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Custom Built with Craftmanship, Designed Passive Solar/Turbine - PHOENIX FARM

Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Owen Sound, Grey County, Ontario
I designed this home taking into consideration the true south direction, the angle of the roof (pagoda style) for the benefits of passive solar heating in the winter and cooling effects in the summer and the windows for natural ventilation and 360-degree views. It was built after in-depth research, with loving care and value of workmanship, assisted by skilled craftsmen and myself to create a sanctuary for man and beast alike. Stones from the fence rows handpicked for the mosaic look of the 10-foot high hearth, cedar, and pine from the forest for the board/baton siding of the house and barn and cedar rails for the fences. The fields and forested areas have not been sprayed with any chemicals in more than 15 years, similarly, there are no properties near Phoenix Farm that are not organic in nature. The 1545 sq.ft. home is heated by on... Read more
Listing #FKN9219370
About the Owner
Laura W
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
Interaction with guests
You can expect assistance from your hostess to allow you to get settled quickly and be familiarized with places to visit, the amenities in town and my suggestions to ensure your security and privacy during your stay at Phoenix Farm. You will see the list of activities and sights in West Grey township below. You will be provided with two sets of keys during your stay which must be returned or $50 of your security deposit will be forfeited. Similarly there will be a $300 security (damage) deposit, payable at the same time as your 50% deposit on your vacation rental. Your security damage deposit will be refunded on the last day of your stay. Cancellation rules apply. Please read Flipkey's booking and cancellation rules.
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Laura was an amazing hostess and we really enjoyed our stay at this gorgeous property! One can't help but relax when they're welcomed by the stunning views and the comfortable ambiance. A one-of-a-kind place!

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Jacquie D
Management response:Responded 13 May 2018

Thank you Amy for your complimentary review of Phoenix Farm. Your response is so well received. You are always welcome at my sanctuary nestled in nature. See you soon. Blessings to you and your family. Have a successful and safe summer.

Reviewed 18 January 2018

This property was delightful and the home provides such nice natural light that I couldn't help but relax. A great home to bring the family and enjoy the country life. I thought the price was a bit expensive but it was made up for by...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank LadyLucksMan
Management response:Responded 19 January 2018

Thank you for the glowing review. Looking forward to your further inquiries and comments all the amenities including the basement suite which is almost finished that features an extra suite with a jacuzzi soaking tub. My prices are a guideline for visitors. Just like the...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wheelchair Accessible
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Special arrangements can be made for pets with family members. Children under the age of 8 years old are accomodated for free - limit of 2 for the upper level of the house. 9...
    2 Full baths
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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  • Cleaning fee: R 720 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Nature Trails
Hike excursions are available at Allen Park or a little farther distance are access points to the Bruce Trail System. The gorgeous Beaver Valley, famous for its awe-inspiring vistas, reminiscent of the Group of Seven artists’ paintings is a short 30 minute drive east. As is a visit to the charming town of Kimberley, where you may enjoy a short, scenic hike on the Bruce Trail at Old Baldy.
Summer/Winter Activities
Taking a stroll, with your furry or non-furry family members, through our Saugeen Conservation Area, where you can experience the Saugeen River and McGowan Falls, is a wonderful way to begin or end your day. Fishing is allowed as well as photography, of course. Swimming, canoeing and kayaking are available
Getting around
Phoenix farm is located a short five minute drive (1.5 km.) to the quaint town of Durham, Ontario (2 hours northwest of Toronto or less than 90 minutes north of Guelph). We have all facilities and many conveniences here, including a natural food store/café known as Chicory Common, other small family restaurants, the Garafraxa live entertainment bar/café, used book store, florists, Durham fitness centre with state of the art exercise equipment, thrift/antique stores, banks, credit union, video store, liquor/beer store, library, pharmacy, gas stations, two convenience stores, vet clinics, an excellent medical centre, the Durham Hospital, West Grey municipal police service, OPP (which services my municipality known as Southgate) and a Food
Car recommended
How to get there
Phoenix Farm (50 acre wildlife sanctuary) is located 2 hours northwest of Toronto, or 90 minutes straight north of Guelph. The google mapping address is 283054 Southgate-Glenelg Townline, Durham, Ontario N0G 1R0. The quaint town of Durham is located in the centre of the headwaters of the river systems that flow to Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. in southwestern Ontario. Our parks, conservations areas, waterways and rolling hill vistas of Grey County are breathtaking and unique in Ontario. Many tourists just pass through on the way to the Bruce Peninsula attractions which is why Durham is Grey County's best kept naturalized secret. We have managed to have clear skies for stargazing (due to no light pollution), a relaxed pace with limited crowds and most import... more
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