Emerald Cottage Farquhar Lake, Wilberforce

"Very proud sponsor of "Cottage Dreams" and the 2018 R.O.C.K. Ride (supporting the cure for childhood cancer - 'cause kids shouldn't have cancer!)
This lovely cottage offers 2 acres and 125 feet of shoreline, flanked by wooded areas and provides the ultimate in privacy. "

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  • From: $2310
  • Location: Farquhar Lake, Wilberforce
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pets: Conditionally
  • Smoking: No
  • Approx. 2800 sq. ft
  • Availability Calendar
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"Welcome to the Emerald Cottage" our jewel in the rough, situated in a quiet bay on Farquhar Lake with a sandy beach front ideal for family fun. Surrounded by 2 acres of lush forest where you feel secluded from the hustle and bustle, you will be in awe of the towering pines, stately birch and age old hemlock. Keep a watchful eye as local wildlife which might appear from anywhere! A photographers dream!

Farquhar Lake is located in Haliburton County, 5 minutes from the town of Wilberforce, convenient for groceries and other vacation necessities. The lake is a typical Canadian Shield lake, with 800 acres of deep clear waters, ideal for swimming, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing - the list goes on. Winters on Farquhar Lake offer a variety of activities; ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and of course skiing at nearby Sir Sam's Ski area. This property has everything you need and more for the vacation of a lifetime.

Inside is magnificent, this newly built, 5 bedroom cottage exudes quality. The large living areas and expansive windows make it a place you'll never want to leave. This 2 story cottage has two large bedrooms upstairs, 1 on the main floor and 2 in the lower level. The bed sizes are as follows: 5 queens, 3 singles. The bathrooms, 1 on the main and 1 second level have bathtubs and showers, ideal for families with young children. The gourmet kitchen has a large counter space, pantry, fridge, stove and a dishwasher to help you spend more time relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Dining room table can seat 10 comfortably. There is also a laundry room on the main floor.

This retreat is loaded with extras such as: games room including foosball table, air hockey table, satellite television, puzzles, and board games. A 50" Sony Letter box LED 3D Flat Screen TV, with a 3D Sony Blu-ray player connected to it, yes it has a few free HDMI ports. There is also unlimited WiFi Internet available to stream web content. The large living area has LazyBoy recliners to relax by the wood burning stove. There is also a BBQ , patio table and wooden picnic table on the deck for those summer dinners. A fire pit in the beach area is convenient for late night bonfires and gazing up at the star filled night sky. And we have added another wooden picnic table at the beach area as well .

At the waterfront you may enjoy a kayak, a canoe, a paddleboat and a large floating dock to spend lazy afternoons on the beach admiring the breath taking views.
An 8HP outboard motor is available for the 12' boat (comes with full tank of gas, and must be left with full tank of gas) for $300/week ($50/day for weekends). Valid boaters licenses are mandatory for the operator of all motorized watercraft. Please note you must supply your own life preservers.

The pathway to the lake is a cushioned bed of pine needles. There is lots of parking on the very private driveway.

Just bring your linen and personal towels with you ! that's all !! There are 5 bedrooms, one queen size bed in each room, 3 twin auto- inflating mattresses can be made available if required. The pullout bed in the basement is double.

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  • Wood stove
  • Cell phone Reception
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace


  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Utensils
  • Coffee maker


  • Wireless internet
  • Flat-Panel TV
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray player
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Pool table
  • Foosball table
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Satellite TV
  • Internet Access


  • BBQ grill
  • Firepit
  • Picnic table
  • Sand beach
  • Shallow shoreline
  • Canoe
  • Paddleboat
  • Kayak
  • Aluminum boat
  • Patio Set

Extra Amenities Info

Large porch, 2 acres of private property, 125' water frontage, 2 wooden picnic tables into the amenities section for Emerald cottage (one on outside deck and one in beach area), and much much more!
  • January 2, 2022 Dear Marc and Cheryl Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay. This is a lovely place, both the cozy cottage and the gorgeous lake and trails. It was so restorative being here during these crazy times Lori, Rob and Hayden

    Lori, Rob and Hayden

  • January 2, 2022 Dear Marc and Cheryl Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay. This is a lovely place, both the cozy cottage and the gorgeous lake and trails. It was so restorative being here during these crazy times Lori, Rob and Hayden

    Lori, Rob and Hayden

  • December 25th, 2021 Dear Marc Thank you for such a cozy and wonderful stay at your cottage this holiday season. Your cottage marks a very special place in our hearts as we got engaged here today, on Christmas day! We hope to come back for years to come to mark many more special memories here at your cottage. Thank you again and Merry Christmas!! Maggie & Damian

    Maggie & Damian

  • July, 2021 What an amazing week! Was able to spend time with immediate and extended family. Went on kayaks, paddle boat and even toured the lake in a boat. Befriended "Spot" the fish and had so many nice sunny days on the water. Thanks for making this an amazing getaway! The McLeods

    The McLeods

  • July, 2021 My wife and I appreciate peace and quiet. The cities have provided very little of that of late. This cottage is the ultimate in peace and quiet. The fact that we have seen no one all week is wonderful! Our batteries have been re-charged. All the available activities are a bonus. The accommodations are top drawer. We could ask for nothing better. We appreciate it enough that we will be returning to this lovely place in the future. It is just too good to resist. Paul.

    Paul and Cindy

  • September, 2021 - We wanted to say that we absolutely loved your cottage! I got to go swimming and I haven't done that for years. We live in an apartment, so it was great to be able to go for a refreshing swim. It was so peaceful and quiet and such lovely surroundings too. Your cottage was huge for two of us, but it was gorgeous and spotless! No noise from cars, motorcycles or workers ( we have had workers fixing up the outside of our building for months now and the noise has been constant and annoying! ) , so it was pure heaven not having to listen to that. That silence was good for our hearts and our souls. I was thrilled to see 8 deer total, some wild turkeys and two foxes! I am an animal lover to the core so that was awesome! We just wanted to say thank you again for renting your gorgeous cottage to us and for your kind spirit. Cindy

    Cindy and Paul

  • July, 2021 - Thanks Marc for another great stay. The muskoka chairs were great! Thanks for adding them. Wish we could have stayed longer. The fishing was amazing. My teenager was so happy with the big fish he caught ! Patti


  • June, 2021 : Mark and Cheryl - It's been quite a year for us (for all of us). We really can't thank you enough for sharing this wonderful place we call home (off and on) for the past 8 months. We are so grateful that we found you and this little piece of heaven ! Although we really want to find a home, you never know these days. Hoping you and your family stay safe and healthy. Thank you again !

    Greg & Jen + Kids + Grandkids + Cali & Lucky

  • September, 2019 - Hi Carolyn We had a fantastic weekend at Emerald Cottage! The cottage was beautiful! Very clean, spacious, comfortable and relaxing. Loved the privacy of the property and the lakefront area. The view of the lake was breathtaking with all the vibrant colors. Thanksgiving weekend was a great time to go! The seclusion of the surrounding side roads made it very ideal for long walks with the dog. He had a great time too! We will definitely rent Emerald Cottage again!

    Kathy and Bernie N.

  • June, 2019 Thank you for having us and we had a lot of fun and a great time. We are thinking of a return visit next year. Thank you from us all...God Bless.


  • July, 2019 We had an awesome week ! Everything was great - the cottage, the beach and the water ! A great week spent with our kids and grandkids, making new memories.

    The Graham Family

  • July , 2019 We had a wonderful week at your cottage ! Thank you for everything ! The cottage is very spacious and we loved the billiard table in the basement. The fishing was great and the water toys amazing. We would like to come back next year. Thanks again !!!

    The Amarei Family

  • August, 2019 A very sincere thank you. This has been a fantastic week filled with wonderful memories made with our family thanks to you Marc! This was just beyond words and really gave all of us a time to reflect and most importantly enjoy now!! Thanks a million Marc, for your generosity and kindness. All the best always !

    Michelle, Gustavo, Mya and Ruby

  • July 2019 - Hi Carolyn: We have returned home from a fabulous week at Emerald Cottage. Everyone in the family enjoyed it. We look forward to spending another week there in 2020.

    Sonja and Family

  • July, 2019 - Hi, The Emerald Cottage was the best in 9 years of renting. We plan to come back next year. The cottage was amazing, large, bright and private. The dock, the water toys and the lake is perfect. Thank you from our Family! Silvia


  • September, 2018 : Thank you for a wonderful cottage weekend. Your cottage is lovely. We will certainly be back again....Several Families.

    Richard B et al!

  • September, 2018 Our family had our family wedding in Wilberforce and Emerald Cottage was absolutely perfect for being the gathering place between events. It exceeded our expectations and our children and grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the space. We are already talking about a return visit. Thank you for providing such a lovely spot !

    The Woodhead Family

  • June, 2018. Great first visit! Marc and Family thank you so much for your hospitality ! The boys can't stop talking about cliff jumping ! Thanks again, until next time !

    Doug, Amanda, Evan, Carter and Addison

  • May, 2018 : Emerald Cottage surpassed our expectations! What a beautiful spot! We're hoping this is the beginning of an annual event. The trails were amazing. After a long day of riding it was perfect to come back and relax here ! Thank you for the maple syrup and your hospitality. Cheers!

    Folks from the East !

  • August, 2018 : We had the best time ! Emerald Cottage is a gem! Our kids and grandkids really enjoyed the beach and lake. What an awesome privilege to stay here. Thank you so much Marc ! We hope to come back next year! With heartfelt gratitude !

    Barbara, Kevin & Family

  • Dear Carolyn, Thank you for another great week at Emerald Cottage- our family had a wonderful time! We would like to book again for 2019.

    Jane and Family

  • June, 2018 Another great weekend spent at Emerald Cottage. Marc has been an amazing host. This place always exceeds our expectations. This is our 4th year here. Can't wait to be h=back next year. Thank you so much for everything. More !!!! Until next year !!!

    The Rivera Family

  • Hi Carolyn: We have just returned home from our week at the cottage: what a great time we had! The weather was wonderful, the children enjoyed the beach and the adults the lake. The cottage, as always, was lovely. David enjoyed the use of the boat and spent most evenings fishing- as soon as the little ones were in bed. Thank you so much! We would like to book now for next year, if we may.

    Jane & Family

  • What an amazing place to relax and have fun with friends! Thank you so much, we had a wonderful time! Perfect for board games and visiting in front of the fire!

    Vet school Post-Exam Get-away!

  • We have been to several cottages but this has been the best! The cottage is spacious, clean, comfortable and equiped with everything we needed. The weather was amazing for swimming, boating and kayaking. The fishing was amazing! The kids even caught fish off the dock. Thank you for the maple syrup! It went perfectly with our pancake and jamaican fried dumplings =) Thank you for having us at your beautiful cottage and we hope to see you again next summer.

    F, B, & B Family - July 2015

  • Thanks, we had a great time at the cottage. The Baby Boom party was a success. also thankyou for the maple syrup it was really nice.

    D & friends - May 2015

  • What a beautiful cottage; lovely weather + a different view of Lake Farquhar.

    L. - March 2015

  • Our family had a great time here. Beautiful view - great location on the lake. House was great - spacious & clean. Thanks for a wonderful vacation

    S - August 2015

  • We had a wonderful week! The cottage is beautiful and the views from it are amazing We all enjoyed swimming, fishing and paddling around this stunning, peaceful bay. Thank you also for the syrup!

    J, B & M Families - July 2015

  • Thanks for a great week!

    D. + Friends - July 2015

  • We all had a blast here, loved the cleanliness, spaciousness and view. This cottage is so beautiful and kept us all very comfy - esp the recliners and beds, such a relaxing getaway among friends old and new with more memories to come. Thank you for having us, we will be back!

    J, J & Friends

  • We rented the Emerald Cottage for our annual boys weekend. This was our 4th annual boys weekend and ended up being the best boys weekend so far. The cottage is amazing. We had a great time fishing, mining, exploring and relaxing. We intend to be back. (P.S. Mark was extremely helpful and we really appreciated his help & guidance)

    Ira, Eddie, Paul, Kerry, Fernando

  • We had a great family vacation. Everyone had fun, especially our dog Cooper. The ottage has all the comforts of home. The lake is so quiet and calm; a great place to relax and just unwind. Marc was very helpful with anything we needed. Thanks for a great vacation.

    L Family - August 2015

  • We had a wonderful time at your cottage. Very comfortable beds! and ore than enough room for our families (the teenage boys had the basement to themselves!) Thank you Mark for your help with everything.... a vacation to remember.

    I & D Family - August 2015

  • I just want to let you know that the boys and I had an AMAZING time at the cottage. What an amazing cottage. It was really perfect. We did some fishing, mining, chilling, eating, exploring. Was the best boys weekend yet.

    Marc was so helpful and really is a nice guy. He tried hard to get a boat so I can fish, but was only able to get a row boat for now. But the point is that he tried and didn't have to.

    I definitely intend to go back for another boys weekend there. And possibly take my family up sometime so they can experience this amazing place. I managed to pull out a great fish shortly after I got there and included a pic for you to see what I caught right off the dock. Thanks so much for your help, it was a fabulous experience and I look forward to contacting you again for future assistance.

    Hope you had a great long weekend.


Weekly rentals are from Friday to Friday.

  • Hi Season: $3470/week,(Friday 4:00 PM to Friday 11:00 AM)
  • Interim Season: $2640/week; $1320/3 nights
  • Lo Season: $2310/week; $1160/3 nights
  • Holiday Weekend: $1540/3 nights
  • Pets conditional upon owner's approval

  • Prices include all taxes and fees
    • Low Season: Tuesday after Thanksgiving to Friday of Victoria Day Weekend
    • Interim: Victoria Day Tuesday until weekend before July 1st weekend; Tuesday after Labour Day until Friday of Thanksgiving
    • Hi Season: Starting the weekend before the July 1st weekend
    • Holiday Weekends: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Family Day, Easter, Victoria Day
    Immediate availability for Emerald Cottage.
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