The SpaceEnjoy summer days in this relaxing cottage! Sweep sand out the door once a day and play in the water, relax on the beach, go for a cycle or enjoy a good book lounging in the hammock. In the evenings take a drive to Indian Point (the location of a former Indian summer camp) for amazing sunsets, visit an old Scottish cemetary and then come back to the cottage to enjoy a bonfire on the beach. In the mornings simply wake up early and look out the window to start your day with a sunrise that will inspire and energize!
The cottage is well equipped for just about anything - including baking a birthday cake! It has a swing set and beach toys for kids, and toys for dogs! It has an abundance of books and games and access to cable and the Internet. Although built 50 years ago, and my mother's dishes and my fathers handy work are still evident, the cottage has a new well, roof, and septic system and a recently renovated bathroom. With a table that extends to seat 10, a washer and dryer, and plenty of sheets, towels and lawn chairs - this retreat awaits your visit.
For those who want or need to stay connected to work, you can use our WiFi to connect to your office, yet listen to waves crashing on the beach to nurture your soul. Grand Lake is the largest fresh water lake this side of the Great Lakes, so some days the sound can almost be mistaken for the ocean.
The cottage is easily accessible from the Trans Canada Highway when driving from Moncton or Fredericton; detailed driving instructions are available. The cottage is a 40 minute drive from Fredericton; 30 minute drive from Oromocto. Guest AccessWhile you are a guest at the cottage, the cottage is yours. Please note that this cottage is on a well and septic system so you will need to be mindful of water usage and what is flushed. Cars must be parked on the side of the road near the swing set to avoid damage to the septic field which is next to the cottage. Interaction with GuestsAlthough I live in PEI, and cannot greet you personally, I know that you will be well taken care of by a local host who will greet you and provide a key and instructions when you arrive. I will make contact by phone to ensure that the accommodation is meeting your expectations and to assist with any questions you may have. The NeighborhoodLocated at the end of a quiet dirt road, on a property that was originally part of a farm, the cottage has a lakefront beach with boat access. On the same road are 4 other cottages built by friends and engineering associates of my parents; these are still owned by the same families. It is a quiet but friendly neighborhood - so please say hello! Within walking distance is a small church, and within a 2 minute drive is a fire department and community hall where pancake breakfasts are served every Saturday and yoga lessons provided through the week. Drive 5 minutes and you reach Douglas Harbour where there is a year round general store, liquor store and gas bar; and a vegetable stand with fresh local vegetables during the summer and fall. Other groceries and supplies and a golf course are available by car within a 30 minute drive to the communities of Oromocto or Minto. Getting AroundThe roads are quiet and excellent for cycling. For any distance you will need a car as the cottage is in a rural area. A map of the area is in the cottage. Other Things to NoteThe cottage is pet friendly. If you bring pets be aware that this is a rural area and there are raccoons and porcupines that visit at night; so it is best to have your animals on a leash after dark. As well, there are plenty of deer and you may have complaints if the deer are chased.