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Kawagama Lake, Bemaba Lodge: 2 cottages and 400 Ft. of lake frontage on 25 acres

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,165 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms and 2 kitchens In 2 fully equipped cottages. Great for larger groups

SALE on the last summer week still available (June 24 to July 1)! Price reduced from $3495 to $2495, and you can even arrive Friday night (June 23) at no extra cost if you wish. So get your requests in now!

Come and stay at the landmark historic 'Bemaba Lodge' cottages, with 25 acres of forested and grassy playground all to yourself, including over 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 6-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 and 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.)

More Details

Owner
Dr. James Check
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017

About Dr. James Check

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!

Dr. James Check purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Dr. James Check chose Haliburton

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 6-acre lake on the site ("Little Beaver Lake"), which has a small sandy beach on it for those who like a little "wilderness" feel. Two Springs ago, for the first time we stocked Little Beaver Lake with Rainbow Trout!

What makes this cottage unique

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!

Amenities

Algonquin Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2165 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink, toilet, and shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink, toilet, and shower.
    Bathroom 3 - Sink only
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In 2nd cottage with toilet, sink, and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3 piece ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 3 piece ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , sleeps 2: one up and one down. Also has a sink.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , In the second cottage
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , In the second cottage
  • There are 3 Bedrooms in the main cottage and 2 bedrooms in the second cottage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
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
Notes:
Please bring your own linens, (sheets, towels, etc.), and paper towels and toilet paper. We supply pillows and blankets.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Kawagama Lake, Bemaba Lodge: 2 cottages and 400 Ft. of lake frontage on 25 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Toronto, Canada
5

autumn getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with friends last autumn and thoroughly enjoyed it. The retro charm of the buildings (and its interesting history) is unique, as is the huge property. Quiet and private, yet sunny and open grounds. Even saw deer one morning on the lawn!

Great for walks and boating, and exploring. Dinners on the porch and fires in the evening in the stone fireplace were a great way to unwind.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto
5

An amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with a big kitchen and everything we needed for cooking. And it was so nice having clean, drinkable well water so that we did not have to bring our own. We also loved the huge porch where we could sit and enjoy the view and the firepit even when it rained. The place was nice and clean and the beds were lovely and comfortable. And there was a huge front and back lawn where the kids could play football or throw the frisbee. And the huge dock was to die for! We could wade in at the shore if we wanted, or dive in off the end of the floater where it was also plenty deep enough and long enough for our big 19' boat. The property itself was huge, and there was even a little "extra" lake where we saw minnows, little turtles, and even fish jumping! All in all, a great place to stay, and only 15 minutes from Dorset, where we could get groceries at Robinsons and beer at the liquor store (very convenient).

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Muskoka
5

Couples Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and spacioious, was fully equipped

with modern amenities and had a nice country feel. The 25 acres was

an amazing size. The small lake was very nice and stocked with

Rainbow Trout. he fishing on Bemaba Bay was amazing for lake trout and bass, my girlfriend and I went out fishing every day.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Bemaba in early September. The cottage was spotless and the property was beautiful. This place defines the word privacy!!! It also had an awesome sweeping view of the lake and a great dock. For chilly September evenings the fireplace came in handy. The covered porch was a great place to hang out when it rains.The kitchen was well equipped and there was a babeque to use. The owner was attentive when we requested a new light bulb. When the owner came over we started asking him about the property. What a wonderful story! This cottage would be great for large families as you can also rent the 2 bedroom cottage on the same property. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cottage for a week last summer. When we arrived the cottage was exceptionally clean which we appreciated. Cottage is roomy and comfortable. Really enjoyed sitting on the porch and looking out to the lake. Lake is beautiful and really enjoyed swimming as well the dock is large and in good shape. Property is huge and loved taking long walks. Nice that the property is a short drive to Dorset where we could pick up anything we needed. Will definitely rent the cottage again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Muskoka Airport, Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Town of Dorset
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bigwin Island Golf Club, Lake of Bays
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
4 in the Town of Dorset
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 known 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!

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Rates & Availability

Algonquin Highlands Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,558
 
 
Early Fall 2016
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$263
$1,826
 
 
Cdn. Thanksgiving
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$289
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,826
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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