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Maple Arbour - living lightly on the earth

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

"You really do feel like you are in a special place when you stay here"

- comment by a recent guest


Nestled in a mature maple forest, our Haliburton classic home projects from the ridge overlooking Head Lake, just a few minutes away from the centre of the town of Haliburton.

Superinsulated, wood heated in winter, spring and fall, forest cooled in summer, Maple Arbour is an example of how existing dwellings can be reworked to live lightly on the earth.


~ The covered balcony is a great spot to take in the view of the lake and watch the sunset.

~ The spacious interior has been beautifully refinished using sustainably harvested FSC-certified wood (cherry flooring and pine trim) and low-VOC finishes.

~ A large dining/living room/kitchen area surrounds a European-style masonry heater and bakeoven.

~ Lots of large opening windows on all sides makes you feel like you're part of the forest canopy.

~ Open-concept common area is perfect for family gatherings

~ Easy level layout, no stairs at entry, facilities all on one floor make Maple Arbour ideal for people with restricted mobility.

~ Radiant heated bedroom and bathroom floors.

~ Well-equipped kitchen, DVD, CD sound system, wireless internet.

~ gas BBQ

~ Only 3 km road distance to the centre of Haliburton.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018


Dysart and Others Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • wheelchair accessible


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Maple Arbour - living lightly on the earth
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Fabulous spot.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cozy and quiet. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you need. We would definitely return. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house set on a hill surrounded by beautiful nature! Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful. Lots of windows and lots of natural light. I loved the heated floors and the fireplace was perfect, we did use the backoven to cook a few meals, what a wonderful feature!!! I'm glad I brought my own pillows, if you rent you need to. The living room furniture was not very comfortable but the set up was quaint, minimal and clean. We will definitely come back again and this time stay longer!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy winter weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Maple Arbour. The property is tucked up on a ridge just minutes from town. Despite the fact that it was the coldest weekend in memory, we stayed toasty between the heated floors and the masonry heater. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed, and the dishwasher and pantry storage were a great bonus. Beautiful views from just about every window and a very spacious and master suite made our stay super relaxing.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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