Lakeside Cottage on Eels Lake

Lakeside Cottage on Eels Lake

For Rent

$5,500 Per Week (High Season)

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 Lakeside Cottage on Eels Lake






Sleeps 12, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, A/C Unit in Master, Private, Child/Elderly Friendly, WiFi, Great Swimming, No Weeds, Beautiful Sunsets, Fire Pit, Cell Reception, Smart TV Great Fishing, 2 Canoes and 2 Stand-Up Paddle Boards, Indoor Wood Fireplace, Winter Accessible, Cleaning Service Included (at the end of your vacation dates), No Pets (due to allergies)

Welcome to this Gem on Eels Lake!

Enjoy any season at this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,200 sq ft cottage which has everything that you need. Fully re-built in 2007, the cottage has the comforts of home without all the city distractions! With plenty of room in the cottage, this lake side property (there are no eels in the lake if you’re wondering) is the ideal location to spend time with family and friends! We hope you create lasting memories in this little slice of heaven!

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Towns: Apsley (27 km), Tory Hill (30 km), Bancroft (39 km), Woodview (45 km)
Nearest City: Peterborough (89 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (227 km)
Nearest Hospital: QHC North Hastings Hospital, Bancroft (38 km), Peterborough Regional Health Centre (91 km)
Body of Water: Eels Lake
Nearest Ski Area: Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride (69 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Eels Lake Marina (17 km)
Nearest Marina: Eels Lake Marina (17 km)
Nearest Beach: Small beach by cottage during low water, Chandos Lake Public Beach (31 km)
Nearest Golf Course: Marvel Rapids Golf Course (20 km)


The primary bedroom has an ensuite, spectacular view of the lake and a walk-out to private deck to enjoy your own personal serenity. The other 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms have an almost suite like feel with a pocket door to close off 1 bedroom and bathroom and another door closing off the other 2 bedrooms and bathroom.

The kitchen and dining room have everything you need to enjoy those family dinners with vaulted ceiling and tons of lighting with a walk-out to the large deck. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and tons of space for the whole family to enjoy as well as a walk-out to the large deck. The natural light and view throughout this beautiful home makes you feel like you’re always outside and in touch with nature. The basement has a laundry room, workshop, and storage room.

4 Bedrooms:
Upper Level:
Bedroom #1: primary with king bed & ensuite

Main Level:
Bedroom #2: queen bed
Bedroom #3: 2 bunk beds (twin on top and double on bottom)
Bedroom #4: 2 twin beds

3 Bathrooms:
Upper Level:
Bathroom #1: 3 pc (sink, toilet, and shower) – ensuite to Bedroom #1

 Main Level:
Bathroom #2: 3 pc (sink, toilet, and shower)
Bathroom #3: 3 pc (sink, toilet, and shower)

Cottage water: treated lake water – filtered and UV treated (also have a secondary filter system at the kitchen)

Indoor entertainment: SmartTV, board games, puzzles

Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, rice cooker, blender, kettle coffee maker (coffee filters and Nespresso – takes original pods)

Internet source: Rogers Fixed Wireless
Quality of service: good
Unlimited bandwidth
Speed (best case): 25mbs download and 5mbs upload
Works for streaming on Netflix and other web-based movies and video calls

Cell Phone Coverage:
Quality of service: good
Signal: LTE, 4G or 3G
Carriers that work: Bell and Rogers are the best from experience
Cell phone booster in the living room which provides additional coverage depending on your carrier
Can utilize a hotspot from your cottage and did it work well


The cottage is located on locally maintained roads. West Eels Lake Road and the 74’s roads are all gravel. (during the winter months, AWD or 4WD with winter tires are recommended to access the cottage)

Further info to note if renting in winter months:

There is a steep hill before the cottage. There’s a rope across the road before the hill and a sign on the left that says “STEEP GRADE”. Do not go down the hill if there is snow. If there’s no snow, only go down if you have an AWD or 4WD vehicle and you’re comfortable doing so. It will be next to impossible to climb back up otherwise. Parking at the top of the hill, please park at the side of the driveway just before the hill. The wide-open area to the left as you come in from the road belongs to our neighbour (#48). Please put back the rope if you take it down. There are sleds at the top of the hill for you to use to help move your things down and up the hill during the winter. There’s also a few set of crampons/spikes in the house for you to use to increase your traction on the hill. Please do not wear them in the house, on the stone steps, or on the deck.

6 parking spots

BBQ – there are 3 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 is on a hill – steps throughout the house and to enter the cottage

Waterfront: 160 ft

Swimming is great in the lake – no weeds – shallow close to shore – can get deep depending on the location

No weeds – water shoes not needed

Walk in entry – stone steps

If the water is low, this is a small sandy beach

Dock: 230 sq ft – depth of the water at the end of the dock varies between 15ft – 10ft depending on the season – dock has a ladder for exiting

Dock is large enough to hold up to an 16’ (18′ will hang over end of dock) bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat

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

2 canoes and  2 stand-up paddle boards

Deck: 550 sq ft

Fairly private

View is amazing – cottage faces north – sits right on the water (foundation is actually in the water)

Beautiful sunsets


Great for swimming, fishing, and any water sports you desire in the summer! The lake freezes over in the winter and is a great spot for cross-country skiing, hiking, and sometimes skating! Eels Lake is a fish sanctuary during the winter months. However, there are many other lakes within a 5 min drive that can be ice fished.

Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Peterborough (60 km) – features indigenous rock carvings

Gut Conservation Area (46 km) – walking trails, Crowe River gorge

Provincial Parks: Silent Lake (15 km), Kawartha Highlands (38 km)

Spas: Apsley, Bancroft

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

Based on 12 people

Families preferred

Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 11 am
Owners are flexible on checking in/out dates

Cleaning Service: Included at the end of your vacation dates

Linens: not provided
Towels: not provided

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 6 nights during High Season, please click “inquire” for a quote or send us an email to

Property Rates

SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightly RateWeekly RateMin Stay
Low SeasonOct 10, 2022May 18, 2023$520$33002 Nights
EasterApr 6, 2023Apr 9, 2023$7853 Nights
Mid SeasonMay 19, 2023Jun 22, 2023$785$33002 Nights
Victoria DayMay 19, 2023May 21, 2023$8853 Nights
High SeasonJun 23, 2023Sep 3, 2023$55007 Nights
Canada DayJun 30, 2023Jul 2, 2023$8857 Nights
Civic HolidayAug 4, 2023Aug 6, 2023$8857 Nights
Labour DaySep 1, 2023Sep 3, 2023$8853 Nights
Mid SeasonSep 4, 2023Oct 8, 2023$785$33002 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 6, 2023Oct 8, 2023$7853 Nights
Low SeasonOct 9, 2023May 16, 2024$520$33002 Nights
Winter Holiday SeasonDec 22, 2023Jan 6, 2024$885$55003 Nights
New Year'sDec 29, 2023Jan 1, 2024$8853 Nights
Family DayFeb 16, 2024Feb 18, 2024$7853 Nights