Waupoos waterfront home in Wine Country

A vacation location for the whole family !

  10 guests
  4 bedrooms
  3 bathrooms
  Allows Pets

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

 
Bedroom 1 - Main Level
1 Queen
 
Bedroom 2 - Main Level
1 Queen
 
Bedroom 3 - Main Level
1 Queen
 
Bedroom 4 - Lower Level
2 Double / Fulls

Description

Quiet 1 1/2 acres of beautifully treed property, well back from county road 8, makes this an ideal location for gathering family and friends. This home sleeps 8 adults and 2 children in 4 bedrooms.

Waterfront property located on the shores of Smith's Bay on Lake Ontario, Happiness Haven is a peaceful pet-friendly escape from it all. Just 10 minutes from Picton and minutes to the County’s first winery, County Cider Company and Waupoos Marina, there is always something to do. Enjoy the 126 feet of waterfront on Lake Ontario for swimming and boating. The waterfront on this property has easy water access provided by a gentle sloping shoreline. The 40’ long dock with a ladder into the water makes exiting the lake after swimming a breeze. Kayaks, which are provided for guests, can be safely launched and docked from this site.

Inside this beautifully renovated home is a cozy double-sided fireplace which provides ambience from both the tv room and the sunroom. The sunroom is beautifully furnished and has 40 feet of windows where one can watch the activities in the bay including kayakers and dragon boaters. The flooring on the main level is made of reclaimed 9” pine boards from 200 year old logs salvaged from the Ottawa River. The three bedrooms on the main floor are small but functional with Queen beds in each.

Downstairs, you will find a large room with separate walk-out entrance and the ability to close off from the rest of the house should you choose. Here you will find two double beds, kitchenette with 2nd fridge and a 3 piece bathroom. A picture window allows for lots of natural light.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster, griddle, coffee maker, slow cooker, kettle, utensils, cookware and dishes. Sit on a bar stool at the kitchen counter and keep the chef of the family company. Off the kitchen you will find a large dining room which seats 10.

The patio doors allow for easy access to the large 22’ x 10’ main floor deck with glass railings and gas bbq, where outdoor lunches and dinners can be enjoyed.

Air conditioning is provided but nobody in this area has air conditioning or uses it. We strongly recommend that you keep the windows open and enjoy the experience of the breeze off the water.

2300 square feet of living space on two levels including wheel chair access. Please note: you must furnish your own bed and bath linens (including bath mats) when staying at this property.

Main Level:
3 small bedrooms - all queen beds
2 full bathrooms
- 1 x 3 piece - clawfoot tub
- 1 x 3 piece - newly renovated ensuite with glass shower
dining area
t/v room
sunroom
fully equipped kitchen
laundry room
gas bbq

Lower Level:
1 bedroom with 2 double beds (sleeps 2 adults and 2 kids)
1 x 3 piece - ensuite bathroom with shower
Imported Italian tile floor
walk out to lake
kitchenette with full fridge

There is parking for 4 cars and 2 park passes are provided to Sandbanks. 

PLEASE READ "NOTES" TAB FOR IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PRIOR TO BOOKING THIS COTTAGE.

Amenities

General
  • Television
  • DVD
  • CD Player/Stereo
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning (please see notes section)
  • Fans
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Water Cooler
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Books/Games
  • Paper products (Paper towel and Toilet paper)
Kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Potable (Drinkable) Water
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Griddle
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kettle
  • Tea Pot
  • Dishes
  • Cutlery
  • Pots & Pans
  • Wine Glasses
  • Vacuum/Carpet Sweeper
  • Eating Area Seating ( 10 )
Kitchenette (in lower level bedroom)
  • Full size fridge/freezer
  • Sink
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker (drip)
  • Plates
  • Dishes
  • Mugs
Outdoor
  • Deck/Patio
  • Patio Furniture
  • Hammock
  • Gas BBQ
  • Play/Yard Area
  • Neighbors
  • Parking ( 4 )
Extra and Featured Amenities Provided
  • Reverse Osmosis water filter 
  • Salt, pepper, sugar cubes, tea bags 
  • Kitchen linens
  • Blender 
  • Waffle Maker 
  • Slow cooker  
  • Clothes line 
  • Hammock 
  • 20 foot dock with rings to tie up fishing boats and smaller craft
  • 2 kayaks (singles)
  • 1 SUP (stand up paddleboard) 
  • 2 park passes to Sandbanks beaches
  • For each bed a cotton blanket, quilt and pillows are provided
What to Bring
  • Linens including sheets, pillowcases, bath towels, beach towels, hand towels and bath mats
  • PFDs (life jackets) - must be used while in Kayaks
  • Bikes

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Weekly  
Quiet Season $625 $625 $625 $625 $625 $625 $625 $2,200  
Mid Season $625 $625 $625 $625 $625 $625 $625 $2,200  
High Season $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,800  
Holiday Season $625 $625 $625 $625 $625 $625 $625 $2,800  

Reviews

Write a Review
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2018
Property
This is an amazing house to rent! We were eight guests and loved every minute. The place showed better in person than it does in the pictures. It is immaculately cleaned, very comfortable and met all of our expectations. Martin was a great host and we really appreciated his personal touches. Great place! We will definitely return for another weekend get away.
Reviewed: Sep 5, 2018
Property
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us over the gorgeous long weekend. We loved the view, the windows, the breeze and the ample space that made for a very enjoyable and comfortable stay for our two families. We hope to come back!
Reviewed: Aug 24, 2018
Property
The cottage is absolutely beautiful! Very well equipped. Lots of room, lovely furniture and very comforable. The view from the cottage and deck is amazing. We enjoyed the kayaks and paddle board. Thank you Martin for a great tour of the property when we arrived ! We enjoyed our stay a lot! It was a great place to get together with our extended family. Thanks so much!
Reviewed: Aug 11, 2018
Property
I had such a great time here. It was so relaxing. Having the water right in behind the house and being so close to the water was awesome!! The backyard is so awesome for when me and my sister play outside. The furniture is super pretty. Thank you for the lovely stay. Devon - 10 years old.
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2018
Property
Votre maison est tres accuiellante et tres comfortable et propre. Nous avons passe est merveilleux sejour en famille chez- vous. Le site est enchanteur, la vue est belle et la belle temperatures etait au rendez-vous. Merci!
Reviewed: Jul 27, 2018
Property
We enjoyed our stay very much. The fantastic views, great sitting areas and beautiful well equipped kitchen. Simply a great property inside and out. Love the antiques and needle point seats. There were 9 of us altogether. We the grandparents, our 3 children with their spouses and a seven month old. A great time for those in Toronto and Ottawa to get together and have fun getting to know their new niece on an everyday basis! We were delighted to have this great place for time together and memories made...Such as finding out around the dining room table that there will be a new little cousin for the 7 month old com January!
Reviewed: Aug 1, 2015
Property
Happiness Haven is a great place and suitable for a large family or several families travelling together as the lower level is relatively self-contained with 2 doubles and a full bath and separate access-also excellent for surly teenagers. The home is beautifully decorated and well equipped-thoughtful things like a slow cooker, binoculars, good barbecue, lots of towels, super large washer dryer. Very bright with beautiful big windows and a huge deck with glass panels for a really great lake views. Everything works, and works well. Everything was super clean and well kept. My husband is really allergic to cats and I think the hosts have 4 but Mark had no symptoms all week so the cleaner is really doing a good job. The property is well maintained, grass cut, weeds pulled-nice trees so lots of shade at all times of the day. There's a big graveled driveway and space for more vehicles by the garage-good directions and good signage. Smith's Bay is pretty quiet and well-protected from the big lake so the swimming and kayaking were as good as we've had in the county. Water off the end of the dock is maybe 6 foot deep so it's likely possible to have a bigger boat in at the marina around the corner and tie up at the property. We didn't have much luck from the dock but saw people fishing from boats so there must be something out there. The Duke of Marysburg Pub is walk-able and the food was really good-they have music too on weekends. Lots of farm stands, County Cider, Waupoos Winery etc, down that way and closer to Picton than I would have thought so there is lots to do. We also really appreciate the Sandbanks pass. Elizabeth is lovely and I think her B&B experience shows-clear expectations about garbage, closing etc. and idiot-proof instructions-cupboards are labelled,bathtub rigged so the shower curtain keeps the water in the tub, reverse osmosis water system, stable and easy to access internet. Coffee beans from County Roasters and a grinder, filters, tea and sugar complimentary-soap for the washing machine, dishwasher, etc. so no need to chase around for those bits. Really, really excellent stay!!

Notes

Check In/Out Times

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM

Alternate times may be arranged directly with the Owner outside of high season no sooner than 1 week prior to arrival.

Deposits

Damage Deposit: $500
Rental Deposit to Secure Booking: $500

Rental Conditions

Smoke Free: Yes
Children Allowed: Yes
Pets Allowed: Please Ask - let us know breed
Maximum Occupancy: 8 adults and 2 children
Change Over Day For Weekly High Season Bookings: Friday

NEW FOR 2019: Queen beds in two of the upper bedrooms replace the doubles. New flooring in lower level and kitchenette installed. Entrance to water has been eased by waterfront improvements.

Special Notes
  • Pets are allowed. Please ASK first. Let us know breed.
  • Cats have been on the premises for the last 2 years when not rented out. 
  • There is a wheelchair ramp on West side of House, the cottage is not fully wheelchair accessible however
  • Owner lives in "The Studio" on the property over 100 feet away from the cottage. 
  • The driveway is shared with the Owner but there is parking enough for 4 vehicles
  • Guests have FULL and private use of the cottage, yard, waterfront. Owner will greet guests upon arrival.
  • The 3 bedrooms upstairs are on the small side. Guests may request with the Owner that room is made in the bedroom with the ensuite to accommodate a crib for the duration of the stay
  • It is the guests' responsibility to move all furniture that was moved to accommodate them back into place at the end of their stay or extra charges will apply
  • The lower bedroom has low hanging duct work in the centre of the room and is suitable for people under 5'7', or you will need to duck. 
  • This is a waterfront cottage and it can be damp in the lower bedroom. The humidifier must be running and if it's not, the Owner notified. It is recommended that air conditioning be turned on to keep humidity at 75%. If the a/c is on, all windows should remain closed.
  • Guests must bring ALL LINENS including sheets, pillowcases, bath towels, beach towels, bath mats, hand towels and kitchen towels. A blanket and pillows are provided. Please contact Owner if required for more info once you receive our Welcome package.
Note on air conditioning for summer stays from the Owner:

"Air conditioning is provided but nobody in this area has air conditioning or uses it. We strongly recommend that you keep the windows open and enjoy the experience of the breeze off the water. If you want the Holiday Inn air conditioning experience, then this is not the place to be. The lower level has been designed to be naturally cool and when the air conditioning is on the space becomes colder. When the air conditioning is on it is absolutely essential that the provided dehumidifier is on because the effect is similar to the condensation you will find in a freezer."

Close To
  • Travel time to Sandbanks: 25 minutes
  • Travel time to nearest swimming area: < 5 minutes

-A few minutes drive to Waupoos Marina, Waupoos Pub, Waupoos area Wineries and Cider company 
-A 10 minute drive to Picton and Lake on the Mountain.

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