The Portage Cottage On Balsam Lake

The Portage Cottage On Balsam Lake

For Rent

$3,600 Per Week (High Season)

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Property ID :

 the portage cottage






Sleeps 10, 3 Bedrooms + Bunkie, 2 Bathrooms, Very Very Private, Over 400′ of Waterfront, Flat Property, Children/Elderly Friendly, WiFi, Satellite TV, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Walk-In Entry, Beautiful Sunrises, Cell Reception, Great Fishing, Fireplace, Includes Linens (not towels), Includes Cleaning Service (at the end of your vacation dates), Pet Friendly

The Portage Cottage is part of the historic Laidlaw Fort Ranch on Balsam Lake, bordered by 150 year old Dry Stone Walls. It is a treat to be so close to this historical feature to enjoy a car ride to take in the scale of the walls or go for a leisurely walk to absorb the intricacies of the stone work. The cottage property features over 400 ft of waterfront. If you enjoy privacy, you will find it here!

Due to the southeast exposure, the prevailing wind is offshore which makes for great swimming and boating on usually calm waters. Enjoy the relaxation of sitting on the dock or use the ladder to slip into the lake and relish swimming in the clear, clean water.

While inside, snuggle up in front of the beautiful double-sided stone fireplace in the living area. Enjoy meals on the large dining table while taking in the view of the lake.  Be entertained by the extensive games and craft cupboard which is stocked full for a lot of fun for the whole family.

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Towns: Kirkfield (8 km), Coboconk (15 km), Norland (25 km), Lindsay (38 km), Peterborough (80 km)
Nearest City: Peterborough (80 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (140 km)
Nearest Hospital: Lindsay Memorial Hospital (38 km)
Body of Water: Balsam Lake
Nearest Boat Launch: Free Public Launch (0.5 km)
Nearest Marina(s): Thompson’s Marina, Coboconk (15 km)
Nearest Beach: Blanchards Beach (0.5 km)
Nearest Golf Course: Western Trent Golf Club (15 km), driving range Hwy 48 (2 km)


3 Bedrooms:
Bedroom #1: master – king bed
Bedroom #2: 2 single beds
Bedroom #3: queen bed

sofa bed: double (family/TV room)

Bedroom #4: 2 single beds (ceiling fan)

2 Bathrooms:
Bathroom #1: 1 x 4 pc (sink, toilet, tub/shower)
Bathroom #2: 1 x 2 pc (sink, toilet)

Each bedroom has a fan


Cottage water: well water filtered – potable

Indoor entertainment: TV, satellite, DVD player, board games

Kitchen details: Fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, kettle and crock pot

Washer and dryer


4 parking spots

Flat property with grass, shrubs and trees

Natural stone patio out front with sitting chairs and a picnic table

Two Weber BBQs – one propane and one charcoal

Children/Elderly friendly


Dock: 30 ft – water is 5 ft at the end of dock

Waterfront: 425 ft

Excellent swimming

No weeds – water shoes not needed


Cottage faces southeast


Kirkfield (8 km): short drive to general store, boasts the second highest hydraulic lift lock in the world at just under 50 feet

Coboconk (Coby) (15 km): Foodland grocery store, several restaurants and stores, two hardware stores, an LCBO and beer store, rent a boat at Thompson’s Marina, visit Canada’s smallest jail and the Coboconk Train Station (a historic Laidlaw site open for visitors from 1-3 pm during July and August)

Norland (25 km): shop at the couple of general stores and eat at the always amazing Riverside Restaurant – reservations are a must! There is a Tesla charger available there.

Fenelon Falls (25 km): stores including Sobeys, several museums, great antiquing and the Fenelon Falls waterfall

Kinmount (40 km): boasts the famous Highland Cinemas that shows all the new releases in a very cool museum-like space. We guarantee you will be amazed!

Golfing: there is a lot of golfing nearby including and

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Based on 10 people maximum

Rental Rates include all booking fees and taxes (if applicable)

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: Included
Linen Service: Included
Towels: Not Included (clients responsible for all towels)
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 + $500 damage deposit due 28 days prior to checking in
Damage Deposit: To be refunded within 7 business days upon check-out

Weekly rentals including a Statutory Long Weekend will be calculated using a prorated weekly rate

If booking less than 7 nights during High Season, please click “inquire” for a quote or send us an email to

Property Rates

SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightly RateWeekly RateMin Stay
Mid SeasonMay 15, 2020Jun 25, 2020$700$22002 Nights
Victoria DayMay 15, 2020May 17, 2020$7003 Nights
High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 12pm)Jun 26, 2020Sep 6, 2020$36007 Nights
Canada DayJun 26, 2020Jun 28, 2020$6507 Nights
Civic HolidayJul 31, 2020Aug 2, 2020$6507 Nights
Labour DaySep 4, 2020Sep 6, 2020$7003 Nights
Mid SeasonSep 7, 2020Oct 11, 2020$700$22002 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 9, 2020Oct 11, 2020$6503 Nights