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20,000 sq.ft. Private, Natural, Spring Fed Pond Newly Built Natural Cedar wood Deck
12 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
2 baths
12 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Escape the city and tune into nature. Beautiful, fully equipped waterfront log style cottage in the heart of the Niagara Escarpment is located on 5 acres of pristine woodland surrounded by private spring fed ponds. Our space is perfect for intimate gatherings, weekend getaways, corporate gatherings and retreats.

The space

Large 5 bedroom* Cottage, over 2000 sqft

An 800 sq. ft studio space perfect for yoga, dance, art, etc.
*This room is available at an extra cost.

Private spring fed pond 14,000 sqft very clear water
Sleeps a max of 12

1hr 15 min North/West of Toronto, outside of the town of Horning's Mills
L9V 2V4, Melanchthon.
Beautiful, fully equipped waterfront log style cottage on private natural 4.9 acres surrounded by ponds. NO WIFI - perfect to unplug from technology
(owners cottage also on property)

5* bedroom
2 bathroom
Large kitchen with new appliances
Large family room & mud room
New washer/dryer
Wood stove
Screened Muskoka dining Room
Fully equipped kitchen - NO DISHWASHER
New linens
New towels
46 inch plasma
all kitchen supplies
new renovated deck (600sq ft)
2 small charcoal BBQ
outdoor furniture
no internet, land line only
10 inflatable chairs for the pond
outdoor fire pits
room for volleyball net


Sleeping arrangements include:

3 bedrooms with queen size beds
1 bedroom with double & single bunk + 1 single bed
*1 large bedroom or second large living room with 4 single beds (second double mattress available in closet) suitable for a couple with 1 or 2 kids

Also available; 1 queen size pull out sofa in the main living room area

Other things to note

To speed up the process when inquiring, please let us know the average age, size of your group and the nature of your gathering. Thank you:)


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To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
4 single beds, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is $800

Check in is 4pm
Check out is 11am

We reserve the right to terminate rental immediately with no refund, and or deduct from the damage deposit if the following rules are not respected.

You will be asked to sign a liability release waiver for you and all your guests.
A refundable damage deposit of $800 must be paid by e-transfer before or upon arrival. It is returned upon inspection of the property (following 72 hours).


1. Our cottage is for mature friends and family gatherings only, no parties. Noise levels are to be kept at an acceptable level out of respect to our neighbors as sound carries quite far here in the valley. We do not allow excessive outdoor noise or loud music at any time.

2. NO SHOOTING fire arms on the property.

3. All inflatable chairs are for OUTDOOR USE ONLY.

4. Absolutely no smoking in the house, outdoors only, please ensure to take your butts with you when you leave.

5. Please do not wear shoes indoors.

6. The cottage has no pick up service, you must take your ALL garbage and recycling with you when you leave.

7. We kindly request that our resident family of geese as well as our ducks be respected and left alone (please do not feed them)

8. Camp fires are only permitted in the designated fire pits.

9. Only use charcoal for BBQ


Remove all the bedsheets and leave beside the beds (leave mattress covers)
hang all wet towels in the laundry room to dry (do not pile wet towels or leave in washing machine)

Cleaning fee does not include dirty dishes. Kindly clean, dry and restow in clearly marked areas.

Ensure no garbage is left behind.

All indoor/outdoor furniture should be placed back in its original spot including inflatables and BBQs

Turn heat down in winter


Balance of rental fee is due 10 days prior to arrival.
Full deposit refund up to 10 days prior to arrival date only.
No refunds will be issued after those dates.


11 Reviews

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Andrei User Profile
August 2017
The cottage was great! The pictures really don't do it justice - the property is huge with a private pond (also really big) and the cottage itself was very cozy with lots of space indoors for relaxing. At first, we were somewhat worried about not having wifi, but it turned out to be a great way to disconnect from all of that and really enjoy nature and truly relaxing with friends. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a quiet cottage to relax!

Daniel User Profile
August 2017
Our extended family attended a wedding in Orangeville, and decided to have a little family reunion. We were 12 adults and 2 infants. Zora & Nubia's place turned out to be the perfect location for quiet family time. It housed us all comfortably in a beautiful, tranquil and secluded setting. There is a pond right outside the door and herons to greet you in the morning. The house is exactly as described, and Zora and Nubia were very welcoming and accommodating. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.

Sebastien User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful cottage! Wonderful and peaceful location to get away from it all and a perfect choice for families. Everybody in our family absolutely loved the place and we'll definitely go back! Thanks Zora and Nubia for making our stay so enjoyable and for all the details that made it a memorable one for the whole family.

Joseph User Profile
July 2017
The location is great and the house is perfect for a large group to get away for the weekend. Zora and Nubia were great hosts and everything was flawless

Ivan User Profile
January 2017
Zora and Nubia are fantastic hosts!! They were very helpful throughout our stay. We had a great time during our New Years weekend. This is a great place to wind down and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It offers an excellent opportunity to reconnect with nature. The views are spectacular!!!! Our group is definitely planning to return. Thanks again Zora and Nubia!! Ivan
Zora & Nubia User Profile
Response from Zora & Nubia:
We feel the same wonderful feelings about you and your group. We look forward to your return!! Thank you again.
January 2017

Barb User Profile
October 2016
We had a great family weekend at Zora and Nubia's place. We had very clear directions and good communication throughout. The house is surprisingly spacious with beautiful views over a pond, with nice outdoor areas. We took advantage of the nearby Bruce Trail for hiking. We did not really visit the small town, but went to Shelburne (close by) for any supplies we needed. You should know that there is no cell service or wifi - which was a challenge for our teenagers - but if you're looking to unplug, this is the place. The kitchen was well stocked ( no dishwasher) and we were able to prepare a whole turkey dinner there. Overall a great place.

Jayson User Profile
September 2016
Our party of 10 stayed at Zora & Nubia's property for a long weekend. Their home is wonderfully isolated in the woods, on a large property with its own enormous pond. The house itself is very clean and well-maintained, with ample room for our large group including a large kitchen perfect for prepping big meals. It's also conveniently located near hiking trails, canoeing, and fishing. All in all, it's a great place to disconnect and relax!

Shelburne, CanadaJoined in May 2015
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Interaction with guests

We are available to help you throughout your stay as we live in the main house which is also on the land.

About Zora & Nubia

What you can expect from us as your hosts is a professional, attentive and caring experience. We are very dedicated to a balanced lifestyle of work and enjoyment of life. We love family and doing our part in helping humanity. As a former restauranteur we understand the needs of a wide range of hosting. As retreat facilitators we also understand the needs of peace and serenity. We are committed to making your stay a memorable one.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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