Pay It Forward Cottage

Washago, Ontario, Muskoka, Parry Sound

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  • 4Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 8Guests
  • 3Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 1 weekMinimum Stay
Sleeps 8 Including Bunkie, Beach, Flat, Great Swimming, Fire Pit, Pet Friendly (TBD)
Pay it Forward Cottage is a gorgeous child friendly cottage less than 2 hours from Toronto. This lovely, bright, well-built and maintained 3 bedroom cottage on Clearwater Lake is the place to create wonderful holiday memories. The whole family will be comfortable with the 2 bedrooms on the main level and 1 on the upper level. There is easy access to the cottage from the level driveway or from the large, level, grassy property. The property includes a beautiful sandy beach area that is great for children and adults alike. A guest sleeping area above the garage is a great space for teenagers.
  • 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


Pay It Forward is a year-round cottage with large windows that look out on the water from each of the living room, sunroom and master bedroom. The galley kitchen opens into the dining area with lovely pine floors, where there is a table that will seat eight people. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes an oven, cook top, fridge, dishwasher, blender, toaster, microwave and coffee maker. A cozy sunroom with futon and easy chairs leads off the dining area and is a comfortable place to relax when indoors. There is also a spacious living room with TV, DVD player and VCR, and a great view of the water. Two bedrooms are on the main level – each with a double bed. There is a bathroom, with shower, and a small office on this level as well. Upstairs the master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and an ensuite with a comfortable old-fashioned bathtub. Off this bedroom is a small sitting room with a romantic view of the lake, while a skylight in the bedroom ceiling provides a view of the stars above. For more choice in sleeping locations, there is a guest room with a double bed over the garage, where teenagers may enjoy their own space.

3 Bedrooms:

Bedroom #1: queen
Bedroom #2: double
Bedroom #3: double

Bedroom #4: Bunkie/guest sleeping space above garage-nicely decorated-double bed ($420 extra)

Sofa bed/futon-living room

2 Bathrooms: 2 x 3 pc


The water in Clearwater Lake is just like its name – clear and clean. The people who live and cottage on this lake would like to keep it that way and so ask that any boats coming to the lake be first cleaned well to prevent the addition of zebra mussels. There is a boat launch, with a strict rule of a clean boat bottom. Pay It Forward Cottage comes with a paddleboat and rowboat for your use. The large sandy beach with a shallow entry to the lake has a firm sandy lake bottom which is a real treat. Swimmers may enjoy exploring the nearby island to search for blueberries, and the lake offers various islands and bays to explore – much of which is undeveloped Crown land. A hammock, two decks with lawn furniture also face the waterfront to provide a choice of sun or shade. Pay it Forward cottage faces northeast so the sun is very strong throughout the summer after 11am and can stay that way until 7pm.


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Row Boat
  • Telephone
  • Gas BBQ
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Hammock
  • Firepit
  • Paddleboat
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
Pet friendly
Row boat
Sandy beach
Walk-in water entry

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Rates based on 6 adults. $105/extra person. 8 adults maximum. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 2pm to Fri 10am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $2800

Mid Season (Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rate: $2325

Low Season - Closed

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
New Years, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Nightly Rate: $450

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 7 nights)
Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter
Nightly Rate: $450

Winter Holiday Season - Closed

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: Not provided
Linens: Not provided
Towels: Not provided
Bunkie/guest sleeping space above garage-nicely decorated-double bed: $420
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

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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