About the property
- Cottage2450 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Ladybugs everywhere & requires renovation
The lower level was wet because there was water everywhere and cold because there were no floorboards :(
Apologies for any inconvenience. The basement floor was scheduled to be fixed prior to your stay, as explained to you, but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances was delayed.
As for the ladybugs, just the time of year for them i guess 😳�
Great place to come and have fun
A great winter getaway!
We had an amazing time. We stayed at the cottage from February 9-11. The cottage had plenty of space and activities to keep our kids occupied when we were inside. The cottage had absolutely everything we needed to cook and enjoy ourselves. It was very close to Sir Sam's for some winter skiing and/or snowshoeing. We were able to easily access the lake to do some ice fishing as well. Lindsay was timely and thorough withbher communication and responded quickly to any questions. Overall, a great stay and experience.
Was a beautiful spot , driveway was really hard to into due to ice but a little sand helped that. Great cottage to spend a weekend with the family or a bunch of friends.
Nice place with plenty of space and amenities
Lindsay's cottage is nice, very spacious, with all sort of amenities. Lindsay is very warm and responsive to my inquiry and communication during my stay. We had a great time there. Thank you Lindsay.
Two things I feel worth mentioning though: the cottage is not back on lake, you need to walk across a country road to access the dock. It is not a big problem, there isn't much traffic at all. But certainly different from many other cottages I stayed in. The canoe is in good condition, but really small (probably a 14 feeter), it fits 2 adults, but feels rather unstable under even just moderately windy condition. I would have given Lindsay's cottage 5 stars if it were not for these two caveats.
Big cottage on a beautiful lake
The cottage was perfect for our 2 families for Thanksgiving. The scenery was beautiful and the lake was nice and peaceful. We loved the main floor with the good sized full kitchen; The living room, dining room and bar setup was very impressive.
The kids loved it too with plenty of space to run around and games to play. They had a ball.
Our only complaint was the queen bed in the upstairs front bedroom. It was very noisy and uncomfortable, however there was another bedroom on the bottom floor that we could have used.
There were also some issues left behind from the previous tenants, however we informed Lindsay, who was very understanding and helpful.
The cottage is in need of a bit of repair but nothing that would spoil our time up there. We would love to come back again next year.
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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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!