Frequently Asked Questions

For the comfort of all our guests, pets are not allowed.
Summer - Beaches, playgrounds, splash pad, shopping, ice cream, boat and sea-doo rentals, hot dogs by the lake, Winter – Ice fishing, Skiing, Tubing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating Year round – GEM Theatre, The ROC, At the cottage – badminton, volleyball, croquet, bocce, Frisbee golf
Groceries, banks, liquor and beer store, ATM, Spa, Salon (pretty much you name it, it’s here) all within 10-15 min drive
During the high season, July and August, there is a 7 night minimum, Saturday to Saturday. Outside of this period, we will accept a minimum of 2 night bookings. Holiday exceptions may apply.
Our primary desire is that you have a great time in a manner that’s respectful to our neighbours. Noise in particular carries at the lake, so we ask that you be mindful of that. We also ask that you use plastic cups only at the lake to help ensure the safety of your family and future guests.
Simcoe Lakehouse is located in Keswick, about a 10 min drive from the cottage. Sutton is the next nearest town, about 10 minute drive east.
Yes the cottage has A/C and a furnace which is equipped with two zones, main floor and upper bedrooms.
There are a choice of grocery, drugstore, liquor, beer stores within a 10 minute drive.
We accommodate early check in or late check out depending on availability. If we have a guest coming in, we want to ensure we have the time to make the cottage ‘just right’ for them, just as we do for you!
Daily housekeeping service is not provided, but if you are interested in this option, we can inquire with local services to see who may be available during your stay.
Our reviews mention often that our kitchen is one of the most fully equipped of any! We provide coffee, tea, sugar, oils, vinegar, and spices. All pots and pans, cutlery, dishes you would need to cook for a group of 10.
We have watertoys that you may use as our guests including kayaks, paddleboards, a canoe, and a 14 ft aluminum boat with a 9.9 horsepower motor. We also have boat rental services, both direct and charter.
Washer and dryer are onsite, and detergent, bleach and dryer sheets are provided for your use.
Travelers who cancel at least 30 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount they've paid. If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%. Otherwise, they won't get a refund.
Our cell phone numbers are posted on the refrigerator and as we live close to the cottage, we are able to assist as needed.
Food and beverage! Basic Toiletries. (It’s pretty much all there – read reviews on how well stocked we are, and if there’s something you need, we’ll do our best to get it for you!)
For the safety of our guests and property, we do not release the address until after a booking is firmed up. The cottage is located on Lake Simcoe, in the town of Keswick, near Woodbine Avenue and Lake Drive.
We provide a checklist so that you know what is expected upon departure. Essentially, we ask that you leave the cottage as you found it, strip the bedding, empty the garbages, clean up the kitchen.
Unlimited internet is provided and the cottage has cable tv.
We have several bicycles for use by our guests, and a few children’s helmets.