Clydesdale Lake Cottage

Apsley, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 3Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms
  • 6Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 3 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 6, Beautiful Sunsets, Flat Property, Private, Child/Elderly Friendly, Great Swimming, Pet Free

This cottage is ideal if you are looking for a place where you can enjoy the quiet outdoors, swim in clear water, sit and read in the sunshine, or play board games with your family or friends. You’ll love it if you just want to laze about or if you like going for a leisurely paddle around the lake. It’s perfect if you want to fish or if you simply like the idea of being in a canoe and throwing out a line to pretend to be fishing.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Single Bed


This cozy cottage has been in the same family for over 20 years and has been immaculately maintained. It has a beautiful woodstove fireplace in the family room. There are 3 spacious bedrooms. Two bedrooms have queen size beds and the 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds that can be joined together. The kitchen is fully functional and stocked with all utensils, cookware, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. The living room and dining room have exceptional lake views from picture windows. Comfortably sleeps 6 people which is the maximum capacity.

3 bedrooms: 2 queen, 2 singles (currently joined together)
1 bathroom: sink, toilet, shower
Cottage water: lake – not potable
Wood stove
Floor heaters
DVD player


Clydesdale Lake is a hidden gem in the North Kawarthas. The spectacular unobstructed views from the cottage and its setting provide you with a feeling of perfect happiness. Grab a coffee and watch the unbelievable views from the living room or dock. The cottage is 10 min from the town of Apsley and 2 hours from Toronto. This small quiet lake is ideal for getting away and recharging batteries. Clydesdale Lake has an average depth of 1.8m with its deepest point being 4m. There is excellent swimming off the dock and fishing in its clear waters. The water is always calm. Our cottage has 60 feet of waterfront with western exposure giving sunshine for most of the day. Whether you’re swimming, relaxing on the dock, or sitting in front of the house, your whole family will be together on the lake level waterfront. There are no steps between the cottage and the water, only a few feet of grass, so it’s perfect for the grandparents. You really can’t get any closer to the water if you tried.

Apsley is only 10 min away and has all the essentials – Foodland, LCBO, library, drugstore, convenience store, Royal Bank, Home Hardware and many upscale cottage gift shops. Coe Hill is the other town nearby which has great dining at the Hideaway Primitive Grill and a great antique shop called Trashy Treasures.

5 parking spots
Flat property, child/elderly friendly
Waterfront: 60 feet
Play areas for children
Good swimming and shallow
Some weeds
Entry from dock, walk-in possible from edge but some big stones
Beautiful sunset views
Very private
Average depth of lake is 1.8m with its deepest point being 4m


  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Woodstove
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • BBQ
  • Linens and Beddings
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Good swimming

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Set amidst 250 lakes and rivers, this cottage on Clydesdale Lake makes for an unforgettable cottage country vacation. The scenic Kawartha Lakes region is dotted with several beautiful small towns each full of historical sites, charming shops, and quaint cafes.

North Kawartha is located midway between the city of Peterborough and the town of Bancroft which both offer all the amenities of larger urban centres. Within the Township are smaller urbanized areas such as Apsley and the hamlets of Big Cedar, Burleigh Falls, Glen Alda, Mount Julian, Stoneyridge and Woodview. North Kawartha offers medical facilities, an ambulance base, a pharmacy, a school, larger grocery outlets and smaller general stores, libraries, retail and commercial operations including restaurants, real estate, building supplies, legal services, a legion, two golf courses, a bank and a post office. The Township provides a full range of parks and year round recreational facilities and programs including an indoor ice surface.

Provincial Parks: Petroglyphs Provincial Park which displays the largest known concentration of aboriginal rock carvings in Canada, and the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Provincial Park. Rugged rolling landscape of small lakes, wetlands, forests, rocky barrens and great wildlife viewing opportunities and a large diversity of species. Enjoy solitude and tranquility.

The Gut Conservation Area: The Gut Conservation Area is a 400 acre site located just east of Apsley. This Conservation Area features walking trails, a look out area and a stairway down to the gorge. The Gut is a large gorge that the Crowe River flows through for about 230 meters. The fissure that forms the gorge is over 30 meters high and varies from 5 to 10 metres in width. The gorge presents a breathtaking glimpse of this unique terrain.

Burleigh Falls, Glaciation and the Shield: Burleigh Falls delineates where the Canadian Shield begins, or where the glaciers of the last, mini ice age came to a halt about 15,000 years ago. You’ll notice that trees to the south are mainly deciduous and trees to the north are mainly coniferous. To the north is the rock of the Canadian Shield exposed by glaciation. To the south is the debris that was pushed in front of the glaciers, and forms the Oak Ridges Moraine and the area known as the Land Between.

Two Golf Courses: Marvel Rapids Golf Course and Owenbrook Golf Course

The Bancroft Village Playhouse: Offers audiences intimate access to live music, theatre and film. Drawing on local talent as well as nationally recognized names and acts, the Playhouse is the heart of Bancroft’s Theatre District.

Apsley Studio Tour: The Apsley autumn studio tour is renowned for the quality of the artists working in a variety of disciplines. Located in the North Kawarthas, many of the studios are tucked away in beautiful, scenic locations where our local artists and guests present new and exciting works created specifically for this annual event

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Based on 6 people maximum. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Sat 3pm to Sat 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $1400

Mid Season (Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rate: $1000

Low Season - Closed

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Nightly Rate: $330

Other Long Weekends - Closed
Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter, New Years

Winter Holiday Season - Closed

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $90
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each

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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