to do your own thing.
My cottage is a 2BR bungalow in a 4-season park setting community. There are trails and private lakes to explore 20 minutes of hiking from my front door.
Its a beautiful, peaceful place that will inspire a sense of calm, artistic expression and an opportunity to exhale the stresses of life.
There are only 2 steps up into the house from the driveway level. The drive itself, has room for 2 cars. For larger trucks/vans or if you are towing a boat/trailer, there are areas on the property where you will be able to park.
The guest room bed is queen size. It has a protective mattress cover, crisp clean sheets and extra blankets for the cooler nights. A fan is available for warmer days as is A/C for the whole home. (Please use sparingly)
The bedrooms, just like the living room have new engineered hardwood floors. (Please no pets with claws).
The bathroom is perfectly equipped with a full size shower/tub, toilet, sink and laundry machines. It is the one room in the house that hasn't yet been fully renovated and looks a little rustic.
The hot water tank in new and 30 gallons. If there are 3 people in the house, 2 will get to shower and the third will have to stagger.
The kitchen has a toaster oven, full size fridge, kettle, French press (for coffee/loose tea), hand mixer, air popper, crockpot/slow cooker and a gas range.
Outside on the deck there is a newer BBQ with propane for the warmer months.
You are welcome to use the kitchen, living room and deck. The only room that is off limits would be my bedroom.
Outside there are two gardens that use permaculture principles. You are welcome to eat from them if there is anything available. There are many herbs and some edible flowers.
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I am not always around, my schedule fluctuates however I will let you know. If I am home, I tend to be working on the computer, reading or in the garden during the day.
During the evening, I like to prepare a nice meal, sip a glass of wine and share stories with those who would like to. I often end my day with some reading or watching a little Netflix. If you'd prefer less interaction and more privacy, I completely respect that.
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If you happen to be staying during the cold weather season (winter and flanking months), be sure to bring warm socks and a comfy house sweater.
The cottage is heated with propane through a wall furnace at one end of the house. The bedrooms and bathroom tend to be about 8 degrees less than the living room.
I have gone to great lengths to insulate the house (crawl space and attic) so there are no drafts whatsoever. However I find my feet feel better in wool socks & slippers during winter and I wear a sweater in the house at this time of year.
The neighbourhood gets pretty quiet after 9:00 pm. This is not a place to come and party. It's calm and relaxing. I often stay on the deck listening to the frogs late into the evening or chatting quietly with friends.
- We do not wear shoes in the house (gravel from the driveway scratches the floors).
Ok, 5 things I can't live without:
My great, loving, wonderful, crazy friends.
Good wine and great food.
The great outdoors, hence the reason I moved to Muskoka.
Some adventure in the way of travel and exploration of life.
My computer so I can stay connected to people, develop online programs and do my creative writing.
I love Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Canada's east coast. England was great and Cabarete, DR is another favourite.
Love musicals, music festivals and celebrations as well as quiet times, canoe trips and hiking.
I'll stay at 4 and 5 star hotels and also run the B&B backpacking circuit when I'm in Central America. Good times all the time.