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Kawartha All-Season Lakefront Cottage with Spectacular Sunsets

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Spacious lakefront with west-facing deck.


Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Butternut Cottage is a four-season, ranch-style bungalow, located on the west-facing shore of Sturgeon Lake, about 15 minutes drive from Lindsay and 30 minutes from Peterborough. This spacious executive cottage and property are located on a quiet residential street, with homes on both sides. The road is kept clear all winter. The lake frontage is 100 feet; the water is 3' deep off the 32' dock. The water at the shoreline is shallow, with sand and pebbles.

The Cottage has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It is equipped with central air and an electric furnace with a heat pump. There is a gas fireplace in the living room and a pellet stove in the sun room which are used for ambiance and to augment the central heating during cold winter days.

The sunroom contains a five-person hot tub and games area. East and west decks allow enjoyment of morning sun and spectacular sunsets.

The very workable lakeside kitchen includes side-by-side fridge, convection oven and stove, and dishwasher and is fully equipped to prepare traditional holiday dinners for eight guests. Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room, the breakfast room or on either deck.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen


  • Loft, with ensuite bathroom: 1 queen


  • Twin bedroom: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Two bedrooms have a queen size bed; the master on the main floor and the loft which has an ensuite. One bedroom has a double size bed and one bedroom has two single beds as well as a baby crib....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Loft bathroom (ensuite): toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Powder room, of the kitchen: toilet


  • One full bathroom is on the main floor and one is ensuite with a bedroom in the loft. There is a powder room off the kitchen....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fire pit and fire wood.


  • Books:

    Good selection for holiday reading....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Game board (chess, checkers,backgammon), Scrabble, Cathedral, mini billiards.darts. Selection of jigsaw puzzles....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some children toys in foot stool in living room....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A selection of VHS and DVD's is provided...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront:

    Full 100' lake frontage on Sturgeon Lake. The lawn comes to the water's edge; the water is about 3' deep at the end of the 32' dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The formal dining room seats 8 and the kitchen eating area seats 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The house has central a/c as well as a stand alone unit in the loft ensuite bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    100 minutes per week to Canada & USA are free...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    A gas fireplace is located in the living room; it operates independently of electricity....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    A heat pump, augmented with an electric furnace, provides central heating. There are some stand alone electric heaters as well....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Optional linens provided at extra cost...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with walk-out to deck on lake-side of Cottage. Gas fireplace, flat screen TV, sofa, 2 large chairs, etc...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking off-street for 3 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    For three vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Available at the public boat launch, 2 km away...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Two portable phones....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Optional towels provided at extra cost...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet is provided for guests with laptops, tablets or smartphones at no extra charge....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    One free-standing pellet stove is located in the sunroom; fuel is provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Paper filters are provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cooking utensils for eight Blender. mixer, roasting pan, cookie sheets, several frying pans, large corn pot, ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glassware and utensils for 8 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well-equipped for 8 guests, including Reverse Osmosis filter system....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A side-by-side fridge and freezer with ice-maker and Reverse Osmosis filter system...moreless

  • Stove:

    Oven and four-burner electric stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Two decks, one on the east side of the Cottage and one on the west (lake) side of the Cottage....moreless

  • Golf:

    3 Courses within 20 km...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    14' fiber-glass canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The five-person hot tub is located in the sunroom....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low (s) season
Jan 2 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Mid season
Jun 10 - Jun 23, 2017
2 night min stay
High season
Jun 24 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid season
Sep 2 - Sep 16, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $295.96
  • Taxes Not included


Post-stay clean of the cottage is included in fees.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I am a retired engineer. \my wife, Mary, and I have eight grown children and sixteen grandchildren who are the delight of our lives.

Why the Owner Chose Kawartha Lakes, ON, Canada:
We bought and renovated this cottage/house in 2002 because I loved the setting, the waterfront, the lake (for water sports and cross-country skiing), the sunsets, the decks, its proximity to my home and the ranch layout of the Cottage itself.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We enjoy the sunsets, all year around, as the Cottage faces west, overlooking Sturgeon Lake. We enjoy swimming off the dock and other water sports like canoeing. There are two decks, one on the east side for morning sun and one on the west side for afternoon sun and evening sunsets; we enjoy sitting and reading on the decks. The cottage has four very comfortable bedrooms with 'innkeeper' mattresses. We enjoy the hot tub in the evening, after a busy day of relaxing by the lake, golf at a course nearby or cross-country skiing on the lake. The kitchen includes a convection oven, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice machine, microwave oven and many small appliances; it is a delight to cook in.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Spacious lakefront with west-facing deck.

    Spacious lakefront with west-facing deck.

  • Great recreation area

    Great recreation area

  • Water sports

    Water sports

  • Year-round fishing

    Year-round fishing

  • Autumn sunset.

    Autumn sunset.

  • Skiing and ice fishing

    Skiing and ice fishing

  • Spacious family dining room

    Spacious family dining room

  • Open, spacious kitchen

    Open, spacious kitchen

  • Fun sun room -  billiards, darts and hot tub

    Fun sun room - billiards, darts and hot tub

  • Family fun

    Family fun

  • Master bedroom - Queen bed

    Master bedroom - Queen bed

  • Bedroom three - Twin beds

    Bedroom three - Twin beds

  • Sunroom and deck from water's edge

    Sunroom and deck from water's edge

  • Western view, showing lake, dock and fire pit

    Western view, showing lake, dock and fire pit

  • Relax with family

    Relax with family

  • Kawartha sunset made for relaxing

    Kawartha sunset made for relaxing

  • Cozy winter getaway

    Cozy winter getaway

  • Living room opens to lakeside deck

    Living room opens to lakeside deck

  • Dining room looking towards front deck

    Dining room looking towards front deck

  • Kitchen from breakfast nook

    Kitchen from breakfast nook

  • Sunroom and access to back deck

    Sunroom and access to back deck

  • Adult fun

    Adult fun

  • Second bedroom - Double bed

    Second bedroom - Double bed

  • Loft  bedroom - Queen bed and and ensuite bath

    Loft bedroom - Queen bed and and ensuite bath

VRBO #262884

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017

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