Mimi's road-tripping again, so she's opened her delightful 3 bedroom home to fellow travellers. Her 160-year-old home is freshly renovated and decorated with a vintage vibe, and thoughtfully appointed with everything to make your stay a comfortable and fun one. The best of the County is at your doorstep.
You have full run of the place. There is one parking spot on the property plus ample street parking and two free municipal lots nearby.
Provided for your convenience:
Linens, bath towels and beach towels
Soap and shampoo
Iron and ironing board
Provincial Park Pass for use during your stay (April - November)
- Board games, puzzles, playing cards, a fine collection of vintage cookbooks and reading material
Please note: there isn't a TV. Guests are encouraged to bring their own portable devices to stream entertainment.
Please also note: we welcome families but the house is not child-proofed. The stairs which lead to the lower level walkout to the backyard might be a bit tricky for younger guests and those with mobility issues.
May 2017: we have just built a deck off the back entrance. Photos coming!
Interaction with guests
Mimi's is designed for self-service so you can check yourself in whenever you arrive after 4pm. Meander, lollygag, no need to rush. Ease into your holiday.
You will be provided with a personalized code for the lock box on the front door so you can come and go as you please. There is a guest book full of information to make your stay fun and worry-free, but I'm available via text, email or phone if you have any questions.
Mimi's Not Here is on the town hill, just off the main drag in Picton, pop. 4487. Most everything you need can be easily accessed on foot: grocery stores, pharmacy, banks, post office. Plus things you don't need but really you do: great coffee, cute cafés and boutiques, liquor store and beer store, plus a fine historic movie theatre just around the corner.
Mimi's is a stone's throw (if you have a good arm) from the harbour and the friendliest breakfast restaurant in the County. A children's playground and skatepark is a short hop in one direction, Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area and its 11km of hiking trails in the other.
There is no public transit, so you will need a car to tour the County.
If you want to taste test your way through some of the more than 40 wineries, tours are offered by a number of local businesses; I'm delighted to send you links and to point you to some of my favourite winemakers.
There is secure indoor bike storage at Mimi's if you bring your own; should you decide to rent, there's a great place in Wellington I can connect you to.
The Millennium Trail, a converted CN rail line spanning the County from end to end, runs along the west end of town and is great for walking or biking.
Notable destinations: Sandbanks Provincial Park (15 minutes), Waupoos (10 minutes), Bloomfield (10 minutes), Wellington (20 minutes), North Beach Provincial Park (35 minutes).
PLEASE NOTE: this is the new Mimi's Not Here. She moved last year when the quiet cafe below her 2nd storey Wellington apartment became a bar. Nice people, not so nice for sleeping. The Picton house is better for families with children, light sleepers, families with light sleepers, children with lightsabers, and any combination thereof. (New digs, same superhost, same supercheek, more amenities!)
All interior photos of Mimi's are by Johnny CY Lam, County photographer extraordinaire.+ More