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Expansive yardEat in Kitchen
10 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Artfully restored home north of Picton

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A one-of-a-kind experience in Prince Edward County, this artistically restored 1876 School House has all the modern conveniences while providing a very comfortable and beautiful setting to get away from it all. The Dahlia House is perfect for girl`s getaways or family gatherings, sleeping up to 10 in 4 bedrooms, with a view of the Bay of Quinte, magnificent sunsets and surrounded by exquisite flower gardens in the summer.

A large eat-in kitchen (seating 10) forms the heart of the house. With full kitchen and all sorts of foodie implements including a pasta maker and ice cream maker, you will find everything you need for preparing both intimate soirées and group dinners. Featuring recently refinished wood counter-tops, new appliances for 2017 - Kenmore stove with convection oven, Whirlpool refrigerator, Kenmore dishwasher, microwave - and large sink; you are sure to savour the meals created in this inspiring environment. In summer, pick herbs and tomatoes from the garden to add freshness to your creations.

Relax in the light-filled “school room” with its restored original windows and 20ft high cathedral ceiling, comfortable couches and space for reading, connecting to WiFi or enjoying one of an enormous selection of DVDs on the 47” flat screen TV. Artistic touches abound from the owner`s globe-trotting award-winning quilt to hand made pottery and cutting boards. NEW FOR 2017: Central Air Conditioning to keep things cool when it gets hot.

There are 2 bedrooms on the main level. One with double bed and one with twin Bunks. Off the kitchen, find a 3 piece washroom with spacious walk-in shower. Upstairs are 2 more bedrooms across a walkway from each other for added privacy. The master bedroom is beautifully lit and has 2 queen beds and artful accents. The other features 1 queen bed and sitting area. There is a 3 piece bathroom here with claw foot tub. All beds have 100% cotton sheets, duvets and quilts except for the Twin beds which are poly-blend.

Out back, enter a “wooded sanctuary” with enough space for everyone to spread out and relax. A Maple-shaded tree house with swing, hammock, sand box and trampoline are sure to keep the kids entertained while you enjoy food and drinks. An iron basket once used in a canning factory serves as a fire pit and is sure to bring your group together with some magical memories to take home. Make use of a new Master Chef 5 burner propane bbq plus a charcoal bbq as well as 2 picnic tables, chairs and a chaise lounge for additional seating.

There is a quiet side road for walking and a lovely park just down the road. Bring kayaks and bikes. There is secure storage for guest bikes. Paddle in the bay area just a short walk down the road through the newly cleared marsh or take advantage of the excellent cycling in the area – particularly on Big Island.

A Sandbanks Park Pass is included with your rental. This property is water VIEW. The Northport Park is just down the road with swimming off the dock.

PLEASE NOTE: the owner lives onsite part-time in an attached carriage house and you share the parking area. Otherwise you have your own private entrance, patio, yard and complete house with all amenities.

Guest access

Guests have access to the whole house and share the supply area in the back of the house accessible through the kitchen by door with lock. They also share parking when the owner is home. The back yard and side yard are for guest use only.

Interaction with guests

PLEASE NOTE: the owner lives onsite part-time in an attached carriage house and you share the parking area. Otherwise you have your own private entrance, patio, yard and complete house with all amenities. The owner speaks french and english and is always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Other things to note

All Linens and towels are provided.
There is no washer and dryer at this home. Public laundry is found 15 mins drive south in Picton.

This property runs on septic. Please only flush toilet paper down the toilet or backup can occur.

PLEASE NOTE: the owner lives onsite part-time in an attached carriage house and you share the parking area. Otherwise you have your own private entrance, patio, yard and complete house with all amenities.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

This is not a hotel :) We expect that you will treat this home as you would your own. Your respectful care is very much appreciated.

A few house rules:
~ no smoking
~ no parties (we like to be on good terms with the neighbours)
~ no pets

Check-in time is after 4PM
Check-out is before 10AM

In quiet season, alternate times may be arranged

The home will be cleaned prior to your arrival and after your stay, but there is a short list of tasks for you to complete prior to departure (see guest binder on site).

Guests will be required to complete a Rental Agreement upon confirmation of your stay and prior to receiving directions and access to the property.

Thanks for your consideration. If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to ask! We hope you have a most relaxing and enjoyable stay.


2 Reviews

Liz User Profile
June 2017
This house was a PERFECT venue for my best friend's bachelorette trip to PEC. We spent a weekend here and fell in love with the property. It is so clean and huge, but there is a cottage feel to the place that made everyone feel extra cozy. The beds were super comfy and there were a ton of clean linens and supplies - anytime we needed something we were able to find it. We were especially happy to find a never-ending supply of dishes/utensils and appliances to create some amazing at-home group dinners for nine. Also, the backyard is HUGE and sunny - great for lounging around - and there is a trampoline! (which we made use of!) The only thing I would forewarn is that the property is a little bit of a hike (30-45 min drives) to wine tours/central restaurants, and PEC-proper plus taxis in the area are hard to come by during busy season. Not a big damper but visitors should definitely know that in advance and organize transportation far before they travel. Our lives were saved by Cronkie's Cab Company - a local shuttle/cab service with only a few cars, but the owner Wayne went above and beyond to help us get around. If you need a designated driver anywhere, call him in advance. He was the best. All around great experience!
Galen User Profile
Response from Galen:
Hi Liz, so glad Dahlia provided abundance for your stay! While this home is not near the main wine regions, it is about 15-20 minutes drive into Picton which has some great restos and on the way Parsons brewery. Also, Three Dog winery on Fish Lake road is relatively close to the Dahlia and could be biked to for those more avid bikers. But if you are headed to Wellington or the main wine regions, yes the home is a drive ;) Happy you enjoyed your stay! We hope you book with Sandbanks Vacations & Tours again.
June 2017

Atlant User Profile
June 2017
You simply must visit. Great place. Historical, and well renovated with gusto. Great location. With lots of amenities on site (loved the trampoline). The service is phenomenal and the ownwrs were very relaxed and tjey give you total privacy.
Galen User Profile
Response from Galen:
Hey Atlant, thanks for this great feedback. We'd love to welcome you back to Dahlia House or any of our Sandbanks Vacations properties next time you are around. Glad you enjoyed the trampoline!
June 2017

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