Self Johnston Lakehouse

Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Lake Ontario, Kawarthas

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  • 7Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 10Guests
  • Parking Spots
  • 241 m2Building Size
  • 2 daysMinimum Stay
Sleeps 10, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, A/C, WiFi, Satellite TV, Cell Reception, Beautiful Sunrises/Sunsets, Flat Property, Walk-In Entry, Private, Playground, Games Room, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Sandy Beach, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Good Fishing, Fireplaces, Winter Accessible, Includes Cleaning Service (at the end of your vacation dates), Pet Friendly (no cats)

Self’s Cottage is a private four season cottage perfect for your family vacation. Spacious and inviting, this cottage offers all the comforts of home including air conditioning for those hot, humid days and fireplaces to take the chill off those cool nights. The indoor dining area offers several views including the lake, or choose to dine outdoors on the deck. Whatever the weather or time of day, the sunroom offers a beautiful view of the waterfront away from the elements. If you have concerns about steps to the grounds and waterfront, there is a ramp from the main level, accessible from multiple doors with 3-4 steps onto gently sloping grounds. The playground is in full view of the patio and deck so you can sit back and relax while the children play. Have a game of foosball or air hockey in the family room. Spend time on the beach or simply enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake. For evening relaxation, settle in at the fire pit and marvel at the night sky while taking in the night sounds of nature.

Bobcaygeon (6 km) offers all amenities including grocery stores, LCBO, pharmacies, restaurants, gift shops and more.
  • Winterized
  • Pets Allowed
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking
  • Waterfront

Sleeping Arrangements

Master Bedroom

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed, 1 Bunk Bed (w/ double on bottom)

Bedroom 4

1 Double Bed, 1 Crib

Bedroom 5

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 6

1 Double Futon, 1 Crib

Bedroom 7

1 Double Bed


7 Bedrooms:

Main Level:
Master Bedroom #1: king size bed with 5 pc ensuite bathroom (2 sinks, toilet, walk-in shower, tub)

Lower Level:
Bedroom #2: queen size bed
Bedroom #3: 1 queen bed, 1 twin over double bunk
Bedroom #4: 1 double bed, 1 crib
Bedroom #5: 1 queen bed
Bedroom #6: 1 double futon, 1 crib
Bedroom #7: 1 double bed

4 Bathrooms:

Main Level:
Master bedroom 1 x 5 pc ensuite (2 sinks, toilet, walk-in shower, tub)
1 x 2 pc (sink, toilet)

Lower Level:
1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)
1 x 6 pc (2 sinks, toilet, 1 walk-in showers & 1 tub with shower)

Cottage water: from well, fully treated with filtration + UV system, potable

Indoor entertainment: Bell satellite, 3 large screen TVs (great room, master bed, rec room)

Family room on lower level with foosball and air hockey

Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, Kuerig coffee maker

Sunroom on main level

Wood-burning fireplaces – 1 on upper and 1 on lower level) …. Wood not supplied



10 parking spots

Flat property

Child/elderly friendly

Dock: 4’ x 40’ – water is 4 feet deep at end of dock


Decks: lower level patio covered by an upper level deck – both span the full length + side of the cottage

Waterfront: 230 feet

Sandy beach

Great swimming, shallow entry

No weeds in the swimming area

Water shoes suggested but not needed

Playground – children’s trampoline, slide, swings, climbing wall


Picturesque views

Cottage faces north-east


  • Swimming
  • Cable TV/Satellite
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • A/C
  • BBQ
Air conditioning
Cell reception
Fire pit
Flat property
Full kitchen w. dishwasher
Good swimming
No weeds
Pet friendly
Sandy beach
Walk-in water entry
Winter accessible
Wireless internet

Cottage Location

Activities Nearby

Bobcaygeon (6 km north) – visit Bigley’s Shoes and Clothing which is well known for their assortment of shoes and bathing suits, The Ice Cream Parlor, Kawartha Dairy plant, beach, golfing, entertainment, summer bands, Lock 32 – Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site, Bobcaygeon Public Beach

Globus Theatre 5-10 minutes from cottage

Movie Theatre in Kinmount

Rental Rates

Rental Rates include all booking fees and taxes (if applicable)

Based on 10 people maximum

High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
(Minimum 7 nights)
Weekly rate: $6750

Mid Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $3600
Nightly rate: $1200

Low Season(Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $3300
Nightly rate: $1100

Premium Long Weekend (Minimum 7 nights)
Canada Day, Civic Holiday
Nightly rate: $1100

Other Long Weekends (Minimum 3 nights)
Victoria Day, Labour Day, New Year's
Nightly rate: $1500
Nightly rate: $1400
Family Day, Easter
Nightly rate: $1200

Winter Holiday Season (Minimum 3 nights)
Weekly rate: $5950
Nightly rate: $1500

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: Included
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
Towels: $5.00 each
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 + $1500 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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