Our quaint Lake House cottage has a private dock and beach, is close to both Barrie and Orillia, Burl's Creek, the LCBO in Hawkestone, and family-friendly activities. You’ll love our place because of the views, the comfy bed and the private lake front. This cottage is good for couples and families.
For those that may have to head down to Toronto for work, it is an hour drive or single GO train ride from the station in Barrie.
We pride ourselves on the luxury vintage 50s beach house feel of the Lake House. Walk out the kitchen onto the private deck, beach and dock. Enjoy the comfortable beds in bright rooms. If the weather doesn't cooperate there are board games, satellite TV and WiFi to entertain.
Linens are provided.
While the space can accommodate up to 8 people. We recommend a maximum of 6 people for your ultimate enjoyment of the cottage which is under 700sqft.
Cottage booking includes use of:
-BBQ, microwave, stove, oven and full sized fridge
-Paddle boat - espresso maker, kettle and coffee maker
- 2 person kayak - campfire pit with some wood provided
- Satellite TV & WiFi
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If you have any needs during our stay we are available to help you out. Contact numbers are provided.
General Cottage Rules at the Lake Simcoe Lake House
We do not book to groups under the age of 21 if there is no one included in the booking above that age. Our cottage is not suitable for large groups (over 6 people) of friends due to its small size. All those booking acknowledge that they will abide by local by laws include enforceable noise regulations after 11pm or before 6am.
DO NOT cut down trees on the property for firewood. Unless otherwise specified, the firewood
provided should be more than adequate for your needs. Please do not burn excessive amounts of wood unnecessarily. Do not cut/split wood anywhere inside the cottage. Before lighting any fire out of doors, check with the local Township office regarding fire regulations, restrictions and permits required. Pour water on all fires, to ensure they are completely out. Do not make a large fire as nearby trees and brush can catch on fire.
Never leave garbage outside the cottage unless it is in the tightly covered container provided.
Country critters are attracted to garbage. Unless you wish to have additional company during your vacation, please follow the garbage disposal instructions below. All garbage must fit in the garbage bin provided with any excess waste removed from the property at the end of your rental period. Otherwise there will be a $20 charge for each additional garbage bag left taken from your rental deposit.
Location of nearest landfill: 610 Old Barrie Road West, Township of Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2E0
The water may be safe to drink, but many cottage owners filter or boil
their water, or bring in drinking water from an outside source. Our cottage has filtered water provided for your use. This is a cottage and the hot water tank is 20L. This is sufficient water for showers and washing dishes, however no matter how dirty you are don’t linger in the cottage shower. Hot water may be scarce compared to what you are used to and it’s likely that others are dying for a shower, too. Keep your washing routine quick and efficient so everybody gets a turn.
Cottage Water Source: Well
Location of hot water heater: Bathroom above the shower
Bathroom/ Septic System
Many cottages operate on a septic system which is very sensitive. The basic rule is DO NOT PUT ANYTHING down the toilet other than natural waste and toilet paper (and be conservative with the paper). Use one-ply paper whenever possible.
No paper towels, Kleenex, tampons, pads, matches, hair, grease, strong chemicals, etc. These are guaranteed to back up the system.
Also, it is easier on the system if you flush only when absolutely necessary.
If the power goes out for a period of time, and you need to flush the toilet more than once, fill the tank up with water from the lake if possible, then flush.
The septic bed (identified outdoors as the large, flat/level open section of the lot) can be easily damaged by excessive weight. Do not drive or park on the lawn. Do not drive over, or park any vehicles in this area.
Septic systems have a maximum capacity with regard to use (i.e.
number of persons, washrooms, laundry, etc.).
Do not exceed the maximum number of persons determined for this cottage and indicated on your rental agreement.
Thank you for your consideration in leaving the cottage (inside and out) thoroughly clean and tidy, as it was for your arrival. If you deplete any cleaning supplies, please replace them for the next guests. Please remember that it is required that the cottage be left thoroughly clean and
tidy. If the property requires additional cleaning following your departure, deductions will be made from your security/damage deposit to cover the cost.
Let’s face it: when we’re at the cottage, we tend to get pretty dirty. Sand and mud get caked on our feet, leaves and twigs in our hair, and if there’s grass, it’s everywhere. When you hop in the shower to hose off some of that mess, don’t leave it sticking to the bottom of the tub. Take the time to rinse all the muck down the drain so the next person looking to clean up can start fresh.
Location of cleaning supplies: Under the sink in the Kitchen
Please do not burn any foreign materials (i.e. wood) in the BBQ. The BBQ grill should be cleaned/brushed after each use. Make sure the lid is open and the match or lighter burning BEFORE you turn on the propane. After each use, turn off both the BBQ On/Off valve and the tank valve.
If this cottage is equipped with a propane barbecue, the propane tank has been filled by the owners prior to your arrival. If the propane runs out during your stay, please go to the nearest refill station and refill the tank prior to leaving the cottage.
Satellite TV is provided for your enjoyment at no extra cost. You also have access to Netflix if you have your own account.
NOTE: If we have not indicated that a piece of recreational equipment is available on the Cottage Inventory List, then it is not for the use of renters. Therefore, if there is a boat at the cottage, but one is not listed on your Cottage Inventory list, PLEASE DO NOT USE.
No Rvs or tents allowed on cottage property at any time.
When boating, remember that one approved life jacket or personal floatation device for each person on board is required by law. The availability of life jackets at the cottage is indicated on your Cottage Inventory list. It is recommended that you bring your own as there are not life jackets provided for every age and size.
The Cottage Community
Everyone knows everyone else in cottage communities, and they keep an eye on each other’s property. Don’t be surprised if someone asks you who you are. Explain that you are guests of the owners. Your consideration of the owners’ place in that community will be appreciated. No loud parties or noise after 11:00 p.m., observe normal boating and water guidelines, etc.
There is no usable phone at the cottage. There is use of the WIFI and the password is written on top of the microwave. You may use the WIFI to contact the owners via email or phone on your personal device
Since the owners use the cottage themselves, they may leave some food supplies or staples at the cottage. You are welcome to use these if you need to, but we ask that you replace any supplies that become depleted during your stay. Other renters also leave behind food from time to time, please help yourself to snacks in the kitchen.
Linens and Towels
In our cottages, linens and towels are provided with rentals at the start of the stay. Linens will NOT be replaced or cleaned during the course of your stay at the cottage unless discussed prior to the signing of the contract. Please leave used linens on the floor in the bathroom prior to departure to save on cleaning unused items. There will be a charge for any missing or damaged linens. The towels provided for the cottage are for use inside the cottage only and not for use at the beach.
At our cottage pets are welcome, please keep your pet near you at all times or on a lead. Do not allow your pet to disturb the neighbours. Your efforts to stoop scoop will be appreciated by the owners and the next guests.
Just because you are not bringing pets does not mean there have not been pets previously visiting the cottage. If you have a pet allergy you may want to reconsider staying in our cottage as we do regularly have guests with pets.
The maximum number of persons permitted at this cottage, includes children, daytime overnight guests.
Maximum number of vehicles permitted at this cottage, includes daytime overnight guests.
Failure to adhere to these maximums will result in either immediate eviction without refund, or a $50 per night (or per day) charge for each additional guest/vehicle.
Maximum Occupancy: 8
Maximum Vehicles: 4
Check in time 3:00pm/Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
Check in time 3:00pm Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise indicated on your booking confirmation form. Please adhere to this schedule in order that there be sufficient time for any cottage maintenance and preparation for the next cottage guests. Late check outs will insue a $50.00 charge.
Please remember to take all of your personal items when you check out. If requested, the cottage owners will retain any forgotten items for a maximum of 2 weeks while you arrange to pick them up. The cottage owner will not be responsible for returning any forgotten items by mail or courier, etc.
In cottage country, there is an abundance of insects and creepy-crawlies, and we, as humans, can do very little to control these critters. To discourage insects and small rodents, please keep exterior screen doors closed at all times.