Cottage #513Eels LakeApsley

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This property provides excellent privacy and an outstanding westerly view from an elevated location. (There are approx 20 terraced steps from the parking area to the rear of the cottage, and then a set of stairs from the deck and a path down the hill to the waterfront area - path is rugged and may not be suitable for toddlers or seniors.) The cottage lot is very treed - view of waterfront area at cottage is slightly obscured from the deck of cottage. There is a level lawn area at the lakeside and a new deck at the shore.. The cottage has lots of living space, approximately 1,600 sq ft with high ceilings with kitchen/dining area overlooking the living room from above. There is also a screened/glassed muskoka room off of the living area. Located approximately 1 hour drive from Peterborough, between the communities of Apsley and Bancroft.

W exposure
1,600 SQ.FT
125 ft lakefrontage

5 Bedrooms & 1 Bathrooms

There are 5 bedroooms in the cottage. 3 are identically equipped with a lower double bed and a single bunk above. The 4th bedroom has a set of double bunk beds. (not shown in photos). The master bedroom faces the lake (off the lower living room level) and has a queen size bed. There is one bathroom in the cottage which is equipped with toilet, sink and shower.

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


The kitchen, dining area are situated on the upper level of this split level living space, overlooking the living area below. It is equipped with fridge, stove, microwave & dishwasher. The cottage also features a new, spacious outdoor deck and patio furniture, a bright muskoka sunroom (screened and glassed windows) off the living room facing the lake,a large living space with plenty of furniture and a stone, wood-burning fireplace. Other amenities include Washer, Dryer, TV, CD, VCR, DVD, Wireless Internet (12gb/week - $4/gb overage charge), fireplace, gas BBQ, small aluminum rowboat/oars, canoe, outdoor campfire pit, dryer (only) and dock. There is also a change room/shed with a fridge, located by the waterfront.

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

Waterfront & Swimming

The lawn from the cottage slopes down to the lakeshore where there is some flat lawn area along with a deck, patio table and chairs along the shorelline. 125' lake frontage with floating dock and walk-in swimming on a clean, firm, gradually sloping bottom amongst some rocky shoreline. Water levels drop over the course of the summer as Eels Lake is a feeder lake for the Trent System. Lake levels drop significantly after the Labour Day Weekend, eliminating the ability to dock a boat at the owners dock.

125 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)
Check in is 2pm. Check out is 11am.
Minimum Booking Duration: High Season - 1 Week(s),     Low Season - 1 Week(s) .
Security/Damage Deposit: $1000


Approx. 205 km from Toronto (Yonge & 401)
16 km to Apsley
35 km to Quinte Health Care - Bancroft

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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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"We have been vacationing here for over 10 years now and there is no better place to have a relaxing family vacation. We love it!"

J. Meyerhoffer 2017

"The view, the size- SO CLEAN!!!!! The Lake right there!! HUGE kitchen table, privacy , friendly people that own cottages there, Peaceful little paradise and when we posted our pics we have already had people ask for the info to rent."

L. Nolan 2016

"Liked the privacy,and clean beautiful water, and there is lots of space within the cottage."


" Absolutely everything about the cottage and location appealed to us. The privacy was fantastic for our dogs, the kitchen had everything we needed, the beds were soooo comfy, the lake perfect for kayaking and swimming - honestly this has been the best cottage we have ever rented and we thank the owners for sharing their gem!"


"Loved the wraparound deck , vaulted ceiling and wide views of the lake, fireplace, five bedrooms, large kitchen table for all the family to gather. Lots of space for 8 adult people to relax and be together or relax on their own.
Thankful that dogs were allowed!"

"Great family time! The weather was mostly cool but even that did not deter us from enjoying the beauty of the lake and privacy."


"Great privacy. Not too far from the highway but enough to not be a problem. Beautiful property. Spacious cottage. After 14 summers, you know we must love it!"

P. Girard

"What a great cottage. Such a private space on a beautiful lake. Wonderful sunsets and amazing sunrises. The swimming was great and the water temperature was perfect. Great location for doing little day trips to cool areas of interest. I would definately think about renting again! Thanks so much!!!"

J. Dufour

"The privacy and the large amount of space both in the cottage and around the property was great. It was a beautiful location. Great vacation! Thank you very much."

J. Meyerhoffer

”We enjoyed that it had five bedrooms, kitchen was a great size, the living was big, sunroom was well used. The new deck was huge and the dock and the swimming area nice. There was lots of space in and out of the cottage for the nine of us.”

A. Wallis

”We like the size of the property, the total privacy offered and the design of the cottage and how it is situated on the property. In short - everything! (and being able to bring our dog). Your service is outstanding. We have never had a problem with anything. You are always a pleasure to deal with.”

P. Girard

”(Liked).. lakeside. Lots of room. Plenty of beds and bedrooms. The cottage was perfect! We loved our stay at this cottage – please thank the owners for us. Your service was stellar. Everything was wonderful. You were very prompt and professional in your dealings, it was easy to trust that everything would work out perfectly. And it did! I would highly recommend this service to anyone interested in Ontario Cottage rentals. Nice work!”

S. Lewis

"The cottage was described perfectly. No surprises. The rental package was very thorough and detailed. We even knew what kind of coffee filters to bring! We especially liked the privacy, room comfortable and spacious. Loved the dock area. We would like to rent again and book the first week of August or the last week of July."

M. Barrett

"The photos were great. The cottage was just what we were expecting. The lake was beautiful and it was a very private setting. We are considering returning for two weeks instead of one."

J. Meyerhoffer

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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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