Ridgeview Retreat On Shadow Lake

Norland, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 3Bedrooms
  • 1Bathrooms
  • 6Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 1 weekMinimum Stay
This 1920s cottage has been renovated to be comfortable without losing any of the original cottage charm. Surrounded by trees and with no nearby neighbors, the cottage truly feels like a retreat for your family. You can get out and be active, stay home and float on the lake, or just sit and take in the view. Enjoy great fishing of many varieties including pike and muskellunge. Many can be caught right from the dock or you can take the rowboat out about 200’ to the sandbar where fish love to lurk.

The property is between Gull River and Shadow Lake, facing south down the lake. Shadow Lake is a flow-through lake for the Trent Severn Waterway. Since it is deep in the centre and has a high flow rate, it has some of the cleanest and clearest lake water in the region.

The yard outside the cottage is flat and private. On one side there is a fence and trees blocking the neighbors. The other side is an unoccupied property. There is a deck with a screened gazebo, a table and chairs for outside dining and great views. Full use of the boathouse. Can be used for sitting out of the sun, hanging towels, and storing beach toys when you go up to the cottage.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements


1 Queen Bed


1 Queen Bed


1 Queen Bed


3 Bedrooms:
Main Level:
Bedroom #1: Lakeside – queen size bed
Bedroom #2: Riverside – queen size bed

Upper Level:
Bedroom #3: Loft – queen size bed

Main Level:
1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, walk-in shower)

Cottage water: drilled well – potable

Indoor entertainment: TV, stereo, DVD player, classic X-Box with 2 controllers and games

Kitchen details: large refrigerator, full-size stove, microwave oven, drip coffee maker (filters provided), kettle, teapot, toaster, blender


2 parking spots (maximum)


Deck: 12’ x 24’ with screened gazebo, stairs down to the lake

Aluminum dock: 6’x36’- water is about 3’- 4’ feet deep at end of dock

Waterfront: 80 feet

Sandy beach – shallow entry for about 40’ out

Good swimming

No weeds

Water shoes not needed

Good fishing – numerous varieties

Canoe & rowboat

BBQ with separate cooking utensils


Great views

Cottage faces south


  • Swimming
  • TV
  • Row Boat
  • Canoe
  • A/C
  • BBQ
Air conditioning
Cell reception
Good swimming
No weeds
Pet friendly
Row boat
Sandy beach
Walk-in water entry

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Take a walk to the other end of Shadow Lake Road 3, hike in LaCraw Park on Government Dock Road, or take a 5 km run up Nevison to Elliott Falls. Keep the shore on your left side as you paddle and you’ll find yourself going up the Gull River with its many large bays that seem like small lakes before you arrive at the Norland dam where you can turn around and let the current bring you back to Shadow Lake.

Norland (2 km): stroll into town for ice cream or a few groceries

Coboconk (9 km): has the highest freshwater point in Canada from which you can circumnavigate the world

Kinmount (16 km): visit the intriguing Highlands Cinema museum in and stay for a first-run movie

Minden (30 km): drive for ice cream at Kawartha Dairies – the building with the cow on the roof

Kirkfield (27 km): home to the second largest lift locks, giant bathtubs that lift and lower boats, in the world

Fenelon Falls (28 km): has standard locks in the centre of town and many nice restaurants for lunch.

Golfing: Norland, Fenelon Falls, 2 courses at Minden

Rental Rates

Rental Rates include all booking fees and taxes (if applicable). Based on 6 people maximum (any age)

High Season (minimum 7 nights)
Weekly: $2500

Mid Season (minimum 7 nights)
Weekly: $2100

Low Season: CLOSED
Winter Holiday Season: CLOSED

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: Not Included
Linen Service: Included
Towels: Included
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 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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