Sarah's Rental Cottage

Design Team
Date:
2017.06.28

It was the first long weekend of summer, and we were out for a boat ride when we passed a dock with a For Sale sign on it. Alexander suggested we look at it. I figured that since we have a cottage, it would be of no interest, but his thinking was that they aren’t making any more islands, and so a rental property is a sound investment. My colleagues at HGTV thought the adventure of turning a recreational property into an investment property would make entertaining TV, and before I knew it, we were documenting our DIY adventure of fixing up a remote 1950s island cottage on the open water of Georgian Bay before the sun set on summer.

Living-Dining
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Living Area in whites, greens, and natural wood
Sarah's Rental Cottage - sitting area in whites, greens, and natural wood, by the window
Sarah's Rental Cottage - dining area in whites, greens, and natural wood, by the window
Sarah's Rental Cottage - fireplace in whites, greens, and natural wood
Kitchen
Sarah's Rental Cottage - kitchen with green floor, white ceilings and natural wood
Sarah's Rental Cottage - kitchen with green floor, white ceilings and natural wood
Sarah's Rental Cottage - kitchen with green floor, white ceilings and natural wood
Sarah's Rental Cottage - kitchen shelf detail with green floor, white ceilings and natural wood
Master Bedroom
Sarah's Rental Cottage - white and blue bedroom
Sarah's Rental Cottage - white and blue bedroom, exposed wood ceiling
Sarah's Rental Cottage - white and blue bedroom, seating area
Sarah's Rental Cottage - white and blue bedroom, side table and seating
Sarah's Rental Cottage - white and blue bedroom, dresser by window
Bathroom
Sarah's Rental Cottage - cozy bathroom with muted green mirror
Sarah's Rental Cottage - cozy bathroom with muted green mirror detail
Sarah's Rental Cottage - fresh flower detail by colourful white and blue towels
Guest Room
Sarah's Rental Cottage - guest room in natural pine, warm yellows and dark metallic fixtures
Sarah's Rental Cottage - guest room in natural pine, warm yellows and dark metallic fixtures
Sarah's Rental Cottage - guest room in natural pine, warm yellow, antique paddles
Sarah's Rental Cottage - guest room in natural pine, warm yellows with green floow and chair
Sarah's Rental Cottage - guest room in natural pine, warm yellows - guest sink
Kids Room
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Kids Room in rich blues, pine, painted white boards
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Kids Room in rich blues, pine, painted white boards
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Kids Room in rich blues, pine, painted white boards
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Kids Room in rich blues, pine, painted white boards
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Kids Room in rich blues, pine, painted white boards
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Kids Room in rich blues, pine, painted white boards
Porch
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Porch in light blues, blue greys, with sky blue accents
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Porch in light blues, blue greys, with sky blue accents
Exterior
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Exterior shot shot at dusk with warm light inside
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Exterior shot of second floor view
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Exterior shot of solar power grid
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Exterior deck by the water
Sarah's Rental Cottage - Exterior deck by the water

Photography by Stacey Brandford

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