Shadow Lake Beach Retreat

Shadow Lake Beach Retreat

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$4,500 Per Week (High Season)

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Property ID :

 Shadow Lake Beach Retreat






Sleeps 12 with Bunkie, 4 Bedrooms + Bunkie, 2 Bathrooms, Beach, Private, Walk-In Entry, Great Swimming, 18’ x 18’ Floating Platform, No Weeds, Large Dock, WiFi, Netflix, HDTV’s, Wheelchair Access, Pet Friendly

Shadow Lake Beach Retreat is a unique, one of a kind property combining the best features of a beach holiday and a cottage holiday. The beach is the most exceptional feature of the property and it spans 100 feet on the lake. There is 20 feet of sand beach on shore and the entry to the lake is sandy and shallow and the sand extends 30 feet into the water. This is an awesome waterfront for children and adults alike. The property is one of the last properties on a point of land extending into Shadow Lake providing good privacy. The property has many mature trees lending a private feel to the property. If you are not a fan of the beach, the beachside deck leads to the floating dock which extends into the lake and provides beautiful views of the north end of Shadow Lake. The back deck of the cottage offers a complete view of the beach and offers another option to relax and watch the waterfront. The cottage itself is constructed of logs and the interior features large amounts of natural wood.

The Bunkie is more like a self contained one bedroom cottage. It has one bedroom, a bathroom and a sitting area. It also has a large front porch that provides a view of the water.

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Town: Norland (2 km), Coboconk (11 km), Kinmount (17 km)
Nearest City: Lindsay (60 km)
Nearest Large City: Peterborough (100 km), Toronto (165 km)
Nearest Hospital: Ross Memorial, Lindsay (60)
Body of Water: Shadow Lake
Nearest Ski Resort: Mount St. Louis Moonstone (90 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Government Dock of Shadow Lake Rd (3.5 km)
Nearest Marina: Balsam RPM Coboconk (12 km) (705-454-3372)
Nearest Beaches: On the waterfront and Couchiching Beach Park (65 km)
Nearest Golf Course: The Links at Moncks Landing (7 km)


The main cottage is a log home that offers views of the lake from the family room, kitchen and the master bedroom. The cottage interior features a large amount of natural wood logs on both the floors and walls adding to its charm. The newly renovated kitchen offers a walk out to the covered dining area and includes a custom live edge island where 4 people can sit and eat and lots of cooking and storage space.

The family room is central in the cottage and offers a large sliding door exit to the deck that overlooks the lake. There is also a long dining bar where you can enjoy coffee in the morning sun or dine if the outside weather is a little rough. The main cottage contains three bedrooms and a four-piece bathroom while the bunkie houses a sitting room, bedroom and two-piece bathroom making it ideal for guests who are looking for privacy from the main cottage.

The newly renovated kitchen (2021) is equipped with stainless steel appliances including a double french door fridge, Frigidaire induction stove with convection and air fry features, new Whirlpool microwave and a dishwasher.  The kitchen has all the tools needed for the preparation, cooking and serving of meals and is equipped with two high efficiency ceiling fans with remotes and a double sink, granite counters and a live edge island. Puzzles, board games, cards, 65” 4K TV, wireless bluetooth speakers, VCR, DVD player/movies are available for your enjoyment.

Main cottage:
Bedroom #1: king bed
Bedroom #2: queen bed
Bedroom #3: bunk bed (twin over double) + trundle bed
Bedroom #4: family sitting area – sectional couch converts to double bed

Bathroom #1: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, curbless shower with heated floors)

Bunkie: (like a small self contained cottage with a bathroom, bedroom, covered outside deck and 2 double beds so it can sleep 2-4)

Bedroom #5: 2 double beds

Bathroom #2: 1 x 2 pc (sink, toilet)

Cottage water – from lake – filtered with UV system

65″ 4K Smart TV with Netflix, Prime and Disney access in main cabin family room, 22” HDTV with Netflix access in small second family room, TV with VCR and DVD player in the Bunkie

A lot of movies are available for your enjoyment. 2 Wireless Bluetooth speakers in the family room.


Internet source: DSL
Quality of service: very good
Speed: 150 Mbps
Works for streaming on Netflix and other web-based movies

Cell Phone Coverage:
Quality of service: excellent
Signal: 3G, 4G
Carriers that work: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Freedom mobile
Can utilize a hotspot


4 parking spots outside the front door

Wheelchair-friendly: ramp to enter the main cottage and the bunkie, and a paved path at the side of the cottage to access the waterfront

Dock: 40’ – water is 3 -5 feet at the end of the dock

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

Floating platform: 18’ x 18’

Large deck runs entire back side of cottage

Waterfront: 100 feet

Sandy beach

Excellent swimming, walk-in entry, no weeds – water shoes recommended since clams in some areas

Grassy play area between beach and cottage, bin of beach toys, float toys, bocce ball set

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

Canoe, 4 kayaks (1 single sit-on, 2 single sit-in, 1 double), 3 stand up paddle boards

Westerly view of Shadow Lake with awesome sunsets

Good privacy


The town of Coboconk is at the south end of the lake. It can be accessed by road or by lake. This town has several bars, restaurants and stores including an LCBO. The Coboconk Train Station is a historic train station open for visits from 1-3 pm during July and August. Fenelon Falls (25 km) has several museums, Lock 34, and the Fenelon Falls waterfall. The cottage is also close to Gull River at the north end of the lake which offers a protected area for canoeing and kayaking.


The cottage was more than we expected, updated kitchen lots of bedrooms with the bonus bunkie all very clean. The property is huge with a fantastic large sand beach (and sand bar) which our grandkids just loved and asked if we can buy it. Everything you need for a great vacation, close to town of Norland and Coboconk if you need supplies. The owner Bernie was great to deal with as was Kawartha Cottage Vacations, I have already inquired about returning again next year. Highly recommend this property (just not when we want it LOL). —Bill M. (Jun 2023


Shadow Lake Beach Retreat was beautiful. It was much nicer than what the pictures showed. It had everything we needed for a great vacation. Bernie the owner, was a pleasure to deal with. — Claire D. (Aug 2022)


Our family enjoyed an awesome time at Shadow Lake Beach Retreat. The pictures didn’t lie and the accommodations, beach, dock and water amenities were excellent and used often! —Michelle G. (July 2022)


Spent a week here last year, just came back from a returned vacation stay in this fabulous cottage. The updated modern bathroom is great, and the 6 burner barbeque….Wow! Everything as advertised! Will rent and recommend to friends and relatives again for sure. —Laurie & Stephen A (June 2022)


The cottage and the bunkie are tidy, nice and clean. So great to stay at a cottage with no cobwebs. We spent our 35th anniversary at the cottage for a week with our family of 5; but the cottage with the bunkie could comfortably accommodate the # of occupants advertised. We appreciated the host had given us detailed and clear written instructions. It’s great to know they are readily available for questions if necessary; however, we never have to. The new kitchen and appliances are fantastic. Plenty of pots and pans, cups, glasses, utensils and normal cleaning supplies. The two portable bluetooth wireless speakers and the deck’s ceiling mini nights is a nice touch. The wifi signal is excellent, we enjoyed the cottage provided Netflix, Disney and prime tv. The ceiling fans in the kitchen, living room, out on the deck, kept the place comfortably cool. The decks, patio fireplace and boat dock are large, very clean and pleasant to use. The sandy beach and the provided kayaks, paddle boards, a canoe and ample life jackets are wonderful. We used them everyday, not to mention the beautiful sunset and scenic lake! The near by balsam lake provincial park have many hiking trails…love it! We thoroughly loved and enjoyed this beautiful cottage. We have no hesitation to visit the cottage again, and we have recommended it to a few friends and relatives. —Laurie and Stephen A (June 2021)


Excellent cottage and grounds. Our family thoroughly enjoyed spending Thanksgiving at this wonderful place. Everything required for a comfortable vacation was ready available. The owner was a very accommodating host and made our stay as easy as possible. Will definitely be returning, and would highly recommend this for others. —Michael C. (Oct. 2020)


Shadow Lake retreat was ideal for our family group. The cottage itself is well maintained and comfortable – but the property really comes alive as you step out to the rear deck. There is a great view across the lake, with sunsets in the evening. You have a full view of the dock and the beach below, letting you monitor kids activities without having to follow them step by step. With a large table at one end and a conversation pit at the other, we lived and ate out here. Spend your day sitting on the sandy beach, or on the dock. There are kayaks and paddle boards for all ages, and water toys for the youngest. For our younger grandchildren, the beach was perfect – sandy, shallow slope and in sunshine most of the day. Just past the dock the water is about 6 feet deep, great for swimming for the older ones. The fire pit at the top end of the dock is a perfect gathering place to end the day. We will be back. —Daryl M. (July 2020)


This was my first cottage booking, Ken and his team helped me feel reassured at every step during the rental process. Although the pictures were helpful I was so pleasantly pleased with the actual property. The cottage gave us a feeling of a country home and of family welcoming, for all ages. There is so much room inside or outside, rain or shine, hot or cool. Other family members who have been to cottages before said that it was very rare to find all the amendments this cottage had to offer. – Deretta M. (Aug. 2019)


We had a great time at Shadow Lake cottage.  The cottage itself was well laid out and spacious.  The private beach was “fantastic” for the kids and Bernie had set the place up well.  Pretty much everything we needed in the kitchen, a great BBQ, lawn chairs, all was great.


We really enjoyed Shadow Lake Beach Retreat. There were very few bugs, great sunsets and we loved the beach and shallow water for the young kids. The cottage was well stocked with essentials and very spacious. -Michelle J.

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* Rates are based on 12 guests. $315 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 15 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 3 pm
Check out: Friday 11 am
Some flexibility during low and mid season

Linens & Towels: Not provided

Extra Fees (Optional):
Cleaning Service: $150 (strongly recommended)
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 + $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

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Property Rates

SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightly RateWeekly RateMin Stay
Labour DaySep 1, 2023Sep 3, 2023$7003 Nights
Mid SeasonSep 4, 2023Oct 8, 2023$600$29003 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 6, 2023Oct 8, 2023$7003 Nights
Low SeasonOct 9, 2023May 16, 2024$500$27003 Nights
Winter Holiday SeasonDec 22, 2023Jan 6, 2024$700$45003 Nights
New Year'sDec 29, 2023Jan 1, 2024$7003 Nights
Family DayFeb 16, 2024Feb 18, 2024$6003 Nights
EasterMar 28, 2024Mar 31, 2024$6003 Nights
Mid SeasonMay 17, 2024Jun 27, 2024$600$29003 Nights
Victoria DayMay 17, 2024May 19, 2024$7003 Nights
High Season (Sat 3pm to Sat 11am) Jun 28, 2024Sep 1, 2024$45007 Nights
Canada DayJun 28, 2024Jun 30, 2024$7007 Nights
Civic HolidayAug 2, 2024Aug 4, 2024$7007 Nights
Labour DayAug 30, 2024Sep 1, 2024$7003 Nights