Sleeps 6-8, WiFi, Satellite TV, Beautiful Sunrises, Flat Property, Weedy, Walk-In Entry, Beautiful Sandy Beach nearby for great swimming, 36 foot Dock, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Excellent Boating, Excellent Fishing, Pet Friendly, Boat Rental Available
Deer Bay Hideaway is a classic,cozy,and beautiful 3bedroom rental cottage located on Lower Buckhorn Lake, Deer Bay in the Kawarthas. The cottage is conveniently located just 5km outside of the village of Buckhorn, and Lock 31 on the Trent Severn Waterway. For boaters, there is a pay-per-use boat launch at Bay View Resort. From the cottage, you can navigate northwest by boat to Buckhorn or continue west through Lock 31 into Upper Buckhorn and travel to Pigeon Lake and Bobcaygeon or to Bridge North on Chemong Lake. Navigating eastward from the cottage will take you to Burleigh Falls and Lock 30 east into Stoney Lake.
To celebrate Canadas 150th birthday the 2017 Seasonal Lockage Permit is free! The permit is valid for the entire navigation season, and provides passage for your recreational vessel through any number of Parks Canada's lock systems, at all National Historic Canals across Canada: Locations in ON:Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic
Deer Bay Hideaway is quiet and peaceful. If youre looking for that perfect place to relax and de-stress, then our cottage is the place for you. It has that perfect nostalgic feel of what a cottage should be, warm and cozy, featuring a warm amber glow of knotty pine throughout. We have a beautiful picture window, with two comfortable rockers, that overlook the lake, perfect for watching a misty morning sunrise, while sipping a hot cup of joe.
The fully equipped roomy kitchen features a center island 4 burners electric cooktop, a built-in oven, and double kitchen sink for easy meal preparation and cleanup. The cozy dining room features a solid maple table with six chairs, enclosed on three sides with the soothing warmth of the honey coloured knotty pine walls, and illuminated with a centrally positioned, six globe wagon wheel light fixture.
The focal point of the main living room that is centrally located between the kitchen and dining areas, features a floor to ceiling rustic brick fireplace where you can relax and watch TV, listen to music, or read as you settle into on one of the soft comfortable sofas.
Master bedroom: Queen + 3 piece ensuite
2nd Bedroom: Queen
3rd Bedroom: 2 Twins (best use is for children)
Additional Queen blow up mattress available
2 Bathrooms: 1 x 4 piece & 1 x 2 piece
Open Concept Kitchen and Living Room
Cottage Water: Well & Potable
While at this quaint, board and batten classic designed Deer Bay Hideaway, sit back and relax on our spacious, private, wrap around benched deck seating (32.5′ long x 14′ feet wide) overlooking the glistening blue water of Deer Bay! Watch the kids frolic and play on the safe level grounds surrounding the cottage that are grassed to the water’s edge, and in the shallow wading depth water and where you might even glimpse the osprey or blue heron dive for a fish dinner. There is a patio set that seats 6 as well as a few Muskoka chairs where you can enjoy a meal with family and friends. There is a propane BBQ, with all the tools you need to be a world class grill master. A brand new dock is being installed in the spring of 2017 that measures 36’ in length, and has a 12’X12’ pier area that is sure to be great for fishing, swimming or just sitting around and relaxing. There is a paddle-boat available for your enjoyment, we promise it’s also quite a workout.
After you’re done with your paddle boat ride come on back and relax in our cozy hammock, enjoy a glass of wine, and try to spot some of the many hummingbirds that are constantly fluttering around. Enjoy a campfire at the in-ground fire pit at the water’s edge, where you can toast marshmallows, sing songs and tell stories. Listen to the enchanting call of the loons! And if your timing is right, you may be able to watch the moon rise over Deer Bay, and be mesmerized by the moonlight shimmering and reflecting off the water. The property features several mature trees that offer a well-balanced mix of shade and open sunny areas. The water is usually pretty warm, and come middle of July, there is a muddy bottom on our lake, so we recommend water shoes. There are a few weeds, but the swimming is pretty good.
3 parking spots
Flat Property, child friendly & elderly friendlyWheelchair accessible, ramp leading up to cottage
36 ft. dock Depth water at the end of the dock: 3 4 ft. Cottage deck: 14 x 32.5
Dock deck: 12 x 12
Waterfront 100 ft.
Weeds cut/maintained in swimming area around the dock … weedy beyond dock area.
Walk in sandy entry to gradual muddy bottom
- Water shoes are recommended
- Play areas for children
Unobstructed 100 ft. water view of Deer BayFairly privateAluminum fishing boat (12-5HP - $375/wk)Cottage Faces: South East
12’ aluminum fishing boat with 9.5 HP motor ($90/day or $400/wk.)
Dont worry we have a nice pair of binoculars you can use to see all of the great wildlife on the bay including Loons, Herons, and Osprey. Night time at the cottage is just awesome,if youre lucky enough to be visiting during a full moon you will be sure to see the Moon rise over Deer bay an incredible site. If the moon is in its dark phase, make sure to head outside and see the Milky Way.
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Town: Buckhorn (5 km), Lakefield (19 km), Bobcaygeon (30 km), Fenelon Falls (48 km), Haliburton (76 km)
Nearest Large City: Peterborough (30 km)
Nearest City: Peterborough (28 km)
Nearest Hospital: Peterborough Hospital, Peterborough Regional Health Centre:
1 Hospital Dr, Peterborough, ON K9J 7C6 (33 km)
Body of Water: Lower Buckhorn Lake: Deer Bay
Nearest Boat Launch: Bay View Resort (1 km) Nearest Marina(s): Reach Harbour (4 km) ; Buckhorn Yacht Harbour (9 km) Nearest Beach: Sandy Beach (13 km)
The village of Buckhorn is only a short drive away and offers restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, convenience stores, a library, community centre, as well as Lock 31 where you can boat watch. There is a large grocery store (Foodland) and hardware store (Home Hardware) less than 10 minutes from the cottage. The area is a dream for lovers of the outdoors with ample opportunity for boating, hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, and adventure. Did we mention that this area is also Bikers Paradise, some of the best roads in Ontario for motorcycle riding are just a few minutes away. The 507 which starts at Flynns turn, is just 10 minutes down the road, and is rated as one of the top 10 Roads to ride in all of Ontario. With so many options for exploration and enjoyment, you can make the most of your holiday in the Kawarthas!
Art Galleries Nearby: Gallery on the Lake (10 km) & Whetung Ojibwa Centre (14 km)
Parks and Conservation Areas:
Petroglyph Provincial Park (44 km) Warsaw Caves Conservation Area: (33 km) Wolf Island Provincial Park: (17 km)
Restaurants: CODY INN (Chinese Food) (10 min)
MAINSTREET LANDING (Pub Food) (10 min)
PIZZA ALLORO (10 min) Dont miss Country Bobs Chiptruck, one of the best burgers you will get in this area! (10 min)
Fine Dining: Old Bridge Inn (15 min) TREETOPS DINING ROOM (20 min)+ More