Waterford House Executive Suite: Perfect corporate place downtown, luxurious with king bed, duvet, steam room. By the river/trails. Quiet, comfortable, back deck, BQ in private garden. Business amenities, maid service, parking, weekly/monthly rates.
Waterford House Executive Suite. Downtown location in a quiet neighbourhood by the river and walking trails in Peterborough, in the heart of Kawartha Lakes cottage country. It has an executive suite with a king bed, steam room, equipped kitchen, back deck, driveway parking. Fully furnished and equipped for executive comfort with an excellent king bed with duvets and cotton linens, shower/steam room, laundry. The fully equipped kitchen has gas stove, convection/microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. The Suite has a gas barbecue on cedar deck in its private garden. High speed internet, cable TV, BOSE sound system provide full corporate services. Central air conditioning. More than 30 restaurants, entertainment, shopping, services, Trent Severn Waterway within 5 min walk. 2 hours to Toronto, 3.5 hours to Ottawa. Weekly rate @ $1600, Monthly rate $2500. Telephone and shopping service available.
Waterford House Executive Suite is self sufficient and private. Guests have private driveway parking, walk to downtown or two short blocks to public bus, 3 blocks to City Hall and downtown. Keys are provided to their fully furnished and equipped suite. There are laundry facilities in the suite. Maid service once/week does beds, bathrooms, floors, etc. (does not wash dishes but does clean counters, etc).
Interaction with Guests
I meet and greet guests and assist them with maps and dining guide and local information, answer my telephone and respond to requests from them for information and assistance. I arrange snow clearance from driveway and bill them. There are local maps, bus information, and a Dining Guide to local restaurants in the Suite. The walking trails, biking trails and Trent Severn Waterway maps as well as Tourism Information are provided as well.
Waterford House is next to Otonabee River at a power dam so there is water, Osprey birds nesting in season, walking bridge across the river linked to Rotary Traill and Canada Trail and parks. The neighbourhood is 2 streets, 2 blocks of retirees, professionals, some young families, a few rental units, the police station and city hall and beyond that the vibrant downtown with restaurants, shops, services, entertainment. Trent University is 4km upstream, Lakefield by Scenic River Road is 16 km. There are many lakes and provincial parks for canoeing, camping, hiking, picnicing, fishing, boating etc.
Peterborough has public buses and taxis, which work for getting around. You can walk from Waterford House to all downtown services as it is 2 to 6 blocks in total. Buses go to University, College, Hospital and shopping streets with malls. Bicycle rental, canoe, kayak and paddleboat rental in summer from downtown location.
Other Things to Note
Peterborough is 77 miles from downtown Toronto and 180 miles from Ottawa. Buses and GoBus are available to both. Toronto airport has ground transport buses door to door. Toronto Island airport available by bus, or GoBus with a Ferry to the Island.
Guests are given keys so they can come and go as they like through their private garden entrance. Reservations guaranteed with credit card. Guests are asked to respect neighbours by quiet after 11pm. Check out by noon, advising host of any issues of damages. Guests are responsible for damages. Maid service, shopping service available on request, extra charge applies. No pets or children at Waterford House. No Smoking inside, Smoking outside beyond vicinity of windows and doors.
Daughter of a Saskatchewan wheat farmer Marlis has travelled extensively and worked in Malaysia, discovered Peterborough to be her home. She spent 15 years restoring a century home, King Bethune House, and has been operating a Guest House & Spa there for more than 20 years. She has purchased a small house, Waterford House, and created two fully furnished and equipped executive suites for long stay guests (month or more). A downtown personality, she willingly shares her favourite entertainment spots, restaurants and shopping gems with guests. The gardens at both locations are reclusive and restorative, the one at King Bethune House has a firepit, hammock and breakfast patio; the one at Waterford House has a veggie garden and a flower garden in front and a private fern garden with King Suite at the back. Marlis enjoys hiking, biking, reading, travelling and is a Blue Jays Baseball fan. She is keen on good food, relishing shopping from local farmers at the local market twice/week, and enjoys making each guest a special healthy breakfast.