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Quiet Lakefront Getaway - with Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Lakefront Cottage, Fully Equipped Including Hot Tub

Welcome to Walaila Cottage! A four-seasons cedar panabode ideal for families and friends. Situated on a quiet lake with large 160 foot shoreline frontage, perfect for swimming or lounging on the dock. Located in the Haliburton Highlands, in the geocaching capital, there is something for everyone - hiking, biking, snowmobiling, relaxation or adventure - you'll find it here!

The property boasts a large grassy area leading up to the dock, or small sandy beach. Perfect for families with small children, it allows for shallow wading, or deeper waters for swimmers and divers. Turn-key, just come on in and enjoy! Walaila is fully equipped including BBQ, fire pit, outdoor toys, canoe and hot tub.

Fishing - Cardiff Lake lake is stocked by the Province with Rainbow. Large and Small mouth bass all also present

Skiing - ideally located appoximately 45 mins from Sir Sams Ski


- please limit toilet paper

- absolutely no feminine hi-gene products. System will jam and your trip will be over along with a lofty bill

More Details

Vanessa Weston
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Vanessa Weston

Hello - we are the Weston's! (Troy & Vanessa)

Married in 2008, we were keen to purchase a cottage property both being outdoor lovers.

After visiting Cardiff Lake and seeing only one cottage, there was a handshake and the deal was done! We fell in love with the property, a small cedar panabode for it's gorgeous frontage and view of the lake. Since that time we have made extensive renovations to the property, as our family has since expanded to include two small boys (Greer and Asher). Seeing the cottage and surrounding wilderness through the eyes of a child has been an amazing experience for us both, and we look forward to a lifetime of memories at Walaila (which by the way means hummingbird) visitors to the cottage in the summer months.

Vanessa Weston purchased this cottage in 2011


Highlands East Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • SEPTIC SYSTEM - please limit toilet paper - absolutely no feminine hi-gene products. System will jam and your trip will be over along with a lofty b
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - Master located on main level Bedroom 2&3 - Double and single located on lower level
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Quiet Lakefront Getaway - with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.1538463 based on 13 reviews

Eddy w.

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful cottage with quiet lake, We enjoy our stay. Looking to come back next year. thank you !

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage at beautiful lake.

  • 3 of 5

Charming cottage at beautiful Cardiff Lake. Ideal for swimming or kayaking. During most of our one week stay we had the lake largely for ourselves. The cottage was comfortable, except when at 90 plus degrees the lack of air conditioning was a bit of a problem, but this should not be taken as a criticism since we did not expect air conditioning. It was unfortunate that we experiences an unusual heat wave.

Our issue with this rental was not the property but the lack of attention and responsiveness by the owners. To be sure we would get into the cottage on arrival we sent a message eight days prior requesting information on the lock box. There was no answer and on arrival we found ourselves in front of the cottage unable to get in. We did get the lock box number after messaging the owners again. One of the owners, presumably the wife, later apologized in a message saying that the information should have been provided ahead of time. She also stated that the housekeeper would drop in to make sure that we had everything we needed. The housekeeper never showed and the owner sent a message that his wife “misspoke” and that the cleaning lady had been in the cottage prior to our arrival. What the cleaning lady had apparently overlooked was that the shock tablets for the hot tub were not there, (therefore the hot tub could not be used) the battery of the fire alarm was dead and the thermostat did not work. There was food in the refrigerator which we left. When we sent a message to the owners regarding the missing shock tablets his answer was: “I see. I will let her know. Sorry about that”. This was on the second day of our stay and we never heard from the owners again.

All in all we enjoyed our stay and with a little help from the owners it could have been even better.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hans, Thanks for the feedback. Wow - a little shocked by your worry over SHOCK> Shock is more an on going maintenance - it has nothing to do with the tub or use ability. We change the water often and it was in perfect condition for your stay. Sorry, but who suggested that you not use the tub? As for the code - yes, that is an oversight. My apologies - we had a guest cancel a couple years back and then use the cottage during their time they cancelled. We try to ensure we are protected. No body is perfect. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Best Wilela Cottage
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Great spot! Hot tub a big hit! We'll hopefully stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, beautiful lake and good quad trails at your door!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage. Has everything you need! Will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, lovely spotless cottage. we enjoyed having our morning coffee on the deck over looking the lake, even in the winter. Its great. We will recommend booking this cottage to our friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quiet/ Peaceful Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Girls weekend and cottage was just right. Beautiful area with walking / hiking trails. Hot tub was a great bonus with a big deck to enjoy sunshine. The only problem was single bed downstairs was not comfortable and would not consider it a real bed for sleeping. We overly enjoyed our stay such a quiet time of year to go.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $38.28

For rentals longer than 5 days, please contact owner for long-term discount on daily rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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