Whole Life Villa is a large hand crafted Canadian Shield Log Home, tucked into the woods, on 7 acres of privacy with 710' on Ruth Lake, a pristine spring fed lake, where loons call in the moonlight and herons nest along the shores. Gourmet kitchen!
We live in the forest, in a log and wood home, where insects, bugs, critters, and wild life surround us. We do not use toxic fumigations and thus we will always have some bugs, ants, spiders, flies, earwigs, mice, moles or other little creatures find their way into our home. And depending on the season, we also may have an abundance of black flies, mosquitoes, fire flies, dragon flies, etc. Over the years many different animals, including chipmunks, squirrels, racoons, rabbits, skunk, porcupine, beaver, otter, mink, wolf, deer, moose, and black bear have been seen on our property. Please respect them, and protect yourself from harm by not leaving food outside! We are not "Better Homes and Gardens", but offer a more rustic home grown environment. We do everything to try to control spiderwebs and dust, our cleaning team spends hours between all guests to ensure a freshly cleaned home, but with so many provisions, we can never insure that every single item is spotless. We have had wonderful guests who help with the daily maintenance, keeping the house tidy and sometimes watering flowers, when we are not home to do so.
Limit water usage with large groups, quick showers, once nightly dishwasher, no laundry, reduce toilet flushing when possible to reduce the septic load. We ask you not to put paper products in the toilets, whenever possible.
Although this cottage is located at the end of a private lane, sound carries to neighbours around the lake. Please respect them and avoid extremely loud music and parties. This space is for tranquility and gentle gatherings of people. Small camp fires allowed in our fire pit, but if it gets out of control you are liable and responsible. Wood can be found in the forest. Please don't cut the trees. Hang beach towels and bathing suits outside. Use the cabin for changing out of wet suits. No wet swim suits in the house or on the furniture. Recycling with clear garbage bags is mandatory and removal of your garbage, when possible. If you are not able to take your garbage, it MUST be recycled in according to the local policy, and placed in our garbage container. We use environmentally friendly products like baking soda, vinegar and Peroxide, whenever possible and reduce commercial cleaners. Smoking outside only. Please don't leave butts on the ground. Please leave the cottage clean, dishes washed and put away. Please bring life jackets that are certified and fit you if you plan to use the boat or need it for swimming. We have a Barbeque, and 2 tanks you can refill at Foote's General Store. No hunting wild life on our property. Have fun and enjoy our beautiful spring fed lake and family home and cottage.
We are a family venture, of creative, people who love music, photography, art, healing, meditation, teaching children and living close to nature. We are two midwives, two musicians, photographers, equestrian, designer of this space, frequent travellers to Guatemala and Jamaica, Estonia, Anguilla, etc. We live healthy, juicing and eating live foods when possible. We have had numerous retreats here and invite you to enjoy this beautiful space with your friends and family.