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Gunter Retreat

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Area: Haliburton Highlands
  • Town: Bancroft
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Type: 3 Season
  • Water: Gunter Lake

About This Cottage

This is a great spot for those who like to get away from the bustle of city life, relax in the countryside, swim and fish. Although Gunter Lake is off the beaten path, it’s got a lot to offer for a tranquil vacation at any time of the year. And newly built Gunter Retreat is a great place to stay.

Built in 2014, this spacious cottage has everything you need to enjoy your holiday. A large open plan living, kitchen and dining area with bar stools lining the breakfast bar, it will comfortably accommodate a larger family or two families vacationing together. The screened sunroom off the dining area has a patio table and chairs for enjoying the outside while being protected from the occasional bug at dawn and dusk, and the large deck is big enough to lay back and take in the sun or eat outside when the mood takes you.

To one side of the house, the master bedroom has sliding doors to the deck and an ensuite bathroom with a second bedroom opposite. To the other side are the third bedroom and bunk room with another bathroom. Stacking washer and dryer in a closet space provides the laundry service we all want on vacation.

The lower level is an unfinished basement games room complete with pool table, foosball, dart board, children's craft table as well as a games table & chairs and an assortment of board games! It is accessible for getting out onto the waterfront side of the house, where you will find lawned garden and access to the water. The stepped approach to the lake brings you down to a sandy waterfront that is shallow with hard sand underfoot. The water deepens gradually. You can fish right off the dock or swim platform or take out the canoe or kayaks for a paddle.

This is a great area for exploring. Bancroft is just 35 minutes to the north for supermarkets, craft shops and restaurants, or take a meandering country road to Egan Chute Provincail Park and picnic by the Falls. To the west is Coe Hill, Chandos Lake and a little further onto Silent Lake Provincial Park. You might find that the best time is at the cottage; swimming, fishing and just having a completely relaxing time.

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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 rents Saturday to Saturday in High Season


Rate Table
Please note that a $84.75 (including tax) booking fee applies to all bookings
Please note that a $7.91 per day (including tax) Accidental Damage Waiver applies to all bookings
High Season: June 26 - September 7
Weekly (Saturday to Saturday) $2,450.00
Low Season: September 8 - October 31, May 1 - June 25
Weekly $1,300.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $650.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $130.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day $1,050.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $130.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 10 (max 6 adults)
  • 4 bedrooms (1 queen, 2 doubles, 1 with two sets of twin bunk beds
  • Well-equipped Kitchen with dishwasher & Breakfast bar
  • Ensuite 4 pce bathroom off master; 4 pce bathroom
  • Satellite TV, DVD, VCR and CD stereo
  • Washer/dryer
  • Unfinished basement games room with children's craft table, foosball, pool table, dart board and games table & chairs with selection of board games

Outside the Cottage

  • Deck furniture
  • Muskoka chairs
  • BBQ
  • Sandy shoreline - shallow walkout
  • Fire pit
  • Swim platform
  • Canoe
  • Muskoka Room with patio furniture

Things you need to know:

  • Waterfront is a southern exposure
  • Bring your own linens
  • Location is just under 3 hours north and east of Toronto; 35 minutes south of Bancroft
  • 1 well-behaved pet welcome
  • There is a large cottage visible to one side - complete privacy on other.


Waterfront is a southern exposure. There is grass to the shoreline where there is a narrow stretch of gravelly sand and a hard packed sandy and shallow walkout into the lake. There is a dock and the water deepens towards the end of it.


Bancroft is well known in Canada as an excellent location for rockhounding. Bancroft styles itself as the "mineral capital of Canada" and holds an annual event in August called the "Rockhound Gemboree". Source: Wikipedia


August 2018
This cottage is fantastic. 7 adults stayed here for a week. We had 6 1/2 beautiful days. The cottage looks relatively new. Most beds were comfortable. They had almost everything in the kitchen you would need. Great place for swimming. I brought my boat, lake is kind of small but still lots of fish.

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Beach Access
  • Satellite TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Canoe
  • Waterfront
  • Summer: Sat-Sat only
  • MaxAdults
  • Pets Allowed