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A "Peace" of Eden -- Private suite in country home

SuperhostKawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Entire guest suite hosted by Deborah
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
Sparkling clean
17 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Quiet country setting surrounded by forest and farmland, bordering on the Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve. Lower level suite with private entrance includes one separate bedroom, one bed with room divider in the common space, plus a full bath, kitchen facilities, and living area. Once called the "United Nations of birds", we are just a short drive from public beaches, lakes, the Victoria Rail Trail, and Monck's Landing Golf Course (stay and play package available). Fabulous star-gazing!

The space
We are located at the end of a dead end, well-maintained, gravel road (3 km long). Inside the suite, you may hear some general, minimal household noise from our living area during the day (ie. footsteps) as the suite is located in a part of our family home. But outside, it's very quiet, except for maybe the birds at times! No cars, sirens, or horns. Our closest, and only, neighbour is about a kilometre away. Nature abounds here, and it is very private. We have walking trails through our woodlot, and a quiet country, gravel road to enjoy. Every season is beautiful in its own way at A "Peace" of Eden, with an abundance of greenery in summer, the stunning colours of fall, peaceful, sparkling white snow in winter, and the blossoms of spring. We are only about a 10 minute drive from two small villages where you can purchase just about anything you may need (until close to 9pm, after which we all enjoy the peace and quiet of the evening:))

Guest access
Guests may freely wander around our property. If you are interested in gardening, you will enjoy exploring Ross' flowers and vegetables. Fresh veggies are available to our guests in season. Let Ross know what you'd like and he'll gladly get you some! Our above ground pool is available to guests in season. The laundry room, which is just down a short hall, may be used by guests, and our extra stove is there as well should you wish to make your own meals. There is a small patio outside the back door of the suite, with a deck and BBQ closeby, for use by our guests. There is also a small fire pit for your enjoyment (unless a burn ban has been issued by our municipality -- wood is an extra cost).

Other things to note
** Covid-19 news: Due to the present situation in our world, our local bylaw states we are only allowed to host those in need of housing during this emergency. For this reason, we have blocked our listing for several weeks. If you are one of those people in need of housing, and are interested in staying at a “Peace” of Eden, please message us! We are then able to unblock any dates during which you may require a place to stay, and we can host you in our suite. If you book for recreational purposes later in the summer when we have left the listing open, and the bylaw has not changed by that time, we will unfortunately legally be obligated to cancel the booking. We do apologize for that. Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.

We are a pet friendly home. In order for your guest experience, and our host experience, to be positive, we would ask that you always keep your pet with you, unless you are using a crate in the suite. That way we are sure your pet is safe and happy! Our dog, with his tail wagging, will likely meet you when you arrive. If you're at all concerned about your pet's reaction to that meeting, let us know ahead of time and we can bring our dog inside our home until you are settled.

If you're here in the late spring, and plan to be outside a lot, it would be a good idea to bring bug spray and possibly a bug jacket. Those little critters can be fairly annoying during those few weeks! We have bug hats and coils for you to use, and have just set up a screen tent where you can sit without being pestered by the bugs. Also, one of our guests did find a tick on them after hiking. Tick awareness info is in our house manual should you need it when travelling in Ontario.

Our hydro does go off occasionally during severe weather. When it does, we do not have running water. So in the suite, we have some bottled drinking water for those times, and we use pool water (melted snow in the winter) to help us in the washroom department until hydro is restored. It can be a bit tedious, but doable! We do have a generator which will give us power for lights, internet, heat, fridge, etc.

Just so you are aware, our road is maintained very efficiently, as it is a regular school bus route. However, in extreme winter snow squall or freezing rain weather, occasionally our road can be impassable until it is plowed and/or sanded. The road is usually cleared quickly, but depending on the severity of the storm, and how widespread it is, it can sometimes take until late morning or early afternoon for it all to be cleared up and usable again. Please be assured that this scenario hardly ever happens! We also have a few parking spaces available right at the start of the lane, which guests are welcome to use anytime they feel our lane might be a bit treacherous due to excessive snow, or thawing.

Our wifi has recently been upgraded, and we’re finding it much faster than it used to be. I’m not sure if it compares to city speeds, but it is certainly much improved!

Since we have an unfenced above-ground pool, our listing says “unsuitable for children”. However we do enjoy having families with children visit, as long as they are aware of our pool situation and recognize the need to keep a close eye on their children. If you are comfortable with that, don’t hesitate to send us a request, which we will gladly accept! The pool does have removable steps as an added precautionary feature. A playpen, for little ones, is available upon request for a small extra fee.
Quiet country setting surrounded by forest and farmland, bordering on the Altberg Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Reserve. Lower level suite with private entrance includes one separate bedroom, one bed with room divi…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch

Amenities

Washer
TV
Pool
Hangers
Dryer
First aid kit
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Smoke alarm
Wifi
Fire extinguisher

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Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada

We are about 10 minutes away from two villages, where you can have dinner out, purchase gas (only in the town of Norland), buy groceries, enjoy some small parks, rent a movie, or just pick up an ice cream cone. There are public libraries, churches, and variety stores. In Kinmount there is also a historic movie theatre open during the summer months. Larger towns are 30-45 minutes away from our property. Be sure to check out the websites for the Victoria Rail Trail, the Altberg Sanctuary, the Somerville Tract Forest, and the Queen Elizabeth 2 Wildlands Provincial Park, all within 5 - 20 minutes of A "Peace" of Eden!
We are about 10 minutes away from two villages, where you can have dinner out, purchase gas (only in the town of Norland), buy groceries, enjoy some small parks, rent a movie, or just pick up an ice cream cone.…

Hosted by Deborah

Joined in August 2014
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I, Deborah, am a retired school teacher. My husband, Ross, is a minister in our local Baptist church. I love to go for walks down our country road, read and travel. Ross, in his spare time, can be found working in his huge organic garden, or wandering around our 250+ acre wood lot. We have 4 grown daughters and 8 beautiful grandchildren. We are looking forward to sharing the beauty of our spot in Ontario as hosts!
I, Deborah, am a retired school teacher. My husband, Ross, is a minister in our local Baptist church. I love to go for walks down our country road, read and travel. Ross, in his sp…
During your stay
We live on the upper level and the other half of the lower level of our home, and will be closeby should you need any help, while at the same time giving you as much privacy as you desire.
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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