Dead Reckoning, Maple Lake

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 3 bedrooms (3 Queen, 5 Single)
  • Bath: one 3 pc (with shower)
Internet Sand Beach
Rental Rates:
Weekend: $570
Week: $1,690 - $2,090
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This 3-bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage is located just steps from the lake. The well stocked kitchen with gas stove and oven is perfect for the avid cook in the family. The open concept dining room and living room provide plenty of space for the family to gather comfortably. A large lakeside deck is just steps from the water with lots of seating. You can swim from the dock, or from the small sand beach off to the side. During the evenings, enjoy a campfire in the large lakeside firepit.

The Basics

  • 3 bedrooms (3 Queen, 5 Single)
  • Bath: one 3 pc (with shower)

The Waterfront

  • 200' private frontage
  • SE exposure
  • Large dock
  • Shallow entry with sand bottom
  • Canoe
  • SUP board

The Extras

  • 1,200 sq ft of living space
  • Propane stove/oven
  • TV
  • Satellite
  • Internet (unlimited)
  • DVD (huge selection available)
  • Blu-ray
  • Stereo (Bose docking station)
  • Wood stove
  • Propane BBQ
  • Fire pit
  • Lots of outdoor seating

Limitations

  • Weekly bookings only during July & August
  • $50/wk discount for multiple week bookings
  • Due to COVID, guests are asked to bring their own comforters and pillows

Special Considerations

Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Rents: Friday - Friday
Winter Rentals: No

Linen: Not supplied

Maximum of 6 adults per booking

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Dates Week Weekend 3-Nights
Victoria Day Weekend 2021
May 21 / 21 - May 24 / 21
$1,690 n/a $840
Late Spring 2021
May 25 / 21 - Jun 24 / 21
$1,690 $570 $790
Early Summer 2021
Jun 25 / 21 - Jul 15 / 21
$2,090 n/a n/a
Peak Summer 2021
Jul 16 / 21 - Aug 12 / 21
$2,090 n/a n/a
Late Summer 2021
Aug 13 / 21 - Sep 2 / 21
$2,090 n/a n/a
Labour Day Weekend 2021
Sep 3 / 21 - Sep 6 / 21
$2,090 n/a $840
Early Fall 2021
Sep 7 / 21 - Oct 7 / 21
$1,690 $570 $790
Thanksgiving 2021
Oct 8 / 21 - Oct 11 / 21
$1,690 n/a $840
Late Fall 2021
Oct 12 / 21 - Dec 16 / 21
$1,690 $570 $790

*4% discount offered for payments made by cheque, money order, or Interac money e-transfer.

**Pet fees for pet-friendly cottages: $100 1st pet, $50 per additional pet (subject to owner approval)

Customer Reviews

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Keeping it Wild at "Dead Reckoning"
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We truly enjoyed our time at "Dead Reckoning". Peter and Sarah have done a wonderful job of maintaining the true natural state of this property. Although the property is not huge, there are tons of areas to explore, and lots of wildlife to experience. Along the one side of the cottage is a creek you can explore with the Kayak, many frogs and crayfish reside there. More frogs and toads can also be found all over the property, meeting these creatures kept our 6 year old twins and their 14 year old cousin very busy. The views from the cottage are breathtaking, and in the early morning the Herons visit, as well as a Kingfisher daily. The lake is abundant with fish, you can see them from the dock or while swimming in the water, just out from the property seemed to be the many fisherman's favourite place to fish. The water at the dock is very shallow, and there are stones nicely placed that lead you to a beach area. The beach area is a great place for little kids to play, as you go deeper it becomes very weedy ... but then there is a big drop off that is great swimming. Although our kids are strong swimmers it was helpful to use lie jackets or the 2 noodles to help them (and us) float while out there. A swim dock or mat would benefit swimming here, but all and all we still enjoyed ourselves. We used the canoe and kayak to explore Maple Lake and its neighbouring lakes. We highly recommend making the trek to Beech River to play in the rapids under the bridge, it took us about 4 hours round trip and includes a bit f a portage through a shallow river between Maple and Beech Lakes, but it is worth the trip ... or you can drive to Beech River as well ... just bring your lifejacket as the current is strong. We found the location of this cottage good, as we were able to easily get to Buttermilk Falls (easy trail with Boshkung as a reward at the end) to do a short hike and to Circuit of 5 Viewpoints trail (a bit challenging - but great exercise). Being located on North Shore road makes the cottage conveniently located, but also means that there is a lot of traffic driving by, and quickly. The cottage is very close to the road. The interior of the cottage is comfortable. There was lots of space for the 5 of us. The couches need to be covered or updated. The kitchen was very well stocked and was nice to work in. It was extremely hot the day we arrived (42) and the upstairs of the cottage was extremely hot, but knowing there were only ceiling fans we brought a couple fans that made sleeping more tolerable that 1st night. The rest of the nights were fine as the temperature dropped in the evenings. All and all Dead Reckoning was great and we made lots of fun memories visiting here!
~ Melissa Rose Caufield

Date of stay: July 2020

Excellent get away
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We enjoyed being at the cottage very much. We enjoyed all that it had to offer as a cottage with all the things necessary to live. the only thing we were not able to do there was swim as there was a beautiful sand bar through the cottage.We still enjoyed playing in the water and did that daily. We were able to see many wild life creatures with joy. Great place to go and relax away from city life...thanks so much!!! We enjoy checking out different cottages each year but would recommend this cottage to anyone.
~ Mary Camilleri

Date of stay: July 2020

Great cottage on quiet lake with lots of natural wildlife!
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We had a great two weeks over the summer at Dead Reckoning and agree with much of what other reviewers say. We liked how the owner was responsive over text, to questions that came up once we were there. The cottage is very close to a road but the upside is that its very easy to get to on pavement and if you're a bike rider, it's on the doorstep to a great network of circuits. The waterfront is shallow but then drops off quite deep; upside here is that if you have younger kids, it offers stress-free swimming given the large sandbar a few meters off the end of the dock. And, the Wi-Fi was superb, supporting HD streaming for us. How can a great cottage be even better? The large furniture on the main floor does need to be recovered in order to be more comfortable and match what you'd expect at this price point. We'd also suggest more floor/table lighting besides the two ceiling lights, on the main level. There's nowhere to comfortably read after dark. Finally, the dock. The cottage can accommodate up to 8-10 people however the narrow, rickety dock groans under more than two people, and can only fit 2 chairs. Docks are the gateway to the lake at cottages so an investment here would pay dividends down the road, I'm sure.
~ Colleen Younder

Date of stay: August 2020

Nice fall break
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Dead Reckoning overall is a pleasant cottage. The inside of the cottage we had no complaints, clean, organized and comfortable. The outside, the water in front of the cottage was shallow and not good for fishing off the dock. The weather was not good for swimming so we did not swim from the dock. I think swimming would be easy from this dock for kids. Overall a nice cottage!!
~ Robert Mitchell

Date of stay: September 2020

All-Season Cottage Rentals' Response:

Thank-you for your review. Many of the lakes in Haliburton feed the Trent Severn Waterway. They draw down water from our lakes late August/early September. We never know exactly when they will draw water from our lakes and the amount taken depends on several factors including the amount of rain we have during the summer. This September we've noticed a few lakes that seem to be exceptionally low. Perhaps this is the price we pay for having such a warm, beautiful summer.

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