Totally 'off-the-grid’ house in 3.5 acres of woodland. Very secluded retreat ideal for artists, musicians, writers. One-bedroom house with a ‘great room’ and cathedral ceiling, covered porch on 3 sides (1 screened). Electricity comes from solar panels, rainwater collection system with treated water. Internet.
Great for artists, musicians, writers, anyone looking for a peaceful, seculded, environmentally friendly getaway. Because the house is solar-powered, there are limitations to how many people the place can comfortably and reliably serve. House is wired for 120-volt but high wattage items are discouraged, hair dryers, toasters, etc. If more than two people show up and start using showers and other energy-intensive appliances a lot, there is a danger of the batteries getting down too low. That's why I prefer only two people use the place. No air-con but several ceiling fans. Rainwater is filtered and UV treated and is good for washing dishes and showers. For drinking water, a 5 gallon jug will be provided and refills can be obtained at water station at west end of East-West Road or at the 'Co-op' store.
The whole house is accessible. Also included: two+ bicycles, BBQ, internet, TV (although limited to a couple of hours in evening due to energy restrictions (but you're not here to watch TV are you? :). Several musical instruments (guitars, ukuleles, kalimbas, banjo, etc.), a large number of books to read. Kitchen has electric fridge, propane stove & hot water.
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I will leave a full instruction and information sheet including password for internet, etc.
A note on insects: Pelee Island, being a natural paradise, has a wide variety of wild things, including snakes and abundant insect life. Depending on what time of year you come, you could experience midges, mosquitos, mayflies, june bugs, katydids, spiders, and all manner of creepy crawling things. Most of these critters are ‘outside’ the house but sometimes they sneak in! If bugs disgust you, Pelee Island is not the best place for you to be, sorry to say. But if you take a healthy interest in the beauty of the natural kingdom, you’ll discover great wonders! There is also some poison ivy but if you avoid it, you'll be fine (anything with three leaves, don't touch!).
If I'm on the island, I will try to greet guests and give them a tour of the house and show them how everything works. If I'm not on the island, I leave an information sheet (there's nothing difficult in the house operations!) I'm usually available by cellphone or email to answer any questions, otherwise Sandra at the Wandering Pheasant Inn 100 metres down the road can help with any problems.