El Cotajo On Deer Lake

Sundridge, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 2Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 14Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 14, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Private, Flat Property, Child/Elderly Friendly, A/C, WiFi (limited), Large Dock With stairs, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Walk-In Entry, Beautiful Sunrises, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, Great Fishing, Canoe, Indoor Fireplace, Winter Accessible, Includes Cleaning Service (at the end of your vacation dates), Pet Friendly (TBD)

Experience Deer Lake in a whole new way of luxury at this newly built four-season cottage complete with modern and classic character. The finishing touches are still being completed. The custom wood accents will impress everyone.

If you need to reset in quietness or socialize with friends, this is a nature perfect getaway with all the comforts of home. Enjoy the call of the loons, the sound of a woodpecker and the bellow of bullfrogs.

Enjoy cooking in the state-of-the art kitchen or relax on the dock. Fishing, canoeing, hiking and swimming are some of the many highlights. Be prepared to relax in the depths of one of Ontario’s best kept secrets.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront


New high-end decoration with comfort in mind. All furniture & appliances are new. Cottage is new (2020) and improvements are continuing to be made to the interior and exterior.

4 Bedrooms:
Main Level:
Bedroom #1: primary bedroom: king bed
Bedroom #2: guest bedroom: queen bed

Upper Level:
Bedroom #3: guest bedroom: queen bed
Bedroom #4: bunk room: 4 bunk beds (sleeps 8) + future rec room

2 Bathrooms:

Main Level:
Bathroom #1: primary bedroom ensuite: 1 x 4 pc (double head shower with view to the lake, toilet, bidet and vanity)
Bathroom #2: common washroom: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower) with vanity

Cottage is 2600 square ft

Dining table for 12 + 3 seats in the kitchen island

Main floor – large L-shaped sofa plus a tub chair in the living room

Rec room in bunk room: 1 sofa + 3 tub chairs + TV

3 extra tub chairs within the rooms

Cottage water: fully potable from a well (to be used in moderation specially during summer months as the well could deplete after more than 2 hours of continuous water usage)

Indoor entertainment: Satellite, Netflix, Disney, Amazon and board games


55” LEDTV in the family room
50” LED TV in the master bedroom
43” LED TV in the loft rec room

All TV’s are Smart and have streaming apps downloaded

Kitchen details: fully equipped with fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave. There are the usual kitchen appliances including toaster, coffee makers (12 cup coffee maker with filters, stove top expresso maker and also a drip coffee maker), mixer, blender, electric griddle, air fryer and a kettle.

Internet source: Starlink High Speed Satellite
Suitable for streaming on Netflix or other web-based providers (can be sporadic due to weather as it is satellite)
Additional information: I myself work from the cottage and never had a problem communicating with my office

Cell phone coverage:
Quality of service: excellent
Signal: LTE
Carriers that work: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Virgin, Koodo, Fido and most others


10+ parking spots for vehicles, trucks, trailers, ATV’s, etc.

Half of the flat property-side of the backyard is covered with beach sand for playing games such as volleyball (provided), badminton (provided), horse shoes (provided) and other games

Child/elderly friendly

Large picnic table plus 7 seats within the sofa set, as well as a patio table with seating for 6

Long large dock 420 sq. ft – water is 6-7 ft deep at the end of the dock

Dock is large enough to hold an 18 ’- 21’ bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat or possibly larger including 0oonton boats and Seadoos

150’ of waterfront

Good swimming

The walkway to the dock is sand

Walk in water access – clay bottom – dock has steps onto the lake floor

Weeds become fewer past the dock

Water shoes: suggested for shallow area

Sandy beach area

The lake is good for motorboats, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking etc.

Canoe – 16’ Coleman, 1 adult kayak, 1 kids kayak and 2 paddleboards

Various size lifejackets are also provided, including 2 for small children but it’s advisable to bring your own for the small kids so you know they fit properly


Cottage faces south east – a lot of sun in swimming area all day – patio area is shaded by the house in the afternoon

Beautiful sunrises – sun at dock past 7 pm in the summer months

Cottage is located on over 4 acres of forest – great for walking and biking

Access roads are very quiet and rarely used by other vehicles


  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Canoe
  • A/C
  • BBQ (propane)
Air conditioning
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
Pet friendly
Walk-in water entry
Wheelchair accessible
Winter accessible

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

South River or Sundridge: (20 to 25 minutes) grocery stores, pharmacy, beer store, LCBO

Great trail system for ATV, side by side and snowmobiling

South River Area Trails: https://discoveryroutes.ca/south-river/

Golf at Eagle Lake Golf Course

Proximity to Mikisew Provincial Park

Deer Lake is a great lake for fishing and boating

Screaming Heads in Burks Falls

Close to north access points to Algonquin Park


Local farm markets in nearby towns

Winter activities: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing. Great location for snowmobiling, located right on major snow trail C105D, C110D

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Based on 8 people. $210/extra person. Max 14 people. Children under 1 year of age are free.

Families preferred

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: 6500

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $3900
Nightly rate: $930

Low Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $3900
Nightly rate: $930

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $1030

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
New Year's, Victoria Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's,
Nightly rate: $1030

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Family Day, Easter
Nightly rate: $930

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $6500
Nightly rate: $1030

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: Included
Linen Service: 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 + $1500 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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