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Family Friendly Cottage on a Small Quiet Lake Minutes From Huntsville.

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 bathroom bungalow. Sleeps 6 comfortably (4 adults, 2 kids)

Our cottage is a three bedroom bungalow with plenty of room for a family of 6 (1 queen bed in the master bedroom, 1 double bed in bedroom 2 and two twin beds (trundle) + a single child’s futon in bedroom 3). We have a beautiful west exposure (great sunsets) in a quiet, small bay on Lake Jessop only minutes from the town of Huntsville, Ontario. The swimming is great (no weeds!) and if you have small children, the hard packed sandy, shallow waterfront is ideal. Of course the water bouncer is always a hit with the older kids. We have a large sun deck right at the water with plenty of seating for soaking up the sun or watching the sun set with your favourite beverage in hand!

Amenities include:

• Small beach area with shallow hard packed sand bottom

• Large dock and sun deck by the water

• Picnic table by the water

• 12 foot water bouncer (not available after Labour Day weekend)

• Fire pit area by the lake

• Canoe and aluminum boat for use (assortment of adult and child life jackets provided)

• Large wrap around deck on the cottage with a table and seating for 6 comfortably.

• Wood stove (there are additional portable oil heaters)

• Large flat area beside the cottage great for paddle games, croquet and horse shoes (all available in the large bin beside the main deck stairs).

• Full kitchen with large fridge, stove, full size portable dishwasher and microwave

• Coffee maker and kettle provided

• Potable drinking water (taps in kitchen and bathroom)

• Two propane BBQs

• Kitchen fully stocked with an assortment of utensils, dishes, cutlery, mugs, pots and pans.

• 32” Flat screen TV with satellite

• DVD player

• Updated bathroom with full tub and shower

• Garbage and recycling pick-up (no need to travel to the dump!)

• Only 15 minutes from downtown Huntsville

• Access to miles of ATV trails right across the road (great for hikes)

• Only 45 mins from Algonquin Park

• Excellent cell phone reception

• Note: Linens and towels are NOT provided

Our standard rental period during the summer season (July 1 - Aug 31) is Sunday (check in 4pm) to Friday (check out 12pm) - 5 nights. For any other rental period, please inquire.

**PLEASE NOTE ** If you are accessing our property from VRBO or HomeAway.COM, the daily rate indicated will be in US$ (for Canadian $, please access our property through VRBO or HomeAway.CA).

More Details

Steve and Diane Spence
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Huntsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Put items you use back in the same location you found them.
  • No loud noises after 11 pm.
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is a hair dryer provided (it is in the storage cabinet under the sink). 2 rolls of toilet paper are provided on arrival. Sink contains an additional tap for purified drinking water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Trundle beds are singles. Futon couch will accommodate child
  • The bedrooms accommodate a maximum of 2 (adult) couples and 3 kids (if you use the futon couch).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


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Family Friendly Cottage on a Small Quiet Lake Minutes From Huntsville.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Well maintained and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as depicted in the VRBO description. The lock box instructions provided by the owner, Steve, worked with no problem. Once inside, the cottage was clean and inviting with just about everything provided. We only had to bring our own pillow slips, towels, facecloths, and toilet paper. The cottage was comfortable, charming, and quite roomy. The grounds were very well maintained with everything a family could possibly need for a pleasant stay provided. The only drawback was the lack of wifi. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at Steve and Diane's cottage and we recommend it to others. The cottage was clean and well equipped. We spent a lot of time at the dock which came with plenty of deck chairs and places to lounge. The close proximity to Huntsville made it easy to pick up groceries and other necessities. Steve was very responsive to questions we had and made a recommendation to attend the local Corn Roast! All in all a great experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jingo lake

  • 4 of 5

Minus the rain we got while we were out there we enjoyed our stay very much, it was quiet and relaxing, just what we were looking for. The sunsets were breathtaking! The beds were comfortable, and the cottage was clean. Thank-you

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay, very clean cottage. Would definitely book again

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitchener, ON, Canada

Great family-friendly cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend Steve & Diane's cottage. We had a very enjoyable stay with 4 adults & 2 children under 9. Nicely maintained property with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. Surprisingly quiet lake considering its proximity to Huntsville. My son enjoyed the friendly wildlife, including a deer that would leap across the property at dusk every evening and three ducks that hung around the dock. We like to try a new area in Ontario every summer but would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family cottage with a ton to do!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a few days end of June. The cottage was well kept and clean. Other than linens and towels everything was provided. The cottage was ample space for my family of 6. My 3 and 5 yr old spent hours just playing in the sand and even sand toys and life jackets were provided ! The entry was shallow enough to not worry about their safety. My 10 yr old caught a ton of fish off th end of the dock too! The canoe was a bonus and kept my older ones busy. Plenty of seating was provided at the dock and fire pit and the gazebo was amazing for providing shelter from rain and sun! The lake is so peaceful and we enjoyed drinking out morning coffee there ! There are even some board games for those rainy days . All in all we had an amazing time and were sad to leave. Would also like to say the neighbours were very friendly! I would totally recommend this cottage to anyone especially those with young ones !

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Algonquin Park
3 Guys & A Stove
Coffee Cabin
Great Breakfasts, rustic atmosphere
Family Restaurant & Pizza
Great breakfasts, great value.
Deerhurst Resort
Nice restaurant
Huntsville Downs Golf & Country Club
Soul Sistas Wellness Kitchen
Great home made vegetarian food.
Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Pearson International
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
On the Docks Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Huntsville Downs
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Kelsey's, East Side Marios, Coffee Cabin
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $78.05

During peak season (July - August) a minimum 5 night stay is required with check-in on Sunday at 4pm and check-out on Friday at noon. There may be some flexibility on day/time for check-in and check-out depending on the specific week(s) requested (please inquire for details).

Payments may be made through VRBO or, if preferred, arranged directly with owner via e-transfer.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.