Our accommodations.

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What you get...

 

House And Grounds

Full self-catered enjoyment of The Bear Stand:  a 3,400 square foot, four-season, custom-designed modern architectural home, privately situated - lakeside - on 100 acres of natural Haliburton wildnerness.

 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Maximum occupancy:  12 persons (ideally 8 adults with 4 kids or 6 adults with 6 kids) sharing 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 1 sofabed.

One upper floor master bedroom suite with king bed, natural walnut floors, granite chimney, forest and lake views, gas fireplace and skylight plus large ensuite bathroom with built-in wardrobes, twin vanities, a freestanding lakeview tub, a forest view rain shower with bench, wall-to-wall pocket sliders opening onto a screened-in outdoor wooden soaking tub, and adjacent sitting terrace.

One large upper guest bedroom with king bed, natural walnut floors, underfloor heat, an inbuilt wardrobe with storage dresser, adjacent bathroom with twin vanities and combination tub/rain shower.

One lower guest bedroom with king bed, natural walnut floors, underfloor heat, inbuilt wardrobe with storage dresser, adjacent bathroom with rain shower and bench, and a large sliding suite-enclosing privacy wall.

A quad upper bunkroom with natural walnut floors, underfloor heat, four single adult-sized bunks, inbuilt desk, shelving, drawer storage, and double sliding privacy doors. 

Desktop or standing fans in each bedroom. All bathrooms are complete with terazzo flooring and underfloor heat and include complimentary use of Aveda and Burts Bees toiletries. Each of our bedroom suites offer complete privacy for guests, making The Bear Stand ideal for rental by two or three families. Two portable infant cots available upon request.

 

The Great Room

A sunken two-storey open concept Great Room with floor-to-ceiling windows, slider door to adjacent outdoor deck, under-heated natural walnut floors, direct access to large outdoor screened room, a three-seater sofa with ottoman, leather armchair, rocker, coffee and side table, built-in reading sofa nook for two, a large wood-burning fireplace with glass guillotine door, two-storey natural granite chimney with concrete hearth and reclaimed timber mantle, large skylight, ceiling fan, minibar, extensive built-in cabinetries stocked with barware, glassware, boardgames, books, magazines and vintage curios, a high-end Sonos speaker system throughout, iPod/iPhone recharge / docking station, a Sonos line-in device link, and an AM / FM / Bluetooth radio.

 

The Upper TV Den

Upper den with 75" wall-mounted flatscreen TV and PS4/DVD centre, Sonos Playbase speaker, minibar fridge and Nespresso machine, leather queen pullout sofa (sleeps 2), coffee table, individual leather lounge chairs, kids' seats, an outdoor lakeview terrace and rear slider door with forest firepit access.

 

The Kitchen

Gourmet kitchen with island breakfast bar featuring professional built-in GE Monogram appliances – a stainless steel double oven and gas range with 6 burners and skillet plate, a wall-mounted potfiller, built-in refrigerator with pull out freezer drawer, built-in speedcook convection microwave, built-in dishwasher, a professional espresso machine and standalone icemaker. Kitchenaid and Cuisinart small appliances including large capacity filter coffee brew machine, wafflemaker, hand blender / chopper, stand mixer, toaster, vaccuum siphon coffeemaker and kettle. Large built-in storage pantry supplied with cooking and eating utensils, pots, pans, baking sheets, mixing bowls, colanders, roasting pans, casserole dishes, pizza stone and cast iron BBQ ware, basic baking staples and a fully-stocked spice drawer. Double stainless steel sink with Caesarstone countertops throughout. Children's cutlery / dishware and one high chair available.

 

The Dining Room

Glass-enclosed cantilevered lakeview dining room (seats 8) with adjacent island breakfast bar (seats 4) and inbuilt dish storage cabinets fully-stocked with stemware and glassware, mugs, trays, platters and indoor / outdoor dinner settings for 12 persons.

 

Laundry, Linens & Cleaning

Concealed high-capacity LG washer and dryer laundry facilities, ironing board and iron, entry mudroom with boot bench and entry deck, coat cubby and utility counter with farmer's sink. Full cleaning and linen service including provision of sheets, duvets, pillowcases, down and hypoallergenic pillows, indoor bath, face and hand towels (outdoor towels NOT supplied). Assorted blankets and throw cushions throughout. Full range of cleaning supplies, bin bags, storage bags, toilet paper, dish cloths, kitchen towel and dish towels.

 

Outdoors

Lakeview hot tub, Finnish sauna, outdoor shower, front deck with twin teak loungers, a built-in Wolf gas BBQ and adjacent warming drawer, 6-person teak patio table with umbrella, upper front terrace with twin teak loungers and umbrella, canoe dock, swim raft, two firepits with seating (lakeside and forest side), three canoes, a tandem kayak, covered canoe rack with paddles (life jackets NOT included), and a children's jungle gym swing set, all on two natural and secluded bays, one with shallow beach. Landscaped gardens and naturalised grounds surround the house and include dramatic forest, landscape and amenity lighting throughout. Private use of our 2.5km professionally-groomed / sign-posted network of hiking / snowshoeing trails and boardwalks leading to two other untouched lakes (one on our property) and a further 3.4km of marked Crown Land trails.


A NOTE ABOUT WIFI

It is not possible to supply highspeed Wi-Fi Internet at The Bear Stand due to landline service restrictions in this remote part of Ontario. If ongoing Internet data access is a must, we suggest bringing a portable Wi-Fi hotspot to gain Internet access via the local cellular network. Short-term Wi-Fi hotspot rental is a cost-effective option for reliable data use in remote locations such as ours. Alternatively, if you bring a Rogers USB rocket stick (or similar portable USB internet stick) and plug it into our router you can establish a Wi-Fi network throughout the house whilst drawing on your own cellular Internet account. We apologise for the inability to supply free highspeed Wi-Fi at this time.


 

Our terms and conditions.

 

Contract

Guests are required to complete and sign The Bear Stand Booking Terms & Conditions Contract. Pets are welcome, subject to separate Pet Owner Liability Form completion.


booking & Payment

Rates are subject to change until booking confirmation. We require a deposit (30% of total fee) to be paid within 48 hours of booking confirmation by Property Owner; balance to be paid at least 6 weeks prior to rental commencement date. Payment can be paid by Interac e-transfer, bank transfer or cheque. Please see Terms & Conditions Contract for Cancellation policy


Damage deposit

A refundable damage deposit is required; fee depends on length of stay, ranging from CAD500 to CAD1,500. Please enquire for more details.


Check-in time is 4.30pm, check-out time is 10.30am (unless otherwise agreed prior to stay). Early and late check-in/check-out can be arranged where possible.

check-in / check-out


Primary renter must be 35+ years old; for group adult bookings (maximum 8 adults at any one time), a minimum age of 30+ years applies to each renter.

age restrictions


Weekend rentals are not permitted during High Season (July & August) when minimum weekly rentals apply. Due to local road restrictions during the spring thaw, no renting will take place. Please see our blackout period under Rates.

Rental Periods


 

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