Welcome to Coby, as the owner’s affectionately nicknamed their home away from home! This lovely 1,500 sq. ft., 2 level, 3 bedroom cottage is located on the shores of Gull River, conveniently located just one kilometre away from the quaint village of Coboconk.
The main level open concept kitchen/dining/living room is bright and spacious with beautiful oak floors, vaulted ceilings and a wall of floor to ceiling windows providing a spectacular view of nature and the river. The deck off the living area is a great place to relax with your coffee in the quiet and still of the morning. Two bedrooms and a 4-piece bathroom round out the main level.
The lower walk-out level is ideal for the adults to retreat to for the evening after the kids are in bed. The large open space has a king-sized bed with views out to the river, a wood stove and a comfortable sitting area with a TV/DVD/VCR. A 3-piece bathroom and laundry room are just off of the sitting area.
The patio door leads out to a good-sized lawn, large enough for a game of badminton, with a slight slope down to the dock and 116 ft. of waterfront. With an east exposure, get an early start and watch the mist rise from the river as the sun rises and embrace the peaceful silence that is only interrupted by the sounds of summer birds. And if you are quiet and lucky, the resident Blue Heron Crane may light on the dock for a few moments of grandstanding his beauty for your pleasure!
The water is so clear you can see the bottom and there is a wonderful shallow sandy entry beside the dock. Deeper water is just a few strides out making it great for swimming and the little ones will love splashing and playing in the shallow water. The sandy beach next door is available to renters and is perfect for building sandcastles and feeding ducks. You can even fish off the dock where you can watch your dinner floating towards your bait!
The ‘piece de resistance’, and a “must do”, is the lazy river float! The family can be dropped off up-river on Hwy 35 towards Norland at Kelvin Rock Road’s boat launch with your floating devices, and with a little effort to paddle and kick to the mouth of the river, enjoy the sheer relaxation of floating (approximately 2 hours) all the way down the Gull River back to your own property. Nothing compares to the stress relief this little adventure brings!
There is access from the river to 3 lakes, Silver, Shadow and a small lake right in Coboconk that’s great for boating, with small islands for picnicking. Or you can enjoy a private cottage road walk that takes you into Coboconk, which has everything you need for your stay from groceries to Tim Hortons!
End your days back at the cottage with a BBQ, listening to the river flow by and gather round the firepit to roast sweet, sticky marshmallows. Another great family vacation to go down in the books!