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Summer Cottage on Private Island Located on Buckhorn Lake

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Front Dock with Canoe and Paddle Boat


Last updated: 08/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Your family will never feel more relaxed or at home than after spending a holiday at this island cottage. Our family has been vacationing here since our boys, who are now in college, were just toddlers. We rented the house for several summers from the owner and builder of the cottage. We loved this place so much that when he finally decided that he wanted to sell it, we had to buy it. He still comes out to the cottage every year to share a beer, sit in the sun by the water, and tell us about the history of the island. Moss Island was the original spot of an icehouse along a river before the Trent Severn was dammed up. The island’s boathouse was built on its original foundation. During the 1950’s a small fishing shack was built on the crest of the island. In the late 1980’s our friend, the original owner, took this fishing shack, gutted it, and built a beautiful three bedroom cottage. Every attention to detail was paid when he built this cottage. This cottage was his dream house and it is an oasis for a family to enjoy their summer vacation in. Swimming, boating, fishing, and roasting marshmallows next to the water’s edge are all waiting for you….

Keywords: cottage, Buckhorn, Lakefield, fishing, privacy, swimming, boating, comfortable,
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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Over 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This place is great for children. They won't want to leave....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed on the island....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We will allow ONE ADULT DOG, but no cats please. Owner is allergic to cats. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Accessible by boat only....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Shower, toilet, vanity, and towel storage cabinet.

Other Amenities

  • This cottage is located on its own beautiful private island. There are docks in both the front and back of the island built for boating and swimming. The back dock offers shelter for your boat from the wind and waves and the front dock looks directly down the lake and at open wooded Queen's land....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Beach toys, floats, and life jackets....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Assortment of DVD's for kids and adults....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    1 Acre totally surrounded by water. 5 minutes from shore with on shore dock and parking lot....moreless

  • Village:

    10 minutes to Lakefield, ON, a beautiful little summer town with grocery stores, restaurants and shopping....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Cellphone coverage is good in the area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking lot with dock on shore, 5 minutes by boat....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully outfitted kitchen. Complete with blender!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with all kitchen items....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Fishing Boat with 8 HP motor....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck raps entirely around the house with views of the lake everywhere....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 person canoe...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Floats for lake and life jackets. Paddle boat with oars....moreless



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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • Taxes Not included


At this point of the year we are booking 1 week rentals only. Rates are listed in CAD DOLLARS.

Currently $265 CAD per night with a minimum of 7 nights. This includes a fishing boat with motor.

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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Peterborough, ON

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Susan and Stephen Burt live in Bethany, Connecticut. Susan is a mathematics and engineering professor and Stephen runs a manufacturing business.

Why the Owner Chose Buckhorn:
A Buffalo native, Susan enjoyed her summers vacationing in Buckhorn, Ontario with her family since she was just an infant. Buckhorn Lake is meant for summer vacationing.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This island is only 10 minutes from land, but secluded and quiet. It is lined with trees and has a nice sandy bottom in front of the cottage to enter the water and go swimming in the lake. You can pretty much do as you please on this little piece of paradise.

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  • Front Dock with Canoe and Paddle Boat

    Front Dock with Canoe and Paddle Boat

  • Front Dock Looking Out at Buckhorn Lake

    Front Dock Looking Out at Buckhorn Lake

  • Front Dock Looking at Cottage

    Front Dock Looking at Cottage

  • Living Room with Entertainment Center

    Living Room with Entertainment Center

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Bathroom with Shower

    Bathroom with Shower

  • Front of Cottage

    Front of Cottage

  • Cottage from Out on Buckhorn Lake

    Cottage from Out on Buckhorn Lake

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen Area

    Fully Equipped Kitchen Area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • Paddle Boat

    Paddle Boat

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Summer Cottage on Private Island Located on Buckhorn Lake

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