Chandos Lake Waterside Retreat

Chandos Lake Waterside Retreat

For Rent

$4,600 Per Week (High Season)

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Property ID :

 Chandos Lake Waterside Retreat






Stunning Cottage on Crystal Clean Chandos Lake

Come and enjoy spectacular swimming and boating on this large Kawartha Lake. Take in this waterfront paradise on beautiful, spring-fed Chandos Lake just over 2-hour drive from Toronto.

Make memories at this amazing, custom-built, post and beam cottage with 187 feet of northeastern waterfront with stunning sunrises. Relax on the deck, or on the large dock listening to the many loons on the lake while watching the night sky. Appreciate the privacy at this cottage including on the  dock.

There is always something happening at Shantilly’s Place Marina nearby and the local towns.

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Municipality: North Kawarthas
Nearest Towns: Apsley (13 km), Glen Alda (10 km), Coe Hill (19 km)
Nearest City: Bancroft (46 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (200 km)
Nearest Hospital: QHC North Hastings Hospital, Bancroft (35 minutes)
Body of Water: Chandos Lake
Nearest Ski Area: Kawartha Nordic Ski Club (29 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Chandos Beach (5 km by car, 8-10 min boat ride)
Nearest Marina: Shantilly’s Place Marina (4 min boat ride)
Nearest Beach: Chandos Lake Public Beach (5 km)
Nearest Golf Course: Marvel Rapids (8.8 km)
Nearest Library: North Kawartha Public Library (12 km)


4 Bedrooms:

Main Cottage:
  • Bedroom #1: queen bed
  • Bedroom #2: queen bed
  • Bedroom #3: queen bed
  • Bedroom #4: single bed
  • Bedroom #5: 1 queen pullout, 1 double, single bunk beds, TV and ceiling fan

Ceiling fans in all bedrooms

2 Bathrooms:

Main Level:
  • Bathroom #1: 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)
Upper Level:
  • Bathroom #2: 2 pc (sink, toilet)


  • Cottage water: lake drawn with UV treatment and filter system (lake is spring-fed) – we use for washing and cooking but bring in bulk water for drinking (one full 5-gallon container included, please replace when empty)
  • Indoor entertainment: Smart TV in main cottage with Chromecast to stream your subscriptions, DVD player, DVD movies, PlayStation 3 with games, and board games
  • TV in bunkie as well (can move the DVD or Playstation between the main cottage and bunkie)
  • Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, electric range/oven, full size fridge, beer fridge, microwave, coffee maker (Keurig), toaster, and kettle
  • Gas fireplace


  • Internet source: 10 MPS Bell cable
  • Quality of service: excellent
  • Unlimited GB
  • Speed (best case): 10 Mpbs download
  • Works for streaming on Netflix and other web-based movies and for video calls

Cell Phone Coverage:

  • Quality of service: excellent
  • Signal: 4G/5G
  • Carriers that work: Bell, Rogers, Telus
  • Can utilize your cell phone hotspot to access the internet at your cottage


  • 5 parking spots
  • BBQ – there are 2 propane tanks at the cottage, if one runs out, it is the renter’s responsibility to have it refilled or exchanged at earliest opportunity
  • Property: Pull in at parking level with walk down to cottage entrance
  • Waterfront: 187 ft (actually much more as lot next door isn’t inhabited…very private)
  • Great swimming – clear, deep water and shallow beach – no weeds – water shoes not needed
  • Walk-in or dive off the dock entry to the water
  • Muskoka chairs and table and 2 benches
  • Dock: 20ft x 24ft with ladder into water – water is 8 ft at the end of the dock
  • Dock is large enough to hold a 23” bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat or possibly larger
  • The lake is good for motorboats, surfing, water skiing, paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking etc.
  • 2 junior kayaks
  • Trampoline
  • Deck: large deck on water side of cottage plus large dock on water
  • Very private
  • Long lake views
  • Stone steps down to cottage (as seen in pictures) plus a path that goes from the driveway to the other side door
  • Northeast facing, great sunrises
  • Great 50 km cycling route around Chandos Lake, also many gravel road routes
  • Off road trails close by for quads, side by side ATV’s


  • Fishing on the lake, beautiful waterfalls in the region, festivals, and small towns to visit including ice cream shops in Apsley and on Highway 28.
  • Chandos Lake Regatta
  • Chandos Fireworks Display
  • Apsley: a bustling summer community with lots of ongoing activities throughout the year, grocery store, Home Hardware, LCBO, restaurants, ice cream, coffee shop, fresh farm markets
  • Chandos Lake Property Owners’ Association offers a variety of activities all summer for families – kids’ fishing derby, regatta, corn-and-wiener roast, fireworks on July 1st
  • Provincial Parks: Petroglyphs, Kawartha Highlands, Silent Lake
  • Warsaw Cave Conservation Area: Offers a range of recreational activities for the entire family
  • Gut Conservation Area: walking trails, spectacular views of the gorge
Shantilly’s place minutes by boat includes:
  • Ice cream shop
  • Sub shop
  • Pizza Libretto
  • Chandos swag
  • Groceries


Loved the lake and the dock especially. —Lisa H. (Jul/Aug 2023) 

Overall, great week. Lots of room for our large group of 10 plus dogs. — Jane Ann H. (Aug 2023)

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* Rates are based on 10 guests. $210 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 13 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

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

  • Check in: Friday 3 pm
  • Check out: Friday 11 am
  • Some flexibility during low and mid season

Cleaning Service: Included at the end of vacation dates -  please keep the cottage tidy
Pet Fee: no cats - for dogs, no charge but please vacuum if dog sheds

Extra Fees (Optional):
  • Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
  • Towels: $5.00 each
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: To be refunded within 7 business days upon check-out

Property Rates

SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightly RateWeekly RateMin Stay
Mid SeasonMay 17, 2024Jun 27, 2024$660$27603 Nights
High Season (Fri 3 pm to Fri 11 am)Jun 28, 2024Sep 5, 2024$46007 Nights
Canada DayJun 28, 2024Jun 30, 2024$7607 Nights
Civic HolidayAug 2, 2024Aug 4, 2024$7607 Nights
Labour DayAug 30, 2024Sep 1, 2024$7603 Nights
Mid SeasonSep 2, 2024Oct 13, 2024$660$27603 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 11, 2024Oct 13, 2024$7603 Nights
Low SeasonOct 14, 2024May 15, 2025$660$27603 Nights
Mid SeasonMay 16, 2025Jun 26, 2025$660$27603 Nights
Victoria DayMay 16, 2025May 18, 2025$7603 Nights