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Kosh Retreat

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.1
  • Area: Kawartha
  • Town: Havelock
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Type: 4 Season
  • Water: Kasshabog Lake

About This Cottage

If your key criteria for the best cottage vacation ever are privacy, great waterfront and a beautiful cottage, you can tick them off right now. Kosh Retreat has them all, and plenty more.

Let’s start with the 200ft of waterfront that offers clear water, a sandy beach with shallow entry, and a dock to jump off. If that doesn’t get you booking straight away, lets add in the Crown land to one side and no visible cottage to the other; a neat Bunkie the kids will just love, and a beautiful Kawartha location.

Kosh Retreat is on Kasshabog Lake – 20 minutes from the delightful village of Apsley in the north Kawartha region. The owner has been cottaging on this lake since the 1950s when his father built the original cottage. In 2007, he replaced the old cabin with a spacious light-filled home with all the comforts you’d expect to find in an upgraded cottage.

You will love the main floor with its cathedral ceilings, comfortable leather furniture in the living area and kitchen that boasts a state-of-the-art induction stove and breakfast bar. The large master bedroom with doors onto the deck, and ensuite are on this floor.

Upstairs there is a loft area with a pullout couch and TV , two bedrooms and a bathroom.

And don’t forget that Bunkie! With bunk beds and a pullout couch it’s a great spot for the teenagers to hang out.

Outside there’s plenty of patio furniture and of course a BBQ and firepit. Who wouldn’t want to watch the sun go down as you sit on the dock with a cold glass of wine, and contemplate on what a great choice you made!

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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 Friday to Friday in High Season
  • One-week's notice is required for all reservations


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, December 18 - January 3
Weekly (Friday to Friday) $3,300.00
Low Season: September 8 - December 17, January 6 - June 25
Weekly $1,810.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $1,015.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $159.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
New Years, Christmas $1,425.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $470.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Thanksgiving, Labour Day, Victoria Day, Easter, Family Day $1,425.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $159.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Cottage sleeps 10 people (Maximum 6 Adults)
  • 3 Bedrooms (2 with queens, 1 with queen and single bunk beds)
  • Separate bunkie (Double sofa bed and single bunk beds) - Available from May long weekend through Thanksgiving weekend only
  • 2½-bathrooms (1 en-suite with whirlpool tub, one with tub and shower over)
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher
  • Satellite TV, DVD & VHS players and CD Stero system
  • WiFi connectivity (download restrictions apply)
  • Telephone with unrestricted long-distance dialling to Canada/US
  • Wood Stove

Outside the Cottage

  • Sandy beach area with gradually deepening walkout
  • Deck & Dock with patio furniture
  • Propane BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • Canoe, 2 adult sized kayaks, 4 children's kayaks, 2 paddle boards*, pedalboat and some lifejackets
  • *Paddle boards available after May long weekend to Thanksgiving weekend only

Things you need to know:

  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome at this property
  • Linens and indoor towels are provided for all reservations; please bring your own outdoor towels
  • Bunkie is not available after Thanksgiving or before May long weekend
  • A post-rental cleaning service is provided but the cottage is to be left in a tidy condition
  • The cottage has a north-westerly exposure


Enjoy the 200ft of waterfront that offers clear water, a sandy beach with shallow entry, and a dock to jump off.


December 2018
The cottage was so well-organized. They haven't missed a thing. It is perfectly situated next to crown land. With 5 kids and 4 adults we enjoyed the surrounds as well as took a day trip to The Gut as well Kawartha Highlands Park. I'll be going back.
September 2017
Just an incredible piece of property with an amazing home inclusive of all the luxuries you could wish for!
October 2016
Ron and Helen,
We had a wonderful time at Kosh Retreat. It is a great place to slow down and enjoy
time with friends and family.
Thank you,
The Vatchers & The Baileys
September 2016
We had an absolutely fabulous weekend. Your cottage has everything we were looking for…plus!! Enjoyed the beautiful views, water and peaceful surroundings. We hope to come back again next year for a week if we can ?
Thank you.
The Hollidays,  Stevenson and  Fitzsimmons
August 2016
Thank you so much for allowing our family to enjoy your wonderful cottage. The weather was perfect and your location is fabulous. You have everything we could possibly have needed or wanted.
We hope to visit again in the coming years.
The Sarmany Family
August 2016
What a wonderful family vacation. Thank you for letting us rent your beautiful home. The first holiday with our granddaughter and it was a perfect location. The cottage had everything we needed and more. The lake was beautiful.
We hope we can come back again.
The Crump Family
July 2016
Wow! What a fabulous week at Kosh Retreat We had four kids under the age of six
who enjoyed swimming, kayaking, games, tubing, fishing, sandcastles on the beach and
more. Everyone enjoyed watching all of the hummingbirds throughout the day.
After numerous boat tours exploring Lake Kasshabog, we believe you have the most
beautiful property on the Lake! We can’t wait to come back!
The Schiedel, Spencer & Steinacker families
July 2016
We had a wonderful week. The cottage, lake, grounds all was perfect. We have rented
homes/cottages/beach houses around the world and this was the best home for
relaxing. We didn’t need to leave for anything. Kitchen was stocked perfectly. It was
so nice to bring our four legged members of the family and they enjoyed the water and
the shaded trees in the yard. A wonderful trip and we hope to return next
Thank you for sharing,
The Grants – Beth, Kevin, Will and the puppies (Sherman & Reggie)

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Fireplace, Wood/Gas
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Pedal Boat
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Waterfront
  • 3D Walkthrough
  • Summer: Fri-Fri only
  • Stand-up Paddleboard
  • MaxAdults
  • WiFi Max 10 GB/wk
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
  • Winter Rentals