The Hidden Gem

Burleigh Falls, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 16Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 12, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, A/C, WiFi, Cell Reception, TV’s, Beautiful Sunsets, Hot Tub, Walk-In Entry, Private, 5-Acres, Games Room, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Good Swimming, Good Fishing, Canoe, Wheelchair Accessible, Fireplace, Winter Accessible, Pet Friendly (TBD-1 small dog only)

The Hidden Gem is privately located between Buckhorn and Burleigh Falls on 5 acres of private forest with a river running through it. Set back from the road, you find yourself in a fairytale setting, starting with a lovely tree-canopied drive that opens onto The Hidden Gem. It is a spacious and inviting cottage with walls of windows affording stunning views of nature on both levels. Relax outdoors on your choice of wrap around deck – either the screened in main floor with BBQ and hot tub, or the upper level with door access to the cottage and walkouts from two of the bedrooms. A set of stairs connects both levels for easy passage between them. For those cool nights, use the fireplaces on the main floor and in the master bedroom. Nature lovers will enjoy the walking trail and river, or play some basketball on the outdoor garage “court”. For evening relaxation, settle in at the fire pit – an excellent spot to marvel at the night sky while taking in the night sounds of nature.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Master Bedroom

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 4

1 Sofa Bed

Bedroom 5

1 Double Bed


5 Bedrooms:
Upper Level:
Bedroom #1 Master: queen bed + wood fireplace (wood supplied beside fireplace) + walkout to deck
Bedroom #2: queen bed with princess balcony
Bedroom #3: double bed

Bedroom #4: pull out double sofa bed in laundry room

Main Level:
Bedroom #5: double bed

Pull out double sofa bed plus a recliner in living room

3 Bathrooms:
Main Level: 1 x 3pc (sink, toilet, shower)
Upper Level: 1 x 4pc (sink, toilet, tub, shower stall)
1 x 4pc (sink, toilet, tub/shower)

Cottage water: from well – filtered and potable

Indoor entertainment: 3 TV’s with DVD/video players, (main floor livingroom, main floor bedroom #4, and upper bedroom #3), radio, telescope (master bedroom), board games

Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker – Tassimo coffee machine, griddle, oven, fridge and freezer

Washer and dryer for your use

2 fireplaces – one on main floor centrally located in the shared living space and one in master bedroom (wood supplied beside each fireplace)

The piano in the pictures is not tuned and will be removed in time - presently it is more for aesthetics


Ample parking space in front of and around the cottage

Gently sloped property

Child/elderly friendly – kids will love having their own private fairy forest, also plenty of friendly space for elderly

Wrap around decks on main and upper levels with stairway that provides access to both levels: main floor deck is fully screened with BBQ and hot tub, upper deck has door access into cottage + walkout from master bedroom

River runs through property

Good swimming, water shoes needed


Great fishing

Hot tub on main floor deck (operational all year)

Basketball net by garage

Fire pit

Very private – situated on 5 acres, set back from the road

Glorious view

Cottage faces north-east


  • Hot Tub
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • A/C
  • BBQ
Air conditioning
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Wheelchair accessible
Winter accessible

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Burleigh Falls (3 km): dining, ride the rapids

Buckhorn (10 km): Buckhorn Observatory, Kawartha Country Wines

Wolf Island Provincial Park (8 km)

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (28 km)

Ojibwa Community Centre and Gallery (23 km)

Trent Severn Locks

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 16 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate : $3500

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Nightly rate: $430
Weekly rate: $2600

Low Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Nightly rate: $430
Weekly rate: $2150

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
New Years, Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $630

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Labour Day
Nightly rate: $580

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Family Day, Easter
Nightly rate: $480
Nightly rate: $530

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Nightly rat: $580
Weekly rate: $3500

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $150
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each
Pet Fee: $75/pet (if pet is confirmed by owner)

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 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, 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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