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Sky Haven Retreat & Equine Experience
Sky Haven Retreat & Equine Experience

Entire home/apt

16 guests

4 bedrooms

4 beds
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The perfect retreat for everyone from corporate team building groups to family get-togethers, weddings and special occasions. It is set in the rolling hills of Bethany with immense sky views and luxury accommodations. Riding lessons and equine experiences available. Riding and walking trails, boardroom, games room, office space, stunning workshop, party or reception space with 360 degree country views. See for yourself! Search SkyHaven Equestrian on Youtube.

The space

Guests can also book private use of office space or workshop space/party room for special retreat or private party rates. Our home is built and finished to a very high standard. It can accommodate large groups comfortably and is perfect for entertaining all year round. It is well suited to all ages as it was built for families. It suits corporate retreats as well as weddings and receptions. Additional charges apply to events depending on size and facilities required. We have ample indoor and outdoor entertaining space. We also have a rotunda that is ideal for parties or workshops and it adjoins the outdoor covered patio space. The rotunda and patio is lit for night and has speakers for your music. The pool is a double 20x40 concrete pool recently renovated. It has a slide, diving board and volleyball net.

Guests can arrange to work in the barn, engage in equine assisted therapy and learning or riding lessons. Additional costs apply for these activities. HST of 13% applies to all room rates and is payable to host on arrival. It is not included in the Airbnb fees.

Guest access

Guests can access backyard, shared and private BBQ patio, private patio, shared double pool and change house, shared sauna, whirlpool and exercise area with treadmill and free weights and barn and arena. There are two homes on the property that each adjoin the rotunda party/workshop room. I live in one house and guests have the 4,000 sq. ft. main floor of the other house to themselves - private entrance, driveway and parking, private patio and BBQ. Guests can reserve exclusive use of the pool and covered BBQ patio and party room for an additional fee.

Interaction with guests

I live on the property in a separate house that is indirectly and remotely attached to your private suite. Your wing is the main floor of a two storey building - your level opens to the backyard and pool area. There is a separate apartment on the lower level of your wing. Your suite is very private and you will not have to interact with my family unless you choose to do so.

Other things to note

Small pets allowed - prior approval required.
Riding lessons and equine experiences available. (See below for more information.) Riding and walking trails, boardroom, games room, office space, stunning workshop space with 360 degree country views. See for yourself! Search SkyHaven Equestrian on Youtube.
ALSO AVAILABLE (must be booked in advance):
Axe-throwing instruction by Peterborough league champion.
Family Constellations Therapy with psychotherapist
Hypnosis and guided meditation

EQUINE ACTIVITIES
Sky Haven Equestrian Centre is a family run business that focuses on individual or small group lessons personalized to your goals and experience around horses. We offer in-depth learning for beginners and experienced riders, both on and off the horse. Whether you are looking to further your riding skills, or just looking to build your confidence and self-knowledge by working with horses on the ground, we have something for you. Our focus is beyond learning new skills, it is about building trust, confidence, and clarity both in and out of the stable.

Riding Lessons
We have a boutique approach to adult lessons and unless riders are very experienced, we conduct individual lessons. Experienced riders spend a full hour riding for $55.00. Lessons of 40 minutes plus 20 minutes grooming and tack up are available for all riders for $45.00/hr. Beginner, dressage or jumping lessons are offered. Group lessons for children to age 12 are available: semi-private $40/hr. and group $35/hr. Prices include HST

Individual or Group Groundwork ("Horse Whispering")
Learn how to interact with horses, how to read their body language, how to communicate with your body and breath, how to move, lead and calm them and yourself. These sessions are priced according to the number in the group and average between $10-$25 per person per hour depending on group size. Maximum group size 6, minimum group size 2.

One-on-one
Interact one on one with horses in various ways – some people enjoy grooming and brushing and feeding the horses and find it very relaxing especially as the horses also love to receive this attention. It is also possible to participate in the barn daily work caring for the horses. This can be relaxing and fulfilling.


The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman

Amenities
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $15 CAD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $180 CAD
Security Deposit $250 CAD
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Common spaces
4 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Darrell User Profile
September 2017
Deborah's place was very spacious and well furnished. Our group of five had lots of room to relax.

Henrietta User Profile
September 2017
My friends and I had the best time ever at Deborah's Beautiful property ! Everyone was so pleased with the accommodation and location. The rooms and washrooms were so clean, beds were comfortable, ample space in the home and everything we needed during our stay was available. The Kitchen was well equipped for all your cooking needs, Bedrooms had extra bedding, so we didn't need to bring our own. We enjoyed all our meals at the Long dining table, played games, the boys enjoyed the pool table as well. In addition we watched movies from the amazing dvd collection, walked the beautiful property, a couple of us did riding lessons and loved it truly and we even loved saying hello to Deborah's furry friends :) The pool was one of the main attraction for us and even though it was a colder weekend, we still jumped in the pool and thoroughly enjoyed our selves, we used the sauna multiple times warmed up and jumped right back in :). One of the highlights of our trip for sure. We did not feel uncomfortable at all even though Deborah and her family lived on the same property, it was easy to communicate with her via text if we needed anything at all. This weekend was one we will definitely remember, we made a lot of memories and cannot thank Deborah enough for all her hospitality. This Air BnB was a true retreat. We will definitely be back !

Cindy User Profile
August 2017
The most perfect place for a weekend getaway! Deborah was so kind, responsive and accommodating, from the time we booked to our actual stay there. She met us at arrival and made us feel the most welcome. Although she lives on the property as well, she was not intrusive in any way! She respected our privacy and only saw us when we requested. Since Deborah had so many things for us to do on her property, we didn't see any reason to explore the countryside there. The adults took advantage of the swimming pool, basketball court and pool table, while the kids had a blast on the playground, playing badminton and doing the equine activities! I'm still in awe by the fact that this Airbnb offers horse riding lessons - so rare to find! We want to thank Deborah's daughter, Erica, for being so patient and considerate with the kids during their pony ride lesson. She really put them at ease and made the whole experience more enriching for them! The place was so well kept, spacious and peaceful. I particularly liked the huge dining area and being able to fit all 16 of us around the table comfortably! Thank you Deborah, Erica and Ellice for going above and beyond in making our stay wonderful and memorable. I will definitely be recommending this place to my friends and family!!!
Deborah User Profile
Response from Deborah:
Oh my Cindy, thank you for your generous praise and appreciation! I feel so fortunate to be able to host wonderful guests like you!
August 2017

Aman User Profile
August 2017
We stayed at Sky Haven for a bachelorette weekend and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! By far, the highlight of the weekend was the interaction with the horses on site. I am very careful in choosing my interactions with animals and pay close attention to their well-being and treatment. I can confidently say that the horses at Skyhaven are treated like princes and princesses. We spent 45 minutes massaging, grooming and stretching the horses before our brief riding lessons. Deborah's daughter, Ellice, was a fantastic teacher and was very passionate about her horses. My only complaint? That we didn't chose to do longer lessons :) Our accommodations were spacious and comfortable, despite having a group of 11 girls. We had complete privacy in our wing and also booked the beautiful BBQ and pool area for our private use. The entire property is very well kept and picturesque. We even star gazed at night as there is very little light pollution in the area! The sauna was a warm welcome after the pool as we were there over a cool summer weekend. Deborah was available by phone whenever needed and was very accommodating to our (reasonable) requests. We highly recommend a visit to Sky Haven for anyone looking to interact with horses! And if you are looking for the perfect group getaway, stay onsite for a wonderful experience! Thank you for hosting us Deborah!

Lori User Profile
August 2017
Many thanks to Deborah and family for a wonderful time. The property is truly spectacular with scenic views and meticulously clean accommodations. We were celebrating my parent's 60th wedding anniversary and they had a great time relaxing by the pool and watching the grandkids take horseback riding lessons. There is something for all age groups ! The riding lessons were special in that they included bonding and interacting with the horses. We can't wait to return !
Deborah User Profile
Response from Deborah:
Thank you Lori, I am so happy to know that you enjoyed the time bonding with the horses. I do hope you return every year!! I would love to build continuing relationships with families just like yours!
August 2017

Greg User Profile
July 2017
The pictures did not do Deborah's place justice. It was spacious, clean, and had all of the amenities we could have hoped for. Located on a hillside with beautiful views all around. We couldn't have found a better place to host a bachelorette party (11 people). Deborah was very helpful every step of the way. Thanks again!
Deborah User Profile
Response from Deborah:
Thank you Greg for your lovely review! I do have new pictures in the works. We had the others taken before we renovated.
July 2017

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
Very clean, nice and peaceful place. I will recommend here to my friends.

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Bethany, CanadaJoined in February 2015
Deborah User Profile

Family, friends, travelling & learning are my passions. I live with extended family and lots of pets. As my family has grown up my focus has shifted to finding the deeper meaning in all life - I think the magic I always hoped for is really there! Our home in Bethany is the perfect place to retreat, restore and explore.

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