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Haliburton, Ontario - Large Executive Cottage (Post&Beam)

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is a beautifully finished Post & Beam cottage completed in 2007. 4800 sq ft of living space. Covered carport and porch surround the cottage. It is located on Lake Kennisis (12 miles long). It is a deep spring fed fresh water lake with rock and sand beaches. The water is crystal clear with visibility of 80-100 feet. There are no weeds and the shoreline at the cottage is deep off the dock and offers a shallow sand beach right beside the dock. It is located near 'Algonquin Park' - Canada's largest nature reserve and the famous 'Haliburton Forest' - a large private nature reserve that is open to the public for hiking, camping, nature walks, fishing and the famous tree top walk in the summer. Snowshoeing, dog sledding, luge and groomed snowmobile trails in the winter. Just minutes away! There are also some local maintained walking trails right near the cottage as well. Just 20 minutes away is Sir Sam's Ski Hill, 4 chair lifts and bunny hill for the kids.

5 bedroom + loft bed

4 bathrooms

6 couches throughout cottage

Professional gourmet kitchen seating for 12+4 at island

Large wood burning stone fireplace

Covered porch

Large screened gazebo in cottage

Radiant floors on lower level and master bath

Large dock and deck at waters edge (1300 sq ft)

Clean sandy beach for the kids

Boat ramp on property

Keywords: Large Executive Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2017

About The Owner

We purchased the land and developed the property ourselves in 1998. The property was completely forested and the road to the property was only compeleted in 1998. We cleared the land for buidling and put in the driveway and dock in the first year. In 2006 we started the construction of the Post and Beam cottage. We have enjoyed the project along with our two children Spencer and Madison. We plan on retiring to the area in the future.

Why The Owner chose Algonquin Highlands

This is a beautiful area with lots of activities for both summer and winter. The privacy of the large acerage lots was a real attraction to us. This lake is touted as one of the cleanest lakes in Ontario and is surrounded by large nature reserves.


Algonquin Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double pull out sofa bed, Bunk Beds (2) double/single above and a single/single above
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large deck and dock at water 1300 sq ft, cottage is close to water with only a few steps to dock, large stone patio with fire pit, boat ramp, sand volleyball court, large custom kitchen with double ovens and large cook-top, large table seats 12, large island with seating for 4, professionally decorated interior, radiant floors on lower level, loft overlooking great room and kitchen, large stone fireplace, large cedar screened gazebo off kitchen, covered porch around cottage, large carport for unloading and parking, very clean water, large private lot 3.5 acres with 240 feet private waterfront, beautiful sunsets on dock,


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Haliburton, Ontario - Large Executive Cottage (Post&Beam)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

What a Wonderful Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to say thank you so much for allowing us to use your place to get our family together. You place is so well cared for! You have everything we could have imagined for a family cottage. We loved the sunsets, the sun on the dock all day as well as the shaded deck by the water and cabana with bar fridge. The outdoor firepit with chairs was a wonderful place to spend our evenings. I have never stayed at a nicer cottage. Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful! What a great place to enjoy our vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed out stay at Serendipity Shores and found the accomodations were wonderful. Beautiful location and the water was clear and wonderful for swimming. This made out family vacation very memorable. We will see you again next summer!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Lakeside Golf, West Guilford
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Sir Sam's Ski Hill
Car: necessary

The location of the cottage is on a large 12 mile lake with great fishing and swimming in crystal clear water. Visibility of 80-100 feet for diving or snorkeling, Located near Algonquin Park one of the largest nature reserve parks in Canada and the famous Haliburton Forest. A private nature reserve open to the public with camping, hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, nature walks, 'walk in the clouds'-world famous tree top walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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