Diamond Lake Escape

Harcourt, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 8Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms + Trundle, 2 Full Bathrooms, Ideal for 2 Families, Private, Walkout Basement, Child/Elderly Friendly, Scenic Views, WiFi, TV, Excellent Cell Reception, Clean Deep Lake for Swimming, Spacious Floating Dock, No Weeds, Great Fishing, Beautiful Sunsets, Fire Pit, Yard for Outdoor Games, Winter Accessible, Includes Cleaning Service (at the end of your vacation dates), Pets Friendly (TBD)

Escape to this brand new, private, executive style cottage with spectacular lake views facing an incredible rock face. Relax in the open concept great room with vaulted pine ceilings providing a breathtaking view of the lake through floor to ceiling windows. A beautiful wrap around deck with stairs to the lake is flagged by trees for a secluded retreat.

Diamond Lake is a clean, deep lake with excellent trout and bass fishing, perfect for casting a line off the dock at sunset. A shallow, sandy public beach with boat launch is accessible by road for late afternoon sun. An open grassy yard provides ample room for outdoor games and a fire pit down by the waterfront allows for campfires under the stars.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom #1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #3

1 Double Bed, 1 Bunk Bed

Rec Room

1 Single Bed


3 Bedrooms:

Lower Level:
Bedroom #1: master bedroom, queen bed – full size windows with lake views
Bedroom #2: queen bed – 2 large windows
Bedroom #3: double bed, bunk bed (single over double) – window facing the back of the property

Rec Room: single trundle bed

2 Bathrooms:

Main Level:
1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)

Lower Level:
1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)

Main Level: great room, kitchen and dining area in one spacious common area with vaulted pine ceiling and floor to ceiling windows facing the lake

Lower Level: walkout basement with 3 bedrooms, 1 full size bath and small rec room

Cottage water: filtered but not drinkable

Indoor entertainment: TV, VHS player, DVD player, board games, movies

Kitchen details: Fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, crock pot

Forced air heating


Parking spots: room for 2 vehicles on landing with room to turn around plus an additional parking spot at the top of the driveway

Steep property

Child/elderly friendly – stairs from driveway landing, on deck and down to waterfront

Dock(s): 12 x 4 & 12 x 8 – water is 15-20 ft deep at the end of the dock

Deck: 10 x 40 ft

Waterfront: 100 ft



Sandy beach – small sandy area at dock entry with shallow entry, public beach off of Old Diamond Lake Road

Great, deep swimming

No weeds, water shoes not needed

Very private – neighbouring lots are 100 ft apart

Lake View: east – bright sun until approx. 5 pm, view is of lake and rock face

Cottage faces crown land therefore does not face any roads or cottage which enhances privacy


  • Dishwasher
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • BBQ
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
No weeds
Pet friendly
Winter accessible

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Restaurants, grocery stores, LCBO all close by

Bancroft (24 km): Eagles Nest Lookout, Lakeside Gems Nature Shop with gems, rocks and minerals

Provincial Parks: Kawartha Highlands, Silent Lake, Petroglyphs

Rental Rates

8 guests maximum - families preferred

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

High Season (Sun 4pm to Sun 12pm)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $3500

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $3000
Nightly Rate: $600

Low Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $2000
Nightly Rate: $500

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $600

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day, Labour Day
Nightly rate: $600
Family Day, Easter
Nightly rate: $500
New Years
Nightly rate: $675

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $3750
Nightly rate: $675

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: Included
Linens and 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 admin@kawarthacottagevacations.ca 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 admin@kawarthacottagevacations.ca, 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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