Balsam Lake Charm

Kirkfield, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 14Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 1 weekMinimum Stay
Sleeps 10-14, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Private, Flat Property, Child/Elderly Friendly, WiFi, Satellite TV, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Walk-In Entry, Beautiful Sunsets, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, Great Fishing, Indoor Propane Fireplace, Winter Accessible, Pet Friendly (TBD)

Enjoy this comfortable, cozy, family friendly home that keeps the warm cottage ambiance with picturesque view of beautiful Balsam Lake. Many hours can be spent relaxing on the wrap around deck with a gazebo looking out onto the lake. In cooler weather keep cozy with the propane heater. Be entertained playing sports on the long, flat property.

Inside, savour more lake views in the bright, open concept living and dining room. Enjoy family meals in the spacious dining room or play games on the separate table.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront


5 Bedrooms:
Upper Level:
Bedroom #1: queen bed + TV
Bedroom #2: queen bed
Bedroom #3: queen bed + single bed
Bedroom #4: 2 queen beds, queen futon + TV
Bedroom #5: single bed

Lower Level:
2 single day beds, single bed

2 Bathrooms:
Upper Level:
Bathroom #1: 1 x 4 pc (sink, toilet, shower, bathtub)

Main Level:
Bathroom #2: 1 x 2 pc (sink, toilet)

Cottage water: drilled well, potable/drinkable

Indoor entertainment: TV, satellite, Netflix, DVD player, Blu-ray player, board games, books

Kitchen details: Fully equipped with dishwasher, large fridge with ice & water dispenser, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, kettle, blender and crock pot, quality pots & pan

Dining room table seats 10 and separate round table seats 5


Internet source: Bell fiber optics to the post at the road and copper line to the cottage
Quality of service: good
Speed (best case): 25 Mbps
Works for streaming on Netflix and other web–based movies

Cell Phone Coverage:
Quality of service: good
Carriers that work: all


8 + parking spots

Flat property

Child/elderly friendly (2 storeys with stairs)

Dock: 30′ x 4′ with ladder for exiting – water is 4-5 ft at the end of the dock

Boat lift that will accommodate up to a 22 ft. bowrider/pleasure/ski boat

Deck: 18’ x 22’ – wrap around with covered veranda including gazebo (10’x10’) on main deck area

Waterfront: 30 ft – abutting greenbelt

Great, clear swimming, rock bottom/hard

No weeds

Water shoes suggested when wading in

The walk-in entry is acceptable for young children or the elderly that may have mobility issues

The lake is good for motorboats, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking etc.

Private with large lot

Cottage faces south east with view of the lake


  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Firepit
  • BBQ
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
No weeds
Pet friendly
Walk-in water entry
Winter accessible

Activities Nearby

Kirkfield Lift Locks
Balsam Lake Provincial Park
Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park (adventurous trails)
Bobcaygeon (Kawartha Settlers’ Village, home of Kawartha Dairies, endless shopping at Bigley’s) Fenelon Falls (Lift Locks, Horseless Carriage Museum)
Academy Theatre in Lindsay
Kinmount Highlands (Cinema) Theatre, Kirkfield Historical Society Museum
Carden Plains (for Birders)
Coboconk Go-Karts & Mini-Putt

Rental Rates

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

Rates are based on 10 guests. $210 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 14 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $3900

Mid Season (Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $2340

Low Season (Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $2340

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $600

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 7 nights)
Family Day, Easter, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving, Labour Day, New Year's
Nightly rate: $600

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $3900

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $150
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each
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

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

House Rules & Cancellations

REQUIREMENT: Before accepting or sending an offer, we will request necessary personal & group information. With this information, a Cottage Rental Agreement (CRA) will be issued (containing property & booking details) that will need to be signed by all guests (age 18+) staying at the cottage. Please read below for a “sample" Cottage Rental Agreement + Liability Waiver.

Terms and Conditions
(Specific terms and conditions may vary according to each cottage)

Cottage Cleaning
Unless extra cleaning service is purchased and specified in your contract, the cottage must be left in the same condition as you found it, ready for the next visitors (specific details will be in the final Cottage Rental Agreement).

All garbage and recycling disposal is the responsibility of the rental client. Garbage is to be placed in garbage bags/recycling boxes and stored safely so that animals cannot get into it. Information and location of the garbage dump specific to the cottage will be provided in the final Cottage Rental Agreement.

Water/Plumbing/Septic System
There are strict rules with regards to septic systems. Failure to follow these rules may result in thousands of dollars in repairs.
1. Only bodily waste materials and toilet paper can be flushed down the toilet. NO FEMININE/BABY PRODUCTS: TAMPONS, PADS, DIAPERS, WIPES.
2. Do not put any solid waste materials or grease down the sink drains.

As most cottages draw water from the lake and only some have water purification systems, you may wish to bring your own drinking water.

Camp/Cooking Fires
Small campfires are permitted as directed by the Ministry of Natural Resources. Please identify and adhere to local fire bans when imposed by local authorities (especially during dry/fire season). Do not burn plastic, tin cans, glass, or any other items that should not be in the fire. Always drown out your fire with plenty of water when left unattended, in particular before going to bed. For the use of firewood, there may be a charge from the owner, approx. $25.00 per cart/wheelbarrow.

No Extra Guests/Parties
If you plan on having any additional guests, you must request permission from the owner.

No Smoking
All of our cottages are Non Smoking of any kind in the interior (specific details will be in the final Cottage Rental Agreement).

If your pet has been approved by the cottage owner, you are solely responsible for its actions and whereabouts (specific details will be in the final Cottage Rental Agreement).

Damage Deposit
If there is any damage to the cottage the claim will be handled between the client and Airbnb.
If there are any noise complaints from the neighbours &/or if the Police are called to the cottage for any negative reason, the owner will have the right to hold back some or all of your damage deposit. Some of this money held back may or may not go to appease the neighbours who have been inconvenienced.

Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation by the rental client must be in writing and emailed to Kawartha Cottage Vacations On receipt of such notice, we shall endeavour to re-rent the property for the period of the original booking. Any cancellation must be at any time but no less than 90 days prior to the original date of check in.
If we are successful in re-renting, the cancelling client will be reimbursed all original funds minus any shortfalls (the rental difference from the advertised rental rates and what the re-renting client has paid) & a $150.00 KCV Administration Fee.
If we are unsuccessful in re-renting the cottage, all original funds (minus the $150.00 KCV Administration Fee) can be put forward to another cottage rental, at this same cottage, within 1 year (no later than 1 year of your original rental date), during the same season of the next year, of the original rental date (based on availability and at the advertised rates in existence at the time of rebooking).
All “extra persons fees” are non-refundable
If the cancellation notice is less than 90 days prior to the check-in date, and we are unsuccessful in re-renting the cottage for the same dates, all funds will be forfeited. If, however, we are successful in re-renting the cottage for the same dates, the cancelling client will be reimbursed 50% of the original funds paid minus any shortfalls (the rental difference from the advertised rental rates and what the re-renting client has paid) & a $150.00 KCV Administration Fee.
If the outstanding balance of the rental fee as per the CRA is not received at least 28 days prior to the commencement of your rental period and you have not notified us to, the owner will have the right to cancel your reservation and your deposit is forfeited.

Amendment Policy:
Any amendment or revision to the CRA (Cottage Rental Agreement) requested by the rental client will be subject to a non-refundable fee of $30.00 for each amendment.

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