About this listing
A great holiday location! We have 2 bedrooms for rent in a lovely private suite on the lower level of our house along a cottage road in Thornbury. A private bathroom, living room & kitchenette + breakfast foods included. Blue Mt & Scandinave Spa are 10 minutes away + lots of great hiking trails.
This is the larger bedroom of the suite. It has 2 beds - one queen and one double, good-sized windows and plenty of natural light. Use of our lower level family room and kitchenette are included. Guests can also use the deck & BBQ in our back yard. Book this double room + the smaller bedroom in the suite with one queen bed and get a deal for $120 total for both rooms (save $40). Contact us if you want the 2 bedroom deal & we will adjust the AirBnB price for you.
Guests have access to our laundry facilities and dishwasher. The kitchenette for guest use includes a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, Tassimo coffee maker and kettle as well as cups, dishes and utensils. We provide Tassimo tea & coffee, cereals and bread for guest breakfasts in the kitchenette. Guests can bring in their own food to make for other meals. We also provide wireless internet, satellite TV and Netflix to watch.
Interaction with guests
We enjoy chatting with our guests and telling them all about our beautiful area, but we also respect their privacy when they are downstairs.
We love our quiet, treed, 'cottagy' neighbourhood down near the water, at the far eastern edge of town. Thornbury is a quaint small town on Georgian Bay with a lovely harbour & marina and a good variety of bistros, cafés and restaurants. Tourists love it!
Thornbury is 2 hours driving distance northwest of Toronto airport. We provide parking space for you at our house. Thornbury is small enough that you can walk almost anywhere from where we live at the eastern edge of town. Alternatively, there is a taxi service in town. The town also has a grocery store, liquor store and pharmacy for your convenience.
Other things to note
We live in a fantastic area with plenty of tourist attractions. Nearby, within a half hour drive, you can visit the rolling hills and vineyards of The Blue Mountains, the famous Scandinave Spa, the Village at Blue, numerous ski resorts, the Scenic Caves and Collingwood. The adjoining village of Clarksburg has some lovely art galleries and antiques shops. Georgian Bay is great for swimming, boating, water sports & fishing.
Here are some comments from previous guests who have stayed in our suite:
"Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful weekend with good friends. Fantastic place!"
~ Leslie, March 2010
"The most restful place to be! Always a pleasure!"
~ Eric, July 2011
"Thanks so much for your kindness and hospitality this past month. It was an awesome experience and truly a pleasure to spend time in your beautiful town. I only wish I had more time to stay a little longer."
~ Patricia, July 2011
"Thank you for making me feel so welcome during my time here. I really enjoyed learning about Thornbury and all the great conversations with both of you."
~ Andie, February 2012
"Thank you so much for having me in your home. I am so happy to have met you both and appreciate your hospitality. I had a wonderful experience and hope to visit again in the future."
~ Janice, March 2013
"Great time, Anna! You have a wonderful home in a beautiful setting."
~ Pamela, April 2013
"Thank you both so much for your wonderful hospitality over the past 2 weeks. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more!"
~ Candice, November 2013
"Thank you very much for being such gracious hosts. I had a very comfortable stay in your beautiful home. I enjoyed our wonderful conversations."
~ James, April 2014
"Thanks very much for the stay over the last 4 weeks. I definitely lucked out landing here!"
~ Don, May 2014
We expect guests to respect our house and property and obey our 'No Smoking', 'No Partying' and 'No Loud Noise After 11 pm' rules. We ask that you do not bring pets.
I am a retired school principal, living in Thornbury, Ontario, Canada, along with my husband Darrell and two charming cats. We live in a lovely raised bungalow on a very pretty, treed lane, across from the shores of Georgian Bay. We have a very nice, bright, private suite for rent on our lower level with 2 bedrooms, a 4-piece bathroom, a shared family room and a mini-kitchen. We love renting out our lower level to guests and have met some fabulous people in doing so.