$5,650 Per Week (High Season) Eligible for "Ontario Staycation Tax Credit"
Chipmunks Chatter on Shadow Lake boasts great cottage living space both inside and out. The main level is open concept connecting kitchen, dining space and TV / livingroom space which allows you to cook and visit with family and friends at the same time. The island doubles as a great space for eating or playing cards. The cathedral ceiling and floor to ceiling stone fireplace are the focal point on this level. Relax while watching the big screen TV, ExpressVu, and Blu-ray. Each bedroom also has its own TV and ExpressVu or Amazon Fire TV Stick.
This cottage offers spectacular sunsets, clean deep water with great swimming free of weeds either from the end of the dock or just a few steps into shallower water with a sandy bottom. If you prefer being on the water, the rental includes two kayaks, two SUP’s and a paddleboat. If you are a sun lover the lakeside boasts a 40 foot dock, lakeside lounging and a great upper level deck for eating and lounging. If you prefer less sun, the back side has a very large flat grassy area for games, a 26’ covered deck with two living spaces: living room style space and a Live Edge bar table space. Enjoy lake views from the outdoor hot tub or the 190 degree view from the games room. For evening relaxation, settle in at one of two fire pits while gazing at the stars, and roasting marshmallows over the campfire. This beautiful property is fully equipped for your summer cottage adventure!
Region: City of Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Towns: Norland (9 km), Coboconk (12 km), Kinmount (14 km), Fenelon Falls (32 km), Bobcaygeon (42 km), Minden (32 km), Orillia (70 km), Lindsay (50 km)
Nearest City: Orillia (70 km), Lindsay (50 km)
Nearest Large City: Orillia (70 km)
Nearest Hospital: HHHS (Haliburton Highlands Health Services) Minden (33 km), Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay (50 km)
Body of Water: Shadow Lake
Nearest Ski Area: Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride, Haliburton (70 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Norland Government Dock Road (8 km)
Nearest Marina: Norland Marine on Hwy 35 (11 km)
Nearest Beach: Shadow Lake Road 2 (8 km)
Nearest Golf Course: The Links at Monck’s Landing (12 km)
Master Loft Bedroom #1: king Dormeo bed + double sofa bed + 3 pc bathroom (sink, toilet, shower stall) + TV with Amazon firestick and DVD
Bedroom #2: queen bed + nostalgically decorated with items of significance from Shadow Lake and other lakes in Ontario and Quebec + TV with Amazon Fire Stick
Bedroom #3: queen bed + beautiful views of the lake + Toshiba TV with ExpressVu
Bedroom #4: games room with queen Murphy Bed ( + curtain for privacy if needed)
Upper Level: 1 x 3 pc in master loft bedroom (sink, toilet, shower stall)
Main Level: 1 x 2 pc (sink, toilet)
Lower Level: 1 x 4 pc (sink, toilet, tub/shower) + washer/dryer
Cottage water: from lake with full filtration system (sediment filter, UV filter and charcoal filter) – potable. Hot water is on demand system thus no risk of running out.
Fully equipped for four season living including the hot sunny weather in summer.
Central air conditioning turned on and set to 22°C / 72°F in the warmest months.
The west-facing windows have either roller shades or black out curtains useful to block heat from the sun, or deal with the glare if it is a movie day.
Heating – propane furnace, woodstove on lower level, propane fireplace on main level
Many of the outdoor lights are controlled via the Wemo app, however you can find switches throughout the cottage.
Power: this cottage is equipped with a Generac stand by generator for the entire home. If power goes out, the Generac will automatically turn on and all will be restored. Use of the cottage, electronics, appliances and hot tub is restored to normal.
Dining table comfortably seats 8, extra folding chairs provided.
Washer and dryer available for your use in lower level bathroom
Kitchen: fully equipped with dishwasher, stove, oven, very large refrigerator with four French doors, Keurig coffee maker, Wolf drip coffee maker, Wolf counter top oven, Wolf 2-slice toaster, selection of spices.
The cottage also has a selection of small appliances including:
• waffle iron
• air fryer
• slow cooker
• sandwich maker
• Ninja Pro blender
• Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
• Kitchen Aid Chopper
• hand pasta maker
The cottage is equipped with a Napoleon Prestige Pro 825 barbecue with integrated smoker tube for smoking your favorite meats and veggies, sear zone, rotisserie, and a side burner.
Indoor entertainment – lots of great space and activities for a rainy day:
Main floor livingroom offers 80” Panasonic flatscreen TV + Bell ExpressVu + Blu-ray player. Please note you can access Netflix from the TV interface (cottage login provided).
More TVs are located under the covered deck and each bedroom is equipped with their own Amazon Fire TV Stick
Games room on lower level offers 190 degree lake view: 54” flat screen TV with Bell ExpressVu and Bose Bluetooth stereo that you can hook up to. Also the cottage comes equipped with a great supply of Blu-ray movies, 300+ book library, selection of board games, pool table
Extra refrigerator / freezer space – available on request
4-5 parking spots
Fairly flat property around the cottage with 10 well built and very easy to use concrete steps to the water (please note that this is a three level cottage as such there are stairs to the loft and the lower level)
Dock: 6’ x 30’ + 10’ L-shape all newly installed 2017 – water is 5-6 feet deep at end of dock
The is dock large enough to hold an 18’ – 21” bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat – boat lift at the dock that can be used for boats up to 18.5 feet (3000 lbs) which can be included in the rental (the lift is electric with a battery for ease of use)
Shadow Lake also has rock bobbers, that show where rocks are and to stay clear, which is great for those not familiar with the lake
You can visit the following link to see the map of the lake and where the rock and channel markers are. http://www.shadowlakes.on.ca/ShadowLakeMarkers.html
Lots of great docking space or simply sit watching the sun go down
Decks – there are several different outdoor living spaces:
Outdoor deck on main level: 16’ x 14’ – lakeside with patio table that sits 6 + 2 lounge chairs
Covered deck: 26’ x 10’ – fabulous for rainy days or when in need of getting out of the sun, has lots seating + 2 outdoor TV’s with ExpressVu
6-person lounge / sitting area with propane Napoleon Patio Flame inserted into Live Edge coffee table + bar height 8-foot Live Edge table that easily seats 8 people, complemented with a Crown Verity industrial patio heater
Waterfront: 115 feet
Large sand box
Great swimming – shallow at the shore line with steps into the water for 2-3 feet deep sandy wade into the lake or dive off the end of the dock
Water shoes are not required
2 kayaks (one is a fishing kayak)
2 stand up paddle boards
The lake is good for motorboats, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking etc.
The cottage is at the widest part of the lake, as such it is great for all the water sports with the water levels at the end of the dock being 6-8 feet deep
Hot tub (7 people) offers awesome private views of the lake. Due to allergies, an alternative copper based system called Rainforest Blue is used to clean the water. Chlorine is used once a week (Fridays)
2 fire pits: one on lake side and one on back side of cottage – fire wood included
Very private – good tree coverage between this property and neighbours
Cottage faces west
Two ‘sheds’ on the property are not included in the rental
Norland and Coboconk are both accessible by boat with free government docking available at both towns. Boat from Norland to Coboconk through Gull River, into Shadow Lake, into Silver Lake then Gull River into Coboconk
Coboconk (12 km), affectionately called Coby, has all the amenities of home – LCBO / Beer Store, Foodland, Pharmacy, the famous Pattie House Smokin’ BBQ, Ryan’s Burgers and Pizza, Subway, Riverbank Pizza Restaurant, and soon to open Shell Gas station with Tim Horton’s.
Norland (9 km) has a couple of general stores and the always amazing Riverside Restaurant (reservations are a must!)
Fenelon Falls (32 km) and Bobcaygeon (42 km) are close and both have great shopping
Kinmount (14 km) boasts the famous Highland Cinemas that shows all the new releases in a very cool museum-like space
There is no marina on Shadow Lake, marinas close by include:
1. Balsam RPM (Coboconk on the channel heading into Balsam Lake) https://www.rpmmarinas.com/locations/29037
2. Thompson’s Yacht Harbour (Cobocon) with rental slips http://thompsonsyachtharbour.ca/
3. Rosedale Marina http://www.rosedalemarina.com/
4. Pride of Balsam Lake (Rosedale) https://www.pridemarinegroup.com/dealers/balsam-lake
We agree with your other guests, this cottage experience was next level! It is like having a private resort. Because the kitchen was fully loaded we were able to upgrade some of our meals. Air fried potates instead of wedges, pancakes were upgraded to waffles, burritos got toeaste din the sandwich press! Enjoyed the various spaces to relax. —Weber Family (July 2021)
It would be very hard to pick our favorite thing about this special place, you are the most amazing hosts and we can’t thank you enough for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home. Our family goes back home with lasting memories and dreams of coming back to this little piece of paradise as soon as we can find another available week! — Lopez Family (June 2021)
This is the second year that we have rented Chipmunks Chatter and it did not disappoint. The cottage is equipped with everything we could possibly need and the welcome baskets were super helpful. Kim was very responsive when we needed her help (which wasn’t often) and there was no issue that wasn’t easily resolved. The outdoor the area is what makes the cottage for us and we appreciate the hot tub, the heaters and outdoor space to still stay outside, but not freeze! Thanks again for another wonderful vacation! —Tracy M. (Aug. 2020)
Thank you for a fantastic Week! As usual the cottage was well stocked and we wanted for nothing. Looking forward to next year! —Luck Family (Aug. 2020)
Thank you Kim and Rick for a lovely Stay! The cottage is exceptionally well equipped, the view stunning, and we only wish we could have stayed longer! We hope to return next year. All the best. The Dagg family and furry family members Lexie and Spirit (Guest Book Review) —Dagg Family (July 2020)
We had a wonderful week at the lake. What a beautiful Cottage. Thank you for sharing with us. —Heather P. (July 2020)
The cottage was fantastic, great lake and view of the sunset. -Amanda B. (June 2019)
Stayed here with a group of friends for a weekend. Kim so was so friendly and welcoming. This cottage is really well stocked and clean! We were super happy with how everything was set up. We also left some items behind and Kim sent them back to us!! An angel!! 5/5, would recommend!!! -Andrew S. (June 2019)
Just wanted to say thank you! The cottage this past weekend was a lot of fun. Although the weather didn’t cooperate too much we still made the most of it and your fully stocked cottage really helped. We all had lots of fun. -Andrew S. (June 2019)
Great cottage with many amenities, including hot tub and pool table. Really nice views of the lake from upper and lower levels. The location was fairly private and the lake not too busy. We really enjoyed the SUPs and kayak. The owners were very helpful. Overall, a very nice stay. -Tim (June 2019)
* Rates are based on 8 guests. $210 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 12 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.
Rental Rates include all booking fees and taxes (if applicable)
Eligible for new Ontario's Staycation Tax Credit effective 2022
Cleaning Service: Included (at end of your vacation dates)
Towels: Included (1 indoor & 1 beach style towel/person)
Pet Fee: No charge for first pet, $75 for each additional pet
Method of Payment:
Interac E-Transfer (preferred method)
Initial deposit of 50% due upon booking
Outstanding balance + $1000 damage deposit due 28 days prior to checking in
Damage Deposit: To be refunded within 7 business days upon check-out
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|Season||Start Date||End Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Min Stay|
|Mid Season||May 20, 2022||Jun 23, 2022||$5650||7 Nights|
|Victoria Day||May 20, 2022||May 22, 2022||$916||7 Nights|
|High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 11am)||Jun 24, 2022||Sep 4, 2022||$5650||7 Nights|
|Canada Day||Jul 1, 2022||Jul 3, 2022||$810||7 Nights|
|Civic Holiday||Jul 29, 2022||Jul 31, 2022||$810||7 Nights|
|Labour Day||Sep 2, 2022||Sep 4, 2022||$916||7 Nights|
|Mid Season||Sep 5, 2022||Oct 9, 2022||$5650||7 Nights|
|Thanksgiving||Oct 7, 2022||Oct 9, 2022||$916||7 Nights|