La Bella Vista on Big Bald Lake

Buckhorn, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 12Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 8-12, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sloped/Stepped Property, Child/Elderly Friendly, A/C, WiFi, Satellite TV, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Beautiful Sunsets, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, Great Fishing, Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboat, Indoor Fireplace, Winter Accessible, Pet Friendly (TBD)

Welcome to beautiful Big Bald Lake, a highly sought after area of the Trent Lakes system in the heart of the Kawarthas. Enjoy the many outdoor toys that this waterfront cottage has to offer, including canoe, kayak, paddle boat and more! From your morning coffee on the dock, to candlelit dinners in the twenty foot screened-in porch overlooking the spectacular lake views. Enjoy cottage country life in the beautiful Kawarthas.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom #1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #3

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #4

1 Single Bed, 1 Bunk Bed

Bedroom #5

1 Queen Bed


Kitchen includes stove/oven, dishwasher, full sized refrigerator, microwave, seating up to 8. Step down family room with couch and 2 large lounge chairs, gas fireplace and Smart tv.

5 Bedrooms:
Main Level:
Bedroom #1: queen bed – ceiling fan, split unit for a/c and heating
Bedroom #2: queen bed – ceiling fan, split unit for a/c and heat
Bedroom #3: queen bed – ceiling fan, split unit for a/c and heat
Bedroom #4: single bed, bunk bed (single over double) – split unit for a/c and heat

Lower Level:
Bedroom #5: queen bed – ceiling fan, split unit for a/c and heat, ensuite

2 Bathrooms:
Main Level:
Bathroom #1: 4 pc (sink, toilet, tub and/or shower)

Lower Level:
Bathroom #2: 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower) – ensuite to Bedroom #5

Cottage water: well/filtered, water softener and UV water filtration – 2 water coolers

Indoor entertainment: TV, satellite, board games

Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker (drip coffee maker, Keurig coffee machine), toaster, blender and kettle

Internet source: satellite
Quality of service: excellent
Speed (best case): 25 Mpbs download,6.5 Mpbs upload
Works for streaming on Netflix and other web-based movies

Cell Phone Coverage:
Quality of service: excellent
Signal: LTE
Carriers that work: Bell, Rogers, Telus


4 parking spots

BBQ – there are 2 propane tanks at the cottage, if one runs out, it is the renter’s responsibility to have it refilled or exchanged at earliest opportunity

Sloped/Stepped property

Child/elderly friendly, however rocky hill and different levels with stairs

Waterfront: 110 ft

Swimming: good

Fairly weed free

Dock: 30 ft x 8 ft (length & width) – dock has a ladder for exiting – 10’ depth at end

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

The lake is excellent for motorboats

The lake is a very calm lake – excellent for water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking etc.

Canoe, kayak, paddle boat


Beautiful sunsets

Cottage faces north


  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Paddleboat
  • Kayak
  • A/C
  • BBQ
Air conditioning
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
No weeds
Pet friendly
Winter accessible

Activities Nearby



Peterborough Lift Locks

Locks at Buckhorn

Canadian Canoe Museum

Farmers’ Market

Warsaw Caves


Lange Pioneer Village

Curve Lake Ojibway Center

Stock car races

Kawartha Downs Casino and Racetrack

Little Lake Music Festival

Fourth Line Theatre

Showplace Theatre

Lindsay Academy Theatre

Sandy Beach

Buckhorn Fine Arts Festival

The Gallery on the Lake

Rental Rates

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

Rates are based on 10 guests. $210 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 12 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $6300

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $3780
Nightly rate: $900

Low Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $2940
Nightly rate: $700

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $1000

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
New Year's, Victoria Day, Labour Day
Nightly rate: $1000

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Family Day, Easter, Thanksgiving
Nightly rate: $700

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $4900
Nightly rate: $800

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $250 (recommended)
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

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

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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