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Summer at 1920’s Classic Cottage, Camp Watercombe

Entire cottage hosted by Laura And Dale
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1 bath

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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for infants (0–2 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
This is the Summer Booking profile for Camp Watercombe. 1920's Classic Cottage. Beautiful mature wooded lot w 350ft of Private Waterfront. 4 Season and Pet friendly!

As the sun sets, grab a glass of wine to take in the incredible water views from your sunset facing deck. Later enjoy a beachfront campfire, stargaze from the hilltop firepit or stay in and cozy up in front of the Woodstove.

Explore Local farms, breweries and wineries, and the many wonderful nearby food producers.

The space
High Season bookings (June-Sept) have a 7 day min.

Please note! After Nov 1st the seasonal bunkies are closed and this listing is for a one bedroom cottage that can accommodate a maximum of 2. Please visit our other listing for Winter Season bookings.

This beautiful Cottage was originally built in the 1920's by an enterprising young couple from Rochester NY, Eva and Chet Collins.

With a love for sailing, and the vast wild spaces of Ontario and it's deep waterways the Collins set up Camp, literally! The young couple built a summer resort that spanned 3 generations, and involved a whole community, in it's operation. The Camp Watercombe log books record the proposals, honeymoons and family visits of it's returning guests for over 50 years. We love the Collin's pioneering spirit and intend to continue restoring the original bunkies located around the Camp Watercombe property. We hope you create some adventures of your own under these same towering trees and sandy shores.

This area is known for it's excellent Fishing and Sailing. Two swing moorings are available for sailboats. Clean, clear, deep water, incredible views and excellent fishing. 12 min boat ride to Picton (or Napanee) for impromptu breakfasts, exploring Breweries & Wineries, cafés, restaurants and incredible small-town independent shops.

The main Cabin hosts a lakeside bedroom, overlooking the water on two sides with floor to ceiling windows and a walk out to the deck. Second and Third bedrooms are located in separate sleeping cabins, each with their own covered porch. Great for couples looking for a little extra privacy on their holiday.

Large daybeds flank the Fieldstone Hearth making sure everyone has a great space to stretch out. 12 foot Harvest table easily seats 6 with options to eat inside or on the deck (both with lake views). Outdoor sofa for those who want to soak up the end of day sunsets from a cozy perch or swing from the comfort of the Fringed Hammock in the Screened Room instead.

Hope you love the new Butcher Block Counters, Coffee Station, and double Farmhouse Apron Sink overlooking the lake! We were inspired by the Danish design principles of warmth, simplicity and minimalism. Cozy up to the kitchen fireplace (one of three in the cottage) and find your hygge, that feeling of happy restful contentment. You got this!
A dishwasher and European combo washer /dryer unit gives you more time to relax.

Tucked off the kitchen you will find a full bathroom with a Clawfoot Bathtub for post lake soaking by the fire, YES there's a fireplace in the bathroom!

Don't feel like cooking indoors, no problem. You've got your choice of Weber Gas and/or Charcoal Grills outside on the terrace and many great takeout options in town to choose from, or perhaps arrange for a private chef's meal with wine tasting, or Seafood Bake on the beach.

The water is provided by a well, 100% safe to drink but if you have a delicate constitution or concerns please bring bottled water.

Free onsite parking for up to 3 vehicles. We are 3hrs from Toronto, 1hr from Kingston, 3hrs from Ottawa and 3.5 from Montreal.

Please note this a healthy and natural Lake environment. Depending on the time of year you may experience pollen on the water, weeds in the water, waves if it’s windy, still water if it’s not windy, and best of all fish and birds and frogs and turtles, bugs ad even the occasional otter or fox sharing the space as well. If you do choose to come and experience this awesome little corner of Ontario, just remember that the closer you get to nature, the closer it gets to you :)

Guest access
Dock, beach and upper meadow. Charcoal and Propane Weber BBQs, Adirondack Chairs. Wifi. Games, books. Aluminum rowboat, canoe, kayak, paddle board included with Rental.

We would ask that you refrain from exploring the outbuildings scattered across the property. It's going to be hard, they look super interesting but we don't want anyone getting hurt until these great old treasures have been properly secured.
Come back next year when we've got a few more open for use!

Food Supplies: There are staples at the cottage. Please feel free to use these. If any are depleted please replace.

Social Distance Advisories - The health and safety of our guests and community members is our number one priority as we reopen to host guests.

Until further notice, travelers entering Canada from out of country must self-quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter.
No group gatherings or events are permitted at short-term rentals in Ontario.

Cleaning Protocols
On top of our standard cleaning guidelines, we’ve launched an enhanced protocol, implementing a 72-hour rest period between guest reservations.

Our cleaning program meets or exceeds WHO recommendations and aligns with guidance from Ontario Health and hospitality industry experts and Airbnb enhanced Cleaning protocols.
We are committed to providing clean and safe homes for our guests each and every stay. Before every guest stay, the space is cleaned and reset for the start of their trip. We use a systematic method to ensure that every part of the home is guest-ready.

As part of this process:
• Interior of the home is cleared of any items left behind by previous guests, and all surfaces are wiped clean.
• Hard-surface floors are swept clear of debris and mopped. Carpets and area rugs are thoroughly vacuumed.
• All dishes and utensils are cleaned and the dishwasher is left empty.
• Refrigerator, freezer, oven, stovetop, microwave, and coffee maker are cleaned.
• Dining table and chairs are wiped down and all drawers are clean and organized.
• Showers, bathtubs, and toilets are thoroughly cleaned.
• All trash cans are emptied and provided with a fresh liner.

While disinfecting, we pay special attention to high-touch surfaces, including: doorknobs (inside and out), lockboxes or electronic lock panels, light switches, remote controls, refrigerator door handles, toilets, faucets and knobs, to name just a few.

You can also count on more than a clean home. Homes are routinely inspected to make sure amenities are present and in working order. We also check that safety equipment (fire extinguisher, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, and first aid kit) is available for guest protection.

Finally, guests can simply arrive and relax, since we also provide starter amenities like hair and body care products, cleaning supplies, and basic stock of household items like paper towels, toilet paper, dishwashing soap, and laundry detergent.

Guest reservations
To minimize person-to-person contact, our homes are equipped with smart locks or lockboxes, letting you check in and check out without interfacing with anyone. We also offer standalone private vacation homes with no shared amenities.

Changing or cancelling an upcoming trip
While our mission is to provide guests with an exceptional vacation experience, we understand that many other important factors might affect your decision about where and when you travel. We’re offering simple, flexible change and cancellation policies in accordance with Airbnb policy.
If you need to cancel your trip, your quickest option is to contact us via the portal and reschedule a future stay. You can apply your existing reservation against any future date available when you're ready to travel.
You can also speak with Airbnb directly to see your cancellation options for your specific reservation.

If we have to cancel
If we are required to cancel your reservation because the property you reserved is unavailable (for example, in compliance with a government closure order), you will be given the option to receive a refund.

Other things to note
Bring Watershoes!

Cottage guests are responsible for bringing: linens including sheets, pillow cases, bedding, towels, dish cloths and dish towels. Additional Firewood besides what is provided. Additional Propane besides what is provided. Bug repellent, suntan lotion, flashlights, charcoal. Current Year's Fishing license (if fishing).

Facilities provided: Pillows, Blankets, Refrigerator/Freezer, Stove, Oven, Microwave, Kettle, Tea Pot, Dishes, Cutlery, Pots and Pans, Toaster, Coffee Makers (auto/drip type, Nespresso, french press, pour over), Cleaning Supplies, Vacuum, Television, DVD, Radio, Fans, Fireplace, Fire Pit, Patio Furniture, Barbecue, Dock.

Please take note, while the main cottage and bunkies are one level, these building entrances are not wheelchair accessible.

The docks are accessed in two ways 1) by a staircase leading from the deck or 2) via our private and driveable laneway on the south end of the property that takes you directly to the beach. It's a great option if you have a boat to launch, items to bring down, are not comfortable navigating stairs or just feel like taking a leisurely stroll.

We understand that accidents can happen at the cottage during your rental. If something breaks DON'T PANIC. Please call and inform us of the accident. This will allow us time to make arrangements to have the broken item fixed or replaced.

Minimum stay is 7 nights during high summer season.
This is the Summer Booking profile for Camp Watercombe. 1920's Classic Cottage. Beautiful mature wooded lot w 350ft of Private Waterfront. 4 Season and Pet friendly!

As the sun sets, grab a glass of wine to take in the incredible water views from your sunset facing deck. Later enjoy a beachfront campfire, stargaze from the hilltop firepit or stay in and cozy up in front of the Woodstove.

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed


Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
40" HDTV
Security cameras on property

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Napanee, Ontario, Canada

Convienent proximity to Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto via the 401 make this area an agrotourism hub perfect for exploring with the bonus of a Beachfront setting.

Enjoy meeting your local makers and touring their farms, wineries, breweries, cideries, independent cheese dairies and orchards in an area of endless waterfront and creativity. We've got our favorites and would love your feedback on some of the new ones popping up!

Do you love food as much as we do? There are a number of incredible chefs available locally that are able to prepare a curated tasting, cooking classes, classic beach seafood boil, or your very own private dining experience, at the cottage. Please let us know if we can help you arrange this experience, we've developed a great network that will be sympathetic to any food sensitivities or preferences :)

Think you might want to charter a boat and guide to amp up your fishing game? This area is known for it's incredible fishing and there are a variety of local experiences available to help you land that whopper or at least give you a great 'the one that got away' story! Want to try ice fishing, please be sure to visit our Winter Booking Listing for Availability.

Hosted by Laura And Dale

Joined in July 2018
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Hi! We are super passionate about Rural Living, community, culture, and sustainable design. Makers, Weavers, Type-nerds and Flea marketing/Road Trip junkies. Favorite thing ever is going to the the drive-in even more! When we aren't on the go hunting for treasures you can usually find us running headlong off the dock at Camp Watercombe, renovating our 1880's house in Prince Edward County or putting the last touches on the 1820's Limestone Mill & Farm in Northumberland County We have loved every minute of restoring and curating these special spaces, and are overjoyed to be able to share these homes with you!
Hi! We are super passionate about Rural Living, community, culture, and sustainable design. Makers, Weavers, Type-nerds and Flea marketing/Road Trip junkies. Favorite thing ever is…
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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 lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy