Serene, and quiet except for bullfrogs at night and birdsong in the morning.Four post double bed.
Serene pond-side Victorian cottage
Hosted by Janie
Janie is the host.Janie is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Come spend a magical evening in our Victorian cottage, nestled in the forest and overlooking a private pond. Roam our 18 acres of field and forest, then relax over dinner in the Scandinavian cook house, or light candles and fall asleep to the croaking frogs.

The space

The sprawling property has many lovely nooks and crannies: an overgrown orchard, gorgeous old barn, gothic pet cemetery, and vegetable and herb gardens. Join us for a bonfire in the firepit, or relax and take in the view from the back porch.

Down by the cottage, you can wander over the pond's bridge to the island where our goose friend lays her eggs every year. Book a Dinner Package (below) and let us cook for you over the open flame in our new grill house.

The cottage has a luxurious four-post double bed. While there's no running water down by the pond, there is an outhouse, with a showers available in the main house of course. A generator provides electricity.

We're located one hour east of Toronto, across the road from 11,000 acres of trails in the Ganaraska Forest, 10 minutes from Mosport Speedway, and you can see the Oshawa Ski Club's hills from our back porch.

Please see our separate listing for the cozy room with queen bed inside our 1830s post and beam farmhouse.

A full organic breakfast is included with your stay. Vegetarian options are available.

Dinner Packages: please join us in our new Scandinavian grill house for a delicious dinner on the open-flame barbecue. Relax in this pine cabin in the woods while lounging on reindeer pelts. $125 covers dinner for two.

Free parking on premises

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Jordan User Profile
October 2017
Was terrific staying at the private cottage. Janie and John were very welcoming and happy to assist in providing site seeing advice in the area. I would recommend this to anyone searching for a romantic getaway for two close to the city.

Nida User Profile
September 2017
Breakfast was great! Janie and John are generous, respectful and kind hosts. They are good company as well, we had great conversations with them. They have a wonderful property, I would go again and would recommend it to others as well. Janie was very kind to give us some fresh mint and a zucchini from their garden.

Grace User Profile
September 2017
I wanted to take my bf for a last minute anniversary surprise and I'm so happy that I found Janie and John's B&B place. Their space is unbelievably beautiful and serene, perfect for a romantic getaway for a fraction of the price! I highly recommend to try the Scandinavian dinner. It was a great exeperience and such awesome food, absolutely worth! Janie and John were such great hosts (I've never had such accommodating hosts from air bnb) which made our stay even better. Bryan and I fell in love about everything during our stay at this place. It was a nice secluded spot away from the city. It was overall an exceptional experience that we will continually start as a tradition every end of the summer.

Anna User Profile
August 2017
The place is wonderful, peaceful and picture perfect! It's a great place to get away for some R&R. Janie and John are welcoming hosts who go above and beyond for their guests. I highly recommend their cottage. Thanks Janie and John for a great time.

Sharone User Profile
August 2017
What a amazing gem tucked in the woods, one that the photos fall short of capturing! We loved this romantic space, surrounded by forest and augmented with the quaint pond. To boot, Janie and John were the friendliest and most gracious hosts, and the dinner they prepared for us in the Scandinavian grillhouse was yummy and unique. The fabulous open porch in the main house where we enjoyed a delectable breakfast overseeing the lush garden with its hummingbirds, butterflies, and expensive hilly county view is open for use to all guests anytime as a place of clam and quiet reading. We can't wait for our next getaway here—THANK YOU.

Harrison User Profile
August 2017
Honestly, this was one of the most positive experiences I have had with airbnb. Janie and her husband are both lovely, the property is magnificent, the accommodations are simple, elegant and remote (very relaxing), breakfast was fantastic...and I could go on. Well worth the drive from Toronto and looking forward to returning.

Peggy User Profile
August 2017
More than Amazing treasure in the middle of Clarington city. You have to try it to find out by yourself a lifetime experience.

Orono, CanadaJoined in July 2013
Janie User ProfileJanie is a superhost.

My husband John and I have lived on the farm for the last thirty years, and we've been hosting guests at our B&B for a decade now.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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