Welcome to our cottage located on the south shore of Rice Lake
Our 950sq ft waterfront cottage offers relaxation, peace and quiet on Rice Lake but is still within 90 minutes of Toronto/GTA. The cottage is located between Bewdley and Gores Landing on the south shore of Rice Lake. Although there are neighbours on each side the cottage is in a very quiet area towards the end of a private road. The cottage is all about the waterfront, whether it's fishing, enjoying the view or playing in the lake.
The cottage has a classic lake house look and feel with 3 bedrooms, bathroom en-suite to master bedroom with claw foot bath and shower, separate powder room, open plan living/kitchen/dining with lots of windows facing the lake with 75ft of waterfront. It is comfortably furnished, well decorated throughout and is perfect for a small family or two couples. It has two double (one queen and one full) bedrooms and the third bedroom has a twin over full bunk bed. The beds are very comfortable and all have mattress protectors and pillows supplied along with pillow protectors.
The cottage has internet access however there are no TV services at the cottage i.e. antenna, cable or dish. There is an Apple TV and a DVD for evenings or if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
The 37ft deck has a 6 seater table and chairs and a propane BBQ is provided. There is also a fire pit to sit round at night, ponder the day and watch the beautiful sunsets go down over the water. Then you can chat the evening away underneath the clear starry sky.
The 40ft dock is great to just sit with a book and a drink and appreciate the tranquility whilst the waves lap against the shore. There is also a boat lift available for small boats up to 1500lbs. And when it gets too hot you can just take a quick dip to cool down. The lake is stony so water shoes are recommended. It is shallow at the shore and deepens to approx. 5ft deep at the end of the dock. Or if you're feeling energetic you can go for a paddle in one of the kayaks provided.
As for the fishing – Rice Lake is famous for it and has been a prime fishing destination for over 150 years. There are Walleye, Bass, Pan Fish, Bluegill Muskie, and Crappie. And you don’t even need to leave the cottage as you can just fish off the end of the dock.
There are loads of things to do in the area if you can drag yourselves away from the cottage. Out and about the charming heritage towns of Cobourg and Port Hope are both a 15 – 20 minute drive away.
Want a fun day out – spend an unforgettable day Treetop Trekking in the Ganaraska Forest. You’ll fly across zip lines and climb like Tarzan on bridges, nets and swings suspended high in the trees.
Or hire a boat at Harris Boatworks at Gores Landing and explore the lake – just watch out for the submerged railway line.
Just look at the “Activities” page for full details
As for food there is so much choice. Fancy a great wings meal – just go to Rhinos Roadhouse in Bewdley. The best barbecue meat – nip to Muddys Pit BBQ at Keene. The best burgers are at Olympus Burger in Port Hope. Or pop down to Craft in Cobourg - our new favourite place for healthy food. For amazing tacos you have Rey Ray's in Port Hope. Further afield there's St Veronus in Peterborough if you want a huge range of beers and amazing food. Or there's always the local chip trucks.
Full details of all our recommendations are on the “Food & Drink” page.
* Kitchen fully stocked with cook and bakeware, table settings and cutlery
* Fire place
* Flat screen TV. with Apple TV and DVD player
* Internet access
* Propane BBQ
* Indoor games
* Duvets and pillows (but not linen or towels)
* Two kayaks
High Season (June 28th - August 30th) - $1325/week + $500 security deposit.
Low Season - $1025/week or between $210 and $260 per night (minimum 2 nights) + $500 security deposit
Holiday Weekends - $920 + $500 security deposit
Note: This is a non house keeping cottage. You will need to clean up after yourselves and leave it in the condition you found it. Cleaning supplies are provided along with blue/black bags. However if you would prefer we can arrange for a cleaner to go in for an extra $50. This does not include any charges for garbage disposal.
Friday - Friday bookings in High Season. Outside of High Season bookings can start on other days.
Check- in 4.pm. Check-out 11.00 am.
Half due on day of booking to secure property if booked more than a month ahead. Full payment payable if booked less than one month ahead.
Any outstanding balance due one month before arrival.
Payment by interac e-transfer.
Cancellation refunds are only available if replacement bookings are taken.
Security deposit minus any deductions returned within 7 days of departure .