About this listing
A tranquil setting perfect for any season. Located on 567’ of waterfront along the Mississauga River and the Kawartha Highlands Park. Comfortably sleeps 4 people. Fully equipped with linens included. Cozy wood stove!
Welcome to The Highlands Cottages!
Your cozy, all season, waterside 1 bedroom cottage sits alongside the Mississauga River where it enters into Lower Buckhorn Lake. The setting is very quiet and backs on to the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Wildlife abounds on the river! In the summer months enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, caving and much more. In the winter months bundle up and take advantage of the close location to many ski, snowshoe and snowmobile trails or take in some ice fishing.
Do you have a large family? Ask about a discount when renting both the 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom cottage.
Your cottage comes fully equipped and can sleep up to 4 people with a double bed and a double futon couch. It has a bathroom with shower. The full kitchen comes with everything you need including a microwave, toaster, coffee maker as well as wash cloths and tea towels. A BBQ is available for use on your private deck. Bed linens, pillows and bath towels are also included.
Free Internet and wifi are included!
Along the shore is a sandy beach that is great for swimming and in the same area is a rock outcrop that is safe to jump from. There is also a 600 sq ft dock that is great for fishing and swimming. A canoe and a pedal boat are free for you to use.
At the end of each day you can watch the sunset over Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park from your private deck or toast marshmallows at your private fire pit. In the fall and winter you can also cozy up beside your toasty indoor wood stove. A complimentary bundle of wood and kindling is provided for each guest. Additional wood can be purchased on site or in town.
Sorry, no pets. We make exceptions for service dogs, please inquire.
We would like you to feel as at home as possible and encourage guests to take full advantage of the property. Cottage 1, Cottage 2 and the main house share the beautiful 2 acre property along with the 600 sq ft dock, yard, sandy beach and rock outcrop that is safe to jump from. Access will also include the use of the boat house, paddle boat, canoe, water toys, life jackets and badminton net.
The main house, motor boat, and the second rental cottage are off limits during your stay.
Interaction with guests
Our home is on the property. We are just a text message away if you need to reach us. We would like you to feel at home in your cottage and will respect your privacy.
Nearby Attractions: restaurants, shops, boat rentals, outdoor equipment rentals, antique stores, art galleries, grocery store, LCBO, winery, ice cream, farmers market and berry farm, lock 31 of the Trent Severn Waterway, Kawartha Highlands Provincial park, Whetung's Ojibwa Centre (Curve Lake annual Pow Wow third week of September), Warsaw caves, The Petroglyphs Provincial Park, ski, snowshoe and snowmobile trails and much more.
Other things to note
The Highlands Cottages is a shared property with the property owners house, along with two cottages.
As a guest of the cottage, we thank you ahead of time for taking good care of this cottage, as we take pride in providing you with a clean, comfortable and well-maintained rental for you to enjoy.
•No smoking in the cottage. Doing so will forfeit your security deposit.
•Only registered guests are allowed to be on the premises.
•4 guests maximum are permitted in the 1 bedroom cottage.
•Please use the supplied plastic cups and plastic wine glasses when outdoors.
•Avoid flushing anything large, such as feminine products, down the toilet as we are on a septic system.
•Do not use the motorboat.
•Children should be supervised by an adult when near the water.
•We ask that before 8:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m. guests are considerate of neighbours and other guests and keep the noise levels low.
•The stacked firewood near the main house is available at an extra cost of $10/basket (approx. 6-8 logs).
•Fires must be fully extinguished.
•The use of the canoe and pedal boat are at the guest’s sole risk. Transport Canada requires that every paddlecraft is required to have "one Canadian-approved personal flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each person on board." Lifejackets are available in the boathouse. An orange “Boat Essentials Kit” with bail bucket, whistle, waterproof flash light, and rope and float is also available in the boathouse. Please return it after use. Guest must carefully inspect the canoe and pedal boat (and related equipment and accessories) before use. Guest acknowledges and agrees that the use of a canoe or pedal boat (and related equipment and accessories) may be dangerous and may result in injury or death. The Highlands Cottages (Devin MacDonald or David MacDonald) is not liable for, and makes no representations or warranties concerning, the quality or safety of any canoe or pedal boat (and related equipment and accessories) provided at the Property.
•Please do not cut down any trees or branches on the property.
Phew! Now that that's out of the way, the most important rule of all is to relax and enjoy your stay!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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