The SpacelThis small but superbly-equipped apartment is quiet & cozy, has all the comforts of home, lacking for nothing, and lovely surroundings . Enjoy a book or movie in front of the fireplace, prepare a gourmet meal for 1 to 4 people, luxuriate in a jacuzzi bath after a day on the water, the trails, the links or the ski hills, retire to comfy memory-foam double bed. An armoire can house your clothes, shoes, accessories and luggage, several bins, baskets, under-bed, drawers and shelves will be left empty for storage of your own things. It is a studio after all, a small space, so - and I can't stress this enough! - you'll want to have a place for everything and everything in its place so that there's room for YOU! to relax and enjoy without feeling you're in the midst of chaos. For this reason, I am very conscientious about leaving you MUCH empty storage space.
Being a studio, altho it would not be correct to call my kitchen a "kitchenette" because it has a full sized (tho small) fridge and a dishwasher, but the "stove" consists of a 2-burner cooktop which is stored when not in use and a toaster-oven in which I've roasted a whole chicken with stuffing, cooked a delicious pork tenderloin, baked a cake, and cooked a 9" pizza! - among many other options. I find MOST people rarely use more than 2 burners at one time even on a regular stove!
Also there is a very good microwave and a Cuisinart grill/griddler (a la Geo Forman, but better). I've lived in this studio for 7 months at a time and found I was truly lacking for nothing and there was nothing I couldn't do - or cook! - ok, well maybe not a turkey! but the point is that with very little adjustment or inconvenience, one can cook and dine on almost anything.
Of course, I'll say it again - since the space is small (imagine living on a very spacious boat) one must be prepared to make effort to keep tidy and "stow" things in the many empty shelves, drawers & cupboards (& under-bed) if one wishes to appreciate the tranquility and coziness of the space. Guest AccessIndoor staircase fm entrance, vestibule and entire private suite with its own private, secure entrance and lots of parking. Interaction with GuestsThis is a self-contained suite, so in-person contact will be as little or as much as you wish, if I am home in my apt. next door, however, I do travel a lot. Email, text and phone are always options. The NeighborhoodThe location within Cranberry Resort is not only quiet and serene, it is extremely convenient, walking distance to downtown Collingwood, shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, music. Easy short drive to Blue Mountain and the "Village at Blue", and only 20 min. to the next town of lovely, quaint Thornbury. Within Cranberry resort itself are pools, fitness, golf, horseback riding, shops, restaurants, spa, clinics, walking/X-ctry ski/biking trails Getting AroundThere is MUCH to do, see, eat, buy and enjoy within easy walking distance, but everything within Collingwood, being a small town, is only a 5 to 10 minute drive away, and Blue Mountain and its Village are only about 15 min., and Thornbury, the Beaver Valley and Beaver River, and Georgian Hills Winery are about 20 minutes to half hour away, as is Wasaga Beach in the opposite direction.
PLENTY of parking in the lot adjacent to the building! Other Things to Note1. For ski season, Dec 15 - Apr 15, I am only willing to accept a Seasonal rental at a rate of $3,900 for the 4 month period. There may be some flexibility as to the actual dates for the 4-month start and end, will know by mid-Nov. If you wish to pursue this option, we will have to negotiate details via emails.
2. As mentioned before, there is NO indoor bicycle or ski storage please! Be prepared to store/lock your bicycles or skis in our outdoor racks/ski lockers or in your vehicle.
3. There is a TV, but sorry, no cable, just Netflix(if you have an acct.) or other internet tv thru yr computer (an HDMI cable is there for your use) with excellent WIFI. I have a cable from Apple that fits its older devices with the wider charger slot which you may use easily for Netflix with IPad or IPhone. Most people don't come up on vacation to watch TV but at least one is provided, even if no cable, in case you want to watch a little as you're drifting off to sleep, or if you enjoy Netflix and can manage to connect to the TV, especially if it's a rainy day, you can sit in and watch all day to your heart's content