El Cotajo On Deer Lake

El Cotajo On Deer Lake

For Rent

$6,500 Per Week (High Season)

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Property ID :

 el cotajo






Sleeps 14, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Private, Flat Property, Child/Elderly Friendly, A/C, Unlimited WiFi, Large Dock With stairs, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Walk-In Entry, Beautiful Sunrises, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, Great Fishing, Canoe, Kayak, Indoor Fireplace, Winter Accessible, Includes Cleaning Service (at the end of your vacation dates), Pet Friendly (TBD)

Discount offered of 5%/person less than 8 people to a max 20% reduction

Experience Deer Lake in a whole new way of luxury at this newly built four-season cottage complete with modern and classic character. The finishing touches are still being completed. The custom wood accents will impress everyone.

If you need to reset in quietness or socialize with friends, this is a nature perfect getaway with all the comforts of home.  Enjoy the call of the loons, the sound of a woodpecker and the bellow of bullfrogs.

Enjoy cooking in the state-of-the art kitchen or relax on the dock. Fishing, canoeing, hiking and swimming are some of the many highlights. Be prepared to relax in the depths of one of Ontario’s best kept secrets.

Province: Ontario
Region: Almaguin Highlands
Nearest Towns: Sundridge (26 km), South River (24 km), Magnetawan (24 km)
Nearest City: Huntsville (81 km)
Nearest Large City: North Bay (83 km)
Nearest Hospital: Huntsville (81 km)
Body of Water: Deer Lake
Nearest Ski Area: Hidden Valley (86 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Pike Road-Deer Lake (11 km), smaller boat launch for Seadoo’s and small boats (2 km)
Nearest Marina: Eagle Lake Marine (17 km)
Nearest Beach: Mikisew Provincial Park (14 km)
Nearest Golf Course: Eagle Lake Golf Course (18 km)


New high-end decoration with comfort in mind.  All furniture & appliances are new.  Cottage is new (2020) and improvements are continuing to be made to the interior and exterior.

4 Bedrooms:
Main Level:
Bedroom #1:  primary bedroom: king bed
Bedroom #2:  guest bedroom: queen bed

Upper Level:
Bedroom #3:  guest bedroom: queen bed
Bedroom #4:  bunk room: 4 bunk beds (sleeps 8) + future rec room

2 Bathrooms:

Main Level:
Bathroom #1:  primary bedroom ensuite: 1 x 4 pc (double head shower with view to the lake, toilet, bidet and vanity)
Bathroom #2:  common washroom: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower) with vanity

Cottage is 2600 square ft

Dining table for 12 + 3 seats in the kitchen island

Main floor – large L-shaped sofa plus a tub chair in the living room

Rec room in bunk room: 1 sofa + 3 tub chairs + TV

3 extra tub chairs within the rooms

Cottage water: fully potable from a well (to be used in moderation specially during summer months as the well could deplete after more than 2 hours of continuous water usage)

Indoor entertainment: Satellite, Netflix, Disney, Amazon and board games

55” LEDTV in the family room
50” LED TV in the master bedroom
43” LED TV in the loft rec room

All TV’s are Smart and have streaming apps downloaded

Kitchen details: fully equipped with fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, appliances including toaster, coffee makers (12 cup coffee maker with filters, stove top expresso maker and also a drip coffee maker), mixer, blender, electric griddle, air fryer, slow cooker and a kettle


Internet source: Starlink High Speed Satellite
Suitable for streaming on Netflix or other web-based providers (can be sporadic due to weather as it is satellite)
Additional information: I myself work from the cottage and never had a problem communicating with my office

Cell phone coverage:
Quality of service: excellent
Signal: LTE
Carriers that work: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Virgin, Koodo, Fido and most others


Flat property

Half of the flat property-side of the backyard is covered with beach sand for playing games such as volleyball (provided), badminton (provided), horseshoes (provided)

Child/elderly friendly

Dining set for 6 plus a large picnic table as well as a 7-seat lounge set

Long large dock: 420 sq. ft – water is 6-7 ft deep at the end of the dock

Dock is large enough to hold an 18’- 21’ bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat or possibly larger

150’ of waterfront with a small sandy beach are with 2 lounge chairs

Good swimming

The walkway to the dock is sand

Walk in water access from the beach – sand/clay bottom with a shallow gradual entry or the dock has steps onto the lake floor

The lake is good for motorboats, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking etc.

Provided with the rental are:
Canoe – 16’ Coleman
2 Kayaks: 1 sit on for adults and 1 for kids (up to 100lb)
2 SUPs

Cottage faces south east – a lot of sun in swimming area all day – patio area is shaded by the house in the afternoon

Beautiful sunrises – sun at dock past 7 pm

Firepit with 8 Muskoka chairs

Cottage is located on over 4 acres of forest – great for walking and biking

Access roads are very quiet and rarely used by other vehicles


South River or Sundridge: (20 to 25 minutes) grocery stores, pharmacy, beer store, LCBO

Great trail system for ATV, side by side and snowmobiling

South River Area Trails:  https://discoveryroutes.ca/south-river/

Golf at Eagle Lake Golf Course

Proximity to Mikisew Provincial Park

Deer Lake is a great lake for fishing and boating

Screaming Heads in Burks Falls

Close to north access points to Algonquin Park


Local farm markets in nearby towns

Winter activities: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing. Great location for snowmobiling, located right on major snow trail C105D, C110D


El Cotajo is an incredibly beautiful and modern cottage well worth the time and price. Our favourite parts of the cottage were the well equipped kitchen, a large variety of water sports activities, the outdoor volleyball court, the firepit, and the washrooms. KCV staff were helpful and responsive the entire process. Stephanie T. (Sep 2022)


Hi Ken,
On behalf of my family and I, I would like to thank you for an awesome weekend at El Cotajo. The cottage was beautifully decorated and kept very clean. The amenities were great and we truly enjoyed the water activities. We never ran out of things to do! From badminton to board games! The owners were great in providing all the necessary information 🙂 I posted some pics on social media- and already have people messaging me asking me about this cottage- I’ve told them all that I would highly recommend renting El Cotajo! Thanks — Tanisha B (June 2021)


I just wanted to send a follow up email to thank everyone for the great experience from the cottage itself to KCV. We had a great time at “El Cotajo” (which is beautiful btw) and the KCV team for the great customer experience. When our PEI vacation was officially cancelled in early June, we had a rough time finding a cottage and were experiencing a lack of response from all other management companies we tried to contact (it was so frustrating) UNTIL we found KCV. From the very first time I called Ken he took my call and was very helpful. Being in sales myself, it is all about the customer experience and 5+ stars to KCV.  I will not hesitate to recommend KCV in the future or the Salgo cottage. —Wayne G. (July 2020)



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* Rates are based on 8 guests. $210 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 14 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.

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Families preferred

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

Check in: Friday 5 pm
Check out: Friday 11 am
Some flexibility during low and mid season

Cleaning Service: Included (at the end of your vacation dates)

Extra Fees (Optional):
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

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

Property Rates

SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightly RateWeekly RateMin Stay
Low SeasonOct 10, 2022May 18, 2023$650$36002 Nights
March BreakMar 10, 2023Mar 19, 2023$7502 Nights
EasterApr 6, 2023Apr 9, 2023$7503 Nights
Mid SeasonMay 19, 2023Jun 22, 2023$850$36002 Nights
Victoria DayMay 19, 2023May 21, 2023$9503 Nights
High Season (Fri 5pm to Fri 11am)Jun 23, 2023Sep 3, 2023$65007 Nights
Canada DayJun 30, 2023Jul 2, 2023$9507 Nights
Civic HolidayAug 4, 2023Aug 6, 2023$9507 Nights
Labour DaySep 1, 2023Sep 3, 2023$9503 Nights
Mid SeasonSep 4, 2023Oct 8, 2023$850$36002 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 6, 2023Oct 8, 2023$9503 Nights
Low SeasonOct 9, 2023May 16, 2024$650$36002 Nights
Winter Holiday SeasonDec 22, 2023Jan 6, 2024$950$65003 Nights
New Year'sDec 29, 2023Jan 1, 2024$9503 Nights
Family DayFeb 16, 2024Feb 18, 2024$7503 Nights