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Cobourg Lakehouse, So Close to the Water its Like Being on a Cruise! (See Video)

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Last updated: 04/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Cobourg estate description

The sights and sounds of the water await you at our Cobourg lakehouse, perched on the waters edge of Lake Ontario, just over an hour east of Toronto. Come to unwind in 2 acres of mature trees, wild flowers and lapping waves. Relax on our private patio while watching sailboats, diving sea birds and an occasional flock of geese.
To see a VIDEO of the lakehouse, please refer to the OWNER INFO section and click on the videolistings link.

Come inside to approx. 5000 sq. ft of comfortable furnishing and tasteful decor.
The SEASIDE LIVING ROOM with wall to wall windows, provides panaramic views of the lake and picturesque shoreline. Experience sunlight sparkling on the water, stunning sunrises, spectacular sunsets and shimmering moonlight on the water. This space is so close to the water that several guests have proclaimed 'Its like being on a cruise!'. On cool evenings, cozy-up to the wood burning fireplace or watch a dvd on the large flat screen tv.
The large 3 season SOLARIUM ROOM overlooks majestic trees and the water. Open large arched french doors to the sights and sounds of water and birds. Here, lounge on comfy sofas or enjoy a leisurely meal. There are 12 seats for dining and up to 24 upon request. This is a 3 season room and is not heated. We recently hosted an intimate wedding and reception in this space with 30 guests and the experience was magical!
The elegant DINING ROOM seats 6 but can easily accommodate 12 upon request. A bay window overlooks the west shoreline.
The well stocked EAT-IN KITCHEN provides all you need to prepare elaborate dinners for family and friends.
The central MEDIA ROOM has a computer desk, wi-fi, lots of books, cds, dvds and more comfortable seating.
A ground floor POWDER ROOM is located nearby.
The convenient LAUNDRY ROOM has a second fridge and kitchen range.

Upstairs, you will find 5 large bedrooms all with very comfortable queen size beds (sleeps 10), and upon request, a bunk area that sleeps an additional 4. There are 2 full baths. ( total sleeping for 14.)
BEDROOM 1 has wall to wall windows overlooking the water and west shore. Lull yourself to sleep to the sound of the lapping waves.
BEDROOM 2 overlooks the water and magestic trees.
BEDROOM 3 has an ensuite bath, overlooks the grounds
BEDROOM 4 looks directly out to the lake
BEDROOM 5 has a cozy fireplace, library, wet bar including small fridge, microwave and sink
and overlooks the water and east shoreline.
Upon request the BUNK AREA will be set up with 2 sets of bunk beds, ( 4 twin size beds to provide sleeping for 4)

The Lakehouse itself offers lots to do year round and there's no shortage of adventures in the area

*Fall days at the lake can be the best, warm weather cools and leaves turn to red and gold.
* Check out the sights and sounds of numerous fall fairs and events in the Cobourg area, some with antique car shows. It seems there is a fall fair every weekend. My favourite is the Norwood fall fair, thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 11 to 13, 2014
* Go on the Northumberland Hills Studio Tour, Sept. 7 and 8, (actually still summer). 38 local artists open their studios for this free self guided tour.
*Brighton Apple Festival Sept. 26 -28, 2014
*Roseneath Fall Fair, Sept. 27-28, 2014
*Ganaraska Forest Tree I. D. Hike, Sept. 28, 2014
*Vintage Film Festival, Victoria hall Cobourg & Capitol
Theatre, Port Hope, Oct. 24-26, 2014
*Halloween Howl in the Ganaraska forest, Oct 24, 2014 get into the halloween spirit during this spooky night in the Ganaraska Forest. Carve pumpkins, enjoy campfire and go on a guided night hike thru the forest.
*Workworth 35th annual Perfect Pie Contest, Nov. 1, 2014
*Owl Prowl, Ganaraska Conservation Authority, Nov. 14, 2014
*Town of Cobourg Christmas Majic Lighting up Ceremony, Nov. 21, 2014; Victoria Park and Hall are lit up with over 100,000 lights.
*Take in a cultural performance or art exhibit.
*Go shopping in nearby downtown Cobourg, Ontarios feel good town, with sidewalk cafes, great shops and entertainment or at nearby box stores, Walmart, Canad
*Take a tour of the magnificient Victoria Hall in Cobourg, which almost became the provincial capital in the 1800s.
*Take a drive to nearby Wicklow Beach, a beautiful unspoiled site with natural sand and mounds of small stones: have a picnic, swim on warm days or collect unusual heart shaped stones.
* Drive along Wicklow Beach Rd. amid apple trees for as far as you can see in every direction.
*Pick up intriguing pieces of driftwood on nearby Port Hopes west beach, especially fruitful after a storm.
*Stroll along nearby downtown Cobourg waterfront trail with marina, yacht club and docks lined with pleasure boats.
*visit local farmers markets
*meet Theresa, the interesting owner of Pine Ridge Nursery on Hwy. 2, close to Canadian Tire. Check out her great plants, vegetables and flowers.

*Sunsets over the water and star studded night skies can be spectacular in winter.
*Snuggle up to the cozy wood burning fireplace
*read, watch dvds, apple tv, (watch utube videos on large flat screen) or play games
*If the lake freezes over, dont miss the sparkling ice crystals on 'mountains' of lake ice.
*Drive to nearby Port Hope and check out Ontarios best preserved streetscape.
*Drive to nearby Colborne to the worlds Biggest Apple

*Fish from the patio or at nearby Factory Creek Adults need a license, children do not.
*See thousands of salmon jumping up the Ganaraska river to spawn in Port Hope.
*Attend or participate in the 'float your fanny down the Ganny race', a boat race held annually in April on the Ganaraska River. Contestants can enter the 10 km. race in one of 3 categories, canoes, kayaks or crazy handmade crafts.
*Go biking in the town, following the waterfront trail or in Northumberland forest (also great for hiking)

*For the adventurous, climb down the rocks on our seawall to a small beach area (must be fit, not for everyone, children should be supervised). Weather permitting, go for a swim, theres a nice sandy bottom and very gradual slope. Note our private beach may not be accessable due to water level etc.
*Go swimming or lounge on nearby famous beautiful Cobourg Beach, white sand with lifeguard
*Build sandcastles on Cobourg beach, enter the sandcastle contest in July
*attend an art show or performance
* check out local dinner theatre
*check out Cobourgs Highland games with Scottish bagpipe bands and strongman competition.
*Go on a tour of homes and gardens in Cobourg and Port Hope
*Go golfing on one of several golf courses in Cobourg and Port Hope
*Play badminton on the lawn or frisbee.
*Have a BBQ
*Lounge on the patio overlooking waves and seabirds.
*watch fireflys at night from the Solarium
*take a walk in the area, experience wild flowers, birds, an unspoiled natural shoreline and native cedar swamp
*Drive to Presquille National Park to enjoy fantastic white sand beaches.
*Drive to Sandbanks, see the steep hills of white powdery sand like baking powder in one of the best sand dunes in the world.
*tour wineries in Prince Edward County to the east.
*Eat mouth watering ribs at Cobourgs Ribfest

*for the very adventurous, go tree trecking west of Port Hope
*Rent a small canoe, kayak or paddle boat at a shop on King Street and take to the water.
* Attend Canada Day waterfront festival in Cobourg with art tents, midway on pier


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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    the Lakehouse is very popular with +55 seniors. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We are located very close to the water and climbing along and down the rock seawall can be dangerous, so supervision of all children must be a priority!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is 'not' permitted' in the house but certainly outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets allowed if pre approved by owner...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is wheelchair access on the ground floor, an exterior ramp into the solarium, no steps on the ground floor but only a 2-pc powder room.( We installed the ramp for a very close family member in a wheelchair). A bed could be brought into the large ground floor laundry room, please review with owner or alternately sleep on one of the many comfortable couches The views over the lake are exceptional and very calming without having to be be down on the lake shore....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    Main floor has a 2-pc powder room...moreless

  • Bathroom 3

    Remaining 4 bedrooms share the 4-pc bath overloking the lake...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    Masterbedroom has 4-pc ensuite bath deep claw tub w/ shower...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Included and there are 2 convenience stores located very close by for one night dvd rentals are very affordable....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable provided with PVR...moreless

  • Television:

    There are 2 televisions - one in the kitchen and a large flat screen in the Seaside Living Room...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    We are located about 20 feet from the Lake with spectacular views but limited access to the water's edge....moreless

  • Village:

    The town of Cobourg is only a few miles away and easily accessible by bicycle, car or on foot....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Roller Blading


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioner is available but you won't need it because of the beautiful breeze off the lake....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size dryer provided....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Working wood burning fireplace in living room...moreless

  • Garage:

    There is a garage where we store equipment, please use it to store recycle and garbage. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air gas furnace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless WiFi throughout...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Freshly laundered and complementarily provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Double living room...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have 2 acres - just don't park on the septic field!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No landline - please bring your cell...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Also provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washer provided....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped with a Jenn-Air gas range, s/stl refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, 2nd refrigerator in entry area. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above counter microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Jenn-Air convection oven in stove...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden


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Last updated: 04/01/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Train
VIA Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cobourg Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Originally from the South Shore of Nova Scotia, I moved to the Toronto area to pursue a career in electronics. My interests soon shifted to real estate and for many years now, I have been a real estate sales person with Sutton Realty in the Riverdale area of Toronto where I enjoy helping clients realize their dreams. I own several properties in Toronto that are also listed with VRBO and take pleasure in hosting guests from all over the world.

Why the Owner Chose Cobourg:
I purchased the lakehouse 4 years ago because it reminded me of being back on the shores of beautiful Nova Scotia. The close proximity to Toronto, (approx. 1 hour drive east of Toronto) allows for an easy escape from the City.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
AN INTIMATE CONNECTION TO NATURE Having been built so close to the waters edge, the retreat offers a special intimate connection with nature in all seasons. Open the windows and you are completely surrounded with the sights and sounds of nature: lapping waves, crying sea gulls, chickadees, morning doves, caawing crows and chirping crickets................................................ A RELAXING REJUVINATING EXPERIENCE Here, is a relaxing, rejuvinating tranquil place with lilacs in the spring, beautiful wild flowers in summer, red and gold leaves in the fall and sparkling diamonds on mountains of lake ice in winter.......................................................................................................NATURAL SETTING & ALL THE CONVENIENCES The location offers a beautiful natural setting but with all the convenience of nearby downtown shopping, food shopping, farmers markets, box stores, restaurants, golfing, local theatre, healthcare and more. SHORT COMMUTE TIME FROM THE BIG CITY With only a short 1 hour drive from Toronto, (approx.) the Lakehouse offers a quick escape from the noise and congestion of the big city. Alternately, you can take one of several Via trains leaving daily from Union Station to Cobourg station, then take a 20 minute walk or taxi to the retreat. The retreat is well suited for weekend getaways, family reunions, families with children, seniors and romantic getaways. The tasteful decor inside has been popular with girls looking for a weekend getaway......................ACTIVITIES FOR ALL SEASONS See list of activities and events under property description

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  • This is for real - looking west from the grounds outside the solarium!

    This is for real - looking west from the grounds outside the solarium!

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