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Mallard Cabin

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Area: Haliburton Highlands
  • Town: Algonquin Highlands
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Type: 3 Season
  • Water: Beech Lake

About This Cottage

Life at the cottage used to be simple. Rent a cabin and spend all day on the water, just coming indoors to sleep. These days it's nice to know that you can still rent a more traditional budget cottage, and get a few extra bells and whistles.

This compact cabin on Beech Lake has three small bedrooms and a newly renovated bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen and a comfortable living room. Outside, the new deck houses a BBQ area and closer to the lake, a patio platform with Muskoka chairs, alongside the fire pit.

You'll enjoy unlimited internet access and a Wii U for added fun. There's no satellite TV but if you have a Netflix account, you can watch movies and shows - while the kids are using the Wii console. In the fall and spring, the propane stove will keep you warm after a day of hiking or canoeing when you curl up for movie night.

For any cottage, the best bit has to be the outside! The lengthy dock lets you get right out into the lake for fishing, while those who want to get on and in the water, there's a canoe and a Lily Pad floating mat for a ton of water play. Sit around the campfire at night and enjoy some s'mores and the twinkly stars.

The Cabin is 30 minutes from Sir Sam's ski area, and just a little more to the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Preserve. In the fall, take a drive north on Hwy35 to Dorset and the Scenic Lookout - the views are spectacular.

This traditional cabin is perfect for guests who want the cottage country experience without the high fees that go along with fancy appliances and granite countertops. It's a little blast from the past and we think you'll love it.

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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 in High Season


Rate Table
Please note that a $73.45 (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 22 - September 3, December 22 - January 7
Weekly (Saturday-Saturday) $1,100.00
Low Season: September 5 - December 21, January 8 - June 22
Weekly $675.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $400.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $55.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
New Years, Christmas $525.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $145.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day, Easter, Family Day $525.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $55.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms (1 with a queen, 2 with double with single bunk over)
  • 1 x 3-piece bathroom with shower stall
  • Well-equipped kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave
  • High speed wireless Internet (unlimited download)
  • TV (non-satellite) & Blu-ray DVD player; Wii U
  • Waterfront dock
  • Deck with Propane BBQ

Outside the Cottage

  • Canoe and floating Lily-pad play mat
  • Firepit

Things you need to know:

  • One well-behaved dog is welcome at this property
  • Linens and towels are provided for out of Province guests arriving by air only
  • A post-rental cleaning service is not available so the property is to be left in an "as found" condition
  • Waterfront is a southerly exposure


The water is shallow at the shoreline with minimal weed growth and soft underfoot. It is clear and clean for swimming at the end of the dock with a depth of around 4ft.


The nearby and restored Hawk Lake Log Chute is now the only one of its kind in Ontario and has been on this site since 1861. A log chute is a man-made trough that was used to carry logs over rough river landscape to a sawmill. The log chute was developed in Canada in 1829 to circumnavigate the Chaudière Falls in Quebec. By the late 1800s there were thousands of wooden chutes around the province and dozens in the county of Haliburton, but they're all gone now. This historic site is a testament to the tenacity and perseverance of the tens of thousands of men who made their living in the logging industry, and whose courage helped forge the communities of rural Ontario (Source - Stanhope Heritage Museum website).

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Canoe
  • Gas Fireplace
  • WiFi Max > 50 GB/wk
  • Waterfront
  • Summer: Sat-Sat only
  • New Listing
  • MaxAdults
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
  • Winter Rentals

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