Serene Guesthouse on Lake 4 Quiet Soothing Retreat

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Tracy

2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Drive slowly along a winding gravel lane through forest to arrive at this serene guesthouse overlooking lake and sunsets. Suitable for 1 to 2 adults looking for quiet, peaceful retreat. A 24 hr/day quiet rule apples. Enjoy dedicated stone patio w/ propane bbq & gentle shade, loons & birdsong. Inside = kitchen, dining, and cozy sitting area, queen-sized murphy bed, wood stove, loft with balcony, 3-piece washroom. Outside = steps to lake, kayak, hot tub (shared), ↑ hiking trails nearby.

The space
INSIDE

The Restorative By Nature Guesthouse is comprised inside of a main floor studio space, a three-piece bathroom, and a finished loft. There is a large window overlooking the lake, as well as inviting pine flooring and area rugs. The main floor includes kitchen, dining, sleeping and sitting areas.

The KITCHEN area is equipped with a full-sized fridge/freezer, countertop, double stainless steel sink, microwave, small toaster oven, kettle, coffee maker and coffee filters, silverware and other kitchen utensils, cutting board, dish drainer, dish cloth and dish towel, mixing bowls, salad spinner, measuring cup, non-breakable plates, bowls, three smaller pots, two frying pans... A complete list of kitchen inventory is available upon request to help you prepare for your stay.

The DINING AREA is equipped with a table for two that converts to a desk with keyboard tray and overlooks views of the sky, trees, and lake.

The cozy SITTING AREA invites you to settle in with a book, a beverage, a journal to write in, a conversation. In this corner, there are two large chairs with rattan ottomans, an area rug, LED candles. The wood stove for chilly nights is also in this corner.

The SLEEPING AREA includes a queen-sized Murphy bed with spring mattress of medium firmness that can be folded down when you want it to be available and folded up and away when you prefer. There are two side tables with lamps, providing light for ambience, reading, and a place to set things you want to have nearby.

For guests who have the physical ability to do so, climbing up a narrow flight of stairs and "crouching" your way through an entrance will take you into the finished LOFT. The loft is the size of a small bedroom and is tall enough in the middle areas to stand up in. Laminate flooring, overhead lighting that guests can set to their preferred colour(s) with included remote provide ambience to the unfurnished space. Meditating, stretching, or working on a puzzle that you bring would all work well in this space. Walk to the farthest end of the small loft and you will find a small, rustic wooden door. Open and walk through the door and you will be outside on a small, second-floor balcony with views overlooking the lake, yard, and the nearby house that the host lives in.

The 3-piece WASHROOM is small, clean, and functional. This is not a 5-star washroom with respect to style but it provides the basic amenities needed, along with freshly laundered bath towel(s), hand towel, and face cloth(s) for those who need them. It is extremely important to note there are very strict rules about what is allowed to be put down the toilet and drains. (See house rules.)

OUTSIDE

Guests of the Restorative By Nature Guesthouse enjoy cooking and lounging on the dedicated, rustic stone patio situated just outside the entrance to the guesthouse. There is also a small lawn space nearby that is dedicated for guests to use. Both areas (and the entire property closest to the guesthouse) overlook views of the lake and trees.

The PATIO includes outdoor chairs that you can move around to suit your preferences, a patio table, a small propane-fired grill. Fresh herbs such as oregano, sage, thyme, and chocolate mint are growing in herb gardens close by and, when in season/flourishing, are available for guests to harvest to incorporate into their meals.

Guests have access to entering the lake to swim or canoe/kayak at a spot nearby the guesthouse. At that entry point, the lake is shallow and sandy close to shore and then deepens relatively quickly as you move further out. Things to note: you do have have to make your way through/across some aquatic plants as you make your way to the deeper water. Motor boats do go by on the lake; it's generally and usually quiet although there are some times when it is busier and there is more motor boat activity for a while. Finally, wearing water shoes in the lake is strongly recommended.

During summer months, guests are welcome to use a KAYAK that is here so long as they BRING THEIR OWN PFD/lifejacket and sound signalling device (e.g., a whistle). Wearing a pdf is required. Guests are also welcome to bring their own kayak, canoe, or paddleboard. Guests are not permitted to bring a motor boat to the property here.

PARKING is available for one vehicle and is located close to the guest house.

There is no outdoor electric lighting at the guesthouse at this time. Please come prepared with a flashlight or headlamp in case you need it.

The Restorative By Nature Guesthouse is situated nearby and in view of the house where the host lives.

CLEANING SUPPLIES such as a robot vacuum, canister vacuum, cleaning cloths, and cleaning products are provided in the guesthouse for use during your stay as needed. Hand soap, hand sanitizer, and dish soap are also provided for use during your stay.

Where you'll sleep

Common spaces
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Refrigerator
Microwave

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Where you’ll be

Sydenham, Ontario, Canada

For those who want to immerse themselves in nature, there are many options nearby. The Cataraqui Trail runs through the village of Sydenham, about 6 1/2 km away. Gould Lake Conservation Area is about 4 km away and Frontenac Provincial Park is about 15 km away. The Rideau Trail is also nearby.

The village of Sydenham (about 6 1/2 km away) is situated on the west end of Sydenham Lake. It has a hardware store, grocery store, restaurant, coffee shop, general store that has a gift shop feel, public library (limited hours), LCBO, and ice cream cone options, as examples.

For those who enjoy the downtown experience of a small city, downtown Kingston is ~35 km away. The City of Kingston also has some wonderful parks for walks and picnics, Lake Ontario Park being one of them.

Hosted by Tracy

Joined in July 2020
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I host guests at the Restorative by Nature Guesthouse located in South Frontenac, Ontario. This guesthouse is suitable for 1 to 2 guests looking for quiet, peaceful retreat. A 24 hour/day quiet rule applies. I offer the opportunity to spend time here at the guesthouse with the hope that it will offer those who visit solace and nourishment. If you visit, it is my hope your visit will be nourishing for you. The Restorative by Nature Guesthouse is about a 40 minute drive from Kingston, Ontario and a 2 hour or so drive from Ottawa. It operates for about 5 months of the year. I live and work on-site.
I host guests at the Restorative by Nature Guesthouse located in South Frontenac, Ontario. This guesthouse is suitable for 1 to 2 guests looking for quiet, peaceful retreat. A 24 h…

During your stay

You can reach the host through the airbnb app during your stay. The host also lives and works on-site so can usually be available in-person (outside of work hours) to answer any questions. The guesthouse is in a tranquil setting; however, it is not completely secluded/private from the host house and there are also some somewhat shared outdoors areas/spaces.
You can reach the host through the airbnb app during your stay. The host also lives and works on-site so can usually be available in-person (outside of work hours) to answer any qu…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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