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The Eckhart House, by the Sandbanks
The Eckhart House, by the Sandbanks
ONE WEEK REMAINS IN JULY AND AUGUST: JULY 12-19, 2013. THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE PLACE TO MAKE SUMMER MEMORIES WITHIN MINUTES DRIVE OF SANDBANKS.
Historic Eckhart House will charm you with its blend of traditional Loyalist architecture and antiques, enhanced with luxurious contemporary features. It is an exquisitely decorated heritage, two-story, brick house, boasting a sitting porch, surrounded by landscaped lawn and gardens. For more information visit The Eckhart House website.
A large, "County Chic", eat-in kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and utensils, is ideal for preparing both intimate soirčes and group dinners. Featuring granite counter-tops, a Miele five burner propane cook-top, island exhaust hood, double Dacor ovens, warming oven, 17 cu ft Frigidare refrigerator, separate full-sized freezer, Miele dishwasher, microwave and double sinks, you will savour the meals created in this inspiring environment.
Extending beyond the kitchen, is a bright, well-lit sunroom, with cathedral ceiling, wood burning stove, spiral staircase to the loft bedroom and large patio doors opening to a walk-out stone patio, garden arbour and barbeque. It is a perfect outdoor setting for casual summer entertaining, al fresco dining or special events.
Sleep and dream in spa-like bedrooms. On the main floor is an en suite bedroom with a Double bed. On the second level, a custom en suite loft bedroom and bathroom, a north and south bedroom, each with a Queen bed, 2 Single beds in the flexible Eckhart "family room", and a shared bathroom. Sumptuous "YummySleep" white linens and towels are used throughout, changed weekly. All bathrooms feature slate-tiles with environmentally sensitive "dual flush" toilets.
The Eckhart family room also serves as a casual entertainment venue with its satellite television, DVD player and the added warmth of a propane stove. Share a County culinary experience in the splendid dining room; large table and high back leather chairs seating 12, it features recessed lighting, dramatic gothic chandelier and large windows.
Seamlessly entertain guests in the adjoining, spacious living room with propane fireplace and mantle, expansive windows, recessed lighting, and luxuriously furnished with plush couch, vintage chairs, colourful cushioned stools, large screen satellite television, DVD, and CD player audio system. Enjoy the hot summer days with
Eckhart House's fully air conditioned environment. For added convenience Eckhart house provides full laundry facilities including washer, dryer, sink, exterior clothes-line and a full-sized freezer. Outside, relax in a country setting in style; large natural cut stone patio and garden, with western exposure, great for casual summer entertaining or al fresco dining at any time of the day or night. A magical way to savour sunsets or watch the stars at night! It includes a large barbeque and teak furniture and expanses of lawn and garden. An ideal setting for special events and entertaining, including areas for marquees and other temporary structures.
The Eckhart House is centrally located for you to explore the stunning landscapes of Prince Edward County and Eastern Ontario, its shops, local produce markets, award-winning wineries, fabulous cuisine, art galleries, hiking & biking trails and rich cultural traditions.
This is a pet-friendly and smoke free facility. All guests are asked to be responsible pet owners, respecting the garden environment and other guests. Please clean up after your pet.
A Sandbanks Park Pass is included with weekly rentals.
- Weekly: $2,450 + 13% HST
- 3 Nights: $1,975 + 13% HST
- 2 Nights: $1,675 + 13% HST
- Weekly: $3,250+ 13% HST
- 3 Nights: $2,450 + 13% HST
- Smoke Free: Yes
- Children Allowed: Yes
- Pets Allowed: Yes
- Maximum Occupancy: 10
- Damage Deposit: $500
- Rental Deposit to Secure Booking: $1,000
- Change Over Day For Weekly Bookings: Friday
- Minimum Booking Duration High Season: Weekly
Weekly Only during High Season and Holidays. High Season Duration Mid-June to Mid-September
- Minimum Booking Duration Quiet Season: 2 Nights
Mid-September to Mid-June
- Minimum Booking Duration Holiday Season: 3 Nights
3 night holidays include Easter, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holidays between June 15 and Sept 15 require a weekly booking.
- CD Player/Stereo
- Air Conditioning
- Gas Fireplace
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Potable (Drinkable) Water
- Coffee Maker
- Tea Pot
- Pots & Pans
- Wine Glasses
- Kitchen Linens
- Vacuum/Carpet Sweeper
- Eating Area Seating ( 12 )
- Patio Furniture
- Chaise Lounge Chairs
- Gas BBQ
- Play/Yard Area
- Parking ( 4 )
- Travel time to Sandbanks: < 5 minutes
- Travel time to nearest swimming area: 5 minutes
A 2 minute drive to Sandbanks Provincial Park for swimming, windsurfing and canoeing
A 10 minute drive to Picton, Prince Edward County's cultural hub
A 15 minute drive to the village of Bloomfield; good shopping, restaurants, bike rentals and homemade ice cream
A 15 minute drive to Picton Golf and Country Club and a 20 minute drive to Wellington on the Lake Golf Course
A 20 minute drive to village of Wellington; good shopping, restaurants, boat rentals to Sandbanks beaches and for fishing
A 10 - 20 minute drive to nearly a dozen wineries featuring wine tasting and local wine for sale from Ontario's newest wine region
What to Bring
Beach towels, bikes and bike helmets.
Extra Amenities Provided
Gourmet kitchen, coffee, tea, sugar, top-quality beds, linens, towels, toiletries, paper products, air-conditioning, satellite television and DVD in two locations, 2 CD players and audio systems, high-speed wireless, telephone, 2 propane fireplaces, a wood stove, large gas barbeque and a Sandbanks Provincial Park Pass.
Luxurious premium vacation rental with contemporary features and conveniences.
Ideal location for small corporate off-site meetings, special events such as weddings, parties and family get-togethers.
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January 3, 2013
This was a New Year's Eve for the record books! What an exceptionally special time for everyone. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful house with us. It's been relaxing indeed, beautiful to the eye and spirit and a restorative start to a new year. Most of all it was a treat to spend time cooking eating drinking walking and enjoying the best that life has to offer. Many many thanks!
C & V
November 11, 2012
We had a wonderful family reunion and very much enjoyed The Eckhart House. Thanks so much.
October 26-28, 2012
A splendid place for our family to reconnect and have fun. Fabulous kitchen for family gatherings. Thank you for creating such a warm and inviting place!
The D and J-L families
October 13-15, 2012
We spent a gleeful time at The Eckhart House and it was a perfect occasion to take part in the PEC marathon. With six runners on our team, we had occasion to celebrate afterwards with extended family. A memorable time for us to reunite.
Thanks again for the comforts,
J.F. and family
October 5-8, 2012
Thanksgiving Weekend. What a lovely surprise for my 65th Birthday. This was our second time at The Eckhart House and loved every minute of it. To share this house with my family for my birthday was perfect. The surprise dinner by Chef Janet topped if off!
August 17-24, 2012
This is our third time at The Eckhart House. As always it welcomed us back like it was our second home. 'Harvest' by Festival Players was spectacular! Best sunsets we've ever seen. The Lavender famr, 40km+ bike rides and the wines at Hinterland were fantastic. Oh! Try the Commanda cheese in Waupoos -- so sad to see Fifth Town gone - their cheeses were absolutely world class!
B.W. and J.M.
August 10, 2012
We were here for our 2nd annual extended family vacation. We enjoyed the outdoors, the great kitchen and watching the London Olympics all together. Mattea, 18 months, enjoyed running around and Chaline, 7 weeks, slept peacefully here. Thank you for a wonderful week of family time. We will recommend this house to everyone!!! Cheers to great memories.
The S, F and V families from Quebec City, Gatineau, Toronto and Calgary
July 20, 2012
This was the perfect spot for fun, sun and relaxation for our family! With 4 adults, 3 toddlers and a dog, we had plenty of space inside and out! We will definitely be back!
The M. and R. families
July 13, 2012
A great get-away from the big city. Wonderful native trails - great kitchen and close to the beach.
June 29 - July 5, 2012
The Eckhart House is a fabulous home. All was perfect with a beautiful kitchen and fabulous dune beach. Wow!!!
Thanks a lot for this magic week for my family and I.
C. M. and family (Quebec)
June 8 - 11, 2012
Truly splendid stay in quite an idyllic home! The group of 8 friends & family enjoyed all the thoughtful touches for our home away from home in the county. The best gift of The Eckhart House is its ability to make busy people take a moment to breathe, laugh, unwind & enjoy what really matters in life. Thank you for sharing your wonderfully county chic estate with others. We'll definitely be back !!
May 11-14, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. We enjoyed ourselves entirely. Your home is beautiful. Thank you for letting us share it.
C. T. (Ottawa, Bracebride, Baysville & Naples, Florida)
Easter Weekend 2012
The Eckhart House has been the centre of our gathering and given us space and comfort in which to enjoy our time together. It is truly a bit of paradise and we thank you for all the special touches you've provided.
'Holy cow' great house! Hosted our nearest & dearest for dinner all from the county. Best Thanksgiving we have ever had. See you next year.
Wonderful family reunion, celebrating in our family 'roots' of the County. Enjoyed the PEC - marathon and team marathon, 7 of us participated!
A truly memorable vacation!
Filled with family & friends, sunshine + the beach. Thank you for sharing this amazing place with us in such a beautiful part of Canada.
P.S. EVERYONE loved the beds ~ so comfy & cozy ~ Delish.
We are sad to be packing up and leaving this small piece of heaven. It is always the highlight of my year get together with my sister and our families. This year was no exception! We loved everything about Eckhart House - the location (so close to Sandbanks, Picton and other wonderful spots in PEC), the property (wonderful patio, trees, lawns), the house (with all its treasures).
I especially enjoyed the warmth and old country charm of the kitchen (love the orange walls)!
Thanks for everything. I hope we are able to come back and visit again soon.
(Richmond Hill, ON)
After sitting on the patio reading everyone else's comments' it appears all has been said! I felt like I was 'home' the minute I walked in the front door - thank you for that! Would love more of your grape jelly - Do tell folks about the Outer banks Deli for us 'non-county' folk who do not know about it. It was the perfect morning walk to a paper and daily needs. I am hoping to return next summer to visit my new summer place again, the yellow & white linens work PERFECTLY!!
Light & Love
I really enjoyed the great kitchen with the sounds system - and the beautiful gardens. This is a graet place to relax and enjoy the wines of Prince Edward County!!
PH & MT
We had a lovely time in your beautiful home. The kids loved that we were so close to the beach and we all loved all the great little touchs in the house that helped us have a fantastic holiday.
Thanks so much.
April 25, 2011
Once again a fab weekend!!!The dunes were amazing!!!
A & B Families
April 5/ 2011
Hey! We're Back!
My mom really likes the view of the big black barn next door, as she grew up on a farm. We were here last time ni the winter, so it's great to see the crocuses popping up everywhere, and to be able to sit outside on the deck.
I saw a fox on the back of the property this time.
The grape jelly and local wine much appreciated. Once again we are astounded by the beauty and functionality of the gourmet kitchen. We cooked platers of wonderful and sometimes strange edibles. Found a dragonfruit in Picton and produce guy knew everything about it!
It was good to get together over some Prince Edward County wine, as we all live so far apart. The rural setting is perfect for my Mom, so she can reminise. We appreciate the hardwork you have done to make this place such a retreat.
March 5, 2010
This is a beautiful space in a beautiful county, and a magnificent place to reconnect with friends. Thank you for your hospitality (wine...jam..)& for creating this piece of paradise. (And thank you for also managing to schedule some of the best February/March weather possible!)
With Joy & Gratitude
Third year in a row. We love Eckhart House!!!