Cottage Profile Grace House is a private retreat located about 30 kilometers south of Owen Sound on a 120 acre wildlife preserve. The home is situated on its own lake. An elegant new salt-water, heated swimming pool surrounded by a stone patio now graces the front of the completely renovated house. This unique, architect-designed building is focused around a gorgeous 32 ft high central atrium and massive skylight, providing natural lighting for the living areas. Along with the large heated swimming pool, the cottage includes a private chapel, formal living room and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, family room with home theatre and ExpressVu, and computer area with large workstation and wireless hookup to high-speed satellite internet. Grace House's renovated kitchen is a cook's delight, with the bonus of relaxing, expansive views out to the lake. The kitchen has Paderno cookware, a deep farm-style sink, Dacor microwave, massive side by side refrigerator/freezer, Miele stovetop, double oven and dishwasher - all finished in modern stainless steel. Counters are all granite topped. Five bedrooms are available for use. Two bedrooms have en-suite marble bathrooms with glass showers and closet space. A third bedroom, located on the main floor, features heritage furniture and a marble ensuite bathroom, with a glorious walk-out onto the covered wooden deck (with hammock) via a sliding door. The cottage has numerous watercraft, including a Kay-canoe (combination kayak and canoe), 2 Kayaks, Peterborough canoe, paddle boat and aluminum row boat for your use on the lake. There is also a fire pit at the water's edge for your group's campfire songs and marshmallow roasting. For the sports-minded there is a basketball court and bicycles. There are many golf courses in the area. The house is located on a large hardwood lot. The front of the cottage is grass covered and gradually slopes down to the shore where the wooden dock is located. The shoreline has a shallow entry with soft silty bottom which does not make it ideal for swimming. The lake is not known to be good for fishing but fishing is available in the neighbouring lakes. The peaceful setting is a year-round naturalist's delight. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has designated Wagner Lake, and the immediate lands surrounding it, as a protected conservation area. Grace House is suitable for individuals, but particularly so for families and small business, civic and religious gatherings who wish to experience the restoring peace of nature in unusual comfort and style. NOTE: The musical instruments in the home are not for the renters use (piano and organ specifically).
Additional amenities include: pool table, dock/boat-slip, firewood provided, deck area: 3 deck/ patio area's totalling 1500 square feet, number of baths: 5, beds: 2 queens, with uv and reverse osmosis), fully winterized, 2 singles, 3 bicycles, number of bedrooms: 5, television (60") high def express vu, fire pit, boat with oars, patio furniture (6 chairs, private 100 acre lake (only cottage on the lake), 2 loungers), life jackets (2 adult, umbrella, water: well (potable - fully treated [culligan], cd player, high speed satellite internet access, 2 doubles, 3 children), 2 kayaks with paddles, dwelling type: two-storey floor area: 6000 square feet, heated salt water pool (16 x 30), 4 muskoka chairs, air conditioning (lower level only)....Read more
Left on 08/08/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 8, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Grace House has it all, luxury place to stay, tidy, clean and really peaceful. The many spots around the house with seating and hammock gave us a chance to spend some time on our own to read, listen to nature and just be still and breath. Having Owen Sound, Wasaga Beach, the trails, Blue Mountain etc. close by was an added bonus.
I have sever dust allergies and the owners took the time to extra clean the home and the air purifiers on each floor really helped to make my stay really comfortable.
The only recommendation would be to have the air Conditioning working upstairs as on hot nights it gets uncomfortable. The ceiling fans and extra fans helped. We only had this happen one night and the rest of the nights were cool.
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