Barefoot Retreat On Buckhorn Lake

Buckhorn, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 4Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 12Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 12, A/C, WiFi, Satellite TV, Beautiful Sunsets, Hot Tub, Flat Property, Walk-In Entry, Private, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Water With Sandy Bottom, Great Swimming, Canoe, Paddleboat, Pet Friendly
Barefoot Retreat is recently renovated with completely new bathrooms, central air conditioning and brand new furnace. It is located on the Trent Severn Waterway, which is great for boating and fishing. Six Foot Bay golf course is minutes away, which also has a great restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Buckhorn has many activities through the summer months. Check out the farmers market every Tuesday morning at the local community center. At the cottage you will find a 48’ dock that is strong enough to hold a large boat. The beachfront yard is very large and flat for playing games or relaxing under the trees for those hot days, but also has lots of sun for the sun-seekers. A 7-person hot tub is located on the lakeside for those relaxing evenings with a beautiful view of the stars or those cooler days to enjoy the view of the lake.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements


1 Bunk Bed


1 Queen Bed


1 Queen Bed


1 Queen Bed


Bedroom # 1: bunk bed (single over queen)
Bedroom # 2: queen bed
Bedroom # 3: queen bed
Bedroom # 4: queen bed

2 sofa beds: one queen and one double

2 Bathrooms: 2 x 3 pc.

Cottage water: from brand new well – UV filtered, potable

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

Kitchen details: fully equipped with fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle



4 parking spots

Property is flat

Dock: 48’ – water is 4’ at the end of the dock

Deck: 15’ on the waterfront side of the cottage

Hot tub

Waterfront: 100 feet

Water has sandy bottom – great for swimming - due to zebra mussels water shoes are recommended

Good swimming

Canoe and paddleboat – we are always adding more water activities to keep everyone entertained

Private property – trees line both sides

Fishing boat 16’ 15HP motor ($420/wk or $210/weekend)


  • Swimming
  • Hot Tub
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Paddleboat
  • A/C
  • BBQ (propane)
Air conditioning
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
Hot tub
Walk-in water entry
Wireless internet

Activities Nearby

Trentlakes boasts great boating and fishing. There is access to 5 lakes without going through any locks. Buckhorn and surrounding towns have many activities including fishing tournaments for kids and adults. Bobcaygeon is very close and is known for the many “Bigley’s” shops, well known for their assortment of shoes and bathing suits. For the days that you may not want to cook, Buckhorn offers a few places to eat in, or get takeout from the Cody Inn for some fantastic Chinese food. You will find many brochures in the cottage to look through or you can stop by the deer statue in Buckhorn where you will find a tourist center. Buckhorn has an LCBO, Foodland, variety store, Home Hardware, as well as a few shops and restaurants.

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Children under 1 year of age are free. Based on 8 people. $210/extra person. Max 12 people.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $3800

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $2280
Nightly rate: $750

Low Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $2280
Nightly rate: $750

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 3 nights)
New Years, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Nightly rate: $750

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter
Nigthly rate: $750

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $3800
Nightly rate: $750

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $100
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels $5.00 each
Boat Fee: 16’ Lund aluminum/25 HP Johnson motor, $420/week or $210/weekend (+ $500 boat damage deposit)
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 (s) : 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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