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Georgian Bay/Cawaja Beach weeHouse Modern Cottage

25 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
3 nights minimum
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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
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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Porch
Central Heating
Washer
Blender
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Books
Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Microwave
Boat Available
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Toaster
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank Tour701621
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!

About the Owner
Geoffrey W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
Interaction with guests
I am available via cell, and our housekeeper is almost next door for last minute needs or questions.
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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.
How to get there
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.
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