Casa Manana

Cottage | 7 Bedrooms | Sleeps 16

Accommodation - Description

Casa Manana cottage is very secluded and is located on the East shore of prestigious Sandy Lake. It’s a 3,000 sq. ft. cozy A-Frame style finished with a unique South-Western/Navajo decor. It has a 20ft. high vaulted pine ceiling in the living room/dining room area, and stunning panoramic views of the Lake and sunset.

Casa Manana has seven bedrooms, a living room with a stone fireplace, a gourmet kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, dining room, family room, three 4-piece bathrooms, and a screened-in porch. It is surrounded by 1,100 sq. ft. of deck overlooking the lake. The shore line is approximately 160 ft. of rugged granite flowing into a white sandy bottom. There’s a fire pit, a dock, a picnic table, and plenty of Muskoka style chairs to relax in. Water sport equipment includes a canoe, kayak and paddle boat. An aluminum fishing boat is also available.

Sandy Lake is spring fed, quite shallow, and has a white sandy bottom (hence the name Sandy Lake). What makes this Lake so unique is its clearity and colour. On a sunny day, the water is a turquoise colour - you'd think you were in the Caribbean! Also, since the lake is shallow it's great for kids, and warms up very early in the season.

Casa Manana is just 2 hours from midtown Toronto, and conveniently located just ten minutes from the town of Buckhorn, where you’ll find a Food Land, LCBO/Beer Store, and restaurants. It’s also close to Lakefield and Bobcaygeon, quaint little towns with great shopping, and only 35 minutes to Peterborough.


Basic Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • 5 Queen Beds
  • 2 Bunk Beds (double on bottom and single on top)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo System
  • Satellite TV
  • Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 2 Refrigerators
  • Stove
  • Double Oven
  • BBQ
Outdoor Features
  • Gas BBQ Grill
  • Fire pit
  • 1,100 sq. ft. deck and screened in porch
  • Telephone
  • WiFi (Wireless Internet)
Other Amenities
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Paddle Boat
  • 14 ft. Aluminum Boat
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Kid Friendly

Rates Print Rental Agreement

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate Minimum Stay
January 3 May 27 $2,950.00 2 days
May 27 June 24 $3,950.00 2 days
June 24 September 2


7 days
September 2 October 7 $3,950.00 2 days
October 7 December 23 $2,950.00 2 days
December 23 January 6 $3,450.00 3 days

Location Map Print Directions

Directions to Casa Manana

  • From the 115, take the off ramp for 7A North/Hwy. 28 to Fowlers Corners (approx. 60 km north of the 401)
  • Go through Fowlers Corners to stop sign at Yankee Line (approx. 6 km. north of Fowlers Corners)
  • Turn right on Yankee Line to Boundary Road (1st road on left approx 1 km)
  • Follow Boundary Road past 90 degree bend and continue to Tara Road (stop sign)
  • Turn left on Tara Road (North) for approx. 18 km. to Elbow Point Road (look for the sign to Pineair's Campground, if you see the Buckhorn Community Centre, you've gone too far)
  • Turn left on Elbow Point Road for about 0.8 km to Fire Route 31 (first road on left)
  • Turn left on Fire Route 31 (dirt road) and follow it past the farm house and through the woods for approx. 1 km to first driveway
  • Turn right at the first driveway followed by another immediate right turn to the cottage driveway
  • You will see a green sign with the number 11 on it, Follow the driveway to Casa Mañana.

Check Availability

  Mid Day Arrival Mid Day Departure
Booked Date Same Day Departure and Arrival
May - 2024
June - 2024
July - 2024
August - 2024
September - 2024
October - 2024
November - 2024
December - 2024
January - 2025
February - 2025
March - 2025
April - 2025

Guest Comments

Your cottage was beautiful!

John and Nancy | Casa Manana

Review Submitted: December 27, 2023 | Rating: 5/5

We are all home safe after an excellent Christmas get-a-way with our family. Nancy and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you. The cottage was beautiful and suited all our needs. Our children, grandchildren, and my mother had a wonderful time.

Your cottage is beautiful

Gabriela | Casa Manana

Review Submitted: October 15, 2023 | Rating: 5/5

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving weekend. Ours was very good, your cottage is beautiful. Everything was excellent.

So beautiful!

Sara | Casa Manana

Review Submitted: August 23, 2023 | Rating: 5/5

This was the most wonderful cottage stay I have ever had. So beautiful. I hope to be back one day. Thank you!

Wonderful family memories

Joyceanne | Casa Manana - Sandy Lake

Review Submitted: July 07, 2023 | Rating: 5/5

Thank you so much for allowing us to rent and make wonderful family memories at your beautiful cottage! I will be in touch regarding our plans for next summer! Thanks Again, Joyceanne

The scenery was just breathtaking

Harani | Casa Manana

Review Submitted: September 27, 2022 | Rating: 5/5

I just wanted to say that we had a wonderful time at the cottage. It is a very beautiful cottage and scenery was just breath taking. We will definitely be booking with you again next year. Thanks, Harani

Such a "homey" feeling

Paula | Casa Manana

Review Submitted: August 12, 2022 | Rating: 5/5

The wood and stone decor is so cozy and it gave us such a "homey" feeling. So wonderfully decorated. My favourite part was the outdoor firepit by the lake! It is set up perfectly for a nice evening gathering! We got some beautiful pictures while the sun was setting over the lake. The ducks were literally laughing at us when the sun went down!

Wonderful family memories

Linda | Casa Manana

Review Submitted: July 22, 2022 | Rating: 5/5

The Brohman clan is on our way home after a fun filled week at Casa Manana!!The weather was absolutely amazing!Thank you so much for allowing us to rent and make wonderful family memories!

The cottage was beyond beautiful

Liz | Casa Manana

Review Submitted: June 17, 2022 | Rating: 5/5

This was the perfect place for a group of young professionals to get a break from the city and enjoy the lake! The cottage was beyond beautiful with just the right about of rustic touches. The pictures do not do it justice thats for sure. The common space inside was perfect for the cold weather but we did get a few hours of sun outside to enjoy the dock.

Gorgeous property

Marlon | Casa Manana

Review Submitted: October 18, 2021 | Rating: 5/5

Awesome!!! Amazing place we rented October 15th weekend. The cottage was beautiful. Everyone loved the decor and the amenities. Beautiful dock and fire pit. Close to groceries LCBO. Gorgeous property and views from all vantage points. Will definitely rent here again next year!!! Wayne is wonderful to work with very professional, courteous and helpful. A must stay place!!!

We had a lovely, lovely time!

Bev | Casa Manana

Review Submitted: September 10, 2021 | Rating: 5/5

My family and I wanted you to know that we had a lovely, lovely, time at your cottage this weekend. My husband, Dave, was totally surprised and overwhelmed with the weekend and loved your d├ęcor in the cottage. Everyone was so happy with the amount of space we had, all the activities, and the beautiful walks, and the all extras. It was great for our family to be together.

We had a great week

Chris | Casa Manana

Review Submitted: July 10, 2021 | Rating: 5/5

Hi Wayne, we had a great week at Casa Manana. The weather was great for the first three days and we took advantage of the lake on those days. On the rainy days we visited Bobcaygeon, the winery, and walked some trails. Our families had a great time and our kids had a blast. Thanks again for renting the cottage to us and we hope to have another visit next summer!

Your cottage is so beautiful

Natallia | Casa Manana - Sandy Lake

Review Submitted: June 10, 2021 | Rating: 5/5

It was a lovely weekend! Your cottage so beautiful... location, interior design, natural smell of woods... Best regards, Natallia

The pictures don't do it justice

Lisa | Casa Manana - Sandy Lake

Review Submitted: June 01, 2012 | Rating: 5/5

This cottage is gorgeous!! The pictures don't do it justice.

Sandy Lake is our favourite lake

Phil | Casa Manana - Sandy Lake

Review Submitted: June 23, 2010 | Rating: 5/5

I've rented from Wayne 4 times now and never had an issue with him (company). His two cottages are on the same lake (Sandy Lake), one of the nicest lakes our family has ever visited. We are avid campers/cottagers and consider Sandy Lake our favourite lake, hence the repeat visits. Rest assured the lake is a very good lake for swimming with a sandy/clay bottom. We hate swimming in lakes with weeds, and thankfully both his cottages have lake front that is void of weeds. One year we actually swam on the first weekend in June (and were surprised how warm it was). Phil

We had a wonderful time

Amanda Rose | Casa Manana - Sandy Lake

Review Submitted: June 05, 2010 | Rating: 5/5

Thank you Wayne! For being so helpful and accommodating, we had a wonderful time! I ll probably be in touch next year and I ve passed the info onto a bunch of people :) Thanks again! Amanda Rose

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