Cottage #295Big StraggleWilberforce

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'Heart's Ease' - A wonderful, 1,000 sq. ft., 3 bedroom family cottage, with lots of character and charm - recently renovated kitchen and bathroom. Pine floors and ceilings. Comfortably furnished with large, open living/kitchen/dining area with large picture window overlooking beautiful Big Straggle Lake. The cottage is situated on a well treed lot in Harcourt Park about 40 minutes from Haliburton or Bancroft. Excellent access to walking and hiking trails and tennis court in this unique park-like setting. (End of stay cleaning is included in two week rental periods).

NE exposure
1,000 SQ.FT
200 ft lakefrontage

3 Bedrooms & 1 Bathrooms

3 bedrooms, each of two bedrooms have double beds. The third bedroom has a single bed and a set of single bunk beds. 1, 4 piece bathroom with shower/tub. End of stay cleaning is included for two-week (14 night) rentals only.

Bed Linens
Bath Linens
Linen service is not available.
No end-of-stay cleaning service available.


Well equipped with fridge, stove/oven. High speed internet. TV (Note: No reception for TV., large selection of DVDs available), DVD, CD. Telephone, fireplace, propane BBQ, laundry, 12' aluminum boat with oars, (a small outboard motor 9.9 may also be available), stand up paddle board. dock and deck, campfire (portable campfire unit on dock). Access to Harcourt Park walking/hiking trails and tennis court - approx. 5 min. from cottage.

Air Conditioning
Clothes Washer
Clothes Dryer
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Kitchen Linens
Outdoor Furniture
Screened Porch
Campfire Pit
Camp Firewood
Gas/Propane BBQ

Waterfront & Swimming

200' frontage. Has good deep water for swimming from the floating dock (with ladder), as well as limited shallow entry beside the dock. The cottage is moderately elevated with approx. 45 terraced/stone steps to waterfront and dock area (not suitable for toddlers). New for Summer 2015 - Stand Up Paddleboard!

200 ft lakefrontage

Outboard Motor
Paddle Board
Adult Life Jackets
Boat Launch on Lake
Marina on Lake

Conditions of Rental

Pets Allowed
Pet Free

Maximum Occupancy: 7 persons (5 adults)
No guest watercraft allowed. Aug 1-15 is a minimum 2 week booking.
Check in is 2pm. Check out is 11am.
Minimum Booking Duration: High Season - 1 Week(s),     Low Season - 1 Week(s) .
Security/Damage Deposit: $700


Approx. 250 km from Toronto (Yonge & 401)
25 km to Wilberforce
35 km to Haliburton Highlands Hospital

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End of stay cleaning is included in two week rental periods.

Rates shown do not include a $90.00 per booking Service Charge or optional charges such as Cleaning & Linen Services (if available), Cancellation Insurance, Security/Damage Waiver, etc.

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"This cottage exceeded all of our expectations. It is a beautiful cottage with a very warm feeling to it. Everything you could ask for is there. The view is outstanding. The cottage is very wekk kept and decorated. I would like to thank the cottage owner and for the opportunity to rent this cottage. We had a wonderful time."

G. Watters

"Cottage was beautiful and comfortable. Even though not present the owners made us feel welcome. The lake is pristine and beautiful. The cottage was beautiful and welcoming. The lake was wonderful."

G. Waldman

"Lovely cottage, very well-equipped. We loved the deck, the dock and lake & the kitchen. Thank you very much to the owners and Cottage Country Travel Services. We had an absolutely wonderful time!"

J. Kamphorst

The cottage itself was very charming and well equipped. Landscaping, deck and outdoor furniture were lovely.

M. del Junco

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Return the Booking Application Form

Once we have put the cottage on "Hold", we will email you our Booking Application Form for completion and return to our office by fax or email within 2 days. A payment of 30% of the cost of the cottage plus our $90.00 + HST agency service fee (plus the cost of Trip Cancellation Insurance, if purchased) will be charged to the credit card provided with the Booking Form. A post-dated cheque for the balance payment of 70%, (plus any optional charges such as Accidental Damage Waiver, Cleaning Service, Linens Service) dated 6 weeks prior to occupancy, is forwarded to our office by mail within 5 business days. The Travel Package will be forwarded to you within 15 days of our having processed your booking.

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