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Georgian Bay/Cawaja Beach weeHouse Modern Cottage

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Balm Beach, Tiny, Ontario
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 an...
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Listing #FKN2526423
About the Owner
Geoffrey W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
I am available via cell, and our housekeeper is almost next door for last minute needs or questions.
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank nasdaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank John H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Navigate746728
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

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

  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    3 Queens
    1 Bunk
    1 Twin
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  • Damage Deposit: R 4 473 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rates are in $USD, and include towels, linens, cleaning, taxes.
High Season 2018 June 24 to September 2: Weekly $1750.
Standard Season:
Weekly: $1050 (Sunday to Sunday).
Or turnover days on Sunday or Thursday:
Weekend Rate for Thurs-Sun ( 3 nights) = $675
Weekday Rate for Sun-Thurs (4 nights) = $700
$300 deposit down, with the rent due 30 days before the rental. Cancellation allowed up to 30 days before planned rental start less $200 cancellation fee.
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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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Toronto Pearson: 90.0 km
You'll need a car typically, but it is possible to take a bus from Toronto Airport to Barrie, and schedule a pick up in Cawaja Beach with a little extra work.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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