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Deep Lake, Sun And Shade All Day, Numerous Decks And Docks, Drive To The Door

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Deep Lake, Sun And Shade All Day, Numerous Decks And Docks, Drive To The Door

Beautiful 3 bedroom executive cottage on deep lake with gentle sloping waterfront, and all the amenities you could need; 3 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room overlooking the lake; country kitchen (with expandable maple table) and large screen porch with comfortable furniture and eating area also over looking the lake. As well, 2 large decks with ample furniture, dining room, large floating dock, garage, beautiful gardens, lots of parking and drive straight to the door. Boat launch is a minute away. Row boat and a canoe are provided on this clean quiet lake that is great for swimming, boating, exploring and relaxing. Fire pit off the lower lake deck with wood provided. Minden is just a short 5 km away where you will find everything you may need.

Master bedroom has a king bed with a large ensuite that has double sinks and walk in shower. Other bedrooms are spacious, one with a queen bed and the other with a double. Bathroom 2 is a standard bathroom with tub and shower. On the main floor is a powder room. In the full walk out basement is a large den with, two comfortable couches. T.V. with DVD player, satellite and an assortment of movies and games available. Ping pong table is also provided along with a badminton net and other games for outside. Full BBQ with all the equipment you may need and propane is included.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Owner/Manager

Barry and I built this cottage/house since 1989. Our family has grown up on this lake and the property is kid friendly. We are both professionals that work in the community where we own the cottage. I have had a family cottage on the same lake since 1968. We are both very active and love to swim, canoe, boat, ski (water, downhill, and crosscountry) right from our door. In the winter we love to snowshoe and ski on the lake or along trails very near our house. We both moved to Minden as young adults and made Minden our home.

Owner/Manager purchased this cottage in 1989

Guestbook comments from the owner


“We’ve stayed at Sighing Vista a number of times in recent summers, and have found it to be the most complete and enjoyable cottage rental experience we’ve had. All the prerequisites are there in spades: beautiful lake view, large dock and deck areas with more than ample seating, roomy cottage/home with good beds, and lots of room for family and/or friends. Not to mention 10 minute proximity to Minden, and great walking and cycling roads closely. We recommend it highly.”

Jay T & Karen F
Jul 2015
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Minden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 1 is the spacious master suite with views of the lake and front yard. It has a large ensuite with his and her sinks and double shower.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Deep Lake, Sun And Shade All Day, Numerous Decks And Docks, Drive To The Door
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, huge, immaculate cottage on a lovely lake. Huge deck overlooking the lake. Large property with a boat, kayak and canoe included. My family had a great two week stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property, great owners!

  • 4 of 5

We had a good experience with this lake-front cottage near Minden. It was well appointed with everything you might need for a restful visit. The kitchen had EVERYTHING! We brought our own games but they had many to choose from in the basement. We had 4 adults (and 2 dogs) using the cottage for the week and there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space or to gather together. The large back deck (with lots of seating) was ideal for keeping our dogs from wandering (we barricaded the steps off the deck with a baby gate brought from home).

Questions were addressed quickly by the owners, Brenda and Barry.

The docks were great for sunning/reading and the swimming was good. There are quite a number of stairs down to the water so if you are travelling with young children or mobility-challenged adults, this may be an issue for you.

The only disappointment for us was the firepit. It's location was too close to trees/bushes and water (a nightmare with the numbers of mosquitos this year) with no flat land to gather some chairs around it. We never used it due to this.

We would definitely consider visiting again.

Stayed the first week of August 2017

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate all your positive comments and respect and will review your constructive criticism . Sounds like it's time for us to build a nice fire pit down at the water:) Hopefully that project will be done by next summer. We hope to see you again.
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Wonderful family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My 3 adult children and me spent a wonderful week at this Big Bob Lake cottage rental! A very comfortable place...lots of space...everything you could need...everything in working order. We had a mix of weather and because of that the screened-in porch and indoor pingpong table made for some enjoyable indoor time.

Views from both the deck and dock of this cottage were beautiful. Everything was well looked after, clean and organized. Lots of comfortable outdoor seating on the back deck with large dining table along with a high-end bbq to make cooking and dining that much more enjoyable. Friendly and unobtrusive neighbours....close-knit community where dogs feel both welcomed and enjoyed!

Brenda and Barrie made sure that everything was in place for us...very kindly met with us to make sure all was in order.

I highly recommed this cottage for families, friends, mixes comfort with the outdoors magnificently!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our area is a traditional cottage country area. If you want to do it you can find it within a 30 min. range. Minden is the home of the white water kayaking and canoeing venue for the 2015 PanAm games. There is always someone riding the water or rental and lesson options are available in town. Numerous golf courses available and mountain biking or ride biking right outside the door as well as structured biking trails nearby at Sir Sams or Moose Woods. Many lakes to visit, Haliburton Wildlife and Wolf Preserve for skiing, biking, hiking and of course viewing wolves.

In Minden there is a great Thai restaurant that is one of our favourites and numerous dining option with lake views and waterfront decks. Boat rentals are available on a few local lakes and they will help you get a boat to our lake if this interests you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $385.48
Cleaning Fee $96.37

Owners must check with owner about any well behaved small pets. As well as with any "quests" above the 8 people allowed at booking. This will be strictly enforced as we are a neighbourhood that respects our neighbours privacy and comfort. This is a quiet lake and not for you if you are looking for a multi quest, multi renter property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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