Fully-equipped cottage with 200 ft of private waterfront on a clean, clear lake 3 hours north of Toronto. New for 2016 is a luxury outdoor hot tub. 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 13, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||12:00|
|Nearest Amenities||30 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toronto - Pearson 250 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access, 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|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 massive deck which is great for barbecues and all-day sun in the summertime and separate sliding doors lead to a sunroom. The living room has a fireplace, satellite television/ dvd, ipod speakers, a luxurious leather L-shaped sofa which seats 8 and a wonderful view down to the lake. The kitchen is very well equipped with an island unit, quality microwave, convection oven, fridge, blender, keurig coffee maker 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 a queen bed, double sliding doors and a balcony looking down to the lake while the other bedroom has a double bed. 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.
New for 2016 is a gorgeous Beachcomber hot tub which seats 7, has lighting and fountain, and uses bromine vs chlorine. Bespoke decking with part-shelter over and views to the lake.
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, although the snow removal service is excellent, a four wheel drive or snow chains are recommended.
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.