Sandy’s Shore Cottage

Minden, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 15Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 15, Cell Reception, TV, Walk-In Entry, Private, Child/Elderly Friendly, Screened In Porch, Sandy Beach, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Row Boat, Paddleboat, Fire Pit, Fireplace, Pet Friendly
Sandy’s Shore is a private beachfront property, with crystal clear water. The sandy beachfront makes for easy water entry, as well as sand castle fun for children, or those young at heart! Bask in the sun on the floating raft or on the dock. Start your day in the breakfast nook, relaxing over your morning coffee. The screened in porch is perfect for those rainy days, buggy afternoons or evenings and is great for catching up with friends, or unwinding from a busy day. The games room with air hockey table allows for endless fun as well as the expansive movie collection for when you feel like staying indoors. Miners Bay is close to all amenities – Minden, Coboconk and Haliburton are a short drive away. For an unusual movie experience, visit Highland Cinemas in Kinmount, a famous movie theatre and museum.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Bunk Bed, 1 Single Bed

Loft Bedroom

1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed

Games Room

1 Sofa Bed, 1 Double Bed


5 Bedrooms:
Bedroom # 1: queen bed
Bedroom # 2: queen bed
Bedroom # 3: 2 sets of bunkbeds (both single over single) + 1 single
Bedroom # 4: Loft Bedroom – king bed + 1 double bed
Bedroom # 5: Games room – sofa bed (double) + 1 double bed

2 Bathrooms:
1 x 4 pc (sink, toilet, shower, tub)
1 x 2 pc (sink, toilet)

Cottage water: from the lake – filtered but not treated-good for cooking/boiling – water cooler provided for drinking

Indoor entertainment: TV, DVD & VHS player, large movie selection, board games, air hockey table

Kitchen details: equipped with a microwave, toaster, stove, large fridge as well as a small beverage fridge


Wood fireplace in living room


Private – trees and brush line the property, providing shade and privacy

7-8 parking spots on the long and narrow driveway

Flat property – a slight slope to the waterfront, but is easy to walk

Child/elderly friendly

Dock: 8’ x 16’ with a small bridge and floating raft 10’ x 10’

Water at the end of the dock is 4 feet deep

Water at the floating raft ranges from 6 feet – 20 feet depending on which side you are on

Deck: 30’ x 5’ – large enough to fit both a 6 person picnic table, bbq, 6 person dining table and some folding chairs

Waterfront: 50 feet

Sandy beach – approx. 24 feet – clean with minimal weeds and easy access to the water

Grassy, flat area beside the garage – perfect for outdoor games

Great swimming -choose a sandy walk in or a shallow dive off the dock

No watershoes needed

Floating raft allows for more water fun as it sits in deeper waters

No weeds in main swimming area – weeds to one side of the dock and near the end of the beachfront

Paddleboat, tin boat (motor not included)

Kids paddle board

Beautiful view of the tourquise water

Faces south, providing summer fun in the sun from 9am-8pm


  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Row Boat
  • Firepit
  • Paddleboat
  • BBQ (propane)
Cell reception
Child/elderly friendly
Fire pit
Good swimming
No weeds
Pet friendly
Row boat
Sandy beach
Walk-in water entry

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Kinmount: Highland Cinemas – a movie theatre/museum with 6 small screens and hallways filled with historic movie memorabilia!

Nearby go-karting and golfing, hiking trails and waterfalls (Buttermilk Falls)

Haliburton: Wolf Centre with exhibits, wolfcams and a cinema

Dorset (a scenic hour’s drive): lookout tower, boasts beautiful views of the Lake of Bays, perfect for picnics. Don’t feel like packing a lunch? The town has great local resteraunts!

Nearest Boat Launch: Neighbours property-$25 fee for use, to be withheld from damage deposit (includes in & out). Address to be provided closer to check-in date.

Rental Rates

Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. Based on 8 people. $210/extra person. Maximum 15 people. Children under 1 year of age are free.

High Season (Sun 3pm to Sun 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $3500

Mid Season (Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $2100
Nightly rate: $630

Low Season - Closed

Long Weekends - Closed

Winter Holiday Season - Closed

Cleaning Service: Not provided
Linens: Not provided
Towels: Not provided
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

As this cottage rents on a Sun-Sun basis for weekly rentals during High Season

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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