Cottage #653Lower Cardiff LakeWilberforce

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'Cardiff Woods' - With 5.5 acres of property and over 450' of shoreline, this recently built four season vacation home affords very good privacy on a lake located in the Haliburton Highlands region - approximately 2.5 hours from Toronto. The cottage is beautifully finished and furnished with open concept main living areas, 16' high cathedral pine ceilings, wood floors, and panoramic views of the lake and surrounding woods. The living area has a propane fireplace and a second propane fireplace is located in the large games room on the lower level. The designer kitchen has new appliances, tiled counter tops. There is a spacious three season screened porch off of the main living area. Extensive decking, screened dining gazebo, and hot tub. Excellent fishing (bass and rainbow trout, retricted to motors under 6hp) and extensive walking/hiking/atv and snowmobile trails accessed directly from this property. The property is a short drive from the town of Wilberforce for shopping and supplies. Note - this cottage is approximately thirty minutes from the site of the Minden Wild Water Reserve which is hosting an event for the Pan Am Games 2015.

NW exposure
2,700 SQ.FT
450 ft lakefrontage

4 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms

There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms in this cottage. The main floor has the master bedroom with queen size bed and a three piece (shower/toilet/sink) ensuite bathroom. The second main floor bedroom has a double bed plus a single and the third main floor bedroom has a double bed. There is a four piece (tub/shower/toilet/sink) bathroom on this level. On the lower level there is a large bedroom with two double beds and a two piece bathroom. Thereare 2 sofa beds in the main floor sunroom and a portable "Graco" baby bed, as well as a cot in the middle bedroom upstairs.

Bed Linens
Bath Linens
Optional linen service available for $150
Optional end-of-stay cleaning service $150


Designer kitchen with stove/oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, laundry, high speed internet access. All bedrooms have brand new beds, cedar lined closets, ceiling fans. TV/ DVD in rec room and sunroom, air conditioning. Stereo/w CD. Phone (local calls or credit card calls only). Propane fireplace in living area and rec room. Games room and libary room on lower level. Three season screened porch. Canoe (2) and paddle boat, 2 kayaks, swim raft, campfire pit, patio furniture. Boat launch at end of road (rough access).

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

Waterfront & Swimming

Approximately 450' shoreline, with NW exposure. Large sandy beach area above the water line, sandy entry, deepens fairly quickly, softer bottom as you proceed out into the lake. Large deck for sitting out at the shoreline. Swim raft anchored in deeper water. Canoe, paddle boat and kayaks included. Good fishing on lake (lake is approximately 2 km long) for bass and rainbow trout. The lake is restricted to motors under 6 hp. No seadoos/personal watercraft.

450 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 (6 adults)
Check in is 4pm. Check out is 11am.
Minimum Booking Duration: High Season - 1 Week(s),     Low Season - 3 Night(s).
Security/Damage Deposit: $1500


Approx. 240 km from Toronto (Yonge & 401)
5 km to Wilberforce
45 km to Quinte Health Care, Bancroft
Approx. 30 minutes from Minden - Wild Water Reserve
Approx. 30 minutes to Algonquin Provincial Park

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Low Season 3 Night Weekend Rate $1510.00

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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"The kids loved the beach, everyone enjoyed the fishing. We had a fantastic vacation. Cottage was clean and had everything we needed. Beach was great, fishing was outstanding. Caught a few nice bass right off the dock! We would definitely consider returning next year." 2015

W. McKelvie

"We had a wonderful time. The cottage was lovely and in great condition. I wouldn't really call it a cottage -- it was a house, and it was great. The owner has maintained it very well. The water was just right for the kids to swim in, and the private beach (though small) was used quite a bit. Liked the solitude - not many other people around. It was well-stocked with everything needed for the stay, including games, reading material, movies, water entertainment, cooking, etc. The bathrooms were a pleasant surprise ... you don\'t normally get such great bathrooms and plumbing, and that was our one initial worry. All in all a great time!"

K. Siddiqui

"The cottage information shows the cottage exactly as it really is. That's the wonderful thing about your service- you give an honest overview of what the cottage is like - no surprises once we arrive!

I love the peaceful atmosphere. There is only 1 other cottage on the lake, so it is very private. We enjoyed the sunroom, the sandy beach and the canoe rides. The cottage is very comfortable and the air conditionings is definitely a bonus.
So is the generator, as the power did go off briefly but we were not left in the dark!! The flat area for the kids is fantastic- lots of space to have games such as soccer and baseball. The kids had a great time!

We have rented this cottage several times and have always enjoyed it. We would be interested in renting it again next summer!"

S. Cohen

"The cottage was stunning and was supplied with everything we needed. Particularly enjoyed the sandy beach and the privacy of the cottage property."

P. Quadrizius

"We loved everything about the property. It was obvious that the owners put a lot of thought into the layout. The attention to the finer details was impressive. For example, books for every taste (my 4 year old loved the "little polar bear' series); fans everywhere; a wider range of music cd's; the sun room was set apart frorm the bedrooms for early risers; the cottage was above ground level to enjoy the beautiful view; grassy large side yard for outdoor sports. We also really enjoyed all the modern amenities (propane fireplace, convection oven, satellite TV, hardwood throughout!).

L. Chen

"The cottage is well appointed, lots of space (indoors and out), modern but private Muskoka setting... and thanks for ordering the terrific weather. Again, Cottage Country and the cottage owner deserve many thanks for efforts to make our weekend spectacular... we were very impressed to say the least!

D. Krawczyk

" It's hard to narrow down the features that appealed to us most. The cottage was clean, new, tastefully furnished and decorated with all the comforts and amenities including air-conditioning. A real "home away from home". Comfortable beds and bedding! Wonderfully large property and flat grassy areas."

N. Patni

"We enjoyed having the sandy area at the waterfront. My son and his cousin played there for 2 days non-stop! We also liked the flat grassy area for the kids to play. The lake was quiet and peaceful. The firpit was great - we had 2 campfires and enjoyed roasted marshmallows! We had a fabulous time at the cottage - good times were shared with good friends and family in a lovely, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. The sunroom was a nice feature - it was nice to relax and be able to have a great view. The sandy beach and the grassy area were a hit with the kids!! The cottage was comfortable, well laid out, and cozy without being small. We would love to return again next summer!"

S. Cohen

"Apart from the fact that the cottage showed pride-of-ownership, the setting was so quiet that you actually felt like you were the only people on the lake, except for that family of lovely loons."

A. & K. Johnson

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