Harcourt Haven

Harcourt Haven

For Rent

$4,720 Per Week (High Season) Eligible for "Ontario Staycation Tax Credit" (includes BBQ propane and firewood)

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Property ID :

 Harcourt Haven






Sleeps 10, WiFi, TV Netflix (No Cable), All Day Sun, Screened-in Porch, Walk-In Entry, Private, Fire Pit, Swim Tower, Water Slide, Sandy Bottom, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Great Fishing, Stocked Lake with Trout and Bass, Boats Available, Pet Friendly

7000 acres of pristine Algonquin wilderness. Welcome to this charming cottage nestled in the family oriented Harcourt Park community! This timeless property is a tranquil Algonquin-like setting, ideal for entertaining friends and relaxing with family. Lots of activities to do that a family will take ten years to get to it all. There are two nearby back lakes with no cottages and stocked fish which is ideal for a picnic adventure. There is a nice easy 45 minute hike on big island which is a short paddle accross the bay. There are two waterfalls in the park if you are looking for a destination adventure. Lots of great trails for biking and hiking.

Located at the end of a private seasonal road, this much admired property combines inside and outside value with upgraded charm, features 900 square feet of living space, hardwood floors on the main level and 4 bedrooms with one master with a king bed overlooking the lake.

Upon your arrival, you will immediately take notice of the water view. The porch and elevated view will give you endless changing water views. The cottage is bright and airy open concept main level with an abundance of windows and magnificent panoramic and unobstructed views of Big Straggle Lake. The open kitchen, huge harvest table and island allow for smooth family entertaining. Our favourite family space is the large screened in porch off the main room.  There will never be a dull moment for anyone with outdoor interests and when it is time to go inside, the cottage is ready for inside entertainment.

Province: Ontario
Region: Haliburton Highlands
Nearest Town: Wilberforce (22 km)
Nearest Hospital: Bancroft (46 km)
Body of Water: Big Straggle Lake
Ski Area: Devil’s Elbow Lodge, Bancroft
Nearest Marina: Harcourt Park Marina (705-448-2888)
Nearest Spa: Naomi Spa (12 km)
Nearest Beach: (12 km)
Nearest Horseback Riding: South Algonquin Trails (14 km)


4 Bedrooms: (note-some bedrooms have curtains for privacy as noted below)
Bedroom #1: king bed- door
Bedroom #2: queen bed + 1 bunk bed (single/single) – curtain
Bedroom #3: double + 1 bunk bed (single/single)  – curtain
Bedroom #4: bunk bed (single/single) – curtain

Bathroom #1: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower) – locked door
Bathroom #2: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower) – locked door


  • Ceiling fans in 2 upstairs bedrooms
  • Cottage water: lake water with UV system; drinking water from the nearby community center or nearby marina on Small Straggle Lake
  • Large walkout basement with large screen TV – great space for the kids, BYOB darts for the board
  • Screened-in porch, 14′ x 16′
  • Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, large instant pot, electric grill, propane BBQ
  • Bluetooth speaker, HDTV, land phone line (call collect for long distance only)
  • Bar fridge downstairs

Internet source: cable
Quality of service: excellent
Unlimited, high speed Bell line

Cell Phone Coverage:
Limited – some signal on the lake and above in the parking lot.
Quality of service: limited
Additional information: there is a land line for local and Canada wide calls


  • Drive to cottage level for single parking and access
  • Enjoy the outdoors and cooking outside on the new charcoal BBQ – outdoor oven which is ideal to cook pizzas
  • Propane and BBQ Kettle – bring Your own cumbustibles or exchange what you use with 2 containers provided (see CRA regarding filling)
  • Large dock and all day sun, beautiful Bancroft rock landscaping, shallow swimming bay with a constant breeze
  • Take a boat out after 7 pm and chase the sun around the lake
  • Very private
  • Plenty of parking
  • It is a steep pitch to the cottage and to the lake – both distances have a landscaped walkway carved into the terrain with railing
  • Large dock: 30 ft extension for the dock and you can dive off the end – water is 10 ft+ at the end of the dock – staircase ladder great for kids and pets
  • Deck: 300 sq ft
  • Excellent swimming
  • Waterfront: 100 feet
  • Sandy bottom
  • Protected bay offers great swimming
  • Walk-in entry is sandy and shore is raked
  • Water shoes suggested
  • No weeds on swimming side of dock
  • Play areas for children at the top of the hill in the car parking area
  • Horseshoes
  • Side artificial turf area for games and yoga
  • Hammock
  • Lake is good for motorboats however outside boats are not allowed due to potential for invasive species (owners available for rent)
  • Canoe, stand up paddle board, paddle boat
  • Southern exposure looking down the length of the lake – breathtaking view from the cottage
  • Private lake behind is a 15 min walk and great picnic spot with swimming
  • Bowrider fish & ski boat 115 HP: $1000/wk including 45L premium gas (+ boat damage deposit)


Horseback riding (14 km)

Community center has child’s play ground, beach volleyball, shuffle board and tennis


We love this cottage! Great for the kids; excellent for swimming! Also, paddle boarding, canoeing or pedal boating – all of which are provided. Huge dining table for big groups or crafts on raining days. The screened in porch is an amazing place to watch the chipmunks and birds, mosquito free! —Sarah F. (July 2020)


Thanks for everything, we had an awesome week and amazing weather!  We would definitely love to come back again.  Thanks again for letting us use your cottage!  —Alex M. (July 2018)


My family and I would like you to know how much we enjoyed staying at your cottage! It is indeed a place of rest and solitude.  Again, thank you so much for the rental of your beautiful space! —Jane G. (July 2018)

Floor Plans

Ground Floor

Upper Level

Walk-out Basement

Property Map

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

Based on max 8 people

Eligible for Ontario's Staycation Tax Credit in effect for 2022 tax year

Check in: Saturday 3 pm
Check out: Saturday 11 am
Some flexibility during mid season

Includes BBQ Propane and Firewood

Linens & Towels: Not offered

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $135 (Recommended)
Bowrider fish & ski boat 115 HP: $1000/wk (+ $500 boat damage deposit) includes 45 L of premium gas
Pet Fee: No charge for first pet, $75 for additional pet (maximum 3 dogs)

Method of Payment:
Interac E-Transfer (preferred method)
Initial deposit of 50% due upon booking
Outstanding balance + $1000.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in.
Damage Deposit: To be refunded within 7 business days upon check-out (any issues above normal wear and tear cost will be passed to the guest with a $50 flat management fee which will be deducted from the damage deposit)

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
Mid SeasonMay 19, 2023Jun 22, 2023$750$35003 Nights
Victoria DayMay 19, 2023May 21, 2023$7503 Nights
High Season (Sat 3pm to Sat 11am)Jun 23, 2023Sep 3, 2023$47207 Nights
Canada DayJun 30, 2023Jul 2, 2023$7507 Nights
Civic HolidayAug 4, 2023Aug 6, 2023$7507 Nights
Labour DaySep 1, 2023Sep 3, 2023$7505 Nights
Mid SeasonSep 4, 2023Oct 8, 2023$750$35005 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 6, 2023Oct 8, 2023$7505 Nights