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Beautiful Private Executive Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With 212' Of Private Waterfront

Newer Viceroy lake cottage on beautiful spring fed land locked lake. 1 acre treed lot which offers peaceful privacy and a gorgeous view of the lake. Very calm lake without a lot of boat traffic. 800 square foot wrap around deck.

The deck is gated at both ends for the safety of children and pets. Very safe for swimming and kayaking. Pedal boat, 2 person kayak and 14 foot aluminum rowboat are available for your use and enjoyment. Aluminum boat can accommodate up to a 10hp motor for the fishing enthusiast. This cottage is located 10 minutes south of the Town of Haliburton which offers all of the amenities you could possibly desire, including a 24hour urgent care hospital. Great trails for hiking, biking and dog walking are all nearby. The cottage consists of 3 bedrooms and sleeps maximum of 7 people. Master bedroom has a king sized bed and 40' satellite TV. The other 2 bedrooms each have a bunk bed with a full sized double mattress with memory foam top on the bottom and a single bed on top, plus an additional single bed. There is good cell reception on all the major carriers. The front of the cottage is a wall of windows which offers a breathtaking view of the lake. There is a screened in porch with 2 propane BBQ.'s Gentle stone steps to the waterfront. You will find a large deck on the water offering plenty of shade with a 3 person swing to enjoy the tranquil mornings with your coffee, and beautiful sunsets in the evenings. Great for children and dogs to use. There is a swim platform several feet out from the dock where you can dive into the soothing water or just sunbath. A variety of water inflatables including life jackets for all ages and sizes are available for your use. There is a 50' TV in the great room with satellite and a large selection of movie and sport channels so you never miss a game. All bedrooms have satellite TV as well. Cozy fireplace, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, water dispenser and everything else you could need to make those great gourmet meals. At the side of the cottage is a large fire pit for bonfires and roasting marshmallows or making those yummy Smores. Large supply of firewood and kindling for your use. The lake is listed as a natural trout lake by the Ministry of Natural Resources. BONUS: Our property is treated with non toxic Mosquito Buzz which eliminates mosquitoes on the property so you can enjoy the outdoors any time. It is safe for people and pets.

More Details

Rennie Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Rennie Johnson

After spending a couple of years seriously looking for the perfect cottage, we finally found it. John and I were looking for a peaceful place that could fulfill our long list of 'must haves'. When we found this place, we knew this was it. The lake has been the perfect getaway from reality for us. Landlocked lake, calm waters, privacy, beautiful waterfront, nearby town with all the amenities. It was love at first sight for us. This cottage has been a great place to bring our families together and create memorable memories while enjoying beautiful nature on a pristine lake. We look forward to hosting you so that you may as well enjoy this natural beauty and create your own lifetime family memories.

Rennie Johnson purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Rennie Johnson chose Highlands East

Having travelled Hwy 400 for many years, we knew we did not want to sit in traffic jams to go up north. Just over 2 hours northeast of Toronto, Haliburton Highlands offers beautiful scenery, minimal traffic and several different routes so that you are never stuck in traffic. The drive up is part of our vacation experience.

What makes this cottage unique

Having rented cottages ourselves over the years, we created a list of what we did not want in a cottage. What we did want was a cottage with good year round access, steps from the parking area to the cottage and a gentle slope to the water. Privacy and beautiful waterfront was a must have for us. Clear clean water for swimming with no weeds. As a bonus, we found beautiful hiking and biking trails and have found some wonderful neighbours.


Highlands East Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 pce bathroom
  • NOTE: Tub and shower are located in the main bathroom. 2nd bathroom is a toilet/sink combination. There is no shower in this bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master bdrm with sofa and Satellite TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Single & double bunk, single bed with Satellite TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Single & Double bunk & single bed with Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Town of Haliburton 10 minutes from cottage has all amenities including a 24hr grocery store (Foodland) and Independent, LCBO, Beer Store, Restaurants, drug stores, shopping, restaurants, CIBC bank and various ATMs, 24hr urgent care hospital


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Kitchener, ON Canada

Amazing Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful cottage! It had everything we wanted and needed in a "home away from home". I think Rennie and John have thought of every convenience and included it in the cottage stay...anything you would need for any meal prep, and outdoor and indoor relaxation. We all slept comfortably and the cottage (inside) temp was easy to moderate given the fans in each room. The lake was beautiful to swim in and we took advantage of the kayaking and paddle-boating available to us. We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so pleased that you enjoyed a wonderful week with your family. Our goal is to make your vacation as worry free and relaxing as possible as vacations should be. We would love to have you back!
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Great week away in cottage country

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this cottage and it doesn't disappoint. We had absolutely perfect weather all week and the lake was clear and warm (80 degree F). It is located conveniently close to Haliburton.

The cottage is very well outfitted with everything you need and it is very open and comfortable. The shaded deck overlooking the water was our favourite spot!

My only concern is that they haven't trained the big smallmouth bass to bite my's a mystery.

Thanks John and Rennie, we hope to see this cottage again next summer.

JJ and Sandra

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage is we maintained and comfortable. Would definitely rent again or recommend it

  • 5 of 5

Excellent cottage, well built and maintained. Everything you need for a relaxing time at the cottage

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great weekend, and that we have achieved our goal of providing everything you need for a relaxing vacation.
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The cottage was everything we expected.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome spot for getaway. The view of the fall colours was breathtaking from the deck.

We enjoyed the beautiful indoor fireplace on the cool evenings. Cottage was very comfortable. Everything we needed was there, even games and puzzles. Great memories for our family reunion.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't be happier that you had such a wonderful family reunion. We strive to provide our guests with everything they need to have a restful and fun filled vacation. You had an amazing week of warm weather to enjoy the outdoors on the deck. We look forward to hosting you again!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We (a family of four) really enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It had everything we needed and more! The owners were great.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure having you and your family as our guests. We hope to see you again.
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Stormy Lake? More like Sunny Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed a sunny, relaxing week at this cottage. The lake was clear and warm and the upper deck is nothing short of spectacular. The cottage is very well equipped and easily accessible to Haliburton for shopping. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds very comfortable. We were thankful for the many ceiling fans throughout as we had a couple of humid nights. The two Weber barbecues (one in the screened in porch) and the additional half bathroom were a nice touch as well. Overall, we had a very memorable time at your cottage! Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great week with your family. The weather certainly cooperated with you. The deck is a recent addition offering a great view of the lake in a spacious area with a combination of sun or shade all day long. We enjoyed having you as our guests and welcome you back any time.
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Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
503 or 118
Car: necessary

20 minutes to the Haliburton Forest where you can visit the wolf centre. Winter activities as well include dog sledding.

Sir Sam's Ski Resort nearby. ATV and Snowmobile trails nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $387.45
Additional guest over 5 $27.12
cleaning fee $154.98
Pet Fee $38.74

Guests are expected to leave the cottage in the same clean condition they received it in. Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of the $150.00 cleaning deposit. Fee is based on 5 person occupancy. Additional fee for additional person may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.