Minden Hills Riverfront Cottage

Minden, Ontario, Haliburton, Algonquin Park

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  • 2Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms
  • 6Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Private, Flat Property, Child/Elderly Friendly, WiFi, Riverfront, Satisfactory to Good Swimming, Some Weeds, Walk-In Entry, Small Sandy Beach Area, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, HDTV, Indoor Propane Fireplace, Winter Accessible, Private Parking, Pet Friendly

Welcome! This secluded little slice of heaven is perfect for the quiet getaway with friends or family, or a romantic hideaway for 2.

Located right on the river, this open concept 2-bedroom cottage is only a short distance from the village of Minden which has all the amenities you’ll need – coffee shops, multiple grocery stores, number of places to eat, and a brewery. The cottage itself is a 4-season property with high ceilings and cozy living room that opens out onto a spacious deck overlooking the Gull River. The main bedroom features a private deck with seating that’s the perfect place for a morning cup of coffee.

The home sits on half an acre of land that provides plenty of parking and an open garden space, as well as a fire pit for 6, propane BBQ and a large deck. You can admire the view of the river from the deck, the small dock or you can enter the river from the small beach area that is a part of the property.

Please note, as this home is located right on the river, there are occasionally boats heading to the lakes or the village.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom #1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #2

1 Queen Bed


872 square feet

2 Bedrooms:
Bedroom #1: primary with queen bed, ceiling fan, TV, private balcony
Bedroom #2: queen bed with ceiling fan, desk, closet

1 Bathroom:
Bathroom #1: 3 pc (sink, toilet, stand-up shower)

Cottage water: river water with UV water filtration system (drinkable)

Indoor entertainment: 50″ HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix apps installed, Google Home, board games

Propane indoor fireplace

Baseboard heaters

Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker (French press or Keurig), toaster and kettle

Laundry (washer/dryer) in first closet to the left and large mud room that is currently set up with a large table and space heater

Internet source: Fiber optics
Quality of service: very good
Unlimited bandwidth
Works for streaming on Netflix and other web-based movies as well as video calls for work etc

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


3+ parking spots

BBQ – if propane runs out it is renter’s responsibility to replace

Flat property

Large deck with seating


100 feet of fishable riverfront

Large garden with a gravel/sandy area that slopes into the river

River access with small dock & beach area

Swimming: satisfactory to good – there is a bit of a current in the river and there are some weeds on the river floor – water shoes recommended

Walk-in entry to the water acceptable for young children or the elderly that may have mobility issues

Stone walkway

Boating is permitted on the river, which connects to Gull and Minden Lake


Cottage faces west

Security cameras on property


  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Firepit
  • BBQ
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Pet friendly
Winter accessible

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Located near Minden, you can take in the history of the township at Minden Hills Cultural Center & visit the Agnes Jamieson Gallery. Take a stroll on the Boardwalk and Riverwalk to get some fresh air and explore Minden’s village center – featuring boutique stores and an independent brewery.

On a hot summer’s day there’s nothing better than grabbing an ice cream from Kawartha Dairy and taking a float down the Gull River with the Minden River Run

For the more active, you can rent water equipment and enjoy yourself heading down the Gull River on a paddle board or take a canoe down to the lake. If water activities aren’t your thing, you can try the Fast Lane bowling alley or go to The Minden Experience for a day full of go-karting!

Blairhampton Golf Club and Beaverbrook Golf Course are both nearby and offer pay-as-you-play options.

Adventure seekers should look no further than the Minden Whitewater Preserve!

Don’t feel left out snowbirds – there’s skating, skiing, snowshoeing all available nearby in the winter too!

Rental Rates

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

Rates are based on 4 guests. $210 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 6 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $2500

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $1500
Nightly rate: $360

Low Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $1500
Nightly rate: $360

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $460

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, New Year's, Labour Day, Thanksgiving
Nightly rate: $460

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Family Day, Easter
Nightly rate: $360

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $2500
Nightly rate: $460

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $160 (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 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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