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Haliburton Highlands Contau Lake Retreat (Sleep10)

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
7 nights minimum
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Secure your booking as this gorgeous cottage with the best swimming on the lake swimming right off the dock. Sleeps up to 10 people, and there are no booking fees! Speak to me 'Cathy' the owner. The reviews say it all! ****Still available for Aug. 18 to 24 and will give special offer for this date if chosen. Inquire. Introduction: Welcome to our beautiful full window view cottage on Contau Lake in Gooderham, Ont, in the Haliburton Highlands a half hour south of Haliburton and only 2.5 hours north of Toronto on beautiful private Contau Lake where quaint stores and restaurants await you. It is $495.00 a night in Canadian dollars. July & August are regular seasonal rates. The cottage has been tastefully decorated and is a very cherished newer family cottage that was built with pride. We ...Secure your booking as this gorgeous cottage with the best swimming on the lake swimming right off the dock. Sleeps up to 10 people, and there are no booking fees! Speak to me 'Cathy' the owner. The reviews say it all! ****Still available for Aug. 18 to 24 and will give special offer for this date if chosen. Inquire. Introduction: Welcome to our beautiful full window view cottage on Contau Lake in Gooderham, Ont, in the Haliburton Highlands a half hour south of Haliburton and only 2.5 hours north of Toronto on beautiful private Contau Lake where quaint stores and restaurants await you. It is $495.00 a night in Canadian dollars. July & August are regular seasonal rates. The cottage has been tastefully decorated and is a very cherished newer family cottage that was built with pride. We have had the land in our family for over 50 years. The picturesque windows allow you an incredible view from the upstairs and downstairs. The front door is only 50' from the lake and the property level at the front. It has a 16X16 dock on a calm bay perfect for swimming, kayaking, paddle boating and you will feel you are in paradise! The cottage is within 30 minutes of historic Haliburton Village which is a beautiful tourist town. Haliburton Village has a large grocery store, LCBO, Beer store, various restaurants and fast food outlets, Irish Pub, Galleries, etc. There are many medical/dental/vet clinics as well as the Haliburton Hospital. You can also golf, go offroad ATV'ing, visit the Kwarthas Ice Cream Factory. The large kitchen has a mini sink and a double sink with lots of counter space that will make it so easy for multiple people to cook at the same time. Plus there is a BBQ. There are also 2 refrigerators. You will have many kitchen products that you will need for your stay. Just bring the grub! The open concept living room, dining room and kitchen has a custom made sectional and interesting decorative items to look at in a traditional cottage setting with wall to wall windows with an amazing view of Contau Lake. The livingroom has a stone fireplace with an unique pine log mantle that you will not see anywhere else. The dining area features a oak huge built dining table to seat 10-12 in comfort. Three out of the four bedrooms have two windows that allow for a beautiful cross breeze from the lake as well while you hear the call of the loon. Your friends and family will also enjoy the the screened in porch and front patio in comfort. There is also a fire pit for roasting your marshmallows on those starry nights. Our beach is natural and jump or swim right from our dock.You will create special memories here as we have done for over 50 years. You will love renting this beautiful cottage and you will for sure enjoy every second of your well deserved summer vacation!! Please note there is a $500.00 refundable security deposit which you get back right after you leave. There is an additional $200.00 Cleaning Fee added. More
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About the Owner
Catherine L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
Interaction with guests
I am always available during your stay if you need anything or have any questions. I live within a half hour of the property so if anything is needed we are always willing to oblige.
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We truly enjoyed a great week at Contau lake. We had all the amenities from home in an tranquil setting. Lots of swimming, canoeing, kayaking and diving in the lake--- all ages from 10 to 90 enjoyed the cottage. Night time fires and movies on...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank patgrass0
Cathy L, VR Owner at Haliburton Highlands Contau Lake Retreat (Sleep10), responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

No I want to thank you for being my guest! I always feel so lucky when my guest turns out having an awesome family time at my cottage. You were so nice and respectful and cleaning lady was so happy lol ! U hope you...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were a family of 6 with two boyfriends in tow. Ages 52-15 and all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We loved the house, great accommodations and facilities, and in the perfect location. My wife and I loved coffee on the dock in the early morning...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Wilpr
Cathy L, VR Owner at Haliburton Highlands Contau Lake Retreat (Sleep10), responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thanks Paul for the nice review. Yes that was certainly exciting trying to get that young boyfriend's passport back to you and I was so happy you caught your flight back to England on time. I hope you all come back soon.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We just got back from this beautiful cottage. Can't say enough good things about it. The cottage was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. It was huge. Plenty of room to fit our family of 14. Kitchen was huge and a pleasure to...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Yatika
Cathy L, VR Owner at Haliburton Highlands Contau Lake Retreat (Sleep10), responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you Yatika. It makes me very proud that other families could create special memories like we have at our cottage. Thank you for being our guest!!

Reviewed 19 August 2016

The cottage was even more beautiful than the pictures indicated. It's a home away from home - beautifully decorated, well furnished, clean and comfortable with awesome views of the lake. Even meal preparation was a breeze with a fully equipped kitchen and a BBQ and...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank _njwarus
Cathy L, VR Owner at Haliburton Highlands Contau Lake Retreat (Sleep10), responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

Thank you so much for the very nice review. I too really enjoyed having you as my guests. I have a feeling and hope I might see you every summer. You really treated my cottage as your own and I appreciated it so much!

Reviewed 9 August 2016

I recently (August 2016) rented this cottage along with 10 other friends for our annual outdoors getaway and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. When we first walked in, we quickly noticed that the cottage was very spacious and clean with a beautiful view that overlooks...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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Cathy L, VR Owner at Haliburton Highlands Contau Lake Retreat (Sleep10), responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you Samantha for the kind review. I truly appreciate guests that treat my cottage as their own as it is a very personal place for me and my family. I too hope you come back as you were the perfect guest!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Private Garden
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Balcony
Linens Provided
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Gooderham is bordered on the south by the Irondale River and Pine Lake to the north. It is located on a now defunct railway line, the IB&O Railway, part of which has been since converted into a trail network. The village of Gooderham is at the intersection of the Monk Road from the east and the Buckhorn Road from the south. The origin of the name Gooderham is not known for sure although it is likely that it was named after a member of the distillery-owning Gooderham family donated money for a local church. In any case, it was called Gooderham by the time the first post office was established in 1873. The first mills were built by 1875 using the waterfall between Gooderham Lake and the Irondale River. Logging and farming were the original at
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