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.
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.
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.