check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Winner of 'Residential Wood Design Award 2013'

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 bedroom+loft spread over 5800 2ft w/state of the art outdoor BBQ entrtmnt area

Awarded best Residential Wood Design Award in Ontario for 2013. Stunning architectural design with 30 ft beamed ceilings, wood floors, stone accent walls and floor to ceiling windows capture the amazing SW/E views of Kennisis lake. The kitchen is equipped for a gourmet chef with both a kitchen eating and a formal dining area. The outside living spaces have been carefully designed for maximum entertainment with a built in state of the Art Argentine Coal Grill, wood oven pizza, sunken hot tub, a built in campfire area, all furnished with luxurious patio furniture, outdoor kitchen with sink, beverage fridge and bar stools. For those wanting a quick BBQ grill, a gas Webber BBQ is available. The grounds are beautifully landscaped which includes a private outdoor jungle gym and sand box area for the little ones.

Bedroom and Bathrooms:

4 + loft Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms: 1 King Size bed master bathroom with en-suite, 2 Queen size guest bedrooms with sharing bathroom, 1 children's room with 2 bunk beds, Kids TV loft area, Office area next to Master bedroom, Kitchen, Dining room, Living Room, TV Room, extra guest bathroom with shower. Maximum occupancy: 6 adults and 4 children


Indoors: Kitchen features Miele & Subzero appliances- double oven, gas stovetop, refrigerator/freezer with pull out drawers, microwave, beverage fridge, wine fridge, dishwasher, built in coffee machine. Laundry and food pantry. Living / dining area has 2 sided fireplace, 2 seating areas - one with satellite tv., phone, highspeed internet throughout the cottage, wii. Ping-pong table. Central Air Conditioning.

Outdoors: Hot tub, Wood Oven Pizza, Coal BBQ, Gas BBQ, Patio furniture, Dock, Swim Raft, Camp fire site, Children's Kayaks, Adult Canoe, Children's jungle gym swing set, sandbox.

More Details

Monica Belan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Monica Belan

After many years of careful design and construction, La Serena was finally finished in 2012. Being a family of 5 and living overseas, each interior and exterior space was designed to meet the needs of all ages. Our goal was to design a cottage that could bring all family and friends together in one place and to be able to entertain our guests in a unique and above all, in a relaxing environment. It is place where we have created long lasting memories in our 'home' country, Canada

Monica Belan purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Monica Belan chose Haliburton

It is clear once on site, why this property was chosen!

What makes this cottage unique

The landscape, unique architectural design, breathtaking views, and carefully designed outdoor BBQ entertainment area makes La Serena one of a kind.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Winner of 'Residential Wood Design Award 2013'
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Absolute Serenity

  • 5 of 5

After looking long and hard for a vacation rental we came across this magnificent home. From upon arrival to our departure we were in love with the soaring ceilings, the tranquil setting, and all of the amenities this home has to offer. We made every effort to utilize all of the home's features including the outdoor Argentine BBQ and Pizza Oven which were an absolute treat.

Our group had three little ones and they loved the outdoor playground and the upstairs playroom which was well stocked with toys, movies, bean bag chairs, etc.

The adults loved our early mornings sipping coffee and cappuccinos while admiring the views of the lake that every location in the house provides. We brought our own large kayaks and a fishing boat and thoroughly enjoyed lake Kennisis which was absolutely stunning in early October as the leaves turned showing brilliant oranges and reds as far as you could see.

Finally, I must compliment Monica for her almost immediate responses to any questions or concerns that we had. She was an excellent host and we look forward to returning in the near future to this magical place.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

This place was more than we expected. We anticipated a luxurious get-away, but it exceeded our expectations. Loved every ounce of the space. I am a Holistic Nutritionist and LOVE to cook, so was thrilled to see such a beautiful (and beautifully stocked kitchen). The outdoor space was spectacular... and the weather cool enough to enjoy the magnificent bon-fire area. Beds were super comfortable. Bathrooms very boutique-hotel-esque. Incredible dining room to gather around. {The dock area is a wee bit small - not a flaw at all, but for those that want to spend alot of time at the water, the square footage is a bit lacking.} Overall, YES, we would go back. And are so thankful for having found Le Serena.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Unforgettable experience. We shall return!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived until the very last day we had a wonderful time. The cottage itself allows you all the privacy in the world. We came from Switzerland and it was our very first time in Canada. The scenery around the cottage, the silky waters of the lake, the peace and quiet, the hummingbirds in the morning when I had my tea outside, the deck by the water, the high standards of the cottage itself , the amazing Argentinian BBQ, the overall feeling of space and last but not least, the attention to detail the owners have and the quick response upon being asked a question, made a really great experience for all of us in the family.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We had an unbelievable stay at La Serena. From the moment we arrived we were blown away. Everything was high end and family friendly. Our kids loved the kayaks, trampoline and magic carpet, which led to hours of fun even in the rain. The inside of the house was thoughtfully and beautifully designed with many areas for both the kids and adults to relax and have fun. Beautiful decor, comfortable beds and a super well equipped kitchen. Many seating areas outside to enjoy the gorgeous view and quiet lake. We are already planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great! Very large and amazing design. All appliances and finishes are high-end. Would recommend to anyone looking for a luxury cottage.

The owners are also very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely stunning with soaring ceilings and high end finishes. They did a fabulous job desgining and decorating this cottage. We loved everything about the property. It was private (ie: could not see/hear any neighbours) and there were not a lot of boats zipping by on the lake. It was just so peaceful sitting on the dock enjoying the view. As well, Monica was also very easy to deal with and she responds right away. The kids had a great time and can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: not necessary

La Serena Cottage:

The cottage is located on the prestigious, West Shore Road, on Kennisis Lake. It is beautifully landscaped to capture the wild and natural setting of Kennisis Lake. It is Approximately 15 mins. to West Guilford and 30 minutes west of Halliburton.

In the Summer, the rocky, irregular shoreline of Kennisis Lake provides excellent canoeing and kayaking scenery. Power boating, water skiing, jet-skiing and pontooning are also popular activities among visitors and summer residents.

Kennisis Lake is a favoured fishing destination year round. Primarily a lake trout fishery, the lake also holds yellow perch, brook trout, smallmouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, largemouth bass and rock bass.

Local attractions:

Walking in the clouds

Mountain biking

Boat rentals




Rates & Availability

Dysart and Others Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $752

No over payments allowed for this property. All renters are required to sign a separate rental contract agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Dysart and Others Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , En-suite Master bedroom bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Guest Bedroom's bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Powder Room - Front Entrance
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Children's Room - sleeps 4 children
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom With stone fireplace, balcony, ensuite
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties