Five bedrooms at the GristMill Place in Westport

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Entire home hosted by JFnKathy

  1. 10 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 6 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
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The bedrooms are located on two floors. The 2nd floor bedrooms share a full bathroom, the main level bedrooms all have their own bathrooms. There are two fully equipped kitchens, an mini office, two decks overlooking Upper Rideau Lake, a games room, a dinning room, a sitting area, a porch, a courtyard, and a dock on the water. There is no beach on the property. You can swim off the dock but some weeds may be present depending on the time of year - we do rake the weeds out regularly.

The space
The GristMill Place was built in the early 1800s allowing local farmers to bring their grains to be ground. It later became a furniture factory and then changed hands when construction of a massive three storey hotel with 40 bedrooms was built. Sadly, the hotel was burned to its foundations, under suspicious circumstances, before it ever saw it's first guest. An architect from the area purchased the ruins and built a new house in 1949 and passed it on to his son, who made bats for professional baseball players and operated TomKat Bats. In 2011, Mr Schwinghamer purchased the property and undertook major renovations by adding a 2500 sq.ft. third floor, expanding the games room, adding new washrooms, building new decks, replacing all electrical wiring and plumbing.

Located on the shores of the Upper Rideau Lake, right next to the Westport Marina and at the edge of the quaint village of Westport, the GristMill Place is a perfect spot for those looking for access to the Rideau Canal system, hikes and trails in the Foley Mountain Conservation Area, the Rideau Trail running from Kingston to Ottawa, the public beach on Sand lake only a 3 minute drive, golf at two nine-hole executive golf courses and the convenience of small village amenities.

The Village of Westport is known as a great shopping destination with specialty boutiques, local bakeries, restaurants, coffee shops, a winery and brewery. The Cove Inn, directly across the street, is known for great food and live music.

The Grist Mill Place, with its five (5) bedrooms, will be an excellent location for families, friends or small company groups to gather together during and after the pandemic for some relaxation time or to work remotely. The existing internet is good but we are in queue to have a Fibre optic service that will provide up to a 1000mbs connection.

Special events will be considered for groups that rent the entire place. However, no wild parties will be tolerated.

As of November 2020, JFnKathy became the new owners of the GristMill Place, and have been hosting guests with support the previous owner, who continued to act an on-site host until July 2021 in parallel with our new property manager, Dayna.

Over the last several months, some extensive upgrades have been added to the place with the intent to enhance your stay. These will include (*=done); a Games Room with pool table*, shuffleboard table*, ping pong*, arcade game*, dart board*, 85in TV*; poker/ card table*; bumper pool table*; a new gourmet kitchen* (with all amenities) with a separate dinning area* that could seat 14 to 20 people with direct access to the courtyard which could be used for functions/ anniversaries/ weddings/ etc.; three upgraded bedrooms with ensuites*; upgraded existing kitchen*; upgraded porch* on lower level overlooking water; hot tub (fall of 2021); outdoor BBQ*; office space*; upgraded fibre internet with up to 1000mbs; coffee / drink bar; washer/ dryer; new paddleboat*; new two person kayak*; new lower level powder room*; new gas fireplace in lower level; new sitting/ TV area in lower level; rainproof east deck*; new dining room table in existing kitchen*; new beds in three of the rooms; new TVs in three of the bedrooms*; new TV in lower level sitting area; new deck next to lower level porch*; new hot tub on deck*; new decks in courtyard; brand new ductless cooling and heating system in all bedrooms*.

JFnKathy have been hosting guests through Airbnb at other locations since 2016.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Lake view
Mountain view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
85" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Westport, Ontario, Canada

Cove Inn, Westport marina, local brewery, coffee shop, specialty stores, restaurants, LCBO, pharmacy, grocery store, church, museum, local services, Folley mountain, are all walking distances from the property.

Hosted by JFnKathy

  1. Joined in March 2016
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Professional engineers, blended family for almost 20 years, with four children (3 girls, 1 boy). We normally love to travel as a couple and as a family although the latter is getting more difficult as our children are now either busy with university classes or working. Let’s add Covid to this and we are not going far but Westport is a great little destination for a mini vacation with our bubble.

We remind ourselves that everyday is a good day, some days are just better than others.
Professional engineers, blended family for almost 20 years, with four children (3 girls, 1 boy). We normally love to travel as a couple and as a family although the latter is gett…

Co-hosts

  • Kathy
  • Dayna

During your stay

Our cohost, Dayna, can meet you upon your arrival or we can let yourself in with your smartphone and the use of the August App. Keys to the house would be found inside the house, next to the door. During your stay, you can reach out to us or Dayna at anytime. Dayna can also assist you with directions or any questions you may have about Westport and the area. We appreciate being able to communicate with our guest during their stay.
Our cohost, Dayna, can meet you upon your arrival or we can let yourself in with your smartphone and the use of the August App. Keys to the house would be found inside the house, n…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

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