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Family Friendly Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House Is Located On 3 Acres Of Land With A Gorgeous view of the Blue Mountains.

2 queen bedrooms and 1 double bedroom on upper level, 1 double bedroom on lower level.

Newly renovated and furnished on the inside

3 night minimum stay on long weekends.

New 6 person hot tub just off a newly constructed back deck. Includes patio furniture and a new barbecue.

Fire pit with chairs and tables

Screened summer room attached to the house.

Very large play area for children. Lots of outside games provided for guests. Includes a full size volleyball net.

Barbara Brandon
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

About Barbara Brandon

Hello, my name is Barb and I live in the Waterloo region with my husband Carl. In 1967 my father (Bill) built this home just outside of Collingwood on 3 acres of land because of his love for the country. It is a beautiful property so my husband and I decided to share it with other people who love country life.

Barbara Brandon purchased this house in 1967

Why Barbara Brandon chose Collingwood

Bill's Place is only 3 km. from the town of Collingwood and an equal distance to all the ski slopes including Blue Mountain, Craigleith, Osler Bluff and Georgian Peaks ski areas. The property is also close to Wasaga Beach (The longest fresh water beach in the world) and Craigleith beach. The house is well back from the road making it safe for small children to play. There are many mature trees offering privacy and beauty with no fences to obstruct the view of the mountains.

What makes this house unique

The property is 3 acres in size. 1/3 is groomed and the other 2/3's is bush with Black Ash Creek running through the back of the property. The home has an attached screen room with lots of seating to enjoy a bug free summer evening. The property is very large so there is a fire pit with chairs to enjoy roasting marshmallows with the kids. A variety of outdoor games (volley ball. Bocci ball, badminton, etc.) are also provided as well as indoor games (board and card games) to play with the kids if you have a rainy day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

would definitely recommend Bill's Place to anyone looking for a welcoming rental home you can call your home while on a holiday.

This well kept home with many amenities : Keurig coffee maker, well stocked kitchen wares and utensils. An awesome bbq and new deck was a great feature we enjoyed to use.

If you are into sports particularly cycling. This home is nestled a few kms from blue mountain for downhill enthusiasts and is an ideal location to start road rides and enjoy the countryside.

May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Collingwood around the Clearview

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly renovated
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Newly renovated
  • Each bathroom has a supply of hand soaps, toilet paper, towels, tissues and shower soaps. An hair dryer is provided as well as a small supply of toiletries in case you forgot your toothbrush, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. Each bathroom has quality towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Comfortable beds are made up with fine quality linens, duvets and pillows. Meticulous details in each bedroom to make you feel spoiled!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Great place for a girl's getaway. Bill's Place is an easy drive (2 km.) to the Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain Village and all the fine shops and restaurants in the town of Collingwood.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

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Family Friendly Retreat
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 41 reviews

Luxury, comfort and simplicity all in one

  • 5 of 5

Bill's place was simply stunning and exceptionally perfect. I stayed there with some girlfriends for a relaxing getaway from the City. The home is situated on a 3 acre lot with a lovely red sign that sits at the edge of the lot (very helpful and easy to locate).

It is very close to grocery stores, the Scandinavian Spa, restaurants and just about anything you could think of.

The home was pristine clean and immaculate. There were cute labels throughout to help guide you from "board games to dishwasher instructions to towels for hot tub"- overall meticulously thoughtful.

We appreciated the fine details in the home such as the crystal knobs on the dressers, the exotic hand creams in the bathroom, the lovely and inspiring quotes throughout the home, endless supply of towels.

The kitchen was furnished with beautiful dishware and a plethora of cooking items and spices, with a extensive variety of coffees and teas- ideal for those who just want to come in and not think about the "extra stuff" when planning a weekend away.

Our favourite part of the entire weekend was the hot tub that just made our stay totally worth everything. Instructions were extremely clear and helpful.

The very best part of the entire experience (although everything was just perfectly awesome) was Barbara checking in and making sure we were well set up for our stay from the emails beforehand with a list of restaurants to ensuring we had everything in terms of temperatures of the home, and awareness of the lights and codes.

THIS WAS AN AMAZING AND AMAZING WEEKEND GETAWAY! My girlfriends and I would certainly not consider going anywhere else that next time we plan a girls weekend! THANK YOU BILL'S PLACE CARE OF BARBARA! :)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vanessa for an extraordinary review. Very much appreciated. I thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and your friends at Bill’s Place and would be pleased to welcome you back when you get the chance. Barb
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Fabulous - spacious and spotlessly clean

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 8 night stay at Bill's place recently. We arrived somewhat later than expected so Barb left us some essentials meaning we didn't have do dash out to the supermarket first thing for breakfast which made our first night very relaxing. As we were having a prolonged stay Barb also left her basement open to allow us to use the washer and dryer which was amazing - no dirty washing when I got home. In addition to the above, our flight home was late so Barb let us stay on until 2pm which meant we arrived at the airport rested and relaxed.

Bill's place was a real home from home, very comfortable with everything you would want and need from a holiday home - plenty of plates, crockery, glasses, towels, a wonderful BBQ, spacious fridge and freezer. More than enough for 5 people.

Collingwood is a great little town too with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and supermarkets.

We would certainly consider returning to Bill's place if we ever return to this part of Canada.

Thanks Barb for an amazing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, Very Clean, Great for Kids,

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this gem with another family, for the weekend, and enjoyed every minute!

Very well thought out for guests, stress free booking, stress free stay. Forgot something don't worry it will be there. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea for the wonderful review and I hope you have the opportunity to visit Bill’s place sometime in the near future. It was a pleasure hosting you. Barb
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What a beautiful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Bill's place is a fantastic place to sit back put your feet up and forget the stresses for a little while. It was a little piece of heaven as soon as you walked in the door. We will certainly be booking this piece of heaven again! Thanks Barbara.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idea location comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

A group of 7 stayed at Bills Place and we were downhill skiers, x country skiers, and hikers. It was the perfect location to access all these activities easily. The home was very comfortable, clean, and the kitchen was well equipped. The host was very nice and accommodating and responded to emails quickly. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, comfortable house, family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Barb is a fantastic and thoughtful host. She ensured we had basic groceries available when we checked in, and placed amazing Christmas decorations out for us. The house was impeccable. Comfortable furniture, very clean, and all amenities you’d need. Great, quiet location that was still easy to get around from. Thank you for great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Harrie for the very nice review. I am so pleased that Bill’s Place met all your expectations. It was also great to meet your Aunt and Uncle from Devon, England. Lovely people. I wish you all the best for 2018! Barb
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Village of Blue Mountain
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Blue Mountain Golf/Osler Brook Academy/Cranberry
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 26 and 24
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
The Huron Club, Collingwood
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Osler Bluff, Blue Mountain, Craigleith
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Wasaga Beach: Longest fresh water in the world
Car: necessary

Ridge Runner- Blue Mountain

Elvis Weekend every July

Scenic Caves


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Collingwood,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
24 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
New Years
31 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £291.98
Cleaning £72.99

Cleaning fee: $125.00
Refundable damage deposit: $500.00
Tax rate: 13%
Check in time: 4pm (flexible)
Check out time: 12 noon (flexible)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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