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Two acres of lawn surround the lovely log home situated in the middle of 23 acres of treed paradise with 900 feet of lakefront.
The three bedroom cottage is completely furnished. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, electric stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, stainless steel cookware, dishes and cutlery. The living room has a couch, love seat, TV, VCR, DVD and Satellite. A drilled well 160-foot deep supplies the cottage with cold safe water. There is a large 3-piece bathroom with antique claw foot tub with shower and plenty of hot water. A wood stove with glass door adds warmth to the home. There are three picnic tables, two beside the house and one on the beach. We have six Adirondack chairs around the fire pit and a propane barbeque with extra filled tanks.
Bear Lake is a quiet lake with no boating connections with other rivers or lakes. It is about 4-5 km long and 1-2 km wide with many large bays. The water is clean and clear. There is 300 feet of white sandy beach with a gradual deepening of the water, and a floating platform for swimming fun. A small snack bar is located at the south end of the lake.
Separate from the beach area we have a solid dock where you’ll find a 15-foot aluminum boat with 9.9 hp motor, a canoe and paddle boat. Rental costs include gas for the motor, oars, and paddles. You will need the Ontario Boater’s operator Card to use motorboat. Please bring your own life jackets. Good fishing, bass, pickerel and pike.
Bear Lake Ontario, formerly called Jarlsberg, in the old township of Monteith, is a quiet community originally colonized by Norwegian settlers in the late 1860's.
Some of the original buildings, the church, schoolhouse and first barn built in the area, are not only still standing and easily seen by the passing traveler, but if you stop and ask, you may view them during the summer months.
The Seguin (Park to Park) Trail follows the old J.R Booth Exploratory Rail line. It runs just north of the village and skirts the bottom of the Bear Lake Peatlands Conservation Reserve, a large area designated as a protected zone by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Just to the south of the lake is the newly designated Monteith Forest Conservation Reserve, a large forest of eastern hemlock growing on gently rolling hills of deep glacially deposited sand.
The area in and around Bear Lake boasts five pioneer cemeteries with one located just east of the community, providing a unique record of mostly Swedish and German settlers.
Waterfront Description & Nearby Activities
The shoreline boost 300 feet of sandy beach, an additonal sandy area with shallow entry to the water. A floating platform and a paddle boat.
Separate from the beach area, a new dock, a 15-foot aluminum boat with 9.9 hp motor, and a canoe.
Property Amenities & Features
- Laundry Machines
- Linens Provided
- Pets Allowed
- Small Appliances
- DVD Player
- Satellite TV
- Cable TV
- Internet Access
- Paddle Boat
- Patio Furniture
- Sandy Beach
- BBQ / Grill
- Boat & Sea-Doo Rentals
- Beach Chairs
- Shallow Entry Beach
- Fire Pit
- Parking Available
Additional Bedroom Information
The master bedroom upstairs has a king size bed and a new crib. The second bedroom upstairs has one double & two single beds and the bedroom downstairs has a queen size bed. All bedding is supplied.
Fees & Deposits
Additional Rate Information
Please contact for rate information.
Rented Saturday-to-Saturday, check in time after 3:30 pm. Check out time before 10:00 am. Housekeeping and lawn maintenance is done on Saturday morning prior to your arrival. Telephone instructions for placing collect long distance calls, or calls using your calling card are attached to the phone.
A deposit of 50% of the rental fee as well as a postdated cheque (dated two week before your reservation) is needed to confirm your reservation. A security deposit is required. You will receive the key box code and a map 1 week prior to your reservation.
Please contact the listing owner for more information about the Cancellation Policy.