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Georgian Bay/Cawaja Beach weeHouse Modern Cottage

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
One of the first 'weeHouses' designed by Geoffrey Warner of Alchemy Architects, this modern cottage has been featured often in the design press, including the Toronto Star in 2006. Nestled in 70’ mature red pines, with both good daylight and privacy, this modern cottage is only about 100 yards from the beach path to a beautiful semi-private white sand swimming beach with shallow crystal-clear water. We like to cook, so there is a full kitchen with a gas range. There is no high speed internet, but there is decent cell phone coverage. There are large tables, a gas fireplace, huge deck with Muskoka Chairs, a screen porch, Badminton court, a rowboat, and standup paddleboard. 1300 sf, 3 BR: sleeps 9 total 1 queen BR (for 2 people) on the main level 1 queen BR w/ 1/2 bath (for 2 people...One of the first 'weeHouses' designed by Geoffrey Warner of Alchemy Architects, this modern cottage has been featured often in the design press, including the Toronto Star in 2006. Nestled in 70’ mature red pines, with both good daylight and privacy, this modern cottage is only about 100 yards from the beach path to a beautiful semi-private white sand swimming beach with shallow crystal-clear water. We like to cook, so there is a full kitchen with a gas range. There is no high speed internet, but there is decent cell phone coverage. There are large tables, a gas fireplace, huge deck with Muskoka Chairs, a screen porch, Badminton court, a rowboat, and standup paddleboard. 1300 sf, 3 BR: sleeps 9 total 1 queen BR (for 2 people) on the main level 1 queen BR w/ 1/2 bath (for 2 people) on the 2nd level 1 queen BR with twin and bunk bed (for 5 people) on the main level 1-1/2 baths w/ extra outdoor shower Washer and Dryer Cleaning is INCLUDED. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Geoffrey W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

The Wee home was just as the pics showed it. It was clean and very well equipped with anything one might need. It was quiet and peaceful and views from the main house were beautiful. Would definitely recommend it! Loved it!!

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed 18 September 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely time at the cottage. My family and I were able to relax, cook and eat together, take in some great walks along the beach, enjoy some campfires and spend quality time. The cottage has everything you need and there was enough...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

We had a glorious thanksgiving weekend ! The cottage has all you need for a relaxing stay! Campfires,strolls on the beach were enjoyed by our two families!,More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Sonya L
OnAir736053, VR Owner at Georgian Bay/Cawaja Beach weeHouse Modern Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi, Sonya - Thanks for staying and for your review! It looked like from your emails that the cottage was great, but I see that you've left 2 stars (out of 5). Let me know if there are things that weren't right that we can...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Wonderful layout however for very small children the separation of bedrooms may be an issue. We loved the setting and appreciated the many windows that looked out into the forest. Comfortable and well equipped kitchen. We felt very zen in this uncluttered space. Many thanks...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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OnAir736053, VR Owner at Georgian Bay/Cawaja Beach weeHouse Modern Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thanks for staying with us. Zen is good! Happy that the cottage and red pines put you in that place.

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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2018
OnAir736053, VR Owner at Georgian Bay/Cawaja Beach weeHouse Modern Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended...and thankfully it’s not on Airbnb so it remains a (somewhat) hidden gem. I’d definitely consider renting again and/or having Geoffrey redesign my house into a weehouse My parents rented a beachfront place at Lafontaine beach but Cawaja was much nicer despite being a...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank nasdaddy
OnAir736053, VR Owner at Georgian Bay/Cawaja Beach weeHouse Modern Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Happy to share it with you and really appreciate your perceptions of the cottage and neighborhood. We love it too, and so are happy to be able to share it and use the feedback to make it incrementally a little better each year.

Reviewed 6 September 2018

A very enjoyable stay at the Wee House. Especially liked the open cottage plan and beach access. Midland conveniently nearby for shopping as needed.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank John H
OnAir736053, VR Owner at Georgian Bay/Cawaja Beach weeHouse Modern Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thanks for staying, John!

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

My family (four adults, two children, two babies) spent four days at the wee house at the end of August. I would recommend this cottage to a family (or families) with small children for many reasons. First of all, correspondence with the owner, Geoffrey, was...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Management response:Responded 7 September 2018

Thanks for the great detail on the review. We try to keep things in good working order, and so the honest feedback is very helpful. There are a bunch of different types of pillows, but we'll look at culling / supplementing / getting new ones....More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We have been coming to the weeHouse for a few years now and we love it each time. It is a wonderfully thought out cottage that is built with ease and comfort in mind. I appreciate how close the beach is (2 minute walk) and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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OnAir736053, VR Owner at Georgian Bay/Cawaja Beach weeHouse Modern Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

This is a little late in coming, but THANKS for your enthusiasm and help making it a great place. We really appreciate your support!

Reviewed 16 June 2018

Cottage is a gem! It is very well equipped (great kitchen), clean, spacious, cozy, relaxing and stylish. The beach is very calm and beautiful and less than a five minute walk from cottage. Really enjoyed hanging out on the cottage deck (lots of furniture to...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank 23Toronto
Management response:Responded 23 June 2018

Thanks for your enthusiasm! Glad that it worked even when the weather was not pristine. We try to make it a little better every year, so the feedback is much appreciated.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Porch
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Cawaja Beach has been a favorite family summer destination since the 1920s. It is a great cottage community on Georgian Bay that that is only 1-1/2 hours north of Toronto Airport, and 10 minutes from Midland. The beach is not crowded, the cottages all surrounded with tall red pines, and carpeted with dried pine needles over the white sandy soil. Midland has all the conveniences of a larger town. The shallow sandy swimming beach warms nicely in the summer and is good for paddleboarding, kiteboarding, windsurfing, boating. Fishing and golfing and Georgian Bay boat tours available locally. The Huronia Heritage Museum and Martyrs' Shrine are in nearby Midland.
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