Highland Hideaway

  based on 7 reviews
  •   8
  •   3
  •   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 7 reviews
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

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

Sikkema Family
Wonderful Time

We had a wonderful time with our family,swimming and paddling in the lake.We really enjoyed our coffee on the dock every morning! Kids also loved the games inside!!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2020


We had an amazing stay! Hopefully we'll return in the future! Fishing and bonding with friends.

Group  |  stayed in 8/2020

Lawrence and Bsharati Families
Memorable Week!

We enjoyed our stay very much. The kids are already planning our stay for next summer! Thank you for everything. We definitely had a very memorable week.

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2020

Great Family Day Weekend Experience

Very relaxing stay and a great getaway. The cottage was clean, comfortable and very private. It had everything we needed to have a great time as a family. We even encountered some of the local inhabitants. Over coffee one morning, we watched four deer browse across the property and interact with each other for half an hour. We went for a walk and encountered a flock of wild turkey's also out for a stroll along the road. We got some great photos. We will definitely visit again. Thanks for the opportunity to share this lovely space.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 2/2020

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