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Kawagama Lake, Bemaba Lodge: 2 Cottages and 400 Ft. of Lake Frontage on 25 Acres

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The view of Kawagama lake, from the front porch .

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come and stay at the landmark historic 'Bemaba Lodge' cottages, with 25 acres of forested and grassy playground, including 400 ft of private frontage on Kawagama Lake, the largest Lake in Haliburton County. Swim, boat, fish for abundant Bass and Lake Trout right off the dock, or for even more privacy, we have a separate 8-acre private STOCKED lake with a small sandy beach for the kids. (The kids love it, because it is brimming with minnows, is stocked with Rainbow Trout and has a paddle boat, and you can even spot painted turtles if you look for them.) All of this, surrounded by the Boreal Forest that the Muskokas and Haliburton are famous for.

Bemaba Lodge cottages have it all, with a drilled well and UV/Filter system delivering safe drinking water, a full septic system, and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the main cottage PLUS 2 more bedrooms and a second full kitchen and bath in the second cottage. As well, there is a big screened in porch on the front of the main cottage, and a lovely natural stone fireplace. We also have natural pine floors, and 2 spacious and modern kitchens filled with natural light. And, with the country ambiance of a lovely Cedar Log interior, you will feel like you have really arrived in the great outdoors. Play the piano to your friends, or sit around the fire pit in the evening with acres of room to roam. The lot is rock level, with a huge front lawn and steps down to the large dock, where you can moor your boat, swim, and watch the sunsets. Or if it rains, you can sit on the spacious covered screened-in porch on the main cottage and just enjoy the excellent view of the lake, protected from the bugs. It just doesn't get any better!

The second, fully equipped 2-bedroom cottage also has a fully equipped modern kitchen and 3-piece bath with shower, and a queen bed in each of the 2 bedrooms.

You can launch your boat for free nearby, and there are two Marinas on the lake as well as miles of boating. The Marinas (oldmillmarina.ca and mthmarina.com) rent out fishing boats, ski boats, pontoon boats, and even jet skis. (We ourselves supply two canoes and a rowboat for you, as well as life jackets and a paddle boat for the small lake.)

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2165 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults and/or their children only....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    3 piece ensuite...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    3 piece ensuite...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    sleeps 2: one up and one down. Also has a sink....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    In the second cottage...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    In the second cottage...moreless

  • There are 3 Bedrooms in the main cottage and 2 bedrooms in the second cottage....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Pedestal sink, toilet, and shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Pedestal sink, toilet, and shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 3

    Sink only...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    In 2nd cottage with toilet, sink, and shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please bring your own linens, (sheets, towels, etc.), and paper towels and toilet paper. We supply pillows and blankets....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Small Sandy Beach with shallow entry on a second, PRIVATE 8-acre lake on the property. Also, you can wade in from dock on the main lake, or use the dock ladder....moreless

  • Lake View:

    The lake view is to die for! (See the photos.)...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Kawagama Lake is a large, pristine lake, the first one downstream of Algonquin Park. There are no towns and no industry upstream, so the lake is fed with pure water right out of Algonquin Park...moreless

  • Rural:

    25 acres of mostly mixed Boreal Forest....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Set on lovely Bemaba Bay, Bemaba Cottages looks out to a lovely view of the water, and from the large dock you can wade in at the shore or dive off the end of the dock. There is also a dock ladder....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The pine table in the main cottage seats 6-8, and there are lots of extra chairs. (There are also tables out on the porch.) The Dining Room table in the second cottage seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    Natural Stone, wood-burning fireplace in the main cottage, and a nice fire pit out in front of the main cottage as well. Firewood IS supplied....moreless

  • Heating:

    Electric space heaters in case you get a cold spell....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    With a lovely natural granite fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots and lots of space for parking...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    In both cottages...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Both kitchens are fully equipped with dishes, cookware, sliverware, spices, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher in each cottage....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Frost free fridge/freezer in both cottages...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric Stove in both cottages...moreless

  • Toaster:

    In both cottages...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    2 canoes and a rowboat for the main lake, and a paddle boat on the second private lake....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large, covered, screened-in porch on the main cottage in case it rains, and the screened-in area is bug-proof!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large 5-burner BBQ - one free tank of propane supplied....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets for adults and kids....moreless

 

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Jun 24 - Sep 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,628
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,628

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

All rates are in $US: Please note that we rent Saturday to Saturday.

$500 damage deposit upon booking, remainder due in full by April 1, 2015


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Muskoka Airport, Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Town of Dorset
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bigwin Island Golf Club, Lake of Bays
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 35
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 in the Town of Dorset
Algonquin Highlands, ON, Canada
Nearest Beach
At our cottage, on our own private second lake

Car: Necessary

Kawagama Lake is the largest Lake in Haliburton County Ontario, and it is just downstream of the pristine and well-protected Algonquin Provincial Park, so the waters are extra clean and go very deep in the middle (over 200 ft.) All surrounded by the Boreal Forest that the Muskokas and Haliburton are know for.

Bemaba Lodge cottage has it all, with a drilled well delivering safe drinking water, a full septic system, and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the main cottage, as well a a lovely stone fireplace, natural pine floors, and a spacious and modern kitchen filled with natural light. And with the country ambiance of a lovely Cedar Log interior, you will feel like you have really arrived in the great outdoors. Play the piano to your friends, or sit around the fire pit in the evening with acres of room to roam. The lot is rock level, with a huge front lawn and steps down to the dock, where you can moor your boat, swim and watch the sunsets, or if it rains you can sit on the spacious covered porch and just enjoy the excellent view of the lake. It just doesn't get any better!

AND THAT'S NOT ALL! We also have a second fully equipped 2-bedroom cottage with its own fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. So if you have a large crowd (up to 10) or are expecting extra guests, this second cottage is just what you need.

You can launch your boat for free at a public launch site near the cottage, and there are two Marinas on the lake as well as miles of boating. The marinas rent out fishing boats, ski boats, and even jet skis. (We supply two canoes and a rowboat for you, as well as life jackets and a paddle boat for the small lake.)

The town of Dorset, Ontario is just 15 minutes away, with the famous Robinson's country store (carrying a full line of groceries and hardware), a liquor store, 4 restaurants, a motel, a service station with mechanic, and even a TimbrMart. As well, there are several golf courses within an hour's drive. For a great day trip or just an afternoon, the large and historic town of Huntsville is just 50 minutes away, and of course, there is the famous Algonquin Park, a huge and amazing wilderness area, only 30 minutes away!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I am a University Professor who lives and works in Toronto, but my heart is in the great outdoors. I grew up in Calgary, fishing and camping in the streams of the Rocky Mountains, and when I came to Toronto to become a Professor I discovered the amazing lakes that we have here in Ontario. What a find!

Why the Owner Chose Algonquin Highlands, ON, Canada:
The original giant old Bemaba Lodge (formerly Willgold Lodge, owned by the Williams Gold Refining Company) was developed in the 1920's, back when people traveled to "cottage country" to stay the entire summer. During this time, numerous buildings were built on this site, several of which are still standing today (including a huge, 50-foot long boathouse). In 1938, the smaller, more cozy Bemaba 3-bedroom Cottage was built, followed by the 2 bedroom cottage in the 1950's. Both cottages are now fully modern and well equipped, with a classic and roomy "Muskoka Room" (screened in porch) in front of the larger cottage. Our guests have thoroughly enjoyed the excellent view, the lovely Cedar Log interior, and the long, swooping porch roof, which is why we have been fully booked up each summer. We even have a small, private 8-acre lake on the site ("Little Beaver Lake"), which has a small sandy beach on it for those who like a little "wilderness" feel. Last Spring, for the first time we stocked Little Beaver Lake with Rainbow Trout!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
What appealed to us about Bemaba was the unique history of the property, the architecture, the 400 ft. of lakefront, and the huge 25-acre property, set back some 600 feet from Kawagama Lake Road. It is going to be a great retirement home for us!


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • The view of Kawagama lake, from the front porch
.

    The view of Kawagama lake, from the front porch .

  • Natural Cedar in the Living Room and Dining Rooms.

    Natural Cedar in the Living Room and Dining Rooms.

  • Look at that lamp!

    Look at that lamp!

  • Bright and spacious, the kitchen is fully equipped, right down to the spices.

    Bright and spacious, the kitchen is fully equipped, right down to the spices.

  • Note the "Pineapple" theme.

    Note the "Pineapple" theme.

  • Stylish furniture and an ensuite bath. (One of two.)

    Stylish furniture and an ensuite bath. (One of two.)

  • There are 2, 3-piece bathrooms (each with a shower).

    There are 2, 3-piece bathrooms (each with a shower).

  • Lots of big windows, and a big, covered porch.

    Lots of big windows, and a big, covered porch.

  • And here is the other half - and the view!

    And here is the other half - and the view!

  • Sunset at Bemaba

    Sunset at Bemaba

  • The 2 BR Living Room, with TV unit (Satellite and DVD player.)

    The 2 BR Living Room, with TV unit (Satellite and DVD player.)

  • Small Mouth Bass, caught right off the dock!

    Small Mouth Bass, caught right off the dock!

  • The porch is screened in for the summer.

    The porch is screened in for the summer.

  • His name is George.

    His name is George.

  • Piano anyone?

    Piano anyone?

  • Note:  The Stove is now Stainless Steel, electric.

    Note: The Stove is now Stainless Steel, electric.

  • This bedroom has a queen bed AND a single if you need it.

    This bedroom has a queen bed AND a single if you need it.

  • Bemaba Bay, Looking North.

    Bemaba Bay, Looking North.

  • Anyone for a nap?

    Anyone for a nap?

  • This is only half the dock, with the floater attached.

    This is only half the dock, with the floater attached.

  • A second private lake, with a small 
beach and BIG Rainbow Trout!

    A second private lake, with a small beach and BIG Rainbow Trout!

  • A fully equipped kitchen in the second (2 BR) cottage

    A fully equipped kitchen in the second (2 BR) cottage

  • Bedrooms in the 2 bedroom cottage

    Bedrooms in the 2 bedroom cottage

  • Rainbow Trout Anyone? BIG ones in the small private lake.

    Rainbow Trout Anyone? BIG ones in the small private lake.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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