Sun-room facing Bruce Street.Dining area just off the kitchen.
Quiet Home Just Steps to Thornbury's Best
Quiet Home Just Steps to Thornbury's Best
10 guests
4 bedrooms
10 beds
2 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
10 beds
2 baths
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Enjoy the cozy charm of this unique 18th century home.
Minutes away from Blue Mountain and several of Georgian Bay's Beaches.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have less than 2 reviews, we may request an image of a valid ID from the person who books and depending on the size of the group we may ask for other ID's as well prior to arrival.

The space

The Loft - sleeps 4 (4 singles or 2 king set-up)
The Front Room (Main Floor) - sleeps 2 (2 singles or 1 king set-up)
The Bunk Bed Room (Main Floor) - sleeps 2 singles.
There are 2 Futon beds in the 3rd room on the main floor as well.
Also enjoy the living / Dining area and a solarium facing Bruce Street.

Please ask for a custom rate's / Stays (Pending demand and availability).

Guest access

Includes access to a full kitchen (Small but functional), 2 living spaces,
Lots of little hiding places and two bathrooms BUT only 1 shower.
You are welcome to use the BBQ. We try to keep the propane tank full but if it runs out, we will refund (by emt) anyone who fills it at the local gas station.
I do not provide breakfast but there are several nearby options to choose from as well as a Fortinos grocery store within 3 min drive.

Interaction with guests

We can be reached by phone or email and should be able to help if needed.
We have a local property manager who will drop in to check on our guest's from time to time but you will be generally left in privacy.

Other things to note

Please turn the heat up on arrival if the house is too cold.
Door Lock Entry Code will be provided for your arrival.

Garbage & Recycling:
Please take everything you bring with you when you leave. Including all recycling and garbage from your stay. We provide clear bags and garbage bags for you.

We have neighbors who are very sweet, kind and respectful of each-other. We expect all guests to have the same consideration for them when in our home. After 9PM we ask that all guest's bring their activity indoors. No noise outside our home after 9pm.

This is NOT the right place for you IF.
- you want to cook 3 meals a day for the family (small kitchen)
- you want to put up "party decorations" (No decorations due to paint damage).
- you want to stay in and watch TV all day (No cable or TV)
- you want to party on the premises outside of the house. (Close neighbors. VERY quite neighborhood)

If inquiring to stay here, please give me as much information as possible
(SPECIALLY if you are new to airbnb and have no reviews or details about yourself).
- Arrival time
- Ages of guests
- Brief relation of guests (Friends or family or work colleagues .. etc)
- Any pets - details about the pet (s), age, breed, temperament.
- ..and anything else that tells me about yourself and the group.

PICTURE ID REQUIRED for new members with less than 2 reviews.

Q - Do you live at the home?
A - No.
Q - How far is the beach?
A - The closest beach is a 6 min walk at the Thornbury Harbour.
There are several others available within 5- 15 min drive.
Please map destinations of interest from N0H 2P0 Thornbury / Blue Mountains.
Q - How far is the Village / Blue Mountain?
A - 12 min driving.
Q - How far is Scandinav Spa?
A - 15 min driving.
Q - Is there WiFi
A - Yes
Q - Can we use the BBQ ?
A - Yes as long as you are respectful of my neighbors. No noise outside after 11pm .
AND If you run out of propane, and there isn't a spare tank, we will cover the cost of a refill.
Q - Are linens / bedding and towels provided?
A - Yes, freshly laundered for your stay (Only set the beds you intend to use please)
Q - Can we use the kitchen?
A - Yes, BUT large groups / families will find it small and crowded.
Q - Are there pots, pans etc.?
A - Yes, the kitchen has pots, pans, dishware, cutlery, a dishwasher + microwave, coffee maker etc.
Q - Where can we park?
A - The driveway fits 4-5 average size vehicles and street parking is also free.
NO OVERNIGHT PARKING on the street during winter months.

Our Tap Water -
Just a note to discourage the general wasteful practice of bottled water in an effort to reduce plastic waste.. of course you are welcome to it if you choose and we will discard of the empties as usual.
The tap water in this house is treated by the town and originates from Georgian Bay ( One of the cleanest large lakes in Ontario).
From what we see evidenced by the hundreds of empty plastic bottles left behind, the (cheapest brands) water people buy are of inferior quality to our tap water (Yes, I have tested several).
You would need to buy costly distilled or "RO" water to improve on the quality of our tap water. In fact, MOST municipal tap water supplies in Canada are of better quality than the likes of the cheapest bottled waters in the stores.
Please don't take this personally .. I know people love their bottled water but if purchasing water, maybe pay a bit more for better water than what comes out of the taps for free.

Wireless Internet
Family/Kid Friendly
Free parking on premise

Extra people £31 / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee £63
Security Deposit £188
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price £206 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
4 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please Recycle according to the guide posted on the fridge.
We will take care of any recycling and compost you leave.
Take any garbage that you create when you leave, bags are provided.
(Our garbage allowance is limited).
You will be expected to treat the home with respect and smoking will not be permitted indoors.
We have elderly neighbors - Please no noise outside on the property of our house after 11pm.
Have fun AND Be Good!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

40 Reviews

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Terry User Profile
March 2017
Dirk was awesome and the place is phenomenal. Right in town near a few restaurants, 5 min walk to the bay, 15 min drive to the mountain. And Dirk couldn't have been more accommodating. I'd rent here again in a second.

Monica User Profile
January 2017
Dirk was very friendly. His place was very spacious.

Vickie User Profile
August 2016
The host canceled this reservation 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Justine User Profile
August 2016
Dirk and I had a open line of communication from the time of booking. By the time we arrived at his property I felt like we were staying with an old friend.

Helen User Profile
August 2016
Dirk's home in Thornbury was great! Went with a group of 10 friends and we loved it. Enough space to fit 10 cosily and nicely. Would definitely return =)

Marisa User Profile
July 2016
The description was very accurate! It was a really nice place and everything you need is there. The accommodations were great. Super clean and awesome place to have a large group of people stay. We had 10 with alot of space to roam around. Overall amazing experienxe!!

Judy User Profile
June 2016
The neighborhood is charming and location central and convenient. The host provided high level of service and was quick to respond to inquiries. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we could have needed. Bathrooms, linen and kitchen was clean with the big exception of the fridge (blood under drawers). The major points that kept this rating from being better was the general run down condition of the house (daddy long legs, old noisy bathroom doors), almost non-existent window above air conditioner in loft, and complete lack of privacy in room with futons.
Dirk User Profile
Response from Dirk:
Judy's group were perfect guest's. We honestly couldn't ask for better. We were initially going to decline their group of 11 as we felt it would be too crowded for them but Judy insisted it would be just fine. Their group left less of a mess than we have had with 1/2 their group size.. commendable for sure. Very surprised to hear that the fridge was dirty but I do appreciate the input and have addressed it with our cleaners who do a fantastic job (imo) but they likely miss things from time to time. Unfortunately, we have no rebuttal for the rest of the issues mentioned. -The house is 120+ years old, "run down" as any 120 year old I suppose. -Bathroom doors squeak, yup, floors and other things too, see: 120 year old house -No privacy in the living room that has 2 futons for added guests? correct. If you insist like Judy to come with 11 people to this house and we are gracious enough to say ok, guess what, no privacy in the living room. -Daddy long legs, got em, even at my new home in Barrie. We do try to keep on top of that and eliminate them as we find them but watch-ya gonna do? If you see a spider, deal with it or scream.
June 2016

Joined in December 2014
Dirk User Profile

Hello Everyone!
We fell in love with this house and the town of Thornbury the first time we visited when we came on an invitation from our good friend Sara (who formally lived and managed this airbnb for us and got all those sweet reviews.. Thank's Sara).
Our interest's in travel and the appreciation for Canadian lakes, canoeing, camping, the great outdoors + amazing food and being around exciting like minded people have brought us to Thornbury and we look forward to eventually being able to spend more and more time here.
We are pleased to share this place in the hopes that everyone who stays here will experience what we have "fluked" on.
To us, it's like sharing a secret with someone when they stay at our house.
Please enjoy your stay.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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