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Year Round Lovely Contemporary Lake House Only One Hour From Toronto

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Kawartha Lakes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Year round lake house - swim in summer and skate in the winter

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Barely an hour’s drive from Toronto, this charming waterfront cottage feels like a real escape. Nestled out on a point off a private lane, we just rebuilt ... now we have a contemporary 3 bedroom, open concept cottage with an amazing covered back deck. Great room and dining room with wood burning fireplace. Luxury bathroom and a cook's kitchen. Lake views are amazing. Located on the South-Eastern shore of Lake Simcoe you will witness sunsets so stunning you will think you are on the ocean. Watch the sun go down from the big picture window, or take a cocktail down to the deck and say cheers to the seagulls that come to dance at every sunset. Waves can get big and beautiful after a storm but most of the time the water is calm and kid-friendly.

The soft pebble beach starts off shallow and descends gradually, perfect for swimmers of all ages. The cottage itself is artfully decorated, with an open concept living room with fireplace & cathedral ceiling combined with the dining room over looking the with a large harvest table (comfortably seats 8) and every well appointed kitchen, amazing marble clad bathroom and 3 bedrooms. The master has a king bed, the other 2 have a double bed. There is also a small bunky down by the lake with bunk-beds , great for teens who need a bit of space!

Large screenTVs and ipod player. BBQ. Canoe & kayak. Hammock for summer reading. Basketball net. Multiple golf course within ten minutes drive. Casino Rama half an hour away. Simcoe one of Canada's best windsurfing/kitesurfing spots... our own 'Canadian Hole' ten minutes away!!

So close to the city you could even commute. Definitely close enough to invite guests up for the day and send them home!

10 minute drive to Beaverton for restaurants, shops, beer store & LCBO, and one of the oldest movie theatres in Ontario.

Strict 'no pets' policy in effect. No exceptions.

Kid friendly beach. Less than 6' deep up to approximately 25-30' from shore. 60' of private shore front. Soft pebble beach; just like Nice. Clean and clear water. No weeds. Water temperature is perfect for swimming. Big lake feel but very safe and accessible.

Windward side. Lake Simcoe is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing. NEW THIS YEAR IS A STAND UP PADDLEBOARD GUESTS ARE FREE TO USE.

Very little immediate boat traffic. Great for canoes and kayaks.

Marina very nearby in Beaverton - 10 minutes away. Lake is ideal for both power and sail boats. Great fishing location.

Numerous golf course with 10-15 minutes. Local course within 2 minute drive.

Beaverton has an old fashioned movie theatre. Casino Rama is half an hour away in Orillia. Local farm for picking strawberries and raspberries in season. Lots of options for local produce nearby. The bakery in Argyle (15 minutes to the east) makes amazing pies.

Wonderful in all four seasons. Windsurf and boat in the summer. Skate and ice fish in the winter. Property is fully winterized (with furnace). Great at Christmas and New Years. Fall in Ontario is spectacular.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Liam McQuade
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Liam McQuade

Owners are a family of from Toronto. Professional couple with one daughter. This property is our second home.

Liam McQuade purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Liam McQuade chose Ontario

This is one of the best windsurfing spots in Ontario. In about an hour from downtown you can be on a big lake with some of the best sunsets in the world. Quiet without being overly remote. It is even a viable commute for those who work in the city.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Year Round Lovely Contemporary Lake House Only One Hour From Toronto
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a perfect September weekend getaway at this terrific vacation rental. Liam, the owner, responds quickly and is friendly and helpful. The property is private with gorgeous views over Lake Simcoe. Day 1 - stunning sunset. Day 2 - spectacular storm. The kitchen with gas stove is a cook's delight. There's also a good bbq on the covered porch. There are nice linens on the beds and the modern bathroom is excellent. Our son, who lives in Toronto, joined us for a night - from the bustling city to a private retreat in an hour. Couldn't have been any better!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful house on a stunning lake-side lot near Toronto

  • 5 of 5

We loved this thoughtfully decorated and well-appointed cottage. Perfect amount of space inside the cottage with it's large open concept kitchen/living area and three bedrooms, with very comfortable beds. The large grassy lot is great for young children, and very safe. There is a small pebble beach with access to the lake, and this was also perfect for small kids. We appreciated all the water toys and had tons of fun on the lake, which was clear, weed-free, and warm. We had both rainy and sunny days during our week at the cottage and enjoyed the watching the storms and waves, as well as swimming when the water was calm and peaceful. The proximity to Toronto is amazing and there are many small towns within easy driving distance of the cottage. We got groceries in Beaverton but recommend trying Uxbridge for specialty coffee (Nexus Coffee) and charming indie book shop (Blue Heron Books). Liam is very helpful and knowledgeable, and made our stay very pleasant and comfortable. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice sunset at Simcoe lake

  • 4 of 5

We were there for a week in july and it was fantastic! The site is beautiful, clean and relaxing.

The house has everythings you need and the owner is very attentive to your need.

The sunset is beautiful, sometime amazing.

Aldo there is no AC, the house stay cool with the lake breeze.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house and location

  • 5 of 5

Easily reached from Toronto and superb location for a complete switch off. House had everything we needed and nearby town supplied us with all our grocery needs.

Really enjoyed our time on the lake ( kayaking, wake boarding & motor boating ). Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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down east water

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely excellent!! Liam the owner was patient and knowledgeable with answering questions. The lake house was beautifully decorated and spotless. the view was phenomenal, the backyard and levels of nooks on the way down to the shoreline was a surprise.the fire pit was excellent and the barbecue was perfect.the weather was great. the swimming was amazing with a pebble beach and no weeds. the seagulls danced on the waves in the evening which made me quite nostalgic for home. the water was perfect as we went in quite frequently. the sunsets were ocean like and it literally took my breath away. it was the most relaxing time we've had in years can't wait to come back!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this fabulous cottage for a weekend with a group of girlfriends and enjoyed every minute of it. I loved it when you entered through large iron gates and follow the road to a very private property. It is decorated with amazing antiques with a nice contemporary flair with a stunning kitchen and bathroom. We really enjoyed all the details. The beds were very comfortable as well! It was so nice being right on the water able to watch the sunsets. This place is so accessible to Toronto so not a long drive to get there or come home. I would definitely recommend this cottage! We will be back for our "Big Chill" weekend again! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Rates & Availability

Kawartha Lakes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Low season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $567
Cleaning fee $83
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kawartha Lakes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • One bathroom. Marble clad. Soaker tub and lovely walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • 3 full bedrooms; one king and two doubles. All with high end beds. Bunky by water with bunk bed for summer only.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
In the spring to fall, some of the best windsurfing in Ontario is right at the door. In the winter, it is a favourite spot for ice fishing. And all just an hour or so from downtown Toronto.

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