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This FUN Family cottage is still available for bookings for this summer!
It's a fully equipped and very comfortable traditional cottage in the Kawarthas, on Lower Buckhorn Lake (Deer Bay). There are 3 lovely bedrooms with double beds, plus a sun room with a sofa bed. Sleeps 8. The well equipped kitchen has everything you need - just bring food! There is a new 3 piece bathroom (with a shower) off the combined dining and living room. There is good reception for cell phones. Wi-Fi is also available.
Outside, enjoy the cottage deck with a propane BBQ and patio set, or relax on the larger lakeside deck, while the kids amuse themselves! The lake has a nice, sandy bottom with shallow entry. The depth is still only 4 feet at the end of the dock. There is a swim raft, equipped with a slide farther out, in deeper water.
Lower Buckhorn Lake is a great lake to explore by kayak or canoe and has excellent fishing. We offer a stand up paddleboard, quad paddle boat, a tandem kayak, ride in kayak, several kids kayaks, and a large canoe to share (adult life jackets provided). Deer Bay is located between Locks 30 and 31 on the Trent Severn Waterway and is just right for waterskiing, wakeboarding and tubing, as well. You may dock your own boat, or boats can be rented at Bayview Resort, just down the lane, where there is a boat launch as well. Larger pleasure craft can be rented at Town & Country Marine, close by on Buckhorn Road.
Of course, in the evening, enjoy time spent by the campfire pit and watch the moon rise as its reflection dances right across the lake!
Just across the cottage lane is a woods with trails for hiking and biking. There is also a candy/tuck shop at the resort down the lane – a favorite trip for kids of all ages. Yes, they serve ice cream too!
We rent the cottage for full weeks only in July and August. Check in is Sunday after 2pm and checkout is the following Sunday by 11am.
The Cottage is north of Lakefield, and just south of Buckhorn on Deer Bay (nice clear bay, off the Trent Servern channel).
All rooms have ceiling fans. The kitchen includes a fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, glasses, pots & pans, utensils, etc. The kitchen also has a view of the waterfront (great for families). The cottage is equipped with a CD/Radio system, DVD player and, TV/VCR. There is good reception for cell phones. Wi-Fi is also available.
We offer a stand up paddleboard, quad paddle boat, a tandem kayak, ride in kayak, several kids kayaks, and a large canoe to share (adult life jackets provided). You may dock your own boat, or boats can be rented at Bayview Resort, just down the lane, where there is a boat launch as well.
Firewood can be purchased on property.
Just across the cottage lane is a woods with trails for hiking and biking. There is also a candy/tuck shop at the resort down the lane - Yes, they serve ice cream too!
There are several restaurants, art galleries, a winery, fruit and vegetable farms, and various stores (LCBO, grocery, general, pharmacy, bookstore and boutiques) within just a few kms.
Bring your own bed linens, towels, and toiletries. Or arrange for us to have these provided for you.
This reservation has a Flexible cancellation policy - refunds will be issued up to 30 days prior to the check in date.
A 100% refund is provided for travellers cancelling at least 30 days before check-in. A 50% refund is provided for travellers cancelling from 14 to 29 days before check-in. No refunds are provided for travellers cancelling less than 14 days prior to check-in. CanadaStays Booking Fees are non-refundable.
Our house rules: no smoking, no parties or events, no pets.
The cottage is located on the west side of Deer Bay along a stretch of traditional cottages. Our own family cottage is right next door on the same property. We are there most weekends and for two or three weeks in the summer. We have three children and a mild mannered golden retriever dog. It is a family-oriented cottage.
This is a community of cottage owners and guests that really enjoy being here and making the most of time at the Lake! This part of the bay is a wonderful place to relax and have fun. We are fortunate to have wonderful cottage neighbours. We often visit with our cottage neighbours and they will visit with us. That will include people walking across the cottage property between cottages.
It can be a very sociable atmosphere at times, particularly on weekends. We or our neighbours often offer boat rides to guests to go for a tour of the lake, a “boat drop” or a “sunset run”.
During the week it is often quieter, although this can vary from week to week.
While it can be very relaxing, please do not mistake this for a quiet and secluded get away.
Over the years many of our renters have enjoyed joining in and being part of the community. But feel free to just relax and enjoy being on and in the lake.
This is a place where memories are made! We hope that you and your family enjoy your time here.