Harcourt Haven

Wilberforce, Ontario, Haliburton, Algonquin Park

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  • 4Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 12Guests
  • 6Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 3 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 12, WiFi, TV Netflix (No Cable), All Day Sun, Screened-in Porch, Walk-In Entry, Private, Fire Pit, Swim Raft, Sandy Bottom, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Great Fishing, Stocked Lake Trout, Boats Available, Pet Friendly

7000 acres of pristine Algonquin wilderness. Welcome to this charming cottage nestled in the family oriented Harcourt Park community! This timeless property is a tranquil Algonquin-like setting, ideal for entertaining friends and relaxing with family. Lots of activities to do that a family will take ten years to get to it all.

Located at the end of a private seasonal road, this much admired property combines excellent value with upgraded charm, features 900 square feet of living space, hardwood floors on the main level and 4 bedrooms with one master with a king bed overlooking the lake.

Upon your arrival, you will immediately take notice of the water view. The porch and elevated view will give you endless changing water views. The cottage is bright and airy open concept main level with an abundance of windows and magnificent panoramic and unobstructed views of Big Straggle Lake. The open kitchen, huge harvest table and island allow for smooth family entertaining. Behind the cottage is a private lake within walking distance. There will never be a dull moment for anyone with outdoor interests and when it is time to go inside, the cottage is ready for inside entertainment.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed, 1 Bunk Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Double Bed, 1 Bunk Bed

Bedroom 4

1 Bunk Bed


4 Bedrooms: (note-some bedrooms have curtains for privacy as noted below)
Bedroom #1: king bed- door
Bedroom #2: queen bed + 1 bunk bed (single/single) – curtain
Bedroom #3: double + 1 bunk bed (single/single) – curtain
Bedroom #4: bunk bed (single/single) – curtain

Bathroom #1: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower) – locked door
Bathroom #2: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower) – locked door


Ceiling fans in 2 upstairs bedrooms
Cottage water: lake water with UV system; drinking water from the nearby community center or nearby marina on Small Straggle Lake
Large walkout basement with large screen TV – great space for the kids, BYOB darts for the board
Screened-in porch, 14′ x 16′
Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, large instant pot, electric grill, propane BBQ
Bluetooth speaker, HDTV, land phone line (call collect for long distance only)
Bar fridge downstairs
Internet source: cable
Quality of service: excellent
Unlimited, high speed Bell line

Cell Phone Coverage:
Limited – some signal on the lake and above in the parking lot.
Quality of service: limited
Additional information: there is a land line for local and Canada wide calls


Drive to cottage level for single parking and access
Enjoy the outdoors and cooking outside on the new charcoal BBQ – outdoor oven which is ideal to cook pizzas
Propane and BBQ Kettle – bring Your own cumbustibles or exchange what you use with 2 containers provided (see CRA regarding filling)
Large dock and all day sun, beautiful Bancroft rock landscaping, shallow swimming bay with a constant breeze
Take a boat out after 7 pm and chase the sun around the lake
Very private
Plenty of parking
It is a steep pitch to the cottage and to the lake – both distances have a landscaped walkway carved into the terrain with railing
Large dock: 30 ft extension for the dock and you can dive off the end – water is 10 ft+ at the end of the dock – staircase ladder great for kids and pets
Deck: 300 sq ft
Excellent swimming
Waterfront: 100 feet
Sandy bottom
Protected bay offers great swimming
Walk-in entry is sandy and shore is raked
Water shoes suggested
No weeds on swimming side of dock
Play areas for children at the top of the hill in the car parking area
Side artificial turf area for games and yoga
Lake is good for motorboats however outside boats are not allowed due to potential for invasive species (owners available for rent)
Canoe, stand up paddle board, paddle boat
Southern exposure looking down the length of the lake – breathtaking view from the cottage
Private lake behind is a 15 min walk and great picnic spot with swimming
Bowrider fish & ski boat 115 HP: $1000/wk including 45L premium gas (+ boat damage deposit)


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Cards
  • Board Games
  • Game Box
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Row Boat
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Canoe
  • Hammock
  • Firepit
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Books
  • BBQ
  • BBQ (propane)
Boat and motor
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
No weeds
Pet friendly
Sandy beach
Stand up paddleboard
Walk-in water entry
Wireless internet

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Two golf courses nearby: Harcourt Golf Course and MartinWood Resort & Golf Course

Horseback riding (8 km)

Community center has child’s play ground, beach volleyball and tennis

Rental Rates

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

Eligible for new Ontario Staycation Tax Credit effective 2022

Includes BBQ Propane and Firewood

High Season (Sat 3pm to Sat 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $4720

Mid Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Nightly Rate: $750
Weekly Rate: $3500

Low Season - Closed

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly Rate: $750

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving
Nightly Rate: $750

Winter Holiday Season - Closed

Linens & Towels: Not provided

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $135 (Recommended)
Bowrider fish & ski boat 115 HP: $1000/wk (+ boat damage deposit) includes 45 L of premium gas
Pet Fee: No charge for first pet, $75 for additional pet (maximum 3 dogs)

Method of Payment:
Interac E-Transfer (preferred method)
Initial deposit of 50% due upon booking
Outstanding balance + $750.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in if renting the cottage only. Outstanding balance + $1,000.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in if renting the cottage and boat
Damage Deposit: To be refunded within 7 business days upon check-out (any issues above normal wear and tear cost will be passed to the guest with a $50 flat management fee which will be deducted from the security deposit)

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. If you

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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