Balsam Bay Hideaway

Balsam Bay Hideaway

For Rent

$1,225 Per Week (High Season)

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Property ID :

 balsam bay hideaway






Sleeps 12, Propane Furnace, WiFi, Apple TV With Access To Netflix, Beautiful Sunsets, Flat Property, Walk-In Entry, Rec Room, Gas Fireplace, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Pet Friendly

Cozy 4 bedroom cottage on the stunning shores of Balsam Lake. Public water access directly in front of the house gives all the perks of lakefront, for less of the cost. Regardless of season, this cottage is a great vacation getaway. Enjoy the dog days of summer or chilly winter landscapes, endless activities to be enjoyed in all weather.

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Town: Coboconk
Nearest City: Lindsay (39 km)
Nearest Large City: Lindsay (39 km)
Nearest Hospital: Lindsay (39 km)
Body of Water: Balsam Lake
Nearest Ski Area: Norland Cross Country Ski and Recreation Park (21.7 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: free public boat launch, 1 min south of cottage
Nearest Marina(s): Rosedale Marina (26.4 km), 10-15 min by boat
Nearest Beach: Balsam Lake Provincial Park with sandbar for boats (14.9 km), 10 min boat ride north
Nearest Golf Course: Bexley Golf Centre 2045 Kawartha Lakes County Rd 4 (12.2 km)


4 Bedrooms:
Bedroom #1: queen bed
Bedroom #2: double bed
Bedroom #3: double bed
Bedroom #4: double/single bunk bed

Bathroom: 1 x 4 pc (shower/bathtub, sink, toilet)

Main floor: walk-out front porch from fully upgraded kitchen, dishwasher, electric stove and oven, Keurig machine, hand blender and rice cooker

Summer: all taps, minus the kitchen, run on lake water. Bottled water is advised.

Living room with a pull-out couch, love seat and recliner, big screen TV, DVD’s for entertainment , Netflix via Apple TV, cards and board games

2 pull-out couches with double beds in each

Laundry room with washer and dryer

Well water: kitchen water is potable, but there may be some sulfur; all other areas are lake water


Property is flat, both child and elderly friendly, 2 steps to get to the backyard fire pit and picnic table with views for sunsets. The cottage faces east, capturing morning sunrises. There are 2 entrances –a front door from deck and a side door which leads into hallway up to kitchen and bathroom, or down to basement. Big front deck for entertaining and BBQ’s, and parking for 3 cars.

Public access directly across from the front of property at a public access dock, where water is 3 feet deep at end of dock, public boat launch is 1 min away. Swimming is great, water shoes suggested, some rocks. Walk-in entry off grass.

Lawn leading into public access – great play area for kids, and property has front and back lawns for children’s play areas.


Balsam Lake Provincial Park is situated along the Trent-Severn Waterway, a few kilometres southwest of Coboconk. It has a large sandy beach, great fishing for walleye, muskie, bluegill, large and small mouth bass. It has easy day trip hiking trails, and you can also rent canoes, kayaks and paddleboats. There is also a gift shop.

There are two golf courses nearby – Bexley and Byrnell. A great family outing is at Lindsay 500 for go-karts, batting cages, golf driving range, and watching planes at Lindsay airport next door. You can fish year-round for walleye, muskie, bluegill, and large and small mouth bass. In the winter, you can go snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skiing in the area.


Our group of 10 adults stayed quite comfortably here for a long weekend – it is bigger than it might appear. The cottage was clean and well-maintained. We were particularly impressed with the kitchen, which has all the essentials you need. There was a great selection of board games, movies, and books in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. We found the front patio great to spend time on, and the neighbours were all very friendly. One thing to note is that we were slightly unclear from the description whether the cottage was on the water or not. It is across the street from other cottages that are on the water, but it is a very short walk (2 minutes) to the public access dock, which was always quiet, even on the long weekend. The owner was responsive to any questions we had throughout our stay. We had a great weekend. —Stephanie (Sept. 2017)

The Balsam Bay Hideaway was an amazing cottage. There was 8 of us staying and it accommodated all of us perfectly! Super clean place with amazing neighbours. There is two public access docks that are seconds away and a personal dock that we got so much use out of! 10/10 would stay again!! Shout out to Kawartha Cottages for being fast with answering questions and getting us such a nice cottage so last minute! —Elissa O. (August 2017)

We had a lovely time at this cottage. Very cozy and minutes away from the public beach. Very nice and friendly neighbourhood. The home is equipped with everything you need and some special touches. Great selection of board games. Would definitely rebook. —Sivapalan (July 2017)

My friends and I stayed here for the long weekend and had a blast. The owners were very friendly and accommodating, even the neighbours were great. The cottage was well maintained and met all of our needs.  Thank you for a great weekend overall! —Graham K (May 2017)

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* Rates are based on 8 guests. $105 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 12 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

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Linen service (if requested): King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00, Towels $5.00
Cleaning service (if requested): $100

A 50% deposit is due to confirm rental dates at time of booking (preferred method is Interac e-Transfer).
Outstanding balance + $500.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in.
The damage deposit will be returned to you by Interac e-Transfer upon check out or once the cottage and property have been inspected by the owner or his designate (within 7 business days).

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. If your weekly rental includes a statutory long weekend, the rental rate will be calculated as a combination of the Long Weekend Rate and the regular Weekly Rate.

Property Rates

SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightly RateWeekly RateMin Stay
Mid SeasonSep 3, 2018Oct 7, 2018$250$9252 Nights
Low SeasonOct 8, 2018May 16, 2019$250$8252 Nights
Winter Holiday SeasonDec 22, 2018Jan 5, 2019$250$12253 Nights
New Year'sDec 29, 2018Dec 31, 2018$2503 Nights
High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am) Jun 28, 2019Sep 1, 2019$12257 Nights
Mid SeasonMay 17, 2019Jun 27, 2019$250$9252 Nights
Mid SeasonSep 2, 2019Oct 13, 2019$250$9252 Nights
Family DayFeb 15, 2019Feb 17, 2019$2503 Nights
EasterApr 19, 2019Apr 21, 2019$2503 Nights
Victoria DayMay 17, 2019May 19, 2019$2503 Nights
Canada DayJun 28, 2019Jun 30, 2019$2507 Nights
Civic HolidayAug 2, 2019Aug 4, 2019$2507 Nights
Labour DayAug 30, 2019Sep 1, 2019$2503 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 11, 2019Oct 13, 2019$2503 Nights