Lakeside on golf course, near Toronto

Lakeside on golf course, near Toronto


Nov 2016

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Due to Covid we have limited ability to arrange house-swaps, but are interested in stays in Victoria and Vancouver, BC wine country and Calgary for early spring 2022. Direct swap (can be non-simultaneous) or points ... can be combined with a stay at our Port Hope house or our custom Lake House 2 hours away too. We are also open to exploring different areas of Ontario as well. (sorry not Toronto though ... too close to home)

Backing directly onto a beautiful golf course and Lake Ontario, our bright, stylish open-concept home is 7 years old and located in charming historical Port Hope, a small town conveniently located just one hour east of Toronto. Perfect if you like to be close enough to spend time in the city but prefer a relaxing and picturesque home base ... ideal for exploring both city and country! Gorgeous views of Lake Ontario (One of the Great Lakes) with stunning sunrises and sunsets, from the back windows and our sunny deck outfitted with comfortable deep seating and a shade canopy. Vintage hickory plank floors throughout the main floor; where there is an airy great room with breakfast nook, custom kitchen, a master suite (with King size bed) with lakeviews, and separate dining room ... all professionally decorated in a relaxed and elegant style. In the upstairs loft you'll find a TV room with a new 75 " smart TV and sound system (with Netflix and Amazon video) overlooking the great room and a second master suite with a Queen size bed and second full bathroom.
We are ideally located to explore exciting Toronto and Southern Ontario via endless day trips such as downtown Toronto, Kingston and 1000 Islands, Prince Edward County (famous Sandbanks beach and wine country is 1 hr east), Niagara Falls, world class shopping; as well as many charming Ontario small towns and lakes to visit . The summer waterfront town "Cobourg" is 15 minutes away with marina, beach and summer festivals. There is a VIA rail station that will take you into the city in an hour, or to Canada's historical capital Ottawa or vibrant French Montreal in 3- 4 hours. We are minutes from Hwy 401 which is the main highway to travel from city to city, and also takes you directly into Toronto.
Our town of Port Hope is a classic Ontario charmer ... great restaurants, pubs and cafes, galleries, boutiques, yoga studio, antique shops, waterfront and forest walking trails, a live theatre and many local cultural festivals and events ... all located right on Lake Ontario with historical buildings and a scenic river. (Where you can watch the annual "salmon run" from August through October) The golf course is semi-private which means you can golf ... and we have his/her golfclubs you can borrow; there are also many other golf courses in the area.
We also own a beautiful lake house (with all the amenities) in Eastern Ontario about 2 hours from our house; on a tranquil swimming lake in a forest; which can potentially be included with the house in a swap. Here is the LHS link: (copy/paste to your browser)

Ontario is beautiful in the spring, summer and fall months ... summer temperatures reach 25-30C; fall months bring gorgeous colour and are ideal for hiking and golf. Winter is pretty if you don't mind the snow!

If we stay in your home we will be respectful guests and leave it just as we found it, and do expect the same of our guests. Ours is a non-smoking home.

For point and instant swaps please note:
Adults only (unless arranged otherwise)
Agreed upon guests only
We may request a cleaning fee of $200 CDN.


Kathy & John's reviews

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More about us

  1. We're a semi-retired professional couple with 2 grown-up kids, and we LOVE to travel and explore new places; including successful swaps to Australia, the UK and Portugal. We travel as a couple, and on occasion with our adult kids or another couple.

  2. We take pride in our stylish home and peaceful lake house; we'll be respectful guests and neighbours that will leave your home just as we found it ... and expect same courtesy with potential exchangers.

  3. We are open to non-simultaneous swaps as we have a vacation home.

Swap availability

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Where is it?


Pretty, quiet and safe neighbourhood nestled close to downtown Port Hope and backing onto the Port Hope Golf & Country Club right on picturesque Lake Ontario. So much do to locally in this charming area, but we're only an hour away from the big city buzz in Toronto - an easy drive or jump on the VIA train and arrive right downtown in an hour.

Buzzy restaurants
Trattoria Gusto, The Social Bar & Table, Carylse Inn
Cool bars
The Social, Gusto's, Nookies, Local 90
Cozy cafés
Coffee Public, Queenies, Dreamers Cafe
Retail therapy
Quaint local shops, world-class retail an hour away in Toronto
Bit of culture
The Capitol Theatre, Northumberland Orchestra, Jazz festival, close to Toronto for world class culture
Walks in the park
Walking trails along Lake Ontario are steps away, and there are wonderful forest trails close by.
Spot of exercise
Yoga studio, Pilates, 24 hr fitness all in town, plus we have bikes and a treadmill
Day tripping
Toronto, Prince Edward County wine & taste trails, Sandbanks beach, Niagara Falls, Tree-top trekking, Lake districts ...

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