Clear Lake Retreat

Clear Lake Retreat

For Rent

$5,845 Per Week (High Season)

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Property ID :

 Clear Lake Retreat






Located on a gently sloping grassy lot, Clear Lake Retreat is perfectly suited to families.  The waterfront is easily accessible by children and elderly individuals.  This quiet family friendly property is only 10 minutes from the quaint town of Lakefield and 20 minutes from Peterborough.  Run, dive or jump off of the 48 foot dock into the deep waters of Clear Lake.  Have a bonfire on the beach at night and play soccer or badminton on the lawn during the day.

When you walk in this 5 bedroom cottage the first view you have is of the expansive waters of Clear Lake.  It has all the comforts of home that you need including dishwasher, washer/dryer, and a sauna to warm up in. An open concept kitchen looking over the dining and living room is ideal for family dinners and game night.

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Municipality: Selwyn
Nearest Towns: Burleigh Falls (8 km), Lakefield (10 km), Selwyn (13 km), Peterborough (20 km), Buckhorn (21 km)
Nearest City: Peterborough (20 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (1.5 hours)
Nearest Hospital: Peterborough Regional Hospital (28 km)
Body of Water: Clear Lake/Stoney Lake
Nearest Ski Area: Brimacombe (80 km), Sir Sam’s (105 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Young’s Point Marina (705-652-8563)
Nearest Marinas: Young’s Point Marina (3 km) (705-652-8563), Kawartha Park Marina, Lakefield (705-654-3549)
Nearest Beach: On-site and Isabel Morris Park, 20 Concession St. Lakefield
Nearest Golf Course Driving: Katchiwano Golf and Country Club, Lakefield (705-652-6612)
Nearest Golf Course Boating: Wildfire Golf and Country Club


Clear Lake Retreat is a non-smoking cottage that is clean and airy.  The main level consists of an open concept kitchen, dining and living room with a gorgeous view of the lake visible from the every location. The kitchen comes complete with fridge, stove/oven, dishwasher, 12 cup Cuisinart coffee maker, microwave, kettle/tea,  toaster, and blender. The living room has a fireplace, 3 person sofa, large airchair, large antique coffee table and a plethora of board games. Dining room has a solid wood table with 6 chairs and full cupboard of children’s craft supplies and large sliding door that opens on top deck of cottage. The 2 bedrooms on the main level both have new ceiling fans and the bathroom is spacious with a tub.

The lower level has a beautiful stone fireplace with a stove inset allowing for ample heat.  The front area of this level has another wooden table ideal for crafting or games and seats 4 people.  There is also a seating area with a double futon, large armchair and rocking chair.  A large glass sliding door allows for easy access to the lawn and waterfront. The 3 bedrooms on this level are cool in the summer and the front bedroom has a clear view of the waterfront. The 6 person sauna is located on this level and easy to access from the water. The washer and dryer are located on this floor ajacent to the lower lever bathroom.

5 Bedrooms:

Main Level:
  • Bedroom #1: king bed
  • Bedroom #2: double bed
Lower Level:
  • Bedroom #3: queen bed (lake view)
  • Bedroom #4: double bed
  • Bedroom #5: twin bunk beds

Double futon in lower level living room

2 Bathrooms:

Main Level:
  • Bathroom #1: 4 pc (sink, toilet, shower/tub)
Lower Level:
  • Bathroom #2: 4 pc (sink, toilet, shower/tub)


  • Cottage water: drilled well water UV filtered with sediment filter – potable (drinkable)
  • Air Conditioning (A/C): new with one central head in the main room so that cooling drops to the lower level also (new and not sure of how well it works so please be aware!)
  • Indoor entertainment: TV with Apple TV unit, board games, arts and crafts and books
  • Kitchen details: fully equipped with fridge, stove/oven, dishwasher, 12 cup Cuisinart coffee maker, microwave, kettle/tea, toaster, and blender


  • Internet source: Bell LTE to Home (New Rural service)
  • Quality of service: excellent – usually in 20Mbps range – multiple streaming users is fine
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Speed (best case): 25 Mpbs download, 5 Mpbs upload
  • Speed (worst case) 10 Mpbs download, 2 Mpbs upload
  • Works for streaming on Netflix, MS teams, Zoom

Cell Phone Coverage:

  • Quality of service: good
  • Signal: LTE, 4G or 3G
  • Carriers that work: Bell, Telus, Rogers works well
  • Usage of hotspot -all work well


There is an expansive flat grassy lawn that is perfect for children and elderly persons.  The 100’ waterfront has a large 48 foot dock into 10 feet of water.  The dock has 6 Muskoka chairs and a coffee table with large umbrella.  There is also a stone fire pit on the waterfront and stone stairs that walk down onto the beach. The driveway is paved and can fit 6 cars although is best used to play pickup basketball. There is also a small children’s playhouse and a forested area at the back of the property.

  • 4+ 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
  • Flat property until lake shore allowance
  • Child/elderly friendly – very accessible
  • Waterfront: Approx. 100 ft
  • Excellent deep water swimming
  • Dock: 48 ft long, 6 feet wide – composite decking
  • Three steps down to sandy beach with walk in entry with low water level which gradually deepens – excellent for small children and elderly individuals
  • In the very shallow area sometimes there are weeds however once you are at head level of water, it’s not an issue – water shoes are recommended
  • Dock has a ladder for exiting
  • The water is 8 – 10 ft at the end of the dock
  • The dock is large enough to hold an 18’ – 21” bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat or possibly larger – dock whips available
  • The lake is good for motorboats, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking etc
  • Two SUP’s (stand up paddleboards) and one canoe
  • Deck: attached to dock – 12’ x 12’
  • Good privacy – daytime use only at sailing club on one side, quiet neighbours on the other – quiet cottage road
  • Open view of water across Clear Lake
  • Cottage faces east
  • Beautiful sunrises and all day sun


  • Petroglyphs Provincial Park (35 km): day-use park with great hiking, visitor center, Aboriginal rock carvings
  • Many trails in the area for ATVing/snowmobiling
  • Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park (43 km)
  • Dirt bike rentals and ATV tours: and
  • Jet skis, boats, & water toys for rent:
  • Otonabee Conservation Area — great for mountain biking
  • Warsaw Cave Conservation Area
  • Axe throwing in Peterborough
  • Canoeing and kayaking trips
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting — depending on the property, you may hunt for waterfowl, white-tailed deer, black bear, turkey and small game
  • Cross country skiing & snowshoe trails
  • Dog sledding
  • Snowmobiling rentals with many local trails

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* Rates are based on 10 guests. $315 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 12 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

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Max 8 adults. Max 12 people.

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

  • Check in: Friday 4 pm
  • Check out: Friday 11 am
  • Some flexibility during low and mid season

Cleaning Service: Included at the end of vacation dates

Extra Fees (Optional):

  • Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00, Single $15.00
  • Towels: $5.00 each
  • Pet Fee: $75 for pet (one small hypoallergenic dog only-no cats)

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

Weekly rentals including a Statutory Long Weekend will be calculated using a prorated weekly rate

If booking less than 7 nights during High Season, please click “inquire” for a quote or send us an email to

Property Rates

SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightly RateWeekly RateMin Stay
Mid SeasonMay 17, 2024May 30, 2024$36457 Nights
Victoria DayMay 17, 2024May 19, 2024$9357 Nights
High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 11am)May 31, 2024Sep 1, 2024$58457 Nights
Canada DayJun 28, 2024Jun 30, 2024$8867 Nights
Civic HolidayAug 2, 2024Aug 4, 2024$8867 Nights
Labour DayAug 30, 2024Sep 1, 2024$9357 Nights
Mid SeasonSep 2, 2024Oct 13, 2024$36457 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 11, 2024Oct 13, 2024$9357 Nights