Magical log cabin on 23 acres. Total privacy, yet only 5 minutes to Durham, 30 minutes to Beaver Valley and Owen Sound and under 2 hours to Toronto. 18 feet deep pond and hot tub. Stunning gardens & miles of trails.
This log cabin is truly one of a kind. Built only 20 years ago, it combines all the modern conveniences with old world charm. The home features antique lighting fixtures, wide plank pine floors, beautiful old doors with pulleys and so much more.
We have included some of our frequently asked questions below.
Q. When is check-in and check-out?
A. Check-in is 4:00pm, check-out is 11:00am.
Q. How will I get the keys?
A. We have a lockbox. A code will be provided to you via a welcome package one week prior to your stay.
Q. Are linens and towels provided or do I need to bring my own?
A. No need to bring your own linens and towels. We provide fresh linens and towels at the beginning of your stay. The bed linens will be placed in each bedroom on the dresser so guests can be assured that the sheets are freshly laundered.
Q. Is there a hot tub?
A. Yes, there is an outdoor hot tub that seats approximately 8 adults.
Q. Is there an outdoor propane barbeque?
Q. Is there internet access?
A. Yes, we have wireless internet at the cabin. The passcode is located on the bottom of the router in the bedroom beside the bathroom.
Q. Do you allow pets?
A. Dogs may be allowed, depending on the dog. We are dog lovers and owners ourselves but our dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture. We request that you also pick up after your pet. Please, no cats.
Q. Can you swim in the pond?
A. Yes, the pond is 18 feet deep and many of our guests have enjoyed swimming in the pond.
Q. Is smoking allowed?
A. Smoking is not allowed inside or near the cabin or in any of the outbuildings. Please smoke only on the flagstone patios and dispose of all cigarette butts.
Q. Do you have directions to the cabin?
A. Detailed directions will be emailed to you via a welcome package one week prior to your stay.
Guests have access to most everything the property has to offer. There is a ping pong table and paddles located in the basement for your use. Please put all ping pong paddles and balls back in the rack when done.
The driveshed is available to you to park your cars. 3 cars can be parked in the driveshed. The driveshed is not locked, The garage is kept locked and is not accessible to guests.
Guests will use the lockbox to gain entry to the cabin. We will provide the code once the booking is confirmed and final payment is received.
Our prices include 13% HST which we are required by law to collect. Airbnb does not collect taxes or provide a mechanism for Canadians to collect them. In Canada, short term rentals are subject to HST.
Linens are provided for your stay and will be in each bedroom along with face and bath towels. When you leave, please leave any used towels and sheets in the 2 laundry hampers provided.
Since we are on a septic system, ONLY toilet paper goes in the toilet.
Anything else will cause problems.
We have left you an allotment of wood for your use beside the cook stove in the kitchen. Please use only this wood and kindling for fires inside the cook stove or the fireplace in the tv room. Do not use the cedar from the blanket box on the front porch. Cedar is only to be used outdoors since it can cause chimney fires. Do not use the firewood provided beside the cookstove for fires in the firepit outside. This is seasoned hardwood only for use inside. Please ONLY use the fire pit on the flagstone patio at the front of the house or on the driveway. DO NOT BURN GARBAGE.
The cabin has wifi and the code is located underneath the router in the upstairs bedroom on the left.
There is a 50 inch smart TV for your use. The TV only plays DVDs since there is no cable for the cabin, but there is a supply of movies you are welcome to enjoy. There is also a great movie rental store “At The Movies” in the town of Durham. Go west on Grey Road 4 and turn right at Garafraxa (Highway 6). The movie rental store will be on your right-hand side at 211 Garafraxa N.
The TV is already set up to play movies but if you change the settings somehow, the Input for the DVD is HDMI4. The silver remote controls the TV, the black one the DVD player.
We ask that our guests enjoy their stay at the cabin. We operate on the honour system and understand that accidents sometimes happen. Please let us know if any items are damaged during your stay. You will be asked to complete an application/rental agreement. Please no smoking in the house or any of the out-buildings. Careful and considerate outdoor smoking is acceptable. Open fires in fire pit only. Please only use the wood provided in the blanket box on the front porch for the fire pit. This wood is cedar and cannot be used indoors. Also the wood provided for you to use indoors, is hardwood, expensive and should not be used in the firepit. Please exercise extreme caution when skating on the pond in the shoulder seasons to ensure it is fully frozen. Always take a hockey stick or long pole with you if you are uncertain. Music or loud noise of any kind are not permitted after 10pm. Please leave the cabin as you found it. Well-mannered dogs are allowed with owner approval. Pets are not allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms. Please pick up after your pet when you leave and dispose of "poop" high up in the forested area across from the side entrance. Please remove shoes in the house as pine floors scratch easily.
Garbage and recycling cans are located in the pantry. Please take all your garbage home with you when you leave. Garbage and recycling cans are located in the pantry. If you cannot fit all of your garbage, please take as much as you can and place the remainder in the garbage cans located in the drive shed. Please ensure that the bags and lid are sealed and the door to the drive shed is securely closed. Since we do not have regular garbage pickup...any garbage you leave we will have to take to the dump so please try to take it with you.
DURHAM LANDFILL SITE
• Directions: From Garafraxa, turn west onto Park Street
Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm: April 15th to October 15th
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: October 16th to April 14th Year Round
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Year Round
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Year Round
I live in Toronto with my husband, 2 children, 2 dogs and one cat. Both my husband and I are graphic/web designers and marketing consultants. We enjoy spending time at the cabin when our schedules permit. The peace and tranquility at the cabin is bliss after the noise and chaos of Toronto.