Cowan’s Bay Cottage

Omemee, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 14Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 12, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Fairly, Private, Flat Property, Child/Elderly Friendly, A/C, WiFi, Satellite TV, Games Room, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, Great Fishing, Canoe, Paddleboat, Firepit, Winter Accessible, Pet Friendly (Small Dogs Preferred)

Enjoy this cottage located less than 1.5 hours from Toronto. Children will be entertained fishing off the dock. Boat or drive to explore Emily Provincial Park across the river to enjoy the beach or go on a hike. The shed is being converted into a bar, get the feel that you are at the resort!

Get together for family meals or simply relax while reading a book. Gather around the firepit at night to gaze at the stars and recount the events of the day. Relax in the jacuzzi tub or on one of the 2 decks.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom #1

1 Queen Bed, 1 Bunk Bed

Bedroom #2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #3

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #4

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #5

2 Single Bed


5 Bedrooms:
Main Level:
Bedroom #1: queen bed, bunk bed (single over single)
Bedroom #2: queen bed
Bedroom #3: queen bed
Bedroom #4: queen bed

Upper Level:
Bedroom #5: 2 single beds

3 Bathrooms:
Main Level:
Bathroom #1: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet and jacuzzi)
Bathroom #2: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, glass shower)

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

Cottage water: well water – not potable (not drinkable) – please bring your own bottled drinking water

Indoor entertainment: Smart TV, DVD player, Netflix, board games & Bluetooth Speaker

Kitchen details: equipped with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle & toaster oven

Internet source: Xplornet – satellite
Quality: good
Allocated bandwidth: 40-50 GB per week (overage charges will apply)
Works for streaming on Netflix and other web-based movies

Cell Phone Coverage:
Quality of service: Bell is good & Rogers limited
Carriers that work: Bell works the best then Rogers
Hotspot works best at the waterfront

Washer/dryer (in bathroom #2)


6 parking spots

BBQ – there are 2 propane tanks at the cottage, if one runs out, it’s the renter’s responsibility to have it refilled or exchanged at earliest opportunity

Flat property

Child/elderly friendly

Waterfront: 75 ft

Swimming: poor, weedy and shallow

Emily Beach across the river for good swimming

Many weeds in the swimming area – water shoes suggested – children can wear life jackets and swim out beyond the weeds to play

Dock: 42 ft x 6 ft – water is 3-5 ft deep at the end of the dock

Dock has a ladder for exiting

Dock is large enough to hold an 18’ – 21” bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat or possibly larger

Lake is good for motorboats, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking etc

Canoe, paddleboat

Deck(s): main 400sq ft, second floor 200 sq ft

Cottage is private

Cottage faces east


  • TV
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Paddleboat
  • A/C
  • BBQ
Air conditioning
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Pet friendly
Winter accessible

Activities Nearby

Walking distance to gas station for quick supplies

Omemee (5 km): Youngtown Rock and Roll Museum, Omemee Municipal Park, Small Hooves, Big Hearts, Adventure Divers, Windy Ridge Conservation Area

Visit Lindsay (15 km) and Bobcaygeon (29 km) for their lovely boutiques and restaurants. Both are on the Trent Severn Waterway so you can watch the beautiful boats come and go and watch how the locks work. While in Bobcaygeon, don`t forget to check out Kawartha Dairy and Bigley Shoes and Clothing!

Rental Rates

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

Rates are based on 10 guests. $210 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 14 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $3000

Mid Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $2200
Nightly rate: $450

Low Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $1800
Nightly rate: $450

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $550

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Labour Day, New Year's, Thanksgiving
Nightly rate: $550

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Family Day, Easter
Nightly rate: $450

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $3000
Nightly rate: $550

Cleaning Service: Not offered at this cottage
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each
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: 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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