This beautiful cottage, Scandinav, is located on the west side of Balsam Lake in the Kawarthas (West Bay Blvd.) and is only a two hour drive from Toronto. Our family built this spacious and unique cottage over fifty years ago and we have preserved its history and heritage through recent renovations. It is a quiet and relaxing place which is child friendly and situated on one of the biggest and cleanest lakes in the Kawarthas. We're excited to share this perfect getaway this summer!

Its features include:

  • 1 acre property; east facing

  • lakefront (100 feet) with dock

  • great swimming area with limestone bottom (no weeds); steps to walk down and shallow entry

  • friendly neighbours; lots of trees to provide natural fencing for privacy

  • beautifully designed & comfortable - main living space provides separate areas for hanging out

  • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7: queen bed, double bed, bunk beds and single bed: couch can sleep one so max people is 8)

  • 3 piece bathroom w/ shower (has hot water)

  • large open concept living room, kitchen (has hot water) and eating area

  • large indoor fireplace

  • canal and use of a canoe (including paddles & adult life jackets)

  • outdoor fire pit

  • front deck with an eating area

  • TV & DVD player and DVDs

  • large flat lawn perfect for outdoor games like bocce ball & badminton

  • blankets & pillows (sheets and pillow cases available for extra cost)

  • BBQ

  • space heaters & fans

  • baby bathtub

  • water not drinkable but water dispenser/cooler included and 1 water jug


  • no wifi but area has good reception

It's only a 20 minute drive to Coboconk, the closest large town, and it has the following: laundromat, Foodland, bakery, LCBO, Beer Store, a few restaurants, bank and Home Hardware. It's also only a 25 minute drive to Fenelon Falls which has lots of shopping options and the 'lock attraction'. There is a closer smaller town called Kirkfield which has a general store and LCBO (gas station with convenience store is on the way to Kirkfield). The cottage is also a 10 minute drive from Balsam Provincial Park. 

The cottage is available for weekly (or more) rental for July, August and September ($2,500 a week in July & August and $1,800 a week in September). Weekend rental (minimum 3 nights) might also be considered. For questions and bookings, please contact us at balsamscandinav@gmail.com. 

Weekly rentals are from Saturday to Saturday (check-in 3 pm, check-out 12 pm). 

Current availability:

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