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Buckhorn Lake Little Bay Cottage

Traditional Family cottage on flat lot, 1.5 hours from the GTA

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathroom(s)
  • No Pets
  • No Wifi
  • Max. Adults 6

Little Bay Cottage is located on Deer Bay Lower Buckhorn Lake, less than 2 hours from Toronto or just over 3 hours from Ottawa, enjoy a relaxing vacation at this lovely, clean and well cared for cottage on the Trent Severn Waterway near lock 30.

Enjoy the open concept living room, sitting room with gas fireplace and kitchen making for an easy and comfortable family gathering for food, fun and games. The Weber BBQ for the cottage chef is on the back patio outside the kitchen. The sitting area, dining room and living room all have a full view of the property and lake.

There bedrooms, each with a double bed, the master has a full ensuite. Bed sheets are provided. The spacious lake view deck with dining table and easy to manage stairs over looks the flat grassy front yard, complete with picnic table, hammock and two docks. The boat launch is private to the cottage and can be used for launching your fishing boat and enjoy catching Bass, Pickerel and Pike.

The lot is flat and grassy leading to a point with dock were swimming can be enjoyed inside the dock area or past the band of water plants just past the dock. The shoreline is shallow with sand and rocks. A kayak and stand up paddle board are available for guests to enjoy. A lake side hammock to enjoy a nap or a good book, making memories around the campfire with s'mores and songs.

Comfortable living room with TV, DVD and VCR plus a huge selection of family movies, Cards and board games for your family to enjoy.

There are two wall mounted internal air conditioners, one over the fireplace and one in the master bedroom that keep the cottage cool on hot summer days.

Little Bay cottage has been enjoyed by the family for generations, first built by Uncle Jim and Aunt Dot - Dot's favourite colour was pink, the brighter the better, and the more the better...most of the pink has since gone, but if you look hard you may catch a glimpse of her whimsy.

The nearby town of Buckhorn has all of the amenities for cottage living. Petroglyphs Provincial Park is just a 40 minute drive away. See aboriginal rock carvings over 600 years old, hike to High Falls (13km) or enjoy the walking trails. Smithworks Brewing Company is a 25 minute drive away in Peterborough. Quarry Golf Club is a 20 minute drive away near Lakefield. Kawartha Country Wines (Winery) is a 20 minute drive away. Gallery-on-the Lake and the Buckhorn School of Fine Art are in the village of Buckhorn which is 15 minutes away. Arts and Crafts shops and Antique shops are in many of the nearby villages. The new Canadian Canoe Museum, the Peterborough Liftlocks and the Trent-Severn Waterway Museum, Art Galleries, and more, are in Peterborough, just 35 minutes away.


General Overview

  • Bed Linens Provided
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Pillows and Blankets Provided
  • Starter Supply of Paper Products


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Fridge and Stove
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen Linens
  • Microwave
  • Pots and Pans
  • Toaster
  • Toaster Oven
  • Utensils


Bedroom 1 with full ensuite

  • Double Bed(s) (1)
  • Ceiling Fan

Bedroom 2

  • Double Bed(s) (1)
  • Ceiling Fan

Bedroom 3

  • Double Bed(s) (1)
  • Ceiling Fan


4 pc ensuite, 3 pc main

Indoor Entertainment

  • Board Games
  • DVD Player (1)
  • Television with HDMI (1)
  • VCR (1)

Outdoor Amenities

  • BBQ (Refillable Propane)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Deck Chairs
  • Dock
  • Dock Ladder
  • Fire Pit
  • Hammock(s)
  • Parking Spaces (2)
  • Patio Furniture
  • Picnic Bench

Water Toys

  • Kayak (1)
  • Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP) (1)

Other Notes


Important guest information:

  • Pillows and blankets and bed linens are provided.
  • Bath, beach and kitchen linens are not provided - you will need to bring your own.
  • A starter supply of tissue, paper towel and toilet paper is provided - please replenish what you use.
  • You will need to clean the cottage and grounds as well as remove the garbage when you check out unless otherwise arranged during the booking process. 
  • BBQ Gas is provided
  • Cell strength is 4 bars, there is NO WiFi or satellite
  • No Smoking Cottage!

A Welcome Book, located on the kitchen table, contains important guest information - please ensure you familiarize yourself with its contents, such as:

  • Garbage information
  • Location of cleaning supplies
  • Power failure instructions
  • Primary contact information

Should we have to do an emergency clean and/or remove any garbage, fees will be applied per the Terms and Conditions you agreed to.

All of our cottages are checked in between each group of Guests to confirm that everything is in order for your arrival.

  • Check in time is 4pm and check out is at 12pm.

You will need to bring proper size life jackets for everyone participating in water activities.

The Owner appreciates you enjoying the cottage and we all hope you have a wonderful vacation.


The water is great to drink.

Gas Fireplace in the living room.


There is a crock pot and blender


Family movies, Disney, DVD and VCR


Boat launch on the property, two docks.

Square Footage:

wheel chair ramps at back door & sliding door


  • Region: Kawarthas
  • Closest Town: Buckhorn
  • Lake: Buckhorn Lake
  • Exposure: North



*There is an Service Fee of $180.00 + $23.40 HST = $203.40 with every booking. This helps us run our platform and provide services such as 7/24 support on your trip.
Rental Type Dates Nightly Weekly Minimum Stay
2019-06-23 to 2019-09-15
N/A$2,250 *1 Weeks


There is a deposit required of 30% of the rental rate plus the Service Fee and HST upon booking and we will use your VISA, MC or Discover card for that. A $500 security deposit is applied to each booking.

The balance is due 30 days in advance of your arrival by email transfer, post-dated cheque or credit card.

Thank you for choosing us to create your cottage memories!

1 Reviews starstarstarstarno star

Review of R. F.'s stay in Jul 2019

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Guest Comments: I would have preferred a tv so as to keep up with the news or watch something when we didn't want to read. Other than my friend could not go into the water, it was too stony for her, the cottage and everything else was great. The AC didn't work but we didn't care, it was cool enough with the fans. The cottage owner was very nice and helpful when she had to come to reprieve articles the previous renters had left behind. All in all the cottage was beautiful and comfortable and the area was quiet and peaceful. The lake is big and clean. We would love to go back again if they had a tv and a way for non swimmers to get into the water.

Submitted: Aug 2019
Saturday to Saturday