Minden Hills, Ontario, Canada
$130 - $150 per night
$880 - $995 per week
Vacation Cottage Rental Description:
A lovely heritage-log-pioneer home that is a cross between visiting our past history, tastefully decorated with period antiques, and the loving and tasteful updates of modern convenience. Situated in the scenic locale of Haliburton County in Ontario, just outside the town of Minden. Wonderful for a Romantic getaway, Honeymoon or family vacation. Great Dark Sky location. See millions of stars. Bring your telescope.
This 3-bedroom-winterized home sleeps a maximum of 6 and comes with a wood fireplace, 4-piece bath including a jacuzzi-soaker tub, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. It has a wrap-around deck with a screened gazebo for enjoying the outdoors without the bugs, and a propane barbeque. There are 3 comfy double beds, and one twin size bed all with lovely comforters and pillows (you need to provide your own linens, however we do offer a linen service at an additional charge for guests from afar). We offer complimentary coffee, and a variety of teas which you can make to go along with your meals. Comes with 37" HD flat-screen TV, satellite service and BluRay DVD player. Bring your own DVDs or enjoy one of the discs on site, with a selection for both adults and children. We also offer a variety of engaging books in our bookcases to while away a sunny or rainy day.
If you want to bring the family, there is a large trunk full of games (for adults and children) and toys as well as two horseshoe pits.
We are pet friendly. Well-behaved animals are welcome including cats and dogs.
This house is suitable for people with walking and balance challenges as there are a number of strategically placed proper hand grip bars positioned throughout the main floor, and outside the entrance doors to the kitchen. There are three of these in the bathroom. The stairs to the second floor are narrow and steep and those with walking and balance problems should remain on the first floor. There is a bedroom on the main floor which also has a grip bar just inside the door.
It has a private 1/2 acre-size pond which comes with a row boat, oars and a floating dock. It has a sand entrance for easy swimming and boating access. In the winter, once the pond has frozen well, you can skate or play hockey. The property is situated only 40 minutes from the famous Sir Sam's Ski and Bike facility - mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter. (See our website for links to this an other local attractions). You can also walk on marked trails through our forest.
This entirely private and quiet property is great for a romantic getaway - you can't see the neighbours and they can't see you. While it is situated on a paved road, it is not a busy road. You can't hear any highway noise. There are no motor boat sounds to spoil the quiet. It is wonderful to sit out on the deck or in the gazebo and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There are two lovely padded lounge chairs perfect for relaxing on the deck with a good book and a drink.
Although the house is not air conditioned, there are a number of fans placed throughout the house which make it comfortable and the foot thick (30 cm) walls keep it cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
WiFi internet is available 24/7 at the public library in Minden, a 10-minute drive to town. If the library is closed it is still accessible outside the building.
To view many more pictures, to learn more or to book go to our site listed below.
**Please note this is a Housekeeping Cottage, which means you are expected to leave it in the condition you found it. Cleaning products and tools are provided. You also need to supply your own linens, however for travelers from afar, we can offer a linen service at an additional reasonable charge.
Entirely private swimming is available in our pond, which comes with a raft and row boat.
Our 36 acre forest has marked trails for walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The trails go steadily upward to a ridge, and go through the mixed forest of interesting terrain which includes rocky outcrops.
Whitewater rafting is available nearby at the Minden Whitewater Rapids at Horseshoe Lake, site of the 2015 Pan Am Games and Olympic Whitewater rafting competition.
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July & August, March Break and Christmas, minimum booking is one week. During the off season, minimum rental is 2 nights.
The highest rates are high season June - Canadian Thanksgiving (2nd weekend in October), and the low rates are after Thanksgiving to
**If there are open weeks during high season that are not booked, we will consider last minute weekend rentals, however this would only
happen if the following week is not booked as well, since change over happens on Saturdays. This may work best at the end of the summer season. Please ask.
A rental application must be filled out and returned to the owner. If your application is accepted, a 50% deposit will be required if
booking more than 30 days in advance and the balance paid 30 days before the rental, otherwise the full amount is due. We also accept email transfer, direct bank deposit (for Canadians), as well as bank drafts & money orders.
The Rental Application can be emailed to you or you can download it through our website link (Contact Us page) on the Details Tab above,
bottom of the page.
If you wish to cancel your reservation after your deposit has been made but 60 days before your rental, and we are able to re-book the full time, your deposit will be returned, less 50% administration fee. If we cannot re-book then the entire deposit will be forfeited. If you cancel 30 days or less before the rental, and the full payment has been made, if we cannot re-book then the full amount will be forfeited. If we can re-book, then 50% of the full payment will be refunded. If the cancellation is due to serious illness, accident or death in the family, please advise us as we are flexible and we will try to re-book your time at a future date.
See our rental application for complete details and obligations.
A rental reservation is not final until the completed application has been returned, accepted by us and the required deposit (or full rental if less than 30 days) is paid. We allow up to 3 business days for this deposit to reach us once your application has been accepted. The balance is due 30 days before the rental.