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Painted Turtle Lake Studio/Countryside View/Beach

Entire condo
hosted by Lisa
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Free cancellation before Jan 18.


Every booking includes free protection from Host cancellations, listing inaccuracies, and other issues like trouble checking in.
The Studio at Painted Turtle Lake Retreat beckons busy creatives & visiting travellers; an intimate countryside oasis with corner windows framing amazing views of woods, lake & golf course. Heated floors & steam shower increase the sense of luxury. It overlooks Painted Turtle Lake, named after the little turtles who sunbathe on our docks in summer. Enjoy our shared beach, fire pit & docks as seasons allow.
We ask guests to verify ID & sign a contract upon booking.

The space
Message us to RESERVE YOUR DATES for all booking inquiries AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2022! We are fully open for bookings, but we are experiencing an Airbnb calendar glitch that is temporarily preventing us from opening our calendar in November and beyond. We are happy to have you choose your dates, sign our contract and we will hold your spot on our end until we can re-open our Airbnb calendar in early November.

The studio is on the main floor of a two-storey guesthouse with a separate loft apartment above, nestled near our home in 5 acres of aspen woods. We keep the space spotlessly clean & sanitized, uncomplicated & cozy; a space for you to breathe and relax. Two parking spaces are available. Guests use their own PRIVATE ENTRY secured with a KEYPAD LOCK.

We’re happy to answer any pre-booking inquiries you might have, just send Lisa a message! Make sure to review our listing for a full list of all our amenities

Guests can cook their own meals in the studio’s FULL KITCHEN or order from area restaurants (see our online Guidebook connected to our Airbnb listing for options). We supply:
- pots, pans and utensils
- local fair trade coffee from Negash Coffee
- black tea
- white sugar, sweetener and coffee whitener
- hot chocolate
- olive oil
- salt & pepper

- a cell booster
- business-class wifi
- mousepad
- task light

Our 3-piece BATHROOM includes:
- a two-person steam shower with benches
- shampoo, conditioner & soap
- free laundry, detergent and fabric softener

- The steam shower has a tall step up to the shower base so we supply a step-stool for those who need.
- There are no stairs or steps to enter or move around the rest of the studio.
Please check out our Accessibility profile (currently pending Airbnb verification) or drop us an inquiry if you have any accessibility-related questions.

PAINTED TURTLE LAKE is 2 acres in size and nearly 30 feet deep, fed by a network of underground streams. Our acreage has private access to the beach and lakefront (shared between guests, host family, and upstairs tenants), as the entire west shore sits against our yard while the opposite shore borders Quarry Oaks Golf Course.
- In summer guests can sunbathe, canoe, swim or bring your tackle to fish for jackfish in Painted Turtle Lake.
- In winter, bring snowshoes or cross-country skis to enjoy spending time on the golf course grounds (please follow the instructions listed in our House Manual to use their property with respect). We clear a skating rink on the lake in winter when the ice conditions are good.

The studio looks over its own corner of the yard; the full yard is shared between guests, host family, and the loft tenants above the studio. You will hear the tenants upstairs somewhat; they keep reasonable hours. You can hear their dog, Hank, trotting around upstairs but he does not bark and goes to bed on his humans’ schedule.

- Hank, who lives upstairs, is a black medium sized dog. He is very mild-mannered and doesn’t spend much time outside.
- We also have a large, friendly black & tan dog named Toffee. We keep her on our side of the yard away from the guesthouse so guests can choose whether they would like to meet Toffee or not. Details are sent to guests upon booking; most guests love Toffee but we are also set up for folks who prefer to keep their distance.

NO PET GUESTS (for now)
We are not currently accepting pets, although of course appropriately-trained service animals are always welcome.
- If you like to travel with your pet, feel free to check back at a later date as we look forward to being a pet-friendly destination again once our situation changes.
- When we do accept pets, we will charge a pet fee which covers a deep clean of the studio after each pet guest as a courtesy to future guests who need the safety of a dander-free environment.

What this place offers

Golf course view
Lake view
Public or shared beach access – Beachfront
Wifi – 22 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
40" TV with Apple TV, Netflix
EV charger
Free washer – In unit

Accessibility features

This info was provided by the Host and reviewed by Airbnb.

Where you’ll be

Giroux, Manitoba, Canada

With 4 golf courses, an archery range, Sandilands Provincial Forest and the city of Steinbach nearby, there is always somewhere to explore. Check out our online Guidebook connected to our Airbnb listing for a wide range of possible activities! Steinbach is less than 15 minutes away by car; it has ample options for groceries, shopping and restaurants. Be mindful that some retail stores in Steinbach may be closed on Sundays.

Labroquerie has a lovely, accessible walking path about 10 minutes away, and Sandilands Forest offers a large network of trails only 20 minutes from Painted Turtle Lake. We recommend the AllTrails app to find local hikes; message us and Lisa can share her favourites through the app.

During the golfing off-season we are also permitted to enjoy walking our neighbouring Quarry Oaks Golf Course (some restrictions apply).

7 nights in Giroux

Jan 23, 2023 - Jan 30, 2023

4.96 out of 5 stars from 183 reviews

Hosted by Lisa

Joined in March 2018
  • 183 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Hello! My pronouns are she/her. I am a lover of my family, dogs, all things nature, and the beautiful chaos of true community. I grew up between southeastern Manitoba and the savanna of Burkina Faso, West Africa. I spent 10 years in the hospitality industry while pursuing my post-secondary education. I am a proud West Central Winnipeg alumni, having rooted in community there as a peacebuilder over the following 12 years. I developed Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in 2019 and have been living my best chronically ill life on our little acreage ever since. We are so grateful to live in our own quiet forest paradise and we love to share it with our guests.
Hello! My pronouns are she/her. I am a lover of my family, dogs, all things nature, and the beautiful chaos of true community. I grew up between southeastern Manitoba and the sava…

During your stay

We live in the farmhouse on the yard and will quickly respond by Airbnb message to answer any questions you may have before and during your stay. We’re happy to respond to all pre-booking inquiries; we want you to feel at home here before you even start travelling! You are likely to meet us if you spend time outdoors as we are often enjoying the country surroundings on our downtime too. Everyone is welcome here. We speak English and French. Nous parlons Anglais et Français.
We live in the farmhouse on the yard and will quickly respond by Airbnb message to answer any questions you may have before and during your stay. We’re happy to respond to all pre…

Lisa is a Superhost

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  • Languages: English, Français
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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