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EXEC Chefs HOME off Hwy#15 (btwn Kingston-SmithsFalls) beautiful Portland Ontario(BigRideauLake)private serene residence,pristine, gardens,deck, gazebo,fish pond,DESIGNER DECOR,modern/urban,4 min walk to LCBO, Royal Bk,FoodMart,POffice-FREE CtlBrkfst
AVAILABLE effective September 15 only -- check back as we are modernizing with stunning guest décor, amenities and upgrades--all in progress ALL WILL BE COMPLETED in time for Guests' Arrival... We also offer FREE Wi-Fi, FREE local calls, FREE use of FAX machine, FREE Continental Breakfast (BEST coffee/espresso/cappuccino with homemade fresh baked goods), relaxing wine,prosecco,beer,whiskey& japanese sake bar(honour system), outdoor use of BBQ, stunning view of Big Rideau Lake without the fuss of being on the water, 2 min walk to 2 Marinas+Boat Slips and all other modern amenities; FREE safe parking on-site including space for RV+trailer+m/cycles+bikes+vehicles; we have no pets, smoke-free environment at all times; some host amenities offered herein are offered to guests for up-scale convenience for a small nominal cost -- please inquire about them prior to or at arrival-- a small guest handbook is available for your review on site as GUESTS' Guide to our Lovely Home, similar to that which you find at up-scale hotels
ACCESS includes comfortable lounge chairs with Muskoka Chairs and stunning front views of Big Rideau Lake without being on the water from spacious Front Porch + Outdoor Coffee Deck to relax in the evening by setting sun; occasional deer/fawn hop by, Great Room (family room) to relax by and watch flickering warm fire, outdoor fire pit to roast S'mores & Hot Dogs, screened Gazebo with excellent free WI-FI, outdoor electric hook-ups for Trailer or Electric Car or Block Heaters, good books to read, scrap-booking session available, propane gas BBQ on outdoor wooden deck directly hooked up to LPG connections, comfortable and elegant stay
Interaction with guests
AT ALL TIMES -- Owners/Hosts are on-site and living within the home, offering trip itineraries, things to see&do, comfortable and elegant stay, not any your average country home as we offer good conversation, enrichment topics including Hosts' world travel, digital and bridge photography, stained glass, as well as Western Canada-Alberta & B.C. work and home experiences -- First Time Guests will LOVE our endearing hosting style and we sincerely hope to have you back again as a VIP Guest.
Portland (on-the-Rideau) -- the town itself -- south of Smiths Falls and north of Kingston is a gorgeous town directly on Big Rideau Lake -- OUR HOME is within 3 minute walk to the water, and all amenities as noted above as well as Portland has 2 Marinas, Boat Slips, Sport Fishing (walleye-pickerel-lrg mouth bass), Public Dock and Public Launch for boats, Winter ICE Fishing, Horticulture, extensive Cataraqui Trail walking and snowmobiling, nearby golfing and farmers' markets, antique shops, hardware stores, casual and fine dining, Wetlands, Osprey Nests and Bird Watching with so many more town activities throughout the year -- a real magnet for serene and exceptional get-aways -- long or short term stays are welcomed by Hosts Rick & Sylvia, to be arranged.
ARRIVE by boat, slip at choice of 2 marinas (Len's Marina and Bayview Marina), VIA Rail to Kingston, Hosts offer bicycle to ride to town (3 minutes) or hitch a ride with Hosts if we are off to market.
Other things to note
We offer QN sized bed with comfortable fresh mattress pad, comfy linens, firm allergy free pillows, Parisian décor and accents.
Kindly advise HOSTS in advance of any late arrival prior to or during your stay as doors are generally secured by 9:00 P.M. (21:00 HRS)-- We can be open at 05:30 A.M. for early arrivals please contact us in advance; You may wish to bring flip flops or your cozy fuzzy slippers, as they say.
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Exotic Chef Cooking (Thai, French, Lebanese, Szechuan cuisines)
Exotic and Adventure Travel (Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Galapagos, Antarctica, Argentina, East Africa, Cape Town, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Arctic Circle, Fjords, Tyrol Austria, Banff/Canmore Canada)
Photography (travel, animals, birds, flora)
Enriching conversation, fun with scrapbooking travel albums
Home chef cooking, Wine collecting