Here is a list of the most common questions that our customers have asked us. (please klick the answers open accordingly.)
There are so many features and serviced shat many people mistakenly presume it must be a resort. The fact is that we offer many MORE features and services than any resort in our area and MOST of them are included in the rental fee.
We are able to provide these extra things because we live year-round on the same awesome lake and so we offer the best of both worlds – complete privacy but immediate help if there is anything you need during your visit
Because we live on the same lake, we are able to provide the complemen tour of the lake, take people water-skiing or tubing, set you up with a temporary boat driver’s license, remove your garbage every day and prepare the sauna for you, or babysit your kids or your dog, show you the good fishing spots and the cliff jumping rocks, answer all your questions or even loan you the proverbial cup of sugar.
This question usually means that the tenant wants to know if they will be disrupted by noise from other cottages. Firstly, the cottages are not squeezed together. 1.3 acres gives every property lots of private space.
Secondly, Happynest (and most of the cottage properties on the lake) have LOTS of treesso you cannot see the neighbours through the forest.
The lake is surrounded by hundreds of square miles of protected forest with NO back lot development.
Being inside of a cove you are not exposed to boat traffic which is light anyway given the extremely low population of cottages on the lake.
Another factor is that there are NO other rental properties around.
Having private cottage owners for neighbours usually means that you will have peace loving neighbours who know how to leave the city behind them.
Also, on our cove, 2 of the 6 properties sit vacant most of the time and one of those is next door to Happynest.
After you have done that, you can just sit on the dock or the screened deck (or in the living room) and absorb the scenery (if you have any time left).
When people bring their own boat, we offer to help them to launch it and then guilde them back to Happynest, pointing out any underwater hazards so as to keep you and your propeller happy.
Since the lake has an average less than one cottage per kilometer of shoreline and almost NO rental properties. (non- rental properties tend to sit empty 90% of the time) there is relatively little competition for the fish in the lake.
There is no better water quality in any lake in Ontario and the lake is 50 – 60 feet deepso the fish are heatlhy for eating.
During the complimentary tour of the lake, we will point ou tthe good fishing spots.
Bait and tackle are available at the marina one mile away of water.
We can show you how to get in there by canoe for free. It is well worth the effort!!!
There is no better water quality in any lake in Ontario – which stands to reason since the lake is fed by rain water from protected forests and is constantly moving over the dam.
There is a sand beach beside the dock at Happynest for little kids to enjoy the gradually sloping sand bottom and there is a place for them to dig in the sand and build little castles also.
If your family group is smaller, (up to about 9 people) we can offer our alternate accommodations which we call – The Granny Flat – .Also, outside of July and August, Happynest is priced to accommodate small groups.
Happynest is open all year.
There is also a wood burning stove in the living room which keeps every one toast warm and cozy and we provide all the wood that you can burn in the fireplace.
I have driven from Toronto 52 times a year for 25 years and have neer owned snow tires and I drive a small car with front wheel drive.
Ice fishing is a rewarding activity too.
There are endless places to hike and explore.
There is access snowmobile trails radiating in every direction.
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing is exhilarating.
We can help you to arrange for dog sled rides or renting of snowmobiles.
We can also offer to take your kids for an age appropriate ride on our snowmobile and sleigh just for fun.