Until the last couple of years, I spent my summers on Georgian Bay. When we were still young, my husband built a cottage on land we bought for our tenth wedding anniversary.
It’s spectacular country. The water’s so clear you can see the bottom even when it’s deep. Colourful striated rock landscapes, towering trees and plenty of wildlife both in the water and on land combine to make this a magic place.
The guest house
As the years went by, our neighbours got too old for cottaging and put their little house up for sale. I bought it and we used it as a guesthouse for friends and extended family. The deed is in my name. It can be sold separately from the main cottage.
An ill-conceived vision
It’s this guesthouse I planned to inhabit for a two-week vacation on The Bay. I was really excited about the thought of the best swimming in the world. The water and the clean air would be so good for my lungs.
Harvey would be in the main house. Sammy the Poodle and I would be a discreet distance through the woods in the guesthouse. If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you know I believed Harvey and I could maintain a respectful relationship while living separately and joining together for family and community events. In my eagerness to have some summer on The Bay, I overlooked the fact that the proximity to my ex might ruin the experience.
It wasn’t any single event that sent me into an angry, depressed state. By keeping him in my life, I was making myself miserable. My feelings were too often hurt. By the third day at the cottage, all the upset I’d been pushing down exploded like a volcano. For years, there’d been rumbles, but now the pressure had built up to a full-blown eruption. I had to get out of there and increase the distance if I was to find any peace.
Cottage for sale
And so I have put my guest house on the market. It’s a humble dwelling, built by the previous owners to house a couple and children. Inside it’s one open space with a kitchen area (fully equipped) and a separate bathroom with tub, shower and sink. The composting toilet is in a separate building. The hot and cold running water in the kitchen and bathroom is on a grey water system.
From the fairly new deck all across the front of the cottage, the land slopes gently down to the sandy beach where little kids can safely wade. There’s a dock with a swim ladder and from there you can swim forever. The whole cottage is furnished and I’m asking $129,000.00.
If you’re interested in knowing more, contact my agent, Gary French at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him on his cell at (416) 407-5544.