Awesome week at Head Lake
Our group of 5 old friends from high school searched high and low for a cottage that offered beach & dock, watercraft, enough sleeping options for both early and later risers, space for indoor activities and close enough to groceries and towns for convenience, while being well enough off the road that there was no traffic sounds, just the sound of the occasional loon and the lapping of the lake against the shoreline. Mission accomplished. One of the real bonuses with this property was that the bunkie was on the same very large deck as the cottage. The second TV and small toilet in the bunkie, meant there really was a separate area for not only sleeping but also for some to seek solace from the group. Perfect for a second family as well. Although the main bathroom in the cottage appeared to have been re-done, we all chose to shower outside (shower is private, out of the way between the cottage and the bunkie and has hot and cold running water - so it really was delightful). The weather was excellent and that helped our decision to mainly hang out on the dock and get into swimming in the protected bay in front of the cottage. The water was consistently over 70 degrees, a benefit to a shallow lake. The kayaking/canoeing were also excellent. The ability to launch from the beach made getting in and out of the water simple. We rented a stand up paddle board, no problem launching that either and again the protected bay let the less adventurous give that watercraft a try. (The shallow beach would be great for little kids too.) The steps down to the dock were fine for us, but the less sure footed would want to take their time and watch how they get down the make shift steps/roots. There was sun all day on the dock and it also provided a great sunset vantage point. Indoors we could play games in the main cottage and relax with a book. But since the Olympics were on, the sports minded in the group were also able to catch up on the highlights at night through the extensive channel listings provided by satellite service. WIFI service was great. The kitchen was really well appointed, but not fussy. The BBQ was an option we used a lot to avoid cooking indoors during a heatwave. The caretaker of the property lives a few doors away and came by to let us know a full fire ban came into effect during our stay. We had had a fire a few nights before, mmmm s'mores. Highly recommended for groups of friends or families who want separate spaces!
Lakefront Cottage And Cabin in the Kawarthas