Relaxing Retreat Cottage

Apsley, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms
  • 8Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 8 + Bunkie (Sleeps Up To 6), Walk-In Entry, Child/Elderly Friendly, Beach, Great Swimming, WiFi, TV And DVD, Breathtaking Views, Clean, Stunning Sunrise, Pet Friendly (TBD)

Our cottage sits on a beautiful tree lined bay on Jack Lake in the Kawartha Lakes Region, a 7 min drive from the quaint town of Apsley. It is well situated: Toronto (2 ¼ hr), 1 hr north of Peterborough, 30 min south of Bancroft, and 30 min northeast of Lakefield. It is well located with a private beach and eastern exposure where you can delight in the gorgeous sunrise. Relax in the oversized hammock, with a stunning view. The property is a perfect site for children of all ages with a private beach and yard for playing activities such as catch, outdoor 6 foot Jenga, badminton, ladderball, custom monkey bars between two trees and much more. There is a fire pit for your use. The expansive 97 feet of sandy beach shoreline offers excellent swimming or you can dive off the 20’ dock. A canoe, multiple adult lifejackets, 2 child sized kayaks (each holds up to 140 lbs), a paddleboat, sand toys and relaxation flotation devices are available for your use. Enjoy the large deck with BBQ, chimenea and covered outdoor dining area in addition to the two oversized picnic tables on the property.

Jack Lake is excellent for bass, pickerel, perch, muskie and carp fishing. Many large fish have been caught right off the dock.
  • 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 Double Bed, 1 Bunk Bed (w/ double on bottom)

Bunkie: Bedroom 5

2 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed


Our cottage is a non-smoking cottage that is very clean and well taken care of. The front of the cottage consists of a great room (kitchen, dining room and living room) with a 20’ vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan and windows across the entire front creating a fantastic panoramic view of Jack Lake. The 4 bedrooms (3 of which have ceiling fans), laundry room with full sized washer and dryer, fully equipped games closet and the 4 piece bathroom are located across the back half of the cottage. There is a high vaulted beautiful red pine ceiling with ceiling fan and dimmer switch for lights. There is also a private bunkie for extra guests.

4 Bedrooms:
Bedroom #1: queen + ceiling fan
Bedroom #2: double + window A/C
Bedroom #3: double + ceiling fan
Bedroom #4: double + bunk bed (single over double) + ceiling fan
Bunkie sleeps up to 6 additional people – 2 double beds and 2 single beds. The double beds are not ‘true’ double beds, they are a bit smaller, with foam mattresses. The two singles are real mattresses.

1 x 4 pc

Kitchen and Dining Room:
Fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, water cooler, knife block, large wooden cutting board, toaster and blender
8 pc dining table and chairs

Cottage water: from lake – not potable but ok for cooking, boiling. Advised to bring bottled water for drinking.

Indoor Entertainment:

2 TVs, Blu-ray player, board games, books and puzzles
Games closet
Fully functional wood stove


There is a nice beach for children with sand toys and flotation devices for your use. You can walk in from the beach for a swim or dive off the 20’ dock into 8 feet of water. Large grass space to play, relax or sit around the fire pit at any time of day.

If you are a cottager who would like to treat this “little piece of paradise” as your own with respect, you are welcome to spend some quality time here.

Child friendly, large grassy play area, sandy beach

Plenty of parking – easily 8+ spots

Good sized dock 8’x20’ – 6-8 feet deep at the end of the dock for diving

Waterfront: 97 feet

Large deck attached to cottage: 25’x15’ with BBQ, chimenea and covered dining area

Great swimming, no weeds, walk-in entry, sandy bottom, sand toys

Canoe, kid’s kayak (up to 140 lbs), and paddleboat

Quiet neighbours on both sides with trees between properties

Beautiful sunrises, cottage faces east

Monkey bars, oversized hammock, plenty of chairs and seating areas, two picnic tables, covered gazebo dining area on deck

Fire pit

Water flotation devices and multiple lifejackets


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Board Games
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Canoe
  • Hammock
  • Firepit
  • Woodstove
  • Paddleboat
  • Kayak
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Books
  • BBQ
  • Linens and Beddings

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Town of Aspley (7 km): grocery store, drug store, movie rental, library, shopping, lcbo, hardware store, gift and souvenir shops, gas station (worms for fishing)

North Kawartha Community Centre: children’s activities including family skates and auctions

Two golf courses very close by: Marvel Rapids Golf Club and Owenbrook Golf Course; other golf courses 30-40 min drive

Jack’s Lake offers great fishing

Nearby towns: Bancroft, Lakefield

Rental Rates

Based on 8 people. $105/extra person. Max 14 people.
Guest cabin/bunkie can accommodate up to 6 people. $420 extra per week for use of the guest cabin (includes 4 people).

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

High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 12pm)
June 26 to Sept 6, 2020
Weekly Rates: $3200
Minimum Stay: 7 nights

Mid Season
May 15 to June 25, 2020 & Sept 7 to Oct 11, 2020
Nightly Rate: $480
Weekly Rate: $1920
Minimum Stay: 2 nights

Low Season
Oct 14 2019 to May 14, 2020
Nightly Rate: $480
Weekly Rate: $1700
Minimum Stay: 2 nights

Premium Long Weekend
New Years, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day
Nightly Rate: $630
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Other Long Weekends
Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter
Nightly Rate: $530
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Winter Holiday Season
Dec 20, 2019 to Jan 4, 2020
Nightly Rate: $630
Weekly Rate: $1920
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

House Rules & Cancellations

Linen service (if requested): King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00, Towels $5.00

Cleaning service (if requested): $150

A 50% deposit is due to confirm rental dates at time of booking (preferred method is Interac e-Transfer).
Outstanding balance + $500.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in.
The damage deposit will be returned to you by Interac e-Transfer upon check out or once the cottage and property have been inspected by the owner or his designate (within 7 business days).

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