|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Originally the farmhouse for a 120 acre estate, The Captain’s House* is a very private 4 bedroom 2 bath brick Victorian shaded by 100 year old Sugar Maples and Lilacs. Built in 1875 and lovingly restored by the heirs of the estate, the Captain’s House is just 1.5 K from a beautiful Lake Ontario beach and within a few minutes of 15 different wineries. This all season retreat is ideal for families, beach lovers, cyclists, golfers, equestrians, wine enthusiasts, antique collectors, bird watchers, hunters, fishermen, boaters, cross country skiers, art lovers and those who enjoy fine cuisine. As you enter, you walk over two ancient gristmill stones that harken back to older days. The front veranda and the rooms inside have beautiful views of tranquil pastures, a Century Barn and distant views of Huyck’s Bay. Once inside, you find hardwood floors, tall ceilings and spacious rooms typical of the era. The living room features large airy windows, an upright piano and a collection of interesting antiques and artifacts from the original estate. There is also a comfortable double sofa bed for those who might have trouble navigating the stairs to the second floor bedrooms. Adjoining the living room is a formal dining room with the original dining table that seats 8 very comfortably. Adjoining that is a very well equipped kitchen with brand new appliances, countertops and cupboards along with everything you need to prepare meals for the gourmet or the gourmand. In the next room, your children will find privacy and everything they need to entertain themselves including satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a CD player, board games, air hockey and just outside, badminton & croquet. Completing the downstairs is a full four-piece bath with porcelain tile floors and a large washer and dryer. Upstairs, there are four charming bedrooms—two with double beds and two with queen beds—all with original wide plank pine floors and tasteful décor. There is also a four-piece bath with porcelain tile floors and brand new fixtures. Outside, the grounds are landscaped and the shady patio has a BBQ, a table with seating for eight and is host to many species of birds that flock to the feeders.
All in all, the Captain’s House harkens back to another time when peace and tranquility were the rule. Not the exception.
Not suitable for events or business activities.
*The Legend of The Captain’s House. In 1874, there was a terrible storm on Lake Ontario that sank many boats and washed many things ashore. Soon after the storm subsided, two farmers who then owned the property were walking along their beachfront and saw what appeared to be a large wooden door with something lashed to it. That something proved to be a man, long drowned and unrecognizable, who was wearing a Captain’s uniform the pockets of which were stuffed with gold coins. The farmers respectfully relieved the Captain of his burden and ceremoniously set him adrift once again thinking a burial at sea was the proper thing to do. And besides, why waste the money. So they used it to build two very fine houses. One of which is now called The Captain’s House.
The Captain's House is walking distance to a little known beach on Lake Ontario and is within 10 minutes of 15 different wineries and the charming village of Wellington with two of the finest restaurants in the county, fabulous public park for adults and children, antique shops, art galleries, massage, yoga, tennis, golf, a supermarket & a LCBO. Within 40 minutes of The Captain's House, you can be picnicking at Sandbanks Provincial Park featuring gigantic dunes, beautiful beaches and great swimming in Lake Ontario. Or, you can go to the town of Bloomfield or Picton where you will find trendy shops, museums, movie and live theatre, gourmet food shops, live music at pubs, renown annual Jazz and Classic music festivals, a marina, galleries, a hospital and all the services you require. There are many County Fairs in the Fall, as well as Farmer and Artisan markets.
Check in time: 4 P.M.
Check out time: 11:30 A.M.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 4 2016 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||C$500|
Max. 10 persons. Check-in:4 P.M. Check-out:11 A.M. Change over day Sunday.
Not suitable for business/social events.
Cancellation: If lessee cancels the reservation MORE then 8 weeks prior to arrival - all funds are returned to Lesee. If Lesee cancels the reservation LESS than 8 weeks prior to arrival, no funds will be returned, unless property rerented. The $500.00 damage deposit is refundable when house is left as found.
VRBO is now is charging a service fee, on each rental period. This fee is between 4% - 10%. We are uncertain of the amount of the Fee as this is a brand new procedure. You will be asked to pay them directly by Visa for the service fee
only. We will continue to collect our own payments.