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A Northern Soul

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.0
  • Area: Haliburton Highlands
  • Town: West Guilford
  • Sleeps: 11
  • Type: 3 Season
  • Water: Growler Lake

About This Cottage

Growler Lake (also known as Bear Lake and occasionally Bat Lake) is nestled in an area of absolute tranquility and wilderness beauty, located 2.5 hours North of Toronto. Just recently opened up for cottage development, the lots are huge and private on pristine waterfront. A Northern Soul Cottage Retreat is a newly built cottage facing south-west across this delightful lake.

The door on the driveway side of the cottage opens into the large kitchen with top of the range, stainless steel appliances that will appeal to even the most discerning of cottage cooks. Fully equipped and spacious, it will be the focal point for cocktail hour gatherings while meal preparation gets underway. The large dining table has prime views over the gardens and waterfront as does the comfortable living area. The living room has huge windows from ceiling to floor for a great view of the lake and the dockside.

The screened sunroom to one side of the dining area, is large and furnished well for you to enjoy those balmy summer evenings; play board or card games, or simply watch the sunsets.It walks out to a large deck with BBQ grill and a Patio dining set furniture for enjoying the views and meals in the summer time.

There are three large bedrooms off the living area. The master has an ensuite bathroom and slidingdoors to a private deck facing the lake, with a Bistro set for enjoying morning coffeeor evening drinks. Two further bedrooms, one with queen size bed, one with two twin beds (idea for children), share another bathroom on the main floor.

To the side of the kitchen are stairs leading to the family room and twolower level bedrooms. One queen size bed and one bunk bed with single over double provide plenty more accommodation. Entertainment is the key feature of the main area on this level with large screen TV, satellite receiver, and a variety of board games/foosball table, videos and DVDs. This is a great spot for the younger members of the group to congregate while those seeking a more peaceful time can enjoy the lounge upstairs. There are sliding doors for easy access to the waterfront. An additional bathroom completes the accommodation.

On the waterside, the dock and water beckon and we know our guests will love the dockside area. There is an expanse of sand toward the waterfront and a small beach is offered for easy access to the water. The lakebed is soft and silty underfoot and there is some weed so water shoes are recommended. It deepens gradually to a depth of around 5ft at the end of the dock where it becomes great for swimming. Try fishing from the dock - Lake Trout and Splake (a cross between Lake and Brook Trout) are plentiful. Canoe, Kayaks and Stand-up paddling board are available for water sports activities.There is a firepit with outdoor chairs and picnic table - the perfect place to roast marshmallows and enjoy some bed-time stories for the children.The lake is small and there is agreement among the owners to restrict the use of motor boats to maintain the tranquility of the environment.

This is a year-round cottage so include this in your winter vacation plans. Winter activities abound with cross country skiing, downhill at Sir Sam's; dog sledding in the Haliburton Forest and the unique Redstone Luge

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Rate and Rental Information

  • Please note that bookings less than 7 days in advance are subject to confirmation of availability with owner
  • This property books Saturday to Saturday or Monday to Saturday in High Season
  • Full week rentals in Mid/Low Season are Saturday to Saturday only

 


Rate Table
Please note that a $62.15 (including tax) booking fee applies to all bookings
High Season: June 23 - September 4
Weekly (Saturday to Saturday) $3,200.00
Mid Season: September 6 - September 30
Weekly $2,200.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $1,100.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $220.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Low Season: October 1 - December 21, May 19 - June 22
Weekly $1,650.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $800.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $220.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 11 - maximum of 8 adults
  • 5 bedrooms ( 3 queen, 1 double with single bunk over; 1 with 2 twin)
  • 3 bathrooms - Master with ensuite; 4 pce; 4 pce
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Living room with fireplace
  • Foosball Table
  • Family room with satellite 40" HDTV, Bluray DVD player
  • High speed satellite wireless internet
  • Washer and Dryer

Outside the Cottage

  • Large deck with patio furniture
  • BBQ
  • Dock
  • Firepitwith outdoor chairs and picnic table
  • Small sandy play area/beach
  • Screened sun room
  • Canoe, 2 kayaks and Standup paddle board

Things you need to know:

  • Waterfront is a southwesterly exposure
  • Linens and towels are provided - bring your own outdoor towels
  • Bring your own life-jackets (some adult ones are available)
  • Outside watercraft including jet skis are not permitted
  • The use of jet skis, ATVs, motorized boats, skidoos and dirt bikes is not permitted at A Northern Soul. This is not only a request of the owners, but is consistent with the guidance of the Lake Cottage Association.
  • A post-rental cleaning service is included in the rental rate.

Waterfront

There is an expanse of sand toward the waterfront and a small beach is offered for easy access to the water. The lakebed is soft and silty underfoot and there is some weed so water shoes are recommended. It deepens gradually to a depth of around 5ft at the end of the dock where it becomes great for swimming.

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Amenities

  • BBQ Grill
  • Beach Access
  • Satellite TV
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas
  • Dock
  • Canoe
  • WiFi Max > 50 GB/wk
  • Waterfront
  • Summer: Sat-Sat only
  • WiFi
  • Winter Rentals

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Distances

Distances shown are "as the crow flies".
Driving distances will be longer. NOTE that directions are approximate. Exact directions are provided upon booking