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Custom Built with Craftmanship, Designed Passive Solar/Turbine - PHOENIX FARM

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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
I designed this home taking into consideration the true south direction, the angle of the roof (pagoda style) for the benefits of passive solar heating in the winter and cooling effects in the summer and the windows for natural ventilation and 360-degree views. It was built after in-depth research, with loving care and value of workmanship, assisted by skilled craftsmen and myself to create a sanctuary for man and beast alike. Stones from the fence rows handpicked for the mosaic look of the 10-foot high hearth, cedar, and pine from the forest for the board/baton siding of the house and barn and cedar rails for the fences. The fields and forested areas have not been sprayed with any chemicals in more than 15 years, similarly, there are no properties near Phoenix Farm that are not organi...I designed this home taking into consideration the true south direction, the angle of the roof (pagoda style) for the benefits of passive solar heating in the winter and cooling effects in the summer and the windows for natural ventilation and 360-degree views. It was built after in-depth research, with loving care and value of workmanship, assisted by skilled craftsmen and myself to create a sanctuary for man and beast alike. Stones from the fence rows handpicked for the mosaic look of the 10-foot high hearth, cedar, and pine from the forest for the board/baton siding of the house and barn and cedar rails for the fences. The fields and forested areas have not been sprayed with any chemicals in more than 15 years, similarly, there are no properties near Phoenix Farm that are not organic in nature. The 1545 sq.ft. home is heated by one very efficient Pacific Energy woodstove upstairs, and downstairs a very large sized Drolet woodstove. As well, there is a propane furnace if nights get very chilly upstairs. The water heater and stove are powered by propane. There is a laptop computer here for your use with WIFI accessibility on the property. Closet space and pantry space for your ease of operation during your stay together with grocery stores being only 5 minutes away, allows you to spend more time relaxing and winding down on your vacation. The water from the tap is better than bottled water in that it was tested in Toronto and proved to be free from iron, sulphur and calcium. Friends and family bring containers to the farm to carry away the pure water. More
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About the Owner
Laura W
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
Interaction with guests
You can expect assistance from your hostess to allow you to get settled quickly and be familiarized with places to visit, the amenities in town and my suggestions to ensure your security and privacy during your stay at Phoenix Farm. You will see the list of activities and sights in West Grey township below. You will be provided with two sets of keys during your stay which must be returned or $50 of your security deposit will be forfeited. Similarly there will be a $300 security (damage) deposit, payable at the same time as your 50% deposit on your vacation rental. Your security damage deposit will be refunded on the last day of your stay. Cancellation rules apply. Please read Flipkey's booking and cancellation rules.
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Laura was an amazing hostess and we really enjoyed our stay at this gorgeous property! One can't help but relax when they're welcomed by the stunning views and the comfortable ambiance. A one-of-a-kind place!

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Jacquie D
Management response:Responded 13 May 2018

Thank you Amy for your complimentary review of Phoenix Farm. Your response is so well received. You are always welcome at my sanctuary nestled in nature. See you soon. Blessings to you and your family. Have a successful and safe summer.

Reviewed 18 January 2018

This property was delightful and the home provides such nice natural light that I couldn't help but relax. A great home to bring the family and enjoy the country life. I thought the price was a bit expensive but it was made up for by...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank LadyLucksMan
Management response:Responded 19 January 2018

Thank you for the glowing review. Looking forward to your further inquiries and comments all the amenities including the basement suite which is almost finished that features an extra suite with a jacuzzi soaking tub. My prices are a guideline for visitors. Just like the...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Nature Trails Hike excursions are available at Allen Park or a little farther distance are access points to the Bruce Trail System. The gorgeous Beaver Valley, famous for its awe-inspiring vistas, reminiscent of the Group of Seven artists’ paintings is a short 30 minute drive east. As is a visit to the charming town of Kimberley, where you may enjoy a short, scenic hike on the Bruce Trail at Old Baldy. Summer/Winter Activities Taking a stroll, with your furry or non-furry family members, through our Saugeen Conservation Area, where you can experience the Saugeen River and McGowan Falls, is a wonderful way to begin or end your day. Fishing is allowed as well as photography, of course. Swimming, canoeing and kayaking are available
Getting around
Phoenix farm is located a short five minute drive (1.5 km.) to the quaint town of Durham, Ontario (2 hours northwest of Toronto or less than 90 minutes north of Guelph). We have all facilities and many conveniences here, including a natural food store/café known as Chicory Common, other small family restaurants, the Garafraxa live entertainment bar/café, used book store, florists, Durham fitness centre with state of the art exercise equipment, thrift/antique stores, banks, credit union, video store, liquor/beer store, library, pharmacy, gas stations, two convenience stores, vet clinics, an excellent medical centre, the Durham Hospital, West Grey municipal police service, OPP (which services my municipality known as Southgate) and a Food
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