Luxury lakeside cottage
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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 11
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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 11
Fully-equipped cottage with 200 ft of private waterfront on a clean, clear lake 3 hours north of Toronto. The lake is great for swimming, fishing and boating - canoe is provided. In the autumn the scenery is wonderful as the leaves change colour. The cottage is winterised with central heating and a fireplace, with local skiing, dog-sledding, snow-shoeing, ice-fishing, etc. This lakefront cottage is a perfect escape at any time of the year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||30 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toronto - Pearson 250 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Single beds (3), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
There is an open plan living room, kitchen and dining area with vaulted ceiling and views down to the lake. Sliding doors open onto a deck which is great for barbecues in the summertime (it had a massive 640 sq ft wraparound extension added in October 2012, sorry - no pictures yet!) and separate sliding doors lead to a sunroom. The living room has a fireplace, satellite television/ dvd, ipod speakers, a luxurious new leather L-shaped sofa (again, no pictures yet, pending!) and a wonderful view down to the lake. The kitchen is very well equipped with an island unit, quality microwave, convection oven, fridge, blender and plenty of crockery and utensils. The dining room seats 8 while 3 barstools provide further eating space at the island unit.
There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the main floor as well as a washing machine and tumble drier. The master bedroom has double sliding doors and a balcony looking down to the lake while the other bedroom has a double bed with a single bunk over it. The bathroom has a bath with shower.
Downstairs there is a recreation room with another television, dvd player and a games machine. There is a small utility and double doors lead outside. Two further bedrooms and a bathroom (with shower) are also on this floor: one bedroom has a double bed and a single bed while the other bedroom has a double bunk with a single bunk above.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there is a firepit - great for roasting marshmallows and stargazing- as well as a basketball net.
A path leads down to the lake where there are 2 waterfront areas. The dock is out from June until September and it leads out to deep water, suitable for diving. There is also a gradual entry area with rock steps leading down into the water - good for young children. The lake has been measured to be one of the cleanest in Ontario and it warms up in the summer for excellent swimming and boating. A canoe is available for use and further boats can be rented in Haliburton.
There is plenty of wildlife in the area. We usually see deer when driving up the road at dusk, while wild turkeys, beaver and heron have all been seen.
The lake is well stocked for fishing, with bass and lake trout.
The cottage is fully winterized and is accessible in the wintertime - please note that a four wheel drive or snow chains may be necessary.
Up to 2 well-behaved dogs may be permitted - please enquire.
Pricing for Peak Holiday Weekends: Please see website for peak weekend pricing.
About this location
The Ontario region
July and August are busy as everyone heads north for the lakes from the hot and humid city areas: Besides the swimming, canoeing, hiking and sunbathing at the cottage itself, places nearby provide waterskiing, golf, tennis, etc.
September is very quiet with children having returned to school- the days remain warm while the evenings are cooler.
At the end of September the leaves start changing colour and the autumn colours are glorious - generally until mid October.
In the winter cross country skiing, toboganning and ice-fishing are possible from the cottage, while dog-sledding and downhill skiing are a 30-45 minute drive away.
The cottage is a 20 minute drive from the lovely village of Haliburton, an old logging town 2 hours drive north of Toronto. Haliburton has shopping, restaurants, a lovely gallery, boat rentals and an internet cafe. Haliburton Forest has a Wolf Centre as well as a ""Walk in the Clouds Tree Top Canopy Walk"".
The cottage is also near the Algonquin Provincial Park- a huge (7630 square kms) wildlife preserve perfect for canoeing trips/ hiking/ camping/ fishing.
Bancroft, the ""Gem Capital of Canada"" is a 30 minute drive.
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23 Oct 2014
"Excellent Thanksgiving weekend"
We booked the cottage with Dianne, the owner, a month before the expecting dates, for Thanksgiving weekend.
She answered all our questions and accommodated our large group of 13 perfectly. She is really reactive and gets back to you shortly when emails was sent out.
The cottage was FABULOUS and very spacious, located in a beautiful and quiet location, on the Miskwabi lake. Canoe/bikes/basketball and Nature was provided so no way to get bored!
It was a real surprise to find a place like that!
The cottage has 2 levels and both are well equipped with appropriate furniture: rooms/bathrooms were clean, the furniture new, the kitchen to cook our turkey was so workable! And the fireplace was so handsome! (the one inside AND outside)
As I said to Dianne, it was such a pleasant time. Just wake up in the morning, go on the deck in the lake and listen…BEAUTIFUL.
+ : The cottage itself – so clean, nice, it's definitely a place to go!
- : 20min away from Gas station/Grocery store/Garbage location
Dianne made that cottage so livable that I will definitely consider to go back soon!
8 Oct 2014
"Beautiful private cottage"
We had a wonderful weekend at the cottage. Dianne was a pleasure to deal with and responded to email promptly. The cottage is as described. It is a very secluded property on a quiet lake. We enjoyed using the canoe and fishing off the beautiful dock. There was lots of firewood provided for the fire pit and some interesting books to read. We went as two families and there was enough room for all of us. The scenery is amazing!
19 Sep 2014
"Delightful cottage in a beautiful location"
We have returned from 4 very enjoyable days at this cottage. The house itself is very well furnished with every amenity you could wish for, the two lounges would be great for families with children of varying ages.
Its location is excellent with a lovely dock overlooking a very quiet lake. The wrap around deck is perfect for relaxing with a book.
I would add that the path down to the dock is fairly steep and slippery after a wet spell. Over all a great place to unwind.
10 Sep 2014
"Fantastic private retreat!"
Beautiful cottage on a beautiful lake! The privacy of this cottage was it's greatest asset. Couldn't see any neighbours. It is also at the end of the lake in a small cove so it avoids the… More
20 Jul 2014
"great getaway with friends for Canada Day long weekend"
We travelled with 10 friends for the Canada Day long weekend. Booking the cottage was easy, Diane gets back to you really quickly, and she is always friendly and professional. The cottage is right on the lake! It is really secluded, there are neighbours on both sides, but you can not see them or hear them - the tree line that separates the cottages makes it very private. There is plenty of space to relax - depending on your style. Some of us took the canoe out for a few hours everyday and explored the lake. Others hung out on the deck all day in the zero gravity chairs. During the day we also spent time on the dock, and went swimming, the water was very warm and clear. In the evening we would hang out by the firepit...there was plenty of wood provided, and we were able to make a fire every night. The cottage itself is very well taken care of, kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are clean.
Overall great stay and would recommend it for group of friends or a couple of families.
2 Jul 2014
"Lovely home in a tranquil scenic setting"
The cottage (definitely not an English cottage!) exceeded our expectations. It is large and airy with a very well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. We didn't go too far afield as it was for … More
Thanks! Yes, "cottage" has a different connotation in England. Shame about the blackflies... I did hear that they were quite bad in early June this year, I think it had been a pretty wet spring.
I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time "up north" while you were in Canada... Thanks for choosing our place, it's been a pleasure liaising with you :-).
29 Apr 2014
"I don't think I can go anywhere else! This place has spoiled me!"
I've gone to several different cottages and this by far is the best. This was my second visit and it was just as good as the first time. It's not too far from Toronto, has a beautiful view and sleeps 9 big guys comfortably. The fire pit is a bonus and the deck is great to oversee the scenery. There is a dock and a canoe where you can go fishing. I can't wait to go back again this year. Dianne is great and everything is basically provided for you.
Thanks Dianne for the excellent weekend!
29 Jun 2013
My friends and I absolutely love this place! The place feels cozy and welcoming. It's very very close to the lake and it is absolutely beautiful!
3 Jan 2013
"Everything you could want in a cottage"
We had a great time at the cottage. Everything we could want was supplied, lots of kitchen ware, extra blankets, plenty of firewood, snow falling - all the things you want for a cozy few days after C… More
3 Jan 2013
"beatiful cottage and amazing surrounding area"
Great gateway to a winter wonderland with beatiful cottage and amazing surrounding area.
This is the place to be if you want to enjoy nature with a comfort.