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BIG Family Waterfront Cottage on Whitestone Lake with Hot Tub, Sauna and View

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom, 4 bathroom with Beautiful Views, and Privacy

Welcome to Whitestone Lakehouse!

Our cottage books up to a year in advance. We are now taking bookings for Fall/Winter 2018 and SUMMER 2019! If you do not see the dates you want consider booking for next year.

Our BIG family or Multi-family cottage (4000sq ft) sits on 55 Acres of waterfront property. It is a private, beautiful and a great place to entertain or host an event - 2.5hrs north of Toronto.

At our cottage you can enjoy being away without the bother of neighbours or noise. Pets are welcome and the property is ideal for exploring and hiking with dogs and family.

For the weekend warriors out there recreational amenities include relaxing on the Waterfront/Swimming/Boating/Hot Tub/Sauna/Canoe/Kayaks/Hiking Trails/Hammock/2 Fire pits for camp fires, roasting marshmallows and talking under the night sky.

Indoor fun for those rainy days include a Theatre so you can cozy up and binge watch that great show you have been dying to see. Kids have plenty to do - they can play the X box or use the Pool Table, Mini Ping Pong, Foosball or choose from lots of good old fashioned Board Games & Books from our floor to ceiling Library.


This is the ideal retreat or entertainment spot for families, friends and groups looking for a spectacular week away from the city.

Please check out our YouTube and our Cottage Website by googling "Whitestone Lakehouse". We have plenty of drone footage and pictures for you to see.

More Details

Property Manager
Kimberley Dare
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Kimberley Dare

Hi there. We are a professional couple living in Hamilton Ontario. Originally from out west...this is our outdoor getaway. We hope you and your family, and friends enjoy our cottage as much as we do.

Kimberley Dare purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Kimberley Dare chose Whitestone

We looked for a cottage for 2 years before we stumbled on this beautiful property. We have been spending time up here for more than a decade with our family, friends and colleagues. It has been a place of great dinners, outdoor fun and memories.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, private and very comfortable - this is the ideal retreat or entertainment spot for families, friends and groups looking for an easy week away from the city.


Whitestone Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Top Floor Bathroom - toilet
    Bottom Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , *Newly Renovated
    Top Floor Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Air Bubble 2 person soaker tub, modern shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Top Floor Bedroom - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed sleeps 3 (double bottom, twin top).
    Bottom Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bottom Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bottom Floor Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , walk-out
    Bottom Floor Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Top Floor Master - 1 king , King bed with Lux Feather Mattress & walk out with view
  • *More Pictures on our website - google "Whitestone Lakehouse"
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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BIG Family Waterfront Cottage on Whitestone Lake with Hot Tub, Sauna and View
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The cottage of your dreams

  • 5 of 5

Its hard to start describing how incredible this cottage is. We rented this cottage for the first weekend of November and from start to finish Mark and Kim made sure we had all the information we needed and went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing cottage experience, from answering any questions promptly to being very accommodating while renting out their piece of northern paradise.

The pictures look fantastic but they don't even do the place justice, from the moment you enter you are blown away with the breathtaking view from the great room. There is ample room to sleep 18+ people, never feels crowded, and enough seating for everyone to eat meals and a fully stocked kitchen. There is two incredible media rooms and the basement has projector for the sports game or late night movie, a fully stocked board games cupboard with too many games to choose from, mini ping pong, Foosball and a pool table as well. The hot tub holds 6 people and I believe the Sauna by the lake also fits about that but didn't get a opportunity to try it this time. The master washroom upstairs is straight out of a designer magazine, the tub is perfectly placed with an spectacular view, the rock floor shower is beautiful and the heated floors just complete the feeling of serenity. The other 3 washrooms are nice and modern as well.

The sound system is a whole other level of awesomeness, fully integrated into the whole house, speakers in the ceilings, outside literally everywhere you want, and individual controls for them making it a true audio lovers paradise. They house is also fully Wifi networked and a few security camera gives you and the owners a peace of mind.

The fire pit is ideally located a short way from the house and the walk to the lake is about 500 m through a beautiful forest. There is enough parking for 10+ cars. The main source of heat is a large wood burning furnace which is a pleasure to have running on the chilly fall days, and Mark made sure there is ample wood for it.

I have been recommending this property to all of my friends with the condition they have to bring me up when they go. Thank you again Mark and Kim :)

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shane - Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cottage! Mark and I are so flattered and happy that you and your friends enjoyed the property and cottage. It is so nice to get positive feedback - and to know that you have made some great memories up there. In fact that is why we built the place! Please come back and stay with us again.
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Great winter cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We went up for a family event in March. We had 3 generations - 8 adults & 6 kids.

It was great to have so many bedrooms and bathrooms. Lots of space to spread out and relax, play games, watch tv, talk, etc... With the huge dining room table in the Great room, it was amazing to have everyone sitting comfortably to eat together!

Kim and Mark are great hosts! Everything was very well organized and written out. If we had any questions, they were always quick to answer them.

We would love to go back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Neil. You guys were great guests. Really so easy having you and your family at our cottage. We would welcome you all back anytime!
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Amazing stay at an amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Whitestone Lakehouse was perfect for our large family. Exactly as described. We loved the view from the main floor and the oversized dining table was our hub. We enjoyed the hot tub, and brought the sleds out to the lake for some skating and ice fishing. The owners made sure we got in okay, and we’re easy to contact. The morning of our departure had the driveway pretty icy, when we send a message letting them know they had someone come to salt.

Overall great experience and we can’t wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay and made it home in spite of the crazy weather. It so nice to hear that your experience was wonderful and that our place worked well for your group. It is a great place to be in winter and a great place to make family memories. I look forward to having you back again next winter. Thanks again.
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Great getaway spot.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage on the lake with lots of space for everyone. Fun times for the whole family.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Martin - We really appreciate the review. We hope you guys stay with us again in the future. All the best. Kim & Mark
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Excellent weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend! This cottage accommodated our large family of 10 adults and 10 children very well. We loved all the games and puzzles available, as well as the hot tub. Even the kids took a swim! We also enjoyed tobogganing down the laneway, and skating at the public rink in the town of Dunchurch. The snowmobile trails were great as well. Mark & Kim were very helpful as we prepared for the trip and were also available during our stay. We would absolutely recommend this place and hope to return again next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We really appreciate your feedback - but most of all we are so happy you had a great time. We look forward to having you up at our cottage again sometime!
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Warm and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Our group rents cottages quite often and this one is a real find. We loved it all, not least the owners' amazing hospitality.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We were really impressed with you guys as well. We are so glad you loved it and we would be happy to have you as guests again. Keep us in mind for your next adventure! Kim
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Ridge at Manitou
Nearest Motorway
37 Kilometres
HWY 400 N
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Swiss Country Inn - Yummy!
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Mt. Louis Moonstone
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Killbear National Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $226.09
Damage Deposit $753.64

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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