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Flat Rock Four Season Cottage

#170763 · Cottage Rental in , ,

4 Bedrooms
10 Guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Cottage Rental

Property Description

Flat Rock is a truly unique, breathtaking, 3 acre property on quiet Lake Bernard just five minutes south of the town of Sundridge and 35 minutes from downtown Huntsville. Visitors to Flat Rock are always impressed by the peace and tranquility provided by the private bays where very young children can learn to swim in perfect conditions.

This four-season home will appeal to the most discerning of renters who are searching for immaculate premises in a secluded setting. We welcome visitors who will treasure our 92 year history on the lake and related memorabilia. Our original summer cottage was renovated in 2009 to become a larger, modern retirement home. Its open concept floor plan, very high white pine, cathedral ceilings and panoramic views from abundant windows combine to create bright, spacious living areas.

From the upper deck level, garden doors open into a vestibule that houses a 1910 Heintzman piano for music enthusiasts. A focal point of the living room is the original brick, wood-burning fireplace now airtight with heating fans. Here, there is ample seating to enjoy fires or watch the 52-in. flat screen high definition TV. The formal dining room's antique mahogany table extends to seat ten. Two steps below are lower level sitting rooms with east and south facing windows. The sun room is appropriately named as nearly eighteen feet of eight-foot high windows provide a mesmerizing view of the lake.

Our fully-equipped, custom kitchen features Avonite counter tops, bar with two leather stools, pull-out pantry and double apron porcelain sinks. Enjoy pure well water from the drilled, 340-foot well. The adjoining dinette has twelve-foot, wall-to-wall windows and an antique tiger oak dining suite with seating for eight people.

Other building features include central air and central vacuum, security system, 36-inch doors and an automatic generator that runs the entire cottage in the event of a power failure.

Bedroom Description

Although we are able to accommodate a larger number of people, we prefer a maximum of 8 guests in both the summer months when our bunkie is open and the off season when our convertible bedroom or pullout couch can be utilized.

Bedrooms are completely private, occupying three corners of the building. Each offers a top end mattress for very comfortable sleeping, a ceiling fan and large windows with room-darkening blinds.

The king size, antique mahogany, master bedroom features a twelve-foot high, uniquely angled, white pine ceiling, a large adjoining walk in closet and an en suite bathroom that includes a two-person, six-foot soaker tub, separate shower, heated tile floor and optional baseboard heating for quick warm-ups.

A second king size bedroom is decorated with walnut family heirlooms. Guests can enjoy private access to the cottage's huge main bathroom featuring a 25 sq. ft. shower with two shower heads and seats, a 6-ft. cherry vanity with double sinks, and a separate dressing table.

There is an exit directly onto the deck from the lower level, queen size bedroom. This bedroom is smaller but features a ten-foot ceiling and a wonderful view of the lake.

A sitting room in the fourth corner of the cottage easily converts to a bedroom by lowering ceiling to floor blinds and choosing from new mattresses stored in the loft area.

In the lower level sun room a double pullout couch completes the sleeping facilities in the cottage.

The boathouse closest to the cottage was converted in the spring of 2010 into a comfortable queen size bedroom with additional seating on the couch or at the bar table overlooking the bay. This renovated bunkie sits on the water's edge and provides beautiful views through windows on three sides.

Location Description

Our cottage is situated only 32 feet from the water's edge and the 500-foot shoreline offers two completely private bays divided by a very large, wide, fine white sand beach. An additional 200 feet of undeveloped, family-owned land adjacent to the property adds to the feeling of seclusion. Shallow water spans the entire frontage and a firm sandy lake bottom makes for excellent swimming. A gently sloping granite rock leads to the beach which opens to our beloved Flat Rock, surrounded on three sides by water. Here, and also on the long L shaped dock, you will enjoy sunshine from sunrise to early evening.

Shade is also easy to find in the many sheltered sitting areas on the property that are furnished with chaise lounges and numerous chairs. On breezy days, protection from south winds can be found on the secluded northern piece of waterfront property, whereas, there is shelter from north winds on the beach.

The dock can moor two boats and there is ample space on the beach to store watercraft without interfering with swimming and other activities.

Enjoy outdoor meals at the six-person patio table on the lakeside lower level of the deck.

Nearby are hiking trails, golf courses, grocery/hardware/LCBO stores, many restaurants, a gourmet butcher shop, boat rentals and medical, dental and vet clinics.

Lake Bernard Park is located directly across the lake from Flat Rock. Youngsters can enjoy mini-golf and it is here that a variety of watercraft can be rented on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. If you wish to use our canoe and/or our aluminum fishing boat, we require a simple, signed release of liability, waiver of claims and indemnity agreement.

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Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
5 Nights Minimum
$500 CAD - $3,500 CAD -
High Season
06/30/17 - 09/05/17
7 Nights Minimum
- - $4,000 CAD $14,000 CAD

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events

Flat Rock Cottage is a smoke free environment. Ample firewood is available for outdoor bonfires in the fireplace on Flat Rock; however, NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED anywhere on our property. We provide a comprehensive, cottage information package to all our visitors when rentals are finalized and we are happy to answer any specific inquiries over the phone or by email. If possible, we like to speak with potential renters beforehand.

Availability Calendar

April 2017

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Grocery Store
Water Park
Beauty Spa
Public Pool


Stereo System
DVD Player
Satellite TV
Internet Access


Air Conditioned
Pets Permitted


Dining Room
Coffe Maker
Espresso Machine
Dishes / Utensils
Small Appliances


Horseback Riding
Hiking Trails
Deck / Patio
Life Jackets
Patio Furniture
Beach Chairs
Sandy Beach
Shallow Entry Beach
Fire Pit
BBQ / Grill
Parking Available

Additional Amenity Description

Responsible dog owners are welcome. No cats please owing to allergies.

Two pairs of snow shoes available during winter season.

Diving raft.

Aluminum rowboat.

Newly-opened Splash Pad for children opened in Sundridge in 2016, a short drive from the cottage.

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27 Reviews

Overall Rating

The Perfect Retreat - Can't Wait to Return!

Our family had a wonderful stay at Flat Rock Cottage; Barb made us feel so welcome and comfortable. The property is beautiful, clean, well equipped and has the most incredible views of the lake. We enjoyed our lazy days on the rock so much that we decided not to do any of the trips we had planned! We are all keen photographers and videographers, s... Read More

July 2016

Heaven for Three Weeks

Our family was in heaven for three weeks this summer at Flat Rock. We all appreciated the memories Barb and David have created there and they seemed to infiltrate our entire stay. Not only is the cottage well equipped and beautiful in all regards, the waterfront at Flat Rock is second to none and was taken advantage of rain or shine. I could go on... Read More

August 2013

Already Looking Forward to Next Year!

Thank you, David and Barb, for letting us enjoy your beautiful home for three glorious weeks this summer! We became very comfortable there and had a difficult time leaving. The time we spent together playing in the water and sand, collecting rocks, feeding ducks, playing games as a family and with our friends is priceless! I simply can't express th... Read More

August 2013

Beautiful in So Many Ways!

Thanks so much to Barb and David for allowing us to share their home this last week. The house is beautiful in so many ways and we have felt so at home here. The kids entertained themselves kayaking, swimming, gathering rocks, building sandcastles, and catching minnows. Our dogs were entertained by the ducks always coming so close to the shoreline.... Read More

August 2013

Beautiful Place for a Family Getaway!

What a beautiful place to have a family getaway! Flat Rock cottage is truly a "home away from home", with all of the comforts that come along with it. After spending Family Day weekend there, I cannot imagine what a treasure it must be in the summer. We had a superb time enjoying the winter, taking walks among the trees, sliding down the hill, ice... Read More

February 2013
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