Cottage 665
Katchawanooka Lake
Sleeps: 11, $2500/week, Booked for July & Aug

UP TO DATE AVAILABILITY:

  • February, 17, 2017 to July, 1, 2017 ($2200/week, dates must be confirmed with the owner if interested)
  • September, 2, 2017 to December, 30, 2017 ($2200/week, dates must be confirmed with the owner if interested)

Availability Notes

Weekends Available outside of July/Aug. for $950, specific dates must be confirmed with the owner if interested

Description

description from owner:

Fireflies and Turtle Dreams” is a 2002 Linwood cedar cottage on Lake Katchewanooka, 5 minutes from the village of Lakefield and 15 minutes from Peterborough. This eco-friendly home features a geothermal heating and cooling system for great winter heat and cool summer central air-conditioning provided by the Earth. It sleeps eleven comfortably and peacefully on eco-friendly mattresses and pillows.

The “Eagle’s Nest” is the master bedroom on the second floor with a 4 poster solid pine queen bed, a full wall of windows facing the lake, and vaulted ceiling. It even has its own balcony, three stories up from the ground. There are two other bedrooms on the second floor; the “Tea Party Room”, with a queen canopy bed, and the "Inuksuk Room" with a double bed as well as twin bunks.
Enjoy a bath in the upstairs bathroom’s soaker tub.

The main floor is host to a beautiful kitchen that opens to the Santa Fe inspired dining room on one side and living room with wood fireplace on the other. There is a bedroom with a single bed on the main floor, as well as a 3 piece bathroom with shower. The screened-in sunroom is a wonderful place to enjoy breakfast or an afternoon nap. It leads to the mainfloor’s porch complete with picnic table and barbeque.

The lower level has a bedroom with double bed, a living room area, a puzzle table and a laundry room, There is a full walkout from the lower level to the yard. The outdoor fire pit is the perfect place to enjoy smores and stories well into the night. If you’re lucky, the fireflies may come to dance with you. The sandy beach provides hours of sand-castle-building quality time for the young and the young at heart, while the purple swing and the hammock down on the shore allow for the ultimate in relaxation. Swim out to the floating dock or snooze on the 60 foot cedar dock. There is a sandy beach on shore and the water is a shallow sandy entry. It slopes to approximately 5 feet deep at the swim raft. The water becomes typical lake bottom as you go out and there may be some weeds. It is highly recommended that you venture out into the lake using one of our kayaks. Two uninhabited islands are moments away from the cottage by kayak and it is there you will visit with turtles sunning themselves on rocks and branches, herons, and kingfishers, and, if you’re lucky, the resident bald eagle family. The cottage has a tree fort complete with rope bridge entry and bucket-access for pirate-style lunches to be hoisted up, and there are swings too.

When you arrive, your beds will be made up with fresh linens with a chocolate turtle on each pillow. You’ll find some local goodies in the kitchen, including a bottle of Kawartha Winery’s wine, a loaf of bread, a tub of Kawartha Dairy ice cream (what’s your favourite flavour)?), and some of our own maple syrup. The cedar dock is a wonderful place to unwind before you paddle off into the sunset in one of our kayaks. Curl up by the fire with a favourite book or fall asleep on a hammock. You might even want to escape to the Lorax’s Cabin, which sleeps three on warm summer evenings. Every decision we have made in creating this oasis has been made with the Earth in mind, but this does not mean we have scrimped on luxury. You will enjoy a week of fun and comfort, relaxation and adventure.


Cottage 665 Pictures

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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Fireflies and Turtle Dreams by night

Fireflies and Turtle Dreams by night
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Fireflies and Turtle Dreams art by Grace An

Fireflies and Turtle Dreams art by Grace An
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Santa Fe dining room

Santa Fe dining room
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Kitchen

Kitchen
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Early morning kayak

Early morning kayak
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: "Surfing"

"Surfing"
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Huntin' for frogs

Huntin' for frogs
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Looking for the Eagles

Looking for the Eagles
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Peace and Joy

Peace and Joy
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Swingin' the day away

Swingin' the day away
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Collecting treasures

Collecting treasures
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Up to my knees

Up to my knees
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Making dream jeans

Making dream jeans
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Fireflies and Turtle Dreams by day

Fireflies and Turtle Dreams by day
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Fireflies

Fireflies
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Firepit

Firepit
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: For fires on moonlit nights

For fires on moonlit nights
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Homemade bath salts

Homemade bath salts
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Movie night

Movie night
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: No Oncelers Allowed -Lorax's Cabin

No Oncelers Allowed -Lorax's Cabin
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Puzzle table

Puzzle table
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Quilts on every bed

Quilts on every bed
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Screened-in porch

Screened-in porch
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: The Eagle's Nest

The Eagle's Nest
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: The Inuksuk Room

The Inuksuk Room
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: The Lorax's Cabin in the Winter

The Lorax's Cabin in the Winter
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: The Lorax's Cabin

The Lorax's Cabin
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: The Sunflower Room

The Sunflower Room
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: The Tea Party Room

The Tea Party Room
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: The Whale Room

The Whale Room
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Tree of Joy

Tree of Joy
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: UNLESS -The Lorax's Cabin

UNLESS -The Lorax's Cabin
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Walk-out, sit-in

Walk-out, sit-in
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Which one will I paddle today?

Which one will I paddle today?
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Kitchen island

Kitchen island
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Kitchen table and living room

Kitchen table and living room
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Croquet anyone

Croquet anyone
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Kids tree fort

Kids tree fort
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: The purple swing

The purple swing
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Mainfloor bathroom

Mainfloor bathroom
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Soak your blues away

Soak your blues away
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Cottage Rental - Katchawanooka Lake, Ontario #665: Ready and waiting

Ready and waiting
Cottage 665
Features of this Cottage
General
Bdrms: 5 (double downstairs, single mainfloor, queen, queen, double + twin bunks upstairs) all three bedrooms upstairs have ceiling fans
Bunkie (reclaimed pine board and batton with plywood floor has a bunk bed with double on bottom, has electricity)
Bath: 2 (main floor 3pc. with shower, upstairs 3pc. with tub, )
approx. 1800 sq.ft.
280 feet of shoreline
13 acre property
bring drinking water
Conditions
Sleeps: 11
Max. occupancy: 11
Pets Allowed: No
No smoking

note from owner:
Our intentions with Fireflies and Turtle Dreams are health, Earth, and community. So, there is no smoking at the cottage. We ask that you recycle and compost everything you can and pay attention to creating little garbage. And we ask that you be respectful of our amazing neighbours by not playing music outside or staying up late into the night being noisy outside.
(The bunkie is not winterized, but could still be used at Thanksgiving with good sleeping bags.)

*Rents Sunday to Sunday*
**check in 4 PM**
Features
washer/dryer
2 hammocks
27 inch TV with dvd &VCR
patio furniture
propane BBQ
kids tree fort
deck (38x7)
master bedroom balcony (12x3)
screened in sunroom (14x14)
dock (61x7)
microwave
dishwasher
swim raft
campfire pit and chimnea - bring own wood
4 kayaks + canoe (bring life jackets)
central air conditioning
Special
sand beach
eco-retreat
large property 13 acres, great privacy
flat grassy lot
screened porch
Area
lot has some flat grassy open areas along with natural vegetation areas
very close to amenities- 5 min. to Lakefield, 3 min. to golf, 15 min. to Peterborough
good fishing for muskie, bass, walleye