Rylott’s Retreat On Raccoon Lake

Lakefield, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 10Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 10, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, A/C, WiFi, Satellite TV, Beautiful Sunsets, Automatic Generator, Gently Sloped Property, Walk-In Entry, Private, Games Room, Fire Pits, Child/Elderly Friendly, Granite Shoreline, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Good Fishing, Fire Places, Wood Stove, Winter Access, Dog Friendly (No Cats), Includes Linens & Towels

Rylott’s Retreat is a private and cozy four-season cottage nestled among the trees on Raccoon Lake, a small land locked lake. Start your day relaxing on the deck with your morning coffee or chill on the lower patio while taking in the view and sounds of nature. Enjoy time by the water on the stunning granite beach, sipping a refreshing drink sitting on the dock, or cooling off with a dip in the clear water. Go fishing for bass and muskie with the optional 14’ fishing boat, or a gentle paddle across the clear water in the canoe, row boat or paddleboat provided for your enjoyment. For more activity, have a friendly game of horseshoes or bocce ball on the ample grass area.

If weather chases you indoors, head to the games room above the garage and engage in games of shuffleboard, bumper pool or poker, or simply relax watching the big screen TV. Have your meals outdoors on the upper deck that offers sun and natural tree canopy shade throughout the day. Add fresh flavour to your meals with fresh cuttings from the herb garden. End your day soaking in the beautiful sunsets while gathered round either fire pit close by the water or close by the cottage– excellent spots for spending family time under the stars, enjoying a campfire and roasting marshmallows. In colder weather, cozy up in front of the family room or games room fireplace or the main floor wood stove, savouring the relaxing warmth.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Single Bed

Bedroom 4-Lower Level Family Room

1 Sofa Bed, 1 Mattress

Bedroom 5-Above garage in Games Room

1 Mattress, 1 Queen Bed


5 Bedrooms

Bedroom #1: queen bed
Bedroom #2: queen bed
Bedroom #3: 2 single beds
Bedroom #4: lower level family room: pull out sofa bed, queen size quality mattress
Bedroom #5: above garage in games room: queen size sleeper sofa with an upgraded memory foam mattress

2 Bathrooms: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower), 1 x 2 pc (sink, toilet)

Cottage water: from well with full filtration including chlorination + water softener + water cooler … great for drinking and cooking

Indoor entertainment: 3 x Satellite TV, WiFi, DVD player, Playstation console and games, board games, games room above garage includes shuffleboard, bumper pool and poker table with big screen TV

Lower level walk-out from family room with Satellite TV and propane fireplace

Washer/dryer for your use

Fireplaces and wood stove

Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, cappuccino maker and crock pot

Automatic generator for electrical emergencies


Ample amount of useable parking spaces

Gently sloping property to water and cottage

Child/elderly friendly

Dock: 16’ x 16’ floating dock attached to 16’ x 12’ crib dock with 4 step aluminum ladder – water is 14-16 feet deep at end of floating dock

Dock is large enough to hold an 18 ’- 21’ bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat or possibly larger – can tie up to 3 boats

Deck off cottage: 24’ x 10’

Waterfront: 224 feet

Walk in entry on gently sloped granite shoreline for about 10 ft before dropping off

Great swimming – walk in or jump off the dock into the clear water, no weeds, water shoes suggested as rock bottom could be slippery

Water toys in deck box

The lake is good for motorboats, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking etc. – is land locked so boating is limited to this lake alone

Canoe, pedal boat, fishing boat and stand-up paddle board

Fishing boat available for rent: 14’ Lund aluminum with 15HP Honda outboard with electric start $500.00/week (+$500 boat damage deposit) or simply drop your fishing line off the dock

Excellent fishing for bass and muskie

2 fire pits

Horseshoes, bocce ball

Fresh herb garden – fenced and raised for easy access, simply cut and enjoy


Cottage and docks face south with sun throughout the day

Wonderful sunsets


  • Beach Nearby
  • Great for Kids
  • Swimming
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Woodstove
  • Paddleboat
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • A/C
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • BBQ
  • Linens and Beddings
Air Conditionig
Boat and motor
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
No weeds
Pet friendly
Walk-in water entry
Winter accessible
Wireless internet
Automatic generator for electrical emergencies
shuffleboard, bumper pool and poker table

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Ride the rapids at Burleigh Falls

Lock 28 on the Trent Waterway System

Golf at any of the nearby courses including Katchiwano Golf and Country Club, Woodview Golf Course, Wildfire Golf Club, Marvel Rapids Golf Course, Six Foot Bay Resort, Quarry Golf Club shopping in nearby Lakefield, Bobcaygeon or Peterborough

Warsaw Caves

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

Viamede Resort

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Based on 8 people. $210/extra person. Max 10 people. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly Rates: $4000

Mid Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly Rate: $2750
Nightly Rate: $580

Low Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly Rate: $2750
Nightly Rate: $580

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

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Thanksgiving, Family Day, Easter
Nightly Rate: $580

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly Rate: $2000
Nightly Rate: $630

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $200
Linens: Included
Towels: Included
Boat Rental: fishing boat (new 14’ Lund aluminum with 15HP Honda outboard): $525.00/week (+$500 boat damage deposit)
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 + $1000 damage deposit due 28 days prior to checking in
Damage Deposit (s): 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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