Clear Lake Retreat

Burleigh Falls, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 14Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 1 weekMinimum Stay
Sleeps 10, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Private, Quiet Neighbours on a Quiet Street, Flat Property, Child/Elderly Friendly, High Speed Internet, TV, Sauna, Sandy Beach, Great Deep Water Swimming, Walk-in Entry and Area for Diving, Beautiful Sunrises and All Day Sun, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, Great Fishing, Kids Kayaks, Indoor Fireplaces, Winter Accessible, Includes Cleaning Service (at the end of your vacation dates), Pet Friendly (one small hypoallergenic dog only)

Located on a gently sloping grassy lot, Clear Lake Retreat is perfectly suited to families. The waterfront is easily accessible by children and elderly individuals. This quiet family friendly property is only 10 minutes from the quaint town of Lakefied and 20 minutes from Peterborough. Run, dive or jump off of the 48 foot dock into the deep waters of Clear Lake. Have a bonfire on the beach at night and play soccer or badminton on the lawn during the day.

When you walk in this 5 bedroom cottage the first view you have is of the expansive waters of Clear Lake. It has all the comforts of home that you need including dishwasher, washer/dryer, and a sauna to warm up in. An open concept kitchen looking over the dining and living room is ideal for family dinners and game night.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom #1

1 King Bed

Bedroom #2

1 Double Bed

Bedroom #3

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #4

1 Double Bed

Bedroom #5

1 Bunk Bed


Clear Lake Retreat is a non-smoking cottage that is clean and airy. The main level consists of an open concept kitchen, dining and living room with a gorgeous view of the lake visible from the every location. The kitchen comes complete with fridge, stove/oven, dishwasher, nespresso (original capsule) coffee machine, aerocino milk frother, 12 cup Cuisinart coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, microwave, kettle/tea, toaster oven, toaster, and blender.The living room has a fireplace, 3 person sofa, large airchair, comfortable Poang chair with footstool, large antique coffee table and a plethora of board games. Dining room has a solid wood table with 6 chairs and full cupboard of children’s craft supplies and large sliding door that opens on top deck of cottage. The 2 bedrooms on the main level both have new ceiling fans and the bathroom is spacious with a whirlpool tub.

The lower level has a beautiful stone fireplace with a stove inset allowing for ample heat. The front area of this level has another wooden table ideal for crafting or games and seats 4 people. There is also a seating area with a double futon, large armchair and rocking chair. A large glass sliding door allows for easy access to the lawn and waterfront. The 3 bedrooms on this level are cool in the summer and the front bedroom has a clear view of the waterfront. The 6 person sauna is located on this level and easy to access from the water. The washer and dryer are located on this floor ajacent to the lower lever bathroom.

5 Bedrooms:
Main Level:
Bedroom #1: king bed
Bedroom #2: double bed

Lower Level:
Bedroom #3: queen bed (lake view)
Bedroom #4: double bed
Bedroom #5: twin bunk beds

Double futon in lower level living room

2 Bathrooms:
Main Level: 4 piece (sink, toilet, shower/whirlpool tub)

Lower Level: 4 piece (sink, toilet, shower/tub)

Cottage water: drilled well water UV filtered with sediment filter – potable (drinkable)

Indoor entertainment: TV with Apple TV unit, portable mini DVD players for kids, board games, arts and crafts and books

Kitchen details: fully equipped with fridge, stove/oven, dishwasher, nespresso (original capsule) coffee machine, aerocino milk frother, 12 cup Cuisinart coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, microwave, kettle/tea, toaster oven, toaster, and blender

Internet source: Bell LTE to Home (New Rural service)
Quality of service: excellent – usually in 20Mbps range – multiple streaming users is fine
Allocated bandwidth – unlimited
Speed (best case): 25 Mpbs download, 5 Mpbs upload
Speed (worst case) 10 Mpbs download, 2 Mpbs upload
Works for streaming on Netflix, MS teams, Zoom

Cell Phone Coverage
Quality of service: good
Signal: LTE, 4G or 3G
Carriers that work: Bell, Telus, Rogers works well
Usage of hotspot -all work well


There is an expansive flat grassy lawn that is perfect for children and elderly persons. The 100’ waterfront has a large 48 foot dock into 10 feet of water. The dock has 6 Muskoka chairs and a coffee table with large umbrella. There is also a stone fire pit on the waterfront and stone stairs that walk down onto the beach. The driveway is paved and can fit 6 cars although is best used to play pickup basketball. There is also a small children’s playhouse and a forested area at the back of the property.

4+ parking spots

Weber BBQ (new 2021) – there are 2 propane tanks at the cottage. If one runs out, it is the renter’s responsibility to have it refilled or exchanged at earliest opportunity

Flat property until lake shore allowance

Child/elderly friendly – very accessible

Waterfront: Approx. 100 ft

Excellent swimming

Dock: 48 ft long, 6 feet wide – composite decking

Three steps down to sandy beach with walk in entry with low water level which gradually deepens – excellent for small children and elderly individuals

In the very shallow area sometimes there are weeds however once you are at head level of water, it’s not an issue – water shoes are recommended

Dock has a ladder for exiting

The water is 8 – 10 ft at the end of the dock

The dock is large enough to hold an 18’ – 21” bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat or possibly larger – lift and dock whips available

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

3 children’s kayaks

Deck: attached to dock – 12’ x 12’

Good privacy – daytime use only at sailing club on one side, quiet neighbours on the other

Open view of water across Clear Lake

Cottage faces east


  • Hot Tub
  • Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Firepit
  • Kayak
  • BBQ
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
Hot tub
Pet friendly
Sandy beach
Walk-in water entry
Winter accessible

Activities Nearby

Petroglyphs Provincial Park (35 km): day-use park with great hiking, visitor center, Aboriginal rock carvings

Many trails in the area for ATVing/snowmobiling

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park (43 km)


Dirt bike rentals and ATV tours: and

Jet skis, boats, & water toys for rent:

Otonabee Conservation Area — great for mountain biking

Warsaw Cave Conservation Area

Axe throwing in Peterborough

Canoeing and kayaking trips

Horseback riding


Hunting — depending on the property, you may hunt for waterfowl, white-tailed deer, black bear, turkey and small game

Cross country skiing & snowshoe trails

Dog sledding

Snowmobiling rentals with many local trails

Rental Rates

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

Cleaning Service: Included at the end of vacation dates

Max 8 adults. Max 14 people.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $5500

Mid Season (Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $3300

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $886

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 7 nights)
Victoria Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving
Nightly rate: $886

Extra Fees (Optional):
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each
Pet Fee: $75 for 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

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

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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