$2,575 Per Week (High Season)
Deer Bay Hideaway is a classic, cozy, and beautiful three bedroom rental cottage located on Lower Buckhorn Lake, Deer Bay in the Kawarthas. The cottage is conveniently located just 5 km outside the village of Buckhorn, and Lock 31 on the Trent Severn Waterway. For boaters, there is a pay-per-use boat launch at Bay View Resort. From the cottage, you can navigate northwest by boat to Buckhorn or continue west through Lock 31 into Upper Buckhorn and travel to Pigeon Lake and Bobcaygeon or to Bridge North on Chemong Lake. Navigating eastward from the cottage will take you to Burleigh Falls and Lock 30 east into Stoney Lake.
Deer Bay Hideaway is quiet and peaceful. If you’re looking for that perfect place to relax and de-stress, then our cottage is the place for you. It has that perfect nostalgic feel of what a cottage should be, warm and cozy, featuring a warm amber glow of knotty pine throughout. We have a beautiful picture window, with two comfortable rockers that overlook the lake, perfect for watching a misty morning sunrise, while sipping a hot cup of joe. Don’t worry, we have a nice pair of binoculars you can use to see all of the great wildlife on the bay including loons, herons, and osprey. Night time at the cottage is just awesome, if you’re lucky enough to be visiting during a full moon you will be sure to see an incredible sight of the moon rising over Deer Bay. If the moon is in its dark phase, make sure to head outside and see the Milky Way.
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Towns: Buckhorn (5 km), Lakefield (19 km), Bobcaygeon (30 km), Fenelon Falls (48 km), Haliburton (76 km)
Nearest Large City: Peterborough (28 km)
Nearest City: Peterborough (28 km)
Nearest Hospital: Peterborough Hospital, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (33 km)
Body of Water: Deer Bay in Lower Buckhorn Lake
Nearest Boat Launch: Bay View Resort (1 km)
Nearest Marinas: Reach Harbour (4 km) and Buckhorn Yacht Harbour (9 km)
Nearest Beach: Sandy Beach (13 km)
The fully equipped roomy kitchen features a center island, 4 burner electric cooktop, built-in oven, blender, bread maker, coffee grinder and maker, microwave, toaster oven and double kitchen sink for easy meal preparation and cleanup. The cozy dining room features a solid maple table with 6 chairs, enclosed on three sides with the soothing warmth of the honey coloured knotty pine walls, and illuminated with a centrally positioned, six globe wagon wheel light fixture. The focal point of the main living room that is centrally located between the kitchen and dining areas, features a floor to ceiling rustic brick fireplace where you can relax and watch TV, listen to music, or read as you settle into one of the soft comfortable sofas. Books, puzzles, board games, cards, stereo music player, VCR, DVD movies, Blu-ray and CD player are available for your enjoyment.
Master bedroom: queen bed + 3 pc ensuite
2nd bedroom: queen bed
3rd bedroom: 2 twins (best use is for children)
Additional Queen blow up mattress available
2 Bathrooms: 1 x 4 pc, 1 x 2 pc
Open concept kitchen and living room
Cottage water: well water, drinking water featuring brand new reverse osmosis water system for drinking and cooking
Window unit air conditioners and ceiling fans
While at this quaint, board and batten classic designed Deer Bay Hideaway, sit back and relax on our spacious, private, wrap around benched deck seating (32.5′ long x 14′ feet wide) overlooking the glistening blue water of Deer Bay! Watch the kids frolic and play on the safe level grounds surrounding the cottage that are grassed to the water’s edge, and in the shallow wading depth water and where you might even glimpse the osprey or blue heron dive for a fish dinner. There is a patio set that seats 6 as well as a few Muskoka chairs where you can enjoy a meal with family and friends. There is a propane BBQ, with all the tools you need to be a world class grill master. A brand new dock was installed in the spring of 2017 that measures 36’ in length and has a 12’X12’ deck area that is sure to be great for fishing, swimming or just sitting around and relaxing. While enjoying your stay at our cottage, we do provide a Paddle Boat, Row Boat and 2 single kayaks.
After you’re done with your paddle boat ride come on back and relax in our cozy hammock, enjoy a glass of wine, and try to spot some of the many hummingbirds that are constantly fluttering around. Enjoy a campfire at the in-ground fire pit at the water’s edge, where you can toast marshmallows, sing songs and tell stories. Listen to the enchanting call of the loons! And if your timing is right, you may be able to watch the moon rise over Deer Bay, and be mesmerized by the moonlight shimmering and reflecting off the water. The property features several mature trees that offer a well-balanced mix of shade and open sunny areas. The water is usually pretty warm, and come middle of July, there is a muddy bottom on our lake, so we recommend water shoes. There are a few weeds, but the swimming is pretty good.
There are Security Cameras on the Perimeter of our property for safety purposes only. One is above the Garage, watching the driveway (this is on full-time), and one monitoring the main entrance to the cottage. The one monitoring the main entrance is on a schedule, and it is only on Saturdays from 10AM-9PM to assist owners & rental clients with the checking in/out process.
The village of Buckhorn is only a short drive away and offers restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, convenience stores, a library, community centre, as well as Lock 31 where you can watch boats. There is a large grocery store (Foodland) and hardware store (Home Hardware) less than 10 min from the cottage. The area is a dream for lovers of the outdoors with ample opportunity for boating, hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, and adventure. Did we mention that this area is also a biker’s paradise with some of the best roads in Ontario for motorcycle riding only a few minutes away. Highway 507, just 10 min down the road, starts at Flynn’s Turn and is rated as one of the top 10 Roads to ride in all of Ontario. With so many options for exploration and enjoyment, you can make the most of your holiday in the Kawarthas!
Parks and Conservation Areas:
Petroglyph Provincial Park (44 km) www.ontarioparks.com/park/petroglyphs
Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (33 km) www.warsawcaves.com
Wolf Island Provincial Park (17 km) www.ontarioparks.com/park/wolfisland
Buckhorn: Cody Inn serves Chinese food, 1966 Lakehurst Road (10 min), Mainstreet Landing serves pub food, 1939 Lakehurst Road (10 min), Pizza Alloro, 5 Main Street, (10 min)
Lakefield: Don’t miss Country Bob’s Chiptruck, one of the best burgers you will get in this area! Buckhorn Garage, 3174 Buckhorn Rd (10 min)
Buckhorn: Treetops Dining Room, Westwind Inn on the Lake, 37 Gallery on the Lake Road (20 min)
Young’s Point: Old Bridge Inn, 2057 Old Highway 28 (15 min)
The cottage was exactly as advertised. We had a lovely visit and would recommend this cottage to other renters. —Tina M. (Aug. 2018)
* Rates are based on 6 guests. $105 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 8 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.
If the calendar shows less than 7 nights as available, and/or if you wish to rent on a different check in/out date during High Season, please click “inquire” for a quote or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pet fee of $75.00 (limited to one dog only)
Cleaning service (if requested): $120.00
12’ aluminum fishing boat with 9.5 HP motor ($465/wk or wknd.)
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.
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).
|Season||Start Date||End Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Min Stay|
|Mid Season||Sep 2, 2019||Oct 13, 2019||$425||$2150||3 Nights|
|Thanksgiving||Oct 11, 2019||Oct 13, 2019||$500||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||May 15, 2020||Jun 25, 2020||$425||$2150||3 Nights|
|Victoria Day||May 15, 2020||May 17, 2020||$500||3 Nights|
|High Season (Sat 4pm to Sat 11am)||Jun 26, 2020||Sep 6, 2020||$2575||7 Nights|
|Canada Day||Jun 26, 2020||Jun 28, 2020||$500||7 Nights|
|Civic Holiday||Jul 31, 2020||Aug 2, 2020||$500||7 Nights|
|Labour Day||Sep 4, 2020||Sep 6, 2020||$500||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||Sep 4, 2020||Oct 11, 2020||$425||$2150||3 Nights|
|Thanksgiving||Oct 9, 2020||Oct 11, 2020||$500||3 Nights|