Cottage #429Horseshoe LakeMinden

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'Draker's Den' - Wonderful sunsets from this 2 acre west facing property. Lots of level, open grassy areas around the cottage for kids to run and play. This 2,700 sq ft. cottage has recently been transformed with extensive upgrades/ renovations. Hardwood floors in the living areas, ceramics in the kitchen. An excellent four bedroom cottage large enough for family and friends. The cottage has easy road access from Minden and Haliburton and is 1km to Blairhampton Golf course. Cleaning service available at additional charge.

SW exposure
2,700 SQ.FT
200 ft lakefrontage

4 Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms

4 Bedrooms. 3 second floor bedrooms 2 of which have Queen size beds while the 3rd bedroom has 2 sets of single bunks. Finished bedroom in basement level off the finished recreation room has a double/single bunk combination.. 4 Bathrooms. Main floor powder room, main bathroom on the 2nd floor has a 4 piece bath (sink, toilet, tub/shower, the master bedroom has a 4 piece bath. The basement level has a 3 piece bath with shower.

Bed Linens
Bath Linens
Linen service is not available.
Optional end-of-stay cleaning service $150


Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer.Air conditioning. High speed WiFi connection, satellite TV, DVD, VCR CD, fireplace, row boat, canoe, gas BBQ, deck, patio furniture (table & chair set, 8 muskoka chairs, a small set of table and chairs for upper deck). The main deck also has a built in bench and new screened in porch. Dock with swim platform, outdoor campfire pit with log benches. Foosball table in basement recreational room. New deck - fall 2016 (not shown in photos).

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

Waterfront & Swimming

200' of frontage with southwesterly exposure. Very flat, child-friendly lot with lots of lawn area. Easy, gradually sloping access into the water from the lawn on sandy bottom. Dock with swim platform.

200 ft lakefrontage

Swim Raft
Adult Life Jackets
Boat Launch on Lake
Marina on Lake

Conditions of Rental

Pets Allowed
Pet Free

Maximum Occupancy: 10 persons (8 adults)
If a cleaning service has been arranged, check-out time will be 10:00 am. Please refer to your Booking Confirmation.
Check in is 2pm. Check out is 11am.
Minimum Booking Duration: High Season - 1 Week(s),     Low Season - 1 Week(s) .
Security/Damage Deposit: $1500


Approx. 185 km from Toronto (Yonge & 401)
10 km to Minden
10 km to Minden Hospital

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Note: 5% discount for consecutive weeks booked (discount applies after first week)

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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"Thank you for a wonderful vacation and the use of this fabulous cottage! The location, site and property features are perfect for our family and we hope to come again. It is becoming a family tradition for us! After renting several cottages, this was the first one that we have returned to!"

J. Young-Tseretopoulos 2016

"The images accurately reflect the cottage. I would even say the cottage exceeds what is reflected in the pictures. Instructions are always very comprehensive. I particularly like the sending of the lock box code via e-mail ahead of time. The cottage is very well equipped including with WiFi, etc. Also, the grounds and dock are very good for places to sit and enjoy views of the lake. the sand beach is something rare to find in a lake side cottage. Great location. Very quiet and relaxing, but close to Minden and a few fun golf courses in Minden and nearby."

R. Hamilton 2015

"The water/beach was great for the kids. Swim dock was enjoyed by all. The BBQ was amazing. All the eating areas were greatly appreciated and used.
Having access the boat and canoe and all the goodies in the wood shed was great. The rooms were all perfect."

M. Wiseman

"it was great having several eating areas. The screened in porch for the kids and the dining room for the adults. Along with a deck for pre dinner drinks. Great lake for swimming and nice fire pit area. Also lots of grass for playing ball with the kids. Nice to see the good quality fridge and washer/dryer. The owner appears to be taking a proactive approach to upgrading the cottage so it will be interesting to see what improvements come along."

F. Volcmar

"Renovations to the cottage were excellent and we enjoyed being there for the week. The new extendable dining room table comfortably seated the 8 of us. The bunk beds were a hit with the kids as they both got a top bunk. Enjoyed the extended dock and swim raft a lot. Everyone liked the canoe and the kids especially liked the inflatable’s from the shed. The fire pit was also a hit. Cooked dinner one night on it and S'Mores another night. Large lawn was great for games of soccer, croquet and horseshoes. The location was excellent - a short drive to Minden."

J. & R. Seel

"Excellent Cottage for our families! Blairhampton golf course is excellent. Very Convenient location. Large yard for the kids, beach nice, fishing was good, cottage nice and spacious. Could we reserve the same week in 2014, if available?"

G. Nicholson

"It was better than we thought. Everything was perfect."

J. Gibson

"The cottage was, if anything, better than depicted in the images on your web site. Package was thorough and we have fewer questions as we have rented multiple times from your company. The waterfront / beach area was by far the nicest of any of the cottages we have rented from your service. Also, the cottage size and condition were excellent, and access to a nearby golf course was a real plus. We are already discussing a booking at this same cottage for next summer. This cottage provided a great experience: close to the towns of Minden and Haliburton but still quiet. Lots of space for sitting outside and everything was very clean and in great condition."

R. Hamilton

"Great waterfront and wide open grass. Liked the hammock. Very well maintained. Bedrooms have wonderful balcony. Lots of stuff to keep the kids busy."

S. Hubay

"The cottage was perfect for what we were looking for. It was large enough so that everyone had their own space and you never felt like you were bumping into each other. It was also perfect for small kids with the flat lawn and beach area. The kitchen was a nice size and there was a big dining room table for all of us to sit together for meals."

B. Arsenault

"Lots of space packed into a small area inside the cottage, with 6 of us in the cottage, it still felt like there was lots of space. Being on a bay in a large lake allowed us to feel like we were isolated but also allowed us to explore in the canoe. We really had a good time. The community around the cottage seemed quite nice and the lake was a combination of peaceful and active, with lots to do."

A. Sinha

”unanimous praise from our family members, we had a great week”

M. Rogano

”We had a great time at this cottage and would certainly book it again”

C. Steiner

“The cottage description was great – very large, ‘airy’ cottage with lots of room for adults and children. We really liked the spacious lot down to the beach, it was great for playing soccor, bocce etc. We also really loved the firepit at night. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone – although we ourselves will not be renting a cottage next year.”

L. Fisher

"This was our 3rd or 4th time at this cottage and we appreciated the new BBQ and the new furniture. This cottage suits us very well and we look forward to it each year. Thanks for everything."

D. Michael

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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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After receipt and processing by our office, a Booking Confirmation and Travel Package are mailed to the Booking Applicant. Please note that, no booking is considered 'confirmed' until a written Booking Confirmation has been produced by our office. In addition to the Booking Confirmation, the Travel Package will include a copy of the Cottage/General page from our website listing the cottage inventory, bedsizes, etc., a map to the cottage and a set of Cottage Instructions/Rules.

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