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Very Private Cottage 5 mins. from town of Haliburton Weeks Available Summer 2017

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom cottage with total privacy on Drag Lake

Our Drag lake cottage has everything you need for your summer getaway! There's 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms that sleeps up to 10 people. You'll have beautiful views of the lake from inside or from the great screened in porch. The kitchen is fully set up with all new stainless steel appliances and all the amenities you need. There is a fabulous great room with large windows overlooking the lake, a cozy family room in the walkout lower level with a gas fireplace, large flat screen TV, DVD player and Wii system. There's a great firepit out the lower level sliding doors overlooking the lake. The Master bedroom has a beautiful ensuite with soaker tub and large rain shower. There's also a private deck with two Muskoka chairs. There's a second bedroom on the main floor with a queen size log bed. A large mudroom with washer and dryer round out the main floor. The lower level also has two bedrooms that sleep 6 more and a full bathroom.

The lakefront is only a few steps from the cottage with a large docking system to fit everyone. It has 500 ft. of waterfront and a great walking trail along the lake. There is deep water off the dock and a great water trampoline for the kids. There are no neighbors on either side for total privacy. The cottage comes with a canoe and a kayak (please bring your own pfds) to explore wonderful Drag and Spruce Lakes.

More Details

Property Manager
Danielle and Gerry Visco
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Danielle and Gerry Visco

We are a family of five that live in York Region. We have been cottaging in the Haliburton area for over 10 years and would love to move there full time one day. Our kids have enjoyed many summer holidays in this wonderful area.

Danielle and Gerry Visco purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Danielle and Gerry Visco chose Dysart and Others

We bought this property because of the peacefulness of the area and the closeness to town. It's great to walk the water trail and see all the beauty of it. In 2011 we started building knowing that one day this will be our home. In 2012 we finished the cottage and have been enjoying it year round.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is for people looking for complete privacy. There are no neighbors on either side and 500 ft. of waterfront. It is also so close to town that if you need something in a pinch it's only 10 mins. there and back. Drag Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the area with many rock walls (and jumping rocks) and a lot of natural views. It also connects to Spruce Lake which is a lovely quiet lake.


Dysart and Others Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Large soaker tub and separate large rain shower
    Lower level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , overlooking lake with ensuite and walk out to private deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Lower level overlooking lake
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk double bottom, single top and another single
  • Total of 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 in beds. 2 rooms on main floor and 2 rooms on walkout lower level.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Very Private Cottage 5 mins. from town of Haliburton Weeks Available Summer 2017
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Amazing summer vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing week at this cottage. It is an exceptional property and is actually better than the photographs. Big soaring windows looking out on the lake and a wonderful wood fireplace in the main area. Large gathering spot downstairs with a tv although we did not use this space. More than enough space on main level. The cottage is on a beautiful lake with deep water right off the dock. Sun is on the dock for most of the day. The dock is large and comfortable for the 8 of us to enjoy.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to create wonderful meals and is open to the living room and deck with BBQ so cooking is a family affair. The bathrooms are exceptionally modern and the bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. There is a firepit near the cottage that makes for wonderful late night conversations.

The cottage is private and located five minutes from Haliburton where you can get anything you need. We all enjoyed the canoe and kayak and the lake itself is quiet and pristine.

We will definitely be back next year if you will have us and thank you to Danielle for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad your family enjoyed the cottage as much as we do. We hope to see you back next summer!
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Burlington, ON

Fantastic Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful holiday at Granite Woods. The cottage is beautiful, clean and well-designed for comfort and to showcase the views of the lake. It's a peaceful, quiet area yet easily accessible to the boat launch, golf, restaurants, shops and galleries. It was the perfect destination.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great that your group had a good holiday! It is a great place to get away!
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Toronto Ontario

Cottage stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your cottage. It was very well maintained and well appointed. Excellent furnishings and ample space for our family (4) and guests (4). The large dock was wonderful and could easily accommodate 8 people on chairs. Swimming off the dock was excellent with deep water. The kids really enjoyed the trampoline water feature. The rental was as advertised and the owners were very accommodating. No surprises.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your group enjoyed the cottage. It's great to hear the kids had fun.
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Tranquil getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage in quiet, peaceful location ensured a thoroughly enjoyable holiday week.

our best renting experience over many years.

highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your group enjoyed the cottage! We agree that there is no better place to relax.
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Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Pinestone Resort
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Sir Sam's
Car: recommended

Haliburton is a wonderful area for your summer vacation. It's very peaceful if you're looking for some down time or there is plenty of things to do if you feel like being more active. Sir Sam's has biking activities in the summer or there is the Haliburton Forest and Wolf center. The Haliburton School of the arts offers lots of programs in the summer for adults and children.

Drag Lake is beautiful! It's still very much in it's natural state,great example of the Canadian Sheild and very quiet. We are also connected to Spruce Lake and the Drag River.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $390.26

Please make sure you're checking the prices in Canadian dollars if searching from Canada as VRBO defaults in US dollars.
We accept Visa, Mastercard or e-transfers.

50% down payment on booking and 50% 2 weeks before check in. $500 refundable security deposit

Manager'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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