Moncrief Cottage On Lower Buckhorn Lake

Buckhorn, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 2Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms
  • 4Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 3 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 4, Satellite TV, DVD Player, Beautiful Sunsets, Boat Slip, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Sandy Beach, Sandy Play Area, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Paddleboat, Canoe, Pet Free

This 2 bedroom cottage offers a view of beautiful sunrises from your front deck and sunsets from your dock. The swimming area is clean with no weeds, has a sandy beach where children can wade in and swim to a raft or play in the sand and build sand castles. After playing in the sand there is an outdoor shower to use. There is a fire pit with 6 Adirondack chairs for evening fun. The satellite TV offers music channels connected to outdoor speakers so you can listen to music while outside or enjoy the peace and quiet. There is a paddleboat and canoe for your enjoyment as well. A boat slip is there if you wish to bring a power boat.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Bed

Sofa Bed


2 bedrooms: queen bed, double bed

Sofa bed: queen bed

Bathroom: 1 x 3 pc + outdoor shower. Note: as there is a septic system, please use the toilet paper provided

Cottage water: from lake so is not potable – please bring your own water for drinking

Kitchen details: microwave, coffee maker, toaster, crock pot, blender and water cooler

Indoor entertainment: board games, books, cards, DVD movie/player, home theatre system, satellite TV and stereo music player


This is a small cottage with a combination kitchen-living room with a large sliding glass door for views of the lake. The bathroom has a shower but there is an outdoor shower as well for sandy children. Children seem to prefer this. There is a deck across the front of the cottage with a table, chairs and an umbrella. There is also a sitting area with a crank-out awning. The morning offers sun on the deck and by afternoon it is shaded. There is a picnic table with umbrella if you prefer to eat down by the water. The large dock has 2 lounge chairs and other chairs, and is a great place to sit and watch the children play on the beach. The sandy beach is right there so your children are always in sight. The fire pit is also down by the water. You can often hear the loon calls as you sit there.

3 parking spots

Flat property

Docks: 10’ x 16’ and two docks 4’ x 20’ – 3 feet deep at the end of the dock

Deck: 30’ x 7’

Waterfront: 80 feet

Sandy beach/walk-in entry with great swimming, no weeds

Water shoes are recommended



Cottage faces north


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Board Games
  • Stereo
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Home Theatre
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Paddleboat
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Books
  • BBQ
  • Linens and Beddings
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Good swimming
No pets
No weeds
Sandy beach
Walk-in water entry

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Reach Harbour (short walk) for anyone needing quick supplies and ice cream treats for children.

Buckhorn Berry Farm (2 km walk) where you can purchase or pick your own berries. Fresh produce available daily.

McLean Berry Farm (4 km) where they bake their own pies, and you can purchase fresh veggies daily.

Whetung Ojibwa Centre (5 km) on Curve Lake and has a unique Native American Goods store.

Buckhorn offers a wide variety of activities over the summer months and has an excellent Chinese Restaurant, Cody Inn, as well as Main Street Landing for outdoor pub fare and a view of the Buckhorn Locks.

Buckhorn Art Gallery is located on County Rd 36.

Kawartha Country Wines is also located on County Rd 36 and has a beautiful gift shop and an excellent variety of homemade wines.

Bobcaygeon (25 km) has the well-known Bigley Shoes and Clothing and many other unique shops and restaurants.

Lakefield (23 km) offers shopping and unique shops and restaurants. Flannigan’s Butcher Shop is located on the main street and offers great selections of fresh meats and fish.

Peterborough (35 km) has Peterborough Musicfest every Wednesday and Saturday starting at 8pm from June 25th to August 24th. This is a free concert in Del Crary Park and the schedule is on the fridge at the cottage. Take a lawn chair. This city has lots of shopping, an art gallery, and the lift locks which make up the largest lift lock on the Trent Severn Waterway.

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Based on 4 people maximum. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $1600

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Nightly Rate: $300
Weekly Rate: $1100

Low Season - Closed

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 3 nights)
New Years, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Nightly Rate: $330

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter
Nightly Rate: $330

Winter Holiday Season - Closed

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $60
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each

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 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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