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Crystal Roots Cottage

Crystal Roots Cottage - Hornings Mills

#183455 · Cottage Rental in , ,

5 Bedrooms
12 guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Cottage Rental

Property Description

Formerly known as Crystal Ponds Cottage. To speed up the process when inquiring, please let us know the average age, size of your group and the nature of your gathering. Thank you:)

1hr 15 min North / West of Toronto

outside of the town of Hornings Mills

L9V 2V4, Melancthon

Come and spend your days at this beautiful! Fully equipped waterfront log style 4 bedroom +1* chalet which is owner's home on private, natural 4.9 acres surrounded by ponds. Our former indoor pool had now been transformed into a studio space perfect for dancing, drawing, yoga, etc. Available for an extra fee. We welcome facilitators who would like to rent the space for the perfect group setting. We DO NOT HAVE WIFI so this the perfect way to unplug from technology and spend quality time. A quick drive up the street will give access.

Over 2000 sq ft.

This 4 seasons cottage is newly furnished and renovated with lots of love and intention. We feature a large open family room/ dinning room with fireplace connected to large mud room so you and you guests can enjoy time together (image 2 and image 7). The common spaces include a large fully equipped kitchen - NO DISHWASHER - with a screened Muskoka dining area.

3 private bedrooms with queen size bed (sleeps 2 people in each room)

1 bedroom with 1 single bed & a single and double bunk (sleeps 4 people) *1 bedroom / second living room with wood stove, 1 double bed + 1 double mattress in closet, suitable for a couple with 1 or 2 kids

The ponds are beautiful and the water crystal clear for swimming

Things To Do...

Bruce trail

12 km from Mansfield ski resort

30km Hockley valley

40 km south of Collingwood (Blue Montain ski resort)

10 km to Dufferin forest



Horseback riding


Mushroom picking




Cross country skiing



Bedroom Description

Sleeping arrangements include:

3 bedrooms with queen size beds

1 bedroom with double bed ( second double mattress available in closet)

1 bedroom with double & single bunk + 1 single bed

1 queen size pull out sofa in the main living room area

1 single sofa in mud room

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House Rules

Check In Time: 16:00
Check Out Time: 10:00
Max occupancy: 12

No smoking

Additional Information

Cottage agreement $800 damage deposit is required one day prior to arrival, this deposit is returned in full within 72 hrs of checkout after cottage is inspected and no damages encountered Please return everything to it's place before you leave so that you are not held responsible for missing items All indoor/outdoor furniture must be returned to their original spot, otherwise 1 hour cleaning fee will be deducted from your deposit For sanitary reasons please remove all linens and leave them on the floor beside bed All additional linens used can be left on top of the washing machine, HANG all used towels in the laundry room and hooks provided to avoid mold, otherwise 1 hour cleaning fee will be deducted from your deposit ( if applicable) Cleaning fee does not included dirty dishes, pots or pans. Please return these clean items to their appropriate spot before departing otherwise 1 hour cleaning fee will be deducted from your deposit Absolutely no smoking in the house, outdoors only, please ensure to take your butts with you when you leave thank you. * no excessive outdoor noise ANYTIME * if you use the fire pit, ensure you put out the fire completely before you return to the house * You will be asked to sign a liability release waiver for you and all your guests * you must take your garbage and recycling with you when you leave as the area has no pick up (we encourage you to separate garbage and recycling) You can store garbage in the garage until you leave.  Please note that an additional charge will be applied if the request listed are not followed Please use only the big pond behind your cottage (unless otherwise stated) Driveways and paths other then the ones leading up to our property belong to the neighbors, please do not trespass.


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
3 Nights Minimum
$500 CAD - $3000 CAD -
Last Minute March Break Special
03/10/17 - 03/26/17
3 Nights Minimum
$400 CAD - $2500 CAD -

Fee Name Tax Rate Fee Amount
Rental Tax Rate - 13%
of Rental Amount
Damage Deposit
NOT Collected with Booking
- $800 CAD
Flat Amount
Cleaning Fee
13.000% $150 CAD
Per Stay

Additional Rates & Fees Description

The indoor pool is available at extra cost depending on the season and duration of stay.

Please contact us directly for details.

Check-in: 16:00 Check-out: 11:00

We will gladly accommodate to your preferred arrival and departure times providing they do not overlap those of other guests.

Return of Security Deposit

A $800 deposit for security/damage will also be requested via e-transfer 3 days prior to your arrival date, (or at the established time if arrangements cannot be made with owners during your arrival). If you have complied with our Rental Agreement, we hold back the security deposit until the final inspection which is conducted during the final cleaning. It is your responsibility to advise us of any and all damage or broken items as soon as they occur. Damage is assessed and deducted from the deposit (rare). The deposit is returned within 72 hours from departure. Owner allow for an extension if damages occur and must be investigated.

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Grocery Store


DVD Player
Board Games




Coffee Maker
Dishes / Utensils
Small Appliances


Hiking Trails
Deck / Patio
Patio Furniture
Beach Chairs
Fire Pit
BBQ / Grill
Parking Available

Availability Calendar

January 2018

  • Unavailable
  • Check In Available
  • Check Out Available
Availability last updated Jan 22, 2018
Overall Rating

Beautiful property and lots of space

We spent the new year weekend here, there was 10 of us and we had a great stay. Very clean and the property has all the comforts you have at home with great views. I would like to thank the owners who love on the property for keeping such a clean and well maintained chalet we had a great time Lou

January 2017

The owner left the following response...

We loved having all of you here! Fun, kind, respectful and attentive. We look forward to having you again anytime!

Beautiful And Relaxing

My family spent a long weekend at Crystal Ponds and it was a wonderful weekend. It is an ideal spot for families with young children as the main family room was away from the two back bedrooms and separated with a door, so we could have fun in the evening while the children were in bed. The kids loved the pool and I loved the fact that there was... Read More

March 2016

The owner left the following response...

Thank you so much Michelle! You and your family are wonderful guests. You treated our cottage with the same love and respect that we do. We look forward to having you again in the near future!

Beautiful Cottage

This was an absolutely beautiful cottage with lots of room. We had a family vacation here with a total of 6 adults and 5 kids and never felt crowded. The location has a pond just outside the back door of the cottage that was great for the kids to boat in with a dingy and net small fish and frogs. The bottom of the pond was pretty silty and one of t... Read More

May 2014

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