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**No longer accepting bookings for 2019. See you in 2020!!** Kawartha Cottage on Lower Buckhorn Lake

4.6/5(5 reviews)
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Large lawn on a point - 1/25
L-shaped dock with room for a boat - 2/25
Lots of trees for privacy - 3/25
The "boathouse" - where we keep all the toys and activities! - 4/25
Safe and calm swimming for all (kids love the floating raft!) - 6/25
Large lake facing deck for eating and relaxing - 7/25
Large outdoor dining area - 8/25
Deck and steps leading down to waterfront - 9/25
Comfortable living area - 10/25
Fun cottage country decor - 11/25
Indoor dining area overlooking the lake - 12/25
Downstairs bathroom with shower and W/D - 13/25
Spacious kitchen with Quartz countertops - 14/25
Bright and sunny kitchen - 15/25
Bedroom #1 with Queen bed, dresser and TV, view to lake - 16/25
Bedroom #1 - 17/25
Bedroom #2 with Queen bed and dresser, view to lake - 18/25
Bedroom #3 with set of bunks and Queen bed - 19/25
Bedroom #4 with set of bunks and Queen bed - 20/25
Upstairs bathroom with soaker tub and shower - 21/25
What it's all about! Enjoying a beautiful day down at the water. - 22/25
Amazing paddling really close by in Wolf Island Provincial Park - 23/25
Stunning sunsets - 24/25
Another #nofilter sunset - 25/25
$400 - $450 / night
$400 - $450 / night
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Sleeps 10
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
not allowed
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Please note, we are no longer accepting reservations for 2019. See you in 2020!

The Cottage:

Just 2 hours from Toronto on the north shore of Lower Buckhorn Lake, this comfortable and updated cottage is the ideal place for families with children. Our private cottage is set back overlooking our large lawn area which has been professionally landscaped with beautiful granite rocks. There are steps into the shallow water for easy entrance (ideal for the little ones), or you can climb down from the spacious dock where there is plenty of room for everyone. Kids love swimming out to the raft "island", where they can spend hours safely enjoying the water. Lower Buckhorn Lake is a typical Kawarthas lake - quite warm because it's not overly deep at any point in the lake. It is also an excellent boating lake - plenty of little inlets and islands abound for exploring in your canoe or kayak, or open water for taking out your boat for tubing or waterskiing.

**If you have questions about our lake, please ask me!!**

Our cottage has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and and is suitable for families and groups with kids. We will not rent to large groups of young people, sorry.

Guest Access:

You'll have access to all kinds of toys to play with; paddleboat, canoe, swimming platform and various lawn toys like badminton, horseshoes and bocce ball. Our large lawn is safe and perfect for the kids to play on.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the pots and pans you'll require to prepare meals for your co-cottagers. With full size appliances (including dishwasher) and plenty of counter space, you have lots of room for cooking and mixing up cocktails. We also have a BBQ for outdoor grilling.


4 bedrooms :
- 4 single beds
- 4 Queen beds
- Crib
Coffee maker
Dishes and cutlery
Microwave oven
Internet access
Air conditioning
Central vacuum cleaner
Snow removal





Province: Ontario
Region: Kawarthas
City: Buckhorn
Closest ski resort:-
Distance from ski resort:-
Nearest Body of Water:Lower Buckhorn Lake
Waterfront: Yes
Other Town/Lake/Area:Close (10 minutes) to the town of Buckhorn
Note: Located on the north shore of Lower Buckhorn Lake, and part of the Trent-Severn waterway. South facing exposure. Right next to Wolf Island Provincial Park.


Last update: September 17, 2019
October 2019
November 2019
AvailableNot available


(Fri & Sat
$400-$2500--4 Nights
JUN 20, 2020 TO
SEP 19, 2020
$450-$3000--1 Week
Rates are in Canadian dollars


Check-in after03:00 PM
Check-out before12:00 PM
Security Deposit$800 (Security deposit will be refunded within 14 days of check-out)
Booking Deposit30% due at time of booking (The balance is due 60 days before arrival)
Payments on CottagesInCanadaYes (Visa, MasterCard & American Express)
Cancellation PolicyModerate
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We require a 30% non-refundable deposit, upon booking. The balance is due 60 days before the reservation begins

We also require a $800 fully refundable damage deposit.

When we would take some or all of the damage deposit;
If the cottage is left in a dirty condition, there are major stains, or damage to the cottage, we will deduct a cleaning fee.


How do I get the keys and find the cottage?
After receiving the balance owing (8weeks prior to check-in), we will forward a COTTAGE INFO PACKAGE containing:
- Map showing the route/directions to cottage.
- Cottage Instructions and helpful tips

Prior to check-in, we will provide the code for the lockbox.

When is check-in/check-out?
Check in is 3pm, check out is noon.

Do I have to clean the cottage?
Yes. Please leave the cottage in the same condition as you found it. Cleaning supplies are supplied.

Do I have to bring anything?
Your own sheets, pillowcases, bath towels, beach towels, paper towels and laundry detergent. We supply blankets and pillows. Some bottled water will be provided. Some single ply (septic-safe) toilet paper will be provided, and if you run out, please only purchase this kind.

Can I have guests?
The maximum nighttime occupancy is 10 people. The septic is not meant to accommodate huge groups, so please no large extended gatherings (i.e. family reunions) or overnight stays beyond 10. Please observe the 11pm noise restriction.

What should we do with our garbage?
Never leave your garbage/recycling/food waste outside the cottage. Please bring all your garbage and recycling with you when you leave. The dump is a 5 minute drive away.


(5 reviews)
(5 reviews)

We had a wonderful stay of five nights and couldn't have asked for more. With having three children aged under four, we needed to book somewhere that was safe next to the lake and inside the cottage, and we were really pleased that the garden boundaries are well protected with goose wire and with good lines of sight to keep track where the children were playing. On top of the safety aspects, the cottage was fantastic! The rooms are very comfortable and well maintained, the living spaces are open and light, and the outdoor spaces are so inviting we spent most of or stay on the deck, in the garden or on the lake. We had all the necessary information on arrival and during our stay. We have lots of cherished memories from our stay and fully recommend the cottage to families looking for a relaxing getaway.

Stayed: June 2018    Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
Owner response:
Thank you Andrew and family! So glad you had an enjoyable stay. Come back anytime!

Teresa & Alan

Our family of 6 adults and 3 small children stayed here for a week in July, and we absolutely loved it! Everything about this property makes it ideal for a family vacation. We would highly recommend it!

The cottage is exceptionally clean, warm and welcoming. Very comfortable living room furniture and an awesome kitchen table overlooking the lake. Great layout and room sizes upstairs. We found the bedrooms very comfortable and quiet - our 6 month old slept the best she ever has! Amazing view from the deck. Overall, plenty of space for relaxing and enjoying the feeling of nature and privacy.

The lawn and dock area are incredibly spacious. The steps and shallow entry into the lake are awesome for kids. The water is weedy, but we didn't mind - it was warm and great for swimming. We had a boat as well as kayaks we took out around the lake, exploring and fishing. This was really fun as there are connecting lakes you can visit. Loved the hammock, Adirondack chairs and fire pit. The location of this cottage and outdoor space really put it over the top!

It's a very short drive into the town of Buckhorn, where you can find all the essentials. We checked out the local Kawartha winery (awesome fruit wine!) and the nearby Burleigh Falls as well. It's a lovely town and local area.

We had a wonderful experience communicating with the owners of this property - they are very helpful and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would most definitely come back!

Stayed: July 2017    Submitted: Jul 18, 2017

What a WONDERFUL week spent on Lower Buckhorn Lake :)

Our family of 8 adults and 2 kids (4 and 7) spent a week in August and the cottage was perfect for us. I think it would also suit 4 couples/a group of friends REALLY well. Teresa was awesome to communicate with during the whole process. The cottage was exceptionally clean when we arrived. It was spacious enough for all 10 of us with multiple areas to gather, be it the dining table, the livingroom, the patio or the dock!

A big highlight for us was the large lawn area. We utilized it! Loads of room to play horseshoes, washers, croquet, toss a football, you name it. The dock was also plenty spacious for all of us.

The rooms were awesome. They were simple and clean and the beds were actually comfortable! :) Bathrooms were in tiptop shape. Loved the roomy shower in the first floor bathroom.

Air conditioning was much needed as it was a very hot week, so we were thankful for that.

The kitchen had all the amenities needed - and we loved using the bbq outside as well.

We loved spending time in the water and using both the canoe and paddle boat. The steps to get into the water and the shallow area around the dock were both great for young kids. We loved swimming out to and lounging on the floating dock too! So relaxing!

As a group we agree that the ONLY negative was that the swimming area is quite weedy - but we just sucked it up and swam anyway!

Thanks Alan & Teresa :) We'll be back for sure!

Stayed: August 2016    Submitted: Aug 22, 2016

I'd easily give this a 5 star rating (6 if I could), but we didn't realize that the lake has a lot of weeds and wasn't comfortable for swimming unless you went out tot he middle of the lake. That said, the kids didn't really care and the neighbors were fantastic and took us tubing and out to the middle to go swimming. The cottage and the property are phenomenal. Get rid of the weeds and this is one of the best cottages I've ever been to . . . but I like to swim!

Stayed: July 2016    Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
Owner response:
We're so glad you loved the cottage and the property so much to want to give it 6 stars! We would have to agree of course. We're disappointed you felt the lake so unsuitable as to dock us 2 whole stars however. We would have to disagree with you on this, as would most people! Kids and adults alike spend hoursand hours swimming back and forth to our raft. What our little piece of Lower Buckhorn Lake boasts is a shallow, gradual entry with a sandy bottom that is absolutely perfect for kids to play in. There is grass in the lake of course - a vital and healthy component of a thriving lake. What we do not have is a deep and sudden drop off for diving (terrible for little kids) - a fact I would have happily shared with you in one of our many conversations during the booking process. But this is typical of the Kawarthas and of our lake! As part of the Trent-Severn, there is a fantastic opportunity to rent a boat and explore, or simply take our paddle boat just a little further out to find some deeper water. I'm glad you got to meet the neighbours and do just that. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Had a wonderful stay at this cozy cottage. The owners were very welcoming and the renting process was professional. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing vacation.

Stayed: June 2016    Submitted: Jul 01, 2016

$400 - $450 / night
$2500 - $3000 / week
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