After months of being confined to the home – especially in the middle of the city’s sweaty concrete during a perpetual heat wave – a cottage escape with members of your personal ‘bubble’ sounds like a tempting splurge.
After all, you likely have no other travel plans for the foreseeable future (not that you needed the reminder).
So, if you’re in the market to go all out and treat yourself, you and your 10-person bubble could rent this sprawling Kawarthas cottage – complete with every add-on your heart could desire. Surrounded by pristine pine-filled wilderness on Jack Lake, it seems impossible to grow bored at this sprawling summertime estate.
The luxury 5,500-square-foot property offers everything you’d expect from a great Ontario cottage: a crystal-coloured lake, soothing views, an inviting dock, a breezy deck, a large, window-filled great room, canoes, and kayaks.
But this stunning rental also comes with all the “extras” of a resort.
Think: an in-ground swimming pool, hot tub, gym (with beautiful lake views to complement your workout), an HD Projection home theatre, a gourmet kitchen, a games room with a bar, billiards table, and poker table, and three fireplaces (plus more). In other words, you definitely won’t be roughing it at this wilderness escape.
While a stay at this property inevitably comes with a steep price tag of about $1,300 per night (yes, per night), before you rule it out, it may be worthwhile to do the math. When a week’s stay (the property rents Friday to Friday) is divided by everyone in your 10-person bubble, the tab is $910 each, or just $130 per night.
Considering that typical summer travel for a week in summers past would likely set you back a lot more than that, it may just be worth dropping the dollars to call this resort-like Kawarthas cottage home for a full seven days.
Lake: Jack Lake, Kawarthas
Size: 5, 500 sq ft