Waterfront cottage on the stunning Gull River

Entire cottage hosted by Alice

  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Welcome to Gull River Cottage! Our gorgeous cozy all-season cottage is just 1hr 45 min drive from downtown Toronto. We have 384 feet of waterfront and private dock on the beautiful 'lazy' Gull River that flows into the nearby Balsam Lake. Perfect for fishing, swimming, kayaks, hiking etc, lots of water toys & entertainment. Huge outdoor area with massive fire pit, spacious open living space with stunning river views, and large dining area. The perfect "hidden gem" cottage getaway.

The space
Welcome to Gull River Cottage, recently renovated with the perfect combination of modern and rustic cottage decor, 3 comfortable bedrooms, and 2 good-sized bathrooms. You’re sure to love the charm it offers.

Our waterfront Kawartha Lakes cottage rental sits on its own river bend on Gull River, on the edge of the quaint small town of Norland, ON (just 300 residents). We’re the last house on a quiet residential street, with half an acre of land and 384 feet of wrap-around waterfront, making it feel very peaceful and secluded. The photos don’t do justice to how large and beautiful our outdoor space is. Our huge lawn is more than large enough to play ball games or have a game of frisbee.

Being on the edge of a small town means that we still have all the modern conveniences; there are quaint shops, grocery stores, and excellent pubs, restaurants, and breweries nearby. Unlike most cottages, we have very fast unlimited WiFi (50 Mbps) and easy year-round road access. Our excellent Bell Wifi easily allows multiple people to work, stream and do video calls simultaneously - it is much faster than our home internet in downtown Toronto! Come and work at the cottage - but don't work too hard!

This dog-friendly family-friendly cottage is on the slow-flowing peaceful Gull River that flows down to nearby Shadow Lake and Balsam Lake (both have public boat launches), with our own private dock. Perfect for swimming - yes, it’s swimmable! - kayaking, fishing, and canoeing. Many of our guests have caught walleye and bass off the end of our dock. The water at the end of our dock is about 6-8 feet deep depending on the water levels, and around 20-30 feet deep in the middle of the river. We have 2x kayaks and 1x canoe that you are welcome to use, as well as lots of inflatable toys and floaties – or bring your own!

We absolutely love dogs, please just clean up after them and leave the space as you found it. Note that the outdoor space is not fenced in and is all wraparound waterfront so please keep an eye on your dogs.

There are 3 very good-sized bedrooms, with black-out blinds and brand new comfortable mattresses. The first bedroom has a very comfy Queen bed and a writing desk to work from. The second bedroom has a bunk-bed (single on top, double below - sleeps 3) and a large walk-in closet. The third bedroom is a gorgeous airy space with a Queen bed, and patio doors that walk out onto our stunning river view. Lie in bed and watch the world float by! We also have a comfortable sofa bed in the living room that folds out into a King-sized bed. The space comfortably sleeps 6-8 people. We also have a portable Greco crib for babies.

Outside on our very large deck you will find our patio dining furniture and large propane BBQ - perfect for dining outside and watching the river float past while you grill and have family dinners on the deck.

The local area is very popular for fishing, snowmobiles (the snowmobile trail runs right past the end of our street), kayaking, hiking, ATVs, snow-shoeing, and more. We are located off Highway 35 which is very popular with motorcycle riders/enthusiasts because of its smooth and very picturesque route.

What this place offers

River view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Free dryer – In unit
Bathtub

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Where you’ll be

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada

Our waterfront Kawarthas cottage sits on its own river bend on Gull River, on the edge of the small town of Norland, ON (just 300 residents). We’re the last house on a lovely residential street, with half an acre of land and 384 feet of waterfront, making it feel very private and secluded. Being near a town means we still have all the modern conveniences; there are quaint shops, grocery stores, and excellent pubs, restaurants, and breweries nearby. Unlike most cottages, we have strong WiFi and easy year-round road access.

Hosted by Alice

  1. Joined in March 2015
  • 15 Reviews
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I am a designer living and working in Toronto, originally from Dorset UK. I love travel, reading, exploring new places, trying new food, live music, art and culture. I love discovering the 'local life' in new places.

During your stay

There is door key code access to the property so you can check yourself in. We are available by phone 24/7. When not at the cottage, we are usually at our other home (approx 2 hours away) so will assist however we can over the phone. In an emergency, we have a team of nearby cleaners and tradespeople who can be with you in a pinch.
There is door key code access to the property so you can check yourself in. We are available by phone 24/7. When not at the cottage, we are usually at our other home (approx 2 hour…
  • Language: English
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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 8:00 p.m.
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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