Hemlock Haven on Jack Lake

Apsley, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 3Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms
  • 10Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 6-10, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Private,  Child/Elderly Friendly, WiFi, Good Swimming, No Weeds, Walk-In Entry, Beautiful Sunrise, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, Good Fishing, Canoe, Paddleboat, No Pets

Create wonderful memories at this well-maintained family cottage on stunning Jack Lake only 2 hours northeast of Toronto outside of the town of Apsley inside the Peterborough Game Preserve. The cottage is located in Sharpe’s Bay, a short 15 minute drive into town on a well-maintained road. Come spend days swimming, fishing, boating and laying in the sun! Clear water and deep swimming off the dock with no weeds. Watch breathtaking sunrises from the dock and sit in the sun until late afternoon.

Enjoy relaxing on the back deck drenched in the sun until dusk. Ideal for children to run, play and lawn games.

Equally spend time on the front deck with a patio set, BBQ, offering a view of the lake. A set of stairs and a slight sloped walk to the dock gives a wide view of Sharpe’s Bay. Nestled in a small, quiet bay which provides great fishing off the dock. Public boat launch is just minutes away by boat or car.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom #1

1 Double Bed, 1 Bunk Bed

Bedroom #2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #3

1 Queen Bed, 1 Bunk Bed


3 Bedrooms:
Main Level:
Bedroom #1: double bed and bunk bed (single over single)
Bedroom #2: queen bed
Bedroom #3: queen bed and bunk bed (single over single)

Main Level:
Bathroom #1: 1 x 4pc (sink, toilet, shower/tub)

Cottage water: well – UV filter – bring own drinking water

Indoor entertainment: TV, Amazon fire stick, DVD, CD player, books, movies and board games

Kitchen details: equipped with microwave, coffee maker, toaster and kettle



Internet source: satellite
Quality of service: good
Speed (best case): 25 Mbps download, 5 Mbps upload
Works for streaming on Netflix and other web–based movies

Cell Phone Coverage:
Quality of service: good
Signal: LTE
All major carriers that work


3 parking spots – level access to the cottage

Flat area behind the cottage – slight slope towards the dock

Child/elderly friendly

Waterfront: 105 ft

Good swimming, clear, deep off dock

Dock with slip – water is approximately 8 ft at the end of the dock

Walk-in entry is not acceptable for young children or the elderly that may have mobility issues

No weeds

Dock has a slide and ladder for exiting

The dock large enough to hold an 18’ – 21” bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat or possibly larger

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

Canoe, paddleboat

Deck: approximately 30 ft

Beautiful sunrises

Cottage faces east


  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Paddleboat
  • BBQ
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Good swimming
No pets
No weeds

Activities Nearby

Town of Aspley (14 km): grocery store, LCBO, pharmacy, gas station (worms for fishing), library with free WiFi, restaurants, hardware store, gift and souvenir shops, community center with a gym and ice skating

2 marinas located on the lake with boat rentals, gas, Jack Lake apparel and ice cream

Burleigh Falls

Trail walks

Rental Rates

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

Rates are based on 6 guests. $210 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 10 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Sun 3pm to Sun 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $3000

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $1800
Nightly rate: $425

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $500

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Thanksgiving, Labour Day
Nightly rate: $500

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $100
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each

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

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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