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Cottage Life - 3 Bedroom Oasis on Lake Simcoe

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Baths (sleeps 9-10) Extraordinary Lakefront, Clear Warm Waters

Start a new family tradition at this Historic Estate with private waterfront. Situated 1.3 miles south of the town of Beaverton on the South East shore of Lake Simcoe, the property is 2 1/2 acres of park-like setting which will captivate all, with manicured lawns perfect for croquet, badminton, volleyball or touch football. The view of the lake is unparalleled magnificence, with a glorious sunset over the far western shoreline. This is property is for the discerning vacationer - it's one of a kind.

Lake Simcoe is a boater's paradise with easy access to the Trent Canal system, because of the size of lake there is never congestion for boaters, and there are large islands nearby to explore. The fishing is great for small mouth bass and perch, sunfish and trout.

Several golf courses are within minutes away, reasonable rates and well tended fairways give challenge to even the best players.

The cottage was built for Reverend McLennan's son - the largest and choice piece of the surrounding cottage properties. It has three bedrooms, small well equipped galley kitchen, a large living room with an adjoining sunporch which is a wonderful place for reading, relaxing and playing those wonderful summer board games!

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Elizabeth Johnston
Member since: 2012
Speaks: hungarian
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

Why Elizabeth Johnston chose Beaverton

This property was an amazing find - a little more than 1 hour north of Toronto, it allowed our young family to enjoy life at the lake while Dad commuted to Toronto during the summer months - a breeze with the on the 404. The water is crystal clear, and because of the west facing property and the gentle breezes blowing of the lake biting bugs are rarely a nuisance. The town of Beaverton provides amusement, and all necessities. A leisurely walk for ice cream and a movie.

What makes this cottage unique

Close Proximity to major attractions - including Casino Rama, and all amenities bus service to Toronto, banking, shopping, library, pick your own farms, Red Barn Theatre, yet completely secluded, surrounded by trimmed cedar hedge. Private lake front with a dock - highly unusual on the west side of Lake Simcoe.

Guestbook comments from the owner




Aug 6-12, 2017, 6 nights


8 adults, 0 children

Hi Elizabeth,

Thank you for checking on us. We had a fabulous week at your property!

With my family, as well as old friends and their kids come and go throughout the week, there were special memories made all week long by many people.

The nightly sunsets and campfires, playing old music and having drinks and laughs were undoubtedly our favourite part of each day.

We all enjoyed the old, rustic simcoe cottage, as it reminded us of our younger years at other similar cottages.

We have all expressed an interest in renting your property the next time it's my turn to come East. If you ever decide to leave the site, please be sure to let me know how to contact you.

Thank you again for renting us your magnificent property, Elizabeth.

Best regards,

Aug 2017
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Beaverton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Cottage Life - 3 Bedroom Oasis on Lake Simcoe
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 14 reviews

Perfect setting !

  • 4 of 5

Just what we were wanting , lovely cottage , beautiful views and a beachsloping to the lake which was perfect for our grandson . Many thanks !

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cozy cottage right on the water, very enjoyable experience

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this cottage! It has a large grounds and property, which made for a wonderful space for the kids to play. Very picturesque area, and sunsets are spectacular!The cottage is right on the lake, and you go down a staircase of rock to get to the swimming area. The beach is rocky, so bring water shoes. Elizabeth was very accommodating to meet our needs. We swam a lot, ate a lot, played board games, and relaxed!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunsets and campfires!

  • 4 of 5

This property was the perfect simcoe cottage getaway for our week long 50th birthday celebration! The view of the lake, the beach access, the sunsets and the campfire pit made this the quintessential Ontario vacation. The kids pitched tents, we BBQ'd and played badminton on the grounds, it was exactly what we were looking for. The cottage is a little rustic, but it reminded us all of our grandparents cottage and it had everything we needed. I would recommend this property without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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stunning location, lovely cottage Elizabeth is a great hostgreat place great host

  • 5 of 5

stunning location, lovely cottage Elizabeth is a great host

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Antidote for the City

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! The water was beautiful, the grounds were stunning and the cottage has everything you need. Sleeping with the breeze coming though the screens with the sound of the waves on the beach are the perfect antidote for the city.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, Great Location, Elizabeth is a great lady

  • 5 of 5

Great place, Great Location, Elizabeth is a great lady

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Toronto International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
CedarHurst Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Highway 12/48
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Nearby Beaverton provides amenities such as shopping, antiques, restaurants, veterinarian and medical services, golf courses, and historic landmarks. Within a short drive you will find theaters (Red Barn and Orillia Playhouse), Casino Rama, provincial parks, pick-your-own farms, and other Ontario attractions. Of course, Toronto is only one hour away with all the big city attractions: world class Zoo, Science Centre, museums, theme parks, first class shopping, medical facilities, spas, and golf courses.



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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $390.26

50% deposit on booking, rest payable 2 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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