Beachside country living near Steinbach


Entire condo hosted by Lisa

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
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We welcome creatives & travellers to a countryside retreat with amazing views of woods, lake & golf course for nature-soaked staycations or a calming home base when visiting or working in the area. Full kitchen, desk, wifi, heated floors, steam shower, premium eco-friendly linens & shower products. It overlooks Painted Turtle Lake, named after the turtles who bask on our docks in summer. Enjoy a shared beach, fire pit & docks as seasons allow.

We ask guests for ID & signed contract at booking.

The space
Bask in the moment!
Whether traveling for work, play or a change in perspective, nourish your senses at our woodsy, waterfront studio vacation rental with all the comforts of home. Settle in and soak up soft textures and nature-inspired decor. Straight-backed aspen trees frame your view out the windows as you peek down to the water down the hill, the gentle curves of a golf course across the shoreline. Enjoy lazy brunches & coffee brewed in the full kitchen and intimate firesides at the lake in the evenings, Work remotely at the desk or on the couch with the woods at your back. Explore the area like a local using our Guidebook.

Message us to RESERVE YOUR DATES for all booking inquiries AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2022! We are fully open for bookings, but we are experiencing an Airbnb calendar glitch that is temporarily preventing us from opening our calendar in November and beyond. We are happy to have you choose your dates, sign our contract and we will hold your spot on our end until we can populate the dates to our calendar in early November. 

The studio is on the main floor of a two-storey guesthouse with a separate loft apartment above, nestled near our home in 5 acres of aspen woods. You can still imagine its creative roots as a former pottery studio, designed with the wheel facing the woodsy view out the corner windows and the kiln tucked into where the bedroom nook rests now. We keep the space spotlessly clean & sanitized, uncomplicated & cozy; a space for you to breathe and relax. Two parking spaces are available. Guests use their own PRIVATE ENTRY secured with a KEYPAD LOCK. 

We’re happy to answer any pre-booking inquiries you might have, just send Lisa a message! Make sure to review our listing for our full amenities

Guests can cook their own meals in the studio’s FULL KITCHEN or order from area restaurants (see our online Guidebook connected to our Airbnb listing for options).  We supply:
- pots, pans and utensils
- local fair trade coffee from Negash Coffee
- black tea
- white sugar, sweetener and coffee whitener
- hot chocolate
- olive oil 
- salt & pepper

- a cell booster
- business-class wifi
- mousepad
- task light

Our 3-piece BATHROOM includes:
- a two-person steam shower with benches
- shampoo, conditioner & soap
- free laundry, detergent and fabric softener

- Our doors are 31” wide, and the front double doors can be opened fully for 60” of clearance. 
- There is a 2” lip on our front door threshold.
- There are no stairs or steps to enter or move between areas of the studio. 
- The steam shower has a tall step up to the shower base so we supply a step-stool for those who need. 
Please check out our Accessibility profile (currently pending Airbnb verification) or drop us an inquiry if you have any accessibility-related questions.

Painted Turtle Lake Studio is located on Treaty 1 territory, which are the Original Lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and Homeland of the Métis Nation. Our family is a blend of Anishinaabeg (Treaty 2) and Mennonite settler identities. We use some of our revenue to support local, Indigenous-led initiatives to reclaim land and ceremony.

The studio looks over its own corner of the yard, while the full yard is shared between guests, host family, and the loft tenants above the studio. You will hear the tenants upstairs somewhat; they keep reasonable hours.  You can hear their dog, Hank, trotting around upstairs but he does not bark and goes to bed on his humans’ schedule.  

The lake is 2 acres in size and nearly 30 feet deep, fed by a network of underground streams. Our acreage has private access to the beach and lakefront (shared between guests, host family, and upstairs tenants), as the entire west shore sits against our yard while the opposite shore borders Quarry Oaks Golf Course.   
- In summer guests can sunbathe, canoe, swim or bring your tackle to fish for jackfish in Painted Turtle Lake. 
- In winter, bring snowshoes or cross-country skis to enjoy spending time on the golf course grounds (please follow the instructions listed in our House Manual to use their property with respect). We clear a skating rink on the lake in winter when the ice conditions are good.  

- Hank, who lives upstairs, is a black medium sized dog. He is very mild-mannered and doesn’t spend much time outside. 
- We also have a large, friendly black & tan dog named Toffee. We keep her on our side of the yard away from the guesthouse so guests can choose whether they would like to meet Toffee or not.  Details are sent to guests upon booking; most guests love Toffee but we are also set up for folks who prefer to keep their distance.

NO PET GUESTS (for now)
We are not currently accepting pets, although of course appropriately-trained service animals are always welcome. If bringing a service animal, please inform us at time of booking so we know to prepare the studio (and our dog Toffee) appropriately. 
- If you like to travel with your pet, feel free to check back at a later date as we look forward to being a pet-friendly destination again once our situation changes.  
- When we do accept pets, we will charge a pet fee which covers a deep clean of the studio after each pet guest as a courtesy to future guests who need the safety of a dander-free environment.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Lake view
Golf course view
Public or shared beach access
Wifi – 22 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
40" TV with Apple TV, Netflix
EV charger
Free washer – In unit

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 188 reviews


Where you’ll be

Giroux, Manitoba, Canada

With 4 golf courses, an archery range, Sandilands Provincial Forest and the city of Steinbach nearby, there is always somewhere to explore. Check out our online Guidebook connected to our Airbnb listing for a wide range of possible activities! Steinbach is less than 15 minutes away by car; it has ample options for groceries, shopping and restaurants. Be mindful that some retail stores in Steinbach may be closed on Sundays.

Labroquerie has a lovely, accessible walking path about 10 minutes away, and Sandilands Forest offers a large network of trails only 20 minutes from Painted Turtle Lake. We recommend the AllTrails app to find local hikes; message us and Lisa can share her favourites through the app.

During the golfing off-season we are also permitted to enjoy walking our neighbouring Quarry Oaks Golf Course (some restrictions apply, details provided to booked guests in House Manual).

Hosted by Lisa

  1. Joined in March 2018
  • 188 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Hello! My pronouns are she/her. I am a peacebuilder and hospitality specialist who loves creating space for the present moment. My cross-cultural upbringing and diverse experiences working in community give me a unique perspective on offering hospitality in radical love and an equity practice. I am a parent to two of the best teenagers you could imagine and a proud disabled business owner, running my award-winning vacation rental with my team in southeastern Manitoba while bedbound with a severe chronic illness. My human-sized dog, Toffee, and the aspen woods outside my home are my daily companions.
Hello! My pronouns are she/her. I am a peacebuilder and hospitality specialist who loves creating space for the present moment. My cross-cultural upbringing and diverse experiences…

During your stay

We live in the farmhouse on the yard and will quickly respond by Airbnb message to answer any questions you may have before and during your stay. We’re happy to respond to all pre-booking inquiries; we want you to feel at home here before you even start travelling! You are likely to meet us if you spend time outdoors as we are often enjoying the country surroundings on our downtime too. Everyone is welcome here. We speak English and French. Nous parlons Anglais et Français.
We live in the farmhouse on the yard and will quickly respond by Airbnb message to answer any questions you may have before and during your stay. We’re happy to respond to all pre…

Lisa is a Superhost

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  • Languages: English, Français
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 12:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy