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Overview of Sunset Haven on Portage Lake Haliburton - the Perfect Family Getaway!

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5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, foosball, toys
TV, fireplace, foosball, toys

Sunset Haven on Portage Lake Haliburton - the Perfect Family Getaway!

4.0/5 Very good

Entire home

5 bedroomsSleeps 14

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHead Lake Park12 min drive
    Popular LocationRails End Gallery and Arts Centre12 min drive
    Popular LocationHaliburton Highlands Museum14 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, sleeps 14
3500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 double bed
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 5
    3 twin/single beds
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Sunset Haven on Portage Lake Haliburton - the Perfect Family Getaway!

Lakefront cottage with kitchen and patio
Located just minutes from the southernmost point of Algonquin Park,  Sunset Haven is the perfect Haliburton family cottage! Located on Portage Lake just 10km from Haliburton, this cottage boasts 200 ft of shoreline and dock areas for water play suitable for all ages. The west facing waterfront allows you to enjoy sun all day and shoreline sunsets at the shore are just amazing!  Portage Lake is spring fed and is one of the cleanest Lakes in Ontario. Expect to see lots of wildlife, and experience great fishing as Portage Lake is a quiet and private lake where no speedboats are permitted only small or electric boats. Ideal for swimming, kayaking, sailing, fishing and all other water fun. There are stairs down from the cottage to the water. There is also a driveway from the side door that avoids the first two flights of stairs. The cottage is halfway down from the road to the water. At the water there are 2 docks and a shoreline to sit or lie down. There is another dock for boats. The water front has a gradual drop to 6 ft deep at around 30 ft out. Then gets deeper after that. Lake has excellent fishing. No weeds by the entrance to the water. West facing beautiful sunsets. Also a swim raft further out. Portage Lake is a very private lake and very quiet. This cottage has all the amenities of the city in a gorgeous natural setting. The road is maintained year round so we are also open for winter sports like snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.  There is a public boat launch on Drag Lake 2km away if you want to bring a larger boat. The cottage is 9 Km from Haliburton with amenities such as - taxi, daily bus service from Union Station, groceries, LCBO etc. The cottage itself is fully equipped with everything you will need for the perfect cottage country getaway. Five+ bedrooms can sleep 14 people and make this cottage the ideal space for multi-family vacationing. There are 2 full and one half baths. The gourmet kitchen is fully outfitted with all you need. The great room has 23 foot ceilings and gorgeous views of the lake and a separate family room on the lower level with walkout to the lawn and lake.  Dine indoors or out on one of the two decks. Cosy up by one of the two fireplaces in the cooler season. There is High Speed Internet, Satellite TV with theatre set up. A Swim raft. SW facing for beautiful sunsets! There is also a firepit near the water's edge - who's making the s'mores?! The bunkie is a single room, very private, that has: A double bed Table Dresser Small wardrobe closet Chairs Electricity Windows overlooking lake Wifi Portable heater Front and side door It does not have plumbing but there is an outhouse beside it. A tinny with a 9hp is also included with the rental as well as 1 canoe, 2 kayaks, 1  and 2 pedal boats.  Sleeping configuration: Loft Bedroom - queen bed sleeps 2 Master Bedroom -  queen sleeps 2 Lower Bedroom - queen sleeps 2 Lower Bedroom - 1 doubles  sleeps 2, & 1 bunk bed - sleeps 2 Sunroom - queen fold out sleeps 2 Bunkie - 1 twin & 2 cots sleeps 3 Amenities: High speed internet 1 Sailboat, Electric motor aluminium boat, 2 kayaks, 2 pedal boats Gourmet kitchen Satellite tv with theatre 2 Decks + 1 deck and dock by water 2 Bathroom and 1 Washroom 1 Great room with 23 foot ceilings 1 Family room with walkout 2 Fireplaces Drilled well 220 ft, pure water tested perfect
Guest accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Maryrose Coleman

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Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Foosball table
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby


  • Sleeps 14
  • Unit size: 3500 sq ft (325 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

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About this area

Dysart et al

Located in Dysart et al, this cottage is on the waterfront. Moon Shadows Estate Winery and Sir Sam's Ski / Ride are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Head Lake Park and Haliburton Sculpture Forest. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as snowmobiling.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Head Lake Park - 12 min drive
  • Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre - 12 min drive
  • Haliburton Highlands Museum - 14 min drive
  • Haliburton Sculpture Forest - 15 min drive
  • Sir Sam's Ski / Ride - 30 min drive


  • Maple Avenue Tap & Grill — 12 min drive
  • Highland Restaurant & Bar — 12 min drive
  • McKeck's Place — 12 min drive
  • Subway — 12 min drive
  • Ingoldsby Juction Buttertarts — 12 min drive
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4/5 Good

Portage Lake cottage review
Great open space cottage with lots of room for all of us. Very easy to book. Quite cluttered. Lots of old and battered items everywhere. Very steep driveway that was difficult to navigate once it rained. Lovely property that just needs some TLC. Overall a good stay.

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