Highland Hideaway

  based on 15 reviews
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  •   2
  • SQF 1
  •  wifi
  •  Parking


Overlooking beautiful South Portage Lake, Highland Hideaway is the perfect escape. With a meandering path down to a large tiered dock (800+ sq. ft), there is plenty of water access for swimming and kayaking. There are also upper and lower decks overlooking the lake with ample space for lounging or watching a beautiful Haliburton sunset.

Winter or summer, Highland Hideaway provides for all your needs with three large bedrooms (one king size and two queen size beds) and two full bathrooms. Your family will be able to create great memories in the fully equipped open kitchen, dining and living rooms, while still being able to take in the breathtaking views of the lake. Whether cozying up by a fireplace in winter or strolling along the quiet country roads and taking in the views in summer, there is plenty to see and even more to do. To compliment the three bedrooms, the lower level family room includes two double beds perfect for the kids, extended family, or friends. In case you have kids who want to stay close to Mom and Dad, there is also a fold out futon in the basement bedroom. There is plenty to enjoy indoors but why not make the most of cottage country. Enjoy your time out on the water with one of our four kayaks (one child-sized 140 lbs max, and three adult-sized), the peddle boat or the stand-up paddle board. We have various adult sized PFD's, but you will need to bring PFD’s for the kids that you know will fit properly. If fishing is your thing, cast a line in and try to catch one of the variety of fish found in the lake, such as Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye.

For those who are not quite ready to disconnect completely, there is unlimited WIFI at the cottage. There is a large screen TV upstairs and a Smart TV downstairs. There is also good cell phone reception in the area. Whether enjoying a meal together on the large upper deck or lounging on the dock while the kids swim in the lake, Highland Hideaway is a place where memories are created that will last a lifetime.

There are also plenty of amenities within a short drive of the cottage. Whether it be golfing at one of the 4 courses nearby, off-road cycling, or even ATV'ing in the summer or dogsledding, skiing or snowshoeing in the winter, whatever your interest, all are within easy driving distance. Situated on a quiet country road just 10 minutes from the village of Haliburton, the views around Highland Hideaway are breathtaking any time of year but are especially so in the Fall within the mixed forest. Make sure you bring a camera when you go for a walk – you might just see some of the wildlife that calls our neck of the woods home! Rest. Relax. Reconnect. We know you'll create amazing memories here at Highland Hideaway!


2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Playroom

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 2 Double bed, 1 King bed, 2 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Ceiling fans, Central heating, Fireplace, Heating available
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
    Essentials, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Smoke Detector
  • 2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Playroom
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Canoe/Kayak, Private Garden, Private Porch
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted
Check in:
6:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

based on 15 reviews
Huyda Family
Incredible experience!

Incredible experience! The cottage is very well appointed and we were super pleased with the amount of supplies Sean had (kitchen has everything you can think of...and more). Beds are super comfortable. BBQ is high quality (tons of back up propane). The water toys are great (SUPs, Paddle boat, kayaks etc) and the small size of the lake keeps things relaxing. Firepit is in a perfect location and the sunset view from the dock is stunning. This is the ideal place to spend a quiet weekend with family as the open concept kitchen leads into a beautiful living room with fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. Location is ideal - just a quick 10 min drive into Haliburton village. Will definitely return!

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 10/2021

Definitely Recommend!

Thank you for allowing us to use your lovely, well equipped cottage. It was comfortable and provided all the comforts of home and then some. We especially appreciated the opportunity to be able to access various outdoor spaces and sun room that allowed us to maximize our time outdoors. We appreciate the use of the various water craft even though we had no oars we could use for the row boat. Everyone enjoyed all the signs with positive message. Thank you and know we would definitely recommend your place to others. Favourite things to do: We fished off the end of the dock and caught large fish that got away while I was trying to bring it in. Had a great game of croquette on the lawn behind the cottage and down the hill by the shed. Very challenging!

Group  |  stayed in 9/2021

The Singhs & Friends
Warm Welcome

Thank you for the warm welcome to the cottage. Our stay was fund and we enjoyed a lot. Definitely recommend it to our friends and hope to stay here next summer. Enjoyed the kayak, canoe and foosball a lot.

Group  |  stayed in 9/2021

Jokanovic Group
Lovely Secluded Location!

Lovely secluded location. Spacious, amazing view, lots of water toys. Description of what is included could be better (like coffee maker is there, spices etc) lovely time otherwise and Sean was helpful

Group  |  stayed in 9/2021

The Zanes
Cottage has Everything!

Thank you for a wonderful couple of weeks. The cottage had everything that we needed. We enjoyed our time here! Favourite Places and Things To Do: Kayaking and SUP!!

Group  |  stayed in 8/2021

Cookson-Bannerman Families
Memories Made!!!

Beautifully stocked home. Favourite places and things to do: 100% kayaking - floating, swimming in the lake. Thank you for a wonderful week.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2021

The Hartricks
Home away from home!

Everything you could ask for in a ‘home away from home’ cottage right down to the resealable wine stopper! Everything was clean and just as in the photo’s, we had a fabulous time and would highly recommend Highland Hideaway. Kudos to you on this wonderful property!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 6/2021

Lui Family Group
Clean, Comfortable, Well Appointed

This is clean, comfortable, well appointed house on small, quiet lake. Lots of water equipment to take advantage of it all. The main drawback is the day we left, checkout was at 10am and we were required to wash and dry the laundry and take all the garbage out to a landfill site by then. It was a stressful end to a relaxing weekend. Overall I enjoyed it and would come back

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2021

Smart Family
Beautiful Cottage

Beautiful Cottage! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend here! Well stocked & organized!! Cheered us up since we couldn't meet our friends due to Covid. Enjoyed fishing off the dock, peddle boat & kayaks and camp fires! Thanks

Family with young children  |  stayed in 10/2020

The perfect destination for family or friends

Highland hideaway is the perfect destination whether it be with a group of friends or with family. The space itself is spacious, clean and has wonderful amenities for entertainment and cooking. It’s clear the hosts take pride in the property- from the gardens to the dock watching sunsets and sitting by the fire everything was great. Additionally it is close to the town of haliburton where you can get groceries, fishing tackle, boat rentals and more. Would 10/10 recommend !

Group  |  stayed in 9/2020

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