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Kawartha Cottage Vacations

Forsythe's Cottage On Eels Lake

#345308 · Vacation Rental in , ,

3 Bedrooms
8 guests
1 Full Bathroom
Vacation Rental

Property Description

Sleeps 8, 2 Bedroom And Sun Room, Beautiful Sunsets, Flat Property, Walk-In Entry, Fire Pit, Child/Elderly Friendly, Great Swimming, Weed Free, Pet Friendly (No Cats)

Eels Lake is a quiet lake with close to 50% of the shoreline still under crown ownership. It is a nice size at close to seven miles end to end and a surface area of around 2400 hectares. With a mean depth of 25 feet it is over 100 feet in spots including the area directly in front of the cottage.

The lake is a feeder lake on the Trent Severn Waterway which means the water level drops over the summer. Due to its depth, this presents few issues other than diving off the dock is not possible later in the summer. The depth is also dependent on water conditions and rainfall year to year. The lake is extremely clean and you can feel it when you swim, even in years of extreme heat and drought which makes it very rare.

The view from the dock is westward and outstanding. The cottage was hand built in 1958 from mostly pine and is still in pristine condition. There is around 200 feet of shoreline and most of the timber has been preserved. The property has been left completely naturalized and requires no maintenance. It is the quintessential cottage experience.

Province: Ontario

Region: Kawartha Lakes

Nearest Town: Apsley

Nearest City: Peterborough

Nearest Large City: Peterborough

Nearest Hospital: Bancroft

Body of Water: Eels Lake

Nearest Boat Launch: Eels Lake Public Landing Road. Downey Lane runs off the public landing road (1 km)

Nearest Boat Launch: Eels Lake Marina

Nearest Marina: Eels Lake Marina

Bedroom Description


Kitchen includes microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster and toaster oven

Sleeps 6 adults and two children comfortably

3 Bedrooms:

Bedroom #1: bunk bed (single over double)

Bedroom #2: bunk bed (single over double)

Sun porch #3: futon (new mattress)

Bathroom: 1 x 3 pc (sink, toilet, shower)

Cottage water: filtered through UV light - system is designed to be potable but owner uses bought water for drinking and tap water for cleaning teeth and cooking

Information sheet located on fridge should be read - contains all pertinent information

Board games, cards, DVD movies and CD player are available for your enjoyment

Electric fireplace


Very private - cottage sits beside crown land on one side and no view of neighbors on dock

4 parking spots

Property gently slopes to dock

Dock 32’ x 9’ - water depth off dock 6 feet in early summer, dropping to 1 foot by Sept

Rocky shoreline drops off in places and increases over the summer

One porch on front of cottage 8’ x 16’

Waterfront: 200 feet

No beach or sandy area for children

Swimming is great with steps into the water

Water is clear and free of weeds

Walk-in entry – stony shoreline

No need for water shoes

Small play area for kids at end of dock

2 kayaks

2 canoes

Flutter boards, noodles


Stunning west view

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House Rules

Check In Time: 15:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 8 guests

Primary renter must be 25 or older

Additional Information

Lead guest must be 25 or older and group must meet Owner approval.

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 2
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 3
Bed types not specified


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
2 Nights Minimum
- - $1900 CAD -
Victoria Day
05/18/18 - 05/21/18
3 Nights Minimum
$320 CAD - - -
Mid Season
05/22/18 - 06/28/18
2 Nights Minimum
$320 CAD - $1200 CAD -
Canada Day
06/29/18 - 07/02/18
7 Nights Minimum
$320 CAD - - -
High Season (Fri 3pm to Fri 11am)
07/03/18 - 08/02/18
7 Nights Minimum
Check in: Friday Only
Check out: Friday Only
- - $1900 CAD -
Civic Holiday
08/03/18 - 08/06/18
7 Nights Minimum
$320 CAD - - -

Fee Name Tax Rate Fee Amount
Damage Deposit
NOT Collected with Booking
- $500 CAD
Flat Amount
Cleaning Service
NOT Collected with Booking
- $100 CAD
Flat Amount
Service Fee
- 3.60%
of Rental Amount

Additional Rates & Fees Description

Based on 8 people maximum (6 adults maximum).

Children under 1 year of age are free.

Cleaning service (if requested): $100

$500.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in.

The damage deposit will be returned to you by Interac e-Transfer upon check out or once the cottage and property have been inspected by the owner or his designate (within 7 business days).

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Grocery Store


DVD Player
Board Games




Coffee Maker
Small Appliances


Parking Available
BBQ / Grill
Fire Pit

Additional Amenity Description

Bancroft (20 min) is north on Hwy 28. There are lookouts and several local landmarks to visit. Haliburton (40 min) has many sites and trails. Apsley (5 min) has an IGA, 2 hardware stores and an LCBO.

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Availability last updated Feb 21, 2018
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