December 5th, 2010
At BuzzBuzzHome, the stories of satisfied home buyers are music to our ears. So we were jazzed to hear that Bryan and Susan Richardson are loving their new home at Cobble Beach [map], a golf resort community overlooking Georgian Bay in Kemble, Ontario.
Mr. Richardson, a doctor at a London, Ontario university says he was drawn to the Cobble Beach development because of its twin virtues of exciting potential and strong value.
“We are one of the first families to move in,” he says, “and it’s fun watching the community grow and develop.”
“We chose Cobble Beach for its beautiful surroundings and convenient location,” adds Mrs. Richardson, an art therapist, “we have a place north of Bayfield on Lake Huron, but it’s isolated in the winter.”
They’ve obviously seen The Shining.
Currently just weekenders at Cobble Beach, the pair plan to settle there permanently once they retire – at which point they’ll be busier than ever thanks to the incredible array of available activities.
Cobble Beach boasts eight kilometres of hiking/cross-country skiing/snowshoeing trails, US Open-style tennis courts, a bird sanctuary, 1.6 kilometres of Georgian Bay waterfront, a luxury inn, a gourmet restaurant, and a Club House complete with a spa and a plunge pool.
Of course, there’s also the main attraction: the award-winning, Doug Carrick-designed golf course (which boasts views of the bay from every hole!).
“Bryan is a good golfer; I’m mediocre,” says Mrs. Richardson, “we’d both like to get better.”
From the available attached bungalofts, villas, and single detached homes by Reid’s Heritage Homes, the couple chose a slightly modified two-bedroom plus den – and are loving it. Single family lots and custom residences by Northridge Homes are also available.
“There are so many things about the design that we love,” says Mr. Richardson, “the second floor balcony that looks out over the sound, and the fact that we have nice views from the lower level, main floor and upstairs.”
But ultimately, the couple says it’s all about community.
“We’ve felt welcome from the beginning,” says Mr. Richardson, “we were positive about the potential for Cobble Beach when we bought, and now that we’ve been in for six months, we’re just as positive.”