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Weeks Available Summer 2017 Large Family Cottage on Soyers Lake

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12

Newly built modern 3600 sq. ft. Viceroy cottage located on Soyers lake, Haliburton's only 5 lake chain. It sleeps up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms and has 3 baths, perfect for a couple of families. Each bedroom has a large closet and most with organizers for storage. The master loft has a walk in closet and en suite. It overlooks the great room which has 20ft. ceilings with floor to ceiling windows for plenty of sunlight. The modern kitchen has all your amenities with stainless steel appliances including a double drawer dishwasher and corian counter tops. The dining room has a large dining table and walks out to a sun-filled wrap around deck overlooking the lake. There is also a small sundeck off the great room for those quiet moments. There is bamboo flooring on the main levels and cozy berber in the lower level. This level has 10 ft. ceilings. The lower level family room is equipped with a large flat screen TV with DVD player, Wii system and a games table for lots of entertainment. There is a DVD and Wii game library as well. There is a walkout to the large fire pit and steps to the lake.

Your waterfront is 200 ft. with large dock which receives sun all day. It can accommodate a large boat which can be rented at Harper's Marine just down the lake. There is deep water off the dock plus a small beach area for the little ones. It's located in a quiet bay with very little boat traffic.

More Details

Danielle and Gerry Visco
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2017

About Danielle and Gerry Visco

We are a family that lives in the GTA. Our son and daughter are in post secondary school and our youngest son is in elementary school. We spend most of the summer and almost every weekend winter and summer at our other cottage in Haliburton and have fallen in love with the Haliburton Highlands!

Danielle and Gerry Visco purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Danielle and Gerry Visco chose Haliburton

We purchased our first cottage on this lake system in 2002 after renting in the area and falling in love with Haliburton. After a few years we knew we wanted a quieter location on the system and purchased this property in 2006. We decided to use Viceroy because of their quality of materials and finished this beautiful place in 2008. Now with two children in post secondary we have built a smaller place in the area that we would eventually love to live in full time.

What makes this cottage unique

The Lakehouse is located in a very quiet and private area of the Haliburton Highlands but is still close to everything. One of the unique features is being able to boat into Haliburton. We've made many of these trips when the day has been too beautiful to take the car. Motor boat and Seadoo rentals are available at Harper's Marine which we have been doing business with since 2002 and is located just down the lake by boat or on your way in by car. We also enjoy the sunlight we receive all year. There have been a few Easter and Thanksgiving meals enjoyed on the deck because of the sun. We actually needed to purchase a table for the rental because we always ate outside.


Minden Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Loft - 1 king , King Bed Walk in closet and ensuite with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed Closet with organizer overlooking the lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen Bed Lower level overlooking lake with large windows
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft bed and double sleep sofa, closet organizer
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Lower level with queen sleep sofa overlooking lake
  • There are 6 spacious bedrooms on 3 levels. The master loft and 3 bedrooms on the main floor have closet organizers for storage. All beds have new memory foam mattresses.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Weeks Available Summer 2017 Large Family Cottage on Soyers Lake
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Three generation family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This August was our second stay at this spacious and well-appointed cottage. With two grandparents, four parents and five grandchildren under 10, it was an active and fun-filled week. There was enough space for everyone to spread out when they wanted, and two large common areas and a deck for all of us to gather together. The lake was the big attraction and, with hot, sunny days all week, the children especially spent a lot of time in the water. Last year we had difficulty with the drive on the return home when all the weight was in the back. However, in spite of rain the last day this year, our two loaded mini-vans were able to get up the steep drive on the way home, following Danielle's advice to take a running start in low gear and don't let up all the way to the top. A wonderful week with many great memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear your family enjoyed the cottage this year! Beautiful weather is always a bonus! It's always wonderful for us to hear generations being able to come together for some family time at the cottage!
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Had a great time! Family weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage over the weekend and had a blast! The views were amazing and the property itself is great. The cottage had plenty of room and we thought the beds were very comfortable. We did bring some kitchen supplies butfound that we didn't need them because the kitchen was very well equipped itself. Thank you to Danielle for being so helpful before and during our stay! Would definitely rent this cottage again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you're group enjoyed the Lakehouse! You're welcome back anytime!
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Amazing Spot for a Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the cottage for this past weekend for a girls getaway for myself and 10 ladies. The cottage was perfect for a group as everyone had a comfortable bed and space to spread out. The view was spectacular and the dock was great for all of us to enjoy the afternoon sunshine. Danielle was super helpful with letting us know what was provided and what we needed to bring but most of those things you don't think about ( cleaning supplies, tin foil etc.. ) were all provided. If I could make one note..don't even want to say complaint but more comment is that the driveway is steep as other reviews mention but it just required some of the girls walking up and meeting the driver at the top. Not really an issue- We needed to work off all those carbs and drinks anyways ;p Overall we loved our experience and would rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jesse, I'm so glad that your group of girls had a good time! We try to make everyone's stay the best it can be! Unfortunately the driveway is a problem for some vehicles. Most don't have an issue but sometimes it's better to be safe than sorry. Have a great summer! Danielle
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Good place for big group, but with some problems

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is nice and spacious, and the view from the living room is awesome. But the water supply is very problematic. Basically only the bathroom in the basement provides enough of water pressure for you to take a shower. And there is not enough of water coming out of tap if the dish washer is working. The kitchen is not very well equipped. Bring your own foil paper and parchment paper and sandwich bags.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry your group had problems with water while you were there for the weekend. We've never had or heard of this problem before. I wish you had called while you were there so we could have rectified the problem as our property manager fixed it as soon as I told him there was an issue. As for finding the kitchen not well equipped I'm actually shocked. As you can see from other reviews that we've had plenty of comments on how well equipped it is. In regards to the tin foil, parchment paper and sandwich bags I'm not sure if you missed them during your short stay as they're in the drawer in the kitchen next to the sink. We do pride ourselves on our guests having a great time so we are always available by phone, text or email if anyone runs into any issues, we can't rectify a problem if we don't know.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect ! The lake house is roomy, perfect for our family of 12. Enough room for the little ones to play and the adults to enjoy. The lake is gorgeous and private enough from other cottages so that you can just relax on the dock. Close enough to town for any mini excursions. The owner couldn't be more accommodating. She answered all emails within a few minutes and was extremely helpful.

We will definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your family enjoyed the Lakehouse! You are welcome back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful place. Location, house, lake - everything is just perfect!!! The owner is an amazing lady always responded quickly to all my email. The cottage is in great condition, clean and fully equipped for all your needs!!!

The only problem we encountered was getting out of the driveway (steep hill) in small cars, 2 of our cars were low sport cars. I definitely recommend this property, for sure will go back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Irina, Thank you for the lovely review! We're so happy your group enjoyed the Lakhouse. We do take pride in the cottage. I'm sorry you had trouble with the driveway, it can be a little tricky for low profile cars. Thanks, Danielle
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Nearest Airport
215 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson International
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Pinestone Resort or Blairhampton Golf
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Haliburton or Minden
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Sir Sam's
Car: necessary

We are located halfway between Haliburton and Minden which is a beautiful family cottage area. It has everything you need but is still peaceful for a holiday. There are plenty activities to do summer or winter if just relaxing is not your thing. The Haliburton forest is a wonderful place to visit including the Wolf Centre. Sir Sam's ski resort is great for skiing in the winter or biking in the summer. There's snowmobile and ATV trails close by also.


Rates & Availability

Minden Hills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $396.7

Please make sure you are checking the prices in Canadian dollars if you are searching from Canada as the default is in US dollars. We accept Visa, Mastercard or e-transfers.

50% deposit and 50% two week before check in

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.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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