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Beachfront Kennisis Cottage with Bunkie and Sunroom

Algonquin Highlands, ON, Canada
  • Cottage1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay2 - 7 nights

Wonderful family cottage with great beach front! All the amenities of home!

Our cottage is a dream come true. The lot is flat with a ripple sand beach that is great for all ages! Cozy, but lots of room for guests, with 3 bedrooms and a bunkie 'hangout' for the kids that sleeps 6! Dining room has seating for 12 (8 bar height chairs plus a bar with 4 bar stools). Kitchen is newly renovated and fully equipped with all the modern conveniences of home. Large deck with unobstructed view of the lake! NEW SPRING 2018 - Screened in porch!

Kennisis Lake is one of the most desirable in Haliburton. It is pristine clean, sand and rock bottom and just gorgeous!

We have 3 queen beds in the main cottage. We have a double bed and a bunk bed, along with a queen futon in the Bunkie. Great space in the bunkie for the kids to hang out. Both bunkie and main cottage have a TV and DVD player, and we also have high speed internet.

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Glenn & Christine

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 19, 2018
About Glenn & Christine

Glenn and Christine are professionals, working in Toronto. They have owned a couple of cottages, but this one truly hits the mark! They have 3 grown kids and a lovely three-year old, blind Husky/Lab mix, named Sophie. They love spending their time at their lakefront home, with or without guests. When there are guests, there is usually more than 12! Glenn and Christine got married on the beach at the cottage in 2016, making it an even more special place for them!

Glenn & Christine purchased this Cottage in 2014

Why Glenn & Christine chose Dysart and Others

This is their favourite cottage, because it's warm and cozy, and has the most spectacular view of the lake. The level lot makes for lots of play room, and the rippled sand beach is a must for younger and older kids alike!

What makes this Cottage unique

The beachfront is amazing! The cottage accommodates a lot of people, with a large great room and kitchen. Separate space for the kids to hang out is especially important. And Kennisis is THE most desired lake in Haliburton!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed, Double bed, twin bunks and queen size futon - In bunkie


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, Accessible from inside and outside

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
            • Lake View
            • Lakefront
            • Rural
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Full sized dryer
                        • Fireplace
                          Propane stove
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Fully winterized with propane furnace
                        • Internet
                          High speed internet
                        • Living Room
                          Great room in cottage and hang out space in bunkie
                        • Parking
                          For four cars
                        • Washing Machine
                          Full sized washer


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Gold tone reusable coffee filter in coffee maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully stocked kitchen
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Table is counter height - with 13 stools in total
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Pantry items such as spices, sugars, flours, oils, etc.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large refrigerator with freezer drawer & bar fridge in kitchen
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              Four slice toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Counter height table with 13 chairs/stools for use at table or large kitchen island
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people


                                    • Books
                                      Great book collection
                                    • DVD Player
                                      One in the bunkie and one in the main cottage
                                    • Games
                                      Lots of board games (Risk, Scrabble, Monopoly, cards, Clue)
                                    • Stereo
                                      Sound bar in main cottage has bluetooth for playing music from devices
                                    • Television
                                      Flat screen in the bunkie and a large screen smart TV in the main cottage that is connected to the WiFi for netflix, etc. (no satellite/cable)
                                    • Toys
                                      Colouring books and crayons
                                    • Video Library
                                      Lots of videos


                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          New this year - screened in sunroom
                                        • Balcony
                                          Large deck overlooking the lake with glass panels, enabling a spectacular view
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Large table with 6 chairs on deck - bar height table with 2 chairs on deck - lots of deck chairs on the dock and lakefront - second table with 4 chairs on patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Lots of golf nearby
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Four kayaks, two paddleboards and a canoe
                                        • Boat
                                          A row boat and an aluminum boat
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Large lawn for various activities - very flat lot!
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Napolean BBQ hooked up to the main cottage propane
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Close to Sir Sam's
                                        • Tennis
                                          Tennis nearby at Haliburton Forest
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Two paddleboards


                                            • arboretum
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • photography
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing


                                                            • Main cottage sleeps 6 and the bunkie sleeps 6

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              5 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful cottage

                                                              ross n.

                                                              We have rented different cottages all over Ontario for the past 15 years. This cottage is the nicest one of them all. A nice sandy beach for little one's to play on - shallow water for a period of time with no weeds, some friendly ducks. Bunkie is "Awesome" according to our kids who stayed in by themselves in the morning watching DVD's and letting parents and grandparents sleep in. About a 40 minute or so drive to get into Haliburton.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Ross, for your wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage! You've touched on all the aspects of our cottage that we feel are special! And we try to add or update something every year so it keeps getting better!

                                                              We hope that you'll consider booking with us again in the future!!!

                                                              You've been amazing guests! Thank you!!

                                                              Excellent beachfront cottage!

                                                              Rory M.

                                                              Enjoyed 1 week at this beautiful beachfront cottage near Haliburton. Cottage has been recently renovated and was just as depicted in the photos. Shallow entry into the water with fantastic sandy beach which was great for the kids. Water was very calm and really enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boards which were provided. Owners were fantastic and very accommodating. Would definitely book back again!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Rory, for your wonderful review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed our cottage! You were awesome to deal with and we hope to have you back another time soon! Thanks again!! Christine and Glenn

                                                              Great cottage and bunkie !

                                                              John C.

                                                              We stayed for three weeks two of which had other members of our family joining us. The cottage was very complete with a wonderful kitchen fully equipped , terrific new deck and fabulous view looking east onto Kennisis Lake . Neighbours were very nice and helpful ....marina and West Guilford stores had essentially all you need ...good butcher at the main store in West Guilford..aquatic facilities good with paddleboards , a canoe and kayaks....waterfront id very good for young families with sandy beach and a very gradual slope once in the water....water very clean looking . Owners were terrific to deal with .

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much for the wonderful review! You were great to deal with and we're very happy that you enjoyed your stay! We'd love to have you back another time!

                                                              This cottage was cozy but also very spacious with a wide beachfront and gentle sloping lawn.

                                                              Brenda R.Toronto, ON

                                                              Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Kennisis Cottage. It was exactly like the pictures on the web site. It was bright and spacious and very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped and stocked with basic supplies. Preparing meals was easy and fun. The grounds surrounding the cottage were lovely and the beachfront was terrific. The owners were very helpful with answers to our questions and always responded to our emails. We highly recommend this property and we would be so happy to rent it again.

                                                              amazing location!

                                                              outdoorsmantoronto, ontario

                                                              This place offers everything any cottager would desire. Immaculate, well-appointed cottage and bunkie, amazing natural sand beach, and very private. Absolutely ideal for a family with young children.


                                                              Algonquin Highlands, ON, Canada

                                                              Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd., or simply Haliburton Forest, is a unique, privately owned forest located on 80,000 acres of rolling hardwood forests, beautiful lakes, meandering rivers and extensive wetlands in the Haliburton Highlands of central Ontario, 3 hours north of Toronto. An outdoor lover's paradise, Haliburton Forest is nearby! The forest features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, the Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, groomed snowmobile trails, mountain biking, dog sledding, fishing, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, wilderness camping and accommodations, and an array of group experiences.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              $1k reservation/security deposit is due upon booking. The security deposit will be refunded upon departure. For summer rentals, 50% of the rental amount is due April 1 with the remaining 50% due 14 days prior to arrival. For rentals less than 3 nights, rental amount is paid two weeks in advance of arrival, and there is an additional cleaning fee of $200.

                                                              5 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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