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Crystal Lake The Byre

Large family cottage on a private lot

Saturday to Saturday
5-View from Deck
5-View from Deck
7-Fishing off Dock
7-Fishing off Dock
8-Boathouse side view
8-Boathouse side view
Screened-in Boathouse
Screened-in Boathouse
9-Gazebo on Dock
9-Gazebo on Dock
11-Kitchen view to Dining area
11-Kitchen view to Dining area
16-Bedroom 1
16-Bedroom 1
17-Bedroom 2
17-Bedroom 2
18-Bedroom 3
18-Bedroom 3
19-Rec Room
19-Rec Room
20-TV Room
20-TV Room
22-Bathroom downstairs
22-Bathroom downstairs
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathroom(s)
  • Dogs
  • Wifi
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher
  • Air Conditioning
  • Max. Adults 8

The Byre on Crystal Lake - One of Our Kawartha Lakes Cottage Rentals

Why Choose The Byre for Your Family Vacation?

  • Beautifully appointed Executive Cottage situated on a private lot on Crystal Lake only 2 hours north of Toronto
  • This large lot is nicely treed and offers plenty of privacy from adjacent cottages
  • Upper portion of the lot is flat with 40 steps to the lakeside screened-in boathouse and large dock for sunbathing
  • Guests love the large cottage and amenities such as air conditioning, laundry facilities, wifi and fully equipped kitchen
  • The great stone fireplace and pine floors provide an elegant cottage atmosphere
  • Perfect for a 3-generation family getaway - Ideal place to escape to a luxurious accommodation that is off the beaten path
  • A short drive to the village of Kinmount, where you will find grocery, LCBO, and the Historic Kinmount Theatre – a must see!

Family Activities to Enjoy While Staying at The Byre:

  • A canoe and a paddle boat available for guest use
  • Three generation families will find ease in gathering at meal and game times around the large dining table
  • Enjoy the “bug free zone” screened in boathouse, with deep weed less water off of the dock – perfect swim area
  • In the evenings enjoy the stars, loon calls and other nature sounds around the fire pit, or enjoy the large high-powered telescope
  • Wake up to a morning canoe, paddle boat, swim, jog, walk or just laze with your coffee - plenty of space to find your perfect sitting spot
  • Perfect location for a range of activities if you want to take day trips to local amenities, artisan studios, golf and many other attractions – check out the Kinmount Heritage Museum!

5 of the Best Features of Crystal Lake The Byre:

  1. Enjoy privacy, sun, peace and tranquility at this one of kind Kawartha Lakes cottage
  2. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - The Byre can comfortably sleep 12 people in style and comfort
  3. There are queen beds in two of the upper bedrooms, each with a private balcony
  4. On the lower level there is a casual rec room with television, plus bunk beds and a futon for children
  5. Enjoy the large deck with separate elevated sitting area and BBQ, comfortable seating and a full view of the lake – perfect for family gatherings  

How Cottage Care Rentals Can Help With Your Vacation at The Byre?

  • Timely information leading up to your vacation
  • Careful matching of guests to cottages
  • Assistance in finding the right activity or dining experience in the Bancroft area 

Your one small, non-shedding adult dog is welcome at Crystal Lake The Byre

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General Overview

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pillows and Blankets Provided
  • Starter Supply of Paper Products

Air Conditioning and Heating

  • Central Air
  • Forced Air Heat

Water Supply/Septic System

  • Gravity
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Dispenser
  • Well Water

Well water is good to drink


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

Tassimo and drip coffee makers


Bedroom 1 Upper Level with walk out

  • Queen Bed(s) (1)

Bedroom 2 Upper Level with walk out

  • Queen Bed(s) (1)

Bedroom 3 Upper Level

  • Queen Bed(s) (1)
  • Single/Single Bunk (1)

Bedroom 4 Main Level

  • Queen Bed(s) (1)

Rec Room Lower Level

  • Sofa Bed
  • Single/Single Bunk (1)


3pc, 3pc

Indoor Entertainment

  • Board Games
  • DVD Player (1)
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stereo Player (1)
  • Telephone (Local Calls Only)
  • Television with HDMI (1)
  • VCR (1)
  • WiFi

Outdoor Amenities

  • BBQ (Refillable Propane)
  • Deck
  • Deck Chairs
  • Dock
  • Dock Ladder
  • Fire Pit
  • Parking Spaces (5)
  • Patio Furniture
  • Screened Room/Gazebo

Water Toys

  • Canoe (1)
  • Life Jackets (Adult) (4)
  • Paddle Boat (1)

Waterfront and Shoreline

  • Deep Entry off Dock
  • Steep/Stairs to Lake

Multiple decks, telescope, boat house.

Inflatable kayak

Arrival/Departure Time

Check In Time is 4:00 PM and Check Out Time is 12:00 PM

Important Guest Information

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

Important guest information:

  • Pillows and blankets are provided.
  • Bed sheets, indoor and outdoor towels and kitchen linens are not provided - you will need to bring your own. Bed sizes are indicated in the listing. 
  • You will need to clean the cottage and grounds as well as remove all garbage and food when you check out.
  • Should we have to do an emergency clean and/or remove any garbage/recycling, fees will be applied per the Terms and Conditions you agreed to.
  • BBQ Gas is provided.
  • Smoking/vaping and the lighting of candles is not permitted within the cottage.
  • Please be sure to watch and clean up after your dog and do not allow it to wander to the neighbour’s property.
  • You can also find helpful information in our FAQs.

Remember to bring:

  • Properly sized life jackets for everyone participating in water activities (pertaining to summer bookings).
  • Toilet paper, paper towel and tissue - a starter supply is provided so please replenish what you use.
  • Firewood - If intending to use the cottage fire pit, please ensure you source firewood local to the cottage to prevent the transit of invasive species to our area.
  • A flashlight with fresh batteries for those dark evenings!

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

  • garbage information
  • location of cleaning supplies
  • power failure instructions
  • primary contact information.

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

Minimum Stay:

Summer: 1 week minimum stays

Cell Phone:

New tower went in 2019.
  • Region: Kawarthas
  • Closest Town: Kinmount
  • Lake: Crystal Lake
  • Exposure: North
Rental Type Dates Nightly Weekly Minimum Stay
2022-06-10 to 2022-09-12
N/A$3,500 *1 Weeks

Mandatory Services

  • Non-Refundable Service Fee: $250.00 per stay plus HST

Payment Notes

There is a deposit required of 30% of the rental rate plus the Non-Refundable Service Fee and HST upon booking and we will use your VISA or MC for that.

The balance is due 60 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!

3 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf star

Review of R. C.'s stay in Aug 2019

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Guest Comments: It is a great location and a nice spacious cottage. We had a couple of issues, the kitchen sink faucet leaks and needs to be replaced which the handyman says is a big job as the sink which is glued to the underside of the counter, needs to be lowered to be able to get at the faucet. Also two of the stove top elements stopped working which I believe was just a fuse that the handyman replaced. Other than that things ran smoothly.

CCR Reply: Thanks for the review! The owner will be replacing the faucet this week. So happy to hear you had a good time there.

Submitted: Sep 2019

Review of T. W.'s stay in Aug 2020

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Guest Comments:

Submitted: Aug 2020

Review of C. V. R.'s stay in Jul 2019


Guest Comments: We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this cottage. There were a few minor issues which we contacted the owner about and the issues were resolved quickly. We would like to be able to book this cottage again next summer if it is available.

CCR Reply: Thank you for your review. Later this year we will receive availability from the owner for 2020 and be in touch with you.

Submitted: Jul 2019
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