Forest Retreat @ Balm Beach Sleeps 6


Entire cottage hosted by Emilia

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Designed by
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Twenty Two Twelve Design Inc.
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Nestled among the pines on over 1 acre of forest and grassland with an on-site stream, Forest House is a 3 bedroom all season cottage located a short 1:30 minute drive from Toronto. Lovingly renovated in 2021, with the Stay Here team the cottage was designed with guest comfort and beauty in mind.

The space
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Owned and managed by two sisters who have been escaping to this cottage since childhood our family cottage has the benefit of being in the middle of an acre of land, so you'll get the benefit of being secluded but close to all the amenities. We adore the tranquility, the vastness of the grounds and built-in peace that comes with a stay like this. The space is thoughtfully designed with you in mind and every upgrade and convenience to provide you with the most memorable experience possible.

KITCHEN • Start your day with morning coffee (supplied by Café Kitty Hawk) sitting out on the oversized deck where forest bathing is built-in to your entire stay. Porcelain Calcutta counter tops, a Porter & Charles cooker and Fisher & Paykel fridge welcome you to the fully equipped high-end kitchen where you’ll love preparing meals during your stay on the days you do not order in from the local restaurateurs.

LIVING SPACE • Wall to wall and floor to ceiling windows bring the forest and natural surroundings inside to create a relaxed atmosphere where you’ll feel instantly at home. The open concept living space features a 42" Smart TV with streaming apps for you to access. There is a piano and sheet music for those who are inclined to play and plenty of space for the coziest cottage game, card and movie nights.

BEDROOMS • The secluded cottage features 3 uniquely designed bedrooms. 2 principal rooms with closets include a queen Simba mattress each, and the middle bedroom has 2 x twin beds. Each bed is made with Anne Selke luxury linens and Simba duvets and there are closets and luggage holders in each room for your personal items.

BATHROOM • A natural, modern 3-piece bathroom with chrome finishes and custom shower niche awaits you. Stocked with Carina Organics septic-safe shampoo, conditioner & body wash, additional toiletries and first aid kit are provided inside the bathroom linen closet. Separate towels are provided with compliments for bathroom use and beach days.

OUTDOOR AREAS • The vast property is within close proximity to the clean, sandy Balm Beach shoreline, a short 5-7 minute walk away. There is a gas BBQ, outdoor tables and seating and fire pit on site.

LOCATION • Balm Beach Retreat – Forest House is in Tiny Township, a short 5-minute walk to the public Balm Beach itself. Balm Beach has an LCBO, Beer Store, local businesses and a variety shop. You’ll also be a short 10-minute drive to the bustling towns of Midland and Penetanguishene which house all the conveniences of city life including shops, pharmacies, restaurants, patios and much more.

ACTIVITIES • Enjoy all that Balm Beach has to offer with SUP, peddle boats and kayak rental available on the beach strip. Visit the local arcade at the Georgian Grill or experience beach front dinning at the Balm Beach Tavern in the summer. Take a snowmobile tour in nearby Midland (10 mins drive). Spend the day on a Nordic Ski adventure at nearby Horseshoe Valley Resort (25 mins drive) or snowshoeing at the Wye Marsh Wildlife centre in Wyevale (15 mins drive) in winter. There is so much that Tiny has to offer during all seasons, we are more than happy to provide a base for any of your adventures in the area. Oh yes! And don’t forget to book an ice fishing excursion on Lake Simcoe (45 mins drive) on your way up to stay with us – a highly recommended winter day out!

TAKE CARE • Please be respectful of Balm Beach Retreat – Forest house and the many one-of-a-kind belongings. A lot of time and care has gone into transforming this family cottage to share with you and it is a deeply personal space for us and all our newfound friends.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Garden view
Public or shared beach access
Free driveway parking on premises – 4 spaces
Central air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Fire pit

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Where you’ll be

Tiny, Ontario, Canada

Balm Beach is a great spot to vacation. Nestled away near the peaceful beach, yet only about a 10 minute drive to the main towns (Midland or Penetaguishene) that boasts local shops, restaurants and a few malls, a movie theatre and lively waterfront entertainment.

We provide you with a welcome manual that includes all the sights and things-to-do while visiting, there will be plenty to do and see while you're here.

Hosted by Emilia

  1. Joined in January 2014
  • 55 Reviews
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Entrepreneur living in Toronto. Love travel, being creative + being a mom! Our listing is a cottage that's been in our family for over 20 years. We've completed renovations and are so happy to be able to share our space with others making memories during summer months as well. We hope you enjoy your time in our home.
Entrepreneur living in Toronto. Love travel, being creative + being a mom! Our listing is a cottage that's been in our family for over 20 years. We've completed renovations and ar…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $750

Cancellation policy