Crann Bethadh on Fairy Lake Island

Lakefield, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 12Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 12, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, A/C, WiFi, Saltwater Hot Tub, Apple TV, (no satellite TV service), Cell Reception, Sandy Beach, Spectacular View and Sunsets, Flat Property, Walk-In Entry, Private, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Good Swimming, No Weeds, Kayaks, Canoe, Paddleboat, Standup Paddleboard, Good Fishing, Fireplaces, Winter Accessible, Pet Friendly (TBD)

Sitting tall upon a rock, Crann Bethadh (Tree of Life) is a stunning custom built log and timber frame cottage available for your lakeside holiday! Open concept with vaulted ceilings and large windows add to the spacious, bright feeling of this amazing cottage. Located in a quiet bay on Fairy Lake Island – access by boat only. It offers air conditioning and heat for year round comfort.

The cottage has a great room with large wood burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen, separate dining room and a large loft area with a 50″ TV and PlayStation. A Weber bbq is located just outside on the deck to handle all of your bbq needs. There is also a beautiful outdoor covered porch with wood burning fireplace and fire table, as well as a screened in porch with a beautiful gas fireplace – your choice of the perfect place for a rainy day or when you need a break from the sun. Relax in the saltwater hot tub (use at your own risk) on the large outside deck. For time at the water, there is a sandy beach with a gradual entry into the water or you can jump in off the dock. There is a large trampoline and swim mat for those who like to play in the water. Enjoy exploring the area by boat, canoe, kayak, paddleboard or hiking, or cozy up by one of the four fireplaces with a good book and a glass of wine! Delight in a beautiful sunset every night!

Nature abounds at this retreat. In the spring, turtles lay eggs in the backyard. Herons fly overhead, osprey fish in the bay, loons nest nearby and the lucky ones get to see their babies. Some of the best fishing on the lake happens minutes from the cottage or right off the dock.

Well-situated for access to many amenities including a convenience store, gas station, boat launch, water craft rentals in Burleigh Falls. Winter accessible after freeze-up and close to many trails for avid snowmobilers. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy this beautiful lakeside retreat!
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront



Main Level:

Master Bedroom #1: king size bed + double sided gas fireplace, wall mounted TV, DVD player and Apple TV + spa-like ensuite with two person jacuzzi tub and massive rain shower with side jets. As well, a private office right off the master bedroom furnished with a large desk and couch for those who need a quiet area.

Upper Level:

Bedroom #2: single size bed + single pull out couch

Bedroom #3: single size bed + single pull out couch

Bedroom #4: double size bed + TV

Bedroom #5 Loft: queen size bed


Main Level:

1 x 4pc (sink, toilet, Jacuzzi, luxury shower)

1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)

Upper Level:

1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)

Cottage water: from the lake – UV and water filtration system. It is recommended that guests bring drinking water.

Indoor entertainment: TV’s (in 2 bedrooms & great room) + Apple TV (in master bedroom), Netflix, WiFi – Nexicom 3G wireless internet fed from local tower which can be affected during inclement weather. In addition, the speed of the internet slows when there is a lot of traffic on the tower from the surrounding cottages.

Gourmet kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher, double oven, microwave, Breveile-Kurig coffee maker, toaster, kettle

Spacious dining room including large table with 8 chairs, extension leaves and 4 folding chairs

Wood burning fireplaces – great room + outdoor covered porch – (firewood – $10/bin)

Gas fireplaces – screened in porch + master bedroom

Washer and dryer

The cottage sleeps 8 people comfortably. The maximum occupancy is 12. Guests must bring air mattresses for any person not sleeping in a bed. Sleeping on the couch is not permitted.


Boat in cottage only

3 parking spaces – in private parking lot, a short (few mins) boat ride from the cottage.

Flat property – gently sloped with large flat grassy backyard – 8 steps with a rail from deck to grass; 3 steps from covered porch to grass; 36 stairs from cottage to waterfront.

Child/Elderly Friendly

Docks: 20’ plastic dock at land access point (one side only) and larger wooden dock at island – water is 4’ deep at the end of the dock

Fire pit/firewood: $10/bin (plastic grocery store type shopping bin)


Decks: one near water with 4 Muskoka chairs + large deck across the front of the cottage

Saltwater hot tub

Waterfront: 506 feet

Sandy flat entry into the lake, deepens gradually

Water shoes are suggested

2 kayaks, a canoe, a standup paddleboard, a paddleboat

Water trampoline with catapault and log attachments – guests use this at their own risk.

Private – located in a quiet bay with 6 other cottages set apart which allows for privacy

Cottage faces northwest – sunrises at the back and sunsets at the front which allow for sunshine all day

Cottage backs onto the lost channel which is very quiet and peaceful

Land access via cottage used by other guests of the Landlord – guests of Fairy Lake Island are expected to be minimally intrusive when docking at Lands End.


Air conditioning
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
Hot tub
No pets
No weeds
Sandy beach
Stand up paddleboard
Walk-in water entry
Winter accessible

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Petroglyphs Provincial Park (27 km): day-use park with great hiking, visitor center, Aboriginal rock carvings

Many trails in the area for ATVing/snowmobiling

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park (40 km)


—Dirt bike rentals and ATV tours: and

—Jet skis, boats, & water toys for rent (4 km):

—Otonabee Conservation Area — great for mountain biking

—Golfing: Woodview Golf Course (13 km)

—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:

—When the lake freezes over ice hockey and skating are available; when conditions allow there is also a local speed skating rink.

Rental Rates

Rates are based on 10 guests. $500 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 12 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 10am)
June 26 to Sept 6, 2020
Weekly rate: $67500
Minimum Night: 7 nights

Mid Season
May 15 to June 25, 2020 & Sept 7 to Oct 11, 2020
Weekly rate: $4100
Nightly rate: $1100
Minimum Night: 2 nights

Low Season
Oct 14 2019 to May 14, 2020
Weekly rate: $4100
Nightly rate: $1100
Minimum Night: 2 nights

Premium Long Weekend
Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day,
Nightly rate: $1100
Minimum Night: 7 nights

Other Long Weekends
New Year's, Family Day, Easter, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving,
Nightly rate: $1100
Minimum Night: 3 nights

Winter Holiday Season
Dec 20, 2019 to Jan 4, 2020
Weekly rate: $5000
Nightly rate: $1100
Minimum Night: 3 nights

House Rules & Cancellations

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. If your weekly rental includes a statutory long weekend, the rental rate will be calculated as a combination of the Long Weekend Rate and the regular Weekly Rate.

Linen Service, if requested: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00, Towels $5.00

Cleaning service (if requested): $400

A 50% deposit is due to confirm rental dates at time of booking (preferred method is Interac e-Transfer) Outstanding balance + $2000.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in. The damage deposit will be returned to you by Interac e-Transfer upon check out or once the cottage and property have been inspected by the owner or his designate (within 7 business days or at check-out if owner is available and a mutually agreeable time can be arranged).

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