Living room wood burning fireplaceScreened-in porch
Charming waterfront Balsam Lake cottage
Charming waterfront Balsam Lake cottage
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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A charming, private cottage on the south shore of Balsam Lake in the Kawarthas, a 2 hour drive NE of Toronto and 10 minute drive from bustling Fenelon Falls.
Enjoy sitting on the dock watching sunsets and fishing and swimming in the clear, fresh water lake.
The cottage sleeps 6 including a queen bunkie, stone fireplace and a lovely screened-in porch. Outside, BBQ, light a fire in the chiminea or socialize on the deck within 30 feet of the dock and waterfront.

The space

Welcome to a charming cottage on the south shore of beautiful Balsam Lake in the Kawarthas. This is a cozy, family-friendly retreat where you can enjoy sitting on the dock watching gorgeous sunsets, casting for bass, or swimming in the clear, fresh water lake.
The cottage sleeps 6 with a queen bedroom, a twin bedroom and a separate queen bunkie. The open concept living/dining room features a striking stone fireplace, plenty of board games and wi-fi. Enjoy your morning coffee or an evening drink while you listen to the birds or the crickets from the lovely stone screened-in porch. The bathroom has a tub with shower. Outside, BBQ, light a fire in the chiminea or socialize on the deck within 30 feet of the dock and waterfront.

Guest access

The entire property is yours to explore, including 60 feet of west-facing waterfront and a 2 acre woodlot behind the cottage. Swimming is dock accessed and is 4 feet deep at entry. The water is clear and there is a rock bottom.

Interaction with guests

I live in the vicinity and am readily available by text or phone

Other things to note

Kayak is available and boat rentals can be arranged nearby

Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $593 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

- Smoking outside only and please use ashtrays
- Your dog is welcome but must be kept within the property and cleaned up after
- No parties, events or excessive noise
- Check-out by 11am


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Abdullah User Profile
October 2017
Staying at Valerie's cottage for the thanksgiving weekend was a wonderful experience. Between Beth and Valerie there was excellent communication, all my inquires and questions were answered in a timely manner. The cottage itself has a beautiful view from the dock and a cozy fireplace to kick back and relax after a day of outdoor activities. Further to the beautiful scenery and the comfortable accommodation the neighbours were warm and friendly, we were also graciously offered to borrow a canoe by Beth. By the end we felt spoiled. I will recommend Valerie's place to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway

Paul User Profile
September 2017
The cottage on Balsam Lake was exactly what we had hoped for, even more. Being situated on one of the Trent system lakes, there is a fair amount of boat traffic on the weekend, but the boats are quite a distance away from our side of the lake. Balsam Lake itself is exceptional. During our stay, it was often dead calm. We enjoyed swimming off the dock every day, and canoeing to the local marina in Rosedale for ice-cream. This a great property, and well located, 15 minutes to town. The cottage is well laid out, with the bedrooms protected from the noise of the kitchen by a great stone fireplace (more about that later). Sleeping in the bunky was a delight, especially while listening to rain on the roof. The kitchen was well-equipped, and not just to make simple dishes. There is a screened-in morning room on one side of the cottage, and a nice patio on the other side, to watch the lake, and the spectacular sunsets. The jewel in the crown was the stone fireplace, which we used every evening, after star-gazing on the dock. There was a generous amount of firewood provided to us. And generous sums up our host, Beth, who was very responsive to our messages, and graciously offered extra items not listed. All in all, a wonderful experience, everything as promised, everything neat, clean and in working order. I would love to come back.

Brian User Profile
September 2017
Very enjoyable cottage. Clean, comfortable and cozy. Would definitely recommend!

Chris User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time at Balsam Lake. Our hosts were very accommodating and it was just as expected! Thanks so much Val!
Valerie User Profile
Response from Valerie:
Thanks Chris, You and your family were great guests. I am glad you were able to spend some summertime with the new baby! Val
September 2017

Voula User Profile
July 2017
Great place for some peaceful R&R. We loved swimming off the dock and sitting by the fire at night.

Toronto, CanadaJoined in November 2013
Valerie User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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This is Valerie’s place.
Beth helps host.

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