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Year Round Lovely Contemporary Lake House Only One Hour From Toronto

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

To Enquire/Book Please Contact Owner

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 with Netflix access 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

Liam McQuade
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

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 Beaverton

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.


Beaverton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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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Year Round Lovely Contemporary Lake House Only One Hour From Toronto
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Toronto, ON Canada

Exactly what we were hoping for

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a few days around Christmas. It was pretty there in the snow (saw fox), with a beautiful lake view. The house is very well-appointed, highly functional, and what might be called cabin-elegant -- something you might see in an architectural magazine. We hope to try it again in the Summer, sometime.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Came here with my family for a 2 night stay in October. The house is very clean, beds are comfortable, and kitchen is well equipped. My three year old niece had a great time by the water and running around the yard. Liam is really professional and easy to communicate with. This house is truly a gem! Nothing beats being by the fire under the stars, listening to the waves and making smores. Would come back again and again:)

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was a very enjoyable stay. Many comforts of home. House is secluded by shrubs and trees giving the appearance of a secluded cottage. Modern appliances are located throughout the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay on a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My family had an amazing week at this place. Great mix of rest & relaxation and activity with a large yard and private beach. Lots of convenient nearby towns to visit for grocery or entertainment.

Liam was very responsive to every need very quickly.

I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely modern lakeside cottage near to Toronto

  • 4 of 5

A great place for a few days away, without a long drive from Toronto or having to bring linens and towels. Nice, well-equipped and tastefully furnished cottage with garden leading down to the lake. The beach was very small (perhaps more so because of recent high-water levels) and a bit tricky to get down to with small children, and not visible from the house-garden area. Quiet and private with gorgeous sunsets every evening. The owner was very helpful and easily contactable.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacations

  • 5 of 5

Beautifull location, well equipped and quiet. The sounf of the waves at night makes you believe that you are sleeping beside the ocean. The lake water is clear and we enjoyed swimming everyday.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $93.66
Damage Deposit $585.39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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