Deer Bay Hideaway

Buckhorn, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 8Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 6-8, WiFi, Satellite TV, Beautiful Sunrises, Flat Property, Weedy, Walk-In Entry, Beautiful Sandy Beach Nearby for Great Swimming, 36 foot Dock, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Excellent Fishing, Pet Friendly, Boat Rental Available
Deer Bay Hideaway is a classic, cozy, and beautiful three bedroom rental cottage located on Lower Buckhorn Lake, Deer Bay in the Kawarthas. The cottage is conveniently located just 5 km outside the village of Buckhorn, and Lock 31 on the Trent Severn Waterway. For boaters, there is a pay-per-use boat launch at Bay View Resort. From the cottage, you can navigate northwest by boat to Buckhorn or continue west through Lock 31 into Upper Buckhorn and travel to Pigeon Lake and Bobcaygeon or to Bridge North on Chemong Lake. Navigating eastward from the cottage will take you to Burleigh Falls and Lock 30 east into Stoney Lake.

Deer Bay Hideaway is quiet and peaceful. If you’re looking for that perfect place to relax and de-stress, then our cottage is the place for you. It has that perfect nostalgic feel of what a cottage should be, warm and cozy, featuring a warm amber glow of knotty pine throughout. We have a beautiful picture window, with two comfortable rockers that overlook the lake, perfect for watching a misty morning sunrise, while sipping a hot cup of joe. Don’t worry, we have a nice pair of binoculars you can use to see all of the great wildlife on the bay including loons, herons, and osprey. Night time at the cottage is just awesome, if you’re lucky enough to be visiting during a full moon you will be sure to see an incredible sight of the moon rising over Deer Bay. If the moon is in its dark phase, make sure to head outside and see the Milky Way.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Twin Bed


The fully equipped roomy kitchen features a center island, 4 burner electric cooktop, built-in oven, blender, bread maker, coffee grinder and maker, microwave, toaster oven and double kitchen sink for easy meal preparation and cleanup. The cozy dining room features a solid maple table with 6 chairs, enclosed on three sides with the soothing warmth of the honey coloured knotty pine walls, and illuminated with a centrally positioned, six globe wagon wheel light fixture. The focal point of the main living room that is centrally located between the kitchen and dining areas, features a floor to ceiling rustic brick fireplace where you can relax and watch TV, listen to music, or read as you settle into one of the soft comfortable sofas. Books, puzzles, board games, cards, stereo music player, VCR, DVD movies, Blu-ray and CD player are available for your enjoyment.

3 Bedrooms:

Master bedroom: queen bed + 3 pc ensuite
2nd bedroom: queen bed
3rd bedroom: 2 twins (best use is for children)

Additional Queen blow up mattress available

2 Bathrooms: 1 x 4 pc, 1 x 2 pc

Open concept kitchen and living room

Cottage water: well water, drinking water featuring brand new reverse osmosis water system for drinking and cooking

Window unit air conditioners and ceiling fans


While at this quaint, board and batten classic designed Deer Bay Hideaway, sit back and relax on our spacious, private, wrap around benched deck seating (32.5′ long x 14′ feet wide) overlooking the glistening blue water of Deer Bay! Watch the kids frolic and play on the safe level grounds surrounding the cottage that are grassed to the water’s edge, and in the shallow wading depth water and where you might even glimpse the osprey or blue heron dive for a fish dinner. There is a patio set that seats 6 as well as a few Muskoka chairs where you can enjoy a meal with family and friends. There is a propane BBQ, with all the tools you need to be a world class grill master. A brand new dock was installed in the spring of 2017 that measures 36’ in length and has a 12’X12’ deck area that is sure to be great for fishing, swimming or just sitting around and relaxing. While enjoying your stay at our cottage, we do provide a Paddle Boat, Row Boat and 2 single kayaks.

After you’re done with your paddle boat ride come on back and relax in our cozy hammock, enjoy a glass of wine, and try to spot some of the many hummingbirds that are constantly fluttering around. Enjoy a campfire at the in-ground fire pit at the water’s edge, where you can toast marshmallows, sing songs and tell stories. Listen to the enchanting call of the loons! And if your timing is right, you may be able to watch the moon rise over Deer Bay, and be mesmerized by the moonlight shimmering and reflecting off the water. The property features several mature trees that offer a well-balanced mix of shade and open sunny areas. The water is usually pretty warm, and come middle of July, there is a muddy bottom on our lake, so we recommend water shoes. There are a few weeds, but the swimming is pretty good.

There are Security Cameras on the Perimeter of our property for safety purposes only. One is above the Garage, watching the driveway (this is on full-time), and one monitoring the main entrance to the cottage. The one monitoring the main entrance is on a schedule, and it is only on Saturdays from 10AM-9PM to assist owners & rental clients with the checking in/out process.

3 parking spots
Flat property, child/elderly friendly
36’ Dock – water is 3 – 4 feet deep at the end of the dock
Cottage deck: 14’ x 32.5’
Dock deck: 12’ x 12’
Waterfront: 100 feet
Weeds are cut/maintained in swimming area around the dock; weedy beyond dock area
Walk-in sandy entry, gradual muddy bottom
Water shoes are recommended
Play areas for children
Paddleboat and kayak
Croquet, hammock
Unobstructed water view of Deer Bay for 100 feet
Fairly private
12’ aluminum fishing boat with 9.5 HP motor ($465/wk or wknd.)
Cottage faces southeast


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Board Games
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Hammock
  • Firepit
  • Paddleboat
  • Kayak
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Books
  • BBQ
  • Linens and Beddings
Boat and motor
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Pet friendly
Sandy beach
Walk-in water entry
Winter accessible
Wireless internet

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

The village of Buckhorn is only a short drive away and offers restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, convenience stores, a library, community centre, as well as Lock 31 where you can watch boats. There is a large grocery store (Foodland) and hardware store (Home Hardware) less than 10 min from the cottage. The area is a dream for lovers of the outdoors with ample opportunity for boating, hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, and adventure. Did we mention that this area is also a biker’s paradise with some of the best roads in Ontario for motorcycle riding only a few minutes away. Highway 507, just 10 min down the road, starts at Flynn’s Turn and is rated as one of the top 10 Roads to ride in all of Ontario. With so many options for exploration and enjoyment, you can make the most of your holiday in the Kawarthas!

Art Galleries Nearby: Gallery on the Lake (10 km) and Whetung Ojibwa Centre (14 km)

Parks and Conservation Areas:

Petroglyph Provincial Park (44 km)
Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (33 km)
Wolf Island Provincial Park (17 km)


Buckhorn: Cody Inn serves Chinese food, 1966 Lakehurst Road (10 min), Mainstreet Landing serves pub food, 1939 Lakehurst Road (10 min), Pizza Alloro, 5 Main Street, (10 min)
Lakefield: Don’t miss Country Bob’s Chiptruck, one of the best burgers you will get in this area! Buckhorn Garage, 3174 Buckhorn Rd (10 min)

Fine Dining:

Buckhorn: Treetops Dining Room, Westwind Inn on the Lake, 37 Gallery on the Lake Road (20 min)

Young’s Point: Old Bridge Inn, 2057 Old Highway 28 (15 min)

Rental Rates

Based on 6 people. $105/extra person. Maximum 8 people (6 adults). Pet fee of $75.00 (limited to one dog only).

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

High Season (Sat 4pm to Sat 11am)
June 26 to Sept 6, 2020
Weekly Rates: $2575
Minimum Stay: 7 nights

Mid Season
2019 : Sept 2 to Oct 13, 2019
2020 : May 15 to June 25, 2020 & Sept 7 to Oct 11, 2020
Nightly Rate: $425
Weekly Rate: $2150
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Low Season
Oct 14 2019 to May 14, 2020
Nightly Rate: $425
Weekly Rate: $2150
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Premium Long Weekend
New Years, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Nightly Rate: $500
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Other Long Weekends
Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter
Nightly Rate: $500
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Winter Holiday Season
Dec 20, 2019 to Jan 4, 2020
Nightly Rate: $500
Weekly Rate: $2575
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

House Rules & Cancellations

A 50% deposit is due to confirm rental dates at time of booking (preferred method is Interac e-Transfer).
Outstanding balance + $500.00 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).

Cleaning service (if requested): $120.00

12’ aluminum fishing boat with 9.5 HP motor ($465/wk or wknd.)

Contact Owner