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Sunrise Cottage

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Area: Haliburton Highlands
  • Town: Highlands East
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Type: 3 Season
  • Water: Esson Lake

About This Cottage

There’s little more stunning than watching the sun rise over a still lake on a summer’s morning as the mist floats across the water. It ‘s a photographers dream.

Follow it with a refreshing swim, breakfast on the deck, an hour or two of kayaking, a trip into Wilberforce for some Kawartha Dairy ice cream, an afternoon of lazing in the sun, a few steaks on the BBQ, and an evening campfire. And that’s just day one!

You’ll love this quintessential cottage that delivers everything you expect from a lake vacation.

Inside, the layout is traditional with the full width of the main level having spectacular lake views from the living and dining area. The kitchen is compact and fully equipped, and there are two bedrooms and a full bathroom on this floor.

An open pine staircase descends to the lower level where you’ll find a comfortable family room complete with dartboard for those occasional breakout tournaments. The third bedroom and a full bathroom complete the accommodation…and with a door onto the lower deck, there’s easy access to the waterfront too.

Step outside and you’ll find a range of sitting options, a campfire, the BBQ and outdoor dining area and a volleyball net. Stairs lead to the dock for launching kayak and pedalboat expeditions. There’s a sandy beach a short paddle away.

If you are a geocaching enthusiast, there’s no shortage of caches in the area, as Wilberforce claims to be the Geocaching Capital of Canada.

You won’t regret this choice– it’s the real cottage country experience!

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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
  • This property is a minimum of 3 nights in Low 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
Weekly (Friday to Friday) $2,750.00
Low Season: September 5 - October 9, May 18 - June 21
Weekly $1,800.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 3 Nights) $1,080.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $180.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
Thanksgiving, Labour Day, Victoria Day $1,080.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $180.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 8 (Maximum 6 Adults)
  • 3 Bedrooms (1 queen, 1 double, 1 with double & single bunk over , pullout couch in living area)
  • TV with DVD for watching movies & CD Stereo System
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher (no Microwave)
  • Gas Fireplace

Outside the Cottage

  • Deck with patio furniture and loungers
  • Dock
  • Propane BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Pedalboat, 2 kayaks and stand-up paddleboard, some life jackets
  • Grass Badminton/Volleyball Court with racquets

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
  • A post-rental cleaning service is provided for all reservations; however, guests are to leave the cottage in a tidy condition
  • The cottage has an easterly exposure for fabulous sunrises
  • You are welcome to bring your boat to enjoy during your stay but we ask for your understanding in Sea Doo's not being permitted at the cottage


Waterfront is grass to the shoreline with steps leading down to a rocky entry. Water deepens quickly to about 12 feet off the end of the dock. Lakebed has some rocks and soft sand; water shoes would be needed to enter from the shore. Swimming is great with crystal clear water, no weeds.

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Pedal Boat
  • Kayak
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Waterfront
  • Summer: Fri-Fri only
  • MaxAdults
  • Pets Allowed

Things to do


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