Jack’s Lake Island Paradise

Apsley, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 4Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms
  • 8Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 1 weekMinimum Stay
Sleeps 8, Great For Children, Beach, Sunsets, Large Deck, Awesome View, Large Docks, Great Swimming, Pet Friendly

The most appealing features of our cottage are privacy and spectacular views. Set on a 10 acre island, a short 5 minute boat ride from the marina, it is ideal for people who value their privacy and love the water. There are only two other cottages on the island, at the opposite end, with natural forest between. The cottage is right on the water, facing west with a huge deck from which to watch the stunning sunsets. The guest bunkie, also on the water, faces east. There is a private protected bay with a boat and swim dock, facing east for morning sun and a swim dock and swim raft in front of the cottage, facing west. No manmade landscaping, just natural red pine forest, with a mix of other pines plus a few hardwoods.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Double Bed


1 Double Bed


Our cottage is very simple, old-school, if you will. It is a 3 bedroom early Viceroy (1970), a wall of windows across the front (living room and kitchen) and three bedrooms across the back. While comfortable, it is not fancy or fully renovated. However, the bathroom is indeed fully renovated with a lovely walk-in river rock shower with a rain shower head. The cottage is insulated with baseboard heating throughout and has a charming Elmira Airtight woodstove in the living room.

3 bedrooms and large bunkie: 2 queen beds, 2 double beds

Bathroom: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, roomy walk-in shower)

1 double sofa bed

Kitchen includes microwave, coffee maker, blender, food processor, high quality knifes and toaster

Books, puzzles, board games, cards, stereo music player and CD player are available for your enjoyment

Cottage water: from lake – good for cooking and bathing – bring bottled water for drinking

Airtight woodstove


Extremely private cottage and island property
2 hours from Toronto
2 parking spots at marina
Large docks: 24’ x 16’ that includes boat slip in middle and 8’ x 16’
Cottage decks: 32’ x 4’ and 18’ x 18’
Bunkie wrap-around deck
Waterfront is very private, no neighbours on island within sight
Private bay for our cottage
Long sandy beach – ideal for toddlers
Deep water swimming off the front dock, no weeds
Swim raft in deep water about 15 feet out from the dock
Ground cover is natural, formed of soft pine needles
Laser sailboat
Spectacular views in many directions


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Cards
  • Board Games
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Canoe
  • Hammock
  • Firepit
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Books
  • BBQ
  • Linens and Beddings
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
No weeds
Pet friendly
Sail boat
Sandy beach

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

The cottage is situated on Jack’s Lake in the east Kawarthas. The lake is large and filled with islands, ideal for boating and fishing. It is in the Peterborough Crown Game Preserve and there are countless hiking trails nearby on the mainland. There are two golf courses close by. But this is a cottage for people who seek privacy and beauty.

Rental Rates

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

Based on maximum 8 people

Families preferred with young children

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $2300

Mid Season (Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rate: $1600

Low Season - Closed

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving
Nightly Rate: $400

Winter Holiday Season - Closed

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: Not provided
Linens: Not provided
Towels: Not provided
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 + $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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