Outstanding executive property on one of the areas cleanest lakes! Come here for great swimming, family fun, outstanding views of this pristine lake and to hear the sound of the loons all while in the comfort of this 3,700 square foot 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom lodge like property! The cottage is located on Bay Lake, convenient to Bancroft, Haliburton and Algonquin Park. The cottage is situated at the end of a quiet dead end road adjacent to crown land providing additional privacy. The swimming is excellent with shallow water close to shore but deep enough for diving from the end of the 40 ' dock
Inside, this property features pegged oak flooring on the main level with a soaring 16' vaulted ceiling supported by BC fir wooden beams. The main living area has a floor to ceiling natural wood burning stone fireplace with an antique baby grand piano and stereo with I-Pod docking station. There is a spacious open concept living, dining and kitchen area with views overlooking a quiet bay. Beautifully furnished and finished on 2 levels with antiques and Hyde House leather furniture. There is a walk out to a porch that extends across the entire front of the cottage overlooking the lake. The lower level features a walk out to grounds from the recreation room / games room which has a floor to ceiling flagstone fireplace, 37" flat screen TV, satellite, air hockey table, crokinole table and wet bar.
There are 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and en-suite bathroom complete with antique claw foot soaker tub and shower. There is a loft in the master bedroom that can be used as a library as the architect intended or for additional sleeping. The second spacious bedroom contains a queen sized bed. The third bedroom contains 2 sets of bunk beds- a single/ double and a single/single. This room features a river rock stone fireplace. The fourth bedroom is in a bunkie located 40 feet from the front entrance to the cottage and contains a queen sized pullout couch.
Keywords: cottage, camp, lodge, retreat, Haliburton, Bancroft, Kawartha Lakes, Muskoka, hunt camp, Algonquin Park
We purchased this property in 2003. We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. The oak floors, high ceiling, exposed beams and views of the lake hooked us from the start! The lake has the best swimming of any cottage we have ever been to. As an added plus, it is located mid way between Ottawa where my wife's family lives and Toronto where my parents live. The 2 1/2 hour drive from either location flies by! We enjoy all that the area has to offer- swimming, boating, hiking, trail running, close proximity to the southern access points of Algoncquin Park, skating on the lake in winter, snowshoeing, cross country skiiing, fall colours. This is the place where our extended family meets for christmas, thanksgiving, birthdays, holidays and other special occasions. But, we can't always be there so when we're not we share what we have found with others.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004
I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know what a great rest we had at your place. You and your family have obviously forged some happy memories here ... it was the perfect escape. Very refreshing that the cottage was much more than the description or pictures revealed! Under promise and over deliver! I would like to talk about booking a 2 week stint next year.