Pay it Forward Cottage

Washago, Ontario, Muskoka, Parry Sound

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  • 4Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 13Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 9, 4 Bedrooms + Possible Bunkie (TBD), 2 Bathrooms, Flat Property, Child/Elderly Friendly, Satellite TV, Sandy Beach, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Walk-In Entry, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, Great Fishing, Row Boat, Paddleboat, Fireplace, Winter Accessible, Pet Friendly (TBD)

Enjoy this child friendly cottage only 2 hours from Toronto. This lovely, bright, well maintained cottage is a great place to create wonderful vacation memories. The whole family will be comfortable gathering in the main cottage, the guest sleeping area above the garage is great for teenagers. The beautiful, sandy beach is great for children and adults alike.

Take in the view from the large windows that look on the water from each of the living room, sunroom and master bedroom. The gallery kitchen opens into the dining area with lovely pine floors, where there is a table that will sit 8 people. A cozy sunroom with futon and easy chairs leads off the dining area – a comfortable place to relax when indoors.

The water is Clearwater Lake is just like its name – clear and clean. The shallow walk in entry with firm sandy lake bottom makes it a real treat! Explore the various bays or nearby islands searching for blueberries – much of which is undeveloped crown land.

After a busy day, relax in the hammock or on one of the two decks facing the water, at night gather around the firepit. Spend time in the small sitting room off the primary bedroom on the upper level with romantic view of the lake, at night gaze at the stars through the skylight.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom #1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom #2

1 Double Bed

Bedroom #3

1 Double Bed

Bedroom #4

1 Single Bed


4 Bedrooms:
Upper Level:
Bedroom #1 (primary): queen bed with ensuite

Main Level:
Bedroom #2: double bed
Bedroom #3: double bed
Bedroom #4: single bed

Sofa bed/futon in living room

Bunkie/guest sleeping space (above garage): possible Bedroom #5: double bed, single bed + child’s bed (only available for larger families at extra charge TBD)

2 Bathrooms:
Upper Level:
Bathroom #1: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, comfortable old fashioned style bathtub) – ensuite to Bedroom #1

Main Level:
Bathroom #2: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)

Cottage water: from lake, not potable – can be boiled for cooking, for drinking there are 2 jugs at the cottage, if one runs out, it is the renter’s responsibility to have it refilled or exchanged at earliest opportunity

Indoor entertainment: TV, DVD player and VCR

Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, oven, cook top, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle and blender

Cell Phone Coverage:
Quality of service: good
Signal: 3G
Hotspot works from front of cottage


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

Large level grassy property

Child/elderly friendly

Good swimming – water is clean and clear

Sandy beach with shallow walk-in entry that is acceptable for young children or the elderly that may have mobility issues

No weeds – water shoes not required

Dock – long with platform at the end – water is 3 – 4 ft deep at the end of the dock

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

The lake is good for motorboats, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking etc

Any boats coming into the lake need to be first cleaned to prevent the addition of zebra mussels – the boat launch has a strict rule of clear boat bottom

Row boat, paddleboat

2 decks

Cottage faces northeast – sun is strong throughout the summer and can stay that way to 7pm


Activities Nearby

Washago Centennial Park (12 km) – enjoy a peaceful picnic, leisurely swim, or just relax and watch the world go by! Playground, outdoor fitness equipment, pavilion, ball diamond and dog park are just some of the amenities located in the park.

Nearby shopping including grocery stores and malls

Casino Rama with entertainment center for big name shows

Orillia: Stephen Leacock Museum, Orillia Opera House, Orillia Museum of Art and History, The OPP Museum, Historic Orillia, cruise style lake tours on Mariposa Belle, local spas, nearby shopping including grocery stores and malls, Farmers Market on Saturday, movie theatres

Outdoor Activities: horseback riding, golfing, walking trails

Winter activities: ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing

Rental Rates

Maximum 13 guests allowed TBD

All bedding (pillows, linens, comforter/bedspread etc.) are rental client's responsibility to supply or bring due to Covid-19

High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 12pm)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $4500

Mid Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $2700
Nightly rate: $650

Low Season (Minimum 2 nights)
Weekly rate: $2700
Nightly rate: $650

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $750

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Thanksgiving, Labour Day, New Year's, Family Day, Easter
Nightly rate: $650

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $4500
Nightly rate: $750

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $150
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00 (not available until further notice due to Covid-19)
Towels: $5.00 each (not available until further notice due to Covid-19)
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

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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