The Dance Hall Cottage on Charleston Lake


Entire cottage hosted by Parker

4 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bathroom
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What was once the local dance hall for Charleston Lake residents in the 1900s is now an incredibly cozy and colourfully curated lakehouse getaway. The 3-BR cottage is a place to relax, recharge, and let your imagination run wild. Dream up all the shenanigans that could have taken place within the dance hall walls a hundred years ago and create your own lakeside memories.

Between the many outdoor spaces and thoughtfully decorated indoors there is no shortage of inspiration or fun to be had.

The space
There are so many favourite nooks at the dance hall lakehouse and different times to enjoy them. We love: early cozy mornings with coffee in the screened-in porch or down by the lake, lunch under the trees on the side deck, a hot summers day swim to cool off midday, enjoying music with afternoon cocktails in the dance hall with the windows wide open and the breeze blaring through, and an evening fire either in the hall or out by the fire pit — just to name a few.

The Dance Hall can sleep 8 with one queen-size bed (in what we call the Tree Fort bedroom - see photos), two full beds (both in screened-in rooms), and one queen-size pull-out sofa bed (in the main hall). Every bedroom boasts views of the trees and sounds of lake living (between the birds, loons, waves, and wind, you are sure to have a memorably relaxing sleep).

Two of our bedrooms are in screen rooms making for a luxury camping style experience on down-topped mattresses and down duvets. You and your friends/family will be fighting for who gets to sleep out there. Please note that the Lemonade Stand bedroom (see photos) has two screened walls and there is potential for a little spray in severe summer storms.

Among each nook, there are trinkets and books that tell tales of times passed. We encourage guests to explore the many shelves, trunks, and drawers, reading articles and pages that help immerse themselves in another, simpler time. There’s no shortage of vintage furniture and decor but you’ll find that it’s the perspective you gain from dreaming up another time that is most abundant here. Our favourite? Definitely the collection of delicate glassware that is original to the dance hall, we recommend crafting a cocktail and sipping on the front porch next to what we call the Lemonade Stand — the half wall that was once where lemonade and drinks were served to Dance Hall frequenters. What a blast from the past.

Private Cottage with 150 Feet of Waterfront
High-Speed Wifi (50 download mb/s & 8 upload mb/s)
New Wood-Burning Stove
Yoga Mats (x3)
Roku TV
Bose Bluetooth Speaker
Charcoal BBQ
Fire pit
Screened-in Porch
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Outdoor Dining Space
Portable Fans for Each Bedroom

*Charleston Lake does have zebra mussels so please come prepared with swimming shoes.
*Necessities provided: Hand soap, dish soap, shampoo, conditioner, paper towels, toilet paper, and one towel per guest.
*Kitchen fully equipped with all that you need: pots/pans/cooking sheets, olive oil, salt & pepper.
*Barbecue requires charcoal and we will provide one bag for your stay.
*Firewood provided for indoor wood-burning stove and outdoor fire pit.
*We ask that you care for the Dance Hall and leave her in the same state as she welcomed you in (cleaning supplies are provided).

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Fire pit
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Athens, Ontario, Canada

Although it's hard to find a reason to want to leave the property, we do enjoy the countryside drive into Athens (12 mins) to pick up any last-minute groceries or supplies, a bottle of wine from the LCBO, baked goods from Willard's Bakery (if you're lucky you can score the fried cakes) or Luke's European Style Market, or a tasty hot meal from Ben's Country Canteen chip truck.

A little further in Lyndhurst (15 mins), you can pick up a hot meal or two heaping scoops to-go at Moroni's Post. Otherwise, we suggest keeping it local at the Dance Hall.

Hosted by Parker

  1. Joined in November 2019
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My wife, Katrina, and I run a small hospitality business in Prince Edward County + Eastern Ontario. When not working on our properties you can find me on my skateboard, practicing yoga, or travelling around the world enjoying others' AirBNBs and soaking in the local culture.
My wife, Katrina, and I run a small hospitality business in Prince Edward County + Eastern Ontario. When not working on our properties you can find me on my skateboard, practicing…


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House rules

Check-in: After 17:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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