Cottage Among The Pines

Apsley, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 4Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms
  • 13Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 11, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Cell Reception, TV with Chromecast for searching internet & streaming movies (need own Netflix Acct.), DVD, Beautiful Sunrises And Sunsets, Private, Spacious Sundecks Overlooking Lake, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Sandy Beach, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Good Fishing, 2 Kayaks and Canoe, Pet Friendly

Nestled amongst the tall trees, Cottage Among The Pines is reminiscent of Algonquin Park while offering all the comforts of home. Enjoy spectacular views of the lake from either deck or on the floating dock. This open concept cottage has many windows in all rooms including the spacious sunroom which offer lots of natural light while enjoying views of the surrounding nature and lake. BBQ your meals, then choose to dine indoors at the large table, or outdoors at the deck tables. Outdoor space for recreation includes over 1,400 square feet of deck overlooking the lake and a huge floating dock, all equipped with furniture for dining, lounging and relaxing. Spend time on the beach (accessible beginning mid to late August as the water level drops to feed the Trent Severn Waterway System) or on the lake – go for a paddle in the canoe or kayaks provided for your use, or simply enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake. For evening relaxation, settle in at the fire pit close by the water and marvel at the night sky while taking in the night sounds of nature.

Eels Lake is one of Kawartha’s best kept secrets. There are no Eels in this deep water lake. The name comes from “Eel Cow”, an anglicized Ojibway name. Eel Cow was an Ojibwe chieftain who claimed this area as his family’s hunting and fishing territory in the early 1800’s. The lake is 11 km long and has 62 km of shoreline with over 60 percent of pristine crown land.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Master Bedroom

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Single Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Bunk Bed

Bedroom 4

1 Sofa Bed


4 Bedrooms:
Bedroom #1: master-queen bed
Bedroom #2: 2 single beds
Bedroom #3: bunk bed (single over queen)
Bedroom #4: Sunroom (no blinds & also has pine dining table): queen size sofa bed

Living room has queen size sofa bed

Living room and Sun room are large and have additional sleeping space if you would like to bring an air mattress or 2

1 Bathroom + Clean Outhouse:

Bathroom: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)

Cottage water: from lake – not potable.Water cooler in kitchen and bring bottled water for drinking

Indoor entertainment: TV, DVD player

Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, standard drip coffee maker, oven and stove, ventilation fan that vents cooking smells and moisture to the exterior of the cottage


4 parking spots

Property is located on a slope – railed wooden walkways and steps provide easy access to the cottage from parking spots


Floating dock: 16’ x 40’ – water is over 15 feet deep at the end of the dock in early summer

Decks: over 1,400 square feet surrounding two sides of the cottage that overlook the lake

Waterfront: 170 feet of private shoreline

Good swimming – shallow at the shore, deeper water off the floating dock

Beach is only accessible beginning mid. to late August as the water level drops to feed the Trent Severn Waterway System)

No weeds, water shoes are optional – lake has rocky bottom

1 canoe and 2 kayaks

Good fishing – bass, perch, lake trout and walleye

Fire pit – client must bring wood, easy to buy in Apsley


Beautiful sunrises and sunsets from decks and docks


  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Kayak
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • BBQ
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
No weeds
Sandy beach

Activities Nearby


Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Peterborough (60 km) – features indigenous rock carvings

Gut Conservation Area (45 km) – walking trails, Crowe River gorge

Provincial Parks: Silent Lake (15 km), Kawartha Highlands (38 km)

Spas: Apsley, Bancroft

Rental Rates

Rates are based on 8 guests. $210 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 13 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $3200

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Nightly Rate: $460
Weekly Rate: $1920

Low Season - Closed

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday,
Nightly Rate: $560

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving
Nightly Rate: $560

Winter Holiday Season - Closed

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $100
Linens: Not provided
Towels: Not provided
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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