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McCalla's Kozy Cottage

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Area: Kawartha Lakes
  • Town: Burnt River
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Type: 4 Season
  • Water: Burnt River

About This Cottage

The Burnt River begins its journey at Miskwabi Lake in the Haliburton regions and meanders its way inexorably through the wilds of central Ontario, through the town of Kinmount past it's namesake Hamlet, until finally emptying into Cameron Lake in the Kawartha Lakes area. Originally used as a convenient way to ship timber to mills, the industrial past has given way to present-day cottage country. Just north of Fenelon Falls, on Kozy Kove Road, a cottage on the banks of the Burnt River awaits you.

The entry of the cottage takes you to the main living room, the gathering place for your group. The dining area and kitchen are close by here. A hallway divides this section from a sunroom overlooking the yard and river, with a handy deck off the side for sitting in shade or sun, with a BBQ for prepping those classic cottage dinners. Three bedrooms and a bathroom are also on this level. Downstairs you'll find the fourth bedroom, a second bathroom and a family room, complete with Foosball table for evening and rainy day entertainment.

Outside, there is a spacious lawn taking you to the short staircase which leads to the waterfront. The river is a mecca for swimming and boating and you can do both from the dock.

Out and about, take a trip to Fenelon Falls or Bobcaygeon to embrace one of the classic cottage country towns. Cyclists and hikers will find this a great base for exploring the Victoria Rail Trail. We think mostly, you'll just enjoy the feeling of being away from it all for a week.

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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, December 18 - January 3
Weekly (Saturday to Saturday) $2,200.00
Low Season: September 8 - December 17, January 6 - 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)
New Years, Christmas $900.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $325.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day $900.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $130.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 8 (Maximum 6 Adults)
  • 4 bedrooms (3 Queens, 1 with twin bunks)
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher
  • 1 x 4-piece bathroom with shower, 1 x 3-piece with tub
  • TV & Blu-ray DVD player (with Netflix access), small DVD library
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Wood Stove
  • Washer/dryer
  • Foosball table

Outside the Cottage

  • Fire Pit
  • Propane BBQ
  • Deck with picnic table
  • Dock
  • 2 kayaks and 4 adult PFDs

Things you need to know:

  • Pets are not permitted at this property
  • Linens and indoor towels are provided for all reservations; please bring your own outdoor towels
  • A cleaning service is provided for all reservations; however, guests are required to leave the property in a tidy condition
  • The cottage has a north-westerly exposure


The water deepens quite quickly and is deep off the end of the dock. Wading in is not possible. Swimming is good off the dock and the water is generally clear and weed free with a very gentle current.


The hamlet of Burnt River was originally settled in the 1830s and named "Rettie's Crossing," after local settler Alexander Rettie. Another community further upstream was called "Rettie's Bridge." As a result, mixed-up mail shipments continued until sometime in the 1920s, when an unfortunate accident occurred.

At the time, there was a Shell gas station located in the centre of the village, across the road from the current post office. A gentleman arriving in his Model T Ford smashed into the gravity-fed gas pumps and severed the lines connected to the above-ground gasoline storage tank. The gasoline was almost immediately ignited, and flowed like a river, down the main street engulfing everything it touched in flames, until it poured into and spread across the fast-moving river.

Fire equipment was virtually unheard of in the little hamlet at this time, and although there was a well-organized fire brigade, there was little that could be done to save the town, until the 2 o'clock train arrived. The train was stopped across the main crossing, shielding half the town, while the water in the tender was used to extinguish the remaining flames on the south side of the crossing. Today, careful inspection shows the modern construction on one side of the village, while dwellings on the other half consist of older wood and stone masonry.

According to local legend, there were 18 miles of "Burnt River" stretching from there to Cameron Lake. Shortly after this, the Post Office changed its name to "Burnt River," and the former village of "Rettie's Bridge" to the north became known as "Kinmount."

(Source - Wikipedia)

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Screened sunroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Kayak
  • Wood Stove
  • WiFi
  • Level Lot
  • Waterfront
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