Luxury Kennisis Lake Cottage Perfect for Family Fun

By Kim Kerr-Dearsley

One of the most picturesque of Haliburton County’s many attractive lakes, Kennisis Lake is one of the most sought-after parts of the region for those seeking the lifestyle presented by ownership of a luxury cottage in Ontario.

Whether you’re just getting started in your search for a luxury Kennisis Lake cottage for sale, or are looking for a suitable full-time Haliburton Highlands home in which to retire, this luxurious custom-built log home is definitely worth taking a look at. Built by True North Log Homes out of Bracebridge Ontario and recently renovated and upgraded, this exquisite property is set on nearly seven acres of prime Haliburton real estate.


3500 West Shore Luxury Kennisis Lake Cottage
There's plenty of room to have fun and relax down at the (quiet!) waterfront area


Listed at $2,389,000 and tucked away on a quiet cul de sac on West Shore Road, the property’s beautiful landscaping alone is enough to make you want to buy it. In addition to its pristine woodlands area, you’ll enjoy an impressive 550 ft of very private waterfrontage, ensuring there’s plenty of space for water toys and relaxation.

The shoreline is clean with clear water and a mix of sandy wade-in entry and deep smooth rock surfaces that are perfect for swimmers and divers. The property also features easy-to-navigate granite walkways and patios on which to rest and relax. Also worth mentioning is the fact the shorelines is sheltered by a small crown-owned island, providing an ideal wind barrier (it’s also easy to swim to and explore!).


Luxury Kennisis Lake Cottage Upgraded Throughout


The interior of this breathtaking custom-built log home is equally impressive. Boasting over 4,000 sq ft of living space, each of its five bedrooms are adequately sized to ensure your family and guests can enjoy plenty of living space. Featuring quality wood flooring and a mix of painted- and clear pine ceilings and walls, the bedrooms are bright and freshly decorated. There are also five modern bathrooms to choose from, too.

Especially appealing is the large and bright master bedroom, which comes with plenty of  space in its closets. Another nice feature is its stunning five-piece en-suite bathroom, complete with marble flooring, double sinks, plus stand-alone bathtub and glass shower.


3500 West Shore Luxury Kennisis Lake Cottage bathroom with bathtub
The cottage's 5 bright bathrooms are each fitted with modern fixtures


Other notable interior features worth mentioning include its elegant, fully-equipped and modern kitchen. This large custom-built solid wood kitchen features attractive granite countertops, as well as a granite backsplash. From here you can easily prepare memorable cottage meals while interacting with guests and family seated in the adjacent dining area.

The attractive living room is also worthy of a mention. In addition to its tall cathedral ceilings and solid pine and Douglas fir beams, this bright, airy living space also boasts a huge wood-burning stone fireplace and superb lake views.


Wait…. There’s More!


In need of even more space to spread out? Kids of all ages (not to mention the adults) will love hanging out in the cottage’s fully finished basement, which gets plenty of light thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows.

There’s also an authentic cottage-style ‘Haliburton room’ boasting antique pine flooring –  the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or end-of-day cocktail!


3500 West Shore Luxury Kennisis Lake Cottage Muskoka room
The cottage even comes with its own cozy 'Haliburton' room overlooking the lake


Other notable features you should be aware of when adding this luxury Kennisis Lake cottage to your Haliburton real estate shortlist include:

  • Total of 4,042 sq ft of living space
  • Private beach area
  • Fully winterised and insulated triple garage with finished loft
  • In-floor radiant heat
  • Back-up generator
  • Brand new steel roof added in 2019
  • Huge wrap-around deck
  • Easy boat ride to launches and Kennisis Lake Marina
  • Two septic systems
  • Drilled Well
  • Forced air propane, radiant heating system and baseboard heaters
  • State-of-the-art security system
  • Central vacuum


Fast Facts


  • Address – 3500 West Shore Rd, Haliburton Ontario
  • Lake – Kennisis Lake
  • Luxury Level – Custom-built Waterfront Luxury Log Cottage
  • Price – $$2,389,000
  • Haliburton County Property for Sale By... Linda Baumgartner, Broker of Record of RE/MAX North Country Baumgartner Realty, and Team Leader of The Haliburton Real Estate Team
  • Online Listing – Click here for further details and more photos of this luxury Kennisis Lake cottage for sale.


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Kim Kerr-Dearsley is an Ontario-based freelance writer and a connoisseur of fine homes and cottages.