Maggie’s Haven

Buckhorn, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 17Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 17, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Bathrooms, A/C, WiFi, Cell Reception, Satellite TV, Beautiful Sunsets, Hot Tub, 3-Season Sun Room with Electric Heater, Wooden L-Shaped Deck with BBQ and Portable Heater, Flat Property, Private, Games Room, Child/Elderly Friendly, Great Swimming, Few Weeds, Great Fishing, Kayaks, Bicycles, Fire Pit, Winter Accessible, Central Heating, Fireplace, Pet Friendly (TBD-one dog only)

Your chance to feel like a million dollars in Maggie’s Haven only a 2 hour drive from Toronto to beautiful Kawartha district. This well-maintained and spacious lakehouse (over 3,300 sq ft) is privately situated on Upper Buckhorn Lake in the town of Lakefield/Selwyn, only minutes away from the Trent Canal locks in a tranquil and relaxing setting.

Maggie’s Haven is fully furnished, professionally decorated and professionally landscaped (front and back). Year round paved access to this 1 acre property affords activities of your choice. Fishing rods available, 2 free-standing hammocks, 2 bicycles, and 2 kayaks with paddles. The L-shaped deck at side and back of lakehouse faces the waterfront. Breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding islands with fantastic evening sunsets. On the way down to the dock you can relax in a chair, have a camp fire while marveling at the night sky. Or you may to relax at the conversation area in one of the chairs or love seat at the shore line area. Or perhaps you feel like curling up in the rocking chair, one of the chairs or on the love seat bench on the front porch.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Main Level: Bedroom #1

1 King Bed

Upper Level: Bedroom #2

1 Queen Bed

Upper Level: Bedroom #3

1 Bunk Bed, 1 Twin Bed

Lower Level: Bedroom #4

1 Queen Bed

Lower Level: Bedroom #5

1 Queen Bed


Main Floor:
Bedroom #1: king bed

Upper Floor:
Bedroom #2: queen bed
Bedroom #3: bunk bed (single over single) + twin bed

Upper Floor Loft:
Twin daybed with trundle
Queen size sofa bed

Lower Level:
Bedroom #4: queen bed
Bedroom #5: queen bed

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

Upper Level:
Bathroom #3: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower stall)

Lower Level:
Bathroom #4: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower stall + 2 storage towers)

Cottage water: drilled well with submersible pump and pressure system – potable (drinkable)
Soft water system
Septic system
Propane fireplace
Central Heating: forced air propane unit with HRV system (Heat Recovery Ventilation)
Back up generator
Large dining table that seats 8-10
Furnished three-season sun room with sliding Sunspace screen windows
Fully equipped laundry room with large pantry + iron and ironing board
Dyson V8 animal vacuum
Kitchen details: fully equipped with pantry, dishwasher, microwave, 4-slice toaster, kettle, Kitchenaid mix master, Kitchenaid blender, air fryer oven, electric grill, sliding shelves on island and cupboards, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, cutlery, etc,
Indoor entertainment: TV in loft and main floor, satellite, Blu-ray player
High chair, booster chair, baby swing, child’s wagon, playpen and stroller for little ones with carrier for extra child
Two bed rails for children, and one bed rail for adults to help pull themselves in and out of bed
An infant bath tub, a toilet training seat, booster chair, crib mattress that can be placed on the floor (three sets of fitted sheets provided)
Unlimited WiFi


8+ parking spots
Flat property
Child/elderly friendly
Cedar dock: 32’ x 4’ – water is 6 feet deep at end of dock (additional $250 if Pontoon Boat in pictures needs to be moved)
Deck: L-shaped 368 sq. ft. with dining table and six chairs + propane BBQ and propane heater
Waterfront: 108 feet
Adequate Muskoka chairs on property
Children’s sandbox and saucer swing at lake
Good swimming – water shoes suggested because of stones at bottom
Few weeds
2 kayaks and kayak launching ramp
2 blow-up relaxing water tubes
2 bicycles
Hot tub
Unique fire pit (marshmallow roasting sticks provided)
Excellent view, faces southeast
Movable ramp for easy access through front door


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Kayak
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Bike
  • A/C
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • BBQ
  • Linens and Beddings
Air conditioning
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
Kayak and kayak launching ramp
Few weeds
Pet Friendly (TBD)
Winter accessible (unlimited)
Wireless internet
High chair and stroller for little ones

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Buckhorn Community Centre

Peterborough Zoo

4th Line Theatre

Canadian Canoe Museum

Peterborough Theatre Guild

Festival of Lights

Lift-Lock Cruises

Peterborough Museum

Peterborough Farmers Market

Slots at Kawartha Downs

Stony Lake Cruises

Warsaw Caves

Whetung Ojibwa Centre

Young’s Point General Store

Lockside Trading Post at Young’s Point

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Based on 8 people. $210 extra person. Maximum 17 people. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 10am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $8400

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Nightly Rate: $1375
Weekly Rate: $6875

Low Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Nightly Rate: $1275
Weekly Rate: $5500

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly Rate: $1375

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Family Day, Easter
Nightly Rate: $1275
Labour Day, Thanksgiving
Nightly Rate: $1375
New Year's
Nightly Rate: $1500

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Nightly Rate: $1500
Weekly Rate: $7500

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: Included
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 per set (bath towel and face cloth)
Pet Fee: No charge

Additional $250 if Pontoon Boat in pictures needs to be moved (not available for rent)

Method of Payment:
Interac E-Transfer (preferred method)
Initial deposit of 50% due upon booking
Outstanding balance + $1500 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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