The Verandahs

4 Palm Beach Road R.R.#2, Hawkestone, ON L0L 1T0 Canada (Show map)

About

The Verandahs B&B By The Lake (Your home away from home!) provides all of the amenities and services for a truly memorable stay. You’ll be steps away from Lake Simcoe; a 5 minute walk to the beach. Relax and curl up with a great novel on the verandahs, the new suntan deck or in one of the several guest areas of the house. Stroll the gardens & the grounds; Watching the bird show is a breathtaking experience, brought to you by Mother Nature, appearing annually at The Verandahs! Relax, from traveling or skiing, in our seven person arctic spa hot tub - a beautiful way to end a strenuous day of activities. The Verandahs B&B by the Lake has been newly designed to spoil each of our guests. Weddings, HoneyMoons, Anniversaries, Get-Away Escapes, Special Events and Friends Weekends are only a few of the occasions being planned here. The Verandahs Breakfasts are an experience in culinary excellence; Delicious, Full breakfasts with home baked pastries, prepared with each guest’s dietary considerations. (Menus available upon request) Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us the most comfortable, or if there is an extra special event we can help you plan. See you soon!

Reviews

Overall
5.0

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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.8
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Raising the bar on B&B travel!

5 on October 30, 2015

We have stayed in a great many b&bs. Many that we have found thru this very site. It is rare to find such a jewel as we have in The Verandahs. Our Host, Marc, breaks thru the framiliarity barrier immediately; & his mi casa es su casa approach is more then welcoming. Breakfasts are beautifully orchestrated. We loved it; will highly recommend; & most definitely, we will return. Treat yourself!


Lake Cottage Classic B&B

5 on October 24, 2015

This is the second time my wife and I stayed at Verandahs, both times in the Shanghai Nights room. The owner, Marc, is the consummate host. This is more like staying in Marc's home, than it is about staying at an Inn. The house is a wonderful classic, upscale Canadian "cottage" in the heart of lake cottage country. The Verandahs is immaculate with wonderful furnishings and comfortable rooms. There are only three guest rooms and Marc likes it that way. He treats his guests like family and we felt like we were coming home since we stayed here once before. Marc cooks and serves excellent breakfasts and hosted a small family group of ours that we invited to breakfast on the second day of our stay. There was so much delicious food that I didn't want lunch during my entire stay. Our room had an en-suite bathroom with a shower (no tub) and a very comfortable king-sized bed. The room had a TV and there is Wi-Fi throughout the home. The outdoors areas are lovely as well. We were there both times in the early fall, and the turn of season was perfect. Trees just turning color and still some flowers hanging on outside. Marc is full of wonderful suggestions about the local area and we thoroughly enjoyed staying with him. We hope to be back again and I highly recommend it if you can get a reservation there.


Exceptionally Pleasant Experience

5 on October 13, 2009

The Verandahs is a wonderful bed-and-breakfast experience. Only a few well kempt and stylish rooms for guests at this lovely venue made us feel like we were staying with family. Our exceptional hosts Marc and Brian were cordial and attentive. The B&B has a wonderful mix of fine furnishings, an interesting assortment of art and wonderful food that our hosts prepared and provided. We will definitely look forward to staying at Verandahs again.


Most Incredible Stay Experience

5 on July 30, 2009

Brian & Marc outdid themselves. The Verandahs is by far the greatest B&B experience my husband & I have ever had. They are a new standard in B&B travel. We most definately will recommend The Verandahs to everyone and will return many times over.


Excellent B&B with Premium Standards

5 on July 20, 2008

The Verandahs is an excellent choice in B&Bs. The new owners have redecorated and the rooms now have incredeibly comfortable premium mattresses. The food is outstanding, and the hosts, Brian and Marc are exceptional. WE highly highly recommend this one. Joan & Jerry, Cleveland, OH


Beautiful Place and Beautiful Stay

4.8 on April 13, 2008

Incredible Hospitality and Service. One of the Best Breakfasts Ever


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Rooms & Rates

Shanghai Nights

Newly decorated, Shanghai Nights is an oasis in effortless elegance. The New Premium Custom Made Dream Star King Mattress and Gluckstein Linens raise the bar on premium luxury. The suite has premium cable, flat screen tv, light dimmer & ceiling fan, personal amenities & snacks, complimentary bottled water, dvd player, Bathroom with walk-in shower & premium towels. Central Air Conditioning Pricing per night $120 based on double occupancy. Off-Season & Extended Stay Rates available

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 120 - $CAD 120

Mona's Suite

Newly redecorated, Mona's is a testament to timeless elegance. The Queen Canopy Bed, New Premium Custom Made Dream Star Matress & Premium 400 count Organic Cotton Linens offer our guests an escape to remember. The suite has premium cable access, flat screen tv, Ipod port alarm clock radio, light dimmer & ceiling fan, personal amenities & snacks, complimentary bottled water, dvd player, Bathroom with walk-in shower & premium towels. Central Air Conditioning Pricing per night $120 based on double occupancy. Off-Season & Extended Stay Rates available

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Country Suite

The Country Suite Newly decorated, The Country Suite is beautifully appointed with Contemporary Elegance. The New Premium Custom Made Dream Star Matresses, either available as Two Twins or as a King accommodation with Premium 400 Count Organic Cotton Linens offers our guests the ultimate in premium luxury. The Bedroom includes premium cable, flat screen TV, light dimmer & ceiling fan, personal amenities & snacks, complimentary bottled water, dvd player. Bathroom with walk-in shower is private & across the hall. Central Air Conditioning Pricing per night $120 based on double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 120 - $CAD 120

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Small town

Airport

Toronto, ON, Canada (YYZ-Pearson) 50 miles

Directions to property:

North from Barrie on HWY 11 To Line 9. Exit Line 9 and go East 1 mile to Palm Beach Road Just Before Boat Launch. Make Left onto Palm Beach Road; The Verandahs B&B is right there. Coming from the North, head South on HWY 11 to Line 9.Exit Line 9 and go East 1 mile to Palm Beach Road Just Before Boat Launch. Make Left onto Palm Beach Road; The Verandahs B&B is right there.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Secretarial services, TV Video games, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoke Free except in limited designated smoking areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: High Season Weekends require minimum 2 Night Stay, Unless Pre-Arranged
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of Enite Stay due at Booking.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations may be made up to 10 days prior to reservation date. If cancelled by this time, (by email, fax or certified mail) a $25 administrative fee and a 3% credit card processing fee will be charged to your credit card. Cancellations made after the 10 day grace period, will be subject to the full amount of the accommodation , billed to your credit card.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Marc

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

We love entertaining & travel

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8-10:30AM
  • Serving Location: The Verandahs, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

The Verandahs Benedict