BURKS FALLS WEATHER

FAQ

Read the information on this website. If you have any questions before applying for a booking, please email us from our Contact Page . 2. To request a booking please fill out our online Rental Application Form. and we will get back to you promptly. A non-refundable deposit of $500 for each week is required to confirm all bookings. The remainder must be paid 30 days before the start of the rental period. If booked less than 30 days in advance the entire rental fee is due at the time of booking. A payment in the amount of $350, as a cleaning/damage deposit is required at the time of final payment. This deposit will be returned, or the cheque shredded, if Baker’s Landing is left in the condition it was found. All payments must be in Canadian funds in the form of an Interac Email Money Transfer (preferred), certified cheque, bank draft, or money order.

We accept payment by Interac e-Transfer, certified cheque, bank draft, or money order. We are unable to accept credit cards at this time.

Aside from clothing and personal items, you need to bring:

  • Bed linens — sheets and pillow-cases for three queen-sized, two double-sized and one single bed.
  • Towels, face cloths, sheets, and pillow case can be provided for an extra $60 per visit.
  • Food – The closest grocery stores are Valu-Mart in Burk’s Fall’s or Magnetawan Grill and Grocery in Magnetawan – both are 20 minutes away.
  • A basic First Aid kit
  • Cell phone, we provide a land-line, local calls only
  • Children’s life jackets

We provide the following:

  • Plates, cups, cutlery, glasses (but bring your own disposable stuff if desired)
  • Pots, pans, frying pan
  • Cooking utensils, knives, corkscrew, can-opener
  • Toaster, coffee-maker, kettle, microwave, blender, etc…
  • BBQ, propane, lighter, grill scraper, and utensils
  • COVID-19 Cleaning supplies (dish detergent, cleanser, windex)
  • Dish cloths, tea towels and paper towels
  • Toilet paper, dish soap, and diswasher soap
  • Garbage bags & kitchen catchers
  • A selection of board games, and magazines
  • A 16' canoe and a paddleboat, 6-8 adult-sized life jackets, and 2 marine safety kits
  • Badminton, croquet, "Ranger" horseshoes, tetherball
  • Fresh air and the call of the loons, wafting across the water

You will find the cottage thoroughly clean and tidy when you arrive, just like in the pictures. You are expected to leave it in the same condition, both inside and out. Cleaning supplies are provided, along with a checklist for your use, prior to your departure. Garbage must be placed in the marked bins in the garage. We inspect the cottage after every rental period. If all is found satisfactory, your $350.00 damage deposit will be returned to you.

The maximum occupancy is 8 people total unless otherwise arranged at the time of booking. Guest names, addresses and vehicle information are required at time of booking.

A well behaved 100% house trained friendly dog that is good with strangers is allowed. Owners must “poop and scoop”. The dog cannot be left alone in the house or tied outside to bark at any time. A maximum of 2 dogs are allowed. Dog information is required at the time of booking – there is an appropriate section in the Rental Application.

The BBQ has a propane tank on it. A full spare tank is also provided. Feel free to swap the spare tank if required, but if it’s empty let us know so we can refill it for the next guests. We provide all the cooking implements – you provide the steak!

The fire pit is located by the lake and firewood is supplied. Campfires are permitted when the Current Forest Fire Hazard Rating and the Local Bylaws for our Municipality permit.

There are several small restaurants, cafes and taverns, a take-out pizza, and a chip-wagon all approximately a 20 minute drive away. There is no delivery service to the lake.

Yes personal boats are allowed and there are several public boat launches on the lake.

A 16' canoe and a paddleboat are loaned with the cottage, as well as 6-8 adult life jackets and marine safety kits. You will need to bring children's life jackets. There are 2 marinas close by that rent boats and motors. Names and phone numbers can be supplied on request.

There is a large variety of fish in Lake Cecebe. Pickerel(walleye), Small Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Perch, Sunfish, and Catfish are plentiful.

Baker’s Landing does not have a sand beach. The shoreline is sloping rock. There is a swimming ladder at the end of the 40′ dock. Magnetawan, only a short 20 minute boat ride away has a beautiful public park with a fabulous beach. They have a picnic area with BBQ stands, and a full childrens play area, close to the beach. (this works out well when one child is on the play set and the other on the beach.) Magnetawan has a drive-in/walk-up outdoor ice cream dairy bar with picnic tables – the cones are huge and they have great burgers as well. It is actually a cottage tradition to go to “Mag” and get ice cream. Fond memories! The Magnetawan Locks are a “must see” – you can park your boat right at the locks, or boat through them down into Ahmic Lake!

Baker's Landing does NOT have its own internet coverage. Bring your own Bell or Rogers stick or hub, or a Smartphone, for internet connections. There is also good Rogers and Bell cell phone reception, so a Smartphone can be used as a hotspot. No modem is provided. The public library in Magnetawan (a 20 minute drive away) provides free high speed internet and your hosts can give you the password. The library has limited hours, but wifi can be accessed from a picnic table outside the library or from your vehicle in the parking area. Or Tim Hortons in Burk's Falls also has free internet coverage. Baker’s Landing does not provide a telephone land line. You will need to use your cell phone for telephone usage. As mentioned, there are 2 cell towers close by – cell phone reception is excellent.

Baker’s Landing is situated on 2 acres of land and is quite private. However noise carries easily across the water, especially at night. Our renters are required to limit noise after 10pm to help preserve the peace and quiet we all want to enjoy at the cottage!

Don’t worry — you’ll manage just fine! Baker’s Landing is a fully winterized, year round Modern Home with all the amenities of a home in the city, if not more! It’s like having your cake and eating it too!

Baker’s Landing is a fully detached home with it’s own driveway and parking area.

This property is ideal for a couple, family or extended family with grandparents and very suitable for active seniors. The house is not suitable for handicapped individuals because of the two levels. The maximum number of occupants at any time is 8 people of any age, unless prearranged. We encourage you to inquire if you have specific needs or questions.

There is a washer & dryer at Baker’s Landing for your use. Laundry soap is supplied

Burk’s Falls only 20 minutes away.