Turtle Cove on Miskwabi Lake

Turtle Cove on Miskwabi Lake

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$3,950 Per Week (High Season)

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Property ID :

 Turtle Cove on Miskwabi Lake






Enjoy this newly renovated (2022) cottage with an addition that provides a fabulous relaxing view of Miskwabi lake. The beach and waterfront are shared with only 20 other cottages on a small dead end street (not open to the public). Both the upper and lower portions of the cottage have large window views of the lake and each walk out to the large deck or lower patio. There is also a great south view of a small valley of wooded area right on the property. This is a common area for early morning deer or wild turkey to wander through along side a small creek. This is a fabulous place to relax and enjoy with your family and friends. The town of Haliburton has many great adventures and shopping for further entertainment.

Province: Ontario
Region: Haliburton Highlands
Municipality: Dysart et al (and others)
Nearest Towns: Tory Hill (12 km), Haliburton (18 km)
Nearest City: Bancroft (52 km), Bracebridge (102 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (240 km)
Nearest Hospital: Haliburton Hospital (20 km)
Body of Water: Miskwabi Lake
Nearest Ski Area: Sir Sams Ski/Ride (34 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: 1 km (2 minute drive)
Nearest Marina: Haliburton RPM (18 km)
Nearest Golf Course: Pinestone Resort Haliburton (25 km)


As you walk in the front door to the right is the new kitchen with quartz countertops with all amenities to prepare a great meal while not tucked away so can enjoy company and lake view. The dining and living room area is immediately to the left and beside the kitchen with the lake view. The 2 quaint bedrooms and upper bathroom is further along past the dining area.  The stairs to the walk out lower level is conveniently located front right of the cottage.  As you enter the lower level you will also have a very large view of water and fire pit.  The inviting gorges old cedar strip canoe as a overhead chandelier casts light onto the rec room area and gas fireplace. Two larger themed bedrooms are adjoined to this room, one with the same great view of the lake.  There is also a large bathroom with tub, shower and 2 sinks, vanity as well as heated floor.  When you wake up on either level you can help yourself to a hot coffee at the coffee bar adjacent to the rec room.

4 Bedrooms:

Upper Level:
  • Bedroom #1: queen bed
  • Bedroom #2: bunk bed (double over double)
Lower Level:
  • Bedroom #3: queen bed
  • Bedroom #4: queen bed

Queen sofa bed (new 2022)

2 Bathrooms:

Upper Level:
  • Bathroom #1: 3 pc (antique sink, toilet and shower)
Lower Level:
  • Bathroom #1: 4 pc (double sink with vanity, toilet, tub and shower, heated floor)


  • Cottage water: from well, currently not potable, please bring your own drinking water
  • Indoor entertainment: 2 smart TVs, DVD player and DVDs, board games
  • Kitchen details: fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker (drip), toaster, kettle and crock pot
  • Washer and dryer
  • Gas fireplace


  • Internet source: fiber optics
  • Quality of service: good
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Works for streaming on Netflix and other web-based movies

Cell Phone Coverage:

  • Quality of service: okay


The cottage is all new (2022) including deck, siding, roof, windows, flooring, etc. The 190 plus feet of shore line is shared with 20 other cottages only and many times no one is there at all.  The shore has 3 large docks and plenty of area to put a chair right on sandy, stoney, grassy shore with shallow walking friendly entrance.  There is a small creek that runs through the property to the lake. The bay warms up quicker than the big lake which makes for great swimming.

  • 5 parking spots – electric car charger in driveway (no charge)
  • BBQ (2022) with propane from main large tank
  • Child/elderly friendly
  • Waterfront: 190 ft
  • Swimming: great easy shallow entry slowly gets deeper to approximately 50 feet out over a person’s head)
  • 3 docks (all 50 feet+) – each with a picnic table – 2 docks are shared by a few other cottages (blue picnic table), third dock (new 2022) designated for our cottage renters (green picnic table)
  • Sandy grassy sections for kids to play in and around the water
  • Sloped property to the water with gentle easy walk in, sand small stone shoreline – water shoes recommended
  • Walk-in entry is acceptable for young children or the elderly that may have mobility issues
  • Weeds: not many in swimming area – some weeds for a great natural look off to the sides
  • The water is approximately 4 feet at the end of the dock – has ladder for exiting
  • The shared dock is large enough to hold an 18’ – 22” bowrider/pleasure/ski type boat
  • Miskwabi Lake is chain into Long Lake
  • This lake chain is good for motorboats, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing
  • Two kayaks, canoe, paddle wheeler and paddleboard are included with your stay
  • Decks (are private) front 44 ft x 14 ft, drive side 5 ft x 20 ft, valley side 8 ft x 20 ft (all connected)
  • The cottage has only one other cottage beside it that is approximately 40 feet from building to building with a small tree line between – barely another in view….hundreds of feet away!
  • Cottage faces south east with water views from windows and walk around deck
  • Cottage roads and walking trails for hikes in very natural settings


  • Rental boat and motor available from marina in town
  • Haliburton: Foodland, Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve, Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre, Haliburton Walk In The Clouds or Canopy Tour, Skyline Park, Winterdance Dogsled Tours, Haliburton Sculpture Forest, Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre, Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton Highlands Museum
  • Minden Wild Water Preserve
  • Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride
  • Hawk Lake Log Chute
  • Moon Shadows State Winery
  • Spa
  • Golf Courses


The cottage was beautifully decorated and with 2 separate floors and 2 baths we had plenty of room for 6 adults and 4 kids. The view of the lake from the deck was gorgeous. —Gerianne S. (Aug 2023)

We enjoyed our time at Turtle Cove! We made good use of the kayaks and pedal boat as well as spending lots of time on the wrap around balcony taking in the great view. The younger generation appreciated having their own space downstairs.  —Ellaine B. (Aug 2023)

The cottage was fully equipped with everything we could have needed. It was very clean The dock was excellent and the watercraft was in good repair. Deborah W (Jul 2023)

New renovations are spectacular! A lot of attention paid to the decor, the place felt very inviting. The front deck looking out onto the lake was amazing. Loved the zero gravity lounge chairs, I need those in my life! Loved having the kids on one level and the adults on another with a coffee bar and sink.  Andrea L. (Aug 2022)

The cottage was bigger than we expected, actually, the open layout was amazing! We loved that main floor and deck so much. Plenty of space for sleeping, and the beds were quite comfortable. Kitchen was well-stocked, there wasn’t really anything that we couldn’t find. Amazing view of the water, we sat on the deck or down by the water the whole time 🙂 Way more water toys like canoe, kayaks, etc than we expected, so that made it really fun. It was nice how you were really prepared, like roasting sticks already down by the fire, etc, those thoughtful things really meant a lot. Matsell Family (July 2022)

Absolutely wonderful gem of a cottage! So happy I found this spot to make memories with the little ones and perfect setup for our two families. Ian kept regular communication and was available for my questions. Location is right on the water with a few steps to the private dock (where we spent most of our time), with lots of water toys (kayaks, paddle boards). Highlight was seeing the massive turtles! There is a huge deck lending itself to big bbq, and yard games. Thanks for hosting us and hopefully we can return again! Allison S. (Jul 2022)

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* Rates are based on 8 guests. $210 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 11 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)

Families preferred

  • Check in: Saturday 3 pm
  • Check out: Saturday 11 am
  • Some flexibility during low and mid season
Extra Fees (Optional):
  • Cleaning Service: $150
  • 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 + $500 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
Mid SeasonMay 17, 2024Jun 27, 2024$600$23702 Nights
High Season (Sat 3pm to Sat 11am)Jun 28, 2024Sep 1, 2024$39507 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
Mid SeasonSep 2, 2024Oct 13, 2024$600$23702 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 11, 2024Oct 13, 2024$6003 Nights
Low SeasonOct 14, 2024May 15, 2025$600$23702 Nights
Winter Holiday SeasonDec 20, 2024Jan 4, 2025$700$39503 Nights
New Year'sDec 30, 2024Jan 1, 2025$7003 Nights
Family DayFeb 14, 2025Feb 16, 2025$6003 Nights
EasterApr 17, 2025Apr 20, 2025$6003 Nights
Mid SeasonMay 16, 2025Jun 26, 2025$600$23702 Nights
Victoria DayMay 16, 2025May 18, 2025$7003 Nights