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Family Friendly Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House Is Located On 3 Acres Of Land With A Gorgeous view of the Blue Mountains.

2 queen bedrooms and 1 double bedroom on upper level, 1 double bedroom on lower level.

Newly renovated and furnished on the inside

3 night minimum stay on long weekends.

New 6 person hot tub just off a newly constructed back deck. Includes patio furniture and a new barbecue.

Fire pit with chairs and tables

Screened summer room attached to the house.

Very large play area for children. Lots of outside games provided for guests. Includes a full size volleyball net.

Barbara Brandon
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Barbara Brandon

Hello, my name is Barb and I live in the Waterloo region with my husband Carl. In 1967 my father (Bill) built this home just outside of Collingwood on 3 acres of land because of his love for the country. It is a beautiful property so my husband and I decided to share it with other people who love country life.

Barbara Brandon purchased this house in 1967

Why Barbara Brandon chose Collingwood

Bill's Place is only 3 km. from the town of Collingwood and an equal distance to all the ski slopes including Blue Mountain, Craigleith, Osler Bluff and Georgian Peaks ski areas. The property is also close to Wasaga Beach (The longest fresh water beach in the world) and Craigleith beach. The house is well back from the road making it safe for small children to play. There are many mature trees offering privacy and beauty with no fences to obstruct the view of the mountains.

What makes this house unique

The property is 3 acres in size. 1/3 is groomed and the other 2/3's is bush with Black Ash Creek running through the back of the property. The home has an attached screen room with lots of seating to enjoy a bug free summer evening. The property is very large so there is a fire pit with chairs to enjoy roasting marshmallows with the kids. A variety of outdoor games (volley ball. Bocci ball, badminton, etc.) are also provided as well as indoor games (board and card games) to play with the kids if you have a rainy day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

would definitely recommend Bill's Place to anyone looking for a welcoming rental home you can call your home while on a holiday.

This well kept home with many amenities : Keurig coffee maker, well stocked kitchen wares and utensils. An awesome bbq and new deck was a great feature we enjoyed to use.

If you are into sports particularly cycling. This home is nestled a few kms from blue mountain for downhill enthusiasts and is an ideal location to start road rides and enjoy the countryside.

May 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Collingwood

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly renovated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Newly renovated
  • Each bathroom has a supply of hand soaps, toilet paper, towels, tissues and shower soaps. An hair dryer is provided as well as a small supply of toiletries in case you forgot your toothbrush, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. Each bathroom has quality towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Comfortable beds are made up with fine quality linens, duvets and pillows. Meticulous details in each bedroom to make you feel spoiled!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Great place for a girl's getaway. Bill's Place is an easy drive (2 km.) to the Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain Village and all the fine shops and restaurants in the town of Collingwood.


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average rating of 4.9428573 based on 38 reviews

What a beautiful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Bill's place is a fantastic place to sit back put your feet up and forget the stresses for a little while. It was a little piece of heaven as soon as you walked in the door. We will certainly be booking this piece of heaven again! Thanks Barbara.

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idea location comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

A group of 7 stayed at Bills Place and we were downhill skiers, x country skiers, and hikers. It was the perfect location to access all these activities easily. The home was very comfortable, clean, and the kitchen was well equipped. The host was very nice and accommodating and responded to emails quickly. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, comfortable house, family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Barb is a fantastic and thoughtful host. She ensured we had basic groceries available when we checked in, and placed amazing Christmas decorations out for us. The house was impeccable. Comfortable furniture, very clean, and all amenities you’d need. Great, quiet location that was still easy to get around from. Thank you for great stay!

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Harrie for the very nice review. I am so pleased that Bill’s Place met all your expectations. It was also great to meet your Aunt and Uncle from Devon, England. Lovely people. I wish you all the best for 2018! Barb
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Wonderful, cosy home

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying at Bill's Place for a weekend getaway for four friends. Barb has really thought of everything to make it a comfortable and welcoming experience. Perfect location between town and Blue Mountain. Incredibly well kept house - feels like you're the first person to stay every time! Thanks Barb for yet another relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was Pascale’s second visit to Bill’s Place and because they always leave the house so neat and tidy I would be pleased to host them again. They were also very respectful of the house and property. Thank you so much Pascale for being a wonderful guest(s). Barb
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Beautiful house with the perfect host!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Bill's Place for a girls getaway weekend and we were blown away! The house could not have been more perfect for us. Everything was so organized, clean and made our stay stress free. Barb did an outstanding job of making us feel welcome and taken care of. I would highly recommend to anyone and I know I will be coming back. The location was so close to the village at Blue Mountain, the Scandinave Spa where we spent an afternoon and to restaurants. Thank you Barb!

  • Submitted: 1-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is central to Collingwood and Blue Mountain. The decor is lovely and everything is there that could possibly be needed. It was excellent for a ladies’ weekend. We would use it again or recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie for your kind words about Bill’s Place. It was a pleasure hosting you and your friends and I hope to have the chance to do so again. You were wonderful guests! Barb
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Village of Blue Mountain
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Blue Mountain Golf/Osler Brook Academy/Cranberry
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 26 and 24
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Huron Club, Collingwood
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Osler Bluff, Blue Mountain, Craigleith
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Wasaga Beach: Longest fresh water in the world
Car: necessary

Ridge Runner- Blue Mountain

Elvis Weekend every July

Scenic Caves


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Collingwood

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 24 2018 - Dec 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
New Years
Dec 31 2018 - Jan 1 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
Cleaning C$125
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning fee: $125.00
Refundable damage deposit: $500.00
Tax rate: 13%
Check in time: 4pm (flexible)
Check out time: 12 noon (flexible)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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