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White Lake Cottage - Kawarthas waterfront cottage with large, private frontage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A post-and-beam style cottage with fantastic views and plenty of privacy.

A post-and-beam style bungalow cottage with cathedral ceilings on White Lake with beautiful waterfront and fantastic west-facing views. Over 500 feet of waterfront ensures absolute privacy and tranquility during your stay. The cottage is situated in a quiet and tranquil area surrounded by woodland, and is only 30 minutes away from the village of Lakefield, 2 hours from Toronto, and 3 hours from Ottawa.

The main cottage includes 1200 sq ft of fully furnished living space, with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, and open concept kitchen, dining room and living room. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops. Kitchen and living room each have a walkout to the deck overlooking the lake for easy entertaining indoors or outdoors. A screened-in Muskoka room offers shaded open-air dining and relaxing space. The lake is visible from all parts of the living room, dining room and Muskoka room.

A flight of natural stone steps take you from cottage level down to the fire pit and dock. The 50 foot dock is shaded in the calm of morning as sunrise strikes the western shore, and turns sunny by mid-morning. Sunsets are spectacular whether viewed from dock or deck. There is a shallow entry into the lake which is ideal for swimming for children, pets and people who cannot swim well. The lake gets deeper as you enter the lake, and is 23 feet deep in the middle of the lake. You can take a boat or canoe out onto the lake to swim, fish or just enjoy the scenery.

Entertainment includes a canoe, paddle boat, DVDs, Video games, board games, and a variety of books. Something for everyone should the weather not cooperate. Equipped with suitable items for young children (high chair, pack-and-play, sandbox, and more). This is a turnkey opportunity to enjoy a lovely, fully furnished waterfront home.

Living Room & Entertainment Centre:

- Wood burning stove alongside entertainment centre, surrounded by comfy sofas and chairs

- 40 inch LCD flat screen TV

- Surround sound system

- DVD player

- Large collection of DVDs

- Xbox 360 and games

- Auxiliary connections available for your own devices

Kitchen & Dining:

- Large refrigerator/freezer

- Electric stove with smooth-top range

- Over-the-range microwave

- Dishwasher

- Coffee machine

- Kitchen includes kettle, toaster, dishes and utensils, cutlery, etc.

- Indoor dining table with seating for six to eight people

- Outdoor dining table with seating for six to eight people in Muskoka room


- 3 Bedrooms, cottage Sleeps 8

- Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed

- Bedroom 2 - Full size bed

- Bedroom 3 - Full size bed

- Living Room - Queen size sofa bed


- Two-piece powder room at cottage entrance

- Three-piece master bath with shower (small bath tub)


- Compact Washing Machine

- Compact Dryer

For Families with Small Children;

- High chair

- Pack-and-Play

- Toddler size climber/slide, playhouse

- Sandbox

- Sand and water table

Road and Parking:

- Road maintained for year-round access

- Parking for 4 cars in the cottage driveway

- Lots of room to park just off of the road


- Cellular phone reception is excellent at the cottage

- No phone line or internet access is provided


- Children Welcome: Ideal for families with children of all ages

- Dog friendly: Please ask owner - maximum one dog, no other pets please

- No smoking inside the cottage and other buildings (does not include deck or Muskoka room)

- Minimum age of 25 for renters

Please contact the owner for further details about the surrounding area and activities.

More Details

Greg Capling
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:
August 16, 2018

About Greg Capling

Life-long cottage goer that loves a renovation challenge. Happiest when near, in, or on the water.

Greg Capling purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Greg Capling chose Douro-Dummer

Love at first sight! The frontage and the view were spectacular, and the cottage and property were full of potential.

What makes this cottage unique

Calm, quiet and private. Great fishing and your own private woods to hike in. Adventure awaits bold canoers down Indian River at the south of the lake!


Douro-Dummer Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Full week rentals only with Saturday check in/out from June 3rd to September 1st.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder room - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
    3rd bedroom - 1 double
    Living room sofa bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed.
  • Each bedroom has an independent thermostat for heating. A ceiling fan offers air circulation, as well as a box fan that can be placed in the window on warm nights. metal blinds and curtains provide dark rooms for sleeping in.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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White Lake Cottage - Kawarthas waterfront cottage with large, private frontage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Great getaway with a great view

  • 4 of 5

Pictures are accurate. Great clean space, three bedrooms, with 6 of us, 1.5 bathrooms was wonderful. Child and pet friendly!!

The deck with a view onto the lake was fantastic! Muskoka room offered a bug free evening. Lake access with dock and toys for kids available. (Too cold for swimming this time).

The owners have clearly labelled all equipment (thermostats, dishwasher, breakers) and provided a Guidebook (PDF email and a hard copy at the cottage).

The driveway is tricky to manoeuvre with multiple vehicles - leave space at the bottom to three point turn.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for the feedback, Natasha! We look forward to having you back some time.
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Beautiful Property and Stay

  • 5 of 5

Greg's cottage was amazing. Well equipped he really thought of everything. Location is beautiful and provided a perfect long-weekend getaway, quiet and peaceful. Extremely clean, well kept, and you can tell someone really loves this place. He treated us like a friend staying the weekend, he was prompt with all responses and had more than enough resources to get us through the weekend worry free. Would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback, Meghan! We look forward to having you back.
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Burlington, ON

Wonderful cottage retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Greg's cottage in August this year. The property was advertised and Greg was very helpful in all facets of the rental and responding to questions. This is wonderfully quiet property all provides a great retreat for famlies (we were 6 adults, but it is also kid friendly). Nice cottage and a great property as long as you are comfortable with stairs. See the picture to get an idea of the landscape. Great sunsets on a quiet lake!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 plus four legged buddy Richard enjoyed a weekend getaway on White Lake. The cottage provided a beautiful view of the lake and we managed to capture a lovely sunset on the night with no rain. Unfortunately it was a pretty wet weekend but the cottage accommodated our group well. There is a great spot to hold your campfires with firewood included. The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed and dishwasher/laundry a nice touch. We bar bq each night and appreciated the large golf umbrella to keep my husband dry during the rain. The walkie talkies were another great touch to eliminate unnecessary walks up and down the steps from boat dock to cottage. Its just a short drive into Lakefield where we visited the flea market searching for treasures. Discovered the Kawartha Butter Tart Factory too and we all enjoyed the warm apple fritters that we agreed were the best we ever tasted not to mention their large variety of butter tart flavours. Greg was very prompt and accommodating with our reservation inquires. He even connected us with a cottager on the lake to arrange for boat launch. Thanks Greg for a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Greg's cottage. He was a great host. The lake is warm and clean. The wading area would be great for older children but not great for babies, as it's a rocky entrance. Water shoes needed to avoid zebra mussels :) The cottage is clean and welcoming. We had six adults and one baby and were very comfortable in the space. The deck offers lovely views for sunsets and the screened-in porch room is perfect for evening meals. Overall a great experience. Thanks Greg!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing find!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at the cottage with our four legged friend and had an amazing time! The cottage guide Greg provided ahead of time was incredibly useful and told us what we needed to know. When we did have a couple of questions, Greg was very helpful and quick to respond .The cottage was incredibly clean and welcoming and we felt right at home. The views from the deck are amazing, as is the privacy you get from the surrounding trees. We couldn't have a better place and are already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Rhian! We look forward to having you back.
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $38.46
Refundable Damage Deposit $384.56

Owner'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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