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Beachfront Kennisis Cottage with Bunkie and Sunroom

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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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More Details

Glenn & Christine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 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 Algonquin Highlands

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!


Algonquin Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Accessible from inside and outside
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Double bed, twin bunks and queen size futon - In bunkie
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Main cottage sleeps 6 and the bunkie sleeps 6


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Beachfront Kennisis Cottage with Bunkie and Sunroom
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!!
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Excellent beachfront cottage!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Great cottage and bunkie !

  • 4 of 5

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 .

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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toronto, ontario

amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, ON

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Hwy 118
Nearest Beach
at the cottage
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $796.31

$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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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