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White Lake Cottage - Kawarthas waterfront cottage with large, private frontage

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A post-and-beam style cottage with fantastic views and plenty of privacy.

A post-and-beam style bungalow cottage with cathedral ceilings on White Lake with beautiful waterfront and fantastic west-facing views. Over 500 feet of waterfront ensures absolute privacy and tranquility during your stay. The cottage is situated in a quiet and tranquil area surrounded by woodland, and is only 30 minutes away from the village of Lakefield, 2 hours from Toronto, and 3 hours from Ottawa.

The main cottage includes 1200 sq ft of fully furnished living space, with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, and open concept kitchen, dining room and living room. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops. Kitchen and living room each have a walkout to the deck overlooking the lake for easy entertaining indoors or outdoors. A screened-in Muskoka room offers shaded open-air dining and relaxing space. The lake is visible from all parts of the living room, dining room and Muskoka room.

A flight of natural stone steps take you from cottage level down to the fire pit and dock. The 50 foot dock is shaded in the calm of morning as sunrise strikes the western shore, and turns sunny by mid-morning. Sunsets are spectacular whether viewed from dock or deck. There is a shallow entry into the lake which is ideal for swimming for children, pets and people who cannot swim well. The lake gets deeper as you enter the lake, and is 23 feet deep in the middle of the lake. You can take a boat or canoe out onto the lake to swim, fish or just enjoy the scenery.

Entertainment includes a canoe, paddle boat, DVDs, Video games, board games, and a variety of books. Something for everyone should the weather not cooperate. Equipped with suitable items for young children (high chair, pack-and-play, sandbox, and more). This is a turnkey opportunity to enjoy a lovely, fully furnished waterfront home.

Living Room & Entertainment Centre:

- Wood burning stove alongside entertainment centre, surrounded by comfy sofas and chairs

- 40 inch LCD flat screen TV

- Surround sound system

- DVD player

- Large collection of DVDs

- Xbox 360 and games

- Auxiliary connections available for your own devices

Kitchen & Dining:

- Large refrigerator/freezer

- Electric stove with smooth-top range

- Over-the-range microwave

- Dishwasher

- Coffee machine

- Kitchen includes kettle, toaster, dishes and utensils, cutlery, etc.

- Indoor dining table with seating for six to eight people

- Outdoor dining table with seating for six to eight people in Muskoka room


- 3 Bedrooms, cottage Sleeps 8

- Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed

- Bedroom 2 - Full size bed

- Bedroom 3 - Full size bed

- Living Room - Queen size sofa bed


- Two-piece powder room at cottage entrance

- Three-piece master bath with shower (small bath tub)


- Compact Washing Machine

- Compact Dryer

For Families with Small Children;

- High chair

- Pack-and-Play

- Toddler size climber/slide, playhouse

- Sandbox

- Sand and water table

Road and Parking:

- Road maintained for year-round access

- Parking for 4 cars in the cottage driveway

- Lots of room to park just off of the road


- Cellular phone reception is excellent at the cottage

- No phone line or internet access is provided


- Children Welcome: Ideal for families with children of all ages

- Dog friendly: Please ask owner - maximum one dog, no other pets please

- No smoking inside the cottage and other buildings (does not include deck or Muskoka room)

- Minimum age of 25 for renters

Please contact the owner for further details about the surrounding area and activities.

More Details

Greg Capling
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Greg Capling

Life-long cottage goer that loves a renovation challenge. Happiest when near, in, or on the water.

Greg Capling purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Greg Capling chose Douro-Dummer

Love at first sight! The frontage and the view were spectacular, and the cottage and property were full of potential.

What makes this cottage unique

Calm, quiet and private. Great fishing and your own private woods to hike in. Adventure awaits bold canoers down Indian River at the south of the lake!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Douro-Dummer around the Peterborough County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Full week rentals only with Saturday check in/out from June 3rd to September 1st.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Powder room - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    2nd Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    3rd bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Living room sofa bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size sofa bed.
  • Each bedroom has an independent thermostat for heating. A ceiling fan offers air circulation, as well as a box fan that can be placed in the window on warm nights. metal blinds and curtains provide dark rooms for sleeping in.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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White Lake Cottage - Kawarthas waterfront cottage with large, private frontage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Quiet and comfortable retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at this cottage. Clean, comfortable, with great views of the lake from 3 different levels and lots of deck chairs to choose from. The kitchen had everything we needed. The screened dining area let us enjoy the cool evening breezes without insects. We loved the DVD selection, particularly on the one rainy day. Very relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lynn! Come back any time. :)
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Beautiful Property and Stay

  • 5 of 5

Greg's cottage was amazing. Well equipped he really thought of everything. Location is beautiful and provided a perfect long-weekend getaway, quiet and peaceful. Extremely clean, well kept, and you can tell someone really loves this place. He treated us like a friend staying the weekend, he was prompt with all responses and had more than enough resources to get us through the weekend worry free. Would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback, Meghan! We look forward to having you back.
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Burlington, ON

Wonderful cottage retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Greg's cottage in August this year. The property was advertised and Greg was very helpful in all facets of the rental and responding to questions. This is wonderfully quiet property all provides a great retreat for famlies (we were 6 adults, but it is also kid friendly). Nice cottage and a great property as long as you are comfortable with stairs. See the picture to get an idea of the landscape. Great sunsets on a quiet lake!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 plus four legged buddy Richard enjoyed a weekend getaway on White Lake. The cottage provided a beautiful view of the lake and we managed to capture a lovely sunset on the night with no rain. Unfortunately it was a pretty wet weekend but the cottage accommodated our group well. There is a great spot to hold your campfires with firewood included. The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed and dishwasher/laundry a nice touch. We bar bq each night and appreciated the large golf umbrella to keep my husband dry during the rain. The walkie talkies were another great touch to eliminate unnecessary walks up and down the steps from boat dock to cottage. Its just a short drive into Lakefield where we visited the flea market searching for treasures. Discovered the Kawartha Butter Tart Factory too and we all enjoyed the warm apple fritters that we agreed were the best we ever tasted not to mention their large variety of butter tart flavours. Greg was very prompt and accommodating with our reservation inquires. He even connected us with a cottager on the lake to arrange for boat launch. Thanks Greg for a great getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Greg's cottage. He was a great host. The lake is warm and clean. The wading area would be great for older children but not great for babies, as it's a rocky entrance. Water shoes needed to avoid zebra mussels :) The cottage is clean and welcoming. We had six adults and one baby and were very comfortable in the space. The deck offers lovely views for sunsets and the screened-in porch room is perfect for evening meals. Overall a great experience. Thanks Greg!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway with a great view

  • 4 of 5

Pictures are accurate. Great clean space, three bedrooms, with 6 of us, 1.5 bathrooms was wonderful. Child and pet friendly!!

The deck with a view onto the lake was fantastic! Muskoka room offered a bug free evening. Lake access with dock and toys for kids available. (Too cold for swimming this time).

The owners have clearly labelled all equipment (thermostats, dishwasher, breakers) and provided a Guidebook (PDF email and a hard copy at the cottage).

The driveway is tricky to manoeuvre with multiple vehicles - leave space at the bottom to three point turn.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for the feedback, Natasha! We look forward to having you back some time.
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £29.45
Refundable Damage Deposit £294.45

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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