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The perfect ALL SEASON cottage retreat for group and family vacations!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom, very spacious cottage located on Maple Lake!

A spacious yet cozy 2-story cottage ideal for multiple family vacationing. Nestled on Maple Lake in Haliburton Highlands, this is a four season cottage rental. Maple Haven Cottage is situated just 20 minutes away from both downtown Haliburton and downtown Minden with convenient road access.

Maple Lake is a 3 chain lake connecting to Grass and Pine Lake offering miles of superb northern scenery, boating and fishing.

This spacious 4 bedroom cottage is very comfortably finished and furnished. The sizable living/kitchen and dining area offer plenty of room with rustic beamed ceilings and lots of natural light. The large front facing windows downstairs and upstairs offer beautiful lake views . The rustic handcrafted bar made from local Haliburton lumber is a bonus pub-like addition for all visitors.

Maple Haven Cottage has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 people. The main floor bedroom has a king size bed with full 3 piece bathroom conveniently located adjacent. The larger of the two upstairs bedrooms has a queen bed, and 2 bunk beds, Perfect for kids to share. The third bedroom has a queen bed. There are 2 double beds in the fourth bedroom as well. There is also a pull out couch located in the living room on the main floor. Plenty of room for everyone!

In addition to the roomy interior the cottage has a large walk-out deck with beautiful views of the property and the lake. Across the cottage road is your own private deck and dock for direct access to sunbath, swim or read a book as you look out onto the stunning views of Maple Lake. The lake is shallow around the dock area making it perfect for kids.

Situated on 1.5 acres the property has tons of recreational activities; Horseshoes, badminton/volleyball and a fire pit for the perfect night of roasting marshmallows, telling stories or letting the family musician shine! The storage shed houses a canoe, 2 kayaks and a stand-up paddle board as well as floating devices for visitors use.

AVAILABLE IN THE WINTER AS WELL

The property is fully winterized and available year-round. Offering a lodge-like atmosphere it is the perfect choice for winter-activity enthusiasts as it sits on direct access to snowmobiling trails and is a short 20 minute drive to Sir Sams Ski Resort.

More Details

Owner
Lindsay Mann
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Amenities

Minden Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 (main floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 (upstairs) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 (upstairs) - toilet , There is a dryer located in this bathroom
    Bathroom 4 (basement) - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 (main floor) - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 (upstairs) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 (walk-out basement level) - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 (upsatirs) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , *single bed=trundle bed can sleep 2 - Double on bottom bunk
  • Both of the upstairs bedrooms offer lake views. *please note we do not provide linens/towels
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
*please note the water is not suitable for drinking and guests may use the local spring for drinking water or purchase their own bottled water

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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The perfect ALL SEASON cottage retreat for group and family vacations!
average rating of 4.125 based on 16 reviews
4

Great location with lots to do

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing week at the cottage. The dock is across the road with steps down to the water. Shallow entry made this lake perfect for younger children who could stand and walk in the water. Lots of great water toys included, kayak, SUP, Canoe and noodles etc. for the kids.

The cottage itself is well equipped even had muffin pans. There are a lot of steps which were difficult for my mother to manage so she often just stayed on the main level and deck area only. The main reason for a 4-star and not a 5-star rating is the musty walkout basement, when you enter the cottage you are overwhelmed by the musty smell, there is a bedroom in the basement with two beds, a nice room but I wouldn't consider having anyone sleep there due to the smell. Overall we really loved the cottage and the location and enjoyed our stay. P.S. if you own a small plane the airport is 5 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as expected and advertised. Had a great time!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great long weekend

  • 5 of 5

Spent two nights on a fishing trip. When the weather didn't cooperate we were able to enjoy all the activities that the cottage provided. While certain parts of the cottage could use a little TLC it's a great place to stay. I hope to visit again some day soon

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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4

Lot of fun

  • 4 of 5

The main reason for 4 star is the rust smell in all the water taps. Rest all are good with lot of fun, water sport equipments and spacious for a large party

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing cottage. Water was the only issue which was informed well in advance and we prepared for it. We had a great time here . Kids have a lot of stuff to play with. The mini bar setup inside the house was just out of the world. Would recommend to anyone

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Multi family winter paradise!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property during our 5th annual Family Day Ski weekend.

The drive to Sir Sam's ski hill, did not seem that long at all!

We had a large group, 3 generations, representing 4 households.

(ours, our 3 grown children, partners and assorted grandkids..lol)

It was perfect that each household could have a large comfy room and their own bathroom!!! No lines, means no whines...

The ping pong, air hockey and fuse ball would have been enjoyed even more if we had not had such perfect weather while there.

It was great that there were toys there for kids to play with, but parents be sure you know what your kids have brought with them, so they can be sure to find their belongings amongst what is there.

It was also a bonus that there was more than one fridge so that each household could store what they brought accordingly but even so, we found it helpful to put a cooler out on the deck, adjacent to the kitchen, for extras...the advantage of a winter stay perhaps.

This is an extremely family friendly property. There are two reasons that I cannot give it a 5 star rating.

1) it would be helpful if it had a washing machine as well as a dryer

(the website clearly states this but we still had one mom of young kids miss that convenience...although it could be because of the water there)..

2) the property has a beautiful view of the lake, but the historical decision to put the road right at water's edge, means you would have to cross the road to get to the waterfront. This would be a non issue for those with older kids, but is something that would have this grandmother a bit worried during a summer stay.

We do hope to return next winter though as the location just down from Dawson Road means that bring 3 generations in a way that acknowledges 2 more generations back (at least) that settled that area, makes it a perfect fit for our group!!!!!

Thumbs up is all our soon to be 6 year old grandson has to say about this fun place to stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
225 Kilometres
Pearson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
The Moose Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Lakeside Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 118
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Peppermill Steak and Pasta House
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Sir Sams Ski Resort
Car: necessary

There is SO much to see and do in the Haliburton Highlands. Enjoy a stroll along Main street and pop into the charming boutiques that downtown Haliburton is famous for. Or for the more adventurous go for a "Walk in the Clouds" or visit the Wolf Centre located at Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve. In the winter go for a snowmobile ride on their groomed and man-made snow replenished trails. (www.haliburtonforest.com)

Minden is also locatated only 20 minutes from the cottage. Like Haliburton, Minden is a quaint charming town, located along the Gull River, with plenty of boutiques and shops to explore. Be sure to check out the Artisan Market opened every Saturday in the summer. Minden is also host to the white water Canoe/Kayak Slalom event during the TORONTO PAN AM Games Summer 2015. (http://mindenhills.ca/panam/)

Another adorable town to visit during your stay is Dorset. Home to Robinson's General Store, voted Canada's Best Country Store. It is about a 30 minute drive to Dorset. You MUST stop in and get a frozen yogurt treat across the street at Northern D'Lites as well! Check out the Dorset lookout tower which is 142 m (465 ft) above Lake of Bays. If you make to the top the view is breathtaking!

For the fisherman out there, Maple Lake is known to be one of the best fishing lakes in Haliburton Highlands!

Winter in Haliburton is just as exciting. Sir Sams Ski and Mountain Bike Resort is only 20 minutes away offering family fun for all. (http://sirsams.com/) The cottage is directly on the Haliburton County Snowmobile Trails. (http://www.hcsa.ca)

There is so much to do and see in the area, or if you're like me you can just head down to the dock with a good book and a glass of wine and enjoy the peaceful views of Maple Lake!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $405.48

Please leave the cottage as you found it. The property is to be left clean and tidy upon departure with dishes washed and put away and garbage taken to the dump. We do not expect you to spend your last day cleaning of course, but it is to be left suitable for the next guests. We take pride in our Maple Haven and want all guests to enjoy and treat it as you would a good friend's house!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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