Chemong Lake Cottage

Bridgenorth, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 10Guests
  • 8Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 10, WiFi, Satellite TV, 2 Bedroom Main Cottage with 1 Bedroom Guest Cottage, Gentle Slope, Good Swimming, No Weeds, Sandy/Grassy Area By Water, Walk-In Entry, Fire Pit, No Pets

Sandy and stony walk-in entry
Shallow swimming great for kids
Property is mostly flat with gradual slope at shoreline
Lots of flat grassy areas around the cottage for children to play
Chemong Public Park is a 5 min walk up the street with beach/picnic and hiking areas
Tranquil Waterfront Haven on Chemong Lake
Come and make memories with your family at our much loved family cottage that we’ve enjoyed for generations. Soak in the summer sunshine on the patio out back while listening to the breeze whisper through the cedar trees. Let your cares melt away while lounging on the dock or swaying peacefully in the hammock. Gaze at the incredible night sky and count the shooting stars while snuggling by the campfire.

Take the canoe for a peaceful early morning paddle and watch our resident blue heron as he lands on the dock to greet the day. Cast your line off the dock and spend the afternoon fishing. Cool off with a relaxing weed-free swim in the lake. Take in the incredible sunsets from the deck. If you’re up for a walk to town, Bridgenorth is a 15 min stroll away. Dine at Chemong Lodge or grab your morning java at Timmies. Cross the causeway to buy fresh local sweet corn, right from the farmer’s truck. Prepare delicious meals in my grandmother’s kitchen with the fresh produce that you’ve found at our local farmers markets and roadside stands.

This lovely getaway is as great for families as it is for an individual or couple looking for a slower change of pace that is within easy reach of lots of interesting destinations and attractions. We are situated in the perfect location because there is always something to do if you feel like it and if you feel like simply kicking back and taking it easy, it is the perfect place to be, too. We especially love that we are close enough to town to run in and grab something that we need (or have forgotten) but that it feels like we are a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life when we’re at the lake.

We are 10 min drive to Peterborough, home of the lift locks, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough Musicfest, Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturday, Riverview Park and Zoo, Trent University, Fleming College. Across the causeway is the quaint hamlet of Ennismore, steeped in Irish history and home of the Shamrock Festival/Truck and Tractor Pull in July. Lakefield is a 10 min drive away and offers the Lakefield Lobsterfest and Jamboree in June, the Lakefield Fair, Literature Festival and Jazz Festival in July as well as a weekly farmer’s market.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Main Cottage: Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Main Cottage: Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed

Guest Cabin: Bedroom 3

2 Queen Bed


Main Cottage:
2 bedrooms: queen, queen and double
1 queen sofa bed
1 bathroom: 1 x 3 pc (shower, sink and toilet)

Guest Cabin:
1 bedroom: 2 queen
1 bathroom: 1 x 2 pc (sink and toilet)

Cottage water: lake water that is filtered and treated using UV to make it potable

Large great room – gas fire place and lots of seating

Galley kitchen

Dining area

Washer and dryer available for guests who are staying 2 weeks or more

The main cottage has two bedrooms that sleep 6 plus the pull-out sofa in the great room. The great room has plenty of space with couches and chairs for relaxing in front of the gas fire or letting the children play with big picture windows for enjoying sunsets over Chemong Lake. The dining area seats 6 with an excellent view of the sunset, and easy access to the galley kitchen and great room. The galley kitchen is fully equipped with a new stove, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, fridge, kettle and coffee maker with lots of dishes, and pots and pans to cook up any feast. The bathroom, located off the kitchen and dining area has a shower, vanity and toilet. The water to both the main cottage and out-cabin is both filtered and treated with UV to make it potable. Books, puzzles, games, cards and 3 HDTV’s are available for your enjoyment.

The guest cottage faces into the sunset, and has one large bedroom with two queen beds, a dining area, kitchen and 2 pc bathroom. The kitchen is only equipped with a fridge, microwave and sink so most cooking will have to be done in the main cottage, but you can still make a snack or two.


Waterfront: 125 feet
Water entry: sandy/stony shallow walk-in – no weeds
Plenty of parking
Large Deck: 16’ x 10’
Dock: 5’ x 20’
Small beach area with grass and sand
2 kayaks
14’ aluminum fishing boat with 9.9HP ($420.00/wk extra)
South western exposure for awesome sunsets
Privacy fence at road; creek and hedge between neighbours
The cottage is situated on a private flat area with a gradually sloping lot, 125’ of waterfront, well maintained garden, lots of parking and a southern exposure for awesome sunsets. The dock will take you about 20 feet into the lake where you can enjoy the sunsets or jump into weed-free water for a swim. If jumping into the lake is not your speed, you can wade into the lake with ease over the mixed sandy and pebbled bottom near the shore, or play by the shore in a small mixed grassy and sandy area. Access to the water is easy for launching the canoe, rowboat or our 14’ fishing boat with 9.9HP (extra charge).

The main cottage is partly surrounded by a deck with plenty of seating. We’ve also installed a sun shade for those seeking a break from the sunny days, but still wanting a view of the lake. There are shady areas with grass for those who want to have a game of badminton or volleyball or let the children run free. The hammock swings from two shady trees with a relaxing view of the lake. There is a picnic table near the fire pit for lunches, evening dinners by a campfire or an evening of roasting marshmallows.


  • Maid Service
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Cards
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Row Boat
  • Gas BBQ
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Canoe
  • Hammock
  • Firepit
  • Kayak
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Books
  • BBQ
Boat and motor
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
No pets
No weeds
Row boat
Sandy beach
Walk-in water entry
Wireless internet
9.9 HP Fishing Boat ($400 extra)

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Chemong Lake offers miles of picturesque boating. Bridgenorth (3 km) offers shopping and restaurants. Lakefield (10 min) and the city of Peterborough (10 min) can be accessed by road or boat (1 lock). Come and relax in the Kawarthas at a private cottage.

Nearby attractions: The Indian River Reptile Zoo, Lang Pioneer Village, Serpent Mounds Park, Slots at Kawartha Downs, Warsaw Caves, Peterborough Zoo, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough Theater Guild, Peterborough Museum, Peterborough Farmers Market.

Recommended Restaurants: Bridgenorth: Chemong Lodge (705-292-8924)
Buckhorn: Cody Inn (705-657-8812)
Lakefield: Canoe and Paddle (705-651-1111), Jack’s (705-652-3474),
Lakeside Dining (705-652-0097), Thirsty Loon (705-652-1812)

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Based on 6 people. $105/extra person. Maximum 10 people. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $2175

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Nightly Rate: $490
Weekly Rate: $1675

Low Season - Closed

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Nightly Rate: $510

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Nightly Rate: $510

Winter Holiday Season- Closed

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: Not provided
Linens: Included
Towels: $5.00 each
14’ aluminum fishing boat with 9.9HP: $420.00/wk

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

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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