Maggie’s Haven

Maggie’s Haven

For Rent

$8,700 Per Week (High Season)

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Property ID :

 maggies haven






Sleeps 17, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Bathrooms, A/C, WiFi, Cell Reception, Satellite TV, Beautiful Sunsets, Year Round Hot Tub, 3-Season Sun Room with Electric Heater, Wooden Deck with BBQ and Portable Heater, Flat Property, Private, Games Room, Child/Elderly Friendly, Great Swimming, Few Weeds, Great Fishing, Kayaks, Bicycles, Fire Pit, Winter Accessible, Central Heating, Fireplace, Includes Cleaning Service (at the end of your vacation dates), Pet Friendly (TBD-one non-shedding dog only)

Your chance to feel like a million dollars in Maggie’s Haven only a 2 hour drive from Toronto to beautiful Kawartha district. This well-maintained and spacious lakehouse (over 3,300 sq ft) is privately situated on Upper Buckhorn Lake in the town of Lakefield/Selwyn, only minutes away from the Trent Canal locks in a tranquil and relaxing setting.

Maggie’s Haven is fully furnished, professionally decorated and professionally landscaped (front and back). Year round paved access to this 1 acre property affords activities of your choice. Fishing rods available, 2 free-standing hammocks, 2 bicycles, and 2 kayaks with paddles. The L-shaped deck at side and back of lakehouse faces the waterfront. Breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding islands with fantastic evening sunsets. On the way down to the dock you can relax in a chair, have a camp fire while marveling at the night sky. Or you may to relax at the conversation area in one of the chairs or love seat at the shore line area. Or perhaps you feel like curling up in the rocking chair, one of the chairs or on the love seat bench on the front porch.

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Towns: Buckhorn (5 km), Lakefield (17 km)
Nearest City: Peterborough (28 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (170 km)
Nearest Hospital: Peterborough Health Centre (30 km)
Body of Water: Upper Buckhorn Lake
Nearest Ski Area: Kawartha Nordic Ski Club (31 km), Sir Sam’s Ski / Ride (90 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Buckhorn Yacht Harbour (7 km)
Nearest Marina: Town & Country Marine (2 km)
Nearest Beach: Sandy Lake Beach (12 km)
Nearest Golf Course: Six Foot Bay Resort (14 km)


Main Floor:
Bedroom #1: king bed

Queen pullout sofa (sleeps 2)

Upper Floor:
Bedroom #2: queen bed
Bedroom #3: bunk bed (single over single) + twin bed (sleeps 3)

Upper Floor Loft:
Twin daybed with trundle
Queen size sofa bed with portable room divider

Lower Level:
Bedroom #4: queen bed
Bedroom #5: queen bed
Bedroom #6: double day bed + twin trundle (sleeps 3)

4 Bathrooms:
Main Level:
Bathroom #1: 1 x 4 pc (twin sinks, toilet, shower stall with rain head) – attached to master bedroom and main floor hallway/entrance
Bathroom #2: 1 x 2 pc (sink, toilet) – in laundry room

Upper Level:
Bathroom #3: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower stall)

Lower Level:
Bathroom #4: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower stall + 2 storage towers)

Cottage water: drilled well with submersible pump and pressure system – potable (drinkable)
Soft water system
Septic system
Propane fireplace
Central Heating: forced air propane unit with HRV system (Heat Recovery Ventilation)
Back up generator
Large dining table that seats 8-10
Furnished three-season sun room with sliding Sunspace screen windows
Dyson V8 animal vacuum
Kitchen details: fully equipped with island, pantry with pull out shelves, dishwasher, microwave, 4-slice toaster, kettle, Kitchenaid mix master, Kitchenaid blender, air fryer oven, electric grill, sliding shelves on island and cupboards, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, cutlery, etc.
Fully equipped laundry room on main floor with washer, dryer, laundry tub, toilet, sink, large pantry with pull out shelves, iron, ironing board & broom closet
Indoor entertainment: Nintendo in loft, TV in loft and main floor, Satellite TV, Blu-ray player
Games room with karaoke machine, air and table hockey, foosball, crokinole, chess, Chinese checkers, checkers, Pictionary (with easel, whiteboard and markers), poker kit, dominoes
Miscellaneous puzzles, playing cards and various board games including Trivia Pursuit, Sports Quiz, Charades, Scrabble and others
High chair, booster chair, baby swing, child’s wagon, playpen and jogging stroller for little ones with carrier for extra child
Two bed rails for children, and one bed rail for adults to help pull themselves in and out of bed
An infant bath tub, a toilet training seat, booster chair, crib mattress that can be placed on the floor (three sets of fitted sheets provided)
BowFlex exercise machine
Unlimited WiFi


8+ parking spots
Flat property-in ground watering sprinkler system
Child/elderly friendly
Cedar dock: 32’ x 4’ – water is 6 feet deep at end of dock (additional $250 if Pontoon Boat in pictures needs to be moved)
Deck: L-shaped 368 sq. ft. with dining table and six chairs + propane BBQ and propane heater
Waterfront: 108 feet
Adequate Muskoka chairs on property
Children’s sandbox and saucer swing at lake
Good swimming – few weeds – water shoes suggested because of stones at bottom
2 kayaks and kayak launching ramp
2 small inflatable tubes (adult size), 2 small inflatable tubes (children size), 1 large tow-behind tube for boat
Inflatable water slip and slide for lawn
2 fishing rods
2 adult bicycles and helmets
Clothes line from tree to tree in back yard
Hot tub – 5 person (can fit 6 people) – available all seasons
Cabana next to the hot tub which has hot and cold shower and change area
60” wading pool for little ones (stored under the back deck)
Umbrella for the wading pool stored next to wading pool
Ladder ball game, disk toss game, bocce ball, horseshoes, bean toss game
Badminton net, rackets and birdies
Unique fire pit (marshmallow roasting sticks provided)
Excellent view, faces southeast
Movable ramp for easy access through front door

As the owner’s pontoon boat (not available for rent) is on one side of the dock, rental clients need to understand that they will only have access to the other side of the dock for comfortable swimming. If clients are bringing or renting a boat, depending upon the size, it will likely project into some of the swimming area. The owner recommends that if a renter will have a boat and therefore using one side of the dock, that the owner’s pontoon boat be moved for a cost of $250.00 (pick up and storage by marina). This will give rental clients full access of the dock and make the area more comfortable for swimming.


Buckhorn Community Centre

Peterborough Zoo

4th Line Theatre

Canadian Canoe Museum

Peterborough Theatre Guild

Festival of Lights

Lift-Lock Cruises

Peterborough Museum

Peterborough Farmers Market

Slots at Kawartha Downs

Stony Lake Cruises

Warsaw Caves

Whetung Ojibwa Centre

Young’s Point General Store

Lockside Trading Post at Young’s Point


Our family had a wonderful time at your “renovated summer residence” and the weather was perfect! Everyone left on Friday and all of them were sad to leave. You can’t get a better endorsement than that! —David R. (July 2022)


The cottage helped provide the experience we were expecting by being in excellent conditions and as promised. Out extended family was at all times able to enjoy the convenience of its location, its surroundings, the lake and the facilities that the owners made available to us. Our interactions with the owners were very friendly, helpful, timely and very appropriate. We would not hesitate strongly recommending it. —Javier (Jun/Jul 2022)


Had an amazing time – although weather didn’t cooperate to use the lake as desired we made the best of it with the outdoor games and the hot tub! The cottage is beautiful and has so many games to play inside and outside. The kitchen was the main event as we had gourmet meals everyday. Having all the dishes and cookware we needed made that happen with ease. —Jacqueline M. (June 2022)


The cottage, lake and grounds was beautiful. It was very peaceful and serene. —Brenda M. (July 2021)


Our group had a wonderful time at the lake. The property comes with some many amenities and activities and the open layout of the house is excellent for cooking and eating together. —JP D. (Sept. 2020)


This was a family vacation that my mother in law wanted to do. The house and location were just fantastic. We meet the owners when we arrived on the Friday and they gave us some info about the house. They were a very friendly couple and we were glad we me them. The pictures on-line are nice, but seeing the house and property and water location, was better than we expected. Dealing with Ken and the staff at Kawartha Vacation Rentals was great. They responded to our emails and questions and made renting the property easy, Just want to say thank you to everyone for letting us have a great week away at an awesome location. —Stephen S. (Aug. 2020)


We had a great week at Maggie’s Haven. Four families shared the cottage and there was plenty of room for everyone. The kids enjoyed having the upstairs loft as their space to relax and play games. The owners provided lots of amenities such as outdoor and indoor games. Sara M. (July 2019)


The cottage was exactly as described. We were 10 guests and there was more than enough room for everyone.The kitchen was fully stocked with all the tools you would need. Long dining table fit everyone. The hot tub was perfect. Hammock by the water was a popular option all weekend, as well as the kayaks. We will hopefully be booking again next year! Thank you for allowing us to stay at your wonderful property. We enjoyed ourselves very much! —Andrea A. (June 2019)


We had a great time at the cottage. It is absolutely beautiful and spacious! Great for kids too! Everything we needed was there and available to us hassle free. —Stephanie B. (Dec. 2018)

Availability & Booking Calendar

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* Rates are based on 8 guests. $225 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 17 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 4 pm
Check out: Friday 10 am
Some flexibility during low and mid season

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

No charge for pets

Extra Fees (Optional):
Linens: King/Queen/Double $25.00 per set, Single $15.00 per set
Towels: $5.00 per set (bath towel and face cloth)
Moving owner's pontoon boat $250.00 (pick up and storage by marina)

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

Property Rates

SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightly RateWeekly RateMin Stay
Low SeasonOct 9, 2023May 16, 2024$12953 Nights
EasterMar 28, 2024Mar 31, 2024$12953 Nights
Spring Mid SeasonMay 17, 2024Jun 27, 2024$1395$68753 Nights
Victoria DayMay 17, 2024May 19, 2024$12953 Nights
High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 10am) Jun 28, 2024Sep 1, 2024$87007 Nights
Canada DayJun 28, 2024Jun 30, 2024$13957 Nights
Civic HolidayAug 2, 2024Aug 4, 2024$13957 Nights
Labour DayAug 30, 2024Sep 1, 2024$13953 Nights
Fall Mid SeasonSep 2, 2024Oct 13, 2024$1395$69753 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 11, 2024Oct 11, 2024$13953 Nights
Low SeasonOct 14, 2024May 15, 2025$12953 Nights
Winter Holiday SeasonDec 20, 2024Jan 4, 2025$1650$79753 Nights
New Year'sDec 30, 2024Jan 1, 2025$16503 Nights
Family DayFeb 14, 2025Feb 16, 2025$12953 Nights