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Osprey Cottage

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Area: Kawartha
  • Town: Havelock
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Type: 4 Season
  • Water: Crowe River

About This Cottage

Fully loaded is the way to describe this super 4-season, pet-friendly cottage rental with a hot tub in the beautiful Kawartha region. We fell in love with this delighful cottage on the beautiful Crowe River. Great fishing, swimming, privacy, and very comfortable accommodation.

Osprey Cottage is in one of our favourite riverside locations on the gently flowing Crowe River, at the eastern edge of the Kawartha region. With a shallow beach area gently sloping out to deeper water for swimming; a south-westerly aspect for sunning and sunset viewing and great fishing right from the shore, this very attractive cottage will suit all the family. The 6-person hot tub is a great attraction for fall and winter.

This is a location for a peaceful vacation – the only access to Crowe Lake is by canoe or kayak so you won’t have the incessant buzz of seadoos to spoil the tranquillity. Just sit and watch the osprey diving for fish, enjoy the otters as they cavort in the water, and perhaps get a glimpse of the elk or deer recently seen in the woodland around the cottage.

The exterior of the cottage is lawned, with surrounding woodland, so there is plenty of room for the kids to enjoy being outside when they’re not in the water. There is plenty of patio and garden furniture on the deck and the firepit at the water’s edge will be the venue for many evenings of marshmallow roasts and fireside conversation.

The owners of this great cottage have furnished with their guests’ comfort in mind. All beds are new with top quality mattresses, including a king bed in the master bedroom; the kitchen is fully equipped and the living areas have comfortable sofas and chairs. The deck houses a 6-person cedar hot tub with 36 jets and a waterfall feature.

The open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas have cathedral ceilings and skylights and windows all the way across the riverside aspect makes this space very light and airy. The large master bedroom, which includes a king bed, occupies one end of the cottage, and has great views over the river, as well as an ensuite bathroom. Two more bedrooms and another full bathroom are accessed off the living area. The kitchen is well equipped and has a breakfast bar with swivel stools.

A separate pantry area has another double sink unit and washer/dryer.

There’s lots to see and do in this lovely area. Provincial Parks, the nearby Belmont Lake Brewery, plenty of hiking trails, and pretty riverside towns and villages, will keep the country explorers happy, whilst the kayaks, pedalboat, canoe and fishing equipment may just keep you at the cottage. Whatever your particular country activity there is something for you here.

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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 cottage rents Sat-Sat in high season and Fri-Fri for low season weekly bookings


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 25 - September 6, December 18 - January 3
Weekly (Saturday to Saturday) $2,300.00
Low Season: September 8 - December 17, January 4 - June 24
Weekly $1,900.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $1,200.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $140.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
New Years, Christmas $1,500.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $200.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day, Easter, Family Day $1,500.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $140.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps up to 7
  • 3 bedrooms ( 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double + twin)
  • 2 bathrooms (3-piece ensuite with shower; 4-piece with bath & shower over)
  • Living area with pull out couch
  • Large, fully-equipped kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, Keurig coffee machine, slow cooker, pancake and Belgian waffle griddles
  • Breakfast bar with bar stools
  • Dining table with seating for 8
  • Propane fireplace with log effect
  • Satellite TV (Shaw), Chromecast, DVD, VCR, CD stereo system
  • High speed satellite wireless internet
  • Foosball/Soccer table
  • Washer & dryer
  • Water cooler
  • Large selection of books, DVDs, games and CDs

Outside the Cottage

  • Large deck accessed from four areas
  • New salt water hot tub (36 jets, waterfall feature, dual lounge seats)
  • Shallow entry beach area
  • BBQ (connected to cottage propane line)
  • Stone fire pit
  • Dock
  • Large grassy area on level lot
  • Patio furniture, Muskoka chairs, lounging chairs
  • Pedal boat, 2 kayaks, 3-person canoe, stand-up paddle board and life jackets (5A/3C)
  • Fishing equipment
  • Automatic-start generator in case of Hydro outages

Things you need to know:

  • Sleeps 7 (Maximum 6 Adults)
  • For low season weekends, midweek and holiday weekend rentals the maximum occupancy is limited to 6 persons
  • Waterfront is a southwestern exposure
  • Linens and indoor towels provided for all reservations - please bring your own beach towels
  • A post-departure cleaning service is included for all rentals; however, the cottage is expected to be left in a tidy condition.
  • Pets are welcome at this property
  • Water cooler and one jug of water is supplied - refills available at nearby Cordova Mines General Store
  • Cottage road is plowed but not sanded in winter - good winter tires or 4WD required


This property has a beautiful level grassy lot that leads right to the waterfront, which has gravelly sand and is shallow, deepening to about 7ft in the middle of the river. The clarity of the water is excellent and there are no weeds. It is great for swimming. There are larger rocks further out into the water so water shoes are recommended.


Havelock is home to the annual Havelock Jamboree held in mid-August, claimed to be Canada's largest outdoor country music festival. Attracting thousands of visitors, the Jamboree features some of country music's top names.

Winter Notes

Cottage road is plowed but not sanded in winter - good winter tires or 4WD required


August 2015
What a wonderful time we had at Osprey Cottage.  First, the cottage itself was beautiful and large and super clean.  We were two families with adult children and two dogs and we never felt crowded.  The hot tub was amazing.  The lot private.  And the most surprising part was this cottage was on a river.  I've never rented on a river before and was a bit reluctant, but it was a lot of fun.  The dogs could run in and out and they learned to stay on the paddleboards with us and there were little rapids that we canoed and kayaked down that took us in one direction to a beautiful lake and the other direction to wee falls.  It really was perfect - thank you so much!  Kind regards,


August 2016
Julian and Elena,
Thank for another great week at Osprey Cottage. The weather was great and we spent
a lot of time by the water.
We enjoyed watching the beavers playing out front.
Until next time!
AP and friends
June 2016
Dear Julian and Elena,
Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. There is not enough
room here to write about all the things we enjoyed. We were amazed at the diversity of
wildlife here. We saw deer, fox otter, beaver, heron, osprey and HUGE turtles. One
turtle was busy digging holes in your parking area. We filled them back in as best we
could. We enjoyed kayaking and boarding. My mother-in-law caught a huge, largemouth
bass. You certainly have a lovely place and have set-up with all the comforts one could
ask for. Thank you for your gifts of pancake, syrup and jam. We ate it all up. Shadoe
loved the dog treats.
Kindest regards and respectfully,
R and G
December 2016
Happy 2017!!!
Thank you for another great New Year Celebration!
Amazing place, wonderful people, loving family – all you need to be happy!
Thanks for making it a home away from home. Love it!
Z and family and friends
July 2016
What a great week! Our crew really enjoyed your beautiful cottage. We had an
amazing time using the paddle boat and canoe. The weather couldn’t have been any
better. We all enjoyed a relaxing bonfire and the wonderful hot tub. Highlights include
watching National Lampoon’s Vacation movie (Thank You!). Wat out for the family of
raccoons living next door. The babies are super cut!
The Crew from Windsor
July 2016
Dear Julian and Elena,
We had a splendid two weeks of paradise at Osprey Cottage. Thank you so much for
continuing in the great tradition of Phil and Heather Bayer. We enjoyed the
hummingbirds, the minks, the flock of Canada geese that came up on shore to feed.
The herons stalked the frogs and we saw a family of merganser ducks go down river.
Monty and Zeke loved laying on the deck in the sun and Monty had a great time playing
ball in the water. The weather was astounding!
Many thanks for sharing this special place. We have made exquisite memories.
H, T, T and A
M and Z
July 2016
Lots of favourites BUT each evening 9-10pm, a pair of Gray Owls would perch on the
railing or the tree stump out front. Definitely my fav part 🙂
B (and perfect weather for all else)
P.S. The owls chatter to each other across the forest
November 2015
Girls weekend.
Wonderful weather had a blast. Thursday and Friday temps of 18-20 degrees. We had
a fire, sang a lot of songs. Sat in the wonderful hot tub. This cottage is probably one of
the nicest cottages I have ever been at. Very homey, turn key set up. The view from
the deck just breath taking. We’ve decided 3 nights was just not enough time. Will
definitely be looking into a return, this time perhaps with husbands and kids.
Thank you for having us.
J, P, L, M, …, and G
XO Good thing all the neighbours were not up. We were probably a little loud with the
laughter and singing!
November 2016
Beautiful place! So peaceful. Has everything we could have wanted. Had such a great
time. Very memorable for sure! Thank you.
Burlington, Ontario
November 2016
What a great place to have a “Girls Weekend” where we could relax, play games and
have everything at our fingertips! I’m taking with me, great memories of friendship and
a beautiful spot!
Darlene, Oakville
Ditto to the comments from the girls. A beautiful refuge with all the amenities and more!
N, Burlington
K, Ottawa
October 2016
A wonderful family getaway with many adventures and … thankful for!
We enjoyed wild raspberries, wild apples, …, the paddle board and most of all the
amazing setting.
Thank you for sharing such an inviting getaway home.
N, M, S(4) and J(8) 
December 2016
What a magical weekend with our family and doggies. After many canoe rides, we
came to the very clear conclusion that Osprey Cottage is the prettiest and most
welcoming on the river!! Thank you for sharing your place for our memories!!
T and C
October 2015
Another wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving here in a natural paradise.
We had our first full family canoe and explored new horizons ?
Thanksgiving blessings in abundance!
Thank you
N, M, J(7), S(3) and R the dog(10)
October 2016
We have been returning guests to the Osprey since 2009. This would be our 5th visit
:). We noticed a few changes since Phil and Heather have passed the torch and all
were positive. This weekend was simply a couples getaway…We left the kids at home
:). The fall is most def the best time to visit and we will be back in 2017.
Our time here was more needed than you know and we took full advantage and enjoyed
every minute. The heron spent every day filling his belly at the rapids…a beautiful site
and great pics!
Thank you and see you soon!!
M and C
October 2016
Thank you so much for an amazing experience in your rental cottage. Our family had a
wonderful time and the cottage was so much like home that the poor weather didn’t
dampen our trip. All the amenities of home and then some.
We will be back.
Thanks again.
C, J, C, D and Family
October 2016
Thanks for providing so many amenities with the cottage. It made the experience even
better. This is our 2nd time here and I know we will be back!
Thanks again.
J, G, L, B, G and J
September 2016
Thank you so much for making this beautiful cottage available – it truly is a piece of
We are grateful to be able to share our vacation with our dogs – thank you for
continuing to offer a pet-friendly alternative.
K and C, D, M and P
September 2016
A wonderful, relaxing weekend spent with friends in a beautiful, serene setting. All of
our needs were met throughout the weekend and we greatly appreciate your hospitality
shown to all of us. Hope to be returning guests.
S and C, T and N, E and P

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Beach Access
  • Satellite TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Hot Tub
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Pedal Boat
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Generator
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Waterfront
  • Summer: Sat-Sat only
  • MaxAdults
  • WiFi Unlimited
  • We've Stayed Here
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
  • Winter Rentals
  • Spa/Hot Tub, Private