Hawks Nest Retreat

Apsley, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 3Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms
  • 9Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 9 Maximum, 2 Bedroom + Bunkie, TV, Great Swimming, Small Sandy Shoreline, Floating Dock, No Weeds, Fire Pit, Child Friendly, Includes Boat And Motor, Pet Friendly

Our cottage is within the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, very private with no neighbours! Water access only, 700 metres from the Long Lake Lodge Marina. There are also canoe and motor boat rentals available from Long Lake Lodge (next door to the cottage’s parking space, same boat launch area).

This private, recently renovated cottage nestled within the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park offers a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy nature within the park’s 375 sq km of wilderness. The cottage is surrounded on all sides by the park’s pristine forest and lakes. No neighbours!
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Bunk Bed (w/ double on bottom)


1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed


The cottage is a special place, built with open concept kitchen, living room, dining room, large windows overlooking the lake, cathedral ceilings, white washed walls, new kitchen and bathroom and refinished vintage floors anchored by a stone hearth and wood stove. Four high powered ceiling fans keep you cool on hot summer days while the wood stove and base board heaters throughout the cottage keep the place cozy in cooler months. The main cottage has two bedrooms and the boathouse over the lake has two beds and is the most amazing place to sleep.

2 Bedrooms in Main Cottage:

Bedroom 1: Master with king bed

Bedroom 2: Queen bed

Bunkie: Queen & 1 twin-king bed (twin pulls out to a king bed)

1 Bathroom: 1 x 4 pc

Cottage Water: lake water is filtered but please bring own drinking water

Kitchen includes fridge, stove, oven, microwave, rice cooker, coffee maker and toaster oven

Books, board games, cards, stereo music player, DVD and CD player and home theatre system are available


A very large floating dock is the focal point of the shoreline with deep water for swimming. The boathouse dock has a sandy shore with shallow entry making this very child and pet friendly. The cottage has over 300 square feet of deck, 220’ of waterfront and a campfire with a panoramic view of the lake.

Includes 14’ Yamaha boat and 6HP motor (boater’s license is mandatory), 2 x 12' kayaks, canoe and 2 smaller kayaks.


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Cards
  • Board Games
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Home Theatre
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Row Boat
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Kayak
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Books
  • BBQ
  • Linens and Beddings
Boat and motor
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Good swimming
No weeds
Row boat
Sandy beach
Walk-in water entry

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

The Town of Apsley (10 km) on Route 28 offers a grocery store, LCBO, beer store, antique stores, ice cream hut, and boutique coffee house. There are several dining options along Route 28 from casual to fine dining. Located in Woodview (30 min) is Petroglyphs Provincial Park which holds Canada’s largest collection of ancient First Nations petroglyphs and great hiking trails.

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable.Based on 6 people. $210/extra person. Maximum 9 people. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rate: $1700

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Nightly Rate: $400
Weekly Rate: $1200

Low Season - Closed

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 3 nights)
New Years, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Nightly Rate: $400

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter
Nightly Rate: $400

Winter Holiday Season - Closed

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $120
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each
Pet Fee: No charge for first pet, $75 for each additional pet

Includes Boat And Motor (boater’s license is mandatory) to reach cottage from the landing, as there is no road access to the cottage

Method of Payment:
Interac E-Transfer (preferred method)
Initial deposit of 50% due upon booking
Outstanding balance + $500 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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